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quote:
Originally posted by NobleHunter:
hobsen, the last time I remember snopes weighing in on the topic, they said that the only documented cases of tampered candy were in fact targeted at specific children. No instances of serial killers passing out poisoned candy for their jollies.

I think there is no doubt it was extremely overblown. In the 90's, America went through some strange times around the topic of child abuse and it got out of hand - a lot of innocent people got ruined. Couple that with the general wussification of America and this type of irrational fear is just one of the side effects you get.
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We had more than last year. I was a bit surprised due to the cold weather and misty rain we had. A lot of smaller kids, not as many teenagers. Almost ran out of candy.

Back in the mid to late 70's my Mom used to make home made popcorn balls for Halloween. Then the "don't take unpackaged candy" thing started and we went to standard candy.

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NobleHunter, you are probably right. The trouble is, some who wanted to kill a specific child also provided poisoned candy to others to make the cases look like the acts of a serial killer. This is pretty much the same for the parents of the other children.
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They did seem to be younger, msquared. We got only one real teenager, I think, a boy of perhaps thirteen and probably from a neighboring city escorting two much younger children - from the family resemblance they seemed most likely to be his younger brother and sister. If they were going to a far away neighborhood, it made sense for an older brother to escort them in the search for goodies. The others were very young, some so small I was amazed they could talk and walk.
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In the 70s, it was razor blades hidden in apples. All it takes is one incident to hit the media outlets and people react as though it's an exponentially expanding trend. I never did know whether there really was an "Apple Zero," but to this day, it had better be either packaged or from someone we know well, or my kids don't eat it. (I, of course, do, after they're in bed. In the interest of Science.)
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This girl got pulled over and arrested for DUI on her way to my place this morning. I've had a few drinks so she'll have to wait until morning for me to drive across the river to collect her. Being a lawyer, she should have some good contacts for her case; but this indiscretion may bode disastrous for our little affair...

[ November 20, 2012, 04:23 AM: Message edited by: TommySama ]

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I saw "Lincoln" and "Life of Pi" in the past week. Lincoln was really good because of Daniel Day Lewis' acting and the care that the screenwriter took to lay out the sequence of events leading up to the 13th Amendment. LoP was gorgeously filmed. It's one of the few book adaptations I've seen that is faithful to its source and still can stand on its own as a film. It's especially amazing when you consider almost all of it takes place in a lifeboat shared between a boy and a Bengal tiger. I highly recommend them both.
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Saw Lincoln, Life of Pi, Cirque de Soleil and Les Miserables - Lincoln and Les Miz were best for me.
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No new posts in 24 hours? Has the board been down?
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Just quiet.
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I saw "Chasing Ice" last night. It's a National Geographic documentary about a long-time NG photographer's EIS initiative to do up-close time lapse imagery of glaciers around the world. Visually stunning and gives you lots to think about. It won't play in many places but is worth seeing if you have a chance. [DW, it's at the Michigan Theater just for this weekend...]
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If anyone is knowledgeable about historical evil corporations, International exploitation, etc, please check out my question on this thread:

http://www.ornery.org/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/6/3194/5.html#000172

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The Ornery board control program has dropped a few requests for membership in the past 4 days. If you applied between Jan 28 - Feb 1 (and are reading this) please send mail to ornerymod@hotmail.com and I will try to recover your requests.
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Goodbye. Noel, keep the faith!
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quote:
Originally posted by AI Wessex:
Goodbye. Noel, keep the faith!

Why did she leave?
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Does getting scratched with a rusty piece of barbed wire still require a tetanus shot?

In lieu of rent as i go thru rehab and medical treatment, i have been doing security and maintenance on old junk yard. Burning stuff feels therapeutic, and I've dropped a good 40 pounds, but rolling and cutting rusty barbed wire, isn't quite as safe or fun as it sounds

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If your boosters are 10 years old, yes. There's more to worry about than tentanus, too. Invest in some full-arm work gloves, for heaven's sake. Next year you can write them off!
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Man with Tourette's syndrome turned away from Jet Blue because he couldn't stop saying the word "bomb"
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[DOH]

OTOH, I can see Jet Blue's point, too.

I mean, how would you like to be stuck on some flight next to a guy who keeps saying, "Bomb...bomb...bomb..." [Eek!]

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That's a classic disability accommodation scenario. I'd much rather ride next to that guy than next to someone who acted like my disabled son. But how are we to get him to a hospital across the country?
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For anyone with adolescent boys: the last of the ninjas decides not to teach the craft to anyone

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'I think I'm called (the last ninja) as there is probably no other person who learned all the skills that were directly handed down from ninja masters over the last five centuries,' he said. 'Ninjas proper no longer exist.'

But Kawakami has decided to let the art die with him because ninjas 'just don't fit with modern day', adding: 'We can’t try out murder or poisons. Even if we can follow the instructions to make a poison, we can’t try it out.'



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quote:
Originally posted by Pete at Home:
For anyone with adolescent boys: the last of the ninjas decides not to teach the craft to anyone

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'I think I'm called (the last ninja) as there is probably no other person who learned all the skills that were directly handed down from ninja masters over the last five centuries,' he said. 'Ninjas proper no longer exist.'

But Kawakami has decided to let the art die with him because ninjas 'just don't fit with modern day', adding: 'We can’t try out murder or poisons. Even if we can follow the instructions to make a poison, we can’t try it out.'


As the resident adolescent boy, I am utterly devestated.
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Star Wars to be translated to Navaho
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“May the force be with you,” might translate into “may you walk with great power,” or “may you have the power within you,” Laura Tohe, a fluent Navajo speaker and English professor at Arizona State University, told Yahoo. The correct translation of the famous movie phrase matters, because the 1977 sci-fi classic film, Star Wars or – if the online English to Dine translator can be trusted – Sǫʼ Baaʼ, is being translated into the Navajo language.


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charity gets cash to the poor with no strings attached
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Thing Two was institutionalized 3 weeks ago, Exie was institutionalized last week, and I have just lost telephone and internet access indefinitely. Will check in when I can, via library or somesuch. Thing 1 and thing 3 are with relatives, but there are strings attached. Prayers appreciated.
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My best wishes for all of you, Pete.
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Pete, I can't quite imagine the strain, but what I can imagine is bad enough. I'm hoping that you find enough help to keep afloat.
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High of 117 today, low of 102. That low is in the dead of night. Every summer I say I need to move and then winter rolls around and I forget, hah.
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People here in Michigan say that when winter rolls around, the difference between them and you is that they *do* pick up and move, a lot of them to Arizona. I'm staying put because of this. You can read about it here.

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[ July 07, 2013, 01:21 AM: Message edited by: djquag1 ]

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Exie calls me at 12:30 stuck on what passes for a road near my trailer, and irritated that I wasn't waiting for her near the path. I sprint up to where she is, and help about four construction workers who got out of their tractors and trucks to push Exie's minivan back onto what is at present still a dirt road. They are supposedly paving it, but who knows how long the state will take to do such things.

We manage to make it to the attorney's office just barely at our scheduled appointment time, but some error on the part of a pregnant staffer leaves us with about an hour to wait.

Exie doesn't want to talk with me in the waiting room, but I'm trying to reengage the real world, which seems to annoy her today. Sadly when we were married, I tended to fill up these waiting moments diddling on my cell phone. I'm trying to change my ways now that it's too late.

The legal receptionist breaks the tension: "Wow, you two must really be in love."

Exie: "I bet your pardon"

I, on the other hand, realize what she's talking about. "Believe it or not, we just finalized a divorce about two months ago.

It takes Exie a few shocked moments to realize that she's dressed exactly like I did. She's reluctant to allow the receptionist to photograph us, but eventually her sense of humor wins out. The receptionist points us out to other staff members and says, can you believe these two are divorced?

I tell Exie that I'd honestly believed that she'd intentionally dressed like me, since she'd seen how I dressed for church yesterday, and said, "wear exactly that when we go to the attorney's tomorrow."

No, she tells me mournfully. "This yellow shirt was the only one that I hadn't washed."

"And the pants?"

"I don't know how I ended up with these pants on."

"Exie ... I'm afraid this divorce is not working out."

The receptionist and another staffer in the room chortle, but try to pretend not to be listening.

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I've had a failed marriage and a failed divorce and am married again to my first wife. It happens. Let them chortle.
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That's hopeful! Thank you! Hope that happens to me.

I actually liked the chortling.

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On a totally unrelated topic, here's a joke:
Three Scottsmen get in a barroom argument about what tavern gives the best time for the cheapest price. After the first two guys talk about their favorite tavern, and how cheap the beer is, the third man says,
"that's nothing. There's a place in Glasgow where you go in, and they give you all the drinks you want, no charge, top shelf, whatever drinks you like. And when you've had all you want to drink, they take you upstairs and get you laid!"

"Garn," the others say. "There's no such place."

"It's true!" the third insists. "It happened to me sister!"

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Hey, it's my 29th wedding anniversary! Yay!
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Has anyone seen my social anxiety? I swear I just had it. I must have dropped it when I took up my new hobby of tilting at windmills.
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Congrats, Greg.

NobleHunter, I think I might have seen it recently at the mall, but we failed to make eye contact, so I'm not sure.

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Probably not in the mall, it doesn't like crowds. Not that it matters right now, other people are making my arguments before I get around to them.
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http://thegrio.com/2010/04/23/teen-and-teacher-sex-exposed-by-jilted-girlfriend/

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irsten Sullivan, 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of sexual battery on a minor and one count of sex offense against a minor. She bonded out of Broward County jail Wednesday.

Sullivan, who resides in Plantation, taught computers at Lauderhill Middle School. Most recently she worked at the Broward School District’s Educational Technology Services Department.

Police say the relationship lasted about a year and the boy’s mother had confronted Sullivan some time ago. But Sullivan denied the relationship. The two may have been having sex since May of 2009 when the boy was 13.

Sullivan allegedly met the boy at a boxing program and then transferred the teen into her computer class so she could make her move. The sexual encounters started after Sullivan changed the boy’s grade from a “C” to a “B,” according to a police report.

They first had sex in a computer storage room at the school, the boy told police and would sometimes have sex at least three times in a day.


Wonder what he would have needed to do to get an "A." Was the "B" for quality or for quality? [Big Grin]
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What? You expect grade "A" sex from a 13-year-old? [Roll Eyes]

(Sorry--couldn't resist.)

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Rape jokes? Seriously?
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