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Yellow Ribbons Welcome Home Found Utah Boy  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 920 times:

"Rescuers said Hawkins did the unexpected. Instead of heading downhill, he climbed higher as he wandered farther from a Boy Scout camp.
Hawkins was found in good condition Tuesday by Forrest Nunley, a 43-year-old house painter from Salt Lake City who was out looking on his own, miles outside of active search grids. The boy had seen some volunteer searchers on horseback but avoided them because he was scared. His parents had told him not to talk to strangers"

http://www.kirotv.com/news/4637750/detail.html

These sort of stories just make want to PUKE. I think at this point in time the only time yellow ribbons ought to be used is when our Soldiers come home from Iraq.

These are the type of stories that the Networks just love to use to cover up all of F#@k ups and LIES the Bush administration has reaped upon the USA and the world. Yes it is awesome that this boy is alive but there are more important stories to cover.


Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
These sort of stories just make want to PUKE. I think at this point in time the only time yellow ribbons ought to be used is when our Soldiers come home from Iraq.

I was with you here.

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
These are the type of stories that the Networks just love to use to cover up all of F#@k ups and LIES the Bush administration has reaped upon the USA and the world. Yes it is awesome that this boy is alive but there are more important stories to cover.

Then you just HAD to bring Bush into it. So sad when one has lost all grip on reality.


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 905 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Then you just HAD to bring Bush into it. So sad when one has lost all grip on reality.

KROC I gather you are refering to Bush.....after all a fellow conservitive REPUG says that Bush has lost all sense of reallity.



Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
These are the type of stories that the Networks just love to use to cover up all of F#@k ups and LIES the Bush administration has reaped upon the USA and the world. Yes it is awesome that this boy is alive but there are more important stories to cover.

Dude, you forgot your prozac this morning right?


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 903 times:

How sad that stories like this make you want to puke.

My friends son went missing in almost the same place last August and has never been found. In fact, even though his daughter is getting married this Friday, he went out to help search for this boy.

I think it is just this sort of story that should be covered and that every effort should be made to make people aware of this. I also think that people who say that things like Yellow Ribbons should be the exclusive reserve of a certain group ie. soldiers returning from war, are somewhat blinkered and should think before they post such statements.

The parents of this boy were immensley relieved by his finding and if his neighbours and friends wanted to decorate trees etc with Yellow Ribbons who are you to say no?

Just allow these people their moment of relief without condemming the news services for reporting something positive for a change. And pray to whatever god you believe in you are never in the situation where your son or daughter goes missing. Trust me, you'll welcome any media coverage and support.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Reply 2):
KROC I gather you are refering to Bush.....after all a fellow conservitive REPUG says that Bush has lost all sense of reallity.

Denial is NOT just a river in Egypt...


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7958 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 900 times:

I really wondered how you would do it this time, but your ability to turn anything into a let's-bash-Bush-post never ceases to amaze me.  Silly
And you know, I don't really agree with your President's policies, too.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 892 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Reply 2):
KROC I gather you are refering to Bush.....after all a fellow conservitive REPUG says that Bush has lost all sense of reallity.

In a story about a lost Boyscout, there should be no mention of President Bush. Its as simple as that.

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
How sad that stories like this make you want to puke.

With all due respect, kids are lost and found every single day. To break out with the yellow ribbons and have a big celebratory campaign for his return is a bit over the top.


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
I think it is just this sort of story that should be covered and that every effort should be made to make people aware of this. I also think that people who say that things like Yellow Ribbons should be the exclusive reserve of a certain group ie. soldiers returning from war, are somewhat blinkered and should think before they post such statements.

If what you are thinking is true then why hasnt this story made it on CNN,FOX, or MSNBC....

Boy Found Abandoned In Parkland Church

http://komotv.com/stories/37552.htm

Doesnt this deserve the same merit????



Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 884 times:

RSmith strikes again...

Breaking out the yellow ribbons is over the top, but how did you manage to tie in Bush with this?

The Networks hate Bush.....



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 882 times:

I dare say it does. However, to slam one story just because another didn't get coverage is rather stupid and pretty narrow minded.

Why can't you just be grateful for the kid and his parents? I would think, from your posting, because you are so wrapped up in whatever political wrangling it is you are slagging Bush of for.

If you dont like the media reporting this sort of thing, why not tell them. All you've done here in my view is make yourself look like a callous, couldn't care less jerk.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Reply 8):
Doesnt this deserve the same merit????

No, because the boy in the story you just cited isn't MISSING dumbass....

[Edited 2005-06-22 17:03:07]

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Is every missingchild a news story in the U.S.? Didn't think so.

User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
In a story about a lost Boyscout, there should be no mention of President Bush. Its as simple as that.

Very true! Dude is obsessed! I agree the yellow ribbons may be a bit over the top, but I can also understand the family's joy at finding their son.


I also slap boxes of cookies out of Girl Scouts hands when I see them at the store. The money is just going to Bush anyways.


Signed,

Rsmith6621a



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 13):
I also slap boxes of cookies out of Girl Scouts hands when I see them at the store. The money is just going to Bush anyways.

I just say "Sorry I don't contribute to homophobic hate groups".
You should see the evil looks I get from parents when they realize NOW they have to explain to little Johnny what homophobic means..


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 830 times:

While I am happy this kid was found alive and well, I also think we are spending waaaay too much time making this kid out to be some kind of hero. The kid was a moron...He left his boyscout camp without permission, and ventured way off into the wilderness by himself, and got himself lost. This kid deserves a good a** chewing for being an idiot, just as much as a good talking to about being responsible. All the media is doing is telling kids "It's ok to go off by yourself...I mean you'll get found..." I agree that using yellow ribbons is a bit over kill, and I think that as much as I don't like President Bush...I am STILL trying to figure out how Rsmith6621a brought Bush into this debate. That still confuses me. I'll bash Bush with the rest of you...But Bush has no place in this discussion. He wasn't out there searching for him, after all Wink  duck 

User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 15):
But Bush has no place in this discussion. He wasn't out there searching for him, after all

You never know, that kid could have been an undercover Al Qaeda evildoer hiding WMDs in the Utah desert.  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
In a story about a lost Boyscout, there should be no mention of President Bush. Its as simple as that.



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 10):
All you've done here in my view is make yourself look like a callous, couldn't care less jerk.

ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!ding!

It's bad enough when you turn every other thread into a Bush-bashing fiasco, but to start one about a missing child, and relate it to your political views in the same post is simply pathetic.  Yeah sure  banghead 

Chip


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Rsmith6621a, you may want to look into the original meaning of a yellow ribbon. It didn't start with the soldiers.

User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 798 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
These sort of stories just make want to PUKE. I think at this point in time the only time yellow ribbons ought to be used is when our Soldiers come home from Iraq.

The news coverage was also overdone, and overdramatized as News usually is. I was watching the story on CNBC. It's great he was found alive, but it was as if it was the only thing going on in the world.

It's story's like this that remind me of that MADtv skit, where the news keeps breaking in with an overdramatized weather report: "Windstorm '97."

Surprised they didn't give this one a name.

Adam



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Quoting Adam (Reply 19):
It's story's like this that remind me of that MADtv skit, where the news keeps breaking in with an overdramatized weather report: "Windstorm '97."

And who could forget "SPORE ATTACK!!"

That one was good, too Smile


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 767 times:

And why the hell does some kid who spent a grand total of 4 days on a personal country-side excursion have to clutter my TV with his less than pathetic story? Why the hell did the kid leave his camp site anyway? If he was SO SMART he wouldn't have gotten his dumb ass lost in the first place.

There are dozens of kids who disappear every day in our metropolitan areas across the country. If THOSE kids are found alive it would be a blessing and a miracle, especially with all those sicko pedophiles that our revolving door justice system place near schools and day-care centers due to wanton neglect.

This little Boy Scout everyone is sh*tting themselves over was never in any real danger... the only thing that would have killed him was his own stupidity. The reports said he spent days evading search parties because his parents told him "not to talk to strangers". Yet if some smooth talking pedophile came up to him offering videogames and candy... guess who's remains will be scattered all over some godforsaken field in Kansas.

This story proves that the media has nothing important to cover... go figure.



"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 755 times:

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 21):
The reports said he spent days evading search parties because his parents told him "not to talk to strangers".

Yeah, apparently he saw the horses but was afraid to approach the men to ask for help.

That's not a very smart thing, especially when you must know people are looking for you.

adam



Texas: You'll come for the Alamo, You'll stay because you were wrongfully executed. - Conan O'Brian State Quarters
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 731 times:

The kid looks like he's mentally retarded or something... I think that might factor into his bizarre behaviour with the whole "never talk to strangers" deal...


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
These are the type of stories that the Networks just love to use to cover up all of F#@k ups and LIES the Bush administration has reaped upon the USA and the world. Yes it is awesome that this boy is alive but there are more important stories to cover

WTF does Bush have to do with this RSmith . . . go crawl back under your Rock in Seattle . . . you're pathetic attempt here to draw some sort of Bush Bash on this story is ludicrous. Why this thread even got this far I'll never know.

As for the boy -

I guess he gets his merit badge for Survival - balanced by the loss of a merit badge for Land Navigation.

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):

In a story about a lost Boyscout, there should be no mention of President Bush. Its as simple as that.

So, why the hell didn't you kill the thread Moderator?


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 718 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 24):
So, why the hell didn't you kill the thread Moderator?

Because there was merit in the main topic, just not the Bush Bash attempt and judging by the responses, it didn't turn out well for RSmith. In-between almost all of us telling RSmith he needs to start taking valium, there is some good content on the actual subject.


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