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loulizlee

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 03:50:25 pm »
George Zimmerman's Old Cell Phone Number Given To Junior Guy In Orlando; Death Threats Begin
The Huffington Post  |  By Andy Campbell

The moment Junior Alexander Guy activated his very first cell phone, calls started rolling in.
He was threatened, harassed and accused of murder at all hours of the day and night, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.
"You deserve to die," the callers would say. "You murderer!"
Turns out that T-Mobile had given Guy the cell phone number formerly used by George Zimmerman -- the man who in February shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida.
When Zimmerman's 911 tape was released, so was his number: 407-435-2400. Zimmerman got rid of the number and it was given to 49-year-old Guy, who got his first cell phone on May 7, Newscore reported.
Guy received about 70 threatening calls between the 7th and the 16th, when he turned the phone over to a lawyer and demanded compensation from T-Mobile. But the cell company refused, saying that Guy was provided with a new number and credit toward his bill.

COMMENTARY:  Junior Guy must be one of the unluckiest 'guys' in recent history - say, the last five or ten minutes.  Unless you count the day he was born, when he was named Junior Guy.  Imagine being called Junior all your life for no other reason than his parents could not think of another name.  Hopefully they called him by his middle name and he will not extend the insanity by naming his first son after himself.


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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 04:08:54 pm »
Several years ago, a man who got into his car, drove to his mother-in-law's house, and murdered her had sleepwalking as his defense.  Now, I really don't believe that one!!

Neither do I, yet you do believe in some hypothetical supernatural entity with zero evidence to substantiate its existence, (while keeping in mind that "faith" is not evidence; it specifically means 'a belief for which there is no evidence').

"Religion easily has the greatest bull*bleep* story ever told. Think about it, religion has actually convinced people that there's an INVISIBLE MAN...LIVING IN THE SKY...who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day.
And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever 'til the end of time...but he loves you!"
-- George Carlin, (from his album "You Are All Diseased")
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2012, 04:38:33 pm »
Oh man it takes all kinds of people to make life interesting dosen't it . And just think they breed and vote.  No one ever said a crook was smart But to do some of the things they do. They are dumber than a rock. As for that 19 year old woman that put her child on the roof of her car i hope they took the child away from her. She is not mother material.

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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2012, 07:33:03 pm »
We have no fear, the lord will protect us, we dance with poison snakes.  I'm a believer, hallelujah!

- A "serpent-handling" West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before.
Pentecostal pastor Mark Wolford, 44, hosted an outdoor service at the Panther Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia Sunday, which he touted on his Facebook page prior to the event.
"I am looking for a great time this Sunday," Wolford wrote May 22, according to the Washington Post. "It is going to be a homecoming like the old days. Good 'ole raised in the holler or mountain ridge running, Holy Ghost-filled speaking-in-tongues sign believers."
Robin Vanover, Wolford's sister, told the Washington Post that 30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him.
"He laid it on the ground," Vanover said in the interview, "and he sat down next to the snake, and it bit him on the thigh."
Vanover said Wolford was then transported to a family member's home in Bluefield about 80 miles away to recover. But as the situation worsened, he was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Jim Shires, owner of the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, told ABC News that Wolford died Monday. Wolford's church, the Apostolic House of the Lord Jesus in Matoaka, will host a viewing Friday and a funeral service Saturday morning. Wolford will be buried at the Hicks Family Plot in Phelps, Ky.
Officials at the Panther Wildlife Management Area had been unaware of Sunday's event until they were notified by callers after the service.
"We did not know that this event was happening, and if we had known about it or if we had been asked for permission, permission would not have been granted," Hoy Murphy, public information officer for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, told ABC News.
Hoy said West Virginia state park rules prohibit animals other than dogs and cats on the property.
While snake-handling is legal in West Virginia, other Appalachian states, including Kentucky and Tennessee, have banned the practice in public spaces.
Snake-handlers point to scripture as evidence that God calls them to engage in such a practice to show their faith in him. Mark 16: 17-18 reads, "And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
Wolford told the Washington Post magazine in 2011 that he is carrying on the tradition of his ancestors by engaging in snake handling.
"Anybody can do it that believes it," Wolford said. "Jesus said, 'These signs shall follow them which believe.' This is a sign to show people that God has the power."
Wolford said watched his own father die at the age of 39 after a rattlesnake bit him during a similar service.
"He lived 10 1/2 hours," Wolford told the Washington Post Magazine. "When he got bit, he said he wanted to die in the church. Three hours after he was bitten, his kidneys shut down. After a while, your heart stops. I hated to see him go, but he died for what he believed in.
"I know it's real; it is the power of God," Wolford told the Washington Post Magazine last year. "If I didn't do it, if I'd never gotten back involved, it'd be the same as denying the power and saying it was not real."-
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That's "faith" for ya'll alright.
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Re: News Stories - Strange and Funny
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2012, 10:35:18 pm »
Serpent-handling is  nothing but sheer stupidity :o

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2012, 06:26:37 am »
People get dumber every day.
Have a wonderful day!

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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2012, 07:29:46 am »
Well the worst one I heard lately was the naked guy in Florida that the police shot to death because he was literally eating the face off of another guy.  Did you hear about that one?  I couldn't even bring myself to read the details of that one.  Too disgusting.  What kind of animal must that person have been?

I saw this on Facebook the other day:

I just met you
And this is crazy
But I'm high on bath salts
And your face looks tasty!

(Parody to Carly Rae Jensen's "Call Me Maybe")
 ;D

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2012, 04:46:54 pm »
"Drunk Man Fell Asleep In Wrong House, New York Police Say

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. -- Authorities in western New York say a 20-year-old man thought he was sleeping on his friend's couch when state troopers woke him up over the weekend.
It turns out he was off by about 20 miles.
State police say a homeowner in rural Erie County town of Newstead woke up around 4:30 a.m. Saturday and found a stranger sleeping on his couch. He was unable to wake up the stranger, so his wife called 911. When troopers arrived, they found the very intoxicated man still sleeping on the couch.
Troopers say the man told him he thought he was at a friend's house on Grand Island, 20 miles west of Newstead.
The man was charged with criminal trespass and issued an appearance ticket for Newstead Town Court."

COMMENTARY:  The only thing I can say is - I hope he didn't drive there.

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 08:48:17 am »
"Everett Lages Allegedly Tried To Take Kitten Into Emerald City Strip Club, Arrested For Calling 911
 
This guy must really like ... kittens.
Everett Lages was arrested outside of Emerald City strip club in Murdock, Fla. on Tuesday for repeatedly calling 911 after the owner prohibited him from entering with a kitten, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff's press release.
When Emerald City's owner told the 47-year-old man to leave, he instead sat down outside and called the cops, the release said.
Lages appeared intoxicated when deputies arrived, prompting authorities to call him a taxi, according to the release.
The kitten-carrier refused to tell the cab driver where he lived and instead kept calling 911 -- despite sheriff's deputies still being at the scene -- so police arrested him.
Lages is charged with misuse of the 911 system, disorderly intoxication, trespassing after warning and resisting arrest without violence."  Huffington Post Weird News

COMMENTARY:  I intended to say I hope I never did anything this stupid in my misspent youth, but, after re-reading the story, I see the man is hardly a youth.  These stories never tell you the good stuff, however.  I wonder what happened to the kitten.....

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2012, 01:07:05 pm »
From the news articles I have read, the reason behind this incident may be a new type of amphetamine called "bath salts."  I'm not sure if anything has been published that gave the results of any autopsy that many have been done.  As far as I can see, all of these drugs are evil.

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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012, 03:38:39 pm »
Well the worst one I heard lately was the naked guy in Florida that the police shot to death because he was literally eating the face off of another guy.  Did you hear about that one?  I couldn't even bring myself to read the details of that one.  Too disgusting.  What kind of animal must that person have been?

I've heard that story! I even saw a picture of the victim; it was really sad and disturbing. Has anyone heard of Luka Magnotta, the Canadian "Cannibal Killer"? He killed a guy, videotaped it, and then he mailed some of his body parts to schools and government offices. They just caught him last week.

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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2012, 08:05:01 am »
"A mother in Westlake, Ohio, said she came home to find her house a little cleaner after an uninvited guest had tidied up while she was away.
WKYC reports that Susan Warren, the so-called "Cleaning Fairy," is accused of breaking into Sherry Bush's home, doing some light cleaning, and leaving a bill for her services on a napkin, along with her contact information.
"She wrote a note [on a napkin] and left it on the table, saying, '$75 I was here to clean,' and left her name and number," Bush told the station.
Thinking that Warren had come to the wrong house, Bush called her up to straighten things out.
"I think our jaws just dropped to the ground," Bush said. "I said, 'What happened, did you get the wrong house?' She said, 'No, I do this all the time.' I said, 'What do you mean?' She said, 'I just stop and clean your house.'"
Bush told NewsNet5 that Warren later admitted she had broken in because she needed cash, though nothing was stolen from the house.
"She said she was driving down the street and randomly picked our house and cleaned it cause she was desperate for money," Bush said.
Westlake Patch reports that Warren has been charged with felony burglary."  Huffington Post


i have mixed feelings about this lady. i mean she could have ramdomly went door to door asking people if they would like their house cleaned. i would say maybe she should charge 30$ instead of 75$. if she came around here that's what she would get coz we live in a low income area. i mean i can do my own house cleaning but i could miss something that someone else sees and they could probably do a better job. my place is cluttered coz we run our own business online, so everything is everywhere..except dirty dishes, etc.
COMMENTARY:  Why couldn't she find my house?  My house really, really needs cleaning.  However, I do think $75 is a little much for just tidying up. 

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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2012, 10:40:43 am »
My apologies...I misspoke when I said all drugs are evil.  I meant illegal, illicit, addictive drugs that have killed millions of people one way or another.  I did NOT mean prescription drugs when taken as directed.  I take a regimen of 6 drugs a day for HBP, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. 

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2012, 10:46:52 am »
Actually, after re-reading my original post, I did not make a blanket statement that all drugs are evil.  This is what I said:  "From the news articles I have read, the reason behind this incident may be a new type of amphetamine called "bath salts."  I'm not sure if anything has been published that gave the results of any autopsy that many have been done.  As far as I can see, all of these drugs are evil."

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morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; ...
Evildoer - Evil eye - Evil and rude - Evil twin

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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2012, 09:56:43 am »
"Man Calls 911 On Grateful Deli After Receiving Wrong Sandwich In Connecticut

A Connecticut man called 911 to complain about a deli order gone wrong. The dispatcher advised him not to buy the sandwich.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. A man angry that a deli had fouled up his sandwich order decided to take his beef to police.
The man, identified by police as Rother McLennon of East Hartford, called 911 on Wednesday and complained that he "specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise," and the Grateful Deli in East Hartford got it wrong.
"You're calling 911 because you don't like way that they're making your sandwich?" the dispatcher asked.  "Exactly," McLennon replied.
McLennon explained that that the person he was talking to at the deli was not the person who made the sandwich and was refusing to fix the problem.
"I mean, I just want to solve this the right way," he said. "Her sister made it, but she left. They are playing games with me, so I was just wondering if you could come by. I just want it resolved and I want to be able to come back here and get the regular sandwich that I ask for."
Before ending the call, the dispatcher advised him not to buy the sandwich.
Deli owner Tila Azinheira tells WVIT-TV () that McLennon had placed an order for 14 sandwiches and the deli made them to his specifications. She said he was told that because the sandwiches were special orders, the deli couldn't take them back. http://bit.ly/MKi5bR
She said he used her phone to call police.
McLennon called the deli back on Thursday to apologize, she said.
"I think the customer realized how wrong he was," she said.
No charges have been filed."
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Information from: WVIT-TV, http://www.nbcconnecticut.com

COMMENTARY:  Another jerk calling 911 for a non-emergency complaint.  I hope someone like him does not have the dispatcher engaged when he is having a heart attack.  lll

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