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6 Yr Old Boy Floats Away In Balloon

 
 
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 01:58 pm
@dyslexia,
damn u libruls r all alike
roger
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 01:59 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Have it your way. Give them a fair trial first. Then hang them.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 02:22 pm
I say hang the trial and give them a fair.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 02:24 pm
@sozobe,
Quote:
attempting to influence a public servant.

I'm gonna write my Senator!


Wait a minute....
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 02:50 pm
having never watched him on wife swap, or not having heard of him before now, my opinion is totally subjective:

Am I the only one who sees the totally freaky body language of this guy?

His kids too, in a different way though.

The guy jerks around, then suddenly does this freeze frame with his body, while he has his thumb crooked out at a wierd angle, or strange facial expression.

I think the guys on the goof ball.

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 07:05 pm
Write Your Own Headline For 'Balloon Boy' Story:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114045273&ft=1&f=5

Quote:
Headlines about the recent balloon hoax dominated television and print over the past week. The Columbia Journalism Review's Megan Garber talks about some of the headlines she imagined various outlets would use to cover the balloon hoax story.

Laughing
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 07:56 am
Balloon boy parents to plead guilty Friday; mother faced deportation to Japan

Quote:
In a statement released early this morning, Heene attorney David Lane said Mayumi will plead guilty to false reporting to authorities, a misdemeanor, with a stipulated sentence to probation.

Father Richard Heene will plead guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, with a stipulated sentence to probation, according to the statement.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 01:01 pm
@ehBeth,
Unfortunately, that page could not be found.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 01:28 pm
Been all over the news on NPR.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 03:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
here is more at Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5AB4W820091112

they were formally charged this morning
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 03:18 pm
@ehBeth,
Ok call me dense (I am) but I still am unclear
Quote:
A criminal investigation was launched and court documents revealed the mother admitted the incident was a publicity stunt aimed at making the family marketable for a reality TV show.

what was the publicity stunt and what was the incident. was the balloon launch itself the publicity stunt/incident and was the possibility of the child being inside the balloon planned?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2009 03:26 pm
@dyslexia,
apparently the "missing kid in the balloon" was the stunt (with no kid in the balloon)

there's a statement from the family lawyer over on the fox news website
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 11:01 am
@ehBeth,
They've plea bargained this thing now, so I doubt anyone will ever know the accurate details of the scam at this point.

At some point, I wouldn't be surprised if the father claims that they "admitted" to whatever they had to, to keep the mother from being deported. Then he'll probably claim it's all a government conspiracy led by aliens.
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Eva
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 05:13 pm
If only HE would float away in a balloon....
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 05:43 pm
@Eva,
you know Eva dearest, I have to disagree, the dad is like nearly a near total wacko for sure, all in all I think that's a good thing. I'd like to see more wackos in america of his ilk (not putting children at risk) but we can't and shouldn't all wear button down collared shirts.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 06:21 pm
I bet the kids grow up thinking outside the box.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:01 pm
The problem with this guy, you know, is not that he's a nonconformist, it's that he's a cockwipe willing to subject his family to whatever the **** he feels like in another mediocre American's quest for reality TV fame.
Eva
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:06 pm
I once had a corporate friend of mine tell a board meeting (in my presence) that I needed to be sent to a seminar on "thinking INside the box."

Being a character is one thing. (And I'm all for it.) Exploiting your children, teaching them it's OK to lie to the media for your own aims, wasting public resources, and alarming millions of people just for the publicity are quite different things. This crosses so many lines I've lost count.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I bet the kids grow up thinking outside the box.


thinking that lying is good
thinking that publicity is important
thinking that their parents put fame ahead of their kids safety

yeah, all great "outside the box" thinking for kids to learn to appreciate
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 08:23 pm
@ehBeth,
of course given the father, the kids might not grow up at all

storm chasing can be dangerous work
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