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Post by Clairez » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:20 pm

neonzx wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Trying to find a case from 40+ years ago. My neighbor's memory is not sharp, but he recalls a man who was being escorted by US Marshalls through the Denver airport and was gunned down by the father of the victim (rape/murder). He says the Grand Jury refused to bring charges against the shooter.

Does this ring a bell for anyone because I can't find it online and I don't recall it.

:confused:
He may have been referring to Gary Plauche. He did indeed kill his son's kidnapper and rapist in the airport while news cameras were rolling, but he did get tried for manslaughter I believe but received no prison time other than pre-trial detention.

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:13 pm

Plauche was the first one that came to mind for me too.

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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:44 pm

“The way I see it, your Honor... the man just needed killin’.”

“Case dismissed.”
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:02 am

neonzx wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Trying to find a case from 40+ years ago. My neighbor's memory is not sharp, but he recalls a man who was being escorted by US Marshalls through the Denver airport and was gunned down by the father of the victim (rape/murder). He says the Grand Jury refused to bring charges against the shooter.

Does this ring a bell for anyone because I can't find it online and I don't recall it.

:confused:
Harvey Lee Oswald :?:

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Post by neonzx » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:32 am

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Was it this guy? I remember when this happened, but the details are different. Baton Rouge, not Denver, escorted by sheriffs, not Marshals, and dude was definitely headed for trial, but Dad, Gary Plauche, didn’t wanna wait. The news cameras were rolling when Plauche shot the perp, Doucette — Plauche’s son’s karate instructor, who had kidnapped the kid and taken him to Disneyland.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Plauche

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Yes, this must be what he's remembering .. but poorly on the specifics.

He remembers it as the killer not being charged. (He was) He remembers the child being murdered. (He wasn't) And he thinks this type of vigilante justice is accepted in "conservative" parts of the country. (It's not)
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:35 am

This Time, Franky Zapata Makes It Across The English Channel On A Hoverboard
August 5, 201911:18 AM ET

MERRIT KENNEDY

French inventor Franky Zapata has successfully flown over the English Channel on a personal flying machine.

French inventor Franky Zapata made history as the first person to cross the English Channel by hoverboard, taking off Sunday from Sangatte on France's northern coast and touching down near Dover, England.

The elite jet skier's daring display over the 22-mile channel between France and the U.K. took just over 20 minutes. It seems nobody else has ever tried to cross the body of water by hoverboard, which in Zapata's case was powered by a backpack full of fuel.

"I'm feeling happy. ... It's just an amazing moment in my life," Zapata told reporters after landing, according to The Associated Press.

The board moved quickly — almost immediately after takeoff, Zapata rose high in the sky and blasted forward, standing up on his invention as he faded off into the distance above the water. The crowd clapped as they saw him off from the beach.

The wind above the channel posed challenges, he said, because gusts required him to constantly adjust his body's position.

"Your body resists the wind, and because the board is attached to my feet, all my body has to resist to the wind," Zapata told reporters in England. "I tried to enjoy it and not think about the pain."


https://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/74821980 ... hoverboard
to note: made a refueling stop on a ship on the way.


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Post by Maybenaut » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:56 am

Gas leak. Maybedog and I are outside waiting for the gas company to show up.

:waiting: :bored:
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Post by DejaMoo » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:39 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:56 am
Gas leak. Maybedog and I are outside waiting for the gas company to show up.

:waiting: :bored:
Good luck. When I've reported suspected leaks, our gas/electric utility has shown up really fast. Hope yours is equally responsive.

Funny gas-leak story: I used to do one of those big Christmas displays. Three sides of the house, the garage, and the front yard filled with plastic lawn figures. I was on the tour bus and limo Christmas-light display tours.

One year, right after Christmas, I smelled gas when I was outside doing my nightly display patrol (mainly replacing burnt-out light bulbs, but also discouraging gawkers from walking through the display). I notified the gas/electric utility. They came out and determined the line from the street to my meter was leaking. They told me I had to clear the entire yard of the Christmas display that very night, cuz they were sending a crew out to dig up the yard the next morning. My siblings hurried over and helped me get it cleared, thankfully, and the next day, the trucks were out and the yard was torn up.

I found out weeks later that the rumor 'round the neighborhood was that my display had blown out the electrical service, so the gas/electric utility had to come to my property to repair it.
I've heard this bull before.

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Post by Maybenaut » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 am

Didn’t have to wait long. Dude came and found the leak. Maybeson is licensed to work with gas, so he can fix it.
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Post by pjhimself » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:35 am

Washington • U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is returning home to Utah where he is reportedly mulling another run for governor.
Huntsman sent President Donald Trump a resignation letter Tuesday morning and is planning to move back to the Beehive State in October.
“American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service to country,” Huntsman begins his letter to the president. “To that end, I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations.”
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/20 ... ntsman-us/

This may take on a life/thread of its own, or probably not.

(I wonder what he thinks/knows about the Russian "connections".......and if he'd even tell what he knows......
He strikes me as honorable but...........been wrong before.......)

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Post by MsDaisy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 am

I keep my grandkids 3 days a week. It’s still summer break and I have a grandson who starts 1st grade next week, and a granddaughter who missed the cut off of the end of September, so she can’t start kindergarten until 2020. Granddaughter Alice has her gymnastics class every Wednesday and this last class there was a new kid with a 4 y/o brother and adorable 9 months old sister who were all sitting on the bleachers with my grandson and I.

My grandson D (and yes, that’s what we call him) has his toes painted rainbow colors just like Alice and I. We have a wide range of polish colors to pick from and picking toe colors and painting toes is even more fun than making French toast! So the 4 y/o brother of the new girl noticed D’s painted toes and had a look of shock. He turned to me and shockingly said, “He’s got polish on his toes!” I was wearing my Birks and stuck my rainbow toes out and said, yep, we all have rainbow toes, painting toes is a fun thing!

He looked at his mother, sitting just to my left and back at me and said, “That’s not allowed, he a boy!” “Well what difference does that make?” I asked. “He’s a boy!” the little man declared boldly. To which I said, “that doesn’t make any difference, anyone can paint their toes if they want to, even boys.”

Then he gave his mother “the look” and I suddenly realized I’d stepped into a probably very serious family toenail polish debate. (He did have 2 sisters) I turned and looked at his mom and she looked at him and said, “well some boys have permission for that”

I felt very bad for a second, but I thought this little man had realized he actually had a right to fight for his own toenail polish! I’m going to watch and see if he shows up with toe polish next week! :thumbs:
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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am

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Post by MsDaisy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:09 pm

A very cute mix, even if I did watch it bits myself. But each bit made me laugh and that's a good thing. I like laughing!

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Post by Bill_G » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:04 am

MsDaisy wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 am
Then he gave his mother “the look” and I suddenly realized I’d stepped into a probably very serious family toenail polish debate. (He did have 2 sisters) I turned and looked at his mom and she looked at him and said, “well some boys have permission for that”

It's fun to watch kids have an epiphany.

I call those moments The Parent Traps where one's parenting "style" conflicts with another's. I've run into my own parent traps a few times over the years, and sometimes it doesn't end well especially when involving gender socialization. Thankfully the mother handled it with aplomb. It was a wonderful moment for everyone I think.

I believe we should feed a child's curiosity including allowing them to become injured in the mildest possible way so they understand consequences. This is especially important in the kitchen where there are lots of ways for a kid to get hurt. Rather than scold them for blindly reaching for the stove top while we are cooking, I put them on my hip for a bit so they can see what we are doing. Then I introduce them to the dangers like heat and burning. I will touch one of their little fingers to a boiling pot so they know it's really hot. The injury is minor, and more a shock than a trauma. It's controlled. I'm there. They are comforted. The pain is in the past pretty quickly. They are back to being kids, and want down, but the allure of the kitchen has dulled for now.

Mrs hated it. Absolutely hated it. But, she understood it. And she didn't stop me. She cringed, but she got it when I let the kids use a knife to cut meat, hammer nails, drill holes in wood, etc etc. Our first DIL ... not so much. She was/is such a helicopter mom, I'm surprised our first grandchild knows how to wipe her butt without assistance. Even as her daughter turned 21, she remains this controlling mother involved in every aspect of her baby's life. Being in that deep has to be exhausting. I let kids get cut so they learn how not to panic, wash a wound, and put on a band-aid. Then I have more time for myself. She teaches them to attach far more emphasis to everything than it deserves or requires. IE: a small cut is the emergency room with a rush through traffic, and that eats up her day. Now she can't get anything else done. Stupid.

But, ultimately she was their child, not mine. I had to stand aside and let them raise her the way they thought best.

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Post by Foggy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:10 am

My kids used to run to tell me that "I got a cut!"

I would inspect the wound, look them in the eye, and solemnly pronounce: "You'll probably be dead by morning." :-D

So they stopped showing me their wounds. :thumbs:
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Post by MsDaisy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:08 am

:lol: Both my grands can sucker their mom into giving up Band-Aids for every little bonk. What their mama gives them is not my business but over here they are required to show me some blood, or have raw meat from a busted blister to get a Band-Aid. For every thing else they’re told to just suck it up. Though Alice is currently sporting a pretty good black eye where she was climbing on a stool in my workroom the other day and she and the stool somehow went over and she crashed on the hard wood floor face first. For that she got a baggie of frozen peas wrapped in a paper towel. :thumbs:
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Post by MN-Skeptic » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 am

My younger sister was a real tomboy growing up and had all the normal cuts and bruises that go with that. One of the more memorable incidents was a large gash on the top of her head when she was about 10. The area was shaved and sewn up and, since the hair quickly grew back, my sister never saw the scar. Now that sister is going through chemo for breast cancer and is quickly losing her hair. She's fascinated by the idea that soon she'll be able to see that scar for the first time!
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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:35 pm

MsDaisy wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:09 pm
A very cute mix, even if I did watch it bits myself. But each bit made me laugh and that's a good thing. I like laughing!
Thanks MsDaisy! I’m having a not horrible, but not great day, and I really needed that. I watched every bit of it. It was hilarious. My favorite part was when the baby elephant got into a knock-down-drag-out fight with a goose. The elephant could dish it out but he sure couldn’t take it!
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Post by MsDaisy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:53 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Thanks MsDaisy! I’m having a not horrible, but not great day, and I really needed that. I watched every bit of it. It was hilarious. My favorite part was when the baby elephant got into a knock-down-drag-out fight with a goose. The elephant could dish it out but he sure couldn’t take it!
I'm glad it helped!
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Post by RVInit » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:50 pm

That animal video was a real treat. I almost lost it when that baby elephant started kicking the goose. :rotflmao:
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Post by Foggy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am

NMgirl has been missing since April. Does anyone know her or any way to find out if she is OK? I sent email, but I'm worried.
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Post by Patagoniagirl » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:09 pm

RVInit wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:50 pm
That animal video was a real treat. I almost lost it when that baby elephant started kicking the goose. :rotflmao:
My favorite too! I may have to watch again.

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Post by Patagoniagirl » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm

Foggy wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am
NMgirl has been missing since April. Does anyone know her or any way to find out if she is OK? I sent email, but I'm worried.
That is a long time😞

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:09 pm

Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Foggy wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am
NMgirl has been missing since April. Does anyone know her or any way to find out if she is OK? I sent email, but I'm worried.
That is a long time😞
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Post by Lani » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:14 pm

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