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#85236 May 7, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I first heard about it when I got the CNN alert, and when I googled it the international sites all had timestamps earlier than the articles than the US articles. I could see that if the US articles had been updated, but they often had even less info than the international articles.
I am so embarrassed by the state of our news/communications services. The online site of our state newspaper is often unreadable because there are so many typos and grammatical errors. No one is bothered by putting out half of the story because they would rather put out misinformation than nothing.
No excuse for that, I know, but remember that newspapers are losing money. they've lost paper subscribers and ad revenue is way down. They need a new business model.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85237 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>No excuse for that, I know, but remember that newspapers are losing money. they've lost paper subscribers and ad revenue is way down. They need a new business model.
It's a cycle. I rarely go to that site anymore because it's so unreadable.

Since: Oct 12

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#85238 May 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you just have not looked in hte right place. I actually saw a news clip earlier this evening posted to Facebook BEFORE I watched the show. Looked like 5 o-clock local news. Was just extra freaky when that's what the tv show story was about and then the news scrolled across the screen.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/c...
Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85239 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....
I wondered about that.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85240 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry PEllen, beat the Heat?...lol...not a prayer, this Heat team is even better than last years...You just witnessed your miracle for this season....I'd have a little attitude about Derek, after all this.....
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Can you imagine what a powerhouse the Bulls would be if they had Derek Rose, Luol Deng, Kurt Heinrich and the other guys playing, too? It will be sweet to beat the Heat
Sorry PEllen, beat the Heat?...lol...not a prayer, this Heat team is even better than last years...You just witnessed your miracle for this season....I'd have a little attitude about Derek, after all this.....

Nyah nyah nyah nyah.

(ahem,) Just cause you pay high proces doesn't mean you get the goods.

Since: Jan 10

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#85241 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....
I haven't heard of THAT story (that I recall, anyway), but this story is amazing. And a sad twist is, it'll give false hope to people who have a lost/missing loved one.

But these three families... I am so happy for them!

Since: Oct 12

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#85242 May 7, 2013
Darlin, i believe you witnessed...YOUR MIRACLE FOR THIS SEASON, TOO....lol.....i fear, we have awoken a sleeping giant......(evil laugh)......

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#85243 May 7, 2013
I love that the black guy who saved the three women (or who is credited with much of it) is quoted as saying (and now I"m paraphrasing), " I knew something was wrong when this young pretty white girl ran into the arms of a black man." (referring to himself)

I love this guy Charles. He heard screaming, and he DID something. He investigated.

Since: Jan 10

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#85244 May 7, 2013
Softball last night: We're 2-0! I had to pitch b/c our pitcher just had surgery. I hadn't pitched since last year. Man, if you can throw a horseshoe accurately, you can pitch slow-pitch.

Game tonight (subbing) and THursday nigth (subbing) as well. I think I over committed.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85245 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Darlin, i believe you witnessed...YOUR MIRACLE FOR THIS SEASON, TOO....lol.....i fear, we have awoken a sleeping giant......(evil laugh)......
I can't be your Darlin', I am already Edog's honey and I am not that kind of girl.

But everyone needs their fantasy on the court or off, so dream on.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85246 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Softball last night: We're 2-0! I had to pitch b/c our pitcher just had surgery. I hadn't pitched since last year. Man, if you can throw a horseshoe accurately, you can pitch slow-pitch.

Game tonight (subbing) and THursday nigth (subbing) as well. I think I over committed.
The league my husband is playing in now is unlimited arc. That is crazy. The guys are having a hard time adjusting to that.

You are going to be hurting on Friday and Saturday!

Since: Jan 10

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#85247 May 7, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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The league my husband is playing in now is unlimited arc. That is crazy. The guys are having a hard time adjusting to that.
You are going to be hurting on Friday and Saturday!
Wow, those high pitches can be difficult to hit when they come back down.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85248 May 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Maybe I'm not understanding you, but it sounds like you're saying it was a bad business model in the sense that they were not making money cause they were not charging enough and that $30 is a bargain. I think that's crazy. I think that's a lot to charge. The way I see it, not many people are going to go spend $30 to play video games if they have to play per game. To me, you get more people in and paying $30 with the promise of unlimited play. Certainly more people that would pay $30 a la carte.
I have no idea where in Chicago your Disney Quest was, but ours is at Downtown Disney, which is in the middle of Disney's own entertainment/nightlife property(Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, lots of restaurants and shops, huge movie theater, bowling alley, hot air balloon, boat rides(and that's just some of the stuff on 1/3 of the property. Lots of tourists. Free shuttle buses and boats to and from the Disney hotels. I'd bet more people would think less about dropping $30pp for this kind of thing while on vacation than they would for a local attraction. I only went cause I had free passes.
$30...or $34 as the article states IS a bargain. Unlimited games for a whole day? I can't go to the local mall arcade and make that much money anywhere close to that long.

http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disneyques...

Since: Jan 10

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#85249 May 7, 2013
Okay, I thought this post was funny as heck, in the Wapo, to the article on the women in Ohio who escaped:

These girls were all abducted under the BUSH administration, and found under Obama's!

Great job, Obama! LOL!

Since: Oct 12

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#85250 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Okay, I thought this post was funny as heck, in the Wapo, to the article on the women in Ohio who escaped:
These girls were all abducted under the BUSH administration, and found under Obama's!
Great job, Obama! LOL!
...LOL....But, not the black limo driver, that does'nt know why, he did'nt try to pull over quicker when the girl's were screaming or did'nt try to open the doors, after he got out......

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85251 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...LOL....But, not the black limo driver, that does'nt know why, he did'nt try to pull over quicker when the girl's were screaming or did'nt try to open the doors, after he got out......
The not opening the doors part is very strange. I see lots of law suits against teh limo manufacturerfor that- more money than just against teh limo company. Also be very interesting to see the cause and origin of the fire itself.

Since: Jan 10

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#85252 May 7, 2013
I assumed that it was a safety lock thing -- you have a bunch of drunk adults in the back, so you use the child protection locks so the drunk folks don't accidentally open a door and fall out.

Since: Oct 12

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#85253 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assumed that it was a safety lock thing -- you have a bunch of drunk adults in the back, so you use the child protection locks so the drunk folks don't accidentally open a door and fall out.
...They(child-locks) would'nt have stopped it being opened from the outside.....

Since: Jan 10

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#85254 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...They(child-locks) would'nt have stopped it being opened from the outside.....
I meant, it would have kept them from opening the doors from the inside, in the back of the limo.

Since: Jan 10

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#85255 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...They(child-locks) would'nt have stopped it being opened from the outside.....
Yes, they would have. At least on my car, when the child safety locks are on, you cannot open that door from the outside. The driver's door has a button to unlock all the other doors.

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