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A noted observer

Arlington Heights, IL

#90719 Sep 4, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Ironically, he didn't adapt well to captivity but he did serve his life sentence.

Since: Jan 10

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#90720 Sep 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
And you must be smoking fit if your body could not find any fat to burn.
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God bless you.

And no, there is puh-lenty of fat to burn!:)

Since: Jan 10

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#90721 Sep 4, 2013
Toj wrote:
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When I was very much younger, we would eat Jello. Dried -- not made. It was a trend for awhile, I'm not sure why.
We did that before track meets.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#90722 Sep 4, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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We did that before track meets.
Did you? It had a great taste but our fingers were always stained. When you're 11 or so, you don't care.

Since: Jan 10

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#90723 Sep 4, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Did you? It had a great taste but our fingers were always stained. When you're 11 or so, you don't care.
Yeah, it was the 1980s answer to energy bars, gels, etc.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90724 Sep 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Wait! I meant, what a tragedy! Sure he did some awful things, but he was someone's child! What if his mother saw us gloating over his demise? I am sure he was the product of a broken environment, and its society's fault that we did not fix him. Its only billions of dollars people! Just think if we spent enough we could fix everyone. You all should do a little soul searching and think about your own small part is how that man turned out.
Oh, who am I kidding...
It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood...
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Agreed. How pathetic to have lived your life in such a way that upon hearing of your death, the whole world says "good."

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Since: Mar 09

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#90725 Sep 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Yeah, but WTF. He put those women through the trial and then a month in to his bajillion year sentence, he offs himself? Don't get me wrong, the planet is better for it, but--those poor women. I just hope they each have a strong support system in place.
I'm wondering how they are taking this. There must be some sort of Stockholm (ish) syndrome there, so they are going to likely need therapy to deal with this too...in addition to the therapy they are already getting. He was such a baby. Kept them locked up for more than 10 years and he didn't even make it 5 MONTHS!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90726 Sep 4, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Googled and found a list (at a medcical site) of symptoms of low blood sugar. When I was a kid, I had to eat every couple of hours or I'd get stomach aches -- I had crazy fast metabolism and got low blood sugar very easily.
But this was far more serious. Sara's suggestion to eat a spoonful of sugar was one of several solutions that same website provided.
Also, it would help if I would get groceries. I'm out of bread. Toast would have provided the carbs I needed as well (after quick ingesting sugar for the needed spike).
Thanks for letting me ramble. Still trying to figure it all out.
I get something like that occasionally, sometime twice a year, sometime not for a couple years . I get sweats and chills. It is always a single isolated episode which lasts 15-30 minutes. There are always a couple of old and otherwise uneatable pieces of candy or granola bars in my desk drawer and the car. The possibilities also include hormones- you re old enough to get hot flashes.

For me, it goes away with no other side effect than being a bit light headed for a while.

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Since: Mar 09

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#90727 Sep 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Only thing that might have been better, would have been to put him in General Population, and let the prisoners do it....sure saved the taxpayers a lot.....
Yeah, I was hoping the other inmates would have had a chance to take him out like they did Dahmer. But, he's gone and that's a good thing.

I read where the guards have rounds every 30 minutes, but it's staggered so as not to be predictable. I hope they made their rounds, saw him hanging there and then went back to finish their coffee before checking on him again. <shrug>

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90728 Sep 4, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>Ironically, he didn't adapt well to captivity but he did serve his life sentence.
Every now and then you hit the nail on the head.

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#90729 Sep 4, 2013
Red, be careful! I get that way if I get overheated working out (because FSM knows I never skip a meal...). Never happens in the middle of the night, though. Water or something with electrolytes (sipped, so I don't barf) and something to eat. Protein bar, string cheese, cereal, etc.

Since: Oct 12

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#90730 Sep 4, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yeah, I was hoping the other inmates would have had a chance to take him out like they did Dahmer. But, he's gone and that's a good thing.
I read where the guards have rounds every 30 minutes, but it's staggered so as not to be predictable. I hope they made their rounds, saw him hanging there and then went back to finish their coffee before checking on him again. <shrug>
Yeah, sometimes it's hard work and a real struggle....to get a guy to voluntarily hang himself.....lol.....

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#90731 Sep 4, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yeah, I was hoping the other inmates would have had a chance to take him out like they did Dahmer. But, he's gone and that's a good thing.
I read where the guards have rounds every 30 minutes, but it's staggered so as not to be predictable. I hope they made their rounds, saw him hanging there and then went back to finish their coffee before checking on him again. <shrug>
I figure the guards gave him the rope or belt or whatever he hung himself with.
A noted observer

Arlington Heights, IL

#90732 Sep 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Only thing that might have been better, would have been to put him in General Population, and let the prisoners do it....sure saved the taxpayers a lot.....
OK, I know you mean well but, we've got to stop this notion that prisoners are the ultimate/only *justice* in our society. Honestly, what kind of a *civilization* is that?
A noted observer

Arlington Heights, IL

#90733 Sep 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Every now and then you hit the nail on the head.
I only post every now and then so, I must be batting a thousand.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#90734 Sep 4, 2013
i get what we've taken to calling "the heart thing" every once in awhile. what's really happennind is that somehow, the nerve "trunk line" through my torso is somehow pinched, so it sends my heart rate way up, i start sweating profusely, and getting a bit woozy. if i lie flat, have a cold washcloth for my forehead or neck, and give it 10-15 minutes, things settle down. i also sip juice or sprite if i can. I can't predict this, or prevent it, but when it hits, i have to take a break. i've never felt the urge to puke, so i don't know if this is the same as what you had... check wtih your MD the next time you go...

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#90735 Sep 4, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>OK, I know you mean well but, we've got to stop this notion that prisoners are the ultimate/only *justice* in our society. Honestly, what kind of a *civilization* is that?
I pretty much figure that in prison, there really isn't much civilzation and that can work to our benefit.
A noted observer

Arlington Heights, IL

#90736 Sep 4, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I pretty much figure that in prison, there really isn't much civilzation and that can work to our benefit.
Society's revenge is supposed to be putting people prison. Hoping that once certain miscreants get there that they are further brutalized by murderers and thieves is like admitting that our judicial system doesn't work. We might as well cut to the chase and go back to the lynch mobs of the old west and the south of the early 20th century.

Since: Jan 10

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#90737 Sep 4, 2013
Thanks for all the kind words, folks. I was pretty scared at 1 a.m.! Unfortunately, I don't have juice or sugared sodas in the house, but those would be the easiest, fastest thing, I think, and preferable to taking a spoonful of sugar.

But I think I'll get prepared so if it happens again, I can have something handy. I'm going to see what the expiration date is on the juice boxes Nick buys his kids, and help myself to one or two to keep in my fridge.

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#90738 Sep 4, 2013
Society's revenge??? No such animal, it is called justice and sometimes simple incarceration is not justice enough
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>Society's revenge is supposed to be putting people prison.
It doesn't. Just look at the Pct of repeat prisoners.(rec,rev something ism)
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>Hoping that once certain miscreants get there that they are further brutalized by murderers and thieves is like admitting that our judicial system doesn't work.
After a fair trial, I am all for it.
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text> We might as well cut to the chase and go back to the lynch mobs of the old west and the south of the early 20th century.

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