The Story Behind Why Not Joplin?

The Story Behind Why Not Joplin?

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Just Wondering

Richwoods, MO

#1 Sep 26, 2008
I have seen this website posted on I don't know how many bathroom walls and I was bored last night and went to www.whynotjoplin.com I read the stories and was just wondering if anyone knows if this stuff is all true or just a hoax? Also does anyone know what happened to Glen? Did they end up getting him or what?
Wfarris

United States

#2 Aug 1, 2009
I too was enthralled to check it out. It's fantastic. I don't know if any of it's true but I love it!
factman

United States

#4 Dec 26, 2009
This guy is so burned up and stuck to many needles in his arm. He is a schitzophreniac. Total nut watching the tree people and running from nothing.
elusian

Springfield, MO

#5 Aug 18, 2010
The book reads like the ego-centric ramblings of a paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur (writer thinks he is more important than he is).

There's no real point to any of it. It's a long indictment of all the people he thinks have wronged him with many names given (and street addresses). The author is so focused on the self that that he perceives everything and everyone is concerned with him. As he is paranoid, this takes on the color of the "their all out to get me" mindset.

Cars are always following him in his mind (they could just live and/or work in the neighborhood) and he even hears a radio "talking" to him on at least one occasion. He imagines his wife and her cohorts want him dead, he hears them saying on the phone he won't last a week. Could it be that the wife sees him in a terrible, drugged out, unmedicated psychotic state and she doesn't have much hope for him? That seems to make more sense. The Mafia-paid cops (or whatever) aren't trying to make it look like he's crazy so he can never testify etc., they probably see that he's flipping bonkers and should be put away.

Yes, meth is bad. I think this man was sadly a sick man in mind and spirit a long time before he touched drugs, though.
sand trap

United States

#6 Nov 10, 2010
Idk..saw WWW.why not joplin.com in shyter stall...was bored..
Chris

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jan 8, 2011
I am Chris from the book, I was his friend and watched his demise. He was a good friend that just seemed to hit a point that he faltered. I too believe as a close participant to him that he hit a pre-destined sanity boundary.

I watched it and had to deal with his consequences. I just wish the guy I originally met never had changed.
Chris

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Jan 8, 2011
I was Chris and you nailed it on the money. I was one of two Chris's, lol

Since: Jan 11

Conservatives daily!!

#9 Jan 11, 2011
ok
MrPKitty

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#10 Jan 13, 2011
This guy's timeline is all screwed up. In March of '99 he felt like people where following and watching him. In May '99 he states he never felt like anyone was following him.
In March of '99 he gets an exparta against Kathy, but he stays in contact with her and seems to be still living with her. Even after it was suggested she was planning on bumping him off.

I worked in Joplin, on Main st. from 1997 to 2004 and got to (unfortunately) meet many, many methheads. And they where all f*cking nuts, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised by this incoherant story.
U know

United States

#11 Jan 15, 2011
I know him and I think he wad weird but Awsome he dated my mom and we all loved together. He has a very big heart. So all you sh$t talker please be nice because this man help me and my mom get out of a very difficult situation
Karen

Meridian, ID

#12 Feb 24, 2011
Glen helped me so much in my times of need. He did however get f--ked over by several so called friends. They thought it would be funny. This guy would've gave you the shirt off your back! Shame on you Chris! Both off you. And as for his ex-wife, it was all or nothing. Now live with your self you greedy bitch.
State Worker

Mountain View, MO

#13 Aug 26, 2011
Just for a FYI Karen, his so called greedy ex-wife only got what was coming to her. She worked her ass off right along side of him, so she deserved half of the material assets. She worked for all of the 25 years just like he did. Look at the divorce papers. Glen himself was a good and decent person till he got on meth and ended up being a paranoid schizophrenic. It was of his choice that he ended up like he did. So you KAREN need to get your facts straight before you run your damn big mouth bitch ......
lol

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 8, 2012
I still say glen is a awsome man....where u at glen...how scruffy
I know who you are

Idaho Falls, ID

#15 May 18, 2012
I know who you are and being one of Kathy's relations (sister). We visited you several times, you never even visited Joplin except whenever you had your boyfriend here for a visit instead of your husband. I didn't approve of it. You knew it, so nothing would surprise me. Several times I took the worst house on the block and turned it into the Best house on the block. Just ask Kathy how to do any plumbing, electrical, roofing and remodeling. So why don't you ask her to help flip a fixer upper. I am really surprised you aren't in business with her since you know how hard she worked. As to you others wondering about the book, there is a verse in the bible saying "Don't judge until you have walked in another persons shoes for a mile". Would you like me to put on a few hundreds e-mails of the same of those who were involved. You obviously have not read the bible much because you live by your own imagination. Many know that I am a patient man with a long memory. Things like that I don't forget. But I will not stop until the truth comes out! Glen
FYI- Public Information

Idaho Falls, ID

#16 May 18, 2012
US MO: Meth Numbers Rate High, Called Low
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n400/a03.h...

Source: Joplin Globe, The (MO)
Copyright: 2003 The Joplin Globe
Contact: [email protected]

For the second year in a row, Jasper County is No. 1 in the category of most methamphetamine seizures among counties in the No. 1 State in the nation for meth incidents.
Last year, more than one out of every six meth operations in the country were found in Missouri, where police recorded 2,725 raids and seizures, according to federal and state figures released Tuesday. That's a 28 percent increase over the 2001 numbers and widens the gap between Missouri and the rest of the country.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jasper County led the state with 178 raids and seizures in 2002. Franklin County ranked second with 152 raids and seizures, and Jefferson County was third with 148.
Among counties in this area, Barry County recorded 52 meth-related incidents, Newton County 31, McDonald County 19, Vernon County 12, Lawrence County 7 and Barton County none.
Seizures include active meth operations, seizures of glassware and chemicals, and dump sites where empty containers and glassware have been discarded.
Law officers in Newton, McDonald and Lawrence counties said the state's numbers are inaccurate.
"I'm not saying it's their fault - it may be ours - but I know we served close to 55 search warrants for meth labs last year and found labs in most of those warrants," said Newton County Chief Deputy Chris Jennings. "There may be some cases where the paperwork is not being sent in."
Highway Patrol Lt. Tim Hull said hard numbers are difficult to come by because different departments have different reporting criteria and some departments do not turn in the required paperwork.
Meth is a powerful stimulant that can be smoked, injected, snorted or consumed in pill form. The drug is manufactured in makeshift labs using pseudoephedrine, the active ingredient in most cold pills, and other ingredients such as the farm fertilizer anhydrous ammonia or red phosphorous, which is found in flares and matches.
Jasper County sheriffs Lt. Gail Bass said one reason the numbers in Jasper County are so high is aggressive enforcement by local law officers and the Jasper County Drug Task Force.
"The numbers reflect that our guys are out there hard at it," Bass said. "I would say we are at least holding the line on methamphetamine. I don't believe we are winning the war, and I don't believe we are losing it."
McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson said he's pretty sure his department last year took down more than the 19 labs reported by the state.
"I can't tell for sure, but 19 seems way low for us," Evenson said. "In 2001, we did paperwork for 52 labs, and the state only said we had 26. But what difference does it make anyway? We'll still be out there busting every lab we find, no matter how many the state says we have."
Cherokee County ranked fifth in the state of Kansas for the number of mem seizures in 2002, according to recently released figures from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
The report listed 31 seizures for Cherokee County in 2002 - 15 meth labs, nine equipment seizures and seven dump-site seizures. The number of laboratories seized in Cherokee County ranked third in the state.
The state as a whole listed 672 seizures for the year, down nearly 21 percent from 847 in 2001.
Shawnee County had the most meth seizures in Kansas in 2002, with 51. Cowley County ranked second with 50. Crawford County ranked sixth, with 24 seizures, and Labette County ranked 10th, with 16 seizures.
In Oklahoma, officials with the State Bureau of Investigation said law officers outside Oklahoma City and Tulsa made 768 meth-related seizures in 2002. The numbers for the two cities were unavailable. State figures show that officers in Ottawa County made 19 meth seizures and officers in Delaware County made 18 seizures.
glen hindbaugh

Columbia, MO

#17 Aug 7, 2012
I (Glen Hindbaugh got an E-mail at Joplin renegade.com from Users.MO_Net.Comlindsten/10621 03.HTML Saying his friends were talking about me, Att Lyle Baker Vietnam vet @ G Mail.com I have an Answer to his and the V.F.W. it is easy to fasley judge and condim one that this type knows nothing about, I read somthing in the bible my favorite book, the book of James, in refrence to my family you try to put down not knowing anything based on facts> To the real Vets I have nothing but Respect for you,as my father was in one of the first waves of IWO JIMA, he landed on D-day Feb.19,1945 he was severly wounded on March 10th 1945, he was a couple hundred feet away when the flag raisin gwas taken, my father said that was the second flag raising, his name is in the picture (Louis Hindbaugh) along with much more info. at Harlington Tx. located at 320 Iwo JIMO Museum, as one of the children of this great Vet all He evever said about it was "I was there, all my buddies died on IWOsomehow by the grace of God I managed to Survive, He said that taking IWO would help in the war I dont belive that any onr of us regretted beingb there, it was by the Grace of god tht any of us made it through the battle at IWO: that is the only thing had to say ABOUT THE BATTLE AT IWO JIMA. I dont remember a time in my life hearing him brag about this, Especially in a bar while drinking. My father was a proud man and honored that he was a MARIENE. My father recieved a purple heart for fighting in IWO JIMA,so before you complain about my life in your own imagination,or loyalty to my country, or my familys loyalty,just remember your words speak a lot about YOUR mentality. I have one question: Do you hold it against me for growing up between wars, Especilly since I had two brothers in the military during the wars? I am proud to be my fathesrs last remaining son my brothers names were (Robert HINDBAUGH) U.S.Marienes and (william Hindbaugh) was in the U.S. Army I am proud of them as well.
Debra

Clarksville, TN

#18 Aug 13, 2012
I notice that a lot of in fact almost all claiming that they new Glen talk about how wize he was then try and come up with some kind of excuse for his ook drugs etc. Strange most of them are from Joplin area like trying to make excusses on cover up, but the facts are facts and 90% of it can be proven through public records. Glen did not put the add in People Magizine sayin there were more queers in the area per capita then San Fransico. Glen did not get the Haroldo show to put on national T.V. talking about all the devil worshipers and occoults in the area and Glen did not just say taht Joplkin area meth busts made missouri number one drug capital in 2000 and 2001 in the US. These are all facts taht can be looked up in public records. The facts are clear, the remarks only try to cover up
Glen

Clarksville, TN

#19 Aug 13, 2012
I (GhT:N HINIThAUGH GOT AN E MAIL AT JOPLIN [email protected] FROM HTP//USERS.MONET.COMLINDSTEN/1 062103.HTML SAYING HIS
FRIENDS WERE TALKING ABOUT ME. ATT LYLE BAKER VIETNAMVET @GMAIL..COM I (GLEN HINDBAUGH) HAVE AN ANSWER TO HIS AND THE V.F.W. IT IS EASY TO FALLY JUDGE AND CONDEM ONE THAT THIS TYPE KNOWS NOTHIN ABOUT. SEEMS I RED SOMETHING SIMLER IN THE BIBLE. MY FAVERT BOOK IN THE BIBLE IS THE BOOK OF JAMES. TOWARDS THE END OF THE NEW TESTIMENT. BACK TO MY FAMILY YOU TRY AND PUT DOWN NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT EXCEPT YOUR IMAGINE.
TO THE REAL V.F.W.S I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR YOU,AS MY FATHER WASIN ONE OF THE FIRST WAVES ON IWO JIMA. HE LANDRD ON D.DAY FEBUARY,19-1945.HE GOT SEVERLY WOUNDED ON MARCH 10-1945 HE WAS A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET WHEN THE FLAG RAZING PICTURE WAS TAKEN. HE SAID THAT WAS THE 2nd FLAG RAZING. YOU CAN SEE HIS NAME AND PICTURE (LOUIS HINDBAUGH) ALONG WITH OTHER INFORMATION
AT HARLINGTON,TEXAS,LOCATED AT 320 IWO JIMA MUSIUM.AS CHILDREN OF THIS MAN,ALL HE EVER SAID ABOUT IT WAS I WAS THERE, ALL MY '--- BUDDIES DIED ON IWO. SOMEHOW BY THE GRACE OF GOD I MANAGED TO SURVIVE THROUGH IT. HE SAID THATTHEY WERE TOLD THAT TAKING IWO WOULD HELP END THE WAR.(I DON"T BELIEVE ANY ONE OF US REGRETTED BEING THERE)(IT WAS BY THE GRACE OF GOD ANY OF US MADE IT THRUE THE BATTLE FOR IWO)
THAT WAS THE ONLY THING HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT ABOUT THE BATTLE
FOR IWO. I DO NOT EVER IN MY LIFE CAN EVER REMBER A TIME HEARING HIM BRAGGED ABOUT IT, ESPECIALLY IN A BAR WHILE DRINKING ABOUT
IT HE WAS A PROUD MAN AND HONERD THAT HE WAS A MARINE HE RECIEVE A PURPLE HART FROM FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY ON (IWO JIMA. TO YOU COMPLAINERS ABOUT YOUR IMAGINATION ABOUT MY LIFE OR LOYITY TO

TO THE COUNTRY OR MY FAMLY,S LOYITY. YOU FEW COMPLAINERS ABOUT THIS" YOUR WORDS SPEAK FOR YOUR MENTALITY ALL I CAN WONDER ABOUT YOU IS THE QUESTION. DO YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME FOR GROWING UP BETWEEN WARSVESPICIALLY SINCE I HAD THREE BROTHERS IN THE MILITARY DURING THENVIETNAM. I AM PROUD TO BE MY FATHERS SON, TWO OF MY BROTHERS DIED WHILE IN THE SERVICE (ROBERT HINDBAUGH)=NI u.s. marines0 9william hindbaugh u.s. army. i am proud of my FATHER AND MY BROTHERS THAT GOT KILLED. MY FATHER DID NOT TRY TO TALK THEM OUT OF JOINING DORING WAR TIME. HE WAS PROUD OF THEM
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Glen

Clarksville, TN

#20 Aug 13, 2012
MY FATHERS BROTHER JIM WESTRIK FOUGHT IN THE KOREN WAR.HINDBAUGH" HAVE FOUGHT IN ALMOST EVERY CAMPAIN SINSE AND A NOTHER NOTE THEY EVEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR IN THE FIGHT ROR FREEDOM, ANOTHER 724 THING YOU PROBABLE DON:T KNOW ABOUT MY FAMILY. WHEN I WAS TWEVE 12 I WAS IN A BAD CAR WRECK CAUSED BY A DRUNK DRIVER CROSSING THE ROAD AND HITTING US HEAD ON (1-71) MY 10 YEAR OLD SISTER GOT KILD KILLED BROTHER"S KILLED MY BROTHER"S SIX WEEK OLD SON KILLED. MY BROTHER LOUIS " SON JUST OUT OF THE ARMY SON JANUARY IN JANUARY 1971 NEAR LOUSIANNA MO. I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS THEN A BODY CAST FOR A FEW MORE MONTHS. IN NOVEMBER 1999 my BROTHERS OTHER SON HAD JUST JOIND THE U.S. ARMY AND GOT KILLED IN A CAR WRECK. I HAD MAJOR BACK SURJURY IN 1998 THEN A BUNCH OF
LOW LIFE HIPACRITES TRIED TO PERSACUTE ME. THEY PICKED A HELL OF A TIME TO AND I AM SURE MANY OF THEM KNEW IT. IT LOOKED LIKE EAZY PICKINS FOR A FAMLY GOING THRUE SUCH HARDSHIPS AT A WEEK VUNABLE TIME. IT WAS ONLY FITTING A COWERDLY BUNCH PRAYING AT A FAMILY,S WEEKEST MOMUNT. BUT I GUS THATS THE WAY COWARDS AMUST THEMSELVES.
FINDING FAMILIES AT THERE WEAKEST Woment and try to ADD AS MUCH

MORE GRIEF TO THEM AS POSSIBLE WILE PEOPLE ARE AT THEIR WEAKEST
MOMENT AND TRY TO ADD AS MUCH MORE SUFFERING AS POSSIBLE. IT SEEM LIKE THAT PEOPLE OF SUCH CALIBER PRAY ON.. AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AND DESTROY A 23 YEAR OLD MARRIAGE UNITED IN A CHURCH. THE PREACHED SAID WHAT GOD JOINS LET NO ONE TRY TO TAKE APART. I AM SURE THOSE INVOLVED GOT A THRILL OF THAT PART.
I HOPE NONE OF YOUR CHILDREN GOT CAUGHT UP IN ALL THOSE METH BUST I DON. "T KNOW WHAT WORDS TO DESCRIBE SO HARTLESS TO GET THRILLS OUT OF DESTROING LIFE FOR A HOBY. WELL THESE PEOPLE ARE WHAT THEY ARE AND THEY AINT WHAT THEY AINT. PLEASE READ THE BOOK OF JAMES I IN THE BIBLE. IT IS ONLY A FEW PAGES LONG NEAR THERE THE END OF THE NEW TESTIMENT..ITS A SHORT BOOK BUT IT SAYS SO MUCH.
MY FATHER RECENTLY PASSED ON. BUT I STILL KEEP A FLAG FLING IN TH THE BREEZE AT HIS PLACE IN DES ARC MO. P.O.BOX 61--63636 I CAN NO NOT HELP BUT WONDERWHAT OUR FORFATHERS AND V,F.W. FROM WOULD FEE FEEL IF THEY KNEW WHAT GOES ON IN THIS AREA THOSE THAT FOUGHT SO
HARD AND MANY GAVE THEIR LIVES WILLING TO FIGHT FOR A COUNTRY FOR FREEDOM OF OTHERS.KNOWING THE RISK OF DEATH AT ANY BUT DIDN"T WORRY ABOUT IT DIEING. SO THIS COUNTRY AND IT"S PEOPLE COULD LIVE FREE AND PROUD. THOSE OF YOU WHO DESTROY LIVES FOR A HOBBY.
WONDER WHAT YOUR FORFATHERS WOULD THINK OF YOU SEEING WHAT I WENT THRUE IN THE JOPLIN AREA. ESPECIALLY SINCEI WAS A LICENCED FOSTER PARRANT FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS ALMOST EVERY CHILD WE TOOK IN WENT FRIM STRAIGHT F"S TO STRAIT A" WITHIN CA COUPLE MONTHS WORKED ON HAZMAT JOBS TRYING TO MAKE THE PLACE SAFFER HAULBH GOVERMENT FRAIGHI FOR TRY STATE IN EARLY 80's WORKED ON HIGHWAY CONST TRYING TO MAKE ROADS SAFFER. MANY PEOPLE HAD A HELL OF A thanking ones trying to help the cumity now missouri number one
Joplinite

United States

#21 Mar 4, 2013
So Glen who is this family that has all of this power to get ppl to do all of their bidding? I tried to read it all but it is just to hard to follow.

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