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(CNN)   Autistic girl rescued after being stranded in swamp for 4 days, 7 hours, 33 minutes and 19 seconds   (cnn.com) divider line 118
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2010-04-13 04:04:01 PM
And, Major Ferret-Face was being a total dick about it, as expected.
 
2010-04-13 04:57:28 PM
The team, carrying Nadia Bloom in a cloth stretcher, trudged through brush for nearly two hours to bring her out of the area near Lake Jesup in Florida, said Chief Kevin P. Brunelle of the Winter Springs Police Department.

"For the sightseer nothing can compare with the Lake Jesup alligator population. Estimated at well over ten thousand this is felt to be the largest lake population of alligators in the United States." [source].

She is one very lucky girl.
 
2010-04-13 05:08:52 PM
How good was her bracket?
 
2010-04-13 05:20:50 PM
She totally rocks!!


/Window seat please
 
2010-04-13 06:48:49 PM
At least she didn't burn down and fall over.

i40.tinypic.com
 
2010-04-13 07:15:23 PM
+1 to little girl, rescuers, and subby
 
2010-04-13 07:22:10 PM
Definitely a swamp.
 
2010-04-13 08:18:43 PM
How many milliseconds, subby? THIS IS IMPORTANT. I MUST KNOW.
 
2010-04-13 08:28:58 PM
You can catch diseases in a swamp, I hope all her vaccinations are up-to-date.
 
2010-04-13 08:30:01 PM
It's not that big of a deal. Even Gators know you don't eat the tarded ones.
 
2010-04-13 08:30:18 PM
Uh-oh.

Uh-oh.

UH-OH.
 
2010-04-13 08:30:28 PM
"Our daughter's a nature lover," he said.

god damned autistic hippies
 
2010-04-13 08:30:30 PM
She be frum aroun' ma neck o' the woods. Glad ta see that she okay.

//dat's de truf
 
2010-04-13 08:31:15 PM
Which shots? The ones that GAVE her her autism?
 
2010-04-13 08:32:26 PM
I see what you did there, subby.
 
2010-04-13 08:33:22 PM
good. My understanding is that its easy for autistic kids to simply wander off.

I don't know why, but my impression is that they simply don't understand boundaries.
 
2010-04-13 08:36:29 PM
Well, if she were so artistic, she could have at least drawn a "Help Me" sign!
 
2010-04-13 08:39:35 PM
I saw this on Tv earlier and had a feeling this would make it here. That guy who found her gives me bad vibes....farking freakjob. He was speaking in tongues.
 
2010-04-13 08:39:38 PM
jaytkay: You can catch diseases in a swamp, I hope all her vaccinations are up-to-date.

images.icanhascheezburger.com

/feeling unoriginal today
 
2010-04-13 08:40:51 PM
"Mr. King, himself, climbed a tree and was able to throw toilet paper on top of the tree back and forth in order to give us a location," Brunelle said

Hhhmmm I dind't know carrying rolls of toilet paper is part of the required gear for Search and Rescue operations.
Wouldn't a flare been more effective?
 
2010-04-13 08:41:37 PM
Did she draw pictures the whole time?
I don't understand.
 
2010-04-13 08:41:39 PM
she ought to stick to the path

am i right?
 
2010-04-13 08:41:58 PM
Fart
 
2010-04-13 08:45:18 PM
It doesn't look like they stated it in this article, but the other (better) article I saw (which was from aolnews... wtf is up with CNN when AOL news has a better article than you?!) said she had Asperger's syndrome.

Imagine Sheldon from TBBT as an 11 year old girl and with an intense love of nature instead of science.

That's basically this girl.
 
2010-04-13 08:47:13 PM
Was she rescued in time to catch Wapner?
 
2010-04-13 08:47:39 PM
th00.deviantart.net
 
2010-04-13 08:49:14 PM
SuperNinjaToad: "Mr. King, himself, climbed a tree and was able to throw toilet paper on top of the tree back and forth in order to give us a location," Brunelle said

Hhhmmm I dind't know carrying rolls of toilet paper is part of the required gear for Search and Rescue operations.
Wouldn't a flare been more effective?


Toilet paper is recommended, however, if one is going to be trudging around in a swamp all day, on a search-and-rescue mission, or otherwise. There're not a lot of flush toilets out there, but there are decidedly a lot of things one would not want to chance wiping one's arse with.

Did anyone else feel bad for automatically suspecting that this apparent hero might have actually been involved in the kid's disappearance? Sick world we live in that this so quickly came to mind.
 
2010-04-13 08:55:33 PM
28 days. 6 hours. 42 minutes. 12 seconds. That is when the world will end.

artfiles.art.com
 
2010-04-13 08:59:44 PM
therhinodep:

Did anyone else feel bad for automatically suspecting that this apparent hero might have actually been involved in the kid's disappearance? Sick world we live in that this so quickly came to mind.


No, I'm actually relieved to know I wasn't the only person to think, "Um... that doesn't sound right.."

I hope I'm wrong and that she did miraculously survive 11 days in an alligator-infested swamp. But I still had bad vibes about it.
 
2010-04-13 09:00:47 PM
therhinodep: SuperNinjaToad: "Mr. King, himself, climbed a tree and was able to throw toilet paper on top of the tree back and forth in order to give us a location," Brunelle said

Hhhmmm I dind't know carrying rolls of toilet paper is part of the required gear for Search and Rescue operations.
Wouldn't a flare been more effective?

Toilet paper is recommended, however, if one is going to be trudging around in a swamp all day, on a search-and-rescue mission, or otherwise. There're not a lot of flush toilets out there, but there are decidedly a lot of things one would not want to chance wiping one's arse with.

Did anyone else feel bad for automatically suspecting that this apparent hero might have actually been involved in the kid's disappearance? Sick world we live in that this so quickly came to mind.


Guilty. I was thinking how lucky he happened to find her in a swamp so far from where they had to carry her, it's just improbable...
 
2010-04-13 09:02:21 PM
T. Dawg: therhinodep:

Did anyone else feel bad for automatically suspecting that this apparent hero might have actually been involved in the kid's disappearance? Sick world we live in that this so quickly came to mind.

No, I'm actually relieved to know I wasn't the only person to think, "Um... that doesn't sound right.."

I hope I'm wrong and that she did miraculously survive 11 days in an alligator-infested swamp. But I still had bad vibes about it.


Yep, I'm sure this story is only at Act 2.
 
2010-04-13 09:02:53 PM
I was watching the Weather Channel earlier today and they interrupted the forecast to air a press conference about this story. I fail to see what this kid had to do with the 5-day forecast, unless they've figured out a way to predict rainfall amounts by how many times she compulsively slaps herself upside the head.
 
2010-04-13 09:03:06 PM
Of interest, this isn't this family's first brush with the media.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/041210-nadia-bloom

Balloon boy two?
 
2010-04-13 09:03:22 PM
She's an excellent hider.
 
2010-04-13 09:05:53 PM
The article says that the AMBER alert was cancelled, but I was under the impression it was never issued in the first place. AMBERs are for more clear-cut child abduction cases and nearly always go out with vehicle information.

I'm on Florida's AMBER alert text message system, too, and I'm pretty sure I didn't get this one. Since Shasta Groene was rescued by a quick-thinking Denny's employee and a big milkshake, it's easy for me to see how just keeping aware can be vital in child abductions.
 
2010-04-13 09:07:34 PM
T. Dawg: therhinodep:

Did anyone else feel bad for automatically suspecting that this apparent hero might have actually been involved in the kid's disappearance? Sick world we live in that this so quickly came to mind.

No, I'm actually relieved to know I wasn't the only person to think, "Um... that doesn't sound right.."

I hope I'm wrong and that she did miraculously survive 11 days in an alligator-infested swamp. But I still had bad vibes about it.


4 days, not 11 -- she is 11 years old. And no, you're not alone. On the radio, they didn't mention that he had been searching for her, instead they played a clip of the cop who had interviewed him saying "We were just hearing his story and at this time, Mr. King is a hero."
 
2010-04-13 09:08:14 PM
www.clivebarker.info

Whatever happened to this comic/character? I always liked him and, especially with this new outlook on green values and environmentalism, I'm surprised he's not playing a role out there in comic books or films.

I remember Swamp Thing being really big when I was a kid, but he kind of dropped off the planet.

/Yeah, yeah, it's a tangent and I'm glad the kid is alright, but I want answers on this, goddamn it.
 
2010-04-13 09:08:47 PM
That was insensitive..........hyuk.
 
2010-04-13 09:10:08 PM
Katie98_KT: good. My understanding is that its easy for autistic kids to simply wander off.

I don't know why, but my impression is that they simply don't understand boundaries.


My neighbor's daughter is autistic and is constantly coming inside my house or waiting on our porch if the door is locked because she wants to play with my daughter. I've found her on my porch at 5:00 AM. I've found her wandering around in a nearby park. And I live in an urban area very close to a nasty ghetto, not the best place for a little girl to roam off in.

I spoke to my neighbors about this and the wife burst out crying saying that they do everything possible to keep an eye on her, but it is very hard. I believe them. They are very nice people concerned about her. This sounds odd, but maybe the best thing for them to do is to put something like an ankle bracelet on her that alerts them when she slips away. She is very good at escaping.
 
2010-04-13 09:13:51 PM
The area she was lost in was like 2 square miles of woods.
 
2010-04-13 09:17:08 PM
Yeah, definitely Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome. Definitely. Yeah.
 
2010-04-13 09:17:59 PM
Panty Sniffer: My neighbor's daughter is autistic and is constantly coming inside my house or waiting on our porch if the door is locked because she wants to play with my daughter. I've found her on my porch at 5:00 AM. I've found her wandering around in a nearby park. And I live in an urban area very close to a nasty ghetto, not the best place for a little girl to roam off in.

I spoke to my neighbors about this and the wife burst out crying saying that they do everything possible to keep an eye on her, but it is very hard. I believe them. They are very nice people concerned about her. This sounds odd, but maybe the best thing for them to do is to put something like an ankle bracelet on her that alerts them when she slips away. She is very good at escaping.


That's creepy.

If you lived in Texas you could just shoot her.
 
2010-04-13 09:20:59 PM
WAPNER!

/two tix plz
 
2010-04-13 09:26:04 PM
She could at least eat Gator.
Gator is the fruit of the swamp. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, Gator kebabs, Gator creole, Gator gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple Gator and lemon Gator, coconut Gator, pepper Gator, Gator soup, Gator stew, Gator salad, Gator and potatoes, Gator burger, Gator sandwich... That's, that's about it.
 
2010-04-13 09:28:28 PM
That's what the parents get for having her vaccinated.

/runs from thread
 
2010-04-13 09:41:29 PM
The search was initially delayed when it was found that Mr. King was throwing used toilet paper in the trees.
 
2010-04-13 09:41:33 PM
Seems like some people don't know the difference between autism and a savant...
 
2010-04-13 09:45:20 PM
I wonder if she loves Tom Gordon?
 
2010-04-13 09:46:57 PM
I doubt Mr. King had anything to do with her disappearance. You have to remember that she is only mildly Autistic and would have little trouble communicating exactly what happened.

If I had to guess, Mr. King is an outdoors enthusiast who was probably spending a few days out there anyways, hence why he had toilet paper.
 
2010-04-13 09:48:46 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Uh-oh.

Uh-oh.

UH-OH.


Being a Talking Heads fan, I must point out that your post is the prelude to The Lady Don't Mind
Swamp is much different

And when your hands get dirty
Nobody knows you at all
 
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