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(The Atlantic Wire)   'Kindness In America' hitchhiker admits he lied about being shot while hitchhiking and that he actually shot himself. How rude   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 92
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2012-06-15 04:34:53 PM
He took a shot at AW-ing-and scored a direct hit.
 
2012-06-15 04:36:43 PM
I have a feeling we won't be seeing that book on Oprah's hot list anytime soon
 
2012-06-15 05:16:47 PM
Somewhere out there, Alanis is resting peacefully.
 
2012-06-15 05:43:33 PM
That's pretty rude to the guy who was arrested for shooting him. It's like a death row pardon two minutes too late.
 
2012-06-15 05:43:55 PM
 
2012-06-15 06:25:36 PM
Good luck with the book!
 
2012-06-15 06:25:41 PM
Jeez. This is what the collective mentality of this country produces. I mean, was GG Allin right all along???


Also, Dancin_In_Anson, thanks for the link...I think...
 
2012-06-15 06:26:36 PM
New working title for the book: Rage in America.
 
2012-06-15 06:26:51 PM
Now I wish someone else would shoot him.
 
2012-06-15 06:30:14 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.


blog.rufus.co.uk
 
2012-06-15 06:30:48 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.


Very little, actually. Almost no one supported the shooter, vilified the shooter, doubted the story, or blamed the hitchhiker. Most of the link was people's stories about their own hitchhiking experiences or jokes about the risks you take hiking the backwoods of America. There were a few anti-gun posts.

I'm not sure if that's good or bad, or what DiA had in mind when he linked back to the original thread. Did he hope we were running a Zimmerman on this case?
 
2012-06-15 06:30:52 PM
FTA:This week's award for Easy Irony went to a man who claimed he was shot while hitchhiking across the country to write a book about "Kindness in America." Now gets a new award for admitting that he actually shot himself.

This sounds more like the America I know and love....
 
2012-06-15 06:31:35 PM
Hey Man, nice shot.
 
2012-06-15 06:33:30 PM
i126.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-15 06:33:56 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.


Seems pretty mellow by fark standards. Lots of people talking about their own hitchhiking experiences.
 
2012-06-15 06:34:31 PM

I feel bad for the guy who was arrested because this idiot lied. They dragged the 52 year old suspect to court and the prosecutors asked for a high bail, plus the guy's criminal record was dragged through the press, even though the guy had already served time for those crimes and they had nothing to do with the shooting, except it made the cops and the DA look like they knew what they were doing. I wonder if the guy could successfully sue the cops for how they treated him.


And I hope they treat the hitch hiker as harsh as they treated the innocent suspect. What an idiot. Along with that guy in Berlin who made up the story about being raised in the woods, I think people are going nuts.

 
2012-06-15 06:34:59 PM
Well of course he did.
 
2012-06-15 06:35:15 PM
I'd wager that he hates this country and thinks its citizens are unkind. The book thing was just him trying to fit his personal opinion about this country into some trolltastic book about how kind Americans are. Probably got tired of waiting for some passerby to prove this to him by shooting him so the he shot himself.
 
2012-06-15 06:36:29 PM
I'm kinda suspecting he never hitchhiked "across America" either.

Too dangerous- too much work. Besides, I already HAVE all the ideas to write down, they're awesome. The actual hitchhiking will be boring as hell. I already made up far better, inspirational stories anyways.

Think about it- there'd be zero documentation expected from this. So no one's gonna catch you in this minor technicality.

Now you might say "man, there are SO many liars out there now! When did we get like this?" IMHO, the world's always been full of liars- we just weren't nearly as good at catching them. Less capacity for research and publicizing the case against them. More skepticism overall, too.

Yeah, I think the police may have noticed powder burns on this arm from a close-range shot.
 
2012-06-15 06:36:31 PM

skinink: I think people are going nuts.


FTFY
 
2012-06-15 06:37:02 PM

Gyrfalcon: Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.

Very little, actually. Almost no one supported the shooter, vilified the shooter, doubted the story, or blamed the hitchhiker. Most of the link was people's stories about their own hitchhiking experiences or jokes about the risks you take hiking the backwoods of America. There were a few anti-gun posts.

I'm not sure if that's good or bad, or what DiA had in mind when he linked back to the original thread. Did he hope we were running a Zimmerman on this case?


I just went back and read those posts. You may want to as well.
 
2012-06-15 06:37:55 PM
If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.
 
2012-06-15 06:38:41 PM
What a douchebag.
 
2012-06-15 06:38:51 PM

Gyrfalcon: Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.

Very little, actually. Almost no one supported the shooter, vilified the shooter, doubted the story, or blamed the hitchhiker. Most of the link was people's stories about their own hitchhiking experiences or jokes about the risks you take hiking the backwoods of America. There were a few anti-gun posts.

I'm not sure if that's good or bad, or what DiA had in mind when he linked back to the original thread. Did he hope we were running a Zimmerman on this case?


I'm sure it proved some point that he won't elucidate further.
 
2012-06-15 06:39:10 PM

sid2112: Gyrfalcon: Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.

Very little, actually. Almost no one supported the shooter, vilified the shooter, doubted the story, or blamed the hitchhiker. Most of the link was people's stories about their own hitchhiking experiences or jokes about the risks you take hiking the backwoods of America. There were a few anti-gun posts.

I'm not sure if that's good or bad, or what DiA had in mind when he linked back to the original thread. Did he hope we were running a Zimmerman on this case?

I just went back and read those posts. You may want to as well.


I did, but only in a cursory fashion. I guess my point is that the MAJORITY of the thread was not like that.
 
2012-06-15 06:40:04 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Let's take a look back at what people had to say when this story broke.


Glad I focused on the guy who stopped to save the dumbass. Too bad he didn't bleed out and save the hospital some time and money.
 
2012-06-15 06:41:11 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.


thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.


Does Hauer come in stainless now?
 
2012-06-15 06:41:23 PM
This is what's known as 'pulling a Stipanovich'.
 
2012-06-15 06:43:26 PM

quickdraw: Seems pretty mellow by fark standards


The same thought occurred to me but there were a couple of gems.
 
2012-06-15 06:43:31 PM

Oznog: I'm kinda suspecting he never hitchhiked "across America" either.

Too dangerous- too much work. Besides, I already HAVE all the ideas to write down, they're awesome. The actual hitchhiking will be boring as hell. I already made up far better, inspirational stories anyways.


Can you imagine the raw excitement of a completely unembellished account? "Took a little over a week, this one guy smelled pretty bad, heard that 'Call Me Maybe' song on the radio 87 times, thinking about buying a GPS unit of my own- they seem pretty cool."
 
2012-06-15 06:45:44 PM
One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US. One of US............
 
2012-06-15 06:46:03 PM
He probably wanted to simulate how dangerous America was in a controlled circumstance rather than take the chance at actual harm in Baltimore or Detroit.
 
2012-06-15 06:52:25 PM
I'm pretty sure the accused is now granted one free shot at the guy.

/where don't you want to be shot?

//North America!!
 
2012-06-15 06:54:55 PM
All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

www.3dmojo.com
 
2012-06-15 06:57:18 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: quickdraw: Seems pretty mellow by fark standards

The same thought occurred to me but there were a couple of gems.


eh - there always are but I really expected much worse. Perhaps because it seemed to be such an open and shut case at the time there wasnt a whole lot of conjecture to be embarrassed by later. Plus there were no gender or racial issues at hand to be trolled about. If the guy had at least been wearing a hoodie then farkers could have made more hay about it.
 
2012-06-15 06:59:01 PM
That is worth a shootin. Especially if i were the dude that got questioned about it.
 
2012-06-15 06:59:11 PM

hbk72777: All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

[www.3dmojo.com image 170x207]


So conservative and too stupid to read the thread, eh? Americaaaaaaaaaaa.
 
2012-06-15 07:07:33 PM
he totally stood his ground.

imagine that conversation pre-shot.

you stand down

no you stand down!

NO, YOU STAND DOWN!!

*bang*
 
2012-06-15 07:10:21 PM
Oh cool. So hitchhiking is still wicked safe, right? I was a little worried because I was planning a trip.
 
2012-06-15 07:13:25 PM

EricJapan: What a douchebag.

 
2012-06-15 07:13:27 PM

hbk72777: All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

[www.3dmojo.com image 170x207]


were right because this was a story about an idiot getting hold of a gun...
 
2012-06-15 07:16:48 PM

hbk72777: All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

[www.3dmojo.com image 170x207]


Image even more appropriate to morans who post without knowing what they're talking about.

On the bright side, though, you now have a comment beside your name. So you have that going for you
 
2012-06-15 07:17:07 PM

Medic Zero: thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.

thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.

Does Hauer come in stainless now?


www.iconsoffright.com

NOT the person you want to pick up.
 
2012-06-15 07:19:19 PM

fusillade762: Medic Zero: thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.

thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.

Does Hauer come in stainless now?

[www.iconsoffright.com image 325x195]

NOT the person you want to pick up.


"I've seen things on moons..."
 
2012-06-15 07:19:43 PM

hbk72777: All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

[www.3dmojo.com image 170x207]


Completely irresponsible gun owner injures self; calls police on an innocent man. This is the shining beacon of Conservative America?
 
2012-06-15 07:25:13 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: If he's writing about kindness why was he armed? In case no one was kind (enough)?

I've picked up a few hitchers. And I didn't even carry a Rutger.


nice.

wish i could stick around, but i really have to split.
 
2012-06-15 07:27:15 PM
He did it for the show.
 
2012-06-15 07:29:14 PM
And you all believed him, didn't you Sheeple?
 
2012-06-15 07:30:19 PM
Um,

Disingenuous much?

;)
 
2012-06-15 07:31:34 PM

TeDDD: hbk72777: All the libs in the other thread hating on guns and America and how everybody sucks......

[www.3dmojo.com image 170x207]

Completely irresponsible gun owner injures self; calls police on an innocent man. This is the shining beacon of Conservative America?


Conservative America has become anything they can imagine will piss off "libs".
 
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