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2013-01-11 12:27:47 AM  
Clever
 
2013-01-11 12:35:29 AM  
stupid landers
 
2013-01-11 01:29:15 AM  
Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.
 
2013-01-11 01:34:51 AM  
Was he working as a White House reporter/escort.
 
2013-01-11 02:38:02 AM  

Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.


If the Social Security administration was actually concerned about making sure an SS number was used by the person who owned it, this boy would have been found 20 years ago.  They could have flagged his number as a missing person and when he used it again it would have led right to him.

Instead, the SSA has no interest in making sure your Social Security number is being used by the person to whom it was granted.  If they did, they'd miss out on all the taxes collected by other people using the same number for hundreds of tax returns, W-4s, and employee identification.
 
2013-01-11 04:30:55 AM  
The mystery began to unravel in September, according to the ISP, when young Richard's stepfather, Richard Harter, gave the missing boy's Social Security number to a detective.

So, you don't think maybe that would have been a good idea 20 years ago?  WTF?
 
2013-01-11 06:31:20 AM  
Young Richard had been raised by his grandparents since right after he was born, Russell recalled. When he was an infant, his parents had some serious problems Russell would not detail, but after some time, they divorced.

So what was it drugs or were they just shiatty parents? Come on Russell some details please. Cause it seems like the kid was a lot better off without those two idiots.
 
2013-01-11 06:42:22 AM  
Is it just me or was that article poorly written?

In my defense I just woke up...
 
2013-01-11 06:49:05 AM  

Benjamin Stone: Is it just me or was that article poorly written?

In my defense I just woke up...


Yes. It's a confusing situation written poorly.
 
2013-01-11 06:50:43 AM  
I agree, sounds like grandma and grandpa did the right thing in getting a beloved grandson out of a bad, bad situation. The fact that they had to care for the boy right from his birth says alot.
 
2013-01-11 06:51:30 AM  
From how this reads, I suspect everyone from the sheriff on down damn well knew where he was.
They just didn't tell the parents.

/yea they searched... All of five feet around the police station.
 
2013-01-11 06:58:10 AM  

Benjamin Stone: Is it just me or was that article poorly written?

In my defense I just woke up...


The article read like it was written by a pre-teen who was rushing to finish his homework.

/if we're going to be subjected to migraine-inducing POS articles, we should get free meds for the pain
 
2013-01-11 06:59:17 AM  
He definitely was not located at the Dunkin' Donuts. So we're out of leads & ideas where this boy may be. Close the case, nothing to see here.
 
2013-01-11 07:06:33 AM  
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You know who else disappeared with a kid from Indiana?
 
2013-01-11 07:15:29 AM  

granolasteak: Benjamin Stone: Is it just me or was that article poorly written?

In my defense I just woke up...

The article read like it was written by a pre-teen who was rushing to finish his homework.

/if we're going to be subjected to migraine-inducing POS articles, we should get free meds for the pain


Yeah, it just didn't quite click. Crazy story though. I hope that kid grew up right.
 
2013-01-11 07:24:11 AM  
So many kidnapping cases seem to be custody battles. It makes me wonder if many of these kids are better off after the "kidnapping".
 
2013-01-11 07:28:30 AM  

Maerow: I agree, sounds like grandma and grandpa did the right thing in getting a beloved grandson out of a bad, bad situation. The fact that they had to care for the boy right from his birth says alot.


If they actually gave a fark about the kid, they'd have allowed him to make the decision whether or not to get back in touch with his parents when he got older. And they would have shown up for the arranged visit with the mother, just like they were supposed to. They kidnapped him, and probably brainwashed him so that he'd never want to contact his parents again.

Funny, if that had been the mother who kidnapped the kid from a bad situation, everyone here would be calling for her head. Because everyone knows that mothers are always stealing kids from their loving fathers and brainwashing them.
 
2013-01-11 07:35:45 AM  

cryinoutloud: Maerow: I agree, sounds like grandma and grandpa did the right thing in getting a beloved grandson out of a bad, bad situation. The fact that they had to care for the boy right from his birth says alot.

If they actually gave a fark about the kid, they'd have allowed him to make the decision whether or not to get back in touch with his parents when he got older. And they would have shown up for the arranged visit with the mother, just like they were supposed to. They kidnapped him, and probably brainwashed him so that he'd never want to contact his parents again.

Funny, if that had been the mother who kidnapped the kid from a bad situation, everyone here would be calling for her head. Because everyone knows that mothers are always stealing kids from their loving fathers and brainwashing them.


Maybe they did give him the choice and he said fark no! Article is light on details.
 
2013-01-11 07:39:19 AM  
Sounds like when they left they were basically within their rights to do so, but were coming up on a point where the mother might have managed to get custody. Also seems that the kid, now an adult, is reasonably well aware of what happened and has had no interest in getting back in touch with his parents (probably because it seems like they were only ever parents in the biological sense). Things have to be pretty farked up for the grandparents to have been taking care of the kid themselves since birth.

Then again, there's next to no details in the article.
 
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2013-01-11 08:03:44 AM  
I live in Indiana, and I can say positively that the kid was better off in Minnesota. Without a doubt.
 
2013-01-11 08:13:48 AM  

way south: From how this reads, I suspect everyone from the sheriff on down damn well knew where he was.
They just didn't tell the parents.

/yea they searched... All of five feet around the police station.


Now that you mention it, I bet this was it. Other people need to keep railing about "religious people covering for each other," though, because the vocal ignorant are sometimes amusing, and it is Friday, after all.
 
2013-01-11 08:29:36 AM  
A huge part of a nearly two decades-old Indiana mystery has been solved with the confirmation that a 24-year-old man in Minnesota was the 5-year-old boy abducted in 1994 from LaGrange County.

So now they know where he ended up but now they to find out a how, how, how, how, how he got there.
 
2013-01-11 08:32:57 AM  

cryinoutloud: Maerow: I agree, sounds like grandma and grandpa did the right thing in getting a beloved grandson out of a bad, bad situation. The fact that they had to care for the boy right from his birth says alot.

If they actually gave a fark about the kid, they'd have allowed him to make the decision whether or not to get back in touch with his parents when he got older. And they would have shown up for the arranged visit with the mother, just like they were supposed to. They kidnapped him, and probably brainwashed him so that he'd never want to contact his parents again.

Funny, if that had been the mother who kidnapped the kid from a bad situation, everyone here would be calling for her head. Because everyone knows that mothers are always stealing kids from their loving fathers and brainwashing them.


Sounds like the kid knew damn well who he was. He clearly had no desire to meet his real parents:

Russell said the young man eventually gave Minnesota police the name Landers, indicating he knew who he was.

He and his grandparents had been living under aliases, he in Long Prairie and they in Browerville, eight miles to the north.
 
2013-01-11 09:01:20 AM  

Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.


But yet, your dad kept you around as a phuq toy.

Where the hell did you get religious kooks from? Farkin FarkLibtards, always preaching against people doing what they want with their bodies, unless you're talking about a hanger scrapin', then it's all hands on deck.
 
2013-01-11 09:03:20 AM  

Maerow: I agree, sounds like grandma and grandpa did the right thing in getting a beloved grandson out of a bad, bad situation. The fact that they had to care for the boy right from his birth says alot.


No, you're wrong. FarkLibtards say a bunch of religious kooks kidnapped the kid, and indoctrinated it in the way of furniture makin', and barn raisin'.
 
2013-01-11 09:07:12 AM  

Tumunga: Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.

But yet, your dad kept you around as a phuq toy.

Where the hell did you get religious kooks from? Farkin FarkLibtards, always preaching against people doing what they want with their bodies, unless you're talking about a hanger scrapin', then it's all hands on deck.


amish=religious kooks not all of the of course, but enough to cover for these people.  They fled the law to a secretive cult.
 
2013-01-11 09:29:05 AM  

Tumunga: Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.

But yet, your dad kept you around as a phuq toy.


Mature, logical argument. You win.
 
2013-01-11 09:40:50 AM  
We named the dog Minnesota.
 
2013-01-11 10:17:56 AM  

GORDON: way south: From how this reads, I suspect everyone from the sheriff on down damn well knew where he was.
They just didn't tell the parents.

/yea they searched... All of five feet around the police station.

Now that you mention it, I bet this was it. Other people need to keep railing about "religious people covering for each other," though, because the vocal ignorant are sometimes amusing, and it is Friday, after all.


I'd suspect its not just a religious connection, especially in the smallest communities.
Every so often a wifebeater goes "missing" and you've got Andy Griffiths evil twin on watch saying he's got no clues where the guy went.

Bullshiat!
Nothing happens in a place like that without someone knowing. Truth is everyone knows what happened and why, and no ones shedding a tear for damn good reasons.

The pigs are a little fatter this year, everyone's happy and the crime is non existent.
Does it matter what really happened?
 
2013-01-11 10:33:56 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: [reviewsfromtheabyss.files.wordpress.com image 300x201]
You know who else disappeared with a kid from Indiana?


mynotsofictionallife.files.wordpress.com

She didn't disappear, she just didn't tell him.
 
2013-01-11 10:37:39 AM  

johnperkins: We named the dog Minnesota.


But I liked that dog!
 
2013-01-11 10:39:49 AM  
Ok, 31 comments in on a thread about an Indiana boy and no Tom Petty reference? What dafuq? "Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain!"
 
2013-01-11 10:42:45 AM  
Rumour spreadin' around, that the kid's been found.
One got snatched back in LaGrange.

You know what I'm talkin' about.

Have mercy!

A haw haw haw haw haw haw haw.
 
2013-01-11 11:32:33 AM  
Huh. My family is from Browerville, the place the grandparents were living. I wonder if anyone I know knows who this is about.

/not me or mine
 
2013-01-11 12:04:02 PM  

Lsherm: Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.

If the Social Security administration was actually concerned about making sure an SS number was used by the person who owned it, this boy would have been found 20 years ago.  They could have flagged his number as a missing person and when he used it again it would have led right to him.

Instead, the SSA has no interest in making sure your Social Security number is being used by the person to whom it was granted.  If they did, they'd miss out on all the taxes collected by other people using the same number for hundreds of tax returns, W-4s, and employee identification.


It is not the Social Security Administration's job to find lost children. One of the deals made when Social Security went into existence was that it would not be used to do things like this.

Please, for the love of everything sacred. Do not spend your free blog time complaining that the government doesn't put enough effort into keeping tabs on us.
 
2013-01-11 01:10:33 PM  

FTDA: johnperkins: We named the dog Minnesota.

But I liked that dog!


Sallah is muslim (see his page on the Indiana Jones wiki). All four characters (Indy, Dad, Sallah, and Marcus) would have been expected to be well-read enough to realize that a dog would be najis (ritually unclean) to a muslim. For Indy to be named after- to name himself after- a dog might be somehow weirdly insulting from an islamic point of view. This might give some background on why Indy seems embarrassed and why Sallah finds it so amusing.
 
2013-01-11 01:13:42 PM  
Meh, he was kidnapped by the people who raised him and loved him and didn't want his crack-ho mother (or whatever) to take him, it's not like some creepy pedo nabbed him.
 
2013-01-11 02:04:13 PM  

johnperkins: FTDA: johnperkins: We named the dog Minnesota.

But I liked that dog!

Sallah is muslim (see his page on the Indiana Jones wiki). All four characters (Indy, Dad, Sallah, and Marcus) would have been expected to be well-read enough to realize that a dog would be najis (ritually unclean) to a muslim. For Indy to be named after- to name himself after- a dog might be somehow weirdly insulting from an islamic point of view. This might give some background on why Indy seems embarrassed and why Sallah finds it so amusing.


True, and that bit of information just makes the movie that much better!
 
2013-01-11 02:24:13 PM  

you_idiot: Meh, he was kidnapped by the people who raised him and loved him and didn't want his crack-ho mother (or whatever) to take him, it's not like some creepy pedo nabbed him.


Succinct.

I think the writer of TFA should have scapped the rest of his thousand (jumbled) words and just typed this.
 
2013-01-11 05:51:08 PM  

way south: GORDON: way south: From how this reads, I suspect everyone from the sheriff on down damn well knew where he was.
They just didn't tell the parents.

/yea they searched... All of five feet around the police station.

Now that you mention it, I bet this was it. Other people need to keep railing about "religious people covering for each other," though, because the vocal ignorant are sometimes amusing, and it is Friday, after all.

I'd suspect its not just a religious connection, especially in the smallest communities.
Every so often a wifebeater goes "missing" and you've got Andy Griffiths evil twin on watch saying he's got no clues where the guy went.

Bullshiat!
Nothing happens in a place like that without someone knowing. Truth is everyone knows what happened and why, and no ones shedding a tear for damn good reasons.

The pigs are a little fatter this year, everyone's happy and the crime is non existent.
Does it matter what really happened?


Sometimes it's a black man passing through who didn't realize it was a sundown town. Sometimes it's a poor boy planning to elope with a upper-class girl. Sometimes it's a wife of a cop threatening a divorce. Sometimes it's the cooking girl or maid who ends up pregnant with the mayor's baby. Nobody sheds a tear except the family, because small towns are amoral; they only protect their secrets, not their citizens.
 
2013-01-11 08:24:08 PM  
Indiana wants him. Lord, he can't go back there.
 
2013-01-12 01:04:45 AM  
The coverage here in Minnesota had some additional details.

Link

The mother had some developmental disabilities, and at some point was homeless. Probably due to this, the grandparents were awarded custody for a while - apparently, at 5 years old the kid actually indicated that he wanted to live with his grandparents instead of his mom.

They eventually made a run for it. Though obviously they were violating parental rights, it doesn't sound like the kid was in any danger from the abduction - and may have grown up in a more stable environment. So there's that.
 
2013-01-12 08:02:38 PM  

Lsherm: Revek: Look like they told the guberment to fark off.  Nice to know religious kooks can move to a place where everyone covers for kidnappers.

If the Social Security administration was actually concerned about making sure an SS number was used by the person who owned it, this boy would have been found 20 years ago.  They could have flagged his number as a missing person and when he used it again it would have led right to him.

Instead, the SSA has no interest in making sure your Social Security number is being used by the person to whom it was granted.  If they did, they'd miss out on all the taxes collected by other people using the same number for hundreds of tax returns, W-4s, and employee identification.


I'd say that's got to be the stupidest Social Security myth ever but someone will show you up.
 
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