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(Yahoo)   Very rarely do you hear the statement "Being Kidnapped and locked in a box for 17 days was the best thing to happen to me"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 29
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2013-01-15 11:57:54 AM
Strong woman.
 
2013-01-15 12:17:13 PM
Mad Props to her.
 
2013-01-15 12:58:12 PM
Me too
 
2013-01-15 12:58:30 PM
Subby must not be familiar with Stockholm Syndrome then...
 
2013-01-15 01:00:41 PM
Wow, that's pretty messed up.
 
2013-01-15 01:00:59 PM

Crewmannumber6: Me too


Ooooh, does that mean I can lock you in a box for 17 days?
 
2013-01-15 01:01:46 PM
I'm amazed she turned out even halfway normal after the start she got in life. Sounds like the foster family deserve massive thanks for salvaging her into a functional adult.

Of course, she must be an incredibly strong person to survive all of that in the first place.
 
2013-01-15 01:07:51 PM

SkunkWerks: Subby must not be familiar with Stockholm Syndrome then...


This wasn't Stockholm Syndrome. This was somebody whose life was so horrible that anything that got her out of that life was worth it.

I cannot imagine growing up like that.
 
2013-01-15 01:09:06 PM
"We as a society must protect this child, or our professed love for own children is just a fraud, and our so-called compassion for each other is just a mockery," said James Catterson, at the time the Suffolk County district attorney.

Prescient of him . . .

I wonder what he thinks now?
 
2013-01-15 01:09:17 PM

Jument: Wow, that's pretty messed up.


Yeah, while the kidnapper was a rapist and hid her in a dungeon, it probably cut down on the abuse rate during the 17 days of her confinement. Some f*cking families are so messed up; I wish I didn't know as much as I do about child abuse.

Bondith: I'm amazed she turned out even halfway normal after the start she got in life. Sounds like the foster family deserve massive thanks for salvaging her into a functional adult.

Of course, she must be an incredibly strong person to survive all of that in the first place.


Yeah, I might have to buy that book of hers. Even if it sucks, at least she gets a few bucks for her trouble.
 
2013-01-15 01:10:34 PM
She must be an awesome insurance saleswoman. "Look, fella, you need this insurance and I'll tell you why..."
 
2013-01-15 01:10:46 PM
Being chained as a 10-year-old for more than two weeks in a coffin-size box in a suburban New York dungeon was, Katie Beers says 20 years later, "the best thing that happened to me" because it allowed her to escape a life of abuse.

FTSA (from the Satan article):

The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2012, is "more or less an online community," Greaves said, although there are plans to form a base of operations somewhere in New York.

With sacrifices this willing, who could resist! Another reason I ♥ NY.

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2013-01-15 01:11:30 PM
Actually after Dumai's Wells he just turned into a total dick.
 
2013-01-15 01:18:47 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: This wasn't Stockholm Syndrome.


Statement still stands.
 
2013-01-15 01:19:32 PM

SkunkWerks: Subby must not be familiar with Stockholm Syndrome then...


What's a Muse song got to do with this?

/sorry, had to
//going to hell for that
 
2013-01-15 01:24:59 PM
"...she can no longer listen to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, because it played incessantly on MTV and VH1, while she was in the dungeon."

I feel the exact same way, and I was never in a dungeon.
 
2013-01-15 01:25:37 PM
Who disagrees with the headline?

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2013-01-15 01:47:30 PM
with pic of what box might have looked like

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2013-01-15 01:50:08 PM

had98c: Actually after Dumai's Wells he just turned into a total dick.


Heh, she came around by the end...
 
2013-01-15 01:57:05 PM
The part where there's a recording of her singing happy birthday to herself, while held in the dungeon...
that is a big vuvuzela of dusty
 
2013-01-15 03:16:27 PM
He told Gusoff in a letter published in the book that he believes he deserves to be released.

"I think Katie knows I will always wish her well," Esposito writes. "I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm sorry I even thought it up. It was a mistake."


Oh I want to climb through the series of tubes and slap this smarmy piece of shiat till his nose runs. "I think Katie knows I will always wish her well"?? That statement is so very much un-rehabilitated whack should-never-get-out-crazy it boggles the mind. Not to mention creepy. Very, very creepy.
 
2013-01-15 03:17:16 PM
Dammit, TWO Wheel of Time references already. I am slow today.
 
2013-01-15 03:31:09 PM
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//Da Beers
 
2013-01-15 03:35:14 PM

namegoeshere: He told Gusoff in a letter published in the book that he believes he deserves to be released.

"I think Katie knows I will always wish her well," Esposito writes. "I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm sorry I even thought it up. It was a mistake."

Oh I want to climb through the series of tubes and slap this smarmy piece of shiat till his nose runs. "I think Katie knows I will always wish her well"?? That statement is so very much un-rehabilitated whack should-never-get-out-crazy it boggles the mind. Not to mention creepy. Very, very creepy.


Allow me to join you. While we are beating him senseless, we must remember to assure him that we know that he knows that we wish him well.
 
2013-01-15 04:12:43 PM

danielscissorhands: "...she can no longer listen to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, because it played incessantly on MTV and VH1, while she was in the dungeon."

I feel the exact same way, and I was never in a dungeon.


Yeah, she wasn't exactly alone on that one. Ought to be outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
 
2013-01-15 05:31:45 PM
The sad part about this extreme type of abuse (before kidnapping) is that the children don't know anything else. They may be miserable, but they don't believe that it is wrong. I guess that's how they repeat history as adults.

I won't begin to compare my upbringing with hers. I just know that I regarded some of my childhood events/conditions to be normal back when they happened, but there's no way I would subject my own children to the same. This isn't revisionist history - the events/conditions are regarded the same today as they were back then.

I'm glad the system worked for once. We always hear about the failures. It breaks my heart that a 10yo child could be subjected to this life.
 
2013-01-15 07:37:42 PM
And if it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
 
2013-01-16 04:09:37 AM

Jument: Wow, that's pretty messed up.


And for here, difficult to make fun of.

I'm guessing that this scenario:

"She "celebrated" her 10th birthday while a prisoner of Esposito's and was heard on an audiotape found in the dungeon after her release singing "Happy Birthday" to herself, although she says today she has no recollection of that."

is just horrific and yet memorable enough to show up in some movie pretty soon.
 
2013-01-16 01:12:53 PM
Joe Esposito?

Got someone I want you to meet .... swing away, Merrill ...

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