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(ABC 33/40 Birmingham)   Loud bang heard at hostage site in Midland City, Alabama. Law enforcement says there will be an update "in the next hour" (UPDATE: Suspect is dead; boy is safe - Live video stream in article)   (abc3340.com) divider line 79
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2013-02-04 06:35:39 PM
4 votes:
Look, I'm a gun owner, but I'll be the first one to tell you that if you hear of me beating a dog to death with a lead pipe (assuming said dog isn't gnawing on me or my family at the time) and using my guns to randomly shoot at neighbors then take my farking guns away, because I've clearly crossed the double yellow.

How in the blue fark did this guy NOT set off every alarm bell on the batshiat-o-meter after that? Even adjusting for "Rural Alabama"
2013-02-04 05:12:10 PM
4 votes:
That poor kid is going to have a heaping dose of Stockholm Syndrome to work through. That is a hell of a thing to lay on a little kid with Aspergers and ADHD.

It's kinda funny how people who spend so much time preparing for a violent last stand with the government seem so unorganized when it actually goes down. (hmm funny, not ha ha funny)
2013-02-04 06:21:18 PM
3 votes:

RevCarter: So LaPierre was wrong. A good guy with a gun isn't the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun.


A cop can be a good guy every now and then just like a stopped clock is right.  It's only for a minute but it does happen.
2013-02-04 06:11:44 PM
3 votes:

Corvus: When people say 'we need guns to protect ourselves from the tyranny of government" remember these crazy people but that gives these nut jobs rein to kill people for what they think is "tyranny of government" too.


It takes a pretty twisted mind (obviously) to be so concerned about tyranny and personal rights while simultaneously being able to justify ending a man's life and literally taking away all freedom from a 5 year old boy and possibly ruining his entire life. This bastard should have just shot himself a week ago and saved everyone a lot of grief.
2013-02-04 05:07:49 PM
3 votes:
Dead goblin and living kid.  It's a good day.
2013-02-04 05:06:11 PM
3 votes:

jojostan: I hope he offed himself, and left the kid alone, but things like this usually don't work out like that...


yeah because watching some nutjob that kidnapped you off himself would be not at all traumatic.
2013-02-04 09:45:35 PM
2 votes:

SarcasticFark: remus: Wayne 985: Tangent:

Am I alone in thinking this Asperger's/ADHD thing is probably BS? I know they exist, but the kid is five and those are two of the most over-diagnosed illnesses in our society. I have this image in my head of helicopter parents with a perfectly healthy, if excitable, child.

Umm, Parent of a an Aspy here...   It's both REAL and VERY noticeable at an early age in some children.  They rarely want to actually hang a formal diagnosis at that age, however, so I'm not sure how these parents got one out of a licensed psychiatrist.  My son was showing the symptoms clearly as early as 2 years of age.  By five, he was very challenging to care for; my wife has never had a job as she's taken care of him his whole life.  He's 18 now and started college this semester.  Doing very well.  It's a long road with lots of ups and downs.

I have no doubt that some kids are over diagnosed, but make no mistake, it IS real and CAN be seen this early.  It is very, very difficult to parent a child like this.   It's also rewarding, but you have to have a lot of patience.  On the first day of this hostage crisis I was discussing it with my wife as we wondered how the nut job was going to handle a Aspy in a tiny container underground, especially since he was an old man without kids around.

Your son is 18 years old and I will posit that back when your son was diagnosed, it was a virtually unheard of condition and, therefore, a pretty reliable diagnosis.  Aspergers/Autism is the 2000's version of 1990's ADHD 'epidemic'.

I don't care what any medical professional claims:  a 5 year old boy has no business being diagnosed with ANY of the above conditions.  Our entire mental health system needs to be torn apart and restructured.


Like I said, it's very difficult to find a licensed psychiatrist that would actually give a formal diagnosis of pretty much anything at age 5.  They wouldn't give my son any diagnosis until he was around 12.  Then, they ran the huge battery of diagnostic tests, etc. and the guy with the PHD said it was Aspergers.

At age 5, they refused to give us a diagnosis.  They did, however, treat him with meds.  It was the difference between night and day.  He went from literally not being able to stay in school for more than a few hours before they called to ask us to pick him up to being able to stay all day and actually learn.
2013-02-04 09:38:50 PM
2 votes:

SarcasticFark: Your son is 18 years old and I will posit that back when your son was diagnosed, it was a virtually unheard of condition and, therefore, a pretty reliable diagnosis.  Aspergers/Autism is the 2000's version of 1990's ADHD 'epidemic'.

 
I don't care what any medical professional claims:  a 5 year old boy has no business being diagnosed with ANY of the above conditions.  Our entire mental health system needs to be torn apart and restructured.

Tom Cruise posts on fark. Who knew?
2013-02-04 09:20:40 PM
2 votes:

Wayne 985: Tangent:

Am I alone in thinking this Asperger's/ADHD thing is probably BS? I know they exist, but the kid is five and those are two of the most over-diagnosed illnesses in our society. I have this image in my head of helicopter parents with a perfectly healthy, if excitable, child.


Umm, Parent of a an Aspy here...   It's both REAL and VERY noticeable at an early age in some children.  They rarely want to actually hang a formal diagnosis at that age, however, so I'm not sure how these parents got one out of a licensed psychiatrist.  My son was showing the symptoms clearly as early as 2 years of age.  By five, he was very challenging to care for; my wife has never had a job as she's taken care of him his whole life.  He's 18 now and started college this semester.  Doing very well.  It's a long road with lots of ups and downs.

I have no doubt that some kids are over diagnosed, but make no mistake, it IS real and CAN be seen this early.  It is very, very difficult to parent a child like this.   It's also rewarding, but you have to have a lot of patience.  On the first day of this hostage crisis I was discussing it with my wife as we wondered how the nut job was going to handle a Aspy in a tiny container underground, especially since he was an old man without kids around.
2013-02-04 08:40:49 PM
2 votes:

halB: lostcat: pciszek: Since we are politicizing the hell out of this anyway, does anyone know if this guy's guns were legally purchased?

If they were, it adds validity to the argument that guns should be licensed, like cars. And the license has to be renewed every few years. Part of the licensing would involve a simple psych eval to determine if the person should continue to have access to a gun.

And the license would be required to purchase ammunition.

So 100 nutjobs out of 300 million and all of a sudden we all have to be treated like criminals?

What ever happened to treating people like adults?


Do you say that when you have to register your car, or insure it, or obtain a license to drive it? I'm not trying to give you a hard time here - but it's never occured to me to feel that way about my automobile, and if I had to do the same stuff for my guns, i would just do it. I have no desire to get rid of guns - but, just as I don't want crazy, incompetent people driving cars around, i don't want crazy, incompetent people toting guns around.
Would you advocate dispensing with the licensing and registration of automobiles and their drivers?
2013-02-04 07:36:11 PM
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: And nothing of value was lost.

You are saying that a dead bus driver and a tormented kid is is not a loss?

Wow.  Just wow.


Also, could the internet drama queens get together and find another phrase to replace "Wow. Just wow."?

It's getting old.
2013-02-04 05:57:36 PM
2 votes:

GRCooper: Wonder if it was the HRT.

I guess they couldn't send some knockout gas down the air tube cuz of the kid


That was my first thought.  Open PVC tube to the inside of the bunker, perfect.  Dosage that would put the man out and not kill the kid, not so much.

I am glad it's over and that the child can get the help he will need.  The kidnapper got his solution for his mental illness, too.  Cleaned it right out.
2013-02-04 05:45:12 PM
2 votes:

hdhale: Think one of them was a $3,500 shotgun just like the one St. Barry has? Maybe not, I hear that one is barely used, except for photo ops.


The important thing is we make this story about Obama and not the kidnapped child.
2013-02-04 05:44:23 PM
2 votes:

Magnanimous_J: That poor kid is going to have a heaping dose of Stockholm Syndrome to work through. That is a hell of a thing to lay on a little kid with Aspergers and ADHD.

It's kinda funny how people who spend so much time preparing for a violent last stand with the government seem so unorganized when it actually goes down. (hmm funny, not ha ha funny)



It's almost as if mentally ill people have mental illnesses. Because normal people who own guns and like to have a week or two of food in the basement don't generally do anything which would be worth reporting on.
2013-02-04 05:22:32 PM
2 votes:

atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?


Srsly? 0/10
2013-02-04 05:13:44 PM
2 votes:
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\I'm just sayin
2013-02-05 06:19:19 AM
1 votes:

halB: lostcat: pciszek: Since we are politicizing the hell out of this anyway, does anyone know if this guy's guns were legally purchased?

If they were, it adds validity to the argument that guns should be licensed, like cars. And the license has to be renewed every few years. Part of the licensing would involve a simple psych eval to determine if the person should continue to have access to a gun.

And the license would be required to purchase ammunition.

So 100 nutjobs out of 300 million and all of a sudden we all have to be treated like criminals?


You must be joking.

What ever happened to treating people like adults?

Whatever happened to people acting like adults?
2013-02-04 11:48:23 PM
1 votes:

jso2897: Would you advocate dispensing with the licensing and registration of automobiles and their drivers?


Some people do.  Isn't that how Timothy McVeigh was caught?
2013-02-04 11:44:48 PM
1 votes:

inglixthemad: I thought they took Asperger's out of the DSM-V?


As I understand, they now just call it a sub-category of "Autism".  Not that anyone was ever claiming otherwise, I think it was just an attempt to prune down the nomenclature.
2013-02-04 11:33:24 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: And nothing of value was lost.

You are saying that a dead bus driver and a tormented kid is is not a loss?

Wow.  Just wow.

I guess you didn't read my followup. It's OK, reading is kinda hard for some people.

changing the goalposts again?

writing seems to be hard for you.

go take your sick attitude elsewhere.  A bus driver is DEAD and a kid is traumatized...no biggie for you, I know.


yeah, 3000 dead and you gave bush a pass. 4 dead and you want obamas ass. fark you. hard. dry. with a legal gun. troll.
2013-02-04 10:39:24 PM
1 votes:

SarcasticFark: remus: Wayne 985: Tangent:

Am I alone in thinking this Asperger's/ADHD thing is probably BS? I know they exist, but the kid is five and those are two of the most over-diagnosed illnesses in our society. I have this image in my head of helicopter parents with a perfectly healthy, if excitable, child.

Umm, Parent of a an Aspy here...   It's both REAL and VERY noticeable at an early age in some children.  They rarely want to actually hang a formal diagnosis at that age, however, so I'm not sure how these parents got one out of a licensed psychiatrist.  My son was showing the symptoms clearly as early as 2 years of age.  By five, he was very challenging to care for; my wife has never had a job as she's taken care of him his whole life.  He's 18 now and started college this semester.  Doing very well.  It's a long road with lots of ups and downs.

I have no doubt that some kids are over diagnosed, but make no mistake, it IS real and CAN be seen this early.  It is very, very difficult to parent a child like this.   It's also rewarding, but you have to have a lot of patience.  On the first day of this hostage crisis I was discussing it with my wife as we wondered how the nut job was going to handle a Aspy in a tiny container underground, especially since he was an old man without kids around.

Your son is 18 years old and I will posit that back when your son was diagnosed, it was a virtually unheard of condition and, therefore, a pretty reliable diagnosis.  Aspergers/Autism is the 2000's version of 1990's ADHD 'epidemic'.

I don't care what any medical professional claims:  a 5 year old boy has no business being diagnosed with ANY of the above conditions.  Our entire mental health system needs to be torn apart and restructured.


So you know more than any medical professional, despite your years of training in any field unrelated to the diagnosis, treatment or management of mental disorders?
2013-02-04 09:33:48 PM
1 votes:

popesballs: Does anyone know why they didn't just raid the bunker right after he fell asleep??  The guy was 65 years old, did he really stay alert and attentive for 5 straight days?


If the kid had adhd, he might have had Ritalin/Adderall on him.  Or the guy may have had his own stash of uppers.
2013-02-04 09:27:43 PM
1 votes:

remus: Wayne 985: Tangent:

Am I alone in thinking this Asperger's/ADHD thing is probably BS? I know they exist, but the kid is five and those are two of the most over-diagnosed illnesses in our society. I have this image in my head of helicopter parents with a perfectly healthy, if excitable, child.

Umm, Parent of a an Aspy here...   It's both REAL and VERY noticeable at an early age in some children.  They rarely want to actually hang a formal diagnosis at that age, however, so I'm not sure how these parents got one out of a licensed psychiatrist.  My son was showing the symptoms clearly as early as 2 years of age.  By five, he was very challenging to care for; my wife has never had a job as she's taken care of him his whole life.  He's 18 now and started college this semester.  Doing very well.  It's a long road with lots of ups and downs.

I have no doubt that some kids are over diagnosed, but make no mistake, it IS real and CAN be seen this early.  It is very, very difficult to parent a child like this.   It's also rewarding, but you have to have a lot of patience.  On the first day of this hostage crisis I was discussing it with my wife as we wondered how the nut job was going to handle a Aspy in a tiny container underground, especially since he was an old man without kids around.


Well, I stand corrected on that point. Apologies if I offended you, and I'm certainly sympathetic to your struggles.
2013-02-04 09:12:36 PM
1 votes:
www.rawstory.com

"This isolated incident is a tragedy for America's heartland.  The individual clearly had mental issues.  Please seek help if you have concerns."

"COMING UP NEXT: IS OBAMA GOING TO USE THE ARMY TO BREAK DOWN YOUR DOOR AND TAKE YOUR GUNS?  JOIN US FOR DAY #3 OF OBAMA'S WAR ON AMERICANS: THEY'RE COMING. NOW.  RIGHT NOW!"
2013-02-04 08:49:17 PM
1 votes:
The TV networks are not going to show live footage of what the cops are doing outside of a hostage situation for the obvious reason that the hostage-taker might be watching the news himself; and would be warned about what the police are and aren't doing.

The hostages right to be successfully rescued trumps your right to gawk.
2013-02-04 08:40:42 PM
1 votes:
NBC News reporting that the explosion came from a "diversionary device" which I take to mean a flash-bang grenade.
2013-02-04 08:31:30 PM
1 votes:

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: nekom: Thank god the kid is ok! As for the kindnapper, well bye

I like the idea of "kindnapping." Like somebody grabs you up, takes you to Vegas, and plies you with cheap whores and expensive liquor for a couple of days before releasing you at your local airport.


At my age and physical condition, I would prefer expensive whores and cheap liquor.
2013-02-04 08:21:32 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?


Yes. The same authority figures you are so worried about. Just as it's supposed to happen. Now fark off you opportunistic amoral twatwaffle.
2013-02-04 08:10:02 PM
1 votes:

Felgraf: hdhale: Think one of them was a $3,500 shotgun just like the one St. Barry has? Maybe not, I hear that one is barely used, except for photo ops.

Hrm? Nah, I think it was the guns Dykes used to shoot at neighbors, not the shotgun from the image from august that crazy folks demanded Obama release, then biatched about when he did.


You know, assuming Obama chose that gun... I gotta say, he's got good taste. That piece is understated in its elegance. A lot of guys with the double-barreled guns like to go all out with tons of shiny lacquer on the finish, tons of ornate engraving on the receiver, and gold-plated triggers... ol' Barry just kept it simple and functional, yet beautiful.

That's all I have to say on it.
2013-02-04 08:07:29 PM
1 votes:

snowjack: When the NRA spends as much money as it does interfering with the ATF's effectiveness with arbitrary political roadblocks at every turn, you have to wonder about the honesty of the NRA's "If only the government was competent enough to enforce existing law" talking points.


That's the conservative playbook, not just for guns.

"Gummint don't work!!"

"Heck of a job, Brownie."

"SEE!!"
2013-02-04 08:04:43 PM
1 votes:

way south: lostcat: pciszek: Since we are politicizing the hell out of this anyway, does anyone know if this guy's guns were legally purchased?

If they were, it adds validity to the argument that guns should be licensed, like cars. And the license has to be renewed every few years. Part of the licensing would involve a simple psych eval to determine if the person should continue to have access to a gun.

And the license would be required to purchase ammunition.

If the guns were legally purchased by a man with mental issues and a rap sheet, it adds validity to the question: "How long has the ATF had its thumbs up its own arse and what the hell have they been doing with the money we gave them?"

When the agency in charge of the regulations has given away more guns than its found, you have to ask if we aren't at the point of getting diminishing returns from giving government more power.


When the NRA spends as much money as it does interfering with the ATF's effectiveness with arbitrary political roadblocks at every turn, you have to wonder about the honesty of the NRA's "If only the government was competent enough to enforce existing law" talking points.

I don't support a ban on "assault weapons," or restrictions on magazine size. But I won't join the NRA either.
2013-02-04 08:00:37 PM
1 votes:
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but the kid has Asperger's and ADHD.

This poor kid is gonna need a shiat-ton of therapy for quite a while. Better than him being dead, I suppose.

Glad the worthless sack of shiat who did all of this is getting to have an awkward discussion with St. Peter.
2013-02-04 07:44:54 PM
1 votes:
Too many guns.

/and crazy people
2013-02-04 07:44:40 PM
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I didn't think you were a troll


All evidence to date suggests he's not really just pretending to be stupid...
2013-02-04 07:43:06 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: And nothing of value was lost.

You are saying that a dead bus driver and a tormented kid is is not a loss?

Wow.  Just wow.

I guess you didn't read my followup. It's OK, reading is kinda hard for some people.

changing the goalposts again?

writing seems to be hard for you.

go take your sick attitude elsewhere.  A bus driver is DEAD and a kid is traumatized...no biggie for you, I know.


Oh for fark's sake ... I should have known better than to respond. I didn't think you were a troll, but I don't keep really close track of that shiat, so I'll just make a mental note to not waste my time in the future.
2013-02-04 07:41:56 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: mongbiohazard: Because normal people who own guns and like to have a week or two of food in the basement don't generally do anything which would be worth reporting on.

Not until they start murdering people anyway.



From the mind control rays that the evil devil machines emit, I guess.

Strangely enough, there are millions of people who own guns and manage to not murder people - ever. Same as there are millions of people who own cars and don't use them to run people over. Or hammers who manage not to beat anyone to death. Consider the state of healthcare in this country, in particular mental health care which is in even worse shape, and our utterly appalling income and wealth disparity... but yeah, everyone who owns guns is going to start murdering people. Even though they actually don't, so let's just continue to blame the symptom and forget all about how these people have mental health problems. That'll fix it. Ignoring the cause of things always fixes them.
2013-02-04 07:40:35 PM
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly Pirate Hooker: And nothing of value was lost.

You are saying that a dead bus driver and a tormented kid is is not a loss?

Wow.  Just wow.

Also, could the internet drama queens get together and find another phrase to replace "Wow. Just wow."?

It's getting old.


[politely]

You could leave.
2013-02-04 07:36:24 PM
1 votes:
How did all those legal guns do protecting him from the government? About as expected.
2013-02-04 07:19:40 PM
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: And nothing of value was lost.


You are saying that a dead bus driver and a tormented kid is is not a loss?

Wow.  Just wow.
2013-02-04 07:17:00 PM
1 votes:
Clearly this was a staged event by Fuehrer Obama to scare us all into throwing our guns into a UN-built quarry full of salt water and leftover freedom. Oh, and HeWhoHasNoName, either you've not seen Doomsday Preppers or you weren't paying attention. Having an emergency kit to see you through the first few days of a crisis is admittedly common sense. Building a geothermal-powered mega-fortress with a closed ventilation system, pungee stick traps, gun ports and an electrified motion-sensitive perimeter fence is hardly "rational". I'll bet 50 cents you have a "Don't Tread On Me" flag doubling as a curtain in at least one bedroom window.
2013-02-04 07:12:59 PM
1 votes:

snowshovel: Good thing the kid is okay. I would've hated to see what the end game is in Obama's gun-free paradise where noone has guns.


What would have happened if the hostage taker didn't have a gun?

I'm told he would have used a knife or a car.
2013-02-04 07:12:47 PM
1 votes:

snowshovel: Good thing the kid is okay. I would've hated to see what the end game is in Obama's gun-free paradise where noone has guns.


the fark are you even talking about?
disarming cops?
has someone suggested disarming cops or are you making shiat up?
2013-02-04 07:12:18 PM
1 votes:
As long as the boy is safe, that's all that matters at this time.
2013-02-04 07:07:54 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: well, we do know that he was a pot head and pot usage is linked to paranoia and psychosis.


Do you honestly not understand sarcasm or are you pretty much just bored with this alt at this point and you're just sort of winding it down?

I only ask because.... no... wait.... I just noticed a bit of peeling paint so suddenly I have something better to do than give a shiat about your incessant derping.

Never mind.
2013-02-04 07:03:03 PM
1 votes:
Kid has aspergers already, so he's pretty farked up to begin with. Aspergers kids don't get the same intense emotions as normal kids so the trauma may be less pronounced than most of us would expect.

Just my $.02
2013-02-04 06:58:39 PM
1 votes:
Dr. Phil, Oprah, Piers Morgan, Barbara Walters..... the first interview wheel is in motion, where it stops, nobody knows.  Alabama family to profit with interviews and books.  Stay tuned.
2013-02-04 06:20:21 PM
1 votes:

I Like Shiny Things: I asked my better half yesterday why this story wasn't all over the news 24/7 since day 1.

She said it wasn't about the kid - its about the villian. "It'll be plastered all over the news when the media can report about the bad guy."

It really wasn't a big news story when this innocent child was held hostage for 6 days. Now its suddenly much more important. Hmmmm.



There wasn't much to report for most of the past week.  First couple days saw the nutjob's backstory.  What then - violate the boy's privacy?  Cops, of course, had little to say about what they were doing; the guy had radio and TV in his bunker, for one reason.

Still, I found daily "updates" ever day of the week.
2013-02-04 06:04:05 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: But the important question is, Did he have any Assault WeaponsTM?


Good question. I also wonder if he had any firearms.
2013-02-04 06:00:47 PM
1 votes:
When I read the headline, all I could think was "One loud bang is WAY more likely to be good news than two."

Glad it seems to have ended well.


/Preppers needs to go off the air.  It glorifies freepers and conspiratards.
2013-02-04 05:58:42 PM
1 votes:
Survivalist? You're doing it wrong.
2013-02-04 05:46:05 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?


They sent in a well-regulated militia with weapons training but no field experiance?

Cool.

I would have thought they'd have sent in cops or a specially trained tactical unit.
2013-02-04 05:45:27 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: GRCooper: He offed himself? Prolly a 49'ers fan ...

Going by the briefing, he was shot by the police. Apparently the situation started deteriorating over the past 24 hours to the point they thought the little boy was in increasing danger.


I didn't if they shot him or he killed himself, but either way it was a successful forced entry rescue.  He could have done himself once he saw the game was up.  It doesn't particularly matter.  The murdering, kidnapping crazy guy is dead, the child hostage has been safely rescued, so damned good job by law enforcement.
2013-02-04 05:44:41 PM
1 votes:
fox to refer to him as a "liberal" in 3... 2...
2013-02-04 05:37:26 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?


Why is it gun nuts are always the people who should be on "mentally unstable and shouldn't be allowed to own a gun" list?

/Yes, that's you I'm referring to.
2013-02-04 05:32:49 PM
1 votes:
It would have happened soon, but God was busy deciding who would win The Superbowl.
The 49ers were 729 prayers short.
2013-02-04 05:32:20 PM
1 votes:

HypnozombieX: Crotchity ol vietnam vet, trapped in a 4 x 6 x 8 room with an autistic kid with adhd?


sounds like a CBS sitcom pilot from 1989.
2013-02-04 05:27:59 PM
1 votes:

lostcat: atomicmask: lostcat: atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?

Srsly? 0/10

No seriously, they should have just legislated the kid free! If they toss enough laws at the loony he would have realized the error in his ways and gave up! It is what's going to protect us after this crazy "gun culture" we got finally goes the way of the dodo right? Laws are like bulletproof vests, the more you have the more bullet proof you are!

Let me guess...

You're digging a hole for a bunker in your back yard?


No I am building a wall made out of stupid laws around my house. That will protect me. Its what you are doing, right?
2013-02-04 05:27:57 PM
1 votes:
Killed pulled a Ransom of Red Chief on the crazy fark
2013-02-04 05:26:04 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: lostcat: atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?

Srsly? 0/10

No seriously, they should have just legislated the kid free! If they toss enough laws at the loony he would have realized the error in his ways and gave up! It is what's going to protect us after this crazy "gun culture" we got finally goes the way of the dodo right? Laws are like bulletproof vests, the more you have the more bullet proof you are!


Let me guess...

You're digging a hole for a bunker in your back yard?
2013-02-04 05:24:46 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?


Well, he was kidnapped from a schoolbus. I don't think having bus drivers, who are frequently around grabby young children who do not, at that age, possess a very strong grasp on the concept of 'permanent consequences to an action', be armed would be a good *OR* responsible idea. For the same reason one doesn't leave a gun on a coffee table when toddlers are about.

But, hey, that's just me.
2013-02-04 05:24:04 PM
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lostcat: atomicmask: So the talking and promises and vague threats of gun free zones didn't rescue the kid, men armed with guns rescued the kid?

Srsly? 0/10


No seriously, they should have just legislated the kid free! If they toss enough laws at the loony he would have realized the error in his ways and gave up! It is what's going to protect us after this crazy "gun culture" we got finally goes the way of the dodo right? Laws are like bulletproof vests, the more you have the more bullet proof you are!
2013-02-04 05:23:42 PM
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Radio guy here in Dothan, just outside of Midland City, A huge sigh of relief here as the details continue to trickle in, as I am not sure if they used flash bangs or if the hatch was booby trapped.....Dykes IS dead, and Ethan has been taken to a local hospital.  Apparently Dykes wanted to talk to a news commentator.  He did allow the authorities give Ethan his medicine and toys to keep him occupied.  Ethan's 6th birthday is apparently Wednesday
2013-02-04 05:18:48 PM
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kvinesknows: yeah because watching some nutjob that kidnapped you off himself would be not at all traumatic.


Especially after having to spend days with him in what amounts to a walk-in closet.  With no bathroom.
2013-02-04 05:17:00 PM
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nekom: Thank god the kid is ok! As for the kindnapper, well bye


I like the idea of "kindnapping." Like somebody grabs you up, takes you to Vegas, and plies you with cheap whores and expensive liquor for a couple of days before releasing you at your local airport.
2013-02-04 05:16:49 PM
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The moment in this whole case that ripped my heart out, was the parents going on TV, thanking the nutcase for "taking care" of their son.  I understand the strategy behind it, but I'd have  a hard time delivering those lines without launching into a profane tirade.
2013-02-04 05:16:36 PM
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Bathia_Mapes: ordinarysteve: That kid is going to need a lot of consoling in the years to come.

Yep. Not only was he kidnapped, but he saw his kidnapper murder the bus driver. Lots and lots of counseling in this poor kid's future.


As a father I'd rather my kid be traumatized instead of dead.  You can do something about the trauma.  Dead, not so much.
2013-02-04 05:14:15 PM
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Magnanimous_J: It's kinda funny how people who spend so much time preparing for a violent last stand with the government seem so unorganized when it actually goes down. (hmm funny, not ha ha funny)


Also kind of funny how they prove themselves to be right.

See!  Government out to get me!
2013-02-04 05:14:09 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!: Link


FTA: Authorities said 65-year-old Jim Dykes killed 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr. before escaping with the kindergartener, who has Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Wouldn't this have driven the man mad? The kid couldn't sit still and was clumsy about it. Maybe the kid is a hero.
2013-02-04 05:13:54 PM
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Earguy: AspectRatio: The kid's OK apparently, and the guy is dead.

Can't wait to hear how they pulled this off.


My guess is that he ate a bullet, and on hearing a gunshot they blew the doors probably expecting the worst but delighted to find out that the kid was safe.
2013-02-04 05:13:51 PM
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violentsalvation: I read the kid is safe and Dykes is dead.


Oh my god.
This is so much better than I thought it would end.
Wow.
I'm so glad to hear that the boy is okay.
2013-02-04 05:12:11 PM
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Mager: Oldiron_79: Naeva: Midland, Alabama.. not Georgia.

Alabama is in Georgia dumbass

They do all blur together, like the "food" at Golden Corral.


I guess you are like the 1person on fark that hasnt seen idiocracy. (Ok it was FL&GA on idiocracy)
2013-02-04 05:11:42 PM
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So the kid is okay?  I hoped it would work out for the kid.

/thought it would end up tragic
2013-02-04 05:11:16 PM
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That kid is going to need a lot of consoling in the years to come.
2013-02-04 05:08:38 PM
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Naeva: Midland, Alabama.. not Georgia.


Alabama is in Georgia dumbass
2013-02-04 05:07:55 PM
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violentsalvation: I read the kid is safe and Dykes is dead.


Imokaywiththis.jpg
2013-02-04 05:07:49 PM
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Guess who came and took his guns. And they weren't even the military.
2013-02-04 05:06:32 PM
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Kids O.K.? Fantastic!
2013-02-04 05:05:26 PM
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I hope he offed himself, and left the kid alone, but things like this usually don't work out like that...
2013-02-04 05:04:39 PM
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So ya wanna go Galt? Well okay then!
 
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