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(WHO TV Des Moines)   Two boys rescued by firefighter flew to New York to be on The Today Show to discuss their story. And while the family was in New York, someone broke into their home and stole virtually all their possessions   (whotv.com) divider line 61
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2014-03-27 11:37:27 PM  
That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.
 
2014-03-27 11:38:44 PM  
What, did they use that Occam's Razor thingy Facebook just bought?
 
2014-03-28 12:01:31 AM  
A cynical person would speculate that they set up the robbery themselves to get donations.
 
2014-03-28 12:28:47 AM  

fusillade762: A cynical person would speculate that they set up the robbery themselves to get donations.


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2014-03-28 12:42:47 AM  

fusillade762: A cynical person would speculate that they set up the robbery themselves to get donations.


I'm cynical about your statement.
 
2014-03-28 01:12:58 AM  
At least the firefighter wasn't robbed. He was the hero in the story afterall.
 
2014-03-28 01:15:29 AM  
"Sick" to me always implied something gross or disgusting. I never understood why a "jerk move" was considered 'sick'.

/whatever
 
2014-03-28 01:16:24 AM  
Karma works backwards too
 
2014-03-28 01:20:20 AM  
Christ, what (an) asshole (s).
 
2014-03-28 01:21:58 AM  
sooner or later they will find the culprits
and karma is a biatch
 
2014-03-28 01:28:54 AM  

ransack.: That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.


thedailyshow.mtvnimages.com
 
2014-03-28 01:35:04 AM  

ransack.: That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.


You sound white.
 
2014-03-28 01:35:58 AM  
Wow, twice stupid.
 
2014-03-28 01:38:19 AM  
Daaamn... Times is rough all over!
 
2014-03-28 01:38:33 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: ransack.: That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.

You sound white.


Well to be fair even blahs can afford a Mexican nanny.
 
2014-03-28 01:40:22 AM  
Reminds me of when our first house got burgled. Xmas, 1978, 2½ month after our son was born, we went to spend a few days before Xmas with my mom in Illinois, then drove back to Iowa to spend the next day with my mother-in-law and then back home to Des Moines on Xmas Day.  As we turned the corner, we saw all the lights were on in our house and the front door was partially open.  My wife and the baby stayed in the car and I went in to check.  The house was empty, but ransacked.  We didn't have much back then, but they did grab a mantelpiece clock that had been a wedding gift, a bunch of my wife's jewelry, one of which was my maternal grandmother's amber bead necklace and my maternal grandfather's pocket watch.  They must have gotten pissed off that there wasn't more, so they took a dozen eggs out of the refrigerator and egged down the walls  in the living room and dining room.  My wife took one look and broke into hysterical sobs.

We called the cops.  They had a good idea who did it, but no proof.  there was a family two blocks down whose father was on strike at Delavan.  When strike benefits ran out, he sent his boys out doing B&Es in the neighborhood and his daughter out hooking.   The boys were juveniles, so they got off with a slap on the wrist if caught.  The one consolation we had was that the state legislator who pushed thru that juvenile justice bill  that allowed them to get away with that lived one block over and had been hit six times by these punks.


After that, we made sure we had house sitters when we went out of town.
 
2014-03-28 01:41:25 AM  
They have insurance.
 
2014-03-28 01:43:44 AM  
I usually just look in the obits. Stealing from dead people isn't really stealing.
 
2014-03-28 01:44:00 AM  
Virtually? They were burglarized through a digital interface?
 
2014-03-28 01:46:10 AM  
Who would steal a little kid's underwear and socks? What the hell is somebody going to do with a pair of Transformer underwear and a pair of pants that have had at least one accident in them?
 
2014-03-28 01:46:51 AM  
There is a price to pay for cheating death. They got off cheap. Very cheap.
 
2014-03-28 01:50:12 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: ransack.: That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.

You sound white.


I didn't say it but it sounds like something I would have said if I had thought of it.
 
2014-03-28 01:51:41 AM  

diaphoresis: They have insurance.


addendum: Look for their stuff on eBay or Craigslist... it's a sick world out there
 
2014-03-28 01:52:29 AM  
Eh, I think this is actually  less of a dick move than most robberies.

Normally, the blame lies entirely on the burglar, but in this case the balls-out uncaring negligence of the family in making a public appearance on TV, telling all the neighbors, and not so much as asking a neighbor to keep an eye on the place while they were gone is a major contributing factor.

So, no, not really [sick] at all here.
 
2014-03-28 01:54:08 AM  

armor helix: Who would steal a little kid's underwear and socks? What the hell is somebody going to do with a pair of Transformer underwear and a pair of pants that have had at least one accident in them?


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2014-03-28 01:56:31 AM  

diaphoresis: diaphoresis: They have insurance.

addendum: Look for their stuff on eBay or Craigslist... it's a sick world out there


In Des Moines a few years back, a family came home to find their home broken into and their stove gone.  Later that week, it showed up on Craigslist.  The husband called the guy up and made an appointment to check it out and confirmed it was theirs.  He told the guy he was going to the bank to get the money and came back with the cops.
 
2014-03-28 02:04:06 AM  
I am torn between Death Doesn't Like to be Cheated and Scam to Solicit Donations.
 
2014-03-28 02:07:15 AM  

Therion: Virtually? They were burglarized through a digital interface?


No, no, no.

Subby means literally all there possessions.

//sometimes you double bait
 
2014-03-28 02:08:57 AM  

jaylectricity: fusillade762: A cynical person would speculate that they set up the robbery themselves to get donations.

I'm cynical about your statement.


I'm cynical about your cynicism.
 
2014-03-28 02:12:49 AM  
Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.
 
2014-03-28 02:37:12 AM  

Aulus: diaphoresis: diaphoresis: They have insurance.

addendum: Look for their stuff on eBay or Craigslist... it's a sick world out there

In Des Moines a few years back, a family came home to find their home broken into and their stove gone.  Later that week, it showed up on Craigslist.  The husband called the guy up and made an appointment to check it out and confirmed it was theirs.  He told the guy he was going to the bank to get the money and came back with the cops.


Back in the days before CL, my house was broken into.  They got stereo equipment, TV, cameras, etc.  Cops came, dusted for prints, etc. but didn't hold out much hope.  Couple weeks later, I'm home on a Saturday afternoon, doorbell rings, there's a stranger at the door with a sob story about how his mother has been taken to the hospital in a town about 30 miles away and he doesn't have any money for gas.  Would I be so kind as to give him a few bucks for "his" camera so he could go see his mother?  Problem was, it was my camera.  Told him I'd have to get my wallet, went in, called 911 quickly and went back to the front door with a couple bucks.  Then asked to have a little better look at the camera.  Opened the case, pulled out the camera and there, inside the case, was my name and address.  He was still stuttering when the cops pulled up (small town, quick response).  If crooks were smart, they'd earn money legally so they had a chance of keeping it.
 
2014-03-28 02:37:17 AM  
That's so weird, and kind of hard to believe, since people who steal non-necessities and for their own monetary gain are usually exemplars of empathy and compassion.
 
2014-03-28 02:46:39 AM  

Mr. Right: Aulus: diaphoresis: diaphoresis: They have insurance.

addendum: Look for their stuff on eBay or Craigslist... it's a sick world out there

In Des Moines a few years back, a family came home to find their home broken into and their stove gone.  Later that week, it showed up on Craigslist.  The husband called the guy up and made an appointment to check it out and confirmed it was theirs.  He told the guy he was going to the bank to get the money and came back with the cops.

Back in the days before CL, my house was broken into.  They got stereo equipment, TV, cameras, etc.  Cops came, dusted for prints, etc. but didn't hold out much hope.  Couple weeks later, I'm home on a Saturday afternoon, doorbell rings, there's a stranger at the door with a sob story about how his mother has been taken to the hospital in a town about 30 miles away and he doesn't have any money for gas.  Would I be so kind as to give him a few bucks for "his" camera so he could go see his mother?  Problem was, it was my camera.  Told him I'd have to get my wallet, went in, called 911 quickly and went back to the front door with a couple bucks.  Then asked to have a little better look at the camera.  Opened the case, pulled out the camera and there, inside the case, was my name and address.  He was still stuttering when the cops pulled up (small town, quick response).  If crooks were smart, they'd earn money legally so they had a chance of keeping it.


He just stole it from you, so he probably figured that you would be wanting to replace it on the cheap. This is how the mind of a dope fiend works people. If they were geniuses they wouldn't have started using hard drugs in the first place.
 
2014-03-28 02:49:51 AM  

Mr. Right: Aulus: diaphoresis: diaphoresis: They have insurance.

addendum: Look for their stuff on eBay or Craigslist... it's a sick world out there

In Des Moines a few years back, a family came home to find their home broken into and their stove gone.  Later that week, it showed up on Craigslist.  The husband called the guy up and made an appointment to check it out and confirmed it was theirs.  He told the guy he was going to the bank to get the money and came back with the cops.

Back in the days before CL, my house was broken into.  They got stereo equipment, TV, cameras, etc.  Cops came, dusted for prints, etc. but didn't hold out much hope.  Couple weeks later, I'm home on a Saturday afternoon, doorbell rings, there's a stranger at the door with a sob story about how his mother has been taken to the hospital in a town about 30 miles away and he doesn't have any money for gas.  Would I be so kind as to give him a few bucks for "his" camera so he could go see his mother?  Problem was, it was my camera.  Told him I'd have to get my wallet, went in, called 911 quickly and went back to the front door with a couple bucks.  Then asked to have a little better look at the camera.  Opened the case, pulled out the camera and there, inside the case, was my name and address.  He was still stuttering when the cops pulled up (small town, quick response).  If crooks were smart, they'd earn money legally so they had a chance of keeping it.



Anyway, how was the mother? Did he get to see her in hospital after all?

You seemed to have missed the most important bits of the story. I hope she's doing fine.
 
2014-03-28 03:26:07 AM  
Hopefully this'll be one of those cases where the local community gets together to raise money for the family.
 
2014-03-28 03:37:49 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Eh, I think this is actually  less of a dick move than most robberies.

Normally, the blame lies entirely on the burglar, but in this case the balls-out uncaring negligence of the family in making a public appearance on TV, telling all the neighbors, and not so much as asking a neighbor to keep an eye on the place while they were gone is a major contributing factor.

So, no, not really [sick] at all here.


And I bet if she hadn't been wearing that mini skirt, she would never have been raped either!!!

/nice way to blame the victim.
//how about people just don't break into people shiat.
 
2014-03-28 03:40:22 AM  

Old enough to know better: Hopefully this'll be one of those cases where the local community gets together to raise money for the family.


FTFA: "While the police investigate, community members have set up drop off locations for donations for the family."
 
2014-03-28 03:43:24 AM  

Bourbonman: Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.


Pretty much so.  Ask anyone born and raised there where they are from and you get the answer "Fordoge."  total mushmouths up there.


The community college there is a joke.  The president, vice-president and the coaches of both the football and basketball teams got caught changing team members' failing grades to Cs.  They managed to not only keep their jobs but escape criminal charges as the law at the time did not give the Board of Regents authority over community colleges and the state code had nothing in it to make that a crime.  The president finally got forced out when he got caught drinking with students, some of whom were under-age on a party boat.  He still got a hefty severance pay out.
 
2014-03-28 03:47:54 AM  

Aulus: Bourbonman: Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.

Pretty much so.  Ask anyone born and raised there where they are from and you get the answer "Fordoge."  total mushmouths up there.


The community college there is a joke.  The president, vice-president and the coaches of both the football and basketball teams got caught changing team members' failing grades to Cs.  They managed to not only keep their jobs but escape criminal charges as the law at the time did not give the Board of Regents authority over community colleges and the state code had nothing in it to make that a crime.  The president finally got forced out when he got caught drinking with students, some of whom were under-age on a party boat.  He still got a hefty severance pay out.


You say all that like its a bad thing. Are they hiring?
 
2014-03-28 03:50:40 AM  

kendelrio: Aulus: Bourbonman: Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.

Pretty much so.  Ask anyone born and raised there where they are from and you get the answer "Fordoge."  total mushmouths up there.


The community college there is a joke.  The president, vice-president and the coaches of both the football and basketball teams got caught changing team members' failing grades to Cs.  They managed to not only keep their jobs but escape criminal charges as the law at the time did not give the Board of Regents authority over community colleges and the state code had nothing in it to make that a crime.  The president finally got forced out when he got caught drinking with students, some of whom were under-age on a party boat.  He still got a hefty severance pay out.

You say all that like its a bad thing. Are they hiring?


Agreed. One of a few jobs tailor-made for Farkers.
 
2014-03-28 04:00:42 AM  

kendelrio: Aulus: Bourbonman: Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.

Pretty much so.  Ask anyone born and raised there where they are from and you get the answer "Fordoge."  total mushmouths up there.


The community college there is a joke.  The president, vice-president and the coaches of both the football and basketball teams got caught changing team members' failing grades to Cs.  They managed to not only keep their jobs but escape criminal charges as the law at the time did not give the Board of Regents authority over community colleges and the state code had nothing in it to make that a crime.  The president finally got forced out when he got caught drinking with students, some of whom were under-age on a party boat.  He still got a hefty severance pay out.

You say all that like its a bad thing. Are they hiring?


I got a few of the details wrong, but mostly right   http://messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/508466.html
 
2014-03-28 04:19:48 AM  
Sick?

That's AWESOME.
 
2014-03-28 04:56:57 AM  
So don't be robbed of all your possessions. Get rid of cable and get DirectTV
 
2014-03-28 06:09:39 AM  
Really not that unusual. People are advised not to announce vacations on social media because it announces to the world that the house will be empty for an extended period of time.
People are stupid, and Facebook and the like can be used as a scheduler for burglars.

Aulus:
The community college there is a joke.  The president, vice-president and the coaches of both the football and basketball teams got caught changing team members' failing grades to Cs.

Is that supposed to be unusual?
 
2014-03-28 06:29:35 AM  
I guarantee these folks posted all over social media that they were all going to be gone in NYC to be on the Today Show.

Vacation, whatever, you never post you're going to be gone.
 
2014-03-28 06:52:49 AM  

ransack.: That's why you get a house sitter if your whole family plans to appear on live TV in another state. Seems like common sense to me.


same thing if you going to a funeral, lost count how many times I heard people homes being broken into while they were at the funeral.
 
2014-03-28 06:57:29 AM  
Could have easily been avoided by not being attention whores.
 
2014-03-28 06:58:10 AM  

Bourbonman: Fort Dodge is the ghetto of Iowa, if Iowa is capable of having a ghetto.


Isn't Fort Dodge meth country?
 
2014-03-28 07:22:10 AM  

danpanic77: "Sick" to me always implied something gross or disgusting. I never understood why a "jerk move" was considered 'sick'.

/whatever

Because the act makes you sick to your stomach
 
2014-03-28 07:29:34 AM  

Wodan11: I guarantee these folks posted all over social media that they were all going to be gone in NYC to be on the Today Show.

Vacation, whatever, you never post you're going to be gone.


It was on the evening news, showed them getting in the plane!
 
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