Life, etc.

Stunning Revelations

Reposted From In These Times

http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2894/

November 13, 2006

Stunning Revelations

The untold story of Taser-related deaths

By Silja J.A. Talvi

TASER International Inc. maintains that its stun-guns are “changing the world and saving lives everyday.” There is no question that they changed Jack Wilson’s life. On Aug. 4, in Lafayette, Colo., policemen on a stakeout approached Jack’s son Ryan as he entered a field of a dozen young marijuana plants. When Ryan took off running, officer John Harris pursued the 22-year-old for a half-mile and then shot him once with an X-26 Taser. Ryan fell to the ground and began to convulse. The officer attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Ryan died.

Just Damn Rude

Maybe it’s getting older, but I found this young woman’s self-absorption a bit much. I made sure to walk right up to her, get into her field of view and stand there politely and wait for nearly a minute – hoping she’d get it that I would like to sit down and move her backpack. After over a minute of being pointedly ignored while she blathered on her cell, (periodically looking sideways at me) I gave up and just stood while I waited for the bus. I’m glad her backpack didn’t get dirty sitting on the ground.

Manners certainly don’t seem to count for much these days. I guess if I’d been more assertive and said: ‘Hey! How about some room?!’ that might have gotten through. Kinda doubt it – she was talking about her ‘rude’ boyfriend. Hm. Would you like fries with that irony?

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Charlie’s OK

My dear friend Charles was struck down by a sudden attack of blood clots – agonizingly painful and completely dibilitating. Had us all worried there for a while.

He’s doing much better now, thank heavens!

Update

Last report indicates he’s still feeling pretty bad – this was a ‘near-death’ experience. Apparently the clots went the ‘right’ way – otherwise he’d have died of a heart attack or a stroke.

Update 2

Marilyn and I visited recently and took him a home-cooked meal. He’s looking much better! WHOO HOO!!

Things From Hell

I think this is Stephanie Baum – such hate with such glee:

Stephanie Baum

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Stephanie Baum, Worst Person in My World

I think that last line is a reference to the ‘Darkest Days’ post and is even more repellent than the ‘Not So Bonita’ remarks* days after Marilyn’s death. Not to mention proves someone’s still stalking me. So much for cyber security cough. But every time they pull this nasty shit I’m going to publish about so that people will have a reference going forward. Eventually there will be enough dots. Note how this person always calls me out by name but hides behind a pseudonym – which the Times-Call conveniently refuses to reveal the email to. I’m certain the Longmont police could (or have?) found out but I don’t know. The law about defaming the dead that they so vigorously shook in my face expired recently – and LongmontEats.com appeared within days. Sigh. An entire site just to attack me and spit on Marilyn’s grave again. Hardly civil at all.

The ‘coniptions’ being referenced are my efforts to have personal attacks on myself, my daughter and Kimberly Gibbs removed, as well as some fairly acid quips in response to vicious hateful remarks (that remained published**). Also, pointing out that the smears on Gibbs were being coordinated with Facebook users in other states seemed to really inflame the howler monkeys since that’s one of Mile-Hi’s favorite tactics on Facebook.

This is the kind of deeply evil hatred that is the calling card of the self-proclaimed ‘first lady’ of Longmont and the Jr. Birdmen and I believe it’s still being enabled by the Times-Call.

I understand the TC building was sold recently.

What bridge will these trolls hide under when the TC is gone?


Update 5/25/15 – Gee, somebody’s pissed off… clearly I hit nerve.

Yet another sockpuppet has appeared: Not_NORML – go take a look at their comments – all 1,928. Now there’s a person with an opinion – and I suspect a mental hygiene problem. Hmm. Who in this community crows about their prolific hate? Hmm. Here’s all the comments – note how quickly they’re posted.

5/25/15 11:25 AM – “Doug – Kim lives where? Gunbarrel. Where do you live?

FRL – note, calls me by name but hiding behind a pseudonym. Want to bet money this is an Airport Committee Chairman trying desperately to preserve his public image yet vent his painfully swollen spleen?

Eight minutes later… (takes that long to read comments if you’re sounding out the words)

5/25/15 11:33 AM – “In your wildest dreams. The TC is not going under, and that would make you unhappy. You think of TC as your competition. Your head is swelled. Ownership change and reorganization could be a good thing for Free Range Longmont, but it might appear that FRL is going under. What’s really fun here is to see TC moderators remove your comments. Perhaps they understand that you can’t really be too annoyed, since that is precisely your job function at FRL – quashing free speech.

FRL – Actually, I think of the TC as a symptom of a disease that was killing this town. Happy to say it seems to be abating. My head may be swelled, but it’s with pride – because I’ve nettled cowardly little pricks like you, who skulk around behind masks and wouldn’t know a civil discussion if one bit them on the ass. Yes, it might appear FRL is going under, if you’re smoking eight or nine stogies a day and guzzling Coronas. Seriously, get help. I’m sure it’s fun watching my comments get removed – your entire life is trying to silence others, being a raging narcissist. I’m not really annoyed, more amused at the funhouse foolishness of that so-called ‘news’ site.

Eleven minutes later… (Not_NORML must have had to look some words up)

5/25/15 11:44 AM – “And we see that you’re equally unimpressed by Judge LaBuda. It’s so clear to all that LaBuda is a skydiver and clearly should not have been assigned this case. No matter, you will find something that puts the judge’s decision in doubt. I know – She doesn’t live in Longmont!

FRL – I’m unimpressed with any judge that can’t understand ‘telegraphing’ a punch. The visits to homes should have been done without announcement. Bad call.

Eleven more minutes. Someone is really pissed, they keep adding to their little rant.

5/25/15 11:55 AM – So you admit that you like taking pictures of kids, and a rather good looking woman dressed in a tight outfit turns you off. Yes, it is your right …

Duh. What grandparent doesn’t like taking pictures of kids. Not sure what you’re implying? “…rather good looking…” Really? *shrug* Some people think this is cute. To each their own. Tight? *chuckle* I think ‘ill-fitting’ is the term you’re groping for. Yes, it  IS my RIGHT and you can bet your sweet bippy I’ll keep USING IT.

Eight minutes later – clearly still pissed off. So much for the Coronas.

5/25/15 12:03 PM – A list of the folks that FRL and Doog find as important contributors. It’s a long list and only a few photos. It’s pretty likely that that Doog doesn’t have a contribution relationship with them, he just lifts their writings for his web site. Important for this issue is that most of the FRL contributors do not live in Longmont. 

Thank you for pointing out our 125 contributors who are all listed by first and last name, unlike other ‘blogs’ that are basically a tiny cabal of hatemongers who hide behind masks and do nothing to raise the dialogue. There’s not a lot of pictures because not a lot of people use the Gravatar system which adds the image. Wow, what stunning ignorance of the web. If this is Stephanie Baum she just underlined her incompetence. As for ‘lifts’ (as in stolen?) nothing on FRL has been published without written permission and the overwhelming majority are written specifically for us. I do have a relationship with most of my writers. That last line is a lie, plain and simple, the large majority of FRL contributors are Longmonters who publish with us precisely because we don’t allow these kinds of attacks.


 

* You should own up to this.

** The Times-Call is finally starting to pay some attention but it’s still clearly not a priority.