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Old 02-28-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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I have never sold anything on CL. I am not comfortable with strangers coming to my home.

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I've sold chickens, ducks, and eggs on CL but I have always arranged to meet in a public place (usually the Goodwill parking lot ).

I'm going to be getting a free wheelbarrow from someone off a different local site and the person is going to meet me with it at a Starbucks.

 
Old 03-01-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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The Stranger Beside Me - a very, very good book.

I got hurt on the job 4 1/2 years ago, and even though I live about 120 miles from Seattle, all my doctor/surgeon/specialist appointments took place in Seattle in the University District - Bundy's stomping grounds.

I recognized several of the street names from the book.
One thing I recall in that book is he liked college campuses and basement windows...campuses are rather lax in security..When I was undergrad in a sorority house the house was never locked, there were a few weird incidents. scary.
 
Old 03-01-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Well, that has changed! Where my daughter goes to school, there are cameras all over the dorm, and security, in addition to campus police. A desk at the main enterance is staffed 24 hours a day, with the security camera monitors. I was quite satisfied with the level of safety at her dorm.

I worry about her..so many college girls are victims of horrible crimes. My daughter is pretty savvy, and she packs a gun, she recently got her "concealed weapons permit". She is strong too, she passed the physical requirements to be a wildland forest fire fighter. She beats up her brothers.
 
Old 03-01-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Some of the most horrendous true crime books I've read have involved poisoning as a choice to kill someone. The Preacher's Daughter comes to mind who killed 2 of her previous husbands, employing arsenic, and the 3rd one miraculously survived, which is when she got caught. They dug up the corpses of the last 2 husbands, and only then did they find traces of arsenic.

This poor guy would show signs of recovery, and she'd come to the hospital with some homemade soup, laced with more arsenic, he'd relapse, and it would start all over again! "Here honey, eat this soup, it will make you stronger!"

Ann Rule's Last Dance, Last Chance was a book I'll never forget. She was repeatedly poisoned by her husband, a Doctor. The recovery process from poisoning is a long, long process, called chelation therapy. Have no idea how she had the will to go through all that, but her kids acted as cheerleaders!

And? Being that he didn't kill her, she survived, you can't bring murder charges, only attempted murder charges. Yes, he did go to prison, but he most definitely deserved the Death Sentence for all the agony she went through!

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Well, that has changed! Where my daughter goes to school, there are cameras all over the dorm, and security, in addition to campus police. A desk at the main enterance is staffed 24 hours a day, with the security camera monitors. I was quite satisfied with the level of safety at her dorm.

I worry about her..so many college girls are victims of horrible crimes. My daughter is pretty savvy, and she packs a gun, she recently got her "concealed weapons permit". She is strong too, she passed the physical requirements to be a wildland forest fire fighter. She beats up her brothers.
Do they allow guns in a dorm?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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I don't know what the rules are, regarding guns in the dorm. I will ask her.

Update; there are "storage lockers" for guns in the dorm resident office, guns must be unloaded, with safety lock. Students can put their guns in the storage locker, and check them out. Guns are not allowed on campus, even with a concealed weapons permit.

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Things don't often cause me to "tear up", but on the cover of this week's People magazine is Elizabeth Smart, with her new husband. They had a beautiful wedding in Hawaii, the groom is so handsome, in his kilt, her ring is a sapphire, she looks happy. This wonderful young woman is really a testament to overcoming tragedy. Kudos to her! I wish her all the happiness in the world.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Things don't often cause me to "tear up", but on the cover of this week's People magazine is Elizabeth Smart, with her new husband. They had a beautiful wedding in Hawaii, the groom is so handsome, in his kilt, her ring is a sapphire, she looks happy. This wonderful young woman is really a testament to overcoming tragedy. Kudos to her! I wish her all the happiness in the world.
Absolutely.

Such a brave and courageous young woman.

I have nothing but admiration for her and hope for nothing but brightness, happiness, peace, and joy for her.
 
Old 03-16-2012, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm currently reading Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb, the CIA, Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. This book is classified as Current Events, but IMO, it's been misclassified, this should be a true crime book!

I'm half way thru this book, and I'm so digusted, I don't know if I can continue to the end of it!

Our trusted CIA! Allowing all these crimes to continue all those years!!!
 
Old 03-22-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Well, that has changed! Where my daughter goes to school, there are cameras all over the dorm, and security, in addition to campus police. A desk at the main enterance is staffed 24 hours a day, with the security camera monitors. I was quite satisfied with the level of safety at her dorm.

I worry about her..so many college girls are victims of horrible crimes. My daughter is pretty savvy, and she packs a gun, she recently got her "concealed weapons permit". She is strong too, she passed the physical requirements to be a wildland forest fire fighter. She beats up her brothers.
I have a friend at work who was worried about the same thing. I think the best thing is to realize out of the millions of kids who have attended college away from home, only a very small percentage have gotten in harms way. It's sort of like being hit by lightening....you can't say it will never happen....but chances are it won't.
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