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Feed Your Head / hiding marijuana in the firewood
« on: September 27, 2011, 08:48:54 AM »
Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?'' ''Yes, What can I do for you?'' '' I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Virgil Smith.... He's hiding marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he's hidin' it there.'' ''Thank you very much for the call, sir.'' The next day, the Sheriff's Deputies descend on Virgil's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood. but find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave. Shortly ,after the phone rings at Virgil's house. ''Hey, Virgil, This here's Floyd.... Did the Sheriff come?'' ''Yeah!'' '' Did they chop your firewood for the winter?'' ''Yep!'' ''Happy Birthday, buddy!'' Rednecks know how to git-R-done!!!  :cheers:

Open Free for All / Xenu invasion at VT
« on: April 28, 2007, 04:11:58 PM »
The Scientologist have moved in to the VT neighborhood. Those of you who live anywhere near the VT campus might want to print out a few of the Xenu Flyers, and hand them out to the folks drifting by the Scientologist tent.

PURE Bullshit and CAICA / WOW!! IZZY. . .
« on: December 06, 2006, 11:11:58 AM »
Ya got your own forum! Really moving up in the world aren't ya now? Shame ya gotta share it with the advocate of the month though. Or, maybe not, being as ya'll are so very close an all.

Why don't you write us up an Objective History of PURE? That would be nice. Then we can all talk about it - and maybe relate our own account of our experience with PURE. Might be fun. What do you say?
We already have Susan's version in the historical document thread; so it would be fun seeing how you perceive PURE's birth and rise to such prominence in the Troubled Teen Industry.  So - what say you Izzy? How did this all come about?


Open Free for All / Boomers and HCV
« on: October 30, 2006, 02:48:54 PM »
If your a baby boomer, go get tested for HepC. Chances are good you have it. You won't know it until you are dying from it, if you don't get tested before hand. They can save you with a liver transplant; but livers are hard to come by; and once the boomers begin to drop over with HCV in the numbers expected, the situation will be much worse.

It can be cleared from the body, allowing the liver to heal, if the damage isn't already to sever. The medicine is a bitch to take and will make you sick. But it can clear the virus and your liver can then heal itself.

There are so many ways to have become infected that it is almost pointless to list. It is almost better to assume if you are a boomer, you should be tested.

But those who should absolutely get tested are those who ever used a needle to get high. Even one time.

Anyone with "blue" tattoos. The home made kind.

If you engage in "ruff" sex - or anything that might cause a blood exchange with an IV drug user or a tattooed person, go get tested.

Snorting drugs is also risky. It the jambing of the straw up your nose that puts you at risk.

Anyone who got a blood transfusion prior to the mid 1980's.

If you ever underwent medical "scooping" prior to the mid 90's.

Anyone who had a dental procedure prior to the mid 90's or so.

I would also be suspicious of any tattoo done, even in a good shop,  prior to the advent of AIDS and the common use of heat to sterilize. If you do not know for sure and certain that the shop you use always uses an autoclave to sterilize their equipment - you better go on and get tested.

Testing positive dose not mean you have the virus. Some 15 % of persons who have the antibodies have cleared the virus on their own. The rest will need to be treated to clear it.

It is important to note, you can cook this virus in your liver for decades and never seem at all sick. You may not show the slightest symptom until your liver fails. Do not comfort yourself with "I feel fine". It don't mean shit. Go get tested.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Jury Awards Woman [ Scheff ] $11.3M
« on: October 07, 2006, 07:05:41 PM »
Jury Awards Woman $11.3M in Internet Defamation Suit
Daniel Ostrovsky
Daily Business Review
October 6, 2006

A Weston, Fla., woman who spoke out publicly against a Utah-based company affiliated with a controversial chain of boarding schools for troubled teens around the world has won an $11.3 million Internet defamation verdict.

On Sept. 19, Susan Scheff and her Weston-based company, Parents Universal Resource Experts Inc., won the jury verdict in Broward Circuit Court against Carey Bock, a woman whom Scheff helped in getting Bock's two sons out of a school in Costa Rica. The judgment included $5 million in punitive damages.

Scheff filed the suit in December 2003, alleging that Bock posted defamatory statements about her on an Internet bulletin board viewed by parents of troubled teens, according to court pleadings.

The verdict is the latest chapter in the increasing volume of litigation around the country over the content of Internet sites, blogs and online bulletin boards.

"This is a new area of law," said Scheff's attorney, David H. Pollack of Miami. "The problem with the Internet is people can post anything about you and it can destroy you."

Pollack said that his client previously offered to settle the case for $35,000.

Scheff, who bills herself as an educational consultant, "tried to do something to help other parents and she wound up sort of being the object of hateful and vindictive statements," Pollack said. Scheff and her company sometimes get paid for their referrals.

The message of the verdict "is you just can't go out there on these blogs and slander and defame people without having any facts to substantiate what you are stating," Scheff said.

Bock could not be reached for comment before deadline. Her former lawyer, Jan D. Atlas of Adorno & Yoss in Fort Lauderdale, did not return a call for comment before deadline.

According to the suit, Bock had sought the help of Scheff and her company to refer her to an educational consultant who could get her sons out of a school affiliated with the Utah-based World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools. Pollack said the consultant succeeded in doing so.

After getting the boys out, from June 2003 through December 2003 Bock accused Scheff and her company of being "crooks," "con artists" and "frauds" who "exploit[ed] families" and place[d ] children in "risky" and "possibly abusive" programs as well as of operating a "scam," and being "no different than [the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools]," according to Scheff's suit.

Pollack said that a witness at the trial testified that Bock turned against Scheff after Scheff refused to help her contact a minor who allegedly was sexually abused at one of the World Wide-affiliated schools. The witness said Bock wanted to contact the minor for a documentary about the schools.

Among other things, Scheff's company has provided information to parents of troubled teens about World Wide affiliated schools.

The suit originally named Ginger Warbis, the owner of the Internet bulletin board, as a defendant. She later was dropped as a defendant in the suit. Warbis' lawyer, Philip Elberg, of Medvin & Elberg of Newark, N.J., sharply criticized Scheff and other people who refer parents to programs for troubled teens.

"People in this industry have consistently used their money and their access to lawyers to silence critics of the industry and this may be one of those examples," Elberg said. "Sue Scheff is simply another person in the industry of people who make money from the plight of frightened parents."

Scheff had her own experience with World Wide, Pollack said. She had enrolled her daughter at one of the for-profit organization's affiliated schools in South Carolina. She later formed her company, which refers interested parents to schools for troubled teens.

World Wide sued Scheff for defamation in Salt Lake City. World Wide claimed that stories about its schools posted on Scheff's Web site were defamatory. But in 2004 a jury ruled in Scheff's favor.

According to Pollack, Bock was first represented in the Broward Circuit Court suit by Adorno & Yoss, but the law firm dropped out of the case. He said Bock then refused to participate in court proceedings and her pleadings were stricken by Broward Circuit Judge John T. Luzzo.

Bock was not present for the jury trial, which was held to determine damages only, Pollack said.

Poor conditions and physical abuse by the staff at several World Wide schools have been alleged in lawsuits and numerous media reports around the country.

According to the Internet site of the nonprofit International Survivors Action Committee, at least nine schools either directly affiliated with World Wide or personnel affiliated with World Wide have been closed following investigations by authorities.

Articles in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Miami New Times have publicized allegations of abuse at the Jamaica-based school Tranquility Bay, which is popular with parents in South Florida.



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On a recent weekend in Atlantic City, a woman won a bucketful of quarters at a slot machine. She took a break from the slots for dinner with her husband in the hotel dining room. But first she wanted to stash the quarters in her room.

"I'll be right back and we'll go to eat, "she told her husband and carried
the coin-laden bucket to the elevator.

As she was about to walk into the elevator she noticed two men already
aboard. Both were black. One of them was tall...very intimidating

The woman froze. Her first thought was: These two are going to rob me.
Her next thought was: Don't be a bigot, they look like perfectly nice
gentlemen. But racial stereotypes are powerful, and fear immobilized her. She stood and stared at the two men. She felt anxious, flustered and
ashamed. She hoped they didn't read her mind but Gosh, they had to know what she was thinking!!! Her hesitation about joining them in the elevator was all too obvious now. Her face was flushed. She couldn't just stand there, so with a mighty effort of will she picked up one foot and stepped forward and followed with the other foot and was on the elevator.

Avoiding eye contact, she turned around stiffly and faced the elevator doors as they closed. A second passed, and the another second, and then another. Her fear increased! The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. My God, she thought, I'm trapped and about to be robbed! Her heart plummeted. Perspiration poured from every pore. Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor."

Instinct told her to do what they told her. The bucket of quarters flew upwards as she threw out her arms and collapsed on the elevator floor. A shower of coins rained down on her. Take my money and spare me, she prayed. More seconds passed.

She heard one of the men say politely, "Ma'am, if you'll just tell us what
floor you're going to, we'll push the button." The one who said it had a
little trouble getting the words out. He was trying mightily to hold in a
belly laugh. The woman lifted her head and looked up at the two men. They reached down to help her up. Confused, she struggled to her feet.

"When I told my friend here to hit the floor," said the average sized one, "I meant that he should hit the elevator button for our floor. I didn't mean for you to hit the floor, ma'am." He spoke genially. He bit his lip. It was obvious he was having a hard time not laughing.

The woman thought: My God, what a spectacle I've made of myself. She was humiliated to speak. She wanted to blurt out an apology, but words failed her. How do you apologize to two perfectly respectable gentlemen for behaving as though they were going to rob you? She didn't know what to say.

The three of them gathered up the strewn quarters and refilled her bucket. When the elevator arrived at her floor they then insisted on walking her to her room. She seemed a little unsteady on her feet, and they were afraid she might not make it down the corridor.

At her door they bid her a good evening. As she slipped into her room she could hear them roaring with laughter as they walked back to the elevator.

The woman brushed herself off. She pulled herself together and went
downstairs for dinner with her husband. The next morning flowers were
delivered to her room - a dozen roses. Attached to EACH rose was a crisp one hundred dollar bill. The card said: "Thanks for the best laugh we've had in years."
It was signed;
Eddie Murphy
Michael Jordan

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