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Offline The Breeze

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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2005, 08:37:00 PM »
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On 2005-12-18 23:06:00, Antigen wrote:

"I don't get it



Ours were like this:



90|45

60|80

  NN



Clockwise, 1,2,3,4 and, at the bottom, 5th phase. Who the hell ever did an MI after graduation? What's yours mean?

When I started as a federal narcotics agent, the budget that we were working with, it was less than $5 million a year, and there was only 125 agents for the entire world to work the narcotic trade that we were fighting in those days.  Times have changed.  The gluttony has grown.

--Nick Navarro, former Broward, FL Sherrif





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Straight, Sarasota

`80 - `82"


1st | 2nd | 3rd
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4th | 5th | total days in straight

I didn't do an MI after graduation.  The last one I did was on day 58 of my 5th phase, then I left.
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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2005, 01:26:00 PM »
about 15 months
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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2005, 10:15:00 PM »
23 months 'til graduation, or what would better be described as annihilation.  29 months if you want to count aftercare.  Which is a euphimism describing the continued though less abrasive oppression of the mind, body and spirit, under the threat of more torture and imprisonment.  

It took them a long time to break me.  I ran, I fought, I conned, I got caught.  I copped-out 4 times and was started over off 2nd phase once, for askin' my newcomer to cop-out with me.  I misbehaved twice for a month. Durin' my 3rd cop-out I hid out in the woods around Springfield and Fairfax and Burke for a month.  By the time I was arrested for stealin' that truck on my 4th cop-out I'd already been in the program for like 16 months.
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2005, 10:56:00 AM »
I was hired at Straight as an employee since I had gotten clean.  I worked in St. Pete.  What I saw was that many, many parents were at their wits end.  They loved their teen-aged children deeply but had no idea what to do with them and so they stayed at Straight until the parents and children could live without Straight.

By the way, I loved the "inmates" but this was the worst job.  It was so so hard.
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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2005, 03:53:00 PM »
4 -2 till 12 - 26 (day after x mas)
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« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2005, 04:16:00 PM »
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On 2005-12-21 07:56:00, Anonymous wrote:

"I was hired at Straight as an employee since I had gotten clean.  I worked in St. Pete.  What I saw was that many, many parents were at their wits end.  They loved their teen-aged children deeply but had no idea what to do with them and so they stayed at Straight until the parents and children could live without Straight.



By the way, I loved the "inmates" but this was the worst job.  It was so so hard."


Yeah, the parents were at their wits end, so they turned us over to someone else to "fix" us.  RIght, real nice parents and I include mine in teh ones that fucked up.
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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2005, 10:39:00 AM »
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On 2005-12-21 07:56:00, Anonymous wrote:

"I was hired at Straight as an employee since I had gotten clean.  I worked in St. Pete.  What I saw was that many, many parents were at their wits end.  They loved their teen-aged children deeply but had no idea what to do with them and so they stayed at Straight until the parents and children could live without Straight.



By the way, I loved the "inmates" but this was the worst job.  It was so so hard."


I'm curious.  What was your job at Str8 ??  Why was it so hard ??  What did you have to do ??
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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2005, 11:16:00 AM »
excellent question pirate.  So yeah, what did you "do" or "for" the children inmates?
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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2005, 12:45:00 PM »
18 months on my program then another 18 in PT/sibling/7 step society.....Easy to remember, Intake on my 15th birthday and terminated on my 18th. Why so long? I can't speak for anybody else but you have to remember that back in 80 & 81 there were 300 - 400 kids in the program. Miller Newton was the director. Getting called on to "relate" and thus make progress was difficult. Of course in hindsight, progress was much more dependent on the staff having motivation such as parent's running out of money or patience. But I digress...My intake was October of 80. I made 2nd phase on valentines day Home for a couple weeks then ran. Gone for just a few days brought back, started over. Ran with my oldcomer after 10 days. Started over and shredded. Went home for the second time in late July. Made 3rd (conveniently)just in the nick of time to go back to school. I'm sure my parents told them there was no way I was missing a SECOND year of school. Fourth phase shortly after that and then the group was frozen. No one could progress. Days called in etc Finally made fith in early 82. Days still called in but not frozen. No outings or permissions. But they 7 stepped us none the less after the minimum 60 days required for 5th. But I was in PT so in additon to doing the twice weekly meetings for the first 6 mos I was also going in for PT. A model 7 stepper for a while really. Did sibling raps but I eventually got sick of being scared to watch the wrong movie or tw show or listen to the wrong music, talk to the wrong person wear the wrong clothes. Staff looked at me suspiciously asked me about my clothes-they were too tight. I realized it would never end and a refresher or starting over was inevitable. So I limited my exposure, attended the bare minimum of meetings. Enough for them to see me around but not enough for them to really see or talk to me. I made my plans for escape. Showed friends where the building was, what time meetings let out and through which doors. Gave them the number for the ACLU, HRS. Contacted HRS and did an interview with someone there. Told them the whole story and that I was afraid I'd kidnapped. And then I held my breath until my 18th birthday.  A few days before my 18th they called my parents. Refresher time. Just two weeks. Riiiiiiigghhht. I told them no one told them about all my preparation, offered to move out. They gave and I was terminated. But you know, if I hadn't done all that prep, my butt would have been back on the front row. No telling how long my program would have been.

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2005, 04:14:00 PM »
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On 2005-12-31 09:45:00, whiterabbit wrote:

"But you know, if I hadn't done all that prep, my butt would have been back on the front row. No telling how long my program would have been.

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Good grief.  I'm so sorry...this is one of my worst nightmares.
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« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2006, 11:13:00 PM »
you actually got terminated....wow,that never happened when i was there!at least , not in the time frame you spent there.....what the hell happened?....hippie564
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« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2006, 09:50:00 PM »
I do not remember how long. Long enough for me to flunk 11th grade. I think 10 months. If I could get my f/ing records, it would clear up a lot of shit for me.  8-10 time served. 4th phase highest achievement. Started over 1 time.[ This Message was edited by: Scarred on 2006-01-03 18:11 ]
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2006, 01:40:00 AM »
21 months

4/88-1/90
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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2006, 02:40:00 AM »
can we get an enlargement on that avatar? i can't make it out.
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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2006, 07:26:00 PM »
Eight months on first phase, one month on second phase, and a very short time to leap from the bedroom window of my mother's house and flee, never to return to the program.
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