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Let It Bleed / Re: Stuff you've been listening to
« on: September 29, 2011, 12:15:20 PM »
Quote from: "Froderik"
Quote from: "Dysfunction Junction"
George Jones / Bartender's Blues

Rehabbed the ol' Gibson acoustic, strung it up and been playing solid-gold classic country.  Got a nice setlist of 14 bigtime hits so far to pick whilst grinning.  Really love this one though and the key of A is my natural vocal key.

Sounds good. I've got a nice Guild, a D-55, but damned if those guitars aren't some temperamental sumbitches.. y'better keep 'em humidified and happy, dontcha know (Seems I learn things the hard way in this life.) The top started warping a little, and the bridge has pulled away from the top a little, like a biggie really. I'm going to have to file that bridge down a little more (a quick and much more affordable fix than having the top repaired by a luthier). It plays, and I still use it right now, but the action could be a little lower. I found this info helpful, in case you ever run into this problem with a guitar: ... ion01.html

Oh yeah and please feel free to upload songs here, if that is possible..

I haven't had any real problems with the axe even though it sat on the stand for many years in a less-than-perfectly-dry basement.  I did notice some chips in the saddle when I was stringing it and one causes a bit of a buzzing on my high E.  A new saddle is under ten bucks.  Just have to figure out its width with a caliper.  The two saddles these guitars come with are a 16th of an inch different in width.

George Jones / If Drinking Don't Kill Me
Merele Haggard / Mama Tried
Robert Duvall / If You'll Hold The Ladder (from Tender Mercies)

Solid.  I'm really enjoying playing these country classics and the only thing I have a bit of trouble with is playing and singing in 3/4 time with a 4/4 habit.  But it's shaping up nicely.  Even my wife, who *hates* country with a passion, said to me last night "Wow, babe, that's a beautiful song."  Bartender's Blues.

News Items / Re: WWASP Abuse Case to be filed in State Court
« on: September 29, 2011, 12:06:46 PM »
Quote from: "KarenGCS"
Green Chimneys Brewester NY is where you get abused.  I think Green Chimneys is a WWASP.  I hate Green Chimneys.

Never heard of this place, but I am in or near Brewster several times a month.  Any details?

Let It Bleed / Re: Stuff you've been listening to
« on: September 27, 2011, 02:17:55 PM »
George Jones / Bartender's Blues

Rehabbed the ol' Gibson acoustic, strung it up and been playing solid-gold classic country.  Got a nice setlist of 14 bigtime hits so far to pick whilst grinning.  Really love this one though and the key of A is my natural vocal key.

News Items / Re: WWASP Abuse Case to be filed in State Court
« on: September 09, 2011, 02:30:46 PM »
Jenny Dobner is a friend of mine and wrote this article, the first of it's kind IMO that gives real credence to survivor accounts: ... 55459.html

The comments section of the HuffPo is probably a great place to tell some of your experiences.  Lots of readers.  You never know who might pick up on it.  Keep networking.


This is wonderful, overdue news.  I feel like I can finally rest and my responsibilities to the children I knew so many years ago are fulfilled.  

I would like to offer special thanks to my friends and "teammates" Jill, Teresa, Clarke, Deborah and RobertBruce - without your honesty, altruism and "sticktoitiveness," none of this would have been possible.

For Len and all of those complicit in his child abuse for profit scheme, yours is coming.  And you ain't gonna like it.  Not one bit.

Anyone reading this missive who desires to take further action may feel free to contact me at your convenience to be pointed in the right direction for your specific troubles in regard to HLA/RCS.

This was a pretty good piece.  I think it didn't convey the the degree to which children are endangered not only by the population there, but also by the program itself which is pure quackery.

Len looked like he was a hundred years old, fat, bloated and unwell.  Man, he has gone downhill fast.

Quote from: "Guest3"
Quote from: "program"
Many programs do strip searches to keep other children safe.  For example, a child could smuggle in a weapon to harm staff or another child.  Preventing children from carrying weapons is a positive, not a negative.

Whooter - aka "program": You were specifically instructed NOT to post.

The poster "program" is actually, IMHO, Joel, aka The gatekeeper.  Luckily, Whooter quoted most of Joel's posts before he erased them all when he became a moderator, so we can still see the evidence.  Joel is fairly low-functioning academically, so his posts are pretty easy to identify.

Joel doesn't know "a lot"  :rofl:

And neither does "program".

It appears Joel resigned as moderator to pursue full time trolling of Fornits.

Feed Your Head / Re: Trial over the movie "Boot Camp"
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:27:58 AM »
FWIW, I saw thi smovie on TV a couple of weeks ago and it was terrible.  The concept was right, but it made the TTI look way too fictionalized IMHO.

Aspen Education Sued

If anyone has a PACER account, details would be appreciated.

Aspen Education Group / Article - Aspen Ed Closures
« on: May 02, 2011, 03:47:32 PM »
Link to source

By Lindsay Whitehurst

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Mar 25 2011 08:23AM
Updated Mar 25, 2011 08:27AM
A wave of closures and consolidations in wilderness therapy and youth treatment programs in Utah will take nearly 200 jobs from Wayne County alone.

Three programs for troubled young people, owned by Aspen Education Group, constitute the biggest employer in the county, which is home to the redrock landscape of Capitol Reef National Park, said Les Prall, of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Without Aspen, he predicted unemployment in Wayne County will rise to nearly 22 percent.
“That’s the highest I’ve ever seen for an unemployment rate in a county,” Prall said. “It’s a very major thing, it’s huge.”

The tightening national credit market was a big factor forcing the closures, said Aspen President Phil Herschman. Facing price tags of $18,000 to $60,000 for weeks or months in the intensive therapeutic programs, parents often turned to home equity or other loans, he said.

Education loans for therapy “no longer exist,” Herschman said. “The demand had just dried up dramatically.”
It’s a trend that affects the entire multimillion-dollar industry in Utah.

“We haven’t had as many closures here, mainly because a lot of the programs are just barely hanging on to try and save themselves,” said state licensing director Ken Stettler.

CRC Health Group, Aspen’s California-based parent company, will close two programs in Utah: An equine and behavioral therapy boarding school in Wayne County, and a substance abuse treatment facility for teens in St. George. Another Wayne County drug rehab program will move to Idaho. The state’s longest-running wilderness therapy program, Aspen Achievement Academy, will move from Wayne County to Lehi and merge with another program, Outback Expeditions. A live-in treatment center for teens in Draper will merge with a similar facility in Syracuse.

Aspen is aiming to help most students graduate from their programs by winding down operations over several months, Herschman said.

They stopped accepting new students this week. About 85 percent of the approximately 200 students are expected to be finished before the closures come, and the others will be moved to similar programs.

As for the more-than 500 employees, some will get new jobs with other Aspen programs, especially those from the excursion-focused programs like Aspen Achievement. Others will be laid off, Herschman said. Exactly how many won’t be clear until July or August, when the wind-down is complete.

Laidoff employees will be offered a severance package and a bonus to stay through the end of the transition period, a move Stettler applauded.

It will ensure that staffing levels stay high, so “kids aren’t left without the care, treatment and supervision they need,” he said. The state will monitor the transition process.
State inspectors have not leveled any recent sanctions on any of the affected programs, Stettler said.

Meanwhile, Wayne County, population 2,500, is trying to prepare for the blow. When another wilderness therapy program closed in 2003, it had a ripple effect on grocery stores, restaurants and other shops as the tens of thousands of dollars spent in the community disappeared.

That will likely happen again, said Julia Deleeuw, manager at Royal’s Grocery Store.
“[Aspen] did get quite a bit of stuff from us,” she said. “We’re not a very big community ... it’s going to have a big impact.”

Aspen Education Group operates 38 programs in 13 states. In addition the facilities in Utah, two programs in Vermont and Oregon will also close.

Good riddance.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:17:10 PM »
Quote from: "Froderik"
Quote from: "Dysfunction Junction"
Epic failure of an epic troll. 0/10. :sue:

I agree; the jig is up.

Yep.  Mitt Romney's IP was banned and all of Whoot-bag's other aliases got caught up as well.  Funny.  Mitt gets banned by IP and Torn responds "Why did you ban my username? I'm not Whooter!"  Too many identities to keep straight, eh, Whoot-bag?  Went and told on yourself to boot.  Classic.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 22, 2011, 03:45:30 PM »
Just got off the phone with Antigen, who sounded wonderful BTW - happy and in good spirits - and she informed me that she did ban Whooter's IP address that he has been using to post as Torn, Marc1986, Brian23083, Deprograms, Mitt Romney, etc in this thread.  Antigen confirmed they are all the same poster.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 21, 2011, 08:40:34 AM »
Unmitigated troll fest.  Whooter shows up a few days ago and all of a sudden we have 2 new troubled parents and a pack of first time posters offering advice (or "advise") to the fake parents.  We may have to contact the offices of Troll Control Inc. to drop a troll bomb in this thread. Did you ever think to stop feeding the stray trolls?  Probably not.

The Seed Discussion Forum / Re: Did you donate to Japan relief?
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:58:29 PM »
You can thank Whooter for trolling your thread and destroying it.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:29:24 PM »
Epic failure of an epic troll. 0/10. :sue:

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