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  The King of Thailand has just passed away
Posted by: 727Sky - 10-13-2016, 02:23 PM - Forum: Daily Chit Chat - Replies (3)

The King has been sick for these last few years but due to some serious medical care he was kept alive. I am not much for Kings and Queens but I really did respect this guy for what he tried to do for Thailand. RIP and I am sorry I never got the chance to meet him in his younger days.

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  Frankie The Weatherman Warning
Posted by: Jude - 10-13-2016, 05:52 AM - Forum: Forces of Nature - Replies (3)

For those of you who don't know Frankie The Weatherman" Here he is.

I met him when I lived on the East Coast and he's pretty cool. Has a huge fan club, many followers. Even has T-Shirts and hats he sells. 91,878 followers on YT.

But most importantly, he's just Frankie. Tells it as he sees it, worries about people not taking weather seriously and loves his work.

Go Frankie!

Here's his page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7jt4I...uTWwLxn50w

Maybe we can give him his own thread here? Be the official RN weatherman?


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  Farrakhan to Obama: Let Trump Do What He Wants, You Failed Inner City Blacks
Posted by: senona - 10-13-2016, 04:56 AM - Forum: America's Ex-President Obama - Replies (1)

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I personally have never really cared for Farrakhan, but do believe he hit a home run on his latest message to Obama for his failure to help inner city black youth, especially his own city.

And what it might mean to Obama's so-called "Legacy".

Quote:Sunday at the Men’s Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said to President Barack Obama, “Your people are suffering and dying in the streets,” of Chicago, so “you failed to do what should have been done.”

Farrakhan continued  by saying it is time to let Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do “what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy.”

Farrakhan said, “So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me, what did you get? You got a president. He is worried about his legacy. You want Hillary to get in to protect your legacy because Trump said the minute he gets in, he is going to reverse the Affordable Care Act. Because that is your signature achievement.

To show you how hateful the enemy is, he hates that you achieve what you did achieve. So he said I’m going to tear it up when I get in. So he don’t want his legacy destroyed.

Mr. President, let the man do, if he get in, what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy. If your legacy is bound up in an Affordable Care Act that only affects a few million people and they are trying to make it really difficult for those of us who signed up, that’s not your legacy.

He continued, “But I just want to tell you, Mr. President, you’re  from Chicago, and so am I. I go out in the streets with the people. I visited the worst neighborhoods. I talked to the gangs. And while I was out there talking to them, they said ‘You know, Farrakhan, the president ain’t never come.
Could you get him to come and look after us?’  There’s your legacy, Mr. President. It’s in the streets with your suffering people, Mr. President.

And If you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy ’cause the white people that you served so well, they’ll preserve your legacy. The hell they will. But you didn’t earn your legacy with us.

We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel.

Your people are suffering and dying in the streets! That’s where your legacy is. Now you failed to do what should have been done.”



Yep, me thinks Farrakhan has just about had it with all these empty promises.
But that is any Democrat for you ........... well politicians in general.

If there is one thing that Americans should have learned by now, especially after Hillary's leaked emails, that they will say whatever it takes just to get elected.

Remember, her comments to the public and then her comments to her crony buddies behind closed doors are 2 different actions.

Wake Up People!
They do not care about us, only their pet projects and what they can gain monetarily. ($$$$$)
And helping their 'friends' out.

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  Polyamorous man in love with TWO women plans three-way wedding to make love official
Posted by: 1984hasarrived - 10-13-2016, 02:30 AM - Forum: Hot Button Issues - Replies (5)

This is not just a salacious story - yes it is from the Mirror, which is a rag of a newspaper.

However, the ideas and content of the story go beyond titillation, imho.

It is normalising this kind of behaviour by having it spoken about - look at gay relationships now, people barely bat an eyelid unless they have been living under a rock, or some backward area. Why this is so, I have no idea but we are becoming used to this kind of thing - I first heard of polyamory quite a few years ago, and it is starting to rear its head again more often now. Also all the talk of transgender which is all over the news at times - it has faded a bit recently.


Oh, and on a lighter note - maybe a better choice of words could have been made in the last line I quoted of the story.

"She's just blown my socks off."

Quote:DeAnna Rivas, 27 had to plead with her husband Manny, 28, before he would allow 20-year-old Melissa James to join their household.

Now she is part of the family - looking after the couple's children as well as fulfilling their sexual desires.

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The trio share a king-size bed and all three plan to 'marry' each other in the future - although the marriage would not be legal in their home state of Florida, USA.
Now Melissa - known as MJ - takes care of the couples' children, Vaneza, seven, and Gabriel, four, while DeAnna and Manny work - and the parents insist MJ is as much of a mum to the youngsters as they are.

DeAnna, a shop assistant, said: "Before we found MJ I was so miserable, I felt like there was a hole in my life that only another woman could fill.
"When I first told Manny he said it felt like a betrayal and he was really offended that I wanted to be with someone else.
"It took me four years to convince him but now we have MJ in our lives and the children love having two mums - we couldn't be happier."

DeAnna and Manny met ten years ago and went on to have a daughter, Vaneza, now seven.
They married a year after her birth and went on to have a son, Gabriel, now four.

After Vaneza's birth, DeAnna began to suffer from depression, which sadly worsened after the birth of Gabriel.
DeAnna, a sales assistant, says: "I wasn't able to talk to anyone about how I was feeling, about being a new mother.
"When I told Manny that I was having problems he understood that I was sad but he didn't understand how to fix it.
"I just felt like a woman would be the only person who would understand where it was coming from.
"We thought at that time that might be another mum but as soon as Melissa came and met our children she fell in love and she became instant mummy."

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Initially Manny felt betrayed by his wife's insistence to open the marriage, but agreed to try polyamory in an attempt to please DeAnna.
Manny, a boat salesman, said: "I personally didn't feel like we needed anything else but DeAnna did.

"Lots of things went through my mind that could have ended badly but DeAnna wasn't getting any happier - it was a last resort really."
The husband and wife initially experimented with another woman - who introduced them to her girlfriend - MJ.

Their first romance was fleeting, but the couple were instantly bowled over by MJ's youthful good looks and bubbly personality and the three developed feelings for each other.

DeAnna says: "I thought she was so hot and I was attracted to her blonde hair and youthful looks.

"She's just blown my socks off."


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  American Horror Story: RT launches special election coverage!
Posted by: Jude - 10-13-2016, 12:03 AM - Forum: Election 2016 ! - Replies (11)

I don't know about the rest of youz folks but I know how I'm planning to watch it all unfold. A breath of fresh air considering having only biased sources to choose from IMO.

Git yer popcorn ready! tinylaughing

Quote:RT America will be hosting special live coverage of Election Day, providing an international angle from its studios in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Berlin.

‘Election 2016: Worldwide’ will be brought to you by veteran broadcaster Larry King, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and renowned TV host Ed Schultz and will also feature Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace, who will be live from the candidates’ HQs.

Quote:The legendary line-up will analyze, through an alternative lens, the election results as they come in state-by-state - unlike mainstream media.
RT has a global audience of 70 million weekly viewers on the channel with viewers from 38 countries. The network is the most watched news outlet on YouTube with almost 4 billion views.
RT America’s coverage of ‘Election 2016: Worldwide’ will begin at 4 p.m. ET (20:00 GMT) on Tuesday, November 8.

I was so excited to see this that I peed a little tinycool 

Want another suggestion for RN? Put this on the site and let's all gather around the bonfire to watch together!


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  Wikileaks Reveals USAF General involved in UFO & S S P Disclosures
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 10-12-2016, 11:48 PM - Forum: The Enlightened Ones or The Powers That Be - Replies (6)

Okay, if you won't believe me, will you believe an USAF General?  


Quote:Among the latest Wikileaks email releases is one revealing the name of a US Air Force General involved in an initiative led by rockstar, Tom DeLonge, to reveal the truth about UFOs and secret space programs. This General ran a top USAF research facility out of Wright Patterson Air Force base up until 2013, and has been secretly helping DeLonge to put together a team of ten advisors to tackle the issue of how to reveal to the world the truth about UFOs and a secret space program run by the USAF using antigravity technologies.

The hacked email is addressed to John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and dated January 25th, 2016, with the subject header “General McCasland”:

He mentioned he’s a “skeptic”, he’s not. I’ve been working with him for four months. I just got done giving him a four hour presentation on the entire project a few weeks ago. Trust me, the advice is already been happening on how to do all this. He just has to say that out loud, but he is very, very aware – as he was in charge of all of the stuff. When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago. He not only knows what I’m trying to achieve, he helped assemble my advisory team. He’s a very important man.

Best, Tom DeLonge

Podesta had previously been named by DeLonge as an official working with him to reveal the truth about UFOs. Podesta’s involvement in UFO disclosure initiatives is well documented, and involves his service in both the Clinton and Obama Presidential administrations.
Arguably, the most significant among Podesta’s many statements about UFOs and government secrecy was his tweet, on the final day of his appointment as a Senior Advisor to President Obama, where he revealed:

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Quote:In early 2016, DeLonge co-authored the book, Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows, which is the first in a planned multimedia series of books and documentaries promising to blow the lid off of a cover up of secret space programs and the UFO phenomenon.

In Sekret Machines, DeLonge describes an unnamed General who had helped him to put together a team of advisors to promote disclosure:  
I’ve had meetings in mysterious rooms far out in the desert. I’ve had meetings at the highest levels of NASA. I have had conversations at research centers, think tanks, and even on the phone connected to secret facilities. I’ve been introduced to a man whom I call “the Scientist,” and another whom I call “the General.” And there are many more of whom I cannot say much about, but some have become true friends, and all have become close counselors. Each of these men has all held, or currently holds, the highest offices of the military and scientific elite. The point is, I have done it. I have assembled a team of men and women “in the know.” And they all believe I am doing something of value, something worth their time and yours.[Sekret Machines – Kindle Locations 95-100]

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Major General William N. McCasland (USAF, ret.)

With the Wikileaks release, we now know that the unnamed general is Major General William N. McCasland, who up until 2013 was the Commander of a top Air Force Research Laboratory.

Here is a brief biography of McCasland prior to his retirement:
Maj. Gen. William N. McCasland is the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.2 billion science and technology program as well as additional customer funded research and development of $2.2 billion. He is also responsible for a global workforce of approximately 10,800 people in the laboratory’s component technology directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

McCasland’s biography clearly establishes that he had the necessary scientific and technical background to be very familiar with the topic of advanced aerospace technologies related to the UFO phenomenon.
McCasland, however, is not the only USAF General supporting DeLonge.  On the back cover of Sekret Machines, an endorsement appears from another retired US Air Force General whose last military assignment was Special Assistant
to the Commander, Air Force Space Command.
Here is what Maj. General Michael Carey had to say:

Sekret Machines scratches at the surface of “who do” we trust with our classified technology – certainly our adversaries are aware of our undertakings, as they are doing the same, but what of our citizens, our politicians, even our own military. Tom DeLonge and A.J. Hartley create a convincing narrative describing the “cat and mouse” game that is timeless between strategic adversaries. It has existed under the sea, on the surface of the earth and in its skies, why wouldn’t we believe it occurs in space. Our military leaders have been saying space is a contested environment for years now, perhaps we should believe them! -Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey

With the Wikileaks release, we now know the name and background of the USAF General directly involved in DeLonge’s disclosure initiative. The endorsement by Carey for Delonge’s Sekret Machines confirms that at least two, and possibly more senior USAF officials are covertly supporting DeLonge’s disclosure initiative.

In Sekret Machines, Tom DeLonge spends much time describing corporate involvement in developing a secret space program involving the USAF. According to him, a global consortium of corporations secretly funded the development of TR-3B ‘flying triangles’ using antigravity and torsion field principles adopted from experiments conducted by Nazi Germany, and later reverse engineered by the USAF.

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Quote:This resulted in the development of a squadron of TR-3B’s based out of Area 51’s highly secretive S-4 facility at Papoose Lake. The US Air Force Space Command and Defense Intelligence Agency is in charge of the TR-3B or ‘Locust’, operating out of S-4, according to Delonge, as relayed by his advisory team, which we now know includes McCasland.

Delonge went on to explain in Sekret Machines that the TR-3B is a combined U.S. military and corporate made aerospace vehicle capable of operating both near the Earth’s surface as a conventional aircraft, and in near Earth orbit as a spacecraft. He described different sized Locust vehicles, with the largest being several hundred feet across.
In a prior article, the possibility was discussed of DeLonge being part of a “limited hangout” initiative where some, but not all aspects of multiple secret space programs are publicly revealed.

It is plausible that McCasland, and the rest of the advisory team of ten senior corporate and military personnel advising DeLonge, may be part of a limited hangout operation to spill the beans on what has been happening at Area 51, in order to keep hidden even more important secret programs happening elsewhere.

Well, that wouldn't surprise me a bit! Time to dig deeper down the rabbit hole. mediumnotlooking

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  NASA Footage: Rocket Like Object Launching From Crater on the Moon
Posted by: Mystic Wanderer - 10-12-2016, 10:46 PM - Forum: JFK, the Moon and the Truth out There - Replies (1)

It appears NASA has began to slowly release information they have hidden until now.  This is probably part of the slow disclosure the whistle-blowers said the Cabal had agreed to.

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Quote:NASA have recently begun to release an enormous cache of images captured of the surface of the Moon. These photographs were taken over many decades by the various missions to the Earth’s only natural satellite by the astronauts and scientists working on the many Apollo missions. UFO researchers and space enthusiasts have been pouring over these images and have identified some highly unusual and interesting anomalies on the lunar surface.

The most recently discovered anomaly may be one of the most interesting yet. NASA photograph shows curious anomaly which may be a UFO. This photograph was captured during the Apollo 11 mission on the 20th of July 1969. It is not known which astronaut actually took the picture, but it is presumed that it was either Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. UFO researchers have identified a curious detail about this picture which appears to show a vessel of some kind rising out of one of the many craters that scatter the lunar surface.

Rumours that the moon was once colonised or perhaps even created by a highly advanced alien species have proliferated for years, and there is a great deal of evidence to support these claims.

The moon is much older than the Earth and is comprised of a huge quantity of highly surprising materials such as precious metals used for the construction of space travel technology and uranium enriched to a quality practically unheard of by scientists here on Earth. This baffling picture has added fuel to these theories which have identified the object as some kind of alien vessel which is clearly in take-off mode. However, others have suggested that things are not as simple as that.

Working on the assumption that the Moon is no longer inhabited by the alien beings who created a base there, some people are suggesting that this is a missile that was launched by NASA themselves. Proponents of this theory had said that it might have been the case that NASA used this missile to destroy evidence of alien habitation on the Moon at a time when public scrutiny and interest in the natural satellite was at its height.

From everything I've read and watched on video by researchers, they say they are still there... many of them! 

Although this still could be a missile that NASA used, I doubt they were trying to knock out a base.  I don't think they want to upset the Reptilians or Mantis creatures who were there first, if they know what's good for them. But, if we don't provoke them (the ones on the moon base), they won't bother us. 
But, being the warring species we are, I'd say we did just that!

"Joe, fire up our primitive missile, and let's see if we can destroy these creatures that are 1000 times more advanced than us!"

Stupid humans! tinylaughing


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  [HAL 2016] David Paulides.
Posted by: Sol - 10-12-2016, 10:34 PM - Forum: Rogue's Writers Contests - Replies (8)

Oh I got one…

I remember that time, my sister and I were up the northern parts of New-Brunswick, a province here in Canada, and were trailing in a national park where they had those “Beware of Black Bears” signs every other foot or so.

As we were seeing these signs that looked like these:

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All I could think of were signs that said this:

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All day we ventured and always had those signs at the back of our minds. Actually, every now and then, I’d go “shhhh….I hear something…” just to see the look on my sister’s face…not nice I know but fun !! (For me it was, anyhow…)

We then decided to put our tent up in a camper’s area, that they had conveniently set up for visitors, but made sure that we were far enough from anyone else, so not to be bothered by their burps, farts and other nocturnal activities some couples do while camping…

A small group of people had started a small campfire, coincidentally reminding me think of this contest here, now that I think of it…but as I was saying, a small group of people had started a small campfire and we decided that we could join them for a little while. It seemed like they were having fun, from the sounds of their laughter and we brought a few beers over to join in.

The sun was setting and as it did, more folks joined in. We had brought a case of 12 and soon enough, those were history and so others would leave, get more beer for everyone, and get back.

No need to tell you that we were all pretty wasted in a pretty short amount of time. I blamed it on the walking along the supposed bear trails all day.

I have no idea what time it was when we decided to hit the sack. Must have been late and as we were slowly leaving the campfire behind, the darkness was becoming more and more intense in front of us.

My sister turned her flashlight on as we figured that one flashlight wasn’t cutting it. The pitch black area we were in was that intense. I started to get under her skin once again with…”you know that if we get lost here, we could start walking in circles for hours, right?”…type of thing.  Oh…and “what did these signs say all day today?” with huge grins on my face…

My sister no longer thought I was funny. But we finally made it back to the tent, uninjured, dead tired but uneaten by black bears.

Once in the tent and as we were about to get to sleep, in those crappy sleeping bags that make you feel more like sardines than human beings, I decided I’d bring the scare level of my sis up a notch.

“Have you noticed that some people left the campfire site to get beer but never returned?”

“They were just getting freebies off the others, I guess…” was her reply.

“Maybe…but what if it was something else?”

“What else could it be?”

“Have you ever heard of the missing 411 files?” I then asked her.


My sister knew that I was a member on abovetopsecret.com at the time and so I told her all about David Paulides having been asked as a guest on one of those AMAs they had every now and then.

So I started telling her about the people that go missing by the thousands every year in mysterious circumstances, and most of them in the deep of the woods.

I also told her that I had told Paulides that I liked hiking and trailing in the woods and he kind of freaked out at the idea that I would always do so unarmed. Well, he called me an idiot for doing that, actually.

So I began telling my sister stories of aliens presumably abducting people, Big Foot, finding remains of human mutilations…people being found miles and miles from where they originally disappeared, to be honest, Paulides had no clue as to what was happening in the woods and in National Parks but he knew something was out there, or some things…to be more precise. The numbers didn’t lie.

At that point, my sister was no longer sleepy, wonder why. But I was, and so I kinda left her there, high and dry, with thoughts of god knows what lurking in the woods….and now in her head.

I had been sleeping for god knows how long when she woke me up in a sweat.

“Listen…there’s something out there…” she murmured as low as she could but with the certainty that I’d understand it.

“For all we know, it could be bunnies doing what bunnies do…” I answered, not whispering, thinking it was a funny reply…

“Bunnies don’t growl…” she then murmured once more.

That got my attention. So we both sat up and remained extremely quiet.

We could distinctively hear something breaking branches in the woods behind the spot where our tent was. Bunnies don’t break branches.

A million and one things were now racing through my mind. Paulides and his calling me a fool for hiking woods unarmed, signs of the bears we had seen all day long…and the fact that it was so pitch black that we could hardly see our hands when holding them up in front of our faces were all sending me signals of danger nearby.

Then I heard the growl.

My blood freezing in my veins, my hair sticking up on my arms, the goosebumps, the faster breathing, my heartbeat skipping a beat or two, it all reminded me that fear was settling in, slowly but surely.

And then it growled once more, seemed closer this time.

Blind as a bat, well, by that time it was more like a scared shitless bat, I started touching stuff around me, on the ground beside my sleeping bag, in search of my backpack where I knew I had a knife. Hey, at least Paulides convinced me of having something. I’d carry a 12 gauge shotgun but those are pretty much illegal here in Canada.

My sister, most probably under a certain panic mode, lit up her flash light, that I instinctually slapped out of her hands, jumping on it in the tent to turn it off faster that it could ever be recorded in any Guinness Record book.

“Are you fucking crazy? NO LIGHTS.” I whispered, as low as I possibly could.

And then we heard it again. Not the growl, the presence. Right.Near.Our.Tent.

As if it was (it being god knows what – but I was assuming bear) on a scout mission, we could hear it breathe.

I am 100% sure that neither my sister nor I were. Breathing, that is.

More like frozen, petrified by the unknown that was now so close.

Then we heard a growl again but it seemed to be further away, no longer besides the tent…and we both started breathing again. Senses were gradually coming back into life.

It took a while to fall back to sleep, as we were now convinced that whatever it had been, it went away.

The next morning, we went around the tent and we couldn’t find a trace of anything. No prints, and judging by the growl it did, this wasn’t a cute little bambi. I walked to the woods behind us and noticed that some branches were broken at five or six feet off the ground.

Whatever it was, we’ll never know but it had to be huge. We asked other campers that were out there, and no one heard a thing, just us.

So I blamed it on a vivid imagination from both my sister and I. My sister agreed that our imaginations, following the ‘stupid stories’ I had told her (her words, not mine) were probably into high gears. I smiled.

I never told my sister about the broken branches. To this very day, she doesn’t know.

The End.

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  [HAL2016]The Pyre Of Matrimony.
Posted by: BIAD - 10-12-2016, 12:14 PM - Forum: Rogue's Writers Contests - Replies (8)

"...They'll be back soon..." the old guy sighed and tossed another chunk of pre-cut timber onto
the campfire. The fairy-sparks rose into the air in front of the girl and she hoped her gazing at the
dancing flecks in the night sky would imply she wasn't wary of being alone with this man.

Dan Albright smiled to himself as he settled himself into the camping chair and focused on the
flames, he knew she'd be nervous. It would be another twenty minutes before the two men would
get back from the store and the seated chap in the Park Ranger uniform also knew that this time
would trickle slower than sap from a Lodgepole pine in winter for the young lady across from him.
Darla, her name was Darla.

The radio in his truck sputtered some incoherent message that was lost on both of them, but Dan
guessed it was just Margie signing off for the night. The large white Dodge Pickup with 'Ranger'
stencilled above the gold badge seemed to offer some officialdom to the strange scene and Dan
hoped this would take the edge off the quiet and awkward situation.

"Yer' still at college, heh?" Dan asked easily and offered a sympathetic smile over the glowing
blaze and Darla responded with a slight nod and a mumble that he was correct. What courses
she was taking and how she was handling her education would need more cajoling from the man
in the dark Smokey Bear hat.

It was another twenty seconds before Darla actualy formulated her first full sentence.
"I'm wanting to be a Journalist..." she said and grunted to clear her throat. "...It's something
I've always wanted to be"

The slim, auburn-haired woman in the large parka coat peered back at Officer Albright and
waited for his opinion on her chosen vocation. She wasn't too bothered if he responded or not,
for someone who works out here in the wilderness could hardly understand the nuances and
skills needed to write an informative piece of non-biased literature.

"I wanted to be a writer..." Dan said with a hint of forlorness in his voice. "...Yeah, there was
a time when 'ah thought I would write a book and be famous" he added and feigned interest
on stirring the embers at the side of the fire with his boot.

Darla raised her eyebrows and altered her mouth to indicate a 'Oh well, never mind' expression,
but it was lost in the flickering glow as Officer Dan didn't look up from his stoking. The crackling
of the burning fire took up a few more seconds of the gap between them.

Just as a faint hoot of an owl wafted into the clearing that Miles, Jerry and Darla had agreed
would make a good place to camp for the night, the Park Ranger who had come across them
ten minutes later, asked a question that caught the young woman quite unawares.

"Can 'Ah read you one of my stories?" Dan asked and stared hopefully across at his only host.
The question hung in the air for around two seconds before Darla answered it.

"Well, I'm no expert on creative writing, Mister..." she began and the gently-smiling Officer with the
wide-rimmed hat interrupted Darla's admission with "Call me Dan, okay?" and once more, she
was caught off-guard.
"Okay..." she said softly and with a hefty dollop of nervousness "...Dan, I'll listen" and simpered
a smile.

Without another word said, the man who had told the camping trio that no fires were allowed
in the park and then excused them with a 'we're all guys together' piece of banter, strode away
to his truck and left Darla contemplating her next move.

In the movie, she would flee and the crazy Park Ranger with the blood-soaked chainsaw would
chase her through the forest until the panic-music ended. Ideally, she'd just be in a bikini and
not very intelligent. And blonde... yes, they were always blonde.

The clouds would hide the moon and there would always be the hot panting from the maniac
heard above the music, she would run blindly through some leafy branches and maybe Miles
and Jerry's severed heads would be on a makeshift gibbet and...

"It's not much, but 'Ah think 'Ah'm gonna enter it into one of these online competitions" Dan said
suddenly and dragged Darla from her B-movie wool-gathering. She didn't scream, but she was
sure some pee came out a little.

The slightly-overweight man in the water-proof jacket -that he must have also obtained whilst
visiting the car, stood beside her holding a couple of sheaves of papers. " 'Ah wrote two, but
this 'Ah think is my best one" Dan said proudly.

Controllling her gulps for air and her look of surprised horror, Darla watched Officer Dan return
to his seat and settle again. The chair creaked in it's annoyance.
"Yer' sure yer' don't mind?" he asked politely and his only audience -excluding the owl, nodded
that it was fine.

Throwing another log on the fire and a smile of gratitude towards Darla, he began.

As Billy Marrs placed the box of soap-powder into his trolley and quickly pondered the red-head
in the far-too short skirt checking out the ingredients of 'Captain Clean's Glass Cleaner' he also
wondered about his plan to remove the sad vacuum that was impersonating his sex life.

Okay, he's a little overweight and yeah, it's true his unshaven face didn't remind people of Brad Pitt,
but he had other attributes going for him. The fact that his job was well-paid for one thing and that
he owned his own home (now Ma was gone) -was another.

The container that proclaimed your 'Whites-Will-Be-Whiter-Than-White' slumped sideways between
a large box of Twinkies and a gallon of undiluted juice-stuff as Billy turned the trolley back towards
the DIY aisle and left the potential Stepford-wife reading how to clear birdshit off her windows.
He needed more duct-tape.

Back in the nineties, a woman -not too dissimilar from the woman with copper tresses behind him,
had almost been Mrs. Marrs. Billy had been leaner then and with the company expanding, he saw
his future laid out ahead of him like a golden road.
With sawn-off denim-shorts-wearing chicks looking to hitch a ride.

Billy passed the large rolls of chains and plastic rope without a second glance. That stuff was far
from escape-proof he assured himself and steered the trolley away from some young punk with
acne gazing at the plastic-wrapped bundles of cordage.

The smell of protective oil and wax paper were prominent here and it seemed to Billy that whenever
you entered this area that he deemed 'a man's place'... there was always the requisite to push one's
chest out. To look manly.

Yeah, Billy's future was rosy. Redder than the bimbo with the glass cleaner and brighter than any
soap powder could boast of. Except for Ma of course... Ma didn't like girls around the house and
it didn't matter how many times they'd watched Hitchcock's 'Psycho' together, the old battle-axe
never saw the irony.

It would be another ten years before the girl of his dreams pulled her little blue pinto onto the dusty
yard claiming she had took a wrong turn. Of course, Ma wasn't really the owner by then and in no
real condition to chase anyone off the property.

The youngster with the task of choosing whether to buy the rope that was made from something called
'polypropylene' or just stuffing the bundle into his jacket and sneaking away, felt as if the air had suddenly
cooled around him.

With the latest falling-out with his girl and the fact that her father wanted his wreck-of-a-car removed
from the driveway of their home, the twenty-something year-old deemed this drop in temperature
as an omen that he was being watched and stayed his hand at being a shoplifter.
'Shit to it...' he thought and letting the Foofighters play their overhead song, he made off towards
the exit. Suzie's Pa can have the clunker.

The duct-tape was pricey and if there was a security camera pointing his way, they'd have recorded
Billy's frowning face as he perused the sticky bindings. Now as he cupped his fingers and slid the
roll onto his hand like a bracelet, he thought about his oncoming marriage and what the ceremony
would entail.

"Witnesses" he whispered without realising he'd actually given it utterance and decided that the
respective rolls of grey and black tape would suffice. And it was true, the tradition demands that
witnesses should be there to observe the joining of the pair.

Billy was confident Ma would make a fine Preacher and with the mail-man standing in as Darla's

"What did you say...?" the girl snapped from across the fire and began to stand up from her metal
-framed chair. "Darla...you said Darla?" Darla reiterated and stood to her full height.

The Park Ranger made his mouth into a 'O' shape and looked shocked for a moment. Then leaning
foward to the firelight, he scanned the papers he was reading from. "Oh my" was all Dan murmured.

At that moment, the sound of a car-horn blared out and told the two people that Miles and Jerry were
only moments away. "Oh my indeed" Officer Albright mumbled to himself and moved his vacant features
to form a smile of revelation.

Darla watched warily as the man who had wrote the weird story also rose from his seat and began to
turn towards his pickup. "I'll have to fix this quick" he said without looking at the woman peering out
towards the dark road.

With the knowledge that her two friends were coming soon, Darla felt encouraged to say something
pithy bound in a tone of insult towards the retreating red-neck official in the brown hat.
"Where are you going... for your pencil?!" she sneered and changed her stance to show her confidence.

Officer Dan Albright looked up from his scrutiny of his story and seem bewildered for a moment before
answering. "Er, no..." he said absently "... for my duct-tape"

The End.

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  Happy Ending
Posted by: 727Sky - 10-12-2016, 11:42 AM - Forum: Firearms and Related Topics - Replies (1)

Quote:Plantation, Florida:

Last week police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery:
The 72-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents.
He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, and he works out every day.  Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.  According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at 1949 N. Pine Rd. just after 11 p.m.  There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal.
After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well.  They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire.
He shot one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.  When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units found the other in the bushes of a nearby business.  They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.  Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center , where one, Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died.  The other, 21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition. 
Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.  He is not expected to be charged authorities said.  ''He was in fear for his life,'' Detective Rettig said, "These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by idiots."  Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear for his life', even though his life was definitely at risk.
The only thing he could be charged with is participating in an unfair fight.
One 71- year young Marine against two punks.  Two head shots and one center body mass shot.  Outstanding shooting!  That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal. 
Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon.

Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

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