Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman. “As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the tripod. Viewers saw the live picture being jarred and turned sideways for about two seconds.” Robbers fled in a Mercedes and a Lexus. “Sources, however, said all KPIX crews covering stories in Oakland would be accompanied by security guards, day or night, effective immediately.” Diseases and government are both progressive.

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ooddballz November 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

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Robbers fled in a Mercedes and a Lexus.
But did they get any pictures?

BobontheJob November 11, 2012 at 7:59 am

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Geez, even thugs drive better cars than I do.

MGAP November 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Gangsta likes to steal the good rides.

Not so silent November 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

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They actually probably worked the welfare system to get the rides..happens all the time in the People’s republic of Kalifornia. been in many, many houses in the hood that have a plasma tv, nice ride in the driveway, about 8 kids and besides the tv the house is a mess and the kids live on fast food and mommy and Daddy (if he is still around) leave their dope on the end table for easy access…

sa_rose November 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

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Sounds like some of my patinets here in SA. I filled in for one of my coworkers who predominately worked in one of those areas. The guy we were seeing was a meth addict who appeared to be tweeking while I was there. We were treating infected sores on his arms and legs where he scratched while high on meth. Place was a trailer out in the middle of nowhere, with minimal furnishings and a mess to boot. I wanted a shower when I got out of there.

flashingscotsman November 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

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Always, always shower after being near a tweaker. And use strong disinfectant.

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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I was about to say that. It is so not fair… although of course probably they were stolen.

MKR148 November 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

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Strange…..no description of the 5 robbers, but a good description of the get away cars. Gee I really wounder what these thugs looked like? I guess we will never know! However I can only assume that they were not white, racist, tea party members……because of course that would have been reported!

Not so silent November 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

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All you need to know is this is Oakland… uncivilized, gang ridden, Obama town…and at the risk of being racist…Probably some Obama supporters who decided to redistribute KPIX’s equipment.

Not so silent November 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

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Look the truth got me a troll thumbs down….but without comment like always..liberal cowards

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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apparently the troll doesn’t know/care that you speak from experience.
You be careful out there buddy, k? k. :D

poppajoe49 November 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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Maybe you got a TD because you were too politically correct, and didn’t identify them as Mexicans or Blacks.

Not so silent November 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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Oakland like Stockton where I used to work is a gang infested, welfare ridden shithole run by liberals. There is no other way to say it. Look at the murder rates in both, look at the crime rate. Stockton has had hundreds and hundreds of people robbed in broad daylight, neither city is safe, yet these dumbasses reelect liberals by the bucketfull and then they bitch that nothing is getting done. Apparently the left and right orbs of their brain don’t connect cause they haven’t figured it out yet, but hey you can always get free gender reassignment surgery in San Freakcisco.

hey I just thought of something, those robberies must be Obama fans way of redistributing your property since you won’t do it willingly.

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Progressive Hemrrhoid November 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

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I just can’t seem to work up enough sympathy for the TV station who had their equipment stolen. Especially since these Mass Media liberals asked for it.

PsychoDad November 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

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Thinking the same thing — lines of You’ve made your bed — Careful what you wish for — As you sow — etc etc.

whiskeyriver November 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

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Was it crooks or was it a few people who are tired of the Lame Stream Media and the hero worship of their Annoited One? Either way I kinda think this is funny.

PsychoDad November 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

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Hey you got a point there, maybe these alleged crooks are really heroes after all!

/Does the name Ragnar Danneskjold mean anything to you?!?

whiskeyriver November 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

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I never was big on Rand but I may have to change my attitude about her works. I did a quick Bing check before I replied and this Danneskjold dude sounds like my kind of sailor.

flashingscotsman November 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

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Kinda like Chuck Norris in “The Expendables.”

Big Al November 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

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The last thing that the Lexus driver yelled to the camera crew as he sped away was “Vote Obama 2016!”.

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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There was an actual robbery before the election where the robber with a gun was telling the person while they were being robbed to vote for Obama.

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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i read about some rappers that robbed the recording studio they’d just laid down a track in. Apparently they took some personal wealth but no studio wealth. The owner of the joint put out the sounds in hopes somebody in the neighborhood would recognize their voices.

this just was reported yesterday i think.

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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Did they rap about voting for Obama?

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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“The men recorded a song called “Larry Hoover,” for the notorious Chicago gang leader, before allegedly robbing three people in Copy Catz studio in Laurel, Md., at gunpoint,…”

considering the many aliases of barry, i’d not be surprised.

anyhow, this is just one more reason to censor rap music, remember, music doesn’t kill people, rappers do.

sa_rose November 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

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At least he had enough snap to realize that Obama was actually running. The moron Big Al quotes clearly doesn’t understand that theoretically, Obama can’t run in 2016. The same idocy that resulted in the 2008 election and everyone voting against Bush.

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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Добро пожаловать в новый и улучшенный Соединенные Штаты Америки

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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спасибо

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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I barely know English…I ain’t likely learnin’ any other language…not with this abnormally wired brain.

poppajoe49 November 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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Especially Russian.

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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or chinese for that matter

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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But ya caught the drift :)

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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yeah, I used bing translate

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

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free translation dawt com here. :D

although I DID have to look closely at the letters to determine the language. Thought it was Greek at first, but closer inspection clued me.

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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Είναι όλα τα ελληνικά σε μένα …

drb November 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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me too

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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Cyber Hugs {_}3 in the AM, sorry again for stepping out of line. Looked for the avi on purpose, but seeing them nested like that was pretty funny. Wish I’d planned it that way. Oh, getting them ready, ‘fuel’ recipes, no more hospital food for you.

T’anx for letting me off easy, duly noted.

drb November 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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awe, don’t you worry about that, I get over things fairly quickly. Plus I know you didn’t intend to upset me. Looking forward to the morning {_}3 and “fuel”

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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ok, i don’t have a simple time w/modern greek, if you wrote koine on the other hand, i might be able to figure it out.
although it has been years since i utilized it.
also your leading letter looks more Sigmaish than epsilonish. but that may just be me.

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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As per drb via Bing by way of Google translate and The Free Dictionary, it says; It’s all Greek to me…
but you knew that.

Should tell you about the intruder I had yesterday, good thing my Mossberg was at the other end of the house.

The thing was huge, ugly and aggressive, had what looked like a gang ‘tag’ on too

My daughter ended up killing the little bastid before I could blow it away (Charmin! she used Charmin)

Frickin’ spiders.

drb November 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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Ghost, spray some vinegar around your doors and windows, that will keep them at bay.

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

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Ghost, spray some vinegar around your doors and windows, that will keep them at bay.

ya might wanna spray vinegar on your monitor too. he hehe

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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Hey Doc, gotsa minute?

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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sure

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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May take a few minutes, but I deserved>>>
that. Forgive me?

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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of course I do…already forgotten. *smooch, your cheek*

GhostntheMachine November 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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Knew you’d get it, but it looks kinda cool nested like that back-to-back on screen.

drb November 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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yeah…it does

poppajoe49 November 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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I almost dropped my laptop when I saw it!LMAOing!

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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Y que es esta vaina?

RobertW November 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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donde esta su espada?

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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LOL Vaina in the way that I am using it is Panamenian in nature. Vaina otherwise means the thing where people put their swords, however the way I am using it is to mean “thing”. So I essentially typed “what’s this thing?” or “what does this thing mean?” I don’t understand what was typed earlier I need to translate it online I suppose but i am very lazy :-/

drb November 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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oh KQ, it says

Welcome to the new and improved United States of America

and robert said

Thank you

then I basically said

speak english dammit

KimmyQueen November 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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LOL thansk DRB

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 12:11 am

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I lived in Panama from toddlerhood to the cusp of childhood. I have many memories of that wonderful time. eatin sugarcane taken directly from the wild, across the dirt road. feeding coatamundis AND sittin’on the old Spanish canon. I’ve seen ships and waved to sailors from around the world. I’ve been in 2 ocean on the same day. I’ve walked the jungle trails, visitin’ Panamanians with my dad. we went shell hunting, we also, as a family, went bottle hunting. don’t ask me why.

my sister caught her first fish in panama, it was a blue-gill. I caught my sister that same day. :D thanks for the memories.

we had 8mm movies of easter, lol i remember watching myself steppin on a banana palm frond and wooooop straight to the ground. ahh panama.
also, i used to watch the paratroopers jumpin and fallin’ like dandelion pods over the jungle.

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

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Oh that is sweet! A lot of what you are saying was normal life lol. It is interesting to read it from someone else’s perspective. The part about ocean to ocean drive is particularly true and even more of a possibility now due to the highway, before the highway it was a bit of a drive with lots of bumps although in all true the highway (built by a Mexican company) needs repairs as well :-/ Where did you live? ON a base? which one?

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 7:45 am

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we lived in 4 different houses, One was base housing, at Howard AFB. Can’t remember much cuz I was so young, but I know we lived in a 2 story house set back from the Pan American Highway. I believe one place we lived was just outside of Balboa, and yes, most of our driving was over dirt/mud/gravel roads. the other 2 places we lived i don’t recall. the one place outside of Balboa, had slop-sinks, um, huge concrete, sinks, outside. I got a scar on my side from climbing on them and i slipped and fell onto a rock, with ants. I cried. Ok I bawled. LOL
I’ve been bamboo harvesting, had the splinters removed by Yolanda, she was our babysitter, as a matter of fact, she’s the first person i recall communicating with. It was hand gestures, but still… oh one of the places we lived, we had a sloth climbing on the screened in back room, my daddy killed it with a blowgun, then gave it to an indian who was hungry. mmmmmm and fresh cocoanut milk, meat.

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

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I was born near Balboa in Gorgas. I went to High School there. I don’t go near sloths they are nasty and in school they would tell us not to go near them for they had ticks and other things that you did not want on you. Things have changed a lot considering some places are completely unrecognizable. I am sure you will feel that way plus a thousand. I have never heard of Howard because it isn’t on Panama City. I just asked my Mom and she tells me that I have been there when I was a little kid crossing the Bridge of the Americas so it is on the way to Arraijan so I am not familiar with it. I spent more time on Army bases I suppose growing up. My Mom is telling me that that is where the Air Force people lived and they are now selling houses there.

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

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Arraijan is familiar to me. That is the name on the back of the pic my parents have of the house we lived in off the Pan-Am Highway, and also, now this is wild, cuz I don’t remember the name of the island, but after google mapping it, it has to be isla Naos, my mother told me that my dad went out to the island afoot, and the tide came in and he was stranded overnight. Now this is 43+ years ago, so I’m hazy on the details, but as I recall, that area was deserted, or at the very least he was unable to get to human shelter and ended up sleeping in the open. with all kinds of snakes and spiders and probly crabs and killer birds of some type. :D well snakes and spiders anyhow. wow this is so cool i’ve not thought in depth on these memories in quite sometime. I reckon growing up there in my early years instilled in me a sense of adventure. We used to swim at a beach that had a shark fence up, and I recall this was the first time I opened my eyes underwater. LOL couldn’t see anything but sand in the sunlight that filtered down. wow, anyway we swam there often enough for me to remember that on occasion an alarm of some type would sound and everybody’d have to get out of the water, because a shark had made it into the enclosure. ahhh good times, good times. yeah La Paz definitely I recall.

(edit.) Playa Bonita may have been, most likely was, the beach we swam at, but if so, well, i don’t recall a spa/resort, but it’s entirely likely that that area was developed but only for officers and VIP’s.
I did some looking and I found a picture of the type of housing we lived in, http://lh3.ggpht.com/-1vA8JOPQSDY/RTrM_-45ABI/AAAAAAAADiU/rs-7a2oeqws/ScottRidingBikeInFrontOfHouseInPanama.jpg

this is not a pic of me. but it will give you an idea of the buildings that housed AF families, on base. yeah, yeah. i got my head stuck in the stair railings, TWICE. my dad had to rescue me the first time. The second time i was afraid he’d give me a whippin’ if I hollered out for help again, so i just pulled my head out on my own, scraped my mastoids i did. :D

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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Yes the dilapited shark fences were awesome… to a child of course, children are stupid after all.

GhostntheMachine November 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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Spiders? And the alarm was ’cause you went into the water without waiting the requisite 30 minutes after eating. A young His Nanniness was an intern lifeguard at the time. Seriously, I looked it up on the web.

OK, this time I’m not foolin’ with ya, don’t know about others but I like reading about your & KQueen’s memories of places I’ve never been. As well as other IHTM’ers. It’s fun to get an ‘insiders look’ and look through their eyes.

Instead of blaming Bush and Corporate Greed™ all the time. :)

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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glad to hear that Ghost. i was a mite concerned about hijackin the thread, but then, it’s better than seeing just my comments all up and down the right column. :D

my mama had a pet spider-monkey
http://www.n-tv.de/img/26/2697161/Img_17_6_450_Panama-spider-monkey-Costa-Rica.jpg
but it got stung on the throat by a wasp or bee or somethin, and the poor thing suffocated.

Also, I myself have witnessed first hand, i mean it was right beside the front door steps late one evening, a bullfrog that was a foot across if it was an inch. in consideration of you and drb i’ll not post pix of panamanian banana spiders, which i don’t recall ever seeing, nor of a beautiful bullfrog, which is really pretty.

GhostntheMachine November 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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LOL never, ever let slip your worst fear\phobia. Unless it’s waking up next to Helen Thomas & Nancy Pelosi nekkid after a wild night. That I could Pshop for ya so you could keep it as desktop background.

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

actually i do have a phobia, of what’s in the water that I cannot see, but i usually don’t have this fear IN the water, but rather whilst thinking back on what might have gotten me. not in a pool nor nothing like that. but in a lake, or ocean. OH i fear my nightmares. but i won’t tell you my worst nightmares, cuz i literally have to take meds when i begin to notice physical symptoms in the nights preceding nightmares. It took me a good long time to realize that my frequent nightmares weren’t normal, just like having self-harm thoughts aren’t normal, not even flashes of that kind of thought, and it was even longer before i figured out that i had phys symptoms in the nights preceding the mare visits. Thank Christ I got a good dr. who listened and didn’t just prescribe the same old meds that didn’t affect the depression all the other times i’d been prescribed the old meds. downside of the anti-nightmare med is it lowers blood pressure, prazosin, and that makes me dizzy the next day, and since i got dizzy probs anyway it really sux to have to take the meds, but better that than the mares.

drb November 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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You know it’s really funny. I can sit near water and hear frogs/toads croaking and I’m fine, doesn’t bother me a bit. I can listen and know exactly where it is, how far or close, pinpoint it exact location, no worries, UNTIL I see it. (even if it’s just a picture) Then it’s like I’m shell shocked, heart racing, can’t seem to catch my breath, frozen unable to move or make a sound. Eyes wide and dead-locked on it. UNTIL, The evil vile critter moves then it’s pure panic and the screaming, crying, running, climbing, clawing, hitting and throwing of whatever may be near begins Yeah…you don’t want to be near me cuz you are likely the one to get clawed and hit…might climb up on your back if that gets me further away were it can’t “get me”. And if I can’t get away…it’s gonna die!

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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yeah drb, that’s hilarious.

although that clawing and back climbing does sound kinda fun…

:D

GhostntheMachine November 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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Rare “full” disclosure. What you said reminded of something that happened long ago, when my youngest was in her early teens (12 13?)

It actually involves a “huge” (in my eyes anyway) spider, the thing was probably the size of a pea, true story.

She was laughing at me and crying at the same time (paraphrase); ” I know if somebody was trying to hurt me you wouldn’t hesitate to shoot them or put yourself between me and them and try to keep me safe, but you just squealed like a little girl.”

And proceeded to squash the offending thug, all by herself. They grow up way too fast, thanks for the mind movie.

drb November 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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Yeah, I got a deal with my kids…They come to the rescue when ever there is a frog/toad between me and the front door (that’s another tale) and I come to the rescue whenever the is a spider (son’s fear and another story haha) or wasp(daughter ‘s fear) in the house.

drb November 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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Oh just remembered another funny yet true story …Y’all gonna luv this… We were at our next door neighbor’s house for a pool party anyway, party ended and we were walking up the drive toward the well beaten foot path between the two houses that our children created as a short cut back and forth. It was dark, we have no streetlights, so the only light we had was what the moon had provided. As we approached the pathway, I saw from the corner of my eye something jumped out at me. I screamed and jumped away just as fast as it had jump at me (heart in my throat no less). Then I looked right at the thing and I realized it was a copperhead that actually tried to stike and bite me. I grabbed a tree branch that had fallen and pinned its head down and called out to my neighbor to tell him that there was a copperhead in his driveway and he grabbed one of his tools from his garage and blugened it to death. then he just looked at me and said no wonder you scramed. and I said, I screamed cuz I thought it was a frog, I calmed down when I saw it was just a copperhead. He looked at me and shook his head and said “You scream at frogs and stay calm with snake? You’re not right, there is something seriously wrong with you.” And we both fell out laughing

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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ahhh y’all have some wonderful stories yourselves.

I hope when we get sent to the re-education centers we can be tent-mates. campfire-mates at the very least. :D

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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OH that is cute! I am sorry that it died like that :-( I once went on a jungle trip and a monkey jumped on me. It is one of those black ad white ones in any case it was very soft and friendly but then I remember that it may have cooties lol so I made sure to clean myself really well. One thing that you probably saw was a great migrations of butterflies unfortunately due to many reasons it dwindled in intensity and numbers as the decades went by.

You probably never been to Barro Colorado but it have a lot of wonderful insects electric colors of blue and green it is really amazing. I was lucky to not have gotten cooties or gotten bitten by poisonous ants and what nots.

One of my favorite memories is holding on to a tarantula as big as a man’s hand. I also liked to have a certain insect whose name escapes me hooked itself to my skin, I was told that the idea of velcro came from that

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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1. Velcro

The most famous example of biomimicry was the invention of Velcro brand fasteners. Invented in 1941 by Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who took the idea from the burrs that stuck tenaciously to his dog’s hair. Under the microscope he noted the tiny hooks on the end of the burr’s spines that caught anything with a loop – such as clothing, hair or animal fur. The 2-part Velcro fastener system uses strips or patches of a hooked material opposite strips or patches of a loose-looped weave of nylon that holds the hooks.

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4806142210081696&pid=15.1
capuchin monkey. aka organ grinder monkey.

I didn’t gain an appreciation for flutterbys until We’d moved to California, but there I saw monarchs, beautiful.

don’t recall Colorado Barro, however; on a different beach than the swimming beach where we shell hunted and played and fished, we’d take an old style hand operated bike tire pump, put the nozzle in the sand, and push the plunger, and huge, LONG thick red worms would be force straight up out of the sand, the wet sand, and there was our bait. It was fun trying to grab ‘em before they squirmed back into the sand. :D kept me entertained more than the fishing itself. :D

sa_rose November 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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I do fine with spiders (I had a pet black widow in my room for a while as a teen), mice. rats (my daughter had a pet rat for a couple of days) or snakes. Those big water bug type roaches are a whole different thing. I have managed my phobia enough to spray them to death or stomp them instead of screaming, but that is about it. HATE THEM! And the fact they fly at you doesn’t help.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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flying water roaches are yet another indisputable reason why H-town is not the real TEXAS.

poppajoe49 November 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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“You scream at frogs and stay calm with snake? You’re not right, there is something seriously wrong with you.”

But, we still love you,

MUWAH!!!

sa_rose November 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

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My halfsister lioved in Panama for a while. Peope constantly asked her if she was “passing” (as a white, though she was Indian.) Being a freak, she was delighted they thought her native (she has identity problems.) But she came home with a yellow head parrot named Morgan and a stack of molas she used in some of her clothing designs. Her Mother-in-law kept her supplied wit Molas until the US turned over the Canal zone, then she quit using them. All the pictures she broght were beautiful. I am not sure I could handle the humidity.

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

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I cannot live there again unless I push myself to. Everytime I go I loose water weight. I dont stop sweating. It is terrible. It wasn’t like that when I actually lived there. I was just fine walking around, but once I left and came back a few years later I realized the humidity is absolutely murderous. It can be 100% humid. Terrible. Your half sister sounds interesting. We have bunch of molas hanging from our walls. I got a purse with amola on it the last time I went I get admiration looks whenever I use it.

GhostntheMachine November 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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Had to look that one up when you and Rose used the word, as soon as the pics started coming up I knew what they were but never knew what they were called. Some of them are beautiful. Kinda like the 30+ year old ‘down home’ hand stitched quilt my G-ma made me that I still treasure, that’n gets passed down in the family.

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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they are made by kunas and they are pretty much considered native panamenian art form.

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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there’s another difference, when we lived there the Kuna, Cuna, were known as San Blass

sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

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I understood the Islands were the San Blas Islands, and the people were K(C)una Indians. Don’t know if that is correct. Maybe Kimmy can tell me.

RobertW November 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

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well, that may be, probably is, true Rose. again, this was 40+ years ago, however, I recall them being spoken of as San Blas.

KimmyQueen November 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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The Kunas live in the San Blas Islands they are not called the San Blas people, maybe you got those confused. The formal name is Kuna-Yalas (sp?) as a people. Interesting enough the Bible was recently (in the past few years) translated in their language. I was peronsally happy about that, however they do know Spanish for obvious reasons.

RobertW November 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm
sa_rose November 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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They are gorgeous and at that time were all handmade, using a combination of techniques like stitching, applicaing and others. Each one is an individual. Now I understand they are using sewing machines on them but they are still one of a kind.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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hand-sewn or machine-sewn, still better than the coke that panama used to import.

pineapple noriega anyone?

sa_rose November 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

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When she moved back to the states her then spouse was attending law school. She lived in a house about 45 minutes outside of San Antonio on the shores of Lake Medina, and ran a clothing design business from there. One of her early designs was a long, black skirt with either one Mola centered in the middle at the bottom, or a ring of Molas around the bottom, It was designed to have one hem, and if you needed it longer, you could take out one line of stitching and make it about 3-4 inches longer instantly. Neiman Marcus wanted it for their Christmas wish book, but she turned them down, as she wasn’t sure shecould make them fast enough. :ater she used all size molans for purses, skirts, dresses etc.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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lol needless-markups.

poppajoe49 November 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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LOL Rose! You brought back a neat memory for me.
There was a bar in Universal City that I used to go to called The Sports Page, they had a jukebox with a couple of 45′s from some local bands. One of the songs was called “The Medina Lake Song”, and the refrain was “When the moon goes down on Medina Lake, I’ll be goin’ down on you”!
That one got lots of play.

sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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I imagine! In its day it was quite the party spot. It sort of losts is rep because it is an irrigation lake, and when there is a lack of rain, the lake goes down markedly. Then when it rains, it comes up again in a matter of hours, so no one dares move their business closer to the water line. I spent my honeymoon there, and hiked and swam in the spillway while the lake was ok, but not overflowing. 1 year later, we were there when some storms came in, and had to move pumps.etc several feet as the water came up to max level. In about 15 minutes it went from being ankle deep to mid thigh on my ex and a neighbor while they were moving everything. We went to the spill way and it was full, about100 feet deep and boiling and rpoiling with all the overflow!