Friday, June 24, 2005
Happy Friday All! Alot of stuff has been happening here in our little North Idaho/Spokane area. Months ago while trying to bust a growndrunk man who stole a keg of beer,Officer Mike followed the drunk as he drove home,Mike called for back upbut wound up shot in face,spine damaged,but his spirit,faith and hope were made stronger.take a minute to read this true story of courage,love,support and hope.We OWE a HUGE amount of hono,respect,thanks and support to police,fire and emergency workers who are out there PROTECTING OUR ASSES!!!! Show them some 'luv',shake their hand and say 'Thanks for all you do, its rely appreciated!'.And watch the smile ontheir faces,and of course, you will get 'I am JUST DOING MY JOB!'. HEROS!! every single one! I think after reading this (once you get thru the ads half way thru!) you will,like me, know NEVER SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! All My Love,Hugs and prayers 2 ya'll!!!! http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2005/06/23/news/news01.txt =^.^= YYYYYEEEEEEAAAAWWWWWHHHHHHH!!!!
Monday, June 20, 2005
Saddam guards describe his Doritos habit Ex-leader hates Froot Loops, loves Raisin Bran FREE VIDEO �Guarding Saddam June 20: Cpl. Jonathan Reese and Spl. Sean O'Shea guarded Saddam Hussein. They talk about their experience with 'Today' show host Matt Lauer. Today show The Associated Press NEW YORK - Thrust unexpectedly into the role of prison guards for Saddam Hussein, several young American soldiers found the deposed Iraqi leader to be a friendly, talkative "clean freak" who loved Raisin Bran for breakfast, could down a large bag of Doritos in 10 minutes and insisted he was still president of Iraq, the men said in an interview published Monday and in comments on NBC's "Today" show. Interviewed in GQ magazine's July issue, the men said Saddam greatly admires President Reagan and thought President Clinton was "OK," but had harsh words for both President Bushes, each of whom went to war against him. "The Bush father, son, no good," Cpl. Jonathan "Paco" Reese, 22, of Millville, Pa., quotes Saddam as saying in English. But his fellow GI, Specialist Sean O'Shea, then 19, says Saddam later softened that view. "Towards the end he was saying that he doesn't hold any hard feelings and he just wanted to talk to Bush, to make friends with him," O'Shea, of Minooka, Pa., told the magazine. A third soldier, Spc. Jesse Dawson, quoted Saddam as saying of Bush, "'He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons. He knows he'll never find them."' The three GIs were among members of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, a Pennsylvania National Guard unit from the Scranton area that was activated for duty in Iraq in late 2003. Instead of going into combat, they were chosen by the FBI to serve as guards at a U.S. military compound where Saddam was an "HVD," or high value detainee. Permission to speak The nine-month assignment was so secret that they could not tell their families, according to the article by GQ correspondent Lisa DePaulo. The article names five of the soldiers who agreed to discuss the experience, with the military's permission. They were required to sign statements prohibiting them from revealing the location, dates, garrison strength and certain other details of Saddam's incarceration. But they were free to describe their interactions with the prisoner, according to the article. Pentagon officials had no immediate comment because they had not seen the article, spokeswoman Lynnette Ebberts said Monday. The soldiers' descriptions of Saddam's life in prison match the recent photos of him that apparently were smuggled out of prison - showing the former dictator in his underwear and a long robe. They describe a man who once lived in palaces and now occupies a cell where he has no personal privacy. Once, when Saddam fell down during his twice-a-week shower, the article says, "panic ensued. No one wanted him to be hurt while being guarded by Americans." One GI had to help Saddam back to his cell, another carried his underwear, it adds. Saddam learned the names of the GIs guarding him, was interested in the details of their lives, which they were not supposed to discuss, and sometimes offered fatherly advice. Advice about females O'Shea said when he told him he was not married, Saddam "started telling me what to do." "He was like, 'you gotta find a good woman. Not too smart, not too dumb. Not too old, not too young. One that can cook and clean."' Then he smiled, made what O'Shea interpreted as a "spanking" gesture, laughed and went back to washing his clothes in the sink. The soldiers say Saddam was preoccupied with cleanliness, washing up after shaking hands and using diaper wipes to clean his meal trays, his utensils and the table before eating. "He had germophobia or whatever you call it" said Dawson, 25, of Berwick, Pa. The article quotes the GIs on Saddam's eating preferences - Raisin Bran Crunch was his breakfast favorite. "No Froot Loops," he told O'Shea. He ate fish and chicken but refused beef at dinner. ~~~~~~ I hope with all that Raisin Bran hes got alot of toilet paper,or better yet let him use his own currency w/ his face on it! YYYEEEEEEAAAAWWWHHHH!!!! And dont get me started w/ gitmos menu! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! =^.^= ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mentors Fill Gaps For Kids Whose Dads Are At War POSTED: 3:33 pm PDT June 18, 2005 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- You rarely see Marines embrace. Yet Lynne Gilstrap, principal at the Mary Fay Pendleton School at this Marine base, has seen it happen when troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan. They have every reason to let their emotions flow after missions that were protracted and sometimes scary. But there's more to it than that -- they're greeting surrogate dads who stepped in to guide their kids while they were gone."I've seen grown men actually ... giving each other a bear hug," the principal says. On this Father's Day, it should be noted that about 60 percent of military personnel -- about 838,000 -- are fathers, according to the Pentagon. More than 123,000 of these fathers are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The lives of their children, says Nancy Campbell, who works in Army family services, "are turned upside down." Untold numbers of men and women -- relatives, neighbors, other servicemen and women -- have marched to the aid of these children as temporary mentors. They play softball and board games, help with homework, and try to ease childhood's troubles with a sympathetic ear until the return of the deployed dads -- or, sometimes, moms. Some join programs like the one run by Big Brothers Big Sisters inside three public schools at Camp Pendleton. Other mentors step forward informally to help brighten a dark time for a child. "I got to have some time with somebody," said Gage Black, a shivering 11-year-old wrapped in a towel after frolicking with other kids and their mentors at an end-of-school pool party at Camp Pendleton. "I'm not so lonely." His father, who was away in Iraq, has now returned -- but expects to ship out again soon. Gage's mentor, Lt. Col. Sam Pelham, knows more than a little about comforting children: he is a father of three and, as a reservist, has worked in civilian life as an elementary school teacher. As mentor, Pelham would often ask the boy how his family was doing. "If he was tightlipped, I'd let him be tightlipped," said Pelham. "It was his hour, and I didn't direct any of it. I was his running mate, basketball teammate, whatever he wanted." Mentors have visited Mary Fay Pendleton School once a week. Principal Gilstrap says she has seen striking changes in the children: "They were so excited ... to tell the `bigs� what they had done during the week, that their whole attitude toward school and school work seemed to change." Samuel Ryan did his mentoring this week on a Camp Pendleton basketball court. Jackson Robinson, 12, grabbed a basketball from the hefty Marine, who looked like Shaquille O'Neal opposite the gangly boy. Jackson's mother is in Iraq. When Ryan looks at Jackson, he thinks of his own brother, now battling leukemia in Walton, Ky. "When I was being in the Marine Corps, I missed most of my little brother's important times -- 16th birthday, 18th birthday," Ryan said. "So this is a chance for me to kind of make up for that and be there for somebody." In Martinsburg, W. Va., Marty Kilmer was there for Christa Carr in her moment of automotive need. More than anything else, Christa needed a hand tuning up her car for the soapbox derby while her father was deployed with the Air National Guard. Kilmer, a retired guardsman in nearby Inwood who has flown with her father, helped the girl adjust the car's wheels, tighten the cables, and get ready to race. "My mom probably wouldn't have been able to do it," says the 11-year-old girl. Then came race day. Kilmer was there, watching from the sidelines like a proud dad. Of course, he wasn't her father, but he found the right words anyway. "I knew she wished her dad was there. I told her he was there in heart," says Kilmer. In Wichita, Kan., Amanda Jallo, 10, had worked hard on her reading with her mentor, 16-year-old Monica Khurana, even before her father left. In April, he was finally sent to Qatar for a tour to last through the summer. "The day he left, I just broke down crying," his daughter remembered. But her mentor was there. "She said, `He�ll be back soon."� The mentors don't just give. They get too. "Amanda, she's just so kindhearted and genuine, every time I visit her she just lifts my spirits," says her mentor. Some mentors mean to pay a debt of sorts to the deployed fathers. "I just wanted to do something for the military, and I can't serve anymore, so I did this," said Rich Alan, 67, of Vista, Calif., a former seaman who has mentored two boys. Gilstrap, the principal, said many Marine mentors are themselves veterans of the war in Iraq. They often feel as though they are returning a favor to the Marine replacing them by giving their time to yet another Marine's child. Often tutoring in their uniforms on break from other duties, these mentors sometimes find it easier to connect with the child. "They can identify with the child's life and military life," said Beverly Perna, a staffer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. But Pelham, the reservist, thinks just about anyone can mentor these children. "I think anybody who's willing to volunteer their time for a kid has got the right perspective," he said. "I was a big guy to play around with. I just wear the same uniform as his dad." ~~~~HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL 'MY BIG DADDYS!" ;-)> KISSES AND HUGS & PRAYERS! ESP> @ ALL YOU AWESOME VETS!!! SMOOCH! LOVE YA'LL!!!!! =^.^= ~~~~~~
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Many of you like me are sickened by this story. A pack of happy grads and their 'chaparones' fly to paradise from lil' ole Alabama for some fun in the sun for graduating.I am not in favor of young people going out of our country unsupervised.Ok so 3 kids for every chaparone....hmmmm. Natalee was in a bar about 1 am and who was on that watch? No one. Sleeping like babies (or passed out) while the kidz run the island.Stories are they are intelligent careful kids.Unfortunatly predators are smarter or lets say SICKER and SLICKER. I bet the farm a HUGE percentage of those kids were able to get the parents confidence to go to Aruba with the line " But CHAPARONES will be watching us 24/7 !!! (insert whining) ". Poor Natalee still hasnt been found.Being a small island the size of DC should be easy, right! WRONG! The first thing they did wrong was let the first 3 'suspects' go. They admitted to taking her to a beach lighthouse.(stomach twisting) One of these fine island locals is a JUDGES SON! Who as of yesterday was sent off the island to get away.hmmm (Special priveldge?yup!) The three guys were upper level residents.Not as the 2 arrested,living in the poor area, parents poor worker bees. I freaked when the first 3 were released.They had lots of info to help find Natalee.Yet,with their power and money, they were set free.Call me Miss Conspiracy Theory but heres my take. Being the first 3 put themselves at scene of 'crime' they knew there was SOME sort of evidence that would ID hem at some point, so they fessed to BEING THERE at lighthouse with Natalee. After they were done doing whatever,they turn to he 2 loser stooges to either clean up or finish up.They could have even dropped her off to them at the Hotel they knew so well. One of the guards was identified as someone who tried to give drugs to another American tourist. Being from South Florida I have done a lot of island hopping down there,know many islanders and kidz, more likely than not the ones in power are CORRUPT.They get the perks, their kids get the perks and priveledges also. Some mrdres rapes and more crime is covered up to protect these golden chidren.That brings me back to The Judges son, one of the first 3 suspects. Its highly possible Daddy called in a marker to clean the blood off his kids hands (literaly and figuratively) . And it gives this tourism dollar fueled area a black eye! The pace is 'dial up" to say the least.Poor Natalee is probably at the bottom of a body of water along the island.All while her parents and hundreds search every inch of land.And all one of these bastards could do is admit the crime and return this girl, or her (gulp) body to her heart torn parents/relatves/friends. The end wont be pretty in this, too much time passed, too much drama w/ suspects,too much power.My heart bleeds for all involved.And I pray the parents can forgive themselves for letting their precious baby girl, party on so far away and out of America.They just wanted to make her happy,in a full and happy and priveledged life which she had in Bama. Lets hope they take back in the first 3 suspects.The cops lean on 'the weak one' and get the info everyone is desperately waiting for. On a personal note, my siter and I argued a week before Natalees disappearance.My sister was in process of allowing her 16 year old daughter, my beloved niece NATALIE,to go to the Bahamas with some goofy chaparones.Me being, well ME, told her how unsafe and crazy it was to send tis beautiful,curvy hottie off to who knows what! She called me paranoid and stuck her head back in sand.She called me back days after Natalee Hollowell vanished, she was cryng hystericaly and thanking me for giving her my worldy point of view, no matter how Paranoid it seemed.Shivers ran down my spine! I just dont want to be the aunt on FOX begging for my nieces release like the Hollowells aunt. If you love your kids you have to put the hammer down in this insane day and age.Them having fun frollicking in the sun and sand and bozzing till the cows come home can and SHOULD wait till the are older,wiser and with a someone who will keep an eagle eye on them as you would.So If you cant go, them hell, neither do they! Parenting doesnt stop at 18 or 28 for that matter.All the grief you will suffer waiting for resue to find the body dont even measure up to the 'awesome experience' you kid will have with their friends,when things go sideways. Another sick sad story of a missing or murdered woman/female.I hope for the best, but my gut has a mind of its own.Dont let the travel agents pics give you a false sense of security,EVIL lurks EVERYWHERE!And if EVIL has a JUDGE for a Daddy,look out.
Karpet Kittens TOP 5 REASONS WHY ROSIE O'DONNELL COULDNT DO SEANS SHOW !!!!!! #5. BUSTED in JAIL! Ya Know about Jenny Crags warrant on Rosies fat ass! #4. Had to get HER BACK WAXED! #3. Strap On needed 5000 mile TUNE UP! #2. Al Franken threatened to steal her Barbra Streisand DVD collection! #1. Daughters School Storytime!Rosie & her wife read HEATHER HAS 2 MOMMIES I kid, I kid! =^.^=
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
~I wrote this, ran it,the only diff. is I changed my'real name' with Karpet Kitten, but ya'll know its me =^.^= ~ SEX OFFENDERS: Crime deserves harshest punishment Posted: Friday, Apr 29, 2005 - 08:50:13 am PDT It made me sick reading Tom Greene's story on the horrible situation our area has with sex offenders just blocks from schools, unregistered wandering molesters and those out there right now lurking about for their next victim -- like the 23 offenders in the triangle of schools. What's wrong with our country, justice system and lawmakers who allow these monsters to roam our beautiful cities? And it's all over the country! They want to track and identify these sexually deprived animals, and with our tax dollars! Want to know my answer on how to track them at a low cost? A headstone! D.O.A. They usually offend again, so two strikes -- you're really out. They are of no use to our planet, they are NOT candidates for rehabilitation, they are unstoppable. We need harsh, harsh penalties for such harsh, harsh abuse that lasts the victim's lifetime. We can't keep locking them up and letting them out to ruin more lives. I say the death penalty should be enforced strictly. Also in the article, Ms. Seibert said, "I am amazed at the number of young women who answered their doors with a baby in their arms thinking it's safe." I agree. And always tell people not to open their door to an uninvited or unexpected guest (most people call first). The world has changed, and even our beautiful Coeur d'Alene has its share of bad guys and real-life boogeymen to beware of. Don't be a victim. Be alert, lock all your doors -- cars and home. Don't open your door unless you know for sure who it is. And one more pet peeve I have. No disrespect to the Jehovah Witness folks, but they go door to door all day having strangers open the door and home for them. They give a feeling of safety, but it also teaches kids and people to just open the door. I really wish the good people of the Jehovah Witness faith would reconsider this approach. With all the crazy people out there trying to scam, rip off or attack us and our family, it's our job to get the word and pictures out. Remain alert and confident, talk to your kids (especially the latchkey kids) about NEVER opening the door, even when Mom and Dad are home, no matter what the "visitor" claims. Good luck on the petition. It's sick that there are two sex offenders living together by a school. Something really big needs to be changed to protect us women and children. This is America, for Pete's sake. Just remember my personal solution -- a HEADSTONE!!!!!!! KARPET KITTEN NORTH IDAHO =^.^=
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
BOSTON (AP) - On the morning of April 25, Gregory Despres hitchhiked to the Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chainsaw stained by what appeared to be blood. Customs officials confiscated the cache of weapons and fingerprinted Despres, but allowed him to enter the United States - not knowing the gruesome scene about to unfold in the hitchhiker's hometown. The following day, in the village of Minto, N.B., the decapitated body of a well-known country musician named Frederick Fulton was discovered on his kitchen floor. Police found the 74-year-old man's head in a pillow case under a kitchen table and the body of his common-law wife, Veronica Decarie, 70, stabbed to death in a bedroom. A history of violence between Despres and his neighbours immediately made him a suspect in the murders, and the 22-year-old was arrested April 27 after police in Massachusetts saw him wandering down a highway, wearing a sweatshirt with red and brown stains. Despres, now held at a jail in Plymouth on first-degree murder charges, is scheduled to return to a Boston federal court July 21 for an extradition hearing. While authorities on the Canadian side of the border await his return, a question for customs officials lingers: At a time when the U.S. is tightening its borders, how could a man toting a bloody chainsaw be allowed to enter the country? Bill Anthony, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the Canada-born Despres couldn't be detained because he is a naturalized U.S. citizen and wasn't wanted on any criminal charges on the day in question. Anthony said Despres was questioned for two hours before he was released. In the interim, he added, customs agents employed "every conceivable method" to check for warrants or see if Despres broke any laws in trying to re-enter the country. "Nobody asked us to detain him," Anthony said. "Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up ... We are governed by laws and regulations, and he did not violate any regulations." Anthony conceded it "sounds stupid" that a man wielding a bloody chainsaw couldn't be detained. "Our people don't have a crime lab up there," he added. "They can't look at a chainsaw and decide if it's blood or rust or red paint." On the same day he crossed the border, Despres was due in a New Brunswick court to be sentenced on charges he assaulted and threatened to kill Fulton's son-in-law, Frederick Mowat, in August 2004. Mowat told police Despres had been bothering his father-in-law for the past month. When Mowat confronted him, Despres allegedly pulled out a knife, pointed it at Mowat's chest and said he was "going to get you all." Police believe the dispute between the neighbours boiled over in the early-morning hours of April 24, when Despres allegedly broke into Fulton and Decarie's home and stabbed them in their bedroom. Fulton tried to escape, but police say Despres caught up with him on the porch, dragged him into the kitchen and killed him. Fulton's daughter found her father's body two days later. His car was later found in a gravel pit on a highway leading to the U.S. border. After the bodies were found on the afternoon of April 26, police set up roadblocks and sent out a bulletin that identified Despres as a "person of interest" in the slayings, said RCMP Sgt. Gary Cameron. The bulletin caught the eye of Quincy police dispatcher Carol Flynn because it gave the suspect's Massachusetts driver's licence number, missing a character. Flynn plugged in numbers and letters until she found a last known address for Despres in Mattapoisett. She alerted police in that town, and they dispatched an officer who quickly spotted Despres walking down Route 6. He was arrested on a fugitive warrant from Canada. "I guess (Despres) didn't give answers the officer liked, so they checked and - lo and behold - it was the guy they were looking for (in Canada)," said Quincy police Chief Robert Crowley. In court the next day, Despres reportedly told a judge that he is affiliated with NASA and was on his way to a Marine Corps base in Kansas at the time of his arrest. After the case was transferred to a Boston federal court for extradition proceedings, defence lawyer Michael Andrews questioned whether his client is mentally fit to co-operate with his defence. Andrews said it's unclear whether his client plans to fight his extradition. "We haven't gotten to that point yet," he said. "I can't tell you exactly what's going to happen." In the meantime, the shock of the killings hasn't worn off yet for many residents of Minto, a village of 2,700 some 45 kilometres east of New Brunswick's provincial capital city. Fulton's friends told the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal that he was a popular musician, a guitarist known as the Chet Atkins of Minto and a 2001 inductee in the Minto Country Music Wall of Fame. "It's a small, tight-knit community, and everybody knows each other," Cameron said. "That's what makes this so hard."