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andystaab said...

Wow, is it true the city harassed her for reporting harassment? I'm not sure which is worse, the original harassment or the follow-on. Isn't there accountability all the way up and down? I'm afraid I can guess the answer to that question. Believe it or not, I've been sexually harassed at a job I really, really needed (like all jobs I guess), and it isn't fun. You're forced to decide between doing the right thing or putting food on the table. It's a terrible position to be in. I feel sorry for the victim in this.

October 4, 2011 at 6:08 p.m.
andystaab said...

Excellent humor! I especially like John_Proctor's and abcdefghi's.

October 4, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.
andystaab said...

If someone gives me a handwritten letter or note I don't think of it as having more value than an email or text message. I think we only need to be able to sign our name. Bear in mind, I'm not a fan of FaceBook or Twitter, so I'm not saying that technology holds all the answers. But I just don't have the time to decipher someone's cursive writing.

October 4, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.
andystaab said...

To Soddynooga, that's a good question. Sorry you had that happen to you :(

September 16, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.
andystaab said...

I tried watching this guy's television show and turned it off after 30 seconds. Perhaps he educates his audience, but I couldn't get past the "game show" atmosphere. I couldn't take him seriously as he appeared goofy to me.

September 16, 2011 at 9:49 a.m.
andystaab said...

I know not everyone's situation is like mine, but I have zero need for the "service" USPS offers. I do everything via other carriers and am confident I get what I pay for. The post office is a great example of government inefficiency and laziness. We need to evolve and improve.

September 16, 2011 at 9:43 a.m.
andystaab said...

It'll be interesting to hear what's said and not said at the 10am news conference this morning. I'd be shocked if we got any "details". I don't think we're entitled to gruesome details, but I'm curious what really happened. Personally, I don't consider this an accident, since I think getting hit by a train is very easily avoided. I think the news conference will just be a message that the investigation is wrapped up, no fault found, and let the families heal.

August 31, 2011 at 8:19 a.m.
andystaab said...

I think the problem is that there's a difference in opinion on the purpose of this venue. Everyone agrees that this was a tragic event. Aside from tragic, it's darned odd that two young adults met their end at that location, in that manner, and at that time of day. Maybe not intriguing to some, but it's kind of along the level of one of those 48 Hours television mysteries.

So it is wrong to objectively and logically mention each possibility for the event? I don't know James101. I have no motivation to defend him other than he's being ganged up on with name-calling and invites for a personal meeting (that scares me, I'm afraid).

What about the JonBenet Ramsey case which is still unsolved? I suppose it is just plain aggressive and wrong to discuss the possibility that one of the parent's or family friend did it? How is that different than this case? Now, if I personally knew the Ramsey's or the Hennens or Barnes, then it would be a different story and I would be emotionally invested and upset whenever any negative theories were discussed. It's understandable. I hope it is equally understandable that people just enjoy discussing crime theories. I think that's the difference. Can each side please just respect the viewpoint of the other without the juvenile attacks? Of course, I expect this post to be interpreted as an attack, so please don't disappoint me.

If someone is dealing with pain over this sad event, that is terrible and my heart goes out to you. That includes everyone on this thread. I mean you no disrespect and further, I wish you a speedy emotional recovery. But please understand that there is another group of people in the community who didn't know these two unfortunate individuals and we're just discussing theories. No one is trying to drag anyone's reputation through the mud.

August 26, 2011 at 4:59 p.m.
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