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splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Rupple,

That vid wasn't meant as an attack on you for your actions. It was more food for thought. Plus I really like that movie.
Oh! Sorry about the misunderstanding.

Actually, I didn't even watch the vid, I just related to the title, "Fear the indiference of good men.", and the cover picture on it looks like the Pope or somebody giving a lecture on indiference/apathy/cowardly actions, etc, and I thought, "Woe, dood (rupple) is really sticking it to me."! I was already feeling guilty enough (in regards to not doing the right thing/following through). SO, i just skipped watching it. Still not sure what it's about, but I will watch it now (you piqued my curiosity).
Your right, I don't know you... You don't know me either...
Wow, awesome story, bro! I meant to add that I had a much greater appreciation for firefighters after that evening...that would be one tuff job to go to day after day. And, WAY bold decision, on the part of you and your buddy that day. Especially since you new "EXACTLY" what kind of a situation you were getting yourselves into. Glad to here it had a happy ending.
If this story has a moral, sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to do the right thing.
So true! Particularly when it's not selfserving and, in fact, may end up costing you dearly. "Greater love has no one than this..." comes to mind!

BTW, now we "know" each other a little better, eh? One of the better aspects/occasional outcomes of ST. Thanks for getting back to me & relating/sharing your remarkable story!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
That's brave to mention Michelle. It's commendable that you're doing that work! I'm sure it helps a lot of people more ways than are immediately apparent.

http://makemeasammich.org/2013/03/07/tw-10-things-rape-is-not/
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 11:05am PT
New adventures in stalkerdom, blocked phone number addition.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
On Tuesday i had to catheterize myself. You look at the catheter and then you look at your member and you go....oh my God!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 23, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Jim,

I have a friend who has to have shunts or something installed into his kidney every couple of years. So you get used to it, I guess.

OK. I haven't read the whole thread, so I am going back to disturbing events.

I was in my office 20 miles away when this happened, but my wife was in the playground at our son's daycare when Tim McVeigh's bomb went off. They were outside and 9 blocks away. It blew out a lot of windows that were facing that direction, so it was good that they were outside.

So they come home and Sam, who was 3 or so, just said, I heard a really loud BOOM!

My wife said it was incredibly loud and sharp. The whole city thought it was surely a leak from a gas line or something. Ten minutes later I got a call from a friend and went home to see the carnage.

That was a bad one.

Tim McVeigh was not from Oklahoma. They built the bomb in Kansas. He was from Michigan and was what we would now call a tea party type. He was a gun nut who hated the federal government. Too bad he was executed. I think that they should have water boarded the bastard because it is physically impossible to grind and mix that ANFO in one day. He had help.

The bombing touched a lot of lives. My landlord was across the street taking a dump when it went off and was injured when the ceiling collapsed on him. A really close friend just missed an appt. with some people in the building, people she knew very well, and they were on the 2nd floor facing the bomb. All dead. The whole city was in tears while the AM radio f*#k wads were blaming the deaths of the children on the government.

I believe that to this day, there are body parts that don't match with anyone known. Perhaps it was a street person with no real contacts.

I had to go up there 2 days later, when they had moved the barricades back from the main downtown buildings 5 blocks to the south. The streets were covered with broken glass. In the gutters the glass was several inches deep. It blew out a lot of windows in the skyscraper windows which faced the bomb.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
How about the supremes gutting our civil rights?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/supreme-court-ruling.html?_r=0
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 25, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
On Tuesday i had to catheterize myself. You look at the catheter and then you look at your member and you go....oh my God!


Just pretend you are watching a nature show about snakes.

Self cath... yeesh!
Kenygl

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Jun 26, 2013 - 11:31am PT
OK this was several years ago. I was driving from Park City to Salt Lake on I-80. Traffic was stalled at the base of the Parley's right about Mountain Dell due to some debris in the road. I'm sitting in my car at the back of the pack when I see a semi coming full bore down the hill in my rear view. I can see the driver doing everything in his power to slow down but to no avail. I look out the passenger window just as he plowed into the back of the semi sitting two lanes to my right. I remember the expression on his face, the panic, the futility and the sound. I'll never forget that day, the day I saw the last seconds on this dudes life just flash into nothingness.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Anybody else have a cyber stalker? I've got one that reports to others everything I say online; here, Facebook, you name it! So of course I plant some good ones.

The dude sent me over 200 texts in a one hour period after midnight not long ago. I had my phone on vibrate. After a while it was Like counting sheep. I fell asleep before he finished sending. Doesn't he know stuff like that leaves a traceable record?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Why do you have a cyber stalker. . . ?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
i just have em on here.. Dang Jaybro!




ohw yeah the witness thing: working for NDOT more wrecks than i can remember.

SAR- watched a wing walker loose his head. it rolled right past our SAR trailer on the tarmac. Odd that was. Seen planes go down and one skydiver bounce.

Seen a few shootings both accidental and purposefully.

Saw a kidney stone grain come out my member that i SWORE was the size of the leaning tower.
among others.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Jaybro is it the same one as before, regarding you know who?
I say out the bastard and that should shut him up.
The internets never forgives or forgets.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
I had one once (cyber stalker)...

You can have fun and reverse the table on them. Start posting in various nefarious forums and type their email address in the post. Sign up their email address for all sorts of sh!t.

If they've gone to stage 2 (phone/text) then their phone number can be written down on bathroom walls with the appropriate verbiage ;)
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Jaybro, that's a total drag...
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Not sure about disturbing but this was a wee bit awkward.

Doh!!!
Doh!!!
Credit: The Larry
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Ooh ooh, Kath, give us a clue!
The FBI eh? Hear that?You know who, that is reading this as I type?


This guy is not a threat to me just a pain in the ass narcissist. And possibly the worlds most famous hangdog. In real life he is an abject coward, won't look me in the eye, stares at the ground, is silent, almost catatonic. A real paper tiger behind a keyboard though. Unfortunately he is a danger and has been violent to someone else. Whom he ran off this forum, I might add! No need to out him if he stops harassing her.

Yes goat, the same one! And yeah I do know how to get him to stop hassling me. The problem is then he REALLY goes after her in all media! So front time to time I draw his fire to give her a break
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Larry, is that from the place you sent me to get a pedicure?
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jun 29, 2013 - 02:07am PT
You should screensave his text and post 'em up.

No Jay. No happy endings at lee nails. Except for the foot massage.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
You may be on to something about the Outing, Larry.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Here is a disturbing thing I have recently witnessed.

Now, for a long time there have been stories in various media concerning violent, often sexually charged crimes such as rape and abuse of various sorts, and about often the word of the perpetrator gets taken and given more credence than that of the person violated. This seems so abhorrent and unnatural that I don't think most people want to believe it happens as often as it does. I know I didn't, especially not until it was driven home to me by a friend's experience in the last few days.

Enough is too much, and my friend confided in some climbing partners about a pattern of abuse and violence that has been going on for several years now. The perp in this case is seen to many, as a smooth charmer. Interestingly enough I never saw this charm in the first place, and he, sensing this it seems, almost immediately turned it off in my case and has instead treated me with disdain, slander an the whole panoply of passive aggressive tricks. Whatever, I really don't care what he thinks of me or my climbing.
But with my friend he affects a fake Eddie Haskell like persona for other witnesses. He is ingratiating, friendly, supportive. Then when when they are gone he reverts to his true sadistic malicious self, making demands, of all sorts, but mostly financial, and sexual.

The abusee in this case has kept this mostly quiet, ( though there have been a small number of people 'in the know' for several years) not wanting to " cause a scene". Now, confiding in seemingly trusted friends, her word is doubted. "He can't be as bad as you say, he's so charming."
" If it was really that bad, why didn't you say something sooner?"

It's like the classic examples of rape and abuse victims being told they "were asking for it!"
On another note, it's time for this guy to move on! He's dried this this cash and fame source dry, time for a new victim.

What can be done in this and similar situations? How did any of you successfully deal with any thing remotely like this?
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