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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:02 PM
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Marine who lost arm, leg in Iraq mugged outside Washington
It's another bit of bad luck for a Marine who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.

Lance Corporal Mark Beyers was mugged and robbed outside a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last month.

The Marine from western New York was dining out with his wife, Denise, while finishing up rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

As they left the restaurant, five men approached them and asked for a cigarette. Denise Beyers tells The Buffalo News they gave the men a cigarette -- but the men grabbed her purse, kicked her and knocked the couple to the ground. The thieves made off with 500 dollars just wired to them by a relative.

http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=5236282&nav=0zGo
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:04 PM
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1. Who let Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz,...
...Feith, and Rummy out of their bunkers?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:07 PM
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10. First thing that crossed my mind
Do these guys have alibis for the time of the mugging?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:56 PM
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22. HE'S GOT A THIRD MUGGING COMING
WAIT UNTIL THE VA STARTS FUCKING WITH HIM

ASK ANY VET
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:05 PM
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2. Damn. I'm speechless.
That is beyond awful. :cry:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:10 PM
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3. This is just amazing.
What could possibly be going though people's when they do shit like this?

And if Mr and Mrs Beyers were only carrying money that had just been wired to them then obviously it wasn't money they needed to survive. I hope they are getting help.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:12 PM
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4. honor?
My God. You'd think the muggers would have sensed the couple's situation, and given them a break. whatever happened to honor among thieves?
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:16 PM
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6. There is no such thing if you're dealing with drug addicts. nt
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:53 PM
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17. Or maybe...
...they're just people with no opportunities in life who've learned from our political "leaders" -- ever since Ford pardoned Nixon -- that the law is a fucking joke. If our "leaders" ignore the law, why shouldn't everyone else?
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:49 PM
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21. Yes, there were no muggings before Nixon. It was all Leave It To Beaver
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:50 PM by seriousstan
and sheriff Andy. Wait.....if that is true, why did Mayberry need a sheriff AND a deputy? Hmmmm...
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:56 PM
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23. Mayberry needed a sheriff AND a deputy because Andy was a single parent.
And all of that "Aunt Bea" nonsense - very strange relationships in that household. Andy had to be watched.

Maybe not the best idea to have Barney be the guy, but at least someone was keeping an eye on that weirdo Sheriff Taylor.

mikey_the_rat
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2DleftofU Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:09 PM
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24. You have to understand
that "people with no opportunities" were not allowed to go to school, not allowed to apply for any jobs, and not allowed to leave their present locations for a place that would provide an education and/or job. In fact, if they were the only people on the planet, they would probably starve to death because they are utterly incapable of any effort beyond robbing an amputee. Shame on you for not being more understanding.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:13 PM
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27. exactly...
i hear the ratwingers whining about society going to hell and they always mention bill clinton, but clinton never stole or plotted to defraud entire communities, which the busheveki do all the time; these asses talk about 'law'n' order' when its the corporate pig who breaks the law routinely.....when we were kids, the 'authoritahs' went outta their way to preserve the image that the big top men were honourable, even when they were cheap punks (see joe macarthy), and the reason was, when pundits were confronted with the truth, was that respect for the law, and the lawmaker, was paramount importance regardless of incidental transgressions by temprary officeholders (see the billy sol estes case etc)....the very office of the president had 'inherent dignity' that made criticisng the man a carefully worked out process. UNTIL bush has changed that, (esp after the busheviks tried to destroy clinton regardless of the 'dignity' of his office!)
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INDIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:27 PM
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31. Yeah...
these guys sound like real experts on U.S. history. :eyes:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:16 PM
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5. Maybe we can help.
Sounds like they're having $$ problems (relative wired them $$).
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:17 PM
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7. I live in Bethesda. Muggings are REALLY rare. nt
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:55 PM
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34. Really?
I'm in Columbia Heights (which is having its own little crime wave right now) and I'm hearing a lot of "static" from all over MD; it's not just PG county with problems anymore. I've heard of people getting mugged in Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Rockville.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:53 PM
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41. People have always gotten mugged in Silver Spring. This mugging...
was at Friendship Heights, which is about a mile south of Bethesda/Chevy Chase.

It was not far from where the recently-retired NYT reporter was killed while out walking at night.
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unda cova brutha Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:19 PM
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8. this can only happen in *'s Amerika
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:06 PM
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9. "another bit of bad luck "?
So loosing an arm and leg was the first bit and being robbed of $500 is the second bit?

Sounds rather condescending to me.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:08 PM
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19. I wrote the station about that:

"It's another bit of bad luck for a Marine who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.

Lance Corporal Mark Beyers was mugged and robbed outside a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last month."

http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=5236282&nav=0zGo

Corporal Beyers loss of his arm and leg in Iraq is "a bit of bad luck."? Did I read that correctly? Did one of your staff just refer to the maiming of a combat soldier as "a bit of bad luck."?

Losing your car keys is "a bit of bad luck." Getting to the store just as it's closing is "a bit of bad luck." Serious combat-related injuries are quite a bit more.


mikey_the_rat


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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:09 PM
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11. This is a shameful incident
that illustrates the little regard some people have for human life.
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Gully Foyle Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:12 PM
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12. t'aint nothin
Hell spend a couple of days checking out the news here
http://www.rotten.com /

People suck big time.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:51 PM
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16. Bush and the dog crap link
What Chimpy apparently did to Barny was rotten too.
http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/dog-shit/
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:48 PM
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37. Oh my god. I've never seen such graphic pictures in my life.
I clicked on a couple of the (what I thought were) headlines. The first one brought up a picture of a guy laying on the street with his brains oozing out of his head. The second one I tried was a guy drinking pee from a monkey.

That definitely took me by surprise. I have no idea how the photographers can do it sometimes. Though, come to think of it, when I watched the Jack-ass movie it did seem like at one point the photographer was actually vomitting while he was filming them doing something gross.

You must have a stomach of steel.

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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:00 PM
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39. very well known site that has been around forever
A !WARNING! would have definitely been appropriate.

Rotten is a well known site that has been around forever. I have not been to Rotten in years and I was pleasantly surprised to see political content. I only posted a link to a specific article. There was nothing more disgusting in the link that I posted than the Bush dog poop sticks. These have been posted here many times. Regardless, I probably would have self deleted if I had not posted it immediately before going out.

I do not have a stomach of steel. There are many Rotten links there that I would not click on.

Rotten is extreme but not really mean spirited.
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:37 PM
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40. The Bush dog poop flags.
I checked out your link just now since you said it wasn't too bad and laughed my ass off. Oh how I wish I'd have thought of that. I can't think of a more appropriate place for a flag with *'s picture on it.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:15 PM
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13. That sucks.
Let's take up a collection. Seriously.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:31 PM
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14. If anyone knows how to contact him, I'd help. I'm in Bethesda.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:34 PM
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15. I just made a call to someone with connections at Bethesda Naval.
We might be able to help them out.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:56 PM
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28. Thank you, Mookie
:hug:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:41 PM
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32. My friend is going to call the marine corps liason at Bethesda Naval
tomorrow to make sure this guy and his wife are being taken care of.

We've worked with them before, so we should be able to get the skinny.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:57 PM
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35. For what it's worth
I still know a couple of admin clerks up at Bethesda from when I was there with a broken ankle... just sent them an email. Not sure if it will help, but I can't imagine it will hurt.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:01 PM
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18. The people who did this should just die and get out of the gene pool.
Anyone who would mug another person is pretty bad to begin with, but to do this to a disabled guy who very obviously has it worse than the muggers themselves, is a disgrace.

Hopefully karma will deal with them swiftly. What pigs.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:42 PM
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20. disgusting and disgraceful/nt
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:43 PM by nam78_two
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:10 PM
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25. life in bush america.
bush should be ashamed that he has let the country fall into such disrepair and disrepute.
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:17 PM
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26. So what is this admin going to do for them now?
Nothing of course!! Hey son, thanks for getting your limbs blown off in the name of freedom but we can't help you anymore.... Good luck, best wishes and of course God Bless you or rather us.

How about the widows of the Iraqi war who cannot get their husbands pensions, that belong to them?
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:01 PM
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29. Aha! That's where you are wrong, grasshopper--bush *is* on top of it!
In king george the idiot's wisdom, they are closing down Walter Reed. Don't you see the wisdom? Without Walter Reed, no other Vets will be mugged. </sarc>
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:59 PM
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36. About that
A) Where *are* they going to put their wounded once WR closes (and PLEASE don't say Belvoir)?
B) Does the city get the land back?

BRAC is a large part of why our military is still so southern and rural...
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:11 PM
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38. I really don't know on either question
It baffles the mind why they would ever do such a thing. I know that they are building a new facility in Texas that I believe is for vets who have had amputations or spinal injuries. They underfunded the project and looked to the private sector for donations, they took to begging on the Imus show for donations. None of it makes any sense, but it does piss me off. :grr:
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Ka hrnt Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:05 PM
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30. This really p***** me of. EOM.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:53 PM
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33. DC and MD/VA aren't doing too well right now
I know it's always bad in the summer, but having first moved to DC in '99 I've never seen it like this before. People are tense, and you can't just walk alone in the evening anymore. I first moved here in '99 and the first time I ever got mugged was this year. PG County is like a second Anacostia, and Montgomery County is getting there. Something's going on here. I don't know if it's something in the water, rising housing prices, gentrification, or what... but it's a lot more dangerous town than it was 5 years ago.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:46 PM
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42. (If) it's true, it's more proof of what animals some humans can be.
If its not, hope the story got they guy the rest of the money he wanted from his relatives.

I'm not trying to be insenstive, I realize it could be true.
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