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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 11:59 AM
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Helicopter flying search pattern over Eastern Elgin, IL...
Is anybody aware of any active manhunts or missing children in the area?

It made several low passes over my neighborhood, and moved off East of here, and I can still hear it off beyond the Park.

It isn't the typical search for pot patches in the forest preserve, because those never come over the city proper.

Sometimes I wish I had a police scanner.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:02 PM
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1. Imm. I'm downstate. Central IL. And Sunday afternoon
I was at a buddy's house in his back yard and we saw, over the course of 2 hours, about 5 of the big Chinuk helicoptors flying all over our area. I'm basically in the center of the state. We never see air traffic like this, and everyone who was there commented about them.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:02 PM
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2. if you were up here I'd say it's the mosquito abatement copter
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peacetheonlyway Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:05 PM
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3. come on ben...
you're ben burch of the white rose society..

you saw the movie of sophie scholl....

they are slowly beginning to flex their dictatorship muscle...

some folks think we are crazy for thinking this, but I think the clamp down has already begun.

it began when the report about tapping ABC report cellphones and continues with helicopter fly bys....

more intimidation and yet we will not stop our resistance....

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Opening_Day Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:07 PM
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6. HA HA HA HA HA!
Really?!? And what form will your noble "resistance" take?
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:16 PM
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11. Resistance can and needs to take on many forms. It can range
from silent (and not-so-silent) vigils outside government facilities and in neighborhoods to civil disobedience.

For example, as I write, there are currently over 85 anti-war\anti-militarism vigils regularly occurring in the Los Angeles area. (I've been participating regularly in two of them for over the past four years.)

Within the electoral system, resistance can and should mean supporting progressive candidates in primary campaigns against their pro-war, pro-militarist DINO incumbents. For example, I'm currently volunteering on Marcy Winograd's campaign to unseat war-pig Jane Harman in the June 6 CA Democratic primary.

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peacetheonlyway Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 02:05 PM
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28. my resistance...
is that I"m a frequent guest on Ben's awesome
headonradionetwork.com radio shows...
and I highly recommend it to anyone

as well, I am starting election fraud lawsuits for which I have spent thousands of dollars and time and effort..

I may lose, but at least I"m trying to resist this demagogery....
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peacetheonlyway Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 02:06 PM
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29. all I"m saying is
be careful Ben...., we need your brilliance out there working for us...

realize the world we all live in now is not the carefree democracy we once enjoyed...

it's sad but true.....
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 08:09 PM
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45. All they would need to do to find me is knock on the door.
No helicopters required!

And I have zero suspicion that they were doing ANYTHING political. I just wondered if there was a missing child or an escapee from the local forensic mental health facility...
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:06 PM
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4. They're looking for Bush's Approval Ratings
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:07 PM
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5. Ha!
:rofl:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 03:32 PM
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31. LOL!
:rofl:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:07 PM
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7. Hoffa's body is still missing...
I'm just saying.

:evilgrin:

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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:11 PM
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9. But I know exactly what happened to that.
And it was eaten long ago.

They made him into dog food.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:22 PM
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13. Dunno' about that
I heard he was buried under one of the goalposts (encased in cement) at Candle Stick (Monster) Park.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:43 PM
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23. Just remember; "Not a speck of cereal!"
"Nothing but the BEST for *my* dog!"
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:22 PM
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14. Beat me to it... hehe n/t
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:36 PM
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19. Reflex action...I grew up in "there's no such thing as the mob" Vegas.
We have our own versions of "he's buried in the footings of XYZ hotel/casino," "he's feeding the fishies at Lake Mead," etc.

:D

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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:39 PM
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22. Same with me, my dad was a Teamster from Jersey
as much as I think searching for Hoffa is a waste of time it still grabs my attention.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:49 PM
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25. My dad was a Teamster in Vegas
Lot of union politics and discussion around the dinner table. Hoffa going missing was a constant joke. My dad was originally from the Bronx and a Sicilian, to boot. You know we had "mob" discussions regularly. His family took personal affront at the "Godfather" movies.

:rofl:

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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:09 PM
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8. Careful! You're exposing methods and sources!
:scared:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:12 PM
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10. I hear Gitmo is nice this time of year... nt
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:19 PM
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12. And not long ago you were saying how you use your own name on here
See what ya get?.. :hi:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:27 PM
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17. LOL!!!
:rofl:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:25 PM
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15. Where's Karl lately? He was at a fundraiser in IL last Friday!!!!
Maybe he wandered off!
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:26 PM
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16. Shhhhh! No is supposed to know about the forward recon for
Project X.

Oh damnit. Did I say that out loud? There is no such thing as...ummm...that.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:28 PM
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18. hahahah idiots they are not even close
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:38 PM
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20. looking for pot patches in May would be a total waste anyway...
Planting day isn't even unti june 1.
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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:46 PM
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24. Depends on the part of the country you're in...
Day after mother's day 'round here...from what I hear.

Although your central point is right, it'd still be a waste of time.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 04:14 PM
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32. in the entire northern hemisphere it's june 1.
if people are planting outdoors any earlier, they'll end up with an inferior end product.

unless of course you live in an area where the summer solstice doesn't happen june 21-22.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:39 PM
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21. This happens on a regular basis it seems in my area...
a couple of times we've called the local police substation just to inquire what was up, they're usually pretty forthcoming. Mostly it's missing kids and usually they're found.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 12:57 PM
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26. They're searching for lost band instruments.
Sorry, couldn't resist. Elgin's gotta be one of the largest domestic producers of band instruments (and it's the only thing I know the town for).
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 02:00 PM
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27. It is???
This fact has escaped me, and I live here!
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 04:17 PM
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33. it's news to me too...and i was born and raised there.
Edited on Tue May-23-06 04:17 PM by QuestionAll
street sweepers(the vehicle, not the gun), oil seals, cb antennaes, but the foundry and the watch factory are long and way longer gone...
what's the name of the band instrument company...?

(and what's up with santa's village...?)
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 10:36 AM
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34. Santa's Village is still there...
Has a new roller-coaster and a water park now...

LOTS of development out on Randall Road and west of there. Large warehouses and shopping areas. McMansions everywhere. Elgin is now a quite rectangular city with its western annexations.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 11:03 AM
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36. i know it's still there...but is it opening this year..?
Edited on Wed May-24-06 11:06 AM by QuestionAll
i had heard that there were money problems.
i worked there for three years...including driving the zamboni in the polar dome in the winters.

i still have family & friends in the area, and my pot dealer lives on the west side, so i make it out to elgin at least a couple times a month.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 11:49 AM
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38. Hmmm. NO idea!
I'll ask around.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 12:30 PM
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41. Doesn't look good!
Their web site was never updated to contain 2006 operating hours;

http://www.santasvillageil.com/calendar.cfm
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 12:58 PM
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43. It was a great place to work-
kinda like high school- but with no teachers or homework.
i started out as a costume character- i wore a beaver costume around the park, and in some shows.
i stayed on for the winter, sharpening skates and driving the zamboni...the park's mechanical maintenance guy back then was a great guy named heinz stock- he had been captured on a u-boat in ww2...he had been a machinist mate in the german navy.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 01:25 PM
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44. Zabasearch shows Mr. Stock still living in Bartlett...
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dogman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 02:09 PM
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30. I saw a mosquito abatement chopper in Kane County a few days ago.
The adults are already out with all of the rain we've had. These choppers have the spray attachments visible.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 12:31 PM
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42. That is likely it!
Makes more sense than a manhunt given that most manhunts would at least be mentioned on the news.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 10:38 AM
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35. Could be news chopper
Edited on Wed May-24-06 10:39 AM by TOJ
Edit: (About two weeks ago) I was sitting on my porch grading papers when two choppers came overhead. I got the binos and was able to ID then as two news copters from the local TV stations. It turned out someone had walked in front of a commuter train.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 11:24 AM
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37. Sounds like just another day in my neighborhood.
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 12:00 PM
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39. Maybe David Gregory's out looking for Patrick Fitzgerald...?
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 12:11 PM
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40. perhaps a manhunt for a bank robber or some such?
here in north central Florida they fly helicopters around when someone uses a gun in a robbery.
just a guess :shrug:
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