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Raw;Heene Family Home Video Shows Balloon Takeoff
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Posted on 10/16/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT by coon2000

As the homemade balloon took to the air, Richard Heene blasts wife about tethering. • While world worried, 'balloon boy' was safe in attic http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7e7_1255709203


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KEYWORDS: balloon; balloonboy; falcon; falconheene; hoax; keene; publicitystunt; ufo
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This looks interesting
1 posted on 10/16/2009 12:41:52 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: coon2000

This guy is as narcissistic as The One in the white house


2 posted on 10/16/2009 12:44:58 PM PDT by the long march
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To: coon2000

That thing could not have lifted a chihuahua.................much less a boy..............


3 posted on 10/16/2009 12:45:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: coon2000

Now, there is no question that this was a hoax and both parents knew the entire time that the six year-old kid was not aboard the balloon.

Make them pay for the ‘rescue effort’ and make them spend some time in jail.


4 posted on 10/16/2009 12:46:35 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: the long march

And that is certainly saying something.


5 posted on 10/16/2009 12:46:42 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Red Badger

Yep, I have a feeling he is going to owe some money to a few agencies.


6 posted on 10/16/2009 12:46:56 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: coon2000

Yes, it does. But it seems to be a tease. I am sure there are also legal issues, being hotly pursued.


7 posted on 10/16/2009 12:47:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: coon2000

As soon as I saw the wife swap guy I figured it was a publicity stunt. This was a tremendous waste of money, people power, emergency resources and time.
During that chase one of those rescuers could have gotten hurt. Not to mention all the people they upset.


8 posted on 10/16/2009 12:47:53 PM PDT by sanjoaquinvalley (Long time lady lurker.)
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To: coon2000

bttt for later viewing


9 posted on 10/16/2009 12:53:52 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: sanjoaquinvalley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6S0OMkiTE


10 posted on 10/16/2009 1:02:19 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: coon2000
While world worried

Seriously? the 'world' worried?

11 posted on 10/16/2009 1:02:37 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: coon2000

From what I saw, there’s no way he could think that child was aboard that thing. I don’t even see where the child could have gotten in it, but the dad was there the whole time as it lifted up. This doesn’t sound exactly like the story he told Wolf Blitzer last night.


12 posted on 10/16/2009 1:03:29 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

That was the title of the post on Liveleak, not mine.


13 posted on 10/16/2009 1:04:48 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: coon2000; LearnsFromMistakes
That was the title of the post on Liveleak, not mine.

Probably why he addressed his comment to #1. That's the way it's done. Don't take it personally.

14 posted on 10/16/2009 1:07:34 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: the long march

These parents are idiots! Did you see the pix the dad drew of the alien he SAW? Did you see where the mom said they were both descended from aliens? That ‘her boys are so unusual/ they burp and fart at the table.’”??? Oh hold me back — I would not PAY to be a teacher who had those kidlets. And of course, the parents VOTE. As will the children!

Padded room.


15 posted on 10/16/2009 1:08:35 PM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: trumandogz

Yes if this footage was from yesterday they knew theywere sending people on a wild goose chse and owe for everything including the hours that Denver diverted the airlines to other airports!I’d also want to see social services look into what they are subjecting those kids to!


16 posted on 10/16/2009 1:19:56 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: bboop
Did you see where the mom said they were both descended from aliens?

Well, at least that is one thing I might consider a real possibility.

17 posted on 10/16/2009 1:20:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: Red Badger

“That thing could not have lifted a chihuahua.................much less a boy..............”

A guy called Hannity during the middle of all this drama and said it was impossible for a balloon that size to carry anything over 8 pounds, and was certain without a doubt that the boy was not carried off. He gave some pretty impressive mathematical calculations that convinced me he knew what he was talking about. All about how many square feet you need per pound of lift, and he said that balloon was much too small.

Hannity sort of blew him off, just saying “I hope your right, but...” Where Hannity could of taken that bit of information and scooped the rest of the media, he continued to let the show get caught up in the media frenzy, doing the popular thing. I like Hannity and Fox News, but too often they let drama beat out real investigative journalism..


18 posted on 10/16/2009 1:22:43 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: coon2000
The father's into science and meteorology...he's a garage tinkerer/inventor...a real hands on guy according to his neighbor..........................and yet he couldn't even roughly calculate how much the balloon could lift, or that the balloon could not have possibly carried his son away?

"Say, its only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me!"
19 posted on 10/16/2009 1:27:41 PM PDT by Since 2009-07-21
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To: NavyCanDo

As soon as I saw the thing when I got home, I knew that that boy was never in it.............


20 posted on 10/16/2009 1:34:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: chris_bdba

“I’d also want to see social services look into what they are subjecting those kids to!”

You aren’t very conservative when it comes to individual rights are you? CPS needs to stay out of peoples lives unless there are signs of physical or sexual abuse. You don’t have a right to tell the Heenes how to raise their kids and social services has no right to investigate them. If the parents did something illegal in all of this, let the police handle it.


21 posted on 10/16/2009 1:39:39 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: Brown Deer

he’s definitely on something most of the time.


22 posted on 10/16/2009 1:41:14 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Graybeard58; coon2000
Probably why he addressed his comment to #1. That's the way it's done. Don't take it personally

Eggzachary. Thanks.

23 posted on 10/16/2009 1:43:16 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Emotional and psychological abuse are just as bad as physical abuse.

These parents are over the line. At the very least, they need some supervision and some parenting classes.

Narcissists often abuse their children emotionally.

I feel sorry for these three little guys.


24 posted on 10/16/2009 1:43:49 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Palladin
I feel sorry for these three little guys.

i do too... i saw this family on Wife Swap earlier this week... yesterday i mentioned something about these "poor kids," and someone basically told me not to judge them just because i choose not to enjoy interesting things in life! i think the more that these parents show themselves, especially the father, the more people will see that they are truly self-centered...

25 posted on 10/16/2009 1:47:20 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

” CPS needs to stay out of peoples lives unless there are signs of physical or sexual abuse.”

The kids rap video is proof of abuse. :-)


26 posted on 10/16/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Gimme some Obama stash, mmmmmmm,mmmmmm,mmmmm)
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To: Palladin
Hit them in the pocketbook and they might learn. Payback to anyone that has already paid them for their story.

Do these folks work at all.

27 posted on 10/16/2009 1:52:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NavyCanDo

If you haven’t figured it out by now Hannity is not the brightest bulb in the box. He parrots talking points ad nauseum and rarely offers any serious thought to any discussion.

Now with that being said, seeing the balloon in size context from this “launch video”, its hard to believe this thing was going to lift a 6 year old child off the ground, let alone reach several thousand feet with it.

However, had I launched this balloon and then couldn’t find my youngest, I think I’d be a bit panicy and second guess that assumption.

And with that being said, I think this whole thing was a hoax, period.


28 posted on 10/16/2009 1:54:57 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Palladin

I feel sorry for them too but being a bad parent is no reason to call CPS.

If a child’s life isn’t in danger, CPS needs to stay out of the mix.

You want CPS to investigate every family who may be emotionally abusing their kids?

What about when they tell us that teaching our children that abortion is wrong is emotionally abusing them.

Who makes that judgement? You, me, liberals, NAMBLA?

How about respecting people’s rights to privacy and raising their children how they see fit.


29 posted on 10/16/2009 1:57:53 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: FreedomGuru

I saw the video. It definitely shows bad parenting. The definiton of abuse is to misuse. Children definitely shouldn’t be used to draw attention to parents or to make some political statement.
Alot of kids are abused in some ways (ie the parents use them in ways they shouldn’t). Putting them in pageants that they hate so mommy can relive her glory days, pressure them into a college, make them solely responsible for their siblings, teach them to cuss and burp because they think it is funny, buy them stuff instead of loving them. ALL OF THAT IS ABUSE as defined by the dictionary.

The problem is that CPS should investigate PHYSICAL and SEXUAL abuse. I don’t want to be investigated because someone doesn’t like the way I am raising my kids and I don’t want others investigated for the same reason. CPS is dangerous. They have ALOT of authority that is regularly abused. They have NO accountability. They can take your kids on a whim. If a parent has done something against the law, let the police deal with it. If they haven’t LEAVE THE PARENTS AND THE KIDS ALONE.


30 posted on 10/16/2009 2:05:57 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Well, at least that is one thing I might consider a real possibility.

If you can't say something nice about them, then why don't you just keep quiet about it?
31 posted on 10/16/2009 2:09:22 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
If a child’s life isn’t in danger, CPS needs to stay out of the mix.

Really? Then what was all of the to do about yesterday?
32 posted on 10/16/2009 2:11:36 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: trumandogz
Make them pay for the ‘rescue effort’ and make them spend some time in jail.

I would tend to argue that it might be a worthwhile exercise of the rescue system. It is advantagous to know if your rescue system is any good. It normally gets tested in rare real emergencies.

33 posted on 10/16/2009 2:13:19 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Brown Deer

This family is cuckoo! cuckoo!


34 posted on 10/16/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: FreedomGuru

huh.

You talking about that Obama rap video? lol!


35 posted on 10/16/2009 2:18:23 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: coon2000

He’s cussing the kid out because he let go if the tether, like a kid that age is responsible enough to do that.

I’d like to slap that pud head into the next time zone.


36 posted on 10/16/2009 2:19:19 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, I didn’t see a whole lot of lift going on there. Try releasing a party balloon and watch how quickly it rises.


37 posted on 10/16/2009 2:21:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: bboop

These children seem to be ‘home’ schooled by a couple of whacks. Feel sorry for them. Yup I do


38 posted on 10/16/2009 2:51:12 PM PDT by the long march
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To: Palladin

Exactly! If they are making the kids go along with a lie for self promotion that is emotional abuse. You have a right to raise your kids any way you want but you do not have a rght to abuse them ever.


39 posted on 10/16/2009 3:03:16 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Cheryllynn

They're Coming to Take Me Away - Heene Family


40 posted on 10/16/2009 3:56:29 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: coon2000; LucyT

They're Coming to Take Me Away - Heene Family


41 posted on 10/16/2009 3:59:11 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: coon2000

That was some of the worst acting I’ve seen in a long time. Reminds me of a scene from “Reno 911.”


42 posted on 10/16/2009 4:01:21 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: HamiltonJay

“If you haven’t figured it out by now Hannity is not the brightest bulb in the box. He parrots talking points ad nauseum and rarely offers any serious thought to any discussion.”

It’s like you can read my mind :)


43 posted on 10/16/2009 4:04:49 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

You are right about CPS.

However - it may be a good idea to limit this family’s access to mylar and helium.
And maybe a few other things ought to be added to that list.


44 posted on 10/16/2009 4:07:11 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: PhiKapMom

Not sure of the validity of this but looks interesting..........


45 posted on 10/16/2009 4:12:05 PM PDT by deport
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To: NavyCanDo
Hannity should have googled it to confirm the information. He could have brought
an impressive insight that nobody else thought of into the story.
46 posted on 10/16/2009 4:17:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: coon2000

This guy says he’s an amateur scientist. If that’s so, then he should have been able to calculate that there was no way in heck that his balloon would be able to lift off under the weight of a six-year-old kid. Not to mention that there appears that the balloon was designed with no opening at all that would be big enough to fit a human being.

Hoax, publicity stunt, screw-loose narcissistic idiocy. I have a feeling that when all is said and done, this guy’s going to be sorry he pulled this one.

Oh, and attention nutcases with kids named Falcon and would-be terrorists named Nutsiballah or whatever: Stop giving my otherwise great state a bad name! Go Broncos! :-)


47 posted on 10/16/2009 4:36:51 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Jeff Chandler

He’s cussing the kid out because he let go if the tether, like a kid that age is responsible enough to do that.


This is what doesn’t make sense; how could the kid be responsible for releasing the ballon, while at the same time, climbing through the door in the basket to fly away...especially with his parents right there? How can they claim he was scared and hiding for releasing the ballon when there was never enough time for that to have happened—with them right next to the ballon.


48 posted on 10/16/2009 6:33:34 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *sses.)
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To: Brown Deer

Obviously it was about a hoax since the child was found hiding in the garage. There is a difference in an accident and in physically abusing your children.


49 posted on 10/16/2009 8:02:25 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: coon2000

Clear cut case of fraud and an INTENT to deceive!!!!

The dude is liable for something.

Must be tragic to live your life as a George Clooney wannabee...


50 posted on 10/16/2009 8:11:26 PM PDT by djf (Some people are proud. Some people are curious. I'm proud that I'm curious!!)
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