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Missouri teen describes killing as 'pretty enjoyable' experience (Then Went to Church)
Assoc. Press ^ | 02/06/2012 | Assoc. Press

Posted on 02/06/2012 1:30:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

A U.S. teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbor girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable" experience -- then headed off to church with a laugh.

The words written by Alyssa Bustamante were read aloud in court Monday as part of a sentencing hearing to determine whether she should get life in prison or something less for the October 2009 murder of her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, in Missouri.

Bustamante, 18, sat silently as law enforcement officers, attorneys and forensics experts read aloud the thoughts she had recorded as a 15-year-old.

A handwriting expert described how he was able to see through the blue ink that Bustamante had used in an attempt to cover up her original journal entry on the night of Elizabeth's murder. He read the entry aloud:

"I just f------ killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they're dead. I don't know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now...lol."

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Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Bustamante is shown in a 2009 booking photo after being arrested for the murder of her 9-year-old neighbor in Missouri.


1 posted on 02/06/2012 1:30:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just shoot her.


2 posted on 02/06/2012 1:33:05 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Responsibility2nd

The perfect result of everything that’s wrong with our society.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 1:35:52 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Responsibility2nd

how very sad! She is a sociopath, hence incapable of feeling any remorse for her actions. She is a danger to society, and she will never change.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 1:36:07 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One wonders what creates a soulless monster like this.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 1:36:13 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t care what gender or age. Psychopath murderers all just need to be executed when found. They are deadly to the rest of society at large.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 1:36:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GingisK
"Just shoot her."

Cheap and effective.

The problem here is that she was a minor when she did the deed and is likely to be released some day.

She'll do it again.

7 posted on 02/06/2012 1:37:55 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Responsibility2nd

wow...


8 posted on 02/06/2012 1:38:48 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: GingisK

Shooting is too quick an end to her.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 1:39:51 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What church does this miscreant go to anyway?


10 posted on 02/06/2012 1:40:19 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Grunthor

They say that sociopaths are born, not made. One either has an emotional connection to other people and you realize their cares and concerns matter - or one does not.

Someday they may well track it to something chemical.

Until then the question is what to do with those sociopaths who reveal themselves. They cannot be trusted, never can be, they simply do NOT care about anyone but themselves.

Notice she said nothing about the life of a 9 year old brought to an end - it was all about herself and her own emotional reactions.

Cold. Humans simply should not be born that way. Something is horribly wrong with these people.


11 posted on 02/06/2012 1:40:51 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oy vey. I've seen this movie before.........
12 posted on 02/06/2012 1:42:24 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Defense attorneys Monday highlighted Bustamante’s troubled childhood, referring to numerous references in her journal describing her suicidal feelings and the urge to hurt herself and others.”

You know, as a rule I am opposed to suicide. But if this monster had done it before killing that little girl . . . I am finding it hard to object.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 1:42:50 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Life in prison or something less??? How about something MORE.


14 posted on 02/06/2012 1:43:08 PM PST by mancini
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To: GingisK

Short Rope.

Long Drop.

Problem Solved.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 1:43:22 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
She is perfect for me. I will marry her as soon as she's out of jail.

Every day will be an adventure!

16 posted on 02/06/2012 1:48:54 PM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
She is perfect for me. I will marry her as soon as she's out of jail.

Every day will be an adventure!

17 posted on 02/06/2012 1:49:17 PM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d do the same thing to her that I do to my french fries, fry the stupid bitch...

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18 posted on 02/06/2012 1:50:18 PM PST by flatfish
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To: Responsibility2nd

Fair Trial.

Conviction.

The Chair.


19 posted on 02/06/2012 1:55:19 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ArrogantBustard
Short Rope.

Long Drop.

Problem Solved.

Au contraire, mon frere - this creature requires something more enjoyable.

Short Rope.

VERY SHORT drop.

LOTS of kicking and twisting.

A nice white wine, olives, and those little crackers with some nice cheese.

Classical music softly playing in the background.

All good things take time.

20 posted on 02/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

the floor should just open up and she should fall into a pit of crocodiles....


21 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:06 PM PST by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Grunthor
One wonders what creates a soulless monster like this.

But long before the alleged murder, Alyssa Bustamante's home life was full of emotional torment, according to court records and friends, who say that Bustamante, 15, was mostly raised by her grandparents while her mother struggled with substance abuse and her father was in jail.

Alyssa Bustamante's grandmother, Karen Brooke, became the girl's legal guardian when she was 7-years-old, according to court records obtained by the Jefferson City News Tribune. She also took on responsibility for Alyssa's two younger brothers, the paper said.

Meanwhile, Alyssa Bustamante's mother, Michelle Bustamante, struggled to pay rent and racked up three misdemeanor criminal convictions, including one for drunken driving and another for marijuana possession, according to court records obtained by the paper.

Her father, 34-year-old Ceaser Bustamante, whose identity was confirmed by the Cole County Sheriff's Dept., is serving three concurrent prison terms for three counts of felony assault in Missouri Eastern Correctional Facility, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections.

Jennifer Meyer, a friend of Alyssa Bustamante's since middle school, told reporters, that Alyssa's father had been arrested for "stabbing someone." Local police have not yet confirmed that.

22 posted on 02/06/2012 2:07:19 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Responsibility2nd
A soulless ghoul.
23 posted on 02/06/2012 2:08:31 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
But long before the alleged murder, Alyssa Bustamante's home life was full of emotional torment, according to court records and friends, who say that Bustamante, 15, was mostly raised by her grandparents while her mother struggled with substance abuse and her father was in jail.

Alyssa Bustamante's grandmother, Karen Brooke, became the girl's legal guardian when she was 7-years-old, according to court records obtained by the Jefferson City News Tribune. She also took on responsibility for Alyssa's two younger brothers, the paper said.

Meanwhile, Alyssa Bustamante's mother, Michelle Bustamante, struggled to pay rent and racked up three misdemeanor criminal convictions, including one for drunken driving and another for marijuana possession, according to court records obtained by the paper.

Her father, 34-year-old Ceaser Bustamante, whose identity was confirmed by the Cole County Sheriff's Dept., is serving three concurrent prison terms for three counts of felony assault in Missouri Eastern Correctional Facility, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections.

Jennifer Meyer, a friend of Alyssa Bustamante's since middle school, told reporters, that Alyssa's father had been arrested for "stabbing someone." Local police have not yet confirmed that.

Irrelevent.

24 posted on 02/06/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: Lazamataz

You must truly enjoy living dangerously.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 2:11:59 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Does Missouri not have the death penalty? Was she charged as an adult or juvenile?


26 posted on 02/06/2012 2:13:10 PM PST by bgill (The Obama admin is staging a coup. Wake up, America, it's almost too late.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A little clarity in terminology.

In general use, the term psychopath implies that an individual is naturally unable to experience empathy with others. However, it is a spectrum condition.

A normal person must have some ability to ignore empathy and sympathy of others, at least part of the time, just to function. On the other extreme is utter indifference to others, animals and humans equal to inanimate objects.

Most psychopaths are able to function normally in society, as they have developed alternative means to prevent their own anti-social behavior. Such people may be highly respected for their abilities, such as surgeons who understand that they must hurt to heal.

They are also often seen as superior leaders.

The word sociopath was created to distinguish a person who is born a psychopath from a normal person who has been trained, indoctrinated, or traumatized into performing acts without empathy or sympathy. It was most commonly seen during wartime, where soldiers were taught to dehumanize their enemy.

Finally, it is important to note that this girl may not be either a clinical psychopath or a sociopath.

Instead she might be a *sadist*, someone who derives pleasure from inflicting pain on others. This is distinct from the other two psychologies, because she is not indifferent to the pain of others, she wants to perceive it, and revel in it.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 2:13:51 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Lazamataz

You may not survive the honeymoon.....................


28 posted on 02/06/2012 2:13:51 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How grody. They’re, like, reading my private diary. Isn’t that, like, tsk, um, illegal or something?/s


29 posted on 02/06/2012 2:16:49 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
McGARRETT: "There are dangerous animals in the world, and some of them walk on two feet. They don’t want peace, and they’re not capable of love. Society — and that means you and you and you and you — needs protection from these warped minds. And that’s my job." From Hawaii 5-O, Episode: Not That Much Different [1.23]
30 posted on 02/06/2012 2:18:24 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Bustamante's home life was full of emotional torment

That's just an excuse. There are bad seeds that come from wonderful homes and wonderful people who had horrific homelives.

31 posted on 02/06/2012 2:20:58 PM PST by bgill (The Obama admin is staging a coup. Wake up, America, it's almost too late.)
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To: Kartographer

Liberal uses of the death penalty would curb a lot of this. Murderers should die for their crimes. If people know they’re going to die themselves for doing horrible acts, it would stop a lot of them from doing it.


32 posted on 02/06/2012 2:20:58 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Talisker
Gallows at Ft. Smith
Proper protocol was performed at Ft. Smith, Arkansas in the late 19th century: Hymn singing, proper crowd on hand to witness the result of crime, bag over the perp's head to lessen the ghoulish spectacle.

The perp may not have deserved such a quick, painless and dignified ceremony. But it had the appropriate deterrent effect and administered proper justice blended with proper mercy.

And that was what was most important.

Civilization started to go downhill once we became squeamish about it.

33 posted on 02/06/2012 2:21:41 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sappy
the floor should just open up and she should fall into a pit of crocodiles....

Understand that the Bustamante "family" was essentially a product of liberal welfare policies and a liberal judiciary.

These monsters are actually created and maintained by taxpayer money.

34 posted on 02/06/2012 2:30:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Paperdoll
"What church does this miscreant go to anyway?"

Mormon.

Specifically, the Jefferson City location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=379234
35 posted on 02/06/2012 2:31:52 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: bigbob
Fair Trial.
Conviction.
The Chair.

Not happening...a trial that is. A local case here to me...but the authorities messed up somehow in taking her confession, and it was going to be thrown out....IIRC, they let her plead guilty to 2nd degree murder vice 1st degree..so death penalty was not an option.

36 posted on 02/06/2012 2:36:51 PM PST by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: okie01

“nderstand that the Bustamante “family” was essentially a product of liberal welfare policies and a liberal judiciary.”

Her grandparents had custody of her since a very small child, as the mother was absent and father in prison.

Her grandparents were respected members of the local Mormon Church, where the killer was very active in youth activities.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 2:36:50 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sociopath. Put her in jal and throw away the key.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 2:37:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Hyperlink:

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=379234

I doubt going to a Mormon church had anything to do with it. Her father was in jail for stabbing someone. Her mother was a doper. She lived with her grandparents.

She had incredible obstacles. And - IMO - she was just a Natural Born Killer.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 2:39:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Psychosis cannot be cured. You either have to incarcerate them for life or kill them. If this girl gets out she will just kill someone else.


40 posted on 02/06/2012 2:43:08 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Her grandparents had custody of her since a very small child, as the mother was absent and father in prison.

Her grandparents were respected members of the local Mormon Church, where the killer was very active in youth activities.

Mebbe so. But her mother and father were the beneficiaries of an enabling environment that didn't hold them directly responsible for their "mistakes".

As a society, we no longer penalize anti-social behavior, we actually reward it -- thereby encouraging its propagation.

The Bustamante girl did what she did because she thought she could get away with it.

41 posted on 02/06/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
A little clarity in terminology.

That was a useful discussion, thanks.

A short rule of thumb is also that psychopaths are motivated, while sociopaths are merely opportunistic.

Think Hillary and Bill. Hillary is a psychopath - she's motivated, driven and obsessive like a shark. While Bill is entirely opportunistic, and lives off of the carnage of Hillary's constant depredations like a catfish eating what falls to the bottom.

Both, I believe are also sadistic. The psychopath is sadistic in that they equate making people suffer with success through dominating them and achieving their goals. The sociopath enjoys watching people suffer because they enjoy their own indifference to the suffering.

And both psychopathy and sociopathy have their roots in psychotically obsessive narcissism - they can't empathize because they refuse to empathize, as in refuse to the death. To them, empathy is for suckers, and life is nothing but war. They are reptilian - not mammalian - and that's why they're so hard to comprehend.

And when reptilians want to control creatures, they turn them into insects - which explains the government and corporate bureaucrat mindset.

Busy little bees and ants and roaches, run by lizards.

And if you join a secret society (take your pick), you too can be turned into a meat puppet for these energies.

But hey, you'll be popular! What a deal!

42 posted on 02/06/2012 2:59:04 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Maybe Romney will pardon her if he becomes the next POTUS.


43 posted on 02/06/2012 3:06:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mariner
I don't care whether she was a minor or not. Shoot her & all like her. Every time. Immediately after a guilty verdict.

We have tried lenient sentences for juveniles. They don't work, & this imperils society.

I also favor holding BOTH parents, custodial or not, criminally responsible for the actions of their children. If they are gonna have kids, they are responsible to civilize them.

I do not often side with society over individual rights, but in the case of violent perps, young or old, male or female, I believe the safety of society heavily outweighs the rights of a violent felon. IMO, a violent felon forfeits his rights forever the moment he/she commits an unlawful, violent act. A violent felon has no more rights than a rabid dog, & for exactly the same reason. Without humanity they aren't human.

44 posted on 02/06/2012 3:09:14 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Vigilanteman
Proper protocol was performed at Ft. Smith, Arkansas in the late 19th century: Hymn singing, proper crowd on hand to witness the result of crime, bag over the perp's head to lessen the ghoulish spectacle.

The perp may not have deserved such a quick, painless and dignified ceremony. But it had the appropriate deterrent effect and administered proper justice blended with proper mercy.

And that was what was most important.

Point taken, and in this case very grudgingly agreed with, despite my post.

Civilization started to go downhill once we became squeamish about it.

Perhaps that's why it's so easy to dismiss your civilized (and correct) reminder of how to deal with these things - because civilized justiced has been raped for so long, that atrocities are being protected in the name of compassion, while childrens dead bodies lay blood in the dirt.

And I don't believe psychopaths "can't be reached." It's just a matter of being willing to speak their language.

45 posted on 02/06/2012 3:09:57 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Don’t care what gender or age. Psychopath murderers all just need to be executed when found. They are deadly to the rest of society at large.

&&
Agreed. Rehabilitation is not possible.


46 posted on 02/06/2012 3:32:49 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Meanwhile, Alyssa Bustamante's mother, Michelle Bustamante, struggled to pay rent and racked up three misdemeanor criminal convictions, including one for drunken driving and another for marijuana possession, according to court records obtained by the paper. Her father, 34-year-old Ceaser Bustamante, whose identity was confirmed by the Cole County Sheriff's Dept., is serving three concurrent prison terms for three counts of felony assault in Missouri Eastern Correctional Facility, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections.

It might have been environment, or it might have been the genetics of having a double dose of criminal genes.

47 posted on 02/06/2012 3:33:26 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: Red Badger; AnAmericanAbroad; Lazamataz

I like a good laugh, but don’t you think humor is out of place on a thread that describes the brutal murder of a child?


48 posted on 02/06/2012 3:36:31 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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49 posted on 02/06/2012 3:36:36 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lazamataz

Just don’t make her the beneficiary on your life insurance policy. There’s risky behavior and “adventure”, and then there’s “stupid”.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 3:45:25 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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