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Posts by SarahW

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  • Principal: Teacher Told Student To Urinate In Bucket After Restroom Plea Refused

    03/15/2012 8:14:37 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    SarahW to Volunteer

    Gonja is or was a man - I was curious and went looking after seeing the pic and reading rumors on local boards.
    Sure enough, there were legal documents listing Gonja’s gender as male. I would not have any way of knowing what stage of transition the teacher is in.

    It certainly would tail with reports that the teacher has had some instances of odd behavior on the job.

    I think it might explain partially why the teacher handled the situation the way GW did - the lack of comprehension or respect for modesty and privacy needs of a girl that age. Gonja was only ever a teen-aged boy but probably thinks he knows what it is to be a female teen -

  • Principal: Teacher Told Student To Urinate In Bucket After Restroom Plea Refused

    03/15/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT · 42 of 44
    SarahW to Volunteer

    Gonja is or was a man - I was curious and went looking after seeing the pic and reading rumors on local boards.
    Sure enough, there were legal documents listing Gonja’s gender as male. I would not have any way of knowing what stage of transition the teacher is in.

    It certainly would tail with reports that the teacher has had some instances of odd behavior on the job.

    I think it might explain partially why the teacher handled the situation the way GW did - the lack of comprehension or respect for modesty and privacy needs of a girl that age. Gonja was only ever a teen-aged boy but probably thinks he knows what it is to be a female teen -

  • YouTube Channel of Jared Loughner

    01/10/2011 8:40:07 AM PST · 31 of 32
    SarahW to Scanian

    Is That a fake page that cropped up after the fact?

  • WellPoint's Reuters Response (breast cancer rescissions)

    04/28/2010 12:21:21 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    SarahW to kcvl

    Beaton had a non-signifigant, transient elevated heart rate. It was deemed unimportant by her physician as well.
    Furthermore.It had nothing to do with her contraction of breast cancer, and even if you wished to consider this some sort of “fraud” , it would have had no effect on her premiums and would not have indicated a risk for breast cancer;
    The weight guesstimate made is also not fraud, not significant, and would not have prevented them from covering her in the first place, and was always subject to change after she began paying premiums.

    Recission on a pretext, when there is no clear fraud, for a completely irrelevant condition, to prevent paying for a completely unrelated condition is unethical in my view.

    I can see an insurer refusing to pay a claim within an exclusion period, if a conditions actively concealed becomes manifest, or when fraud affecting future claims is detected which would have mattered at the time of joining the policy.

  • Rock Creek Park Predator Interviewed by Police Investigating Levy Death

    02/23/2009 12:20:33 AM PST · 670 of 670
    SarahW to willyboyishere

    TIme seems to have told.

  • More details on Christmas Eve massacre [L.A.]

    12/31/2008 1:05:39 PM PST · 32 of 33
    SarahW to La Enchiladita

    Sylvia was his first marriage partner.

    He, according to some published reports and some comments from purported former co-workers and girlfriends tended to play the field with younger women.
    But he did get near the altar a couple of times.

    He told one girlfriend that he had left a girl at the altar, and broken off an engagement with another (and seemed to be pleased with himself for doing so).

    A co-worker seems to have a similar story - and posted that Pardo left one woman standing at the altar, ( coworker was invited to the wedding) to her shock an humiliation, never having let on to anyone, including her, that he wasn’t in love and wanting to get married.
    He cleaned out their joint account they had a blew town for a month, (leaving her with bills and all the wedding expenses.)

    He returned a month later to his place of work (JPL) and acted like nothing strange had happened, and could not understand that he no longer had a job there.

    Another girlfriend from his much earlier college days says that Bruce was a fun boyfriend at first, but handled resentment at her refusing to sleep with him with passive-aggressive payback...setting up or agreeing to dates cheerfully, and then failing to show up. Never said when he was upset or mad...he just exacted his revenge. So she found him too frustrating a partner and quit dating him.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 10:17:54 AM PST · 189 of 190
    SarahW to SarahW
    Oh, I should specify that his mom's mobile home was in the neighborhood featured in that link about an arson investigation ( Oakridge park). link to mention of her neighborhood here.

    The fire was set (if it was set) when other fires were going on higher in the hills. There is speculation that the leaping flames in the hills might have "inspired" the mobile home park arson. If it were Pardo's flame thrower at work, perhaps is was less "inspiration" than a perfect cover to take revenge on his mother.

    Investigators took note of the ferocity of the mobile home park, and noted its unusual intensity as a factor in the arson investigation. I have to think that investigators are now quietly investigating the possibility of Bruce Pardo's involvement in the Mobile home park blaze, if only to rule him out.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 8:47:24 AM PST · 188 of 190
    SarahW to Scotswife
    I just found this link about possible arson in Sylmar.

    "... like a nuclear bomb went off" or a fuel-air bomb? If there was anyone to rule out as a suspect, I have to think it would be Pardo.

    He had a murderous grudge against an area resident, a fuel-air device to test, familiarity with the area, and the requisite lack of regard for human life and the rights of others.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 8:23:35 AM PST · 186 of 190
    SarahW to Scotswife

    I am curious about his change in attitude towards his wife just after their marriage, as related by Sylvia’s best friend and confidante for 30 years.

    Sylvia was hearbroken and mystified by the Jekyll/Hyde change from laughing, loving, affectionate partner, to what he became shortly after marriage. She complained that he had become cold and distant: he was suddenly aloof, uncaring or indifferent; also in financial matters he wanted to act as if they were not married, with completely separate accounts, and expected her to cover all “her” expenses, and family expenses, herself, without any help from him.

    She could not understand what had affected such a change and came to believe he no longer loved her...when she found out about the child he had concealed when she came across the tax papers, she confronted him...and he lied to her face about it. She called his mom who told her the sad story of that child. That was her breaking point.

    She told him she wanted a divorce, and he made no protest or objection, so Sylvia told her friend “See? I was right. He really doesn’t love me anymore” and Bruce Pardo very calmly put her things out of the house and told her to leave.

    (Pardo also lied, in an almost comically transparent way, to a judge about putting the things out of the house, claiming he was just “rearranging the living room”, in documents filed with the court).

    What would cause a newly married man to suddenly go cold and withdrawn, after being a loving partner and choosing to marry?

    All sorts of ideas about mental illness or whatever ...but I wonder if his affection for her was ever real, or if he had an ulterior motive for marrying.
    He wouldn’t be the first sociopath who married in order to achieve some sort of secondary gain through deception.

    I don’t know why this keeps occurring to me, since there has been nothing about it said anywhere, but I wonder if he asked her to put him on her life insurance, but she decided to keep her children as the main beneficiaries. Did he just decide he wanted out the minute he got married? Had he been hatching a scheme now thwarted?

    He was drawing down , hiding family assets well before she told him she was leaving; he seemed to want out himself. So very peculiar.


    Now here is a wilder suggestion, much wilder even than suggesting he had more than mere negligent involvement in his son’s accident:

    He was planning his “Christmas Party” well before he was even fired, buying up guns. He bore ill will towards his mother.

    Do you think it is possible, as I do, that he “tested” his fuel-air device in the Sylmar area? Both brother and mother lived in the area - and she lost her home in the Sylmar fires. Could a man who intended to shoot and burn his mother at a Christmas party, have set a fire in the area, maybe hoping his mother would be among the victims and that none would be the wiser?

    I’ve never read anything indicating the Sylmar fires were anything but wildfires boosted by high wind conditions. But I wonder all the same.
    Would it really be beyond the pale for him to test his device, and to do so in Sylmar?

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 7:30:32 AM PST · 185 of 190
    SarahW to LdSentinal

    Except the divorce settlement in this case wasn’t brutal at all. It was modest by most any standard. The complaint that she was “ taking him to the cleaners” was as irrational as his decision to harm others, even innocents who had never crossed him in any way.

    She was paying family expenses with her salary, and helped him accumulate savings. It turns out Pardo ran down assets deliberately to cheat her of any claim to them; he spent or hid over 60,000 dollars in less than two months ( prior to his job loss), deliberately ran up credit card debt, and delayed maintenance and repair on his home to depress its value.

    The drowning is suspicious in hindsight. It can’t be argued that he was a lovable goof incapable of murder.
    Or that he was the “best of parents”...the abandonment of the child who suffered from his (best case scenario) lapse in supervision, and he was even willing to profit off of a child he was unwilling to support in any material or emotional way.

    I’m not so inclined to view that event in the light most favorable to Bruce Pardo. He had a track record of manipulation and deceit, and there are accounts of that event with squirrely details.

    Was he capable of either deliberately, or “accidentally on purpose” helping the near-drowning along? If annoyed, crossed, or feeling taken advantage of by a woman, was he capable of hatching a fantasy where his “unfair” situation is relieved and he gets away with it....and capable of ACTING on it?
    Was he capable of harming innocent children to get his way?

    Since those questions are answerable in hindsight, and not in his favor, a look to the circumstances of the drowning accident might look different in hingsight, too.

    I am suspicious he tossed the kid in the pool, because the kid was just a crawler and he was the sort of man who would do unethical things to relieve himself of obligation. Short of that, he might well have passive-aggressively refused to supervise the baby, or left the sliding door to the pool open, just “oh please O please” -ing like that golden retriever in the famous Farside cartoon of the dog luring a cat into a washing machine with crude CAT FUD signs.

    The mother’s account has her arriving home from a short trip to the grocery store to find Pardo “frantically holding” the boy. He had not called Emergency Response. He had not attempted any sort of resuscitation. Instead of calling for help to arrive to the home, he insisted they DRIVE to a hospital for help...

    EMT’s at the hospital were able to resuscitate the child, who had appeared lifeless.

  • More details on Christmas Eve massacre [L.A.]

    12/30/2008 10:12:58 PM PST · 30 of 33
    SarahW to peeps36

    Don’t compare your father’s case with Pardo’s. Pardo’s wife wasn’t cheating, and she didn’t ask for more than her due, in fact, she asked for far less.

    FWIW, if you’ve been paying attention to updates, Pardo started planning his “Christmas party” in June. He wasn’t fired from his job ( for cause, for falsifying documents, an offense other employers also canned him for) until July.

    In this case it wasn’t the wife’s fault; he’s the one who changed after marriage, and he’s the one who was the liar.

  • 'My Space' hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen

    11/15/2007 8:58:51 PM PST · 145 of 154
    SarahW to dan1123

    Hey, that’s me.

    And, oh yes, the Drew identification is very certain.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:11:36 PM PDT · 268 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    Thanks for the Hallowell tip, and the other research you have done.

    What I guess the Medical examiner is doing at the house, is looking for instruments or ligatures that would have left distinctive marks on Kelsey Smith.

    Or, if the cannibalism “jokes” turn out to less than funny...well, that’s almost too awful to contemplate.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 3:37:55 PM PDT · 249 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    All I can find is a couple of judgments, no forclosure records
    Where did you find the foreclosure records? I am not having any luck on my own.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:52:50 AM PDT · 229 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    Well, my own search is a bust. Kansas charges for access to district court records. Boo and nay, and even if I wanted to pay and subscribe to online records, there is no online process for becoming a subscriber.

    So, any tip to the forclosure info would be greatly appreciated.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:39:51 AM PDT · 228 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    I haven’t done a local records search on Aletha, so don’t know if I could pick up the foreclosure details in a local courts search. Did you run across the foreclosure info in a blog or news story or a records search?

    Speaking of “travelers” I think I was just visited by one, trolling the neighborhood looking for easy targets. Hard work to get rid of him, and I am left feeling rather uneasy. Red flags galore, and wouldn’t take a plain, direct no for an answer.

    What makes you think travelers or gypsies are part of the picture here? The frequent moves?

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 6:24:31 AM PDT · 225 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    The eviction notice would probably be kind of hard on Mr. Hall’s self-image - a triggering stressor event.

    How better to reclaim one’s manhood than to stalk, kidnap and exert power over the life and death of a beautiful girl who would otherwise have little to do with you?

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 8:55:23 PM PDT · 210 of 294
    SarahW to ridesthemiles

    The image of the young man exiting the store IS the suspect in custody. Edwin Hall is his name. His booking photo is in this thread.

    A neighbor tipped police after he and his wife joked about the “target” man looking like their neighbor - they stopped laughing when the picture of the truck associated with the crime was shown. Edwin Hall’s pickup was a ringer. So they called the cops. Within a short time police picked up Mr. Hall, and they interviewed him....arresting him at the end of the interview.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 5:20:41 PM PDT · 184 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66
    I was struck by how devoted she was to her husband. I saw she listed Egypt as the country she would most like to visit. I can't see why, she had denial right here. (sorry for that, folks.)
  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 2:52:47 PM PDT · 164 of 294
    SarahW to DvdMom
    I noticed he also refers to himself on his myspace page as a "Sweet Troubled Soul". There is a very popular song with that title.

    Again, a good chance of mere coincidence, but as long as I am posting song lyrics like a fool, I might as well link to those lyrics too. The "stab" part kind of bugs me.