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JCC JediWarrior And Connemara Missing In Afghanistan (Update: What a ****show.)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Fire_Ice_Death, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    The scariest thing about this that even though we're just finding out about this, the story is from January, and that's when her baby is supposed to be due, according to the article. Crap.
     
  2. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    This is horrible . . . I hope they're found safe.
     
  3. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The last bit from that NY Times article:

     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, it is them. I just really don't know what to say.
     
  5. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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  6. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Eh... ... ...
     
  7. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Holy ****. Just.... this is one of the most bizarre, sad things I've ever heard.
     
  8. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Scary indeed.
     
  9. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, so I interacted with Caity a lot. Always seemed very conservative. JW if memory serves correctly, was very right wing... Although the article says he is a human rights activist... And of course you can be a right wing anti Guantanamo person.

    And can we talk about this without being shut down? One does not simply vacation in Afghanistan. Were they part of a religious mission? Is it THAT hard for an American and Canadian to marry? Wtf?
     
  10. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And is there a tie-in between their going to Afghanistan, of all places, and his first marriage.
     
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  11. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I remember Connermera as conservative (and a member of Outer Rim Sieges) and JediWarrior as a troll with a lot of socks.
     
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    My thought here is that her pregnancy brought out someone's humanity and they are well.
     
  13. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    I really don't know. All those aspects seem bizarre. And then he was married to the sister of an outspoken Guantanamo detainee... what? But yeah, I really don't mean to sound rude, but I genuinely don't understand how anyone of sound mind and normal intelligence would just walk through Afghanistan. It makes me really pity them, but it's also just mind-numbing. I can't fathom what on earth prompted them to do this.
     
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  14. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    When an Austrian was kidnapped in Yemen just before Christmas along with two Finnish citizens, I thought, "Jeesh, doesn't anyone check their state department/foreign ministry's warning lists?" But who the hell even needs to check one of those lists to know that travelling to Afghanistan is dangerous?
     
  15. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Who would have thought there would be an even MORE bizarre jccer story this week?
     
  16. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Think the Taliban would willing to swap the two of them for Julie?
     
  17. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    I'm brain farting on JW, he is or is not AT-60?
     
  19. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Adding my own hopes that their okay.
     
  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    AT-60 was ridiculously left wing, no?
     
  21. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Tell them we're willing to throw in a guy named mike, too.
     
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  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Um, he didn't like GWB but I don't know what his actual political compass would have pointed out. He just liked to argue I think and I thought he and Conn had a thing going.
     
  23. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    My goodness! My prayers are with them.

    As I recall he was a fascist.

    Seriously.
     
  24. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Trying to reconcile that with the info on his first marriage. Is he just a "serial contrarian"?
     
  25. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I would agree with that. Having known him a little outside of this forum he was kind of a turd to everyone around him.