JCC JediWarrior And Connemara Missing In Afghanistan

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

  1. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    When I first saw the thread title I thought :rolleyes: :p Typical JCC silliness, then I saw FIDO's name attached and thought [face_thinking] - Fid's not normally one to indulge -maybe they were in the Military like GrilledSarlac (which would make me sad) but reading through... wow, just wow... I remember Con from C-3 as well, and of course both of them from around the JCC - truly sad and scary all around...
  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    This is strange and sad. Obviously before my time, but I seriously hope they get out ok.
  3. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I was at C3 and met DarthBreezy in person, but don't remember meeting either of these two, but I sure hope they are all right. Especially the baby.
  4. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it's no secret that Connemara and I had our differences, but this is really bizarre and tragic. I hope they're well and they're able to return.
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  5. zigazigahh Jedi Master

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    There's so much wtf in that article. I hope they're okay, along with their must-be-born-by-now child. It's just... insane.
  6. Debo Force Ghost

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    What a strange story. The mysterious break-in, the--apparently--secret trip to Afghanistan...

    The Colemans were not sure how the young couple got into Afghanistan or what they intended to do there, though they described them as “tourists.”

    But the Colemans heard from Josh when he was in an "unsafe" part of Afghanistan. Didn't they ask him how on Earth he got there? Maybe they did, and he never replied.

    There's also the unlikely possibility they have had an accident. I hope they are OK though.
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  7. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I think the people talking about missionary work are probably on the right path, it's the easiest way to account for some of the weird inconsistencies in the story and I think it's common for people who evangelize in dangerous or anti-Christian parts of the world keep it pretty secret and claim to be tourists. Her parents would probably be worried that admitting they were there for evangelical reasons would make their situation worse if they're being held hostage.
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  8. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I know I'm late, but holy living ****. Didn't know them well at all, but I do remember them. That is seriously horrible.
  9. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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  10. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    So that's the most insane award for 2013 locked up, right?
  11. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Heck, I won't even go to Mexico or Detroit.
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  12. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    I remember her as a bit of a drama queen but I hope the three of them are ok.
  13. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, she was a hardcore drama queen.

    I don't know... I'm tempted to say that I hope they're okay, and that they'll make it back, but I seriously doubt it. A pregnant American woman in an "unsafe" area of Afghanistan just doesn't sit well with me. There's a chance that mrsvos' theory could be right... maybe they did convert and become natives, but I kind of doubt it. My gut fears the worst.

    What the **** were they thinking?
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  14. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Mods, please retag thread as Senate.
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  15. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    The funny thing is that just the other day I was wondering where Conn had gone to, could have knocked me over with a feather after reading the story and this thread. Conn and I got along well enough. She hung out a lot with me at C3 and I remember her always smiling that same smile which is in the photo which was posted earlier. I'm still a little stunned after reading this and I hope and pray that they're both OK.

    And I have to say that after being at this board from the start, this has GOT to be one of the craziest things I've ever seen. And I say that after having seen all kinds of Mod drama, Slackers, Jedi Master Beal, Refugees, Outlaws, Sapient, the DB, Tessark, starwarsagent, beezel, and Juli. This place is starting to look like the Florida of the internet.
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  16. dp4m Chosen One

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    And Darwin too, I suppose.

    (sorry, I just couldn't resist any longer and everyone who says I'm a terrible person is correct. Also I agree with @harpuah -- if you are a citizen of part of the coalition that attacked, this was monumentally stupid, especially if pregnant. Unless they went native.)
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  17. harpua Chosen One

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    nevermind
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  18. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I can't help think of my wife's pregnancies. Everything from making sure she's comfortable, going in for ultrasounds to make sure the baby is OK, worrying about her health, making sure she's taking the vitamins she should, checking which local hospitals have the best obstetrics/maternity dept, etc.

    Next time (hypothetically) screw all that, let's go camping in Tora Bora.
  19. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Besides her drama(and she had a ton of it) here on the boards, I do remember meeting her and quite a few of the people in that video. That was such a long time ago though I honestly only remember the face paint. I called my brother who hasn't posted here in a few years and he still remembers her being just a chill girl with a mouth. I hope they are OK but I really wouldn't be shocked if they converted as crazy as it would be.
  20. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    This is a frakked up situation. I have no clue why a pregnant woman would want to be in Afghanistan in the first place, but I hope things turn out ok. I'm not holding my breath on it though.
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    This is ******* insane. I knew JediWarrior in passing. Talked to Con quite a bit back in the day. She could get kind of ridiculous, which led to us kind of drifting apart after I was honest with her about how she was kind of just causing a lot of her own problems. Came really close to meeting her once when she was coming through my area, but we missed each other. Either way, this is just insane. From the stories, it definitely appears that more was going on than met the eye with the two of them and their little jaunt. Some kind of weird agendas or something going on. So, to my mind, there's no telling what's happened to them. Regardless, I'm really shocked to hear about this and, unlikely as it may be, I really hope everything turns out okay, particularly since Con was pregnant
  22. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Josh was also a bit of a drama queen. He would always threaten suicide and such to keep people concerned about him. There's a whole MSN chat somewhere on my computer which led to Connemara calling me Satan for refusing to buy into his lies. The thing is, when I met him back in 2005 he was a pretty decent guy in person or so I thought. Either way I hope they're both okay but I do not have fond memories of him or of her--the difference being that Caitlin actually apologized to me a couple years ago.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Maybe she just wanted to push some Talibans sputtering into a puddle?
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  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Her memoirs would definitely be more exciting if she was writing them now instead of eight years ago.
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  25. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    I doubt there was a conversion, not saying one would be impossible, but kind of improbable. Conne was a pretty staunch Catholic as I recall.

    On the other hand, if the Taliban demand a $14,000 ransom for their safe release then we now know who to call...
    Last edited by Kyle Katarn, Feb 22, 2013
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