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    A Rumor, Cops, Drugs, God, Life in a small town.

    There is the meatiest, dripping with juice, rumor that is floating around town. I've heard it from three widely varied sources: from my mother via her bridge group; from the connivence store clerk; at the cafe where I eat lunch. Three highly secure sources for accurate news, and an interesting study on how information is decimated in the sticks.

    The story has been the same at all three tellings.
    A worker at a local for profit charity, that is owned by a local wealthy minister, was wandering around the building where he was employed while on break. He opened the door to a back room and was greeted by by men drawing guns and telling him to go back to work. The following day the worker was let go from his employment, angered he started making phone calls.
    Later through information gleaned from one of the charity's drivers, the government raided the minister's properties, and arrested him for drug trafficking, along with his fellow conspirators the chief of police and the ex-sheriff.

    The news has been silent.

    If it is true, oh my god I live in such a corrupt little redneck town, William Faulkner couldn't have come up with a better plot. And if it's not, my god this town is full rubes so green P.T. Barnum would have felt pity.
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    It's Georgia isn't it? Where's Boss Hogg in all this?

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    Second source, in the cafe. Rosco is in the clear.

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    Small towns have some of the best scandals. Having been involved in litigating a few cases that came out of some of the small Texas towns, I've seen one or two good ones. I think the small town as microcosm effect makes any scandals oversized.
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    This isn't William Faulkner, it sounds more like David Lynch's manichaean take on small town America.


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    Frank!
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    go get a haircut and get the real story...
    sigless at the moment....

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    any town with a connivence store is bound to be a little dirty behind the ears

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    Im in a small town! and Ive never heard so many gossips my whole life.
    Im always in the middle of them too, this comes from owning a popular establisment and being seen out there everyday running or biking.
    I dont pay attention to them anymore but they are quite amusing at times, i really wish my life was as exciting as some of the stories I have heard about myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
    Im in a small town! and Ive never heard so many gossips my whole life.
    Im always in the middle of them too, this comes from owning a popular establisment and being seen out there everyday running or biking.
    I dont pay attention to them anymore but they are quite amusing at times, i really wish my life was as exciting as some of the stories I have heard about myself.
    I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
    I was actually used as the bullet! I came out flying out of a cannon!

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    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    so the guy got fired and made up this story? hmmmm...
    question everything.

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    -Rumors are rarely true
    -Most cops are cool but they're in a great position to be corrupt
    -Marijuana is borderline sensible, depending where it comes from, anything else is stupid
    -God is a myth fabricated by churches for the express purpose of mind control (IMHO of course)
    -Small town life gets interesting at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
    Told her not to do it on her bike. It's pretty much a dead giveaway, isn't it?
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    Wow, Allen. This is drama worthy of Red House. You'll have to keep us updated.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    So far nothing. Seems to be a rumor. Don't know if I feel sad about that or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    This isn't William Faulkner, it sounds more like David Lynch's manichaean take on small town America.

    I like your style.


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    I wonder if any of these stories is what you're talking about.

    Or these if the perps were busted for drugs.

    Oooooohhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    -God is a myth fabricated by churches for the express purpose of mind control (IMHO of course)
    How dare you call me a myth!
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    And so it falls.

    http://www.waltontribune.com/story.l...5adc0216707f3e
    BREAKING NEWS: Angel Food Ministries raided

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    MONROE — FBI officials confirmed they served two warrants Wednesday morning in Walton County. The warrants are believed to be in connection with a federal investigation into Angel Food Ministries.

    The warrants were served at the Broad Street offices of Angel Food Ministries and at a business owned by Andy Wingo, former chief operating officer of Angel Food and current owner of Good Hope Food Company.

    “We are fully cooperating with government authorities," said Ronn Torossian, spokesperson for Angel Food Ministries and president and chief executive officer of New York-based 5W Public Relations. "The Board of Directors for Angel Food Ministries has pledged its full cooperation to law enforcement in order to furnish any information requested. Attorneys for the Ministry are working with government attorneys to ensure a smooth provision of information while not disrupting Ministry operations and the fulfillment of food orders.


    Andy is the leader's kid.
    He wrecked his Callaway Corvette after dragging it through downtown.

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    I'll put a note in the knot hole in his tree.

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    heh... in a smallish town up north of here... rumour has it that hell's angels has a grow op, and the police are providing protection for their op.
    story is that a couple of college kids broke into the op to steal some, got caught, beat up, then the police came, and arrested them for trespassing and breaking and entering.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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