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the pink panther    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:27:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i kinda hit bottom today.i live on the family farm that was homesteaded by my folks a few hundred years ago. i was the first one in the family that had to buy it. that made me happy, no one could raise a stink about me having it.
i have been robbed a few times in the last few tears, but took it in stride. i just figured that i have a farm that is isolated and is a good target.but this time not only did the people take my stuff, they destroyed all the things i have worked years to have.our future.
.......and Les, you asked where i live.i live in MO. #1 state in the union for meth lab busts. i live in jasper co. #1 county in the state for meth lab busts. i don't think this was meth related, but meth breeds crime and there you have it. i would love to have you come and visit and attend some of our local bluegrass shows, but at this point and time i would not invite any of my friends to jasper co mo.
the b@stards could have done worse i guess, there was a barn full of bottle calves they were thoughtful enough not to torch.
things are changing in our county, not for the better. i told the sargent that took the report that i will not live in fear of these people. he kinda give me a funny look.he said i could not shoot some one for property destruction or tresspassing. i asked him what if i was in fear for my life? he said that was a different story.
i sure hope it does'nt come to that.
thanks for hearing my troubles folks. this is a nice place to go to when your having a bad day.
........PP


dogbardave    Posted 04-28-2004 at 10:00:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
...well, PP, I hope you can somehow keep a cool head through all this. This is certainly a cruel violation of you and yours.

Thought: Will your homeowners policy cover all your loss?


mud    Posted 04-28-2004 at 04:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got them bottle calves to fuss over. got the land. got a good life still in front of you. those things taken from you can get replaced. what you got those theives can't ever have. honor, decency. character, that is what gets folks through life. push on friend. you will get through this. push on.


nother thing-    Posted 04-28-2004 at 05:50:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i been mulling over a question and comment another poster put out. been sticking in my craw some. i got to tell you that knowone here is immune from this sort of thing. evil knows no boundry.

best wishes to you and yours on recovering from this loss. keep your dream alive. push on.

mud & family


Burrhead    Posted 04-27-2004 at 19:53:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
yessir gotta agree that hurts.

I got a boy that worked for me for 12 years. 10 years ago when his Mama was dying I promised her I'd look out for him even tho he's 34 years old now.

Last summer he cleaned out my tool shed. He took all my name brand wrenches and chainsaws, and 4 brand new 16" lugger tires I had bought for my dually. I'll live thru it but it was about $3500-$4000 worth of my junk.

He stole that stuff and fenced it for that same Meth crap. He got a whole $150 for my stuff.

I promised his Mama I'd look out for the boy so when he gets outtuh the pen for burning houses in the community around me I think I'll send him to talk to her.


KellyGa    Posted 04-27-2004 at 20:01:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
hmmmm...I'd say he'd better stay away from you ifn he ever does get out...or it'll be the last lesson he ever gets taught...

I tell ya, it does just make you feel like you been violated when somebody steals from you, but when it's somebody you know, its even worse.


Ron,ar    Posted 04-27-2004 at 20:20:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats right Kelly, it's like Lenore said earlier and what you just said, they took part of you or something. But Burr, you can't go round telling everyone your intentions, just do it and keep quiet about it.


Burrhead    Posted 04-27-2004 at 20:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
ah was just popping off what I'd like to do.

that boy's brother still works some for me and is honest as he can be. He won't even drink a beer or smoke a cig.

I think otherwise good folks just go crazy with that Meth stuff. I don't even know what it is--or what it's sposed to do to you, but it drives the crime rate up around it.


yep    Posted 04-27-2004 at 20:31:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
it is the #1 drug crime here too. Easy money for hardly no work. peoples sense of right and wrong are all goofed up. Ron,ar


KellyGa    Posted 04-27-2004 at 19:47:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't get a chance to reply below, so I will here. I am so sorry for you. It really chaps my @ss to hear when this happens to anybody. I guess everybody has been stolen from over the years, but to burn it down, that was just lowdown. We have had a car stolen, which was recovered, but it still sucked. We have had all out tools stolen right out from under our carport, WHILE we were home! Over a thousand dollars worth, Snap-On tools and such. Things would disappear all the time from under the carport. The worst was when Ian was off to his soccer game one morning, had just gotten out of the neighborhood onto the main road, and two punks (blacks, they are very bad here, and wild as a pack of wolves) about 14 or 15 years old were standing on the sidewalk, and as Ian rode by them, he saw one of them raise their arm, and before he could do anything, the boy shot at the car. It shot out his window, but the bullet did not hit him. We never could find the bullet. The kids took off through a neighborhood that leads up to the back of a bunch of apartments, and they never caught them. I swore that day that we would get out of here and out to the country as fast as we financially could, and when we did, we would all know how to use a shotgun. I dare anybody to come onto my property now. I have signs posted, no trespassing, beware of dog, to let people know they are not welcome unless invited. The kids in this area haven't been taught any boundaries, they just wander up into your yard if they see something interesting that they want to see, and in my case, it's animals. A friend of Shelbys told me that amutual friend of thiers had rabbits, and the kids from across the street from me would just go up there anytime and go into their back yard, even if they werent home and help themselves to messing with the animals. I don't know what is wrong with kids these days. They have no guidance, no conscience, no upbringing. I don't know if it will be any better to be out and away, but I sure hope it is. Right now as we speak, I have to go out tomorrow and get a lock and chain for the rabbit's hutch, just to be sure nobody steals him, it's a sad age we are in sometimes, you can't have anything I tell ya. Somewhere somebody else wants it, and they will take it. May justice be served, may those kids get back triple the pain they caused you, and it may not happen right away, but what goes around comes around.


Alias    Posted 04-27-2004 at 19:21:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
It has never happened to me to the same extent as you. Therefore, I can't be 100 percent how you feel. But, I caution you not to do anything rash. I once knew a man who defended his home and wound up in prison for murder. When they finally released him, he didn't have a home to come to. Now, I'm not suggesting that you not take action. But, rather, be sure the action you take can easily be defended in court if it comes to that. I don't like it but the law today does more to protect the criminals than those that are violated. ..gfp


deadcarp    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say get a hound dog and load up a few rounds of rock salt for the smoothbore. I wouldn't hesitate to blast any burgler with that. If it turns out i knew him, at least he's only castrated not dead. And you can still hear him howl - hee hee! Like my gramma told the neighbor lady who said "Why, you might shoot your best friend!" gramma said - "My best friend wouldn't steal my chickens" :)


dale anne    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:49:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey pink...might wanna check out yer local pawn shopsto see if yer things show up...i found out who robbed me by doing this and a hammer drill showed up in a pawn shop....owner refused to give me the ticket fer it[who pawned it] but did slip it on the counter and said excuse him he had to use the restroom. I didnt get the hammer drill back..i wasnt gonna call the cops on the pawn shop owner after he done me that favor but in the end the cops didnt do anything anyways... I confronted the people who robbed me and told them i didnt want anything back but my grandmothers ring...it wasnt worth much to anyone but me....well they had sold it to a someone in a bar...when the cops didnt do anything and i didnt get the ring back all hell broke loose...3 people taking e.r. trips....i had a broken hand...had to replace the front screen door fer the people next door...and i had a restraining order against me ...not allowed within 100 feet of their house...hell i lived 10 feet from them,this was in philadelphia....they calledthe cops on me every time i walked out my door for violating the order!...so i had to move or go to jail....i dont think anyone should lose thems temper but i do say get that dang dog!


Big Mike    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Panther! Man.... What can I say? Shootin' the B@$tards would come to mind first. You gotta feel violated and angry at the same time. I just don't know what would possess a person to do such a thing. Keep us posted as to what happens with this.


Clipper    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:37:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
You hang in there pp...we're rooting for ya....and I hope the shuttbirds that done this to you get theirs one day soon...


Bruce    Posted 04-27-2004 at 19:11:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

theft is one of the worst forms of terrorism that I can think of and should be reported as such.
Even the IRS takes a dim view or terrorists.



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