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  1. I'm defensive because of following statements you made in your original post: It is sad that people are so trusting as to go off into thinly populated areas without the means to protect themselves. It is sadder when they take their kids along. If you are in an area where the police cannot get to you within a few minutes your safety is your own responsibility. There are a lot of crazy people out there and the Appalachian Trail seems to attract them. This isn't the first incident of this type on the trail. (bold emphasis mine). Your response reads that it's "sad" when people go hiking without thinking about self-protections and "sadder" when they take kids along. This, to me, implies blaming the victims for going off into the forest to enjoy a hike and being attacked. Your quoted response above further blames any victims if they do not take precautions and to depend on ourselves for own safety. These hikers could have taken every precaution possible and still been attacked. Crazy doesn't stop just because there's a cell phone, a gun, or bear spray. Crazy does what crazy wants to do. You're failure to blame the attacker for this attack is tasteless. I stand by my point. I've nothing more to say on this matter.
  2. I buy new every 6 months. I take as many precautions as I can, but I don't have a crystal ball. Blaming victims is simply tasteless. The woman walked, bleeding and injured, for 6 miles to get to help. She took responsibility for herself. Now place the blame where it belongs.
  3. It's sad when you can't enjoy the beautiful nature of our National Parks, hiking trails, and forests without fear of being attacked. I'm an avid hiker. My kids often hike with me, as I'm teaching them to enjoy and protect nature. I do carry bear spray and a pocket knife. I have my cell phone but it's often useless due to location. My protection is no match for some mentally unstable person and a machete, though. Let's place the blame where it belongs, on the attacker. Blaming the victims for daring to get out into nature and take a hike on a popular trail is shameful.
  4. It is rough on his too. He takes it with probiotics to help some. Chronic Lyme is a real disease. I wish more research was done on it.
  5. The real issue is getting a proper diagnosis when you never saw a tick on you and didn't get a bullseye rash from the bite. It took us over 6 months of doctoring 8 years ago to get a lyme diagnosis for my husband. Back then you had to fight for a doxy script for longer than 14 days and chronic lyme wasn't recognized as a disease. Thankfully his symptoms finally became manageable via IV treatment but he still deals with periodic flare ups that are treated with a 28 day doxy script.
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    Napoli's, BP Inn, and the Summit in Ridgway are our top 3 wing destinations.
  7. And we wonder why victims don't report sexual assaults or take years to report a sexual assault.
  8. My dad refuses to have an Alexa. Big brother is listening and Amazon is the portal to hell.
  9. My parents found one at Best Buy in State College last summer. Mom listens to Christmas music year round and wanted something to keep playing her beloved Christmas CDs. Dad likes his oldies. This one has a 3 disc changer that can be on shuffle. You never know if you will here Winter Wonderland or Beach Boys. It's living on the edge for them. If you are looking online, the less frills the better. 3-5 disc changer, with speakers, and sounds like a remote would be helpful to your hubby. Built radio would be a bonus.
  10. It is true. There are a A LOT of questions. Why did the police need to arrest him at the school at 2 pm when school dismisses at 3pm? Wouldn't it have been better to wait until students left at 3 and then arrest? Why subject kids to seeing a teacher being led out in handcuffs? Why wouldn't the police notify the superintendent they were coming in to arrest a teacher so that arrangements could have been made to reduce student exposure to the arrest? Why didn't the Brookville police notify Brockway Boro or the school resource officers they were coming in for an arrest at the school? Lots more questions than answers. Perhaps the answers will come as this progresses thru the court system. I would think there should have been notifications made too, due to his profession, but there certainly were not. No one knew, except Wonderling and the police that he was under investigation.
  11. The district didn't even know he was being arrested until the police showed up at the school. The district website is poorly designed but does contain links to necessary information. Board minutes, district calendar, access to the student/parent portals are all available from the district website. The elementary site contains a lot more pictures and info but a different person manages it. Brockway does not employ a full-time IT director like other districts. The site is maintained by teachers and students. There is no conspiracy theory to hide information or limit the information available via the district website.
  12. No, He is not Amish.
  13. I have bought from Yoder's in the past. Great quality and reasonable prices. I also second Nikon's advice. Many local Amish can build just about anything you want, at a cheaper price than in their stores. If you are looking to drive north, I might suggest you check out Fred Barefield in Brockway. He has a Facebook page Designs By Fred. Absolutely beautiful pieces and he can do anything custom you want. Check out his work!
  14. You might enjoy reading the book "Educated" by Tara Westover. Homesteading isn't as pure and free from evil as you may think. I found her book to be eye-opening and simply amazing. It's well-written and reads quickly.
  15. A child should never be put into a situation where he or she has to defend themselves "confidently." A child should be protected from such horrors by the adults in his or her life. I do speak to my children about what to do if someone touches them inappropriately. You can believe that I do not expect them to defend themselves from such atrocities. That's MY JOB. To PROTECT my children. Both "parents" failed their daughters. If the Amish Elders were aware of the abuse and did not turn the couple into the police, they are equally to blame. Faith communities "handling" sexual abuse reports hasn't worked out so well for the victims. There are no excuses for sexually abusing a child. I don't care what show you watched on TV or what faith you practice. Perpetrators of sexual abuse should be held legally accountable and punished to the highest amount the law permits. Society can help those victims of sexual abuse by believing victims the first time they report and supporting them.
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