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  • #16
    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
    It came up on my news feed [I read the Guardian] along with other links that included a recent archaeological find, a comment by Greta Thunberg, and a very difficult Led Zeppelin track that they refused to play live.

    Thank you for the comments on the district and we agree it is a tragic situation.
    Or an atrocity.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Sparko View Post

      Or an atrocity.
      What level of atrocity? Akin to, say, the Holocaust?
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        What level of atrocity? Akin to, say, the Holocaust?
        They are all the same :yawn:

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Sparko View Post

          Or an atrocity.
          Define atrocity. And be specific.
          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

            Define atrocity. And be specific.
            one trocity.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post

              one trocity.
              I think this is yet another thread that H_A started as a thread, but it didn't go her way, so she's abandoning it.
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #22
                This just in ---

                Children's Protective Services has a history on this case, and it appears that several neighbors were aware that the manager of the complex would do inspections on the individual apartments, but never this one.

                One lady interviewed by the local TV channel (KHOU 11) said that she noticed that one child would come out occasionally "looking hungry", so she'd take food, but he would never open the door beyond just enough to accept the food. She claims she smelled a foul odor, but just assumed it was garbage.

                This sounds like (and appears to be) "public housing". Though it was not designed or built for that purpose, the city of Houston is known to rent entire complexes like this to house homeless or financially challenged persons.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  Sarcasm may have been the intent, but stupidity was the offering.
                  Your ridiculous implied inference was totally unnecessary.

                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  Houston, though maybe not officially a "sanctuary city" has very lax enforcement of laws having to do with illegals, and that is where a lot of the sex trafficking and human smuggling comes in. People tend to ignore "weirdnesses" in apartment complexes, and even many neighborhoods, because it's so common.

                  In areas where we actually believe in law enforcement, not so much.
                  What am I actually supposed to deduce from that comment?
                  "It ain't necessarily so
                  The things that you're liable
                  To read in the Bible
                  It ain't necessarily so
                  ."

                  Sportin' Life
                  Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                    Your ridiculous implied inference was totally unnecessary.
                    I implied nothing. Perhaps you inferred.

                    What am I actually supposed to deduce from that comment?
                    Knowing you, it will probably be really out there.

                    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                    • #25
                      Houston is, for all intents and purposes, a "sanctuary city" where illegals are protected from 'harassment' by immigration officals.

                      The unintended consequence is that it makes it WAY more difficult to stem the flow of sex trafficking and human smuggling.

                      Being that it's so prevalent in so many sections of Houston, residents are complacent about strange goings on in neighboring apartments.

                      If something like the OP happened in an area where law enforcement was actually appreciated, it's far more likely somebody would have noticed and reported the situation before it became deadly tragic.
                      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        Houston is, for all intents and purposes, a "sanctuary city" where illegals are protected from 'harassment' by immigration officals.

                        The unintended consequence is that it makes it WAY more difficult to stem the flow of sex trafficking and human smuggling.
                        Interesting but I do not see the relevance to this case unless further information has revealed that those children are immigrants I have not read anything further on the case.

                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                        Being that it's so prevalent in so many sections of Houston, residents are complacent about strange goings on in neighboring apartments.

                        If something like the OP happened in an area where law enforcement was actually appreciated, it's far more likely somebody would have noticed and reported the situation before it became deadly tragic.
                        What precisely do you mean by "where law enforcement was actually appreciated"?

                        Or is this another attempt to cast aspersions on anything remotely connected to the Democrat Party?
                        "It ain't necessarily so
                        The things that you're liable
                        To read in the Bible
                        It ain't necessarily so
                        ."

                        Sportin' Life
                        Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                          One does wonder why no one in an apartment block noticed anything. That the mother "and her boyfriend" have been located raises some serious questions.
                          Things similar to this have happened before. It's not very common, but not a first.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                            Interesting but I do not see the relevance to this case unless further information has revealed that those children are immigrants I have not read anything further on the case.
                            They don't have to be "immigrants" -- the fact that the neighbors are accustomed to ignoring such situations makes this tragedy more likely.

                            What precisely do you mean by "where law enforcement was actually appreciated"?
                            The Democrats are the ones wanting to defund the police, and doing stupid things like decriminalizing grand theft, and letting criminals out of jail without bail because it's "social justice". Republicans are for law and order, and pro-police.

                            Or is this another attempt to cast aspersions on anything remotely connected to the Democrat Party?
                            Most of the major cities in the US where crime is rampant are controlled by Democrats. They indict themselves.
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                              [...]

                              Most of the major cities in the US where crime is rampant are controlled by Democrats. They indict themselves.
                              Off hand I can't think of any exceptions.

                              Moreover, they have been in complete control for generations of nearly every large metropolitan area.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                                Off hand I can't think of any exceptions.

                                Moreover, they have been in complete control for generations.
                                And are paying the price in dramatic increases in crime, including murder. So, yeah, I'm laying this on the Democrats.

                                Did you see that little Omar is actually blaming the POLICE for the increase in crime?
                                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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