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Old March 6th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #1
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Kid arrested as a terrorist for writing a fictional zombie story!!

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A George Rogers Clark High School junior arrested Tuesday for making terrorist threats told LEX 18 News Thursday that the "writings" that got him arrested are being taken out of context.

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Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class.
"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."
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How sad is that? As if that has anything to do with terrorist threads.

One of the talkbackers said it nice:
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So, they think he may have carried out his threat to over run the school with Zombies??
by Big Bad Clone 2005-03-05 07:52:28

What, is he a voodoo priest or does he has a barrel conatining the original living dead a la Return of the Living Dead?
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Old March 6th, 2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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i have a strange feeling that i read that story some time ago on this very forum.... strange

is this a DEJA-VU, or just coincidence...?


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Old March 6th, 2005, 07:14 AM   #3
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ooops!

ok. sorry guys - not the same story.

mea culpa.


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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Rob, as regrettable as arresting teenagers may seem, it's a small price to pay for keeping our families safe. We have GOT to protect our society from zombies! I know this may be an unfashionable thing to say, but recent events demonstrate the very real threat that brain-dead humans pose to public safety, not to mention everyone's health (due to infection from bites, etc).

I feel I should not have to point out that we, here in the United States, know a thing or two about the problems caused to civilization by the proliferation of upright, bipedal, ravenous, non-thinking creatures who lumber through every situation with but one goal: utter and complete destruction of everything we hold dear.

The worst ones, of course, are those in expensive suits and limousines. Especially limousines with flags. Please remember we're doing everything we can to rid the world of zombies. This poor young man has simply paid the price for being on the front lines of this long, grinding culture-war.

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Old March 6th, 2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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John I have to disagree.

The documentary 'Shawn of the Dead' clearly demonstrated that zombies can be trained to do useful if menial type jobs. There is no reason to kill them outright. In England they've been helpful in filling the type of jobs no one wants anymore. We should be more progressive on this.

btw we need to keep an eye on this and if it turns out this kid is just writing fiction maybe contribute to his defense fund, or at least send email to the local gov about how outrageous this is.

anyone know how to contact the clark county Kentuck gov?
Do they even have electricity?
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Old March 6th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #6
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I find it positively shocking that you would ask such a negative question about the Kentucky governor and his wiring. Next you'll be saying he doesn't even know how to conduct himself!

Sorry---I'm getting off the current of this topic.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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Drifting into Area 51 territory now; although I'm not sure that's where Rob wanted this thread to become. My own take on it is that basically, shouldn't the undead be entitled to the same rights as the rest of us?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #8
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Hold on here guys.
Our workplace here in Atlanta is very undiscriminitory and "zombie friendly."

They may have different likes and needs ( ie human flesh), but that doesnt make them bad.

where's the popcorn...
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Old March 7th, 2005, 11:35 AM   #9
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I think Chris should solicit donations from the members in order to buy the movie rights. Could be a great project for the new HDV cams. High Definition rotting flesh just has that certain 'je ne se qua' to it. :-)


Back on a more serious note, I like how someone once summed up a situation like this.

"When you hunt mosquitos with an elephant rifle, expect innocent victims."

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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:25 AM   #10
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<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd : Drifting into Area 51 territory now; although I'm not sure that's where Rob wanted this thread to become. My own take on it is that basically, shouldn't the undead be entitled to the same rights as the rest of us? -->>>

Not necessarily. Most "human" rights are reliquished at the point of death. Maybe we could get Paul Tauger to chip in on the legal rights of the walking dead. :)
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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #11
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Ah, but they're not dead... they're undead. Guess that gives new meaning to the term "grey area."
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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #12
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Rob, I apologize

This thread has careened so far off-course it's in danger of hurting somebody. My fault, I fear.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #13
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Lurched. It's lurched off-course, John, and the damn thing just won't die!
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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #14
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Lurch?
Wasn't he a zombie?

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Old March 8th, 2005, 09:31 AM   #15
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Lurch was a "Frankenstein's Monster" (as opposed to the incorrect just "Frankenstien") I believe. While technically still in the same reanimated dead family as zombies, I think he would be different.


Anyway, sorry Rob. Is there any way we can save this thread (besides severing the head or destroying the brain?)
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