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Volunteer Webmaster needed ASAP

I'm president of WHOA (haltabuse.org) and WHOA-KTD (haltabusektd.org). We desperately need a new webmaster to update the site. I would like to keep the current design, but at this point if someone wants to redesign both sites and add new info, I'll go with it.

Quite honestly, if we cannot find a new webmaster, we may have to shut down both organizations.

Please reply here or via email (whoa@haltabuse.org) if you are interested. Feel free to pass this info on or post elsewhere!

WHOA and WHOA-KTD are all-volunteer (we are NOT non-profit, so we don't have money)

1. All positions are volunteer and not paid positions
2. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, or they must have reached the age of majority in their native country if that age is younger than 18.
3. If you have an active online harassment/stalking case (with WHOA or any other organization), we ask that you wait until it is resolved to begin
volunteering. (You need your energy for your own case right now.)
4. WHOA st…

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Digital Safety in an Interconnected World - Programme*

New WPOR Radio Interview

Keeping kids away from dangerous stuff online, without complaints! http://wpor.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3633107

WHO@ Newsletter - May 26, 2009

Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend!


I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .All I can say is "Wow."

Man pushes would-be suicide off bridge
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090525/od_nm/us_jumper_odd

A Chinese man was pushed off a bridge by an angry passer-by after his threat to commit suicide held up traffic for five hours, Chinese media reported on Saturday.

Retired soldier Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through a police cordon and reached out to shake the hand of would-be jumper Chen Fuchao before shoving him off the bridge.

"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests," Lai was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper.

"They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

Chen, 2 million yuan ($293,200) in debt because of a failed building project, fell 8 metres (yards) onto a partially inflated…

Ellsworth Middle and High School Talks

On Thursday, May 14th, I got to speak at Ellsworth High School. It was a long drive up, about 3 1/2 hours and thank goodness I had audiobooks on my iPod Touch. Stayed at a Holiday Inn (nice hotel) and my first talk was at 12:20 for the high school students. Like the other schools I've talked at, my alter ego on Facebook began asking students to be friends when I knew I'd be coming to the school. I asked 60 of them to be my friend. Only three asked who I was and two of those still added me as a friend (er, my alter ego). Out of the 60, all but one accepted me as a friend.

Once I was their friend, I had access to all the info and photos they posted there. This came as a shock to all of the students when I asked them how they thought they did. Of the 59 who did accept my alter ego as a friend:

60% were boys; 40% girls
40% listed the cell phone number - 75% of those were boys
7 boys also listed their home phone
65% listed their AIM screen name
64% list an email address (sometimes two)
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Digital Safety Conference - June 19th - London

I'm going to be a featured speaker at this conference next month. Please see their site for details: http://www.digitalsafety.com/

If you are interested in attending, I can have five people attend for half off the registration fee. The first five people who contact me will get the 50% discount.

After that, you can still get 25% off the registration (ONLINE ONLY) by using the code whoads09

This is going to be an exciting event - I am really looking forward to speaking at it and participating all day long. I hope to see some of you there!

WHO@ Newsletter - May 18, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .She's Hot Hot Hot
Tenn. woman fights off intruders with chili, broom
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090519/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_chili_defense;_ylt=AoqAXeCVnxNc6v7Zg1MMBoTtiBIF

Up in Tazewell, Wanda Bray slings a mean bowl of chili. Quite literally. Claiborne County Sheriff's Capt. David Honeycutt said Bray was confronted by men who broke into her home Tuesday night and she fought back by throwing what was described as "household objects" at them, including a bowl of homemade chili.

Then, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel, the 58-year-old Bray went after the intruders with a broom. They fled.

Police later arrested three men and charged them with the home invasion robbery and with a recent convenience store holdup.

Honeycutt said the intruders demanded drugs from Bray and probably got away with a bottle of blood pressure pills.
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In memory of a wonderful man

In memory of Jim B Smith - actor, singer, Grammy Award Winner, author and my "dad." I'm just glad I told him I loved him when I talked with him a few weeks ago. http://pweb.netcom.com/~jb29miss/

WHO@ Newsletter - May 11, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid Criminals 101

Oops, wrong address: Stolen phones sent to FBI
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090509/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_wrong_address;_ylt=ApsAcpQOxI87FVWbbCxJd.btiBIF

MONROE, La. – If you're going to buy something with a forged cashier's check, don't misspell "cashier's" or use an FBI office as your shipping address.

Police in Monroe, La., say they arrested a 44-year-old man from Memphis, Tenn., after he did both. He was held Friday on two counts of forgery and as a fugitive from justice in Georgia, where he is accused of a similar scheme.

The FBI called police Thursday after a Minnesota cell phone distributor called the bureau.

The company had sent 50 phones to the address for the FBI office Monroe, only to discover its $2,359.45 payment was a "cahier's check".

FBI agents saw the suspect wave down a delivery truck driver outside the bureau later Thursday, stopped the transaction and waited for police.

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What the frell hit me?

And before any of you smartasses write something like "what were you drinking?" I was NOT drinking any alcohol.

Went to lunch with my friend Robin. We both had the cheesesteak sub. I only ate half of that and the fries and brought the rest home for Chris. At around 3pm we drove by Joanne's house to pick up some things she wanted to be brought to the dump (town dump is open on Wed & Sat). As we were driving to the dump, my stomach started acting squirrely. I thought I was going to hurl a couple of times and almost asked Chris to pull over.

We got home and my stomach was still feeling weird, now my neck and the top of my shoulders were aching like I'd been lifting something really heavy. I asked Chris if we were going to "hot tub" later and he said of course. I thought that would help.

I started the oven and put a whole roasting chicken in. I went down to my office to work on some things for a trip for next week (presentations at two schools) and my stomach …

WHO@ Newsletter - May 4, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .that was one crappy flight

Outhouses cushion small plane crash in Wash state
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090503/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_toilets_crash;_ylt=AoBobnEIyeUtlj_Fd4axnhrtiBIF

PUYALLUP, Wash. ­ A small airplane dropping from the sky after its engine failed wound up on a cushioning bunch of portable toilets ­ and the pilot was able to walk away apparently unhurt.

Gary Mayor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed Friday afternoon in Washington state after taking off from Thun Field, an airfield owned by Pierce County southeast of Tacoma.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the plane was about 150 feet in the air when the engine quit.

Troyer told The News Tribune that the pilot tried to turn around to land but didn't quite make it.

The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets standing in a storage yard.

Authorities didn't immediately give the pilot's identity.

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