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  1. kelslamu

    S04.E12 Blizzard

    I really liked this episode. There were lots of little stories going on, but they all worked. Go Sandra. I get the idea Jerry would go with any woman that told him to though. lol Dina's eyelids cracked me up. I want to do it to freak out my kids.
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    The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    ^This a hundred times over! If you saw people hanging around outside an apt or hotel room that didn't belong, would you say something to the people? If I were staying at the hotel and saw it more than once, I like to think I would have.
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    The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    What were your takes on the guy who was arrested for killing his niece because she saw him and her mother having sex? Then, it became that he said he sold the child for money and he was an addict. I don't think they ever found that child either. Sidenote, I could swear they were directing those dogs to bark at certain areas. I've never seen such shoddy police work.
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    The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    I am still amazed that a lot of people in that city really believed their town was always safe. I guess I'm more cynical and distrustful. I will say there is no way I would have left my kids there in that apt. by themselves regardless of whether there was known crime or not. Why couldn't they alternate a couple staying with the kids each night? Then again, I don't trust anyone. That being said, it should never have been a reason to not look elsewhere beside the parents. I don't think they had anything to do with it. I can not, for the life of me, believe that Portuguese guy in charge. It seemed as if he'd never actually worked a case. It was almost like he would simply turn the facts onto whomever complained or reported something so that he wouldn't have to actually investigate. Tourism seemed to be the priority. So very much time was lost looking for her. I can't imagine having cameras following me and reporting on what they think I'm thinking 24 hours a day. Nor, can I imagine having a book written about what that Portuguese guy decided with no evidence and have people believe it. Seriously, he says they hid the child for 25 days and then moved her in a car they rented. I guess in some circles that could have been done, but I don't see how you can that theory "fit" this story. I can't remember which episode it was, but didn't they show her one pupil had a defect in it? I hope some couple who really wanted a child, not some sex ring, has her and she sees that on tv one day. Every child should be looked for immediately. If all our investigative people over the world came together to fight against child abduction, trafficking and sex rings, I believe so many could be found. I don't know why this hasn't happened. I know it would be a fight against evil people, money, and anything else you want to throw in there, but a concerted global effort should be made. As for the parents stating the kids were so tired, I thought they went ahead and said that so that they wouldn't be questioned about possibly giving them something to sleep. Who knows?
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    Will & Grace

    I don't think I've ever been preached at so much in one episode of a show. I think the "won't even bake us a cake line" was what did it for me. I've seen and read all the stories online and don't want to hear it all over again in a sitcom. I did understand the reason for the blood transfusion bit. It just seemed the whole episode was trying educate society as a whole. Between that and all of Jack's "jokes", I think I'm done. I really liked the original series, but this is just too much of a kind of preaching for me in a sitcom. A little goes a long way.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I just came across a documentary done in 2007 where people who knew Michael and/or worked for him are interviewed. Not all the way through it, but just hearing his friend talk about him is interesting. I've yet to see anything or remember seeing anything that even makes me think he was ever sincere. Maybe sincere in his delusions about things, but wonder now even about that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyMKdS29Lbw
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    Leaving Neverland

    Also, I think it was Wade who said that Michael stopped when he said it hurt. So, would that mean to a child that they could trust them since they didn't keep trying to do it? It seems like it could, imo.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I don't know if this has been brought up, but what if it had been a woman and girls? What if a woman said she loved lil children and got them to sleep with her? See, she never had a childhood and wants to relive what she never had? I think it would be just as creepy. What if Michael had favored little girls? Would these parents have seen red flags with that? You can't say having a little boy sleep with a grown man is any less appropriate than a little girl sleeping with a grown woman. I want to qualify that with a grown man or woman you don't know, but even if you did know them it would be just wrong. Promise of fame, money, or anything should never have colored their decisions like that. Hell, I'm still thinking about this and am still blown away.
  9. kelslamu

    Season 16 Discussion

    I like watching on Hulu the next day. I skip through all back stories and there's no commercials. Goes much faster that way. I know some enjoy the backstories, but I just want to hear the voice. :)
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    Leaving Neverland

    Oh yeah, as someone referenced, the hours long phone calls and multiple faxes should have been a red flag. Hell, I wasn't on the phone to girlfriends that long as a teenager. What two boys (even if same age) talk for hours daily on the phone? Aggghhh! Yeah, I know those moms were groomed, but I think they were also willing to handwave way too much to blame it on just being groomed.
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    Leaving Neverland

    At first, I wondered how you could be 22 and not realize what had happened. Now, I think it would be rather easy to not do so. I think about how I, to this day, think how only I was responsible for whatever I did or decisions I made when I was young. That small world headspace carried on with me apparently. I wasn't abused, but I think it would be way stronger if that were the case for someone. I think they said Michael said no one would understand their love, but that it was good. They couldn't ever tell because they would both be in trouble. Us vs. the world mentality. All the while, the child/parent relationship had eroded. Now, this child isn't even Jackson's favorite so all they want to do is get back to that feeling. It may mean they want to make him proud so he notices them again or protect him which is protecting themselves as well. No one, from my understanding, ever really told these guys the whole thing was wrong and it was never their faults. They just got manipulated into being emotionally dependent on this guy and that world. So, later in life I can see them totally disassociating themselves from it, yet possibly reverting to that kneejerk response to him if he contacted them again. It would be so hard to realize a lot of your childhood was framed by this guy's abuse. The aha moment of watching your child grow bringing out the trauma rings true. You think of how easy a kid could be taken in by such a manipulator. I will say there is no way in hell my kids would have EVER stayed in some man's room. I wouldn't have let him take off on his neverending acres in a golf cart with them either. I would have also grilled my kids. I think the mothers do need therapy as well like they said on the Oprah show. That being said, even though they are deceased, the fathers of those two boys were at fault as well.
  12. kelslamu

    Leaving Neverland

    I absolutely agree with you about the caring being an act. He treated them like a flavor of the month or year or whatever. He sure got back in touch quickly when it was trial time though. He stole their childhoods just as his was stolen from him. I wonder if Culkin was a ploy. Maybe he did not abuse him because he knew having a famous kid deny it would help at some point.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I recall hearing that when the Jackson 5 were touring that their dad would sometimes bring a woman into the hotel room and have sex with her while the boys slept or pretended to sleep. Anyone else recall hearing that over the years? I don't know if it was a talk show a long time ago or what.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I kept thinking of Abducted movie as well.
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    Leaving Neverland

    Ok that was an intense couple of hours. I remember him coming on tv and making his denial. I also remember being a young mom at the time and wondering how the hell anyone would let their kid spend the night with a grown man. I kept wondering if Michael seriously thought he wasn't doing any actual harm to these kids. Then again, I think he had to know. Allegations aside, the dude always came off as weird as hell to me. You know helping kids is one thing, but the whole sleep in my bed stuff is just freakin out there. If the two were making it up, then I thought they pulled off a hell of an acting job. Did anyone think it totally weird AF that he would go spend the night at the one kid's house and play with him in the bedroom all the time? I know he missed out on childhood, but damn. Again, these parents were so sucked into it all I don't think they wanted to know. The one mom saying she's so upset that her son feels no emotion towards her needs smacked a bit. She didn't want the details as that would give her nightmares. WTH? What about his nightmares? Side note: watching people online curse at anyone who says something negative about a celebrity is the stupidest thing I've witnessed. Whether or not these two are truthful, I can see a kid denying everything and then not understanding what the hell's bothering them as they get older. I just don't know and never will. I still thought their stories were compelling though. Thanks for letting me rant right after finishing watching. :) Where were all of his family members when he was so lonely all the time? If they weren't around, I'm assuming from show, how the heck do they know what he did or did not do?
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