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NEWS: Alabama Governor Calls for Nationwide Boycott of Aruba

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posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:55 PM

Originally posted by djohnsto77
Her looks certainly helped get this story going, but I think it's the mother that really kept it in the news.

She's been like a pitbull with this.

I was reading the "Natalee Holloway" entry on Wikipedia earlier. It seems that not only is the mother the prime force in keeping the story alive, but also that she is covering up certain aspects of the story herself. It's very bizarre.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:00 PM

Originally posted by Dr Love
I agree with Dick Cheney on the torture thing. I think they should take the two Van der sloots and cattle prod their jewels until they spit out the truth. Just a thought.

Yeah. Thats really smart. Maybe they should torture the mom as well just in case she has any information. Or maybe torture her mom's neighbors just in case she told them something. Or they could torture each other just in case it was an inside job. Or maybe they could torture the person that suggested torture for possibly knowing something about the crime. Torture always has been and always will be a losers last resort.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:06 PM

NEWSFLASH!!!! The mom's not a suspect. The mom's neighbor isn't a suspect. I'm not a suspect. The Van der Sloot's are. The father, a freakin' JUDGE, is running away from the media faster than Carl Lewis. You might not want to put two and two together in this case, but I will. No hard feelings I hope.


posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:09 PM
And if you torture them and find out they know nothing then what? Should those who did the torturing be charge with attempted murder? Assault? I guarantee you if someone tried that nonsense with me they'd have to spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder. Torture is one of the greatest crimes on the planet. If you torture someone and find out you were wrong you have no way of taking it back. And in a case like that revenge will be sweet.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:20 PM

Originally posted by whaaa
I'll wager a dollar to a donut that the risk of being killed in Aruba is a lot less than Alabama. In fact Iv'e got real green money that says anywhere in the USA is much more dangerous from just drunk drivers than Aruba.

This is such transparent posturing; it's comical. Gov. Bob should be ashamed!

Absolutely right. Aruba is a wonderful place, safe as one could hope for in our violent world. Alabama, Bob, for shame! You would have to be INSANE to avoid going to Aruba out of loyalty to Alabama.

"Tropical paradise vacation destination with the friendliest people you could hope to meet anywhere, or Alabama, home of the Lunchbox Hall of Fame.

All the more reason to get behind RANT in his continuing support of sanity. He said on page one:

Let's boycott Alabama. Not like I wasn't already.

Yes, let's. And on the second count, too true!

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:24 PM

Originally posted by WyrdeOne
......or Alabama, home of the Lunchbox Hall of Fame.

That is epic!!!!

I can see Thomas Crowne's eyes turning green during the early stages of his metamorphosis into the Hulk.


posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 03:48 PM
I feel terrible that the girl is most likely dead. I feel terrible for her parents and friends and family. But, I'm not sure I'm crazy about the idea of punishing completely innocent people - the island of Aruba - because of anger and grief - however justified it may be.

Natalee Halloway was a foolish "girl" who broke nearly every tourist rule imaginable. She left her friends. She drank with strangers. She possibly did drugs with strangers. She possibly went off alone with strangers. She didn't deserve to die, no matter what she did, but let's be honest here. As tragic as it is, it was also completely avoidable.

And if there's trouble to be found, kids will find it.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 04:12 PM

You have voted Indy for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have one more vote left for this month.

Torture is for the uncivilized and if you condone such behavior you should be living in Saudi Arabia where you can get your fix of public beheadings and what not. Don't tarnish America's image any further with your ignorance.

[edit on 8-11-2005 by ShakyaHeir]

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 06:04 PM
Boycott Labama if you'd like, Rant, et al.
I'll be more than happy to meet you all in Georgia to whup your butts!

as far as the governor, he will be replaced shortly, for reasons much larger than this.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 07:53 PM
Torture doesnt work.

Anyway, i am also sick of Rita Cosby and her nightly horse (:lol
reports on this one. I feel badly for the mother and the father (i think we know them all), sometimes i wonder if they didnt threaten Aruba's officials if they would get some better results.
They are too public i think, and boycotting isnt going to stop people from going there, imho.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 07:54 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
In this one I have to agree with the idea of boycott, US support this islands with tourism and the least thing they can do is to show more respect for the American people.

I only feel that it could have been my daughter the one that could be missing right now in Aruba and how would I feel if not even a body is found.

I would be boycotting too.

just my personal opinion as a mother.

In one word.... NO!!!

Our government has done everything to get this case solved. EVERYTHING!!!

We have searched every inch on the Island, we have gone through every lead (even though some were totally wrong), we have had numerous search teams, we've had the Dutch Marines, the Dutch coast guard, the police, and the Dutch airforce with f-16's searching the entire island, and we have pumped tons of money in this whole case. We have sent every single shred of bodily evidence we've found to The Netherlands, and the U.S. for DNA testing. The authorities have done all they could. Every single thing and yet they couldn't find a body or even evidence of a murder. It has not a damn thing to do with any status of those dumb little schoolboys. The authorities don't care about them, nor do they care about protecting their ass. Especially not a spoiled little brat like v/d Sloot.

The authorities here have been trying to contact Natalee's classmates for a looooong time already to ask routine questions. Why the hell are they not being interviewed at least??? When a person goes missing or is murdered, doesn't the police bring the close relatives in for questioning first? (I don't mean arresting). Didn't the FBI question Natalee's relatives? The Arubian authorities sure wanted to... And STILL want to. Natalee's stepdad refused to be questioned once.

And I still think the girl is alive. You know why?? Because while her mother was freeloading here on the island (those months that she stayed here was covered for by the Arubian government), she was almost every freaking night in the Casino, which I can call by name. Crystal Casino on the L.G. Smith boulevard right next to the McDonalds. How I know that? Numerous people have confirmed it. She was laughing and drinking her butt off together with friends at that expensive restaurant at the light house. Confirmed. She was on Aruba together with FBI within hours after Natalee's group left for the U.S.. Don't they wait 24 hours before starting a missing person case???

Remember this:

WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO TRY TO GET THE CASE SOLVED!!! I've you want to believe the utter BULLCRAP your media is telling you, then by all means believe it.

The media doesn't give a rats ass about Natalee Holloway or her mother. All they care about is ratings and profit. That's all. Else they would've been on every missing person case like that.

While Dr Phil was ranting a few months back about boycott Aruba, you could see intense advertising for Puerto Rico during the commercial break. A two to three minute long advertisement faking a meteorlogical forecast of sunny skies and bright and nice and everything over the island of Puerto Rico. (btw.. I have nothing against PR, love the place) Who's getting a cutback there??? It's all about profits I tell ya.

Furthermore, there are tens of thousands of people missing in the U.S.. Why are you people not boycotting your own country then? Are they less important than Natalee Holloway?? This bullcrap boycot doesn't make any sense at all, and I can guarantee that everybody participating in this boycot, including that government is in it for themselves.

I for one am sick of this entire case. We all are here on Aruba, and we are sick of the inaccuracies and utter LIES being spread by the U.S. media. But still I do hope the girl is found alive, safe and well.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:00 PM
And don't forget.


Boycot Aruba, and Bandit, your lovable ATS supermod won't get any food and die from starvation.

[edit on 8-11-2005 by TheBandit795]

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:07 PM
Bandit, i have no doubt the authorities there are doing all they can. This is all about ratings for Rita Cosby and Scarborough Country, and the Fox family.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:14 PM
Bandit I am only concern about the way that the authorities deal with the suspects, I think that allowing US to bring people to do the searching was outstanding.

But still something about the boys doesn't seem right.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:19 PM
See there? You people have upset our Bandit.

Now, how does that make you people feel, hmm?

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:22 PM
Yes, they lied a few times. But the police even had specially trained detectives brought over from Holland to interrogate them. Even they didn't get much further.

But believe me, those three boys are not off the hook yet. If new evidence points in their direction they will be incarcerated again, even Joran in HOlland, because he still falls under jurisdiction, he just wanted to try to get his life together and study, he did not flee like the media says. But like I said, more evidence, his ass is in jail again..

Btw.. According to Arubian/Dutch law they were never suspects in the case. You can be held for up to 60 days without even being considered a suspect according to the law.

Personall I think the mother has been scamming us all along, and the girl is alive. I hope for that girls' sake that I'm right. There's also a question of insurance that the mother is rumored to have put on Natalee not long before she left for Aruba. But that's still just a rumor.

[edit on 8-11-2005 by TheBandit795]

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:24 PM

Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
See there? You people have upset our Bandit.

Now, how does that make you people feel, hmm?

I am feeling so bad now I don't know what to do I will never upset Bandit we all love him.

No, lets not boycott beautiful Aruba.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:40 PM
Ok so here are a three more pages of missing children just on one site - if I looked longer I could find more

Information for Missing Children on The Crime Library

do we boycott all of these states?

I think someone hit the nail on the head when they said it was an election year -- good way to keep your name in the public eye for the Governor isn't it?

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 08:42 PM
Thanks, Bandit, for setting the facts straight in this case so far. Being there gives you the best perspective.

Beyond the disappearance this young lady and the mire of the media frenzy which has accompanied the extensive efforts of the police, I gotta say, you're a lucky bandit to be living in Aruba. I'm envious.

That said, I can't believe the suggestions to torture the boys. The only outcome of torture is a confession under duress. Heck, I'd admit I personally co-ordinated the Holocaust, the burning of the Library of Alexandria and the pitiless mutilations of thousands of cattle in Utah if someone was pulling my toenails out with a pair of pliers.

Sheesh...whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'? Has it been supplanted by 'innocent until we can beat him into confessing'?

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 09:06 PM
Well Bandit, I would go to Aruba (if I had any money

Although I do feel sorry for her, I think Beth Holloway is a word that starts in 'B' that I can't say on ATS.

[edit on 11/8/2005 by djohnsto77]

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