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Trapped girls updated Facebook instead of calling police

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posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Its obviously a situation where calling was out of the question. if not, then




posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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They should have called the fizzys first, THEN updated their Facebook just to better their chances.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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I sure hope those girls had a good reason for using Facebook to call for help. Maybe scared of the police as others have stated? Otherwise....let them stay there next time. How much of an idiot does, not ONE, but TWO people have to be to do something like that? 10 and 12 years old. 5th and 6th grade maybe? And they have been taught since age 3 to call police in an emergency? Unless of course, their parents are as moronic as their shining examples of Pre-teen/adolescent stupidity.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder

Well, at least they were rescued.

But we can see how dependent the younger generation is on Facebook and other technlolgies. These girls use Facebook so much that it never even occurred to them to use their cell phones to call the police. Instead they did the social networking thing.


It never occurred to them not because of Facebok, but because they are stupid. (Sorry: intellectually challenged!)

And they'd better knit their "social network" - fast! - because they are going to need it, once they are out in the world, on their own. I can't see them providing for themselves. The rest of the world will have to...


I know it's not their fault if they were born (and, apparently, raised) with the IQ of an asparagus, but I am still angry. But that's mostly because I anticipate people making excuses on account of their young age.

Well, my friends, with that in mind, here is something that is admittedly off topic, but it still is relevant to this topic.

Remember Erica Pratt?

(I do.)


N.B. The story above does not involve technical communication skills, but it does highlight the question of resourcefulness and sheer intelligence.

And BTW... the girl was seven years old.










[edit on 8-10-2009 by Vanitas]



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:48 PM
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I think the people that complained about what the girls did should follow their own advice and stop using technology (aka gtfo the computer).

Could people be anymore whiny these days?

At least they got help and are safe.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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exactly 1 month ago:

www.neowin.net...

=p



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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Stories like these make me think of the break down of parenting and the reliance on Big Daddy Government to 'tell us what to do'. We also have an issue of values and we make too many excuses taking away responsibility. I'm not at all surprised that the results would be a product of 'lacking'. Yet not all the younger generation are morons.

[edit on 8-10-2009 by Agent Thunder]



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder


Well, at least they were rescued.

But we can see how dependent the younger generation is on Facebook and other technlolgies. These girls use Facebook so much that it never even occurred to them to use their cell phones to call the police. Instead they did the social networking thing.

By the way, it is my belief that 12 year olds shouldn't have cell phones anyway. But that's the way the world is moving I guess. Draw your own conclusions.




Well honestly, I would get a quicker reaction from my FB friends than I would from 911.

This would have been my first reaction as well... THEN I would have called the police. But my family needs to know what's going on ... as they could probably assist quicker anyway.

[edit on 8-10-2009 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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They figured out how to get rescued. Who cares if it's calling 911, texting 911, or updating their facebook. Sure, calling would've been what most people do, but they aren't total idiots otherwise they would still be down there.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by Agent Thunder
Stories like these make me think of the break down of parenting and the reliance on Big Daddy Government to 'tell us what to do'. We also have an issue of values and we make too many excuses taking away responsibility. I'm not at all surprised that the results would be a product of 'lacking'. Yet not all the younger generation are morons.

[edit on 8-10-2009 by Agent Thunder]


Where was the lacking? And this is exactly opposite of relying on gov...

THis is facebook, your friends and family... that's who they were relying on as OPPOSED to the gov 911.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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Damn some of you are rather harsh on these girls.

They got rescued. That's what they needed to happen, and they made it happen.

Should they have called the police instead? Would they have been more rescued if they had?..

Like another poster pointed out, the cops might have tazed them. Considering they were young defenseless girls I think it more likely then not.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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This dog is smarter than they are.

www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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Can one really say that these girls' parents really did that bad of a job?

Did they fail to teach their children how to handle themselves in an unfavorable position, or perhaps succeed in teaching them to exhaust their options and do what they can to help themselves when confronted with a problem instead of running to the nearest uniformed authority figure?

Can one really call these girls stupid In a country where the government is taking steps every day to watch it's citizens closer, in a world where the old and young alike, male and female, the healthy, the legless, and even those that would attend a music festival skyclad are subject to farcical justice at the end of a tazer by those that would call themselves protectors?
Or did they show wisdom beyond their years preferring to wait an indefinite amount of time in a stormdrain for the ones they know and trust to help them out to being "rescued" by Officer Jackboot?

Personally, I think the disappointment here is the girl on facebook that called the cops, but that's just the Anarchist in me talking.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Hey hunka!
My post went a little mish mash there. Some of my meds must have been kicking in when I typed it.
Some of my comment was on the comments made on the state of youth today and some of it in regards to this story and their actions seeming a little on the rediculous side. But then my post was really an ignorant post because I don't know what the reasons were for their decision so I don't know why they made the choices they did.
Re-reading my post, I went a little off-topic and for that I do apologise.

[edit on 8-10-2009 by Agent Thunder]



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by silent thunder

By the way, it is my belief that 12 year olds shouldn't have cell phones anyway. But that's the way the world is moving I guess. Draw your own conclusions.


If those girls didn't have cell phones, they'd probably still be down in the storm drain. I don't see much of a problem with kids having cell phones, since they can come in handy during an emergency. Besides, kids have access to ordinary telephones; why not cells?



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by chiron613

Originally posted by silent thunder

By the way, it is my belief that 12 year olds shouldn't have cell phones anyway. But that's the way the world is moving I guess. Draw your own conclusions.


If those girls didn't have cell phones, they'd probably still be down in the storm drain. I don't see much of a problem with kids having cell phones, since they can come in handy during an emergency. Besides, kids have access to ordinary telephones; why not cells?


Actually, after I wrote that I realized what you mentioned. I suppose what I object to the idea of kids being able to freely roam the net and interact with anyone online at will, whether they do it over a cell phone or over a computer.

I believe in more-or-less complete Internet freedom for adults. For kids, its another matter.

I think a stripped-down "children's phone" that only allows them to call their parents or the police might be OK, if such a thing exists...



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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These girls are very lucky that a pervert didn't come to their 'rescue' first!!

Shouldn't they have no accounts in Facebook in the first place?? Not sure but one social networking I'm in don't allow minors or 18 below from registering. Not that it can actually prevent minors from registering, a minor can simply put a fake birth date in there...

But still, minors shouldn't be accessing social networking sites simply for the number of I could say 'soft porn' widely available in such sites and of course, potential sex predators.

[edit on 9-10-2009 by ahnggk]



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 07:02 AM
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This is a reply to the various comments on the mindlessness of todays youth..when i was younger i swore that i wouldnt grow up to be the kind of adult that always complained about the younger generation..but i swore this to myself long before i ever met those of the new generations!! This news report is a scary indication of where this world is going..common sense seems to be declining at startling rates, logic itself is simply out of the window anymore.. so what does that leave? mind programmed drones, so to say..
Having a little boy myself, i am doing the best i can to raise him properly in this world today, but having a child means i get to meet many other children, and thats the scary part! they seem so vacant, most appear to be television zombies, only caring about what football team won or didnt win the night before.. they are becoming more and more enslaved to the system through tv, chemicals and additives in the foods they eat, dr perscribed medications, fluoride in the water supplies.. GM food..things like that which most of you here i am sure already know! Anyone living in the UK knows what i mean by the term 'chav' (i cant find an American term that fits)..they have no common sense, no logic, no morals, walking around in packs like pack dog mentality, intimidating, harrassing passer bys..
I am glad to hear that the two girls in this story were found safe and sound, and maybe next time they find themselves in a dangerous situation they will actually think clearly and phone the police instead..though i may be asking too much with that lol

[edit on 9-10-2009 by Full_Vision]

[edit on 9-10-2009 by Full_Vision]



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by Mr. Toodles
I sure hope those girls had a good reason for using Facebook to call for help. Maybe scared of the police as others have stated? Otherwise....let them stay there next time. How much of an idiot does, not ONE, but TWO people have to be to do something like that? 10 and 12 years old. 5th and 6th grade maybe? And they have been taught since age 3 to call police in an emergency? Unless of course, their parents are as moronic as their shining examples of Pre-teen/adolescent stupidity.


I guess I am a moron as well.

My children have lists of phone numbers to contact in an emergency, their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends. The police phone number is not on any list. I will not call the police in most situations, nor will I encourage anyone else to do so. Screw the police. Why do you think they are called police? The only time I will call the police is if I wish to prosecute somebody, which is just about never.

www.merriam-webster.com...



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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I was laughing when I read this, but anyway, at least the girls were safe.

However, I still like to point out that I agree with contacting the authorities first rather than updating your... FaceBook account.

I'm not sure about in other countries or states, but in SoCal when you place a 911 emergency call, they send the whole friggin' armada to rescue you. I mean they send out fire trucks, ambulance, and police squad cars the whole nine yards (whether you need them or not, because this is going to be on somebody's bill later). Anyways, the point is, they respond fast, like within a 3 min. window.

If it was my little brother, (he's 11), if he had a cellphone, which he doesn't, he would call our parents or me first before the police. If it's an adult, I think they would call 911, but kids I think they lean towards their family members first when they get in trouble.

Having said that, I think the girls should of contacted their family members first, Mom Dad Uncle Auntie, don't matter, but call a relative first. I'm sorry but updating your FaceBook to let people know you're in real life danger is... illogical. I'm sure eventually, if the girls don't get a response from FaceBook, they would start calling their family or the police. However, the first thing that popped in their heads as a resolution was by updating FaceBook is very confusing to me.



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