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  • Tophat 

    Sugar- I will take you up on your offer- I just sent you my contact info.
    Thank you for your kindness in offering.

    My distaste for Facebook has grown to an unacceptable level-
    I have seen sufficient character (mine- amongst others) attacks on it's pages to know it is not an acceptable median for me. I only "joined" Facebook a year or two ago, at the request of one family member's request.

    Today, I will chose an IRS audit over Facebook.

    I will continue to visit this venue as part of my daily ritual, I will simply defer any comments or blogs to a more suitable venue.

    The VA has been an integral part of my life since the day I learned to read- as such, I suppose I hold a degree of sadness, but it is what it is.

    I wish all well with hopes of a greater Victoria County.

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  • Tophat 

    Well, it is what it is. While I cannot understand the use of a social network that appears to foster slanderous, incorrect comments, all the while plagued with golden opportunity for identity theft-- I am certain that all concerns were weighted in the decision process.

    So very much like a few others, it is now time for me to move along. I do not declare the wrong decision was made- simply that it does not fit into my world.

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    So I assume there is no reason to comment since non-Facebook comments do not appear in article.

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    For whatever reason, I did not receive the email. Regardless, as Victoria Advocate already knows who I am-- I don't need to do anything?
    I do not and will not use Facebook.

    I am pleased to see VA addressing this issue. I seldom blog here much, largely due to inaccurate and unwarranted character assassination with in comments sections.

    Keep up the good work- and thanks for your contribution to community.

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  • Tophat 

    Flying to either airport isn't going to make that much difference in actual time in the craft. More time is spent getting in line for a landing than actual flight time.
    I have been held at regional airport awaiting a landing slot at hub airport.
    Airways are quite congested - nature of the beast.
    If one could choose, DFW makes more sense (Depending on what partners the regional service has). While Houston has a lot of connecting flights options- DFW has tremendous more. Again, it depends on partner arrangements.

    I am equally uncomfortable in a Cessna as a Boeing jumbo. Either way, passenger is just freight.

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    Think this is further evidence that man doesn't know what he would do until actually confronted the situation.
    As I commented in earlier thread, a father's rage would hold no limit. The father's protective mode supersedes the imagination.

    To your question, the molester would never be able to repeat his sin, not on my watch.

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    I would not be able to show restraint as well- A father's rage is virtually the only outcome.
    Hopefully the legal system does not further injure the father and daughter.
    Justice already served.
    All that remains is a painful event - hopefully time does heal all.

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  • Tophat 

    Guess everybody has been inconvenienced by something. I got taken aside at airport security - they didn't offer a reason, nor did I ask.
    Recently I got flagged over at a DUI check. I asked the officer why I was singled out- He said it is a random selection, had nothing to do with me or my car. Asked two or three questions, car was looked over for safety violation - and I was on my way in less than 2-3 minutes.

    It is all ok with me- I would rather see too much monitoring than not enough.

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    Wayward- You are saying things I always thought I would say. I bet you are going to totally enjoy retirement.
    I didn't intend to paint "woe is me" - I do some consultation projects, some volunteer work- and I am indeed doing some things I never had time for.
    I traveled the larger part of my career- so I now tend to be a homebody- for me, that is new and refreshing. I relocated several times, I now have a place that is home.
    My long-winded point; I certainly understand Mr. Garcia's motivation.

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    I took early retirement (which I thought was a lifelong goal of mine) - the company being sold, then a health issue caused it to happen-- I was not near ready-
    I would go to work tomorrow, if that was feasible in my world. Next to family, my career was always most important. I never took all vacation time, more like a day or two at a time- I always had things I wanted/needed to do at the office.

    I know a lot of people are really looking forward to retirement- but for me, it ain't all it is cranked up to be.

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