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I just had the most harrowing day ever. Today at

Posted By: Bonnie on 2006-01-13
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my children's middle school, which you will see on the news, a kid was killed by a swat team member. He brought the gun to school and threatened to kill another kid, ended up getting a gun from another police officer so he had 2 and then was shot by a swat team member. He pulled the gun out in homeroom, then shot a couple of shots in the air. My daughter was in the next room over when a few kids from his class came running into her homeroom. All I heard was that an 8th grade male student was dead and that is what my son is, a male 8th grade student. Two hours of waiting he** and hearing bits and pieces through my phone ringing off the hook of what is going on.

I only found out about the shooting because I went to drop a piece of paper off at the school and saw helicopters galore, news crews from every station and a gazillion officers. No call from teh school. My kids are safe and sound after 2 hours of standing outside waiting for them along with hundreds of other parents. I now do believe they are getting a cell phone which they weren't getting until they were 16

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Just a lot of information to pass along to some who really seem to want to know.

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Being out of work on my account happens daily. It probably depends on what account you are on.

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Please, give us a break.
I had this one today...

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No other reports exist for this patient.

Yes, in my spare time I'm a psychic! 



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Thank you. Need to do that today. nm

I'm off today. Want me to think of another
What I did today...sm
I had to call Bell South about my internet and DID NOT get someone in Mumbai.  First, I thanked her for not being in India, then I told her how I despised speaking to someone in India or some other third-world country about whatever issue I am calling about, then I asked her if she knew that the medical records of American citizens are being transcribed in India, which includes much of their identifying information, and she did not know and did not like it.  Next Monday night I am going to bring up the issue at a town hall meeting with one of our state senators and tell him that despite what ole BO says, I LIKE my job and WANT to keep it and do NOT want it offshored!
It's sad that some today consider
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we are not just talking about it more, there is more of it today --
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Well I'm off SS as of today...good bye

Why would you give someone a written warning after a few weeks... I'm new and I do not understand the dictators on some of the accounts, oh and lets add those are the ones they seem to audit...

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And what is today's wallpaper?
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I was just thinking about this today

Didn't see him today..
I noticed on Friday he was really upset. Geraldo showed up on Friday and was immediately losing it. Imagine if he had been there all week like Shep had.
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If your vet won't see her TODAY call another vet
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Hi, I am here. I was just too depressed today
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:) Thanks for thinking of me.

I almost didnt see this post. Too depressed to read. It caught my eye.
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Mercury's in retrograde, you know.
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Interview today sm

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