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Post time 2007-6-2 09:47:35 |Display all floors
Originally posted by thunderbird at 2007-6-2 06:54
the last person who ....


Ah what would happen if he called you a girl. O_o..
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Post time 2007-6-2 11:35:19 |Display all floors
Originally posted by thunderbird at 2007-6-2 06:54
Who are the guys in "The old boys' club"?...the smart politicians.?..the rich & famous?...or the rich & powerful?...Personally I don't like being called boy...the last person who  ...

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Post time 2007-6-2 14:38:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ghost156 at 2007-5-26 13:34

does this bother  or even offend you so much?



Seldom. I usually don't bother of offend by this except they call my names. Be generous..
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Post time 2007-6-3 22:09:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ghost156 at 2007-6-2 11:35

bird-boy


How about birdman?....

Incidentally there is an interesting story behind the Birdman of Alcartraz....excerpt from the site: http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/stroud.htm





Robert Stroud, who was better known to the public as the "Birdman of Alcatraz," was probably the most famous inmate ever to reside on Alcatraz. In 1909 he brutally murdered a bartender who had allegedly failed to pay a prostitute for whom Stroud was pimping in Alaska. After shooting the bartender to death, Stroud took the man's wallet to ensure that he and the prostitute would receive compensation for her services. In 1911 Stroud was convicted of manslaughter, and he was sent to serve out his sentence at McNeil Island, a Federal penitentiary in Washington State. His record at McNeil indicates that he was violent and difficult to manage. On one occasion, Stroud viciously assaulted a hospital orderly who he insisted had reported him to the administration for attempting to procure narcotics through intimidation and threats. On another occasion he stabbed a fellow inmate.
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Post time 2007-6-3 22:12:10 |Display all floors
Over the course of Stroud's thirty years of imprisonment at Leavenworth, he developed a keen interest in canaries, after finding an injured bird in the recreation yard. Stroud was initially allowed to breed birds and maintain a lab inside two adjoining segregation cells, since it was felt that this activity would provide for productive use of his time. As a result of this privilege, Stoud was able to author two books on canaries and their diseases, having raised nearly 300 birds in his cells, carefully studying their habits and physiology, and he even developed and marketed medicines for various bird ailments. Although it is widely debated whether the remedies he developed were effective, Stroud was able to make scientific observations that would later benefit research on the canary species. However, after several years of Stroud's informal research, prison officials discovered that some of the equipment he had requested was actually being used to construct a still to make an alcoholic brew.
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Post time 2007-6-3 22:13:43 |Display all floors
In 1942 Stroud was transferred to Alcatraz, where he spent the next seventeen years - six years in segregation in D Block, and eleven years in the prison hospital. In 1959 he was transferred to the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, and there on November 21, 1963, he was found dead from natural causes by convicted spy, close friend, and fellow inmate Morton Sobell. Stroud had never been permitted to see the movie in which Burt Lancaster portrayed him as a mild-mannered and humane individual, but "Birdman of Alcatraz" later earned Lancaster an Academy Award nomination for best actor.:)
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Post time 2007-6-3 22:14:54 |Display all floors
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