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    Thumbs down "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    Anybody been following this on the news about how this father thought his 6-year-old got stuck in a some science project balloon thing and turned out to be hiding in the attic? Well guess what? The parents completely made the whole thing up for publicity.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8313439.stm

    US balloon boy case 'was a hoax'

    A US sheriff said the case of six-year-old Falcon Heene who was believed to be adrift in a hot air balloon, prompting a major alert, was a hoax.

    Sheriff Jim Alderden said the parents of the boy were actors and had put on a "good show for us, and we bought it".

    Falcon's disappearance became a media drama, but he was later found at home.

    Sheriff Alderden said as yet there had been no arrests but possible charges included conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
    Sick bastards. Exploiting their kid for fame.

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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    Lame. Wasting first responders' time like that.

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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    Idiots, that's all I have to say.

    Can't believe I actually felt sorry for them during their interview with Wolf Blitzer.

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    I hope, besides the charges filed, that they bill these narcissistic, child-exploiting idiots for the costs of all that emergency response. These people love attention. The ONE good thing is that their creditability is shot, they will never be able to play these attention-getting games with the media and the public again.:deadhorse1:
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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    there will be charges
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    That's a major duh on the obvious scale. I remember them from Wife Swap and I figured it was right away.
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    Yeah, I'm a girl...SO FREAKING WHAT????
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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by taybrian1 View Post
    That's a major duh on the obvious scale.
    Love the way you put it.

    Here's your duh.

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    Ugh. I live in Colorado, so I've heard more than enough about this. I can't believe it. Who in their right mind would do that just to land a reality TV show?
    Zombies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnflare View Post
    Ugh. I live in Colorado, so I've heard more than enough about this. I can't believe it. Who in their right mind would do that just to land a reality TV show?
    I think you answered your own question there. They're NOT in their right minds!
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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by Bot Girl View Post
    I think you answered your own question there. They're NOT in their right minds!
    That's if they even have minds.

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    This is why stupid people should never breed.
    They call me Ratchet Girl for a reasonl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taybrian1 View Post
    This is why stupid people should never breed.
    Sadly, you need a license to drive a car, but no license at all to breed.
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    I didn't know what this was until yesterday. No matter. I'm pretty comfortable under my rock... ;-)

    I can sum this whole thing up in two words, though: people suck.

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    Default Re: "Balloon Boy" Case Confirmed to be a Hoax

    How sick is that? The poor children. Are these parents not ashamed? Only so that they become famous, organize one circus. In addition, something like that is not witty, above all if it is about the life of a child. When the family was in a talk show and the boy has arisen and stopped no more, there the parents have not had the idea yet sometimes to finish the conversation and to help the child. Such idiots!
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