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       Well, it is sounding “official”…Big Foot Fooey has once again been perpetuated on the public.  There was a big announcement last week about a supposed finding of a big foot body that was going to be examined by scientists and experts.  Yet, when the news conference took place making that announcement…there were more questions then answers.

        Today, a company in Indiana called, Searching For Bigfoot, Inc. has declared that the finders had perpetuated an alledged hoax.    When BigFoot was unthawed…supposedly, it was a rubber costume.  The company is planning to handle this in a legal manner. 

        I think that most people were of the mindset that this whole thing was not real.  The problem is…those who really do research out in the field looking to document animal species that are unknown…have a harder time convincing people when they make legitimate findings of a new “undisclosed” species of animal.  However, some people are going to believe no matter what, in Big Foot.   Those who are trying to prove the “mythical” Big Foot does exist can’t be happy about bringing the whole topic up for what turned out to be another public mocking experience. 

        The thing is…you have to wonder about the men involved in this particular hoax.  I believe that i read that one of the men was a police officer or maybe a former police officer.  I can’t help but wonder, why would someone who is basically a civil servant want to call in to question his (or in any other case) her credibility?  I mean, their job is based on trust and reliability on a day to day basis…why would they want to make their name synonomous with a laughing stock or worse…a liar that had to know that this “hoax” was so easily proven untrue?  Was there money, somehow involved?  I guess some people will do anything for 15 minutes of fame.  I can’t understand any other reason for wanting to do something that “experts” could prove wrong.

       So I guess in this particular case, take two pieces of baloney and put it between two slices of bread and have yourself a  sandwich of, Big Foot Baloney…cause this “hoax” got busted!

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       In a surprising turn of events, a Missouri woman named Ms. Lori Drew is being brought up on charges stemming from a 13 year old girl’s suicide; her name was Megan Meier.  It is surprising because some people in law enforcement believe this area of law to be untried; prosecuting cyber stalking/bullying has not been commonly taken to the legal arena of the court room.  MySpace might mean federal prison for those involved in the alledged hoax.

       Lori Drew, and a 19 year old employee named Ashley Grills, were allegedly involved in creating a MySpace profile of a young man named “Josh Evans” who contacted Megan and initiated a online relationship.  MySpace is a social networking site.  As time went on, “Josh” became abusive online and even went so far as to say that the world would be a better place without her in it …and, that he no longer wanted to be friends with her.  Within an hour of that online conversation…Megan was dead. 

        Not long ago Ashley Grills, the 19 year old employee, did a television interview alledging that Lori Drew was involved in some of the postings.  Ms. Drew denies this…but, she has now been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization.   This whole case is tragic.

          Supposedly, according to Ms. Grills, the whole hoax was set up to find out if Megan was saying anything about Ms. Drew’s daughter.  This hoax has had horrible consequences.  Young Megan is dead, Ms. Grills is probably next in line for some kind of legal consequences unless she has procured immunity for her testimoney; Megan’s family is mourning the death of their child, Ms. Drew could end up in federal prison, and a neighborhood is torn apart as the Drew and the Meier families lived in the same neighborhood at the time of the tragedy. 

        The outcome of this case could have long lasting impact on how people conduct themselves online, in chat lines or in social networking sites.  It is imperative that people monitor their children when they are online for safety reasons.  Words have power to put down or lift up and people are going to be held accountable legally. 

       It might be a good time to remind people that we have impact on those around us…why not make it a positive IMPACT!  Check this out…  http://theimpactfactor.net?id=35.

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