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    Default Would you dump Jennifer Wilbanks?

    All right, we've heard all the runaway bride story. Her man is standing by her so far, but how many of us would do the same?

    And should she have to cough up some of the cost of her search? As our county SAR coordinator, I have had my share of searches where nobody turned out to be lost, but they have always been due to miscommunication or other honest mistakes. I would be pretty irate to conduct this type of search only because somebody's spoiled brat got cold feet. She's 32; she should be more mature than that.

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    This also isn't the first time she's ran away instead of getting married...
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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    Originally posted by DrParasite
    This also isn't the first time she's ran away instead of getting married...
    same guy?

    Yea, she has to go. Wonder where she'll run when it comes time to pick a color for the babies room.
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    Default Re: Would you dump Jennifer Wilbanks?

    Originally posted by EastKyFF
    All right, we've heard all the runaway bride story. Her man is standing by her so far, but how many of us would do the same?

    And should she have to cough up some of the cost of her search? As our county SAR coordinator, I have had my share of searches where nobody turned out to be lost, but they have always been due to miscommunication or other honest mistakes. I would be pretty irate to conduct this type of search only because somebody's spoiled brat got cold feet. She's 32; she should be more mature than that.

    Guess how I voted!!
    She should absolutely be responsible for the costs. How much time and money was expended in this little chirade? Considering how many people have come up legitimately missing, her excuse that she is a "flee-ance" means squat. She knew that people had to be looking for her, or she's got the IQ of a rock.

    We had a teenager stage their disapppearance, and they were being sought nationally. The Center for Missing and Exploited Children flew several people into the city to assist in the investigation. She was found to be hiding at a friend's apartment. She was charged criminally, and prosecutors are going after the costs incurred in the investigation as well.

    Originally posted by Dr Parasite
    This also isn't the first time she's ran away instead of getting married...
    Interesting...that's the first I've heard of that, but I haven't kept up with the details. Knowing that, it would be interesting to learn what made the family/friends think this incident was different from the rest.

    There's more to this story than we've heard.
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    from what I heard on the radio, this was the first time she ran away from this guy, but she has ran away from other guys in the past.
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    It would be eharmony.com time.......32 yrs old and she doesn't have the ability or sense to say "ummm, time out here"...see ya.

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    Dump her.

    Too many good women out there.

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    Default Would you dump Jennifer Wilbanks?

    Youbecherassiwould!

    She would be so far out the door she wouldnt need to run away!
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    Look at this another way...

    What is the big deal about a woman taking off a few days before her wedding? She wasn't a celebrity, there was no information that showed any criminal activity, so why was this such a big deal?

    The reason is one word...M-E-D-I-A! All those 24 hour news outlets were DYING to have another Scott Peterson case. Their commentary clearly showed a bias that the fiance had killed her and he was covering it up. "He won't take a polygraph!" News flash folks...any person who is represented by a mildly competent defense attorney will refuse a polygraph.

    This was a disgusting example of media bias and ratings prostitution.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Look at this another way...

    What is the big deal about a woman taking off a few days before her wedding? She wasn't a celebrity, there was no information that showed any criminal activity, so why was this such a big deal?

    The reason is one word...M-E-D-I-A! All those 24 hour news outlets were DYING to have another Scott Peterson case. Their commentary clearly showed a bias that the fiance had killed her and he was covering it up. "He won't take a polygraph!" News flash folks...any person who is represented by a mildly competent defense attorney will refuse a polygraph.

    This was a disgusting example of media bias and ratings prostitution.
    If the family had not used the media to try and get the word out, it would not have gotten as big as it did. The media was the used entity here, not the family or law enforcement.
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    Originally posted by DennisTheMenace
    If the family had not used the media to try and get the word out, it would not have gotten as big as it did. The media was the used entity here, not the family or law enforcement.
    No way!

    It was efficient to use it as an outlet to get out the word locally. The wall-to-wall coverage was excessive, unnecesary and unprofessional.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


    No way!

    It was efficient to use it as an outlet to get out the word locally. The wall-to-wall coverage was excessive, unnecesary and unprofessional.
    It is the covereage the the family went after, they are the ones that used the media, they are the ones that went to the networks to get the word out on the morning shows.
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    Originally posted by sbfdco1


    Yea, she has to go. Wonder where she'll run when it comes time to pick a color for the babies room.
    Or worse! Can you see this guy getting a phone call at work from his wife because she just killed their kids? Can you say Andrea Yates? Can you say PSYCHO?!!!


    This girl scares me. She is extremely unstable for a 32 year old.

    If she can lie to the police so easily (I heard the 911 tapes), then who knows what else she is capable of lying about. Perhaps a financial issue? Perhaps a drug or alcohol or a gambling addiction? Perhaps some infidelity? Perhaps a pregnancy or even a miscarriage? Perhaps who is the real father?

    Stable women (now there's an oxymoron ) are hard enough to handle. Would you really want to be married to this compulsive liar?
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    Stable women (now there's an oxymoron )are hard enough to handle.




    Seeing as how in a few weeks, I will be jumping off this, does that make me unstable and easy to handle?


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    Good luck and have fun.

    But seriously, what do you think of this girl?

    Even if the sex is incredible , I got to let her go.

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    1. Thanks, I am looking forward to it. I have never been to Auckland or New Zealand. I did already check the international Starbucks locations to assure myself of my morning coffee too.


    2. I agree with Steve. I think she should be charged. Her little escapade amounts to negligent behavior. Send her the bill. As for the boyfriend, he can't be that desperate. Dump her!

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Sounds like it could be Jennifer's wedding reception dinner!
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    Dump the crazy lady!! I'm with George on this. The family did what every other family would do. Try to get the word out in case others may see her...... The media got the word out. They were also getting info from the PD, who were investigating it like they should....

    Bottom line is that the fault of all of this lies on the cowardous bl+(# who made the whole thing up. I hope she is found guilty on the charges and is forced to pay for the costs of the search and investigations.
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    I know I might try and hang in there.........but I bet it wont last ....also I agree that she should have to pay for her search since SHE faked her abduction. If she just left and didnt tell anyone that happens all the time and no heres crap about it. If she hadnt said anything but the truth.........no way should she have to pay.
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