The Rising Cost – Part 1

September 30th, 2010
Justin Aaberg was only 15 years old. He had come out to his mother when he was 13, and while on the outside he seemed to have a great life going, on the inside he was a tormented storm. LGBT students at the Anoka-Hennepin School that Justin attended were, like is so frequently the case, easy targets as other students, and even teachers turned a blind eye. It finally got to a point where he just couldn?t handle it any more and feeling he had no where to turn to for help, he hanged himself in his room. Justin was the sixth student from the school to take his own life in the last 2 years and most are believed to have been the result of homophobic bulling.

More on Justin at WCCO including a video.


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Stupid Tourists

Everyone likes to complain about the ignorance of tourists once in a while but sometimes the stupidity breaks new bounds. About 30 people were recently found traipsing all over Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. They had left the designated trails and board walk and were actually walking around and taking pictures of the geysers cone. Old Faithful erupts every 1 to 2 hours with water that reaches over 200 degrees which can cause fatal burns. Also, the surface surrounding the cone is fairly brittle and generally covers pools of boiling water that can, and have, quickly kill a person. Fortunately, a webcam watcher in Wisconsin called park rangers and reported the tourist group. When park rangers arrived the group leader and two other people were fined $125.00 for their idiocy.

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