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Courtney Bolton
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Heaven doesn't want me and Hell is afraid I'll take over any day now.
Heaven doesn't want me and Hell is afraid I'll take over any day now.

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In less than two weeks, we’ll be leaving on our trip to Yellowstone. I’m so ready to go, I’ve already packed my bag! I did end up cancelling our reservation at Yellowstone Lake Hotel’s Dining Room, since we would be too pressed for time to make it. But…

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Last week, I sat down and started making reservations at restaurants for our trip to Jackson, Wyoming. I had already managed to snag a reservation at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room for our first night in town, but I wanted to get a few other…

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Sharing again as a reminder.
Be Careful About "Missing Person" Posts

It's one thing to circulate a current Amber Alert, ensuring that all of the information is there, that it comes from a proper source (ie don't just reshare, CHECK THE LINKS), and that the answer is to call police, not just a random number.  And then, of course, update your post (and let those who have reshared know) when it is resolved.

But "missing" posts that tell you to call someone other than police, that have no date or location, or are in any other way suspect should not not be shared and possibly should even be reported.  This is how stalkers can find their hidden victims.  This is how abusive parents reconnect with children that have been taken from them for good reason.

Go ahead and assist police on actual missing persons, but don't pretend you're a cop or detective or on the crime show of the week by taking it upon yourself to effectively dox someone who is trying to stay hidden for reasons you may not be aware of.

Let's face the facts: some of the people you know online are carefully constructed personas, and some of them lie.  That nice guy you've been interacting with on social media for ages?  Do you think he'd tell you about how often he punches his wife in the face?  Of course not, so when he tells you she's missing and you put the word out and a friend of a friend saw her, you're unwittingly part of her further abuse and possibly even murder.

That nice lady you talk to on that game you play, who always sends more lives or helps with your farming or whatever...do you think she's going to tell you about how she beats her teenager and is about to ship him off to bible camp to beat out his gayness?  Hell no, she's not going to tell you about his "shame"!  So when he runs away and she puts out a plea to call her because she just wants her precious boy to come home and you help her find him, you are not helping him at all.

Imagine if someone has escaped a personal hell after months of brave but terrified planning, and you're the one who points a big digital finger to say, "HERE THEY ARE!"

We all want to help our friends when someone they know is legitimately missing.  We all want abducted people found fast and hopefully relatively unscathed.

But THINK before you post, and THINK before you share.  Check the details.  You don't need to be rude about it, but you can be responsible.  When in doubt, don't reshare.

#psa   #thinkbeforeyoupost  
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My favorite places to eat.

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I decided to go ahead and book a float trip on the Snake River since I didn’t want to take a chance on not being able to do one while we’re in Jackson. I ended up booking ours through Mad River Boat Trips, mainly because they were one of the only outfits…

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And good lord, they were expensive. That’s what I get for flying from one small backwater airport to another, but what choice do I have? Also got a car rented for that week, so we’ve got transportation for the week. As far as things left to do, I still…

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How do you not talk to the neighbors when a kid goes missing??

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When I first started researching our Yellowstone trip, I started following Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures on Instagram (@jacksonholeecotours). They post lots of pictures and short videos from their daily tours, and I liked what I saw. They seem to have…

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I have ascended a new Akakuro Orijin to become a dragon.#ZenKoiGame - https://www.zenkoigame.com
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