Losing the Youth Vote … Obama’s Job Approval Falls 17 Points With those Age18 to 29 … Scandals, Scandals, Scandals
It finally appears that Barack Obama has lost that loving feeling of the youth vote.
Yesterday we reported that Barack Obama’s job approval in a recent CNN poll fell to 45%. However, further looking into the numbers revealed an even more glaring loss of support. Obama’s approval rating fell 17 points to 48% with those who are age 18 to 29. So what’s the reason for the drastic drop with the youth? Could it be that they finally realize that they will be paying a disproportionate share for Obamacare? Could it be that they realize they have a mountain of college debt and no job? Probably not as they have had a time to digest these fiascos under Obama. Most likely it is because they realize that Barack Obama was not the one they had been waiting for and was no different that any other lying president. The scandals are starting to even affect the young. The IRS scandal and NSA are probably highest on the list of the multiple scandals. Obama stated as a candidate he would stop wire tapping and spying on legal Americans (VIDEO); however, the youth have recently learned a much different story. Today’s youth are more wired in to the internet, Facebook and social media than any other age group. Now they realize that the president who said they would not be spied on is doing the unthinkable, spying on them. It’s time for today’s youth to grow up and understand, the “One” they had been waiting for, was not. It’s always difficult for the idealistic young to realize that their hero is nothing more than Richard Nixon.
Have all the scandals become too much even for today’s youth? They appear to have lost trust in Obama, I guess they no longer believe, in Obama, they trust.
Even more surprising: The overall decline in his approval rating was partially fueled by a plunge in support from younger Americans, a huge base of Obama’s support.
Last month, nearly two-thirds of those in the 18-29 age group gave the president a thumbs up. His approval rating among that bracket fell 17 points in Monday’s poll and now stands at 48%.
“One explanation may be that younger Americans are more likely to feel they are personally affected by the surveillance programs,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “More than half of all senior citizens, for example, think that the government has not collected their personal information, and since older Americans are less likely to use the Internet, they may be right. Among younger Americans, two-thirds believe that the federal government has gathered their personal data.”
More Analysis from CNN: Obama overseas, poll numbers under water
This administration has gotten pretty good at riding the ebbs and flows of poll numbers,” said chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich. “In the second term it’s easier to sort of, not shrug it off, but certainly to ride it out a little bit.”
“The president’s trend line on his popularity, and the level of trust that Americans have for him, is going down, right as many Americans feel the economy is starting to recover, and their perception’s about the economy’s starting to go up,” said CNN contributor and former senior adviser to Mitt Romney Kevin Madden.
The Week has 3 reasons why Obama, White House an Dems should be concerned.
- Obama’s base is wavering
- The trust problem could grow
- GOP attacks are starting to stick
28 Year Old Theresa Hawley Missing Since May 12, 2013 in Orlando, FL … After Date with Man She Met on Internet (Update: Found Safe in Volusia County by a Sheriff)
28-year old Theresa Hawley was last seen Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2013 at about 3 p.m. when she told her friend she was going out on a date. She has not been heard from or seen since. Her roommates are concerned about her safety because they say she talked about meeting a man online. According to police she missing woman did not tell anyone who she was going out with or where. Co-workers called the police when Theresa Hawley didn’t show up for work Monday morning at Uptown Dog in Winter Park where she worked as a dog groomer for the past three years. Presently her cell phone goes straight to voicemail.
Theresa Hawley – Missing
Orlando Police say Theresa Hawley, 28, hasn’t been seen since Sunday afternoon, after she told her friends she was going out on a date.
“She was innocently just thinking that somebody’s going to take me out, finally I get to go out on a date, you know, and that’s all she was thinking, she hasn’t been back, we haven’t had any phone calls,” said Hawley’s roommate Mary Cosme.
Her roommates are concerned about her safety because they say she talked about meeting a man online — they don’t know if someone picked her up or if she met them, but they say she didn’t take any clothes or belongings with her, only her wallet and cell phone, which they say is now going straight to voicemail.
Anyone that knows where Hawley is or has seen her is asked to contact the Orlando Police Department at 407-246-2470.
UPDATE I: Reported at Facebook: Please Help Find Theresa Hawley … Theresa was found in Volusia county by a Sheriff.
Theresa was found in Volusia county by a sheriff , I know you all have a lot of questions please be patient , she’s here back home safe and sound , she has although suffered a bad experience but she is strong and will be okay with the help if everyone’s support and love !! Ill keep you all informed but for now I can’t say anything except that she is here and we are recuperating and helping her stand back on her feet ! Thank you all for your prayers and concerns!
The Orlando Sentinel reports, Theresa Hawley was found at a Volusia County convenience store parking lot Sunday.
A deputy was dispatched to the Kangaroo Express on South Charles R. Beall Boulevard about 1:25 p.m. Sunday for a suspicious person.
There, the deputy spoke with 28-year-old Theresa Hawley, who said she was at Kaley Avenue and Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando and asked an unknown man for a ride to her friend’s house.
The man agreed, but instead of taking Hawley to her friend’s house, he drove onto Interstate 4 and eventually U.S. 17-92.
Hawley told the deputy the man stopped at South Charles R. Beall Boulevard and Dirksen Drive and told her to get out of the vehicle
Ain’t Love Grand … Smitten Teen Girls Stir Up #FreeJahar Mania for Terrorist Killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
There really is a sucker born every minute and in this case, many clueless, dimwitted idiot(s). Maybe it’s time to raise the age of voting to 21.
This is what we have to look forward to from future generations … Ain’t love grand, or in this case terrifying. Thousands of ignorant, foolish teenage girls are crushing on 19 year old Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev. That is correct, swarms of misguided teens think he is innocent and tweet, #FreeJahar, about the murderous teen. Some are even getting inked with inspirational tats. GOOD GRIEF. A note to these cluless teens, Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev is not Justin Bieber, he is a killer who thought nothing to put a bomb in a public place like the Boston Marathon hoping to murder as many people as possible. Thankfully police killed one of these terrorist. As reported at TMZ, there’s a Facebook group dedicated to freeing the alleged terrorist that has more than 6,000 followers. What is wrong with you, is this what America has to look forward to? Is this how far the morals of today’s youth have fallen? Maybe if public schools actually taught what radical Islam was, some individuals might have a clue. I wonder if any of these teens actually can define jihad or caliphate?
A note to the fools of #FreeJahar Mania, maybe you would like to look into your soul, of you have one, and care more about the memories of the lives that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took when he participated in the Boston bombing, rather than crushing on a killer. Gone are 29 year old Krystle Campbell of Arlington, Massachusetts, 8 year old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Massachusetts and 24 year old Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu of Shenyang, China. These people are dead, does that resonate at all in your empty mush you call a brain?
Martin Richard (left), Krystle Campbell (center), Lingzi Lu (right)
Take a good look at the death, dismemberment and carnage this POS caused. This is what you are calling innocent? UNREAL. Maybe if you had actually known anyone that was killed or injured you might think differently. Then again, thinking would require a brain, which does not seem present in any of you.
This love is terrifying.
Thousands of American teen girls are crushing on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, 19 — and leading a social-media movement to exonerate him.
The swooning teens will not accept allegations that the bushy-haired college kid — whom they refer to by his nickname, “Jahar” — and his brother, Tamerlan, 26, killed three and maimed hundreds by setting off bombs at the April 15 race and killed an MIT police officer during the ensuing manhunt.
While some scrawl the hashtag “#FreeJahar” on their hands with markers, an 18-year-old in Topeka, Kansas, is going to the extreme — she wants the Dzhokhar’s words inked on her arm forever.
“Getting one of Jahar’s tweets tattooed on me tomorrow. Guess you could say I’m a #FreeJahar supporter,” “@keepitbluntedd” tweeted on May 7.
The tatted-up teen, Alisha, told The Post she’d soon put Tsarnaev’s April 7 tweet on her upper inside of her arm. It will read, “If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action.”
15 Year Old Daria Clarke Missing Since 5/9/13 in Sacramento, CA … Believes She was Lured Away by Online Acquaintance (Update: Daria Clarke Found Safe)
15 year old Daria Clarke has been missing since Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Sacramento, California. Daria, also known as “Dasha” was last seen near the Rio Americano High School at about 10 a.m. Thursday after her mother had dropped her off for school. However, when her mother, Margie Clarke-Zellmer, arrived back at school to pick her up at 12:30 p.m., she was nowhere to be found. Her mother believes that she may have been lured away by a man that she met on the Internet. Her mother stated, “we strongly believe that she was lured away by an older male, who does not have her best interest at heart. And that she is in imminent danger.”
Missing – Daria “Dasha” Clarke
Daria Clarke description:
5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. She has blue eyes, freckles and sun-streaked brown hair, and she was wearing a black shirt, gray leggings and a royal blue Aeropostale sweatshirt when she was last seen. She was also carrying a black and turquoise backpack.
If anyone has any information or has seen Daria Clarke, please contact the sheriff’s department at (916) 874-5115
UPDATE I: Daria “Dasha” Clarke: Missing high school freshman found safe, reunited with family.
Big Papi David Ortiz Says What All of Boston Was Thinking at Today’s Red Sox-Royals MLB Game … “This is Our F*cking City and No One is Going to Dictate Our Freedom… Stay Strong!” (Update: FCC Blesses F-Bomb)
WHY WE LOVE DAVID ORTIZ AND THE SOX … NEVER HAS AN INAPPROPRIATE WORD BEEN SO APPROPRIATE.
Today at Fenway Park on Yawkey Way, the emotional pre-game ceremonies paid tribute to the victims of last Monday’s Boston Marathon. They honored the first responders, the paramedics, firemen, the marathon volunteers, the Boston and Watertown police, the FBI and other federal agencies that took part in the bombing investigation, Gov. Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Boston and the surrounding communities have been rocked over the past couple of days since the cowardly, terror acts of two terrorists, Dzhokar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Yesterday’s Red Sox game was actually canceled not due to rain or snow, but because of the manhunt for suspect #2, Dzhokar Tsarnaev. However, all that ended last night in Watertown, MA as Dzhokar was captured alive.
The team replaced the legendary stitching of Red Sox across the front of their jersey’s with “Boston”.
Today’s Red Sox game was a celebration of getting back to normalcy, remembering those innocent people who were senselessly murdered and honoring the heroes who ran toward the bomb blasts to help the 100′s of individuals who were seriously injured. To thank the hard work of the local, state and federal authorities who in less than a week captured one terror bombing suspect alive and sent the other one to Hell. However, to know Boston and it’s people’s want to show that terrorist acts will never win, Big Papi’s inappropriate comments may have been the most appropriate comment to make. To the resounding roar of cheers David Ortiz addressed those in attendance at Fenway Park, to Boston and all of the Bay State … “This is Our F*cking City and No One is Going to Dictate Our Freedom… Stay Strong!”
DAVID ORTIZ … “THIS IS OUR FU@KING CITY AND NO ONE IS GOING TO DICTATE OUR FREEDOM!!!”
“All right,” he said. “All right, Boston.”
“This jersey that we wear today,” he said, “it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston. We want to thank you Mayor [Tom] Menino, Gov. [Deval] Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week.
“This is our f*cking city and nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”
Way to go Big Papi. I can here Joey and Bobby in the North End responding to Ortiz’s words, “F’n A, F’n A!!!” In the end, the Sox gave the people of Beantown a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Check out the UK Daily Mail for many pics of the day’s pregame ceremonies celebrating the victims and the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings and the terrorist subsequent being taken down and capture.
UPDATE I: The FCC blesses David Ortiz’s “F-Bomb”. Finally, some common sense from a government department. As we had stated earlier, never has the an inappropriate word ever been more appropriate for the situation. The only thing missing would have been for Big Papi to say, … and its our F*cking Country too!” FCC, with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski tweeting his blessing from the government agency’s official Twitter account.
BREAKING NEWS: One Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead, The Other is On the Run (Update: Suspect Identified as 19 Year Old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev) VIDEO
BREAKING NEWS … One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing has been killed and another is on the run following a shootout with police. There was a robbery at a 7-11 convenience store in Cambridge, MA, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement. Following the car chase with police and shoot out, one of the suspects is dead. With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday morning. As reports by the AP, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.
A massive manhunt is underway … the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. From the Boston Globe, the police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect: known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage. The search has led to the sudden shutdown of the MBTA’s entire network of commuter rail, bus, and subway services. More updates on the fluid situation can be found HERE.
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down and businesses were asked not to open Friday. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home.
From the Boston Globe: Governor Deval Patrick asked people who live in the entire city of Boston, as well as the nearby communities of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge, to “shelter in place” — stay inside and not open their doors to anyone, except police with proper identification.
Two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people this week terrorized the area overnight. One is dead, but the other is on the loose, police say, and he’s armed and dangerous.
Police pursued two men early Friday who shot a police officer to death, stole a vehicle and threw explosives at law officers pursuing them. Authorities believe they are the same two men sought in the marathon attacks.
One died of injuries suffered while battling police early Friday, and the other is on the run in a nearby suburb, authorities said.
Both men allegedly killed one police officer late Thursday, wounded another early Friday and used explosives against police pursuing them.
Police believe the man at large is “suspect number 2″ in Monday’s bombing. Federal, state and local law officers are swarming through the Boston suburb of Watertown, going door-to-door to track him down, said transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan.
UPDATE I: Community Alert for residents of Watertown. Also, all Boston public schools are cancelled for the day. Mass Transit has been suspended as well. The police are asking the public to stay off the street for their own protection.
#CommunityAlert: Search for armed suspect continues in Watertown. Residents reminded to remain indoors. All vehicle traffic suspended.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 2013
Suspect on Left … DEAD – Suspect on Right, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev … on the run
UPDATE II: The two bombing suspects are foreign nationals, the surviving suspect identified as 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. The dead suspect ID’d as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
The suspects are believed to be foreign nationals, living legally in the United States for at least two years, according to federal sources.
Authorities identify Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, as the surviving bombing suspect, whom they are looking form. Tsarnaev was initially called Suspect 2 by police.
UPDATE III: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year. Correction, according to suspects uncle, they have been in the US since 2000/2001. When the uncle was told that the older brother had been killed, he responded by saying, “good, he got what he deserved.” Chechnya’s eh? Because we all know how vicious they were when they slaughtered the school children in the Beslan School Massacre.
UPDATE IV – Check out the gun fire fight recorded in Watertown, MA … April 18, 2013 between police and the terrorist.
UPDATE V: Armored vehicles, authorities converging on #Watertown, Mass. home http://cbsloc.al/ZtocYK – @CBSBoston. These are events going on LIVE in Watertown, MA as police have surrounded a home. 4 people removed from house where officials have converged on Quinby Street in #Watertown, Mass.
Liberal Super PAC ‘Progress Kentucky’ Who Made Racist Comments About Mitch McConnell’s Asian Wife Responsible For Illegal Secretly Recording Opposition Meeting On Ashley Judd
WATERGATE II in the “Blue Grass” State …
It turns out that a liberal super PAC group, “Progress Kentucky,” was responsible for the illegal recordings of Republican Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and his campaign staffers. The secretly and illegally recorded meeting was an opposition discussion on one time Democrat opponent, actor Ashley Judd. As reported at WFPL News, Jacob Conway, an executive committee member of the Jefferson County Democratic Party said the founders of Progressive Kentucky Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison were responsible for the illegal recording and bragged about recording the meeting.
A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative.
Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2.
Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, says that day, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, who founded and volunteered for Progress Kentucky, respectively, bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting.
Much More from Mary Catherine Hamm at Hot Air and the “Water-Gating” of Mitch McConnell. Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party outed ‘Progress Kentucky’ for the good of the party. Sounds more like a the rats fleeing the sinking ship and all individuals for themselves.
Dem Outed Liberal Group On McConnell Recordings For Good Of The Party
As stated at Legal Insurrection, “Mother Jones, who obtained and disseminated the tape as an exclusive, and David Corn better start lawyering up (which I assume they already have), because the question will become What did Mother Jones know about alleged McConnell bugging, and when did it know it?”
More from the illegal taping of the McConnell opposition meeting:
On Feb. 2, McConnell opened his campaign headquarters in the Watterson Office Park in Louisville and invited trusted GOP activists and select media outlets to an open house. The event lasted roughly two hours. Afterward, McConnell and several campaign advisors held a strategy session in an office meeting room.
Morrison and Reilly did not attend the open house, but they told Conway they arrived later and were able to hear the meeting from the hallway.
“They were in the hallway after the, I guess after the celebration and hoopla ended, apparently these people broke for lunch and had a strategy meeting, which is, in every campaign I’ve been affiliated with, makes perfect sense,” says Conway. “One of them held the elevator, the other one did the recording and they left. That was what they told to me from them directly.”
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IRS Read Your Emails Without Warrants … Also, IRS Conducting Audits Based on FACEBOOK and TWITTER Info
Let this be a warning to “We the People” … be very careful what you put in emails, on Facebook or Twitter.
Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges, or in this case it is the IRS who claim they Don’t Need No Stinking Warrants. According to a FOIA from the ACLU, the IRS does not need a warrant to read your private emails. Isn’t that special that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claims that their agents do not need warrants to read people’s emails, text messages and other private electronic communications. What every happened to privacy and freedoms and the following of the US Constitution in America? In a word, TYRANNY.
Everyone knows the IRS is our nation’s tax collector, but it is also a law enforcement organization tasked with investigating criminal violations of the tax laws. New documents released to the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the IRS Criminal Tax Division has long taken the position that the IRS can read your emails without a warrant—a practice that one appeals court has said violates the Fourth Amendment (and we think most Americans would agree).
Last year, the ACLU sent a FOIA request to the IRS seeking records regarding whether it gets a warrant before reading people’s email, text messages and other private electronic communications. The IRS has now responded by sending us 247 pages of records describing the policies and practices of its criminal investigative arm when seeking the contents of emails and other electronic communications.
So does the IRS always get a warrant? Unfortunately, while the documents we have obtained do not answer this question point blank, they suggest otherwise. This question is too important for the IRS not to be completely forthright with the American public. The IRS should tell the public whether it always gets a warrant to access email and other private communications in the course of criminal investigations. And if the agency does not get a warrant, it should change its policy to always require one.
But emails are not enough, the IRS is looking at Facebook and Twitter too.
Really GOOGLE, this is truly shameful …
As over a billion Christians celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior … GOOGLE in their infinite wisdom took the opportunity to celebrate the day to honor Cesar Chavez’s birthday. So GOOGLE does not honor Easter with a pic of Jesus or heck, how about even an Easter bunny or basket. Nope, instead they insult Christians everywhere and honor with its ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader, Cesar Chavez. This is a new low, even for the Left.
The timing is oddly appropriate; as Dennis Prager has written, “You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that leftism is a religion,” and one with its own sources of mythology. Back in 2006 at Tech Central Station, Lee Harris described French Marxist Georges Sorel (1847-1922), and the concept of the Sorelian Myth:
Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand Go Missing While on Trip in Peru, Have Not Been Heard From Since January 25, 2013 (Update: Found Safe)
US State Department American joins in the search for the missing San Francisco couple in Peru.
Jamie Neal and her boyfriend Garrett Hand departed the United States in December for an biking adventure through South America. Their biking expedition was to take them through Argentina, Chile and Peru, as the couple chronicled their travels on Facebook. However, the two were last heard from on January 25, 2013. Jamie’s last communication with her sister Jennifer was on the 25th , in a Facebook post. Jamie Neal had posted numerous pictures along the way during the couples trip; however, they have suddenly stopped. Another alarming set of events is that Garrett’s cell phone simply goes to a recording.
KTVU reports, that the couple was last seen on January 26 taking a bus from Cusco to Lima and then getting in a cab. What is most amazing is the following from the KTVU article, “Although miles away from home, they were never more than a computer away from family and friends.” If that is what these two Americans thought or anything, past, present and future, you are delusional. Trust me from experience, when you are on such a vacation, you are all alone, by yourself. All the internet or cell phone does is chronicle your demise and potential last place you were at because by the time help comes, it is most likely going to be far too late.
Cycle enthusiasts Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal left the Bay Area in November for an adventure of a lifetime, a bike trek through South America. Although miles away from home, they were never more than a computer away from family and friends. The couple chronicled their travels on Facebook, but the photos and status updates stopped Jan. 25. “It’s upsetting, I’m worried about both of them,” said Jeff Jerge, owner of Pedaler Bike Shop.
FACEBOOK: American Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru. The U.S. State Department has made a poster of Neal and Hand, while the U.S. Embassy in Peru’s website posted a travel warning for Americans.
February 13, 2013 The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cusco area. The Embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap U.S. citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area. Possible targets and methods are not known and the threat is credible at least through the end of February 2013. For the moment, personal travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to the Cusco region, including Machu Picchu, has been prohibited and official travel is severely restricted as a result of this threat.
Facebook Pages of missing Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand
For more updates, to provide your opinion and analysis, and to read others opinions on this missing persons case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand.
A U.S. Embassy warning to U.S. tourists of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cuzco region, including the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, drew vehement objections from Peruvian officials Friday. But a U.S. Embassy official said credible evidence exists of a threat from a Peruvian terrorist group. The official confirmed a report in the Peruvian newspaper La Republica that said leaders of the cocaine-financed Shining Path outlaw band discussed kidnapping foreigners, principally Americans, in intercepted communications. Tens of thousands of Americans visit Peru each year.
UPDATE II: Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand Found Safe.
Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand have been found save traveling along the Navos River. They stated that they did not even know their families were looking for them. First let me state, I am glad they have been found safe and there was never any incident. That being said, are you serious! They kept in contact while traveling alone throughout South America on their biking trip constantly posting on Facebook, then go silent and out of contact for a month and they don’t think anyone is concerned or worried? REALLY? How would one not think that people are concerned that they have not heard from you in a month? This speaks volumes, doesn’t it.
A California couple thought to be missing for a month during a trip to Peru have been located aboard a boat – and they didn’t even know their families had been looking for them.
Jamie Neal, 25, and Garrett Hand, 27, from California’s Bay Area, left for Peru in December for a South America bike trip, and had not been in contact with friends and relatives since late January.
The couple was found on a boat that was traveling along the Navos River.