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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 05:55 PM

Police: U.S. couple who fled to Cuba with kids vowed "journey to the Armageddon"

Source: cbsnews.com

Joshua and Sharyn Hakken seemed to have a charmed life, doting on their two young boys, buying a comfortable home and building successful careers as engineers. It all derailed last year when police in Louisiana found the family inside a hotel room with drugs, weapons and promises from the parents to take "a journey to the Armageddon."

The couple is now jailed on charges they kidnapped the boys from their grandparents in Florida and sailed to Cuba on a boat called "Salty" to elude U.S. authorities. The family arrived in Florida early Wednesday morning, accompanied by federal, state and local authorities after being handed over by Cuban officials. Four-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase are now with their grandparents and their parents in jail, closing a bizarre ordeal that began with an Amber Alert and ended with diplomatic intervention.

Friends of the couple said the family seemed happy and had no marital problems. "This is a train that went completely off the tracks, and I don't have any explanation for how it can go off the track that badly basically in a year and a half. It's very bizarre," said Darrell Hanecki, who employed Sharyn Hakken for nearly a decade at Hanecki Consulting Engineers.
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The blinds at the Hakken household were drawn tight Wednesday. An "infowars.com" bumper sticker was pasted on their mailbox, a reference to conservative radio personality Alex Jones' Web site. A white SUV was in the driveway where neighbors said they usually saw a small boat parked. The boat was such a common presence that it was noticeable when it disappeared last week, said neighbor Simon Castillo.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57578940/police-u.s-couple-who-fled-to-cuba-with-kids-vowed-journey-to-the-armageddon/

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Reply Police: U.S. couple who fled to Cuba with kids vowed "journey to the Armageddon" (Original post)
SunSeeker Apr 2013 OP
Turbineguy Apr 2013 #1
Faygo Kid Apr 2013 #2
freshwest Apr 2013 #12
frylock Apr 2013 #3
Quantess Apr 2013 #18
frylock Apr 2013 #19
rdharma Apr 2013 #4
dead_head Apr 2013 #5
Mr. Evil Apr 2013 #6
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #7
Jennicut Apr 2013 #10
Grins Apr 2013 #8
Javaman Apr 2013 #9
Judi Lynn Apr 2013 #11
freshwest Apr 2013 #13
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #14
freshwest Apr 2013 #15
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #16
freshwest Apr 2013 #17
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #20
freshwest Apr 2013 #21

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:05 PM

1. Armageddon

Yeah. That's where you take your kids for a nice vacation.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:10 PM

2. Alex Jones, eh?

Well, they certainly picked one off the deep end to follow.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:32 PM

12. I listened to his diatribe on this one yesterday. Americans forced to flee to Cuba to save the kids

from the Evil State, er grandparents, who must be government stooges.

He didn't mention the part about the Journey to Armageddon. But did mention Obama's totally faked poll of people supporting gun regulation -- the trigger for mass gun confiscation.

He explained how the government engineered killing kids in Newtown. The government made this happen by denying the right to carry guns by the teachers. And mass killers are on drugs and government mind control as part of Obama's evil psyops. He claimed that they could even make him do crazy things if they wanted to.

The end result of all this will force all parents to turn their children over the State at child indoctrination centers while the mercenaries will beat down the doors seizing guns.

On a lighter note, he offered a slick commercial of how to profit on the coming revolution by selling black t-shirts with an 'Obama the tyrant' image on the front and the image of an assault rifle on the back with the legend, 'Come and get 'em.'

Also you can sell Infowars magazines, DVDs and bumper stickers to show the NWO that you won't let them steal your liberty. Don't forget the special on water filters, either.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:20 PM

3. bath salts and alex jones

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Response to frylock (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 09:39 PM

18. Sounds like the core of the issue. The nutmeat, if you will.

I want to know what kind of substances the parents were on, that derailed their lives in such a short time.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 09:55 PM

19. they don't seem to show the physical characteristics associated with tweakers or crackheads..

and they would have to be using an awful lot of powdered cocaine in a short period of time to exhibit a cocaine-induced psychosis of that magnitude. i'm curious to know what they were using as well.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. Yup! Followers of Alex Jones.......

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:15 PM

5. Alex Jones and commie Cuba?

I though AlexJonesBots were 100%? against socialism. Especially communism. If the government will become oprressive, libertarian will flee to cuba?

I don't get it




www.deadheadcomicks.com
so underground, it's rotting.

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Response to dead_head (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 08:35 PM

6. Give it up.

Don't try to figure it out. It will only make your brain hurt!

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Response to dead_head (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 09:05 PM

7. It makes about as much sense as the teabagger chant "Keep your Government hands off my Medicare."

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Response to dead_head (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:03 AM

10. Can't make sense out of batshit insanity.

Ultra conspiracy theorist types are a strange, weird bunch and downright scary.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 09:35 PM

8. "I don't have any explanation..."

"I don't have any explanation for how it can go off the track that badly basically in a year and a half. It's very bizarre"

C'mon. Srsly?

"An "infowars.com" bumper sticker was pasted on their mailbox....police i...found the family inside a hotel room with drugs, weapons and promises from the parents to take "a journey to the Armageddon."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:00 AM

9. Pops looks crazy in the eyes. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:44 AM

11. Apparently it's his permanent expression these days. Here he is being taken to jail:

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Story from Tampa Bay online:
http://tbo.com/news/crime/hakkens-returned-to-tampa-from-cuba-jailed-on-kidnapping-charges-b82476280z1

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Cuba turns over couple that fled to communist country with kids in tow during large-scale manhunt

Josh and Sharyn Hakken were returned to authorities in Florida to face kidnapping and child neglect charges. The couple is accused of abducting their boys and sailing to Cuba where they were found at Havana’s Hemingway Marina.

By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6:54 AM

More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cuba-turns-fla-parents-accused-kidnapping-sons-article-1.1312438#ixzz2QAM2MwUq

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:47 PM

13. They were too late taking Beck's advice to flee civilization. Perhaps they couldn't speak Spanish as

suggested by Eric Dondero while doing his swan song after Obama won in November.

They've scrubbed the epic meltdown page, which had Eric saying he would fight for liberty the only way he could, by yelling at checkout clerks about how people getting electronic food stamps were stealing from him and posting yard signs calling the poors thieves, etc. I saved it as a pdf, but now the link is gone.

Freedom fighter or storm trooper Eric has returned with his tail between his legs but still yapping. In today's news, he rails on how a Jewish florist was just forced to sell flowers to some Neo-Nazis, er, gays, for a wedding by the commies in Washington state and from there goes to other themes that the anti-Obama libertarians love.

However, he does have nice words for Angelina Jolie's school for girls opening in Afghanistan and hopes she can pay for some good security for it.

Before he had said the only liberty is down in Latin America (Alex Jones says so, too) so that freedom loving Americans must learn Spanish. He also has a deal on a Spanish book for sale on the site.

Unfortunately the commies in Cuba turned the patriot parents over to the commie government here in the USA. I think I'll skip whatever Alex has to say today about this, I'm sure he's got a full head of crazy on about there is no place free left on his Prison Planet. But that's always been the case...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:07 PM

14. Wow. There is no end to the crazy.

Thanks for keeping tabs on Beck/Dondero so I don't have to. Man, just reading that summary made my head hurt.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:12 PM

15. Just think - they vote, too! Let's all throw a fit, stay home and see what happens...

Because they never sit out an election. I just call this seeing how high the swamp water is. Since the higher it gets, the more likely the gators will come and bite your tail. Just sayin'


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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:18 PM

16. Yes, they're crazy and they vote.

And the rest of us tend not to. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:23 PM

17. Oh, not much. Just everything, as we've seen since 2010... n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:06 PM

20. like red state legislatures, and Republican gerrymandering, and vaginal probes, and voter ID, and

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:14 PM

21. Yeah, we don't hear much about the legalization of Republican Rape, do we?

All thanks to 2010. If it goes this way again, and from what I see here it will, because people want to be wooed, get a thrill or sold something they like, instead of looking at the big picture, it'll be that way forever.

The Koch brothers are not playing around, they pay for this on both sides of the aisle, and I don't mean in Congress, but the consciousness of Americans. Oh well...

And cool graphic. *steals for later use*

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