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I hope for Mrs Reber's sake, they've settled into an okay routine and Josh pretty much stays out of her way.

 

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6 minutes ago, CandyCaneTree said:

Just remember what the husband wants the wife wants too. Remember in their religion it is fuck the wife.

Mrs. Reber may well have gotten a huge indoctrination to the patriarchal-culture thing from her family growing up, too. That can make women sitting ducks for males trying to find a patriarchal marriage. It can be hard to get away from that kind of indoctrination when it's all around you -- and then people tell you that it's not just the only cultural tradition that's correct but that God orders it too. 

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Isn't the Hannah Reber/David Keller wedding supposed to be early December?

so mrs reber has Josh in her house and most likely anna there a lot and she is planning her only daughter's wedding?

 

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3 minutes ago, crazy8s said:

Isn't the Hannah Reber/David Keller wedding supposed to be early December?

so mrs reber has Josh in her house and most likely anna there a lot and she is planning her only daughter's wedding?

 

If a wedding registry date is correct, they’re getting married on November 19th.

 

Here’s one of the requests:

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31 minutes ago, ginger90 said:

If a wedding registry date is correct, they’re getting married on November 19th.

 

Here’s one of the requests:

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They also have another sofa and a futon along with about 15 candles on that registry. How many sofas and candles does one newlywed couple need?

 

ETA: the knot registry shows Dec 11.

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Wow, that sofa. Fan-cee. Looks like something my grandparents had in the 60s, and it was dated then. 

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25 minutes ago, Dianaofthehunt said:

That’s one of the saddest registry requests I’ve ever seen, name notwithstanding.

Do people usually ask for living room furniture on their registries?

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6 minutes ago, Cinnabon said:

Do people usually ask for living room furniture on their registries?

No I don't think they do. And if they did, I don't think they'd ask for one that's more suited for a lobby or waiting room. But maybe that's just me.

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10 minutes ago, Cinnabon said:

Do people usually ask for living room furniture on their registries?

IIRC Jessa & Bin had a Mac laptop and a canoe on their registry (perhaps the canoe was another Duggar). Let’s not forget how many sets of freaking towels Jill had in her registry. 

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Maybe 100 Fundies get together and pool their money for a sofa off the registry. After all, there’s usually quite the crowd at these weddings.

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16 minutes ago, ozziemom said:

Maybe 100 Fundies get together and pool their money for a sofa off the registry. After all, there’s usually quite the crowd at these weddings.

And many of them, especially the Quiverfull followers, are quite poor, with subsistence-level "self-employed" incomes and huge numbers of mouths to feed. Even a very modest wedding gift must be more than most of them can afford. I wouldn't be suprised, though, if some of them feel the need to spend lavishly on wedding gifts in order to show their "respect" for Fundie royalty like the Duggar and Bates families, even if it means taking food out of their own children's mouths.

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1 hour ago, hathorlive said:

But that's only for real pedophiles, not upstanding Christians with a heart for Jesus like Josh. It's for those transgender who need bathrooms or those hellions who want to buy beer at the local stop and go.  Josh isn't a pedophile.  He's just curious.  

Does anyone really believe what the Duggar's said about the extent of Josh's sexual abuse of his sisters? I'm starting to think it was a lot worse than anyone eluded to.  Or maybe Satan has a corner of my heart and makes me think mean things about Josh?

What the Duggars said on TV about it? Not at all. But I tend to think that the girls were forthcoming in the police report. What he did to the family friend/babysitter is anyone's guess.

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2 hours ago, ginger90 said:

If a wedding registry date is correct, they’re getting married on November 19th.

 

Here’s one of the requests:

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Birthing couch for Hannah. 

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2 hours ago, Churchhoney said:

And not just November but late November. Yikes. 

The Rebers will probably end up hosting the entire Smuggar brood for Thanksgiving.

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Maybe it will be a thanksgiving wedding? One reception for 2 events.

Jill Rodrigues might show up ! I’d pay to see that.

1 hour ago, Cinnabon said:

Do people usually ask for living room furniture on their registries?

Jed (smugger 2.0) asked for a $2000+ mattress on his wedding registry. 

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2 hours ago, BitterApple said:

Maybe I'm getting old and cranky, but I always thought registries were for things like serving platters and crockpots. Asking guests to buy your furniture is so incredibly tacky. 

I got thrown off the Southern Living manners and etiquette for telling people who complained about couples registering for "experiences" and the wedding costs that they were old and out of touch.  No one really needs crockpots and serving platters because they don't cook, they don't serve, and they already have three from college and living on their own until they were 34.  I've started apologizing to couples for being rude and classless and giving them money for whatever they need to spend it on.  Why buy people things they don't need?

2 hours ago, SMama said:

IIRC Jessa & Bin had a Mac laptop and a canoe on their registry (perhaps the canoe was another Duggar). Let’s not forget how many sets of freaking towels Jill had in her registry. 

Jill probably never saw a matching towel set before she got married.  I'm sure that having something new and just her's was special.  Reading these registry lists for fundy couples is like watching the sex scenes in Unorthodox:  awkward. 

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7 hours ago, SnapHappy said:

They will know who he is and exactly what he was convicted of. 

He won't need to say a word.  

 

 

This is a silly question, but I know nothing about prison. Do they have access to the tv news, internet, newspapers, etc?  Would they actually know what’s happening with someone before they show up to begin their sentence?  

6 hours ago, libgirl2 said:

I just really want to see him in the orange jumpsuit.... wonder if he would still smirk? Would Anna be there at sentencing holding the newest blessing? 

Yes to both. He’ll definitely still smirk and be smug, and she’ll definitely be holding the next blessing, anxious for the next one. 

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30 minutes ago, awaken said:

This is a silly question, but I know nothing about prison. Do they have access to the tv news, internet, newspapers, etc?  Would they actually know what’s happening with someone before they show up to begin their sentence?  

Yes to both. He’ll definitely still smirk and be smug, and she’ll definitely be holding the next blessing, anxious for the next one. 

Yes, they have tv, cable, movie nights, newspapers, and J-pay to receive money, but generally no unmonitored internet access.  My mom retired from corrections, and I worked at a neighboring prison. They have it better than lits of free people.

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Regarding the Oct 18th date, Emily D Baker covered Duggar updates in her Tuesday video and she showed on-screen the court document listing that date.  I don't have access to any of the sites that have the court documents so we'll need one of the actual lawyers here to check it out, but it's the pre-trial scheduling order dated 6/29/21.  It lists Oct 18th as the last date to accept a plea deal and Oct 20th as the date it must be filed with the court.  It also says that if a plea deal is accepted a change of plea hearing will be held on Oct 22nd. 

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30 minutes ago, Quilt Fairy said:

Regarding the Oct 18th date, Emily D Baker covered Duggar updates in her Tuesday video and she showed on-screen the court document listing that date.  I don't have access to any of the sites that have the court documents so we'll need one of the actual lawyers here to check it out, but it's the pre-trial scheduling order dated 6/29/21.  It lists Oct 18th as the last date to accept a plea deal and Oct 20th as the date it must be filed with the court.  It also says that if a plea deal is accepted a change of plea hearing will be held on Oct 22nd. 

Oh wow. It seems as if at least one TV station in their area is keeping tabs on Josh's case, so we'll likely know this Friday then.

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12 hours ago, emmawoodhouse said:

Pretty sure that registry is a fake. That couch was chosen for its name, not the mid century modern style.

I was thinking it was fake, I mean isn’t the new Mrs Keller going to live in a trailer? How would that even fit? 

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7 hours ago, Quilt Fairy said:

Regarding the Oct 18th date, Emily D Baker covered Duggar updates in her Tuesday video and she showed on-screen the court document listing that date.  I don't have access to any of the sites that have the court documents so we'll need one of the actual lawyers here to check it out, but it's the pre-trial scheduling order dated 6/29/21.  It lists Oct 18th as the last date to accept a plea deal and Oct 20th as the date it must be filed with the court.  It also says that if a plea deal is accepted a change of plea hearing will be held on Oct 22nd. 

Ah, ok! Thanks so much for finding what we needed to clear this up. 

(Checks video)

And there it is! 25.23 on the YouTube video, for those interested.

Probably just me and Quilt Fairy, but in case anyone else is interested, the precise wording is:

VII: CHANGE OF PLEA

In the event of a decision to enter a plea of guilty, the Court and counsel opposite must be advised in writing or by email no later than October 18, 2021. A copy of the signed plea agreement must be submitted to the Court (via email) by no later than October 20, 2021. 

BE ADVISED that any notice of pleas received after October 18, 2021, will result in an "open" plea (i.e. the defendant will be pleading guilty without the benefit of a plea agreement), unless the Court, for exceptionally good cause shown, grants an exception. Exceptions must be requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to trial. A case will not be removed from the trial docket until a signed plea agreement has been received and a date and time have been set for the defendant to plea guilty.

 

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9 minutes ago, hathorlive said:

I'm actually mad at the judge for letting Josh stay there.  The judge clearly had a woman who did NOT want this man in her house.  She's flat out telling you this is her husband's idea, but she'll be stuck with the day to day responsibilities.  And the judge was complicit in railroading Mrs. Reber into it.  She was fundy screaming "NOOOO" and was ignored.

Yeah, I agree.

It didn't seem very judicial to ignore her clear subtext (and even text). And how smart is it to have somebody being supposedly detained for judicial purposes in a home where the person who'll be the all-day warden really doesn't want the job? 

Of course, ignoring a lot of what women imply or even state outright is pretty common. 

(Just to clarify -- What I was commenting on was whether or not we should feel sympathy for Mrs. Reber's position as a wife-with-a-boss-instead-of-a-partner since she presumably entered a patriarchal marriage knowing that it was one. I think it's highly likely she lived in a patriarchy from birth. And it's far easier said than done to be raised in that kind of world and then suddenly say as an adult, "I'm not going to hook up with a man who always has the final word." So I'm on the side of feeling some sympathy for her.) 

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His damn mug shot smirk.  The feds could charge to put him in like a dunk tank situation And I would pay a few dollars to wipe that off him 

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Just heard something funny WOACB on her live YouTube that because Smuggar did not take the plea deal he is going to get 25 years minimum up to 40 years.  I started laughing so loud that I scared my cats. 

 

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36 minutes ago, CandyCaneTree said:

Just heard something funny WOACB on her live YouTube that because Smuggar did not take the plea deal he is going to get 25 years minimum up to 40 years.  I started laughing so loud that I scared my cats. 

 

She's still pushing that 40 year narrative? She's going to be so disappointed when he gets like 10. 

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1 hour ago, CandyCaneTree said:

Just heard something funny WOACB on her live YouTube that because Smuggar did not take the plea deal he is going to get 25 years minimum up to 40 years.  I started laughing so loud that I scared my cats. 

 

WOACB is such a moron.  I tried to listen to her a couple of times and couldn't make it past the first few minutes of her babbling.  She just  rambles and rambles and never gets to the point.  I don't know how anyone can listen to her for the 45 minutes or so she usually wastes giving out her 'exclusive insider information' that is invariably wrong anyway.

I supposed she got the word on the length of Josh' sentence from her impeccable source, Cousin Amy.

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2 hours ago, Rootbeer said:

WOACB is such a moron.  I tried to listen to her a couple of times and couldn't make it past the first few minutes of her babbling.  She just  rambles and rambles and never gets to the point.  I don't know how anyone can listen to her for the 45 minutes or so she usually wastes giving out her 'exclusive insider information' that is invariably wrong anyway.

I supposed she got the word on the length of Josh' sentence from her impeccable source, Cousin Amy.

anyone else remember this story....  a woman had items stolen out of her purse at the dollar general in arkansas  in the duggar area..The police released a picture from the surveillance video  and the guy is the spitting image of volderjosh......they got many  emails  saying it was josh duggar  pic in the article https://www.inquisitr.com/3993116/josh-duggar-viewers-compare-robbery-suspect-to-reality-star/    he downloaded horrible child porn , would not be surprised if he stole from the womans purse in the dollar general store...sure looks like him  

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I'm not a big YouTube watcher, but I checked out Crystal Balls once. She was doing the let me adjust the camera routine, so I noped out immediately. Like if you do a weekly show, you should know where to sit and where to have your camera pointed.

Also, my interest-turned-habit of all things Duggar is for fun. Something to do. And its really all you posters that keep me coming back, as much as it is the Duggars. I can't imagine why anyone would do a weekly podcast on a family they don't even know. It just feels very weird to me. Maybe my opinion on Miss Crystal Balls and offshoot You Tubers has more do do with my age, but I'll pass on her.

But I'll give credit where credit is due. Miss Crystal Balls knows what her listeners want, and she's giving it to them. They want Josh to get a 20+ years sentence. I'm guessing after he's sentenced she'll spend the next few podcasts commiserating with her listeners over the short prison sentence.

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WOACB does several Duggar videos a week. They seem to be her primary money maker. Yes, she does this for a living. 

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2 minutes ago, emmawoodhouse said:

WOACB does several Duggar videos a week. They seem to be her primary money maker. Yes, she does this for a living. 

For real? Makes me shake my head even more!

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Question about what type of prison will Josh be sent to if/when convicted. I have watched the show "60 Days  In" and some of the seasons were pretty scary for the inmates. Some of the inmates did not have their own space and had to sleep out in the communal area because of overcrowding. 

My question  Will Josh be in one of these communal  types areas all the time?  Or will he be in a traditional cell with 1 or 2 roommates and have some recreation time with others? 

 

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5 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

For real? Makes me shake my head even more!

I think a lot of people who don't feel they're in a position to get an outside-the-home job have recently found they can use youtube to supplement the family income, and I would guess she's one of them.

Retired people, writers and other artists who can't make enough money off their art so need a flexible-schedule job they can do from home to supplement their earnings, mothers of younger kids who want or need to stay at home but also need to help with the family finances-- I think Crystal Ball Whatshername may have a young school-age child with some special needs, maybe? There are a lot of people in all those categories on youTube --

Some do quite a good job, too -- although I expect only a few can actually make significant money from it.  

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6 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

I'm not a big YouTube watcher, but I checked out Crystal Balls once. She was doing the let me adjust the camera routine, so I noped out immediately. Like if you do a weekly show, you should know where to sit and where to have your camera pointed.

Also, my interest-turned-habit of all things Duggar is for fun. Something to do. And its really all you posters that keep me coming back, as much as it is the Duggars. I can't imagine why anyone would do a weekly podcast on a family they don't even know. It just feels very weird to me. Maybe my opinion on Miss Crystal Balls and offshoot You Tubers has more do do with my age, but I'll pass on her.

But I'll give credit where credit is due. Miss Crystal Balls knows what her listeners want, and she's giving it to them. They want Josh to get a 20+ years sentence. I'm guessing after he's sentenced she'll spend the next few podcasts commiserating with her listeners over the short prison sentence.

I also tried to watch one of Crystal Ball's videos, and just could not make it more than 4 minutes.  I don't care how piping the tea she's serving is when her production values are so amateur.  I can't tell if she is deliberately dumbing down her affect in order to appeal to the masses or if she is really that inept.  I also don't care to find out.    

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56 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

I think a lot of people who don't feel they're in a position to get an outside-the-home job have recently found they can use youtube to supplement the family income, and I would guess she's one of them.

Retired people, writers and other artists who can't make enough money off their art so need a flexible-schedule job they can do from home to supplement their earnings, mothers of younger kids who want or need to stay at home but also need to help with the family finances-- I think Crystal Ball Whatshername may have a young school-age child with some special needs, maybe? There are a lot of people in all those categories on youTube --

Some do quite a good job, too -- although I expect only a few can actually make significant money from it.  

Making a career of YouTube is fine. Making a career of being the expert gossiper of families you don't know is very odd to me.

(I know there are gossip magazines and 'journalists' who write the stories by I find what Crystal Ball does to be very different)

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27 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

 

(I know there are gossip magazines and 'journalists' who write the stories by I find what Crystal Ball does to be very different)

Yeah, could be. I haven't seen enough of her to have an opinion on that!

i.e., I've watched a few minutes of a few of her pieces because the title made me curious....but I never managed more than about five minutes.....Since I read so much faster than I listen, I don't have much patience with talking stories unless I get what the title promises quickly (which you never do) or I'm fascinated.....Her first five minutes never fascinated me....

Although she did mention talking to sources somehow connected to her subjects at least one time that I listened -- And, honestly, given that a huge amount of today's gossip "journalism" -- both online and in print -- seems to source to internet forums or other media or puff pieces sent over the transom by the "reported-on" "stars" themselves and their PR agents, her mention even of talking to Amy struck me as potentially more "journalistic" than that media. Although not actually journalistic, of course. 

I get the impression that, while some youtube channels gather watchers because people find them interesting and/or credible, those may be in the minority. Just as in the rest of our culture, a lot probably get their watchers based on whether people resonate with the host's personality......And although I find Crystal B's personality kinda grating, I can see a lot of people liking it. She's got some sort of perky, pushy thing going on.... 

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46 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Making a career of YouTube is fine. Making a career of being the expert gossiper of families you don't know is very odd to me.

I've come across this for other celebrities as well. Not on youtube but in general, whole websites based on hatred for a well known person, not really for anything they've actually done other than be in the public eye but just because the person who created the website doesn't like them.  It's sad really.  So much energy expended and at bottom in many cases it's jealousy at the root of it all.  

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Just now, SusannahM said:

I've come across this for other celebrities as well. Not on youtube but in general, whole websites based on hatred for a well known person, not really for anything they've actually done other than be in the public eye but just because the person who created the website doesn't like them.  It's sad really.  So much energy expended and at bottom in many cases it's jealousy at the root of it all.  

Thank-you for putting into words what I'm feeling.

I couldn't have said it better and obviously, I didn't.

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1 hour ago, SusannahM said:

I've come across this for other celebrities as well. Not on youtube but in general, whole websites based on hatred for a well known person, not really for anything they've actually done other than be in the public eye but just because the person who created the website doesn't like them.  It's sad really.  So much energy expended and at bottom in many cases it's jealousy at the root of it all.  

Wow. Glad that what I search for online and on youtube has never led me to anything like that. That's disgusting. 

Not surprised it's out there, though, I guess. Pretty sure it's just one ugly facet of human nature. How some people are and how some people always have been. And now technology gives them more access to more eyeballs to build likeminded groups. 

In the past, they probably had to just pass on the talk, lies and vitriol in neighborhood gossip circles. People of this ilk must be having a lot more fun today, unfortunately. 

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2 hours ago, farmgal4 said:

I think that J will be placed in a unit with all of the other pedophiles.  If he’s put in general population, there’s a very real chance that the inmates might beat the hell out of him.  I’ve always heard that most prisoners hate child abusers/pedophiles.

I read that there are only a couple federal prisons that specialize in treating pedophiles and sex offenders. One is the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado. That’s where Subway Jared is serving his time.

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Those people who waste huge amounts of time on useless yammering, pointless outrage and senseless obsessing with like-minded dolts are idiots. 

Accomplish something useful with that time.  

Just my view.  YMMV. 

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6 hours ago, js9548 said:

Question about what type of prison will Josh be sent to if/when convicted. I have watched the show "60 Days  In" and some of the seasons were pretty scary for the inmates. Some of the inmates did not have their own space and had to sleep out in the communal area because of overcrowding. 

My question  Will Josh be in one of these communal  types areas all the time?  Or will he be in a traditional cell with 1 or 2 roommates and have some recreation time with others? 

 

60 Days In is set in various county jails, so the people you see are a mix of those charged but not convicted who can't afford bail and those who are doing misdemeanor time (less than a year).  Prison (state or federal) is different. 

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2 hours ago, Cinnabon said:

I read that there are only a couple federal prisons that specialize in treating pedophiles and sex offenders. One is the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado. That’s where Subway Jared is serving his time.

Is Anna going to have to relocate to another state with seven kids to be close for visitation days?

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