What do you think of Eunice Stone?

  1. l saw interviews with Eunice Stone on the news for a few days following the ordeal of the overheard conversation at Shoney's in Ga....also saw interviews with the three mid-eastern MD students that alledgedly had the offensive conversation.....

    Since only Ms. Stone and and three men in question are the only ones who know the truth....the public can only speculate..not a lot of ''facts'' to consider. l heard in the news that Ms. Stone had been referred to as an ''overweight blond redneck.''....l thaught she was very sincere, articulate and professional in her demeanor. l believe she at least believes she heard what she heard.....l amd not so sure what l think about the 3 men in question....my gut tells me they were probably trying to pull a cruel joke.....what do you all think?.........LR
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  3. by   live4today
    Cruel joke or no cruel joke.....they need to be taught a lesson! They need to be used as examples to people who think messing with the American Government that way is okay to do....otherwise.....more jokesters will follow in their shoes by playing more stupid tricks like that. With them stirring up trouble that way......real or not......how is our government suppose to know when to act on something like that???

    They were bad boys, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior.....kidding or not.
  4. by   l.rae
    Renee, l totally belive Eunice was telling the truth!...The punishment she has taken for this is also cruel...l heard she chked in to a hosp for CP today....probably stress related....and Renee, l agree, these three clowns should be taught a lesson...l hope they never find a hosp to complete their residency in.....IMHO...what they did was nothing short of yelling ''fire'' in a crowded theater...l just hope Ms. Stone doesn't incur any legal problems cause of this...if she does.....the ramifications could be ominous....LR
  5. by   live4today
    I hope not either, l.rae. Poor thing. :kiss

    You know....when people joke about carrying a gun in their carry on luggage at the airport....they get frisked.....strongly warned that it is a felony to do so...and sometimes get arrested....even if they joke about something like that. So......those three men need to be taught a heavy lesson as well. Personally......I believe the woman's story over those men's stories. Our government had better wise up and do the same. 9/11 was NO JOKE....and they should have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY in effect!
  6. by   rncountry
    Personally I think Ms. Stone wasn't simply attention seeking, she heard what she heard and duly reported a conversation that purported to threaten lives in this country. The only other reason she could have done this was for attention, and when I saw her it was obvious she was ill at ease in front of so many people, she went out of her way to try to say she wasn't a racist and was articulate despite being nervous.
    I saw the three men on the Today program this morning. My thought was that they were sincerely trying to cover their tails. They were able to present themselves well, yet I truly felt they were like boys who were trying to tell the neighbor they really didn't break the window with a baseball. Sincere as hell, but only because the alternative was not terribly palatable.
    Hard to say what the long term consequences will be, but I hope for the best for Ms. Stone.
  7. by   l.rae
    l hope l don't get ''flamed'' for this, but l call them the ''Three Wise Men-NOT"........LR
  8. by   eltrip
    I have no doubt that Ms. Stone was acting responsibly. Hey, what if she'd been right?

    I'm curious, though, about her status as a nurse. I have checked the licensure verification pages for LPNs & RNs in Georgia & I haven't seen her name anywhere. Curious.

    My interest is always piqued when I hear of someone described as a "nurse." Like Tina Wesson on "Survivor." Turned out that she is a "private-duty CNA." A search of the Tennessee licensure verification website did not show her with a Nursing Assistant license!

    But back to the point. She did the right thing. Yes, those guys were inconvenienced and embarrassed. This is the sort of thing that can happen when we overhear parts of conversations. Sometimes we can be right on top of the information...and other times it turns out that key information was lacking.
  9. by   Furball
    I heard on Fox news this am that she offered to take a lie detector test to bolster her claims. (I personally believe her) The 3 young men refused.....hmmmmmm
  10. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by eltrip
    I have no doubt that Ms. Stone was acting responsibly. Hey, what if she'd been right?

    I'm curious, though, about her status as a nurse. I have checked the licensure verification pages for LPNs & RNs in Georgia & I haven't seen her name anywhere. Curious.

    My interest is always piqued when I hear of someone described as a "nurse." Like Tina Wesson on "Survivor." Turned out that she is a "private-duty CNA." A search of the Tennessee licensure verification website did not show her with a Nursing Assistant license!

    But back to the point. She did the right thing. Yes, those guys were inconvenienced and embarrassed. This is the sort of thing that can happen when we overhear parts of conversations. Sometimes we can be right on top of the information...and other times it turns out that key information was lacking.

    Your're right. She does show up on the Nurse's Aide Registry here in GA but she is not a nurse. However the person who first described herself as a nurse was Ms. Stone herself. I hope she isn't glossing over "little details" like that in her story, it could affect her credibility.
  11. by   Furball
    I worked as a CNA all during college....MANY times I had to correct folks that I wasn't a nurse....yet!

    It's possible she described herself as a nursing asst and the reporter forgot to include the "assistant" part. It happens.
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    Also, please remember that these guys blew through a toll booth in FL after the toll booth operator recognized their plates.

    Not exactly lookin' law-abidin' there.
  13. by   CATHYW
    originally posted by l.rae
    renee, l totally belive eunice was telling the truth!...the punishment she has taken for this is also cruel...l heard she chked in to a hosp for cp today....probably stress related....and renee, l agree, these three clowns should be taught a lesson...l hope they never find a hosp to complete their residency in.....imho...what they did was nothing short of yelling ''fire'' in a crowded theater...l just hope ms. stone doesn't incur any legal problems cause of this...if she does.....the ramifications could be ominous....lr
    i was in fl when all 7734 broke loose about this. i think eunice stone was just trying to do the right thing, as requested by the office of homeland security. if these 3 men were joking, or if they were not, they found out that we do not take things like this lightly, anymore! i saw them blow up one's briefcase, live, on tv! ms stone should be given a good citizen award, or something!
  14. by   donmurray
    Mid-eastern looking (Americans) and Med students? They don't stand a chance, even if they DO stop at toll booths as the security camera footage showed on MSNBC's report.
    While a paranoid population is watching each other, instead of their government. That same government is quietly dismantling its own citizens' civil rights.

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