There's nothing in the definition of the word hostage that requires them to be innocent. And even if there were, this fee also applies to friends, families, lawyers, etc., all of whom may want or need contact with someone inside a prison by phone and none of whom "earned the right" be be overcharged for phone calls. » 4/18/14 11:42am Yesterday 11:42am

It kind of bugged me that they had a way to see when the magical transfuser thingy* was fired up, and left an intact machine with Slade, but didn't notice or weren't watching when he fires it up for the second time. The plan to kill Slade while weakened wasn't that bad and, IIRC, no one was injured during the initial… » 4/17/14 10:48am Thursday 10:48am

That sounds like my great-grandmother's recipes. Unfortunately, my mother and grandmother became estranged and so the secrets were not passed on. When my great-grandmother died, the family recipe cookbooks were copied and passed to all the descendants, but all the measures and instructions are like what you describe.… » 4/14/14 2:57pm Monday 2:57pm