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July 28, 2007 - 1:19 pm

Do you ever wonder if internet feuds ever turn into reality? The answer is rarely–most people may shoot off their mouth over the internet but rarely does it turn deadly. But in the case of a Navy guy a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19980505/?GT1=10150″who couldn’t stand being called a nerd,/a revenge seemed to be the only answer:br /br /blockquoteELM MOTT, Texas – A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a “nerd” over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.br /br /As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states’ borders, as if to prove to his Internet friends that he meant business.br /br /When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy’s trailer down./blockquotebr /br /Tavares was given seven years in prison for his anger management problem. So what’s the lesson here? No internet squabble is worth getting so upset over that you would give up seven years of your life to seek a few moments of revenge. Keep your cool on the internet–it may be a matter of life or death.

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