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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 am
by StlSluggers
Robin Mahfood, president of Food for the Poor

haha you can't make stuff like this up :-D :-D

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:01 pm
by StlSluggers
Reason.com wrote:Eat a Bagel, Lose Your Baby
November 9, 2010

The ACLU of Pennsylvania recently filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a couple whose newborn baby was kidnapped by Lawrence County Children and Youth Services (LCCYS) because her mother recklessly consumed an "everything" bagel from Dunkin' Donuts the day before the birth.

Jameson Hospital, where Isabella Rodriguez was born on April 27, has a policy of testing expectant mothers' urine for illegal drugs and reporting positive results to LCCYS, even without any additional evidence that the baby is in danger of neglect or abuse. LCCYS, in turn, has a policy of seizing such babies from their homes based on nothing more than the test result. Unfortunately for Isabella's parents, Elizabeth Mort and Alex Rodriguez, Jameson sets the cutoff level for its opiate test so low that it can be triggered by poppy seeds, which is why two caseworkers and two Neshannock

Township police officers visited their home the day after baby and mother returned from the hospital. LCCYS seized the three-day-old girl and put her in foster care for five days before conceding it had made a mistake.

More at the link.

Crazy story... and you gotta love the 'kidnapped' they threw in there for good measure.

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:14 pm
by StlSluggers

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:16 am
by Tis
Since the amazon link 404s now, heres Google's cache link ;)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=us

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:27 am
by zepfan
Tis wrote:Since the amazon link 404s now, heres Google's cache link ;)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=us


8-o 8-o WTF?? How could they even think that was appropriate? A quick link about how they pulled it.

Amazon pulls book on pedophilia after complaints

And... here's a nothing story about a potentially explosive cat.

Russian woman calls police to 'bomber' cat

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:58 am
by StlSluggers
zepfan wrote:And... here's a nothing story about a potentially explosive cat.

Russian woman calls police to 'bomber' cat

hahahaha the last sentence wins it :-D

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:43 pm
by Art Vandelay
Amazon shouldn't have caved on that. Weak.

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:04 pm
by StlSluggers
Art Vandelay wrote:Amazon shouldn't have caved on that. Weak.

Well, they're still selling the other pedophilia book.

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:13 pm
by lastingsgriller

Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:06 pm
by Madison
lastingsgriller wrote:some freaking people.. geez..

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/ar ... 002e0.html


Surprised he's only suing for $15K. Guy's serving 10 years and that's all he went for? Not that I agree with him or anything, I just found the amount he's going for is quite low.

Meanwhile, idiots like that in Texas are getting life in jail:

A repeat drunken driver from Lewisville blamed for an Easter morning wreck in which two people were killed has been sentenced to life in prison.

Barton has three other DWI convictions since 1997.


http://www.caller.com/news/2010/nov/12/repeat-drunk-driver-sentenced-life-texas/