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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri May 13, 2011 3:29 pm

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Give them credit for taking a hard line against domestic violence. :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... court.html
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby tandfman » Fri May 13, 2011 6:23 pm

I suspect this one will not have a happy ending, although in rare instances these things do:

http://www.instablogs.com/outer_permali ... linded-her
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jeremyp » Fri May 13, 2011 7:04 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Give them credit for taking a hard line against domestic violence. :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... court.html


Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 am

jeremyp wrote:Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.

I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'. Doesn't this just make me as bad as the bad guy?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby tandfman » Sat May 14, 2011 8:44 am

Marlow wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Sometimes these Iranians come up with some promising solutions to the difficulties of modern life.

I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'.

It's better than killing the bastard, which is what a lot of people would want to do.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby lonewolf » Sat May 14, 2011 7:54 pm

This should be a capital crime.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun May 15, 2011 4:35 am

Marlow wrote:I'm trying to come up with a worst case scenario. He did it to me; he did it to my wife; he did it my daughter; he did it to my 2-year-old GRANDDAUGHTER, and I still can't see myself injecting acid into another person's eyes as 'justice'.

Come one man. Obviously, I can't read your mind and neither you or I can ever truly know what we would do in a situation like that, but I'll bet you'd be willing to do a lot worse things than that to him if he had done this to your wife, daughter or grand-daughter. When you went to the hospital and your saw your female relative fighting for her life with her face covered in bandages, don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Mon May 16, 2011 10:19 am

jazzcyclist wrote:don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?

In fury (caught him mid-act), yes! In cold-blooded revenge, not so much.
(and yes, there is a difference)
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue May 17, 2011 12:44 pm

Marlow wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:don't you think your inner-barbarian would surface in its fury?

In fury (caught him mid-act), yes! In cold-blooded revenge, not so much.
(and yes, there is a difference)

What about a day, or even a few hours after the act?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Tue May 17, 2011 1:02 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:What about a day, or even a few hours after the act?

Marlow would invite them around for tea?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Tue May 17, 2011 1:51 pm

I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby bad hammy » Tue May 17, 2011 2:44 pm

Pego wrote:I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.

Don't want to find out, either.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed May 18, 2011 5:30 am

Pego wrote:I honestly don't know, how I'd behave under such circumstances.

I don't think any of us do?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:55 am

Gay Softball League Rocked By Heterosexual Cheating Scandal
The five ballplayers summoned before a protest committee at the Gay Softball World Series stood accused of cheating. Their alleged offense: heterosexuality.

Inside a small room, surrounded by committee members and other softball officials, the players said they were interrogated about their sexual orientation. Confusion reigned. According to court records, one player declined to say whether he was gay or straight but acknowledged being married to a woman. Another answered yes to both gay and heterosexual definitions. A third asked if bisexual was acceptable and was told, “This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series.”

Ultimately, the committee ruled that three of the five were “nongay” and stripped the team of its second-place finish.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/sport ... .html?_r=2
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby lonewolf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:24 pm

Which raises the question: Would a "straight" league that openly discriminates against gays be allowed to exist.? Just wondering.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:44 am

British soldier in Afghanistan gives birth at base attacked by Taliban, despite allegedly being unaware she was even pregnant.

The woman, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, had complained of stomach pains before medics informed her she was in labour.

She gave birth to a son five weeks premature in Camp Bastion on Tuesday.

Mother and baby are both said to be in a stable condition, with a specialist paediatric team from the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, preparing to travel to Afghanistan to assist them on the flight home.

The Ministry of Defence last night confirmed it was against military policy for servicewomen to be deployed on operations while pregnant and said they had been unaware the servicewoman was expecting.

It is the first time a soldier from the UK has given birth while in Afghanistan.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... stion.html

Is it plausible for a woman who's going into labor to not have any idea she's pregnant?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:23 am

jazzcyclist wrote:Is it plausible for a woman who's going into labor to not have any idea she's pregnant?

I have heard of it before, but in an overweight women. I assume a soldier would be in shape?
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Pego » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:35 am

It is not all that uncommon. She does not even have to be all that overweight.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby odelltrclan » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:02 am

Pego wrote:It is not all that uncommon. She does not even have to be all that overweight.


For anyone who has lived with a women who has gone through pregnancy, I would think it is hard to believe. Of course, like others we have heard of it before. How can the physical changes NOT tell a woman (and those around) that something is different? I am not just talking about a bulging belly and weight gain.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby marknhj » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:08 am

This happened to a friend of a friend of mine in the 1980's in Santa Monica. The mother was an anorexic-looking cocaine addict who did not know she was pregnant until she went into labor. Nobody around her, including her husband, knew or even guessed she was pregnant. The baby was born addicted to coke and taken away from the mother who was promptly deported. A couple of years ago I heard that the child had just graduated from Oxford.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Flumpy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:04 am

Graduated from Oxford aged 2??? That's amazing :P

A friend of mine just found himself a father at 22. His girlfriend had no idea she was pregnant until she went to the doctor with stomach pains only to find out she was 8 and a half months pregnant. Had a baby boy 2 weeks later.

YIKES!!! :shock:
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Daisy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:07 am

marknhj wrote:This happened to a friend of a friend of mine in the 1980's

Flumpy wrote:Graduated from Oxford aged 2??? That's amazing :P

:?: :?: The baby was born in the 80's
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Oxonians that are only 2! A perfect size coxswain for the Boat Race.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby marknhj » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:56 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Oxonians that only 2! A perfect size coxswain for the Boat Race.


Flump = not a candidate for Oxford mathematics department :D
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:48 pm

Kids these days.
The University of Tennessee says it has suspended a fraternity chapter indefinitely and may refocus its alcohol education programs after police said a student was hospitalized following a weekend incident involving alcohol enemas.

Twelve Tennessee students were cited with underage drinking and one with disorderly conduct following the incident early Saturday at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter house, according to a university spokeswoman.

"Shock would not be an (overstatement)," Tim Rogers, vice chancellor of student life, told reporters Wednesday. "I myself had never heard of what has been alleged."

Knoxville police say they began investigating after a student was taken to the UT Medical Center in critical condition early Saturday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40 -- five times the legal cutoff for driving.

"Upon extensive questioning, it is believed that members of the fraternity were using rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol as the abundance of capillaries and blood vessels present greatly heightens the level and speed of the alcohol entering the bloodstream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver," Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Monday in a statement.
:shock:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/25/us/tennes ... index.html
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:10 am

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I have a hunch that this Chilean public service announcement might not be recieved that well in the U.S., at least among half the population.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/2 ... 18080.html
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby Marlow » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:35 am

jazzcyclist wrote:October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I have a hunch that this Chilean public service announcement might not be recieved that well in the U.S., at least amoing half the polulation.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/2 ... 18080.html

I don't know . . . I bet it was a woman who came up with their great bumper sticker:
"Save the ta-tas"
Raising awareness (and money) for this cause can be more than just wearing pink. Imagination (and a good sense of humor) can't be a bad thing. I don't know that anything in that video was offensive (but then again, I am not one. My wife, however, did not disapprove of it (bumper sticker)). :wink:
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby DrJay » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:44 pm

My focus group of 1 (one) gave it a thumbs up.
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Re: You can't make this stuff up

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:57 pm

Fort Bragg soldier and wife arrested after having sex with dogs and posting videos of the acts online. :shock:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/f ... z2fUa6dIMI
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