Mar 312014

Parents who deliberately starve children of love face jail under new Cinderella Law

This one might be a bit tricky to enforce:

The new offence would make it a crime to do anything that deliberately harmed a child’s “physical intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development”.

This could include deliberately ignoring a child, or not showing them any love, over prolonged periods, damaging a child’s emotional development.

There are lots of reasons why a parent might not show their child love. Two that come to mind:

1) the parent is incapable of love

2) The parent is incapable of *showing* love

3) The child is a horrible monster who has erased any love the parent may have had

And as for harming the childs intellectual development… I  wonder if that will include sending said children to madrassas or teaching them other anti-science rubbish such as creationism or anti-nuclear activism…


Study finds no link between medical marijuana legalization and crime

“In fact, we found some evidence of decreasing rates of some types of violent crime, namely homicide and assault,” said Dr. Robert Morris.


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  • se jones

    And parents who refuse to immunize their children against horrible child hood diseases.
    And parents who indoctrinate their children with doom & gloom Apocalypse enviro or fundamentalist garbage
    And parents who treat their children with worthless voodoo crap like homeopathic snake oil
    ($3 billion a year for water & corn starch…I gotta get in on this action)
    The most important responsibility we can have doesn’t require a license. Fortunately, children who survive may be stronger for it. May be.
    This was amusing:
    -The Economist-
    When a remedy contains medicine Mar 28th 2014, 18:00by C. H. | NEW YORK

    HOMEOPATHIC remedies claim to cure all kinds of ills, from fever to depression. Exactly how they heal has always defied conventional scientific logic, as their “active” ingredient is present in such small amounts as not to be active—the more diluted the substance, according to homeopaths, the more powerful it becomes. American regulators allow the sale of homeopathic products, but do not require them to meet any standard for efficacy. That serves manufacturers well, as most homeopathic remedies consist of sugar or water.

    This month, however, a company called Terra-Medica got in trouble with American regulators. The firm’s problem? Containing medicine. Terra-Medica’s Pleo products are supposed to ease digestion, colds and fungal infections, as well as prevent viruses and treat their symptoms—an impressive list, no doubt. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 18th that Terra-Medica would recall 56 lots of its Pleo products. The FDA had found these to contain penicillin or derivatives of it.

    Homeopathic remedies do bring some tiny benefit: they are as effective as a placebo. If they contain actual pharmacological ingredients, however, they might do real harm. Americans spent $2.9 billion on homeopathic medicines and $170m on visits to homeopathic practitioners, according to a national survey in 2007.

  • Bull crap. The MJ shops are having to pay for armed guards as Armed Robberies are up 300%
    (news reports, I know not most reliable for figures) as the shops provide “one stop”
    shopping for vermin, drugs and $. Off duty police can not work these post as Departments denigh permission. Banks won’t allow debit or credit transactions fearing RICO prosicutions as still against federal law. Cash only at the store. Crimes down, depends on how you tourture the numbers, twist them enough they wil say anything.

    • Anonymous

      > The MJ shops are having to pay for armed guards

      Lots of places have armed guards. And of course these places would be targeted, for just the reasons you give. Once the government stops trying to sabotage the experiment, the issues will likely go away, just as you don’t see a whole lot of armed robberies of liquor stores.

      That said: legal pot shops are out there in the open. An armed robbery would be a bit of a risk… while armed robberies of drug dealers or drug buyers in a region where pot is illegal would be a lot safer for the robbers, since the cops aren’t going to show up.

      So… armed robberies of legal pot shops are going up, for the simple reason that pot shops are a new thing. But what’s happening with armed robberies elsewhere in the pot-chain?

      • se jones

        MJ shop robberies and customer assaults are through the roof here in Colorado as Gerry says.
        Fed law won’t let the shops have bank accounts.
        State and local DAs are working with the Feds to do a work-around, many take a while.
        Interesting thing is the tens-of-thousands of state prisoners who are filing to have the charges dropped now that it’s legal. There aren’t enough resources to even process the paperwork.
        The MJ thing will go through a cycle I predict. It may never be totally illegal again, but the potent candy, cooking oil, baked goods and so on will probably be outlawed again as more and more people are “poised” anciently or on purpose by this stuff.
        Then…sooner or later the liberal scolds in Boulder and Denver will figure out that smoke is smoke is smoke and must be controlled out of existence. Hell, these are the nuts who are working to ban “vaping” for cryin out loud.

  • Rick

    so if your 17 year old kid doesn’t get his new Air Hype Athelete shoes for Xmas, because he’s been sneaking out and flunking classes, does that mean parents get “neglect” charges” now?