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[#] Wed Jul 02 2014 13:23:35 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Frank Zappa was right. Call any vegetable, and the vegetable will respond to you:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-07/uom-prt070114.php

[#] Fri Jul 04 2014 10:18:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There are some vegetable rights activists over here who wish to have a word with you.

[#] Wed Jul 16 2014 10:34:48 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://petapixel.com/2014/07/15/hidden-guys-hard-drive-6-years/

Person A took a picture over 6 years ago. Person B is in the picture. Person A gets to know Person B years later through social media. Person A then notices Person B in the photo. Person B, upon seeing the photo, notices it's him, and finds the photo he was taking when Person A shot the photo of him taking a photo.

*twitch*

[#] Sat Aug 02 2014 21:06:32 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Aug 04 2014 09:12:00 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh... that's somethign that sounds like it can get out of control in a hurry.

[#] Wed Sep 03 2014 15:50:22 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://preview.tinyurl.com/kr82e3w

Mom makes breast milk soap.

I had to double-check this to make sure I wasn't reading something from The Onion, or perhaps that the story might have been in Takoma Park, MD. But, no... it's from USA Today, and the story is in Greenacres, Fl.

[#] Thu Sep 04 2014 18:12:05 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Greenacres, Fl.


<sings>
Greeeeeeen Acres is the place to be....
</sings>

[#] Thu Sep 04 2014 19:02:58 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Sadly, that was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

[#] Fri Sep 05 2014 20:46:38 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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There is a I have lived near Green Acres NY and near Green Acres Fl. Although Green Acres NY might have been a
trailer park I am not sure. Green Acres FL is in Palm Beach Co Fl. They couldn't figure out how to vote in
2000.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2014 15:10:54 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/nyregion/woman-accused-of-killing-autistic-son-to-go-on-trial.html?_r=0

lock this one up and throw away the key! 4 years to go to trial because of defense stalling, I'll bet the trial itself will take about a week.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2014 15:17:16 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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She seems nuts... but kind of on that edge of nuts where you can't completely dismiss her.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2014 18:03:38 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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why not? why can't you completely dismiss the word of a confessed murderer? meh.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 09:42:52 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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In that her lawyers aren't treating her as insane, and can't just dismiss her out of hand. Neither can the state, apparently.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 12:50:00 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Ok, she's changed lawyers 11 times. That's because all her lawyers doubtless advised her that her defense is not going to fly, and she needs to mount an insanity defense--kind of too late to not admit to the actual killing... and I would assume she's repeatedly refused to allow the insanity defense, and has fired her lawyers instead.


[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 12:53:54 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So she isn't so insane that she can't fire her lawyers. Her lawyers are, apparently, unable to forcibly defend her. And the state apparently won't recognize that she's nuts (regardless of whatever evidence suggests it).

She's in the weird area between insanity and sanity, at least where she's playing around with the courts.

Now, if she were completely bat-shit crazy to the point of incoherency, I'm sure the state would forcibly defend her regardless of her will in the matter.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 13:13:04 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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she *might* have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, had she allowed it. down the path she is going, she can't possibly get less than a manslaughter conviction... (but if I were on the jury, I'd vote for a murder conviction)

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 14:05:20 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Still an edge case, no?

At what point are you so insane that you can't prevent yourself from being found "not guilty" by reason of insanity?

I know the law provides a hard rule for this, but she probably falls right on the edge of that rule. She's nuts... maybe even nuts enough that she should be put in an asylum rather than a jail... but she will probably simply be accused of murder and handed a sentence accordingly, regardless of her insanity... and likely because of her handling of the lawyers.

Just insane enough to screw up her case, but not insane enough to simply be committed.

(Either way, she's going to be put away for a long time, if not killed.)

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 15:54:50 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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This woman has the mentality of a Raskolnikov. She thought she /knows better/ so she had the power of life and death. If that's not criminal I don't know what is - so you've got to really look askance, at the least, at any application of the insanity defense in such a case - because it sends the wrong message.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 16:39:51 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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It's possible for people to be criminally insane. It doesn't mean they get a freebie... it just means that they can't really defend themselves.

As I said, either way, she's going to be put away for some time.

[#] Mon Sep 15 2014 17:16:21 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In the mean time, she's wasting time and money in the courts. If she murdered someone, she needs to be locked up. If she is so insane that she would murder her own child, she needs to be locked up.

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