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Old 12-18-2014, 03:13 PM   #2941
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Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. ...

... According to media reports on Thursday, Czornobaj stopped her car abruptly in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal when she saw the ducklings. The motorcycle behind Czornobaj's car then crashed into her vehicle, killing the 50-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his 16-year-old daughter. ...
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #2942
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...evidence too weak to produce a conviction.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:34 PM   #2943
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There are people right now sitting in prisons and even on death row who have been convicted on the flimsiest, sometimes entirely spurious evidence - but his confession and being in possession of the drugs is not enough evidence to proceed...
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:39 PM   #2944
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That's why you should be a cop.
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:28 AM   #2945
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There are people right now sitting in prisons and even on death row who have been convicted on the flimsiest, sometimes entirely spurious evidence - but his confession and being in possession of the drugs is not enough evidence to proceed...
Another angle on the shortcomings of the criminal justice system...

Six years on from the banking meltdown, hardly anyone has had his/her collar felt, although there doesn't seem to be any shortage of evidence.

I suppose that if enough people are to blame, no-one is responsible.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:28 PM   #2946
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Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

SYDNEY A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. ...

... The family was rescued Sunday after farmer Tom Wagner went searching and found them in the remote Expedition National Park. ...

He said the younger boy, Timothy, kept asking him if he had any eggs, ...
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:40 PM   #2947
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Whut? The kid likes eggs.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #2948
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Kid probably heard him say he was a farmer and thought farmers have chickens and eggs. And he was hungry and surely a farmer could spare some eggs. "Give a hungry boy some food, would you, Sir? A couple eggs? Surely you could spare some eggs."
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:53 PM   #2949
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Or was the kid delusional from dehydration/starvation and saw the farmer as a big chicken? I once saw something like that in a movie.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:00 PM   #2950
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I once saw something like that in a movie.
Sounds like something from Gilligan's Island
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #2951
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Was there a Gilligan's Island movie?
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #2952
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Or was the kid delusional from dehydration/starvation and saw the farmer as a big chicken? I once saw something like that in a movie.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:38 PM   #2953
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Was there a Gilligan's Island movie?
They were rescued. Went back to the island to create a luxury resort. Then hired some little guy to scream, "Da Plane! Da Plane!"

It's called a sequel.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:48 PM   #2954
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:37 PM   #2955
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Not a scape goat, but an escape goat:

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If the goat commits suicide, is it still a sacrifice?
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