worry 090115

The senior Saudi Arabian cleric, the ol' grand mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, decreed that contrary to the critics of child marriage, it would be an injustice to prevent 10-yr-olds from enjoying the benefits of holy matrimony. Daily Mail (London)

Depression in Japan takes another step forward as Sega Toys Co. Ltd introduces a mechanical potted plant that nods appreciatively, such as when you're getting certain things off your chest to no one in particular. Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

Update: New Jersey child-welfare officials have removed three kids from that white supremacist home [NOTW Daily, 12-15-2008] (Miss Honszlynn Campbell, 1, Master Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, and Miss JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1). Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)

OMG—A California girl made the news last week when it got out that there were 14,528 text messages on her account one month (send and receive), but then yesterday, an F State 14-yr-old girl went deep, revealing 35,463 last June, which is roughly 74 per waking hour. Orlando Sentinel /// Orange County Register (California gal)
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Jan 15, 2009

Text Messages Announcing! One outfit over here promises a year's worth of text messages for only 10 Euros or about $13US.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/15/09 at 10:00 AM
Master Adolf Hitler Campbell
How better to deal with little Hitler than to just whisk him away to an undisclosed location? :roll:

Really though, why were the children taken away? Was it out of fear of the community, because the article even talks about how it wasn't because of abuse by the parents?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/15/09 at 10:24 AM
Child Brides: I'm really surprised that more pedo's don't convert.

Text messaging: I have unlimited texting but can't imagine doing this. My fingers would fall off.
Posted by AGFH on 01/15/09 at 11:14 AM
AGFH, I think that's because the younger generation has evolved. They have stronger (and faster) thumbs than those of us born before 1995.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/15/09 at 11:23 AM
Never mind fingers falling off from texting that much (which they most assuredly would) how do you find the time for that?!? Even speaking in their weird little highly abbreviated language that's still a lot of hours spent not paying attention in school - my parents would have kicked my ass.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/15/09 at 12:07 PM
Did anyone else get the Arab Lounge singles network as their ad?
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/15/09 at 12:40 PM
Maybe the white supremacist family can buy a potted empathy plant and get their ill-will off their chest. It does seem to indicate a tricky slope if the children have been taken way simply because of their parents personal beliefs. While I don't condone racism, I wonder where his could lead. In a predominantly Caholic community, could children be takenaway from Muslim parents because of the fear they may be exposed to ideologies fearful to the majority?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/15/09 at 12:47 PM
I think it's not so much the parents belief as they set their kids up to be pummeled on a daily basis in school with those names.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/15/09 at 12:58 PM
potted plant that nods appreciatively
I'd rather nod appreciatively at a pot plant.

Here...pass it around...cough...cough
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/15/09 at 01:08 PM
How much does it move when it nods? It is work taping an inflatable lady to the plant and talking a lot?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/15/09 at 01:11 PM
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/15/09 at 01:12 PM
I like your thinking Jules.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/15/09 at 01:13 PM
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