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   If a baby is born addicted to meth, and the mother refuses drug tests and says she wants nothing to do with the child, would you return the four-month-old to her custody upon her promise to take a two week drug awareness class?

11 Nov 2012 02:22 PM   |   7340 clicks   |   Inforum
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Elvis_Bogart    [TotalFark]  
Are you questioning the Government?

Who the hell do you think you are?

11 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
what_now    [TotalFark]  
You what is ruining the world? Gay people raising children.

11 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
quickdraw     
Yes I would if she had a proper support network.

11 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
what_now    [TotalFark]  

quickdraw: Yes I would if she had a proper support network.


So, if she lived in a different county?

11 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
Evenbiggerknickers     
Well, this story is going to have a happy ending.

11 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
jchic    [TotalFark]  
Seems like she's already quite aware of drugs.

11 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Nope, but I'm not in charge.

11 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
What could possibly go wrong?

11 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
Because People in power are Stupid     
Stop, collaborate and listen

11 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  
Turn the baby into a bong.

/Yes, I know that's now how meth works

11 Nov 2012 11:48 AM
Pud    [TotalFark]  
Sell the kid on Ebay, or Craig's list. it would be better off in the long run, and mom would have some extra money for more meth. It's a win / win situation.

11 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  
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11 Nov 2012 11:59 AM
Methadone Girls    [TotalFark]  
Nope. Next question

I'm totes going to pass this test.

11 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

Methadone Girls: Nope. Next question

I'm totes going to pass this test.


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11 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  
No, of course not. According to TFA, it's clear there has been a systematic breakdown of that particular tribal government's responsibilities, and it doesn't look like the BIA is capable of dealing with it. BIA has been plagued with serious problems ever since evangelical ministers were allowed to become federal agents back in the day. Its never really recovered or figured out how to get rid of the paternalism it was founded on so that it could become an effective cultural broker.

11 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
chuggernaught     
FARK NO.

11 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
Lochsteppe     
As a tech writing nerd, I'm kind of curious to try some of this Info Rum. I bet it tastes factual.

11 Nov 2012 02:27 PM
Prof. Frink     

Evenbiggerknickers: Well, this story is going to have a happy ending.


By which you mean "we'll be seeing her again on fark some day"?

11 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
signaljammer     
I think new parents should be given a stash of Preludin and cannabis by the state, maybe some methaqualone as well, and some paregoric for the tots. My two sons are now into nice careers with fungible college degrees. Stay-at-home dad. My secret: Permabuzzed.

11 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
no icon tact     
It was actually a 3 month course, she just knocked it out in 2 weeks.

/DRTFA

11 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
KrispyKritter     
Heavy drug or alcohol user? Addict or alcoholic? 1 free year of the drug/alcohol of your choice when you voluntarily submit to sterilization.

/no not top shelf brands wise guy. vodka is vodka in this case.

11 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
quickdraw     

what_now: quickdraw: Yes I would if she had a proper support network.

So, if she lived in a different county?


Whatever it took. Yes - I might expect her to move if she needed to. And I would help her do it.

11 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
Sim Tree    [TotalFark]  

Somacandra: No, of course not. According to TFA, it's clear there has been a systematic breakdown of that particular tribal government's responsibilities, and it doesn't look like the BIA is capable of dealing with it. BIA has been plagued with serious problems ever since evangelical ministers were allowed to become federal agents back in the day. Its never really recovered or figured out how to get rid of the paternalism it was founded on so that it could become an effective cultural broker.


This is the problem here. The government isn't allowed to pull custody of native children. This is because the last time such a thing was tried, it ended very very badly, indeed.

The tribal people are supposed to handle it, and they're not very good at it.

11 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Baltimore? *click* Oh Indians, haha. Same mess but less people.

11 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
signaljammer     
During the fifties, many moms were on amphetamines and martinis. . .

//This meth 'addiction' trope
//pharmacologists never usdta consider speed a drug of addiction

11 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
Verfall     
As a guy who just started working as a youth care worker in a group home system a year ago, it's oh so lovely to see that I'll always have a job thanks to things like this...

In one year I have more NSCSB than I'll ever need, don't even want to imagine what the folks who've been doing it for 20+ could tell me.

/when you walk into a 10 person group home, look around. The minority kids are usually just behavioral issues. They might try to punch you, but usually their harmless. The white kids though? They're farking crazy! Always fear the whiteys!

11 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
fisker    [TotalFark]  
NO.

I want to take the kid away from her and put the child into my custody so I can bastardize it.

11 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
Oznog     
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Well I... just don't understand it.

11 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  
It's really difficult to remove Indian children from their homes, thanks to the US government's illustrious history of snatching Indian babies to be raised by white people.

11 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  

11 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
mutterfark    [TotalFark]  
An ice ice baby?

/window seat, please

11 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
My mother works in a hospital and see this shiat all the time. The parents should be locked up.

11 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
LavenderWolf     
According to a certain sector of the Republican base, this is a perfect example of all Democratic party voters.

11 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
LavenderWolf     

Verfall: As a guy who just started working as a youth care worker in a group home system a year ago, it's oh so lovely to see that I'll always have a job thanks to things like this...

In one year I have more NSCSB than I'll ever need, don't even want to imagine what the folks who've been doing it for 20+ could tell me.

/when you walk into a 10 person group home, look around. The minority kids are usually just behavioral issues. They might try to punch you, but usually their harmless. The white kids though? They're farking crazy! Always fear the whiteys!


White kids are more likely to get adopted, so only the most unruly don't get adopted out.

/seems obvious
//probably wrong

11 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
bugmn99     
Are there any Indian reservations out there that aren't complete shiatholes?

11 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
D_Evans45     
I had a short affair with meth in my teens, and the old meth house I scored at was often crawling with gangsters and hoodrats. I remember I was waiting to be served one day and there was a bunch of them in the garage passing around the pipe. When it came to one of the hoodrats, I noticed she was pregnant, and even one of the other tweakers said something like "you really shouldnt be hitting the pipe." She said something like "fark that I hate that two timing motherfuhker so much, I just hate him" and proceeded to melt the dope in the pipe like it was 1999.

In words my old dealer would use, "man that shiat is just straight up f*cked on the most realest of levels, nomsayin?"

11 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
fisker    [TotalFark]  

LavenderWolf: Democratic party


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11 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
mccallcl     
If I had a meth baby in my apartment, I'd probably give it to anyone who would be willing to take it.

11 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
LavenderWolf     

fisker: LavenderWolf: Democratic party

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Whatever, pick the term you'd prefer. "Democrat" doesn't sound right. What's the preferred nomenclature, Walter?

11 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
The Gentleman Caller     
This ends with a stripper pole and restraining orders.

11 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
Give the child to another Indian family.

Problem solved

11 Nov 2012 03:01 PM
wedun     

LavenderWolf: fisker: LavenderWolf: Democratic party

[thelostclassics.com image 850x478]

Whatever, pick the term you'd prefer. "Democrat" doesn't sound right. What's the preferred nomenclature, Walter?


I call it the Democrat party the same way i refer to Judaism as the Jew Religion.

11 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
iheartscotch     

The Gentleman Caller: This ends with a stripper pole and restraining orders.


You say that like it's a bad thing.

11 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
TomD9938     

bugmn99: Are there any Indian reservations out there that aren't complete shiatholes?


Yes there are.

Stories about a tribal member agonizing over which model of black SUV to purchase (using cash) this year rarely make it to print.

11 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
LavenderWolf     

wedun: LavenderWolf: fisker: LavenderWolf: Democratic party

[thelostclassics.com image 850x478]

Whatever, pick the term you'd prefer. "Democrat" doesn't sound right. What's the preferred nomenclature, Walter?

I call it the Democrat party the same way i refer to Judaism as the Jew Religion.


Well, what we have here is an opportunity to learn.

What is the most accurate way to refer to the people who vote for the Democratic Party. Democratic voters? Democrat voters? Dems? Libs? Libtards?

11 Nov 2012 03:11 PM
hasty ambush     

LavenderWolf: According to a certain sector of the Republican base, this is a perfect example of all Democratic party voters.


It is also a perfect example of the government Democrats want to give us more of.

11 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
cabbyman     
They should just legalize meth and get all the taxes on it and fix the baby!

11 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  

bugmn99: Are there any Indian reservations out there that aren't complete shiatholes?


Some are actually pretty nice but a lot comes down to the people living on them. I went to school near one. If you lived on the rez and were a tribal member you got free housing, education, healthcare, and money. And if you wanted a job you could work at the casino. The problem is since everything was free a lot of members were simply happy living on the rez and waiting for their checks. My buddy taught school out there for awhile and said most of the kids could barely read much less cared about an education because as soon as they were 18 they were set for life and never had to actually learn anything as long as they stayed on the rez. So they didn't, they would just put in their time to make the parents happy and quit as soon as they would let them. Hell what kid would keep going knowing that as soon as they turned 18 they had that check coming every month. And a lot of them do spend it on booze and drugs.

Meanwhile the leadership was basically enriching themselves off the rest of the casino profits. But as long as the members were fat and happy they couldn't care less. Kind of sad to see but it's their land and government so if that is what they want who am i to care.

11 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
SevenizGud     
No, but then I'd bullet a bullet into both of them.

11 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
D_Evans45     

cabbyman: They should just legalize meth and get all the taxes on it and fix the baby!



Your sarcasm appears to mock it, but the legalize and rehabilitate model is actually the effective way to curb drug use. You stop paying people to lock your citizens into holes, and start trying to actually help and rehabilitate them, and by golly, people actually stop using.

Source: Forbes "Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal"

11 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
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