Did she intend to? Not likely.
A woman in New Zealand has been found guilty of giving her three-month-old baby cannabis through her breast milk.
The 29-year-old mother had pleaded guilty in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.
She was charged with giving a controlled drug to a person under 18, after a police drugs raid on her house.
The Whanganui District Court said the actions of the woman, who has not been named, amounted to child abuse and gave her to a six month supervision order.
“Child abuse is family violence in these circumstances, and it is clear this baby and its mother needed help,” senior court official Andrew McDonald told the Wanganui Chronicle.
“People often believe drug-related activities are victimless, but it affects the people around them.”
The woman’s partner faced other charges relating to the police raid, said the paper.
I realize that ingestion of cannabis by very young children can no doubt be potentially harmful (a potential correlation between heavy pot use in males’ early teens and the onset of schizophrenia has been discovered), but is it really helpful to criminalize prenatal marijuana usage by an expectant or nursing mother?
They’d like to decide for themselves what crops they’ll plant. Fancy that.
Federated Farmers say farmers should have the right to decide if they want to use genetically modified technology.
The group wants Hawkes Bay to stop its charge towards becoming a GM-free food-producing region.
Federate Farmers said it should be left to the Government to deal with the issue on a national scale.
Vice-president William Rolleston said putting a blanket ban on GM organisms would be unfair to farmers, who should have the right to decide for themselves.
Source: New Zealand Herald. Read full article. (link)
Shitty idea, sodomite.
“Why does this turd have a face and fins? Oh, wait…”
A New Zealand man went to the emergency department last week to have an eel removed from his rectum.
The man, who has not been named, showed up at the Auckland City Hospital and had X-rays and a scan, which revealed the foreign body stuck inside of him, the New Zealand Herald reported.
“The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place,” a hospital source told the Herald. “Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have got stuck where they shouldn’t be before, but an eel has to be a first.”
Rectum? Damn near killed ‘im!
Richard Gere jokes abound, naturally, in the comments section; the best comment, though, was this one:
muchmorebeer•a day ago
When the moon hits your eye, Like a big pizza pie, That’s amoré…
When yer havin some fun with an eel up your bum, That’s a moray….
Either the signs are very weak, or Kiwi hos are very strong…
More than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months in one area of south Auckland, New Zealand, it is claimed.
The signs, bearing legally required notices such as parking restrictions, are thought to have cost ratepayers thousands of dollars to replace.
“Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles,” said Donna Lee, an elected member of the city council’s Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board.
“The poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them.
“Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people.”
We need more ‘us’ consciousness, like Churchill tried to inculcate. (HT: Publius)
His popularity on the other side of the Atlantic is appropriate, for he is perhaps the supreme Anglosphere politician – apostle, champion, exemplar and historian of English-speaking unity.
What makes the Anglosphere special? I’m taken with Mark Steyn’s observation that the list of countries on the right side in both the world wars and the cold war is short, but it contains the main English-speaking democracies. What made them all pile in? Was it linguistic solidarity, an identification with kith-and-kin? Yes, partly. But that’s not all it was. Those mighty struggles were not simply ethnic conflicts, bloodier versions of the Hutu-Tutsi wars. The Anglosphere peoples believed, because their institutions had taught them to believe, that individual liberty, limited government and the rule of law were worth preserving – with force of arms if necessary.
Anglo consciousness; an idea long overdue…