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Title: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: fermun on July 26, 2010, 05:00 pm
Depressing news, grotesque crimes, criminally negligent parents, etc. Not for people in power such as the news media or politicians destroying all hope.

Without further ado, here is today's link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/opinion/25sun1.html?_r=2&hp (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/opinion/25sun1.html?_r=2&hp)
A prisoner being released from Guantanamo was afraid he'd be tortured if transferred to his home country Algeria. He asked to either remain in Guantanamo or to let him seek asylum in Switzerland. Hours after the order to transfer him out of Guantanamo, before he could seek asylum, he was transferred. Shortly after his arrival, he disappeared.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Gudamor on July 26, 2010, 11:04 pm
That one at least had a happy ending.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 27, 2010, 12:33 am
The happy ending wasn't there when I posted it. DAMN YOU ALGERIA! I promise tomorrow there won't be a happy ending.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sev on July 27, 2010, 12:34 am
Yeah that one actually made me feel a bit fuzzy inside.the man's fears didn't come true and now he is free from Guantanamo everything is just dandy.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: laktose on July 27, 2010, 02:09 am
You ruined your own thread in the first post, fermun. Although I guess that's kind of depressing, so well done.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: The Iron Colonel on July 27, 2010, 07:15 am
Depressing? Hell, it's impressive. Good show!


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 27, 2010, 06:59 pm
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/072310dnmetstarved.a73c8c7.html (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/072310dnmetstarved.a73c8c7.html)

An 11 year old girl, and her 10 and 5 year old brothers were locked in a motel bathroom and systematically starved and beaten for months. The girl was also raped a number of times.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on July 27, 2010, 07:26 pm
He was sentenced to 99 years and a $20,000 fine. (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7127451.html) I suppose that's a reasonable sentence, but it's times like this I wish there was a way to incorporate total brutality into a punishment without the human rights repercussions.

I want this guy and the mother to be forced to feel pain and regret for what they did and I don't expect they will unless we get lucky and someone shanks them.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on July 28, 2010, 09:25 am
For what it's worth, sex offenders don't usually fare too well in prison.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 28, 2010, 09:29 am
Yeah, I've heard that sex offender's records are usually kept secret from the other inmates by the wardens to avoid having to deal with the inevitable mess that will become of them.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: The Iron Colonel on July 28, 2010, 11:23 am
That's a damn shame.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: The Iron Colonel on July 28, 2010, 02:49 pm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128799983&f=1002&sc=ce&sc=ce

Life insurers ripping off the families of deceased veterans. This isn't quite as horrible as the last couple stories, but it's more of a depressing story. The fact that a group of people does something so terrible somehow makes it worse.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 28, 2010, 05:20 pm
In some ways I find that kind of story more depressing, because rather than being perpetrated by a psychopath with some kind of mental disorder, it's being carried out by a business person who just wants money.  Fuck those guys.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 28, 2010, 10:08 pm
Israel has Bedouins who live in some parts and have lived there for who knows how long. They are Israeli citizens, and after WWI were given deeds to their lands, but Between 1948 and 1967, the new State of Israel imposed a military administration over Arabs of the region and designated  85% of the Negev "State Land." All Bedouin habitation on this newly-declared State Land was retroactively termed illegal and "unrecognized." Now that Negev lands the Bedouin had inhabited upwards of 500 years was designated State Land, the Bedouin were no longer able to fully engage in their sole means of self-subsistence – agriculture and grazing. The government then forcibly concentrated these Bedouin tribes into the Siyag triangle of Beersheba, Arad and Dimona. Today, at least 75,000 citizens live in 40 unrecognized villages. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negev#The_Bedouins_in_Israel_1948-present)

A village was destroyed yesterday because these people, who are Israeli citizens, are living on state land. Of course they do have the original deeds issued in 1919, but those mean nothing anymore.
http://english.aljazeera.net//news/middleeast/2010/07/201072774211397266.html (http://english.aljazeera.net//news/middleeast/2010/07/201072774211397266.html)
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/27/israel.bedouins.demolitions/index.html#fbid=bktqSwiudIA (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/27/israel.bedouins.demolitions/index.html#fbid=bktqSwiudIA)


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 29, 2010, 12:07 pm
Tim Phillips is a horrible human being. (http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/?p=12007)

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In 1998, now disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff hired Phillips’ firm to pressure members of Congress to vote against legislation that would have made the U.S. commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands subject to federal wage and worker safety laws. A federal report “found that Chinese women were subject to forced abortions and that women and children were subject to forced prostitution in the local sex-tourism industry.” Nonetheless, Phillips sent out mailers claiming Chinese workers “are exposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ” while on the islands, and many “are converted to the Christian faith and return to China with Bibles in hand.” The mailers then encouraged the recipients to contact lawmakers and ask them to oppose the Marianas labor reform legislation.

Holy shit.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 29, 2010, 05:49 pm
Conservative website politico has a story on Lindsey Graham, Republican senator from South Carolina wanting to introduce a constitutional amendment to only grant citizenship to natural born children of current citizens.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40395.html (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40395.html)


“I'm a practical guy, but when you go forward, I don't want 20 million more 20 years from now,” he said. “I want to be fair. I want to be humane. We need immigration policy, but it should be on our terms, not someone else's. I don't know how to fix it all. But I do know what makes people mad, that 12 million people came here, and there seems to be no system to deal with stopping 20 million 20 years from now.”


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chez San on July 30, 2010, 04:26 pm
While this is a good thread, almost none of these stories make me want to shave my legs.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on July 30, 2010, 10:04 pm
Legs? Shit, I shaved my balls for nothing.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 30, 2010, 11:51 pm
A fat French woman had 8 kids that she killed at birth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10816187 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10816187)


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 31, 2010, 11:11 pm
An article on racial disparities in the US prison-industrial complex.
http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=14289&news_iv_ctrl=1261 (http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=14289&news_iv_ctrl=1261)

The US imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other country in history, and does so in an extremely institutionally racist way. 1 in 31 American adults are in jail, in prison, or on parole. This percentage is significantly higher for black males. The number of prisoners and percentage of inmates per capita has been on an increase for the last 3 decades despite steady declines in number of crimes committed. Sentence lengths and recidivism rates are also on the rise.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Lukeington on July 31, 2010, 11:51 pm
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Although aboriginal persons make up 3.6% of Canada's population, they account for more than 20% of Canada's prison population.


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 01, 2010, 03:25 pm
A Florida cop Tasered a kid while chasing him on a bike, causing the kid to fall over. The cop was then unable to avoid running over the kid, killing him. The officer then possibly planted a gun on the body.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/death-of-teen-on-bike-shows-risks-of-expanded-use-of-tasers/1112106 (http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/death-of-teen-on-bike-shows-risks-of-expanded-use-of-tasers/1112106)


Title: Re: Draw a Warm Bath and Grab Your Razor, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Benny B on August 02, 2010, 12:57 pm
Why do I keep clicking on this thread?


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 02, 2010, 01:56 pm
Thanks for the new thread title, Benny B


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 02, 2010, 08:54 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html)
The legacy of our war on Terror wait no, uh... weapons of mass destruction shit... umm... the legacy of our last president wanted to go to war on a nation that had no connection to anything that we claimed it did.

and a special bonus article:
http://www.economist.com/node/16636027 (http://www.economist.com/node/16636027)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 02, 2010, 09:30 pm
Lady starves her two babies to death and neglects another boy, 2.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=262363


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 02, 2010, 09:31 pm
Oh wait that story is like 6 years old.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Verminator on August 03, 2010, 03:20 pm
Drunkpiano tries to contribute to a thread only to link to a six year old story. (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=494.msg10876#msg10876)

Tragic, truly tragic.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 03, 2010, 10:40 pm
420 stab Chinese schoolchildren every day. I don't give a fuck
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gbb3SvwJW0F1Te35LxNwJDk2UBnQD9HCDM903 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gbb3SvwJW0F1Te35LxNwJDk2UBnQD9HCDM903)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on August 03, 2010, 11:43 pm
A paralyzed woman dies of starvation after her mother dies unexpectedly.  (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Disabled-Woman-Starves-To-Death-Mother-Stephanie-Wolf-Dies-Leaving-Daughter-Helpless/Article/201008115676024?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_6&lid=ARTICLE_15676024_Disabled_Woman_Starves_To_Death%3A_Mother_Stephanie_Wolf_Dies_Leaving_Daughter_Helpless)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on August 04, 2010, 04:58 pm
What is this Chinese stabbing school kids thing all about? That's been happening an awful lot lately, and it's giving me not only the heebies, but also an awful lot of jeebies.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 04, 2010, 10:20 pm
http://www.gazette.com/articles/lynch-102495-monument-sims.html (http://www.gazette.com/articles/lynch-102495-monument-sims.html)
9 year old girl beaten nearly to death, left to linger 2 days, then buried alive.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on August 05, 2010, 03:13 am
Man gouges out grandmother's eyes; proceeds to eat her. (http://www.news.com.au/world/sergei-zhmaryov-allegedly-gouged-his-grandmothers-eyes-out-before-eating-her/story-e6frfkyi-1225901435721)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: elyseface on August 05, 2010, 05:19 pm
7 puppies die in the overheated cargo hold of a plane (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/05/national/main6744756.shtml)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 06, 2010, 01:09 am
The finance reform bill won't fix the stuff it was primarily meant to fix.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/188551 (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/188551)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: codespyder on August 06, 2010, 11:35 am
Wouldn't have been as depressing (although still depressing) had it not been sent to me by an acquaintance under the subject line "hahaha what an epic fail"

 7 Teens Drown in Louisiana  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100803/ap_on_re_us/us_teens_drown_louisiana)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 06, 2010, 12:05 pm
Pentagon to Troops: Taliban Can Read WikiLeaks, You Can’t (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/08/pentagon-to-troops-taliban-can-read-wikileaks-you-cant/)

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Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks web site, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. Members of that same military, however, are now banned from looking at those internal military documents. “Doing so would introduce potentially classified information on unclassified networks,” according to one directive issued by the armed forces.

That cry you hear? It’s common sense, writhing in pain.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on August 06, 2010, 12:51 pm
Wikileaks steals classified information, releases it to every single person on the planet, endangering god only knows how many informants, and the government moves to prevent the servicemen under it's command from accessing this dangerous, illegal site.

Yep, that's pretty unbelievable. Positively totalitarian.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 06, 2010, 01:47 pm
It's far less dangerous for the people who are in the employ of the military to view that info, though. In fact, I'd wager that if you were serving from 2004-09, you'd be worried as fuck that some insurgent is combing through your personal info right now, and would like some small measure of comfort beyond "move along, nothing to see here".


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Verminator on August 06, 2010, 03:50 pm
More babies murdered by their mother, this time in the Netherlands (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10897191)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 06, 2010, 05:18 pm
Little girl baked to death in bus after driver forgot she was on board. (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3084804/Girl-baked-to-death-in-bus.html)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on August 06, 2010, 05:51 pm
That is the worst one, drunkpiano. How could you show me this thing? Now I can't ever use a daycare service.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 06, 2010, 06:22 pm
Israel's Jerusalem Municipality said Thursday that tombstones razed by authorities a day earlier in a 12th-century Muslim cemetery were "built illegally with the aim to take over the plot."  (http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=305219)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on August 09, 2010, 02:04 pm
Murfreesboro, Tennessee residents hate Muslims. (http://abcnews.go.com/WN/murfreesboro-tennessee-mosque-plan-draws-criticism-residents/story?id=10956381)

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The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's plans call for a 52,000-sq. ft. facility that would include a pool, gym, and school in addition to a mosque. The center has had a facility in Murfreesboro since 1997, but says that with over 250 Islamic families in the community, it needs more space.

"It is not a huge mosque as they are saying," said Imam Ossama Bahloul. "This place is too small for us and we have to move."

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"I found out when the sign came up," said Murfreesboro resident Mark Walker, whose home is near the site of the proposed mosque. "We are fighting these people, for crying out loud, we should not be promoting this."

"They seem to be against everything I believe in, and so I don't want them necessarily in my neighborhood," said local resident Stan Whiteway.

http://loosetncanon.blogspot.com/2010/07/lou-ann-zelenik-murfreesboros-tea-klux.html

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"Everybody knows they are trying to kill us. People are really concerned about this. Somebody has to stand up and take this country back." -- Karen Harrell

"...we have a duty here at home to understand thoroughly the nature, the intent, the funding of any group that is being invited into our community under that general banner (of Islam)." -- Allen Jackson, pastor of World Outreach Church

"It is a genuine concern based on the fact that, while we believe and practice freedom of religion, experience has taught us that a segment of Muslims are very hostile toward anyone who is not a Muslim. Their Quran is very explicit about how they should treat infidels." -- Michael O'Bannon, senior minister at First United Methodist Church


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DiegoInglewood on August 10, 2010, 01:50 am
Turkish wedding groom shoots his guests with AK-47 (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/09/turkey.wedding.shooting/index.html?eref=rss_latest&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+Most+Recent%29)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on August 12, 2010, 12:02 pm
A rape victim is used as bait, is raped a second time. (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10211/1076338-455.stm)


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Doktor Puppykicker on August 12, 2010, 06:31 pm
This thread serves as a pretty decent reminder of why fermun has been banned from every forum I've ever joined at least twice.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 12, 2010, 08:19 pm
Why would you join a forum twice? Did you get banned the first time?


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on August 12, 2010, 11:24 pm
This thread serves as a pretty decent reminder of why fermun has been banned from every forum I've ever joined at least twice.

Is that how it works? But I like Fermun! Why would anyone want to ban him? I've known him for a while now, and que no es más que un perfecto caballero. Y además, él nunca ha hecho nada para ensuciar mi foro y hacer más trabajo para mí.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on August 13, 2010, 01:13 am
Driscoll has been banned.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on August 14, 2010, 10:29 pm
Boy lives in a bubble all his life, dies painfully at the age of 12. (http://www.shock4all.com/2010/06/life-in-bubble.html)

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His mother was able to touch his skin for the first and last time before he died


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Lukeington on August 14, 2010, 10:49 pm
that is the saddest thing I have ever read.

Wow.


Title: Re: Why Do You Keep Clicking on this Thread, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 19, 2010, 01:32 pm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38773838


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on August 19, 2010, 06:40 pm
Every morning I wake up and hate you a little more.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on August 19, 2010, 07:28 pm
I vote for banning Fermun.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on August 19, 2010, 08:00 pm
Every morning I wake up and hate you a little more.

Then how much do you think he hates himself for catering to your lust for depressing news?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 23, 2010, 04:13 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/anne-franks-chestnut-tree_n_691218.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on August 23, 2010, 09:12 pm
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/7949872/ou-est-le-swimming-pool-singer-charles-haddon-feared-he-had-crippled-girl


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on August 24, 2010, 05:45 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkSN65cJKOE


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 24, 2010, 05:55 am
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on August 24, 2010, 06:23 am
Oh fuck this thread. I'm out.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on August 24, 2010, 05:00 pm
That video is fucking awful and the comments don't help. Fuck humans.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 24, 2010, 10:57 pm
And now, a story about bunnies. (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/hopes-fade-for-rescuing-rabbits-trapped-by-flood/story-e6frea8c-1225909663952)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on August 24, 2010, 11:11 pm
Is that supposed to be depressing because the vermin aren't dead yet?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 24, 2010, 11:13 pm
It's depressing that someone thought this was newsworthy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on August 25, 2010, 10:53 am
Oh good, a thing that is horrible. (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/how-could-this-happen-hospital-blunder-turns-a-familys-joy-into-heartbreak-20100820-138xw.html) Not to be read if you are currently pregnant. Or, you know, have feelings.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: ulyssesdraco on August 25, 2010, 04:51 pm
Woman marries boyfriend in hospital day before dying of injuries suffered when she was run over by boyfriend's brother (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/08/woman_marries_boyfriend_in_hos.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 31, 2010, 07:56 pm
A true patriot defends his country from horrible oppressors (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/nov/16/israel2).

Only 54% of New Yorkers think that the constitution protects the right of Muslims to build a mosque (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-31/new-yorkers-say-9-11-concerns-eclipse-right-to-build-mosque-survey-finds.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on September 03, 2010, 08:34 pm
The thread should be titled "I am drinking whisky, oh fuck why did I click on this thread, where's my shotgun."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on September 04, 2010, 02:37 am
That little girl's needless death at the hands of a few soldiers gave me all the motivation I needed to find my razor blades and anti blood clotting agents again. Thanks, Israel!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on September 07, 2010, 06:54 pm
Honour killings are alive and well even today. (http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/the-crimewave-that-shames-the-world-2072201.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on September 08, 2010, 06:02 pm
Elderly man attending his daughter's wedding is beaten to death by three teenagers. Their motive? Impressing some girls. (http://www.azfamily.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/3-Va-teens-charged-in-fatal-beating-of-Tempe-man-102445004.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on September 09, 2010, 05:17 am
Welp, this is the last time I read this thread.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on September 11, 2010, 04:02 am
Church commission in Belgium turns up 508 cases of abuse over 5 decades (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/world/europe/11belgium.html?_r=2&ref=nf)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 11, 2010, 03:17 pm
Over 230,000 citizens over the age of 100 are unaccounted for in Japan (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0910/Hundreds-of-thousands-of-centenarians-go-missing-in-Japan)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 12, 2010, 05:43 pm
Man kills six in Kentucky after 'rage at wife's breakfast eggs' (http://www.news.com.au/world/man-kills-six-in-kentucky-after-rage-at-wifes-breakfast-eggs/story-e6frfkz0-1225919591206)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 12, 2010, 06:45 pm
(http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7924962538/5411656627/PROFILE/i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/05/04/OWW11_copy.JPG)?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on September 12, 2010, 10:22 pm
I mean seriously, that's like... eggs 101.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 13, 2010, 09:55 pm
An examination of jury verdicts over the past decade involving people charged for exposing others to toxic substances, has revealed that the more victims are involved in a case, the less harshly the perpetrator of the crime is penalized. (http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/fO30TA79KuM/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on September 14, 2010, 12:56 am
Quote from: some bystander
"I thought that was crazy. Really. I mean just because his eggs weren't hot?"

Shit, back in my day, when people brutally killed their family, neighbors, and themselves, in front of a 7 year old girl, at least they had a damn good reason for it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on September 14, 2010, 05:42 am
Double-decker bus hits low bridge, killing four (http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20100913_Horrifying_crash_of_bus_into_bridge_kills_4__dreams.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on September 14, 2010, 06:57 am
I will fight you Fermun.

http://www.pantagraph.com/app/blogs/main/?p=5426 (http://www.pantagraph.com/app/blogs/main/?p=5426)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 15, 2010, 01:54 am
Man accidentally runs over and kills best friend, commits suicide out of grief (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012885412_enumclaw14m.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on September 16, 2010, 05:33 am
Your powers are useless against me fermun

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/world_news_america/8999217.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/world_news_america/8999217.stm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: shrek on September 16, 2010, 01:25 pm
In the realm of Fermun misery is king,

Photos of gang-rape shared on facebook (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/09/15/bc-pitt-meadows-rave-assault.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Parcae on September 19, 2010, 08:50 am
I WILL BRING BALANCE TO THE FORCE

22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa see drop of over 25% in AIDS infection rate (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11347172)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on September 20, 2010, 07:14 am
High school quarterback throws second touchdown pass of the game, walks to the sideline, collapses, and dies (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39255624)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on September 21, 2010, 02:09 pm
If like me, you are a cold-hearted piece of shit, jaded to tales of human misery, but are still receptive to animal-based sadness, watch this video (http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/8404051.Readers_in_tears_at_video_of_dumped_Ginger/) all the way through.




Sorry.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mile Star on September 21, 2010, 02:33 pm
I know some of you heard about it, but for the rest of you - Girl throws puppies in river in video

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20015154-504083.html (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20015154-504083.html)

(Article in the link - No video)

Don't watch the video, especially not you, Burris.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on September 22, 2010, 01:38 am
Everything sucks. (http://www.news.com.au/national/orphan-baby-lucy-loses-her-brave-fight-on-day-of-parents-funeral/story-e6frfkvr-1225927924836)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on September 22, 2010, 02:09 am
:(


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on September 22, 2010, 02:24 am
That article failed to mention that the mother has five other children from a previous marriage. Cos, y'know, this wasn't terrible enough to begin with.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on September 23, 2010, 08:53 pm
"Tulsa Woman Arrested For Death Of Teen Injected With Meth." (http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=13197945)

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Heather Gaddis was arrested by a deputy U.S. Marshal Tuesday afternoon at a Tulsa motel.  Authorities say she is connected to the death of Linda Tucker, 15, on June 26, 2010.

Reports say Linda, her brother, her mom, 33-year-old Doris Rigsby and the mom's boyfriend, 30-year-old Jeffrrey Phillips, were all meth users. Her brother was even wearing an ankle monitor from a previous arrest.

They went to a family reunion at Lake Carl Blackwell near Stillwater and shot up meth. Linda wanted to be injected in the neck and was.

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Reports say she "began acting funny", "shaking", "saying she was cold,""talking like a child, not making any sense" and saying she couldn't breathe.

He says his mother and her boyfriend told him not to worry, they "had seen this a hundred times" and she "needed to ride it out."

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The report says Linda's brother took pictures of her while her body was contorting and she was struggling to breathe, to show her what she looked like when she was really high, but, was actually taking pictures of her dying.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on September 28, 2010, 05:24 pm
After coming out of the closet, and after years of being bullied, 13 year-old kills himself. (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7220896.html)

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Brown, his family said, was "bullied to death" — picked on for his small size, his religion and because he did not wear designer clothes and shoes. Kids also accused him of being gay, some of them performing mock gay acts on him in his physical education class, his mother and stepfather said.

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His most recent humiliation occurred the day before his suicide, when another student tripped Brown as he walked down a flight of stairs at the school, his parents said.

When Brown hit the stairway landing and went to retrieve his book bag, the other student kicked his books everywhere and kicked Brown down the remaining flight of stairs, the Truongs said.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mile Star on September 29, 2010, 01:55 am
Fuck this I'm not reading this thread anymore.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: shrek on October 01, 2010, 09:18 pm
21-year-old shot and killed, at a friend's memorial service, just as he was starting to turn his life around (http://www.tbd.com/articles/2010/09/jamal-coates-victim-in-u-street-shooting-a-gang-life-in-gentrified-d-c--15763.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 02, 2010, 01:13 am
Woman starved her seven children, leaving them with scabies and hypothermia. (http://www.news.com.au/national/adelaide-mother-jailed-for-starving-children/story-e6frfkvr-1225933004846)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Tim on October 04, 2010, 04:04 pm
It's pretty depressing that one can just go to the BBC news page and click through the regions for a few stories everyday. Here are three I just found today:

Student deep in debt murdered an elderly Devon couple for their money (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11469205)

A distinctly Dostoyevskean flavour to that.

Deputy head teacher who encouraged another man to rape a three-year-old girl has been jailed for seven years (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11464599)

A really disturbing exchange in this one:
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Hawley said it was a "pity" the others were not there "to help me play".
At the end of the abuse the disgraced teacher described the attack as "awesome".

Man stabbed his partner to death in front of their three-year-old daughter and threw her out of a second-floor window of a flat (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-11471948)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 06, 2010, 05:28 am
Woman drowns 8 cats in baby bath because she couldn't afford the phone call to get them rescued. (http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/2484587)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Gitro on October 06, 2010, 06:33 am
Firefighters let man's house burn down because he hadn't paid $75, his 3 dogs and cat trapped inside. (http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Firefighters-watch-as-home-burns-to-the-ground-104052668.html)

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The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late.  They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.

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It was only when a neighbor's field caught fire, a neighbor who had paid the county fire service fee, that the department responded. Gene Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception and save his home, the chief wouldn't.

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Friends and neighbors said it's a cruel and dangerous city policy but the Cranicks don't blame the firefighters themselves. They blame the people in charge.

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To give you an idea of just how intense the feelings got in this situation, soon after the fire department returned to the station, the Obion County Sheriff's Department said someone went there and assaulted one of the firefighters.

Glenn Beck (and everyone around him) is the worst person (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/05/beck-producer-mock-firefighters/).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 09, 2010, 04:13 am
Echidna blown up with fireworks, (http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/10/09/1225936/379242-pn-news-image-echidna.jpg) humans continue to be terrible

(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/10/09/1225936/379242-pn-news-image-echidna.jpg)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 09, 2010, 06:02 am
Your link links to the enchidna picture again and somehow that makes it worse, but oh god I don't want to read that story.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 09, 2010, 06:37 am
Well, don't click this then (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/echidna-blown-up-in-firework-cruelty/story-e6freuy9-1225936369337).

I just had to find it since it really does deserve to be here.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 09, 2010, 06:46 am
From reading this thread over the months, I had an idea. When people go to jail, they start costing society money, which hurts the economy. Instead, maybe we should let people carry on with their lives, but with a court ordered ass whooping, administered once daily, for the duration of the sentence.

In fact, the more I think about it, the more I'm sure it is a great idea. Or the worst idea. I'll have to think some more.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 09, 2010, 07:05 am
It's only the worst idea if you don't make it so that the ass-whooping is allocated like jury duty.

"I get to do what now?"
"Like the letter says sir, you need to be at the felons house at 9am on the 17th of March to deliver his 10 minute beating by hand. Here are your court-appointed beating-gloves so as you don't injure yourself during said time."
"What did they do to deserve this?"
"As the letter says, they shot a childs puppy and forced him to watch it die. Then fed it to him."
"That fucker is going down."
"Please be aware sir, there's a $20 fine if the felon dies during, or as a result of your beating."
"...I love this country. God bless President Driscoll."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 09, 2010, 06:40 pm
Brit disposes of live cockrel by throwing it in bin (http://www.newser.com/story/102447/live-chicken-tossed-out-with-the-trash.html), Voodootissue discovers his calling in life as murderer of animal abusers


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 09, 2010, 07:05 pm
Then you should do yourself a favor and not read this wikipedia article. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_culling)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 09, 2010, 07:43 pm
THERE WILL BE BLOOD


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 09, 2010, 09:25 pm
Counterpoint: they're fucking chickens, who gives a shit


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 09, 2010, 09:27 pm
Then you should do yourself a favor and not read this wikipedia article. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_culling)

Led me to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_sexer

As depressing as that article is, that title is awesome.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 09, 2010, 09:40 pm
I have a friend who worked as a chicken boner.  He could bone a chicken in under 40 seconds.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 09, 2010, 09:56 pm
Counterpoint: they're fucking chickens, who gives a shit

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:QNwUHB4z8pi5aM:http://www.salmonellablog.com/baby-chicks.jpg&t=1)
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Maceration, using a large high-speed grinder into which the chicks are fed.
(http://marketingroi.robinsonmaites.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/baby_chicks2_1.jpg)
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Cervical dislocation, manually induced dislocation of the spinal column from the skull.
(http://ann.learnpysanky.com/blog/2006-06-13chicks1.jpg)
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Gases or gas mixtures, often carbon dioxide is used to induce unconsciousness and then death.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on October 09, 2010, 10:03 pm
Oball is a scientist. He has no use for compassion or empathy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 09, 2010, 11:31 pm
That's not true, he's been known to occasionally siphon them off to fuel his fearsome Hategrinder.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 10, 2010, 12:14 am
Quote from: VoodooTissue
Maceration, using a large high-speed grinder into which the chicks are fed.

But you see, that's actually hilarious.  I keep imagining it set to Yakety Sax.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 10, 2010, 12:37 am
my god, you are more science than man


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 10, 2010, 12:42 am
I am really not here to debate about eating meat / not eating meat. But if you really think that throwing live chicks into a grinder is comedic then you have something seriously wrong with you.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 10, 2010, 01:09 am
My decision whether to laugh about chickens being thrown into a meat grinder is dependent upon whether said chickens are Jewish or not.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 10, 2010, 01:36 am
I was totally right! (http://tubedubber.com/#JJ--faib7to:ZnHmskwqCCQ:0:100:0:0:true)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 10, 2010, 01:52 am
Dang so oball fucking sucks


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 10, 2010, 01:54 am
Holy fucking shit oball that is objectively the worst fucking thing ever


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 10, 2010, 02:06 am
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oball/cryingchicken.jpg)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 10, 2010, 04:19 am
In keeping with the animal theme: Stolen male monkey found dead near zoo, heavily pregnant female monkey still missing. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/10/3034181.htm?section=justin)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on October 10, 2010, 06:11 am
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8102524/dying-girl-taunted-by-vengeful-family

:(


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 10, 2010, 06:27 am
I finally grew balls and read the echidna story. Fucking Woonona, I guess Wollongong hasn't changed much since I grew up there.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 10, 2010, 11:07 pm
Woman repeatedly tried to drug her daughter so that her boyfriend could impregnate her. (http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/10/shana_brown_drugged_her_daught.php)

Also, BSam's link is horrifying. It's like 4chan, but in real life.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on October 10, 2010, 11:15 pm
4chan is on the side of the girl, actually.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 10, 2010, 11:43 pm
Oh yeah, I knew that. I meant the whole "acting like a total sociopath towards a little girl" sounds like something 4chan would do. In fact, one of 4chan's most recent incidents (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/jessi-slaughter) pretty much ended with everyone celebrating over making a 13 year-old girl cry.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on October 10, 2010, 11:49 pm
Yes, everyone's aware that they're terrible people.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 11, 2010, 01:13 am
I love that 4chan's response was to make public the address of the girl's neighbours, even though that also identifies where the girl lives, you dipshits.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on October 11, 2010, 03:51 am
I was totally right! (http://tubedubber.com/#JJ--faib7to:ZnHmskwqCCQ:0:100:0:0:true)

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1408/1249751786222.jpg)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on October 12, 2010, 02:44 am
Oh shit. I traumatised nchammer. I'm not sure what happens now.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: elyseface on October 12, 2010, 12:43 pm
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8102524/dying-girl-taunted-by-vengeful-family

:(

I was coming here to post this story. Holy shit what a heinous woman. The extended video of her being a complete asshole is here (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/the_edge/dying-girl-taunted-by-neighbors-in-trenton). She has since apologized but after watching the video I don't believe that shit for a second.

By the way, this feud supposedly started because the Rose family did not respond quickly enough to a text asking if the neighbors were invited to a child's birthday party.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 13, 2010, 12:12 am
Oh shit. I traumatised nchammer. I'm not sure what happens now.

I will haunt you. It will be very annoying.

13-year-old girl dies after father beats her for refusing to say her prayers. (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2010/10/11/15652901.html)

Man drills holes through the shells of a turtle and tortoise and attaches handles to them because he is a retarded douchenozzle.  (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Handles+attached+turtle+tortoise+Delta/3660626/story.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mile Star on October 13, 2010, 07:54 am
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Man drills holes through the shells of a turtle and tortoise and attaches handles to them because he is a retarded douchenozzle.


What's the point of posting a story if it has a happy ending? Now I feel... fuzzy inside.

I hope you're happy!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 13, 2010, 09:33 pm
A hearing-impaired 10 year-old girl who beat cancer has been kidnapped (http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2010/oct/11/search-zahra-ar-451147/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: laktose on October 14, 2010, 01:35 am
Why do I keep clicking these links


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 14, 2010, 02:26 am
Man cleaning sewers becomes unhooked, sucked nearly 1 mile through 27 inch pipe, spends 90 minutes trapped in and possibly swallowing sewage (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101013/D9IQIAIO0.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 14, 2010, 02:36 am
That's probably the most uplifting thing in this entire thread, which in itself if astounding.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 14, 2010, 03:13 am
Don't worry, here's a blog post about animal cruelty (http://theculturalgutter.com/movies/is_milo_in_heaven_mommy.html) to tear you back down again.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 14, 2010, 06:21 am
Speaking of more animal cruelty.

Boy donates his over-grown pet turtle to a wildlife park only to watch it be eaten by an alligator (http://www.news.com.au/weird-true-freaky/boy-donates-pet-turtle-to-zoo-watches-it-be-eaten-alive-by-alligator-report/story-e6frflri-1225938504314).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: subbero on October 14, 2010, 07:57 am
OK so I found the last one kind of funny, especially the title.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 14, 2010, 08:09 am
Quote from: Distraught boy
Oh no alligator, let it go

Real funny.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 14, 2010, 08:19 am
Yeah I thought it was cartoonishly amusing as well.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mile Star on October 14, 2010, 09:32 am
if there were a video of the happening, I'm pretty sure Oball could fit Yakety Sax in it too.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: subbero on October 14, 2010, 11:22 am
? (http://tubedubber.com/#kxMLvh4Tb6g:ZnHmskwqCCQ:100:50:0:0:true)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 14, 2010, 06:37 pm
The closest I could get (http://www.tubedubber.com/#qqK07DFav8k:ZnHmskwqCCQ:20:100:5:0:true).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on October 17, 2010, 05:15 am
A woman in the midst of asthma attack was a dollar short of an inhaler. Despite offering to leave wallet and cell phone, so the woman's boyfriend could run home for the dollar, they were denied and had to call a friend. (http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/new_jersey/woman-couldnt-buy-inhaler-during-asthma-attack-20101014)

Hooray for corporate humanity. Hooray for communities where an ambulance costs a ton. Hooray for a nation which, until recently, could deny someone with asthma from paying for health insurance at any cost.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 17, 2010, 05:28 am
That one actually made me strangely happy, only because considering everything that has come before in this thread I was fully expecting the end of that story to be, "and then she died."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Driscoll on October 17, 2010, 06:51 am
Clearly this thread is going soft


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 17, 2010, 07:30 am
Mozambique boy mutilated for body parts (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/15/3039829.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 17, 2010, 09:18 am
Ah there we go, things are back to normal in this thread then.





Gah.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on October 17, 2010, 09:54 am
Hey guys, there is good news. The boy was found alive the next day and taken to hospital! That's good news, right? Right?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on October 17, 2010, 04:55 pm
Yeah but witches.

Witches are never good news.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 18, 2010, 12:29 am
Oh yeah it's real good news to know that there are people in this world that will cut off your dick and cut out your eyes while you're still alive. That makes it so much better.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on October 20, 2010, 01:39 am
Mother beats daughter to death (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/chinese-mother-beats-daughter-to-death/story-e6frfku0-1225941314354)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on October 20, 2010, 07:43 am
Oh (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11582844)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 20, 2010, 05:56 pm
High school cheerleader refuses to cheer for her rapist, is kicked off of cheer squad (http://womensrights.change.org/blog/view/high_school_cheerleader_kicked_off_squad_for_refusal_to_cheer_for_her_rapist#share_source=blog-top_fb)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on October 22, 2010, 05:34 pm
Newspaper in Uganda prints names and addresses of 100 homosexuals with headline: "Hang them" (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/19/ap/africa/main6972086.shtml)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 22, 2010, 05:55 pm
Teenager stomps on his girlfriend's infant because she was late coming back from an errand. (http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/cops-teen-admits-to-stomping-on-infant)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Daisho on October 25, 2010, 03:22 pm
Mother hit and killed by a stray bullet on the way to attend her kids' award ceremonies. (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-10-25/story/jacksonville-mom-killed-stray-bullet-while-driving-mass-and-kids-awards)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on October 26, 2010, 01:26 am
That is truly heartbreaking. It's just so pointlessly tragic.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 27, 2010, 06:34 pm
Woman Conceives Five Children While Cheating on Husband, Murders Babies to Keep Affair a Secret. (http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/10/michele_kalina_married_mom_cha.php)

That site is filled with depressing stories. You're welcome.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 28, 2010, 12:22 am
Student dies while film tower he is in topples during football practice. (http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/news/junior-declan-sullivan-dies-in-accident-1.1731506)

What's creepy is this image of his final tweets. (http://yfrog.com/mzpjftj)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on October 28, 2010, 02:01 am
What the fuck is wrong with you people

Why do you keep contributing to this thread


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 28, 2010, 02:11 am
Cause we're not penn state pussy boys


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on October 28, 2010, 02:30 am
Okay fair enough, but you're still a bunch of sick fucks


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 28, 2010, 04:01 am
Oh no Schroeder is being edgy again whatever will we do.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on October 28, 2010, 05:49 am
I am the edgiest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iaj6lApFuaY)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mile Star on October 28, 2010, 06:34 am
Is that supposed to be on my account?!




Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Rubbin Hood on October 28, 2010, 02:31 pm
Dog's legs cut off for 'stealing' (http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Dogs-legs-cut-off-for-stealing-20101028)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on October 28, 2010, 07:11 pm
That's a horrible story, but a particularly good post/avatar combo.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 28, 2010, 08:46 pm
Oh look at these kittens falling over like such silly little animals

Oh wait that's actually a serious paralytic condition almost never seen in cats

Oh dear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC_9aFuEkA


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on October 28, 2010, 10:10 pm
Damn it. I cannot watch that video without laughing at those kittens, and it makes me feel like a horrible person for laughing at them. Why does something so sad have to look so funny? Poor kittens.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 28, 2010, 11:31 pm
Just the one kitten, now - the black one apparently died of respiratory problems.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: elyseface on October 29, 2010, 12:15 am
Woman shakes her baby to death for interrupting her Farmville game. (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-10-27/story/jacksonville-mom-shakes-baby-interrupting-farmville-pleads-guilty-murder)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on October 29, 2010, 01:06 am
Talking about cats (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1316841/Housewife-drowned-cats-baby-bath-afford-phone-RSPCA.html)...


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 29, 2010, 02:51 am
Woman drowns 8 cats in baby bath because she couldn't afford the phone call to get them rescued. (http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/2484587)

We have been talking about them for a while. Still, what a depressing ass story.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on October 29, 2010, 06:48 am
Woman shakes her baby to death for interrupting her Farmville game. (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-10-27/story/jacksonville-mom-shakes-baby-interrupting-farmville-pleads-guilty-murder)

I was going to post that one. Link (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8115031/mum-kills-baby-over-facebook-game).

The one I read almost turns into an ad for the games company by the end of it. Horrible.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on November 06, 2010, 04:12 am
Oh look at these kittens falling over like such silly little animals

Sadness fixed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsqfutlAzJs


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 06, 2010, 11:01 pm
A baby koala is critically ill after being shot more than a dozen times in south-east Queensland. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/07/3059233.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 07, 2010, 09:35 am
d'aaaw. (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3162659.ece)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: tomroadrunner on November 07, 2010, 11:08 am
Oh god... You two have ruined my life. You have seriously destroyed it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: codespyder on November 07, 2010, 02:27 pm
Unfit parent throws 10-day old child into a washing machine; redefines the term "unfit parent". (http://www.ktul.com/Global/story.asp?S=13452303)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on November 07, 2010, 11:09 pm
Homophobic bus driver taunts 10 year old boy, and encourages kids to beat him up (http://www.365gay.com/news/school-bus-driver-charged-in-homophobic-attack-on-student)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BIG_STONE on November 08, 2010, 12:26 am
Jesus Christ spyder. I'm a pretty calloused bastard, but that made me sick to my stomach.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 15, 2010, 10:20 am
Kids these days, they just don't respect their elders like they used to. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/15/3065994.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on November 17, 2010, 09:05 pm
Friend shoves bride-to-be into pool at bachelorette party. Bride-to-be is now paralyzed from the chest down and cannot marry her fiance because she will lose her Medicaid insurance.  (http://abcnews.go.com/US/bride-paralyzed-freak-bachelorette-party-accident/story?id=12163284&page=1)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 18, 2010, 07:14 am
Afghan hero dog put down by mistake (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/18/3069896.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Kybard on November 18, 2010, 04:41 pm
15-year-old victim of gang-rape charged with statutory rape (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11787895)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Schroeder on November 18, 2010, 06:10 pm
What the fuck.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: laktose on November 19, 2010, 02:12 am
I keep reading this goddamn thread even though I know I shouldn't.

Also, this: "The alleged rape happened earlier this month in a school east of Johannesburg in front of other pupils who filmed the incident on their phones.

Prosecutors said rape charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence."

Uh...


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 19, 2010, 03:36 am
I have a confession to make that is, in and of itself, more depressing than many of the links here: When I saw the story in the paper, I considered linking it here but decided not to because that sort of stuff happens so often here, I didn't consider it newsworthy.

I think I need to leave this place. It's turning me into a horrible human being.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 19, 2010, 01:11 pm
2,000 dead foetuses found in Thai temple (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/19/3071799.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on November 19, 2010, 04:58 pm
Jesus christ


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: elyseface on November 20, 2010, 12:27 am
Is this some kind of fucking epidemic (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/11/18/2010-11-18_englishman_gets_life_in_prison_for_brutally_beating_baby_who_interupted_his_vide.html?r=news)? Jesus Christ. Stop taking your rage out on BABIES, you cocks.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on November 21, 2010, 01:17 am
Quote
"You caused injuries to her brain, face, arms and legs with a combination of punches, slaps and, bordering on the sadistic, pinches," Goldstone said to Alcock.

"You broke her brain, face, arms and legs with a combination of punches and slaps, yes, but pinches? Pinches? You pinched a baby? You fucking cunt. This I cannot abide."

::jail::


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Melancholic Goat on November 21, 2010, 04:01 am
Dude, pinches can hurt.

For real.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 21, 2010, 09:11 am
ROLL UP PUNTERS! IT'S ALL DEAD BABY WEEK  ALL THE TIME HERE ON THE MOUNTAIN! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-11805457)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on November 22, 2010, 08:49 am
Old, but still totally depressing:

David Yost (the original blue Power Ranger) left the show because he was constantly being treated like shit for being gay and was worried he might commit suicide, then had a nervous breakdown after two years of trying to "pray the gay away." (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/08/26/original-power-ranger-harassed-gay/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on November 22, 2010, 08:57 am
Oh silly me, I forgot about dead baby week.

Man gets into argument with his girlfriend, slams her 3-month-old baby into the concrete ground before throwing him 25 feet into the street. (http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/11/quindell_sherman_this_guys_got.php)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 22, 2010, 09:11 am
Dead baby week sucks.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8167653/accused-driver-thought-he-drove-on-rubbish


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 27, 2010, 12:37 am
More than a third of South African men in a new survey admitted to committing rape at some point in their lives, the study's authors say. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/27/3078111.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on November 29, 2010, 05:59 am
I don't know what's more depressing - the idea that the figure might be true, or that it's possible South African men feel the need to say they've raped someone when they haven't for some sort of prestige.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on November 29, 2010, 06:16 am
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8172179/us-boys-missing-after-father-attempts-suicide

US police are searching for three brothers who have not been seen since Friday when their father attempted to commit suicide.

John Skelton, 39, told police he left his three boys with Joann Taylor, a woman he met online, so they would not be with him during his suicide attempt.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 29, 2010, 12:11 pm
Rising rate of obese mothers forces doctors to break babies' bones for safe delivery (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/rising-rate-of-obese-mothers-forces-doctors-to-break-babies-bones-for-safe-delivery/story-e6frf7l6-1225962996004)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 30, 2010, 06:09 am
Holy fuck. That really is depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on November 30, 2010, 07:10 am
I grew up in this town.

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/11/30/man-marrys-dog-city-first-toowoomba/

"Mr Guiso said as a "religious guy", he could no longer take the guilt of living with Honey out of wedlock."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 30, 2010, 07:44 am
There's probably a dog knot joke in there somewhere, but I'm too busy trying to ease my face out of a horrified rictus.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on November 30, 2010, 10:45 am
Quote
"She didn’t say anything so I took that as a yes."

Huh.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on November 30, 2010, 11:09 pm
And that's how rape was invented.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on December 01, 2010, 08:00 am
lol raep


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on December 09, 2010, 09:34 pm
Man goes for "Multi-Tasking Evil Shitbag of the Year" award by raping 10-year-old girl while simultaneously driving drunk. (http://www.news.com.au/national/man-ordered-to-pay-18750-compensation-to-rape-victim/story-e6frfkvr-1225968813323)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 14, 2010, 10:15 am
Chinese police are hunting a factory boss who enslaved mentally disabled people, forcing them to work long hours without pay and beating them if they tried to escape (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/14/3093276.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on December 14, 2010, 07:19 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022701549.html?sid=ST2009030602446

I found it hard to get through the whole article.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on December 14, 2010, 10:57 pm
Hell, I didn't even try to get past the title.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on December 15, 2010, 12:32 am
Man, that was a hell of a thing but also sort of hopeful at the same time


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on December 15, 2010, 12:53 am
I found it hard to get through the whole article.

Well, at least they opened it with fat jokes to lighten the mood.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: tomroadrunner on December 15, 2010, 01:40 am
I read every damn link on this page, and I just don't even know what to say about any of it.

I actually got kind of dizzy and nauseous while reading the "pedophilia+dui" article. This is the most terrible thread ever.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hamburdracula on December 15, 2010, 02:25 am
Maybe I can lighten the mood with a story about a puppy? (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/13/dog-found-point-loma-was-stabbed-more-50-times/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on December 15, 2010, 05:34 pm
50 times? 50 times?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sev on December 15, 2010, 07:48 pm
Why? why would someone do that to a group of animals that are so hopelessly loyal and full of love?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on December 15, 2010, 08:35 pm
Why 50 times?

Why in the dog?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on December 17, 2010, 10:41 pm
Dead baby found in donation box (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40725795/ns/us_news-life/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 23, 2010, 07:02 am
Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 2,500 people across the country, officials said. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/23/3100522.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sev on December 23, 2010, 10:17 pm
You would think that someone who was spreading cholera would be... you know... dead of cholera.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on December 30, 2010, 06:53 am
Falling tree instantly kills old lady who was reading a bedtime story to her 7-year-old granddaughter (http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/29/california.floods.cleanup/index.html?hpt=T2)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on December 31, 2010, 12:52 am
Man steals Gameboy and several games from the casket of a deceased 17 year-old during the latter's wake. (http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x413850393/Police-Man-stole-from-boy-s-casket)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on January 04, 2011, 08:51 am
That's terrible, but:

Quote
Bradley McCombs Jr. – who also was known by the nicknames “Boog” and “Ham” – was remembered as a football player and a member of Future Farmers of America. His hobbies included playing video games, collecting mythical creatures, drawing and hunting.

I'm sure they meant "figurines of" but I can't help but picture this kid hunting a cockatrice.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Parcae on January 04, 2011, 03:59 pm
I thought that they were trying to come up with an epitaph-appropriate way to say "obsessed with Pokemon."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on January 05, 2011, 10:37 am
Three-year-old boy spends Christmas home alone with dead mother he thought was sleeping. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343948/Boy-3-spends-Christmas-home-dead-mother-thought-sleeping.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on January 06, 2011, 03:00 pm
Here's a cat trying to revive it's dying best friend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTIElO2zdvY


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on January 06, 2011, 07:03 pm
Oh jesus christ, I had to turn that off after 6 seconds. SO. SAD.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on January 07, 2011, 02:47 am
I think I am going to just go curl up in bed now.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on January 07, 2011, 06:09 am
I made it 50 seconds in and then I closed it, ready to bawl my eyes out.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on January 07, 2011, 08:50 am
A 13 year old girl was hit by a car as she crossed the street. The girl is now in a coma. As the girl was being taken from her room to the operating room, a police officer arrived to hand the mother a ticket for jaywalking and told her that the girl must appear in court on March 6th.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/06/2011-01-06_takara_davis_13yearold_girl_in_coma_gets_jaywalking_ticket_at_hospital.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on January 09, 2011, 01:05 am
I'm assuming most of you have heard by now that an Arizona congresswoman and a bunch of other people were shot (http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764367/congresswoman-shot-in-arizona) earlier today. One of the people  (http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/08/20110108arizona-congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords-shooting-victims-brk08-ON.html)who died was a 9 year-old girl who had just been elected to the student council at her school.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 10, 2011, 09:55 am
The Pope doesn't want kids to learn about safe sex. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/11/3110101.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on January 10, 2011, 03:37 pm
The Pope being a backwards tossrag is hardly news.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 10, 2011, 10:31 pm
But he is always finding newer, more efficient ways of expressing this. It's like a science to him.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on January 12, 2011, 10:18 am
From the Toowoomba floods: A 13 year-old boy tells a truck driver trying to save him to save his younger brother first. After the driver saves the brother, the boy and his mom get swept away and drown. (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/teenager-swept-away-after-saving-his-brother-from-toowoomba-floods/story-fn7kabp3-1225986169850)

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Mr Tyson said the family were originally going to have a birthday dinner for him last night.

"I would never know what it was but she would make sure (she would cook) something I'd like to eat.

"At the end of the day I guess it's just the worst birthday I've ever had in my life.''


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on January 12, 2011, 04:35 pm
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/horror-at-mass-underwater-grave-in-grantham-lockyer-valley/story-fn7ik2te-1225986749966

No idea what the official death toll will end up being, but the Toowoomba morgue has had to be expanded twice to deal with the influx. Toowoomba's a pretty grim place to be right now, even in the unaffected areas. Things are starting to recede a bit, but the CBD is still an unnavigable disaster.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on January 17, 2011, 12:51 am
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/15/5850433-a-dog-takes-its-loyalty-to-the-grave-in-brazil


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on January 17, 2011, 04:29 am
The flooding stories made me cry. Wow.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 18, 2011, 10:06 am
A Laotian man has told police he murdered his pregnant wife with an axe because he wanted the fetus to make a lucky charm which might help him win the lottery (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/18/3115943.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on January 19, 2011, 09:11 am
This letter (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110118/ap_on_re_eu/eu_ireland_catholic_abuse) just surfaced. It's from the Vatican, actively discouraging Irish clerics from reporting child abuse to the authorities.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Benny B on January 19, 2011, 04:49 pm
Illegal abortion doctor kills at least 7 live babies with scissors, as well as 2 mothers. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110119/ap_on_re_us/us_abortion_clinic_investigation)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on January 20, 2011, 05:37 am
Kitten's ears snipped off (http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/01/20/201221_todays-news.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on January 21, 2011, 10:40 pm
"A fatal hit-and-run in Hawthorne left one man dead, a good Samaritan injured by another car when she attempted to help, and the motorist who stopped to check on her after allegedly striking her beaten and robbed by a mob of bystanders." (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/01/hit-and-run-accident-devolves-into-vigilante-beating.html)

The lesson here: don't live in Los Angeles.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DiegoInglewood on January 22, 2011, 12:03 pm
On their way to his wife's funeral, a man's two step-children are killed in a car accident. (http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-one-killed-in-montgomery-count-01202011,0,6553707.story)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on January 25, 2011, 11:44 pm
Woman hangs dog for chewing on Bible. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/26/3122193.htm?section=world)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 28, 2011, 10:09 am
A Brazilian man has been arrested on suspicion of keeping his wife locked in a squalid basement for 16 years while he lived with another woman in the same house. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/28/3123856.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on January 31, 2011, 09:23 am
Vietnamese reporter set on fire while he slept for investigating governmental corruption (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12319032)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on January 31, 2011, 11:50 pm
A man murders 100 sled dogs using a shotgun and knife in holy shit fuck I live in this city fuck (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/tourism-whistler-suspends-reservations-over-post-olympic-sled-dog-cull/article1888742/page1/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on February 01, 2011, 06:12 pm
Oh my god the descriptions of how he killed some of the dogs what the fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 08, 2011, 09:18 am
Underage girls could be charged as an accessory to their own rape because of a legal loophole. (http://www.news.com.au/national/underage-rape-victims-may-face-charges-under-legal-loophole/story-e6frfkvr-1226002489351)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on February 08, 2011, 06:59 pm
Pregnant woman accidentally receives abortion drug, instead of her prescribed antibiotic. (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/02/08/Error-gives-pregnant-woman-abortion-pill/UPI-49811297176696/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on February 10, 2011, 11:20 pm
Girl drops dead from rare heart condition after first kiss (http://www.news.com.au/world/shy-girl-drops-dead-after-first-kiss/story-e6frfkz9-1226004447026)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on February 20, 2011, 04:39 pm
Soldier beats child into a coma for deleting his computer games. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358742/Ex-soldier-Rocky-Donadio-punched-boy-8-coma-Xbox-game.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 20, 2011, 07:45 pm
...John Cheese?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 22, 2011, 12:31 am
Mutilated dog found in kindergarten (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/22/3145696.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 22, 2011, 12:44 am
In keeping with the animal theme: Stolen male monkey found dead near zoo, heavily pregnant female monkey still missing. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/10/3034181.htm?section=justin)

It's okay guys you can stop looking because they found it. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/21/3144427.htm)

It's not pregnant any more and was originally mistaken for a different stolen monkey, but this is still a plus, right?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on February 23, 2011, 04:22 am
A dead baby is found at a School (http://abcnews.go.com/International/troubles-oprah-winfreys-school-south-africa/story?id=12950275)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on February 25, 2011, 05:45 pm

It's okay guys you can stop looking because they found it. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/21/3144427.htm)

It's not pregnant any more and was originally mistaken for a different stolen monkey, but this is still a plus, right?

Well, the baby's dead so we can be depressed about that.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sev on February 26, 2011, 01:03 am
Yeah, seriously HyperGalvin. Only wet blankets in here please.

we don't need your "party starter" attitude in the thread where we go to feel shitty about everything.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on February 27, 2011, 01:40 pm
"Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/27/AR2011022700988.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 04, 2011, 02:37 pm
Teen makes last-minute, tie-breaking shot in basketball game to finish off his team's undefeated regular season, falls dead (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/03/04/michigan.basketball.death/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 04, 2011, 10:23 pm
There's a movie in that.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on March 04, 2011, 11:02 pm
Michael Cera. I'm calling it right now.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on March 05, 2011, 12:48 am
 An innocent man serves 29 years in prison on account of child rape. (http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/03/innocent-man-serves.html)


Here is his story. (http://www.esquire.com/features/ray-towler-profile-0311)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on March 05, 2011, 09:33 pm
A notorious cult leader was killed in prison last month (http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110227/cult-leader-roch-theriault-killed-prison-110227/).

That's not so distressing in itself, but the description of life with him before he was jailed (http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1300501) is.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 08, 2011, 12:51 am
How do you stop an arranged marriage?By raping the bride-to-be (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/08/3158198.htm), of course.

Happy International Womens' Day, everyone.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on March 08, 2011, 06:04 pm
11-year-old girl is sexually assaulted by multiple assailants; attack is recorded and distributed amongst other people (http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/08/texas.assault.arrests/index.html)

Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Daisho on March 10, 2011, 04:58 pm
What better way than to enjoy the evening as a couple than pizza and a movie?  You know, right after the quality time spent viciously beating your 3 old to death for wetting his pants. (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20039299-504083.html)

Viciously, not viscously, unless they did it while in a tub of irish stew or something - K


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on March 13, 2011, 11:13 am
Woman is forced to to carry non-viable pregnancy due to an anti-abortion law, has to watch her baby die. (http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/health/2011/03/neb-mom-carried-non-viable-pregnancy-due-law)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on March 22, 2011, 06:25 am
"It was like something was really wrong — but you know, I didn't want to get involved." (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8227011/body-discovered-in-wheelie-bin-in-bathroom)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on March 23, 2011, 08:26 am
Jesus, what the fuck is wrong with that guy. It kind of reminds me of this documentary/tv show (http://www.tvcentral.com.au/2010/11/23/would-you-save-a-stranger/). If you get the chance to check it out, I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on March 24, 2011, 01:48 pm
This belongs here. Via drunkpiano:

Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox (http://www.newser.com/story/114836/mom-gives-daughter-8-botox.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on March 24, 2011, 04:55 pm
Quote
Little Britney Campbell, a frequent beauty pageant contestant, says she no longer "cries that much" during the injections, and she's looking foward to a "boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star

What. The. Fuck.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on March 25, 2011, 05:22 pm
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Mom Gives Daughter, EIGHT, Botox.

Quote
She also arranges body waxes for her girl.

As soon as I think of the word "puberty" I really want to forget I ever read any of this.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nameinuse2 on April 02, 2011, 05:33 am
Pregnant woman with a major depressive disorder attempts suicide, rescued in time and survives.  Delivers 6 week premature baby via C-section 6 days later, who soon dies.  Mother is charged with murder and attempted feticide (http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/pregnant-women-need-support-not-prison)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 07, 2011, 12:10 am
Autistic boy wakes dad up to tell him that the house is on fire, only to die in after becoming separated from his family. (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/04/06/exp.pn.boy.saves.family.hln?hpt=C2)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Daisho on April 07, 2011, 02:54 pm
Gunman in Brazil kills 11 schoolchildren before killing himself. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374484/Rio-Janeiro-school-shooting-Eleven-killed-gunman-opens-turning-weapon-himself.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on April 08, 2011, 12:45 am
This doesn't really contend with most of the others in this thread, but I still feel it has a place here. Nearly half of Mississippi Republicans think interracial marriage should be illegal. (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/nearly-of-mississippi-republicans-think-interracial-marriage-should-be-illegal.php?ref=fpb)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 09, 2011, 07:20 am
Claims Bahrain forces beat hospitalised protesters (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/08/3186389.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: 88FingersLouie on April 10, 2011, 01:08 pm
Teen dies in car accident on road named after his dad. (http://www.jsyk.com/2011/04/08/teen-dies-in-car-accident-on-road-named-after-his-dad/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 10, 2011, 05:57 pm
From the Toowoomba floods: A 13 year-old boy tells a truck driver trying to save him to save his younger brother first. After the driver saves the brother, the boy and his mom get swept away and drown. (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/teenager-swept-away-after-saving-his-brother-from-toowoomba-floods/story-fn7kabp3-1225986169850)

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Mr Tyson said the family were originally going to have a birthday dinner for him last night.

"I would never know what it was but she would make sure (she would cook) something I'd like to eat.

"At the end of the day I guess it's just the worst birthday I've ever had in my life.''

What became of that younger brother? Well, he had to skip town for fear of being murdered. (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/jordan-rices-brother-bashed-by-thugs-in-toowoomba/story-fn7x8me2-1226036247847)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on April 11, 2011, 03:09 am
I misread part of that as, "he jumped his scooter over the high fence," realized what actually happened and got all sad again.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 17, 2011, 07:05 pm
Depressed man eats his own finger (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/16/3193521.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on April 26, 2011, 09:10 pm
Man is sent to prison for 18 years, is on death row for 14 of them  for a crime he never committed after evidence the prosecution hid surfaces. Man sues prosecutors, gets dicked in the face. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/opinion/10thompson.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Bettytron on April 27, 2011, 07:31 am
Ooh, I can do you one better (worse):
Man is convicted of arson and homicide of his daughters, and spends 12 years in prison, awaiting the death penalty. While he's in prison, scientific evidence surfaces that demonstrated there was no proof that the fire was set intentionally, but his appeal is denied, and he's executed. (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/07/090907fa_fact_grann)
(This is a long piece but seriously worth reading.)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on April 27, 2011, 11:45 am
God damn it, Betty.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on April 27, 2011, 02:11 pm
Man, fuck Texas forever.  Seriously, fuck Texas.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Thicket on April 27, 2011, 03:58 pm
I just finished reading this book (http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Execution-David-R-Dow/dp/0446562068) and it is chock full of stories like that.

edit: fixed your ugly bbcode


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Thicket on April 27, 2011, 04:01 pm
Fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on April 27, 2011, 07:10 pm
Fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 27, 2011, 08:25 pm
Texas


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on April 27, 2011, 10:29 pm
Johnson & Johnson, which holds patents on three key new HIV drugs desperately needed throughout the developing world, has so far refused to license these patents to the Medicines Patent Pool. The Pool has been set up to increase access to more affordable versions of HIV drugs, including fixed-dose combinations that include multiple medicines in one pill, and to develop much-needed pediatric HIV drugs.The Pool would license patents on HIV drugs to other manufacturers and the resulting competition would dramatically reduce prices, making them much more affordable in the developing world. However, since the Pool is voluntary it will only work if patent holders like Johnson & Johnson choose to participate.  (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/press/release.cfm?id=5209&cat=press-release&v=2)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on May 03, 2011, 11:49 pm
Woman becomes pregnant, gives birth, smothers baby. Then it happens again, repeatedly. (http://www.news.com.au/world/mum-convicted-of-killing-four-newborns/story-e6frfkyi-1226049619773)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hamburdracula on May 04, 2011, 09:09 pm
Father Updated Facebook Before He Stabbed His Two Year Old Daughter to Death (http://gizmodo.com/#!5798659/father-updated-facebook-before-he-stabbed-his-two-year-old-daughter-to-death)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on May 05, 2011, 07:49 am
I have never been as sad from reading anything online as I am now.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on May 06, 2011, 02:44 am
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tattoo_assault

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DEL CITY, Okla. – Two men and two women are accused of pinning down a man who has learning disabilities, tattooing the word "RAPEST" on his forehead and shocking his genitals with a stun gun before beating him unconscious with a baseball bat, police said Wednesday.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on May 06, 2011, 03:36 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cheerleader-must-compensate-school-that-told-her-to-clap-rapist-2278522.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cheerleader-must-compensate-school-that-told-her-to-clap-rapist-2278522.html)

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A teenage girl who was dropped from her high school's cheerleading squad after refusing to chant the name of a basketball player who had sexually assaulted her must pay compensation of $45,000 (£27,300) after losing a legal challenge against the decision.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 06, 2011, 03:58 pm
I've said it before and I'll say it again: fuck Texas.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Finlander on May 08, 2011, 08:47 am
No man, you get all sorts of diseases from that.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on May 08, 2011, 04:10 pm
Malnourished child is discovered inside a cage, eating her own skin. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_virginia_girl_found_eating_herself_in_cage_in_mobile_home_parents_brian_and_shan.html?obref=obinsite)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: boron on May 08, 2011, 05:09 pm
Ok, that'll do it. I'm out


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on May 08, 2011, 05:16 pm
yeah that's it

i quit


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on May 08, 2011, 05:50 pm
Sorry guys. Here's some horrible news that doesn't involve anyone dying though, if that makes you feel better.

Man sentenced to life in prison for his 4th repeat offence: selling weed. (http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/05/fourth_marijuana_conviction_ge.html#incart_hbx)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: JMD on May 09, 2011, 02:11 am
I know I' m late on nthe rapist story but FUCK TEXAS YOU REDNECK MISOGYNISTIC PIECES OF SHIT


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: laktose on May 09, 2011, 03:43 am
Malnourished child is discovered inside a cage, eating her own skin. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_virginia_girl_found_eating_herself_in_cage_in_mobile_home_parents_brian_and_shan.html?obref=obinsite)

This thread is over. Congratulations, Logical Penguin.

Jerk.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on May 09, 2011, 06:28 am
Malnourished child is discovered inside a cage, eating her own skin. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_virginia_girl_found_eating_herself_in_cage_in_mobile_home_parents_brian_and_shan.html?obref=obinsite)

...

Pack it in, guys.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 09, 2011, 07:06 am
The page won't load for me. HAHA! I win this round internet!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 09, 2011, 08:52 am
... It loaded. Goddamn.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Raconteur on May 09, 2011, 11:58 am
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"He was really a nice guy," Brian Gore's ex-girlfriend, Sandy, told WTKR 3 News in Norfolk. "He went to church and everything."

Yep, real nice guy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 11, 2011, 11:12 am
More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/11/3213864.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on May 14, 2011, 09:09 pm
Woman loses custody of kids to her abusive exhusband because she has cancer (http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/losing-custody-because-she-has-cancer/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Tim on May 17, 2011, 01:03 pm
Eight-year-old girl from San Francisco taken into care after mother injected her with Botox. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13423966)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on May 17, 2011, 01:40 pm
Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox (http://www.newser.com/story/114836/mom-gives-daughter-8-botox.html)

It only took them two months to figure out that this woman shouldn't be a mother.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Logical Penguin on May 17, 2011, 04:30 pm
That's good though, right?

...right?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on May 17, 2011, 09:42 pm
Student makes up story about teacher raping her because he disciplined her, completely fucking up his life long after he's cleared of any wrongdoing. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-teacher-sean-lanigan-still-suffering-from-false-molestation-allegations/2011/03/04/AFVwhh3G_story_1.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on May 22, 2011, 06:30 pm
It's horrible, terrible monday. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13493266)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on May 22, 2011, 07:23 pm
It sure is! (http://ggweather.com/heat/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 31, 2011, 05:37 am
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/05/30/egypt.virginity.tests/index.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 31, 2011, 05:43 am
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The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn't later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.

"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," the general said.

"We didn't want them to say that we had sexually assaulted them, so we sexually assualted them."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 31, 2011, 10:26 am
Yeah, that article made my angry like an onion. I'd get over the rage then there would be another layer of anger and sadness.

So wrong, for so many reasons.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on May 31, 2011, 12:21 pm
I don't have anything to say that could capture the anger/disgust/murder-rage this story inspires, but I want to register my desire to lead all the women out of Egypt.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on May 31, 2011, 12:31 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/LRgQ1.jpg)

Source (http://"http://polyesterspectre.tumblr.com/post/6019852479/ver2go-the-chief-raoni-cries-when-he-learns-that")

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The chief Raoni cries when he learns that brazilian president Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species - all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 31, 2011, 04:05 pm
Holy shit.

I think I'm going to take a break from this thread for awhile.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Jacob on June 02, 2011, 02:59 am
"illegal baby factory" (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110601/wl_africa_afp/nigeriacrimechildtrafficking_20110601143218)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Illiterati on June 02, 2011, 06:47 am
I'll just go ahead and put this here (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2011/06/01/pair-arrested-cybersex-158754)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on June 03, 2011, 10:47 am
If this is actually true (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13639934) then it's over, we've really just failed on so many levels.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on June 12, 2011, 01:47 pm
12 year old being charged with first degree murder as an adult, facing life sentence. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394557/12-year-old-Cristian-Fernandez-Americas-youngest-lifer-gets-life-prison-killing-year-old-brother.html)
'If we don't intervene now and do the tough thing. We have to protect the public from this young man.'

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-06-11/story/father-former-neighbors-stunned-murder-charge-against-cristian-fernandez (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-06-11/story/father-former-neighbors-stunned-murder-charge-against-cristian-fernandez) more on the story.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on June 18, 2011, 09:06 am
woof. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13819764)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Thicket on June 18, 2011, 07:12 pm
Man kills infant daughter with cinder block. (http://sandrarose.com/2011/06/man-drops-cinderblock-on-newborn-because-he-couldnt-afford-to-keep-her/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on June 18, 2011, 07:17 pm
Damn, that's awful and also took place about half an hour from me. Fuck that guy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Thicket on June 18, 2011, 07:20 pm
I'm leaving this thread forever


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on June 18, 2011, 07:41 pm
YOU POSTED IT THICKET


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Thicket on June 18, 2011, 08:02 pm
I KNOW

YOU ALL CORRUPTED ME


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on June 21, 2011, 01:20 am
I've been complaining about this all day, mainly in IRC, but I think it deserves a place here too.

Moral of the story: If your blatant institutionalized sexism harms enough women, and you are rich enough, and you don't have an explicit header in your corporate policy that says "BE SEXIST," you won't be held responsible. (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/06/wal-mart-wins-first-round-in-sex-discrimination-legal-fight.php?ref=fpb)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on June 26, 2011, 11:36 pm
16-year-old kid survives his second plane crash. First one killed his mom, brother, and sister. Second one killed his dad and step-mom. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/chi-110625-michigan-recruit-plane-crash,0,4477505.story)

Courtesy of woph in HB: The DoJ estimated for the first time the number of inmates who are sexually abused in the US each year:
http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/20/rape-factories
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/programs/pdfs/prea_nprm.pdf

Page 21 on that second link has some goddamn terrifying statistics. If you don't want to know how many rapes occur in "juvenile facilities", then I suggest avoiding it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on June 29, 2011, 09:07 pm
Babysitter sells three-year-old boy to men who rape and torture him in exchange for meth, mother does nothing. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009142/Oklahoma-boy-3-sold-sex-babysitter-Jennifer-Chapman-exchange-meth.html)

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The two men allegedly raped and tortured the boy for several hours before returning him to 43-year-old Chapman at the Oklahoma motel where she was staying with the boy's mother Leana Lauck.

According to police when Lauck, 31, saw the injuries to her son she decided against taking him to hospital for urgent treatment and instead began taking meth with her friend.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on June 29, 2011, 09:13 pm
Well, I'll be killing myself now


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on July 02, 2011, 12:31 pm
You want to start the day bawling your eyes out? Good! You came to the right place:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFWr-CKMWGY


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 02, 2011, 01:34 pm
That wasn't news, nor was it all that depressing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4d8XRHoKIc


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on July 02, 2011, 06:11 pm
Italian firm selects only women for pink slips (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/italian-firm-lays-off-half-workforce-only-selects-162310640.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 04, 2011, 06:44 pm
When a 13-year old girl disappeared, The News of the World tabloid hacked into her phone messages. As her voice mailbox filled up, rejecting new messages, the NotW journalists deleted old messages, destroying evidence and leading the girl's family to believe she was alive. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/04/milly-dowler-voicemail-hacked-news-of-world)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 05, 2011, 10:45 am
Good news, America! Neither DAs nor prosecutors are liable if they intentionally hide evidence to falsely convict innocents! (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/us/30scotus.html)

Hooray!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on July 05, 2011, 08:42 pm
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“If I’d spilled hot coffee on myself, I could have sued the person who served me the coffee,” he said. “But I can’t sue the prosecutors who nearly murdered me.”

agh


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on July 07, 2011, 03:31 pm
When a 13-year old girl disappeared, The News of the World tabloid hacked into her phone messages. As her voice mailbox filled up, rejecting new messages, the NotW journalists deleted old messages, destroying evidence and leading the girl's family to believe she was alive. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/04/milly-dowler-voicemail-hacked-news-of-world)

HAHA FUCK YOU DEPRESSING NEWS THREAD!

Antidote. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14070733)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 08, 2011, 11:08 am

Bank issues check to a man, but the teller doesn't believe the (black) man actually bought a house in the area, so she calls the cops and the guy is arrested, spends 5 days in jail, the check is seized as evidence, he has his car towed then auctioned off, and loses his job.
 (http://www.king5.com/news/125105599.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 09, 2011, 02:01 am
Native American gets attacked by racists, has to pay $30,000 for "battery with a deadly weapon" being attacked by the son of the retired county sheriff. (http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/07/06/did-police-turn-a-blind-eye-to-attack-on-native-american-family-in-nevada/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on July 11, 2011, 11:49 am
Casey Anthony trial aftermath further demonstrates how fucking horrible people are. (http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/10/7055601-the-miserable-postscript-for-a-casey-anthony-juror)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 15, 2011, 09:00 pm
In addition, get a haircut if you resemble Casey Anthony, or else people will try to kill you. (http://www.news9.com/story/15084225/woman-mistaken-for-casey-anthony-attacked)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on July 27, 2011, 10:09 am
The news in photos: Famine in Eastern Africa (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/famine-in-east-africa/100115/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ripper on July 27, 2011, 01:54 pm
Welp


(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/621379/1293253886106_medium.gif)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 27, 2011, 11:00 pm
1 in 4 girls in Cameroon have their breasts burned with a hot iron or stone to prevent breasts from growing at puberty. This is done by family members with the goal being to prevent them from getting pregnant as teenagers. (http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/07/27/cameroon.breast.ironing/index.html?hpt=hp_c1)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on July 28, 2011, 01:10 am
Hey remember that thing that fermun linked in here a while ago about Israel completely fucking over the Bedouins? Well, now there's this. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14314883)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 28, 2011, 04:02 pm
I don't like to shit up this thread with Israel/Palestine stuff too much, but overt racism by a city government is just too sad not to include (http://www.alternet.org/world/142900/israel%27s_fear_of_jewish_girls_dating_arabs?page=1)

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A local authority in Israel has announced that it is establishing a special team of youth counselors and psychologists whose job it will be to identify young Jewish women who are dating Arab men and "rescue" them.

The move by the municipality of Petah Tikva, a city close to Tel Aviv, is the latest in a series of separate -- and little discussed -- initiatives from official bodies, rabbis, private organisations and groups of Israeli residents to try to prevent interracial dating and marriage.

Last year, the municipality of Kiryat Gat, a town of 50,000 Jews in southern Israel, launched a programme in schools to warn Jewish girls of the dangers of dating local Bedouin men. The girls were shown a video titled Sleeping with the Enemy, which describes mixed couples as an "unnatural phenomenon."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on July 28, 2011, 06:52 pm
Arkansas high school names second valedictorian because the student with the highest GPA is a black teen mother. (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/27/us-valedictorian-arkansas-lawsuit-idUSTRE76Q74B20110727)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Lukeington on July 28, 2011, 07:05 pm
Cat, that is uplifting. It is a story of the school board stepping up to stop the blacks from keeping the white man down.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 29, 2011, 04:17 pm
The first youth baseball team from Africa to advance to the Little League World Series has been denied visas to enter the U.S. (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-29/ugandan-little-league-world-series-team-is-denied-entry-visas-for-u-s-.html)

Ex-Yankee pitcher Hideki Irabu found dead, apparently from suicide. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/29/sports/baseball/ex-yankee-hideki-irabu-is-dead-at-42.html?_r=1) Not as sad as some of the other stuff here, but reading about how he went from being hailed as "the Nolan Ryan of Japan" to being stuck with the nickname "fat toad" is pretty depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on July 29, 2011, 11:59 pm
I dunno, man. playing for the Yankees was that man's dream:
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Originally sought by the San Diego Padres, he had said he would play in the major leagues only for the Yankees.
He gets benched, insulted, and kicked off the team he tried his entire life to play for, and putters around a few other teams before he commits suicide. That is goddamned fucking depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on July 31, 2011, 10:09 pm
Well when I said that it wasn't "as sad as some of the other stuff here," I meant that a famous person killing themselves sort of pales in comparison to the cases of massive corruption and horrifying deaths that have been posted in this thread, and that the suicide part was actually somehow less depressing than his career.

Probably could've phrased it better. My bad.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on August 01, 2011, 10:42 pm
Moving right along: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/29/ame-deal-killed-over-popsicle_n_913646.html?ref=fb&src=sp#s318754&title=John_Allen)

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The family of a 10-year-old found dead in a trunk outside an Arizona home initially claimed the child died while playing hide-and-seek. But investigators now believe Ame Deal suffocated after her family locked her in the box because she took a popsicle from the freezer without permission.

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Witnesses told investigators the child was regularly punished by being locked in the trunk. They also saw the caregivers force Deal to eat dog feces as punishment, crush cans barefoot and exercise outdoors in "extreme measures," according to ABC15.

Deal's aunt allegedly confessed to putting hot sauce in the child's mouth, striking her with a paddle dubbed "Butt Buster" and ordering the child to sleep on the floor of a stall shower because she had a problem with wetting the bed, the news station reports.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on August 02, 2011, 02:31 am
They named a kid Ame? Monsters.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: locnar on August 05, 2011, 08:21 am
Cop threatens a dude over a concealed weapons permit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kassP7zI0qc&feature=player_embedded#t=13m30)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 05, 2011, 03:50 pm
79-year-old woman has her air conditioner stolen, dies two days later of heat exhaustion. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14423013)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on August 05, 2011, 08:30 pm
Got a quick one! Guy has sex with a cat and then throws it out a 7th floor window (http://www.ksfy.com/story/15213250/council-bluffs-man-convicted-of-animal-cruelty)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: JMD on August 06, 2011, 05:14 pm
http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/page/2/ (http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/page/2/)

Fuck the Police


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on August 06, 2011, 05:19 pm
http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/page/2/ (http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/page/2/)

Fuck the Police

:'(

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“He opened that door and he shot the dog in the face. The dog came at his shoe, but he didn’t bite him. He didn’t hurt him. He was getting at his shoe to try to get him to leave.”

But wait, it gets worse. It turns out that Max was medically-trained to alert the family when Andrea, an epileptic, was having a seizure. A few weeks later, without the dog to alert the family, Andrea had a seizure and died. The police, of course, were sympathetic:

“We’re sorry for her death, for the destruction of the dog, but I think we reacted properly.”


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 08, 2011, 02:19 am
More fun stuff from this neck of the woods:

Infant deaths (http://www.peherald.com/news/article/2352)

Recruiting 11 year olds for druglords (http://www.peherald.com/news/article/2344)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on August 15, 2011, 09:22 pm
Charity flight transporting sick girl back home from hospital crashes, killing girl and pilot. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-15/plane-crash-wreckage-victoria/2840538)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on August 18, 2011, 08:18 pm
Shopkeeper refuses to sell wedding dress to a lesbian (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110818_Ronnie_Polaneczky__Store_dresses_down_bride_for_being_a_lesbian.html?cmpid=125219969)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on August 18, 2011, 08:35 pm
I hope that shopkeeper dies of cancer


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 19, 2011, 01:40 am
If this thread is anything to go by, he probably will, but only to leave 3 children behind to be taken care of by a peodophile who will later leave them in a buring building next to a explosives factory where a family of small, cute ducks and cats lived.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jamiec on August 29, 2011, 06:05 am

Charity flight transporting sick girl back home from hospital crashes, killing girl and pilot. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-15/plane-crash-wreckage-victoria/2840538)

Mother of the girl (who was also on the flight) dies from her injuries on the day of her daughter's funeral. (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mourners-rocked-by-double-tragedy-20110829-1ji3u.html)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on September 02, 2011, 04:42 am
Coaches and players attack referee at youth game (http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/blog/prep_rally/post/Coaches-and-players-violently-attack-youth-footb?urn=highschool-wp5326)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on September 02, 2011, 09:19 am
Thieves break into car, ignore money, steal wheelchair of 17 y/o cancer survivor with heart problems. (http://www.thesunblog.com/policeblog/archives/2011/08/bring-it-back.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on September 03, 2011, 12:00 am
I want to beat that thief with a baseball bat into a gooey puddle


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 14, 2011, 03:27 am
Man stops gunman from assaulting woman.  For revenge, gunman later goes to man's house and opens fire, killing a 3 year old girl and wounding a pregnant woman and her daughter. (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/09/14/us/AP-US-Toddlers-Shot.html?ref=us)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: MayhemRatio on September 21, 2011, 06:37 pm
Bullied teen who made it gets better video commits suicide. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jamey-rodemeyer-bullied-teen-who-made-it-gets-better-video-commits-suicide/2011/09/21/gIQAVVzxkK_blog.html)

Well... fuck.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on September 26, 2011, 03:51 pm
Pretty depressing, but honestly, this article barely fits in this thread. Nobody's baby dies.

Kindergartener brings crack pipe, meth for show-and-tell
 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/20/us-kindergarten-meth-idUSTRE78J63F20110920)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 26, 2011, 08:22 pm
Schools in Mexico are being forced to close because gangs are telling the teachers to hand over half their salary or be killed. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/world/americas/mexican-teachers-push-back-against-gangs-extortion-attempts.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 27, 2011, 06:08 am
11-year-old's mother dies of cancer; later he is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Bully steals his father's iPhone from him while breaking his teeth. He commits suicide. (http://m.citynews.ca/news/156388/index.php#menu)

Welp.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on September 27, 2011, 02:20 pm
Convict freed after 28 years in jail, only to go back in for deliberately burning down a house because he couldn't handle all the changes in society while he was locked up. (http://www.chron.com/news/local_news/article/Convict-couldn-t-handle-being-free-2187648.php)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on September 29, 2011, 02:28 am
Islamophobia, y'all!
Florida republican group hates Muslims so much that they change the rules so one can't join. (http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/republican-group-denies-muslim-american)

Anti-Muslim discrimination on the rise! (http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/77913/muslim-discrimination-all-time-high)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 29, 2011, 04:30 am
Doctors and nurses in Bahrain sent to prison for treating injured protesters. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15105270)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on October 01, 2011, 07:50 pm
Bullied teen who made it gets better video commits suicide. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jamey-rodemeyer-bullied-teen-who-made-it-gets-better-video-commits-suicide/2011/09/21/gIQAVVzxkK_blog.html)

Well... fuck.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44684938/ns/today-today_people/t/gay-teens-parents-bullying-continued-after-his-suicide#.Toepl9RLzk8

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The parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who was found dead at their home on Sept. 18, indicated in an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry on Tuesday that their daughter endured further taunts at a school function immediately after Jamey’s wake. At a homecoming dance she attended shortly after her brother’s death, a potentially poignant moment turned ugly after a song by Lady Gaga, Jamey’s favorite artist, who recently dedicated a song at a concert in his memory.

“She was having a great time, and all of a sudden a Lady Gaga song came on, and they all started chanting for Jamey, all of his friends,’’ Jamey’s mother, Tracy, told Curry. “Then the bullies that put him into this situation started chanting, ‘You’re better off dead!’ and ‘We’re glad you’re dead!’ and things like that.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 01, 2011, 10:13 pm
Surely it's legal to shoot those bullies, right?  Like, just drag them out into the street and put a bullet in their heads while they cry and beg for their lives?

If not, why not?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 02, 2011, 04:59 am
Problem gamblers recruited into drug trade (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-28/gamblers-recruited-into-drug-trade/3025290)

Quote
Organised crime networks observe gamblers in pubs and clubs and cultivate friendships
They watch a problem gambler lose large sums of money and offer a cash loan
They continue lending money and do not seek repayment
They call in the loan once the debt is built up and cannot be repaid
The problem gambler is asked to engage in criminal activity to repay the loan


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 12:44 pm
People suck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-15188454


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on October 05, 2011, 07:41 pm
Aren't there cameras everywhere in england? Find out who was calling for him to jump and smash their skulls with a tire iron.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on October 06, 2011, 07:38 am
I came here to post the asylum seeker thing - he should have got himself a cat, right, Theresa May? HAH HAHAHAAHAHHA HUMAN SUFFERING FUNNY.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Fiction on October 07, 2011, 05:04 pm
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/05/1540440/vasiceks-kindness-remembered.html#ixzz1a7foiGYa

:(


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 08, 2011, 06:21 pm
Driving the wrong way and running over, killing a pregnant woman a serious offense? Not if you're a senator! Only $268 fine for you, humble citizen

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/29418456/detail.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on October 08, 2011, 11:38 pm
Holy shit, I was all pissed about the state of law enforcement that let's someone get away with that, when I read this:

Quote
State police investigators had recommended that Williams be charged with criminally negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and injury to a child in a crash that killed a pregnant Amarillo woman, Department of Public Safety records.
But a grand jury declined to charge Williams.

Really? Really? A grand fucking jury turned down the charge? I honestly have no idea just what the fuck happened there. Kudos to the state troopers for trying to stick something on the senator, though. Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on October 09, 2011, 04:59 am
Holy fuck: her three-year-old was ejected from the car and seriously injured, so she grabbed him and popped him back in his child-seat and strapped him in so that her seat belt law campaigns wouldn't be affected.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on October 12, 2011, 10:57 am
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/229096/20111011/topeka-domestic-violence-topeka-makes-domestic-violence-legal-topeka-decriminalizing-domestic-violen.htm (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/229096/20111011/topeka-domestic-violence-topeka-makes-domestic-violence-legal-topeka-decriminalizing-domestic-violen.htm)

Topeka Kansas has decriminalized domestic violence.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 12, 2011, 11:14 am
Hey, my suspicion that Topeka was a shithole turned out to be true. Wow.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Yone on October 12, 2011, 05:23 pm
In This Rape Center, the Patient Was 3 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-In-This-Rape-Center-the-Patient-Was-3.html?_r=1)

And it just gets worse...


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 12, 2011, 07:34 pm
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“If a girl is raped and she’s above 5, then it’s the way she was dressed. But we’ve had a girl of 2-and-a-half months who was raped. Was it the way her mom put her diaper on?”

I hate that backward ass culture.

I know they don't think women have rights and all, but that's like saying it's your fault for getting your Mercedes stolen because it looked good.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Yone on October 12, 2011, 11:07 pm
The "it was her fault because she was dressed slutty" arguments happen in other places too.  What's really fucked up about this situation is that PEOPLE ARE RAPING INFANTS AND TODDLERS!



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 12, 2011, 11:19 pm
Well, the person badboy quoted is not endorsing that argument, but is using the 2 1/2 month old to illustrate how the idea that rape victims deserve what's coming to them based on the way they dress is completely ridiculous.  I'm having a hard time telling whether badboy was mad at the woman quoted or at the argument itself.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Yone on October 12, 2011, 11:52 pm
Right. I just thought it was weird to focus on that as proof of a "backward ass culture" when the article talks about so much worse stuff.  I wasn't disagreeing with badboy or the quote, I was just pointing out what I thought was the most horrifying part of the article. 



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on October 13, 2011, 12:11 am
Well, Sierra Leone is obviously fucked up. Like this whole thing is just insane. But the thing is that everyone can agree that it's Universally Bad when a toddler is raped and it's never the toddler's fault. No one tries to blame the toddler.

But in today's culture (as has always been the case in the past too) in America people actually do try to blame the woman (or man in rarer cases) if she (or he) dresses in a way considered "provocative" or "slutty." I think that's the backward-ass bullshit badboy was referring to. And in that sense, it's perfectly natural to focus on that, because it affects us here in what is supposed to be a civilized, developed, first-world nation. Remember when that 11-year-old was gangraped in Texas and the New York Times put out what was basically a hit-piece on her based on how she dressed and the makeup she wore? And how they talked about how sad it was that the rapists' lives would be ruined by this? That is ass-backwards as hell and it's much more local than the horrors happening in Sierra Leone.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on October 13, 2011, 12:12 am
To clarify, I'm not disagreeing with any of you dudes, just offering my take on it as well as trying to offer my interpretation of what badboy meant.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 13, 2011, 01:53 am
Children are being abducted in Uganda and smuggled to Britain so witch doctors can use their blood in rituals. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15280776)

...when they aren't being used in human sacrifices in Uganda, that is. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15255357)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on October 13, 2011, 08:01 am
Children at Christ the King School who walk in daily anti-abortion vigils outside the Health Sciences Centre will receive community service credit. (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/anti-abortion-vigil-earns-credit-131575338.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 13, 2011, 05:04 pm
I'm having a hard time telling whether badboy was mad at the woman quoted or at the argument itself.

The argument. I was agreeing with the woman quoted, but infuriated at the idea that it's a woman's fault for getting raped.

Drunkpiano was spot on. I'm a dude, but I'm imagining that for women now, it's either dress like a grandmother and receive no attention whatsoever from males, or dress what's considered "slutty" and get a shitstorm for it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 13, 2011, 07:47 pm
badboy, I don't know you, and this is a serious thread, but I want you to know how difficult it is for me not to make jokes about how women better not dress like grandmothers if they want more than zero attention from men. The real issue here is how women are being denied happiness by being shamed into not showing skin, because even if they prefer high necklines, they'll never get a man that way.

Again, don't know you, and I'm positive you didn't mean it that way. But Christ, guy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 14, 2011, 10:12 am
I was pointing out that society as a whole still has a massive madonna-whore complex. I don't know if I'm just expressing myself wrong or something, everyone seems to misunderstand me here.

My lack of communication skills has derailed this thread enough, let's go back to being depressed.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035889/Drunken-law-student-drowns-winning-bet-stay-sober.html

Drunk college kid drowns in a river. The day after winning a bet to stay sober for a month.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 14, 2011, 11:00 am
Don't worry about it, I think Luna just misread your post. I misread Luna's post and didn't realize the point being made, and now that I do it's clear she didn't.

Anyway, shame about that college kid.  Damn.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Bettytron on October 14, 2011, 12:31 pm
dress like a grandmother and receive no attention whatsoever from males

Nah, she's talking about this. It's just funny because it sounds like you think the main downside for women here is that if they dress modestly, whether due to social pressures or personal preferences, they won't get attention from men. When obviously that's not even remotely close to the biggest issue with society telling women how they ought to dress, or that their clothing makes them responsible for crimes committed against them.

I mean it sounds like your heart's in the right place but that comment was a bit misguided.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 14, 2011, 01:32 pm
Don't worry about it, I think Luna just misread your post.

What a thing to chime in with anyway. Having established twice that I know he didn't intend what he communicated to me, individually, it's not really up to anyone to decide I misunderstood what was accidentally communicated to me, personally, in this context, which he had no way of predicting, which is why I thought he'd benefit from me pointing it out as he's obviously not a fan of sexism.

Remington, I think I'd like to make you my enemy. Spite and undermining from here on out, buddy jerk.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 14, 2011, 02:59 pm
I mean it sounds like your heart's in the right place but that comment was a bit misguided.

I mean the issue at hand was that women were being raped, and the part that infuriated me was that their society still blamed the victim for it.

Obviously, it's pretty clear I have no fucking idea of what kind of pressure women are subject to as far as clothing/presenting oneself goes and how others might judge them because of that. Also, that sentence I wrote was off the cuff and shows just how much I don't know about that aspect of society.

I understand why it could press buttons on women, and that's probably why Remington thought Luna misread me, because he took the comment as pointing out flaws in society while he probably overlooked how ignorant or misleading it was.

Keep in mind, the extent of my decision making process for clothes goes all the way from "what plain color T-shirt am I wearing today?" to "how dirty can my jeans be while still being acceptable for today's planned activities?".

So I might miss some subtleties in that area.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on October 15, 2011, 07:46 am
But there is a lot of pressure on women both ways, isn't there? You have to dress sexy, or you're a grumpy old hag who will never get a man, and let's be honest, happiness for women hinges on getting a man - that's what I keep getting from Norette's women's magazines*. So, assuming you read these things, or consume any other form of media, you dress sexy, because you want to be what society tells you a woman should be like, and because you are told that you are (or will be) unhappy if you don't.

And then, when something happens to you, it is turned right around and they say "You didn't have to dress sexy, it's your fault." The most disgusting thing about it for me is this vibe of the victim being a poor sport of sorts that is in much of the coverage whenever there is a publicized rape case.

So really, the message seems to be that if you want to be both a woman and happy, you better not mind a little rape. Or, if you do mind the rape, you have to sacrifice part of your womanhood for safety, and are no fun to be around anyway.

So, long story short, I guess we've built a very shitty society for women to live in. I'm sorry, women.



*These things, by the way, are the second most infuriatingly sexist thing, trumped only by the men's rights movement. They are also not right about this.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 16, 2011, 06:44 am
Actually, women still get raped regardless of what they're wearing and often by people they already know and therefore do not have to go out of their way to attract. Add in that 'sexy' dress is often a subjective thing and it should become clear that even trying to address this as a relevant argument is setting back progress as it detracts from the real issues involved.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on October 16, 2011, 07:32 am
Oh, sure. The actual rapes are perpetrated regardless of the manner of dress, which makes everything I wrote above even more shitty. I was talking about the dressing/public pressure/perception thing more than the actual rape cases.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Something on October 16, 2011, 11:14 am
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The International Rescue Committee, which runs the rape center here in Freetown, the nation’s capital, says that 26 percent of the rape victims it treats are 11 years old or younger.

That is just... oh my god. There are some incomprehensibly disgusting scumbag people on this earth.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 16, 2011, 11:29 am
I have a good friend who works in the UN, she has done stints in some horribly broken places on earth. She spent a few years in Sierra Leone and it's the only place I've ever heard her say is possibly hopeless. It's really fucking sad and depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Something on October 16, 2011, 11:32 am
That is really depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 16, 2011, 03:53 pm
Sounds like SOMEBODY forgot to abandon all hope when entering here


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on October 17, 2011, 09:51 am
The Spanish Catholic Church told mothers who gave birth in their hospitals that the child had died, and sold the babies in an adoption-for-cash scheme. For fifty years. 300 000 babies. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/16/spain-stolen-babies-bbc-documentary_n_1014369.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Captain Bravo on October 17, 2011, 10:14 am
Holy fuck, that is just a stupifyingly large number. 6,000 babies a year!?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on October 17, 2011, 03:13 pm
What the fuck!?!?! That is easily one of the most evil things I've ever heard of. I want to know what happened to the scumbags perpetrating this.

Also, I'm need some stories of mother and child reuniting or something now.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 17, 2011, 03:22 pm
Mother reunited with 5 year old son only to be arrested 7 weeks later for massive neglect leading to his death. (http://bit.ly/qTsqq4)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on October 17, 2011, 08:03 pm
I see that "Evil genies: what you can do to make others miserable" course is really paying off rummy


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on October 18, 2011, 07:26 am
Passers-by ignored dying child who was run over twice in street in China. (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/passers-by-ignored-dying-child-who-was-run-over-twice-in-street-in-china/story-e6frf7lf-1226169281030?fb_ref=rec-top&fb_source=home_multiline)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on October 20, 2011, 07:25 am
Woman has drunken sex with four teens, escapes jail sentence. (http://www.news.com.au/national/woman-gets-no-jail-for-sex-abuse/story-e6frfkvr-1226171268758)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Yone on October 21, 2011, 02:15 pm
Passers-by ignored dying child who was run over twice in street in China. (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/passers-by-ignored-dying-child-who-was-run-over-twice-in-street-in-china/story-e6frf7lf-1226169281030?fb_ref=rec-top&fb_source=home_multiline)

The woman who saved her is being hailed as a hero...but is also being accused of just doing it for fame and money. (http://shanghaiist.com/2011/10/19/chen_xianmei_commended_and_rewarded.php)

Quote
“A lot of people are now saying that I’m doing it to get famous, and to get money. Even my neighbours are now saying so!” she said.

Quote
When asked what she thought about the negative things that people were now saying about her, Chen said, “I didn’t steal or rob. All I did was to save a child,” as tears began to fill her eyes.’


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Illiterati on October 21, 2011, 10:12 pm
Haha yeah, she did it to get famous along with the other people people who ignored the girl, who also did it to get famous. Fuck people.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 22, 2011, 06:55 am
I AM INTERRUPTING THIS THREAD TO PROVIDE A MOMENTARY INTERLUDE OF LOVELINESS

http://www.kcci.com/news/29528191/detail.html

If you're premenstrual, the link may break you.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Smut Gremlin on October 22, 2011, 09:22 am
What the article doesn't mention is that the woman they hit is still in critical care with internal bleeding and a broken neck. So there might not be 72 years of happy marriage in her future. Just to bring the thread back on topic.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on October 24, 2011, 08:18 am
A gay man is beaten, tied to a lamppost, and set on fire on the morning of his grandmother's 80th birthday party. (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/10/24/family-of-gay-slaying-lamppost-murder-victim-stuart-walker-tell-of-shock-at-his-brutal-death-86908-23511030/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 24, 2011, 08:28 am
Oh you've got to be kidding me. Why are people so horrifying?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on October 24, 2011, 08:42 am
I don't know, but at least the comments section is way nicer than I expected. Aside from the guy that went off ranting about liberals and the death penalty, it's just three pages of people saying nice things and mourning the guy.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on October 24, 2011, 08:47 am
Well that's somewhat mollifying. You're braver than me, I didn't even look.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on October 25, 2011, 10:35 am
http://www.gazette.com/articles/parents-127256-sentenced-years.html (http://www.gazette.com/articles/parents-127256-sentenced-years.html)
The parents of a Colorado Springs teenager who was starved until he weighed less than 50 pounds were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

In handing down the penalties, 4th Judicial District Judge Scott Sells said evidence introduced at Tonya and Bryan Ricks' sentencing reflected "continuous and daily abuse" of their son between 2004 and 2009.

The couple also failed to get medical treatment for the boy's seizure disorder, leaving him to suffer through as many as 12 seizures a day. Doctors said their cumulative effect, combined with the malnutrition, left the child bedridden at 14 — unable to speak, walk or even support his own body weight.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 26, 2011, 11:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eNPAH46oI8


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 26, 2011, 11:30 pm
I can't for the time being and I'm not trying to twist anyone else's arm about it, but here's (http://www.community-volunteer.com/home/2011/08/01/maurice-johnson/) a link to donate money to Maurice if anyone's feeling charitable.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 27, 2011, 12:27 am
Sorry, I got ahead of myself and forgot this is specifically for news links. If a mod wants to delete my previous posts or move them to a separate thread, be my guest.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on October 27, 2011, 03:09 am
This isn't depressing but it needs to be linked to somewhere (http://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/Zim-man-claims-prostitute-turned-to-donkey-20111026).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 30, 2011, 02:26 am
Man dies at 80, family goes through his rented storage facility and discovers human remains. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-seek-id-of-body-found-in-maine-storage-unit-may-be-woman-missing-since-1983/2011/10/24/gIQAJMQCDM_story.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on November 01, 2011, 09:04 pm
I win. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl9y3SIPt7o&feature=youtu.be&t=58s)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on November 01, 2011, 11:29 pm
If you feel like a second helping of despair, try reading some of the comments


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 02, 2011, 12:27 am
GO TEXAS


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 01:20 pm
The daughter comments here (http://www.kristv.com/news/video-claims-to-show-aransas-county-judge-hit-daughter/) on her local news site. Apparently, she set up the camera to catch the abuse in 2004, but says his harassment has gotten so bad she decided to release it now.

Has anyone else gotten the impression that Hillary Adams is an asshole? Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely her parents' fault that she is a jerk, but she set up a sting operation knowing that she intended to keep downloading music against the rules of her house (and the law), most likely because her father is a judge and she knew it would make great leverage or revenge. Texan's do the belt, it's ignorant and dangerous, but there's no way the daughter thought it was an unusual punishment (she's quoted saying so) so I get the sense that she's finally decided to take revenge on her dad for the usual rebellious reason.

It's this quote under the video, "She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father's backwards views." She was illegally downloading music and games! That's sad that she grew up with palsy, I hope everything goes well for her in life, but that doesn't change the standard self-important teenager/early twenties attitude. "A passion for technology," what an asshole.

She never deserved to be struck in any way, at any age, but this sappy Internet attention  and father-condemning is going to ruin her the rest of the way.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 02:00 pm
In case it's not clear (definitely isn't), I hate this judge as much as I hate any bullying violent piece of shit, I was just trying to think of the girl as a real person in kind of a cavalier way. I'm concerned about the attention as a secondary effect. I'm sorry to anyone who thought I might be minimizing the abuse.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 02, 2011, 02:44 pm
but there's no way the daughter thought it was an unusual punishment (she's quoted saying so)

People who are routinely abused, or abused their entire lives, rarely think the abuse they receive is unusual.  They think it's normal because they don't know any better.

In other news, holy shit Luna.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 02:54 pm
I know, I grew up in a rough situation, but we still have to go through the same stages of development as everyone else. It really sucks that this girl is going to be a celebrity victim for the rest of her life; she's already trying to grow up normal with a disability and abusive parents.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 03:06 pm
Spanking kids with a belt is normal here. Lashing it all over their legs and arms and repeatedly threatening them with more extreme abuse is not. Also it looks like he may have shoved her face at 1:55.

she set up a sting operation knowing that she intended to keep downloading music against the rules of her house (and the law), most likely because her father is a judge and she knew it would make great leverage or revenge.

Or she did it so she would have evidence that she's being abused.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 02, 2011, 03:08 pm
Wait, Luna, I'm confused.  First you called her an asshole, and now you're worried about how she'll cope with the public attention that she's now drawn to herself?  Are you concerned for her well-being now that she's made herself and her father the center of attention, or is she an asshole for purposefully breaking the rules at age 16 (shocking, I know) so that she could catch her dad beating her on tape?  It's not exactly clear.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 03:10 pm
Also, isn't she old enough now that she would have been out of that house for a while? I thought I read somewhere that she released that video because her younger sister still lives there and the parents' abuse has become even more severe.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 03:12 pm
Sorry, meant the dad's abuse.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 03:19 pm
I'm both concerned and calling her an asshole. I'm referring to her as a teenager, who are indeed all that way, because the whole world is attacking her father and she included that snippet about a passion for technology. She included that now, around age 23, rather than say she was wrong as a kid to steal media. Does this make sense? I am concerned because she'll go through the next year or so with a massive echo telling her that she was helpless and good, because we all hate a parent who beats his kid. She wasn't good, she was a teenager testing boundaries. Now she's sticking by her younger faults. How can she possibly stand a chance?

Not A Spatula, she could have been just looking for evidence. I was basing my speculation on this:

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Adams says the abuse happened for years, but she never thought it was unusual.

"I thought abuse at some level was normal," Adams said.

I know my opinion on this is not really important, the story just caught my interest in a "When our good intentions go wrong" sort of way. There are stories all over about the first rumblings of vigilantism, the local police are fielding nonstop calls, those typical negative effects of these stories. I was especially interested in what the young woman now faces. She has no idea how bad this level of vindication is for a person who already excuses teenage stealing as a passion.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 03:27 pm
OK, I'm not trying to be a dick here, and it'll certainly sound that way if I completely missed the point, but are you saying that of all things you're worried she'll continue downloading music for free?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 03:31 pm
Not even remotely.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 02, 2011, 03:33 pm
I am concerned because she'll go through the next year or so with a massive echo telling her that she was helpless and good, because we all hate a parent who beats his kid. She wasn't good, she was a teenager testing boundaries. Now she's sticking by her younger faults.
...
a person who already excuses teenage stealing as a passion.

This is probably the biggest load of shit I've ever seen on this forum.  You can't be serious.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 02, 2011, 03:37 pm
She wasn't good, she was a teenager testing boundaries.
Yes, of course. That means its perfectly acceptable to beat her repeatedly.

Let's clear it up a little here. There are a few points:
1. Her Father and mother are violently and excessively abusive.
2. She broke the law and her parents' rules.
3. She used underhanded, possibly passive-aggressive, tactics to bring the story to light.
4. She may or may not be an asshole.

The points are, of course, interwoven but it won't help to conflate them. Also, no-one, as far as I know, is denying 2, 3 and 4. It's just that none of the evidence to support any of subsequent points take away any of the clear, obvious evidence for 1.

It doesn't matter how right you may or may not be about 2, 3, 4, none of it justifies the frankly disturbing point 1. The only way to defend it is to say that the kind of punishment she received was justified and reasonable.

And that, I'm afraid, I just don't see.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 03:44 pm
I have no idea why anyone thinks I would accept child abuse, justify it, de-emphasize it, or anything of the sort. I'm not that person. I was trying here to address more than one point which caused me concern, not to discount one point with others.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on November 02, 2011, 03:59 pm
I think the point of confusion was the part where you called a victim of abuse an asshole for exposing her abuser in a way you disagreed with.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 04:02 pm
I disagree with what Luna's been arguing here, but as Katastrophicus said, that disagreement's a little beside the point. I guess her posts just bothered me because there was an (unintentional I'm sure) implication that Hilary shouldn't have released that video, or she would have been better off as a person not releasing it in the long run or whatever. This perspective might make sense if you believe the exposure has a high chance of ruining her, but again, I disagree with that assessment.

Luna, I didn't for a second believe you're tolerant of parents beating kids. But there is some potential danger in shifting the negative focus away from the abuser to the victim. Personally I feel like the illegal downloads thing is so insignificant, even outside of the context of this story, as to be a moot point.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 02, 2011, 04:04 pm
I think the point of confusion was the part where you called a victim of abuse an asshole for exposing her abuser in a way you disagreed with.

Ah, there's one, then. I don't disagree with how she caught her father. I was using that language, cavalier like I mentioned (asshole, sting) to treat her like a normal young lady. If I'm bothering everyone, I'll step out of the thread permanently.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on November 02, 2011, 04:06 pm
Also illegal downloads are super cool, if you love technology with all your heart or not.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on November 02, 2011, 04:10 pm
The kid being an asshole though seems like a separate issue.

I got Luna was making a rather... oddly chosen... aside to the story about a peripheral part of it (thinking the kid seemed like a jerk.) I agree that the "she loves technology so much!" bit was a weirdly pretentious aspect of the told story, though not that illegal downloading isnt cool, but... yeah it doesn't impact the story or the horror of it or anything. And to mention it, even without the intention to ok the abuse in any way, sort of gives the impression thats what you are trying to do. So seemed odd.

Maybe we need to organise an Asshole Walk, to make it clear victims of abuse are never to blame no matter how much of an asshole they are.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 02, 2011, 04:46 pm
Just to clear any ambiguity, I don't think illegal downloads are OK. It's a rather common infraction though, not unique to teenagers, so I didn't see it as a strong basis for assuming she's given to over-the-top levels of entitlement that would be exploited or particularly worsened by the positive attention she's recieving.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Illiterati on November 03, 2011, 12:02 am
I think illegal downloads are ok.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 03, 2011, 03:11 am
Yeah, this is a severely disproportionate punishment for music piracy. Everyone knows that you if you catch your kids pirating music, you have to let Bono beat the shit out of them.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on November 03, 2011, 04:38 am
No, that's if you catch your kids not finishing their vegetables.  There are starving children in Africa, you know!


For music piracy, you want to have Metallica beat the shit out of your kids.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Hypermanic_Zen on November 03, 2011, 05:37 am
Or make them illegally pirate Lulu. After all, kids never learn to respect fire until they burn their hand.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on November 03, 2011, 07:36 pm
This nice article doesn't suit the depressing thread, but here's the judge's daughter being calm and inspiring. (http://news.yahoo.com/dad-caught-video-beating-daughter-needs-help-070228201.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on November 03, 2011, 08:41 pm
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"In my mind, I haven't done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing," Adams said. "And I did lose my temper, but I've since apologized."

You can find the depressing when you look for it


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on November 03, 2011, 09:49 pm
Let's get this depression train back on the tracks (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5910306/West-Auckland-cruelty-case-guilty-plea)

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The couple were arrested in December last year after the girl was found hiding in a wardrobe with injuries to nearly every part of her body.

She was starving, dehydrated and anaemic from internal bleeding.

The girl's scalp had been torn from her head, one of her toenails had been pulled off and she had allegedly been beaten by weapons including a hammer, broomstick and a machete.

Another family member is facing a charge of sexually abusing the girl.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 04, 2011, 05:47 am
Well, she did illegally download 2 Fast 2 Furious.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on November 04, 2011, 11:12 am
Sausage Dog Cannot Handle Its Drugs (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/lsd-dog-adoption-papers-764921)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on November 04, 2011, 01:08 pm
Michigan passes anti-bullying law (http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/11/03/news/local_news/doc4eb314ec91266247921509.txt?viewmode=fullstory). Wait, noru, that sounds like a good thing! Indeed it does, imaginary conversational foil, were it not for the fact that it contains an exception for "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions" - which means, it's ineffective at best and protects the bullies at worst.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sergeant Laws on November 05, 2011, 11:24 pm
A seven year old girl works as a nightclub dancer to support her disabled parents. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057664/Huang-Doudou-7-forced-work-nightclub-dancer-support-disabled-parents.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 06, 2011, 12:10 am
In keeping with the pedophilia theme:

Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15 year period. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/sports/ncaafootball/former-coach-at-penn-state-is-charged-with-abuse.html)

From what I understand, Joe Paterno knew about at least one instance of this in 2002 but didn't report it to the police.

Fuck Sandusky and fuck Paterno.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on November 08, 2011, 11:14 pm
A seven year old girl works as a nightclub dancer to support her disabled parents. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057664/Huang-Doudou-7-forced-work-nightclub-dancer-support-disabled-parents.html)

Check the best rated comments on that for a dose of British tabloid-reader sunshine.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on November 09, 2011, 01:21 am
http://thedailywh.at/2011/11/08/this-is-all-kinds-of-wrong-of-the-day-33/

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That something as simple as a good photograph can increase the likelihood of an abandoned dog being adopted is well documented.

Emily Tanen had witnessed the effects of a professional photoshoot on an unwanted dog’s chances first hand during her time at the Manhattan branch of Animal Care and Control of New York City, when she took it upon herself to upgrade the shelter operator’s disposable camera to her own $1,500 Nikon, only to see the number of rescued dogs increase.

Hired as a liaison between ACCNYC and the groups that rescue shelter animals, Tanen says she was eventually fired for going out of her way to take better photos of pit bulls in a last-ditch effort to save them from being euthanized.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Bettytron on November 09, 2011, 11:47 am
A depressing news story that's also about the reporter's own feelings about writing depressing news stories.  (http://www.themorningnews.org/article/the-demands-of-cold-blood)

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The letter on my desk was from a family, a husband and wife. They had written to me after reading a short news article I’d done about a 26-year-old convicted child molester who had been arrested that week and charged with raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl was their daughter. She had been raped by the man two months earlier but had been locked away in juvenile detention for more than a month—longer than her attacker had been in custody.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on November 09, 2011, 12:21 pm
It's still weird to me when I read an article online and see stuff about Ciavarella. That guy was like the bogeyman for us growing up around here. Everybody always said "If you get in trouble, do whatever you can to make sure you don't end up in front of Ciavarella." I had friends sent away for accidentally bringing a pocket knife to school, first offense graffiti, stuff like that, pretty commonly.

That article killed me. It was hella depressing in its own right, but I read like 20 depressing articles a day. But man that was way too close to home.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 15, 2011, 02:06 pm
World's first human trails using human embryonic stem cells is stopped because money.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15740133


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on November 15, 2011, 10:04 pm
I was thinking "Great! A human trail of embryonic stem cells seems wasteful."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 16, 2011, 06:48 am
:(


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on November 21, 2011, 09:54 pm
Would this go here?

http://www.theage.com.au/national/exmp-guilty-of-sex-with-child-prostitute-20111122-1nrg0.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on November 22, 2011, 02:14 pm
This one is bittersweet, it's wonderful he lived but goddamn.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15835528


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on November 23, 2011, 02:34 am
Occupy Seattle protestor miscarries after being kicked and pepper sprayed by police. (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/22/pregnant-seattle-protester-miscarries-after-being-kicked-pepper-sprayed/?fascists)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: codespyder on November 24, 2011, 08:48 pm
Teen daughters physically and mentally abused by father to the point of attempting suicide; culminates in their murder by said father. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/teens-terrified-of-father-showed-up-at-school-with-bruises-honour-killings-trial-hears/article2247802/)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on November 25, 2011, 03:26 pm
Woman kills, cuts up, and cooks husband to prevent potential abuse of her daughter. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066277/Wife-killed-cut-cooked-husband-korma-stop-abusing-step-daughter.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: SirMrSir on November 26, 2011, 03:18 am
Jesus fucking Christ, kids have it hard.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on November 26, 2011, 08:09 pm
That's the most conflicted I've ever felt reading one of these stories in this thread.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on November 27, 2011, 12:55 am
http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Man_Dies_on_Black_Friday_Shoppers_Unfazed_134507443.html

61-year-old guy collapses while shopping, people walk around/over him, guy dies.

More cases of black Friday bringing out the worst in people (http://thedailywh.at/2011/11/25/black-friday-news-round-up-of-the-day/).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on November 30, 2011, 09:24 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-28/woman-27imprisoned27-on-scientology-cruise-ship/3700390


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on December 01, 2011, 05:43 pm
God I fucking hate the CoS


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Burris on December 02, 2011, 07:27 pm
 Peace, democracy and stabbing a kid (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/02/british-soldier-stabbed-afghan-boy?CMP=twt_gu)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on December 02, 2011, 07:33 pm
Man, Fuck soldiers.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on December 03, 2011, 04:10 am
The U.S. Senate passes a bill that would make it possible to detain American citizens without trial.  This is in spite of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of the CIA and a bunch of other national security officials saying that they don't want this. (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/senate-military-detention/)

Americans, your country is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked

(Apparently Obama has promised to veto the bill, but who knows?  It's still a pretty fucked world that has the USA is relying on a presidential veto to not turn itself into a police state.)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Danny G on December 03, 2011, 06:47 pm
Hey, foreign people...  Which one of you can I shack up with?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on December 04, 2011, 03:13 am
That's either misleading or outdated. Senator Feinstien (my state's senator because fuck yeah California is awesome) wrote an amendment to the bill that passed that makes the provisions of detaining American citizens the same as they have been.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on December 04, 2011, 10:32 am
Just the idea that they would propose the bill in all seriousness is depressing enough in my opinion.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on December 07, 2011, 05:50 pm
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9272989-firefighters-let-home-burn-over-75-fee-again


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on December 07, 2011, 10:56 pm
I don't even

if they're not going to put out the fire why did the fire trucks go out there in the first place

Quote
In a nearby county, rural homeowners can purchase a $110 subscription to cover fires, but they can also pay on the spot for fire protection: $2,200 for the first two hours firefighters are on the scene and $1,100 for each additional hour

Oh. Extortion.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 07, 2011, 10:59 pm
That and to make sure the fire doesn't spread to any home that is protected under the subscription fee.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on December 07, 2011, 11:10 pm
Well if that's the case then this

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"There's no way to go to every fire and be able to keep up the manpower, the equipment, and just the funding for the fire department," said South Fulton Mayor David Crocker.

is a pile of bullshit


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 08, 2011, 06:52 am
Lest we forget, Jerry Sandusky raped children. (http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9279239-alleged-victim-says-cries-for-help-from-sandusky-basement-went-unheeded)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on December 08, 2011, 12:56 pm
Quote
I took it at first he was just a nice guy, like he went to church every weekend

Probably shouldn't have taken that as a sign indicating someone of not being rapy.

Jokes apart, I think everyone who helped cover this up, from Paterno to Sandusky's wife, should also get some sort of sentence. This is fucking horrible


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 08, 2011, 07:25 pm
Quote
I took it at first he was just a nice guy, like he went to church every weekend

The Rick Perry standard of human decency.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 09, 2011, 03:59 am
Actually, when you think about it, the relation to church is very apt. Apt in a horribly ironic fashion.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on December 09, 2011, 03:58 pm
http://jezebel.com/5866602/can-you-tell-the-difference-between-a-mens-magazine-and-a-rapist (http://jezebel.com/5866602/can-you-tell-the-difference-between-a-mens-magazine-and-a-rapist)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 09, 2011, 04:18 pm
Gah fucking hell

I actually did pretty good on the quiz but still, every one of those quotes makes a person just feel icky.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: shrek on December 09, 2011, 04:20 pm
I was really hoping number twelve was from a rapist, but of course it wasn't. They really ought to create a sex offender registry-like list of the people who buy Maxim and FHM.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: badboy on December 09, 2011, 04:20 pm
I did alright, but rapists sure do having something with clothing


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on December 09, 2011, 08:23 pm
Second child shot by mother in Texas welfare office dies, her 10-year-old son (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/second-child-shot-by-mother-in-texas-welfare-office-her-10-year-old-son-dies/2011/12/08/gIQAhOYngO_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Molh on December 10, 2011, 03:52 am
State Weighs Restitution for Forced Sterilisations (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/us/redress-weighed-for-forced-sterilizations-in-north-carolina.html)

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The Eugenics Board of North Carolina operated from 1933 to 1977 as an experiment in genetic engineering once considered a legitimate way to keep welfare rolls small, stop poverty and improve the gene pool.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 10, 2011, 03:54 am
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

USA USA


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on December 11, 2011, 11:47 pm
In case the Westboro Baptist Church weren't already bad enough. (http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/302263)

There has to be something to do about them? Like, anything at all?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 12, 2011, 04:36 pm
I choose to ignore them until they eventually die and are segmented into the footnotes of history as just another bunch of bigots who would never get their way.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Molh on December 13, 2011, 07:50 pm
54 chained students rescued from Pakistan seminary (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/13/us-pakistan-seminary-raid-idUSTRE7BC1JI20111213)

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Most victims had signs of severe torture, and had developed wounds from the chains, police said.

A man who identified himself as Abdullah told local television that he had brought his 35-year-old drug addict brother to the madrassa for rehabilitation.

"The chains are not a problem. They are needed because without them heroin addicts run away," he said.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sergeant Laws on December 15, 2011, 10:59 am
Nearly half of all Americans are poor or low income (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/census-shows-1-2-people-103940568.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on December 15, 2011, 02:29 pm
This isn't quite on the same level as the other things posted here, but I wasn't sure where else to put it.

School blindfolds kids then gets their parents to make out with them (http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/12/rosemount_high_prank_kissing_mom_dad_video.php)

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At an end-of-the-year pepfest last week, a group of winter sports captains were blindfolded in the school gym in front of their peers, and told they would be receiving a kiss from a "special someone."

These poor kids reasonably assumed they were about make out with their classmates. But the assembly organizers had something else in mind: their parents.

Footage of the assembly shows a scene that would make even Sigmund Freud cringe. Dads kissing daughters. Mothers kissing sons.

And these are not just innocent pecks on the lips. The parents are intimately lip-locking their children for several seconds. One even progresses to rolling around on the gym floor. In another instance, a mother moves her son's hand south so he's grasping her butt.

And a reminder - the parents are not blindfolded and know exactly what they're doing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BIG_STONE on December 15, 2011, 02:46 pm
No, I think that definitely belongs here. I've watched plenty of screwed up/gross/etc. things online, but that may be the first time I whipped curiosity's ass and refused to play a video.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on December 15, 2011, 04:29 pm
20% of women in the US have been raped or experienced attempted rape at some point in their lives (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16192494)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on December 15, 2011, 05:16 pm
Sounds like they have some sort of rape... culture.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on December 15, 2011, 05:33 pm
Little boy strangles littler boy (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/boy-aged-10-admits-stranglng-four-old-043019043.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Sergeant Laws on December 26, 2011, 01:35 pm
From the "People losing their families in a house fire at Christmastime" files: 

http://news.yahoo.com/fire-conn-home-kills-ad-execs-3-kids-073207516

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/inferno-engulfs-matt-golinskis-wife-and-three-children/story-fn7x8me2-1226230435907


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: SirMrSir on December 26, 2011, 07:48 pm
Oh my god, that second link is totally heartbreaking. I know this is the thread for sad stories but that story touched me more than most.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on January 06, 2012, 05:52 am
Meanwhile, in South Sudan (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-06/3000-killed-in-south-sudan-massacres/3761864)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on January 12, 2012, 06:00 pm
This? Oh, nothing, just loggers burning a little girl alive (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/9005835/Loggers-burned-Amazon-tribe-girl-alive.html).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Molh on January 15, 2012, 03:14 am
Mother rapes own daughter for "sex education" (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/01/10/a-mothers-betrayal-abuse-daughter-sex-court/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on January 18, 2012, 02:04 pm
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/18/406061/connecticut-muslim-student-reports-sexual-harassment-gets-reported-to-fbi-for-terrorism-and-expelled-from-university/ (http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/18/406061/connecticut-muslim-student-reports-sexual-harassment-gets-reported-to-fbi-for-terrorism-and-expelled-from-university/)

A muslim woman was sexually harassed, when she reported it, the university did not investigate it. Someone then reported her to the FBI as a terrorist, and while the FBI decided there was nothing to pursue, the university chose to expel her.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nak on February 04, 2012, 09:28 pm
http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/breast-cancer-business-scams (http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/breast-cancer-business-scams)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 05, 2012, 07:59 pm
The thing that's most depressing about that to me is that the "main" agencies supposedly advocating for breast cancer awareness are as much a part of the problem as the small time charlatans.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nak on February 14, 2012, 01:53 am
I can't be sure if these are just retards trying to be edgy, or retards being serious but:

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/crazy-talk-id-let-chris-brown-beat-me (http://www.theroot.com/buzz/crazy-talk-id-let-chris-brown-beat-me)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 14, 2012, 03:38 am
I'd say it's the former. Even then, they are still horrible people.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 22, 2012, 07:55 pm
I couldn't decide if this should be in here or the horrible people thread. (http://www.news.com.au/business/church-of-scientology-demands-right-to-underpay/story-e6frfm1i-1226278848377?sv=630167cfc466b37d494da1af7bfa5e68)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on February 23, 2012, 06:32 am
So the Church of Scientology, which you pay heavy dosh to advance in, wants to underpay workers because some completely different religions in the past had members who took vows of poverty?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 23, 2012, 06:43 am
Giving all your money to a cult is basically the same thing as voluntary poverty.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 23, 2012, 03:28 pm
Uh, so why don't they just straight up ask for volunteers if people are that willing to work for them for little money?

I'm assuming they only let Scientologists work for them though.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on February 29, 2012, 07:38 pm
A grandfather forces his 8, 9, and 12 year old grandsons to hike the grand canyon because he said they were too fat. (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=147680951)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 06, 2012, 04:04 am
People wounded in the fighting for the Syrian city of Homs are being beaten, electrocuted and tortured by staff in a state-run hospital. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-06/footage-shows-torture-in-syrian-hospital/3870774)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Bettytron on March 08, 2012, 12:55 pm
A seventeen-year-old boy, who is, incidentally, black, was shot and killed in his own neighborhood by an overzealous Neighborhood Watch captain. The family is seeking the captain's arrest because, yeah, he wasn't even arrested. After killing an innocent boy. (http://news.yahoo.com/family-florida-boy-killed-neighborhood-watch-seeks-arrest-044537742.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: SirMrSir on March 08, 2012, 02:36 pm
holy fuck that makes me mad.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on March 09, 2012, 03:59 pm
In a lengthy “Last Statement,” which arrived posthumously at the Keene Sentinel, Tom Ball told his story. All he had done, he said, was smack his 4-year-old daughter and bloody her mouth after she licked his hand as he was putting her to bed. Feminist-crafted anti-domestic violence legislation did the rest. (http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2012/spring/a-war-on-women)

Will feminist tyranny ever end?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 09, 2012, 04:35 pm
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“The most direct threat to the family is ‘divorce on demand,’” he wrote in the manifesto he posted just before he began his deadly spree. “The system must be reformed so that the father will be awarded custody rights by default.”

The manosphere lit up. Said one approving poster at The Spearhead, an online men’s rights magazine for the “defense of ourselves, our families and our fellow men”: “What could be more ‘an eye for an eye’ than to kill the children of those who were so willing to destroy men’s families and destroy the homeland of men?”

Just fighting unfair court laws!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on March 11, 2012, 07:49 pm
Iraqi teenagers are being systematically murdered for dressing "emo". (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17333275)

US solider goes on rampage in Afghanistan, murdering 16 civilians. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/world/asia/afghanistan-civilians-killed-american-soldier-held.html?hp)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on March 12, 2012, 11:43 pm
More horrible shit in Syria (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-12/47-bodies-found-after-27massacre27-in-homs3a-syria-opposition/3884588)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Bettytron on March 14, 2012, 12:47 pm
A seventeen-year-old boy, who is, incidentally, black, was shot and killed in his own neighborhood by an overzealous Neighborhood Watch captain. The family is seeking the captain's arrest because, yeah, he wasn't even arrested. After killing an innocent boy. (http://news.yahoo.com/family-florida-boy-killed-neighborhood-watch-seeks-arrest-044537742.html)

Just a quick update on this story, the murderer still hasn't been arrested in this case, his previous history of assaulting a police officer has been lied about by the police chief, there's tons of horrible racist bullshit going on in every part of this story.
Garland Grey does a good summary here (http://tigerbeatdown.com/2012/03/14/obstructed-justice-the-death-of-trayvon-martin/).
Trayvon Martin's mother has started a petition for the shooter's arrest here (http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on March 14, 2012, 01:48 pm
When Betty curses I know it's serious.

No but really WHAT THE FUCK.

:(


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on March 14, 2012, 01:54 pm
seriously every time any of this happens i just want to scream at people to remember Amadou Diallo (http://) and Assata Shakur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assata_Shakur) and shit.

but, no matter what, the general public will always side with the shooter


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on March 15, 2012, 02:47 am
Ethiopian maid in Lebanon is filmed being abused in public by her boss. Kills herself a few days after the footage airs on national networks. (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/03/2012314142844277446.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on March 15, 2012, 06:30 am
16-year-old Moroccan girl kills herself after being forced to marry her rapist. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17379721)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Molh on March 15, 2012, 07:19 am
And she didn't even do it right after the humiliation of having to marry her rapist: she did it after she continued to be abused by him. The rapist husband even dragged her by her hair through the streets...after he caught her drinking the poison that ended her life!

I...I don't even know what to say at this point. This could possibly be the most depressing piece of news posted here so far.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on March 15, 2012, 10:31 am
It will be topped. It always gets topped.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 16, 2012, 02:36 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-16/celebrity-rabbit-squashed-to-death/3893558


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 16, 2012, 07:38 am
Quote
If he had lived, Til was on course to become the latest in a recent line of German celebrity animals.

They include Paul the octopus, who shot to stardom by correctly predicting the results of World Cup soccer matches, and Knut the polar bear.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on March 16, 2012, 11:03 am
Shit fucking shit this makes me so mad (http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/the-right-not-to-know)

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Halfway through my pregnancy, I learned that my baby was ill. Profoundly so. My doctor gave us the news kindly, but still, my husband and I weren’t prepared. Just a few minutes earlier, we’d been smiling giddily at fellow expectant parents as we waited for the doctor to see us. In a sonography room smelling faintly of lemongrass, I’d just had gel rubbed on my stomach, just seen blots on the screen become tiny hands. For a brief, exultant moment, we’d seen our son—a brother for our 2-year-old girl.
[...]
Instead, before I’d even known I was pregnant, a molecular flaw had determined that our son’s brain, spine and legs wouldn’t develop correctly. If he were to make it to term—something our doctor couldn’t guarantee—he’d need a lifetime of medical care. From the moment he was born, my doctor told us, our son would suffer greatly.

So, softly, haltingly, my husband asked about termination. The doctor shot me a glance that said: Are you okay to hear this now? I nodded, clenched my fists and focused on the cowboy boots beneath her scrubs.

She started with an apology, saying that despite being responsible for both my baby’s care and my own, she couldn’t take us to the final stop. The hospital with which she’s affiliated is Catholic and doesn’t allow abortion.
[...]
“I’m so sorry that I have to do this,” the doctor told us, “but if I don’t, I can lose my license.” Before he could even start to describe our baby, I began to sob until I could barely breathe. Somewhere, a nurse cranked up the volume on a radio, allowing the inane pronouncements of a DJ to dull the doctor’s voice. Still, despite the noise, I heard him. His unwelcome words echoed off sterile walls while I, trapped on a bed, my feet in stirrups, twisted away from his voice.

“Here I see a well-developed diaphragm and here I see four healthy chambers of the heart...”

I closed my eyes and waited for it to end, as one waits for the car to stop rolling at the end of a terrible accident.

When the description was finally over, the doctor held up a script and said he was legally obliged to read me information provided by the state. It was about the health dangers of having an abortion, the risks of infection or hemorrhage, the potential for infertility and my increased chance of getting breast cancer. I was reminded that medical benefits may be available for my maternity care and that the baby’s father was liable to provide support, whether he’d agreed to pay for the abortion or not.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 16, 2012, 11:53 am
Yeah, women probably only get abortions because they didn't realize what a fetus is. Seriously I don't grasp how someone with any kind of intellectual honesty could take this law as anything other than a guilt trip to deter people when they'd be most vulnerable to emotional manipulation.

Although I did appreciate the scene in Old Yeller where the dad forces his son to listen to the dog's audio biography with accompanying photo album before he's allowed to shoot it.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on March 17, 2012, 03:34 am
A pair of druggies kidnap a little girl, the boyfriend rapes her and the girlfriend murders her, and the details will make you fucking sick to your stomach. (http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/canada/mcclintic+who+confessed+in+tori+stafford+death+to+testify+at+murder+trial/6442599600/story.html)

I honestly don't recommend reading that unless you are prepared to see the world as a pit of misery and evil for the next few days.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on March 17, 2012, 06:00 am
It will be topped. It always gets topped.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: FizzlePop on March 17, 2012, 07:20 am
Oh hey, fuck you Luna and fuck you world, for being just.. just awful.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on March 17, 2012, 12:11 pm
Luna I see the world as a pit of misery and evil every single day and that still made me sick to my stomach and somehow gave me an actual headache.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: JMD on March 17, 2012, 12:19 pm
I have seen that story in the paper every day for the past week or so and it gets worse everytime.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on March 19, 2012, 08:56 pm
Born in a North Korean concentration camp in 1984, escaped in 2005. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/16/escape-north-korea-prison-camp?CMP=twt_gu)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on March 25, 2012, 06:16 pm
Iraqi woman beaten to death in California with note left next to her body saying "go back to your country, you terrorist". (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/25/california-iraqi-mother-murder-hate-crime)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 25, 2012, 08:11 pm
"A Human Rights Watch report has accused soldiers of using civilians as human shields by forcing them to walk in front of them as they advance on rebel areas.

The report says children have also been placed on army tanks, presumably to prevent soldiers from coming under fire." (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-26/syrian-troops-accused-of-brutal-tactics/3912304)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nak on March 26, 2012, 01:38 pm
Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed (http://jezebel.com/5896408/racist-hunger-games-fans-dont-care-how-much-money-the-movie-made)

fuck.

Fixed link.  - DrShenanigans


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on March 28, 2012, 07:49 am
Remember when it became public that the Spanish Catholic Church had stolen more than a quarter million kids from their mothers (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=494.msg28567#msg28567)?

Well, they are working to right the wrongs done and... never mind, turns out they did this all over the world (http://news.yahoo.com/forced-adoptions-for-unwed-mothers-around-the-globe.html), with numbers still unclear, but likely surpassing the 2 million mark.

Seriously, I can't understand how anybody can still choose not to disassociate themselves from them, and still claim they are a decent person.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: JMD on March 30, 2012, 10:41 am
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10926817-hospital-mom-booted-from-er-who-died-in-jail-was-treated-appropriately



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jamiec on April 05, 2012, 06:57 pm
Sorry I know this might be a bit off-topic, as it’s not really a news article, but this has to be one of the saddest things I’ve seen on the internet.

I challenge anyone to sit through this entire clip and not come out the other end a blubbering mess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2GHIMclng


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on April 05, 2012, 07:14 pm
I'm glad about the donor bit.

A friend of mine died about ten years back, I think it was an epileptic fit that led to cardiac arrest. She was an organ donor, and her family was in the paper talking up the organ donation cause, which was a great thing. So sad, but it's great that people can choose to help others after they have gone.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Doktor Puppykicker on April 06, 2012, 04:27 pm
Video footage of Blackwater mercenaries murdering Iraqi civilians on multiple occasions. (Caution, hugely disturbing footage.) (http://www.harpers.org/archive/2012/04/hbc-90008515)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on April 12, 2012, 06:13 pm
The Uzbekistani government is forcibly sterilising thousands of women (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17612550)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 13, 2012, 10:59 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-13/mother-drowns-in-bid-to-rescue-young-child/3949684


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on April 17, 2012, 07:51 am
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/17/us-afghanistan-women-idUSBRE83G0PZ20120417 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/17/us-afghanistan-women-idUSBRE83G0PZ20120417)

About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Luna Fortuna on April 17, 2012, 02:08 pm
For fuck's sake, clarify that they didn't die before my heart shatters to pieces.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on April 19, 2012, 06:25 pm
Off-duty firefighter stops car to assist London police, instead gets dragged out of car, abused, Tasered and arrested. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/apr/19/metropolitan-police-accused-racism-firefighter)

Before clicking the link, see if you can guess what colour his skin is!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Skeletonic on April 19, 2012, 07:42 pm
Jesus Christ


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on April 19, 2012, 08:14 pm
Jesus Christ is not a colour Skeletonic


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Skeletonic on April 19, 2012, 08:15 pm
Somebody didn't go to Sunday school


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on April 19, 2012, 08:15 pm
Of course not, I am a heathen.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on April 23, 2012, 01:24 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133673/I-used-spy-camera-catch-care-home-thug-beating-mother-How-daughters-suspicions-uncovered-harrowing-abuse.html?ICO=most_read_module


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on May 04, 2012, 06:10 pm
This is an odd one (http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4916d129338a4365872778d1c6577ac2.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mongo on May 04, 2012, 06:53 pm
A man was murdered in Houston while attending a vigil for another man murdered in Houston. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/04/texas-vigil-for-murder-victim-marred-by-fatal-shooting/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on May 06, 2012, 01:46 am
Sad. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17967855)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Jacob on May 07, 2012, 01:20 pm
South Korea finds smuggled capsules contain human flesh (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/south-korea-finds-smuggled-capsules-contain-human-flesh/story-e6frfku0-1226349216908#ixzz1uD20rUPw)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on May 07, 2012, 01:43 pm
Holy crap.  Normally the first sentence of these articles is reiterating the headline or starting to explain it.  Not immediately telling you how much worse it is then the headline wants you to think.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 07, 2012, 06:43 pm
Quote
Customs officials refused to disclose where the babies came from


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 07, 2012, 08:50 pm
"You can have that talk with your parents when you are old enough," they added.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 07, 2012, 08:58 pm
This is going to put a dent in the reputation of baby capsule manufacturers for sure.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 08, 2012, 12:50 am
House Bill Offers Aid Cuts to Save Military Spending (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/us/house-bill-offers-aid-cuts-to-save-military-spending.html?_r=1&ref=us)

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The Republican-led House this week will lay bare the choice between social programs and Pentagon spending in an age of austerity when it takes up legislation to slice $261 billion from food stamps, Medicaid, social services and other programs for struggling Americans over the next decade to stave off more than $50 billion in military spending cuts scheduled to take effect next year.

...

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the bill would push 1.8 million people off food stamps and could cost 280,000 children their school lunch subsidies and 300,000 children their health insurance coverage through the federal and state Children’s Health Insurance Program. Elimination of the social services block grant to state and local governments would hit child abuse prevention programs, Meals on Wheels and child care.

A quarter of the cuts in the bill would come from programs for the poor. Cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and subsidized insurance premiums under the health care law make up more than a third of the package’s savings, or $108 billion over 10 years.

But hey at least you'll have rad jet planes


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on May 08, 2012, 01:14 am
this fucking country

oh also Big fat cat died :( (http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/07/11579806-meow-the-39-pound-cat-dies?lite)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Raconteur on May 10, 2012, 07:56 am
From Bermuda (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120509/NEWS02/705099937). 20 year old guy gets a 12 year old girl to perform sex acts on him, on more than one occasion. The judge does not sentence him to prison, because:

Quote from: terrible judge
I don’t think as the Crown suggests that society needs to be protected from you as a person who preys on young people. I don’t know that you communicated with her for a sexual purpose. I didn’t find that.
and
Quote from:  terrible judge
You and the young lady had an attraction to each other and I don’t think this was a case where you lured her off. You were both interested in each other

It seems as if the judge only begrudgingly sentenced him to anything at all:

Quote from: AGHGHHHH
I would put it on a scale of one to ten at the lower end, at about a four

Fuck you, Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on May 10, 2012, 11:13 am
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However, he said it was a case where the defendant did not “prey” on the victim and “this young girl had to be protected from herself”.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo: Pedophile Shepard


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on May 17, 2012, 10:35 pm
SHOCKING & UNEXPECTED! Heart-broken Sachin Tendulkar calls it a day! (http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/SHOCKING-UNEXPECTED-Heart-broken-Sachin-Tendulkar-calls-it-a-day-/12951)

I'm assuming this belongs in the depressing news thread as the article begins "The news is the cricketing equivalent of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Either that or whoever wrote that article can fuck right off.

Edit: Turns out it's an April Fools news story, but they can still fuck right off.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on May 18, 2012, 05:44 am
The depressing news here is that it is the 18th of May and Sam is falling for pranks from April Fool's day.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 18, 2012, 07:59 am
He always was a bit slow on the uptake.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 18, 2012, 08:06 am
...BUSINESS


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on May 18, 2012, 10:07 am
Once I realised it was a prank I was still disgusted by the metaphor the article opens with. I mean seriously.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on May 22, 2012, 10:40 am
I may have already posted about this but I am too flustered to check. This is a new article anyway. Transgender woman defends herself from a hate crime, assailant dies, she is railroaded. (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/cece-mcdonald-transgender-hate-crime-murder)

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During the process of jury selection, Judge Moreno denied several motions from the defense to submit details about the victim and his past as evidence, including a photo from the autopsy report showing Schmitz's swastika tattoo and his criminal record. According to Andy Birkey in the American Independent, "The judge ruled that his criminal history was sufficiently different from his actions on June 5 and therefore could not be shown to the jury."

In other news, people continue to rally around George Zimmerman and his "self defense".


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: EFHRK on May 22, 2012, 08:25 pm
Desperate Man Commits Suicide After Shocking Foreclosure Mistreatment (http://www.alternet.org/news/155442/wells_fargo_has_blood_on_its_hands_desperate_man_commits_suicide_after_shocking_foreclosure_mistreatment_)

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The quick version of this terrible story is that Norman and Oriane Rousseau of Newbury Park, California were scammed into a predatory mortgage. But they made their payments anyway, always paying with a cashier’s check in person at the same branch. Then one day the bank misapplied their payment and said they still owed the money. This started a long, nasty process that led to the bank evicting the Rousseaus from their home.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mongo on June 02, 2012, 11:00 pm
Two innocent bystanders were shot during a gunfight.  Over who makes better Kool-Aid. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/kool-aid-gun-fight-shooting-detroit_n_1559612.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: drunkpiano on June 04, 2012, 03:56 pm
Hey remember that article I linked a couple posts up? Well CeCe McDonald will be doing her time in a male prison. (http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/06/cece_mcdonald--young_black_transgender_woman--to_be_housed_in_male_prison.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 05, 2012, 11:47 pm
46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/americans-believe-in-creationism_n_1571127.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk3&pLid=167311)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on June 06, 2012, 12:41 am
Wait but

What

No

What


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on June 06, 2012, 01:12 am
Meanwhile in South Korea, evolution is being removed from biology textbooks (http://www.nature.com/news/south-korea-surrenders-to-creationist-demands-1.10773)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Raconteur on June 06, 2012, 04:26 am
46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/americans-believe-in-creationism_n_1571127.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk3&pLid=167311)

How can only 29% of people with postgraduate degrees believe in evolution, what are they studying


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on June 06, 2012, 05:12 am
Theology?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on June 06, 2012, 09:29 am
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Results for this USA Today/Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted May 10-13, 2012, with a random sample of 1,012 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

The larger the grain of salt you take this with, the better. They're going to need a much bigger sample size to answer this kind of question. Furthermore, there were 600 landline respondents versus about 400 for mobile phone users. Some estimates say that as much as more than half of all americans aged 25-29 live in homes without landlines, forgoing them for mobile phones (http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/10/1/24). That paper cites a 2010 report  by the US National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC which I'm not too motivated to go and dig up. Anyway, that means there could be a pretty large bias in the sample in terms of age groups represented (they say they used a weighted distribution based on population estimates from census data, but don't actually give away any basic demographic statistics of the sample which leaves me more than a little skeptical).

But if it is any consolation, I'm sure you don't need polls to know there are a looot of ignorant people in any given country. You guys probably just have a higher concentration.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 06:23 am
I find this utterly depressing. HAVE FUN GUYS!

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/20126741641903162.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on June 09, 2012, 04:00 am
Female protesters in Egypt protesting against sexual assault get sexually assaulted (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/09/egyptian-women-protesters-sexually-assaulted)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 11, 2012, 05:46 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-11/israel-rounding-up-africans-for-deportation/4063318

Quote
"We told the infiltrators from South Sudan to come voluntarily; whoever doesn't, with the Lord's help we shall get them all... they'll be put on a plane."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Ishliquor on June 11, 2012, 08:48 am
Not really in the same league, but thoroughly depressing nonetheless:

Attacks on guide dogs by other dogs have reached a new high of more than eight a month, a charity has said. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18386963)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Yone on June 12, 2012, 05:53 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-11/israel-rounding-up-africans-for-deportation/4063318

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"We told the infiltrators from South Sudan to come voluntarily; whoever doesn't, with the Lord's help we shall get them all... they'll be put on a plane."

While we're on the subject:

Sudanese refugees crossing through Egypt were kidnapped, held for ransom, and had their organs harvested. (http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/17/scores-freed-after-cnn-documentary/)

More information on the organ trafficking. (http://rightswork.org/2012/03/human-trafficking-for-organ-removal-evidence-from-egypt-by-debra-budiani-saberi/)



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on June 28, 2012, 03:52 am
America's gun laws are pretty ridiculous, and the Fast and Furious scandal that has been in the news is not at all what it seemed:
http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/ (http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: krys on June 29, 2012, 09:38 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18644870 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18644870) In 2001 Nestle signed an agreement to curb child labour. And now it seems they did...pretty much nothing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 29, 2012, 10:11 am
This (http://betterworldshopper.com/) is a good website if you want to keep track of which companies are horrible in terms of dealing with human rights, environmental issues, etc.

For example, here's (http://betterworldshopper.com/r-chocolate.html) the page for chocolate. Nestle, of course, is one of the worst ranked. I wish there was a little more specificity with regards to which companies are guilty of which horrible things, but it's a start. I'm sure a little personal research will dig up the worst offenders/offenses.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Linksm
Post by: CatAstrophe on June 30, 2012, 02:15 am
I can't say I have a lot of confidence in the website primarily because they don't show their work. From my own knowledge of some of these companies (which I completely admit might be very wrong) a lot of these rankings seem suspect. The huge discrepancy between Apple and Microsoft stands out when I'd expect them to be relatively the same. If someone knows specific reasons why Apple is ranked so high while Microsoft is ranked very low I'd like to be aware.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 30, 2012, 02:40 am
I'm just spitballing here, but Microsoft is still primarily a software company. The only major lines of manufacture that I can think up off the top of my head for that company would be for gaming and accessories. Apple, by contrast, are heavily into manufacturing and often boast that demand is so great that they have to ramp up production to meet it.

There's also the strict culture of secrecy that surrounds the creation of every new Apple product. A lot of the interviews from within Foxconn that I've read have described the security checks as very dehumanising.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on July 01, 2012, 05:17 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/US/conn-mom-charged-abusing-10-month-video/story?id=16670314#.T_DMZpEmitz


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 09, 2012, 04:27 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-09/carbon-tax-excuse-to-hike-funeral-costs/4118200


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on July 10, 2012, 11:20 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/nyregion/beneath-elmos-mask-a-man-with-a-disturbing-past.html?_r=2


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on July 11, 2012, 04:04 am
I just discovered we live in a world where people attack seeing eye dogs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18386963


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on July 11, 2012, 04:14 am
That story is about other dogs attacking guide dogs, not people.

Also it contains footage of a very cute labrador retriever. Not depressing enough.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on July 11, 2012, 04:17 am
I've been told that seeing eye dogs get attacked a lot, because they are trained to behave in ways that can make them seem weak to other dogs. So, the world is still a bad place, but at least it's just other dogs picking on guide dogs.

Maybe dogs are objectivists.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on July 11, 2012, 04:28 am
"This dog came charging towards us. It pinned Gus to the floor and the dog's owners couldn't get the dog to let go, so they started punching it in the head. But they caught Gus a few times too and he was left concussed. He couldn't work for three weeks."

It depressed me, but I don't hate puppies like you guys SO I WIN!



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 11, 2012, 11:19 am
Going back a story, I just wanted to point out this awesome line.

Quote
He moved to Central Park when he felt Times Square was too saturated with Elmos.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 15, 2012, 05:39 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-15/woman-sells-baby-for-five-dollars-and-grapes/4131236


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RummyLu on July 17, 2012, 12:08 pm
At least 2000 Indian women living below the poverty line scammed into having their wombs removed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-18873716



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: EFHRK on July 17, 2012, 05:37 pm
Needles found in airplane food on 4 US-bound Delta flights (http://www.metro.us/newyork/national/article/1147825--needles-found-in-airplane-food-on-4-u-s-bound-delta-flights)

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Delta Air Lines Inc said it was working with federal authorities after what appeared to be sewing needles were found in food on four U.S.-bound flights that left Sunday from Amsterdam, injuring one passenger.

That injured man has now been put on Anti-HIV medication (http://gma.yahoo.com/man-bit-needle-found-sandwiches-delta-flight-put-113731090--abc-news-topstories.html).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: EFHRK on July 17, 2012, 05:42 pm
Also the Boy Scouts of America are still banning gays (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/us/boy-scouts-reaffirm-ban-on-gay-members.html).

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The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its longtime policy of barring openly gay boys from membership and gay or lesbian adults from serving as leaders. The decision, announced on Tuesday, came after what the organization described as a wide-ranging internal review, and despite public protests.

The exclusion policy “reflects the beliefs and perspectives” of the organization, the Boy Scouts said in a news release from its national headquarters in Irving, Tex.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on July 19, 2012, 08:51 pm
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8502242/sick-girls-disney-dream-shattered-by-father


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Skeletonic on July 20, 2012, 04:20 am
nananananana DEPRESSING nanananananana DEPRESSING

http://www.rt.com/news/shooting-dark-knight-rises-batman-denver-aurora-654/



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on July 20, 2012, 07:01 am
Oh man... do not read the comments section on that. Way to be completely awful, internet.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: krys on July 22, 2012, 07:05 pm
TW: A 17 year old sexual assault victim could face time in jail for tweeting the names of her attackers.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/savannah-dietrich-twitter-sexual-assault-louisville-174732753.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on July 22, 2012, 07:59 pm
They were minors who haven't been sentenced yet. She's clearly in contempt of court. There are two crimes here and they are not directly connected.

I think it would be very harsh if she got a prison sentence, and I also think it's extremely unlikely.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 26, 2012, 03:05 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-26/gun-applications-soar-after-aurora-massacre/4155336?height=100&ratio=1x1&width=100


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on July 26, 2012, 03:15 am
This is a terrible thing. (http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/07/26/mr-zuma-what-have-you-done)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on July 26, 2012, 04:00 pm
A 12 year old boy is drowned in boiling water after his mother is raped and both parents murdered in his home. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179171/Walkerville-family-murders-Horrific-death-boy-12-drowned-boiling-water-robbers-raped-mother.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 14, 2012, 12:55 pm
http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/165990196.html?refer=y (http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/165990196.html?refer=y)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 15, 2012, 11:54 am
The best thing to come out of that story is the name Luther Ranheim.  Next Bond villain, anyone?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 15, 2012, 11:26 pm
http://gawker.com/5935229/heres-an-absolutely-brutal-video-of-the-nypd-shooting-a-dog-trying-to-protect-his-owner


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Liz on August 22, 2012, 03:09 pm
http://start.toshiba.com/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CDA0QI8D80%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=931

Fuuuuuuck.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on August 23, 2012, 07:56 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/christian-hobbs-hid-mobile-home-new-hampshire_n_1797547.html?ref=topbar


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 04, 2012, 04:33 am
So if the Syrian rebels win, everything will be nice and peaceful again, right? (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/world/middleeast/in-syrian-conflict-children-speak-of-revenge-against-alawites.html?_r=1&ref=world)

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Like all the small children in the desert refugee camp here, Ibtisam, 11, is eager to go home to the toys, bicycles, books, cartoons and classmates she left behind in Syria.

But not if that means living with Alawites, members of the same minority offshoot of Shiite Islam as Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. “I hate the Alawites and the Shiites,” Ibtisam said as a crowd of children and adults nodded in agreement. “We are going to kill them with our knives, just like they killed us.”

...

The convictions of Heza, 13, were blunt. “We will never live together,” he said. “All the Alawites are security agents. After the revolution, we want to kill them.”

Even if it might mean killing a Syrian child his own age? “I will kill him,” Heza said. “It doesn’t matter.”


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on September 05, 2012, 09:58 am
A woman is stung by a scorpion, receives two doses of antivenom at the hospital, and gets billed $39,652 per dose. A total charge of $83,046 for a drug that costs $100 per dose in mexico. (http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/20120831scorpion-sting-leaves-woman-big-bill.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on September 05, 2012, 08:21 pm
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/woman-who-murdered-her-rapist-seeks-to-abort-baby-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=29077&NewsCatID=341


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 08, 2012, 08:38 am
Bank forecloses on the wrong house, destroys couple's possessions. (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/05/owners-lose-possessions-after-home-near-twentynine-palms-is-mistakenly-foreclosed/)

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The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence.

A crew broke into Alvin and Pat Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by Wells Fargo to secure the structure.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 08, 2012, 08:47 am
Also here is a US State Department employee and her husband who kept a woman as a sex slave and fuck the entire human race I am going to kill myself now (http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/09/06/50013.htm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on September 10, 2012, 06:32 pm
A dog pulls its suicidal, drunken owner off some train tracks, gets hit by the train and dies. (http://en.ria.ru/world/20120907/175833491.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 11, 2012, 06:43 pm
:( (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/11/circle-childhood-friends-bomb-kabul)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Metsfan on September 12, 2012, 01:38 am
Man, Oball, your sure know how to fuck up a day. That's the saddest thing I've read in this whole thread.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 13, 2012, 04:48 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-13/kimberley-man-kills-and-eats-puppy/4260030


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on September 13, 2012, 05:03 am
What is the world coming to?



I mean, you can't even enjoy a quick snack without being arrested these days


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Post by: Kybard on September 13, 2012, 09:24 am
this less depressing than it is oh-god-nooooo terrifying to me, but ebola outbreak is out of control in the Congo, may reach "major towns" soon (http://news.terra.com/ebola-outbreak-out-of-control-in-congo-who,49746b69e7fb9310VgnVCM10000098cceb0aRCRD.html)


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Post by: Coog on September 13, 2012, 11:12 am
 Video of a swedish man watching a drunk fall onto the subway tracks. He jumps down to the man and steals his wallet before leaving him to be hit by a train. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202165/Swedish-police-hunt-thief-watched-drunk-reveller-fall-rail-track-robbing--leaving-run-train.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on September 24, 2012, 04:12 pm
A vet killed a cat because the owner was handed the wrong form. (http://news.yahoo.com/cat-goes-vet-flea-bath-gets-euthanized-113441850.html)


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Post by: oball on September 24, 2012, 06:26 pm
This is why you don't sign things without reading them first!


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Post by: Matt on September 24, 2012, 06:31 pm
A vet killed a cat because the owner was handed the wrong form. (http://news.yahoo.com/cat-goes-vet-flea-bath-gets-euthanized-113441850.html)

And of course just because the vet's name is Muhammad:
   
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Hate to seem racist, but the vets name does give you some clues
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a Taliban infiltrator ? plotting on getting rid of all Americas pets
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The vet Muhammad Malik couldn't read english. Isn't diversity just great. He wanted to use his sword to behead the kitty but had to use a syringe intead. So when doing the syringe he was screaming ALAH!
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Muhammad Malik probably was screeming ALAHH!!!HH!HH!!! Akbaaarrr! While murdering the evil kitty. Just what the country needs. More immigrant retarded "smart" people.
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i got some infidel squirrels that need to be euthanized, They keep chewing the lead covers off my roof vent pipes . Maybe Muhammad can help me out.




Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on September 29, 2012, 05:10 pm
http://theintelhub.com/2012/09/27/9-year-old-autistic-child-beat-up-by-police-then-arrested-for-aggravated-battery-to-a-police-officer/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on September 29, 2012, 08:24 pm
http://theintelhub.com/2012/09/27/9-year-old-autistic-child-beat-up-by-police-then-arrested-for-aggravated-battery-to-a-police-officer/

If there's ever been a more Fuck the Police worthy article written, I'm yet to read it. How the fuck does it come to that!? He's nine and autistic! Fuck those teachers and fuck the police!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on September 30, 2012, 06:44 am
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/26/its-for-your-good-let-me-finish-afghan-canadian-told-police-she-stabbed-daughter-with-kitchen-knife/


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Post by: BSam on September 30, 2012, 08:42 pm
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sex-claims-made-against-child-protection-worker-20120930-26tv5.html


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Post by: RockinJoe12 on October 01, 2012, 01:54 pm
Man Beheads Baby Sister At Her Birthday Party. (http://www.wsbt.com/news/ktla-man-beheads-baby-sister-at-her-253042,0,1272877.story)


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Post by: Zach on October 01, 2012, 02:35 pm
uuuuuuuuugggghhh


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Post by: Metsfan on October 01, 2012, 08:39 pm
Why do I even get out of bed in the morning?


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Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 02, 2012, 01:59 pm
fuck.


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Post by: Zach on October 02, 2012, 05:51 pm
Man rapes his own mother... on mother's day. (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/1001/breaking59.html)


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Post by: Metsfan on October 02, 2012, 06:57 pm
Gahrrwhhwh


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Post by: HyperGlavin on October 06, 2012, 08:56 am
The world's largest platinum producer sacks 12,000 striking South African miners and a union leader is shot dead in the country's latest unrest. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-06/122c000-sacked-as-south-africa-mine-strike-turns-deadly/4298968)


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Post by: HyperGlavin on October 10, 2012, 09:02 am
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who campaigned for children's rights is fighting for her life after being shot in the head on her school bus by a Taliban gunman. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-10/schoolgirl-campaigner-shot-in-head-by-taliban-gunman/4304370)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 17, 2012, 03:42 pm
"Police: Couple ran strip club in home; abused, beat their adopted kids" (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/17/justice/california-children-strip-club/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn)


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Post by: Raconteur on October 18, 2012, 05:07 am
8 year old boy is tied to a tree and set on fire, suffering 99% burns. 13 years later he names his attacker, then dies of cancer just before his 21st birthday. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218450/Robbie-Middleton-Will-horrifically-burned-victim-convict-alleged-killer-Don-Collins-grave.html?ICO=most_read_module)


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Post by: FizzlePop on October 18, 2012, 06:49 am
Goddammit raconteur


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Post by: Katastrophikus on October 18, 2012, 07:44 am
... That is a horrible, horrible thing...


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Post by: Skeletonic on October 18, 2012, 10:57 am
fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on October 19, 2012, 02:59 am
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/11/steven-boone-tried-to-spread-hiv-crown-alleges


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on October 22, 2012, 05:07 pm
Sleeping Woman Sexually Assaulted On Subway (http://gothamist.com/2012/10/22/video_sleeping_woman_sexually_assau.php)

This comes with a bonus horrible video.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 23, 2012, 01:59 am
An Italian court sentences six scientists and a government official to six years in prison for manslaughter for failing to warn of a deadly 2009 quake. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-23/italian-scientists-convicted-over-earthquake-warning/4328046)

If I was an Italian seismologist, I'd probably be making plans to get a new job outside of the country right now.


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Post by: Zach on October 23, 2012, 03:17 pm
Related (http://rt.com/news/italy-jail-scientists-reaction-061/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on November 01, 2012, 06:24 pm
http://www.smh.com.au/world/girl-15-killed-with-acid-for-talking-to-boy-20121102-28nnz.html

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A mother and father in Pakistan-administered Kashmir have killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man, police say.


Fuck this planet


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Liz on November 05, 2012, 04:19 pm
Toddler mauled to death by dogs at zoo (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/05/14947585-zoo-mauling-boy-killed-by-dogs-not-fall-autopsy-shows?lite)


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Post by: norumaru on November 14, 2012, 05:23 pm
Miscarrying woman is denied termination of the child for three days because "this is a Catholic country", dies (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/1114/1224326575203.html)

They should just go ahead and take that second o out of "Catholic country".


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DiegoInglewood on November 14, 2012, 07:18 pm
Father of the year passes out, leaves son outside naked while daughter is locked in cage and covered in shit (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/oklahoma-dad-locked-daughter-dog-cage-article-1.1201130)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on November 27, 2012, 01:28 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238705/Familys-outrage-star-students-murdered-mans-basement-claims-robbed-home-Thanksgiving.html?ICO=most_read_module (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238705/Familys-outrage-star-students-murdered-mans-basement-claims-robbed-home-Thanksgiving.html?ICO=most_read_module)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on November 27, 2012, 03:46 pm
The most depressing part about that story is that it's probably only getting attention because one of the dead people was a pretty white girl whose Facebook page the media could plunder for cleavage shots.  I bet if they were black we wouldn't be hearing about it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Gitro on November 28, 2012, 12:14 am
No, it would say something like Dangerous Youths Killed During Home Invasion, instead.

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'They were 17 and 18 years old, and didn't need to die,' she told Bruce Smith.

'That all depends on your perspective,' he responded, referring to a series of break-ins his brother had endured. In one in October, thieves stole $10,000 worth of guns and electronics, he said.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on November 28, 2012, 04:16 pm
That's weird. If it were just "$10,000 worth of electronics" I would think "Yeah, okay, maybe the dude had a kickass media system and a high-end computer and stuff, maybe one of those fridges that has a built-in touchscreen or something" but throwing "guns" and "electronics" into the same bracket seems kind of odd.

Unless they meant "$10,000 worth of guns, and also some electronics". I'll assume that's what they meant.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on November 28, 2012, 05:29 pm
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/cherished-possessions-lost-in-public-housing-blunder-20121128-2aebs.html


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Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 30, 2012, 08:24 pm
The hyperlink says it all (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/12/01/07/57/three-sisters-shared-blame-for-their-rapes-child-safety).


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Post by: Gitro on November 30, 2012, 09:44 pm
I saw that story in a newspaper at the shops and was hoping it was empty outrage mongering.


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Post by: HyperGlavin on December 18, 2012, 06:08 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-18/four-polio-workers-gunned-down-in-pakistan/4434904


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Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 18, 2012, 12:35 pm
Teenager gets drunk at party, is molested and pissed on by high school football players, some of whom took video and pictures but did not intervene. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/sports/high-school-football-rape-case-unfolds-online-and-divides-steubenville-ohio.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&pagewanted=all&)

You can probably guess how the coach responded.


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Post by: subbero on December 19, 2012, 04:41 pm
famous people amirite

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/lostprophets-singer-ian-watkins-remanded-in-custody-after-appearing-in-court-accused-of-conspiring-to-rape-oneyearold-girl-8425042.html


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Post by: JackyGoBang on January 02, 2013, 07:49 pm
Teenager gets drunk at party, is molested and pissed on by high school football players, some of whom took video and pictures but did not intervene. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/sports/high-school-football-rape-case-unfolds-online-and-divides-steubenville-ohio.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&pagewanted=all&)

You can probably guess how the coach responded.
(http://i.imgur.com/yN5x0.jpg)
UPDATE

 Everything on Earth is terrible and if we were all snuffed out by a solar flare I don't know if that would be a negative. (http://deadspin.com/5972527/she-is-so-raped-right-now-former-student-jokes-about-the-steubenville-accuser-the-night-of-the-alleged-rape)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on January 04, 2013, 06:52 pm
Based on a law from 1872, California court says woman wasn't technically raped because she wasn't married at the time. (http://gawker.com/5973081/california-court-says-woman-wasnt-technically-raped-because-she-isnt-married?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)

nuke the planet


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Post by: Chez San on February 02, 2013, 03:08 pm
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-preacher-gets-light-sentence-for-killing-daughter-1.1141045

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a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the girl’s back was broken and she had been raped “everywhere” . . .  hospital staff told the mother that her “child’s rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed.”

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The activists said that the judge had ruled the prosecution could only seek “blood money (compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law) and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama’s death suffices as punishment.”


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Post by: laktose on February 02, 2013, 03:14 pm
dear lord fuck this dumb world forever amen


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Nicol on February 27, 2013, 06:41 am
In the Maldives, a 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21595814)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: locnar on February 27, 2013, 01:20 pm
If only the toddler had been armed:  http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/27/17112877-grandmother-kills-two-boys-herself-after-picking-them-up-from-daycare-police-say?lite


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on March 12, 2013, 12:20 pm
Arm all infants for self defense (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/12/6-month-old-chicago-girl-dies-after-being-shot-5-times/)


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Post by: Zach on March 20, 2013, 08:19 pm
San Diego's mayor has ordered a two-month nighttime shutdown of a beach after cameras set up to monitor a seal colony captured people kicking, punching and sitting on top of mother seals and their pups. (http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/San-Diego-restricts-beach-use-after-seal-abuse-4368535.php#ixzz2O5ZjEdzm)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Skeletonic on March 21, 2013, 07:44 am
Man the clubbing scene in San Diego is way more intense these days


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HappyDays on March 22, 2013, 10:55 am
A baby is killed during a botched robbery that was committed by children (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/22/us/virginia-quantico-shooting/index.html).

I really don't think it gets more depressing than "children shoot a baby."


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 22, 2013, 11:51 am
I don't want to justify a heinous tragedy but maybe you shouldn't google "James Bulger"


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on March 22, 2013, 12:13 pm
In other news, there was a shooting on the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia (http://cnn.com/2013/03/22/us/georgia-baby-killed/).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on March 22, 2013, 12:37 pm
Oh wow, the comments. Fuck the fucking comments.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Mr Gale on March 22, 2013, 12:39 pm
I don't want to justify a heinous tragedy but maybe you shouldn't google "James Bulger"

Going by my FB, all you would get is people talking about finding and murdering the now released murderers.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 22, 2013, 03:03 pm
Yeah, the reaction to that case is pretty sickening in itself, right down to men committing suicide because their lives have been ruined by false accusations plastered all over the media.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on March 22, 2013, 10:02 pm
Two teenagers hold a woman up, shoot her baby in the face. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/22/georgia-infant-stroller-killed/2008681/)


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Post by: Metsfan on March 22, 2013, 10:55 pm
Hmmm


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on March 23, 2013, 04:26 am
Oh fuck off


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HappyDays on March 23, 2013, 09:16 pm
A terrible update to the "children kill baby" story: (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/23/us/georgia-baby-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

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The fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller marked the second time mother Sherry West lost a son to violence, she said Saturday.

Her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in 2008 in New Jersey, she told CNN.

"This is the second child that people have taken from me in a tragic way," West said. "I'm so afraid to have any more babies now. I tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world."

By the way, don't go into the comments unless you really like racism.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on March 27, 2013, 03:46 am
Stop attacking babies you god damn lunatics. Seriously. (http://www.wbtv.com/story/21797528/cops-baby-pistol-whipped-in-head-twice-in-goose-creek)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: DiegoInglewood on March 28, 2013, 03:32 pm
Some dumbass racists are trying to form a White Student Union at my school (http://jezebel.com/5992735/insane-white-student-union-patrols-campus-in-face-of-perceived-black-crime-wave)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 28, 2013, 04:14 pm
what is this i dofjgjbbmemelq1


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on April 06, 2013, 07:38 pm
Heavy machinery destroys Nazca lines in Peru. (http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-3743-peru-heavy-machinery-destroys-nazca-lines/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 10:34 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-08/cuts-to-legal-aid-see-accused-rapists-cross-examining-victims/4616784


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 11:46 am
I don't want to be flippant about it, but what exactly should happen in those situations instead?  It's unfortunate for the victims, but I don't see any way around it happening short of outright suspending the rights of the accused to a trial. 


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 12:01 pm
Well I was thinking that maybe the states shouldn't be making these cuts to legal aid in the first place. That seems like the best option to me.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Metsfan on April 08, 2013, 12:06 pm
If cuts have to be made, is there anyway to legally give aid priority to victims of abuse in these kinds of cases?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 12:08 pm
Apparently standard practice for an unrepresented defendant in an abuse case is to appoint someone (lawyer, judge) to ask the questions on behalf of the defendant.  Which is fine.  It depends on what specifically they're saying is offensive.  If they're just objecting to the personal questioning by the defendant, then there's an easy solution.

The way I read the article though, it sounded like they were objecting to the accuser having to answer questions posed by the accused at all, which is kind of fundamental to the judicial process.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 12:10 pm
Cuts don't really have to be made, though. The level of government debt in Australia is far from being a crisis worthy of removing such safety nets for the disenfranchised.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 12:13 pm
Maybe there's a difference between the US and Australia, but in the US you can choose to refuse counsel regardless (the right to "legal aid" is constitutionally guaranteed here).  So even if it's less common under a fully funded legal aid scenario, it can still happen just from accusers refusing aid.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 12:14 pm
*should read "defendants refusing aid"


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 12:23 pm
The way I read the article though, it sounded like they were objecting to the accuser having to answer questions posed by the accused at all, which is kind of fundamental to the judicial process.

Considering that both parties are not trained to the full extent of the law, and that you clearly do not trust either of the two, how is it a good idea to rely on self-representation in a case sensitive enough to involve the family court? It might work for judge Judy, but this is a bit more serious.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 12:32 pm
I think this is just a shortfall in communication.  Re-read my post.

I'm trying to say that depending on how you read that article you linked, they're making it sound like it's unacceptable for the victim to have to answer questions from the defendant at all (i.e. even through an intermediary).  I have no insight into why someone would WANT to refuse legal counsel, but the reality is they have that right.  All I'm saying is that if they exercise that right for better or worse, I don't think we should be taking away the rights of the defendant to a fair trial just because of the odious nature of what they are accused of.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 12:44 pm
The article said nothing about people refusing legal aid, nor did it say that even using intermediaries would be unacceptable. What the article actually said was that the cuts have resulted in some defendants being ineligible for legal aid. And to then make the system more "balanced", their accusers are then denied aid as well. Reinstating the funding helps both parties, though it's arguable that one side is currently suffering more than the other under the current cuts. And nowhere did it mention that the defendant has the right to press the accuser to answer any questions because that is insane.

You need to take reading comprehension classes because there really is only one way to read what was linked.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 01:04 pm
The article implies that the defendants are allowed to quiz the victims only because of cuts.  Again, barring international differences, the article is simply stupid then, because the cuts are a side issue at best.

The cuts may make the situation more common, but the situation is much more general.  As I said, victims have to answer questions originating from the defendant REGARDLESS because defendants may be unrepresented in situations other than "because funding for public defenders was cut."  Cuts have nothing to do with that.

Further, while the article is primarily about personal cross-examination by the defendant, there's some unspecific language:
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...and you are mandated to answer his questions, is an empty and horrible feeling and experience to go through."

That statement reads to me like they object to the notion that an unrepresented defendant could submit questions to the victim under any circumstances.  Cuts or no cuts, some steps should clearly be taken, like having the judge ask the questions submitted by the defendant, instead of the defendant questioning the victim directly. But the right to conduct cross-examination, given concessions to reduce direct trauma against the victim, seems fundamental to the right to trial to me. 


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2013, 01:25 pm
The article implies that the defendants are allowed to quiz the victims only because of cuts.  Again, barring international differences, the article is simply stupid then, because the cuts are a side issue at best.

Wrong. The cuts, the measures taken to work around the cuts, and the consequences of these are the main focus of the article. It all starts with the cuts. They are not a side issue, they are the cause.

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The cuts may make the situation more common, but the situation is much more general.  As I said, victims have to answer questions originating from the defendant REGARDLESS because defendants may be unrepresented in situations other than "because funding for public defenders was cut."  Cuts have nothing to do with that.

The article says nothing about this, nor does it imply this. You have just pulled this out of your arse.

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Further, while the article is primarily about personal cross-examination by the defendant, there's some unspecific language:
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...and you are mandated to answer his questions, is an empty and horrible feeling and experience to go through."

That statement reads to me like they object to the notion that an unrepresented defendant could submit questions to the victim under any circumstances.  Cuts or no cuts, some steps should clearly be taken, like having the judge ask the questions submitted by the defendant, instead of the defendant questioning the victim directly. But the right to conduct cross-examination, given concessions to reduce direct trauma against the victim, seems fundamental to the right to trial to me. 

You mean this quote?

"And so, therefore, to be on the stand and be in a situation where he's given complete and utter power, again, and you are mandated to answer his questions, is an empty and horrible feeling and experience to go through."

Reads a bit differently when you don't cut off half of the fucking sentence like some disingenuous prick.



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on April 08, 2013, 01:44 pm
The article says nothing about this, nor does it imply this. You have just pulled this out of your arse.

No, I pulled it out of my common knowledge of the US judicial system.  In the US we could have this victim rights issue without the funding cuts you're so fixated on.  I'm trying to discuss how victim rights are relevant in a larger context than the specific, parochial situation described by your Australian article. 


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Karlski on April 08, 2013, 04:57 pm
jesus fucking christ


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Parcae on April 08, 2013, 06:27 pm
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Eleanor, whose real name cannot be used for legal reasons, was ordered to take the stand under cross-examination from her former partner - who had allegedly raped her - after he had refused legal counsel.
(Emphasis mine.)

I must admit that I am kind of impressed by how well Hyperglavin writes, given that he is evidently unable to read. The fact that Australia allows persons accused of serious crimes to be refused counsel (although that is not in fact what happened in this case) is disgusting. The fact that Australia allows such persons to question their accusers in person is entirely normal in every judicial system I know of.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on April 12, 2013, 12:00 am
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/outrage-erupts-online-over-17-year-old-girls-suicide-after-h

jesus christ


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Lukeington on April 12, 2013, 05:37 am
This story is exploding in Atlantic Canada, if not all of Canada now.


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Post by: Truck Thunders on April 29, 2013, 02:36 pm
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"People texted her all the time, saying 'Will you have sex with me?'" she remembered. "Girls texting, saying 'You're such a slut.'"

Yeah, you awful dumb fucks, she's a huge slut because a bunch of guys held her down and forcibly penetrated her.  Because all rape is consensual, right?  The girl always wants to get gang raped, right?

Fuck these people to hell.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on April 29, 2013, 02:41 pm
Oh, right, I almost forgot why I came here.

Apparently a radio station in Tampa Bay decided to start doing a news-of-the-weird style segment a while back.  They called it "Retarded News" and used a picture of an actual kid with Down Syndrome. (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/tenn-family-sues-alter-images-son-syndrome/story?id=19050815#.UX7L7MrYwzQ)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on May 01, 2013, 12:22 pm
 Park rangers have teamed up with poachers to kill the last of the rhinos in Mozambique. (http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/04/27/last-15-rhinos-in-mozambique-park-betrayed-by-rangers-killed-by-poachers)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 01, 2013, 06:31 pm
Five year old boy shoots and kills his two year old sister with the rifle he got for his birthday (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/us/kentucky-accidential-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3)

'murca!


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on May 02, 2013, 01:41 am
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"It's just tragic," uncle David Mann told the CNN affiliate. "It's something that you can't prepare for."
Yes, you can. By not giving a five-year-old a fucking hrrrnnhgh


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: FizzlePop on May 02, 2013, 04:35 am
 Black girl does science experiment that causes small contained explosion that harms nobody, does it without any bad intent. Gets charged with possession of explosives, will be tried as an adult and probably placed in a detention center (http://feministing.com/2013/05/01/the-effects-of-unchecked-criminalization-teen-charged-with-felony-for-science-experiment/)

 Here's a petition to not turn a student that makes a boo-boo into a felon (http://www.change.org/petitions/the-bartow-police-and-bartow-high-school-drop-charges-against-kiera-wilmot)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 02, 2013, 08:53 am
Black girl does science experiment that causes small contained explosion that harms nobody, does it without any bad intent. Gets charged with possession of explosives, will be tried as an adult and probably placed in a detention center (http://feministing.com/2013/05/01/the-effects-of-unchecked-criminalization-teen-charged-with-felony-for-science-experiment/)

Just going out on a limb here, but why isn't her punishment to spend a week's worth of after school chemistry safety lessons with the chemistry teacher?  Obviously she's curious and wants to learn, obviously you're a fucking school, teach her the safe way to explore a topic that doesn't get enough interest from females in the first place.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: GoMichael on May 02, 2013, 03:23 pm
Ok, people are actually turning this into a race and gender thing? I know the criminal punishment is totally unnecessarily harsh and that should be overturned immediately but.... no. You don't get to just explode shit on school grounds without telling anyone and get off with a slap on the wrist because "chemistry doesn't get enough interest from females".


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: GoMichael on May 02, 2013, 03:27 pm
You know what, never mind. There is nothing I want less than to start one of these stupid arguments. Suffice to say I think there is blame on both sides, and I'll leave it at that.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: EFHRK on May 02, 2013, 03:31 pm
Especially considering you just completely missed the point


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on May 02, 2013, 03:36 pm
bwak bwak bakuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: GoMichael on May 02, 2013, 03:52 pm
God, you people are the worst.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BSam on May 02, 2013, 03:57 pm
You know what, never mind. There is nothing I want less than to start one of these stupid arguments. Suffice to say I think there is blame on both sides, and I'll leave it at that.

"Hey guys don't argue with me, but I'm still going to have the last word."



Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 02, 2013, 04:02 pm
100% of the people involved have conceded that it was an accident, that she had no intention of causing an explosion and that she didn't have any idea what would happen when she mixed those chemicals.  So the punishment I suggested is not because she's a woman, but because it makes sense to harness her obvious interest in chemistry in a constructive way instead of an accidentally destructive one.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: FizzlePop on May 03, 2013, 05:01 am
Also she didn't "explode shit", she made a small bang that caused the top of a bottle to pop off. You know what also does that? Shaking up a coke hella bad. You know what shaking up a coke hella bad doesn't get you? A criminal record that states possesion of explosives.
Also, even though i can't be sure, i really do think her being black caused the over the top reaction. Black kids get criminalized a lot faster than white kids and that's just a fact.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on May 19, 2013, 11:42 am
A construction firm destroyed the most important Maya site in Belize by demolishing a 9 metre tall, 2,300 year old pyramid so they could use the rock for road fill (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22521669).


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on May 19, 2013, 05:47 pm
Fuck this planet


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on May 19, 2013, 08:59 pm
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"Bulldozing Maya mounds for road fill is an endemic problem in Belize," Prof Normand Hammond told the Associated Press news agency.

Jesus Christ, does Belize live in the fucking middle ages?  Isn't there an easier way to get road building material than destroying priceless historical artifacts?


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Post by: codespyder on May 22, 2013, 06:58 pm
Toronto police are searching for a suspect accused of stealing the purse of a woman who jumped to her death in a subway station Wednesday morning. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/22/toronto-police-college-subway-purse-stolen.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on May 23, 2013, 02:34 pm
It was just a mentally ill woman who picked up the purse.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on May 25, 2013, 06:12 pm
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-vegas-ipad-20130525,1674529,7060644,full.story

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He was just a kid from the neighborhood who never had much. Mature for his age, the eldest of 11 children, Marcos Arenas always knew his blue-collar father was just scraping by.

So the iPad was precious, a gift for his 15th birthday and the Christmas before that and all the other birthdays when he never got anything. For the natural athlete who sang in the school choir and wanted to be a Marine and maybe a pro boxer, it was the first really nice thing he ever owned.

His father bought it at a pawn shop. He put the device in his son's hands and said, "Do you like it?"

He did. Marcos never went anywhere without it — school, hanging out with friends, even runs down to the corner store.

So last Friday afternoon, while on an errand, Marcos defended what was his. As he walked along Charleston Boulevard in a low-income area of Las Vegas, two men pulled up alongside him in a white Ford Explorer and tried to snatch his prized iPad, authorities say.

But Marcos wouldn't let go. He fought. As the truck sped off, the high school freshman was pulled beneath the wheels. As his attackers fled with the iPad, he lay alongside a dirty concrete curb.

On Friday, Ivan Arenas buried the son he considered his best friend. He can't fathom how two grown men could be so callous, to covet a few-hundred-dollar device Marcos had owned for less than two months.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: VoodooTissue on May 28, 2013, 07:11 am
Newborn Chinese baby is rescued alive from toilet pipe after being flushed away by parents. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331941/Chinese-baby-rescued-ALIVE-toilet-pipe-flushed-away-parents.html)

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Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe.
The infant was stuck in a pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites.
There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on May 28, 2013, 02:38 pm
A man kills 11 people to hide evidence that he stole $85 worth of drugs. (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/eleven-killed-to-hide-85-drug-theft-20130527-2n7kc.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on June 06, 2013, 08:11 pm
Texas jury decides that it was legal for a man to murder an escort that refused to have sex with him:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Jury-acquits-escort-shooter-4581027.php

She was a Craigslist escort that included nothing about sex in her ad but the man felt it was implied, when she took the $150 appearance fee but refused to have sex with him, or enter negotiations with him about sex, he killed her. He was judged to not have broken the law.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on June 06, 2013, 08:40 pm
That was already in the Actual Horrible People thread but it certainly fits here as well.  Fuck Texas.

Actually isn't there a "Fuck Texas" thread as well?

EDIT: There is! (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=1190.0)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on June 06, 2013, 11:22 pm
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Gilbert admitted shooting Frago.

?????????


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on June 07, 2013, 02:23 am
Yes CB, he shot her and killed her and it wasn't a crime. There is a Texas law that you can use deadly force on anyone who is stealing from you on your property at night. He thought she was stealing from him because he thought he deserved sex for the escort's appearance fee, and it was dark. This made him shooting and killing her a legal act in Texas.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on June 07, 2013, 08:40 am
Literally kill all Texans


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on June 07, 2013, 09:19 am
Hacker who outted the Steubanville rapists could face more jail time than the both of of them (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/kyanonymous-fbi-steubenville-raid-anonymous)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on June 09, 2013, 04:52 am
 Warming World: It's Time to Give Up the 2 Degree Target (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/climate-change-target-of-two-degrees-celsius-needs-revision-a-904219.html)

Not that it should be a surprise to anyone that we're going to shoot right past the internationally agreed upon "safe" limit of 2 degrees C warming, but now there isn't even going to be lip service to the idea of not killing ourselves.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on June 18, 2013, 01:18 pm
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/18/police-infant-died-after-mother-invited-pedophile-boyfriend-to-rape-child/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on June 18, 2013, 04:53 pm
This is the worst planet ever.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 28, 2013, 08:27 am
SECOND AMENDMENT (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/28/ohio-12-year-old-kills-self-after-fatally-shooting-9-year-old-half-brother/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on June 28, 2013, 11:48 am
Hey, I don't know if you were in a good mood today or anything, but I'm here to fuck it up.

Paedophile Priest 'Exposes Satanic Vatican Rent-Boy Sex Ring' (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/28/paedophile-priest-exposes-satanic-vatican-rent-boy-sex-ring_n_3517013.html?utm_hp_ref=uk)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on June 28, 2013, 07:35 pm
Ice free arctic in September, on MY planet? It's more likely than you think! (http://www.fairfaxclimatewatch.com/blog/2013/06/Unprecedented-hole-is-growing-in-Arctic-sea-ice.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on June 29, 2013, 05:11 am
And you thought Texas' anti-abortion bill was bad? (http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashavc/ohio-just-passed-an-unprecedented-anti-abortion-bi-94kb)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on July 10, 2013, 02:28 pm
http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/chesterfield/boy-shot-in-head-at-chesterfield-fireworks-celebration/article_95a28426-e549-11e2-a881-001a4bcf6878.html
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Chesterfield County police are still trying to determine who's to blame for the July Fourth shooting death of a 7-year-old boy. Investigators believe someone had been firing randomly in the air and a stray bullet struck the boy in the head.

Brendon Mackey, 7, was walking with his father when he suddenly fell. It was shortly before 9 p.m., as a crowd awaited a fireworks show at Swift Creek Reservoir in the Brandermill community, according to police.

Celebratory gunfire! Guns are so wonderful. If you read the comments, top one is sarcasm.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: FizzlePop on July 15, 2013, 02:34 am
George Zimmerman asks mean African-Americans to apologize, does not apologize for shooting a kid. (http://www.politicususa.com/2012/07/18/george-zimmerman-african-americans-apologize.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 15, 2013, 04:06 am
One of the 2012 stories, not a new statement post-ruling as someone* might mistake. No less loathsome or weirdly sanctimonious from a man who killed a kid, obviously.


*Yo.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: laktose on July 15, 2013, 01:22 pm
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that was satire.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: norumaru on July 18, 2013, 12:55 am
25 Indian kids killed by contaminated school meals (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/17/us-india-chidren-poison-idUSBRE96G0AY20130717)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on August 01, 2013, 04:51 am
80 or possibly more gay men were murdered in Sydney in the '80s and '90s by gangs of teenagers who used to go "poofter bashing", and most of the cases were swept under the rug by police (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-shame)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on August 06, 2013, 06:55 pm
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/05/global-scientists-shocked-by-true-scale-of-ocean-warming/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 07, 2013, 03:56 am
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Man-held-in-baby-rape-case-20130806


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on August 07, 2013, 12:25 pm
Judge is a piece of shit, sends kids with minor offences to jail to make money.  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/mark-ciavarella-jr_n_924324.html)

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Ciavarella ... filled the beds of the private lockups with children as young as 10, many of them first-time offenders convicted of petty theft and other minor crimes.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 07, 2013, 03:02 pm
That guy is absolutely still a dick, but that's from 2011.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nak on August 08, 2013, 11:35 am
https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/a-nation-unhinged-the-grim-realities-of-the-real-american-war (https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/a-nation-unhinged-the-grim-realities-of-the-real-american-war)

So uhh the Vietnam war was a lot worse than I thought, and I thought it was pretty fucking horrible already.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: codespyder on August 10, 2013, 11:17 am
Okay so it's not the most depressing news story, but hearing about it does suck shit. Also this happened right around the corner from my house so it depresses the almighty fuck out of me.

Female cyclist hit by car, then robbed (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/08/10/toronto-spadina-st-clair-cyclist-hit-and-run-robbery.html)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: 88FingersLouie on August 15, 2013, 01:49 pm
Not sure if this really fits in or not, but I couldn't find a more appropriate spot for it, and it sure as hell depresses me.

Department of Homeland Security buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation/)

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at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.  In America.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on August 15, 2013, 02:27 pm
Would that be some military-industrial-complex thing to prop up the arms industry?


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chez San on August 24, 2013, 06:09 pm
Toddler who had to wear a colostomy bag after surviving being savaged by his mother's pitbull has been shot in the head, maybe by accident

http://gawker.com/a-three-year-old-dog-attack-survivor-was-shot-in-the-he-1193604039


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: fermun on August 29, 2013, 05:55 pm
Kim Jong Un's rumored girlfriend has been executed along with a number of her friends and coworkers and then more friends and families were made to watch before being sent to labor camps.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-singer-the-xrated-movies-and-the-dictator-kim-jonguns-former-girlfriend-executed-by-firing-squad-for-appearing-in-porn-films-8789322.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: evilspud on September 05, 2013, 02:57 pm
A six year old girl was raped. (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Six-year-old-rape-victim-ordered-to-wed-rapists-8-year-old-son/articleshow/22330723.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral) Her family is ordered to wed their raped daughter to the eight year old son of the rapist. While the family is still processing the horribleness of all of this, the man rapes the little girl a second time.




Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on September 12, 2013, 05:50 pm
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/233000-gallons-of-molasses-spilled-in-hawaii-killing-everything/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 17, 2013, 02:51 pm
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/17/ft-bragg-soldier-and-wife-arrested-for-allegedly-filming-themselves-having-sex-with-dogs/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chez San on September 18, 2013, 03:14 pm
Sorry, but that belongs in the hilarious news links thread


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 18, 2013, 03:39 pm
I was so torn about where to post it.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on September 26, 2013, 10:31 pm
People in Arizona are using a flesh eating drug to get high. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/26/krokodil-flesh-eating-drug-arizona_n_3994912.html)

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The average life expectancy of a krokodil user is about three years, according to KSAZ.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: TheDarkFlame on September 26, 2013, 11:40 pm
Krokodil? Oh shit I know I've heard about that stuff somewhere, almost certainly here. Fucking evil stuff, but I thought it was a Russian/Eastern-European thing. I guess being addicted to awful stuff is a global thing, and when you're desperate enough even "this will actually rot you from the inside and eat the flesh from your bones" won't put you off.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on October 05, 2013, 08:37 am
Bikers create road block to attempt to create a high-speed confrontation with an SUV the had some sort of road rage incident with.  SUV dude runs over one of the bikers who is trying to create the roadblock, because who the fuck would actually stop their car for a gang of bikers trying to block the highway.  Bikers chase him into New York City, smash his windows, pull him from the car and beat him in front of his wife and daughters.

And as if that wasn't fucked up enough, a cop in the crowd of bikers allows it to happen for fear of blowing his "undercover" assignment.

Psychos (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/04/undercover-nypd-cop-saw-bikers-beat-driver/2925717/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 11, 2013, 01:49 am
A man who lost his gay son to suicide and was walking across America to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in Colorado (http://www.themercury.com.au/news/world/joseph-bell-father-of-jadin-dies-in-second-tragedy-for-gay-suicide-family/story-fnj3ty5y-1226738208068)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 12, 2013, 12:37 pm
Some fucking asshole beat up an infant. (http://www.argusleader.com/article/20131010/ARGUS911/131010015/Toddler-critical-condition-Sioux-Falls-man-arrested)

Apparently the two-year-old boy died earlier today while in intensive care.

This is not the first time this guy has acted psychotically violent towards children. (http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131011/UPDATES/131011003/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on October 12, 2013, 02:08 pm
There's four children murdered every day in the USA, that one is only in the news because his father is a famous sportsman.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 12, 2013, 04:54 pm
The dad being famous doesn't make the story any less depressing, but thanks for your input.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: jimbob on October 12, 2013, 06:12 pm
Just trying to make it a bit more depressing.

Thanks for your input.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 13, 2013, 09:19 pm
Fair enough.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on October 14, 2013, 11:06 pm
Girl's house is burned down after she accuses football star of raping her. (http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/14/2777431/maryville-missouri-rape/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on October 14, 2013, 11:34 pm
Kill all football players, football coaching staff, their friends and family, and anyone who enjoys watching football.

It's the only way to be sure


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Liz on October 22, 2013, 11:46 am
I sure hope you're ready to feel like shit!
There are a pictures of a little girl who was starving, so you know. Be ready for that I guess.
Account of girl who was severely abused and kept in a closet, tied to a bed for most of her life. (http://res.dallasnews.com/interactives/2013_October/lauren/#.UmarXfmsh8E) 3 chapters so far, but more are coming.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: BIG_STONE on October 23, 2013, 04:21 pm
Holy shit. I just finished part 3 (part 4 is now up) and I don't think I've ever felt so emotionally drained from reading something.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: evilspud on November 14, 2013, 03:57 am
Robin Temple's story. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEl7GT96x6M)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Skeletonic on November 14, 2013, 06:17 pm
probably the most powerful (and depressing) video i have seen ever for any cause


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on December 05, 2013, 12:48 pm
A woman unknowingly live-tweets her husband's fatal car accident:

http://i.imgur.com/2OJPfQ9.jpg


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: evilspud on December 05, 2013, 04:41 pm
I know what this thread is, and I know nchammer326. Why did I click that link.

That poor, poor woman.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: krys on December 07, 2013, 11:57 pm
So this happened this week in the town I live in.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4258216--very-simply-he-just-does-not-get-it-/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on December 31, 2013, 11:16 pm
You thought humanity was fucked, but it turns out humanity is really, really fucked.

http://phys.org/news/2013-12-cloud-mystery-global-temperatures-4c.html


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Zach on January 02, 2014, 09:57 am
Success! Young people are abandoning all hope. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25559089)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on January 02, 2014, 06:45 pm
Good work Fermun


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: RockinJoe12 on January 09, 2014, 04:42 am
A 14-year-old girl has told in horrifying detail of the moment she secretly delivered her baby with a pair of scissors in the family bathroom before throttling the newborn and hiding the body in a shoe box. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234775/Florida-teen-14-charged-degree-murder-strangles-newborn-baby-hides-body-shoe-box-dumps-laundry.html)

welllll fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on January 09, 2014, 09:02 am
Happy 2014 everyone.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: oball on January 11, 2014, 06:25 pm
Most disturbing bit is that they're charging her with first-degree murder as an adult, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 16, 2014, 06:35 pm
California court says rape isn't rape if a man is impersonating the woman's boyfriend (but not her husband) (http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/01/03/julio-morales-sex-with-sleeping-woman-not-rape-because-she-wasnt-married?showFullText=true)

what the actual fuck


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Matt on January 17, 2014, 09:53 am
Based on a law from 1872, California court says woman wasn't technically raped because she wasn't married at the time. (http://gawker.com/5973081/california-court-says-woman-wasnt-technically-raped-because-she-isnt-married?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)

nuke the planet


California court says rape isn't rape if a man is impersonating the woman's boyfriend (but not her husband) (http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/01/03/julio-morales-sex-with-sleeping-woman-not-rape-because-she-wasnt-married?showFullText=true)

what the actual fuck

hmmm


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 17, 2014, 03:24 pm
DAMMIT

I didn't read the year so I just checked the last page of posts to make sure it wasn't posted =\


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Katastrophikus on January 21, 2014, 08:03 am
Nine year old girl is raped and then set alight (http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Western-Cape-girl-9-raped-set-alight-20140120)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Chronicles on February 01, 2014, 05:21 pm
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/an-open-letter-from-dylan-farrow/


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nak on February 02, 2014, 07:07 pm
Oh man, I had never even heard of that story before now. Christ.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Liz on February 03, 2014, 01:16 am
NSFW! Images documenting a few addicts (http://viiphoto.com/articles/the-ninth-floor/).

Not really news, but certainly depressing.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 05, 2014, 01:23 pm
13 year old rapes his sister because he wants to "try out" what he saw in porn and "she's too young to remember stuff." (http://kotaku.com/boy-admits-raping-sister-after-he-watched-porn-on-xbox-1516674613)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 08, 2014, 11:17 am
Tennessee pair kill daughter by making her drink 2 liters of grape soda (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/tenn-pair-fatally-force-girl-drink-2-liters-soda-cops-article-1.1605160)

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A 25-month-long investigation found that after Randall Lee and Mary Lavonne Vaughn forced daughter Alexa Linboom to drink the large amount of soda and water. All the liquid caused her head to swell and herniate.


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 19, 2014, 04:37 pm
Puppy Fed Bleach Suffers Chemical Burns (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/bridget-puppy-bleach_n_4816789.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 20, 2014, 07:29 pm
I guess this isn't the standard depressing link like the rest, although it is depressing in its own right, I just found it a really interesting and good read. This seemed like the most relevant place to post it

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/kyiv-ukraine-protests-disaster-porn-103721.html?hp=pm_1


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: FizzlePop on February 24, 2014, 01:03 pm
Young boy opens door holding a wii remote, gets shot dead by a cop without warning, cop then forces the young boy's sister to shut up as the boy bleeds to death (http://filmingcops.com/young-boy-shot-to-death-by-cop-moments-after-sitting-down-to-watch-a-movie-in-his-home/)


Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: CB on February 27, 2014, 09:10 pm
School bus full of kids hits and kills Holocaust survivor crossing the street. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/maryland-school-bus-driver-hits-kills-holocaust-survivor-article-1.1703962)




Title: Re: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, It's Fermun's Depressing News Links
Post by: nchammer326 on March 01, 2014, 12:37 pm
A section from the police report on the Sandy Hook school shooting:

http://i.imgur.com/8U99AxK.png

I'm linking that because you will never be able to unread it. Holy shit.


Switching gears: http://www.wlwt.com/news/mom-friends-fatally-injected-man-with-heroin-took-photos-after-death/24742724


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: fermun on March 30, 2014, 01:30 pm
Let's stop all the violent tabloid crime stuff from being in the thread about politicians and the media.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Zach on March 31, 2014, 05:10 pm
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/ipcc-climate-change-impact-adaptation

We're all the awful people.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: norumaru on April 02, 2014, 08:16 am
This falls in both camps I guess:

More than 16,000 California children entered kindergarten this school year without vaccinations because of their parents’ personal beliefs, up 15 percent from the prior year and more than double the number from six years ago, according to new figures from the California Department of Public Health. (http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/29/6279753/more-california-children-unvaccinated.html)

Invest in child sized coffins and vaccinate your fucking kids.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Katastrophikus on April 04, 2014, 01:06 am
The fact that the man got convicted is something, I suppose, but it's hard to overlook that he raped a 6-year old so savagely that she has to wear a colostomy bag (http://mobi.enca.com/south-africa/sentencing-due-brutal-child-rape-case).


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: fermun on May 02, 2014, 01:47 am
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/jury-listens-chilling-audio-minnesota-man-fatally-shooting-teen-intruders-article-1.1765846#ixzz2ziptjWsK

http://www.startribune.com/local/256189861.html

A Minnesota man who parked his vehicle 3 blocks from his house and would stay armed inside his basement with food and water, hoping to kill an intruder. An unarmed 17 year old teenage boy broke into his house, who he shot to death. An unarmed 18 year old teenage girl called to see if he was ok, and heard groaning so came in as well. Both were killed, both were dragged on a tarp down to his basement where he taunted them before killing them. He then waited a day to make sure they were dead before calling a neighbor to call the police.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: nchammer326 on May 04, 2014, 01:05 pm
Holy fuck that is awful. And of course people are trying to justify his actions:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616183/Minnesota-intruder-trial-jury-DIDNT-hear-Homeowner-befriended-teen-burglars-shot-dead-basement-gang-drove-crazy-year-treating-estate-like-candy-store.html

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Bright: Pictures of Kifer in 2010 and 2011 show a wholesome, smiling girl who was a member of the swimteam, a keen cross country runner, a flag for the school marching band and part of the mixed choir

Drugs: But on the day she was killed, Kifer had a glass pipe in her purse that could have been used to smoke either cannabis or cocaine

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/01/hannity-defends-vigilante-killer/199112

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Sean Hannity covered the case on the April 30 edition of his Fox News program. While Hannity said he didn't like the fact that Smith had called the slain teens "vermin," he nonetheless questioned the verdict because "they broke into the guy's house." Hannity also suggested that "the judge in that case didn't give all the facts to the jury," and asked, "How could it be premeditated when they broke into his house?" When Fox's Geraldo Rivera expressed disgust at the "coup de grace" shot that killed Kifer, Hannity responded, "You know what, it's easy to say after the fact, 'I wouldn't.'"

Guest Bernard McGuirk, a producer for Fox Business' Imus in the Morning, claimed that Smith should "get a Medal of Freedom for what he did. He protected himself."

Here's a similar incident, where a guy left his garage door open with a purse in plain view with the intent of "waiting to shoot some fucking kid":

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/05/02/3433425/man-who-set-a-trap-to-kill-17-year-old-intruder-invokes-stand-your-ground-defense/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/29/foreign-exchange-student-shot/8445731/

http://www.kulr8.com/story/25392184/exclusive-photo-diren-dede-moments-before-shooting


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Truck Thunders on May 04, 2014, 02:03 pm
Quote
With a sad predictability drugs played a part in these teens steady progress down the wrong path that ultimately brought them to Smith’s basement.

FUCK YOU DAILY MAIL FUCK YOU AND YOUR BULLSHIT WANNABE JOURNALISM HACK TABLOID BULLSHIT. THAT IS NOT A SENTENCE THAT BELONGS ANYWHERE NEAR A NEWS ARTICLE.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: fermun on May 05, 2014, 06:17 pm
Quote
An 11-year-old New Jersey boy was shot dead over the weekend when his uncle was showing off a number of guns that he thought were unloaded, and pointed one with a laser sight at the child’s forehead.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/05/nj-man-shoots-11-year-old-nephew-dead-while-demonstrating-laser-sight-on-his-forehead/?onswipe_redirect=no&oswrr=1


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Karlski on May 07, 2014, 05:47 am
if only that child had a gun he could have protected himself


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on May 16, 2014, 06:01 am
Gun owners are pieces of shit (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/guns-bullying-open-carry-women-moms-texas)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on May 24, 2014, 05:58 pm
http://boingboing.net/2014/05/24/seven-dead-seven-injured-in-s.html

MRA goes on shooting spree in California.

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In a YouTube video titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution” and posted the day before the shooting, Rodger — a Santa Barbara City College Student and Isla Vista resident, according to his social media accounts — laments his life of “loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires.” He blames women for throwing themselves at “obnoxious brutes” but rejecting him, “the supreme gentlemen.”

(At first I saw the headline "US gunman 'was filmmaker's son'" on BBC News and thought for a second that UTMK had finally snapped)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 25, 2014, 02:44 am
Fuck guns fuck MRAs fuck fuck fuck fuck


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 25, 2014, 09:46 am
Any woman who turned him down must be feeling like she dodged a literal bullet right now.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Joseph Nistal on May 25, 2014, 09:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/N1FpHsP.png)

I can't tell what's worse, the comments from degenerate pissants lacking any perspective or the fact someone's trying to monetize the video by sticking an ad in there.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: rawrsaurus_rex on May 25, 2014, 05:22 pm
Quote
"If I can't have you, girls, I will destroy you..."

What the fuckity fuck. We can have whatever discussions about gun control and how fucked up MRAs are, but there needs to be some meaningful conversation around mental health awareness in the US.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: rawrsaurus_rex on May 25, 2014, 05:36 pm
Or, even better yet, as "mentally unhealthy" is a nice phrase applied only to white guys who shoot shit up (unlike violent gang bangin' black dudes or misogynistic Muslims) , a conversation about what the fuck is going on with the heterosexual male culture in the US. Jesus.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: CB on May 25, 2014, 06:48 pm
Destroy Masculinity 2014


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on May 25, 2014, 11:04 pm
Basically you guys need to stop shooting everyone

Except for the MRAs, shoot all the MRAs


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Katastrophikus on June 06, 2014, 01:41 am
Another Twisted Human Being (http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/06/05/unimaginable-torture-described)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Ripper on June 11, 2014, 02:01 am
It's really depressing that this product exists (http://www.smh.com.au/world/bodyguard-blanket-the-latest-bulletproof-product-to-protect-us-students-during-school-shootings-20140610-zs2wk.html#ixzz34DfJL1W2)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: DiegoInglewood on June 29, 2014, 03:01 pm
3 Year-Old Girl Crushed By Gate Outside Ice Cream Shop (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Toddler-Killed-at-Ritas-Water-Ice-265054171.html)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on July 24, 2014, 09:56 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-25/militants-order-female-genital-mutilation-in-iraq/5622826 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-25/militants-order-female-genital-mutilation-in-iraq/5622826)

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Militant group Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says.

The "fatwa" issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters will potentially affect 4 million women and girls, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters by video-link from the Iraqi city of Arbil on Thursday.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Chez San on July 27, 2014, 10:13 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28466434

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media analysts say the decree seen on social media may be a fake.

It has typos and language mistakes and is signed by "The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant", a name the group no longer uses, instead referring to itself as the Islamic State.

Some bloggers suggest that the alleged fatwa, which has been circulated on social media for about two days, may have been aimed at discrediting Isis.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on July 27, 2014, 06:27 pm
Well, I bet the people who went ahead and mutilated their genitals without confirming it must feel pretty silly right now


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 06, 2014, 11:12 pm
90 year old Florida man arrested for feeding the homeless (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/11/06/3589693/ft-lauderdale-arrest-feeding-homeless/)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Chez San on November 19, 2014, 01:31 pm
Two unrelated transplant patients were given the kidneys of a homeless alcoholic and died shortly afterwards due to parasitic worms eating their brains

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fathers-given-kidneys-homeless-alcoholic-4649945


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: BSam on November 26, 2014, 03:52 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-26/mother-learns-of-daughters-foster-care-suicide-on-facebook/5920118



Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Katastrophikus on December 19, 2014, 12:27 am
Tow young boys get stabbed a fuckload of times during a robbery (http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2014/12/17/two-boys-stabbed-in-soweto-robbery)

Fuck the world.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 19, 2014, 01:21 am
Eight sibling children all found stabbed to death in Australian country home (http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/dec/19/at-least-seven-children-killed-in-mass-stabbing-in-cairns).


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: oball on December 30, 2014, 07:30 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/30/idaho-toddler-shoots-kills-mother-walmart (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/30/idaho-toddler-shoots-kills-mother-walmart)

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Police in Idaho say a two-year-old boy shot and killed his 29-year-old mother in a Walmart store after finding the woman’s weapon in her purse.

*america_the_beautiful.mid*


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: FizzlePop on December 31, 2014, 09:04 am
http://uk.eonline.com/news/610326/transgender-teen-leelah-alcorn-publishes-suicide-note-on-tumblr-my-death-needs-to-mean-something

young trans girl gets bullied by her parents and isn't allow to transition, gets forced to go to a christian psychologist who says she is being ungrateful. All of her social media and contact with the outside world is cut off. Commits suicide.

Her mom posts a facebook post using the incorrect pronouns, doesn't say that it was suicide and later tried to remove her daughter's suicide note from her tumblr.

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/21f2c8bb1bb447dd7fe1f4b20eeb9c21/tumblr_nhe1vkfPQx1qcj6obo1_1280.png)


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: fermun on January 28, 2015, 04:44 am
http://laist.com/2015/01/27/matthew_brendan_warner_murder.php (http://laist.com/2015/01/27/matthew_brendan_warner_murder.php)
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A Newhall father was charged today for the sexual abuse, torture and murder of his 19-day-old daughter.

Authorities charged 30-year-old Matthew Brendan Warner for a long list of disturbing acts, which includes murder, assault on a child causing death, torture, oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10, and aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.

According to the criminal complaint, Warner's wife left their daughter, Ellorah Rose Warner, with her husband while she went to work last Friday, reported the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Warner allegedly told his wife that the baby had gone missing, so they went to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to report it.

The next day at 7:30 a.m., deputies discovered the baby's body in the cab of a truck parked in a lot on the 20600 block of Newhall Avenue, just a half mile away from the family's apartment which is on the 21300 block of Alder Drive, reported CBS Los Angeles. Warner reportedly led the deputies to his daughter's body. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The newborn's grandmother told CBS Los Angeles that on the morning of the baby's death, she heard Warner use a strange and stern tone with the child, and also heard a muffled cry coming from the bedroom. She said neighbors told her that they later saw Warner leave the apartment carrying a bundle.

The baby's mother, who has not been identified, has not been arrested and is cooperating with investigators, reported KABC. Authorities said she was extremely distraught. It's unlikely that she'll face any charges.

According to court documents, Warner had been arrested three times last year. The arrest charges included suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and for violating his parole.
He is being held on $2.25 million bail and could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison if he is convicted. He will be arraigned in court on Feb. 18.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Karlski on January 28, 2015, 04:50 am
jfc


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on March 19, 2015, 07:30 am
Woman lures pregnant mother with Craigslist baby clothes ad, and attempts to steal fetus with a knife, resulting in its death. (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-answering-craigslist-ad-stabbed-has-fetus-stolen/) The mother survived, but the fetus did not; consequently no homicide charges are possible.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Joseph Nistal on April 08, 2015, 10:00 pm
Mother overdoses her child with salt to attract more hits on her blog (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-09/lacey-spears-killed-son-blog-jailed-20-years/6379448).


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Katastrophikus on April 09, 2015, 12:33 am
Fuck.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Truck Thunders on April 10, 2015, 01:08 am
I had to go looking into that story because the idea of a mother murdering her son for a blog, even with the Munchhausen by Proxy explanation, was just too hard for me to mentally comprehend.

I found a five-part investigative journalism piece (http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2014/03/23/chestnut-ridge-boys-death-reveals-moms-lies/6736141/) that was published past year on her case. This woman was fucking mental.


Title: Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes
Post by: Truck Thunders on April 14, 2015, 11:45 am
A van driver accidentally hits and kills a two year old boy. An unknown gunman responds by "assassinating" him, and kills the toddler's 15-year-old brother as well in the process. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-milwaukee-car-accident-shooting-20150412-story.html)