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    Parents try to sell baby on eBay

    "Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller," police quoted the ad as reading.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/eu....ap/index.html

    Bavaria, Germany.

    words fail me . . . excepting to say —> €1???

    (of course offering a baby for sale at all is beyond the beyond, but only small change?)

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    I know it Floh! No one in their right mind would have posted that. Do you think there were drugs involved??
    "Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect" Steven Wright

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    What is going on this world My God...Who could even do that and say it was a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiositycat View Post
    I know it Floh! No one in their right mind would have posted that. Do you think there were drugs involved??
    Probably. but then i would have expected a higher price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticj View Post
    What is going on this world My God...Who could even do that and say it was a joke.
    people i don't think i know, thank G_d!

    you don't know suchlike either, i'll be bound.

    yet THEY WALK THIS EARTH!

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    No way was this real. They didn't really expect the sell their baby did they??

    Sick sick sick.

    Nah, I just read the article, the mom says it was only a joke and I believe her. A sick joke but a joke.

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    I tend to think it was a joke taken too seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah,me View Post
    I tend to think it was a joke taken too seriously.
    Taken by whom, though?

    she says it a joke. i say, investigation into the very being of this family is of utmost urgency.

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    There are all kinds of stupid people out there, and there is no sense in being stupid if you dont show it I guess.
    Joann thank you for showing me all the beautiful things in this world especially yourself!!!

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    people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. and it backfired on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy2 View Post
    There are all kinds of stupid people out there, and there is no sense in being stupid if you dont show it I guess.
    ROFL. A new point to ponder for a while. There's no paucity of examples....

    C6

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy2 View Post
    There are all kinds of stupid people out there, and there is no sense in being stupid if you dont show it I guess.
    I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    Quote Originally Posted by hipmamajen View Post
    I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
    Hear hear!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Hear hear!

    That WAS good!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Taken by whom, though?

    she says it a joke. i say, investigation into the very being of this family is of utmost urgency.
    My husband and I joke around about selling our kids to the gypsies, but people know it's a joke. We would never do anything of the sort. They made their joke public and someone thought it warranted looking into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah,me View Post
    My husband and I joke around about selling our kids to the gypsies, but people know it's a joke. We would never do anything of the sort. They made their joke public and someone thought it warranted looking into.
    I've threatened to see my children on Ebay more than once. But I'm fairly cretain it would be a Ransom of Red Chief scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah,me View Post
    My husband and I joke around about selling our kids to the gypsies, but people know it's a joke. We would never do anything of the sort. They made their joke public and someone thought it warranted looking into.
    Yep, I had a running joke with my mother any time she decided to TELL me how to raise my sons. I told her she could have them and good luck to her, LOL!!!!

    Sometimes to shut her up, I'd ask her what she did my HER mother tried to tell her how to raise my sister and me. That shut her up quick and I learned that my beloved grandmother also had opinions of her own, LOL.

    To go so far as actually putting your stupid joke on line shows total ignorance. Some people just don't learn.

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    I agree about it being ignorant. They didn't have the insight to know that someone might have a problem with it.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who jokes about that. lol We've been at the store and someone will compliment our kids. He'll ask them if they want to buy one of them. Always the jokester. Most find it pretty funny, but every once in a while that we'll get a . lol

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    Stupid is as stupid does <sigh>. I've no doubt these idiots thought this was a great joke and that they were so brave and cutting edge for actually posting it. What utter morons.

    Good for the Ebayers who alerted LE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipmamajen View Post
    I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
    Me too!!! Love it!!

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