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Old 05-24-2008, 05:58 PM
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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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Old 05-24-2008, 06:01 PM
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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??
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:16 PM
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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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Old 05-24-2008, 06:37 PM
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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??
Probably. but then i would have expected a higher price!
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:39 PM
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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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Old 05-24-2008, 06:50 PM
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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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Old 05-24-2008, 06:55 PM
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I tend to think it was a joke taken too seriously.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:00 PM
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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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Old 05-24-2008, 08:28 PM
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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.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:18 PM
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people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. and it backfired on them.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:28 PM
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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.
ROFL. A new point to ponder for a while. There's no paucity of examples....

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:09 PM
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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.
I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:47 PM
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I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
Hear hear!

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Old 05-25-2008, 04:56 PM
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Hear hear!

That WAS good!!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:31 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2008, 06:55 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2008, 08:19 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2008, 11:38 PM
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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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Old 05-26-2008, 01:27 AM
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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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I nominate this for Quote of the Day!
Me too!!! Love it!!
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