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Aussie Dad Says Dingo Will be Blamed for Lost Baby
AP ^ | 12/19/2011 | ROD McGUIRK

Posted on 12/19/2011 1:59:40 PM PST by nickcarraway

The father of a baby who infamously vanished in the Australian Outback more than 30 years said Monday that he was confident a new inquiry into the tragedy will officially rule that a dingo took his daughter.

The disappearance of 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain on Aug. 17, 1980, from a campsite near Ayers Rock, the red monolith in the Australian desert now known by its Aboriginal name Uluru, divided Australians between those who believed a native dog known as a dingo killed her and those who believed she was murdered by her mother, Lindy Chamberlain

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: australia; baby; dingo; lindychamberlain; napl; uluru
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1 posted on 12/19/2011 1:59:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In 99.99999% of the cases, when a baby ends up dead, it was the mommy who murdered her baby.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 2:03:11 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: nickcarraway

Please insert photo of Elaine Bennis.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 2:03:21 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Here come the “Dingo ate the baby” jokes.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 2:07:17 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: nickcarraway

Who takes a 9-week-old camping?


5 posted on 12/19/2011 2:08:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://tinyurl.com/boj2xhv)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Good question.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 2:09:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I wouldn’t trust my dog with kids under 3 yr.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 2:13:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Berlin_Freeper; nickcarraway
Who takes a 9-week-old camping?

People who actually go outside once in awhile instead of pecking at their computers all day and watching the tube all night might do something like that.

8 posted on 12/19/2011 2:13:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Lindy Chamberlain, who has since remarried and taken the name Chamberlain-Creighton

Who keeps their ex's name?

9 posted on 12/19/2011 2:14:10 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

being the Austrailian outback, they could have been first cousins before they married, just sayin!


10 posted on 12/19/2011 2:18:49 PM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: trumandogz
In 99.99999% of the cases ...

you have some facts to back up this assertion?

11 posted on 12/19/2011 2:23:48 PM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I go outside multiple times daily and would never even think of planning a camping trip with a 9-week-old.

I would be shocked if someone even suggested it, no matter how many times they go outside.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 2:25:25 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://tinyurl.com/boj2xhv)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Here come the “Dingo ate the baby” jokes.

LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCTZF61ey0

13 posted on 12/19/2011 2:26:20 PM PST by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: KittenClaws

Maybe this is it:

http://youtu.be/ghCTZF61ey0


14 posted on 12/19/2011 2:27:41 PM PST by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: eastforker

Ok, so I looked it up and she was born Alice Lynne Murchison and took the first husband’s name. That brings us back to who in blazes keeps their ex’s name? That’s just crazy. Husbands, in the USA (maybe the same there?), can put a condition in the divorce decree that the ex wife can no longer use his name so it seems they’re both agreeable to this lunacy. Perhaps it’s an “agenda” so that no one forgets who she was 30 years ago.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 2:35:39 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
You've never been to Australia, have you?

They aren't Nancy-boys over there.

16 posted on 12/19/2011 2:36:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Paladin2

“I wouldn’t trust my dog with kids under 3 years...”

And I am assuming you have a domesticated dog? Dingos are wild dogs, right? If I recall this case correctly, many Australians felt that Dingos wouldn’t kill a child and that was the reason for suspicion. Never understood that because a wild dog would see a baby as nothing more than food. IMHO.


17 posted on 12/19/2011 2:45:01 PM PST by momtothree
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What kind of rugged man needs his 9-week-old baby to go camping with?

You either never had a 9-week-old (who doesn’t even have neck control) or you never been camping (cold, dirt, bug-bites, dingos, etc).


18 posted on 12/19/2011 2:45:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://tinyurl.com/boj2xhv)
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To: nickcarraway

19 posted on 12/19/2011 2:46:06 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When I was three weeks old my parents and grandparents took me and my brother on a cross-country trip that included camping.

Now I have to admit that currently my idea of roughing it is drinking a margarita made from a mix rather then fresh limes but different strokes for different folks.

20 posted on 12/19/2011 2:47:06 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Years ago there was a young couple and their infant daughter who were hiking Mt. Hood when they were surprised by a late snowstorm. The couple, ardent outdoor types who understood survival, made a snow cave and hunkered down to await rescue.

The young mother breast fed her baby, then later died before the three were rescued. Doctors said if the young mother hadn’t breastfed she wouldn’t have died.

So yes, there are people who take recently born babies out into the wilderness.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 2:49:27 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m not gonna ping slings.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 2:52:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


23 posted on 12/19/2011 2:58:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"...drinking a margarita made from a mix rather then fresh limes...."

Gross.....

24 posted on 12/19/2011 3:00:55 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: momtothree

My current dog is a Lab-Chesapeake-??? mix. Between 7pm and 7am she is a sweetie. During the day?, not so much.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 3:04:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SatinDoll

I recall that story. The problem wasn’t with breast-feeding, but that she kept eating snow to make milk. By eating snow - instead of melting it - she was lowering her body temperature.

I always remembered because not being much of an outdoors gal myself, I figured I’d probably just eat the snow, but now I know to melt it first.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:46 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: from occupied ga

Right off the top of my head I can cite 50,000,000 cases of mothers murdering their babies in the USA.


27 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:54 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: radiohead

I didn’t know she had been eating snow. Thanks for the info.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 3:14:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Paladin2

You are a good dog owner because you admit and understand your dog’s personality and temperament. Not all dogs are the easy going, laid back types that would allow toddlers to yank their ears or crawl over them. (I had to laugh that you describe her as a sweetie between 7 pm and 7 am.... she’s a doll when she’s asleep!) LOL!


29 posted on 12/19/2011 3:19:41 PM PST by momtothree
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

30 posted on 12/19/2011 3:20:33 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
When I was three weeks old my parents and grandparents took me and my brother on a cross-country trip that included camping.

Mmmmm. Did you ever come home and discover your parents had moved without telling you?
31 posted on 12/19/2011 3:26:14 PM PST by Krankor (e)
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To: trumandogz

whatever


32 posted on 12/19/2011 3:30:38 PM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: trumandogz
Right off the top of my head I can cite 50,000,000 cases of mothers murdering their babies in the USA.

Care to list them? ;)


33 posted on 12/19/2011 3:39:42 PM PST by adorno (<)
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To: SatinDoll

The mother died because she ate snow believing that she needed water to breastfeed. Warming up the snow inside her ate up a lot of BTUs that eventually killed her.


34 posted on 12/19/2011 3:41:39 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: Daffynition

35 posted on 12/19/2011 3:42:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: SatinDoll

Based on that story and the other one, it’s not convincing me of the wisdom of taking newborns camping.


36 posted on 12/19/2011 3:59:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Krankor

There was that time they were put in witness protection while I was playing over at the neighbors. Took me most of the day to find them. :)


37 posted on 12/19/2011 4:06:18 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Paladin2
You know how it is on those budget vacations.
38 posted on 12/19/2011 4:09:49 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: adorno

I could be wrong, but I believe that number is the number of abortions in this country to date...and counting...


39 posted on 12/19/2011 4:21:01 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats
I could be wrong, but I believe that number is the number of abortions in this country to date...and counting...

I'm aware of that, but, I was challenging the poster because of the part included which said, "Right off the top of my head", which, would have been quite a trick for the memory.
40 posted on 12/19/2011 4:28:42 PM PST by adorno (<)
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To: bgill

My mother-in-law goes by her ex-husband’s last name. He bailed on her and their newborn baby 40 years ago. She kept his last name so her son (my husband) would grow up (with the same last name as her) for “dignity”.


41 posted on 12/19/2011 4:31:54 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: momtothree
My dog has a Chesapeake temperament (from what I read).

Most dogs sleep ~16 hr /day (which is good as they sleep more than you do - unlike really youngin's)

Chesapeakes apparently like to bar their (really big lookin') teeth and take exception to unknown dogs and people. Though this dog is basically gentle with a household cat and yard squirrels and deer, she could easily go rogue. I wouldn't trust her with an infant.

My previous dog (a full field Lab) seemed quite gentle until at age 3, she took out two groundhogs by shaking even though she was commanded to drop them.

Apparently dogs are dogs.

Dingos apparently are a whole 'nother case.

42 posted on 12/19/2011 4:32:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: massgopguy

43 posted on 12/19/2011 4:33:59 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Daffynition

FWIW: Last I read, Hyenas are in the cat family.


44 posted on 12/19/2011 4:35:13 PM PST by Does so ("Drill-Baby-Drill" is NOT a new Government entitlement for "Free Dentistry".)
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To: Paladin2

“... took out two groundhogs by shaking even though she was commanded to drop them”.

My SIL is a vet. She told me that many loving dogs will attack and kill rabbits, ground hogs etc... especially if their master is nearby. Why? The dog is protecting the master. Sounded nutty to me until our dog killed a rabbit (quickly and efficiently) because the rabbit got too near my FIL. He, in essence, was protecting Pop-Pop (who secretly buried the rabbit because he thought it was upset me). So, yes... dogs are dogs.


45 posted on 12/19/2011 4:38:37 PM PST by momtothree
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To: bgill
They had a couple of other children together. Women do keep their first husband's name in those cases so the children do not feel isolated from the family unit.
46 posted on 12/19/2011 4:51:43 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Does so
Next you're going to call me a racist. ;)


47 posted on 12/19/2011 5:24:52 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: JoeProBono

48 posted on 12/19/2011 5:26:20 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

me...its easy if you’re nursing. Keep them in a little front pack close to you...nothing to it.


49 posted on 12/19/2011 6:53:16 PM PST by wyokostur
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To: Daffynition

“Honest, honey, the hyenas took my wallet...OUCH!”


50 posted on 12/19/2011 7:17:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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