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Son Gets Marijuana for Doing Homework
http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 9 12 06 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/12/2006 11:14:43 AM PDT by freepatriot32

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A woman admitted to smoking marijuana daily with her 13-year-old son to reward him for completing his homework. Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday and will be sentenced Nov. 27.

Livelsberger, of Conewago Township, admitted in Adams County court that she had been smoking marijuana with her son since he was 11, and that she often gave it to him as a reward.

The boy told police that he was required to do his homework as soon as he got home from school, and then was allowed to smoke marijuana with his mother, according to court documents.

Livelsberger pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors, possession with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of a small amount of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The plea did not stipulate a sentence.

The woman also said she also smoked marijuana with two of her son's friends, ages 17 and 18, police said. The 18-year-old also told investigators he had also bought heroin from Livelsberger.


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Where were moms like this when I was in school :-) Oh come on now someone was going to say it on here eventually I just thought I would beat them to the punch lol.
1 posted on 09/12/2006 11:14:46 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: Abram; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Allosaurs_r_us; Americanwolf; Americanwolfsbrother; Annie03; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
2 posted on 09/12/2006 11:15:21 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Wolfie

ping


3 posted on 09/12/2006 11:15:45 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32
Partying every night.
4 posted on 09/12/2006 11:16:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: freepatriot32

Well, at least she made him do his homework first!

I wonder what kind of grades he got.


5 posted on 09/12/2006 11:16:37 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Man Law: You Poke It, You Own It)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

In ten more years, the kid will be the head of the ACLU


6 posted on 09/12/2006 11:17:51 AM PDT by Concho (IRS--Americas real terrorist organization.)
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To: freepatriot32

This is what you get when children have children.


7 posted on 09/12/2006 11:17:54 AM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: freepatriot32
Son: Mom, why do they call these 'Roach Clips'?

Mom: Because 'Pot Holder' was already taken...


(ba'dump)
8 posted on 09/12/2006 11:18:36 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: freepatriot32
I was in high school from '68-'72, we had a couple of parents that would drink, drop acid, smoke rope and screw the young skulls full of inebriated mush. That was in a small midwestern town.
9 posted on 09/12/2006 11:19:12 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: freepatriot32

Reward and punishment, now crime and punishment...........


10 posted on 09/12/2006 11:20:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Concho

Worse, the Libertarian party!


11 posted on 09/12/2006 11:20:24 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: freepatriot32

So, did it work? What's his GPA?


12 posted on 09/12/2006 11:20:32 AM PDT by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: freepatriot32
Except for the legality issue, this is no different from the thousands, maybe millions, of parents who give their kids Ritalin everyday so they will do their homework.
13 posted on 09/12/2006 11:20:57 AM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: Concho

he he. Why do I have a hunch you are right on - either that or the Speaker of the House for the Dems somewhere around the year 2046.


14 posted on 09/12/2006 11:21:03 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Democratic voter alert


15 posted on 09/12/2006 11:21:46 AM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: Redcloak
This is what you get when children have children.

We're way beyond that generation, now.

This is what you get when children have children who have children who have children............

16 posted on 09/12/2006 11:21:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: msnimje

Interesting reply!


17 posted on 09/12/2006 11:22:06 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: msnimje

"Drugs are bad, mmmkay? Now take your pill!"


18 posted on 09/12/2006 11:22:20 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: bigfootbob

You aren't the only one with this experience. In the early 70's, I knew a family - lived around the block - and we had a big block party one time; I was looking for the one son who was a couple of years older than me. His old Chevy van was parked in a drive on my street and I was told to look for him in there. I knocked and when the van door opened, there he was tokin' on a joint with a couple of other potheads and HIS MOTHER. She was smokin' the weed right with them. I thought she was disgusting and was glad I had a good mom.


19 posted on 09/12/2006 11:23:26 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: freepatriot32

"Now do your algebra or they'll be no crack before bedtime!!"


20 posted on 09/12/2006 11:25:28 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: msnimje

"Except for the legality issue, this is no different from the thousands, maybe millions, of parents who give their kids Ritalin everyday so they will do their homework."

You must not know much about these drugs. Most are given in the morning, so by the time homework comes around, they are no longer working.


21 posted on 09/12/2006 11:25:49 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: freepatriot32

In my house, homework was generally motivated not so much by what mom would give us if we did it, but by what dad would give us if we didn't!


22 posted on 09/12/2006 11:27:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: half-cajun
You must not know much about these drugs. Most are given in the morning, so by the time homework comes around, they are no longer working.

Actually I know quite a lot about them. But you missed the larger point of my comment.
23 posted on 09/12/2006 11:27:39 AM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I wonder if is written assigments were even readable. Recall the anti-drug commercial where the student goes from what he thought he wrote to what he actually wrote?


24 posted on 09/12/2006 11:28:14 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: freepatriot32

The only problem with this scenario? A doctor didn't write a prescription and Big Pharm didn't get a cut.


25 posted on 09/12/2006 11:28:53 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: msnimje

Well then you know that most of these drugs are given in the morning. And your larger point was what?


26 posted on 09/12/2006 11:29:11 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: msnimje

This is a ridiculous statement. As a parent of a child who had many attention problems in school, she was given Ritalin. It helped her to focus and to retain her friends, when their parents were telling them "Stay away from her, or you'll get in trouble, too."

We had the benefit of a psychologist who saw she showed signs of depression because of her feeling "different." Thankfully we also had a school counselor in elementary school who helped her and other children realize they were able to focus by various other means, so she didn't feel she was different.

We have relatives of a child with this problem, and they did not turn to Ritalin. He went on to become an alcoholic and a criminal, and has screwed up his own son.

Please consider that others may have unselfish reasons for seeking treatment as we did.


27 posted on 09/12/2006 11:30:27 AM PDT by Iluvpopcrn (Karen)
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To: msnimje

Actually, Ritalin and other ADHD/ADD medications are used to ehance a child's focus and attention while in school. The predominate prescription used is a time-release formula which wears off by the end of the school day. Parents rarely give another dose in the evening as the effect of the med keeps them from sleeping.


28 posted on 09/12/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: freepatriot32
Oh wow, your honor .. like .. y'know I have this glocoma thing? .. an' ..... No, wait ... it's like ...um .... I got this problem with ... um ........ uhhhhhhhhh ....... uuuuhhhhhhh ... my kid does his homework? ... like .... and uuuhhhhhhh.....um .............your honor, sirrrrrrrrr .........uuhhhhhhhhh ....like this kid I got, see .. like ... he needs help, y'know? ... and .......uhhhhhhhh ... I .. um ......... like .........help him ....y'know?
29 posted on 09/12/2006 11:31:50 AM PDT by knarf (Sevices for my lost, now considered deceased, tagline at 2 PM .. all welcome.)
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To: SoldierDad
I wonder if is written assigments were even readable. Recall the anti-drug commercial where the student goes from what he thought he wrote to what he actually wrote?

Ergo, the reason for doing the homework FIRST

Duh!

30 posted on 09/12/2006 11:32:34 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"In my house, homework was generally motivated not so much by what mom would give us if we did it, but by what dad would give us if we didn't!"

Well she uses the carrot, your dad used the stick. Just different routes to the same goal. You can't be judgmental about these things.
31 posted on 09/12/2006 11:35:29 AM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Iluvpopcrn
This is a ridiculous statement.

With that lead sentence I refuse to the read the rest of your's so I have no idea if you have any valid points.
32 posted on 09/12/2006 11:35:32 AM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: msnimje

Except that your larger point has nothing to do with this story. Ritalin, when properly prescribed has a positive effect on the child suffering from ADD/ADHD. When inproperly prescribed (given when the child does not have one of these disorders) can have a somewhat smaller positive effect on the child (greater focus, but not to the degree you find with a child properly diagnosed). On the other hand, allowing your child to smoke Marijuana or use other illegal drugs had no positive effect whatsoever, and can have very detrimental effects. So, your point was, again?


33 posted on 09/12/2006 11:36:10 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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34 posted on 09/12/2006 11:37:13 AM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: half-cajun
And your larger point was what?

Drugging a child is drugging a child.
35 posted on 09/12/2006 11:37:19 AM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Oh, yeah, I forgot. There is noooooo long term effects from using marijuana (not). Anyone else recall those classmates in high school who smoked a lot of dope and received the highest grades in school?/sarc


36 posted on 09/12/2006 11:38:32 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: freepatriot32

Okay, besides being illegal, that strikes me as defeating the entire purpose of studying.


37 posted on 09/12/2006 11:39:19 AM PDT by RichInOC ("I wonder what Great Dane tastes like....")
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To: freepatriot32

If he did extra credit, did he get crystal meth?


38 posted on 09/12/2006 11:40:04 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: msnimje
Except for the legality issue, this is no different from the thousands, maybe millions, of parents who give their kids Ritalin everyday so they will do their homework.

Incorrect. One is a reward, the other is probably a misguided attempt to make it possible to do the homework.

39 posted on 09/12/2006 11:41:58 AM PDT by Protagoras (Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas)
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To: msnimje

"Drugging a child is drugging a child."

I guess these several posts to you describing the benefits of providing the drug to children who need it are having no effect on you. I don't believe that I will be able to offer anything other than what they have already offered, so never mind.


40 posted on 09/12/2006 11:42:37 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: SoldierDad
Anyone else recall those classmates in high school who smoked a lot of dope and received the highest grades in school?

4 of the top 10 (measured by GPA) students in my 450 student senior high school class were pretty serious potheads. 25 years later, the 3 that I have kept up with are doing quite well. And 2 of them still smoke pot.

41 posted on 09/12/2006 11:45:21 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: freepatriot32

All I got was a cookie for finishing my homework.


42 posted on 09/12/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freepatriot32

AH, the family that tokes together...................


43 posted on 09/12/2006 11:48:04 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: freepatriot32

My reward for finishing homework.. I could go outside and play with my friends. Period.


44 posted on 09/12/2006 11:50:01 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: freepatriot32

"Why Little Johnnie's Grades Are Going To Pot"


45 posted on 09/12/2006 11:52:07 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Free Introspection Classes - Inquire Within)
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To: msnimje
Ritalin is a useful drug for those who actually need it. You can't compare it to pot smoking, which has no benefit at all, except to turn a kid into a brain-dead goof-ball later in life.

Studies of brain growth and development show that during these early teen years is the last time the brain shows accelerated development, then brain then actually sheds a lot of unused brain cells in it's final development.

Those who use as much of their brain as possible during this period tend to retain more brain cells, and have slightly larger brains when they reach full growth. They have better short and long term memory, and are able to learn faster. They may also suffer less brain deterioration in their old age. Ritalin, which actually helps some children focus and concentrate and therefore learn better, would appear to also help these childrens brain development, giving them a chance of achieving a higher education level, and onward to better employment, something they otherwize would not achieve without it. Pot is useless in every way, and often leads to a poorer quality of life, not to mention cronic depression problems.
46 posted on 09/12/2006 11:54:54 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: msnimje

"Except for the legality issue...." That is a real issue to overcome, especially the heroin part.
Just think of all the things you could do if it wasn't for the legality issue.
Your reasoning sounds somewhat like what child molester might use.


47 posted on 09/12/2006 11:56:11 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: em2vn

this 13 y/o will be in foster care before the sun goes down today, and be a ward of the state at the end of momma's case unless he has a father or grandparents that can withstand pre-placement scrutiny.


48 posted on 09/12/2006 12:01:16 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: freepatriot32

Good job, son. Here. This bud's for you.


49 posted on 09/12/2006 12:03:02 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: harwood

Pretty sad


50 posted on 09/12/2006 12:08:29 PM PDT by Chuckster (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoset)
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