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California Teen 'Tortured' by Belief That Friends Sexually Assaulted Her Before Hanging Herself
ABCNews ^ | April 12, 2013 | ALEXA VALIENTE

Posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:01 PM PDT by Steelfish

Edited on 04/12/2013 8:32:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos of her alleged sexual assault appeared online, felt "tortured" by the experience of being betrayed by suspects whom she once considered friends, the family's attorney, Robert Allard, said today.

"We have Audrie's words that reveal just how tortured she was," Allard told ABCNews.com of her online comments.

"Over the week that followed, she was literally tortured by the knowledge that people she thought were her friends were passing around photos of what took place," he said of the allegations.

In the week after the alleged assault last Labor Day at a gathering at a friend's house, a humiliated Pott, according to Allard, posted messages on Facebook, saying, "My life is ruined."

Allard said Pott also posted, "This is the worst thing ever" and "Those guys put 'blank' inside of me," not providing details.

Three 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery in the assault on Pott while she was passed out at a party, according to the Associated Press.

Santa Clara County police have not responded to numerous requests for comment. Authorities have not publicly identified the boys because of their ages.

"Based upon the discussions with the police officers, at least one picture was disseminated extensively," Allard said. "There was enough within that to demonstrate that a sexual assault had occurred between multiple boys."


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1 posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

betrayal by “friends” is the worst, poor girl, hope they get boils


2 posted on 04/12/2013 8:21:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

those “boys” need badly to be in prison for a long, long time, and their parents sued for every penny....


3 posted on 04/12/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steelfish

Parents, keep your teens on a tight leash. Keep them home and have their friends over at your house, and always know where they are going and who they will be with at all times when they do go out. I cannot understand why parents let their teens go off to parties with no supervision. I don’t care if they hate you for it. There is too much awful stuff going on to let kids run loose.

These things are happening at somebody’s house and they’re getting booze from somewhere. There must be a lot of adults out there who are letting teens do whatever they want.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 8:27:34 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Steelfish
while she was passed out at a party

Its a dangerous world out there. Women must know how to protect themselves, and at least not put themselves at the mercy of predators. I fear society is going to become increasingly dangerous for women.

5 posted on 04/12/2013 8:28:23 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cherry

I totally agree


6 posted on 04/12/2013 8:32:43 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Steelfish

My friend just told me about this today. His daughter attends this school.

Now I’m going to sit back and wait for the so-called “FReepers” to come and blame the girl.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Steelfish

This is what “Sex Ed” in schools teaches-—it removes morality from the Sex Act. Most people do not understand childhood development and sexual identity formation—and when “Sex Ed” is put into schools-—it removes the dignity and morality from the sex act and makes it meaningless.

These boys are a product of Sex Ed which was invented by Cultural Marxists to collapse Western Civilization. Google Lukacs and sex ed and collapse of Hungary in the early 1900’s. He was a Cultural Marxist.

Public schools will destroy the character and innocence of children-—who will NOT form their sexual identity normally-——and it strips sex of morality (as Freud stated would happen) and you become base animals. It will be an accident for anyone to be “moral” when they go through these Billy Ayers’ type indoctrination.

Their “worldview” is being shaped-—and it throws Christian Ethics OUT and forces Satanic ethics in. And “Christian” parents are allowing the indoctrination and ruin of their children-—they worry about their food and health and NOT the ROT that goes into the brains-—ideas and associations are embedded for LIFE! (Pride in sodomizing others and Christians are bigots and haters.)


8 posted on 04/12/2013 8:41:35 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Steelfish

Rape is an assault on the soul as well as the body.


9 posted on 04/12/2013 8:42:03 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Steelfish

A culture that tolerates sexual debasement and decadence ought not to be shocked by such horrible behavior. Teaching the rationale and the ramifications of sexual morality is a lost cause in the modern era. Most youth today simply do not possess the moral template to even comprehend the concepts. At the least the culture ought to expound that getting pleasure and gratification from human suffering and humiliation is wrong.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 8:45:50 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Steelfish

Excuse me, but I thought the “weaker sex” was equal now... Are you telling us that they are not?

It has been my experience and observation over the last 6 decades that the female ALWAYS decides (one way or the other) whom to go to bed with....


11 posted on 04/12/2013 8:46:46 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Steelfish

The Anon group in Canada has started outing the names of the juveniles involved to the public...


12 posted on 04/12/2013 8:47:01 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Politicalmom
Now I’m going to sit back and wait for the so-called “FReepers” to come and blame the girl.

There was only one creep who went there on the last thread about this kind of thing. He wasn't well received here, as a matter of fact he was mocked and derided. It had nothing to do with being a FReeper man.

13 posted on 04/12/2013 8:49:48 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Politicalmom; babygene
Okay, I repent, we have another one.....

Sheesh, the bitter stupidity of a broken man always finds a way.

14 posted on 04/12/2013 8:51:13 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Steelfish

Awful, awful stuff.


15 posted on 04/12/2013 8:51:56 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: drewh
The Anon group in Canada has started outing the names of the juveniles involved to the public...

It's only fair that these three guys be hounded, haunted, humiliated, and harrassed into their own graves.

And I mean that in the kindest sort of way.

16 posted on 04/12/2013 9:01:19 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Politicalmom

I blame liberals who teach girls that they’re not only equal to boys.. But SUPERIOR! The ‘Girl Power’ message is downright dangerous for girls.


17 posted on 04/12/2013 9:02:11 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Lakeshark

I didn’t actually mean FReeper men. There were a few women who were vicious about the Steubenville victim, but MOST FReepers were against the rape of an unconscious young girl.

There is a small nasty group of women-haters on FR, but many more wonderful MEN.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 9:05:04 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: drewh

Apparently, one of the abusers was immediately whisked to Morgan Hill or Gilroy and enrolled in school there. I don’t think that will save him, thankfully.


19 posted on 04/12/2013 9:07:18 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: babygene

Not when she’s unconscious. I’m capable of performing an outrage on those boys when they unconscious and are unable to say “no” ....something they’ll live with and remember for the rest of their lives.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 9:11:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Politicalmom

Let’s hope not, anyone who would support this has a criminality mind, and should be locked up for a very, very loooong time!


21 posted on 04/12/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: meadsjn; Politicalmom

Anon is taking no prisoners since the Ohio FB rape case. http://rt.com/news/canadian-teen-rape-case-reopened-791/


22 posted on 04/12/2013 9:15:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SkyDancer

Remember to send me the pics - it is only fair that they should have their shot at fame, with pics that go viral.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 9:21:16 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Pining_4_TX
1. Parents, keep your teens on a tight leash. Keep them home and have their friends over at your house, and always know where they are going and who they will be with at all times when they do go out. I cannot understand why parents let their teens go off to parties with no supervision. I don’t care if they hate you for it. There is too much awful stuff going on to let kids run loose.
2. These things are happening at somebody’s house and they’re getting booze from somewhere. There must be a lot of adults out there who are letting teens do whatever they want.

1. Amen.

2. Absent fathers are the scourge of our country. Women think that they can do it alone and don't need husbands or fathers for their children. Too easy to divorce and too accepted to have children out of wedlock.
God's good Ten Commandments have been all but forgotten by too many Americans.
Our poor children pay the price--then reproduce and do what their parent(s) did to their own children.

24 posted on 04/12/2013 9:22:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish

I don’t understand the thrill of doing something of a sexual nature to someone who is unconscious. I guess I’m old fashioned.


25 posted on 04/12/2013 9:22:47 PM PDT by liege (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: Impy; Perdogg; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; KC_Lion; GSP.FAN; DarthVader

I can’t imagine being a kid or a parent these days.

The poor girl. Sure, she was drinking while underage, but who hasn’t?

The rapists that violated her need some Marcellus Wallace justice unleashed on them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA1CBHebCeo


26 posted on 04/12/2013 9:23:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: babygene

not when they are passed out


27 posted on 04/12/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT by woofie
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To: PGR88
Its a dangerous world out there. Women must know how to protect themselves, and at least not put themselves at the mercy of predators.

I do not if this works yet, but my teenage daughters are approaching adulthood. Our family does not hide from evil as some may suggest. We take it straight on. My children are armed with a deep religious belief in Jesus Christ, Our Lord; and practical experience plus lots of awkward parental discussions.

28 posted on 04/12/2013 9:28:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: babygene
Excuse me, but I believe you are having difficulty with the term "passed out." It shouldn't be a hard concept to grasp. I'm not sure why you're having trouble with it.
29 posted on 04/12/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Steelfish

How long ago would such a crime have just resulted in a lynching?


30 posted on 04/12/2013 9:54:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

My $.02, “while she was passed out at a party”.

Not to justify what was done to her, but to put yourself in that situation is stupid. HELLO????? It’s an evil world out there, full of sin, with Satan the ruler of this world.

The Ozzie & Harriet and Leave it to Beaver world is gone. Taking God out of schools and public places, fatherless homes, and the decay of morality, has lead us into the world we now have.

We should expect more such acts not less.


31 posted on 04/12/2013 9:54:19 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Steelfish

Over the past few years, I have had several friends who are mothers talk of problems their teen/20-something daughters were having socially, and with getting involved in bad relationships. The other evening it hit like a ton of bricks, a doh moment .. each of the mothers is single, whether divorced or having chosen to have a child as a single woman.

It may not be the ‘in’ thing, but having a caring father in the household, and in charge, is the best insurance against horrific things happening to our kids, especially our daughters.


32 posted on 04/12/2013 10:08:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish

I blame Leftists and Feminists who tell girls that sex is just sex. Most girls believe that a boy who would sleep with them also will care about them. Many in the younger generation have no conscience. Girls need to be taught to value themselves. I feel badly for this girl; she is a victim of political correctness. Heartbroken for her parents.


33 posted on 04/12/2013 10:11:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Steelfish

It’s kind of hard to get worked up about these any more, seems like every other week one of these “boys sexually assault passed out girl” stories hits the news cycle. You’d think someone would learn something from all this coverage but I guess that’s too much to ask of modern youth. Will the boys ever learn that if they assault some passed out chick that they’ll be spending some quality time with Bubba in their own private cell for the next 20 years? Nope, doesn’t look like it and the idiots continue to record their crimes and put it on the internet for all (including the cops) to see, I mean really how dumb can you get?

And the girls continue to ignore reality and think it’s swell to go to an unsupervised party with a bunch of drunk horny teenage boys and think that it’s perfectly safe to get so drunk that they pass out. Amazes me every time this happens, don’t these girls even bother to look at the news? Haven’t their parents at least clued them in? Situations like this kind of remind me of that newswoman that got assaulted by the mob in Egypt, it’s like what were you thinking?

And the parents really didn’t help all that much either, if they knew about what happened then why on earth did they leave her in that school? At least transfer her someplace where she’s not subjected to the shame of having those kind of photos passed around behind (or maybe even in front) of her back. And why weren’t they at least aware of what and where she was going, don’t parents now days at least check up on their kids whereabouts and who they hang with? Stop trying to be their friend and start being an involved parent that sticks their nose into their kids business and randomly shows up at the places that they said they would be.

And the teenage boys that did this, what kind of scum is being raised by our brave new world that seems to consistently produce this kind of results? Why is it that kids seem to think that this is just good clean fun and something to be so proud of that they share it with the world. Are kids so devoid of any sense of right and wrong or morals that they do these horrible things without even thinking? I shudder to think what the future holds for us as a civilization if this is what we’ve raised as we will all be paying the price in the future. They deserve to have that cell with Bubba for 20 years for this.

I don’t have a lot of sympathy for any of the actors in this tragedy though, they all contributed to what happened and they all will pay a very heavy price for it. The girl paid the heaviest price but she also choose to take her own life rather than deal with what life dished out to her and you can’t lay that at anyone feet but hers (I have friends whose wives at even a younger age than this girl were horribly raped and abused by Thai pirates while fleeing communist Vietnam, there’s a lot of shame associated with that but still they chose to go on living, its a choice). She also by taking her life rather than standing up greatly increased the chances that these boys that raped her will now get off scott free as there is no victim to testify against them so now they have a good chance of repeating what they did to her to someone else.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 10:34:07 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Steelfish

If we use the socialist logic , to prevent such often occurring tragedies, we should ban FaceBook right?


35 posted on 04/12/2013 10:36:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: Steelfish

What kind of parent lets their 15-year old child go to an unsupervised drinking party?!

There’s a reason this is considered dangerous - because stuff like this can happen!! Not excusing the rapists’ responsibilty, but at 15, you’re still trusting your parent(s) to make wise decisions for you - and that apparently didn’t happen here.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 11:38:18 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: trapped_in_LA
... I have friends whose wives at even a younger age than this girl were horribly raped and abused by Thai pirates while fleeing communist Vietnam, there’s a lot of shame associated with that but still they chose to go on living, its a choice...

Didn't a video of this girl's assault go viral on the internet? That would be hard to ivercome, knowing that future employers, mates, could see this girl's debasement. She was young and probably couldn't see past that.

37 posted on 04/13/2013 12:00:51 AM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: Politicalmom
Blame the girl for what, her alleged sexual assault?

38 posted on 04/13/2013 12:02:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Persevero; Steelfish
Rape is an assault on the soul as well as the body.

Very true. Sex is a spiritual as well as a physical activity, and the world fails to recognize this, and the consequences of that failure are disastrous.

This also points to the gravity of abortion, since having children is a spiritual act and not merely a biological one.

39 posted on 04/13/2013 12:06:26 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I Corinthians 6:18

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.


40 posted on 04/13/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: thecodont

I Corinthians 6:18

Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.


41 posted on 04/13/2013 6:13:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Persevero; thecodont
Digital documentation of the rape(s) makes it even more traumatic.

All child “porn” victims suffer knowing images of their abuse are out there and looked at for pleasure every day. Often times these images are making money for people. The victims are essentially forced child prostitutes for life.

It truly is the taking of ones soul. People posting images of rape should be executed or locked up in GP for life.

42 posted on 04/13/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: babygene; Steelfish

“Excuse me, but I thought the “weaker sex” was equal now... Are you telling us that they are not?”

Sorry, posted to the wrong thread. Hadn’t read this article...


43 posted on 04/13/2013 6:43:44 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Politicalmom

Question: Who is to blame for a suicide?


44 posted on 04/13/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Steelfish; All

I suppose some parents in a situation like this would, and very well could, save taxpayers the money for the trials...


45 posted on 04/13/2013 7:40:30 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Steelfish

This is an old article, but it shows the political “connectedness” of the parents of one of the boys who was arrested on Thursday. It’s going to be a challenge for the victim (or her parents) to get a fair trial.

http://mytown.mercurynews.com/archives/saratoganews/06.06.01/cover-0123.html


46 posted on 04/13/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by CityOnAHill
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To: Steelfish; trapped_in_LA; babygene
Three 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery in the assault on Pott while she was passed out at a party, according to the Associated Press.

I strongly suspect something like Rohypnol was slipped into her drink.

Whenever we have our annual sexual assault awareness training (it's required for all Army personnel), we are warned never to leave a drink unattended. It is, unfortunately, fairly common to use a drug to put the intended victim to sleep and rape her. She doesn't even need to be drinking alcohol.

Whether a date rape drug was used on her may not be publicized, but if so, it would be a factor in the trial. I hope the young criminals are put away long enough to become too old to want to hurt someone like that ever again.

47 posted on 04/13/2013 4:37:02 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

“I strongly suspect something like Rohypnol was slipped into her drink.”

I think that is way over hyped. The basic issue is that most women do not handle alcohol very well because they typically have a lower weight and their liver does not convert alcohol into sugar as quickly as a man does. Given that she was 14-15 years old at the time there’s a good chance she was under 100 pounds. all she would need to do is drink 4 drinks relatively quickly and she’d be out, especially if she wasn’t used to drinking. A lot of women claim that they were slipped something but that’s usually to cover for their embarrassment of either passing out drunk or sleeping with someone they regretted the next morning.


48 posted on 04/13/2013 4:50:15 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: trapped_in_LA
I think that is way over hyped. The basic issue is that most women do not handle alcohol very well because they typically have a lower weight and their liver does not convert alcohol into sugar as quickly as a man does.

In a civilized, rational setting, the alcoholic beverages would be consumed slowly, at a rate of one or no more than two drinks per hour, and buffered with food to inhibit the intake of the alcohol into the bloodstream. I wonder how many of these young women abstain from that necessary snacking because they feel it will harm their figures?

49 posted on 04/13/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Pining_4_TX

Even 10 years ago when I had teens some parents would let kids party at their house, buy them booze, and lie to concerned parents telling them they would be chaperoning the teens when in fact they would leave. They were the “awesome” parents. Of course those people now have kids that are screwed up on hard drugs and total failures at any sort of productive life. What is bad is how many truly good kids from good homes got lured into the muck with them.


50 posted on 04/13/2013 5:26:03 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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