Is the Sun a real magazine or a rag? (in Off-topic)


QBRanger August 16 2011 10:20 PM EDT

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3753913/Sexy-pics-at-12-pregnant-at-15-and-her-proud-mums-delighted.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News

And Joy of all Joys, they get a bigger 4-5 bedroom house now, paid for by British tax dollars.

Is this just a joke or is this really happening in Britain?

And we wonder why there are riots?

IPoop August 16 2011 10:30 PM EDT

its a rag found mostly on building sites etc ... lots of gutter stories like that in it .... its okay for sports and the page 3 boobs.


and yep that poo happens way to often over here :(



most newspapers are pretty pants now but the sun really is at the lower end of pants

QBRanger August 16 2011 10:58 PM EDT

You are kidding?

All the time?

So they have another kid, from someone not even 17 years old, and get a bigger house- FOR FREE???

No wonder there are riots in London. That is one great gig they have going there.

I would shudder to think of how that would be in the US. Every woman with 5 or more kids gets a free 4 bedroom house to live in. Plus food, clothing etc...

King August 17 2011 1:36 AM EDT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_housing#United_Kingdom

Not free, but it is at a lower rental rate than normal housing.

Lord Bob August 17 2011 1:49 AM EDT

A SCHOOLGIRL who posed aged 12 for controversial bikini pictures in a magazine is now pregnant at 15 - to the joy of her mum.
*wretches*

Well, now that I got that out.

Gross "sexy" twelve-year-old pic aside for a moment. Ranger, I agree that on the face of it, that this is not the kind of socialism - let alone the kind of national values - I want in America. Nor do I see this from any mainstream liberal that I follow. Now, I will look forward to seeing how you can turn this into an excuse to attack me for being Liberal.

Lord Bob August 17 2011 1:53 AM EDT

Not free, but it is at a lower rental rate than normal housing.
Ah, well. It sounds like a reduced-cost housing project rather than "YAY FREE SOCIALISM HOUSES FOR ALL THE POOR!!1!"

Still, that mother needs to be kicked in her teeth, and her daughter sterilized. And I'm not sure if I'm joking about that or not.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 17 2011 3:06 AM EDT

See, it's my comment from the other thread.

Those that abuse the system ruin it for everyone...

Personally, the boyfriend should have been jailed for under age intercourse, and Social Services should intervene on her mothers ability to raise children.

As for 'have to', the council doesn't have to do anything.

It's this stupid 'blame' culture that, unfortunately we copied form you guys. :(

So you spilt hot coffee in yourself in McDonalds? Don't worry that it was your fault, or you're too stupid to function, you can always blame McDonalds and sue them... Break into someone's house, get locked in their garage for two weeks while they're away on holiday and have to live on Pepsi and Dogfood. Just blame the house owners and sue them when they get back.

Oh, and there are far worse 'sensationalist' stories about our welfare system than this one.

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] August 17 2011 7:58 AM EDT

Think you need to see the HBO special Hot Coffee. Do not be eating during the first half.

AdminNightStrike August 17 2011 9:44 AM EDT

As I recall, the coffee that spilled was heated to a temperature well beyond spec. Media attention and Seinfeld belittled the very valid case, turning it into a demonstration of frivolous lawsuits.

So, get a better example, GL. There's plenty :)

QBRanger August 17 2011 9:45 AM EDT

So you spilt hot coffee in yourself in McDonalds? Don't worry that it was your fault, or you're too stupid to function, you can always blame McDonalds and sue them... Break into someone's house, get locked in their garage for two weeks while they're away on holiday and have to live on Pepsi and Dogfood. Just blame the house owners and sue them when they get back.

This is an entirely different problem brought on by our lax trial system. Propagated by the trial lawyers who refuse common-sense fixes to the problems for frivilous lawsuits.

If we went to the English system of torts, things would be so much better here. Texas has started down that road.

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] August 17 2011 10:25 AM EDT

0.o Think everyone here needs to see Hot Coffee, especially you Ranger.

QBRanger August 17 2011 10:27 AM EDT

I know the McDonalds case very well. It was not a bogus case as noted by numerous facts that were facts.

There are many many other bogus cases, especially in the medical field.

Instead of calling it Malpractice Lawsuits, just rename it to what it really is - Bad Outcome Lawsuits.

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] August 17 2011 10:29 AM EDT

It's not just about one case. More Tort is bad m'kay.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 17 2011 12:45 PM EDT

LoL!

Valid or not, it's the kind of thing we're getting over here now.

/sigh

Still, back to the original point, there's worse sensationalism in our press.

Like the 18/19 year old mother who is refusing to stop socialising while pregnant. She goes out clubbing and drinking (heavily) at least 3 times a week.

It's not certain that drinking will harm her baby, so she's not going to stop. Doesn't want to give up her social life just to be a mother...

I'll let someone else dig up a story about immigration.
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