Thursday, July 31, 2014

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (8-2-2014)


For some, the idea of child glamour in and of itself is disturbing. But this was definitely not the case for Leann, 33, of London, who dressed her 4-year-old daughter, Scarlett, in a Hooters waitress outfit for a beauty pageant.

This clip of the child dancing suggestively in the controversial costume comes from the UK Channel 5 documentary "Blinging Up" baby, The documentary features not just child pageants, but also a purported trend involving parents who accessorize their kids with diamonds, makeup, spray tans and costumes even if they aren't competing in pageants.

The local media criticizes the film's claim that this so-called phenomenon is going mainstream, however, and asserts there are actually no more than 20 parents countrywide participating in the "fad."

Trend or not, some critics feel parents shouldn't subject their children to this practice at all. "Sexualizing children is seriously wrong and borderline abusive," says one local commenter.

“Some people may say it’s controversial, especially the theme I’ve chosen, but at the end of the day, little girls wear swimming costumes to the beach all summer, and that’s not a controlled environment,” says Leann in the documentary. “The environment my kids go in is a controlled environment and it is ticket-entry only.”

As a parent she is supposed to conttol her daughters environment. Not prep her for the pole.

There is nothing like sleep. 

But there are 3 very important rules to sleeping well and waking up refreshed.

1. Don't sleep in a strangers bed.

2. Don't sleep in a strangers been when they're  not home and have no idea that you're there.

3. Don't break into a strangers house and sleep in their bed naked when they're not home and have no idea that you are there.

These rules should seem obvious but.....

A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested last week after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest.

According to a criminal complaint, Shelby broke into the couple's home through a window and grabbed a Sprite from the refrigerator before falling asleep in the master bedroom. 

I guess they were fresh out of  Pepsi.

Authorities say the homeowners found a disrobed Shelby in a deep sleep.

Officers arrived and called to the man, but he slept through it. Authorities say Shelby woke up only after an officer ripped the blankets off him.

Shelby told officers he thought he was at his girlfriend's house.

He was charged with breaking and entering. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

This next story gives the phrase "public service announcement" a whole new meaning.

An Australian airline apologized last week for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city last Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home.

"We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal," Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320's public address system.

"If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn't have, we suggest you flush it now," he added.

The newspaper said the warning prompted passengers to rush for the toilets. LOL!

Jetstar spokesman Stephen Moynihan confirmed the newspaper report was accurate. He said the public response to the announcement had been "mixed."

The airline said it routinely makes quarantine announcements on such flights that cross state borders.

"The crew member's words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we'd expect from our team," Jetstar said in a statement. "We apologize to customers offended by the comments."

Jetstar said it was "addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved," but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.

One passenger told the newspaper several passengers suddenly made for the toilets with "things clenched in their hands."

"Why would you tip people off about this?" the passenger, who was not named, asked." If they have got something illegal, let them get caught."

Snitches get stitches!

But the response on Jetstar's Facebook page was largely positive.

"What a good Samaritan, Jetstar Australia this guy deserves a promotion," Rohit Dwivedi posted.

"Of course you should warn your passengers to help avoid them being humiliated, locked in a cage or fined," Jebediah Cole posted.

Australian Federal Police declined on Wednesday to comment.


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