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Father dearest

In culture on February 22, 2014 at 09:49

Sonny Dean Father of Miranda Barbour who is a self-proclaimed mass murderer tells the public that he is at peace with a possible decision to execute his own daughter.

He has raised her as strict as possible and still she has been struggling with heroin addiction all her life leading her into a cult where a man lost his life while he was busy having sex the daughter.

First and foremost heroin is a difficult drug to get people off. In Denmark we have started a system where heroin users can get their heroin shot for free at certain clinics secured with both trained staff and security employees. This system has resulted in a lowered crime rate among the drug users because they no longer have to finance their drug use. But it has also resulted in a reduced drug use because the drug users get less stressful and suddenly have time to rethink how they are running their lives. They decide to reduce or quit drugs. Motivation found inside is the only tool to a drug free life.

No secure lockdown in the world can show the same good results 3 years after a person enter this system. If they claim it, it is false marketing.

It is here the father of Miranda Barbour failed. He has properly tried wilderness therapy, he has properly tried lockdown Christian boarding school, and he has properly tried various rehabs.

It is dangerous. Because who is running the rehab businesses? Research in Denmark showed that 60 percent were run by religious movements – some so extreme that they were cults.

Miranda Barbour ended up at a protest cult. Being used to a cult-like environment as it exists inside most rehabs for the poor it wasn’t such a big step. Believing in one thing or another – what is the difference? People switch addiction to drugs to addictions to the cult.

If they were around today some of the followers of the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project would say “Yes” to this. But they are dead so they cannot answer. They went from drug addiction to a being addicted to better life abroad.

Had Sonny Dean kept out of her drug addiction but just not enabling her instead of trying to stop the addiction by force the world might have been safer. Of course the victim might have been killed or molested by the next minor he would have tried to have sex with. But at some point Miranda Barbour would have wanted to change her life and then she could have looked forward to a life in freedom rather than life in prison or possible death sentence.

Source:
Miranda’s dad supports daughter’s execution if verdict is guilty (The Daily Item)

Petition to get the children in Prague

In culture on February 13, 2014 at 08:18

I checked up on a comment to a previous entry I made about the 10,000 students who were about to celebrate their holiday in Prague. For some years Prague has marketed itself as a place with cheap alcohol, night clubs and parties for minors. Now the authorities in Prague suddenly decided to hit the streets hard arresting everyone who have been drinking.

The feedbacks in Danish newspapers are that the students feel trapped. Every Dane uses alcohol when they start talking to strangers. At my work place over the time we had many foreign employees who normally work in our offices abroad to visit us when they need to receive training in new products. Many of them I never learned the names of. Others I became close to. Those who accepted a drink after work Fridays we learned to know. Those who didn’t were nameless coworkers we often have difficulties to tell apart.

While I feel that the best solution would be to collect the vulnerable youths I also feel that it is not a task for the Danish taxpayers. Normally I like many Danes see offers from abroad with some skepticism. “Can it be that good?” I feel that the youth and especially their parents have let their guards down. I understand that the youths don’t know the world. They have not lived the lives we have. They have no life experience. They have not been cheated and abandoned by their own government when they cut early retirement which we all have been looking forward to since we were 35 years of age.

They did not experience the cold war and how we lost it when we now 20 years after can see cheap labor entering our country ready to work without any kind of safety precaution and for almost no money. They have not experiencing who it is to have lost a job because a person with intelligence like trained monkey would be ready work with acids without mask or gloves in a foreign country.

No the youths don’t know that. It is here the parents should have put their foot down. They should have told them that countries and cultures abroad are not for anyone below 25 years of age.

I feel that the parents should talk together and start their cars. I have used Google Maps and they can travel from Horsens where I live to Prague in just short of 9 hours. If two drivers take shift they can get 3-4 teenagers home per car under 24 hours and still have time for a sausage for breakfast somewhere in Germany.

Do it! Collect your children! Cut your losses for now but sue the travel agencies so we can create some headlines so the youth will remain in Denmark for the years to come. It would be a blessing for both Denmark and the Czech Republic.

Source:
Evacuate the children from Prague (Change.org)

Schapelle Corby – why Bali cannot be traveled to

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2014 at 09:38

When I first heard the case of Schapelle Corby I couldn’t believe that anyone would convict her.

No person in the world would buy drugs where they are expensive and smuggle them to a place where the drugs are sold cheaper. They found drugs when she was going to Bali and not from Bali. If the amount was small and for personal use it could be a case where she forgot some drugs from a previous holiday in her suitcase but not 4 kilos.

The authorities in both Bali and Australia could have solved this mystery many years ago. They could have weighed the suitcases at arrival so they would have known if some had put the drugs inside after the plane took off from Australia.

But the main issue is that crime is motivated by money. If people cannot make money transporting drugs from Australia to Bali then it is unlikely that she committed the crime.

I have always warned family members from go to Asia as tourists. The legal system is broke. An elderly widower from Denmark was sentenced to 15 years in jail. It took bribe and a promise to convict her in Denmark despite the evidence missing to get her released. She was sentenced to a few months in jail in Denmark with time served to please officials in Cambodia. The European Union has investigated Cambodia and they found widespread corruption in their legal system.

So please avoid these countries. Schapelle Corby might have been released on parole but it is no guarantee against wrongful conviction.

Raising affluenza teenager is way better than raising a teenager with consequence.

In culture on February 10, 2014 at 07:44

In Greene County it is better to ignore crime than stopping it.

Right now a young woman will have to serve about a year in jail for social profiling. Fact is that there was no alternative to the path she went down at; mostly because she has been held accountable from day one. Every time she acted out like most teenagers do she suffered consequences. Is that better than the destiny Ethan Couch suffered when he was sentenced to a five star rehab for killing 4 people and injuring even more as result of a traffic accident where he drove under influence? Is that the only thing positive that none has died as result of the young woman’s actions?

She has been sentenced for 5 felonies. To understand why she was hit so many charges let us look at her background.
She was born into a marriage which since has dissolved. She has half-siblings on both her side and father’s side. When the parents broke up she was used as a tool in the divorce; Claims of abuse from one of her step-fathers is also to be found on the Internet. It is not to say whether these claims were real or not. They could just as well be a part of the divorce process.

She lost a little sister when she was around 10 years old. Her mother died aged very young in her mid-thirties. Was both tragedies ever handled with therapy or was she just pushed on in life? A lot speaks for the argument that she wasn’t allowed to grieve or deal with the losses in a professional environment.

She started to distance herself from her stepmother and father when she was 13 or 14. The stepmother steadily provoked her so she could open up. Unfortunately not in a professional way, so the attempts ended one day when the daughter hit back. She ended up in juvenile detention.

From that point the relationship in the family went downhill. She was sent to private foster care, she was sent to a treatment home. When one of the therapists came close to finding a diagnose her father and step-mother redrew her from the therapy at this therapist and found another where they could so to say purchase a name for the problems of the daughter they liked.

The treatment center couldn’t find out what the problems were and she passed through a very strict program in record time. We have to question whether they could have solved the problems if they were informed of the diagnose the therapist the parents fired had found out.

The daughter started to live a double life. She knew that she had to stick it out until she was 18. Unfortunately a teenage thing hit her. She fell in love.

The police arrested her for hanging out in the wrong place. In some cultures the authorities conduct a war on youth. Where civilized countries allow teenagers to drink alcohol when they are about 16 the country where the girl lives demands that young adults have to be 21. It is an obscene limit only seen in the darkest cultures in the Middle East. Here in Denmark most parents would be proud to pay a fine for their children when they make false papers so they can enter night clubs. I just paid one for my son. I understand that it is a felony in the United States to falsify papers. I only have to say that it sound like you lost the war on terrorism when such a childish crime is counting as a felony. I was her first felony.

Now where she was in the focus of the police the choices made by the boyfriend dragged her even deeper down towards a full life behind bars. The parole officer decided to arrest her based on reports from her home destroying her work career just before she could have used it as an opportunity to make it a more permanent line of work.

When she was released from prison she finally had reached the age of 18 and could leave her home. Unfortunately she went to live with her boyfriend who was busy creating a street name for him. A choice which bears the cost of being put in jail in order to increase respect and street credit. It is kind of sad that the boyfriend didn’t have the decency to inform her that she should keep her distance while he was working on his goal in life.

As result she has been unfairly targeted by the authorities. Let us look at the charges brought against her.

First there is the charge of receiving stolen property. She was out for dinner in town with her boyfriend. When they were about to pay the boyfriend robbed the restaurant they ate in. Without masks and easy to recognize because they had been customers at the restaurant for an hour she protested. Not only did she protest! She went after her boyfriend and took the money back to the restaurant after telling her boyfriend to F… off. When the police came she believed that he had been so smart to run as far away from town as possible. She wasn’t aware that he had hit in the garden. The police charged her of obstruction of justice despite the fact that she did everything in her power to stop the crime and reclaim the money the boyfriend stole. That was Felony number 2.

Later he brought her things earned at work. It turns out that the items were stolen as his work was crime. Another felony was added.

Obstruction of justice one year in jail and because she is not Lindsay Lohan with expensive lawyers she made the one mistake she properly could have undone. She went to Florida with her boyfriend trying to establish a new life down there. That was Felony number 4.

For that purpose she borrowed her grandmother’s old car. Because she couldn’t drive with license the boyfriend drove for her. The car went missing. Stealing from an elderly lady was Felony number 5.

She understood that she had to lay low. She also worked hard to repay her grandmother who had put up the bond for her. Unfortunately the boyfriend wasn’t so smart. The local police found both her and the boyfriend. While the local police knew that she was on the most wanted list back home they didn’t care to take her too. She had to make the choice to turn herself in or remain on the run. She made the choice to return where she could have moved on to a new life. Maybe she regrets this now.

She was booked in august and remained in prison until November where another county wanted her for some old misdemeanors from when she was a minor. Without legal assistance nothing was done to consolidate the charges from no less than 3 counties.

The boyfriend had been sentenced to two years in jail. She was out on probation and started to rebuild her life. She got her hard earned high school diploma, tried to find work but it was not easy because her old probation officer had done the best to destroy it. She approached the local career center. It was then she was hit with one last incident with the police. An old friend – a so-called recovered alcoholic – invited her to a bar. Because her genetics is not like young Danes who have Viking roots her system wasn’t prepared to a normal intake of alcohol. She fell asleep and the friend found a man who offered them transport home in a snowplow. For unknown reasons the former addict decided that it was time to commit a DUI and as result she was hit with new charges because she participated in a crime while she was sleeping. But most seriously she violated probation in sleep.

Because she violated probation in sleep she was sentenced for all 5 felonies and will have to remain in state prison until February 2015.

That is the result when you hold your child accountable could one conclusion be. Another conclusion could be that your child is sentenced according to the amount of money you spend on legal assistance. Believing that Texas is a democracy with justice for everyone I don’t buy that. I will use the lessons learned by both the young woman and Ethan Couch raising my own children. I will stop putting my foot down and prevent them from traveling to Prague next year when the students have their annual binge drinking holiday.

Sources:

Erin Caffey on Dr. Phil

In culture on February 3, 2014 at 17:51

I saw the transcript of the Dr. Phil show regarding Erin Caffey who is serving a lot of prison time because two men and a woman killed her family off. I have to say that I fail to understand how a child can persuade adults to do such a crime unless the adults were of those kinds who should have been institutionalized long ago.

I don’t doubt that she knew that the three adults would enter the parent’s house but I doubt that she was planning to kill her entire family. The three adults bear the full responsibility.

However that is not what did shock me the most. It seems that several people in the community knew that this tragedy was about to happen. The police interviewed several students at the local highschool who have heards talks of the planning. I hope that if my children overhear classmates talking about killing their parents they would approach either me or teachers so the parents would have warned and the authorities could have made precautions to avoid such a tragedy. There are no excuses not to take such talks seriously. This tragedy could have been stopped if only one of the classmates had come forward with their knowledge before the crime happened. I hope that they realize that they will have to live with the fact that a family was destroyed because they neglected their responsibility.

It takes a village to raise a child.

Conclusion of this show must be that it also takes a village to create such a tragedy.

Source:
A Family Slaughtered for Teen Love: The Convicted Daughter Speaks Out (The Dr. Phil Show)

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