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2012-07-26 09:52:51 PM  
Should they target poor toddlers?
 
2012-07-26 09:58:36 PM  
There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.
 
2012-07-26 10:12:39 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


and were done...
 
2012-07-26 10:21:59 PM  

sno man: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.

and were done...


Agreed. Mods, close the thread.
 
2012-07-26 11:27:18 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.

 
2012-07-26 11:52:17 PM  
Strange? That's farking genius!

Can you imagine the number of kids out there that are being raised by generations X, Y, and Z? Imagine how many of them get swaddled by their career-driven, guilt-laden parents, in gold jewelry and diamond stud earrings - all in a vain attempt to make up for the self-absorbed neglect they inflict on the little bastards.

It's only a twist of fate that he's stealing kid's jewelry. In another time and place, he could have been the CEO of JP Morgan.
 
2012-07-27 12:03:15 AM  
Who the fark puts $$$ anything on a toddler? Someone with way too much money and not enough brain cells.
 
2012-07-27 12:34:18 AM  
Don't bling your 3-year-old. Sheesh.
 
2012-07-27 01:05:28 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Strange? That's farking genius!

Can you imagine the number of kids out there that are being raised by generations X, Y, and Z? Imagine how many of them get swaddled by their career-driven, guilt-laden parents, in gold jewelry and diamond stud earrings - all in a vain attempt to make up for the self-absorbed neglect they inflict on the little bastards.

It's only a twist of fate that he's stealing kid's jewelry. In another time and place, he could have been the CEO of JP Morgan.


Plus, you can teach the kid that life is full of disappointments at an early age, instead of the child growing up a complete spoiled brat.
 
2012-07-27 01:41:59 AM  
Smithers had thwarted my earlier attempt to take candy from a baby,
but with him out of the picture, I was free to wallow in my own crapulence

i44.tinypic.com
But the old axiom was misleading: taking the candy proved exceedingly difficult.
 
2012-07-27 03:25:33 AM  
Wait a minute, what the...You live in Bed Stuy, an area of NYC, with the economic outlook of the Black Hole of Calcutta, yet your 3 year old is wearing a $400 bracelet?

Gee, I can't imagine why you live in the worst shiathole I've ever seen, and that's saying something coming from some one who grew up in the South Bronx.
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
 
2012-07-27 03:42:22 AM  

cretinbob: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.

 
2012-07-27 04:10:20 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


I completely agree. It seems really out of place without a racy negligee.
 
2012-07-27 05:46:35 AM  
The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?
 
2012-07-27 05:54:18 AM  
muggers = muggles?
 
2012-07-27 06:14:29 AM  
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"Well I certainly wouldn't harm the child."
 
2012-07-27 06:18:19 AM  

vodka: The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-27 06:26:35 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


Are you suggesting that toddlers should be forced to wear costume jewelry?

That's child abuse.
 
2012-07-27 06:32:53 AM  
Well, it certainly seems to be easy stealing the jewelry from the toddlers. As a matter of fact, it seems to be exceptionally easy, and require no major effort on part of the thief. One could almost say, it's a no-risk venture, because an adult quickly taking something of value to the child is not likely at all to get caught. To be sure, for a thief, taking these bracelets is a situation where something that should be guarded is left in plain site and is almost asking to be stolen quickly without any trouble.
I'd go on, but I admit, I'm truly at a loss for words to describe this situation any further.
 
2012-07-27 06:38:12 AM  
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2012-07-27 07:11:10 AM  
If those kids had guns none of this would have happened
 
2012-07-27 07:12:09 AM  
Why would the muggers be wearing expensive jewelry while robbing toddlers?
 
2012-07-27 07:19:40 AM  
$400 stuck in a 529 for college at 5% and forgotten about for 15 years would be $850.

$400 stuck on a toddler's wrist: gone no matter what happens.

Good luck, kid.
 
2012-07-27 07:30:58 AM  
How much college does $850 buy these days? Three semester hours?
 
2012-07-27 07:33:06 AM  

SpaceyCat: Who the fark puts $$$ anything on a toddler? Someone with way too much money and not enough brain cells.


The same farkers that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on their brat's 16th birthday party.

/Acura cake?!?
 
2012-07-27 07:42:43 AM  

farkityfarker: How much college does $850 buy these days? Three semester hours?


At my school, about three credits, or two semesters' worth of books and supplies. Still worth more than a missing bracelet and toddler trauma.
 
2012-07-27 07:49:51 AM  

farkityfarker: How much college does $850 buy these days? Three semester hours?


$850 is totally useless, just give it to me.
 
2012-07-27 07:52:27 AM  

TommyymmoT: Wait a minute, what the...You live in Bed Stuy, an area of NYC, with the economic outlook of the Black Hole of Calcutta, yet your 3 year old is wearing a $400 bracelet?

Gee, I can't imagine why you live in the worst shiathole I've ever seen, and that's saying something coming from some one who grew up in the South Bronx.
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.


Actually I live in Bed Stuy and it is no where near as bad as it once was it is filling up with white gentrifiers actually. A farking Creperie just opened Next to the fancy wine shop down the street.

The thing about the gold jewelry on the tots is a catholic Latino thing, also a $300 gold necklace is quite small with todays gold prices. I know exactly where these places are and the people there are not rich, the north east corner of Bed Stuy where it meets bushwick is chock full of projects, but even there the crime rate is down 70% from its peak in the 80s, you can't even easily score crack or heroin there anymore, you have to go to the Bronx for street level drug dealing these days.

this is more the ny post trying to rile up the racists over the brown people who have anything nice at all. They believe being poor means you must suffer and own nothing of any value at all, if your grandma gives you a gold religious medallion you shoud sell it so you can be all bootstrappy and get off of welfare or something.
 
2012-07-27 08:00:06 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange Latino about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


FTFY. It's a cultural thing that I just don't get. My 8 year can't even be trusted to keep track of Target-bought barrettes, so expensive jewelry is right out.
 
2012-07-27 08:03:46 AM  

A snake wearing a sweater: TommyymmoT: Wait a minute, what the...You live in Bed Stuy, an area of NYC, with the economic outlook of the Black Hole of Calcutta, yet your 3 year old is wearing a $400 bracelet?

Gee, I can't imagine why you live in the worst shiathole I've ever seen, and that's saying something coming from some one who grew up in the South Bronx.
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.

Actually I live in Bed Stuy and it is no where near as bad as it once was it is filling up with white gentrifiers actually. A farking Creperie just opened Next to the fancy wine shop down the street.

The thing about the gold jewelry on the tots is a catholic Latino thing, also a $300 gold necklace is quite small with todays gold prices. I know exactly where these places are and the people there are not rich, the north east corner of Bed Stuy where it meets bushwick is chock full of projects, but even there the crime rate is down 70% from its peak in the 80s, you can't even easily score crack or heroin there anymore, you have to go to the Bronx for street level drug dealing these days.

this is more the ny post trying to rile up the racists over the brown people who have anything nice at all. They believe being poor means you must suffer and own nothing of any value at all, if your grandma gives you a gold religious medallion you shoud sell it so you can be all bootstrappy and get off of welfare or something.



I was going to say that i didn't think that Bed-Stuy was nearly as bad these days, but i haven't been out that way in at least a couple of years, so i didn't want to shoot my mouth off.

Nice things are for people old enough not to try to eat bugs, AFAIC.
 
2012-07-27 08:08:15 AM  

vodka: The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?


I've always considered it to be like this: These folks are stuck in the lower class. They have just enough money to blow on rims and bling, but not enough to rise to the next socio-economic tier.

Growing up, I saw tons of lower class folks, living in the crappy part of towm, but driving riced-out imports. See, it's one thing to spend a little money slowly fixing up your car, etc. It's another to move to the nicer part of town and drag yourself up to middle class. Granted, all the money these people waste on crap could be used to slowly work their way up in society. But if they didn't lack the know-how and the willpower to do so, they wouldn't be stuck in the lower class to begin with.
 
2012-07-27 08:16:17 AM  
HALP, Dey be takin all da bling from mah babeeee!
 
2012-07-27 08:18:45 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


Came to say this^.
 
2012-07-27 08:32:50 AM  

Honest Bender: vodka: The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?

I've always considered it to be like this: These folks are stuck in the lower class. They have just enough money to blow on rims and bling, but not enough to rise to the next socio-economic tier.

Growing up, I saw tons of lower class folks, living in the crappy part of towm, but driving riced-out imports. See, it's one thing to spend a little money slowly fixing up your car, etc. It's another to move to the nicer part of town and drag yourself up to middle class. Granted, all the money these people waste on crap could be used to slowly work their way up in society. But if they didn't lack the know-how and the willpower to do so, they wouldn't be stuck in the lower class to begin with.


If only everyone could be as bootstrappy as you.

Oh wait, whom would you get satisfaction from looking down on, then?
 
2012-07-27 08:37:16 AM  
I knew before the article opened that they were Hispanic babies.

A lot of that stuff is baptismal jewelry given by godparents or grandparents or stuff handed down. In my one year picture I have tiny gold hoops, a little gold ID bracelet and a small gold chain with a cross on it. I didn't wear all that all the time. though, as i got older my parents were constantly hammering it into my head to put my chain inside my shirt.....we lived in Cicero. I still have all my baby jewelry. And my 1st communion jewelry. And my quinceanera jewelry.

/was a little Messican baby
//coconut
 
2012-07-27 08:44:19 AM  
Keep being awesome New Yorkers...
 
2012-07-27 08:55:10 AM  

911Jenny: I knew before the article opened that they were Hispanic babies.

A lot of that stuff is baptismal jewelry given by godparents or grandparents or stuff handed down. In my one year picture I have tiny gold hoops, a little gold ID bracelet and a small gold chain with a cross on it. I didn't wear all that all the time. though, as i got older my parents were constantly hammering it into my head to put my chain inside my shirt.....we lived in Cicero. I still have all my baby jewelry. And my 1st communion jewelry. And my quinceanera jewelry.

/was a little Messican baby
//coconut


That chain-tucking comment makes me visualize a Mexican version of Debo from "Friday" terrorizing your neighborhood.

/Debo's comin...
/DE. BO.
 
2012-07-27 09:23:14 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.


Yup, done in two there for sure.

911Jenny: I knew before the article opened that they were Hispanic babies.

A lot of that stuff is baptismal jewelry given by godparents or grandparents or stuff handed down. In my one year picture I have tiny gold hoops, a little gold ID bracelet and a small gold chain with a cross on it. I didn't wear all that all the time. though, as i got older my parents were constantly hammering it into my head to put my chain inside my shirt.....we lived in Cicero. I still have all my baby jewelry. And my 1st communion jewelry. And my quinceanera jewelry.

/was a little Messican baby
//coconut


The fact that it's a custom doesn't make it not stupid. I mean, Protestants have stupid customs too (from baptism by immersion to snake-handling, depending how weird your denomination is) but at least they don't entrust bloody toddlers with 100s or 1000s of dollars of anything.
 
2012-07-27 09:23:17 AM  

MadMonk: HALP, Dey be takin all da bling from mah babeeee!


LAWDY!
 
2012-07-27 09:25:31 AM  

Honest Bender: vodka: The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?

I've always considered it to be like this: These folks are stuck in the lower class. They have just enough money to blow on rims and bling, but not enough to rise to the next socio-economic tier.

Growing up, I saw tons of lower class folks, living in the crappy part of towm, but driving riced-out imports. See, it's one thing to spend a little money slowly fixing up your car, etc. It's another to move to the nicer part of town and drag yourself up to middle class. Granted, all the money these people waste on crap could be used to slowly work their way up in society. But if they didn't lack the know-how and the willpower to do so, they wouldn't be stuck in the lower class to begin with.


No, no they couldn't (work themselves up) these days, unless they can join the military. Blinging out a used Civic costs a few thou, and you may spread that cost over 3-5 years. Five grand ain't gonna get you out of poverty. A decent-paying job does that, and you're not moving up into a better class of work by spending only five grand on school, assuming you can even get into a school that will actually train you to do something that pays better. You COULD blow that money on a for-profit diploma mill, but you're probably better off with the Civic; at least that might get you laid.
 
2012-07-27 09:30:03 AM  

mbillips: Honest Bender: vodka: The poorest people seem to have the nicest jewelry, car wheels, stereos, etc. Priorities, how do they work?

I've always considered it to be like this: These folks are stuck in the lower class. They have just enough money to blow on rims and bling, but not enough to rise to the next socio-economic tier.

Growing up, I saw tons of lower class folks, living in the crappy part of towm, but driving riced-out imports. See, it's one thing to spend a little money slowly fixing up your car, etc. It's another to move to the nicer part of town and drag yourself up to middle class. Granted, all the money these people waste on crap could be used to slowly work their way up in society. But if they didn't lack the know-how and the willpower to do so, they wouldn't be stuck in the lower class to begin with.

No, no they couldn't (work themselves up) these days, unless they can join the military. Blinging out a used Civic costs a few thou, and you may spread that cost over 3-5 years. Five grand ain't gonna get you out of poverty. A decent-paying job does that, and you're not moving up into a better class of work by spending only five grand on school, assuming you can even get into a school that will actually train you to do something that pays better. You COULD blow that money on a for-profit diploma mill, but you're probably better off with the Civic; at least that might get you laid.


Clearly, they have gotten laid. They've got kids. Meanwhile, "superior" Fark genes are sending each other lolcats instead of reproducing.

Darwin Award: Lifetime Achievement.
 
2012-07-27 09:33:36 AM  

farkityfarker: If only everyone could be as bootstrappy as you.

Oh wait, whom would you get satisfaction from looking down on, then?


The important thing is you managed to fabricate non-existent context to feed your persecution complex in a transparent effort to feel superior. Congratulations.

mbillips: Five grand ain't gonna get you out of poverty.


I used riced out cars as the most obvious example. These folks tend to have big-ass TVs, cutting edge cell phones, etc. Their income is such that they can live the lower-end life style with a number of luxuries. If they instead eliminated a lot of their luxury spending, saved some money, etc they seriously could do better for themselves.

It's a matter of impulse control and delayed gratification. And that doesn't just go for the lower class folks. It's more of a statement about modern society as a whole. It's just more noticeable and more easily criticized among the lower tiers of society.
 
2012-07-27 10:02:22 AM  
Like taking candy from a...

Darth_Lukecash: Smithers had thwarted my earlier attempt to take candy from a baby,
but with him out of the picture, I was free to wallow in my own crapulence
[i44.tinypic.com image 850x637]
But the old axiom was misleading: taking the candy proved exceedingly difficult.


GOD-FARKING DAMN IT!!!!1
 
2012-07-27 10:09:14 AM  

The Muthaship: farkityfarker: How much college does $850 buy these days? Three semester hours?

$850 is totally useless, just give it to me.


www.atmaxplorer.com
 
2012-07-27 10:56:34 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.

Yup, done in two there for sure.

911Jenny: I knew before the article opened that they were Hispanic babies.

A lot of that stuff is baptismal jewelry given by godparents or grandparents or stuff handed down. In my one year picture I have tiny gold hoops, a little gold ID bracelet and a small gold chain with a cross on it. I didn't wear all that all the time. though, as i got older my parents were constantly hammering it into my head to put my chain inside my shirt.....we lived in Cicero. I still have all my baby jewelry. And my 1st communion jewelry. And my quinceanera jewelry.

/was a little Messican baby
//coconut

The fact that it's a custom doesn't make it not stupid. I mean, Protestants have stupid customs too (from baptism by immersion to snake-handling, depending how weird your denomination is) but at least they don't entrust bloody toddlers with 100s or 1000s of dollars of anything.


What's stupid/weird about baptism by immersion? You think John the Baptist did his thing in a major river just so he could sprinkle water over everyone's head?

/no argument on the snake handlers
 
2012-07-27 11:13:07 AM  
Talk about a niche.
 
2012-07-27 11:13:44 AM  
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha:

There's something strange about putting expensive jewelry on toddlers.

Very strange. I don't see much point in adults walking around wearing expensive jewelry except on special occasions.

If they don't have anything better to do with their money $300 would get me a bottle of Bookers with $250 left over to spend on single-malt scotches whose names I can't recall. Or better yet I could repay my friend who fronted me a security deposit on an apartment with natural air & light.
 
2012-07-27 11:20:41 AM  
balisane:

$400 stuck in a 529

What's that? Some rich people's program?


for college

Sure so Snowflake can graduate with a 375 average and an English Lit degree.


at 5%

Interest? That's so XXth century.


and forgotten about for 15 years would be $850.

Or in 25 years she could buy a small baguette.


$400 stuck on a toddler's wrist: gone no matter what happens.

Word.

Good luck, kid.
 
2012-07-27 11:25:57 AM  
Michael Andrews, 30, was arrested yesterday morning for the sickening attack, which happened a half-mile away from where a thug ripped a $400 chain off a 3-year-old boy's neck as he sat in his stroller, sources said.
"He didn't care that I was pregnant and he was stealing from a little girl," said Adriani Espinal, whose daughter, Destiny Maizanche, was mugged six days before her third birthday.


Hemaphrodite?
 
2012-07-27 11:26:07 AM  
Honest Bender:

Growing up, I saw tons of lower class folks, living in the crappy part of towm, but driving riced-out imports.

You too?


See, it's one thing to spend a little money slowly fixing up your car, etc. It's another to move to the nicer part of town and drag yourself up to middle class.

To do the latter you have to find a way to save your money: in some neighborhoods there are no banks. Then there's the issue of mortgage loans, etc.


Granted, all the money these people waste on crap could be used to slowly work their way up in society.

Yes...


But if they didn't lack the know-how and the willpower to do so, they wouldn't be stuck in the lower class to begin with.

You just lost me. After all that effort. You won't get a second date.
 
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