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2014-08-23 12:11:43 AM  
To keep watching Gumbel 2 Gumbel, duh, subby.
 
2014-08-23 03:20:43 AM  
Don't forget to shave their head, it's more believable that way.

/and you don't have to worry about head lice either!  It's a win-win!
 
2014-08-23 03:20:51 AM  
She should be GIVEN cancer as punishment.
 
2014-08-23 03:27:29 AM  
I see a couple groups of people on the road to work everyday. Same people too. Their signs say "Out of luck family, need gas and food" or something like that. Sometimes I wonder how I'd do with "Overworked cube farmer, Need money for strippers and booze soonish."
 
2014-08-23 03:27:47 AM  
I can't remember how many TV episodes have been about fake cancer used to con people out of money, but every time I see one it makes me rather sad that people actually do that kind of thing to kids.

The punishment for such assholes should be significantly more than restitution and some jail time. I'm thinking give them chemo and radiation. See the horror that actual patients face.
 
2014-08-23 03:29:14 AM  

iheartscotch: I see a couple groups of people on the road to work everyday. Same people too. Their signs say "Out of luck family, need gas and food" or something like that. Sometimes I wonder how I'd do with "Overworked cube farmer, Need money for strippers and booze soonish."


Mine says "Stressed-out academic. Will take booze and drugs to keep myself from going completely nuts."
 
2014-08-23 03:31:23 AM  
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This story is much 'wackier' as a screwball Hollywood comedy... Maybe I just miss hearing words like 'madcap' and 'hijinks'.
 
2014-08-23 03:33:45 AM  
It wouldn't work.

My kid doesn't even have terminals.
 
2014-08-23 03:47:17 AM  
Over in one.
 
2014-08-23 03:47:26 AM  
These fake cancer scams have turned into an industry. Mothers email strangers asking for money to help the kid. Except there is no cancer, often no kid. One recent Fark article, the woman claimed falsely that both she and the kid had cancer.
 
2014-08-23 04:04:09 AM  

Delay: These fake cancer scams have turned into an industry. Mothers email strangers asking for money to help the kid. Except there is no cancer, often no kid. One recent Fark article, the woman claimed falsely that both she and the kid had cancer.


That and homosexuals and minorities falsifying receipts to include 'phobic' or 'ist' statements in a ploy to sucker people for donations because their feelings were hurt.
 
2014-08-23 04:06:48 AM  
From TFA:

"The drug involved was Cannabis oil and Riley tested positive for that.
Feistner said, "There was a presence of THC in the child. That's correct."

So she was 'treating' the fake cancer and everything. Wow.
 
2014-08-23 04:35:05 AM  

radiobiz: From TFA:

"The drug involved was Cannabis oil and Riley tested positive for that.
Feistner said, "There was a presence of THC in the child. That's correct."

So she was 'treating' the fake cancer and everything. Wow.


Yep. Then she could claim miraculous healing powers and keep the con rolling.
 
2014-08-23 05:43:32 AM  

robohobo: Delay: These fake cancer scams have turned into an industry. Mothers email strangers asking for money to help the kid. Except there is no cancer, often no kid. One recent Fark article, the woman claimed falsely that both she and the kid had cancer.

That and homosexuals and minorities falsifying receipts to include 'phobic' or 'ist' statements in a ploy to sucker people for donations because their feelings were hurt.


Those people should do like I do and trust legitimate emails. I got an email from my the estate of my deceased uncle in Nigeria, and all I had to do was sell them my house, my private island off the coast of Hawaii, my 200 Lamborghinis, and the rights to a couple of my organs. Now just waiting for the big money to start rolling in! I'll soon own Fark and turn it into a misogynist paradise!!!!
 
2014-08-23 05:52:19 AM  
I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.
 
2014-08-23 06:01:30 AM  
Atlantic is a pretty town with a beautiful old Rock Island train station right at the end of main street.

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western iowa rubes are easy suckers
 
2014-08-23 06:17:52 AM  
I wonder how many people pull these cancer scares and get away with it? And for the not so smart people that pull this how do you expect to get away with it? Pro grifters go in, get paid and GTFO before the heat gets on them. A lot of these people just seem to stay in the area and think it will work.
 
2014-08-23 06:22:05 AM  

Ambivalence: I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.


Growing up there was a television show called "Queen for a Day." Three women would tell their sad stories and at the end an audience applause meter would decide which sad story deserved all the money and free stuff.

It might be time to bring back the show and let these folks "compete" again. Maybe one could be devoted to pets? Another to sick kids?
 
2014-08-23 06:30:42 AM  

Delay: Ambivalence: I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.

Growing up there was a television show called "Queen for a Day." Three women would tell their sad stories and at the end an audience applause meter would decide which sad story deserved all the money and free stuff.

It might be time to bring back the show and let these folks "compete" again. Maybe one could be devoted to pets? Another to sick kids?


That is a horrifying premise for a show. I'm mildly nauseated.
 
2014-08-23 06:39:00 AM  

inclemency: That is a horrifying premise for a show. I'm mildly nauseated.


It was a more innocent time.  I'm still waiting for "Running Man" and "Idiocracy" type shows to show up.  We keep inching closer each year.  It's like trying to guess when a Jenga tower is going to collapse.
 
2014-08-23 06:50:51 AM  

inclemency: Delay: Ambivalence: I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.

Growing up there was a television show called "Queen for a Day." Three women would tell their sad stories and at the end an audience applause meter would decide which sad story deserved all the money and free stuff.

It might be time to bring back the show and let these folks "compete" again. Maybe one could be devoted to pets? Another to sick kids?

That is a horrifying premise for a show. I'm mildly nauseated.


It was very popular. It aired ever weekday. The first liar never had a chance and the applause meter was a sham. By the time the third "Queen" contestant got her turn she would have had the time to embellish a bit. It was astonishing how many American families suffered from multiple childhood cancers you never heard of, floods and expensive car repairs all in the same month.
 
2014-08-23 07:11:09 AM  

Ambivalence: I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.


Just say you have a dog. People will give you money if they think your dog needs a life-saving operation.
 
2014-08-23 07:51:24 AM  

nytmare: Ambivalence: I don't have a child.

I have a cat, but I don't think people would give me money if I told them she had cancer.

Just say you have a dog. People will give you money if they think your dog needs a life-saving operation.


It's true. Not all animals are equal. People will do anything for dogs. But not monkeys. I had a pet monkey, and no one at all would give me money when I said he had cancer. But they did give me money when I said they could watch him masturbate.
 
2014-08-23 08:43:10 AM  
Yet another example of why instant feel good charity is a stupid idea.
 
2014-08-23 11:37:08 AM  
How PO'd would "mom" have been if,...

instead of donating money,...

They'd started a hashtag campaign.
 
2014-08-23 01:15:22 PM  
Notice how it's usually a woman masterminding this crap?

Progress!
 
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