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(WESH Orlando)   It's not exactly the Twinkie Defense, but it's awful close   (wesh.com) divider line 45
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2014-09-04 01:51:42 PM  
Trolltastic headline, subby.
 
2014-09-04 02:38:23 PM  

a particular individual: Trolltastic headline, subby.


Maybe subby has hypoglycemia.
 
2014-09-04 03:08:57 PM  
Quick, someone give me a candy bar before I murder my children!
 
2014-09-04 03:17:34 PM  

Sybarite: Quick, someone give me a candy bar before I murder my children!


Snickers should hire her for that series of ads:

www.shelikespurple.com
 
2014-09-04 04:40:54 PM  
not really, subby, but I clicked.
 
2014-09-04 04:41:23 PM  
This would be closer to the "Twinkie-less" defense.
 
2014-09-04 04:43:46 PM  
Purdy said her blood was tested as she sat in the back of a beach patrol car and said Wilkerson had a blood glucose level of 44. Normal levels are between 70 and 75.

In her defense (ha!) 44 isvery, very low.
 
2014-09-04 04:45:08 PM  
???

content8.flixster.com
 
2014-09-04 04:46:00 PM  

Sybarite: Quick, someone give me a candy bar before I murder my children!


everyone get hangry from time to time.

/also, i'm guessing hangry or not there could be just a touch of mental illness involved...
 
2014-09-04 04:48:22 PM  
A racing pulse, and a heart rate?  Imagine that, from someone being arrested after trying to kill their kids.

/unclear if the heart rate was racing or if she simply had one
 
2014-09-04 04:48:31 PM  
Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
www.wesh.com
 
2014-09-04 04:49:33 PM  
Hypoglycemia was also Rep. Bill Janklow's defense when he was charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of motorcyclist Randolph Scott.  Investigators later determined that he had been traveling at least 70 in a 55 and had run a stop sign.  He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter.
 
2014-09-04 04:50:44 PM  
If not gestational diabetes, is it possible that maybe she was suffering from mental health issues and that treatment might be more beneficial than locking her away?
 
2014-09-04 04:51:29 PM  
I didn't know the definition of hypoglycemia is bat shiat crazy.
 
2014-09-04 04:53:24 PM  
Wilkerson was never tested for gestational diabetes

Must have been poor to and it merica that means you don't get proper medical treatment, but we'll be happy to spend 40K a year to put you in prison for the rest of your life.
 
2014-09-04 04:53:25 PM  
Surprisingly, since Hostess came back, the only way to buy "Twinkies" that taste like they did before the bankruptcy is to buy "Little Debbie Cloud Cakes".
 
2014-09-04 04:54:23 PM  

balthan: If not gestational diabetes, is it possible that maybe she was suffering from mental health issues and that treatment might be more beneficial than locking her away?


Why can't we do both?
 
2014-09-04 04:55:03 PM  

MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
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Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

Racism, however, still alive and well here in FARK land. farking hypocrite pieces of cocksucking shiat.
 
2014-09-04 04:55:56 PM  
I dated a suicidal girl (not Suicide Girl, sadly) for nearly a year and can absolutely believe this.

Long of the short, we finally broke up when she refused to find a new psychiatrist (she'd go in every 6 months for check-ups and he'd just let her pick and choose what meds she wanted, 6 in total, several of which were "take as needed" including Klonopin)...  She'd been diagnosed as being bipolar when she was a teenager, and had been taking related meds ever since (she was 30 at the time of this story).

Once I dumped her, she did see a new psychiatrist, who in turn sent her to a nutritionist.  Turns out she was hypoglycemic (extremely, at that), whose symptoms were mistaken for bipolarity.  The anti-bipolarity meds in turn caused bipolarity.

Still didn't take her back, but nearly 4 years later she's only on Wellbutrin and doing quite well.
 
2014-09-04 04:56:14 PM  

Headso: Must have been poor to and it merica


whoa, I better go test my blood sugar
 
2014-09-04 04:56:41 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: ???

[content8.flixster.com image 360x178]


What about the Twinkie?
 
2014-09-04 05:03:36 PM  
Pardon me while I open up this Snickers bar right here.
 
2014-09-04 05:11:13 PM  

Bullshiat.

First, depending on the type of blood test performed, her measured blood sugar levels can vary greatly. Second, she'd have to be well below 44mg/dL before anyone would take that defense seriously, as she'd have to claim that she was so dysphoric that she wanted to kill herself. Third, she's pregnant - if she's been seeing a doctor on a somewhat regular basis for neonatal care, chances are a tendency to hypoglycemia would have been noticed, especially with the pregnancy.

This is a public defender grasping at the only straw available, and a single blood test is nowhere near credible enough, especially given that it's high enough to avoid even the most basic symptoms of hypoglycemia, on which to base a defense against murder.

Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.
 
2014-09-04 05:21:36 PM  

Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
[www.wesh.com image 620x349]

Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

Racism, however, still alive and well here in FARK land. farking hypocrite pieces of cocksucking shiat.


Come, come sir. Just what are you hinting at?
 
2014-09-04 05:30:12 PM  

FormlessOne: Third, she's pregnant - if she's been seeing a doctor on a somewhat regular basis for neonatal care, chances are a tendency to hypoglycemia would have been noticed, especially with the pregnancy


yes because everyone gets excellent prenatal care in america...


FormlessOne: Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.


this is actually a reasonable precaution.  preggos be cray cray and dangerous...
 
2014-09-04 05:42:21 PM  

Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
[www.wesh.com image 620x349]

Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

Racism, however, still alive and well here in FARK land. farking hypocrite pieces of cocksucking shiat.


img.fark.net
 
2014-09-04 05:52:21 PM  

geekbikerskum: [words] ... Randolph Scott... [words]


Link
 
2014-09-04 05:52:21 PM  

slotz: Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
[www.wesh.com image 620x349]

Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

Racism, however, still alive and well here in FARK land. farking hypocrite pieces of cocksucking shiat.

Come, come sir. Just what are you hinting at?


People are going batshiat crazy since we can't make fun of skirts anymore.
 
2014-09-04 06:08:56 PM  

Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
[www.wesh.com image 620x349]

Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!


What if he'd said "she's 1/10" only because she's black?
 
2014-09-04 06:29:41 PM  
Purdy said her blood was tested as she sat in the back of a beach patrol car and said Wilkerson had a blood glucose level of 44. Normal levels are between 70 and 75.


WRONG:   Normal is between 90 and 130.

I start getting dizzy at 75 and feel like I'm close to passing out if it reaches 50
 
2014-09-04 06:33:05 PM  

FormlessOne: Bullshiat. First, depending on the type of blood test performed, her measured blood sugar levels can vary greatly. Second, she'd have to be well below 44mg/dL before anyone would take that defense seriously, as she'd have to claim that she was so dysphoric that she wanted to kill herself. Third, she's pregnant - if she's been seeing a doctor on a somewhat regular basis for neonatal care, chances are a tendency to hypoglycemia would have been noticed, especially with the pregnancy.

This is a public defender grasping at the only straw available, and a single blood test is nowhere near credible enough, especially given that it's high enough to avoid even the most basic symptoms of hypoglycemia, on which to base a defense against murder.

Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.


It could well make you so disoriented that you didn't know what you were doing.
 
2014-09-04 06:49:14 PM  

FormlessOne: Bullshiat. First, depending on the type of blood test performed, her measured blood sugar levels can vary greatly. Second, she'd have to be well below 44mg/dL before anyone would take that defense seriously, as she'd have to claim that she was so dysphoric that she wanted to kill herself. Third, she's pregnant - if she's been seeing a doctor on a somewhat regular basis for neonatal care, chances are a tendency to hypoglycemia would have been noticed, especially with the pregnancy.

This is a public defender grasping at the only straw available, and a single blood test is nowhere near credible enough, especially given that it's high enough to avoid even the most basic symptoms of hypoglycemia, on which to base a defense against murder.

Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.


Hypoglycemia symptoms can vary from person to person, ranging from anxiety and nervousness to seizures and coma. If left untreated, a hypoglycemic episode can be life-threatening. Many diseases can cause the same symptoms as hypoglycemia, so the only way to know for sure that hypoglycemia is the cause is to measure blood sugar when the signs occur. According to Reactive Hypoglycemia Info, hypoglycemia is generally defined as blood glucose levels below 50 mg/dL.
 
2014-09-04 06:51:38 PM  
Who, riding down the street with 3 kids in a van and another growing inside you, WOULDN'T consider murder at least for a moment?  In moments of extreme physical and mental duress people make poor decisions.  Should that mean they should locked in a cage for years on end?  No.  When my blood sugar gets low I turn into a big jerk.  Okay, an even bigger jerk than normal.

I'm not saying it's okay. I'm just saying I understand.
 
2014-09-04 06:56:30 PM  
The Nassau Medical Center reports that brain function deteriorates below a blood glucose level of 65 mg/dL. Reactive Hypoglcyemia Info describes a wide range of neuroglycopenic symptoms including mood swings, depression, belligerence, fatigue, confusion, slurred speech and loss of coordination. These symptoms can be mistaken from drunkenness or psychiatric illness.
 
2014-09-04 07:06:44 PM  

RightWingWacko: Purdy said her blood was tested as she sat in the back of a beach patrol car and said Wilkerson had a blood glucose level of 44. Normal levels are between 70 and 75.


WRONG:   Normal is between 90 and 130.

I start getting dizzy at 75 and feel like I'm close to passing out if it reaches 50


Are you currently a pregnant female?  Because if not, you're comparing apples to lawn mowers.
 
2014-09-04 07:12:43 PM  

RightWingWacko: WRONG: Normal is between 90 and 130.

I start getting dizzy at 75 and feel like I'm close to passing out if it reaches 50


On the outside chance you ARE a pregnant female, you should get a new doctor.

This is from Chapter 102: Comorbid Diseases in Pregnancy  From Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide 7th Edition:

Hypoglycemia generally presents as sweating, tremors, blurred or double vision, weakness, hunger, confusion, paraesthesias, anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headache, or stupor. Brief hypoglycemic episodes are generally well tolerated by the fetus.
Treatment
Treat mild hypoglycemia (i.e., a glucose level of <70 milligrams/dL in patients who are able to follow commands)


You might have to google some of those bigger words.
 
2014-09-04 07:17:29 PM  

lennavan: RightWingWacko: WRONG: Normal is between 90 and 130.

I start getting dizzy at 75 and feel like I'm close to passing out if it reaches 50

On the outside chance you ARE a pregnant female, you should get a new doctor.

This is from Chapter 102: Comorbid Diseases in Pregnancy  From Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide 7th Edition:

Hypoglycemia generally presents as sweating, tremors, blurred or double vision, weakness, hunger, confusion, paraesthesias, anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headache, or stupor. Brief hypoglycemic episodes are generally well tolerated by the fetus.
Treatment
Treat mild hypoglycemia (i.e., a glucose level of <70 milligrams/dL in patients who are able to follow commands)

You might have to google some of those bigger words.


The tolerance level is different for different people, much less for a pregnant lady. You don't know much about hypoglycemia.
 
2014-09-04 07:18:11 PM  

RightWingWacko: Purdy said her blood was tested as she sat in the back of a beach patrol car and said Wilkerson had a blood glucose level of 44. Normal levels are between 70 and 75.


WRONG:   Normal is between 90 and 130.

I start getting dizzy at 75 and feel like I'm close to passing out if it reaches 50



I hit the dizzy and shaking at about 70. As it goes down more, I just cannot think correctly and have actually needed help for me to remember to actually eat the sugar I got out to stop the drop if I get down in the 50s. I'm not sure what all goes on in the 50s, just what I've been told. I've only been on the edge of unconsciousness once and we didn't have my test kit. Hubby just got a Gatoraid into me and found some crackers to make me eat after I was able to chew.
 
2014-09-04 07:21:07 PM  

RightWingWacko: FormlessOne: Bullshiat. First, depending on the type of blood test performed, her measured blood sugar levels can vary greatly. Second, she'd have to be well below 44mg/dL before anyone would take that defense seriously, as she'd have to claim that she was so dysphoric that she wanted to kill herself. Third, she's pregnant - if she's been seeing a doctor on a somewhat regular basis for neonatal care, chances are a tendency to hypoglycemia would have been noticed, especially with the pregnancy.

This is a public defender grasping at the only straw available, and a single blood test is nowhere near credible enough, especially given that it's high enough to avoid even the most basic symptoms of hypoglycemia, on which to base a defense against murder.

Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.

Hypoglycemia symptoms can vary from person to person, ranging from anxiety and nervousness to seizures and coma. If left untreated, a hypoglycemic episode can be life-threatening. Many diseases can cause the same symptoms as hypoglycemia, so the only way to know for sure that hypoglycemia is the cause is to measure blood sugar when the signs occur. According to Reactive Hypoglycemia Info, hypoglycemia is generally defined as blood glucose levels below 50 mg/dL.


Silly bold-facing aside, you'll find that, while hypoglycemia is, indeed, defined as you state, the symptoms that would make her defense relevant, such as dysphoria (the symptom on which their defense is based,) occur at much lower values - typically, well under 40 mg/dL.

In other words, no, her defense isn't exactly useful. Combine the borderline test with the fact that there's no apparent history of hypoglycemia, and that the defender is running with this based on a single blood test, the only purpose for bringing this up is to establish doubt. It's not a "defense" per se, it's probably meant to be leverage to lower the charges to something less severe than attempted second-degree murder.
 
2014-09-04 07:26:27 PM  

RightWingWacko: The Nassau Medical Center reports that brain function deteriorates below a blood glucose level of 65 mg/dL. Reactive Hypoglcyemia Info describes a wide range of neuroglycopenic symptoms including mood swings, depression, belligerence, fatigue, confusion, slurred speech and loss of coordination. These symptoms can be mistaken from drunkenness or psychiatric illness.


Again, brain function does start to deteriorate fairly early. That's not what they're claiming. They're claiming that she became dysphoric enough to commit suicide. Your blood sugar has to drop far lower than that for dysphoria to become so overwhelming.

Also, her blood test was performed well after her arrest. Blood sugar can drop suddenly, briefly, during stressful periods or strenuous exercise - say, by flipping the fark out and trying to kill yourself and your kids, followed by your rescue and arrest after the failed attempt. In other words, her low blood sugar could be the result of the act, not the reason for the act. Since we don't have enough information, the idea of basing an entire defense on this single blood test is, IMHO, risky - it doesn't take much to convert sympathy to scorn if a defense looks blatantly like bullshiat.
 
2014-09-04 09:29:42 PM  

FormlessOne: Second, she'd have to be well below 44mg/dL before anyone would take that defense seriously, as she'd have to claim that she was so dysphoric that she wanted to kill herself.


You're a farking moron.

Mood swings, poor coordination, lethargy, slurred speech, and lack of energy occur below 55mg/dL.

"Well below 44mg/dL" is unconsciousness and death.

You should ask for a refund on your GED in medicine.
 
2014-09-04 10:21:27 PM  

FormlessOne: Let's face it - if the combination of pregnancy and low blood sugar is an adequate defense against murder, then no one should be around a pregnant woman.


True. Pregnant women are VERY dangerous. And they don't know it because of the hormone buzz.

I'm dangerous on strong stimulants. Which make me feel great, even when I'm making others feel very bad.

Imagine if I were on meth and pregnant.

It takes all kinds.

Anyway.

I like twinks. Especially cross-dressing ones.
 
2014-09-05 02:43:20 AM  
I have low blood sugar in the morning, don't know the numbers, but it is corrected with carb intake. I can hardly steer myself to the bathroom with low blood sugar much less a minivan down the street. It also makes me stupid and angry/obsessed. I can see someone who is stupid, angry/obsessed about something unrelated to driving (ie distracted) and uncoordinated ending up in the drink.
 
2014-09-05 11:11:58 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
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Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

What if he'd said "she's 1/10" only because she's black?


Tell ya what, I'll give the RaceCardTroll 1/10.
 
2014-09-05 11:44:55 AM  

MBooda: ArcadianRefugee: Geoff Peterson: MBooda: Looks more like the Skrimps Defense.
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Another classy FARK comment. If you would have said something like "she's 1/10" or something like that, it would have been OMG!! MISOGYNY!!

What if he'd said "she's 1/10" only because she's black?

Tell ya what, I'll give the RaceCardTroll 1/10.


I'm sorry sir, I misunderstood you. What precisely did you mean by "skrimps defense"?

(Also glad that they are apparently allowing "rating" again.)

baby steps.

2/10
 
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