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60 Responses to The UK`s Youngest Mother Update: Yikes

  1. Profile photo of lottiebubble
    lottiebubble Female 13-17
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    June 29, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Link: The UK`s Youngest Mother Update: Yikes - The whole backstory to the previous link about the UK`s youngest mum link. This one was a wild child, friends.
  2. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Oh what a surprise, it`s a Daily Mail story.

    The Daily Sport ("WW2 bomber found on the moon!" was its most famous headline) is a better newspaper than the Daily Mail.
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    GullCull Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:14 am
    hot
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:18 am
    Oh.... I think the legal differences are lost on a lot of Americans here, including myself. So in the UK: you can waive privacy rights at 16 and you can have sex/be considered not to be a minor at 14?
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    elbcw Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Legally the age of consent in England and Wales is 16. (Not sure about Scotland or Northern Ireland).
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:30 am
    I dont know about this one.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:37 am
    I`d like to hope this isn`t true.
  8. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Mitchster:
    There`s a sliding scale for minor status in the UK, from 10 (age of criminal responsibility) to 21.

    The key dates within that range are 16 and 18. 18 is the age of majority. There are only a handful of things you need to be 21 for. 16 is a partial majority. Some of your decisions are allowed to carry full legal weight, including waiving a right to privacy and consenting to sex.

    Under 16, there`s some degree of a sliding scale regarding consent to sex. Your consent doesn`t carry full legal weight, but it can carry partial legal weight in some circumstances. 14 is illegal, but not as illegal as, say, 12. So there`s scope for judicial discretion on sentencing. It also depends on the age of the other person - 16 and 14 would be treated differently to, say, 25 and 14.

    Age(s) of majority in the UK is a bit of a messy thing, but it`s an attempt to match reality - maturity comes gradually over time, not all at once on a specific birthday.
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    Flashbomb7 Male 13-17
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:41 am
    wtf England, really, just wtf? Let`s just hope England doesn`t get as bad as Japan.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 9:52 am
    tl;dr, but she`s an idiot.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Nope. I don`t believe her.

    I don`t think a rape victim would give interviews about how cool it was to drink, smoke, and have {the rapists} baby.

    More likely she`s an attention addicted HO who got tired of being called a slut and now wants to get more attation as a poor rape victim.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:16 am
    shes kinda hot
  13. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Ah...so the story is not like the subtitle indicated.

    I don`t read Daily Mail stories. It really is a horrible paper.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Is this an effort to divert our attention from the oil spill?
  15. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:24 am
    what a waste of life her parents have wrought. Now their girl gets to start her journey into adulthood in a huge deficit. Their son is an incestuous sex offender. Thanks Mom! Dad!
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    lyckosam Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:32 am
    i don`t think anyone here has the right to judge this girl. no matter which way you spin it she`s still a product of her upbringing, and it is ultimately our care system and, primarily, her mother, that has failed her. the care system in this country is a disgrace, and needs completely overhauling.

    and before anyone says they shouldn`t NEED care to begin with, that`s irrelevamt. there will always be unfit parents - we just need to make sure we have some way of saving their children from a life of suffering.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Yougest mother in the world was 5 years old
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Gerry1of1:
    The story mentions a DNA test. Whatever way you look at it, her brother is the father of the child.
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 10:51 am
    And she didn`t say it was cool, either.
    By your logic you could say that anybody who says they`ve been rape dis lying which is kind of pooty.
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:06 am
    Awesome.Healthy families have one or two kids, while drug addicts are bringing 6-10 tards into the world for the government to find homes for..no really..what a great world this`ll be when they are our main population.
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:07 am
    She looks like she`s in her 30`s in the second picture. It`s such a shame she had to have such terrible parents who let her brother become such a monster and have her teenage years effectively ruined by her resorting to drugs at her age.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Oh she`ll be a fine mother.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:22 am
    no matter what your argument is, you cant deny, the whole situation is just sad.
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    margot138 Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:23 am
    That poor girl. I hope the child isn`t deformed since it`s an incest baby.
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    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Sad story.

    At least it looks like she has some semblance of a normal life now, shes trying for a career and seems to be in some kind of a stable relationship. Doen`t erase the past, but maybe she can get back on the proverbial horse.

    Really should be able to see her kid though. I rarely feel sympathy for stuff like this, but the whole chain of events was out of her control and she is making an effort. Therefore she deserves to atleast see the kid.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Ugh. Some people should just never breed. (Talking about her mother) What kind of mother just lets this happen? Its so pathetic. I do feel quite bad for the girl. Her whole life is ruined.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Whilst I agree with Angillion on the content of the Daily Mail, that is usually due to its choices of articles and its opinion pieces.

    Not the facts within those articles.
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    tainteddeity:

    No, not everyone who cries rape is lieing. Most tell the truth.

    But she told a very differant story for many ears and named some other guy who was arrested for statutory rape. She`s proven herself to be a lier. she can`t be believed no matter what she says now.
  29. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    June 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    If the DNA proved it was her brother which I could`ve sworn I read than i`m inclined to believe her.
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
    585 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    @flashbomb7 West Lothian is in Scotland not England. but it`s GB anyway.

    @Gerry brother`s been proven to be father by dna testing. That and age is abuse and rape. plus the other guy admitted to having sex with her but believing her to be an older age. Just looking at the facts she`s been raped and abused. whatever u think her motives for doing an article are *which she`s have no control over final version or what got put in or left out)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    still wrong
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Not to sound pedo or anything, but I have to say she looks quite good for what she`s been through. Usually such trauma wreaks hell on a person`s physical and mental well being. It appears she`s aged a bit faster. (In a few pics, she looks to be in her 20s, even though she`s only 16) But on the whole, she looks very good. Under the circumstances, I think it would be right for her to be able to see her child. But truth be told, I don`t believe anyone should lose that right unless they did something truly horrible. Its one thing to take the child away and adopt it out to parents that can care for it effectively, but to deprive the mom of seeing the child`s growth is absolute torture.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    What a tragic life that poor girl has lived. :(
  34. Profile photo of V4nger
    V4nger Male 13-17
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    June 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    I hate the Daily Mail. Sure it`s an interesting story and I feel very sorry for the kid but there`s something about anything by the Mail that has a horrible feeling of stupidity or fakeness around it.
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    id have to give her props for being able to live with that kind of thing _!!!!
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    "wild child"? wow, iab, if that story is correct, you really sucked hairy a$$ with your witty description of the link.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    I feel bad for her, but that story was wayyyy to long
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    if i was her, i can honestly say, i would have put a gun in my mouth after all that. No "attempted" bullpoo. flat...period
  39. Profile photo of DoomCookie79
    DoomCookie79 Female 30-39
    60 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Poor girl. :(
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    FrigginMo Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I can`t barf any harder. Barf. On that 11 year old (now 16.) Not cause she was raped, but because she`s an idiot.
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Maybe British journalism is different, but I always thought the number one rule of journalism is to not show bias/emotion in the article. This one is eaten up with it.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    eh I feel bad for the chick. I really do, but after it read "now in a relationship with a 24 year old man", I stopped reading.
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    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    June 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Her baby is going to grow up and in about 8 years she`ll go online and try and find her mother out of curiosity and find this article. Ugh. So much for privacy laws...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Maybe British journalism is different, but I always thought the number one rule of journalism is to not show bias/emotion in the article. This one is eaten up with it.
    It`s the Daily Mail. It`s a tabloid rag.
  45. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2010 at 11:53 pm
    Maybe British journalism is different, but I always thought the number one rule of journalism is to not show bias/emotion in the article. This one is eaten up with it.

    This isn`t journalism. It`s the Daily Mail. The purpose of the Daily Mail is to promote bias and belief that civilisation is collapsing (probably due to foreigners). Oh, and that everything causes cancer, because they want you to believe you`re going to die along with civilisation. It is the paper of panic.

    I`m not joking about the cancer thing. According to the Daily Mail, all sorts of everyday things cause cancer. Light bulbs. Laughing. Facebook. The common cold. Chips (fries to USA people). Pringles. Soup. The list is endless. But it`s not all bad news - green tea and mistletoe cures cancer, don`t ya know?

    The Daily Mail is both stupid and revolting.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 2:55 am
    "Maybe British journalism is different, but I always thought the number one rule of journalism is to not show bias/emotion in the article. This one is eaten up with it."

    Daily Mail... nuff said.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 2:58 am
    Sums up the Daily Mail quite well.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 4:05 am
    omg i knew her, i used to see her round :/ i used to live in dumfries, how weird! this is such a sad story
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 4:10 am
    oh and Gerry101: ur a judgmental pr*ck.
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    Stormydreams Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 4:35 am
    Crap like this is a common occurrence in many areas of the world. They made it sound oh-so-tragic, but honestly, it`s a lot more of an everyday problem in troubled areas than it should be.
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    ierpe Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 7:46 am
    this might sadly happen often... but still it is heart breaking...
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    DogSoldier Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Hard time believing, no tears shed. But don`t get me wrong, no judging and it`s her life, her choice to have to baby.

    Good luck kid
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    July 1, 2010 at 12:35 am
    do they not give some kind of sex ed in any form in other countries?
    you would think that after all the crap she has gone through, and being raped by her brother she would have some sense and not date a guy 10 years older than her...shes not old enough for that not to matter yet. retarded kids
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    AmberJayne Female 30-39
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    July 1, 2010 at 8:47 am
    If I`m not mistaken, the first story posted about this saw a few people complaining of how this would be a more commonplace occurrence if kids were taught about sex in school.

    Seems to me that now the whole story is out we see that had this little girl been properly educated about sex she would have actually known that what her brother was doing was wrong and could have come forward about it.
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    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
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    July 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    She was a CHILD, i can`t believe that there are comments judging her about blaming that other boy.
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    spacemermaid Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2010 at 2:26 am
    I wish her luck in her life, she`s already had too much sadness.
  57. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    "...and being raped by her brother she would have some sense and not date a guy 10 years older than her..."
    You weren`t paying attention.

    She is admitting that her mother new about both drugs and alcohol. If that is true then, it`s only because there was evidence of her using yet, she said her mother did not care.
    "She told me to go to bed, that I was drunk."
    This seems to indicated that her mother was operating as if Tressa was known to drink voluntarily.

    "Sometimes he bribed me..." This does not constitute a statement associated with unwanted sex as much as it does an exchange.

    "...Tressa is now in a new relationship with a 24-year-old called Darren, who `is the first man to treat me nicely`..."
    because she has a taste for older guys which probably has to do with her liking her elder brother and makes her feel older and stronger.

    This person was not forced. She likes what she likes.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    "i can`t believe that there are comments judging her about blaming that other boy."

    The two worst possible things I can think of to do to a teenager are
    -kill them slowly.
    -send them to real prison.
    Maybe you need to spend some time in prison in order to understand what kind of a crime it was to send him to the clink by bringing up his name. Instead of her being punished for taking a chunk of Jason`s life, she get`s placed in a wealthier, more comfortable environment yet, continues to smoke and drink.

    Did her brother take her to the party or did she go alone? If Jason really believed she was 14, why would he?

    She knew exactly what she was doing and why.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    July 6, 2010 at 6:29 am
    she wants to join the army hmmm,
    that`s why there are so many screwed up people.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2010 at 1:25 am
    sad story :(

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