Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Words Of Wisdom

A squirrel trying to cross the road decided to dart across between the cars. Part way, one of the cars tires clipped off a little piece of his tail. Reaching the other side he looked back at the little piece of tail and decided to run back and get it. He just couldn't leave the little piece of tail alone. So with his sights set on getting it back and without looking for traffic he darted back across the road when a car ran over his head.

Moral of the story, don't lose your head over a little piece of tail.

I read in the news today of the mother of three from the states who went to Canada and had sex with a sixteen year old Canadian kid. The police found them at a motel and they had already done the deed but the age of consent in Canada is sixteen. The boy had run away to be with this woman so the police took him back home. They couldn't arrest the woman but they notified Police in her stste who arrested her when she got off the plane.
But the legal (Not moral) question is this, how can the US arrest her for something that is not a crime in another country. So actually she has not commited a crime but she has been arrested, lost her job because of the arrest and could face up to ten years in prison.
In Germany the legal drinking age is sixteen for beer and wine. If my son who is sixteen goes to Germany to visit his uncle and they visit a pub to drink beer together, would my brother be subject to arrest here in the states? Well I just bet there are thousands of parents in the states who have traveled to Germany on vacation and had a beer with their sixteen year old kids there. So, should they also be subject to arrest?
My point being, has any law actually been broken?


FLHX_Dave said...

Well...I guess there is always more to a story. Yeah, the chick is f'ed up a bit, and yeah...maybe it was offensive to some folks but I can't justify why she is going to do time over it.

People need to get a life. We are so busy trying to make everyone around us do what we want them to do we can't even pay attention to our own lives...that is the true crime here.

How much money did you and I fork out to pay all the people who are going to be taking care of this little 'digusting' act of passion. (man, that is what every 16 year old kid dreams of...way to go dude!)

WooleyBugger said...

Ha ha ha, Yep Dave, your last comment rings true and at work we were talking about this today. A couple of people even said: "Where were these women and teachers when we were in school?"

Yep, I had a couple of pretty teachers in school that most all of us normal guys talked about. If you are a normal male you have wondered about it and spoken of it to. If you say you haven't then your probably telling a lie. We men are all pigs at sometime so tell the truth about it.

Big Daddy said...

The law they are prosecuting her under was devised to keep pedophiles from going to 'Tawian' or such and legally paying to have sex with pre-teens.
I don't think it was ever intended for this purpose.
I often wonder about our grandparents...under todays laws..they'd all be arrested.