Always cheers me up.
So out of my own demented thoughts and needing to talk I call the suicide prevention line and what happens? They tell me it will be 8 minutes until someone takes my call. I’m sorry but people who are seriously suicidal do not always have 8 minutes to wait for someone to act like they give a fuck. I myself, drinking as for the first time in a long time, take it upon myself to call their local Ohio office. Maybe I should not have left a condescending message inquiring about a job because some people don’t have 8 minutes, but seriously?! I would like to think that someone having those thoughts should be able to patch right through to someone who can talk to them and give them guidance. If I was suicidal and called and they told me I had to wait I would feel even worse that there was no one there to talk to when that is what it is meant for.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: How’s this for horrific — a Delaware pediatrician who wrote a book about kids who’ve had near-death experiences has been charged with “waterboarding” his 11-year-old daughter.
The girl told police that her father, Dr. Melvin L. Morse, 58, would hold her face under a running faucet so the water would shoot up her nose.
The “waterboarding” happened at least four times in two years. The girl’s mother, Pauline Morse, 40, did nothing to intervene and also has been charged, police said.
The girl told police she “could never understand what she did to be punished” and felt scared, according to court documents. She also said her father told her that “she could go five minutes without brain damage.”A review of Morse’s book, which he promoted on The Larry King Show, Oprah, and 20/20, says that “In hundreds of interviews with children who had once been declared clinically dead, Dr. Morse found that children too young to have absorbed our adult views and ideas of death, share first-hand accounts of out-of-body travel, telepathic communication and encounters with dead friends and relatives.”The girl and her 5-year-old sister are in the care of Delaware child protective services.
I would never punish my child in such a cruel way. No child could do anything so horrible to be basically tortured.