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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hola. Lowkes is not Sierra Leonean?

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Going by Lowkes avatar he's black and white, that's quite a feat.

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Going by Lowkes avatar he's black and white, that's quite a feat.

    If you're


    Thinking bout


    My baby




    It don't matter if you're


    Mojo, dammit, we already have the kid picked out we just need some legal loophole to get us out of this "she already has a living, competent legal guardian" schemozzle.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hallo, hallo

    how are you all?

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Janson wrote: »
    Hallo, hallo

    how are you all?

    We're adopting Africans. How're you?

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It looks like if the parent does agree then you need to show that they are not of sound mind. Really I was hoping to find a webpage that clearly set out some kind of "Can I adopt?" and "Who can I adopt" set of checklists.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Could you coerce the mother to surrender legal guardianship?

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Low Key wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Hallo, hallo

    how are you all?

    We're adopting Africans. How're you?

    My first thought was 'oh Sierra Leone is in Africa?' and then my next thought was wanting to smack my head.

    I'm alright!

    My mother is in trouble with social services, speaking of adoption

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Low Key wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Going by Lowkes avatar he's black and white, that's quite a feat.

    If you're


    Thinking bout


    My baby




    It don't matter if you're


    Mojo, dammit, we already have the kid picked out we just need some legal loophole to get us out of this "she already has a living, competent legal guardian" schemozzle.

    Is her legal guardian in Sierra Leone?

    Because $100 to the right people can, uh, tie up loose ends. Or untie tied ends, or whichever.

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Could you coerce the mother to surrender legal guardianship?

    Her English is pretty crummy. If Mojo can do us up some legal looking papers I can probably convince her to sign them.

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Has your mother been adopted, Janson?

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hello, Janson! Thanks for the stuff again.

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    What kind of trouble is your mum in, J?

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hello, Janson! Always a pleasure.

    So I am at my cousins, he was playing F.E.A.R on a 72-inch HDTV. That game is scary!

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Low Key wrote: »
    Could you coerce the mother to surrender legal guardianship?

    Her English is pretty crummy. If Mojo can do us up some legal looking papers I can probably convince her to sign them.
    It's times like this that I wish I'd somehow managed to make friends with a lawyer, but I'm only human.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    James wrote: »
    Hello, Janson! Always a pleasure.

    So I am at my cousins, he was playing F.E.A.R on a 72-inch HDTV. That game is scary!

    On the 360? Do you know the PC version? How do they compare?

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Haphazard wrote: »
    James wrote: »
    Hello, Janson! Always a pleasure.

    So I am at my cousins, he was playing F.E.A.R on a 72-inch HDTV. That game is scary!

    On the 360? Do you know the PC version? How do they compare?

    On the PS3, it's amazing. I haven't seen the PC version, mostly because the game creeps me out!

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hey foreigners and west coasters who are up late.

    It's 5:50AM

    I woke up randomly 5 minutes ago and instead of rumbling and going back to sleep I felt obligated to pick up the laptop and read the Smash Bros update. And now I am here, not even 6AM, and I am awake. And sneezing.

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Having a friend who's dad is a lawyer is pretty great though. Especially since he's the most immature guy ever, but also a really great lawyer.

    He's gotten a few of my friend out of car troubles, or helped them get compensation from their dodgy bosses, or just told them how to handle legal issues. His exact advice to me was "I don't care how well she sings the backing vocals to Sexual Healing for you, you can't adopt this kid until the mum dies. And you can't adopt her if you've killed the mum, either. Now get out of my house, we're going to bridge night."

    The man knows his stuff.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Aha, and I've finally found a way to watch the episode of University Challenge I missed a couple of days ago.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Low Key wrote: »
    Having a friend who's dad is a lawyer is pretty great though. Especially since he's the most immature guy ever, but also a really great lawyer.

    He's gotten a few of my friend out of car troubles, or helped them get compensation from their dodgy bosses, or just told them how to handle legal issues. His exact advice to me was "I don't care how well she sings the backing vocals to Sexual Healing for you, you can't adopt this kid until the mum dies. And you can't adopt her if you've killed the mum, either. Now get out of my house, we're going to bridge night."

    The man knows his stuff.

    Hehehahaha! Great!

    Morning, Shaz. Why the sneezing? Do you have a cold? Then hi5!

    t James: I've played it on the PC and yes, it's scary. I loved it. (There's not enough truly scary videogame stuff out there.)

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't get why you can't if you've killed the mom.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oh! No problem, Hap.

    How did you like it? I can always send more >_> I don't think it's the best there is.

    Loki - she was visiting my aunt and uncle in Nottingham, walking along a busy main road with the twins, one twin pushes the other into the road. Turns round with a stupid grin on his face. So my mother, needing to get across then and there that this is a very dangerous thing to do, smacks him on the bottom.

    Unfortunately this was apparently a 'dodgy' area where social workers actually cruise along looking for incidents exactly like this one! So two happen to be driving by. They stop the car, and say my mother used 'undue force' (it's not illegal to smack a child yet, just to use undue force). This despite the fact that the twin had no mark on him (they checked). My mother tried to explain why she'd done it but the lady had not seen the other twin and dismissed it as 'irrelevant'. (Guess someone was moody that day!)

    Police were nearby, social worker dragged mother to police, police were really nice and understanding and said they didn't blame my mother and weren't going to do anything. Probably got social worker's hackles up a bit. Anyway, the social workers got the address where my mother was staying and paid a visit the next day. They were lecturing my mother in front of the twins (so undermining her authority) and the lady who saw the incident says she plans to pursue it as far as she can and will refer it to my mother's local social services, and that she hopes they will pass it onto the school and doctor.

    Mother's understandably not very happy, hasn't been sleeping well, and has been advised by the barrister who actually works for the social services to launch a formal complaint about how they handled the situation after it's all over.

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  • Low KeyLow Key Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Wow that's terrible. I have a lot of respect for social workers; the ones I've met do really difficult work with a ton of compassion, but have an understandably pretty cynical outlook... but that sounds like some real bullshit harassment going on there.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Don't they have anything better to do? O_o

    And yes, keep it coming, Janson. <.<

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yeah, I have a couple of friends who work in social services and they're lovely people. This woman was probably having a bad day/feeling vindictive.

    t Hap - sometimes they don't. They have targets to meet, like any other department, so they do go round actually looking for ways to meet targets ;) Barrister reckoned they pulled up outside my aunt and uncle's house, saw an affluent, middle-class neighbourhood and gleefully rubbed their hands...

    Only takes one to ruin the actions of many, I guess!

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Wow, I would be tempted to just knock them out.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Sneezing... I dunno, perhaps allergies or something. I feel fine, just get sneezy sometimes.

    Also, wtf Janson, that's mad stupid as fuck.

    Hey, so even though they are sometimes/almost always a rip off, with my new 360 I bought a 2 year replacement plan with it, because I had some extra money and was all like, well, why not, they will probably have new chips later and such and better Xboxes, which you can't say with most products, so I figured it would be worth it. So like, sometime next year, if I feel like it, I can just go walk in and get one of those newer ones just for the heck of it.


    Also, man, I hate being awake at 6AM but no going back to sleep

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    James wrote: »
    Wow, I would be tempted to just knock them out.

    That probably wouldn't make it any better. :P

    I know what you mean, though.

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Haphazard wrote: »
    James wrote: »
    Wow, I would be tempted to just knock them out.

    That probably wouldn't make it any better. :P

    I know what you mean, though.

    Well, perhaps I could restrain them and call the police, at least if they refuse to leave? The police already saw nothing wrong, so the workers are just harassing her.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not going to make it better... :P

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I suppose there is always booby-trapping the house and leaving the country.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hehe, thank you for the sentiment, James ;)

    Shazker - that is a pretty good deal. And then no rings of death!

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    James wrote: »
    I suppose there is always booby-trapping the house and leaving the country.

    Not going... well... that could be a viable course of action!

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So I may be getting another cat. My friend has a 5 month old black cat that he can't keep, potty trained and with shots.

    :D:D:D

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I want pets!

    Not living on my own yet though.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Cute. Don't forget to post pics.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Awesome! Cats are awesome.

    Potty trained + shots is an excellent bonus.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Cats are a good defence against martens. I have two or three of them guarding my car all the time.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Cats are also a good defence against skunks. My mom's neighbor's newest cat patrols at least three acres or so and the skunks don't spray me at 3am anymore.

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