Charles Bothuell update • Gwyneth Paltrow’s food stamps demonstration • About mental illness: Read this. • Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial
2015-04-17: Police defend fast-food stop for Michigan boy held in basement
2015-04-17: Police: Basement wasn’t completely searched before boy found
2015-04-29: Detroit boy found in basement says his home was ‘terrible’
2015-05-06: Detroit boy in basement: Stepmother put me there for 11 days
2015-05-07: Michigan boy held in basement says stepmother led him to hiding spot
2015-05-21: Boy found in basement: I liked results of intense exercise
I think this dooms the prosecution.
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Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t understand how America’s poor live. But unless you’re poor, neither do you.
A lot of people presume to complain on behalf of the poor, when the poor aren’t complaining themselves.
On the one hand, I don’t recall ever hearing someone say he or she can’t get by on food stamps, and I’ve lived primarily among food stamps recipients for a long, long time.
On the other hand, something’s seriously wrong with the formula by which food stamps benefits are determined. At the end of my time as an assistant manager of a dollar store, I was making $9 an hour, and my food stamps benefit was about $9 a month. Every penny of that was precious. When I became completely without an earned income, my benefit increased to $189/month, and there was no way in the world I could possibly spend that much on eligible foods.
My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know
Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial
Previous headlines, 2015-03-20:
Gruesome Colorado case sheds light on fetal homicide laws
Horrific Attack on Pregnant Woman Answering Craigslist Ad Leaves Baby Dead
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Originally posted 2015-05-11.