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Woman Fired For Being Too Attractive, Courts Say Firing Is Fair


A dental assistant in Des Moines, Iwoa has been fired from her job for being too attractive to her employer and according to the courts he was right to let her go.

Melissa Nelson, a married mother of two, has been working for Dr. James Knight since 1999 but it wasn’t until 2009 and Dr. Knight began to find Nelson too attractive. The two were texting mostly about work stuff but at points Dr. Knight asked her things like how often she had an orgasm. Nelson never replied.

The cat was out of the bag when Dr. Knight was vacationing with his family out of country and his wife found he was texting Nelson. This was when the Mrs. demanded he fire her because she was a danger to their marriage. He did.

Feeling it was unfair and unjust, Nelson filed a wrongful dismissal complaint against him to which the Supreme Court of Iowa decided there wasn’t grounds for it.

The jurors, all men, upheld the Dr. Knight’s decision to fire her and Nelson’s lawyer says it’s complete step back for gender equality.

“Women already have to balance on the very fine line of being respected, professional and well-liked in the workplace without having their perceived charm or attractiveness garner unwanted sexual advances, harassment and discrimination,” Paige Fiedler said in a statement.

Sounds to me like gender discrimination. What about you?  [ Source]

Mother Stabs Baby 90 Times, Baby Survives


Looking at that sweet face covered in bandages and cuts bring tears to your eyes and a gut wrenching knot to your stomach.

The baby, 8-month old Xiao Bio, has miraculously survived a brutal attack by his mother and is lucky to be alive after she stabbed him 90 times with a pair of scissors for accidentally biting her while nursing.

Officials in Xuzhou, China haven’t arrested the mother and are allowing the boy to stay in her care since they live with two uncles. (ummmm….wtf????)

There are reports the mother is suffering from post-partum depression but nothing has been confirmed.

Little Bio has over 100 stitches in his face, head and body. He is expected to make a full recovery with no permanent damage. In a way, his young age is going to save him from some pretty brutal memories. Unless this is a behavior his mother continues with, in which case let’s hope the uncles plan on keeping a much closer eye on them for many years to come.

For the real tear jerker, check out the video below showing how many wounds the baby boy was inflicted with. It’s truly horrendous. [ Source. ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRFjtN3pD5I

Car Thieves Take Teen’s Ashes & Dump Them


Police in Calgary, Alberta are on the look out for car thieves who broke into a woman’s car, stole a green pouch with her daughter’s ashes inside and dumped them out. It’s only one in a recent string of car robberies, however, this one is perhaps the most devastating.

“The policeman found the little pouch in the middle of the road and it was empty, so we went down to the corner and found the pile of ashes there. It had been raining, they were wet and we couldn’t scoop them.” a tearful Colleen Ransom told media when talking about the car theft. “We got a few anyways.”

The thieves also got away with a green jacket that was Colleen’s daughter’s – Emma Ransom – essentially taking the last two things Colleen had to remember her daughter.

Emma was 19 when she was killed in an automobile accidents in Atlanta. She was driving with two other women when their car crossed the median and smashed into another vehicle.

“Anybody who has lost someone knows how precious it can be. They were the only things I have left of my daughter and I like her to come with me wherever I go,” Colleen told media.  “I thought, who would do that? Who would take the ashes and dump them? And then I realized they probably didn’t know they were my daughter’s ashes.”

Colleen still plans to carry the remaining ashes around with her but says she’ll keep them safely in her purse so she can have her daughter with her always. The pain of the loss is something the mother says hasn’t lessened in the four years since Emma’s untimely death.

“It never goes away. She’s always there. I wake up … I think about her. I think about her constantly.” explained the grieving mother who goes on to say losing her daughter’s ashes is like losing her all over again.

Police say they are looking for three teenage girls for questioning in regards to this and other car break-ins – a blonde, a brunette and a dark haired girl, all are petite and one maybe named Sarah.

As for Colleen, her grieving continues and hopefully sometime very soon she can find peace and move beyond her loss.  [ Source ] [ Picture ]

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