Tuesday, 2 February 2010

A 9 year old girl in China gave birth, so tragic and horrific. Underneath that article there was a link to a Daily Mail article about Britain's youngest mum, aged 11. It's a tragic and horrific story on a whole other level:

"The girl smokes 20 cigarettes a day despite being eight months' pregnant. She conceived aged 11 when she lost her virginity to a boy of 15 on a drunken night out with friends... The girl, who has shoulder-length dark hair, began smoking at nine and started drinking tonic wine and vodka cocktails at ten. She claimed her cigarette habit was not harming the health of her unborn child.

She said: "I can give up smoking at any time, but I don't find it affects my pregnancy."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-385968/Girl-11-Britains-youngest-mother.html#ixzz0eRGlQfss

Oh dead, this article pretty much describes the often used phrase "broken Britain."
I kind of love Adm. Mike Mullen.

From the Huffington Post: "No matter how I look at the issue," Mullen said, "I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens." Noting that he was speaking for himself and not for the other service chiefs, Mullen added: "For me, it comes down to integrity – theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."