Dirty house leads to charge against North Dakota mom

Full story: TwinCities.com

A Bismarck woman is charged with felony child abuse or neglect and her three children are in protective custody after authorities say they found her home so cluttered it was difficult to walk through.
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The drug charges alone should be enough to take away the kids...
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I bet you a dollar to a donut:
3 kid's, 3 dad's.
On welfare.
no job.
arrest record a mile long.
same old same old.
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Wooooooo! Are they gonna be on Hoarders?
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Tere goes that darned nanny state again, just like Sean and Rush and Glen keep saying. If people want to live like pigs then they ought to be allowed to!
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Dont think the last guy (# 4) is correct, this kind of hoarding would have been terrific on the children. Hopefully they got out of there in time.

My ex wife was a hoarder, I would up one day and found every single closet in my house jammed with her stuff and she was starting to fill the spare bedroom.

She hasn't recd any help for this issue, at some point I am sure her house will fill up and the county will get involved - my son will be removed
to my custody from that point on.

Interesting point, she owns 1/2 of a duplex, if her hoarding gets so bad that it damages her house and it has to be torn down what happens to the other part of the duplex that is attached to hers.
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Pat wrote:
Tere goes that darned nanny state again, just like Sean and Rush and Glen keep saying. If people want to live like pigs then they ought to be allowed to!
Agreed, but the children in this situation had no say. Mom can live like the swine she is, but at least give the kids a chance
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Incredible70 wrote:
The drug charges alone should be enough to take away the kids...
Yes, basically she's a junkie. Junkies aren't noted either for their housekeeping skills or their parenting skills. However the condition of the house (rotting food, glass, knives and scissors on the floor etc. etc.) did make it much easier for the authorities to remove the children due to immediate child endangerment.
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Zingbopper wrote:
I bet you a dollar to a donut:
3 kid's, 3 dad's.
On welfare.
no job.
arrest record a mile long.
same old same old.
Actually ND is one of those States, unlike MN, that does not reward the mom's on welfare by paying them more for having more children. You get a flat rate, and no where near as generous as MN, whether you have one child or 5. Because of this ND has one of the highest rates for adoption of babies.
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Those poor kids. I hope they find a place to live with a loving family and a clean house.
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She plans to attend drug treatment. I'm sure only because she was arrested.....
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jilly wrote:
She plans to attend drug treatment. I'm sure only because she was arrested.....
At taxpayers expense and it won't work. Tru dat Jilly!
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bobxray wrote:
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Agreed, but the children in this situation had no say. Mom can live like the swine she is, but at least give the kids a chance
Actually, Pat was taking a sarcastic swipe at Conservatives.
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Sounds like Tweakersville, ND
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Vikes wrote:
Those poor kids. I hope they find a place to live with a loving family and a clean house.
Maybe they love their Mom unconditionally
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Mormon Nailer wrote:
Sounds like Tweakersville, ND
Or it could be Anytown, USA unfortunately. It is everywhere, not just one Stete, or one section of a State..........
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Knew a guy years ago that kept every weed out of his yard with chemicals.

His house was spotless, not a bit of dirt.

He used chemicals to kill every germ.

He died of cancer at age 45.

Another friend was a plumber and I need not say what he encountered, it would make you sick. Anyway, he is still alive going strong.
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Poor kids...hope they get adopted out to good parents...she should not get them back....EVER!!!
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click click boom....
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Smaarty wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe they love their Mom unconditionally
Mothers like this will tell their children while they're beating and starving them. So beatings and starvings are "LOVE" to these children. That is why children are to be represented by the "best interest of the children" standard, not if the children say they love their mother.
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Smaarty wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe they love their Mom unconditionally
I can tell you first hand that I was bought up in a home just like this and I love my mom very much

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