Rescuers free boy stuck in washer

Feb 6, 2008 Full story: hosted.ap.org 28

DOVER, Ohio (AP) -- Talk about an oversized load: A 4-year-old boy got stuck when he climbed into his family's top-loading washing machine, and firefighters had to use a metal cutter to slice into the appliance to get him out.

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Bismark

Seattle, WA

#1 Feb 6, 2008
This is a case of natural selection in action.

They should have put it on a quick spin cycle to teach him a lesson..

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#2 Feb 6, 2008
Bismark wrote:
This is a case of natural selection in action.
They should have put it on a quick spin cycle to teach him a lesson..
now now he could have been conceived on that washer heck of a motion in final spin
Megan

Sacramento, CA

#3 Feb 6, 2008
Bismark wrote:
This is a case of natural selection in action.
They should have put it on a quick spin cycle to teach him a lesson..
LOL indeed!
ambiguous mind

Camp Hill, PA

#4 Feb 6, 2008
You know, my mother always told me I should clean up my act, but I never thought of going that far...

Actually, the kid was probably watching an episode of "The Li'l Rascals" at the time. I seem to recall one of the characters - Spanky I believe - taking a bath in the family "Washing machine" which at that time was little more than a glorified washtub with a clothes wringer attached. Then again, he could have been trying to play sub commander. Of course, when I was his age, I always played "astronaut" but we went to the laundromat and used the driers on low or no heat. How long can you stand it? I rode for about three minutes, and then my brother rode for three and another boy rode for two before our quarter ran out. I turned out fine - well, mostly. After all, I am posting here.
Bismark

Seattle, WA

#5 Feb 6, 2008
Maybe I am being hard on this kid. Poor guy.

I need to retract my previous comment.

Maybe this kid was playing Astronaut and this washing machine was a simulated space capsule spinning out of control. The mother was skanky alien trying to tear the capsule doors off.

I am just thankful this kid is okay because you know how these stories can go.

Since: Feb 08

Pharr, TX

#6 Feb 6, 2008
Bismark wrote:
Maybe I am being hard on this kid. Poor guy.
I need to retract my previous comment.
Maybe this kid was playing Astronaut and this washing machine was a simulated space capsule spinning out of control. The mother was skanky alien trying to tear the capsule doors off.
I am just thankful this kid is okay because you know how these stories can go.
Very true, Bismark! Glad the kid is OK too.
Bismark

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 7, 2008
I have to laugh when I see the topic driven ads on this page. Do you guys see ads for front loading washers as well?

I wonder what brand of washer this kid was locked in. Wouldn't that be a worthwhile thing for the story's author to include?
tallyho

Williamson, NY

#9 Feb 7, 2008
a MAYTAG no repairs
joann in pa

West Chester, PA

#10 Feb 7, 2008
Bismark wrote:
I have to laugh when I see the topic driven ads on this page. Do you guys see ads for front loading washers as well?
I wonder what brand of washer this kid was locked in. Wouldn't that be a worthwhile thing for the story's author to include?
I didn't notice the ad until you pointed it out. Gave me a chuckle.
Bismark

Seattle, WA

#11 Feb 7, 2008
joann in pa wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't notice the ad until you pointed it out. Gave me a chuckle.
I went to other topics and really had to wonder what key word summoned the ad. Try it sometime. Like a story about a decapitation, and there is an ad for head and sholders shampoo.

You go to a story about wife beating and there is a sporting goods ad with baseballs and bats.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#12 Feb 7, 2008
never notice before good point theme ads

“The Truth Will be Told”

Since: Jan 08

Sparks Maryland

#13 Feb 7, 2008
Bismark wrote:
This is a case of natural selection in action.
They should have put it on a quick spin cycle to teach him a lesson..
Well , when humans are supposed to die such as from genetic defects like down syndrome or elpahntis, why do we keep them alive so they can reproduce new offspring that has the same problem, theres a reason people would die naturally from these things it's called evolution, this traversty on nature is bringing defects to the human genepool thus lowering our chances of future survial, this counts for stupid people too, for instance if you have a human that carries down syndrome, he supposed to die, but instead we keep him aliv long egough to reproduce with some stupid girl thus making more of them to do the same thing but the children would be carries of the genes but not show them !!!! so these defects are now making becoming more and more apperances in future genes and then add the fact theres many gene defects put there that are supposed to die off from natural selection but don't. So in other words were just lowering the chances of stronger more tolerant humans in the future. thus breaking the natures way of evloution and adaptation, and is not stop these genes will start to be in every human, and finally every will have these decfiects in the gene pool making a huge number of these weak links. For example: I like what happens with bacteria and drugs to cure them. the drugs kill off the weak ones. the ones that survive reproduce making stronger bacteria that can survive our drugs thus making there species stronger, more adaptable , and greatly increases future breeds and when a more powerful drug comes out the strong surive again and it goes on and on. but what we are doing is allowing mixing of the genetic inferior with our superior. make the superior weaker it goes on and onsoon so many more weaker ones then stronger then when all of us are weak no more stronger ones to keep the species strong, this ending soemthign that was supposed to make people adaptable is undermined. People say we play god when we allow them to die. thats BS. we play god by even considering making something that dies live, Natural seclection is here for a reason listen to it, that childs stupidness of it's parents means that it will be rasied by inferior parents, its all a Web. it;s time to stop playing god, disable that life support. Remove those breathers. allow what is to be happen. that is the essence of surval

“The Truth Will be Told”

Since: Jan 08

Sparks Maryland

#14 Feb 7, 2008
sorry if this is a little off topic i was on a roll
Bismark

Seattle, WA

#15 Feb 7, 2008
The Speaker Of Truth wrote:
<quoted text> Well , when humans are supposed to die such as from genetic defects
This is why our welfare system is helping to pollute our genepool. The dumbest, laziest, drug abusing slackers have the most babies, thereby increasing the population of dumb,lazy, slackers.

You are right about natural selection. Having said that, I would done everything I could to get this kid out of the washer. I'm not cold hearted.

“The Truth Will be Told”

Since: Jan 08

Sparks Maryland

#16 Feb 7, 2008
Yeah it wasn't his time. the kid is fine

Since: Sep 07

Coxsackie, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2008
The Speaker Of Truth wrote:
<quoted text> Well , when humans are supposed to die such as from genetic defects like down syndrome or elpahntis, why do we keep them alive so they can reproduce new offspring that has the same problem, theres a reason people would die naturally from these things it's called evolution, this traversty on nature is bringing defects to the human genepool thus lowering our chances of future survial, this counts for stupid people too, for instance if you have a human that carries down syndrome, he supposed to die, but instead we keep him aliv long egough to reproduce with some stupid girl thus making more of them to do the same thing but the children would be carries of the genes but not show them !!!! so these defects are now making becoming more and more apperances in future genes and then add the fact theres many gene defects put there that are supposed to die off from natural selection but don't. So in other words were just lowering the chances of stronger more tolerant humans in the future. thus breaking the natures way of evloution and adaptation, and is not stop these genes will start to be in every human, and finally every will have these decfiects in the gene pool making a huge number of these weak links. For example: I like what happens with bacteria and drugs to cure them. the drugs kill off the weak ones. the ones that survive reproduce making stronger bacteria that can survive our drugs thus making there species stronger, more adaptable , and greatly increases future breeds and when a more powerful drug comes out the strong surive again and it goes on and on. but what we are doing is allowing mixing of the genetic inferior with our superior. make the superior weaker it goes on and onsoon so many more weaker ones then stronger then when all of us are weak no more stronger ones to keep the species strong, this ending soemthign that was supposed to make people adaptable is undermined. People say we play god when we allow them to die. thats BS. we play god by even considering making something that dies live, Natural seclection is here for a reason listen to it, that childs stupidness of it's parents means that it will be rasied by inferior parents, its all a Web. it;s time to stop playing god, disable that life support. Remove those breathers. allow what is to be happen. that is the essence of surval
Hitler and Stalin had similar views, oddly enough.
wow

New Brighton, PA

#18 Feb 7, 2008
lol
Bismark

Seattle, WA

#19 Feb 7, 2008
opistoglyph wrote:
<quoted text>Hitler and Stalin had similar views, oddly enough.
Hitler and Stalin were bad because tried to manipulate the genepool. To allow nature to take its course is a whole different approach.

When you take someone off life support you are not killing them, you are failing to unnaturally keep them alive. I am glad we have the ability but deciding when, and when not to use is not always an easy decision.
WOW

New Brighton, PA

#20 Feb 7, 2008
you know that much about hitler and stalin? sick

Since: Sep 07

Coxsackie, NY

#21 Feb 7, 2008
WOW wrote:
you know that much about hitler and stalin? sick
I teach public school (tutor)

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