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    Worst Story I've read this week

    What does God do to heroin, coke, meth, drunks, etc. addicts that lie, steal and cheat? Does he forgive them
    because its an addiction? I have to ask my priest, rabbi and local pastor. One thng for sure
    and that this girl digusts me. Two months ago my cousin died from complications due to prostate
    cancer, yet he never asked anyone for a penny.


    Woman fakes cancer, uses donated funds for heroin

    A Long Island woman allegedly bought heroin with the money she raised pretending to have cancer.



    Published: April 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
    By KATE STANTON, UPI.com




    Prosecutors in Suffolk County, N.Y. say Brittany Ozarowski, 21, solicited tens of thousands of dollars in donations for cancer treatment to support her heroin habit, CBS New York reported Wednesday.

    Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota indicted Ozarowski on fraud charges after what he called a "despicable scam."

    “There was no cancer, no chemotherapy, no radiation and no medical bills. There was just heroin,” Spota said.

    Ozarowski reportedly kept up the charade for more than a year, asking people to donate money to treat what she said were cases of bone, brain, ovarian and stomach cancer. She posted photos of herself in a wheelchair to a Facebook page and website, raised money in supermarkets and local stores.

    According to PIX 11, thousands of Long Islanders gave Ozarowski money.

    “She told me (she had) special treatments, that’s why she wasn’t losing her hair,” local resident Elizabeth Patricola said.

    "I was cancer free until they had found a tumor on my left hip in February 2012." Ozarowski wrote on her website. "That is when I found out that I have bone cancer. The cancer has spread to my spine as well as my brain."



    "No donation is too big nor too small, anything at all would help greatly. If there is anyway you can help to donate anything or help with fundraising it would be greatly appreciated very much by both my family and I. Thank you very much for taking your time to read my story."


    CBS New York said Ozarowski even scammed her grandmother, who sold her home to pay for fake cancer treatments.


    Read more: Woman fakes cancer for heroin: Brittany Ozarowski used donated funds for heroin - UPI.com
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    Unfortunately society gets worse every year. Every day another appalling thing is in the news. Respect for a fellow mankind is diminishing with each passing year.
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    She scammed people for over a year with her plea. She must have duped a lot of people who thought they were trying to help including her own family/ I hope she gets the help she needs.

    There was a young woman in Ontario who faked cancer and collected money ... her motive was related to attention seeking

    Woman faked cancer to raise money | Toronto Star


    It is despicable behaviour to have to lie to that extent.

    I'm fighting cancer as well and my message is that people need to be careful when donating to causes. I donate to my own hospital and I am specific about the department my money is to be directed
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    Re: Worst Story I've read this week

    I think the story that came out today over here (Gold Coast, Australia) is worse. A 22 year old woman has been giving her 4 year old daughter chemotherapy drugs that she purchased over the internet. She had set up various Facebook pages to both journal her daughters illness (the drugs have made her gravely ill) and to raise money.

    Thousands of people have been supporting this woman and her daughter, until she was arrested today after doctors finally figured out what was making her sick. It is unclear at this stage whether she wanted the attention or the money, our possibly both. Either way, this is a disturbing story and we can only hope that the little girl recovers.

    Makes you wonder what the hell is going on. I'd link to the story, but can't from my phone.



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    I'm not much of a religious person, but I've had a couple of philosophical discussions with both priests and philosophers (seriously! this discussion even made its way into a philosophy class at my local college. <3 coffee shops).

    In most religions, suicide is a, "mortal sin". This means that you will not pass go, you will not get into heaven. Well, what defines suicide?

    "Suicide -
    - Noun: The action of killing oneself intentionally: "he committed suicide at the age of forty".
    - Verb: Intentionally kill oneself.
    - Synonyms:
    noun. self-destruction - self-murder
    verb. take one's own life - make away with oneself

    So we know that suicide is knowingly killing yourself. How does one do this? By doing something that has a high probabilty of taking ones life. Ok.. where is this going?

    We know that smoking leads to cancer, and cancer kills. So.. when you die from smoking, that should qualify as suicide, right? You did an act (smoking) that leads to your death (from cancer). In this aspect, if you are a smoker, and you die from it, you go to Hades.

    How far down the rabbit hole can we go? For example, we know that there is also the possibility of death from just the act of walking. According to New and Used Car Listings, Car Reviews and Research Guides - AOL Autos

    "Pedestrians accounted for 13 percent of the overall 32,885 traffic fatalities in 2010, an uptick of one percent from the prior year. On average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the U.S., according to the report.

    Florida was the state with the highest rate of pedestrian deaths, with 2.58 occurring per 100,000 residents. It was followed by Delaware (2.45), Arizona (2.28), South Carolina (1.94) and Hawaii (1.91)." - Pete Bigelow, Associate Editor, AOL Autos, 07/07/2012

    So, not only is dying from smoking considered suicide, but also the act of walking to church can be considered suicide. Since their is a chance that we could die from anything we do in this world, we accept that risk, and if we die from that activity, it is technically suicide.

    So does that mean that we are all going to hell, no matter what? We are all slowly killing ourselves, thus, we are all committing suicide!

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    And here i thought it was that b1tch eating an apple that made us all sinners going to hell no matter how well we live. Go figure.

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    Fatcat, in response to your question, my belief is that this lady will be judged by God. She will be held accountable for her sins, lying, cheating, and stealing.
    The woman obviously has issues. But having issues won't keep you out of jail or the loony bin when you break the law.
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    So sad. A reflection of us all...
    For Random Guy, the act of breathing could be construed as suicidal, for it takes us another step closer to death. This kind of pointless moral speculation just goes to demonstrate how meaningless this kind of moral speculation is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    This kind of pointless moral speculation just goes to demonstrate how meaningless this kind of moral speculation is!
    The perfect definition of philosophy!

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    There have been a few news stories in the past 5 years or so of people claiming to be sick with cancer or other major illness to garner money or attention.
    My wife is a cancer survivor, and I have other family members with cancer. It makes me ill to read about people who stoop to low crap like this.

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    FC, you have a Priest, a Rabbi, and a local Pastor? How many religions do you belong to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    FC, you have a Priest, a Rabbi, and a local Pastor? How many religions do you belong to?
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    Re: Worst Story I've read this week

    I like looking at the broader framework structured by our society that, for whatever reason, continuously sees this type of behavior. There seems to be some truth about hell being repetition, because these sort of deviant acts are nothing new in the scheme of human behavior. Yet we continue to strain the under class. Her actions are messed up, but take a look at everything else. I like to think the deviant acts of a society are reflective of the whole state of the society, not just some individual who is somehow 'lacking' what the test of 'us' have.

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    Both of the stories mentioned here are terrible. Chemo drugs to a child and getting your grandmother to sell her home to feed your heroin addiction is insane! I didn't know people could stoop so low. We live in a messed up society. I'm gonna stop now so I don't step onto the soap box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGuyOnABike View Post
    We know that smoking leads to cancer, and cancer kills. So.. when you die from smoking, that should qualify as suicide, right? You did an act (smoking) that leads to your death (from cancer). In this aspect, if you are a smoker, and you die from it, you go to Hades.
    This needs to be put in the dictionary to define a (religious) Fatalist philosophy.
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    I saw a case on Judge Judy looking for money back from a cancer scam. Woman had a lump, borrowed money for a test, then it snowballed to where she was rolling around in a wheelchair when people were looking. The total amount was over the $5000 limit JJ can deal with.
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    Ouch..... addictions are so damn powerful.

    Have lived with some alcoholic housemates, relatives, and one chronic gambler.
    Until I had a neice get hooked on heroin, NEVER have I witnessed such low-life behavior.
    Stealing of prescription meds, led to swiping cash, maxxing out c/cards, and capped by check forging (mine).
    She went through two bouts of rehab, was diagnosed as bi-polar, and given yet more meds.

    Happy to report that she seems to have gotten her shiite in a stack, yet must work long & hard to restore trust.
    Sadly, these ^^ people have burned all bridges, and are destined to be social pariah's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    FC, you have a Priest, a Rabbi, and a local Pastor? How many religions do you belong to?
    Maybe they were all just walking into a bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Maybe they were all just walking into a bar.
    If there's a Monk and a 9" pianist involved, I think I've heard this story.

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    I think the worst part of this story is that one single chemotherapy pills costs over $5000US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    FC, you have a Priest, a Rabbi, and a local Pastor? How many religions do you belong to?
    ha, this was my first thought as well.

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    Yer eyes see what your hands do. Your heart "records" these actions. On your judgement day it's your heart and yours alone that will judge you and your actions in your life.
    So bess to keep your moral compass straight and your hands clean of hate!
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    Unfortunately thieves and scam artists prey on people's sympathies or on people at their weakest moments all the time. Look at any disaster and scams follow closely behind. 9/11 and Katrina are both good examples of this. Around here a burglary ring would monitor the obituaries and then break into people's houses and burglarize them while they were at the funeral. People suck sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ha, this was my first thought as well.
    The more the merrier. I say cover your bases. (:
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    Just a more sophisticated method of theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGuyOnABike View Post

    "Suicide -
    - Noun: The action of killing oneself intentionally: "he committed suicide at the age of forty".
    - Verb: Intentionally kill oneself.
    - Synonyms:
    noun. self-destruction - self-murder
    verb. take one's own life - make away with oneself


    So does that mean that we are all going to hell, no matter what? We are all slowly killing ourselves, thus, we are all committing suicide!
    "Intentionally"

    If you smoke with the intention of killing yourself, or drive a car or start a bar fight. Yes, it's suicide.
    If you do any of these things with any other intention (relax, act cool, get from point "a" to point "b"), then no, it's not suicide.

    Knowing something is dangerous or risky doesn't necessarily mean you are trying to kill yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    She scammed people for over a year with her plea. She must have duped a lot of people who thought they were trying to help including her own family/ I hope she gets the help she needs.

    There was a young woman in Ontario who faked cancer and collected money ... her motive was related to attention seeking

    Woman faked cancer to raise money | Toronto Star


    It is despicable behaviour to have to lie to that extent.

    I'm fighting cancer as well and my message is that people need to be careful when donating to causes. I donate to my own hospital and I am specific about the department my money is to be directed
    So sorry to hear about the cancer, if you're eating right, exercising, keeping them t cells high, you're on the road. Stuart Scott one of my fave ESPN anchors mentioned last month that his cancer returned and his regiment of what I just wrote is one of the ways he believes keeps it at bay.

    In fact he may be right as keeping a high immune system helps. Stuart says he works
    out viciously:

    "Here's what I do right aftr chemo. Leave the infusion center & go STRAIGHT 2 either do a p90x wkout or train MMA..THATS how you #LIVESTRONG"

    My prayers and good karma to you!!!!

    As for the pastor, rabbi and priest:
    1. grew up going to a Baptist Church
    2. in 7th grade I started going to Catholic church
    3. in college attend Temple for a while
    4. now I go to a non denom church, but believe in God immensely,
    its hard not to with weird things that happen to me in a good way
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    Well isnt it easy for people to sit back and get on the high horse about some woman in the depths of heroin dependancy and how god will judge her and punish her lol.

    Yes what she did was a disgrace, but untill youve spent a day in others shoes go easy on being so full of hate for her, its a bloody sad story, a tragic one at that.
    Ive was an addict of a drug of death for 15 years, i worked my guts out in that time to feed my addiction, i never stole or ripped people off, but every humans made up of different makeups.
    Smack is a heartbreaking, soul destroying drug, so much so that people die for it every day all over the world, they rip off their families, neglect their children, pull scams, they would kill for a hit in many cases, its a ****ing sad reality that most dont have the brain power, know how or spirit to get off, and due to this ive been to at least 8 funerals i can think of of childhood friends.
    The pain these people go through every day is like living hell, and whos fault is it ? its their own fault, but one you start blasting your lifes basically over.
    Its very difficult to understand from a normal persons perspective just how much it changes the brain, spirit n soul, unless you have been there yourself.

    I used to know a girl that was raped by her brother and father from age 7, ran away from home at 13 and started using to self medicate and forget, can you blame her? she didnt understand what she was getting into, she ended up selling her self to dirty men to feed her habit, she was dead at 23 i was at her funeral.

    heroin feels like your coming in from a storm and your wet and cold and somebody puts a nice warm blanket over you and you feel loved and warm, everything else disappears, many women and men use it to self medicate without even understanding what they are doing before its too late.
    Unless you have used smack and gas you have basically no idea what these people go through.

    Im not condoning it at all, in my personal case i was 100% responsable for self medicating some very serious trauma from my childhood, ive been clean for years now, and will never go back, but plenty of better woman and men that me have never got off and died from it.

    I was born catholic but my beliefs have changed, but i know enough about jesus the profit to tell you exactly what YOUR jesus will do on judgement day, HE WILL FORGIVE, he was/is a man of love and understanding, he doesnt hate like us earthlings.
    This woman has already suffered her hell on earth, she has punished herself and her soul enough already, she will judge herself, so theres nothing that anybody in this thread can do with their god like judging, if you believe in jesus, let him do his job of FORGIVING and LOVING, thats why he was known as a great profit and thats why he died on a cross to absolve our sins.

    FOOTNOTE, i dont believe jesus is god, i just believe he was a profit, but im versed enough to know what the man apparently stood for.

    I believe WE are god, everything is god, but most dont realise it, and we all judge our own spirits every day, and the rest is an illusion.

    So ive got the flame suit on, fire away....
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    Jesus was a Jewish Carpenter, and he worked for profit, but later he became a pariah and a Prophet.... just saying... he worked for profit, but was a Prophet on a pulpit. Make sense?


    I'm smart enough to know people dumb enough to self medicate... In the end, it's about no matter how bad your life is, knowing right from wrong, and making the right choices in life, no matter how tough, or how hard. Birds of a feather flock together, hang with low lifes, and they will drag you down to their level. It's up to you to make change and get above the dregs of society with your own life...

    Led Zeppelin sings about it...

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    Heroin has killed so much talent, Jimi Hendrix, Janis, Jim Morrison, Sublime, John Bonham, and on, and on, and on. At what point does one not learn or be capable of learning from someone elses mistakes? Heroin is no different than picking up a loaded gun and pointing it at yourself... only you can pull the trigger, the results will be spectacular, and you'll probably go out with a bang and end up dead. Any questions? Few survive after pulling the trigger, they are the exception, rather than the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    FOOTNOTE, i dont believe jesus is god, i just believe he was a profit, but im versed enough to know what the man apparently stood for.

    I believe WE are god, everything is god, but most dont realise it, and we all judge our own spirits every day, and the rest is an illusion.

    So ive got the flame suit on, fire away....
    I'm on the same train as you, in the same car a few rows back in the seat across. Look back, see me?

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    My youngest daughter had a very good history teacher last year. She came home and told me about the principles of the religion they were studying at school that week...

    Turns out my path of self enlightenment led me to mirror a lot of the things the Hindu religion believes. I was VERY surprised how many things i had stumbled into believing all on my own that other people have believed for thousands of years. Not like im gona go full Hindu, i dont do organized religion. Was just really really weird to hear my kid not only put a name to how i view the world, but to find out i am not the only one who sees it that way.

    Tone's, Hawg... sounds like yall are in the same boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Well isnt it easy for people to sit back and get on the high horse about some woman in the depths of heroin dependancy and how god will judge her and punish her lol.

    Yes what she did was a disgrace, but untill youve spent a day in others shoes go easy on being so full of hate for her, its a bloody sad story, a tragic one at that.
    Ive was an addict of a drug of death for 15 years, i worked my guts out in that time to feed my addiction, i never stole or ripped people off, but every humans made up of different makeups.
    I'm glad you kicked that monkey off yer back, but for most addicts that steal and cheat, for us mortals its hard to forgive. Back in the late 80's when crack was big, my
    childhood neighbor got hooked.

    He sold his car, stereo, started working scams--borrowing money, etc. the last straw was when he broke into out garage and stole all of our tools and power tools. Any tool
    or piece of equipment that can get him some money. He left all the made in China and India cheapie tools.

    All throgh middle school and high school I collected enough tools so that I
    was able to rebuild a Chevy 327 and other motors that me and my pops did
    in our garage.

    He also broke into our house and stole cash from my parents' bureau drawers
    and jewlery. Crack is bad. Very bad. But he had to get high. Not my problem.

    Fast forward to today. he has cleaned himself up good. Got a decent job and heard last week he just purchased a Nissan GT-R. Now mind you this ain't no Sentra.
    Its like $99,000.

    Did he make any reparations to the ones he cheated and stole from? NO.
    But did he years later make enough so he can now afford 3 cars, including one
    that goes for $99,000? YES.

    I have no simpathy for addicts who clean themselves up and never make reparations
    no matter how small or menial it will be. NONE.

    Until you become a victim of a crime worth over $20,000 by an addict,
    and not get anything back from that person, you will never be able to walk in my shoes.
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    Fair enough Fatcat, fair post, but i have had a 10k uninsured boat stolen by most prob somebody feeding a habit, so in a way i do know how you feel, but i do understand the point your making, and i suppose i dont have an answer about what to do to try and stop the tragic effect drugs have on our society,on the victims of crime and the people doing it to feed their habits, cheers
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