A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

´Jacintha´s family receiving
less support than DJs
who tricked her´ ... MP
Keith Vaz meets family after
extraordinary attack on hospital

Daily Mail (UK), by Mark Duell, Gerri Peev*

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 12/10/2012 3:01:18 PM

The distraught family of the nurse found dead after falling victim to a hoax phone call tonight met with Labour MP Keith Vaz in Westminster hours after he accused her employer of failing to support them. Clutching a picture of his dead wife Jacintha, Benedict Barboza, 49, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his two teenage children in his first public appearance since her death last Friday. The 46-year-old nurse had been duped into putting through a phone call at King Edward VII Hospital in central London, which was treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge last week.

*and Matt Chorley


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/10/2012 4:38:13 PM     (No. 9058282)

I´m sorry to be insensitive or whatever, but why would someone commit suicide over that? There has to be more to the story.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/10/2012 4:51:02 PM     (No. 9058311)

I´m with #1. It was a stupid stunt, and she was duped, but, heck, queen elizabeth was duped by some shock jock a few years ago, who called from canada, and convinced the queen that he was the prime minister of canada.
I suspect that Jacintha had some other problems cooking, and this was the straw that broke jacintha´s back. Pushed her over the edge. (Or as they say in Pittsburgh, made her ´take the bridge.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/10/2012 4:52:35 PM     (No. 9058316)

Let´s face it, making a mistake like that is not justification for killing oneself.
The woman must have had a problem of some sort.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/10/2012 4:57:37 PM     (No. 9058328)

Agree with above posters....It was also surprising to learn that she lived in Bristol, which is 107.24 miles (172.58 kilometres)from London.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 12/10/2012 5:08:21 PM     (No. 9058350)

Without all the facts and the autopsy report it´s hard to tell what happened. I would not be surprised if this was suicide from a sole incident. She felt that she had let down the royal family and was made to look a global fool. For a respectful, religious woman trying to fit into her new country that might have proved to be more humiliation than she could tolerate.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/10/2012 5:10:00 PM     (No. 9058355)

I think #5 has it right.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 12/10/2012 5:32:59 PM     (No. 9058406)

I concur with # 5

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 12/10/2012 5:51:06 PM     (No. 9058438)

I agree with #5 too. Some people have a very high sense of honour and shame - committing suicide after disgrace is not uncommon in the Japanese culture. These two radio fools had no idea who they were talking to, and just recklessly pursued their "triumph". Now they´re snivelling and trying to turn themselves into victims, bawling about how much THEY are suffering as a result of their nasty little practical joke. I doubt they can be punished by law, but being shunned by decent people would be quite suitable.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/10/2012 6:27:57 PM     (No. 9058495)

I think #5 makes very good sense. I also think that if every vile practical joker is sued or THEIR life destroyed, that is going overboard. I do find the media (and the family if they are feeding this thing) disgraceful for their insistence that these two DJ´s be strung up or something. What is wanted here, $$$$ ? I suspect so. Let´s not just assume some family members may not trying to take advantage of this thing until we see what happens. I would not be making fun of these two scared, sorrowful DJ´s. You bet they are terrified! They are white and Jacintha is a minority. They see which way this is going....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: DARling, 12/10/2012 6:36:58 PM     (No. 9058512)

Nothing stays on anyone´s mind for more than a week. This would have been forgotten and the news would have moved on to something else. Heck, we can´t even get people to talk about Benghazi and the misery from Sandy anymore.

This is not something to kill yourself over unless you have problems already. How did she do it? Did she leave a note? Did she talk about being disgraced? Was she threatened with dismissal? The only answer I have seen a reference to is the last one. The hospital authorities claim there was no threat to let her go.

If your "culture" insists that you be perfect at all times, then it may be best to adopt the culture of country you move to. Do I need to worry about guilt and liability every time I tell a joke? Do I have to have a dossier on everyone who could possibly hear it? This is absolute nonsense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 12/10/2012 9:20:26 PM     (No. 9058652)

These two idiots pulled (what they called) a ´´prank´´ and the result was the death of a caring nurse. It is not as if Jacintha worked at Wal-Mart; she was a nurse, taking care of patients.

Indian and Western people have cultural differences when it comes to dedication, duty, and devotion - Jacintha was the victim of her culture.

The world lost a gentle soul due to the juvenile actions of two moronic DJ´s ... oh, pardon me, ´´pranksters´´.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/10/2012 9:25:36 PM     (No. 9058659)

I agree with the notion that some people have a very high sense of honor. I´ve seen it in my Chinese friend. The concept of "saving face" is very important.

As for this hospital incident, how utterly sad. I saw one ofthe prankster DJ´s getting all teary over what happened. This DJ appeared in a planned interview rather than a press conference, which speaks volumes about how those responsible for the prank like to control things even while expressing sorrow.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 12/10/2012 9:55:01 PM     (No. 9058688)

You don´t get to just check out by committing suicide if you have minor children.
This just plain does not make sense if the explanation is that she felt humiliated by a practical joke.

As for those DJs what they did was pretty tame compared to the schlock U.S. DJs are allowed to put on the air.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/11/2012 12:13:14 AM     (No. 9058807)

Jacintha is the woman who answered the call to the switchboard, named the hospital, and put the call through to the Duchess´s nurse...which is the person who gave out medical information. The nurse who spoke of Kate Middleton´s condition was not Jacintha.

Jacintha killed herself because she put a call through from the switchboard? She has some other problems, apparently.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/11/2012 12:25:18 AM     (No. 9058814)

No one knows all the details and I understand why the family wants an investigation. Were it my family member I would want to know if she was reprimanded by her boss and how. That the hospital says she wasn´t, doesn´t mean much. Oh, being reprimanded harshly doesn´t justify suicide, but I would want some exposure of that fact if it did happen. Some job situations are hellholes and some aren´t (speaking from experience).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 715113

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "JoniTx"

Rand Paul:Clintons should be judged
for Bill’s ‘predatory behavior’ with Lewinsky
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 12:34:48 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Sunday that the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal should give Americans pause when it comes to evaluating the Clinton legacy -- and, by extension, Hillary Rodham Clinton´s potential presidential campaign. Paul´s wife, Kelley, made similar remarks in a Vogue profile last year, and her husband agreed with her Sunday in an interview on NBC´s "Meet the Press." Rand Paul said the scandal is about more than just infidelity and lying to the American people, but also as "predatory behavior" from the former president. "One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is




Transcript: Bob Schieffer´s interview
with Sen. Chuck Schumer
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 12:12:47 PM     Post Reply
BOB SCHIEFFER: And joining us now for some reaction to the Republican side of things, or at least the Tea Party side of things, New York Democrat, Chuck Schumer. I´ll just give you the chance to respond. What did you think of what Senator Cruz had to say? SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER: Well, a lot of it´s sort of Alice in Wonderland. He says the President´s policies haven´t worked, but he hasn´t let them go into effect. He´s blocked just about every one. And I would say this, I have good news on the debt ceiling. I do not believe that

Transcript: Bob Schieffer´s interview
with Texas Senator Ted Cruz
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:54:43 AM     Post Reply
***RUSH TRANSCRIPT** BOB SCHIEFFER: We want to turn now to the President´s State of the Union speech on Tuesday and we´re going to Houston and the Tea Party Republican, Ted Cruz who led the shutdown of the government last fall because the president wouldn´t agree to shut down Obamacare. Senator, thank you for coming. You have already released a list of issues you want the president to address in his State of the Union speech including you want a new investigation into the Benghazi controversy and into the IRS. You want him to admit that his economic program has failed,

McConnell sets up fight
over debt limit
The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:51:04 AM     Post Reply
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that Republicans should oppose raising the debt limit without including a measure to reduce the nation’s debt, setting up a likely fight with Democrats when Congress tackles the issue next month. “I think for the president to ask for a clean debt ceiling when we have a debt the size of our economy is irresponsible. So we ought to discuss adding something to his request to raise the debt ceiling that does something about the debt or produces at least something positive for our country,” he said on "Fox News Sunday."

Stamp price jumps to 49
cents on Monday
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:44:54 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. Postal Service will increase the cost of a stamp on Monday to 49 cents from the current 46 cents. The spike is a 6.5 percent jump, contrary to the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which states that stamp prices cannot increase faster than the rate of inflation, The Wall Street Journal reported. Mounting financial losses forced the USPS to ask regulators to authorize an increase greater than the rate of inflation, which the agency was granted. But regulators refused to make it permanent, a move that upset Postal Service officials, according to the paper.

Most and Least Bible-Minded
Cities in the United States
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:37:33 AM     Post Reply
President Ronald Reagan once said, “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” Well, if Reagan was right, Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be solving their problems a little better than all the other cities across the nation. After interviewing more than 46,000 adults nationwide over a seven-year period, the American Bible Society, in conjunction with Barna, ranks Chattanooga as the number one most Bible-minded city in the United States. Providence, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, share the dubious distinction of being the least most-Bible minded cities in America.



Rand Paul: ´Women are winning´
the war on women
CNN, by Ashley Killough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 10:28:14 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Democrats are failing in their attempts to frame the GOP as a party that wages a war against women. "The whole thing of the ´war on women,´ I sort of laughingly say, ´Yeah, there might have been - but the women are winning it,´" the Republican senator from Kentucky said on CNN´s "State of the Union." He said women have made great strides and, as an example, now make up more than half the students at medical and law schools. "I think women are doing very well, and I´m proud of how far we´ve

Hooked on Amazon Prime?
Easy to see why
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Rich Mullins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 9:02:33 AM     Post Reply
Amazon Prime is like crack, people warn me in hushed, cautionary tones. Once you try it, you’re hooked. I personally have not signed up for Amazon’s premiere, super-duper, fancy-dancy, wave-o’-the-future membership program, even though I’m a frequent customer. But I’m fascinated by the transformation people talk about once they do. “Oh, you’ll see,” they tell me, “you’ll see.” On its face, Prime offers two simple things: Free two-day shipping on most purchases, and access to streaming movies and TV shows. All for $80 a year. Whether or not people need two-day shipping, a few things seem to happen once they

US President Barack Obama
to use speech to offer election-
year agenda for Democrats
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 8:43:34 AM     Post Reply
Washington: President Barack Obama may not say it in his State of the Union speech this week, but part of his underlying message will be: Please vote for Democrats in the November elections. Obama’s big speech on Tuesday will be his sixth foray into the House of Representatives chamber to lay out his policy priorities for the year. This edition is critical to forming a narrative on which Democrats can campaign this year. And Obama wants to bolster his standing after a rocky end-of-the-year controversy over the botched rollout of his signature health care law, and the tumult surrounding a

Wisconsin´s Not Worthy of National
Attention Any More, Because
Scott Walker Has Been Successful
Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/26/2014 5:40:25 AM     Post Reply
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose name has come up as a possible 2016 presidential contender, had his name splashed all over the nation by the establishment press three years ago when he largely succeeded in reducing the disproportionate influence of public-sector union members. That attention remained steady until Walker beat back a statewide recall in tbe spring of 2012. One might argue that Walker´s now-obvious success is boring and unworthy of national attention, except for the fact that the press still features Walker in national stories from time to time — really important stuff like the fact that he got

5 firearms a day found at
TSA checkpoints in 2013
Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/25/2014 9:23:18 PM     Post Reply
Transportation Security Officers found more than 1,800 firearms in carry-on luggage at checkpoints all over the United States in 2013. Of the 1,813 firearms — or 5 firearms a day, on average — found at TSA check points in 2013, 1,477 or 81 percent were loaded. The number of found firearms was a 16.5 percent increase from 2012’s total of 1,556. According to the TSA the top airports for gun discoveries were Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (111 guns found), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (96 guns found), Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (68 guns found), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Arizona GOP group censures
McCain over ´liberal´ voting record
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/25/2014 9:14:12 PM     Post Reply
PHOENIX – The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate. Sifert said no further action was expected. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure. McCain isn´t up for re-election until 2016, when will turn 80. He announced in October that he was considering

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Now we’re all dopes
46 replie(s)
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/26/2014 5:28:55 AM     Post Reply
Marijuana makes you stupid. Nobody wants to acknowledge the obvious fact, but that’s what this whole legalization debate is all about. That’s why most of the candidates for governor, of both parties, have come out against legalization, even if they have to obfuscate why they’re opposed to the Colorado-ization of Massachusetts. After all, the pols can’t offend that pivotal ganja-American voting bloc, assuming they can remember to vote in November. It’s left to comedians like Jay Leno Thursday night to poke around the truth: “Doctors warn that pot smoking impairs young people’s thinking, which of course makes them much more likely to sign up

Obama Uses Government
To Harass, Intimidate Foes

41 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/24/2014 8:57:41 PM     Post Reply
Politics: The Obama administration has turned the executive branch loose on its enemies — part of a disturbing and unprecedented trend toward delegitimizing political differences and marginalizing conservatives. Behind the special status of his presidency, President Obama has used the machinery of government to harass and intimidate political opponents — to an extent greater even than former Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, both threatened with impeachment. Consider these recent events, courtesy of the Ace of Spades blog: • Attorney General Eric Holder´s Southern District of New York office has indicted conservative author, activist and filmmaker Dinesh D´Souza — producer of the critical

Graham calls for GOP embrace
of Reagan conservatism

38 replie(s)
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Prentiss Findlay    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/26/2014 7:08:31 AM     Post Reply
The Republican Party has a great opportunity to re-gain control of the country, but it must seize the day, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Saturday night. The GOP is poised to win back a majority in the Senate and keep its advantage in the House in Congressional elections this fall, Graham said. [Snip] Graham, who is up for re-election, is facing GOP primary challengers state Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor, Upstate businessman Richard Cash and Citadel graduate and Lowcountry public relations businesswoman Nancy Mace. They accuse Graham of not being a true conservative.

Trend-starting Texas
drops algebra II mandate

34 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Will Weissert    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/25/2014 5:48:35 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement. The move is being praised by school districts for affording them more flexibility. But some policy experts are nervous because nearly 20 states have since followed Texas´ lead in requiring the advanced math course. Supporters say fewer curriculum mandates give students more time to focus on vocational training for high-paying jobs that don´t necessarily require a college degree.

U.S braces itself for coldest month of the
century with yet another Arctic blast as
fears grow for Super Bowl Sunday

32 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle & Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/26/2014 5:48:46 AM     Post Reply
America is set for the coldest month of the century as weather forecasters predict yet another freezing blast of Arctic air - putting Super Bowl Sunday in jeopardy. Teams have been warned to stay on high alert for changes to the scheduling of the first Super Bowl to be played in an open-air stadium. Temperatures have already hit record lows, at times making parts of the U.S. colder than the North Pole, and are expected to plunge in the coming days. The timing could not be worse for one of the biggest global sporting events, which will be exposed to

NYC Mayor Supports Moratorium on
Fracking in NY – ‘Too Much Danger’

29 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/25/2014 11:12:37 AM     Post Reply
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed in on the hydraulic fracturing debate in his state during a press conference Thursday in Washington, D.C. “The one thing I’m firm about is I don’t see any place for fracking,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors when CNSNews.com asked what his policy would be “as far as developing oil, natural gas and other traditional energy sources in the state.” “The science simply isn’t reliable enough; the technology isn’t reliable enough, and there’s too much danger to our water supply, to our environment in general,” de Blasio said. “So, my view

281 Passengers Ill Aboard
Royal Caribbean Ship

29 replie(s)
ABC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/25/2014 10:54:26 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 281 passengers have fallen ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The CDC said in a statement Friday that another 22 crew members also are ill, with people reporting vomiting and diarrhea. Authorities said it´s not yet clear what is causing the illness. The CDC said health officials will board the ship on Sunday while it´s docked in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Authorities said specimens are being collected and will be tested. A total of 3,050 passengers and 1,165 crew members are aboard the Explorer of the Seas. The CDC said Royal

Chuck Schumer Calls For The
IRS To Stop The Tea Party

26 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/24/2014 9:10:37 PM     Post Reply
Free Speech: The IRS scandal is not only not over but is getting worse, with a call by New York´s senior senator for the already-politicized agency to use its power to tax to destroy the conservative grass-roots movement. Arguing that the Supreme Court´s 2010 Citizens United decision allowed Tea Party groups to "funnel millions of undisclosed dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government," Charles Schumer wants the IRS and other government agencies to take on the Tea Party through their administrative powers. "It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House

After Tuesday speech, Obama to
take ´year of action´ theme on
the road

26 replie(s)
Washington Examiner (DC), by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/25/2014 4:29:59 PM     Post Reply
Attempting to reverse sagging approval ratings, President Obama plans to continue his pointed pitch to members of Congress in his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night -- that he will use his executive power to take action on his own to help reduce income inequality in the country. White House communications aides have spent the past week saying Obama plans to hit this theme in the speech, and on Saturday they offered a bit more information. Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director, sent out an email Saturday to supporters saying Obama´s message Tuesday night can be summed up

Stephen Hawking:
"There are no black holes"

25 replie(s)
The Independent, by Heather Saul    Original Article
Posted By: duhem- 1/26/2014 7:56:37 AM     Post Reply
Stephen Hawking has produced a "mind-bending" new theory that argues black holes do not actually exist - at least not in the way we currently perceive them. Instead, in his paper, Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes, Hawking proposes that black holes can exist without 'event horizons', the invisible cover believed to surround every black hole.During a previous lecture, 'Into the Black Hole', Hawkins described an event horizon as the boundary of a black hole, "where gravity is just strong enough to drag light back, and prevent it escaping".
“Falling through the event horizon, is a bit like going over Niagara Falls in a canoe", he said. "If you are above the falls, you can get away if you paddle fast enough, but once you are over the edge, you are lost. There's no way back.
Staff has added text.

Greg Abbott Responds to Wendy Davis Supporters´
Mocking of His Wheelchair in the Classiest Way

24 replie(s)
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/25/2014 7:02:29 AM     Post Reply
The Texas governor race catapulted onto the national scene earlier this week, when an undercover video revealed supporters of Democratic candidate Wendy Davis mocking Republican rival Greg Abbott’s use of a wheelchair. Battleground Texas, the group of Davis supporters caught making the comments, naturally denied the video’s validity. Additionally, Davis issued a statement condemning the language used in the video. In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Abbott, who is the attorney general of Texas, responded to the ordeal: Denigrating the disabled is unworthy of Texas….What Texans really look at is the depth of character. There’s a reason why I have been elected

RNC Changes Primary Rules to
Empower Voters, Strengthen Nominee

24 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Reince Priebus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/25/2014 1:16:58 PM     Post Reply
After the 2012 president election, it was clear that the Republican Party needed to take steps to give our presidential nominees a better chance at winning the White House. One of those steps is a shorter primary process. It’s my goal to have a convention in late June or early July. That way the nominee has access to general election resources earlier, allowing him or her to be more competitive against the Democrats’ nominee. It also means the media can’t over-hype a drawn-out fight among our candidates. But we did have to make sure that our primary voters would have


Post Reply   Close thread 715113

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.