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More Evidence of the Decline

Used positive pregnancy tests can be found for sale all over the Internet, and as CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, those involved said people are snapping them up – with less-than-ethical motivations.

One mother from Dallas did not want her identity revealed, but she does want people to buy her positive pregnancy tests. She talked about one woman who took her up on the offer.

“She wanted to trick him into thinking she was pregnant, so he would drop everything so I gave her two tests,” the woman said.

Positive Pregnancy Tests Up For Sale Online

Offered without comment, simply as evidence of the further decline of Western civilisation. I’m known for being an opinionated swine, but this just left me speechless.

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17 Comments

  1. Julie near Chicago says:

    It’s what you call “niche marketing.” Late technology, old scam. The Fair Sex don’t always play fair. And more off-hand smart cracks.

    Actual reaction: UBFL (“Un-be-f***ing-lievable”).

  2. John Galt says:

    “If you’re buying one of these, it really is a statement that you’re not on solid ground with the person you are in a relationship,” Greer said.

    Ya think Ms. Greer?

  3. Mr Ed says:

    What could possibly go wrong? Mind you, I suspect it breaks around 30 Federal statutes and adds ‘mail fraud’ for a bit of double jeopardy into the mix!

  4. John Galt says:

    For the seller or the buyer? or both? Because quite frankly – good!

    This is like selling frozen toddlers pee for use in drug tests. Don’t believe me? Google it… :-|

  5. CountingCats says:

    [Edit - CCiZ server can't cope with the video playback]

    ???

    What happened? If you embed the video the original server streams, and your browser does the playing.

    Works fine for me.

  6. John Galt says:

    Check in Dashboard -> Media, I uploaded a video, but when I embed it in a posting it doesn’t play, just buffers.

  7. RAB says:

    Meanwhile… nine months later… the game is up.

  8. John Galt says:

    No, because once the guy honestly believes the girl to be up the duff she can either say “Well no point worrying about contraception any more – wayhey!!!” (at which point she will be properly pregnant soon enough or as soon as she has commitment (marriage / engagement) fake a miscarriage. It’s not like the guy is going to want proof is it?

    Alternately she could just pass it off as a bad test (false positive).

  9. RAB says:

    Some blokes are more gullible than others I guess. You wouldn’t catch me with this one though.

  10. CountingCats says:

    I don’t see this as being evidence of the decline. It is just another example of one individual trying to defraud another, something which has always been with us.

  11. John Galt says:

    I don’t see this as being evidence of the decline. It is just another example of one individual trying to defraud another, something which has always been with us.

    Did it always happen or is this a recent phenomena? probably, but I don’t recall ever having encountered this “In the Wild”, even anecdotally. In fact the only time I recall anything similar pre-internet was as a sub-plot to the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman“.

    Maybe this is just me being naïve or maybe it is that the more open nature of the internet and things like Craig’s List (for all your rape fantasy and pregnancy fraud needs), that has shone a light into the dark corners of the world.

    Pregnancy self-testing has been around for decades and I don’t remember any advertising in the classified ads pages of the Evening Standard for these kinds of services. Perhaps it was because there was greater editorial control, even over classified ads in days gone by.

    My suggestion is that previously moral restraint and media self-censorship prevented this, something which is now lacking, hence evidence of the decline.

    At what point will we start selling credit card numbers or stolen passports in the open online? because I can’t see any difference really.

  12. Lynne at Counting Cats says:

    Fossor caveo. Make her do the test in your presence.

  13. John Galt says:

    Fossor caveo. Make her do the test in your presence.

    …followed by accusations of “You don’t trust me” and tears, always the tears…

    I sympathise with the guys in this kind of trap, because if they walk away from the allegedly pregnant girl-friend then they are automatically subject to societal shame as a “deadbeat soon-to-be-dad who won’t man-up and face-up to his responsibilities”, even though contraception is almost 100% effective where the girl is on the pill and the guy uses a condom.

    Presumably, this is the reason for buying the used pregnancy kits, to give the impression of a failure where there is little probability of one actually occurring without some kind of fraud (e.g. her claiming to be using birth control when in reality she is not) or tampering with barrier protection and prophylaxis (e.g. putting a pin-prick in a condom or diaphragm*)

    * – Showing my age here.

  14. Lynne at Counting Cats says:

    Nothing like making certain the first test wasn’t a false positive is there? No need for confrontation, only confirmation.

  15. Nick says:

    JG throughout the history of the world any technical advance has introduced new crimes. It is the way of things.

  16. Roue le Jour says:

    I don’t understand this. How is it supposed to work? Sonny Jim marries the bird on the say so of a pee stained plastic stick? Really? Or Sunny Jim quietly packs and does a flit?

    This sounds like what the manosphere calls a ‘shit test’ to me.

  17. John Galt says:

    Sonny Jim marries the bird on the say so of a pee stained plastic stick? Really?

    Yes, basically “Does the decent thing”, just because we’re all hardened cynics here doesn’t mean we’re representative of any significant percentage of the population. Have you not noticed that the vast majority of the population still believe the lies and the propaganda on T.V?

    This sounds like what the manosphere calls a ‘shit test’ to me.

    Even if he skips, which I acknowledge some men will do, the girl learns a valuable lesson about his ability to commit (albeit through deceit), so I suppose, in that sense it is a test.

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