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In October, Adam Bauer, a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, pled no contest to charges of underage drinking. That'll teach him not to accept Facebook friend requests from pretty girls he doesn't know.

According to the La Crosse Tribune, Bauer and seven other under-21 students were busted after a police officer posing as an attractive student befriended them on Facebook, then documented photos they had posted on their profiles that depicted them consuming alcohol. According to the paper, two other students, Brianna Niesen and Cassie Stenholt, were charged and fined because someone else had posted photos of them holding beers. La Crosse police officer Al Iverson told the paper that police must adapt to social networking trends to catch lawbreakers, adding that the photos helped "glamorize alcohol consumption and binge drinking."

Meanwhile, Facebook proved to be a blessing for 19-year-old Rodney Bradford of New York City. Bradford spent two weeks in jail on a mugging charge in October. He was released after his attorneys were able to trace the IP address of a status update posted to his Facebook account at the time of the robbery. The message that won Bradford his freedom, "ON THE PHONE WITH THIS FAT CHICK……WHERER MY IHOP," was posted in Harlem, 12 miles from the scene of the mugging. 

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  1. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there’s more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight…the Bible’s books were not written by straight laced divinity students in 3 piece suits who white wash religious beliefs as if God made them with clothes on…the Bible’s books were written by people with very different mindsets…in order to really get the Books of the Bible, you have to cultivate such a mindset, it’s literally a labyrinth, that’s no joke.

  2. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there’s more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight…the Bible’s books were not written by straight laced divinity students in 3 piece suits who white wash religious beliefs as if God made them with clothes on…the Bible’s books were written by people with very different mindsets…in order to really get the Books of the Bible, you have to cultivate such a mindset, it’s literally a labyrinth, that’s no joke.

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  7. s an attractive student befriended them on Facebook, then documented photos they had posted on their profiles that depicted them consuming alcohol. According to the paper, two oth

  8. seven other under-21 students were busted after a police officer posing as an attractive

  9. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, pled no contest to charges of underage drinking.

  10. seven other under-21 students were busted after a police officer posing as an attractive

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