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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Revenge is a Dish Best Served With a Penis Pump

Or so thinks Richard Bradbury, who is engaged in a decade long trashy campaign against a former US ambassador to Italy and founder of Straight, a now former drug treatment center for teenagers. Bradbury, now 41, was once enrolled in the program where he was subjected to beatings, mental abuse and lots of peanut butter sandwiches. I don't doubt that this previous trauma has played no small role in landing him where he currently is in life
Richard Bradbury: molested by a fireman at age 11, unemployed, target of lawsuits for failure to make rent and credit card payments. Just turned 41, lives with his parents.
So the question left with Richard Bradbury...How to properly expose and punish Mel Sembler for his role in running this so-called drug treatment center? Answer: Spend 10 years digging through his personal trash outside his home in Pinellas Park, Florida in the hopes of hitting the jackpot. The hard work and persistence paid off when Bradbury uncovered a piece of treasure. Sembler's prescribed penis pump from his post-prostate cancer days, years before the device was actually found by Bradbury. The next step was obvious, eBay, where he tagged it
"Pump, one of a kind formerly owned by current United States Ambassador to Italy ..." Minimum bid: $300,000.
Sembler responded with a lawsuit calling Bradbury's actions
"so dark and fringe as to outrage common sensibilities" and "an invasion into the sanctity of our home and our bedroom."
The legal battle has been status quo for three years, giving Bradbury the publicity he wanted and closest outcome to a victory that he could have hoped for.

Read the full article here. I must admit the guy seems like a real nut, (the article itself is hilarious) but he's serving a purpose. These treatment centers for kids can in many cases be more dangerous and harmful to the child than the drugs that s/he may or may not have been addicted to. Add this to the list of reasons why 79,000 teens (60% of total admissions) in treatment for marijuana use is such a scary fact. It's still a better option than jail time (one of the primary reason the admissions stats are so inflated), but it certainly can come with its own set of problems.