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When last we checked in with Jamie Cumming, he was having his 15th child. This 34 year old English gent is now awaiting baby number 16, from the 14th partner, due this week.

Who keeps having sex with this guy?! According to Cumming’s own mother, it’s gals that are not much older than Cumming’s own 16 year old eldest child. Mom says her son’s a “sexual predator.”

Daily Mail writer Sonia Poulton talks more about Cumming’s “family” and who’s paying for all these kids, linked in the sauce.

Also, baby number 16 is due this upcoming January. srsly.

Daily Mail

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A dude in Darwen, England by the name of Ted Mountain is going to spend two nights inside of a “wheelie bin” for charity. For you yanks out there, a wheelie bin’s a trash can.

Mountain is pulling an Oscar the Grouch for the charity Children in Need on November 18. He’ll be allowed a 5-minute toilet break every hour, which sounds like cheating. Bro, you’re already in a trash can – just let it flow!

Joanne Mountain, Ted’s wife, will be wheeling him around to local pubs for donations. He’ll also be at the Millstone in the center of town.

Mountain’s got three kids of his own – 22 year old Ben, 20 year old Coby, and 15 year old Dillon.

This is Lancashire

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Last June, douchebag 23 year old Ryan Ward tore through the streets of Manchester, England with his 3 year old son sitting on the gas tank of his crotch-rocket. Video of the incident, however, just hit the internet today. So here we are.

Ward got up to 40mph as his son held onto the handlebars – neither wearing a helmet. Coincidentally, a police helicopter was in the area and focused in on Ward’s bike. The camera caught Ward zipping through streets and doing – get this – wheelies, while his son held on.

Ward ended up in the slammer for reckless driving, child endangerment, driving without a license, and of course, an unrelated firearms charge. Because when you’re Ryan Ward, you go big or go home.

Ward currently has bail set, got a slap-on-the-wrist-curfew and had to surrender his passport since obviously with his motorcycle skills, he’s a flight risk. His sentencing happens November 22.

Check the sauce or click the image above for the video over at the Telegraph.

Telegraph

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Roger Crawford, a 63 year old father climbed to the roof of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s office yesterday with a banner declaring that “the Family Justice System is NOT ‘in the child’s best interests’”.

Clegg, I’ve been informed by Wikipedia, is the “Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lord President of the Council and Minister for Constitutional and Political Reform in the coalition government of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.” I don’t know much about the UK, but that sounds like important stuff.

Crawford, along with three other members of UK fatherhood group New Fathers 4 Justice - James Moffat, Paddy McQue and Garry Roe – climbed to Clegg’s rooftop and were there for three hours. The protesters said they wouldn’t come down until Clegg would meet with them. Clegg’s office staff wouldn’t promise a meeting, but said they’d relay the protesters’ questions to him. “I’m not holding my breath that he will respond,” said Crawford, “but we got a lot of support from people because he’s very unpopular up there.”

Clegg had previously made comments that there’s a fatherhood crisis in England and wants fathers back into their childrens’ lives.

Crawford hasn’t seen his daughter for 17 years. He had a tough time fighting for visitation rights, which led him to New Fathers 4 Justice.

Members of New Fathers 4 Justice are known for bringing attention to the family court system in grand fashion. In March of this year, a couple of them scaled Redruth Monument in superhero costumes with a sign that said “children need both parents.” And in July, Crawford and others climbed to the roof of Prime Minister David Cameron’s office.

Check out the sauce for the original story we saw, or read about it on the New Fathers 4 Justice blog.

The Cornet

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All FPS gamers have been there – you’re playing online and having a terrible set of matches. You can’t hit anything. You’re getting killed over and over by some punk who knows he’s the best. And god forbid you’ve got to also deal with the s**t-talking that goes on with online gaming. It gets bad. The cloak of anonymity makes normal people into jerks – and when one of these guys starts popping off calling you every name in the book (you know, Rand McNally’s “Book of Insulting Names”), you hit rage-level quick.

One guy in England was having a day like this – but instead of muting his adversary, he went the extra mile. Literally. Mark Bradford, a 46 year old unemployed father of three went a couple miles actually. Bradford was playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on his PlayStation 3 console, and playing online with a s**t-talking 13 year old. Bradford (somehow) found the minor’s address, drove to his nearby house, and choked him out. Bradford was stopped by the boy’s mother, who pulled Bradford off her son.

So, on one hand, Bradford is totally lame for assaulting a kid over a video game. He’s a father. I mean, for crying out loud, he’s a father. If he’s so quick to hunt down a person he met in a casual online game, you wonder what kind of violence he’s capable of with his own kids.

On the other hand, 13 year olds shouldn’t be playing any Call of Duty franchise game (it’s rated “Mature” in the US and “PEGI-18” in the UK). So – though my opinion of lameness would stand for Bradford if he assaulted an adult over a video game, I certainly think that the boy’s mother should be somehow reprimanded for letting her kid play a PEGI-18 game. Honestly, I just want to keep saying PEGI-18.

I mean, I’m not trying to say this is the boy’s fault at all – but hey man, you play an adult game, there’s adult consequences. Kidding. Probably.

BTW, Bradford admitted to one count of assault and he lost 5,000 XP overall.

Daily Mail

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Fathers Create Upwardly Mobile Children

“…people whose dads were involved are more upwardly mobile.” So says Dr. Daniel Nettle, a dude (and a doctor, presumably from that prefix) that conducted a study on paternal influence back in 2008.

It’s not like we haven’t been saying this, oh, I don’t know, for a year now. No one ever listens to 8BitDad though.

The Bangor Daily News links the 2008 study in England to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s August 11 speech to the House of Commons, in which he mentioned the weakened family unit as a reason for the recent riots in London. The Prime Minister suggested that families aren’t teaching their kids right from wrong, and that if and when parents are around, they don’t care where their kids are and who they’re with. “The potential consequences of neglect and immorality on this scale have been clear for too long, without enough action being taken,” Cameron said.

Just a couple days ago, we covered Cristina Odone’s op-ed about gang members’ lack of fathers causing the riots (directly or indirectly). Seems as if this opinion of a father’s influence to steer kids away from trouble and toward success is more popular than we thought!

Sauce: Bangor Daily News

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Jamie Cumming, a 34 year old dude from England is a proud expectant father – but let’s not go high-fiving too hard just yet. It’s Cumming’s 15th child, via his 13th partner.

I’ll keep the obvious joke about his name to myself.

Lorraine Cumming, Jamie’s 55 year old mother, is angry with him. She’d like for Jamie to stop having kids, and get a job so that he can take care of the kids. Right now, Jamie, in true gentleman form, is letting his ex-girlfriends worry about applying for benefits alone. What a gent.

Would it be out of line to suggest that Cumming is sterilized?

Sauce: The West Australian (Yahoo)

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Gordon Ramsay Sues Father-in-Law

Gordon Ramsay took time out of his schedule to lay down a lawsuit against his father-in-law and former executive chef, Chris Hutcheson. In the 42-page court document, The Register reports, Ramsay accused Hutcheson of ” hiring IT expert Kevin Fung to use keylogging Trojans to steal passwords from several computers.”

Ramsay had fired Hutcheson last October. Ramsay alleges that Hutcheson added his wife and son to the payroll without approval, and withdrew a pile of money to fund a double-life with another partner and two children.

8BitDad got a hold of Ramsay’s schedule for the work-week, and here are the highlights:

  • Monday: Scream “This wellington is RAWWWWW.” Have editors create montage of me throwing food and yelling “RAW!”
  • Tuesday: Tell a chef that he/she is a donkey.
  • Wednesday: Sue in-laws.
  • Thursday: Shut down the Blue kitchen.
  • Friday: Let two chefs go instead of one, and tell everyone to get some rest because it’s going to be a long day tomorrow.

Family businesses are a difficult mix of, well, family and business. We’ve reported on the brighter side of family business, but as Ramsay and his in-laws illustrate, things don’t always end well.

The Register

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