“Well, since he ruined the life of his 8-year old cousin, his life should be ruined, too.
Do I think the boy needs to go to prison for it? No, but honestly, I think he should go through an adult trial just to show him what life he is headed too by threatening people and raping them.
I think the legal system is too generous on children. Baby them and baby them and they'll just keep doing things wrong because they've not seen the consequences. I think the method to trail should be the same as an adult, though I think the punishment should be child appropriate.
...Considering modern day: banning them from personal technology use would be #1 punishment... a boarding house of sorts as their prison and put them into cubical maybe with a pair of headphones and some educational program to view on a old style TVs (not smart tvs).”
“Nothing medical people could have done about it. Its just something that happens; nothing for the man to feel bad about... they may have found it on ultrasounds but nothing could be done until the baby was born anyway.”
“Yeah, our clothes are made by cheap labor; that's because no one can afford anything or whine about the prices so the companies ship the jobs to wear it can be made cheaply so you can buy it cheaply.
But the comment was inappropriate and unnecessary.
If the guy wanted to be less inappropriate he should have worn a shirt that was made by himself with his own two hands instead of one that clearly came from a store just as everyone else's. Whether or not he can prove his was Made in a non-sweatshop, I'm pretty sure he uses something in his life that is made in similar conditions.
Especially tech companies; I read Apple had a factory with "interns" that were children one time.... It's not a surprise since the jobs aren't here.... And we, as a country, the USA, have been there with the sweatshops; you have to let countries learn instead of smacking them in the face with your own ideals when you don't live in such a world as they.”
“I work at a restaurant and I had a customer freak out over "something" in their chicken finger. It was a very thin blood vessel; just part of the dead chicken they were eating.
...others freak out over the tendons that are there, the white bits.
You can always tell when people haven't TRULY cooked a day in their life when they don't recognize a piece of chicken as a piece of chicken.
Oh, and cooked, I['m pretty sure you could eat a chicken embryo. I know duck embryos in some countries are delicacies or something... Called balut eggs. They look nasty to me. I wouldn't eat one (I'm picky as heck though), but I know that they are edible.
I honestly think they should requite some sort of cooking class in all schools to familiarize people with what food actually looks like pre-cooked so they can see that some of these "mystery bits" are actually just parts of the food.”
I think it does a better job at teaching young girls that the "perfect guy" might not be perfect and you shouldn't rush off to marry the first guy you meet; that some people are eccentric but that doesn't mean that they are not good people; and that loving your family is just as important as rushing off to find true love.”
“Just a couple of weeks ago they were making fun of us in the South for shutting everything down and how we can't drive on our roads when they're icy covered messes disguised as snow. Looks like those news peoples up North can make fun of themselves now.
I can rant about it here because its true and no one was seriously injured in this instance. You can all call me cruel and heartless but I'm just returning the favor of tossing it out there seen towards us a couple of weeks ago.”
“Instead of worrying about a pair of gay men who are seemingly raising these children great, why not worry about all the crappy straight parents who abuse their children, or don't really care for their children at all.
With the way the world is and with how many single parents whose child only ever sees one parent; worried about "but they don't have a mother/father"... so that's a non-issue if someone wants to challenge that.
Some people are ignorant... such in the case of gay people adopting. Some of these bigots would rather a child feel abandoned and alone for 18 years of their life than be adopted into a loving family that just happens to house around a gay couple.
And anyone who has a problem with these people being loving parents, need to make sure every child in a straight family has both a mother and father who are both perfect individuals before I give two shats about what they say. Good luck, though, since no one is perfect.”
“I don't think the age is as important as the sheer treatment of women in some of the countries and the sheer living conditions of the people that live there.
And something not taken into account in this is Life Expectancy. I'm pretty sure that some of those higher countries life expectancy ranges between 45-55 years old. With poor healthcare, child death is high.
...Human nature is to breed and strive; and in those low life expectant countries, it makes sense to start early.
I don't think its right that they girls are forced off, but I can see why it happens in some locations. Not all, but some.
...And I'm actually tired of countries forcing their 'Help' on other countries; telling them what they can and cannot do like they're their parent. Hypocriciy.... "we did it but it's not okay for you to do it, so stop it" that's how I read it.”
“In other words, the police drug-arsed around and a murderer has been wandering free for almost four years now, which now limits any chance of ever catching said killer who is probably laughing his/her butt off right now.”
proteus12544 on Nov 16, 2013 at 01:36:48
“What would you have done that the police didn't do? All the police can do is work the leads they get. Once those dry up there isn't a heck of a lot to do. Sadly police cannot read minds any more than you can. Its a sad ending but its an ending. I would have some peace just finally knowing one way or the other.”
“Ahaahaha! Someone has no sense of imagination...! I don't like zombies in games/movies/anything but they're not hurting anything 'cause THEY AREN'T REAL....!
It's just a faze of fandom that exists... and as for the people who are IRL looking out for "Zombies" is this person criticizing them aware that some "zombies" in media are really diseased people that are out of control? Even in "The Last of Us" people became infected while alive; they're brain just gets eaten by the shrooms and they turn into mindless things acting only in basic instinct.”
“No, I know BMI was created to only replace that stupid "Approriate Rate" chart that was cooked up by Life Insurance companies. It's not an accurate representation of anything for it isn't a definite thing.
They're study used who? "Average people". Who are these average people? What are their fitness levels? Did they study couch potatos or did they study more athletic people or people who just live normally? They don't say. Did they sample each category? What's the base of the study?
The only way to make this accurate is to test the BMI to see if the ratio is accurate. See how just accurate it is by using their same samples and getting representative data of each. So test the data to see if its accurate; go to a doctor and get real tests done, not a BS scale to make people think they are or are not healthy.
For all I know they could have used a bunch NFL players in this study which can skew it higher but not be correct at all.”
“Precisely why it is NOT accurate. Just like the old Approriate Wieght tables.
You're accepting the view that everyone over 200lbs is fat. That's what this is representing. Thus the study isn't accurate. They used an inaccurate study. The only way to make it accurate is, as I said, go to a physician and get a real test not this average BS cooked up by some lazy people.
The whole BMI thing was only created to replace the stupid Life Insurance chart that everyone thought was cooked up by doctors.”
“It's not accurate if you don't get it tested by a physician. You seriously think that these athletes or the people who just work out a lot, same height who weigh just as much as I do that is simply all muscle, has the same BMI as me?
BMI measures fat, not muscle. Thus it's not accurate.
It also is inaccurate because I'm pretty sure they didn't go around to every state and get an average of height/weight and then average that together.”
Brian Purcell on Oct 15, 2013 at 18:35:56
“The BMI is nothing more than a ratio between height and weight. It does not take into account muscle vs fat ratios. A weightlifter might have a very high BMI while having a very low body fat content. A tall but small framed woman may have a high relative percentage of bodyfat but a lower BMI.
The BMI is not a perfect tool but it does not require a doctor to administer it. You're thinking of an entirely different type of test like a pinch test or more accurate still, a Hydrodensitometry or immersion test.
Your understanding of the BMI is flawed.”
sjtringali on Oct 15, 2013 at 14:36:17
“Yes, I do seriously think. BMI is not the same thing as bodyfat %. BMI measures neither fat nor muscle. It measures total weight proportional to height.
BMI was developed precisely because it IS easy to measure across populations. Take the mean height and mean weight of a representative population, and you have a statistical BMI. Plenty of agencies have been correctly tracking these attributes across populations in mathematically sound manners for years.
It's no different than, say, tracking average income, amount of children, or number of cars, and we know thes things.”
seetheforest3 on Oct 15, 2013 at 14:23:08
“Okay, you're right. You made your point. You believe Americans are the healthier ones.
“Unfortunately for you, I actually know what I"m talking about, and you are miss-informed on how it works.
The government is set-up to where no individual person can do everything. Your comment was pinning all of it on Obama saying he "...is the one who spent too much money..." which is incorrect.
...are you aware of piggybacks on legislation passed? That people in congress put tiny little blurbs that will benefit their home-towns and friends businesses into large bills that -will- pass which filters unnecessary monies for that congressman's benefit..
I'm pretty sure that those piggybacks had a good hand into the debt. I'm also quite sure that the changing of mints to coin those stupid "State Quarters" and special pennies had a great hit on the budget as well.”
PunditOne on Oct 16, 2013 at 01:45:00
“right. I know about that. Those are minor "hits" compared to the total budget.
Keep your eye on the big picture.
Also the blurb checks to those localities....guess where they come from? The President!”