“reminds me of a well dressed woman at church, who suddenly got real sick. The men ushers got her a seat (we were at the entry) The ushers fanned her but she was going limp, they had to lay her on the carpet, while one called for 911 help. She appeared to be gasping for air, so they opened her waistband and she had on a girdle, one usher used his pocket knife and tried to cut the top of the girdle and it went rippppppppppppp and she could get air, nothing wrong but clothes too tight. Yes whole church was talking (smile) better to take larger size”
“example of why children under age 18 should not have a gun available. In my own family my uncle and his best friend took my cousin (his grandson) and the friends son hunting with them when they were 10. The boys learned and loved it, too much. Now two friends skipped school and went hunting without the adults. My cousin tripped and his gun went off and his friend was shot in the head. Sad story the little boy died and my cousin never really got over killing his friend. Wish they had never shown them how to use a gun. Kids and guns bad idea”
oink2u2 on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:43:54
“Okay, while we can point to such events and claim the gun was responsible or having "taught" the kids to hunt at an early age was irresponsible, neither were the direct cause of the accident. Many, many kids were taught to hunt at age 10 or under, based on social and economic factors.
The problem with your scenario was that someone apparently failed to impart the sense of responsibility that goes with gun handling and how to handle the firearms properly. Had they done so, the kids wouldn't go out alone nor would there be an 'accidental' discharge.
Age isn't always a factor, as these unintended shootings happen with all ages. Proper training and supervision are the key issues.”
Sean Tallant on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:40:25
“Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of kids will hunt this year with no accidents.”
Grumpy Man on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:37:39
“Hey, maybe you're on to something here...
Perhaps anecdotes should guide the decisions we make with regard to the adoption of all of our laws.
Andrea Yates drowned all of her kids in a bathtub. Therein, using your (lack of) logic, we should adopt a law making it illegal to have bathtubs in homes where children live.
Get the ball rolling! Call your congress-critter today!”
“know a man who lost many years of his young life for snatching a older ladies purse. She lost her balance and fell to sidewalk, so upset her heart gave out. He went away for murder in Denver. Came out a man in his 40's mean as hell and mad at the world. Took the purse on a dare from other teen boys, a little fun turned into a nightmare for all. I think she may be sorry but she can't give that persons life back and the price she is paying is high”
“was a fan of his until my best friends husband saw a show of Ike and Tina's in Vegas. He said they could hear him beating up Tina, but after a while she came out and performed as if nothing had happened. She was a strong woman to take beating and still stay, but she woke up and got away. When she left she most likely saved her life. Had a friend with a husband like him, he killed her when she was six months along with his child. Shot her with 3 officers in their home to help her leave him, they made error of leaving him alone with her, he got 40 years because he shot the officers as well. My friend is gone and one day he will be free”
“these kind in all races and it is sad....feel sorry for all parents, no mother wants her child to be a cold blood killer.....these boys are lost......glad they will be charged as adults, adult crime should get adult time and if they get hard 40 make them serve it. ALL of it Going to be days they will cry thinking of their foul crime. should get life with no chance of getting out”
“danger of this kind of practice. Police saw a young black man swaying going down the street, so thought he was high, arrested him and put him in a holding tank. WAS NOT HIGH OR DRUNK but he was black so it did not cross their minds could be something else, as result of their actions, when they noticed he was quiet and no longer moving in a jail holding, he died. He had medical condition. This is example of profiling gone wrong”
NC2 on Aug 19, 2013 at 09:24:28
“But, would he have died of whatever condition he had if he hadn't been arrested? At least in jail there is a chance there would be recognition of a medical condition and his life saved. Not a good example without a few more details and facts.”
“no one said the boy was perfect but on the night in question he was not armed (had cell phone, USING IT) and walking home. Doing what lots of young men of all colors do (talking to a girl).
George knew he did wrong from the very beginning, and we only have his word, so he goes free. But George is living in a hell of his own making, all because he wanted a rep as being hard core (will shoot you rep) now he has the name and living with it's fame. Really do not think he planned to kill, but every time a person straps on a gun, it can change your life forever, just ask George”
Jul 25, 2013 at 14:43:44
“years ago my little girl and her friend (white child) were on the porch and calling each other race names, I run out and told my kid shut up and told Donna it was time to go home since they were not playing nice. Donna looked at me with hurt in her eyes and said but we are only playing, we are friends. I told Donna and my kid friends do not say that to each other, went into house got them both ice cream. I saw adult issues and the girls did not. If you have grown up saying and acting a certain way, then you do not see a problem until someone points it out to you.”
monilove42 on Jul 25, 2013 at 14:55:26
“I recently went to an amusement park with my family in the south...and these young teenage girls were walking about 50 feet behind us. One screams out, "I'm gonna get me some chicken." in her best "black voice". So I turned around and they quickly ran behind some bushes as if I hadn't already known they were walking behind us for about 5 minutes. I was going to walk back to them and ask for their parents but my family didn't want to cause a scene. What I really wanted to see were the looks on their parents' faces, then I would know why 15 or 16 year old girls would say such things.”
donbrown on Jul 25, 2013 at 14:51:06
“Adults could not possibly be that dumb -- and if they are, they deserve the approbation they are bound to receive.
Aabby on Jul 25, 2013 at 14:49:59
“She’s over 60 years old and not a child. And she only says it to her employees not her food network executives which tells you she knows it is not ok to say. That said, the slur is the least of the issued here. Compensation is the main issue for me.”
“years ago two friends disappeared and ones car was found in weeds by the river. They did not find bodies, so church members hired someone to try and find out what happened to them .After a time over a year, they were found living together in a city a few hours away. Both had left behind children, friends and a spouse to be together. So looks like this happens often”
Jul 13, 2013 at 22:52:27
“you said a mouth full, they let a baby killer go free so why would we be shocked with this verdict. However I would not want to be George, he will always looking over his shoulder.
Many outraged over this, all kinds of people, some dangerous, he best keep low”
Mar 26, 2013 at 19:07:27
“you said a mouth full, one day she will look back on this and wonder what was she thinking.......knew he was a bad seed always asking. did she check someone ...he really thinks his stuff don't stink he really was the master in that house / she best be glad he did not beat her”
“they are having a old fashion family. Back in 50's and 60's average family was 5 or more, then size got smaller with birth control. Large family means never lonely, lots of good times and adventures for the kids. Today most cannot afford the large family. These two can afford 10 kids, and are willing to share their lives .... Lucky children because they are wanted”
“some think what I posted was a urban tale, but not in this case. The man still lives and works in a government office. Only good thing about this was other women found out about him, and they saw the illness effect on her life. Some made it clear they were afraid to work with her. Many think it can;t happen to them , I am a older lady and saw results, take my word it was sad...the girl died almost a year ago”