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The Lounge Abuse to let 9-year old go the park alone Jul 21 2014
17:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by anewdawn:

Original Post by watergirl:

This post reminded of Texas truancy laws. Of course we want our kids showing up every day. I get the logic of invoking penalties, but realistically, once you drop your child off, you have to go to work.

Fining parents $500 is beyond ridiculous. It has become quite the revenue generator. Thankfully, there is not an abuse charge.

 

Texas truancy law challenged

Truancy Guide (TYLA)

 

I wanted the police to charge my daughter with Truancy once when she was in the midst of her out of control teenage rebellion - I had tried everything and sadly, the police knew me by then because of her antics but they also knew I was doing everything to try to stop it - and they told me to not even go there because I would be the one in trouble. 

it was quite the education let me tell you - I learned many things - some good, some bad but one thing is for sure, there isn't a lot of support for parents with out of control children

Oh, I hear you on this. You are a good mom. :)

Yet under truancy law, you are the bad guy and disenfranchised to boot, at a time that you most need a solid support system to back you up so you can do right for your kid (by offering them up to a higher scarier power than mom).

Taking your money and then kicking you in the ass is not particularly helpful.

The Lounge Abuse to let 9-year old go the park alone Jul 21 2014
17:19 (UTC)
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This post reminded of Texas truancy laws. Of course we want our kids showing up every day. I get the logic of invoking penalties, but realistically, once you drop your child off, you have to go to work.

Fining parents $500 is beyond ridiculous. It has become quite the revenue generator. Thankfully, there is not an abuse charge.

 

Texas truancy law challenged

Truancy Guide (TYLA)

 

The Lounge Abuse to let 9-year old go the park alone Jul 21 2014
16:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Okay.  Poor people are treated completely fairly in the U.S.

Got it.


Well, being poor is the poor's own fault, after all.  They have to live with the consequences of refusing to becoming not-so-poor.  Those consequences include being sentenced to jail.

Deadbeats.

Yes, this because everything in life is cut and dried, black and white. There is no middle ground, no room for anything except absolutes.

...and that's the way I like it.

You either love it or hate it.  Get it right, doc!


I thought it was "America:  Love It or Leave It," actually.

Your black and white is not the same as my black and white.  Your white may be more eggshell.

This is no longer applicable. We're so close with the Soylent Green Project we don't want poor people leaving.

"I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner."

-Dr. Hannibal Lecter

The Lounge Abuse to let 9-year old go the park alone Jul 21 2014
16:07 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Okay.  Poor people are treated completely fairly in the U.S.

Got it.


Well, being poor is the poor's own fault, after all.  They have to live with the consequences of refusing to becoming not-so-poor.  Those consequences include being sentenced to jail.

Deadbeats.

Yes, this because everything in life is cut and dried, black and white. There is no middle ground, no room for anything except absolutes.

...and that's the way I like it.

You either love it or hate it.  Get it right, doc!

Polarity fail. What world is this?

Books Currently Reading? Jul 21 2014
15:26 (UTC)
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I just started Diane Gabaldon's Outlander series, Book 7: An Echo in the Bone.

It's been on my shelf for a while. I was told that I would want to jump to book 8 immediately, so I have waited.

Health & Support Panic Attacks and Constance Reassurance? Jul 21 2014
14:22 (UTC)
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Panic attacks - that's anxiety.

Weight Loss newly single mother. ... weight lost goals and support Jul 20 2014
13:52 (UTC)
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So sorry for your loss. How devastating that must be coming right after all the build-up to the birth... I can't even imagine. Finding joy again after so much loss takes time.

I suspect your weight may just be a convenient out and perhaps he really left because he is not mature enough/man enough to deal with the responsibility of a toddler plus your shared loss. And lets get real, those little ones can really make your sex life do a complete 180. Being a GOOD mom is exhausting and its tough to feel sexy with spit up on your shirt and a dirty diaper in your hand. Am I right? ;)

No matter what his true reason was walking out, you deserve better for yourself and your son. 

Congrats on losing 33 lbs! That's commendable and don't give up on yourself. You obviously have figured out how to lose the weight, now you just need to stay the course and be patient with yourself.

You have several battles going on all at once, and sometimes it isn't real obvious which one weighs the heaviest on your heart. Focus on what's best for your son and yourself. You can do this. Stay strong!

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 19 2014
19:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by watergirl:

Original Post by lysistrata:

*somehow neglects to be horrified.*

By the prosecution or the defense? Oh, Irony.

 

but maybe not in the way you mean.

Lets review:

i·ro·ny

1) the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

2) a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

3) a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character. 

 

The first two definitions imply a sense of humor, which you clearly lack, therefore I believe the third might resonate better for you.

Perhaps we see things very differently. Shocking.

 

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 19 2014
14:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

But I think what I'll find is that, while Christ may have had authority over the Church, he never forced his followers to do anything, he never demanded his way.  He simply led them by making sure his actions were consistent with his words and by speaking the truth.  And if they chose not to follow, that was on them.

Leading by not leading, not via force, ego or will. Very Tao.

My boss is Christ-centric, and I see him lead in the same manner.  

Well done, pav. :)

 

Shine on you crazy diamond

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 19 2014
13:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

*somehow neglects to be horrified.*

By the prosecution or the defense? Oh, Irony.

 

Weight Loss Paleo Jul 19 2014
00:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by dakatz:

Here is a golden rule when it comes to nutrition and fitness: If a nutritional plan has a name slapped onto it, its not something worth doing. A true, healthy, sustainable nutrition plan is one that you tailor from the ground up based on your goals, your needs, your body, and your preferences. If the end product just happens to look something like a paleo diet, mediterranean diet, or any other kind of "named" diet, then thats fine. But the starting point should never be the "named" diet, as if it were a target that you were shooting to hit.

Create your nutritional plan as it best suits you, with the balance that you prefer, and never with silly, arbitrary, and overly exteme gimmicks that are nothing more than the product of slick marketing and pseudo-science. Balance, sustainability, and personalization are key.

Thank you for saying this.

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 18 2014
15:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by catwalker:

I have read the entire bible 3 times. I have done independent research on many topics. It was how I was able to come to peace with not believing what is written in it.

Everything I know, I learned from Jesus Christ Superstar

Well, I've probably picked up a few extra things since then, but that was the extent of my childhood religious instruction.

I love rock operas. I watched Jesus Christ Superstar (the film) sometime last year, and then I watched it again on Christmas. I hadn't seen it since 1973. LOVE.

 

The Lounge Ramadan Kareem Jul 18 2014
14:36 (UTC)
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Its an obvious cut-paste but I actually read about half of it.

My limit is typically less that X number of sentences. 

 

Ain't nobody got time for that!

 

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 18 2014
13:54 (UTC)
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The rapture sure would help whittle down the global population. Too many people, not enough resources.

Global warming? Fixed that for ya.

 

The Lounge Struggling with belief in any higher deity(ies) Jul 18 2014
13:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by watergirl:

Jesus Christ.

Superstar.

 

eta: Hippy out! :)

The Lounge Ramadan Kareem Jul 18 2014
13:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by s1jj11n:

Yeah! I used to be down with Ramadhan, but fasting clogs my pipes and trust me, I am NO fun to be around when that happens.

I've never fasted, but I am definitely a total b**** if I restrict my calories too much. It makes me "hangry."

Now I may have to fast for a day just to try it. I should probably warn others ahead of time.

 

The Lounge 2014 Gardening Thread Jul 17 2014
22:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by buggyhair:

The makings of a bumper crop of beans in the making. I  pick about a pound a  day.

Perhaps an alt-ego/sock puppet named beanyhair would be in order. :D

The Lounge "I don't know how it's different. But it is." Jul 17 2014
22:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by watergirl:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

The only thing we had close to this was a teacher that had several very short term affairs with students. None of the guys were compelled to report her though.

There is such a double standard, have hetero females been discussed? (I haven't read this entire thread).

Big List of Female Teachers

Female Predators in Texas Youth Commission

 

Not really, but I certainly wouldn't think it appropriate, nor would I feel comfortable if I were asked to supervise the boys' shower after PE. I mean, ok, partly because I'm not a PE teacher at all - that would just be bizarre to have the librarian in there. But even if I were a PE teacher, no. 

And I'd actually be more worried about them behaving inappropriately toward me than the other way around.

But I happen to be of the opinion that men ripen around age 30-35, so a kid that immature... no appeal whatsoever.

But regarding a straight man in a girls' locker room - isn't there like, a whole billion-dollar genre of pr0n about that? I don't know if most men would think the same thing that women are completely unappealing until they're in their 30s.

Okay, well my post was intentionally tangential and not specific to watching naked students. But I think you inadvertently made my case re: the double standard. Nobody really takes it seriously. I find it alarming that there are so many women preying on our sons also.

You and I not predators, so I totally agree with your perspective. Just... no. My numeric criteria for looking/admiring/flirting/dating was always that they had to be closer to my age than my sons age (25 year difference) to not feel creepy.

But yes, now that I have caught up reading... school showers should be same-sex monitored, and sexual orientation shouldn't really make a difference because promiscuity isn't orientation specific. But of course it will always be a huge deal to some people and that will never change.

The Lounge "I don't know how it's different. But it is." Jul 17 2014
20:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

The only thing we had close to this was a teacher that had several very short term affairs with students. None of the guys were compelled to report her though.

There is such a double standard, have hetero females been discussed? (I haven't read this entire thread).

Big List of Female Teachers

Female Predators in Texas Youth Commission

 

The Lounge 2014 Gardening Thread Jul 17 2014
16:06 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by watergirl:

My grandmother used to do that with her African violets. Each pot had its own tub and wick. She probably had close to 100 of them.

yeah, the instructions i found said to use a bucket for each pot. i didn't have 5 buckets, but i did have a big tub that happened to be empty. i was so afraid of it running dry that i filled it with about 30L of water. it was still almost full when i got home last night ;)

I have thought about installing a couple of olla pots just to try them out. There is a company making them locally.

Same general concept, but the source is buried and the soils do the wicking. Could work well given our drought issues and the fact that the ground doesn't freeze here in winter.

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