reply to post by LadySkadi
Yep, children, ages 10 and 12, according to the story, females as well.
When I originally read the original post, and then commented I had a range of emotions go flying by before I made my original post, and I still stand
I have been to Australia three times and I know the creepy crawlies that lurk there.
Australia's Deadliest. Thanks for the Fosters beer and the Body Bag.
My thoughts were on just how different six, eight, and two legged predators could have gotten them, just how irresponsible their parents may be, and
why they updated their Facebook, instead of calling 000
, Australia's version of America's 911.
At age 10, I had already been told by my stepfather he would break my neck, literally, and leave me by the side of the road for the trash men to pick
up, if I brought illicit and illegal drugs in his house, all because I asked what the difference of what legal
At about this time is when my brother and I began playing off in the woods, playing war, war games, hide-and-go-seek, you name it, no one usually
found us, ever, whether they were supposed to, or not.
But, we were as well taught exactly how to get help if we became lost, as cell phones were not prevalent back then and my parents would never have
bought one, let alone let us boys have one, not because of a lack of responsibility, but because of the fact that children in their eyes have no need
for grown-up things.
Use mirrors to signal planes and or start a signal fire.
At age 12/13 I had already told a local Law Enforcement Officer, in not so nice words to go to Hell, I cannot put the words I used due to ATS T & C
and the censors, but it was due to him being a total jerk on a power trip, and I told him that, because I was taught how to deal with arrogant people,
including out of control Cops.
Now, my reason for relating my story, as well as mentioning two-legged predators earlier, is because I was taught just how hard life was, not to trust
people, ever, and as well to circumvent normal circumstances if necessary to survive, but the one thing I was taught very well was to never, ever, go
into drainage systems, because you can literally be killed by alligators (in Australia it crocodiles), rats, spiders, you name it, and this not being
Australia we don't have nearly as many poisonous critters here, other than the occasional rattlesnake or cotton-mouth I would run into and steer wide
and clear of at all costs.
That two girls, were out in what equals in my mind as a sewer, is irresponsible of the parents, that they had a cell phone and instead of dialing
they updated their Facebook status, was as well stupid, because if you know anything about the Internet is that it is not secure.
Those two-legged predators I spoke of could have been sexual predators.
They could have had access to their Facebook accounts and their not directly contacting Law Enforcement could have very well seen them captured and
molested, or far worse sold into sexual slavery through human trafficking where they would never escape.
So, forgive me, maybe my comment should have instead been directed at their parents, but to me if these girls were not taught the difference between
right and wrong, as well as not going into sewers or drainage areas, then something irrevocably stupid was done by not teaching them important skills,
skills that boys are often taught that girls are not taught.
Yes, we may never know why they were out there, maybe to meet a boy or two boys, maybe to prove that girls are better than boys, maybe just for sheer
stupidity, I just don't know.
I know this though and that is that they were damn lucky to have survived, at all.
Call me callous if you will, call me heartless, but I am a protector, and it boggles my mind when I see ignorance and stupidity.
[edit on 8-10-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]