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Originally posted by daggyz
I bet this post was to gain outrage at tazers yet the common reply is the stupid mother. There's always the real story behind the media story (ie the truth of the matter)
Originally posted by dieterhund
Ahhh....the best country in the world....the good ole USA. Only there would you a taser a 19 year old mother who left her child outside.
This is very common is certain countries overseas. In Sweden for example, it is very common to do the same. They believe babies need to nap outside, even in the very cold, bundled up outside. The Mom's all go to lunch or shop inside & leave their babies in the pram outside. There is ZERO fear that someone will steal your baby. People just do not do that there. This also very common in Denmark as well.
Reminds me of this picture in Iceland....I imagine the entire female population with children would all be tasered and put in jail.
Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
well well well,
what can be expected when mtv / vh1 / facebook / myspace / ps1-2-3 / xbox are the parenting tools for a generation?
It's only going to keep getting better and better the further we move away from being in touch with the earth and being human. Hopefully the big reset button gets sat on soon.
Originally posted by fairytale
just an oposing point of view, i grew up being left in the car, call that sick or sad...that's just what my parents did, idk maybe in the 80's that was ok? it was Canada idk if that makes any diffrence?
To force a man to drop his own mind and to accept your will as a substitute, with a gun in place of a syllogism, with terror in place of proof, and death as the final argument—is to attempt to exist in defiance of reality. -Ayn Rand
Originally posted by undo
4. is it safe to leave anybody in an idling vehicle with the windows rolled up?
no, not really. carbon monoxide poisoning. no odor. kills adults as well as children of all ages.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
[...]either they are so incompetent that they don't understand that they are neglecting the child and putting it into harms way or they don't care. In either case they have demonstrated an inability to properly care for a child and that child should be removed from that environment. Perhaps that removal is temporary, perhaps it is permanent. I would suggest that the bias should be permanent until such time that the parent has cleared a significant hurdle and burden of proof that they can resume parenting in a competent manner.
This country has a big problem with inadequate parents.