Host of events to mark Michael Jackso...

Host of events to mark Michael Jackson's birthday

There are 58 comments on the Post Tribune story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Host of events to mark Michael Jackson's birthday. In it, Post Tribune reports that:

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana is offering two tickets for the price of one to "A Michael Jackson Tribute Spectacular" on Saturday at Merrillville's Star Plaza Theatre.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Post Tribune.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#44 Sep 14, 2010
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm where did I say its ok to use a wire? A belt or paddle is fine. A pat on the butt and time out don't work for all kids!! Worked for my sis since she was a sensitive quiet kid. But some kids need more, like I did. I was a stubborn kid and my mom had to break me. Thank goodness she had the love for me and the diligence to keep at it. B/c it worked! If you hadn't noticed that the end of physical punishments in school (plus the removal of GOD) has resulted in HORRIBLE schools and criminals for kids! It's ridiculous! Kids can't even go to school w/o fear of being shot or picked on. And kids now go to jail and commit crimes because they have no serious consequences for actions. Our jails are running over with people under age 25. Why? Lack of discipline and GODLY morals! Don't worry, keep up your sisified ways of discipline and the kids will keep going to jail! I know mine will be taught by The Bible and stay away from the devilish public schools!
Spanking, as conditioning or behavior modification, is all the worse and contrary to any true moral sensibility because it is a form of violence, i.e. striking another person in anger. There are occasions when children need to be disciplined, and there are occasions in life when violence is necessary to counteract violence. But disciplining a child for naughty behavior or disobedience does not require violence, no matter how benign or well-intentioned it may be or how naughty the child has been. Spanking only teaches a child that using physical violence is a good method for getting your way in life.

Wayward children, presumably, are spanked only for "bad" behavior and/or disobedience. The message, therefore, i.e. the moral lesson, is "be good and obey, or you will be punished." That lesson does not, and cannot, lead a child into a true, inner sense of morality, and it tends, rather, to lead into cynicism, hypocritical religiosity and, in the worst case, clinical sociopathy.

True morality, whether based on religious principle or secular idealism, must come from within, based upon a positive impulse to be good, conform to society's legitimate expectations and be kind to each other because that is what we affirmatively want, not simply because we are seeking to avoid harsh treatment at the hands of society or the opprobrium of other individuals.

(Spank Your Children Well/Richard Latimer, capecodtoday)
octopus

Schenectady, NY

#45 Sep 14, 2010
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm where did I say its ok to use a wire? A belt or paddle is fine. A pat on the butt and time out don't work for all kids!! Worked for my sis since she was a sensitive quiet kid. But some kids need more, like I did. I was a stubborn kid and my mom had to break me. Thank goodness she had the love for me and the diligence to keep at it. B/c it worked! If you hadn't noticed that the end of physical punishments in school (plus the removal of GOD) has resulted in HORRIBLE schools and criminals for kids! It's ridiculous! Kids can't even go to school w/o fear of being shot or picked on. And kids now go to jail and commit crimes because they have no serious consequences for actions. Our jails are running over with people under age 25. Why? Lack of discipline and GODLY morals! Don't worry, keep up your sisified ways of discipline and the kids will keep going to jail! I know mine will be taught by The Bible and stay away from the devilish public schools!
Joe Jackson beat Michael for no reason, but to make him perform.

He whipped Michael with belts, paddles and wire, broke bones...

Joe is a rather large man and beat and tortured Michael for years.

No wonder Michael was never right.

If Joe really cared for Michael, he would have let him play.

He never had to ever beat Michael because MJ was already talented.

He would've kept Michael away from places like that.

That did have a really bad effect on Michael's development.

And it was the direct cause of his downfall later in life.

Instead, Joe had him booked in seedy clubs with hookers, low life.

Slept with women in hotel rooms in front of his kids.

He's a sick bastard.

For some reason, Michael never got the mental help that he needed.

Everything was brushed aside by The Jacksons.

Michael was their meal ticket.

Without him, they would've been nothing.

Joe Jackson is a scumbag.

There's never an excuse for beating children.

Since: Oct 09

Trenton, NJ

#46 Sep 14, 2010
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm, I believe in postitive reinforcements on some occassions too. But do you realize that this doesn't work long term? Think of it like this...when an adult commits a crime, do we give them positive reinforcements or punishments? We have to establish a pattern for them. They must learn that bad behavior has bad consequences.
And in some situations, a kid just needs a spanking so that it makes a big affect! Like a baby going towards an outlet or the street. It only takes 1 time for it to be too late, so in this instance, spankings are automatic! And typically whenever disrespect or back talk occurs, a spanking is automatic...break it before it gets out of hand! It works!
Maybe your kids will be the next king or queen of child abuse?

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#47 Aug 30, 2012
Totally dead for Wacko's birthday this year.

3 years gone, now forgotten by everyone but the most die hard fans.

*laughter*

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#48 Aug 30, 2012
InDaHouse wrote:
Totally dead for Wacko's birthday this year.
3 years gone, now forgotten by everyone but the most die hard fans.
*laughter*
MJ will never be forgotten..and you can't change that!!!

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#49 Aug 30, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>MJ will never be forgotten..and you can't change that!!!
Never said I could, and I never said he would be forgotten. Can't you read, stupid?

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#50 Aug 30, 2012
InDaHouse wrote:
<quoted text>
Never said I could, and I never said he would be forgotten. Can't you read, stupid?
You don't even know what you are posting...lol.Having a problem? lol

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#51 Aug 30, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>You don't even know what you are posting...lol.Having a problem? lol
Your reading comprehension skills are severly lacking, but no surprise there.

I wrote that Wacko is forgotten by everyone but the most die hard fans. Ipso facto, he isn't important to most people, who may be reminded of him when his name is mentioned, but otherwise never think of him (i.e. he is forgotten by most people). He is not forgotten by people who think it's OK to sleep with other people and to collect child erotica, as long as they could moonwalk and sing.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#52 Aug 30, 2012
InDaHouse wrote:
<quoted text>
Your reading comprehension skills are severly lacking, but no surprise there.
I wrote that Wacko is forgotten by everyone but the most die hard fans. Ipso facto, he isn't important to most people, who may be reminded of him when his name is mentioned, but otherwise never think of him (i.e. he is forgotten by most people). He is not forgotten by people who think it's OK to sleep with other people and to collect child erotica, as long as they could moonwalk and sing.
Your abusive skills are top notch...somethin to be proud of huh?

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#53 Aug 30, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>Your abusive skills are top notch...somethin to be proud of huh?
Once again your comprehension skills are lacking.

Plus the fact that you have an emotional response to a factual comment shows you are an, at best, shallow thinker.

You go gurl.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#54 Aug 30, 2012
InDaHouse wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again your comprehension skills are lacking.
Plus the fact that you have an emotional response to a factual comment shows you are an, at best, shallow thinker.
You go gurl.
And you are at best a bully with an axe to grind.

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#56 Aug 30, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>And you are at best a bully with an axe to grind.
What axe would that be Princess?

J-J-Jina Wild

“VITILIGO”

Since: Jun 10

IS A BIOTCH

#57 Aug 31, 2012
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm where did I say its ok to use a wire? A belt or paddle is fine. A pat on the butt and time out don't work for all kids!! Worked for my sis since she was a sensitive quiet kid. But some kids need more, like I did. I was a stubborn kid and my mom had to break me. Thank goodness she had the love for me and the diligence to keep at it. B/c it worked! If you hadn't noticed that the end of physical punishments in school (plus the removal of GOD) has resulted in HORRIBLE schools and criminals for kids! It's ridiculous! Kids can't even go to school w/o fear of being shot or picked on. And kids now go to jail and commit crimes because they have no serious consequences for actions. Our jails are running over with people under age 25. Why? Lack of discipline and GODLY morals! Don't worry, keep up your sisified ways of discipline and the kids will keep going to jail! I know mine will be taught by The Bible and stay away from the devilish public schools!
Wowee!!! Chas is a tranny.

I bet he loves the men when he's wearing his Katie costume.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#58 Aug 31, 2012
InDaHouse wrote:
<quoted text>
What axe would that be Princess?
Anti-MJ.

InDaHouse

“New year, more f'loon denial”

Since: Jul 10

Dark Recesses, Your Mind

#59 Sep 2, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>Anti-MJ.
See, that's where you are wrong.

I am anti pedophilia.

Sleeping with other people's children and owning child erotica falls into that realm, and that's why I don't accept MJ getting away with it.

You, on the other hand, are pro pedophilia, supporting a man who slept with other people's children and owned child erotica.

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#60 Sep 3, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>MJ will never be forgotten..and you can't change that!!!
yes, he'll be remembered as a child molester, drug abuser, freak, and female impersonating clown.

“at yet more f'loonspin”

Since: Aug 11

I live far away from f'loons

#61 Sep 3, 2012
Jermaine 7 wrote:
<quoted text>MJ will never be forgotten..and you can't change that!!!
Jermaine, you can't change the fact he will be remembered for being a talented man who was, unfortunately, also a drug-addicted child molester.
Rickey Bobby

North Kingstown, RI

#62 Sep 4, 2012
goodperson wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever you say, people are celebrating MJ's birthday all around the world!To show their love for Michael!
That's why they are offering tickets at 2 for 1 prices. They can't get rid of them. Was it last Saturday? September 1st? I didn't see one song on MTV, and nothing on the news. This thread is the only place I see it mentioned. Gone and forgotten.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Merrillville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mo... (Nov '10) 8 hr Truth 21,253
foot fetish (Jan '14) Dec 6 Footlover 15
Local Politics Do you approve of Brian K. Snedecor as Mayor? Nov 11 dennis 1
Prostitution (Jan '17) May '17 fat jack 3
News Charges won't be filed in rape case (Mar '17) Mar '17 I pooped in my pants 2
News Proposal Would Increase Indiana Cigarette Tax T... (Jan '16) Nov '16 paul w shafer 5
clean gary up (Jan '06) Jul '16 jUsT SayN 75

Merrillville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Merrillville Mortgages