2 Pa. children missing near Susquehan...

2 Pa. children missing near Susquehanna River

There are 38 comments on the Evening Sun story from Aug 17, 2009, titled 2 Pa. children missing near Susquehanna River. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

A search has resumed for two central Pennsylvania children who went wading in the Susquehanna River and didn't come home.

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Concerned Momx3

Reading, PA

#23 Aug 19, 2009
Santa wrote:
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Well said!
WOW! 2 sad people here. None of us are promised tomorrow. God gives us our families for awhile. You really dont know what these kids could have went through here on earth. Gods got the whole world in his hands. I will pray for you!
Concerned Momx3

Reading, PA

#24 Aug 19, 2009
That last comment was for "Dilusional" which they are and "Santa" comments.
just my opinion

Newville, PA

#26 Aug 20, 2009
Amberskyz wrote:
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It is not entirely the parents you need to know the situation entirely and not jump to conclusions. The best thing to do for them now is pray- for strength peace and hope that the children are found. Maybe they just didn't make it home. Children at that age are far more intelligent then anyone wants to give them credit for.
I was not jumping to conclusions. I watched a news report which stated that the parents allowed these two young children to go to the river alone and didn't bother to check on them for two hours (they only become concerned two hours later when it got dark and the children didn't come home was what the news report said so that is where I am basing my conclusion that they were not checked on for two hours). This is pure neglect so forgive me if I have a little trouble mustering up sympathy for the parents. It is the children who suffered the ultimate consequence for their parents' bad decisions.
Concerned Momx3

Reading, PA

#27 Aug 20, 2009
Glad to know you know wordings from the Bible but make sure you know what your saying behind the words, not what you think they mean but what they really are.

Your answer to Cain and Abel< which is the correct spelling, take time out and read:
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c00...

Religion is for the weak minded- I dont think thats a good choice of wording to use "WEAK MINDED" in either case, these Easter Bunnys, Santas and Tooth Fairy's all wear costumes and are human! I gaurantee someone in this world dressed up in these costumes and killed someone from children to adults. You are a joke~
Concerned Momx3

Reading, PA

#28 Aug 20, 2009
Dilusional wrote:
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See, that's the mindless drivel you people spew. If something great happens....PRAISE GOD!!!
If something terrible happens...GOD HAD OTHER PLANS!!
Either way, your phantom gets the glory or gets off the hook. Argue these points to me.
1. John 14 says "Whatever you ask in my name I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the son". These are the words of Jesus. Now, pray tonight that these kids be raised from the dead as in Biblical times and ask it in Jesus' name like he tells you to do in the Bible. Wanna bet what will happen?
2. If you believe in Adam and Eve..then you believe in Kane and Able. Now ask yourself, if the Bible is true.....how did Kane and Able have families? According to the Bible, there were no more people around?
Religion is for the weak minded to give hope of something after death and an all-powerful entity that cares for everyone. I'll stick with the Easter Bunny, Santa, and the Tooth Fairy. They don't kill little kids or destroy families.
Glad to know you know wordings from the Bible but make sure you know what your saying behind the words, not what you think they mean but what they really are.

Your answer to Cain and Abel< which is the correct spelling, take time out and read:
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c00 ...

Religion is for the weak minded- I dont think thats a good choice of wording to use "WEAK MINDED" in either case, these Easter Bunnys, Santas and Tooth Fairy's all wear costumes and are human! I gaurantee someone in this world dressed up in these costumes and killed someone from children to adults. You are a joke~
just my opinion

Newville, PA

#29 Aug 20, 2009
Lisa wrote:
It amazes me when children die, the perfect parents come out of the wood work, but I'm willing to bet you all drive while talking on the cellphone. those kids weren't babies or toddlers. Adults drown swimming in the river. Where are their parents?
I am not claiming to be a perfect parent. God knows I say and do many things that after I did them I wish I wouldn't have and I am sure their parents are feeling the same way right now. This is about common sense and neglect though. There was such outrage the other week that a mother left her two children in a car while she shopped at Wal-mart and they ended up being safe, but we are not to be outraged when two children die.

You said they are not babies and you are right. They are not adults either though. I am sure if I left my child stay home alone at age 8 I would have Children and Youth services breathing down my neck. It is equally as bad to allow your 8 year old to go off unsupervised by themselves (especially to a potentially dangerous situation).

I just feel that they need to answer for their mistake and face negligent homicide charges because two people died because of their negligence.
Amberskyz

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#31 Aug 20, 2009
Santa wrote:
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Are you serious? Pointing out that someone in a Santa suite killed someone?
How about the hundreds of priests who dressed up in their collar and raped children? I'm guessing you can't see beyond your own hypocracy to think about that.
Also, I have read the Bible from cover to cover. It's a book of fables. Do you really think there are talking snakes, people raising from the dead, and huge seas magically parting? If so, then my weak-minded comment is right on target.
Lol You are so simple minded! It is truth and it may be hard for you to look past the sadness in your life to realize that it can happen with the word of God. I wouldn't even know what to say to a person like you other then you have read the word and are still dumb founded by the things that were taken place at those times...
Aside from your "observation" on the bible maybe you should look a little further into it because reguardless it is GOOD, everything God ask of us is that we are good to one another love him love everyone good or bad and to be involved with the world... everything that comes of him is GOOD... so weather or not there are some things you find hard to believe it makes a far better world for us to live in... I will pray for your guidance.
I am not saying that I would be the best of person to be talking much about this cause I am new but since God and his will has been a part of my life I have never been happier. And there is no way I could let this go and sit by and not say anything... so God bless
Amberskyz

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#32 Aug 20, 2009
just my opinion wrote:
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I was not jumping to conclusions. I watched a news report which stated that the parents allowed these two young children to go to the river alone and didn't bother to check on them for two hours (they only become concerned two hours later when it got dark and the children didn't come home was what the news report said so that is where I am basing my conclusion that they were not checked on for two hours). This is pure neglect so forgive me if I have a little trouble mustering up sympathy for the parents. It is the children who suffered the ultimate consequence for their parents' bad decisions.
Simple. The news will only tell you the side of things they want you to see for the mere purpose of their ratings- Unless you are apart of the family YOU DON'T KNOW so you shouldn't act like you know it all- have you even talked to the family.... wow there are so many variables that no one has even considered- were they entrusted to anyone or is it realy could it be
Amberskyz

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#33 Aug 20, 2009
Dilusional wrote:
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See, that's the mindless drivel you people spew. If something great happens....PRAISE GOD!!!
If something terrible happens...GOD HAD OTHER PLANS!!
Either way, your phantom gets the glory or gets off the hook. Argue these points to me.
1. John 14 says "Whatever you ask in my name I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the son". These are the words of Jesus. Now, pray tonight that these kids be raised from the dead as in Biblical times and ask it in Jesus' name like he tells you to do in the Bible. Wanna bet what will happen?
2. If you believe in Adam and Eve..then you believe in Kane and Able. Now ask yourself, if the Bible is true.....how did Kane and Able have families? According to the Bible, there were no more people around?
Religion is for the weak minded to give hope of something after death and an all-powerful entity that cares for everyone. I'll stick with the Easter Bunny, Santa, and the Tooth Fairy. They don't kill little kids or destroy families.
Guess what you are right about one thing- God deserves the glory for all- lol
There is no getting off the hook everything was planed during the making!
And it depends on where you are looking cause mircles happen every day and God has raised ppl from the dead and dose so everyday all over the world. When it is time it is time and there are bigger plans in mind. So if God says no this time then so be it- be patient and wait to see why instead of writing him off at the first thing that you do not like. I have known ppl that there was nothing medically that could be done... I watched a child dieing!! And the doctors did all they could but guess what a hole HE LIVED made a derastic recovery by the grace of God... So why don't you take another perspective into mind and experiance a little happiness- it won't just be given to you!
Kim A H

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Aug 20, 2009
Non-Perfect Parent wrote:
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Christ.
I suppose we should get rid of the lifeguards at public pools then.
Allowing children aged 11 and 8 to go into a RIVER unsupervised is stupidity and child neglect..PERIOD.
I'd have more sympathy had the parents BEEN there and been unable to prevent the tragedy...but they allowed it to happen by being stupid and lacking in common sense.
This really pisses me off. It's no different than if they'd left the house and the kids burned to death in a fire they accidentally started, and should be subject to the same laws concerning parental neglect.
I have to agree 100%. I've often heard that you shouldn't even allow your child alone in an inch of water - yes it is kind off the wall but someone can drowned in 1 in of water. So, to allow your child (regardless of their age - they have lost grown adults in that river) to go down to the river unsupervised is horrible parenting. I don't care about the situation. If my child wanted to go to the river and I wasn't able to take her at the time, I wouldn't send her by herself. It is neglect and they should be charged with some child neglect charges.

However, may peace be with the children.
Concerned Momx3

Reading, PA

#35 Aug 20, 2009
Amberskyz wrote:
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Simple. The news will only tell you the side of things they want you to see for the mere purpose of their ratings- Unless you are apart of the family YOU DON'T KNOW so you shouldn't act like you know it all- have you even talked to the family.... wow there are so many variables that no one has even considered- were they entrusted to anyone or is it realy could it be
Well that would mean you cant listen to the news to know about anything because it may not be the truth or what is good for us to know. I am just trying to understand what was wrong with this person getting their info from the news about what happened to these kids? That means we shouldnt believe weather warnings or sports updates or crime that goes on in the area because thats what the news wants us to see for ratings. The news on tv and newspaper say pretty much the same thing about this sad incident, does that mean the police statements are editing their info too?

Since: Jul 09

Harrisburg, PA

#36 Aug 20, 2009
What I cannot understand is how all these people are still berating this family. Yes, they made a horrible mistake, one that their children have paid for with their lives and that the parents will never forget. What more can be done to them that they will not do to themselves? What would you like to have done to them so that you can feel there is some vindication to what has happened? People keep saying "If I left my 8 year old at home, Child Protective Services would be at my door". Guess what? In MD and Pa it is legal to leave a child as young as 8 years old alone at home as long as there are no other children younger than that at home. Is it advisable? Probably not. Does it happen? I am sure it does. If charges were never brought up against the parents of Madeleine McCann (the child that was taken from a hotel room while her parents were eating dinner out) then I guarantee that charges will not be brought up against these folks. Every year we hear about children who get forgotten in hot cars and die. It is heartbreaking and everyone screams for blood. What would this accomplish? Try some compassion...you might find that at some time you may need some.
Clown Patrol

Lebanon, PA

#37 Aug 20, 2009
I'll tell you why this pisses people off and they want justice...

because dumb stuff like this shit NEVER ENDS.

Perhaps if negligent parents were punished, then maybe other parents would learn to no be so negligent.

By your argument Annica, why persecute anyone?

"Oh, I am so sorry that I robbed and beat you, but I was in a bad place and have been living with the guilt and pain ever since. I think that's punishment enough! I don't need to go to jail to teach others that what I did was wrong."

Since: Jul 09

Harrisburg, PA

#39 Aug 21, 2009
Clown Patrol wrote:
I'll tell you why this pisses people off and they want justice...
because dumb stuff like this **** NEVER ENDS.
Perhaps if negligent parents were punished, then maybe other parents would learn to no be so negligent.
By your argument Annica, why persecute anyone?
"Oh, I am so sorry that I robbed and beat you, but I was in a bad place and have been living with the guilt and pain ever since. I think that's punishment enough! I don't need to go to jail to teach others that what I did was wrong."
Please do not put words in my mouth. Willingly going out and murdering and robbing someone is very different than someone making a terrible judgment call. The intent is very different in these scenarios. I cannot believe that these people would have made a different decision if the fear of retribution was hanging over their head (considering we have capitol punishment in many states and people still murder others). I would think that the fact that you were responsible for the death of a loved one would far surpass the fear of imprisonment. I guess since you are a perfect person who has not made a bad judgment call you can look at things the way you do. I hope you continue on your error free track.
Amberskyz

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#40 Aug 21, 2009
Concerned Momx3 wrote:
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Well that would mean you cant listen to the news to know about anything because it may not be the truth or what is good for us to know. I am just trying to understand what was wrong with this person getting their info from the news about what happened to these kids? That means we shouldnt believe weather warnings or sports updates or crime that goes on in the area because thats what the news wants us to see for ratings. The news on tv and newspaper say pretty much the same thing about this sad incident, does that mean the police statements are editing their info too?
Well actually they do. The police are not allowed to release all of there info lol so no the news dose not tell it all aside from that the other stuff gets the ratings in itself. this is a different type of news missy- this is a life thing not just the weather nothing they could blow out of perportion and the warnings- sometimes they do with that I am done here -know your stuff before you blah blah blah { and fyi I work for a news paper before.)
Nonabel

Wilmington, DE

#41 Aug 21, 2009
Dilusional way to tell the truth!!! Reliogion nothing but a money racket. AMEN BROTHER.
Clown Patrol

Lebanon, PA

#42 Aug 21, 2009
Annica wrote:
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Willingly going out and murdering...someone is very different than someone making a terrible judgment call.
Not when that terrible judgment call costs someone their life. I also suspect that if your child was being watched by someone who made this terrible call and it killed them, you'd be less eager to coddle them and tell everyone to back off.
MyWorld

Harrisburg, PA

#43 Aug 21, 2009
I agree with Clown Patrol...Why is it okay for responsible people to think of the outcome of a situation before they make a decision and for the irresponsible people to just make a decision without thinking and...we need to cut those people some slack! If this would have been an unavoidable situation everyone would be more understanding...but for he**s sake, they left 2 young kids go to a river, not a creek...a freakin river! Same thing as...Okay kids you can play on a highway instead of the driveway! I feel horrible for the kids who had no one with an ounce of intelligence to think about their safety.

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