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Since: Apr 13

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#1000 May 27, 2013
David0407 wrote:
Good evening y'all hope everyone had a great weekend.
You calling it a night , sweetheart?

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

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#1001 May 27, 2013
David0407 wrote:
Good evening y'all hope everyone had a great weekend.
I admire your work ethics David...a good week to you sir...

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

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#1002 May 28, 2013
arctic wrote:
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I would love to be able to just stay out of it.
My life would be so very much simpler.
But something clicks in my brain and nothing in
the world matters. I'm all of 5 ft tall but that
never enters my mine. It doesn't matter if I'm
alone and the guy is over 6ft, armed,...hell I
jumped a cop one night b/c I thought he was using
excessive force on another person.
But I have lots of experience w/dealing w/women
who have been raped, abused kids and most forms of
violence and the men that commit the assaults.
One day it's going to get me shot in the face.
It has almost happened b/f. It's best if I just stay
away from ppl who choose to live in "high drama."
I am far more sympathetic towards people who find themselves in a bad situation and don't contribute to causing it. I understand there is a whole psychology behind it and dependence that forces people, both men and women, to stay in abusive relationships, but I find it to be very frustrating to be around, because you can't open someone's eyes for them. It is often times a long journey for that to happen, if it happens at all, and many times these people move on from one abuser to another.

I am far more sympathetic towards people who find themselves in a bad situations, through no fault (I do fault a person for staying in an abusive relationship, even if to a much lesser extent than the abuser) of their own. Children, in particular, especially children who are sick or abused. Focusing on them, is a cause that I really identify with more so than supporting grown adults who make poor choices or abrogate personal responsibility for themselves and their choices.

Many children get sick and die and they didn't make that choice. In a society with limited resources, I find that to be a far bigger tragedy than an adult who chooses to stay with someone when they should not do so. When it comes to charity, I will go with children over an adult, every time. That is my calling and something I hope to become more involved as I grow older.

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

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#1003 May 28, 2013
I can just think of so many folks who I would prioritize helping verses folks who choose to stay in that situation and play the role of a victim.

Or even someone who served our country ... many of our veterans struggle ... many times they are scarred from war. They've given so much for all of us. Many other folks just take or want, without giving much back. Who as a society should we prioritize? Seems we often times prioritize those who just want, but don't want to give or haven't given.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#1004 May 28, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I am far more sympathetic towards people who find themselves in a bad situation and don't contribute to causing it. I understand there is a whole psychology behind it and dependence that forces people, both men and women, to stay in abusive relationships, but I find it to be very frustrating to be around, because you can't open someone's eyes for them. It is often times a long journey for that to happen, if it happens at all, and many times these people move on from one abuser to another.
I am far more sympathetic towards people who find themselves in a bad situations, through no fault (I do fault a person for staying in an abusive relationship, even if to a much lesser extent than the abuser) of their own. Children, in particular, especially children who are sick or abused. Focusing on them, is a cause that I really identify with more so than supporting grown adults who make poor choices or abrogate personal responsibility for themselves and their choices.
Many children get sick and die and they didn't make that choice. In a society with limited resources, I find that to be a far bigger tragedy than an adult who chooses to stay with someone when they should not do so. When it comes to charity, I will go with children over an adult, every time. That is my calling and something I hope to become more involved as I grow older.
When I first moved to this area it took me 2 yrs
to talk a neighborhood woman to leave her abusive
husband.
Finally he cracked her skull w/a coffee table and
she'd had it.
She brought her 2 small kids to my house one evening
a week or so later and asked me to take them and hide
them b/c her husband had called and said he was coming
with a gun.
I told her it was just a bluff but I was wrong. He
went to her parents house first and shot it up w/the
rifle he brought w/him.
He told them I was next b/c he saw Me as the reason his
wife left him. Luckily the woman's father took a little
22 hand gun and managed to shoot him in the chest.
He died b/f he got to the hospital.
It was the luckiest shot in the world.
What he didn't know was I was not only alone in the
house w/my 2 yr old, and her 2 kids under 4, but I
had a 44 handgun sitting on the table waiting on him.

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

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#1005 May 28, 2013
arctic wrote:
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When I first moved to this area it took me 2 yrs
to talk a neighborhood woman to leave her abusive
husband.
Finally he cracked her skull w/a coffee table and
she'd had it.
She brought her 2 small kids to my house one evening
a week or so later and asked me to take them and hide
them b/c her husband had called and said he was coming
with a gun.
I told her it was just a bluff but I was wrong. He
went to her parents house first and shot it up w/the
rifle he brought w/him.
He told them I was next b/c he saw Me as the reason his
wife left him. Luckily the woman's father took a little
22 hand gun and managed to shoot him in the chest.
He died b/f he got to the hospital.
It was the luckiest shot in the world.
What he didn't know was I was not only alone in the
house w/my 2 yr old, and her 2 kids under 4, but I
had a 44 handgun sitting on the table waiting on him.
That's horrible. If someone did that to my sister he wouldn't have to come looking for her brothers. I can sympathize and understand why women are stuck in a situation such as that more so. You are a very good woman, Artic.

My wife's girlfriend's first husband started to abuse her shortly after they married. I was talking to her one night about it over some drinks, and I asked her point blank, weren't there any warning signs before you married him? She said, he never touched her until after they were married. Not sure if there were warning signs that he was generally a jerk, tho. They had dated for awhile too. She isn't the type who would stick around for that, and she left him.

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

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#1006 May 28, 2013
hi y'all...I'm too lazy to read these long posts but I'm sure they're quite interesting... =)

Level 5

Since: Sep 12

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#1007 May 28, 2013
honeymylove wrote:
Hello David.Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
I did!! Same to ya:)

Level 5

Since: Sep 12

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#1008 May 28, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
<quoted text>You calling it a night , sweetheart?
Aww! I missed your post, yeah I did go to bed. Lol sorry baby!!
Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#1009 May 28, 2013
David0407 wrote:
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Aww! I missed your post, yeah I did go to bed. Lol sorry baby!!
Well, I forgive ya. You have to get up sooo early and need your sleep.
;)

Level 5

Since: Sep 12

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#1010 May 28, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I forgive ya. You have to get up sooo early and need your sleep.
;)
Aww!! You are such a sweetheart!!:)
Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#1011 May 28, 2013
Thanks, I try. I think you're a sweetheart too.
:)

So, I'm just curious as to our time difference, if there is one, what time is it there in Michigan?
Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#1012 May 28, 2013
It's 5 pm here in Missouri.

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

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#1013 May 28, 2013
So where are all the newbies that we need to greet?

Hi all you old-timers.

Level 5

Since: Sep 12

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#1014 May 28, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
Thanks, I try. I think you're a sweetheart too.
:)

So, I'm just curious as to our time difference, if there is one, what time is it there in Michigan?
Man I have to much crap in my tracker lol it's 6:45

Level 5

Since: Sep 12

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#1015 May 28, 2013
quilterqueen wrote:
So where are all the newbies that we need to greet?

Hi all you old-timers.
Lol :)
Level 6

Since: Apr 13

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#1016 May 28, 2013
David0407 wrote:
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Man I have to much crap in my tracker lol it's 6:45
So, you're an hour ahead of me. It should be 7 where you are now, right? 6 here.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#1017 May 28, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's horrible. If someone did that to my sister he wouldn't have to come looking for her brothers. I can sympathize and understand why women are stuck in a situation such as that more so. You are a very good woman, Artic.
My wife's girlfriend's first husband started to abuse her shortly after they married. I was talking to her one night about it over some drinks, and I asked her point blank, weren't there any warning signs before you married him? She said, he never touched her until after they were married. Not sure if there were warning signs that he was generally a jerk, tho. They had dated for awhile too. She isn't the type who would stick around for that, and she left him.
LOL

Not good Limey it's just my job....or was
at the time.

Most abusers are on their best behavior b/f
the wedding then use threats of violence to
keep her there.

Of course if you know what you're looking for
you can see it even when they Are on their best
behavior.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#1018 May 28, 2013
Evening all.

Hope everyone is enjoying great
weather like I am. Hot today but
nice and cool right now.

AIias - Trish
Level 5

Since: Mar 13

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#1019 May 28, 2013
Hey Arctic

I just wanted to come in and say hello, but I see you all are having quite a serious discussion. There are days I like to avoid those topics just cause they are so disheartening and it affects my mood just thinking about it.

Me, I'm still laughing at your last comments in other thread. I think you're a "pistol" and so fun to follow around out here. ;~)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.:)

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