Since: Jul 12

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#608854 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Gee- those guns aren't doing much good here, RR.
I mean- 668 times more murders with firearms here in the USA than in the United Kingdom.
So while a woman may have a greater chance of being raped in the UK, the entire population of the USA is 668% more likely to be murdered with a gun than is the entire population of the UK.
But that's okay- the USA is #1 in murders- bet that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, huh?
Oh- and BTW- the suicide rate for ages 15-24 in the USA versus the UK: 104% more in the USA than in the UK.
That right there should be enough to tell you that keeping LOADED guns in the room of children between the ages of 15-24 is really BAD parenting.
I KNOW you will say that you KNOW for a FACT that your children are not at all suicidal, never were, never would be and would never even think about it- no doubt the self same sentiments have been expressed by parents whose children DID kill themselves; in other words, you can't be 100% sure and one never knows.
Then again, you say a LOT of stuff is fact which is not, so no reason for this instance to be any different.
Regardless and for many reasons, you are an UNFIT parent to keep a LOADED gun in your TEENAGE son's bedroom.
You ain't gonna talk me out of anything, OCB. And you're not gonna change my mind on this.

So what's the point of repeating your opinion a million times over?

I know how you view child rearing , it differs than mine and that's ok.

I'm not trying to tell you my "right" way to do it, why are you telling me your "right" way?
USG

Saint Louis, MO

#608856 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>I'll help you out here, but really- this is research you could be- and imo should be-doing for YOURSELF.
Where We Came From
1. Did we evolve from monkeys?
Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, but we didn't evolve from apes, either. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed
5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids.
Learn More
Human Evolution
2. How did humans evolve?
Since the earliest hominid species diverged from the ancestor we share with modern African apes, 5 to 8 million years ago, there have been at least a dozen different species of these humanlike creatures. Many of these hominid species are close relatives, but not human ancestors. Most went extinct without giving rise to other species. Some of the extinct hominids known today, however, are almost certainly direct ancestors of Homo sapiens. While the total number of species that existed and the relationships among them is still unknown, the picture becomes clearer as new fossils are found. Humans evolved through the same biological processes that govern the evolution of all life on Earth. See "What is evolution?", "How does natural selection work?", and "How do organisms evolve?"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq...
"This timeline of evolution of life outlines the major events in the development of life on planet Earth since it originated until the present day. In biology, evolution is any change across successive generations in the heritable characteristics of biological populations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organization, from kingdoms to species, and individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins. The similarities between all present day organisms indicate the presence of a common ancestor from which all known species, living and extinct, have diverged through the process of evolution."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evol...
Do you honestly think that humankind is only 6,000 years old???
"How did humans evolve?
About six million years ago in Africa1, the chimpanzee lineage and our own split. What happened to us after that split? The hominid lineage did not march in a straight line to Homo sapiens. Instead, the early hominid lineage gave rise to many other (now extinct) hominids. Examining the fossils, the artifacts, and even the DNA of these relatives has helped us understand how this complex hominid tree evolved, and how modern humans came to exist."
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/...
Just google "what did humans evolve from" and that will take you to many sites which you can use to do your own research and to answer your questions.
Of course, you may prefer to think that the first man really was created from dust and you may continue to prefer to think that that was "evolution".
You'd be wrong, but I guess you would think you were taking the path of least resistance.....
Your answer still jumps the gun. How did any life evolve. What did we (any living thing) evolve from?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608858 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya.... Words work really well on a kid that can't talk yet...
<quoted text>
I've done that ALSO.
There are many good parental discipline techniques. Spanking is one of them.
<quoted text>
Nope. If you recall, I haven't spanked my kids in about ten years.
<quoted text>
That is your opinion, of course. I thank you for sharing it, but I don't agree.
<quoted text>
And you wouldn't think that chili & watermelon mix, either. But a Mexican friend of mine introduced it to me and its delicious.
Wow- you keeping a loaded gun in the room of your minor teenage sons is right up there with many other examples of neglect- in this case, Inadequate Supervision- and examples of bad parenting- for which there really are no excuse:

"Exposure to hazards.

Examples of exposure to in- and out-of-home hazards include:

- Safety hazards—poisons, small objects, electrical wires, stairs, drug paraphernalia;

- Smoking—second-hand smoke, especially for children with asthma or other lung problems;

********-Guns and other weapons—guns that are kept in the house that are loaded and not locked up or are in reach of children;********

- Unsanitary household conditions—rotting food, human or animal feces, insect infestation, or lack of running or clean water;

- Lack of car safety restraints.25"

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals...

Uh...neglect is most definitely a form of child abuse, that you allow a loaded gun to be kept in your teenage son's room is indeed neglectful and is therefore most definitely CHILD abuse.

And not only is this just not MY opinion, it's actually FACT.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608859 Mar 8, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
So you train them to behave how you want them to behave
If you were a dad, you wouldn't ask such stupid questions.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608860 Mar 8, 2013
USG wrote:
<quoted text>
Your answer still jumps the gun. How did any life evolve. What did we (any living thing) evolve from?
Would you like my address to send payment due me for doing research FOR you?

All you need to do is google for YOURSELF the following:

"what did life evolve from"

You will then see MANY sites come up that you should be able to research for yourself and then LEARN for yourself.

But I'll give you this additional information to help get you started:

"This timeline of evolution of life outlines the major events in the development of life on planet Earth since it originated until the present day. In biology, evolution is any change across successive generations in the heritable characteristics of biological populations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organization, from kingdoms to species, and individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins. The similarities between all present day organisms indicate the presence of a common ancestor from which all known species, living and extinct, have diverged through the process of evolution.

The dates given in this article are estimates based on scientific evidence.

*****The earliest life appears, possibly at Alkaline vents with the creation of the Last Universal Common Ancestor, possibly derived from self-reproducing RNA molecules.[6][7]*****

The replication of these organisms requires resources like energy, space, and smaller building blocks, which soon become limited, resulting in competition, with natural selection favouring those molecules which are more efficient at replication. DNA molecules then take over as the main replicators and these archaic genomes soon develop inside enclosing membranes which provide a stable physical and chemical environment conducive to their replication: proto-cells.[8][9][10]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evol...

Of course, this may be totally futile on my part as I get the distinct impression you prefer to believe the FAIRY TALE that the first man was created from dust and then the first woman created from a rib of the first man.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608861 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Wow- you keeping a loaded gun in the room of your minor teenage sons is right up there with many other examples of neglect- in this case, Inadequate Supervision- and examples of bad parenting- for which there really are no excuse:
"Exposure to hazards.
Examples of exposure to in- and out-of-home hazards include:
- Safety hazards—poisons, small objects, electrical wires, stairs, drug paraphernalia;
- Smoking—second-hand smoke, especially for children with asthma or other lung problems;
********-Guns and other weapons—guns that are kept in the house that are loaded and not locked up or are in reach of children;********
- Unsanitary household conditions—rotting food, human or animal feces, insect infestation, or lack of running or clean water;
- Lack of car safety restraints.25"
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals...
Uh...neglect is most definitely a form of child abuse, that you allow a loaded gun to be kept in your teenage son's room is indeed neglectful and is therefore most definitely CHILD abuse.
And not only is this just not MY opinion, it's actually FACT.
No, that is your opinion.

My kids know how to handle a gun and they know all about gun safety. It's not a problem.

They ain't those stupid liberal kids that ain't never seen a gun and when they do, they ignorantly point it at someone and pull the trigger.

Don't worry OCB, my kids are safer than you.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608862 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You ain't gonna talk me out of anything, OCB. And you're not gonna change my mind on this.
So what's the point of repeating your opinion a million times over?
I know how you view child rearing , it differs than mine and that's ok.
I'm not trying to tell you my "right" way to do it, why are you telling me your "right" way?
No more or less a point than YOU doing the exact same thing.

I'm not telling you that MY way is the "right" way; however, I AM telling you that YOUR way is definitely the WRONG way.

That's because it IS.

It is UNCONSCIONABLE that you keep a loaded gun in the bedroom of your teenage sons.

There is no rational or logical reason for that. NONE.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608863 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Would you like my address to send payment due me for doing research FOR you?
All you need to do is google for YOURSELF the following:
"what did life evolve from"
You will then see MANY sites come up that you should be able to research for yourself and then LEARN for yourself.
But I'll give you this additional information to help get you started:
"This timeline of evolution of life outlines the major events in the development of life on planet Earth since it originated until the present day. In biology, evolution is any change across successive generations in the heritable characteristics of biological populations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organization, from kingdoms to species, and individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins. The similarities between all present day organisms indicate the presence of a common ancestor from which all known species, living and extinct, have diverged through the process of evolution.
The dates given in this article are estimates based on scientific evidence.
*****The earliest life appears, possibly at Alkaline vents with the creation of the Last Universal Common Ancestor, possibly derived from self-reproducing RNA molecules.[6][7]*****
The replication of these organisms requires resources like energy, space, and smaller building blocks, which soon become limited, resulting in competition, with natural selection favouring those molecules which are more efficient at replication. DNA molecules then take over as the main replicators and these archaic genomes soon develop inside enclosing membranes which provide a stable physical and chemical environment conducive to their replication: proto-cells.[8][9][10]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evol...
Of course, this may be totally futile on my part as I get the distinct impression you prefer to believe the FAIRY TALE that the first man was created from dust and then the first woman created from a rib of the first man.
Which of the "MANY" websites are correct?

Oh, wiki.... Of course.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608864 Mar 8, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
No moron, you said because Chili and watermelon tastes nice, you associate that with having guns in your kids room!
Because what seems odd to one person may seem perfectly normal to another.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608865 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Insane?! Because I think chili & watermelon are an odd but good tasting mix?
You're an intolerant fool.
I don't think that statement proves you to be insane, but it most certainly DOES prove you to be pathetic that you attempt to compare two foods being "delicious" together to that of the combination of CHILDREN having a LOADED gun in their BEDROOM- these very same children who you don't treat like TEENAGERS but who you treat like TEN year olds by making them go to bed at NINE PM.

So your kids are too young to stay up past 9PM but are NOT too young to have a loaded gun in their bedroom.

That IS pathetic.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608866 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
No, that is your opinion.
My kids know how to handle a gun and they know all about gun safety. It's not a problem.
They ain't those stupid liberal kids that ain't never seen a gun and when they do, they ignorantly point it at someone and pull the trigger.
Don't worry OCB, my kids are safer than you.
HAHAHAHA! Your kids safer than ME?

HARDLY. After all, YOU are not my father.

Doesn't matter that your kids know how to handle a gun, blah, blah, blah.

A loaded weapon has no business being in the bedroom of TEENAGERS.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608867 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
I'm not telling you that MY way is the "right" way; however, I AM telling you that YOUR way is definitely the WRONG way.
That's because it IS.
HA HA HA !!

http://lmgtfy.com/...

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608868 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Which of the "MANY" websites are correct?
Oh, wiki.... Of course.
That was the first one so it's the one I used. I posted a PBS website to USG just the other day.

You can't comprehend that shooting the messenger doesn't change the FACTS of the message.

One would think that at the age of 47 years old, you would have learned by now to accept what IS rather than waste time wishing what is NOT is what YOU would LIKE it to be.

Wishing doesn't make it so, RR.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608869 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
It is UNCONSCIONABLE that you keep a loaded gun in the bedroom of your teenage sons.
There is no rational or logical reason for that. NONE.
That IS your opinion.

To me, it is UNCONSCIONABLE that you didn't spank your kids.

To me, it is UNCONSCIONABLE that you don't own a gun.

It's all a matter if preference, OCB.

Why can't you understand that?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608870 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
HA HA HA !!
http://lmgtfy.com/...
I'm no hypocrite, RR.

You're a lousy parent; that has nothing at ALL to do with ME.

Since: Jul 12

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#608871 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think that statement proves you to be insane, but it most certainly DOES prove you to be pathetic that you attempt to compare two foods being "delicious" together to that of the combination of CHILDREN having a LOADED gun in their BEDROOM- these very same children who you don't treat like TEENAGERS but who you treat like TEN year olds by making them go to bed at NINE PM.
So your kids are too young to stay up past 9PM but are NOT too young to have a loaded gun in their bedroom.
That IS pathetic.
HA !!

See? It's your way or the highway....

What's wrong with the boys going to bed at 9?

They get up at 5:30. You don't advocate children getting a full 8 hours of sleep?!

Tsk, tsk, tsk......

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#608872 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Because what seems odd to one person may seem perfectly normal to another.
I don't find it "odd" that you keep a loaded gun in your teenage son's bedroom; I find it to be a "great" example of REALLY bad parenting.

What I find "odd" is that you think that is "normal".

Since: Jul 12

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#608873 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
A loaded weapon has no business being in the bedroom of TEENAGERS.
That is also your opinion.

Thanks for sharing, but it's getting old.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#608874 Mar 8, 2013
Greens - tuf wrote:
<quoted text>Lol, furniture polish in Australia was a short lived fad, there is far better things to do than have have a cup of tea and polish the furniture like you silly old English people.
We have sunshine, we get outside and inhale fresh air.
You mean like chasing a goanna for a lunch snack?

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#608875 Mar 8, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>That was the first one so it's the one I used. I posted a PBS website to USG just the other day.
You can't comprehend that shooting the messenger doesn't change the FACTS of the message.
One would think that at the age of 47 years old, you would have learned by now to accept what IS rather than waste time wishing what is NOT is what YOU would LIKE it to be.
Wishing doesn't make it so, RR.
The "facts", huh?

Don't be so naive.

You can also find a few million websites that say those "facts" aren't facts at all.

So I ask again, which websites are correct?

A google search doesn't solve every question, OCB.

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