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Right or wrong?

by GMman
posted 02-10-2012 10:49 PM

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 11:16 PM

I like it. Definately going to make my kids watch.

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 11:37 PM

We need to show more respect and understanding for each other and the life we choose to live. Sorry, this posting does nothing for the greater good, or for LJ for that matter. Thus endeth the sermon for Friday, February 10, 2012. s

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 11:42 PM

certainly not my style.

not all problems can be solved through a barrel of a gun

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 11:51 PM

Kind of a symbolic honor killing, eh?

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 11:59 PM

A firearm involved in disciplining a child… I think that is frightening and very wrong! There are far more appropriate was to modify a child’s behaviour.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 02:12 AM


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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:39 AM

His heart may have been in the RIGHT place. However, the “execution” was WRONG, both literally & figuratively!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 03:57 PM

Not just wrong, stupid. So stupid, I suspect it is a hoax. -Jack

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 04:08 PM

Kids’ behavior reflects that of their parents. Dad sounds a little full of himself to me, so it’s no surprise the daughter is, too.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 04:13 PM

9mm might have been more appropriate

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 05:13 PM

Shouldnt have wasted the laptop like that, should have taken it and donated it to Goodwill or another charity and made her go with him.

Just a few years ago I thought cell phones would be the downfall of society but that has been replaced by facebook.

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 05:58 PM

Wrong, inappropriate, way, way over the top!!

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 03:59 AM

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#14 posted 02-12-2012 05:54 AM

I quess I’m lost, in the “Moment”! What’s the point?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 02-12-2012 07:17 AM

The toys ,to me, are a parable also . Why do we buy our children toys ? We remember toys and how they made us happy as children .We remember our parents making, buying, and giving us toys when we were young ,and
the happy hours of play and fun and learning they provided . We enjoy giving a child a toy because it makes the
child happy , and that makes us happy . It is a constant in life throughout history . This story of the father and
the gun reminded me how we must be patient with our children . They may say hurtful things towards us or about us . They are not fully developed emotionally ,and we must recognize this and not ‘act out ” against them.
We probably do not wish to dwell on the hurtful things we said or thought about our parents when we were young . We put those aside as we matured and learned how hard life was for them and how patient (hopefully)
and forgiving they were of us , their children . We see them through different eyes and hearts as adults . We remember our toys , and above all , the love that provided those toys ,and everything else in our lives . I always respected my kids’ private thoughts and words , even if they became known to me , I would never speak to them or another person about them , for they were the words of a child… child . The loving words were cherished and the hurtful words were forgiven before they were uttered . Nothing too complicated about that .

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#16 posted 02-12-2012 07:49 AM

Dude is a n-n-n-nut. No d-d-d-doubt.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#17 posted 02-12-2012 12:40 PM

Maybe a little radical. I’m kind of like Jack. Hoax? I saw the vid on the news but we all know they don’t always verify their sources.

-- Life is good.

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#18 posted 02-14-2012 11:47 PM

The kid didn’t just wake up like this one day. If he had been on the ball as a father from the start, this display of his wouldn’t have happened, because she would not be disrespectful.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#19 posted 02-15-2012 12:25 AM

xwingace, good point!

-- Life is good.

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#20 posted 02-15-2012 12:50 AM

It’s kind of a shame that everybody wants to air their family’s dirty laundry on Facebook.

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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#21 posted 02-15-2012 02:54 PM

I love Moments reasonability. After working 12 years in rehab I saw the result of this kind of parenting. When we harm our children emotionally, it can be as bad or worse than physical abuse. The person always rationalized their behavior by stating I’ve provided everything to this child and they don’t appreciate me for it. Well people, when you have a child it IS your responsibility to provide for them, and that means a safe, nurturing life as well. Violence begets violence. I am a gun toting, God loving man, and I never intentionally hurt my children. Surprise, they both became successful business managers at Jackson National Life Insurance, making twice the money I ever did, and I’m proud of them both, and thank God, for he was working in my life.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#22 posted 02-15-2012 05:13 PM

A bit over the top – but I think there is really nothing good about facebook for children.

How much bullying – airing family laundry, the words that cannot be taken back – the resulting suicides from on line ridicule.

For adults it is different.

I contend there is absolutely ZERO positive about 8-18 year olds having a facebook account.
I would have wiped the hard drive and donated the computer to goodwill.

The focus on him using a gun is pointless drivel – he chose to destroy the laptop in a dramatic fashion rather than post a video with a “Watch me re-format the hard-drive on my daughters computer” doesn’t have the same effect.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#23 posted 03-01-2012 09:39 AM

He made a video of himself shooting her laptop while she was at school, some people are carrying on as if he threatened to shoot the girl. I agree the behavior didn’t just come out of nowhere, on the other hand she is a teenager with hormones raging and all sorts of uncharacteristic behavior can happen. This is the time of their lives they are hardwired to be rebellious. And since she took it public first, I have no problem with the father responding in kind. Not my style of doing things but at least he didn’t let her get away with it… many, many parents do.

-- Rick M,

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