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Re: Just saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid in Rhine Falls area...

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A bit!
With the barrage of "asshole"s, "idiot"s, and other insulting comments it must be pretty easy to keep one's cool, I know.
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With the barrage of "asshole"s, "idiot"s, and other insulting comments it must be pretty easy to keep one's cool, I know.
To be fair, the histrionics started with the title of the thread but, on balance, the ensuing discussion seems to have put a lot into perspective.
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With the barrage of "asshole"s, "idiot"s, and other insulting comments it must be pretty easy to keep one's cool, I know.
I explained previously why I called him and asshole, it was an 'assholish' thing to say and I notice he has not disagreed with me which is hopefully a good thing.
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Old 24.08.2012, 14:14
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Old 24.08.2012, 15:45
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Re: Just saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid in Rhine Falls area...

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To be fair, the histrionics started with the title of the thread but, on balance, the ensuing discussion seems to have put a lot into perspective.
Please, we don't have to 'think twice' before we post on every new thread, do we? Life also doesn't happen that way. That is how I saw it & that is how it was.. ..maybe some of the the 'histrionics' were to do with the fact that I cannot stand parents being aggressive towards their children, in some cases it can be understandable but never acceptable & the consequences should never be violent.

Why do so many people have difficulty grasping this fact no matter how realistic they are?
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Old 24.08.2012, 16:05
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With the barrage of "asshole"s, "idiot"s, and other insulting comments it must be pretty easy to keep one's cool, I know.
I can only assume that the honourable member has not read the entire thread.

btw, Transistor, I'm curious. What thread title would you use if you really saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid?
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Please, we don't have to 'think twice' before we post on every new thread, do we?
Yes. It's called engaging brain before opening mouth, or typing on keyboard in this case. It's what makes everyday human interaction what it is - imagine what the world would be like if we all said exactly what we were thinking all the time?
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Please, we don't have to 'think twice' before we post on every new thread, do we? Life also doesn't happen that way. That is how I saw it & that is how it was.. ..maybe some of the the 'histrionics' were to do with the fact that I cannot stand parents being aggressive towards their children, in some cases it can be understandable but never acceptable & the consequences should never be violent.

Why do so many people have difficulty grasping this fact no matter how realistic they are?
You see this is the problem, it is the interpretation of the words, you say violent, beating the shit, etc etc, I do not think anyone would argue with you on this, that would not be acceptable.
What myself and a lot of others are saying is that we feel it is ok in certain cases to smack a kid on the back of the legs or wrist.
That is not violent, beating the shit, or being 'aggressive' to a kid, it is giving them a smack in a controlled manner without being any of the above.
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Old 24.08.2012, 16:23
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I can only assume that the honourable member has not read the entire thread.

btw, Transistor, I'm curious. What thread title would you use if you really saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid?
Just saw a mother beating the living shit out of her kid..
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Old 24.08.2012, 16:24
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Indeed. I may prevent my children from accessing the internet for a week, but if I tried that with my wife...
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Old 24.08.2012, 16:25
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Re: Just saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid in Rhine Falls area...

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Yes. It's called engaging brain before opening mouth, or typing on keyboard in this case. It's what makes everyday human interaction what it is - imagine what the world would be like if we all said exactly what we were thinking all the time?
Probably a much better one eh?
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Old 25.08.2012, 08:32
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btw, Transistor, I'm curious. What thread title would you use if you really saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid?
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Just saw a mother beating the living shit out of her kid..
I see. So what you're essentially saying, is that if you saw a grown woman clubbing a kid to the ground with a baseball bat, then repeatedly kicking the kid while he/she was on the ground, you'd shout at her (making her stop, good job, btw), but wouldn't call the police. Because to you there's no difference between that and a slap on the face, and a knuckle to the head.

I'm glad that's cleared up.

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Old 25.08.2012, 11:44
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Re: Just saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid in Rhine Falls area...

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I see. So what you're essentially saying, is that if you saw a grown woman clubbing a kid to the ground with a baseball bat, then repeatedly kicking the kid while he/she was on the ground, you'd shout at her (making her stop, good job, btw), but wouldn't call the police. Because to you there's no difference between that and a slap on the face, and a knuckle to the head.

I'm glad that's cleared up.
You can make up a million scenarios & then suggest what I would or wouldn't do can't you?

I don't find that your comment contributes anything useful to this thread & I was quite happy to not post anymore unless it was important rather than annoy even more those who had thought this thread had run its course.

Now that must be clear by now no?
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...I don't find that your comment contributes anything useful to this thread...
I don't find any of your comments of use either, so that's a happy symmetry.
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Re: Just saw a mother beating the living sh1t out of her kid in Rhine Falls area...

Good on you for this very helpful response...it would do a lot of people good to have someone give a parent a second to catch their breath and see how they are actually acting/responding.
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No slap, no punch, pinch or swipe...unless of course you want your kids to grow up thinking violence is the answer to bad behaviour rather than reason.
Absolutely spot on transistor. The only thing you teach your children if you hit them is that violence solves problems.
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Good on you for this very helpful response...it would do a lot of people good to have someone give a parent a second to catch their breath and see how they are actually acting/responding.
It was definitely a praiseworthy action.

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Absolutely spot on transistor. The only thing you teach your children if you hit them is that violence solves problems.
You think violence doesn't solve problem? When they go to school and have history lessons, they'll also be taught - if they pay proper attention - that violence quite effectively solved many problems.

Even recent history shows this - for example, the military intervention in Sierra Leone.
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What a sad thread.
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Well actually I didn't physically intervene & would NEVER .. I shouted "hey, what are you doing you idiot" in German which stopped her downswing in mid-flight, followed by a warning that I will phone the Police if she continued..

They were in a crowd by the boats, she was pushing him forward (aged about 5-6) but he didn't want to go then she slapped him in the face & punched him knuckle style on the head. Not that it makes any difference as I am against any kind of violence towards children..

Nice, giving a warning before involving the police.
But was the child in danger that caused his mother to do that? maybe he was going to drown or something?
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Old 26.08.2012, 09:52
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Corporal punishment to your child in public is disgusting. Don't these people have self respect and bring their private life public. There is some stuff you should always keep away from others not to disturb peace and harmony.
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