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Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

So slow day at work...very slow actually..I came across these news

I just can not believe how petty and spoilt rotten some "grown ups" can be, trying to get back at your parents. I understand there are some really bad parents out there, I know because my dad was one but if you read the examples of these people they are just ridiculous, I am glad the judge dismissed the charges.
So, I know that this is becoming all too common in the US, I see it as a nice try of getting some cash from the mother but that is it, have we started to lose all family and other good values?

Sorry rant over....
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Old 01.09.2011, 15:10
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

I find it really quite embarrassing for them. Those kids, Steven and Kathryn Miner, should be ashamed of themselves. And their payback with be that most people that the meet will think they are idiots.
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Old 01.09.2011, 15:24
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Sounds like the mother should be roundly congratulated for trying not to spoil her little brats.
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Old 01.09.2011, 15:25
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So slow day at work...very slow actually..I came across these news

I just can not believe how petty and spoilt rotten some "grown ups" can be, trying to get back at your parents. I understand there are some really bad parents out there, I know because my dad was one but if you read the examples of these people they are just ridiculous, I am glad the judge dismissed the charges.
So, I know that this is becoming all too common in the US, I see it as a nice try of getting some cash from the mother but that is it, have we started to lose all family and other good values?

Sorry rant over....
yeah, hope the mother modifies her will to make sure the brats get short changed.
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Old 01.09.2011, 15:28
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

Good grief! There are plenty of things I would like to get off my chest with regard to things that they could have done better when I was a kid but:
a. they did the best they knew how to do - they were "better" with us than their own parents were with them
b. it is a matter for therapy, not for the courts.
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Old 01.09.2011, 15:38
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

That's sick...

Nobody noticed this?

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It sounds like those kids weren't only dilusional, there was more to it.
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That's sick...

Nobody noticed this?

It sounds like those kids weren't only dilusional, there was more to it.
Yep, I did, the dad is evil!!!
I think the kids are actually pretty dumb, did they really think that would stand up in court?
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Yep, I did, the dad is evil!!!
I think the kids are actually pretty dumb, did they really think that would stand up in court?
They must have if their lowyer daddyo told them. US and courts, though. The moms must have hurt the dad pretty bad for him to go at her at this length, and, making total fools out of their kids. Wow.

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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

Congratulations for your very accurate deductions. Your scientific and psychological analysis have been extremely helpful in identifying the real criminal.

The man!

Of course your super skills have not even considered that that man has been called by the kids because he was a lawyer.

No, instead you immediately knew that he is the one who corrupted the kids.


Well done again.

PS: I hope any of you will never be part of a jury. Unfortunately you all probably have the profile...
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:15
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

Deductions or not, who cares who instigated this...the truth is, the all 3 made complete jackasses out of themselves. And fed some heavy cash into the legal system, that shouldn't even allow court cases like these. How not common sense.
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:19
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

If we want to talk about the lawyers. Ok, sure one is the dad so he is at least involved in some way. Not the other TWO?!! FFS.
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:24
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Deductions or not, who cares who instigated this...the truth is, the all 3 made complete jackasses out of themselves. And fed some heavy cash into the legal system, that shouldn't even allow court cases like these. How not common sense.
Yes who cares...

I care when some people make "allegations" based on nearly nothing.

In any case much of those people are fecked up and it's an issue we don't know anything about.

Of course here again the evil brain, or criminal was a man.

In any case it's wrong. You or anyone else here have nothing to justify your fake accusations.


It might not much consequences but as I said: those behavior have to be stopped.

Consequences? If you think you can freely accuse someone base on a 2sec assumption, then i'm pretty sure you'll be an horrible, horrible part of the legal system: jury duty.

And you all have the profile to be called one day!
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:25
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Congratulations for your very accurate deductions. Your scientific and psychological analysis have been extremely helpful in identifying the real criminal.

The man!

Of course your super skills have not even considered that that man has been called by the kids because he was a lawyer.

No, instead you immediately knew that he is the one who corrupted the kids.


Well done again.

PS: I hope any of you will never be part of a jury. Unfortunately you all probably have the profile...
Let's suppose that the man has no interest whatsoever in this case from a personal point of view. He still shouldn't be representing his kids against their mother. He should have told them they are bonkers brats. Sheesh.

If the mom had abused the kids that's another matter. But even in that case I would find it odd if the father acted as the children's lawyer.
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Blame the sharks lawyers that represented them. This should never have gone to court.
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Congratulations for your very accurate deductions. Your scientific and psychological analysis have been extremely helpful in identifying the real criminal.

The man!

Of course your super skills have not even considered that that man has been called by the kids because he was a lawyer.

No, instead you immediately knew that he is the one who corrupted the kids.


Well done again.

PS: I hope any of you will never be part of a jury. Unfortunately you all probably have the profile...
If I were you I would quit the dope soon...
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Let's suppose that the man has no interest whatsoever in this case from a personal point of view. He still shouldn't be representing his kids against their mother. He should have told them they are bonkers brats. Sheesh.

If the mom had abused the kids that's another matter. But even in that case I would find it odd if the father acted as the children's lawyer.
Fair enough-
"odd maybe" but that does not justify to say things like "the dad is evil".

I have nothing about "online investigations" but then let's do them right.

And here again how conveniently it's immediately the evil man.

Although it might be that the woman was totally nutter and abusing their kids. Yes we don't know but if one side dares to say "the guy is evil" let's balance by another unfair assumption.
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Yep, I did, the dad is evil!!!
I think the kids are actually pretty dumb, did they really think that would stand up in court?
No, it's more like give me your dope!

You clearly see immediately that the dad is evil!

Wonderful deduction skills!

He was behind all that, not even a doubt that it might be wrong.

So you take "clairvoyance" shots?
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:32
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Re: Taking your parents to court: what are we becoming?

Chillax, it was spelled out in the article itself, there was zero need to make up any allegations. The article said he wanted revenge. Representing anyone in the court does not seem like playing a victim.

The only person who was accused, brought to court and charged was the mom. Fortunately, she won her case.

I can't see any court allowing that guy to actually represent his kids in a case like this legal back home at all. What a weird set up.
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:34
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"odd maybe" but that does not justify to say things like "the dad is evil".

I have nothing about "online investigations" but then let's do them right.

And here again how conveniently it's immediately the evil man.

Although it might be that the woman was totally nutter and abusing their kids. Yes we don't know but if one side dares to say "the guy is evil" let's balance by another unfair assumption.
You are being a bit over sensitive.

We are talking about a very specific case. In THIS case we know it is the dad/ex-husband (ie, man) who is assisting in this suit against the mother/ex-wife for, ummmm, not buying the birthday presents or sending care packages!!!! Is that abuse? Wow, well, then I was horribly abused as a child. ;( I don't know how I survived.

If it were the other way around we would be saying the mother (ie woman) is the evil one. oy vey.



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If I were you I would quit the dope soon...
Very good candidate to Jury duty. Make allegations based on not much, then accuse the opponents to your fallacious theory of being taking drugs...



Very good vision of justice and morale here!

PS: how about we shoot the guy based on your extremely accurate facts?
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