On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 10:01:21 -0700, Doug Winterburn
Actually there's no conflict in the numbers at all.
First, as another poster pointed out, the ones who keep re-offending
in spite of repeated incarcerations are increasingly dangerous. By the
time you get someone who's done three or four stretches you've got
someone who is _real_ dangerous.
Second, most criminals manage to commit a lot of crimes before they're
caught, even for the second or third time.
"Sometimes history doesn't repeat itself. It just yells
'can't you remember anything I've told you?' and lets
fly with a club.
-- John W. Cambell Jr.
I'm with you on this. My daughter, now married grew up when cellphones were
not readily available. She faced a situation that scared me silly. But as
you said, she remembered her training and constant drilling and was able to
avoid any problems.
There is no situation that I would not require my daughter to have a
cellphone with her at all times. No twit at any school board would dictate
to me how to keep my children safe.
I worry now that when I have grand children, (in the way off future) they
won't be allowed to wear the wristwatch/GPS/cellphone/ELB I'm sure will be
Thank you for sharing this.
My two girls are 1 and 3, and they're currently within sight of either my
wife or me all but about 4 hours/week, but thanks for the reminder. You can
be sure I'll be putting it into practice with my girls soon. I can't
imagine what you're feeling. Just the idea of someone trying to hurt my
girls makes me upset. The father who could catch a guy who tried to do this
to his children and not want to give him a serious beat down is a better
person than me.
Congrats again on drilling in the good information to your daughter. Are
you trying to tell me that they actually listen to what we tell them? I've
seen no evidence of that so far ;-).
I live in what I thought was a very safe neighborhood. About two weeks
ago or so California posted its Megan's Law web site. I found out my
next door neighbor is a two time sex offender felon, one of his felonies
being forcible rape of a minor under 14. I have a 13 year old daughter.
He's listed as 6"5" and 360 lbs. I worry now each day that I leave to
A family near my nephew's house has Jake & Elroy meet the schoolbus to
walk home with their 12-year old daughter.
She goes for walks when she wants but Jake & Elroy always go with her.
Jake & Elroy are brothers.
100 pound Bouviers des Flaundres.
They never let her out of their sight... she belongs to them. =0)
Something to be said for that approach, eh?
Yep. Can't imagine *anyone* messing with two of 'em. Mine is only about 85
pounds, but with all the fur, he looks like a small bear (I've actually had
the neighbors call the local cops a coupla times to report a small "bear" in
Anyone that tries to get near my daughter (she's 5 1/2 now) without my
giving the OK is going to have to get through a big, friendly, but very
possesive "bear"...... I trained (had him since he was 8 weeks old), and *I*
wouldn't want to cross him....
And what is so amazing about those dogs, is that they don't show up on
insurance radar re: dog bites. A very rare event.
When one gets on his hind legs and lets of a roar..... the end result is
always the same----> you leave a trail...
Tragically, that age is not a factor is horrifically true. Here, the age
of three was mentioned; however, victims are too often even younger. Many
of those young victims also lose their lives.
Someone else had said:
There is NEVER anything funny about a child (or anyone) being a victim of
When people make "jokes" about things, some sick minds interpret that as
acceptance, not to mention the potential harm to those who have been
victims. Shame on you! I would hope an apology (sincere one) is
A couple years ago, I think it was, a Roanoke guy (could have been Lynchburg or
a surrounding county or town) was arrested and tried for molesting a two year
old child. His comment: she came on to me. I don't recall his age, but
somewhere in the 20s comes to mind. His girlfriend's child, IIRC.
WTF kind of sick mind is that?
"A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to
the ground." H. L. Mencken
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