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by Tugger
Wed May 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2392

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

The simple answer is that there is a micro-blackhole directly above earth's north pole and it has forced the sun to orbit around it and also is what caused the earth rip apart and become flat!

Simple. Duh. Any moron could have figured that out....

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed May 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I did. in detail with a pretty map. [...] The moderator deleted it without notice I noticed that, I was looking for it the other day and... nope, gone (I thought I must have seen it in another thread). My only guess is it was done for being off topic, but hell we do lots of off topic stuff in any t...

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by Tugger
Wed May 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

No.

People change their own mind. I can try and provide information or a convincing argument but ultimately I am not the one that "changes someone's mind" they do, on their own (hopefully willingly and voluntarily).

Tugg

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by Tugger
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

How does "adoption" come into the debate about abortion? It seems you never hear about it in this context. If the "unborn" is unwanted and there is an option for adoption and the mother willing, why not go that road? That is ALWAYS a great option. Preferred over most any other f...

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by Tugger
Tue May 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

People keep ignoring the fact that it is legal to kill humans. Fully formed, grown humans. You can kill them under many circumstances. So this is not that different from that. Yes it is different, (duh) but the fact remains that we have approved of killing of humans for a long time. So if killing a ...

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by Tugger
Sun May 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 1219

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

It would probably be much easier and just as effective to send our trash into Jupiter. You'll end up with the same result.
(Not that it would make it actually cost effective or the right thing to do).

Tugg

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by Tugger
Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Hmmm... someone apparently disputed a post made by someone noting the pro-life vs anti-abortion messaging change that appears to be occurring. My post was deleted for some reason. So to reiterate: The reason for the change is probably two-fold: 1.) It's the smart play. Everyone is "anti-abortio...

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by Tugger
Sat May 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 1219

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

And by the way, have you all NOT seen Futurama and the Great Garbage Ball episode!?! http://theinfosphere.org/images/archive/4/4c/20061206164321%21Giant_Ball_of_Garbage.jpg It won't work, it'll will all just came back at some point to haunt us and kill us all! Run screaming for the hills! https://th...

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by Tugger
Sat May 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 1219

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

whats stopping regular launches of waste in to the Sun, the solar systems largest incinerator? Physics. The braking maneuvers needed to reach the Sun, diving into its gravity well, are horrendous. They still make grown engineers weep. Just an example: The trajectory of the Parker Solar Probe https:...

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by Tugger
Sat May 18, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

"Lets end the need for abortions!" ...nice bumper sticker, now ...what is step one? Hmmmm.... Pretty sure I gave an indication of that. Ultimately this will set up a nice SCOTUS case about State rights and if they can govern over actions taken within their borders. Within limits. Citizens...

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by Tugger
Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I was raised with this truly weird concept of morality drilled into me—personal responsibility—you are responsible for your actions and must pay for the consequences of being stupid and you’ll be rewarded for being smart. Totally alien and old fashioned idea today. My mom, an RN, used hand out cond...

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by Tugger
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Wanna decide for women a minimum of tampon usage per month as well? When my wife miscarried it was followed by a very heavy period. Perhaps the abortion cops should monitor pad use and prosecute accordingly. And when my wife miscarried we were as emotionally devastated as if we had lost a baby that...

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by Tugger
Fri May 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Does "god" love babies? Fetuses? I don't think so based on what the people who believe in god tell me. If god loves babies, fetuses even, then why does god consider them sinful, dirty, to be "unpure"? Babies cannot get into heaven. (WTF?) Nowadays people baptize their babies quic...

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

They are not pro-life. Tugg Correct sorry Thanks. *Alabama is anti-abortion As am I of course. Fortunately I never have to get one, never have to be put in the position of making that choice. Of course I am in support of a woman having the right to decide for herself (within properly thought out pa...

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Alabama is their own state who chose to impose this upon themselves as they are overwhelmingly pro-life. But they are not "pro-life", if they were they would ban guns and not impose the death penalty and would have in place strong laws and resources to ensure the health and well being of ...

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

In much of the "liberal" nations of Europe, abortion is legal up to 12-14 weeks. After that requeires two doctors to sign of there that is a grave risk to the women's life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_law I am fairly certain there would be a big outcry if that kind of limit were...

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

Very sorry to hear MaxQ, hope the memories of her are good. My condolences to you and her family and friends.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 216
Views: 8527

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Fortunately the women are the ones that are the citizens and the ones with the superior rights. Trump and his supporters keep talking about that citizen's rights are paramount so this isn't a real problem for them either. The woman has the established right, as we all do, male and female alike, to b...

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by Tugger
Thu May 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13077

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

By the way, the restaurant industry is impressed by the financials of Chick Fil A's strategy, including that of being closed on Sundays. Apparently they make 4 TIMES the amount of sales in 6 days that Kentucky Fried Chicken makes in 7. And yet all the earnings still leave one full days worth of pas...

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by Tugger
Wed May 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2392

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them. Of course morons do need countering ...

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by Tugger
Wed May 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

WarRI1 wrote:
it seems that was done by many other beings on this planet


scbriml wrote:
As a general concept, it's pretty difficult to prove that something doesn't exist.

I think you have together answered the thread question perfectly....

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1730

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Yeah, THAT looks a bit terrifying! (just a bit.) The one I thing I learned is: It is turning a corner that will get you (at the beginning). I got the driving on the left thing no problem, then turned a corner and found myself on the wrong side... :spin: Quickly corrected but almost did it at least t...

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by Tugger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2692

Re: Sparing the rod?

From my personal experience, spanking worked on me as a child. [...] As my brothers and I got older and stronger and were big enough to retaliate To me this captures the entire problem and failure of spanking.... Gee what did you learn? "when we got big enough to retaliate"... Retaliate? ...

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by Tugger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Any people here who think that the “no rebuild” is a viable option? Do all the work needed to make it a ruin that will survive for thousands of years to come. Preserve the memory of the great building it once was. I believe this is the most respectfull way for the cathedral. If you rebuild, you’ll ...

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by Tugger
Sun May 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

I think they need to go with hyper efficient gas engine and capacitor/small battery mated to an all electric drive system. Engine runs at a near constant speed, its optimum efficiency, and the capacitor allows for burst power as needed and the engine provides the continuous energy. All the benefits...

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by Tugger
Sun May 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

I think they need to go with hyper efficient gas engine and capacitor/small battery mated to an all electric drive system. Engine runs at a near constant speed, its optimum efficiency, and the capacitor allows for burst power as needed and the engine provides the continuous energy. All the benefits ...

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by Tugger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1925

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Um... so everyone can read and understand it rather than rely on false readings by the so called “enlightened” few, as was the case before the Bible was actually translated Clearly it's not working. At least if it wasn't translated they would have that excuse back. Not everyone is capable of being ...

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by Tugger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

No, man first in His image. Woman from Adams rib. Therefore man first, woman second. Hence the use of the semicolon: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them”. So you are stating that he has a penis? Why does he need a penis? That mak...

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by Tugger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Genesis1 refers to God creating Man, it also refers to him creating Male and Female. Clearly it is saying that God created Mankind. Whether it is saying that He is Male is less clear. No, man first in His image. Woman from Adams rib. Therefore man first, woman second. Hence the use of the semicolon...

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by Tugger
Sat May 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

Surely you're smart enough to spot the different between Amazon or our country lawfully securing loans when compared to an individual lying about their assets in order to secure a loan? If, today, you Tugger go to the bank and intentionally lie about your assets in order to secure a loan, you have ...

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by Tugger
Fri May 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1925

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

BestWestern wrote:
But isn’t that new testimony stuff.. only Old Testament matters. Post Jesus is fake news

The Old Testament is the Fox News of the Bible.
The New Testament is the MSNBC of the Bible.
:spin:
Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by Tugger
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I will note that no "alternate version" of evidence was able to overcome the science, the empirical observations made, to prove that the Earth orbits around Sol (and that in fact even our big 'ol sun isn't that big and all powerful, and in fact it too orbits something even larger). Don't k...

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by Tugger
Fri May 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

However over time, if allowed to continue, it will impact the Chinese manufactures as higher prices will change the consumer buying habits. Is there any historical precedent for that latter outcome that you've stated? If the thought is that tariffs will genuinely change the habits of the American c...

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by Tugger
Fri May 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

Funny how he never mentions that they hold $1.15T in T-bills. That's also a not-so insignificant point of leverage - not to mention a massive consumer market a lot of US companies still very much want access to for years to come. Excluding the last part of your comment but actually the Chinese hold...

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by Tugger
Thu May 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

All good! :bigthumbsup:

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1849

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

My bet is this will be a more or less "softball" situation giving Jr. the chance to clear up his (mis)statements in front of a friendlier audience.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

I'm not a mathematician, but don't about half of the companies on the stock exchange perform worse than the average - at least as far as their stock performance is concerned? Yes, which is exactly the point I was making in post 43 Ummm, I think you are both confusing "statistical average"...

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by Tugger
Wed May 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

BN747 Happy to accept ‘insignificant’ rather than pointless. Fred No one is asking you to care. And I don't think anyone would care if it weren't for the fact that "people of God" keep trying to impose what they believe on everyone else. If that was not constantly, actively occurring ther...

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by Tugger
Wed May 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: trumps losses in business.

A good business man will show no profit every year if they can. But that is harder to do than you think. Losses one year offset profits made in another. Losses are a VERY important tool in taxes. If you can figure out who to pay for everything, pay everyone (investors, shareholders, etc.), grow the ...

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by Tugger
Wed May 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: trumps losses in business.

This is really more an issue with the US tax structure (and likely global as well). You can dislike him (I sure do, he is a poor president) but for business and taxes, showing losses on paper in one way to adjust the tax burden. And anyone should want to pay as little in taxes as they can. Bloomberg...

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by Tugger
Tue May 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why is religion tax exempt (in the USA)?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21355

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Eliminate all transfer payments, problem solved. If it’s a payment from Peter to pay Paul, it’s a transfer payment. Yes, SS, ACA, Welfare in most of its forms, corporate welfare like the Ex-Im Bank, farm subsidies and price support, welfare like tax breaks for electric cars, etc. I can support the ...

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by Tugger
Tue May 07, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1742

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Some of the most horrific crimes against our fellow man have been made by self proclaimed Christians. As have some of the most amazing acts of charity. As with most things, it’s more nuanced than you are making it out to be. We are talking about a single person here. What amazing act of charity has...

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by Tugger
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

For the same reason people still believe socialism works. It was a nice discussion until this came along. For what it's worth: there are proven ways in which socialism works and fails. But I guess socialism is like religion: you can't force it upon people, which is what Maduro is doing in Venezuela...

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by Tugger
Mon May 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 217
Views: 12859

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Because it gives many people hope and fulfillment in their lives. You don’t have to agree with it, you don’t have to understand it, no one is asking you to. A bit like playing the lottery, you get hope that you'll win money and that it will fulfill your needs and I guess you still have to think its...

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by Tugger
Mon May 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2692

Re: Sparing the rod?

I was a victim of severe child abuse, it has been proven in court. Likening every spanking to child abuse is just an extremist's way of shutting down the conversation. And I will affirm that and say that in no way am I likening spanking to abuse. I simply know there is no need if there are myriad o...

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by Tugger
Mon May 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2692

Re: Sparing the rod?

To me. the "Rod" has always been about discipline. Not necessarily physical. There is discipline and decorum that needs to be involved in raising kids. OK, fair enough. Without any doubt children do need discipline and guidance, they need to understand consequences for actions. Tugg

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by Tugger
Mon May 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2692

Re: Sparing the rod?

me and my brother were never "abused" in my mind Yup, I believe it. In your mind you weren't abused. Hey I got spanked to and I wasn't abused either. It was just the normal thing to do. Until I hit my child. Here I am a grown ass man, ten times her sizes grabbing her, forcing her to be st...

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