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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    Nature has in store many penalties when breaking up if we have offspring. I'm sure this is where the vows get most of their significance. If people don't have children, or the children are full grown, the consequences seem to be neglible. Due to the amount of energy we have available to us compared to times of the past, we can weather a divorce and get away from the misery, if misery is what it has become. I'm not so sure misery really is why most people would break up. This atleast hasn't been the case for me or for others I know, most of the time. I think most people who break up just find circumstances they prefer more as time goes on and things change.

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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    and to think that this dude with the pretty hair was once within a butterfly ballot of becoming just a heartbeat away

    i was already old when teddy kennedy garnered a third of his party's support FOR PRESIDENT, including winning primaries in new york, california, pennsylvania and jersey, eleven years AFTER mary jo

    and many still lionize a former two term president who, it's pretty hard to deny, is a SERIAL adulterer if not abuser of women

    and now we got this anthony i-wanna-waiver weiner in brooklyn who tells the public he was hacked but who can't seem to bring himself to tell authorities he was hacked, who, according to the young lady in washington who received what is everywhere being called "the lewd photo," was probably trying to send it to his porn star correspondent when he accidentally whisked it to washington instead

    it all comes down to character

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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    Quote Originally Posted by empireofreason View Post
    Nature has in store many penalties when breaking up if we have offspring. I'm sure this is where the vows get most of their significance. If people don't have children, or the children are full grown, the consequences seem to be neglible. Due to the amount of energy we have available to us compared to times of the past, we can weather a divorce and get away from the misery, if misery is what it has become. I'm not so sure misery really is why most people would break up. This atleast hasn't been the case for me or for others I know, most of the time. I think most people who break up just find circumstances they prefer more as time goes on and things change.
    Hey, my parents splitting up was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me up to that point. I knew they were unhappy. Kids aren't dumb.

    Either way, the end result is that the expectation of 60-year monogamous relationships is just not realistic, for whatever the reason the couple breaks up. And if they're unable to, misery is a common result.

    But, another part of this is how much longer childhood has gotten. The length of the average long-term, highly compatible relationship is 7-10 years. By that point, kids were typically capable of becoming more a part of the tribe and needed their parents less. That is, if both their parents were even alive by that point, which they often weren't. It's not like a 2-decade childhood has always been the norm.

    Kids today aren't that much different (if they grew up in that kind of society they'd do just as well), except that the body of knowledge is so huge that trying to learn what you need to function in our society in under 2 decades is pretty damn hard. But a 10-year-old is competent enough in the context of a primitive tribe.

    In short, there was no reason, back then, for humans to combat the natural course of their relationships for the sake of children. Children didn't stay children anywhere near as long. And parents didn't live as long.
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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    probably the biggest losers in the edwards affair, outside its traumatized victims, are the comprehensive elements of what some like to call the lamestream media

    i mean, to be SCOOPED by the enquirer

    for A YEAR

    while the pretty boy is RUNNING for the highest office in the land

    winning 30%, for instance, of his party's support in iowa

    making the future president's "shortlist" for veep

    it is what it is---the legacy

    pray for mrs edwards, her stepchild...
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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    So their wedding vows, which probably had clauses about honor, pledging faithfulness, and "until death do we part" has no meaning to you? So if you pledge these things to your wife as a condition of marriage and then have a child with another woman while you are still married, that's not screwing over your wife?

    Interesting concept; I can't wait for this reply...
    Don't forget the in sickenss and in health part of the vows he took He is such an asswipe and hope he goes to prision.
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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

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    Hmmmmm. I was always under the impression that men's brains were in their dicks.
    Part of me is saying not to listen to this negative talk.










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    Re: John Edwards indicted by grand jury

    As I understand it, the 900 grand was given for the purpose of keeping his gf housed.

    The feds say the money was therefore used to conceal a secret that would have hurt him politically.

    If the donors gave it for that purpose (to support Hunter), and it was used for that purpose, and everyone agrees on that, is it illegal?

    Slimy and ridiculous, yes, but illegal?
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