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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Like minus the unexpected "dumb white trash" part. But I agree, arguing for the death penalty is irrationally harsh in this and it's emotional, revenge based position. I favor a little more mercy.
    Like the mercy she showed her grand daughter?

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    From what I've read, the bus driver for the girl's school bus overheard the grandma say something like, "I'm gonna run you 'til you can't run no more." That statement would suggest intent to drive the child to the point of collapse (physical or emotional??). I'm betting, if that's true (the statement being made, that is) that it has something to do with the selected charges.
    Not really. Parents say stuff like that to their kids all time in a figurative sense. Phrases like that are a staple in pop culture. It does not necessarily suggest literal intent to drive a child to collapse.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Like the mercy she showed her grand daughter?
    My preference for mercy does not depend on whether or not other people have the same preference.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    It's too bad that we cant force grandma to run till she dies.
    It's actually really good that we can't do that so we don't devolve as society even further than we are now.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    The charges are making more sense, "District Attorney Jimmie Harp said Garrard was charged with the capital crime because the child's death occurred during another felony, child abuse." The grandmother forced the 9 year old to run and carry firewood until she collapsed in exhaustion in her yard. Autopsy photos show marks on the girl's arms from where the logs dug into her skin. The autopsy also revealed the girl was severely dehydrated and had extremely low sodium levels. They compared her condition to that of an athlete who ran a marathon without drinking any water. "

    While the "punishment" was going on, it is alleged the stepmother "spent time on her laptop and talking on a cellphone while her stepdaughter was forced to run"

    The grandmother was sadistic no doubt as there have been medical reports from an unrelated custody case show the child had health issues and made frequent trips to doctors. Both the stepmother, who was awarded custody and the grandmother are equally at fault here.

    This child never had a chance with these two people who were entrusted with her care.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It isn't just America, and age of first kid is not quite 40. It's starting to approach 30 (other countries are closer to 30). The number of women who are over 30 and having their first child is rising as well. As a society becomes increasingly complex and educated, the age of first birth goes up. Generally speaking, the more educated one is, the more likely they are to have their first child at a much later date. All the people I know (and this is a small group sample, and not well representative of the whole) have been exceedingly well educated and haven't had their first kid to near or past 30. It's just how the numbers work out. And thatís not limited to the US. Itís common in most of the industrial countries.
    Those women are not the majority by any means, but that does not mean that somebody that has a baby at 18 or 19 is trash.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

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    Those women are not the majority by any means,
    No ****ing **** Sherlock. Did you even read the rest of the sentence there that you didn't highlight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    but that does not mean that somebody that has a baby at 18 or 19 is trash.
    Nor did I say that. I said that statistically speaking, it is likely. Not that it is.

    Jesus tap dancing Christ on a pogo stick, does anyone actually read anymore? Or perhaps understand a bit of statistics? Go back to school.
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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No ****ing **** Sherlock. Did you even read the rest of the sentence there that you didn't highlight?



    Nor did I say that. I said that statistically speaking, it is likely. Not that it is.

    Jesus tap dancing Christ on a pogo stick, does anyone actually read anymore? Or perhaps understand a bit of statistics? Go back to school.
    Yes I did read what you said.

    You are saying statistically speaking a young mother is trash, which means you are saying the majority of young mothers are trash. Isn't that the point you are trying to get across?

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Yes I did read what you said.

    You are saying statistically speaking a young mother is trash, which means you are saying the majority of young mothers are trash. Isn't that the point you are trying to get across?
    God damned it. Our school system is failing us!
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    God damned it. Our school system is failing us!
    You could try smaller words? pictures maybe?

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