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  •  Minivark is in kindergarten (4+ / 0-)

    The idea of someone being evil enough to shoot her repeatedly is incomprehensible ... but real.

    She is so sweet and loving and cute and smart and fun ... but these people don't care.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:24:01 PM PST

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    •  I think it came with being a dad but (3+ / 0-)

      whenever I hear about one of these incidents I vividly picture it happening to my own kids and it rips my heart out.  Does this happen to you?

      I think it might be an instinctual thing.

      •  Yes (2+ / 0-)
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        I didn't talk about it with her because she's far too busy to watch the news. So she has no idea why she was getting extra kisses and hugs.

        Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

        by blue aardvark on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:24:05 PM PST

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      •  Yoshimi, (2+ / 0-)
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        when I became a father, I became a father to ALL kids. No child near me would go unprotected if a need arose. And few went uncorrected, tactfully so, when the need arose.

        It is instinctive to a point. Beyond that, it is a character trait, and most definitely not a flaw.

        I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

        by Gentle Giant on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:24:39 PM PST

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      •  Not just limited to parents (1+ / 0-)
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        I was certainly not parental material (remained childless, depriving shrinks of future revenue from my non-existent offspring), but I have nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews (and the potential for many more)...my youngest great-nephew will be 2 in May and the thought of anything happening to him tears me up inside.

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:36:04 PM PST

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