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2012-07-13 02:58:47 PM
That bytes.
 
2012-07-13 03:07:21 PM
Let's just hope it wasn't a Monster cable.
 
2012-07-13 03:11:26 PM
I know what'll get them to stop hitting each other! ME hitting THEM!

/I'm such a genius
 
2012-07-13 03:11:39 PM
I'll go +1 for creative tag usage, Subbs.
 
2012-07-13 03:11:49 PM
She should of just had them SATA in the corner for a bit or given them a small PATA on the rear, now she is going to find out that prison bytes. I don't think she realized how serial her actions were, but too late she is on the next system bus to jail.
 
2012-07-13 03:19:32 PM
my mother used to hit us with a belt, buckle and all. stop your biatching.
 
2012-07-13 03:29:29 PM
Sounds like she's a serial cabler
 
2012-07-13 05:13:09 PM
"You little bastards get over here now, or it's twenty lashes with the old Laplink parallel cable!"

/lawn, off it you shall stay.
 
2012-07-13 05:15:59 PM
She tried talking to her kids, but couldn't make a connection.
 
2012-07-13 05:16:02 PM
Plug. Heh. Genius.
 
2012-07-13 05:19:00 PM

unlikely: Plug. Heh. Genius.


But wrong.

Very wrong.

But genius, yes.

Also wrong.
 
2012-07-13 05:25:48 PM

Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]

 
2012-07-13 06:10:40 PM

unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]


If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.

Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.
 
2012-07-13 06:29:07 PM
Article fails with specifying the kind of cable. I've some external SCSI-2 cables that could do some damage. Or some token ring coax. USB printer cable? That's for wusses.
 
2012-07-13 06:44:04 PM

unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]


Bruises count as temporary disfigurement. So can red marks, if you're being picky. Whack away, but don't leave marks.

/former social worker
//don't really whack away
 
2012-07-13 06:54:09 PM

SoxSweepAgain: unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]

If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.

Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.


There was a case last year in Florida where a guy regularly beat his son for failing tests. He even left bruises. But nope, according to Florida law he wasn't abusing him. Florida is kinda messed up.

also, +1 for subby
 
2012-07-13 06:58:57 PM

SoxSweepAgain: unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]

If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.

Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.


I used to get whacked REALLY hard with a wooden paddle.

I thought that would have been considered abuse, but now I am wondering if it would be perfectly legal.
 
2012-07-13 07:29:15 PM

namegoeshere: Bruises count as temporary disfigurement. So can red marks, if you're being picky. Whack away, but don't leave marks.

/former social worker
//don't really whack away


DRTFA, but cables usually leave welts or bruising if you swing even slightly hard.
 
2012-07-13 07:55:25 PM

SoxSweepAgain: unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]

If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.

Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.


There are public schools in Texas that still have corporal punishment.
 
2012-07-13 08:19:29 PM

ManateeGag: my mother used to hit us with a belt, buckle and all. stop your biatching.


This. But mostly one of these:

thumbs.dreamstime.com

I'm not sure, but I think she had a holster for it.
 
2012-07-13 08:24:49 PM
simplicimus: Article fails with specifying the kind of cable. I've some external SCSI-2 cables that could do some damage. Or some token ring coax. USB printer cable? That's for wusses.

That was my first thought as well, what sort of cable

And what kind of sheathing material does it use.

www.bridgat.com
 
2012-07-13 08:26:30 PM
She'll get them connected to the internet age?
 
2012-07-13 08:26:41 PM

Nadie_AZ: ManateeGag: my mother used to hit us with a belt, buckle and all. stop your biatching.

This. But mostly one of these:

[thumbs.dreamstime.com image 400x280]

I'm not sure, but I think she had a holster for it.


I'm not sure that the wooden paddle on the bare bottom wasn't worse.
 
2012-07-13 08:28:31 PM
"Spare the rod; spoil the child," is pre-civ, man.

It doesn't belong in a society ruled my pharmaceuticals, really.

We keep correcting for crazy, and soon, that is the world, no?

*rhedumbical in play*

*trademark, copyright, momentary creation due rights because of law*
 
2012-07-13 08:28:36 PM
Tag usage is Monster.

cable
 
2012-07-13 08:31:55 PM
Now whip it into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late to whip it
Whip it good
 
2012-07-13 08:33:01 PM

Indubitably: "Spare the rod; spoil the child," is pre-civ, man.

It doesn't belong in a society ruled my pharmaceuticals, really.

We keep correcting for crazy, and soon, that is the world, no?

*rhedumbical in play*

*trademark, copyright, momentary creation due rights because of law*


P.S. This is intellectual property, capitalist bastards. Quit making money off of what isn't yours w/o recompensation for your dumb strokes...

P.P.S. We aren't as stupid as you'd make us out to be, i.e. grow up, and pay your fair share now...
 
2012-07-13 08:34:23 PM
Mumzy used to hit us with the wire hangers, Mommy Dearest style.

It never left marks.
 
2012-07-13 08:35:59 PM
She deserves the electric chair.
 
2012-07-13 08:36:29 PM

Grables'Daughter:

I used to get whacked REALLY hard with a wooden paddle.

I thought that would have been considered abuse, but now I am wondering if it would be perfectly legal.


Legal, Fark. That's foreplay.
 
2012-07-13 08:38:13 PM

SoxSweepAgain: unlikely: Also, and my GED in Law won't be for another few years, but if I read Florida law correctly, whacking your kid with a cable isn't illegal:


"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions. Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
§ 39.01(2) [Civil Code]

"Harm" to a child occurs when the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury. The following factors must be considered in evaluating any injury: prior injuries; location; multiplicity; and type of trauma. Such injury include, but are not limited to willful acts that produce the following specific injuries: sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage; bone or skull fractures; brain or spinal cord damage; intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs; asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning; injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon; burns or scalding; cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites; permanent or temporary disfigurement; or permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function. "Willful" refers to the intent to perform an action, not to achieve a particular result or an intent to cause an injury.
§ 415.503. [Civil Code]

If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.

Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.


"Harm" includes mental or emotional injury under the statute. So if you beat your kid and cause mental or emotional injury, you've abused your child, whether or not you break bones, etc.

How it's enforced is another question, but the statute itself doesn't give carte blanche to flog your children as long as it doesn't leave a visible mark.
 
2012-07-13 08:38:32 PM

SoxSweepAgain: If I read this correctly, it pretty much says that as long as you don't beat your kid TOO often, and don't cause broken bones or brain injury, or burn them, slash or bite them, or disfigure them, or cause them to lose a body part, beat away.


Just like Gitmo!
 
2012-07-13 08:40:48 PM

Nadie_AZ: ManateeGag: my mother used to hit us with a belt, buckle and all. stop your biatching.

This. But mostly one of these:

[thumbs.dreamstime.com image 400x280]

I'm not sure, but I think she had a holster for it.



---- YEP. Long handled wooden spoon on bare ass for me.
I can't even remember the stuff I did to deserve that!
 
2012-07-13 08:43:03 PM

platedlizard: Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.

There was a case last year in Florida where a guy regularly beat his son for failing tests. He even left bruises. But nope, according to Florida law he wasn't abusing him. Florida is kinda messed up.


When I was a kid, my mom used to literally beat the shiat out of me by swinging a toaster by it's power cord. I'd get beat if I was 'bad', if my brothers were bad (They bruised if you stared at them too long), or if she just felt like it. School was no help. Cops didn't care. I tried to get emancipated, but then she really got violent.

Thirty years later, she's in the hospital and I gave her power of attorney over to my younger brother, her favorite, the one that always does everything the hard way (If you ask him to walk down to the corner store for a quart of milk, he'll get in his jeep, drive across town, and bring you back a cow on the bus).

We had a funeral a week later.

Don't beat your kids.
 
2012-07-13 08:44:09 PM
Really Fark? I expected to see this right up at the top:

laughingsquid.com

/hot
 
2012-07-13 08:44:16 PM
I was spanked with a cutting board
My friend got spanked with race track
My cousins got spanked with an extension cord
My neighbors got spanked with a big wooden spoon
My all time favorite, my old boss' mother would throw nail polish bottles at him. Imagine getting one of those up side your head.
 
2012-07-13 08:45:07 PM

puddleonfire: Nadie_AZ: ManateeGag: my mother used to hit us with a belt, buckle and all. stop your biatching.

This. But mostly one of these:

[thumbs.dreamstime.com image 400x280]

I'm not sure, but I think she had a holster for it.


---- YEP. Long handled wooden spoon on bare ass for me.
I can't even remember the stuff I did to deserve that!


You didn't "deserve" any of it.

You were abused.

Violence scores a mark that is always present.

It never washes away...
 
2012-07-13 08:46:34 PM

Coelacanth: platedlizard: Wow.

/Florida. Wonder what it says in other southern states.
//Texas probably allows all of the above.

There was a case last year in Florida where a guy regularly beat his son for failing tests. He even left bruises. But nope, according to Florida law he wasn't abusing him. Florida is kinda messed up.

When I was a kid, my mom used to literally beat the shiat out of me by swinging a toaster by it's power cord. I'd get beat if I was 'bad', if my brothers were bad (They bruised if you stared at them too long), or if she just felt like it. School was no help. Cops didn't care. I tried to get emancipated, but then she really got violent.

Thirty years later, she's in the hospital and I gave her power of attorney over to my younger brother, her favorite, the one that always does everything the hard way (If you ask him to walk down to the corner store for a quart of milk, he'll get in his jeep, drive across town, and bring you back a cow on the bus).

We had a funeral a week later.

Don't beat your kids.


*Love* to you, C.
 
2012-07-13 08:47:23 PM
I've worn a cord as a belt, and belts are supposed to be the de facto way to beat your kids, so I'm just not seeing the problem here. Well, except the whole beating kids up part.

They're so easy to beat up it just seems like cheating to use a belt.
 
2012-07-13 08:48:50 PM

Onkel Buck: I was spanked with a cutting board
My friend got spanked with race track
My cousins got spanked with an extension cord
My neighbors got spanked with a big wooden spoon
My all time favorite, my old boss' mother would throw nail polish bottles at him. Imagine getting one of those up side your head.


And did it suffice, makin' it nice?

The price paid is today.

Look around.

Wish for up.

;)
 
2012-07-13 08:49:45 PM

davidphogan: I've worn a cord as a belt, and belts are supposed to be the de facto way to beat your kids, so I'm just not seeing the problem here. Well, except the whole beating kids up part.

They're so easy to beat up it just seems like cheating to use a belt.


Sad joke is sad.

Louis C.K.?
 
2012-07-13 08:50:20 PM

Indubitably: davidphogan: I've worn a cord as a belt, and belts are supposed to be the de facto way to beat your kids, so I'm just not seeing the problem here. Well, except the whole beating kids up part.

They're so easy to beat up it just seems like cheating to use a belt.

Sad joke is sad.

Louis C.K.?


He's got WAY better jokes than me.
 
2012-07-13 08:55:50 PM
CSB:

When my brother and I were young (me 5, he 7), he did something stupid and I ended up with toothpaste in my hair. Since he knew our mother would woop his arse for it, he came to me with scissors and said, "You can trust me. I'm a professional hairdresser." And proceeded to cut a LOT of my hair off. Badly. See, I was 5. What, was I gonna argue with my older brother?

My mother proceeded to break a brush and a yardstick on his arse by the time she was done.

I look back on it now and laugh (this was 1974 after all). But stories like this make me think, shiat, my mother would have been in jail for that if it happened today, or last Wednesday, or anytime since like 1995.

//Get off my lawn.
 
2012-07-13 08:56:33 PM
Got whipped with an extension cord once when I was a kid and my dad was really angry and there was nothing else nearby to beat me with. Even he realized after the fact that that was a big mistake and never did it again. Couldn't wear shorts for a few weeks after that.

Every inch of that extension cord is burned into my memory. The funny thing is, now I look back on it and think "why the hell were we still using that extension cord since there were so many cracks in its rubber insulation, it could have started a fire. It should have been thrown in the garbage long before it was used to whoop my ass".
 
2012-07-13 08:58:47 PM

Ghastly: Got whipped with an extension cord once when I was a kid and my dad was really angry and there was nothing else nearby to beat me with. Even he realized after the fact that that was a big mistake and never did it again. Couldn't wear shorts for a few weeks after that.

Every inch of that extension cord is burned into my memory. The funny thing is, now I look back on it and think "why the hell were we still using that extension cord since there were so many cracks in its rubber insulation, it could have started a fire. It should have been thrown in the garbage long before it was used to whoop my ass".


*crushed*

Dammit, friend, why?

*Love*
 
2012-07-13 09:01:23 PM
Worst beating I ever received was from my Mother when she tore me up with a long section of Hot Wheels track, the old school one with the embedded metal stuff.

/deserved it, nailed my sister in the jaw with a lawn dart
 
2012-07-13 09:02:26 PM

Onkel Buck: I was spanked with a cutting board
My friend got spanked with race track
My cousins got spanked with an extension cord
My neighbors got spanked with a big wooden spoon
My all time favorite, my old boss' mother would throw nail polish bottles at him. Imagine getting one of those up side your head.

 
2012-07-13 09:03:27 PM

shokokuphoenix: Onkel Buck: I was spanked with a cutting board
My friend got spanked with race track
My cousins got spanked with an extension cord
My neighbors got spanked with a big wooden spoon
My all time favorite, my old boss' mother would throw nail polish bottles at him. Imagine getting one of those up side your head.


Y U ERASE MY COMMENT, SYSTEM?

/fellow race track beating recipient
 
2012-07-13 09:04:23 PM
Extension cord, long time ago and I usually had it coming.
 
2012-07-13 09:04:32 PM
She shoulda just dongled them.
 
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