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(NYPost)   You might be a helicopter parent if you're so worried about your child's safety you hire a Navy SEAL to be your nanny   (nypost.com) divider line 78
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2013-02-04 03:58:48 PM  
I've seen this movie.
 
2013-02-04 04:04:20 PM  
When I think "helicopter parent" I rarely think "Black Hawk."
 
2013-02-04 04:08:27 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.


The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?
 
2013-02-04 04:18:27 PM  
Yeah, but what if you know your child is going to be the savior of the world? What would you do then? Become your own grandfather?
 
2013-02-04 04:27:33 PM  
Most awesome nanny, EVAR!
 
2013-02-04 04:45:10 PM  
 
2013-02-04 04:53:21 PM  
Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent
 
2013-02-04 04:57:28 PM  

Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?


Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?
 
2013-02-04 05:07:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent


3.bp.blogspot.com
No child left beHIND...
 
2013-02-04 05:43:59 PM  

Branch Dravidian: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
No child left beHIND...


He must be crazy to fly a HIND in this weather.
 
2013-02-04 05:48:50 PM  

Branch Dravidian: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
No child left beHIND...


I was thinking they might be Native American
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-04 06:31:52 PM  

GreenAdder: Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?

Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?


I was thinking the one with Denzel Washington.
 
2013-02-04 06:33:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Branch Dravidian: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent


No child left beHIND...

I was thinking they might be Native American


Or African-American

www.quitor.com
 
2013-02-04 06:33:48 PM  

MrEricSir: GreenAdder: Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?

Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?

I was thinking the one with Denzel Washington.


Funny story about "Man on Fire." I was returning it to a Blockbuster. Remember those? A woman had asked me what the movie was about. I told her it was about a guy flailing around for two hours, trying to extinguish himself on various objects.

Her sarcasm detector was apparently broken. She merely said, "oh, my."
 
2013-02-04 06:34:55 PM  

MrEricSir: GreenAdder: Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?

Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?

I was thinking the one with Denzel Washington.


Didn't Jackie Chan do one, too?
 
2013-02-04 06:35:23 PM  
Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.
 
2013-02-04 06:37:28 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.


Came here for this. Well done, sir.
 
2013-02-04 06:38:31 PM  
Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?
 
2013-02-04 06:39:42 PM  
Wrong mindset. Seal/cop are the wrong mindset and skills. If you want security you want either ex-secret service, military police, USMC Security Forces or similar.

Spec ops types are the wrong kind of dangerous. Even worse it seems like they don't know why their skills are not suited to a guards task... the good news is that for the most part no special skills will be required to maintain their charges safety.
 
2013-02-04 06:41:32 PM  
images.wikia.com

"Sleep little dumpling. I have replaced your mother."
 
2013-02-04 06:41:33 PM  
www.themoviescene.co.uk
"Terrible twos!  Ah'l show you TERRIBLE!"

No longer care tends kindergarteners but seeking position caring for your tots instead.
 
2013-02-04 06:42:08 PM  

megalynn44: Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.


Not really, you can easily make six figures in the bodyguard business, all with minimal risk to yourself, if you are ex special forces.  Blackwater pays better, but you have to go to Afghanistan or some place full of IEDs.  In this line of work, traffic is the biggest threat.  I was never anything special, the high point of my career was as a MSG for an embassy and I had some offers in the 70k to 80k range when I left in the 1980s.
 
2013-02-04 06:42:23 PM  
Having had a number of SEALs from Team 1 as scoutmasters I can say with authority that they are the kind of people you can trust to handle anything that the goblins can bring.
 
2013-02-04 06:42:29 PM  
But can she balance a ball on her nose?
 
2013-02-04 06:43:23 PM  
nerdreactor.com
 
2013-02-04 06:43:34 PM  
My mother was a helicopter parent.  Whenever I went into the ocean she wanted me I needed to be able to see my ankles or I was in too deep.

I wish I had a SEAL nanny that would have made me kill a shark with my fists.  I probably wouldn't have wasted all those years being absolutely terrified of the ocean.
 
2013-02-04 06:43:58 PM  

ha-ha-guy: megalynn44: Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.

Not really, you can easily make six figures in the bodyguard business, all with minimal risk to yourself, if you are ex special forces.  Blackwater pays better, but you have to go to Afghanistan or some place full of IEDs.  In this line of work, traffic is the biggest threat.  I was never anything special, the high point of my career was as a MSG for an embassy and I had some offers in the 70k to 80k range when I left in the 1980s.


Obviously I didn't read the article but a Nanny and a Bodyguard are totally different jobs.
 
2013-02-04 06:45:01 PM  

GreenAdder: Funny story about "Man on Fire." I was returning it to a Blockbuster. Remember those? A woman had asked me what the movie was about. I told her it was about a guy flailing around for two hours, trying to extinguish himself on various objects.

Her sarcasm detector was apparently broken. She merely said, "oh, my."


I'd watch that.
 
2013-02-04 06:45:57 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-04 06:46:34 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.


Holy crap, now I'm stuck on that site.  Well, there go the next 30 minutes of work.
 
2013-02-04 06:46:50 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-04 06:47:42 PM  

CipollinaFan: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 286x425]


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-04 06:48:28 PM  

megalynn44: Obviously I didn't read the article but a Nanny and a Bodyguard are totally different jobs.


You should try reading it and note the party about this service being offered, they're highlight how the people have medical training and tactical experience as part of the package, so it is safe to say they're charging bodyguard rates.

/plus the SEAL only owns the company, his employees are people whose experience range from SF to a 23 year old who appears to only be guard/reserves
 
2013-02-04 06:48:53 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: CipollinaFan: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 286x425]

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 188x154]


I didn't know it was possible but that looks like it may actually be worse than XXX.
 
2013-02-04 06:48:54 PM  

The article doesn't say anything about a Navy SEAL being the nanny.


Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny, a former Navy SEAL has started a company offering to match hypervigilant parents with the ultimate in protection - female military veterans as caregivers.


Wow, yeah, the "ultimate in protection."
 
2013-02-04 06:49:57 PM  
Does it worry you at all that those helicopters look a lot like the "space invaders" from the video game?
 
2013-02-04 06:52:33 PM  
"Oh, and make sure that the kids are in bed by zero dark thirty."
 
2013-02-04 06:53:07 PM  
CHOPPA PARENT! GIT DOWWWNNN!
 
2013-02-04 06:53:43 PM  
life imitates art shiatty movie
 
2013-02-04 06:54:08 PM  

brantgoose: Does it worry you at all that those helicopters look a lot like the "space invaders" from the video game?


Nope.

Don't they though?
 
2013-02-04 06:57:02 PM  

abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?


Here you go:

tvland.mtvnimages.com
/her voice should stun any assaliant
 
2013-02-04 06:58:29 PM  

abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?


Exactly. Not saying they're likely to be, but TFA says: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny..." If the fear is not of kidnappers or assassins, but of a nanny going postal, having the nanny be a soldier may not be the best approach.
 
2013-02-04 06:58:36 PM  

relcec: life imitates art shiatty movie


More like someone posts a bogus headline and it gets greenlighted with apparently no one reading the article.
 
2013-02-04 07:01:59 PM  
I can see the ad campaign now: "Worried about your nanny murdering your children?  Then hire a professionally trained murdered to guard them!"

/I am just joking!
//If you take my comment seriously then your derp tank is full and needs to be emptied.
 
2013-02-04 07:02:48 PM  
Staring the Rock as a former Superbowl commercial star.
 
2013-02-04 07:03:55 PM  

gerbilpox: abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?

Exactly. Not saying they're likely to be, but TFA says: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny..." If the fear is not of kidnappers or assassins, but of a nanny going postal, having the nanny be a soldier may not be the best approach.


Not CSB / I am friends with the Dad of that family. Tragic. There really is no protection against crazy no matter where they come from.
 
2013-02-04 07:06:39 PM  
FTFA: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny, a former Navy SEAL has started a company offering to match hypervigilant parents with the ultimate in protection - female military veterans as caregivers."

Wait, so what gave this guy the idea was a nanny killing her charges...And now he wants military-trained nannies? Why, so they can kill the children six different ways, with their bare hands?
 
2013-02-04 07:10:38 PM  

lostcat: FTFA: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny, a former Navy SEAL has started a company offering to match hypervigilant parents with the ultimate in protection - female military veterans as caregivers."

Wait, so what gave this guy the idea was a nanny killing her charges...And now he wants military-trained nannies? Why, so they can kill the children six different ways, with their bare hands?


I think he's banking more on the complete service records and extensive psychological checks to help prevent "nanny goes crazy and kills family".
 
2013-02-04 07:11:25 PM  

studs up: gerbilpox: abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?

Exactly. Not saying they're likely to be, but TFA says: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny..." If the fear is not of kidnappers or assassins, but of a nanny going postal, having the nanny be a soldier may not be the best approach.

Not CSB / I am friends with the Dad of that family. Tragic. There really is no protection against crazy no matter where they come from.


My deepest sympathies to your friend. I can't think of anything worse than losing a child -- much less two.
 
2013-02-04 07:28:10 PM  
hobbitlover77.files.wordpress.com
Your baby is safe.
 
2013-02-04 07:32:26 PM  
Come to think of it, if I was going to set up an all-nanny Seal Team Six, Mary Poppins would be leading it.
 
2013-02-04 07:33:44 PM  
Navy Seal? Poor choice. They get
murdered at gun ranges
 
2013-02-04 07:34:48 PM  

Diogenes: When I think "helicopter parent" I rarely think "Black Hawk."


You know, I hate having to clean tomato soup off my monitor, you magnificent bastard.
 
2013-02-04 07:38:02 PM  

pudding7: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

Holy crap, now I'm stuck on that site.  Well, there go the next 30 minutes of work.


You're not the only one.
/I've seen people troll those Nigerian prince scammers in a similar way to this, but this is just taking it to another level haha.
 
2013-02-04 07:40:14 PM  
My parents couldn't afford a Navy Seal.
I had some sad old seal retired from SeaWorld that had diarrhea a lot and mostly just slept.....
 
2013-02-04 07:42:10 PM  
clowncar on fire
:3.bp.blogspot.com


"Terrible twos!  Ah'l show you TERRIBLE!"

No longer care tends kindergarteners but seeking position caring for your tots instead.



Funny thing was it worked in the preview the first time around.
 
2013-02-04 07:42:41 PM  
This doesn't strike me as the greatest idea.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-sniper-killed/index.html ?h pt=hp_t2 being one example of why.
 
2013-02-04 08:03:08 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.


I liked that one.
 
2013-02-04 08:07:21 PM  

banandar123: pudding7: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

Holy crap, now I'm stuck on that site.  Well, there go the next 30 minutes of work.

You're not the only one.
/I've seen people troll those Nigerian prince scammers in a similar way to this, but this is just taking it to another level haha.


I'm perusing on my 2nd shift lunch break.
 
2013-02-04 08:17:28 PM  
I think this is a great idea just for giving the public reasons to look at veterans as exceptionally well-qualified for some jobs (although maybe not this one). That's step in the right direction, IMO.
 
2013-02-04 08:17:41 PM  
Women can't be Navy SEALS.
 
2013-02-04 08:36:31 PM  
I say pay more for the massad nannies.  They also understand arabic and know when to leave a bad area.
 
2013-02-04 08:49:27 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-04 08:52:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?

Here you go:

[tvland.mtvnimages.com image 300x400]
/her voice should stun any assaliant


I hate you so much now.
 
2013-02-04 08:59:03 PM  

Worldwalker: This doesn't strike me as the greatest idea.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-sniper-killed/index.html ?h pt=hp_t2 being one example of why.


Did we read the article?  An (ex) navy seal has started a business where he has hired women with prior military service to act as nannies.  I believe the article was more about and entrepeneur helping out women vets needing employment rather than hiring military trained assassins to care for your kids.

 I can understand the trepidation of hiring a vet but keep in mind, a majority of military people are not trained killers but instead fill positions like cooks, paper pushers and clerks, electricians, and medical aids.  Only a small percentage of the military engage in field combat, and until recently, far fewer still were women.

On the other hand, you do hire a woman vet, you are getting someone who understands discipline and responsibility.
 
2013-02-04 09:53:37 PM  

pudding7: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

Holy crap, now I'm stuck on that site.  Well, there go the next 30 minutes of work.


Then you definitely don't want to go here:  "Cruel, Cruel Email From Deep Within the Bowels of Slacker Hell".
 
2013-02-04 10:20:33 PM  
Claims to be a Navy Seal? Let's run his name past Don Shipley firtst.
If he is legit, good to go.
If not, stand by to stand by.
 
2013-02-04 10:41:01 PM  

Tumunga: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

I liked that one.


I'm not sure I want anyone who is experienced at driving under dangerous conditions. I'd prefer someone who is experienced at driving on the street.
 
2013-02-04 11:46:34 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.


Nice. That one is good. Very good.
 
2013-02-04 11:48:35 PM  

fusillade762: MrEricSir: GreenAdder: Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?

Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?

I was thinking the one with Denzel Washington.

Didn't Jackie Chan do one, too?


And Clint Eastwood?
 
2013-02-04 11:49:49 PM  

megalynn44: Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.


It isn't seals doing the work. He just finds regular Navy chicks.
 
2013-02-05 12:44:46 AM  
So instead of Mary Poppins floating in with an umbrella. she'll be parachuting in.
 
2013-02-05 03:56:44 AM  

uncleacid: But can she balance a ball on her nose?


That doesn't go over well in bars - I had a buddy that got drunk and spouted that one time at Rick's.

Depending on the situation, he'd also sing the Marine's Hymn to the tune of "Darling Clementine" or give the ever popular "the horse you never rode" introductory speech. He had something stimulating for just about everyone.
 
2013-02-05 04:02:43 AM  
I think this is great. Very creative use of a talent pool.

I had a different buddy that was a SF delta from 5th, was doing graphic arts and tired of it, he started an ambulance service for rich people with worries about security. All the guys were retired deltas and bravos. The only paramedics you'd ever see in suits with dark glasses and packing knives and sidearms.
 
2013-02-05 06:29:25 AM  

fusillade762: MrEricSir: GreenAdder: Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.

The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?

Wasn't there a Hulk Hogan one, too?

I was thinking the one with Denzel Washington.

Didn't Jackie Chan do one, too?


upload.wikimedia.org

Winner winner.

/Chicken dinner...
 
2013-02-05 07:12:01 AM  

Aidan: I think this is a great idea just for giving the public reasons to look at veterans as exceptionally well-qualified for some jobs (although maybe not this one). That's step in the right direction, IMO.


Agreed.  Although, to be fair, i actually like the idea.  They WOULD be able to assess a dangerous situation a lot more quickly than most people.  (As in, those aren't firecrackers, honey, let's go this way instead.)
 
2013-02-05 07:42:24 AM  
www.vgcats.com


/ At Aperture Science, we fire the whole bullet, that's 65% more bullet, per bullet
 
2013-02-05 08:02:30 AM  
Came for the vin diesel reference... leaving satisfied.
 
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