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2014-03-25 09:50:15 AM
You've gotta walk ... 20 miles ... to partay!!!
 
2014-03-25 09:59:06 AM
He didn't fight hard enough for his rights..And therefor did not get the party he wanted..
 
2014-03-25 10:02:31 AM
How the fark can a five year old walk 20 miles?  How long would it take?  Why hadn't he been reported missing sooner?

/SO MANY QUESTIONS!!
 
2014-03-25 10:04:06 AM

bikerbob59: How the fark can a five year old walk 20 miles?  How long would it take?  Why hadn't he been reported missing sooner?

/SO MANY QUESTIONS!!


He took the bus...
 
2014-03-25 10:04:45 AM

bikerbob59: How the fark can a five year old walk 20 miles?  How long would it take?  Why hadn't he been reported missing sooner?

/SO MANY QUESTIONS!!


More interestingly if you'd read the last line of the article, how does a 5 year old take the bus without adult supervision?
 
2014-03-25 10:07:36 AM
Walking at a pretty good clip I can average about 4 miles an hour.

This kid sounds like he's a little too picky when it comes to party appropriate playgrounds.

He could have settled for less and gotten hours of playtime in.
 
2014-03-25 10:08:51 AM

Pangea: Walking at a pretty good clip I can average about 4 miles an hour.

This kid sounds like he's a little too picky when it comes to party appropriate playgrounds.

He could have settled for less and gotten hours of playtime in.


No. I couldn't be bothered to read five entire sentences before posting.

I'm looking for a playground to party at.
 
2014-03-25 10:15:54 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: bikerbob59: How the fark can a five year old walk 20 miles?  How long would it take?  Why hadn't he been reported missing sooner?

/SO MANY QUESTIONS!!

More interestingly if you'd read the last line of the article, how does a 5 year old take the bus without adult supervision?



Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college.
 
2014-03-25 10:43:47 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: More interestingly if you'd read the last line of the article, how does a 5 year old take the bus without adult supervision?


You must not have spent much time in Nordic countries.  It's not unusual.  Never underestimate a Nordic kid.
 
2014-03-25 10:45:22 AM
Should have asked Brodie. Someone named Brodie ALWAYS knows where the party is.
 
2014-03-25 10:46:56 AM

BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college


So very much this.
 
2014-03-25 10:58:12 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.



You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.
 
2014-03-25 11:01:13 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.



Nah, I'm good with what I wrote.  Thanks though.
 
2014-03-25 11:03:38 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: bikerbob59: How the fark can a five year old walk 20 miles?  How long would it take?  Why hadn't he been reported missing sooner?

/SO MANY QUESTIONS!!

More interestingly if you'd read the last line of the article, how does a 5 year old take the bus without adult supervision?


By getting on one?  Around these parts children 5 and under need to have an adult with them but once in a while a 5-year-old is going to slip through.
 
2014-03-25 11:27:43 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.


No, I don't think I did.  See, an independent child is not a bad thing.  It did not turn out badly, and the child took a bus on their own, was well dressed for the climate, and THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL.

Not everyone is terrified of the imagined boogeyman of OMG SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED!
 
2014-03-25 11:46:00 AM
And the bus driver didn't find a 5 year old getting on by himself odd?  How did he pay? Are their buses free?
 
2014-03-25 12:12:41 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.

No, I don't think I did.  See, an independent child is not a bad thing.  It did not turn out badly, and the child took a bus on their own, was well dressed for the climate, and THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL.

Not everyone is terrified of the imagined boogeyman of OMG SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED!



The funny thing is you all don't realize how stupid and old you all sound reminiscing about the glory days when kids could ride in the hatch of a station wagon without being buckled in and parents could smoke in daycares. Its idiotic. You've overcorrecting. Yes, shiat has gotten out of hand in SOME respects with protective parents. But, now you all act like no person should ever be concerned about any child for any reason because, in your revisionist minds, kids could do whatever they wanted to when you were kids. All you're relally doing is giving yourself a back-handed compliment by suggesting that people and things were tougher when YOU were coming up.

/Child please.
 
2014-03-25 12:37:07 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.

No, I don't think I did.  See, an independent child is not a bad thing.  It did not turn out badly, and the child took a bus on their own, was well dressed for the climate, and THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL.

Not everyone is terrified of the imagined boogeyman of OMG SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED!


The funny thing is you all don't realize how stupid and old you all sound reminiscing about the glory days when kids could ride in the hatch of a station wagon without being buckled in and parents could smoke in daycares. Its idiotic. You've overcorrecting. Yes, shiat has gotten out of hand in SOME respects with protective parents. But, now you all act like no person should ever be concerned about any child for any reason because, in your revisionist minds, kids could do whatever they wanted to when you were kids. All you're relally doing is giving yourself a back-handed compliment by suggesting that people and things were tougher when YOU were coming up.

/Child please.


Well considering I said nothing of the sort, feel free to tell me what I said and what I meant.

Or don't.   I prefer don't.
 
2014-03-25 12:37:21 PM

abhorrent1: And the bus driver didn't find a 5 year old getting on by himself odd?


Maybe he had another 5 year old with him.  The story doesn't cover that part.
 
2014-03-25 12:53:45 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.

No, I don't think I did.  See, an independent child is not a bad thing.  It did not turn out badly, and the child took a bus on their own, was well dressed for the climate, and THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL.

Not everyone is terrified of the imagined boogeyman of OMG SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED!


The funny thing is you all don't realize how stupid and old you all sound reminiscing about the glory days when kids could ride in the hatch of a station wagon without being buckled in and parents could smoke in daycares. Its idiotic. You've overcorrecting. Yes, shiat has gotten out of hand in SOME respects with protective parents. But, now you all act like no person should ever be concerned about any child for any reason because, in your revisionist minds, kids could do whatever they wanted to when you were kids. All you're relally doing is giving yourself a back-handed compliment by suggesting that people and things were tougher when YOU were coming up.

/Child please.


Way to construct and knock down that strawman. You need to get a new shtick (or at least step back and take a deep breath) since every thread you seem to show up in there's some kind of injustice being perpetrated, not everyone is out to get you or act out whatever egregiousness you seem to think are occurring.

No one in this thread has said that parents shouldn't be concerned about their children or that children should be allowed to disappear.

In fact, Sweden, for children under five*, is one of the safest countries in the world; certain safer than the USA.

Sweden - Under-5 mortality rate, , 2012 - 3
USA - Under-5 mortality rate, , 2012 - 7

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/sweden_statistics.html
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/usa_statistics.html

And finally, in most industrialized countries, it is a common sight for children to ride buses unattended during daylight hours. If that seems shocking to you, I recommend you relocate from wherever you are, and try to experience a world where constant fear is not part of the day to day concerns.
 
2014-03-25 01:02:06 PM
He was just scouting a location for his people.

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"To survive, my people need a phat party-club to grind in "
 
2014-03-25 01:07:25 PM

TheHumanCannonball: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: Different countries, different rules.  A lot of places in the world don't wrap their children in bubble wrap until they goto college

So very much this.


You all picked a bad thread for this speech. The kid was 20 miles from home. This could have ended very badly. Not sure why anyone would cheer on the type of parenting that lets a five year old go missing for an hour plus.

No, I don't think I did.  See, an independent child is not a bad thing.  It did not turn out badly, and the child took a bus on their own, was well dressed for the climate, and THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL.

Not everyone is terrified of the imagined boogeyman of OMG SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED!


The funny thing is you all don't realize how stupid and old you all sound reminiscing about the glory days when kids could ride in the hatch of a station wagon without being buckled in and parents could smoke in daycares. Its idiotic. You've overcorrecting. Yes, shiat has gotten out of hand in SOME respects with protective parents. But, now you all act like no person should ever be concerned about any child for any reason because, in your revisionist minds, kids could do whatever they wanted to when you were kids. All you're relally doing is giving yourself a back-handed compliment by suggesting that people and things were tougher when YOU were coming up.

/Child please.

Way to construct and knock down that strawman. You need to get a new shtick (or at least step back and take a deep breath) since every thread you seem to show up in there's some kind of injustice being perpetrated, not everyone is out to get you or act out whatever egregiousness you seem to think are occurring.

No one in this thread has said that parents shouldn't be concerned about their children or that children should be allowed to disappear.

In fact, Sweden, for children under five*, is one of the safest countries in the world; certain safer ...



What does this have to do with an injustice against me? You need to focus, champ. We're talking about a 5 year old who got on a bus and was 20 miles away before anyone noticed and called police. If this happend in America, some of you same folks would be talking about "parent of the year". My comment, that some of you are over-correcting on this whole "snowflake" "helicopter parent" shiat is spot on. Ok, we get it. Your mother allowed you to play in the street unsupervised and you scraped your knee so your childhood better prepared you for life. That's what you all are getting at, right? I countered by saying that a thread where a 5 year old managed to get 20 miles from home isn't a good thread to talk about how hands-off parenting is better. Fark does that have to do with an injustice against me or whatever stupidity you were droning on about? Stick to the subject. I'm confused about why you posted mortality statistics of children and what point that was supposed to counter. What, is it ok if this kid had died because it won't drop Sweden out of the top 10? Now, if a child in say Somalia were 20 miles from home, I guess its time to worry since their mortality rates are higher. That's your logic?
 
2014-03-25 01:11:37 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: That's what you all are getting at, right?


No. And I'll thank you to stop interpreting what I say into something else.  I said nothing about OMG stop being a helicopter parent over your crotchfruit or anything else you've accused me of.

So, fark off.
 
2014-03-25 01:17:18 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: That's what you all are getting at, right?

No. And I'll thank you to stop interpreting what I say into something else.  I said nothing about OMG stop being a helicopter parent over your crotchfruit or anything else you've accused me of.

So, fark off.


Champ, you insinuated it talking about parents wrapping children in bubble tape...in a thread where a 5 year old child wandered 20 miles away. Now, that's not what you meant and you have a little biatchy attitude about it? Lol. Ok. You win.
 
2014-03-25 01:18:30 PM

Grumpy Cat: You've gotta walk ... 20 miles ... to partay!!!


You ask your mom please but she still says HINGA DINGA DURGEN!
 
2014-03-25 01:22:23 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: That's what you all are getting at, right?

No. And I'll thank you to stop interpreting what I say into something else.  I said nothing about OMG stop being a helicopter parent over your crotchfruit or anything else you've accused me of.

So, fark off.

Champ, you insinuated it talking about parents wrapping children in bubble tape...in a thread where a 5 year old child wandered 20 miles away. Now, that's not what you meant and you have a little biatchy attitude about it? Lol. Ok. You win.


Ah BUDDY, that wasn't MY statement.  So again, fark off.  Bye, go. shoo.

Take your crown of thorns that you manage to drag into so many threads and go on down the road.  You can make a mountain out of any molehill, and you take pride in it.

So here you go.

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2014-03-25 01:23:07 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: wandered 20 miles away.



Taking bus =/= wandering, BTW.
 
2014-03-25 01:29:24 PM
There's nothing in the story that indicates that the kid seemed 'unattended' when he got on the bus.   Maybe there was a large group and he just followed on behind a woman and her kid, and the bus driver just assumed they were altogether.   Its possible that the kid is young enough that he didn't need a fare any way, so the driver wouldn't have questioned it.
It's not uncommon for young kids there to be more independent than is usual in the States, so it is possible that if the kid is acting confident and seems to be travelling with a purpose,  he might have just been left alone, especially if he appears older than his birth age.  With a cursory glance, my son could have passed for about 8 at the age of 5
 
2014-03-25 01:37:04 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: That's what you all are getting at, right?

No. And I'll thank you to stop interpreting what I say into something else.  I said nothing about OMG stop being a helicopter parent over your crotchfruit or anything else you've accused me of.

So, fark off.

Champ, you insinuated it talking about parents wrapping children in bubble tape...in a thread where a 5 year old child wandered 20 miles away. Now, that's not what you meant and you have a little biatchy attitude about it? Lol. Ok. You win.

Ah BUDDY, that wasn't MY statement.  So again, fark off.  Bye, go. shoo.

Take your crown of thorns that you manage to drag into so many threads and go on down the road.  You can make a mountain out of any molehill, and you take pride in it.

So here you go.

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LOL. Its the old, I lost this argument so lets make it about everything else post. The guy makes a statement, you repost that statement and say, "so very much this", but you didn't make the statement so I was wrong for assuming you agree with it. Smh. You can't even keep it real on the internet. That shiat is weaksauce.
 
2014-03-25 01:39:56 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: wandered 20 miles away.


Taking bus =/= wandering, BTW.


Oh and "wander" doesn't just mean "walk":

to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-25 01:51:54 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: wandered 20 miles away.


Taking bus =/= wandering, BTW.

Oh and "wander" doesn't just mean "walk":

to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks.

[img.fark.net image 263x191]


so taking a bus is casually meandering? going aimlessly? indirect?

I don't know what kind of bus you take, but it sucks.
 
2014-03-25 01:53:10 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL. Its the old, I lost this argument so lets make it about everything else post. The guy makes a statement, you repost that statement and say, "so very much this", but you didn't make the statement so I was wrong for assuming you agree with it. Smh. You can't even keep it real on the internet. That shiat is weaksauce.


Dude, there's no argument to lose.  I don't care what you think.  I personally think you are an oversensitive little flower that looks for reasons to be asshurt in just about every thread you enter.

So you go with that.  I know it makes you feel better to win.

So ok, you win.

Happy now?
 
2014-03-25 01:53:50 PM
So yanno,

"keep it real"

LOLOLOLOL  what a lame ass thing to type.
 
2014-03-25 02:07:53 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: LOL. Its the old, I lost this argument so lets make it about everything else post. The guy makes a statement, you repost that statement and say, "so very much this", but you didn't make the statement so I was wrong for assuming you agree with it. Smh. You can't even keep it real on the internet. That shiat is weaksauce.

Dude, there's no argument to lose.  I don't care what you think.  I personally think you are an oversensitive little flower that looks for reasons to be asshurt in just about every thread you enter.

So you go with that.  I know it makes you feel better to win.

So ok, you win.

Happy now?



You don't care so much that you have three posts for every response. Lets look at my post again:

What does this have to do with an injustice against me? You need to focus, champ. We're talking about a 5 year old who got on a bus and was 20 miles away before anyone noticed and called police. If this happend in America, some of you same folks would be talking about "parent of the year". My comment, that some of you are over-correcting on this whole "snowflake" "helicopter parent" shiat is spot on. Ok, we get it. Your mother allowed you to play in the street unsupervised and you scraped your knee so your childhood better prepared you for life. That's what you all are getting at, right? I countered by saying that a thread where a 5 year old managed to get 20 miles from home isn't a good thread to talk about how hands-off parenting is better. Fark does that have to do with an injustice against me or whatever stupidity you were droning on about? Stick to the subject. I'm confused about why you posted mortality statistics of children and what point that was supposed to counter. What, is it ok if this kid had died because it won't drop Sweden out of the top 10? Now, if a child in say Somalia were 20 miles from home, I guess its time to worry since their mortality rates are higher. That's your logic?


I'm speaking about the subject of the article and debating a point. You know, what we do around here. You respond with "FARK OFF!!!1!1" but I'm sensitive. Projection. Lol. Internet gangsters are the worst.
 
2014-03-25 02:09:04 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: Satan's Bunny Slippers: DROxINxTHExWIND: wandered 20 miles away.


Taking bus =/= wandering, BTW.

Oh and "wander" doesn't just mean "walk":

to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks.

[img.fark.net image 263x191]

so taking a bus is casually meandering? going aimlessly? indirect?

I don't know what kind of bus you take, but it sucks.



Taking a bus...when you're not old enough to read or understand what direction you're going in? Yeah. Wandering.
 
2014-03-25 02:13:34 PM
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2014-03-25 02:15:24 PM

BafflerMeal: [img217.imageshack.us image 555x455]


I had to turn it off.  One can only take so much petty asshurt in one thread.
 
2014-03-25 02:17:34 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: BafflerMeal: [img217.imageshack.us image 555x455]

I had to turn it off.  One can only take so much petty asshurt in one thread.



Says the guy who threw the only insults in the interaction. Problem is, its all in black and white and only a scroll up away. No way for you to mischaracterize this one. You just look stupid.
 
2014-03-25 02:19:08 PM

BafflerMeal: [img217.imageshack.us image 555x455]



Meh, I don't troll anybody. Neither of you has addressed the point beyond childish insults. I don't suppose you will. So, until next time.
 
2014-03-25 03:38:33 PM
Eh, it's Scandinavia*, at worst he would be given healthcare against his will and a "wandering boy" award.

*Specifically an area without many non-Western immigrants. I wouldn't recommend this in Malmo
 
2014-03-25 05:12:47 PM
CSB time : When I was three, I evidently became bored playing in the yard and decided to walk across town by myself and visit my grandmother. I pushed my go cart up against the garden gate and managed to climb up, over and out without breaking my skull, and away I went. I never made it to nana's, but I was found hours later wandering downtown - totally the wrong direction, and miles away from home. I refused to get into the police car unless the let me play with the sirens. No one is sure how I made it to that part of town, but it would have involved a three yr old crossing a 6 lane street by himself. Even though this was 1970, *somebody* should have noticed. Gotta love my hometown.

When I was brought home, my father had to go talk a walk himself... so he didn't kill me.

/End CSB
 
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