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Old 01-19-2019, 12:44 AM
 
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The reporters that we rely on to ask the relevant questions, however; seem to be utilizing a new "140 characters or less" style of communication that I easily recognize as similar to the way my teenage daughters communicate. Except my teenagers seem to have more reliable sources. As if it were possible to further lower my expectations from the media.
That's because the vast majority of what's posted in this forum is from the tabloids. The tabloids have always had the lowest of standards, and the internet has probably caused them to go even lower.

The "media" source listed in the OP for this story is from an Australian tabloid that's notorious for posting the worst kind of clickbait. I'm not sure why anyone expects "reporters" from tabloids to ask relevant questions. They never have before.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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When you tolerate 3rd world culture, you're going to get that kind of behavior from time to time.
3rd-world culture? Do you mean, like, the welfare moms living in shacks in Appalachia? The trailer park parents getting high, while their kids run amok? I'm not sure what you're referring to.
I think those people get a bit wild when interrupted reading books on parenting.
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That's for sure. He doesn't look like a typical 19 year old guy to me.
I was quite surprised. I was expecting the 19 year old to be a college sophomore at Northwestern University, who was stressed out over studying.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Huh? You claim there is too little information, and now you are wanting to claim the mother was raped at 14. Where did you come up with that? Where did you find the mothers age? I didn't see that in any of the articles.
This is why we need more information.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I've always been a Sony fanboy, but this really seals the deal.

But in all seriousness, it's really sad how this happens on a fairly regular basis. Some stupid, angry, violent man (or woman) beats a small child to death over something trivial. I've seen a lot of these cases over the years. Always horrible to hear about.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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There's a lot of ignorance and judgment going on in this thread regarding the child's mother, and teen parents in general. It's absolutely disgusting what happened to this poor 4 year old child and the boyfriend deserves whatever hell is coming to him, but please stop acting like this kind of thing only happens when when a teenage mother is involved (assuming that's even the case). There have been plenty of cases where full grown women have been with men who killed their kids. Hell, there have been plenty of cases where full grown women or men killed their OWN kids. I hate when people put down girls who have kids at a young age. Usually, they didn't have the best lives themselves. Despite what some of you seem to think, teenage moms aren't all horrible mothers, nor are they acting like they're from a "third world country" (whatever the hell that's code for). My mom was a teenage mother. We all have the same dad, and my parents were together for over 50 years until my dad passed away last year. My sister and I are both successful professionals with graduate degrees. My brother chose not to go to college, but he still built a successful life for himself, including his wife of 30 years and their 2 kids. But you rarely hear about those of us who overcome the odds and actually make something of ourselves. Is being a teenage parent an ideal situation for the parent or the children involved? Of course not. Does it mean you're some kind of sub-human who never should have had your children? Again, of course not. Some of you need to stop looking down your noses at other people. Too many of you seem to easily forget about the horrors that take place in your own backyards, with so-called age-appropriate parents who are seemingly living the "perfect" American life (Chris Watts, anyone?).
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's a lot of ignorance and judgment going on in this thread regarding the child's mother, and teen parents in general. It's absolutely disgusting what happened to this poor 4 year old child and the boyfriend deserves whatever hell is coming to him, but please stop acting like this kind of thing only happens when when a teenage mother is involved (assuming that's even the case). There have been plenty of cases where full grown women have been with men who killed their kids. Hell, there have been plenty of cases where full grown women or men killed their OWN kids. I hate when people put down girls who have kids at a young age.
Agree. That's part of the problem also, with with so many teen moms are pressured to give their babies up for adoption, even though they want to provide for the child themselves.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I think those people get a bit wild when interrupted reading books on parenting.
I was quite surprised. I was expecting the 19 year old to be a college sophomore at Northwestern University, who was stressed out over studying.
The dead eyes didn't surprise me, but I wondered who would date or mate with him. Don't answer.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I've always been a Sony fanboy, but this really seals the deal.

But in all seriousness, it's really sad how this happens on a fairly regular basis. Some stupid, angry, violent man (or woman) beats a small child to death over something trivial. I've seen a lot of these cases over the years. Always horrible to hear about.
Itís just the sick world we live in, where parents kill their own kids and kids kill their own parents.

I would imagine it doesnít happen often but still too often than it should.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:24 PM
 
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There's a lot of ignorance and judgment going on in this thread regarding the child's mother, and teen parents in general. It's absolutely disgusting what happened to this poor 4 year old child and the boyfriend deserves whatever hell is coming to him, but please stop acting like this kind of thing only happens when when a teenage mother is involved (assuming that's even the case). There have been plenty of cases where full grown women have been with men who killed their kids.
Exactly. It happened about a month, not too far from where I live. The woman's 46 year old boyfriend killed her, her mother, and her two children. She was 36 and the children were 8 and 10. She wasn't a teen mom, and was previously married. Her husband died of cancer about a year ago. And as you brought up, Chris Watts killed his wife and his own children.

It is horrifying what happened to this child, but it has nothing to do with the mother's age (which we don't even know!).
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Boyfriends have killed a lot of kids.

It's sad mothers don't get this.
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I don't have much to say but, as someone who suffered regular beatings as a young girl at the hands of her parents, my heart aches for this child.
Your suffering makes my heart ache. Bless you.

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She was a beautiful little girl. I canít even imagine what she endured before death. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mir...h-13851555.amp
She was absolutely enchanting. I hope this person suffers horribly in his incarceration. His eyes are dead.

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3rd-world culture? Do you mean, like, the welfare moms living in shacks in Appalachia? The trailer park parents getting high, while their kids run amok? I'm not sure what you're referring to.
I have heard this term an awful lot lately and it gets under my skin. How about reading what regions Appalachia covers. It's not all coal mining country in which the mining companies kept the miners in abject poverty forever......bast ards. I have a daughter who owns a second home in Tenn., a dil whose family owns a large farm in Kentucky, a husband from PA who is a degreed accountant. Not all Appalachia is poverty stricken but the coal mining regions have been for 150 years.


Instead of all the illegal immigrates that we are feeding, clothing, extending medical aid, overburdening our schools and medical systems, maybe we should first take care of our own in this country.


https://www.arc.gov/appalachian_regi...hianregion.asp

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But in all seriousness, it's really sad how this happens on a fairly regular basis. Some stupid, angry, violent man (or woman) beats a small child to death over something trivial. I've seen a lot of these cases over the years. Always horrible to hear about.
Some on this thread would have us believe this doesn't happen that often. They might try following some of the websites that tracks child abuse and deaths. I once had the links for several but it grew too much for me to read. I had to stop. They were all true cases. I worked with the Guardian Ad Litem program in my state for some time and I saw this type of thing routinely.


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The dead eyes didn't surprise me, but I wondered who would date or mate with him. Don't answer.
Amen
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