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Old 08-22-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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syracusa - disregarding your classless comment...
It is quite apparent to me that you didn't disregard it.
Then again, bragging about how much above the average Joe you are and how many resources your kids have available to them, now THAT'S what I call class.

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Interesting.
Isn't it? Let's play a guessing game.

All in all...

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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You probably would be better off not knowing anybody with more than 2 children. But you're not.
I do not get it. You were saying people were reproducing without limits and I told you that wasn't my experience.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Urghh...statistics are, by definition... quantifiable.

Do I have statistics? No. (Picking an eye off the floor that just happened to role out of my head).
So if you don't have objective numbers to back up your statements what makes your opinion more credible than mine?
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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syracusa - disregarding your classless comment, what you fail to understand is we don't live our lives as statistics you read about. Statistics are made up of individual experience. That is true no matter which country or part of the world one lives in. I have to admit I too have wondered why you stay here. In fact, I believe it's been asked several time over the time you've been posting and you ignore question each time. Interesting.
There are no statistics.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I do not get it. You were saying people were reproducing without limits and I told you that wasn't my experience.
Any friends you have that exceed the syracusa-approved number of 2 children per family are apparently wantonly overpopulating the earth (ie reproducing without (her) limits). Oh - and just in case your friends may only want 1 child, while that may be noble, it's "not really a family" per syracusa - who is apparently some kind of expert on families. What constitutes one, what they should be doing, how much time they spend together, whether that time is spent in appropriate bonding activities etc etc.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Then again, bragging about how much above the average Joe you are and how many resources your kids have available to them, now THAT'S what I call class.
Well for starters it was ME who STATED that my kids have more resources available to them than the average Joe. I wasn't bragging and I didn't say I was above anyone. I also did not refer to anyone as the "unwashed".

Those are your words.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Any friends you have that exceed the syracusa-approved number of 2 children per family are apparently wantonly overpopulating the earth (ie reproducing without (her) limits). Oh - and just in case your friends may only want 1 child, while that may be noble, it's "not really a family" per syracusa - who is apparently some kind of expert on families. What constitutes one, what they should be doing, how much time they spend together, whether that time is spent in appropriate bonding activities etc etc.
She's an expert of course, but she can't back up her statements with anything other than her opinion, which of course is much more credible than mine because I am one of those dysfunctional Americans.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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The title of this thread..."One child, two child, three child+ families and how they are different?" ...

Hmmm. Now come think of it...along with the latest exchanges...how are they REALLY different? Not much. But the illusions of "uniqueness" and "individuality" are priceless, nevertheless.

Some people here and their "resources" remind me of this:


YouTube - Little Boxes

It's been an enlightening thread.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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The title of this thread..."One child, two child, three child+ families and how they are different?" ...

Hmmm. Now come think of it...along with the latest exchanges...how are they REALLY different? Not much. But the illusions of "uniqueness" and "individuality" are priceless, nevertheless.

Some people here and their "resources" remind me of this:


YouTube - Little Boxes

It's been an enlightening thread.
Is that all you can come up with as a snappy comeback?
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I come from a large family and i LOVE it,i wouldn't change it for the world we were allowed to be individuals yet remaining a family unit. We had and still have the one for all and all for one attitude. To this day we can reminisce about the good ol' days i can hear a certain song and it brings me back to my child hood.
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