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View Poll Results: Based on the situation below, do you feel the parents are:
Morons because they couldn't find the kid. 10 18.87%
Correct for calling the police, because it's an understandable situation. 43 81.13%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:58 PM
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Children fall asleep in all kinds of situations. It doesn't mean a thing. A dog is the most effective way to find a sleeping child, because the dog can both smell and hear it even in situations where trained searchers would be missing it. A dog, from a distance, can hear a child breathing while sleeping, and can tell one child from another by its smell. Cops can't do that. All they can do is search in vain, not find the child, then go out and shoot the neighbor's dog.

 
Old 08-09-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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No....not all children that do not/can not talk have special needs (who the hell uses the term retarded these days??!!??)...there are many underlying reasons for apraxia of speech and one of the smartest little kids I ever met had it....with lots of therapy and understanding he overcame much of it and started talking around age 8...currently a very typical and smart mouthed teenager with amazing grades.

You really need to get a clue.
Doctors do. Mental Retardation is a medical term. I know it makes people upset, so let's not use real terms and facts. I'm sure all nontalking children are smart. It's "normal" (again let's not make anyone upset) to not talk until you're 8. Was he in diapers, too? That's normal, too.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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Doctors do. Mental Retardation is a medical term. I know it makes people upset, so let's not use real terms and facts. I'm sure all nontalking children are smart. It's "normal" (again let's not make anyone upset) to not talk until you're 8. Was he in diapers, too? That's normal, too.
You should learn more about late talking... it is not always associated with mental retardation or autism. In some cases it is a sign of high intelligence. Your tone is very nasty but I bet if you met some of these late talkers who don't have MR you would think differently.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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You should learn more about late talking... it is not always associated with mental retardation or autism. In some cases it is a sign of high intelligence. Your tone is very nasty but I bet if you met some of these late talkers who don't have MR you would think differently.
I have met late talkers. Most of them are stupid or have some type of illness. All of them? No, but I think people think all children are smart. If the majority of adults are stupid, than the majority of children are stupid.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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There is a recent story in the news where a non-vocalizing 3-year-old went missing which lead to a police search. In the story, the 3-year-old went down to the basement, wrapped itself in a blanket under a box and fell asleep. A short time later, the parents began searching for the child, and when not found, called the police. The police did a search and also could not locate the child in the house.

Do you feel it is "reasonable" that a parent was unable to locate the child and call police in this situation?
I was lost twice in our home when I was a child, once I was cleaning under my bed like my Mother asked me to and I fell asleep under there and she could not find me.
The other time I had gone to the backyard with the dog and got into the dog house with the dog and took a nap with him.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Untrained? What good does training do? Cops have training, but they cause more problems than they solve. I've never met a competent cop. I'm reminded of Jeffrey Dahmer, the guy who drugged and killed boys and had sex with their dead bodies. When one of the drugged boys escaped from him, some cops helped catch him and gave him back to him, to be killed. That's an extreme example, but is the kind of behavior I've come to expect from cops. Incompetence, harassment, and violence.

Once when I got attacked by street muggers, the cops wasted time questioning me while the muggers were getting away. When someone broke into my car, the only thing the cop did was write a report. I've never once been in any situation where a cop did anything competent. An untrained dog is 100 times better than a trained cop.

Cops don't do much of anything. I don't understand why they're involved in petty things like say a nonviolent mugging. They probably don't really investigate. Not only does the victim not get any sort of restitution. Let's say the mugger has a criminal past, it's not getting added to his record.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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