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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: Today at 07:39:49 PM »
Brother-in-law leans too heavily in religion for answers IMO. He’s heavily conservative and fairly heavy into Christianity (pray for every meal, kids study different Bible verses each week, etc).

Now hey, I know conservatives with kids who turned out just fine. And I go to church with plenty of people who have nice normal kids.

But I think brother-in-law thinks that if his kids believe in Jesus and know Bible verses by heart, they MUST turn out alright. This seems to disregard that this system failed his brother (on wife #3 which is maybe the most miserable marriage of his 3 so far) and his mother (heavy into prescription anti-depressant drugs and just seems zoned out a bit every time I’ve met her). And really it’s just lazy parenting to say knowledge of Bible verses will result in a well-mannered adult when he isn’t being active enough in the parenting process.

He loves his kids in all seriousness. But he just wants sunshine and smiles 24/7, so he constantly spoiled his kids to avoid tantrums/complaining. And he partly lets them get away with unsafe shit because if he sad “NO”, the kids might complain.

Typically conservative folks see value in discipline and spanking kids when they mess up.

Yeah, he talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.

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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:16:05 PM »
Good job, HJ. Kids crave reasonable boundaries. They want to test their parents to see where the limits are, and if no limits can be found, they don’t become happy... they become spoiled to the point that nothing will satisfy them.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Solo a star wars story
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:51:20 PM »
Yeah, the last name thing was dumb, but it’s very good action-heist movie.

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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:49:00 PM »
Brother-in-law leans too heavily in religion for answers IMO. He’s heavily conservative and fairly heavy into Christianity (pray for every meal, kids study different Bible verses each week, etc).

Now hey, I know conservatives with kids who turned out just fine. And I go to church with plenty of people who have nice normal kids.

But I think brother-in-law thinks that if his kids believe in Jesus and know Bible verses by heart, they MUST turn out alright. This seems to disregard that this system failed his brother (on wife #3 which is maybe the most miserable marriage of his 3 so far) and his mother (heavy into prescription anti-depressant drugs and just seems zoned out a bit every time I’ve met her). And really it’s just lazy parenting to say knowledge of Bible verses will result in a well-mannered adult when he isn’t being active enough in the parenting process.

He loves his kids in all seriousness. But he just wants sunshine and smiles 24/7, so he constantly spoiled his kids to avoid tantrums/complaining. And he partly lets them get away with unsafe shit because if he sad “NO”, the kids might complain.

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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:05:29 PM »
Yep. Nothing else crazy today, but just YEP.

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I’m thinking stuff set in space (whether science-heavy fiction like The Martian and Gravity, or super sci-to like Star Wars).

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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:43:49 PM »
So if you recall from prior years’ posts, their oldest son is the one who tended to be the most unruly, as brother-in-law was at maximum soft parenting in those early years (and even directly undermining his wife’s efforts to properly discipline the kids because he hates hearing the kids complain).

Earlier today, their oldest KICKED sister-in-law because he wanted something she had already told him “no” about. Brother-in-law said nothing and focused on talking with his other sons. Sister-in-law used a stern tone and told him “please do not kick me when I’m talking to you”. Now this wasn’t a huge kick (kid is seven), but any kick or hit is 100% unacceptable in my book.

And from I’ve heard, the few times they have spanked their oldest, they have apologized to him afterwards for losing their temper. I’m hoping things change because this is maybe how abusive boyfriends/husbands start.

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General Chat / Re: Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:23:02 PM »
That’s a damn fine twist. Anyway, nothing crazy happened today other than him generally taking his two sons too deep into the ocean, but he was with them at least.

No sane person should leave a 5 year old alone in the ocean even if the water is only up to there knees if there not really close by.

No sane person leaves a 2-year old alone to roast marshmallows over an open flame.

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General Chat / Family vacation part 50: here we go again
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:08:50 PM »
Another year, another joint family vacation with the brother-in-law. Day 1 goodness:

1) Leaves 2-year old alone with 3-foot long metal fork to roast marshmallows in an open-flame fire pit (family s’mores night at resort). Sister-in-law yells at him for this (an elderly stranger spotted my nephew alone and came to take control of the situation before she got there). Brother-in-law felt that his 2-year old was fine.

2) Sis-in-law has to get her 5-year old back to a safe depth in ocean, as he was neck deep. Brother-in-law was in charge and felt ok because his kids can “swim pretty well”. They cannot actually swim without floaties/lifevests. No floatation devices were in use at the moment.


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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Incredible 2
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:01:48 PM »
Oh yeah, the raccoon scene was great. I thought Elastigirl investigating the Screenslaver apartment was also a well done tense moment.

But I did like that Elastigirl and Mr. I seemed to be nerfed in power/capability. Elastigirl could one punch goons in the first movie. I know she got semi-ambushed in the apartment, but I still felt she should have ended the fight instantly once she managed to tag the guy.

And Bob had way too much trouble with Underminer and his drill. For Bob’s strength level from movie one, Underminer should have been a mild annoyance.

Further, I felt the movie was setting up for a great Violet moment that never came.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Incredible 2
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:09:35 PM »
7/10 compared to the first movie being a 9/10.

Has some really cool scenes, and the Screenslaver was a decent villain. Just doesn’t flow as smoothly as the first, and the ending is not as satisfying.

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ICT / Re: Albus Dumbledore vs T-1000
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:30:14 PM »
Dumbledore 8/10.

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This looks very cool. Good job, Sony.

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General Chat / Re: Vote PEDOPHILE WIFE-BEATER for Congress!
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:17:57 AM »
Raping women? Pedophilia? Incest? White supremecy? Hitler is a hero? Return women to being property? Believes in incels?

C’mon. This has to be a gag. No person can be THIS wrong.

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General Chat / Re: Roseanne canceled due to being racist
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:14 PM »
LOL, your trolling is top notch.

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