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  1. Yep..that was the motivator
  2. Most under 4's cant be taught to swim Tom..a little thing called motor skills
  3. Or do we just put our children first? Having a little rant with Tom about children's safety..it has occurred to me..sometimes that Americans (as a nation, not individually I stress) Really don't care for kids much...Children's health, safety, education..you know..these things are THE BIG things in our elections..yet I hardly heard a single policy around children in your 2016 election.(other than maybe deporting them) Some of you would be scathing about some of our laws when it comes to caring for kids. Some of our laws..and you can get jail time for breaking some of these: Seat security in cars Babies ..You cant take a newborn home from hospital without a properly fitted carrier Cant carry a child on your lap Children under 7..back seat only with booster seat or correctly fitted child restraint You can go to gaol for leaving a child unattended in a car...even for 5 minutes Everyone here must wear a helmet when riding a pushbike ..including children..even on trainer wheels on a public road. Children under 12 are not permitted to use a firearm Generally, an unvaccinated child may not attend Kinda or school. Parents who don't vaccinate kids won't get any child endowment payments Children's needs are put absolutely first in custody AND family court settlements..Fuck you Mum..Fuck you Dad..It's about the children. Really really strict regulations around children and pools. Affordable tertiary education..accessible to all. Payments to support students while studying (most kids over 16 are eligible for $140 PW even when at home, interest free loans for books, computers etc) We spend almost 1% of our GDP on childcare subsidies alone (we pay part of parents childcare costs) All 4 year old australian kids get a year at Kinda courtesy of gov I may have entirely the wrong picture..but it seems to me that your Gov does not care for kids much,
  4. https://www.edgarsnyder.com/swimming-pool/swimming-pool-statistics.html It's an unbelievable statistic: According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 390 deaths a year on average are attributed to drowning in a swimming pool or at a spa. Here are some other statistics about swimming pool accidents and drowning deaths among children: 76 percent of drowning deaths in the United States each year involved children younger than 5 years old. 67 percent of swimming pool drowning deaths involved children younger than 3 years old. In Pennsylvania alone, four children died from drowning in a swimming pool in 2014. A whopping 75 percent of drowning deaths of children younger than 15 occurred at a swimming pool located at a private residence (home pool, neighbor's pool). 17 percent of swimming pool-related drowning deaths among children younger than 15 happened in an above-ground pool. 9 percent of those pediatric drowning deaths occurred in portable pools. Here in Victoria we have really really strict fencing regulations. You know how many under 4 pool drownings there were here in Oz last year? Ten..your pop is more than 10x ours so..thats 100 kids PC http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/home/safer+communities/water+safety/drowning+statistics So fuck your bullshit about wasted money, Fuck your stupid deflections about airport security by your statistics, strict regulation and fuckwits like you being forced to be compliant could have saved about 290 childrens lives. I guess you don't have kids
  5. Hey Tom, do you have personal liability insurance..? You know ...just in case your dog bites someone? or a kid falls in your pond? or a workman gets electrocuted from your unshielded wiring or something? Just curious
  6. Sorry
  7. Frankly my dear, I don't give a fuck.
  8. Tom, Toddlers..ie 9 months to 14 months don't generally outwit properly installed safety fencing around pools..actually.they generally don't wander into other peoples back yards either..it's your niece or nephew is at risk. A small child drowns silently..and they sink like a stone I had a little patience with your gun rights obsession..an obsession is an obsession right? But as you seemingly have a general obsession about regulation to keep others safe..if it happens to "infringe" your "right" to "do as I please" Well..you're nothing other than an "entitled" brat.
  9. Don't you think it's time you just got over it?
  10. Question? are you all still in the closet?
  11. Um.. no..I'm prolly the best abstract "Thinker" here. I can abstract a parking metre..it's you specifically talking about NK..then deflecting..that's NOT abstract thinking..it's just dishonest deflecting. Besides, The UN is quite right to support sanctions..against ANY country trying to develop nuclear weapons. (Iran? not so much, because they aren't) The invasion of Iraq was a war crime IMHO and in a just world someone would be in front of the ICJ)..we have a NPT for a very good reason. Up until Trump..I'm quite grateful the 5 are the only ones. Take the football off Trump and we can all breath again.
  12. That's irrelevant to korea. You know, I was just telling Jeffie how similar you two are..Ask a direct question..deflect deflect deflect..this is usually an attribute of the hard right conservative.. you don't want to think..just maintain a position. pathetic.
  13. Yeah..but there's one great big flaw in your argument..Kimmy will sacrifice hundreds of thousands of north Korean people,without a thought, to maintain HIS, not his people's, security. I supported a very flawed Ghadaffi's concept, I'll support Castro's ..But a psychotic brat that inherited control of millions? a brat that was schooled overseas and has absolutly no connection with the values of his grandfather..or even his father? Really Random??
  14. Well the USA can Whore along with the "best" The UN needs to get some pimping skills to match.
  15. I'll take that as a NO then. Really Jeffie..you couldn't answer a straight question with an (IYHO) honest answer if your life depended on it..I suppose you're so used to justifying everything you do to yourself..it would be hard to be an honest man...it's not to late to change..a little self reflection could save you money..in settlements.