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How kids get hooked
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:18:28 PM »
This message needs to be spread. I am glad that Nicole had the courage to speak out.
I hope her message is told to vulnerable high school girls from ages 12 to 18.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjAO-0ub1m8
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 10:49:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy.  :'(
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 03:55:06 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee. Also why I'll teach her how to shoot guns once she turns 3 and enroll her in martial arts. Also why I'll be sure to give my children an opportunity to make money. Nobody likes to be broke; if they can't get money in a legit way, they'll resort to unspeakable ways.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 04:22:46 PM »
It is more important to set an example of a virtuous life for your ckildren, particularly faith, hope, charity, temperance, and chastity. I took Karate lessons, and some of the adults and children did not set good examples.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 04:27:40 PM »
It is more important to set an example of a virtuous life for your ckildren, particularly faith, hope, charity, temperance, and chastity. I took Karate lessons, and some of the adults and children did not set good examples.

That's one of the reasons virginity until marriage is so important to me and my potential future wife. No child is going to listen to their parents about sex if they were fornicators in the past. Not even I would. That's hypocrisy. Setting a good example now, even in single life, is important to me so that my Jamesian offspring can't accuse me of hypocrisy.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 04:39:10 PM »
It is more important to set an example of a virtuous life for your ckildren, particularly faith, hope, charity, temperance, and chastity. I took Karate lessons, and some of the adults and children did not set good examples.

That's one of the reasons virginity until marriage is so important to me and my potential future wife. No child is going to listen to their parents about sex if they were fornicators in the past. Not even I would. That's hypocrisy. Setting a good example now, even in single life, is important to me so that my Jamesian offspring can't accuse me of hypocrisy.

Because no one makes mistakes? Like you, I'm a product of pre-marital sex - does that mean I can't listen to my parents about morality because they sinned in the past?
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 04:53:04 PM »
It is more important to set an example of a virtuous life for your ckildren, particularly faith, hope, charity, temperance, and chastity. I took Karate lessons, and some of the adults and children did not set good examples.

That's one of the reasons virginity until marriage is so important to me and my potential future wife. No child is going to listen to their parents about sex if they were fornicators in the past. Not even I would. That's hypocrisy. Setting a good example now, even in single life, is important to me so that my Jamesian offspring can't accuse me of hypocrisy.

Because no one makes mistakes?

I would willing to wager that JamesR won't make such a mistake, even if he wanted to.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 04:56:35 PM »
It is more important to set an example of a virtuous life for your ckildren, particularly faith, hope, charity, temperance, and chastity. I took Karate lessons, and some of the adults and children did not set good examples.

That's one of the reasons virginity until marriage is so important to me and my potential future wife. No child is going to listen to their parents about sex if they were fornicators in the past. Not even I would. That's hypocrisy. Setting a good example now, even in single life, is important to me so that my Jamesian offspring can't accuse me of hypocrisy.

Because no one makes mistakes? Like you, I'm a product of pre-marital sex - does that mean I can't listen to my parents about morality because they sinned in the past?

In my case, yes; I wouldn't listen to them.

Their morality advice isn't very Christian--probably due to them fornicating and having me. They told me that fornication isn't really a big deal and that God will just forgive me. I'm all alone in staying virginal.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 05:06:19 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 05:07:10 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

I would be interested in a Freudian analysis of our James.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2014, 05:13:02 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

No, but I would for this stuff

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 05:14:32 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you? 

Either that or coffee is worth a lot to him.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2014, 05:15:28 PM »
Please note.


That goes for 6.99.  The Dunken is 8.99


That makes your (thankfully) not yet conceived daughter worth 210 dollars.


Please print this out and save it for her 18th birthday so she can then kick her no-good father somewhere deserving.
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 05:16:45 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you? 

Either that or coffee is worth a lot to him.

Coffee is the way to a man's heart; along with General Original snus. Well, at least to my heart. Give me a woman who can prepare fine coffee, uses tobacco, is blonde and Orthodox, and I'll treat her like a queen.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 05:17:29 PM »
Please note.


That goes for 6.99.  The Dunken is 8.99

The Dunken is actually $6.99 as well where I live. The prices are equal in California.
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2014, 05:17:53 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you? 

Either that or coffee is worth a lot to him.

Coffee is the way to a man's heart; along with General Original snus. Well, at least to my heart. Give me a woman who can prepare fine coffee, uses tobacco, is blonde and Orthodox, and I'll treat her like a queen.


and sell her offspring for $210.....

sounds ideal really.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2014, 05:18:40 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2014, 05:19:08 PM »
If it makes you feel any better, my mother would sell me off for less. She really wants me to find a girlfriend or wife for some reason.
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2014, 05:25:37 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

For the record, I'd be a phenomenal father. I'd much rather have daughters than sons. I like taking care of my little sister :)
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2014, 05:27:41 PM »
I had a teacher once, who worked in India as a young woman. Once, while walking down the street with two male companions (they wouldn't let her walk the Streets alone) they came across a rich fellow, who offered to buy her for three elephants.
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2014, 05:29:05 PM »
I had a teacher once who world on India as a young woman. Once, while walking down the street with two male companions (they wouldn't let her walk the Streets alone) they came across a rich fellow, who offered to buy her for three elephants.

One of my university friends had gone on a Nile cruise with her family in high school and had a local offer her father up to 20 camels for her.
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I had a teacher once, who worked in India as a young woman. Once, while walking down the street with two male companions (they wouldn't let her walk the Streets alone) they came across a rich fellow, who offered to buy her for three elephants.

I wonder how much that would translate to in coffee currency.
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2014, 05:31:55 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

8.  Not sure if that's good or not, but supposedly her dad will give me her sister as well.  :)
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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2014, 05:33:02 PM »
Coffee is the way to a man's heart; along with General Original snus.

I've never been one for coffee or snus, but I can imagine that people like it; can't blame them for enjoying life. What kind of coffee/snus do you use?

uses tobacco

Tobacco makes your breath smelly. Not something one would appreciate in a woman.
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2014, 05:33:08 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

WHAT?!?!  :P
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2014, 05:34:02 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

WHAT?!?!  :P

You don't have virginal Chicano blood. That earns another goat.
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2014, 05:35:16 PM »
All these stories have only furthered strengthened my semi-serious, somewhat exploitive idea of just waltzing into an impoverished Orthodox country and having like 10 Orthodox fathers offering to give me their daughters in marriage, then choosing the most pious (and attractive) one.

Perhaps Egypt. I hear size matters. My wrist tattoo is larger than most. The Coptic women will go mad in a love drunk frenzy once I unveil it.
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2014, 05:35:59 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

WHAT?!?!  :P

Apparently I'm worth 9 goats as well. Everyone worth less than that is in deep trouble, it seems.
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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2014, 05:36:34 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

WHAT?!?!  :P

I can fix a car myself; my dad taught me how when I was 12-14.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2014, 05:37:54 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

For the record, I'd be a phenomenal father. I'd much rather have daughters than sons. I like taking care of my little sister :)



The thing is, I just can't do the have-children/treat-me-like-a-queen Godly family religious woman thing. I find such things detestable. At least an atheist girl won't want children and isn't as emotional and clingy.



then

Genuine honestly slightly exaggerated. I don't ever want children, so if a particular hobby can increase my chances of not having them, I'm all for it. But I wouldn't go out explicitly trying to make myself infertile.



It's fine at your age to not know what the heck it is you want.

but until you do....perhaps you should learn to not BS back and forth on it every time you feel like getting a rise out of people.....it just makes you look foolish
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2014, 05:38:29 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

WHAT?!?!  :P

Apparently I'm worth 9 goats as well. Everyone worth less than that is in deep trouble, it seems.

In societies that appreciate goat currency, youth is a big advantage. I'd fetch 6, even now. For having lived long enough to lay down the law with the young 'uns. :police:
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2014, 05:40:02 PM »
Coffee is the way to a man's heart; along with General Original snus.

I've never been one for coffee or snus, but I can imagine that people like it; can't blame them for enjoying life. What kind of coffee/snus do you use?



And Colombo Supremo coffee, like the one I posted above.
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2014, 05:41:01 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2014, 05:42:56 PM »
At least hold out for better coffee James!

http://www.volcanicacoffee.com/estate-coffee/kopi-luwak-coffee.htm

You still have to get me some cool Native American tobacco :)
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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2014, 05:51:50 PM »
At least hold out for better coffee James!

http://www.volcanicacoffee.com/estate-coffee/kopi-luwak-coffee.htm

You still have to get me some cool Native American tobacco :)

No, i really don't. ;)

There are plenty of reservations where you live. Buy tobacco down there. I don't have any relatives that grow tobacco. I could send you smoked fish, but I don't think you will want to actually smoke that.

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« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2014, 05:54:34 PM »
I got 6. I think the fact that I'm already married influenced my anwers in strange ways.   :laugh:
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9. You're almost the most beautiful girl here.

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If it makes you feel good, I'd pay 3 goats and a half-used can of snus White portion for you. Maybe I'd throw in my brother if you could teach me to tie a full windsor knot when I get ready for Church on Sunday mornings.

It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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If it makes you feel good, I'd pay 3 goats and a half-used can of snus White portion for you. Maybe I'd throw in my brother if you could teach me to tie a full windsor knot when I get ready for Church on Sunday mornings.



That was actually a compliment. Regardless of how much I enjoy irritating you, and how repulsed you are at me, you're one of the more goat-worthy females around this place.
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« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2014, 06:13:28 PM »
That was actually a compliment. Regardless of how much I enjoy irritating you, and how repulsed you are at me, you're one of the more goat-worthy females around this place.

May I suggest, as a friend, that you don't deploy pick-up lines like this on the ladies IRL? ;) :D
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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2014, 06:17:43 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

I got 9, surprisingly.

For the record, I'd be a phenomenal father. I'd much rather have daughters than sons. I like taking care of my little sister :)

How the hell can you possibly know that?  That doesn't mean you won't be or can't be, but how can you make such a claim since your initial posts here were all about how you will NEVER have kids?

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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2014, 06:23:06 PM »
Despite my elderly disposition (over 28), I managed to fetch 8 goats:

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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2014, 06:23:34 PM »
That was actually a compliment. Regardless of how much I enjoy irritating you, and how repulsed you are at me, you're one of the more goat-worthy females around this place.

May I suggest, as a friend, that you don't deploy pick-up lines like this on the ladies IRL? ;) :D

Some women might take it as a compliment... assuming they were understanding goat as an acronym for 'greatest of all time,' as it is sometimes used  :angel:

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« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2014, 06:29:55 PM »
Our daughter would fetch 9 goats apparently.

Any boy that wants to date our daughters will have to deal with:

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As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

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I'd trade my little brother for a woman and 2 goats :) He's obsessed with baseball and is considered the handsome one in the family; I'm the nerdy, over mature eldest.
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I'd trade my little brother for a woman and 2 goats :) He's obsessed with baseball and is considered the handsome one in the family; I'm the nerdy, over mature eldest.
Now I have to get a new keyboard.
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Our daughter would fetch 9 goats apparently.

Any boy that wants to date our daughters will have to deal with:

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2) Deal with the fact that our daughters are proficient at throwing knives and screwdrivers at targets.
3) Make it thru 5 other siblings that might possibly hate you.

I'd be interested if they were like 10 years older or I was 10 years younger. They could teach me the ways of the wild and how to survive in the woods like Cody Lundin :)
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I'd trade my little brother for a woman and 2 goats :) He's obsessed with baseball and is considered the handsome one in the family; I'm the nerdy, over mature eldest.
Now I have to get a new keyboard.


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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2014, 06:52:46 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

My son would have her in a heartbeat. ;)
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« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2014, 08:01:00 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

My son would have her in a heartbeat. ;)

We keep saying that the man of her dreams will have sleep apnea.

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« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2014, 08:01:36 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

My son would have her in a heartbeat. ;)

We keep saying that the man of her dreams will have sleep apnea.

Or be a scuba diver.
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« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2014, 08:10:04 PM »
True story:

One night Ari woke in the middle of the night and declared "I need to cuddle with Darth Vader!" Her sister handed her a stuffed Pinkie Pie, Ari threw it on the floor in disgust because it wasn't Darth Vader. Then she found her large, stuffed Darth Vader, cuddled up to him, and fell back asleep. She has loved Darth Vader since she was 6 months old. We have zero idea why she loves him so. All she can say is "he's cute."

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« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2014, 08:48:46 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

My son would have her in a heartbeat. ;)
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« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2014, 11:30:45 PM »
I fetch 6 goats - not bad, not good either....   :angel:

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« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2014, 11:33:26 PM »
Whenever I see the title of this thread, I expect it to be about teaching your children phonics.

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« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2014, 12:50:44 AM »
True story:

One night Ari woke in the middle of the night and declared "I need to cuddle with Darth Vader!" Her sister handed her a stuffed Pinkie Pie, Ari threw it on the floor in disgust because it wasn't Darth Vader. Then she found her large, stuffed Darth Vader, cuddled up to him, and fell back asleep. She has loved Darth Vader since she was 6 months old. We have zero idea why she loves him so. All she can say is "he's cute."

Your daughter sounds cool as ice.  I pray that as she grows she never goes through a ...rebellious... streak and always remains faithful to the Empire.
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« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2014, 01:03:52 AM »
All three of our daughters are pretty awesome. I never thought that I would dig having daughters this much. :)

We are seriously puzzled by her love of Darth Vader. Her older sister loved baby dolls from around 6 months of age. That isn't as strange loving Darth Vader. She loves little girl things like My Little Pony too. She likes to say that she is Leia, and her dad is Darth Vader. My husband balked at the idea for awhile. He grew up watching and loving Star Wars, and he never rooted for the Empire. Now he goes with the flow. The few shirts he owns that aren't solid/plain have AT-AT's and Darth Vader on them in honor of our eldest son and youngest daughter.

She is about 2 in this photo:


This was around last Christmas when she was 4:
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« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2014, 01:25:28 AM »
That is so cute.  :laugh:
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« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2014, 01:27:16 AM »
"Choking hazard". Very good. Very good.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2014, 02:04:15 AM »
All three of our daughters are pretty awesome. I never thought that I would dig having daughters this much. :)

We are seriously puzzled by her love of Darth Vader. Her older sister loved baby dolls from around 6 months of age. That isn't as strange loving Darth Vader. She loves little girl things like My Little Pony too. She likes to say that she is Leia, and her dad is Darth Vader. My husband balked at the idea for awhile. He grew up watching and loving Star Wars, and he never rooted for the Empire. Now he goes with the flow. The few shirts he owns that aren't solid/plain have AT-AT's and Darth Vader on them in honor of our eldest son and youngest daughter.

She is about 2 in this photo:


This was around last Christmas when she was 4:


I cannot see those pictures, so I must not belong to that group.  :'(
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« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2014, 02:07:17 AM »
No, I just put the photos up for 30 minutes for privacy reasons. I'll put them back up for another 10 minutes.

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« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2014, 02:31:19 AM »
I guess I missed them again. If you are posting just for privacy reasons, I can fully understand. Do not worry.
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« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2014, 02:34:25 AM »
I don't get it.... Why post pictures in the first place if one is concerned about privacy issues?   ???

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« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2014, 02:48:04 AM »
This forum has all content available to the general public. Most forums I participate in require people to be logged in if they want to see photos. I am fine with everyone at OCnet seeing photos, I am not fine with everyone on the worldwide web seeing them. When you do an internet search for my children's real first names, this forum is one of the few pages that pop up. Our little Darth Vader fan has exactly two internet postings with her name on them. One is the battalion newsletter from my husband's deployment, one is a post from when I was figuring out what to name her.
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« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2014, 04:53:20 PM »
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« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2014, 05:05:19 PM »
This forum has all content available to the general public.

That's not true for the private fora.

Most forums I participate in require people to be logged in if they want to see photos. I am fine with everyone at OCnet seeing photos, I am not fine with everyone on the worldwide web seeing them. When you do an internet search for my children's real first names, this forum is one of the few pages that pop up. Our little Darth Vader fan has exactly two internet postings with her name on them. One is the battalion newsletter from my husband's deployment, one is a post from when I was figuring out what to name her.

Some quick acting Google robot might snag the image(s) in the few minutes they are posted before being deleted.  A Google search for 'SolEX01' only has a few links to the oc.net forum (and not a link to each of my 10,800 or so posts).   ;)

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« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2014, 05:20:27 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2014, 05:22:51 PM »
I actually check the internet presence of myself, and all our children every couple months. So I am aware of what is out there, and I am also aware of what can be done. My husband worked extensively in that field the entire time he was in the military. I go thru and remove all our info from sites every few months.

I want our kids to reach 18 without an internet presence. There are ways to keep google robots from snagging photos too ;)

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2014, 06:42:11 PM »
This is why I'll never let my daughters go anywhere with a male until he pays me a bride price of 30 bags of coffee.

Are women really that cheap and worthless to you?  At least in the old country dowries involve gold, lands, property, etc.  Would you really sell off your daughter for three hundred dollars worth of Dunkin Donuts original roast? 

How many goats are YOU worth? :P

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2014, 06:44:51 PM »
Ladies(Arachne), I'm single.

I'm off the market, but just watching you and James duke it out would be worth at least three billy goats gruff. :P
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2014, 06:47:27 PM »
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The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

Of course, OC.net is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #75 on: June 29, 2014, 06:55:29 PM »
Ladies(Arachne), I'm single.

I'm off the market, but just watching you and James duke it out would be worth at least three billy goats gruff. :P

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #76 on: June 29, 2014, 08:09:29 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)

She's almost 5. :)

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2014, 12:47:40 AM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)

She's almost 5. :)

Oh. Well, that explains the Darth Vader obsession.

If only I could find that quality in a woman of more suitable age...
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« Reply #78 on: July 01, 2014, 01:58:06 AM »
Huh, where did the thread go?  ???
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2014, 01:08:10 PM »
Huh, where did the thread go?  ???

Hooked on Star Wars, where else?

The subject matter in the OP is too much for some folks.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2014, 01:57:53 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)

She's almost 5. :)

Oh. Well, that explains the Darth Vader obsession.

If only I could find that quality in a woman of more suitable age...

You and me both.  My girlfriend probably couldn't tell the difference between Han Solo and Hans Ulrich Rudel.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #81 on: July 01, 2014, 01:59:10 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)

She's almost 5. :)

Oh. Well, that explains the Darth Vader obsession.

If only I could find that quality in a woman of more suitable age...

You and me both.  My girlfriend probably couldn't tell the difference between Han Solo and Hans Ulrich Rudel.
Sounds like you need to add some roleplay to your life, my friend.
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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #82 on: July 01, 2014, 02:19:39 PM »
I had a teacher once, who worked in India as a young woman. Once, while walking down the street with two male companions (they wouldn't let her walk the Streets alone) they came across a rich fellow, who offered to buy her for three elephants.


WOW!  That must have been some fabulous teacher!

I have worked as a waitress, a financial auditor, a computer programmer -  but never as a young woman.   What does a person working as a young woman have to do?

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Re: How kids get hooked
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2014, 05:24:51 PM »
As an added bonus, if they want to marry our youngest daughter they would have to deal with a girl that is literally obsessed with Darth Vader.

How young are we talking about here? (The Darth Vader thing sounds like a bonus to me)

She's almost 5. :)

Oh. Well, that explains the Darth Vader obsession.

If only I could find that quality in a woman of more suitable age...

You and me both.  My girlfriend probably couldn't tell the difference between Han Solo and Hans Ulrich Rudel.
Sounds like you need to add some roleplay to your life, my friend.

I think telling her that I'll be Rudel and she can be the Stuka would probably bomb.  Dive bomb.
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