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One punch!
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Joe2    Posted 12-14-2004 at 06:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
For at least the fourth time in my life (62 years),I am hearing this kind of story in our area.
A group of young people were gathered together around a bonfire at night, when two of them got into a heated discussion. One struck the other (a high school senior) with a sucker punch. The senior died a little later in the hospital. The coroner claims there was no special weakness, he died of bleeding in the brain.
The other young person was just an average person, who apparently watched to much television. Very serious felony charges are now pending.
One punch from anyone can kill. TV tells our children otherwise.

RN    Posted 12-14-2004 at 17:10:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where did the punch land? I have seen close to lethal punch to throat in tournament sparring. I have centerpunched heart area and had sparring partner collapse, almost unconsious couple minutes- this with padding and light gloves. Have broken ribs/lung ripped/blood cough on another time in streetfight/self-defense situation. Single punches in right place and proper power form can be lethal. Shotokan teaches focus. RN

halwelch    Posted 12-14-2004 at 15:46:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lots of lives turned upside down on this one.
At times boys should not be boys

Darn Shame    Posted 12-14-2004 at 06:59:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
You aren't kidding about TV. There is a lot of things in our world that gives the kids the wrong message.

Look at most every video game. You'll see stealing cars, shooting people, carving up cartoon zombies, and running people over just to mention a few.

Look at TV shows - too much reality and provocative shows. MTV plays risque' shows and videos that glamorize s#x and skimpy clothing. Also look at the reprehensible behavior of the musical "artists". Unfortunately, these "idols" are who are kids see as successful.

I can't blame TV and video games for the bad behavior though it is an influencing force. Best we can do is hope our parenting efforts instill stronger values and sense of self-worth in our kids than can be damaged by the others. Gotta be a parent in every way. Kids need it and they want it whether they admit it or not.

- Peanut

Melanie    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't have cable; don't let my kid listen to Britney Spears or any of those little hookers; have encouraged her to dress modestly her whole life long so that, should she start dressing to her own taste in her teens (coming at me too fast), it will be exponentially less cheap-looking than 90% of her peers. I think that, as parents, it is our job not only to instill morality and ethics in our kids, it is also our job to watch and ward the shaping of their impressionable young minds, and so I have, where possible, avoided exposing her to the cheaper parts of the media and fashion.

Jet9N    Posted 12-14-2004 at 14:35:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
We need more mothers like you and Engineer Joyce.
(Note post above)


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