On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:28:02 GMT, "dragonsgirl"
>> never met him.
>He and I had many a go around about his ideas on child rearing.
>If I recall correctly, he said that he was a foster parent around the St
>Told me once that he took foster kids out of the state without their
>parent's permission (or allowed someone else to, I can't recall exactly).
>Said that it was just for a ball game over the river, and he didn't see any
>harm in it, so why not?
While such an activity isn't likely going to cause any
psychological harm to the child, the law is pretty clear about such
>Forget that he completely violated the rights of the parents by doing such a
>No, no. That's perfectly fine, because HE said so. Yeah.
Ah, the Greg defense. It's acceptable for me to do it because
I say so.
>Then there was the time that the dad had gotten caught letting his one year
>old daughter masturbate him.
>Oh we really had a good time discussing that one.
>As it turns out, SOME people really do believe that adult/child sex is a-ok
>so long as the child is consenting.
At one year of age, there's no way the child can consent. She
wouldn't even know what she consenting to.
>Forget trying to discuss the aspect of what constitutes a 'consenting'
>It's been...well, I just can't tell you how long it's been since he's
Not long enough based on what you've reported.
>He had all kinds of neat outlooks on kids and life in general.
>And he was a foster parent. Kinda makes you wonder exactly what IS the
>criteria for foster parenting.
In Iowa, there is a background check of everyone living in the
house. An inspection of the home is done and unannounced visits occur
as well. inspections don't occur as often as *I* would like, but
there are staff limitations.
All firearms must be in a gun safe or have trigger locks on
them with the keys in some sort of lock box (I use our fire safe). Not
the greatest if home security is an issue, but some of the children do
have emotional problems that would make easy access to a gun a very
Even my civil war era firearms (that no sane person would want
to fire) have to be made impossible to use. The trigger locks barely
fit, but they do, and they work as intended. Not that it's an issue
right now, since we aren't hosting any children, and won't be until
The Princess is much older.
Oh, while I doubt you are concerned, ALL of our guns are kept
in the gun safe right now. With a one and a half year old, keeping
them out is simply NOT an option. No, they aren't loaded, but we treat
every one as if it's loaded and ready to fire. Always.
>If you get interested you could look up his posting history in this group.
>I think he went by Bobb.
>Quite a guy.
I slept in late today (the Princess didn't wake me to watch
"caroons" with her because "Dada tired.") so I'm wide awake. I might
take a look. There isn't much else to do at this hour.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons...
for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.