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#16    seeder

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

View PostSubtemperate, on 23 June 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

So when an Aussie does it its a disgrace... but when Indiana Jones does it he remains cool?

is someone a little confused between fact and fiction? Or reality versus films perhaps?

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

...Or perhaps even Sarcasm?

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:09 PM

View Postseeder, on 23 June 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

is someone a little confused between fact and fiction? Or reality versus films perhaps?

On this site, from what I have seen, quite a few get their education from TV and Movies....... :blush:

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

I kid you not... when I was about 14 (the early 1980s) I was riding with my uncle in his little MG Midget when we were pulled over by a cop. My uncle was drunk. The cop got him out of the car, gave him a field sobriety test which he actually passed, but it was clear he was three sheets to the wind still. Then my dear uncle started giving the cop some lip. The cop got SO mad he told ME to drive! Now, I could kind of drive a car at that point, but had never done that on a real street and his MG was a manual transmission and I'd never driven a manual. I was way too scared to tell him I wasn't 16 or a licensed driver! My uncle told me to shut up and drive. OMG. I killed the car half a dozen times trying to get out of there... but I did manage to limp it back to his house! My uncle threatened me within an inch of my life that was I was NOT to tell my parents ANYTHING about that incident. And I didn't! Know what I got for my 16th birthday? An adorable, red, convertible MG with beautiful wire wheels! LOL. To this day, I don't think I've ever told my parents why he gave me that car. LOL.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:48 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 23 June 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

My uncle threatened me within an inch of my life that was I was NOT to tell my parents ANYTHING about that incident. And I didn't! Know what I got for my 16th birthday? An adorable, red, convertible MG with beautiful wire wheels!
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:42 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 23 June 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

I kid you not... when I was about 14 (the early 1980s) I was riding with my uncle in his little MG Midget when we were pulled over by a cop. My uncle was drunk. The cop got him out of the car, gave him a field sobriety test which he actually passed, but it was clear he was three sheets to the wind still. Then my dear uncle started giving the cop some lip. The cop got SO mad he told ME to drive! Now, I could kind of drive a car at that point, but had never done that on a real street and his MG was a manual transmission and I'd never driven a manual. I was way too scared to tell him I wasn't 16 or a licensed driver! My uncle told me to shut up and drive. OMG. I killed the car half a dozen times trying to get out of there... but I did manage to limp it back to his house! My uncle threatened me within an inch of my life that was I was NOT to tell my parents ANYTHING about that incident. And I didn't! Know what I got for my 16th birthday? An adorable, red, convertible MG with beautiful wire wheels! LOL. To this day, I don't think I've ever told my parents why he gave me that car. LOL.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:44 PM

A different uncle of mine liked to go to the tavern to play poker and drink... he'd throw his three kids, my sister and I in the back of the family Truckster, park at the tavern, throw a pizza in the window for us kids to eat all while he was in side gambling and drinking. Today, that would get you at least 6 months in jail.

it just make me think about how times have changed. And boy have they! LOL.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:07 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 24 June 2013 - 07:44 PM, said:

A different uncle of mine liked to go to the tavern to play poker and drink... he'd throw his three kids, my sister and I in the back of the family Truckster, park at the tavern, throw a pizza in the window for us kids to eat all while he was in side gambling and drinking. Today, that would get you at least 6 months in jail.

it just make me think about how times have changed. And boy have they! LOL.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:39 AM

'back' in those days there weren't like 58 cars passing by a minute along the free way ... and kids were as safe in the presence of strangers as they were with a distant relative ... things has change and its not just what we think ...

now 20+ year old mothers shake their hungry infants to death because the mum can't concentrate on her favorite computer game of the day on account of the baby cries

what does this has to do with a drunk making a 7 year old kid drive him home ?
" Police on Friday charged a drunk man after pulling over a car on Australia's Gold Coast to allegedly find a seven-year-old boy driving him home at 3:00 am. "

the difference ?
no one died ...

and no one really cares do they ?
"It is a real concern to hear that children were being put in that position."

So what ?
who cares ?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:25 AM

I'm not sure that's the case Third_Eye... I think people did die, so did kids... lots of them... no one ever heard about it or talked about it. I actually think far LESS kids die due to the poor judgment on the parents or caretakers parts.  For example, by the time I was 26, I had more than half a dozen dead friends. My daughter and her friends, at the same age? None.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:52 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 25 June 2013 - 06:25 AM, said:

I'm not sure that's the case Third_Eye... I think people did die, so did kids... lots of them... no one ever heard about it or talked about it. I actually think far LESS kids die due to the poor judgment on the parents or caretakers parts.  For example, by the time I was 26, I had more than half a dozen dead friends. My daughter and her friends, at the same age? None.

I lost more than a few friends due to illegal motor cycle races ... I know the feeling ... but what is seldom mentioned is that the ones that organised the races are adults, the ones who should know better ...

Now there are unmarried 'mothers' dumping new born infants here and there ... I don't know MissMels ... some days such as these I get that grouchy monster stirring deep from inside of me ...

Actually when I first saw the OP I thought "oh here we go" ... another of those threads that just stirs the stink and bad vibes ... so I thought I'll just lighten the mood a bit from the start ...

Maybe it worked too well eh ? :lol:

I am still wondering who the 'man' was in relation to that kid who was made to drive him home ... was there any action taken against him ?
" charged with serious traffic offences "

traffic summons ... I would have thought the offense would have been much more serious ....
if that was my kid I would probably be in court facing a manslaughter charge by now.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

View Postseeder, on 21 June 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Drunk Aussie lets seven-year-old drive him home

Police on Friday charged a drunk man after pulling over a car on Australia's Gold Coast to allegedly find a seven-year-old boy driving him home at 3:00 am.

A patrol car stopped the vehicle after it went by without its headlights on early Friday, to find the boy at the wheel and the man in the passenger seat.

"A man has been charged with serious traffic offences after police intercepted a car allegedly being driven by a seven-year-old boy at Surfers Paradise in the early hours of this morning," police said.

The 41-year-old was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and being an adult in charge under the influence of alcohol.

The boy is now in the care of relatives with Queensland state Transport Minister Scott Emerson saying he was stunned.

"I shake my head and am shocked by the madness of this," Emerson told ABC radio.

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Good job the kid didnt have a beer too, they might have got lost if so


What is really scary is that they only got caught because the headlights were not on. Otherwise this might never have been noticed. This is a disgusting example of parenting, and I hope the guy loses custody of any children in his charge. Surfers is one of the busiest places in Queensland. At 3am all the clubs close and the streets are alive with cars, cabs and busses. It is both amazing and a blessing that nobody was hurt.
I cannot help but be reminded of some idiot drunken father doing burnouts in another Gold Coast Suburb just a couple of years ago, not 5 minutes drive from where this kid was caught. Both his sons died when he crashed, and he fled the scene.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 26 June 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

Both his sons died when he crashed, and he fled the scene.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:23 AM

Sorry, uh, son, I'm too drunk to, uh, drive.

Let's call a cab.

By the way, son, what the heck are you doin here at 3 in the mornin?

Did I leave you in the car?

Edited by pallidin, 26 June 2013 - 01:25 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:38 AM

Even better.......



MITCHELL, S.D. -- South Dakota police say a 14-year-old boy who was driving drunk has been arrested, along with his father, who sat intoxicated in the passenger seat.
Police caught the vehicle after receiving reports the boy was driving.
The boy's blood-alcohol content level was 0.165, more than twice the legal limit to drive. He was arrested for drunken driving, while his father was arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

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