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Old 07-30-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Gangbangers and Gluesticks

I had a facinating conversation this weekend, that I thought might interest y'all.
Unfortunately, we live down the street from a gang hangout. Saturday, I was playing in the front yard with Turkey, and a group of guys were having a loud discussion in front of the gang house. I was tuning them out for the most part, when I heard the phrase, "gluestick trick". Well, for the millionth time in my life, curiosity killed the cat, and I boxed up my courage and walked across the street. "Hi!" says the little white housewife. "Hey!" say the thugs. "Hey, can I ask you guys a question?" "Um, sure?" "I heard you talking about a 'gluestick trick' - what do you mean by that?" They all look at each other, hem and haw a little, then one says, "Well, you wanna *mess* somebody up pretty bad, you hit them with your fist, they go to the cops, they're all bruised up, right? You take a gluestick, like for a glue gun, you use that, it *messes* your boy up right, but there's not a mark on them! It's like magic or something, they don't leave a single bruise, but it hurts like a [non-repeatable] and it can tear into the muscle and *stuff*." Another guy at this point asks me why I want to know, "Your man getting rough on you or something?" and laughs - I said no, I knew of people that spanked their kids with them, and that whole group of nine or ten hard-core tattooed thugs who had been laughing and talking while this was going on, went dead silent. I got a whole round of these: and finally one said, "If my baby's mama ever took a glue stick to him, she would never see him again. That is *messed* up."

Pretty interesting? Perhaps we should enlighten the "glue-stick spankers" that they are using a gang form of abuse and torture - wouldn't that be "conforming to the world"? Interesting that even these boys see something inherently wrong in hitting a child with one.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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Wow, bliss!! :/ I'm going to file that story away. Interesting how you can find wisdom and gentleness in the most unlikely places, isn't it?
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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wow...just wow
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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do you mean people really do that with their babies. how do you know that? is it advised somewhere ???

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i swear that something it wrong with my computer (or my vision) i did not see that this had six pages of responses.

ignore me. i will go read the responses!

(this has got to be the third time I have done that in the last 12 hours )
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do you mean people really do that with their babies. how do you know that? is it advised somewhere ???

---------- Post added at 10:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 AM ----------

i swear that something it wrong with my computer (or my vision) i did not see that this had six pages of responses.

ignore me. i will go read the responses!

(this has got to be the third time I have done that in the last 12 hours )
not your computer I think GCM is having glitches. It keeps doing the same thing to me too (showing no or little response, open it up and there are a few pages in actuality)
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That is pretty horrifying.
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Wow, that is a fascinating story, and you
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I don't have much to say except ... WOW.

Until this thread I'd never heard of parents using glue sticks to hit their children.
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Oh my.... ....all those poor babies...
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