I'm not sure this subredfit and I agree on the meaning of the word uplifting.
To cliff note Emeritus General Mattis, "If they can do their job who cares."
That's one way to get out of paying off your student loans.
So weird to see something about tattoo removal on Reddit. Me and my father have been volunteering our time for over a decade at a free tattoo removal service using a laser down is SoCal. Been doing this and hearing awesome stories since I was about 13 years old and am currently 25. The people who ran the clinic when we started became like family and ended up making my father the coordinator for a brand new free tattoo removal that is manned by all volunteers and is all funded by the city. The only requirement for continuing to receive treatment is to have the person volunteer 40 hours of time out in the community, can't even imagine how many hours have been done in these past years but it feels good to know that your able to help people get away from painful memories, dumb decisions and gang affiliations and get people out helping the community.
TLDR: Me and my old man run a free tattoo removal clinic of all volunteers including doctors funded by city programs once a month and the payment for unlimited removals is 40 hours community service and has been for aver a decade now.
Finally the companies that created the problem are changing things
I don't find it uplifting at all that so many homeless vets need to be cared for like this...
Aww, my dog would've just bit my ankles as I froze to death
Gosh I hate that some of the first reactions are parent-bashing. Clearly from people who don't have children, or don't remember what it's like to have young children.
You guys have no clue how stealthy and quick those little toddlers are. They can be standing next to you, or in the same room one minute. You're having a conversation with an adult? You are engrossed in said conversation for probably 3-5 minutes? Well in those very, very quick 5 minutes they are already out the door. Once you've realized they are not standing next to you-you start checking in the nearest rooms because that makes the most sense.
And in the time it is taking you to check those rooms and then the entire house, they're under water. Or they're finding something else that will inevitably hurt them.
Time total passed? Probably 10-15 minutes. And this is before you realize you should start thinking the absolute worst case scenario. And then you're in panic mode.
The article states that the pool was ENCLOSED by a fence. Now that doesn't mean you let your child have free reign at all hours of the day and be comfortable, but it DOES give a parent a false sense of security and they let their guard down.
Heaven forbid a parent takes their eyes off their toddler for a few minutes to do something like use the fucking bathroom. Or talk to their OTHER child. Or stop a fight. Or make someone food. Or read an important text. Or feed a newborn. Or or or or or.
Stop your judging. Be happy for them that their baby is okay. That they haven't experienced the most horrific pain imaginable: losing a child.
Edit: for fucks sake, imagine you have the shits. You can't possibly get up off the toilet without crapping everywhere. You've hopefully turned on a show for little Amy or johnny, or BOTH little Amy and johnny, or hey little Amy, johnny and baby Fred.
The whole time you're on the toilet you're praying that 1. They won't roam the house or try to sneak outside (guess what kids can be smart and can figure out locks in one day) 2. That your stomach will stop rolling. 3. That no one will ring the doorbell and an older child will Answer and unknowingly let a younger child out the door.
When you've managed to finally finish wiping your ass you book it into the room where your children were supposed to be and woops one child has hanged them selves in the blind cords.
It DOES in fact, surprise me that more children don't die. From the ages of 6 months to about 3 years every thing in your home and in the outside world can be a death trap. And if you have more than one child-it's next to impossible to keep eyes on them every second.
EDIT 2: well this got a bit nuts. Lots of insane parenting stories. Kids are crazy aren't they? Yes my username checks out. I have managed to raise 5 children over the course of 12 years (still going) without ever stepping foot in an emergency room or heaven forbid a morgue. knocks furiously on wood
I just ask that please, have some compassion. And for the love of Pete read the fucking article. That kid was NOT missing for 30 minutes. It was likely less then half that. HER HEART was stopped for 30 minutes or so which included the time it took to get to the hospital.
It's sad as hell to see many people saying parents should give up every ounce of freedom or privacy once they have children. Because yeah, as soon as those babies are born you become a robot with no thoughts, feelings, desires. Your very humanity is sucked from you. Give me a fucking break.
Whatever I might have thought about Bush's politics and presidency, I would have to say that he and his wife did something very right with those two girls.