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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:00 AM
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7. Er. Ok. Push the Iraqi government into the water. But, just like the kid you're teaching...
... if they don't want to swim, it ain't happening.

I really hope you don't intend on teaching a kid to swim by push him or her into the water.
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  -Anyone ever taught a kid to swim? RGBolen  Dec-24-07 07:37 AM   #0 
  - yep shor 'nuf  madokie   Dec-24-07 07:40 AM   #1 
  - Don't know about that, but.......  Uben   Dec-24-07 07:40 AM   #2 
  - It deepends on what end you're pushing them in.  trumad   Dec-24-07 07:41 AM   #3 
  - Sink or swim  liberal N proud   Dec-24-07 07:41 AM   #4 
  - I do not believe pushing kids in the water is teaching  izzie   Dec-24-07 07:54 AM   #5 
  - Did it take 5 year for your kids to learn? n/t  poiuytsister   Dec-24-07 03:50 PM   #41 
     - To swim good maybe  izzie   Dec-25-07 06:46 AM   #42 
  - This isn't a really good analogy - or maybe it is  demnan   Dec-24-07 07:58 AM   #6 
  - Er. Ok. Push the Iraqi government into the water. But, just like the kid you're teaching...  Buzz Clik   Dec-24-07 08:00 AM   #7 
  - It's the way I learned, and it worked. However I don't raise children, so not something I ever have  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 08:02 AM   #8 
  - Unlike your kid, if the Iraqis choose not to swim that is their business.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-24-07 08:09 AM   #9 
     - Sure. We can certainly choose to walk away and watch the country disintegrate.  Buzz Clik   Dec-24-07 08:31 AM   #11 
        - its a terrible analogy, and  tabatha   Dec-24-07 11:16 AM   #22 
        - Five years of disintegration caused by us: not enough for you?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-24-07 12:08 PM   #26 
        - Way to take all of this out of context and bundle it with insults.  Buzz Clik   Dec-24-07 12:32 PM   #27 
        - Your own words pal, nothing out of context at all.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-24-07 12:58 PM   #31 
           - My words are this, pal: You took it out of context. Period.  Buzz Clik   Dec-24-07 01:54 PM   #37 
              - I didn't leap in. You responded to my comment.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-24-07 02:56 PM   #39 
        - Just because some  Dorian Gray   Dec-25-07 08:45 AM   #45 
        - You have a suggestion as to how to make it not disintegrate?  Hippo_Tron   Dec-25-07 06:50 AM   #43 
  - This is a terrible comparison.  SheilaT   Dec-24-07 08:17 AM   #10 
  - Watch this baby survival swimming video... pretty neat!  Kingshakabobo   Dec-24-07 11:11 AM   #21 
     - That's a survival back float.  SheilaT   Dec-24-07 12:33 PM   #28 
  - Did the Iraqis ASK to be taught?!1 n/t  UTUSN   Dec-24-07 09:14 AM   #12 
  - Well, I didn't ask for us to be there doing it either.  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 09:15 AM   #13 
     - Well, your o.p. is chock full of premises and embedded assumptions,  UTUSN   Dec-24-07 11:10 AM   #20 
        - It's not the Iraqi people I was thinking of just the government and the only way to  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 11:20 AM   #23 
           - That'll teach'em, I mean, us, I mean... uh... n/t  UTUSN   Dec-24-07 01:05 PM   #32 
  - If it's the US teaching the 'Iraqi government' how to swim  havocmom   Dec-24-07 09:19 AM   #14 
  - :Pushing a kid into the water is a terrific way to terrify them into being  1monster   Dec-24-07 09:38 AM   #15 
  - And buy every last one of them a hummer.  lonestarnot   Dec-24-07 09:51 AM   #16 
  - they were swimming. we then tied weight to their legs to make them drown  lionesspriyanka   Dec-24-07 09:53 AM   #17 
  - Yeah! Especially after we destroyed their country  lunatica   Dec-24-07 11:05 AM   #18 
  - I'm fine with them not extracting one drop of oil. It's time for every last American there to come  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 11:09 AM   #19 
  - The worst way to teach a child how to swim  Dorian Gray   Dec-24-07 11:42 AM   #24 
  - So 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? 30?  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 11:44 AM   #25 
     - No.  lunatica   Dec-24-07 12:33 PM   #29 
     - You're saying what I was saying. We leave.  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 01:06 PM   #33 
        - You're also saying let them sink or swim on their own  lunatica   Dec-24-07 01:36 PM   #36 
           - All governments sink or swim on their own  RGBolen   Dec-24-07 03:01 PM   #40 
     - Huh?  Dorian Gray   Dec-25-07 08:43 AM   #44 
  - As a former Red Cross WSI *, Sr Lifesaver  Crabby Appleton   Dec-24-07 12:35 PM   #30 
  - I taught my nephew. He wouldn't put his face in the water.  Thor_MN   Dec-24-07 01:07 PM   #34 
  - I'll never forget that summer...  asdjrocky   Dec-24-07 01:11 PM   #35 
  - Yup.  lateo   Dec-24-07 02:17 PM   #38 

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