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    Girl Swims River With Hands, Feet Tied

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21125302/

    BEIJING - A father tied his 10-year-old daughter's hands and feet and watched her swim in a chilly southern China river for three hours in a task he said Thursday would help the girl achieve her dream of swimming across the English Channel.
    Weird and dangerous.

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    Hmm. I have to wonder if he wasn't really trying to drown her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Hmm. I have to wonder if he wasn't really trying to drown her.

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    Are you kidding? Everyone knows you teach a child to swim by tying together their feet and hands and dropping them in an ocean. Did you NOT teach your kids this way? You are slacking, there, Taximom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard View Post
    Are you kidding? Everyone knows you teach a child to swim by tying together their feet and hands and dropping them in an ocean. Did you NOT teach your kids this way? You are slacking, there, Taximom!
    That's me, Glitch, slackermom2007!

    Glitch, you crack me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard View Post
    Are you kidding? Everyone knows you teach a child to swim by tying together their feet and hands and dropping them in an ocean. Did you NOT teach your kids this way? You are slacking, there, Taximom!
    lol....

    like CaliKid 'said'...weird & dangerous
    i'm trying to imagine it, & i'm a good swimmer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard View Post
    Are you kidding? Everyone knows you teach a child to swim by tying together their feet and hands and dropping them in an ocean. Did you NOT teach your kids this way? You are slacking, there, Taximom!

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    another case of a parent exploiting their kid for a dream they have pushed onto the kid to make them think its their dream

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    Probably we'll find out Dad was a failed Olympic swimmer.

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    I[m pretty sure I could FLOAT for three hours, but a kids who isn't as gifted with adipose wouldn't do well, I imagine.

    I guess I don't see how this is supposed to help? Do they anticipate that all of her limbs will cramp up and become useless during the swim?
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    Probably we'll find out Dad was a failed Olympic swimmer.
    Personally, I think the only thing he failed at was killing his child.
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    I wonder what Dad would have done if she had not been able to swim for three hours? Would Dad have jumped in the cold river to rescue her? Say, where's the mom in all of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trino View Post
    I wonder what Dad would have done if she had not been able to swim for three hours? Would Dad have jumped in the cold river to rescue her? Say, where's the mom in all of this?
    The mom was practice...

    (I'm kidding)
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