<A HREF="http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=320441" TARGET=_blank>http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=320441</A> <P>The following story is probably true as I saw it on the national news, and the link is above:<P> -----------------<P>Cleveland-AP -- A 13-year-old boy has been charged with murdering his eight-week-old daughter.<P>Brandon Miller is being tried as a juvenile because Ohio law requires that a person must be at least 14 when a crime is
committed to be tried as an adult.<P>The coroner says Diamond Miller died of massive head injuries and internal bleeding.<P>Brandon told police the baby was sleeping in a bed with her 14-year-old mother when he noticed the girl's head was
wedged between the bed and the wall. He says he picked up the baby and she "started to spit up white stuff," and then he
noticed she wasn't breathing.
--------------<P>This disturbs me for a few reasons.<P>A 14 year old mother, and the child was 8 weeks old already. In a few years they can probably go to class together, if they go to class at all...<P>And a 13 year old father. When I was 13, I was in 7th grade. I was more concerned with water balloons and Ninja Turtles than I was with girls, much less sex, and even more less than that, fatherhood. Even now, 10 years later, I still find myself a bit unprepared.<P>And what a horrible way to die, too, intentional or not, consciously aware or not.<P>Are they married? I don't know, but probably not. Would it work out if they did? Again, I don't know, but probably not. I'm no expert on teen pregnancy, but it doesn't take an expert to see how F'd up that whole situation is.<P>While I could ramble on and on, I won't, and I'll just throw this link out there to someone who shares many of my views, but can express them more literally.
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And Lazy! How cool! Though I think that journals are better when they express your feelings, emotions, and reactions to the events in your life, rather than just a list of stuff you did or didn't do.<P>I keep a real journal, have for years. The stuff in there is very personal, not the kind of stuff I would want to post for anyone or everyone to see. I write things in there because I know it is completely private. I handwrite the entries into it for that very reason as well. In those I can say what I'm really thinking and feeling, without fear that someone will read it.<P>Live journals are just another popularity contest, much like irc channels, one might be inclined to say <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> They are transparent and meaningless, like picking teams for playground soccer in elementary school; like student government elections in high school; like picking which party to go to in college.<P>Fight the Power!<P>JB<P>------------------
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