For all the Poke-Parents (bad PKMN press)

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by GinoLombardi21, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. GinoLombardi21

    GinoLombardi21 New Member

    I was bored and found this article of an actual event that just recently took place.
    http://cbs13.com/local/pokemon.cards.stolen.2.647306.html
    Im really shocked that a 10 year old robbed a younger kid for pokemon cards. Not just that but this kid used a Pellet Gun. For all you parents out there make sure this doesnt happen to your kids who bring their cards to school. Just looking out for the children who play pokemon and their parents. Thoughts?
     
  2. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    Pokemon Trading Cards were banned from a lot of school back in 1999-2001.
    Anyway that child has a sick mind doing something that drastic at that age.
    We don't need another Columbine High School.
     
  3. TLesky

    TLesky Active Member

    Kinda makes me wonder what this young person's parents are doing while their child is learning and partaking in such drastic behaviors. Sad.:nonono:
     
  4. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    imo, the issue isn't pokemon at all, but the lengths some kids will go to, in order to get whatever they 'want' at the time. boundaries, consequences, delayed gratification anyone? or is it really okay to do whatever it takes to get 'hot item of the day' NOW without working/earning/saving for it just because 'i WANT it NAO!!1!' =/

    *sigh*

    'mom
     
  5. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    It's totally Pokemon USA's fault. It's an evil game learning young kids how to work for satan.
    That's why you should collect these COOL cards featuring religious stuff!
     
  6. GinoLombardi21

    GinoLombardi21 New Member

    A reminder to all you kids. DONT DO DRUGS!:lol:
     
  7. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    unless instructed by a doctor for illness
     
  8. Such things happening at not really a new occurance :/ Theft and crime involving any hot product ranging from Pokemon cards to Tickle Me Elmo, and the Playstation 3 are common. The most important thing is that you can keep your children close, and you take responsibility. I wouldn't let my children take a handheld video game system, or any collectable to school with him/her. However, I wouldn't mind my child taking a pack of Uno cards simply because it's a fun but non-desired item for theft.

    I hope you're joking because the whole "Pokemon is the devil" thing is about a decade old -_-; Human beings are terribly selfish, look at the Crusades...fighting over the Holy land as if it was Pokemon card.
     
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  9. KAZUTO!!!

    KAZUTO!!! New Member

    Tsk, tsk, tsk... I wonder what the kid's parents must be thinking.

    P.S. Where was this?
     
  10. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    the tv station whose website is linked is in sacramento; redwood city is in the san francisco bay area. so, northern california...

    'mom
     
  11. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Who'd steal a Tickle Me Emo?
     
  12. TLesky

    TLesky Active Member

    You see adults setting these kind of examples all the time. This young person's parents/guardians are probably the same people you hear about on the Friday after Thanksgiving at the stores fighting over the latest electronics or appliances or toys for their kids. Terrible thing that our society has everything to do with what you have and nothing to do with morals.
     
  13. SPARTA

    SPARTA New Member

    Why did a 10 year old have a pellet gun again?
     
  14. Squirtle

    Squirtle <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    This is utter lunacy.

    I posted the same link in the RTC, WHERE IT BELONGS and my thread got deleted.


    yet Gino's thread gets to stay?? I smell a CONSPIRACY

    And you can't say a mod didn't see it because Doreen posted TWICE
     
  15. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    *shrugs* if you can't see the difference between a thread applauding just how 'gangsta' and awesome what this kid did was and an actual discussion of the problems illustrated in the news story...=/

    we're not going to celebrate crime on the 'gym: period, end of sentence. take that however you will, 'conspiracy' or whatever...

    'mom
     
  16. I was gonna say the same thing till i found out you already did

    i think he was joking about the conspiracy part... i hope he was o_O
     
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    For the record, three staff discussed the topic before deleting it.
    It wasn't the "what", it was the "how".
     
  18. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

    As a parent of children these ages, the other thread made my stomach turn. This story just breaks my heart for those poor kids involved and terrifies as a Mom as to the safety of my boys. Having people applaud and praise this theft even in jest is not right.
     
  19. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    All children experiment with lying and stealing. But they grow out of it. The most terrifying aspect of that brief report for me was that the school is considering expulsion. The 6 year old wont feel safe because all 10 year olds will be percieved as a potential threat. The 10 year old will feel victimised by 'the system' and will not have to confront his behaviour. Society has to be able to deal with the behaviour of its children both good and bad.
     
  20. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Yes, children experiment with lying and stealing but NOT by pointing a gun at someone's head! I agree that I was dumbfounded by the 'school is considering expulsion' statement. No ifs, ands or buts expulsion and counseling are needed.
     
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