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MrMilkdud December 17th, 2016 6:15am

Your brother Chad turns out to be a crazy, mass murdering cannibal, and is given a life sentence. You change your name, start a new life, and eventually have children. Do you tell them about uncle Chad, or do you try to keep him a secret from them?

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
12/18/16 12:06 pm

They're gonna find out...use it as a learning experience: "ok kids, this is why we don't eat people...."

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
12/17/16 7:14 pm

Tell them when they are old enough, and dont make it seem like a major, scandalous, horrible thing.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/17/16 4:28 pm

Definitely tell, at some point before they start making their own healthcare decisions. By the mid to late teens, for sure. They could well have the crazy in them; not knowing (anything!) is never better than knowing:
www.gethealthystayhealthy.com/articles/family-health-history?linkId=32466381

Senate101 San Diego
12/17/16 1:02 pm

Tell them when they are ready.

[Cue Star Wars montage]

DrCarpenter Florence, Italy
12/17/16 12:23 pm

I'm certainly not going to share that information with a 5-year-old. But if they are an adult, sure.

voc I am...what I am
12/17/16 12:22 pm

I'd probably tell them, but when they were older

Liberty Lets Use Logic
12/17/16 11:00 am

It's something they need to know, especially if it could put their lives in danger.

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Krystina Live and Let Live
12/17/16 9:43 am

Why tell them? Maybe when they're adults. But, there's no reason kids need to know about that that I can think of.

RedSoxNtn
12/17/16 8:13 am

Why tell them there's no benefit for anyone in that

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nekmor Round Rock TX
12/17/16 8:09 am

I probably wouldn't tell them, but I would keep my bedroom door locked at night just in case the problem is genetic :-)

kywrite augusta, ga
12/17/16 7:29 am

Tell them when they are older and we start talking seriously about good and evil.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 7:29 am

I changed my name and moved away because of him. I will let them know when they are adults.

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political Georgia
12/17/16 7:08 am

Tell them when they are fairly young

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Carcano Luke 10 19
12/17/16 6:40 am

I'd tell them when they were older. And I wouldn't change my name and shit.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 7:40 am

It's very common to change your name. Hitler's great nephews in the US did it. Bundy's siblings did it. Dahmers brother did it. Andre Chikatilo's wife, son and daughter did it. Dennis Radar's wife and children changed their names. Anatoly Onoprienko's brothers changed their names.
It's common in both the US and Russia, probably around the world. If one of my brothers goes off the deep end and does that, I'm changing my name to Smith or Ivanov (same thing as Smith in Russia). I don't want the stigma.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/17/16 6:12 am

I'd tell them when they're old enough to handle information like that.

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OrkieDorkie this Purrssy grabs back
12/17/16 3:34 am

If there's a hereditary factor I want to (you have to) address it while they are young in order to employ an intervention that will hopefully avert the behavior from presenting. So yes, we would talk about it.

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Bakon24 Utah
12/17/16 1:50 am

If you are going to change your name and get a new life why would you go on still talking about it...

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brentwho Home
12/17/16 2:33 am

Exactly

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/17/16 1:47 am

Not when they're little children. I might tell him I have a brother who was very very sick and he's somewhere where he is safe. Probably in their older teens I would tell them the story.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
12/17/16 1:04 am

If he got the death penalty would he be a hanging chad? Because those are problematic.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
12/17/16 1:04 am

I'll tell them Uncle Chad was a very bad man and that I will tell them the details when they are older.

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McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/17/16 12:33 am

I'd just tell them because if they find out via someone else then they'd probably get creeped out and wonder why I didn't tell them. They'd also probably then question other things iv told them.

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ScenarioNations California
12/17/16 12:27 am

I'll infer it in subtle ways but not tell them straight up

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/17/16 12:15 am

Tell, but not until they are adults.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/17/16 12:16 am

Poll Q:

Your brother Chad turns out to be a crazy, mass murdering cannibal, and is given a life sentence. You change your name, start a new life, and eventually have children. Do you tell them about uncle Chad, or do you try to keep him a secret from them?