Re: Today's Kids are going to be Wimpiest Gen everOct 20th, 2006
Do what you want to do... don't spank your child....buy them all the new stuff, etc....
True, the internet has potential to cause problems in society, and cars have the potential to cause accidents. Should we destroy all cars? No, people learn how to drive.
The negative aspects of the internet are squashed by the amount of potential the internet has to unite humanity; there is communication where there never was before. People from around the world, regardless of race, religion or social standing can discuss different points of view like never before. Ignorance can be squashed. Ideas can evolve at a rate faster than ever before.
It's just like someone to say that!!!
I'm so sick of Holier then thou types always telling everyone what is good and right.
Do you eat meat? Where did it come from?
If you don't eat meat, are your shoes or Belt made of leather?
If none of the above do you live in a city that has removed a life giving enviroment of the animals you wan't to protect?
There is a balance in nature and it includes killing...The forest is not full of Bambi charaters living in peaceful harmony...They kill each other, and when the balance is interupted it goes haywire. In my area the bear hunt has been cancelled and farmers can no longer shoot deer out of season on their property.
So now we have too many starving deer and bears looking for food in all the wrong places, eating young trees and finding garbage pails to eat from....
Another case of kids being protected from the real world and making minor issues major...
My sisters coddled their children and what a bunch of babies. Some are in their mid-twenties now and they are still sniveling whiners, they had everything handed to them on a silver platter. No part time jobs, no summer jobs because my sisters believed they should stay children as long as possible, well it worked out of seven only one is employed and living on his own. The rest are still home with Momsey, I don't think they'll ever leave.
I survived child hood being chased by bulls, being hit by dried cow paddies, playing tag, roller skating without a helmet, driving a bike without a helmet, riding a horse bareback with out a helmet. What harm can playing tag cause a child, more political correctness. Most 12 year olds are bigger than I am and I don't mean in height but body weight. Children are getting heavier and heavier by the year, now is the time to get them back into outdoor activity before it's to late and obesity has set in.
Well that lack of head-gear protection could explain your sometimes ingenious language skills...
Mikey insult away, unlike you I type what I think. I don't need to wonder over to an internet book store and copy and paste from text books and then claim it as my own. Didn't think we notice Mikey, tisk tisk. You could at least give the Author of the Text Books that you copy material from some credit. Your attempt to appear as an Academic are funny Mikey, copy and paste on sunshine. I don'[t need to copy someone elses words Mikey I can think for myself.
Yes Bear he's rather a sleezy piece of work is Mikey.
As if todays kids aren't fat enough, lets ban further physical exercise at the schools. Heaven forbid some one might get a scrape, or even worse might be "IT"! What a sack of wussies...Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts (AP) -- Tag, you're out!Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.While there is no districtwide ban on contact sports during recess, local rules have been cropping up. Several school administrators around Attleboro, a city of about 45,000 residents, took aim at dodgeball a few years ago, saying it was exclusionary and dangerous. (Watch how second-grader Kelsey interpreted the rule -- 1:30)Elementary schools in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Spokane, Washington, also recently banned tag during recess. A suburban Charleston, South Carolina, school outlawed all unsupervised contact sports."I think that it's unfortunate that kids' lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they'll never develop on their own," said Debbie Laferriere, who has two children at Willett, about 40 miles south of Boston. "Playing tag is just part of being a kid."Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she...
You thought so too?
I was looking at some stuff the other day, that sounded a lot like him, but I didn't want to make a claim until I could prove it. I mentioned it to a friend of mine, that runs another forum, she said she might drop by and take a look. She has ways of ferreting such things out.
I must ask her how it's done. I usually let by gones be by gones, and apologise if I need, but with mickey, I think it would be quite funny to out him, as it were.
I called him on this issue in another post, he responded with his usual, insults and obfuscation, and got all butthurt about being challenged on his supposed plaigiarism....he didnt outright deny it, but rather pulled the "you're just a cro magnon conservative and have no brain ifyoudontbelieve9/11consipiracytheories" card...so whatever
...and now load em up with emotional trauma no little human should have to endure....like divorce, replacement parents, moving from place to place, scary neighborhoods and playgrounds, frightening strangers, educational challenge to be the "best", and all the crud the television set sends them (trying to take the place of parents).
It all seems to be about Liability!!I heared on the radio this morning that the Ottawa School board is looking at banning Tag..TAG!! who can you grow up without playing tag!!!
From what I'm being told this whole thing is over bullies on the playground. In the old days they would separate boys from girls. Because of things like Columbine Principals go to extremes.
www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/schools/ (external - login to view)
nawh..why would a school board care about health care cost....what they care about is their own ***!!
...Now if the kid comes home with a cut..he will be considered scared for life by his parents...It will be the school boards fault for not creating a safe enviroment and stopping the bully from using weapons (the snowball)and a laywer will be called and a lawsuit filed..
Damn we've all come to this.....afraid of the legal system instead of it being a good thing!!!
Oh thats right, the school board isn't the government, silly me... I'm not saying my post is wrong, just off topic.
Ya for sure. Should they ban pencils because kids might use them to stab other kids? Its just getting silly. Obviously we should try to make our children's environment as safe as possible. It is equally important to teach our children how to deal with difficult situations, which life is full of.