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Old 03-13-2007, 03:15 PM   #11
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Here is my theory...Kids now days are not scared. When I was a little kid the Red horde was on the door and movies like "Atomic Cafe" were a possible reality. I paid some attention in school, partly because if I didn't have my shit in one bag. I could be totting a gun in West Germany or on the DMZ. So I used my brains to get an MOS in the military that I wanted rather than have it given to me. I remeber talking to my brother who was a grunt about T72 tanks and Hind D helicopters and crap like that. It was common to see the Soviets on the news rattling a sabre. Kids now days don't have the nuclear holocaust hanging over thier head. I suspect that none of them understand the difference between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons and the wide spread damage they can do. I loved it when the big deal was teh Neutron Bomb. Kils people but won't level the town. Not sure how that worked or if it was an accurate description. Some might point to terrorism as the new bugaboo in the closet, but the kids porbably see it as something that takes place somewhere else or it is a video game type deal. Maybe violence on TV has desensitized (sp?) people.

Parent don't drop the hammer on thier childrean as often as before. I know I don't as often as my parents did on me.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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Parent don't drop the hammer on thier childrean as often as before. I know I don't as often as my parents did on me.
The only thing that scares kids is taking away their cellphone or internet....god forbid a day goes by without MySpace....

I agree....which is worse....a spanking or a kid that grows up and can't hack it in the real world or ends up on the wrong side of the legal system. Not spanking a kid...(thanks Dr Phil society)...is like saying don't lift heavy or do anything that causes pain in your workout....oh yeah....that is working well for obese America.....
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #13
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:40 PM   #14
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OMG....this could be so easily turned back on those parents, whom I'm sure represent the 60% that are obese/overweight in this country, the following:

How in the Hell was it that you got that way?! It sure wasn't from doing your homework....we can tell that from the fact that you didn't learn anything in your PE/Health classes!
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:09 AM   #15
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Two words...

HOME SCHOOL

My husband and I will certainly do a better job of rearing and educating healthy, well-adjusted, INTELLIGENT non-sheeple children.

When they're able to present a well reasoned and aptly researched argument for going outside of the home fold, we'll likely allow it. Don't get me started on what traditional schooling has done to and for little Black boys. Won't be my sons!

Now to make my mother happy and start having a few...

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:06 AM   #16
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I read another study that said kids gain weight in the summer, though.
See! See! that's what you get for reading!
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:25 AM   #17
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Oh shit, you mean kids don't come that way? I thought thats just what kids looked like, all fat and stuff. Like the new evolutionary process had envisioned that we needed to be fat and lazy for survival.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:52 PM   #18
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Bet this kid was homeschooled and isn't fat.

http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.p...314-B4-02.html
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:37 PM   #19
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Two words...

HOME SCHOOL

My husband and I will certainly do a better job of rearing and educating healthy, well-adjusted, INTELLIGENT non-sheeple children.

When they're able to present a well reasoned and aptly researched argument for going outside of the home fold, we'll likely allow it. Don't get me started on what traditional schooling has done to and for little Black boys. Won't be my sons!

Now to make my mother happy and start having a few...
We did offered a PE program for the Butte county home school program one year. You see the absolute best and worst of humanity in that program. I'm really a fan of market driven voucher systems...I've had thoughts of setting up a program that is progressive in it's teaching but not lame in it's nutrition like waldorf and Montessori. I just need that clone...
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #20
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You start a school, Robb, and I will move my kids to learn from you.

That's a threat and a promise.

(I'm talking to your clone.)
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