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  • #16
    Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
    ? Did you not read the tragic news story of young girls beating another to death in a school restroom?
    You think that is funny?
    I brought up that case 4 posts before you earlier in the thread.

    Why would you think I would think it's funny?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by BKnight3 View Post
      I brought up that case 4 posts before you earlier in the thread.

      Why would you think I would think it's funny?
      Was that post #9?
      This is all you posted;

      "question relating to the recent bathroom murder of a teenage girl in Delaware is this:"

      If that is what you are referring to, maybe you should actually post a link or a quote.

      I didn't understand the rather odd reference to Romeo and Juliet in reference to a pack of girls beating another girl to death by slamming her into a sink...
      Last edited by Urban hermit; 24 Apr 16, 00:47.
      Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
      Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
        Thanks for the preface Steve. I think we're a little too quick to banish kids deemed potential threats. I don't get involved in the bullying as much, but I know the Facebook and the Snapchat have been game changers, as has the texting. Societal changes have been a game changer too. When I went to school kids had rifles in the back windows of their pick-up trucks. I never felt unsafe. All the sex has changed the dynamics in school too. Its happening more often with more kids, and with both sexes, and in more ways that some people would label deviant. It makes the drama factor blow a gasket some days. There's less discipline in schools these days. I've adopted a relational approach as opposed to 'black and white' rules. Nothing ruins things faster than writing a kid up, and they're back with no penalty before the period ends. The parental expectations are different - they see horrible things about their kiddo on social media, and are asking the school what we were doing since the posts often happen on campus.

        All of this is to say that Columbine wasn't the only game changer. No one wants to let things go too far without acting, and end up with a Columbine kid. And there's no escape with the voicemail, social media, etc. A lot of kids can't handle it, nor do they want to disengage from their phone because of the good things they see.
        You know now that you mention it, I have always felt at least one other factor has played a major role in how modern kids are raised. My wife for a time worked at a local daycare and parents were dropping kids off as young as 8 weeks old...dropping them off at 7:30 AM and picking them up at 5:00 PM 5 days a week. I suppose the socialization isn't a problem with these kids but I've always wished we could go back to that time when one parent (mom or dad, doesn't matter which in my opinion) was home with the youngest kids, providing them with that stability until they got to around kindergarten age. I do think too many kids don't have that anymore and they are generally worse off for it. Not laying any blame, I know our economy pretty much demands both parents work these days so it's not by choice for a lot of people. I do think that was one of the more important changes since I'd say the 60's or so.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Steve573 View Post
          You know now that you mention it, I have always felt at least one other factor has played a major role in how modern kids are raised. My wife for a time worked at a local daycare and parents were dropping kids off as young as 8 weeks old...dropping them off at 7:30 AM and picking them up at 5:00 PM 5 days a week. I suppose the socialization isn't a problem with these kids but I've always wished we could go back to that time when one parent (mom or dad, doesn't matter which in my opinion) was home with the youngest kids, providing them with that stability until they got to around kindergarten age. I do think too many kids don't have that anymore and they are generally worse off for it. Not laying any blame, I know our economy pretty much demands both parents work these days so it's not by choice for a lot of people. I do think that was one of the more important changes since I'd say the 60's or so.
          Agreed. My niece and nephew have no idea how good they have it. My mom picks them up from school, works on homework with them, cooks with the niece, and legos with the nephew. No daycare could possibly give them that.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
            Agreed. My niece and nephew have no idea how good they have it. My mom picks them up from school, works on homework with them, cooks with the niece, and legos with the nephew. No daycare could possibly give them that.
            You can be proud of the high opinion that your mother has of her function.
            It is excellent for the kids and it relieves so much the parents from the arfter school's stress .
            I wish I had this luck but my mother didn't spoke to me since 2005.
            Ha yep ,she's dead but that's not really an excuse
            That rug really tied the room together

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            • #21
              Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
              You can be proud of the high opinion that your mother has of her function.
              It is excellent for the kids and it relieves so much the parents from the arfter school's stress .
              I wish I had this luck but my mother didn't spoke to me since 2005.
              Ha yep ,she's dead but that's not really an excuse
              It took me a minute, and I've been working for 15 hours. Thanks for making me smile. I'm sad to say that I worked through dinner, and you were the highlight of my evening!

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              • #22
                A minute for understanding my post ???
                My English 's that bad !!!?????
                Merci for the kind words.
                That rug really tied the room together

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
                  A minute for understanding my post ???
                  My English 's that bad !!!?????
                  Merci for the kind words.
                  I think you're playing, but let's blame it on learning disabilities and a 15 hour work day. That sounds much better! I don't know what the appropriate response is for 'Merci', or is there one?

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                  • #24
                    "por nada"?

                    Pruitt
                    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                      "por nada"?

                      Pruitt
                      That's in Spanish
                      In French it's. "de rien" ,wich is literally the same.
                      That rug really tied the room together

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                      • #26
                        Thanks! Of course it is Spanish as I have had much more contact with Hispanics in the last twenty years. My source for French is the ex wife and I doubt if she ever used this phrase around me. It was ALWAYS something! I do have a large vocabulary of Cajun curse words. She taught them to me and then called me all of them!

                        One special night at the Casino I had a table full of lady schoolteachers from Dallas. I was teaching them all to the ladies. The drunker they got, the funnier I sounded to them! I had a Floor Person come by and she turned as white as a sheet and got as far away from me as she could! She understood me very well!

                        Pruitt
                        Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                        Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                        by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                        • #27
                          I can curse in 96 languages including Klingon and Huttish. I'll make your Cajun sound like nursery rhymes.
                          Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                          Prayers.

                          BoRG

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                            Thanks! Of course it is Spanish as I have had much more contact with Hispanics in the last twenty years. My source for French is the ex wife and I doubt if she ever used this phrase around me. It was ALWAYS something! I do have a large vocabulary of Cajun curse words. She taught them to me and then called me all of them!

                            One special night at the Casino I had a table full of lady schoolteachers from Dallas. I was teaching them all to the ladies. The drunker they got, the funnier I sounded to them! I had a Floor Person come by and she turned as white as a sheet and got as far away from me as she could! She understood me very well!

                            Pruitt
                            Come on, Cajun is like nursery rhymes. To do it right, you have to curse in Klingon or Huttese. Fortunately, I know how to call someone a in 96 galactic languages. Earth dialects are so non-cerebral.
                            Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                            Prayers.

                            BoRG

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                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                            • #29
                              The hard part is dealing cards for money and making no mistakes while you teach them a new language. I like drunk school teachers from Dallas! The biggest party animals are Elementary School Teachers!

                              Pruitt
                              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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