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Message 989256 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 4:48:47 UTC


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Message 989257 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 5:00:49 UTC

Awww, darn, just as I am getting ready to go to bed.

Seriously, tho, there is something wrong with parents who'd allow this to happen to their children. :(
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Message 989259 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 5:18:43 UTC

Kenzie, I agree with you completely. Dang, you need a license to get a dog, but any messed up fool can procreate!
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Message 989266 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 5:38:49 UTC
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It's not the kids. It's the damn parents.
And just because the few that screw it up are the ones featured on the news - that doesn't mean one generation has the right to criticize another.

I know a number of extremely intelligent and dedicated teenagers and a number in their early 20's (some of my cousins have had kids) - one's studying corporate law, the other works in a bank, another is a stewardess for Air New Zealand.

Stereotyping has run a muck. I mean, look at *OUR* generation - we've got corporate fraud, corrupt governments, sexual abusers, murderers, most wanted man in the world... etc.
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Message 989339 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 14:17:18 UTC


I´m not sure.
My kids are normal.
Maybe too nice for others.

With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
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Message 989350 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 14:56:25 UTC

Are we playing the blame game here? Then I think today I shall blame all the dead beat dads that vanish and leave single mums to raise the kids alone without a decent role model!

I also don't see why anyone would want to make clowns any scarier than they already are. That's just sick.
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Message 989359 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 16:01:38 UTC

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Message 989371 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 16:24:16 UTC - in response to Message 989350.  

Are we playing the blame game here? Then I think today I shall blame all the dead beat dads that vanish and leave single mums to raise the kids alone without a decent role model!

I also don't see why anyone would want to make clowns any scarier than they already are. That's just sick.


Ill reverse that and I shall blame all the dead beat mom's that vanish and leave single dad's to raise the kids alone without a decent role model!

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Message 989376 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 16:32:27 UTC - in response to Message 989371.  

Are we playing the blame game here? Then I think today I shall blame all the dead beat dads that vanish and leave single mums to raise the kids alone without a decent role model!

I also don't see why anyone would want to make clowns any scarier than they already are. That's just sick.


Ill reverse that and I shall blame all the dead beat mom's that vanish and leave single dad's to raise the kids alone without a decent role model!

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Single Father of 2 teenage daughters!

In the UK's case I am going to lay a lot of the blame on Thatcher who declared 'there is no such thing as society' and created such high unemployment that a whole generation grew up on benefits.
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Message 989383 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 16:54:33 UTC - in response to Message 989380.  

that a whole generation grew up on benefits.


.... and bingo! 10 years of "New Labour" encouraged just that to continue.

"Houston, non-tranquility base here. The Vulture has landed. It's one small step for a politician, but a disaster for mankind"




"New Labour" probably made it even worse.

Was stopped in town recently by a single mother (3 kids), who went to school with my youngest son, she was wondering how he was getting on.
We talked for a while and apparently she is a statistical model for a university study. The university has told her that her equivalent income is equal to the national average. She has never worked or gone into education or training since she left school.
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Message 989392 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 17:41:56 UTC - in response to Message 989383.  

that a whole generation grew up on benefits.


.... and bingo! 10 years of "New Labour" encouraged just that to continue.

"Houston, non-tranquility base here. The Vulture has landed. It's one small step for a politician, but a disaster for mankind"




"New Labour" probably made it even worse.

Was stopped in town recently by a single mother (3 kids), who went to school with my youngest son, she was wondering how he was getting on.
We talked for a while and apparently she is a statistical model for a university study. The university has told her that her equivalent income is equal to the national average. She has never worked or gone into education or training since she left school.

New Labour just followed Thatcher's policies...which is why Britain is in the total mess it's in today.
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Message 989440 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 20:41:28 UTC

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Blame Canada

It needs RealPlayer to play. A South Park original.

PS. All in good fun, NO offense intended.

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Message 989443 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 20:54:14 UTC - in response to Message 989440.  
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The Definitive answer:

Blame Canada

It needs RealPlayer to play. A South Park original.

PS. All in good fun, NO offense intended.

Martin


hehehe... yeah, them Canadians are good folk. When we need extra water down here in the lower 48, they are ready and willing to flush twice to help us along. :)

(calmly awaiting the deserved wrath from the north)
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Message 989480 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 1:26:41 UTC

Actually, the South Park treatment of Canada is funded and directed by the Canadian government, to distract the you-alls from what is REALLY going on.

I have to go now. There is a Mountie at my door.

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Message 989481 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 1:30:17 UTC - in response to Message 989339.  


I´m not sure.
My kids are normal.
Maybe too nice for others.

On the whole, mine turned out pretty well, too.

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Message 989484 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 1:52:00 UTC - in response to Message 989480.  

Actually, the South Park treatment of Canada is funded and directed by the Canadian government, to distract the you-alls from what is REALLY going on.

I have to go now. There is a Mountie at my door.


Bill: Shhh! No one outside Canada is supposed to know about that!


Everyone else: Ignore Bill. There really is no diabolical Canadian plan to take over the world. Really, there isn't. Would I lie to you? :)
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Message 989520 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 5:54:30 UTC

Wasn't there a famous sci-fi book about a time when you were not allowed to have kids without passing rigorous examinations and a licence from the state? Makes you wonder ........


Eric has always said "birth control in the water - the antidote free to all who want it; you just have to get up off of your posterior and go to some central location in your county, city or town to get it." Imagine living in a world where every child was wanted, loved, cherished, planned!!! Sounds like heaven to me...
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Message 989575 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 14:29:14 UTC - in response to Message 989520.  

Wasn't there a famous sci-fi book about a time when you were not allowed to have kids without passing rigorous examinations and a licence from the state? Makes you wonder ........


Eric has always said "birth control in the water - the antidote free to all who want it; you just have to get up off of your posterior and go to some central location in your county, city or town to get it." Imagine living in a world where every child was wanted, loved, cherished, planned!!! Sounds like heaven to me...

I don't know if you read the book Freakomonics by Steven Levitt, it's a very interesting book. Among other research, he links a dramatic fall in crime to the legalisation of abortion. All those kids who would have be born to parents who either didn't want them or couldn't afford them didn't grow up to become criminals.

In hindsight it makes a lot of sense.

I also think parents should be given more help in learning how to raise kids. There is no instruction manual and it's a very, very, very hard job!!
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Message 989604 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 16:40:52 UTC - in response to Message 989392.  
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that a whole generation grew up on benefits.


.... and bingo! 10 years of "New Labour" encouraged just that to continue.

"Houston, non-tranquility base here. The Vulture has landed. It's one small step for a politician, but a disaster for mankind"




"New Labour" probably made it even worse.

Was stopped in town recently by a single mother (3 kids), who went to school with my youngest son, she was wondering how he was getting on.
We talked for a while and apparently she is a statistical model for a university study. The university has told her that her equivalent income is equal to the national average. She has never worked or gone into education or training since she left school.

New Labour just followed Thatcher's policies...which is why Britain is in the total mess it's in today.


Agreed. Was it not a certain Mr Blair (or should that be, Mr Bleeuhhh?) who actually admired Thatcher the Milk Snatcher? The shopkeeper's daughter and her crazy policies have made themselves felt, in a big way. Was it not Oscar Wilde who said that, 'a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing'? Under Thatcher, everything had a price - unfortunately, the price she wanted, was a long way short of the value, either true, or imagined. What we have now, in the UK, is her legacy of worshipping avarice and, me, me and more, me!
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