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Youth Leaders, Adults Recognized as NADAA Coalition Celebrates Five Years of Successes

There are 30 comments on the Nemaha County Herald story from Nov 24, 2010, titled Youth Leaders, Adults Recognized as NADAA Coalition Celebrates Five Years of Successes. In it, Nemaha County Herald reports that:

Members of the Nemaha Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse Coalition celebrated five years of successes Sunday night, Nov.

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Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#1 Nov 24, 2010
I would be interested in seeing a list of their actual accomplishments. Having an event is not an accomplishment. Is there a list of all these successes over the last five years?
you idiot

Lincoln, NE

#2 Nov 24, 2010
Looks like CSD is gonna play a little "Mike Mcnight"! What's a matter Kev, can't stand others getting off their ass and actually accomplishing something? Hey, if there was a comity that handed out awards for the most time sitting behind a computer, I'm sure you'd be the front runner in it! Least you can take solace in that. Right?

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#3 Nov 24, 2010
Comity? It would appear to me that you don't really have much to say, do you?
you idiot

Lincoln, NE

#4 Nov 24, 2010
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
Comity? It would appear to me that you don't really have much to say, do you?
And once again, your only come back is a spelling error! Get's old Kev, get's old!

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#5 Nov 25, 2010
you idiot wrote:
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And once again, your only come back is a spelling error! Get's old Kev, get's old!
And once again, your only comeback is arrogance, stupidity, calling my by the wrong name and saying nothing in particular. Why don't you try to contribute something useful to the forum instead of being a shit?
why

Rock Port, MO

#6 Nov 25, 2010
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
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And once again, your only comeback is arrogance, stupidity, calling my by the wrong name and saying nothing in particular. Why don't you try to contribute something useful to the forum instead of being a shit?
Why are you 2 on this topix page??????

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#7 Nov 25, 2010
why wrote:
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Why are you 2 on this topix page??????
I'm on this page to ask a perfectly legitimate question. So far, no one has been able to answer it. This other person is only here to give me a hard time, although it's not working out quite the way she had hoped.
citizen

York, NE

#8 Nov 25, 2010
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
I would be interested in seeing a list of their actual accomplishments. Having an event is not an accomplishment. Is there a list of all these successes over the last five years?
I am not aware of this organization but the article clearly states the awards were for their leadership and service within the group.

What is your issue? Why would you attack this organization for praising their members? Did you even read the article?

Youths that participate in drug free committees do all kinds of work and dedicate their time to these organizations in the attempt to do good. Should they not be recognized for their efforts?

It is my personal experience that these kids are ridiculed for their participation in these groups by other kids (some, not all) and a lot of what they do falls on unappreciated and deaf ears. At times it seems that they are bailing out a boat with a teacup, but at least they are doing something.

Unfortunately, the accomplishments for these groups are hard to measure. It is their effort and dedication that they should be awarded for!

Go ahead, correct my grammar and spelling, I welcome it as I do your response!

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#9 Nov 26, 2010
What in my original post constitutes an attack on anyone? The best way to respond to all these posts is to repeat my original question. The newspaper headline says they are celebrating five years of successes. I simply asked for a list of these successes, not counting having some sort of event or a booth at the fair. If, as has been suggested here, it is difficult to measure success, how is it possible to celebrate them? I'm just curious as to how this group measures success and how those acheivements stack up to the goals they have set for themselves. I don't know how they are funded, but if taxpayer money is involved, I have a perfect right to ask.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#10 Nov 26, 2010
By the way, I have discovered over the years that those whom the adults like to portray as "youth leaders" are the young people who can best follow the orders of the grownups.
boo

Seward, NE

#11 Dec 8, 2010
I don't know how the group is funded but it's a group based on keeping kids drug and alcohol free. I'm sure one way or another taxes fund it. The point the earlier person was getting to is that there probably are no measured goals, but rather kids making an effort and celebrating that is not wrong. There are tons of groups that are funded through grants, etc that don't have specific goals (100 kids at AHS drug-free, blah, blah, blah, etc.) but they do good things.
Their successes are probably hard to measure. But it doesn't make them any less important.
I for one don't really buy into NADAA but I also don't have a teenager or pre-teen. I might then. I take the approach now that kids shouldn't drink, they definitely shouldn't do drugs, but when my kids are that age I won't be totally stupid about it then either. If they do it, they'd better be smart and they'd better be ready to accept the consequenses when they get caught. I won't bail their asses out or go easy on them either.
Good is good

Columbia, MO

#12 Dec 8, 2010
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
By the way, I have discovered over the years that those whom the adults like to portray as "youth leaders" are the young people who can best follow the orders of the grownups.
Sounds to me like you did not get an award when you were young and you just can't get over it....Not everything in life can or should be measured or analyzed by data. As far as youth leaders taking orders or following directives from adults, that is just terrible when we expect our youth to follow our examples in a positive way!!!!!Anyone with a brain knows "good kids" can manipulate and "bad kids" are often labeled unjustly. I do think positive organizations representing leadership is a good thing considering bad behavior is glorified in our culture.....quit being a wet blanket.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#13 Dec 8, 2010
I asked a very simple and straightforward question. If you all want to hurl insults, fine, but it doesn't answer the question. Never mind, then.
boo

Seward, NE

#14 Dec 9, 2010
Sorry, CDS. Your intent here was pretty much an attack on the group because you don't think much of them apparently. Your intent was pretty clear. Starting a discussion about how successful or unsuccessful a group of kids/adults working towards keeping other kids drug-free was only up to no good.

This coming from the same person who gets mad when people trash businesses or owners, mayors or anyone in general...though you didn't sink as low as to directly insult the group...you might as well have.

And then everyone who defends them or tries calling you out you call names towards. a little hypocritical.
boo

Seward, NE

#15 Dec 9, 2010
You are however, allowed an opinion so if you think the group is pointless, just say it. Don't beat around the bush and then try to ignore the fact that you did it. Also realize other people are entitled to their own opinions of everything ,too.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#16 Dec 9, 2010
My intent is not the issue. The issue is that I asked a question and no one can give me an answer. Not a single person has said, "Yes, they did 'X' in 1999, then they did 'X' in 2000"....etc. I admit that I am a bit skeptical about this group, and I would like to know what they have done to cut down on teenage drinking (I believe that's what they're about, is it not?) and do they have any information that would indicate it was really successful. When it comes to the point where a citizen can't read an article in the newspaper and ask questions, we might as well notify China that we're now up for grabs.
Justa blazin

Rock Port, MO

#17 Dec 9, 2010
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
My intent is not the issue. The issue is that I asked a question and no one can give me an answer. Not a single person has said, "Yes, they did 'X' in 1999, then they did 'X' in 2000"....etc. I admit that I am a bit skeptical about this group, and I would like to know what they have done to cut down on teenage drinking (I believe that's what they're about, is it not?) and do they have any information that would indicate it was really successful. When it comes to the point where a citizen can't read an article in the newspaper and ask questions, we might as well notify China that we're now up for grabs.
Your intent is to measure and criticize an organization that you most likely could never understand. The attempt by anyone, especially young people to acknowledge a problem and try to help others is what is important. The heart, soul, and feelings of humanitarian efforts need not, and cannot always be measured, especially by skeptics like you who hide behind a hidden agenda. Believe me, your tax dollars are being wasted in a variety of ways. Young people getting involved in issues like this is the least of your worries. The teenager that was impacted by this organization most likely did not fill out a form for data analysis for the good Dr. to see if his money was well spent. As far as your China comment, we will be "up for grabs" when we stop having faith and success has to be defined, categorized, and approved by the government or you.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#18 Dec 9, 2010
I love the way everyone turns the discussion toward me instead of trying to stay on topic and answer the question. It's a classic avoidance tactic...if you can't discuss the subject, lead the discussion in a different direction as a diversion. Nice.
boo

Seward, NE

#19 Dec 10, 2010
I believe there were a few answers that said earlier that you can't measure their success in any official sort of way. Maybe by activities or by new members of the group but I doubt they have the funding to poll all memebers of highschool officially to check their alcohol or drug use, etc, and have it actually be a honestly answered poll. I don't think there is a way to measure their success in any sort of data or numbers if that makes sense.

I think the point of our answers to you is that it can't be measured and that it's a good idea for them to be around anyway. It's like asking why a local girl scout troup gets badges. Do they have proof they really earned all of them? What are their stats? Why would they get a badge for holding a booth at the fair or hosting a bake sale and using the profits to buy Christmas presents for some of the senior residents at longs creek? because they do good things and they should be recognized. Not everything good can be measured but it doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
williamrobert

Nebraska City, NE

#20 Dec 10, 2010
the whole damn group is a waste of money, and yes i pay my taxes. people need to worry more about what thier doing and not what other people are doing.

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