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Since: May 12

Houston

#33634 Jan 27, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Dogwood trees were my mother's favorite. We called it the "double dogwooder" because the dogwood limbs sometimes were flimsy and if you got one and it broke, you had to get another one. That's why we called it the "double dogwooder." She also made us play the "sell out who did it or everybody gets a whipping deal." Hate to say it, but we all turned on whoever did it. No honor when it came to the double dogwooder.
OMG! this is how psychological warfare started....!
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33635 Jan 27, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Actually most kids today are a product of the self-esteem generation. Ever since they were little, their parents and teachers have been telling them how well they are doing at everything. Every team they are on gets a trophy no matter how poorly they do. This probably came about for multiple reasons, but one reason was the finding that teenagers with higher self-esteem have higher grades, lower rates of pregnancy, and are less likely to take drugs or get into trouble with the law. This led to funded government programs in the 1980s focused on increasing childrenÂ’s self-esteem. These campaigns were inspired by the flawed assumptions that if self-esteem and good outcomes are correlated it must be because self-esteem causes those outcomes. In fact, most of the data suggests just the opposite. Getting good grades and producing more at work increase self-esteem, not the other way around.
I agree with the fact if I did something wrong at school or home, I knew what was going to happen when the old man got home....and it wasn't going to be good for me! And you'd better not upset Granny, those hickory switches were the worst! Kids today, with the exception of mine, have no clue. I personally think these self esteem programs are doing more harm than good. In the real world, there ARE winners and losers and these kids aren't being prepared properly. When they lose, and the will lose sooner or later, what is this going to do to there self esteem then?
As far as kids today being well behaved, you must not get out much. Go to any restaurant where kids are present or any shopping mall where teenagers live and just observe, then come back with your findings.
Pro, I have to agree with your last statement. I observe disgusting table manners, temper tantrums, children who are allowed to run free in stores. I have watched them destroy entire sections of toy departments. The parents just seem to ignore this as if it is normal behavior.

Since: Sep 12

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#33636 Jan 27, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Dogwood trees were my mother's favorite. We called it the "double dogwooder" because the dogwood limbs sometimes were flimsy and if you got one and it broke, you had to get another one. That's why we called it the "double dogwooder." She also made us play the "sell out who did it or everybody gets a whipping deal." Hate to say it, but we all turned on whoever did it. No honor when it came to the double dogwooder.
We got it if we even smiled about someone getting it. Of course the favorite "weapon" used at our house was my Dad's army belt.:) I learned at an early age what "At Ease" meant. The whole Platoon had better shut up!

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#33637 Jan 27, 2013
My mom got it with her fathers razor strop.I didn't even know what a "strop"was....

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#33638 Jan 27, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Dogwood trees were my mother's favorite. We called it the "double dogwooder" because the dogwood limbs sometimes were flimsy and if you got one and it broke, you had to get another one. That's why we called it the "double dogwooder." She also made us play the "sell out who did it or everybody gets a whipping deal." Hate to say it, but we all turned on whoever did it. No honor when it came to the double dogwooder.
I tried to kill the Weeping Willow tree in the back yard many, many times, but the damn thing just wouldn't die.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33639 Jan 27, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Dogwood trees were my mother's favorite. We called it the "double dogwooder" because the dogwood limbs sometimes were flimsy and if you got one and it broke, you had to get another one. That's why we called it the "double dogwooder." She also made us play the "sell out who did it or everybody gets a whipping deal." Hate to say it, but we all turned on whoever did it. No honor when it came to the double dogwooder.
Lmao, I think with us telling or not depended on who did the bad deed, the oldest or the youngest. Lol. I think we turned out just fine. Our generation that is:)
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33640 Jan 27, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
My mom got it with her fathers razor strop.I didn't even know what a "strop"was....
Again, rof lmao. No wonder you didn't slow down long enough.

Since: Dec 11

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#33641 Jan 27, 2013
Allen wrote:
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Lmao, I think with us telling or not depended on who did the bad deed, the oldest or the youngest. Lol. I think we turned out just fine. Our generation that is:)
I recieved two corporal punishments in high school, and the Principal used a regular size boat paddle.(It only took 3 licks and I was done and left in tears). When I relate this in class today, the kids always say, "I bet he wouldn't have spanked me".....Yeah right...You wanna bet? Years later everytime I would see him in public, I would automatically bend over a desk. We both would laugh.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33642 Jan 27, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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I tried to kill the Weeping Willow tree in the back yard many, many times, but the damn thing just wouldn't die.
And the willow wasn't the only one weeping, right? Willow, apple, dogwood and hickory, dang we were hard on the landscape. Nothing like a good belly laugh first thing in the morning.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33643 Jan 27, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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I recieved two corporal punishments in high school, and the Principal used a regular size boat paddle.(It only took 3 licks and I was done and left in tears). When I relate this in class today, the kids always say, "I bet he wouldn't have spanked me".....Yeah right...You wanna bet? Years later everytime I would see him in public, I would automatically bend over a desk. We both would laugh.
I can only remember one lick from a paddle. It was for talking out of turn, first grade. They used to drill holes in paddles, too. I feared my teachers as much as I did my daddy. Get a whipping at school you got one at home.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#33644 Jan 27, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>We got it if we even smiled about someone getting it. Of course the favorite "weapon" used at our house was my Dad's army belt.:) I learned at an early age what "At Ease" meant. The whole Platoon had better shut up!
One of my uncles was an army dad. I feared that man more than a cocked gun.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#33646 Jan 27, 2013
I knew if I took an ass whipping, it was gonna be a running M@@@@R F@@@@R !

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#33647 Jan 27, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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I never wondered or worried about educational standards globally because I was under the impression that education was supposed to educate and not a competition. Not to mention everyone wants our money.
If our benchmarks are so terrible, then how about we start with one test and if you don't pass, you just don't pass? No claims of gender or racial biases.
And if our standards are so weak, then shouldn't be any problem revoking all educational visas till we improve or educational qualities, right? Clean up our own backyard before we clean up others. I dig it.
Well in capitalism, an educated populous is a competion. Arguing if it is a right or a privilege is not helping in this competion.
Ask most any teacher about the testing Bush put in place. I am sure they will tell you it is more counterproductive than productive.
Yes, I understand it sounds counter intuitive, but not all things intuitive are best.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#33648 Jan 27, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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I never wondered or worried about educational standards globally because I was under the impression that education was supposed to educate and not a competition. Not to mention everyone wants our money.
If our benchmarks are so terrible, then how about we start with one test and if you don't pass, you just don't pass? No claims of gender or racial biases.
And if our standards are so weak, then shouldn't be any problem revoking all educational visas till we improve or educational qualities, right? Clean up our own backyard before we clean up others. I dig it.
It is not due to a lack of standards, it is due to a lack of support for higher education from the republican party.
All I see from your team is condemnation of higher education. You guys seem to think it is just a liberal propaganda brainwashing institution.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#33649 Jan 27, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Well in capitalism, an educated populous is a competion. Arguing if it is a right or a privilege is not helping in this competion.
Ask most any teacher about the testing Bush put in place. I am sure they will tell you it is more counterproductive than productive.
Yes, I understand it sounds counter intuitive, but not all things intuitive are best.
Could of should of would of is your best answer as usual.

Stand defiant and don't believe it's always about the money.

Democrat.

Since: Dec 11

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#33650 Jan 27, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Could of should of would of is your best answer as usual.
Stand defiant and don't believe it's always about the money.
Democrat.
Teaching Civics and US History for many years on the high school level, I wish some Republican would tell me specifically the 'liberal agenda' taught in those subjects. Let's hear it from you.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#33652 Jan 27, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>No reason to articulate or elaborate, you're the only one on here that can't read and comprehend. Everyone knows what I mean!
What you "mean" and what is actual truth are two different things. This is why I asked for evidence of your claim. Of course you cannot produce evidence because you are a lying piece of republican.

Since: Dec 11

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#33653 Jan 27, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>We got it if we even smiled about someone getting it. Of course the favorite "weapon" used at our house was my Dad's army belt.:) I learned at an early age what "At Ease" meant. The whole Platoon had better shut up!
Same thing at my house. If we snickered about someone else getting it, we'd get it too. Now I never had a whipping with a belt. My dad whipped my brother, not my sick brother, with a belt but he left mom and the dogwood trees to take care of my sister and me. I ought to be ashamed to say this, but there was no honor among siblings when it came to spankings. I remember saying before about my brother that was sick and he used to cry when we got whippings "Why doesn't he get whippings?" That usually was followed by "Do you want to take his for him?" Bless his heart, he never did a thing to deserve one. I don't know about you, but my dad only had to speak one time, not holler and we got the message loud and clear.
Lu, you gonna have to a razor "strop" to keep Waco in line. Looks like he's still has a healthy respect for one.

“Anasasis Xenophontis.”

Since: Dec 08

over there.

#33654 Jan 27, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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My white half likes to go to NASCAR races,dip smokeless tobacco and drink Budwieser to excess, but my black half knows better and rules.
don't you put that evil on me ricky bobby

Since: Sep 12

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#33655 Jan 27, 2013
Mike, you ever been to the Carolina Theater?

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