OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565958 Nov 26, 2012
boooots wrote:
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I am an exception to that ass thing, as though I spend almost all of my day sitting on a chair, my wife, mother and other family members think I am ill, because I am very thin and have lost weight in the past year.
My wife and I did go for a 20 minute, or so, walk before lunch today, but cut it at that as it is not pleasant outdoors today. I think our long hot summer has ended.
No doubt there are exceptions, booots, but getting up and taking a walk isn't only to try and prevent getting fat- it's a great form of exercise.

Suffice to say that how kids prefer to amuse themselves today has changed drastically from when I was a kid which was well before computers, the internet and video games.

Sorry to hear that your long, hot summer has ended- unless you're glad it has- I know I am glad that Florida's long, hot summer has ended and in the 17 years I've lived here, this is the first REAL Florida fall I can remember. While this much cooler weather we're enjoying is lovely, I also suspect we're going to have a much colder winter than is usual for us. Frankly, I don't even mind that- or wouldn't- were it not for having to cover all the in-ground plants when the temps dip below 40 degrees or so!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#565959 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!! Sheltered? Hardly.
If nothing else, NO ONE grows up in MANHATTAN having a sheltered life. And having had my father die suddenly when I was seven years old doesn't at all fit the definition of having had a sheltered life.
My childhood was anything but ideal in ANY sense of the word, so again, you are clueless as to ANYTHING about me despite the silly assumptions you are making.
Not gonna discuss this with you any longer, Kitten- your defense of the internet with seeing none of its faults makes this a pointless discussion.
A sheltered life doesn't require helicopter parents, or a specific neighborhood, it just means you were not involved in some negative aspect in life, in this case it was bullying. I had a sheltered life, I never dealt with war, I never went hungry, I never went without anything actually. But I have experienced bullying from all sides, as the victim, bully, and bystander. It's a subject I know a bit about.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565960 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Another agree.... Shit, 2 in one day...
I hate seeing fat kids (you say obese, I say fat - I'm politically incorrect at all times).
I only allow my kids ONE hour of video games per day. They play between 8-9, then it's bedtime. This is of course only allowed if they've played outside for one hour. I bend the rules on special days, like last week for Thanksgiving, they played for a few hours.
Parents are too damn lazy nowadays. They spend WAAAAAAAY to much time screwing around online. This is another reason why I refuse the internet at home. No temptation, no problem.
Another problem is there's too many single moms, single dads & way, way too many kids having kids.
There is a difference between "obese" and "fat", RR. I don't use the word "obese" to be PC- I use it because obesity means much more than simply being fat or overweight.

As to the rest of your post, I basically agree with you.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565961 Nov 26, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You had a very sheltered childhood then. Lucky you. Most people cannot say that prior to the internet age. You are pulling a correlation to causation fallacy, plain and simple. Just because something seems related, doesn't make it the cause. You see the numbers then run with them, to start a phony crusade against something just because you need to blame something that's easy to attack. If you were interested in helping bullies, as I am, you'd make videos, blog posts, etc. addressing the issue and telling the victims how they can get help instead of trying to attack the only method they have of getting that help.
BTW, I think those who did have sheltered childhoods are anything BUT lucky. Despite what was not at ALL a sheltered childhood for me, I am glad it wasn't. I was able to think independently at a very early age and I also learned at a very early age that bad things can happen within the blink of an eye- such as my father's very premature death.

The fact remains that there was nowhere the amount of bullying when I was a kid that there is today.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565962 Nov 26, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
A sheltered life doesn't require helicopter parents, or a specific neighborhood, it just means you were not involved in some negative aspect in life, in this case it was bullying. I had a sheltered life, I never dealt with war, I never went hungry, I never went without anything actually. But I have experienced bullying from all sides, as the victim, bully, and bystander. It's a subject I know a bit about.
I'd say losing a parent at the age of 7 years old most certainly does mean I was involved in "some negative aspect of life"!

As far as bullying, I knew kids who were bullied and I was teased and picked on by one girl in particular in high school. But did she threaten me (with or without a weapon)? Spread rumors about me? No- she didn't, but from what I remember of her, she very well might have had the internet existed when I was in high school.

And I question what you define as a sheltered childhood; I wouldn't call never going hungry or never dealing with war meaning one had a sheltered childhood.

Whatever......

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#565963 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>And the reason that awareness is being raised NOW is due to the dramatic increase in bullying- with much of that due to the internet.
LOL! the new 4th reich mentality!

here's a clue for those being bullied over the internet: turn the damn thing off!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#565964 Nov 26, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is your evidence to back up the claim? Also for the divorce rate thing as well?
There are many ways to find that evidence. Here's just one.

According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:

* The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
* The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
* The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%

www.divorcerate.org

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Here's a HUGE list of pedo information.

www.cpiu.us/statistics-2/
Correlation does not equal causation, don't pull that fallacy on me, it's the most idiotic one ever thought of. The problem with the divorce assertion, there is no solid evidence to suggest any particular reason is more common, there are a ton of opinions on the matter, most range from personal issues to "the secretary affair." You need to learn to be more careful with jumping to conclusions, it's a bad habit I see you do more often than my assumptions, and most of my assumptions are not serious but made in jest or to rile your feathers because I know it does.
If you read my post, you would have saw that I wrote that the internet is NOT the cause of divorce, it just helps make it easier for those that want to cheat on their spouse.

Read www.divorceguide.com/...divorce.../the-10-mos...

It's not so much that the Internet is causing cheating, but it enables it and the ease with which it's done versus the way it used to be.
Here's an experiment you can do yourself, pull up the statistical data, cross check it with major events effecting the locale, and see if there is a pattern. I know what you will find, that there is little to no pattern at all, it's why the FBI told Killary to shut up, and it's why we still have GTA on the shelves. That's the perfect example of what you are trying now, she pulled a correlation equates to causation fallacy and tried to ban video games, now they're more popular than ever, and her mysterious increase in violent crimes is still nowhere to be found.
It seems you think the internet is above reproach. Is that so?

(see how I didn't assume? Instead I asked...)

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#565965 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That would suggest that the pedos have grown in numbers because of the internet. That's what I would tend to believe. It's too easy to do bad things online. I think the internet it partly to blame for the 50% divorce rate that America has.
Not to say people didn't cheat & get divorced before the interwebs, just that it makes it easier & more accessible.
Definitely the internet has contributed to the breakdown of marriages. People have created easily links to many people, who they can access without anyone else knowing, which if they had the desire for, before the net, they would not have been capable of.

Back in my early days of the net, I had up to a hundred or more women that I talked to, for some twice a day, in all parts of the world. In those days I had dial up and a small computer which could only easily access text, so I spent almost all of my online time chatting with text with others on some of the chat sites that existed back then.

I heard from friends of others who had found someone on those sites and left their family to go to be with the other person, because of the strong bonding (at least in their imagination) that had occurred).

I recall getting panicky one time, when a woman said she was going to catch a plane and fly from somewhere in the USA to Canada to meet me, as though, I had been quite friendly with her online, I was not wanting to have to share that with my wife.

Recent reports of studies have shown that when asked the majority of people if given the choice of the internet or sex will choose the internet first. A lot of us are addicts. I think the problem is that it has moved so very rapidly, once if became commonplace, that humans have become accustomed to using it, but we are not psychologically equipped to that rapid of a change in our living styles, so it leads to bizarre behavior.

I can remember how life changed back when tvs first came into our area. When there would be events such as hockey games, which would previously pack the arenas, after the tv came to a lot of homes, you often saw hardly anyone coming out to watch hockey as they were so absorbed in this new toy. Eventually I think some of us sort of rebelled against the tvs for awhile and started doing more social things with others, but then along comes the internet, and the same trend seems to be repeating, only to a much larger degree.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#565966 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Uh-huh. And if everyone believed in "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth", we'd all be walking around blind and toothless.
Violence BEGETS violence; it doesn't end it.
Sorry, but what you are teaching your kids is WRONG. The BEST things for kids to do when being bullied is to report it to their teacher, their principal and their parents. And then those adults can decide what the best course of action is- promoting violence is NEVER a good solution.
You're clueless. It does NO good to "report" the bully. The schools & the authorities don't do anything until a major crime is comitted. Basically, they help when it's too late.

The best defense is a good offense. My kids will NEVER be bullied. They'll beat the living hell outta the bully before it happens. They'll no doubt get suspended for it. Do I care? Nope. Not if they didn't start the fight.

And it's already happened. My son started getting bullied when he got glasses (in 5th grade). Poor lil guy. But thanks to my advice & training over the years, he won. One day, the asshole bully threw a rock at him. Hit him right in his new glasses. My good ol' boy picked that rock up, ran up to the bully & smashed his nose with it. Broke his nose. Bully cried. My son got a 1 week suspension...

I had his back.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565967 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
That would suggest that the pedos have grown in numbers because of the internet. That's what I would tend to believe. It's too easy to do bad things online. I think the internet it partly to blame for the 50% divorce rate that America has.
Not to say people didn't cheat & get divorced before the interwebs, just that it makes it easier & more accessible.
Wrong you are on the 50% divorce rate.

I KNOW you hate it when I use reliable sources to back up what I have long known, but.....the divorce rate was actually higher in 1981 than it was in 2005.

"The divorce rate in 2005 (per 1,000 people) was 3.6 -- the lowest rate since 1970, and down from 4.2 in 2000 and from 4.7 in 1990.(The peak was at 5.3 in 1981, according to the Associated Press.)"

http://www.divorcemag.com/statistics/statsUS....

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#565968 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're clueless. It does NO good to "report" the bully. The schools & the authorities don't do anything until a major crime is comitted. Basically, they help when it's too late.
The best defense is a good offense. My kids will NEVER be bullied. They'll beat the living hell outta the bully before it happens. They'll no doubt get suspended for it. Do I care? Nope. Not if they didn't start the fight.
And it's already happened. My son started getting bullied when he got glasses (in 5th grade). Poor lil guy. But thanks to my advice & training over the years, he won. One day, the asshole bully threw a rock at him. Hit him right in his new glasses. My good ol' boy picked that rock up, ran up to the bully & smashed his nose with it. Broke his nose. Bully cried. My son got a 1 week suspension...
I had his back.
Whatever, RR- I've long known of your love of violence and war.

This post of yours merely confirms that.

And you make sure you use this post of yours as a defense for your kids should they ever get arrested for beating someone up.

You're an IDIOT.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#565969 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
"Officially though, your nation specifically claims to be secular in nature"
I will of course ask you to back that up.
I disagree.
With 75% or so of Americans being Christian, the nation would disagree with boooots.
It is reported though, RR, that the 75% or 80% figure is grossly over-stated. Yes, relative to Saudi Arabia or Egypt you are a Christian nation, and so is Canada. But looking at what people actually do with their time, how many attend religious events etc., a very tiny minority, except most likely in rural areas, where the activities in a community often centre around a church; your country is very much not into religion.

I think I have read reports (several actually) that state the more reasonable estimate of actual church attendance, which IS a measure of how seriously one takes their religion, is around 20% in the USA, much the same as Canada.

If you live in an area where you know a good cross section of the population, would you say that on a Sunday, the majority of your town, village, or city, are in church?

I know where my mother goes to church which is now in a town of about 900 population, with many of the church attenders coming from the rural areas around the town as they had to amalgamate due to small populations, her church would be the largest congregation of all the denominations in that town, of which there are perhaps 4 different Christian denominations, and the attendance will vary from 30 to maybe 100 at the best, but usually somewhere closer to the low side.

I would guess also that that area would be more highly religious than the more urban centres.
endtime

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“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#565971 Nov 26, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't & never suggested that I did.
You can be gay. That's ok. I don't have to like it borgata ok, too.
I can be mysoginistic. That's ok. You don't have to like it.
We're not hurting each other, so I say it's fine.
.. what makes you think any gay or lesbian cares whether someone dislikes homosexuality, that we seek approval ??..
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text> I think the only "damage" I could cause you is mental.
.. you cannot cause me mental anguish, only I can do that to myself. What makes you think you have that much power in my life ??..
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>If you can't handle that then you should keep your private life to yourself.
.. tell you what, I'll keep my lesbianism private if you keep your misogynistic belief system private. Fair ??..

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#565972 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you think if everyone was running around naked, it would affect kids SO much more than adults?
If anything, the reverse is true, since kids- little ones, anyway- see nothing wrong with nudity and many little kids LOVE running around naked.
No- what it would mean is that most PEOPLE would have a considerable amount of crotches invading their personal space, with that being found offensive by more ADULTS than children. Children probably wouldn't find it offensive at all as children are not born with a sense of shame or modesty about their bodies- that is learned behavior.
nudity and overt sexuality is the most base of human desires and it's always prevalent in the fall of every society. read history!

it's kinda like what every sitcom does when the writers run out of inspiration and try to sneak an extra season or two in by pushing more flesh & crude sexual inuendos.

good bye america - it's was good while it lasted!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#565973 Nov 26, 2012
And what is the difference if we can proof his existence or not? So far we know that the Universe could have been created without him. That does not mean he exists. IT just that he wasn't needed to make it all happen. Christian Schirnhofer

Since: Mar 09

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#565974 Nov 26, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
No, it wasn't well said. It was an appeal to violence.
Puleeze

It was simply some creative hyperbole to illustrate I would be pissed to have my God-child subjected to something I found that offensive and invasive of his personal space. Do you really think I would beat a man in front of a 4-year old child unless we were in physical danger? Clearly seeing a violent assault would do more damage to his psyche than seeing someone naked, even though both would be traumatic. All due respect but commons sense should made this obvious. If it didn't, you could have asked.

(T) Peace

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#565975 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>I really can't say regarding actual sexual assaults on children, but I think it's safe to say that the proliferation of child porn has dramatically increased as a result of the internet.
Hey- don't get me wrong- I think the internet is GREAT- but like anything else, not without a negative side as well.
Agreed...

3rd time...

Holy shitballs.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#565976 Nov 26, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. what makes you think any gay or lesbian cares whether someone dislikes homosexuality, that we seek approval ??..
<quoted text>
.. you cannot cause me mental anguish, only I can do that to myself. What makes you think you have that much power in my life ??..
<quoted text>
.. tell you what, I'll keep my lesbianism private if you keep your misogynistic belief system private. Fair ??..
i never heard of any misognyistic parades, legislation or agenda being forced down the public's throat!

why do we even know if you're a lesbian, thesbian or any bian???

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#565977 Nov 26, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>There is a difference between "obese" and "fat", RR. I don't use the word "obese" to be PC- I use it because obesity means much more than simply being fat or overweight.
Yup.

You say obese. I say really really fat.

No dif

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