“I agree with you sculpting, but we're going to have to be more forgiving of the younger generations because of this. I know if everyone always had a phone/camera./video cam with them when I was young, I'd STILL have alot of explaining to do. As so would many of us. If we dont forgive, there will be so many unemployable young people nothing will get done.”
sculptingman on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:13:10
“I have pointed out before that social media and net enabled phones in the hands of immature and naive youngsters is tantamount to their being castaways like the boys in Lord Of The Flies.
They inhabit a virtual desert island surrounded by nothing but other children...with no parent even remotely aware of what is going on amongst them.
And we act surprised when these children become even more cliquish, tribalistic, cruel, and feral.
These problems are going to become worse...and the adults this castaway experience will produce will be venal, bitter, clannish, and self absorbed.
Children should not be given these phones... Nor their own computers to use unobserved and unmonitored.
For the exact same reasons we don't let them drive, drink, or vote.”
“We are a violent society and getting worse. There are strict gun control laws in many of the most violent parts of the US like Chicago, Detroit, and DC and it doesnt seem to help. The gun laws must be supplimented by a commitment to mental health treatment as well.”
p23435 on Sep 17, 2013 at 16:07:33
“I don't think we are getting worse...in fact, overall crime is down...yes there is violence, and the impacts of it are horrific, but the majority of the US does not experience violence on a day to day basis.”
JasonTromm on Sep 17, 2013 at 15:13:44
“In the cities you mention, as many as 80% of the homicides are gang-related. We don't have a gun problem, we are not a violent society. It's the inner city gangs that are causing the trouble. Leave the rest of us alone and solve the gang problems in the inner cities. Start with Chicago which is run by Obama's buddy, Rahm Emanuel.”
“Violence begets violence. The goal of OSL was to terrorize the US into removing the military from the region. That didnt work. President Obama thinks dropping bombs on Syria will benefit the US. It wont work. It will ratchet up the violence to even worse levels worldwide.”
“Obama is seriously blowing the Syrian crisis. How can you fail to build a coalition (not necessarily military) against a leader who just gassed his people? Every move he has made on this issue has been wrong. He could have better served the USA by hiding under his bed!”
Derek Beauchemin on Sep 6, 2013 at 14:36:12
“Apparently you are not familiar with Aesop's... The Bush That Cried Wolf.”
“Well put. It seems the public understands the situation. There are no "good guys" to bomb in Syria. We can only add to the misery of the Syrian people, as they will be the ones shoved in front of any attacks we make.”
“Why are our "senior officials" telling our military plans to the world? Do they want extra service people killed? Give Chuck Hagel an M16 and send him in first. Let Obama drive him there in a Humvee and Kerry can fly his Cessna for air support.”
ConfuciusSay- on Aug 28, 2013 at 18:20:00
“Because the diplomatic effect on the Russians is required, and vastly more significant than the actual strike.”
“Dear Mr President: Do not start another war! If you really represent the will of the American people you will listen to the vast majority that believes military intervention in Syria is a terrible mistake. Lead by focusing the international community to punish the regime's atrocities. Do not use our troops for wars of aggression.”
sethr111 on Aug 28, 2013 at 16:31:20
“Don't be so sure the Assad Gov, or "regime" is behind it, just because the TV told you so. I don't know what the real truth is, but I do know how black ops and false flags work. When something goes down, it is most likely the work of those that benefit most. That should be the first suspect, until proven otherwise.
Assad has had the momentum, John McCain has been crying about needing to arm Al Qaeda in order to swing things. Does it make sense that Assad would do something to justify the U.S. coming in with air strikes? Wouldn't be a very smart chess move would it? Maybe he did do it, but I doubt it.”
Colonel Sherburn on Aug 28, 2013 at 16:15:20
“The POTUS represents the will of large multinational corporate interests (global finance, energy, the MlC, etc...) he or the rest of our bought and paid for government couldn't care less about the will of the people...”
Darwinita on Aug 28, 2013 at 16:13:37
“We haven't had a President representing the will of the American people in 40 years. They represent the will of the oligarchs, and if you think otherwise you're only fooling yourself.”
“In further news Walker announced his "Corporate Serfdom Act" As corporations are now reguarded as people, rich people in fact, why should'nt they be allowed to keep serfs? After all, won't the working class be better off that way? Walker's masters will be pleased!”
Cathar on Jul 31, 2013 at 15:30:04
“The way they are going with Women's rights they have created their own Hand Maidens Tale”
“I would like to see they young guys get on the team. It would give team USA lots of energy, and the experience of international play. This would help develope leadership among the big new talent in the NBA.= Improved basketball for us all! (fun)”
themanwithnoname on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:06:00
“Now we can blow everyone out by 40, instead of blowing them out by 25”