“You're generalizing (though I will admit I did in my previous comment, however your is far grosser in nature). I can see you post such things for attention, quite flagrant and disgusting behavior really - is there really nothing good on television at the moment to distract you with instead?
Contrary to your belief, the Middle East is not made of Evil nor is it filled with Evil people. There are good people as there are bad people everywhere, this just happens to be a time where the media has demonized a particular region of the world - were it back in the days of WWII it would have been Japan or German instead.”
Ed Baker on Oct 14, 2010 at 21:20:45
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Oct 14, 2010 at 18:20:03
“I'm sure a teenager is really going to grasp the concept of "later in life" - we all live life now and that's what's demanded of us. Add on to that the confusion that hormones and puburity puts on you? hah!
Teenagers are plenty smart enough to be able to do both school and figure out who they are as a whole person provided they have a supportive family or supportive people in their life somewhere than can help encourage them to drive to succeed.”
Oct 14, 2010 at 18:15:50
“FIguring out who you are is part of what you do as a teenager and your studies and extracurricular activities help you figure out and define that.
It's an unrealistic idea to say that they should wait until they're in their twenties or so, because it's simply not going to happen - we need to figure out how to solve the problem within realistic boundries of how things really happen/are in the world.”
Oct 14, 2010 at 18:10:10
“Support from society in general doesn't help you if you have no support from the people of whom you'd like to call your peers.”
dessertsfirst on Oct 19, 2010 at 00:52:57
“I agree that there is nothing like the love and support from loved ones, and close friends/peers, and it is more than disappointing when we cannot get it; however, it does help to know that there are specific people out there who really do care about you.
It has been said that kids need the support of 5 people in and around their lives.”
Oct 14, 2010 at 18:08:23
“Very true. However schools can't be the only place out children are taught structure, discipline and order. It needs to be practiced and taught in the home as well.”
valeskas on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:22:16
“Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children. Hirst comes home, a teacher is their to teach the curriculum, parents are responsible for their children and should teach them wrong or right.”
Matthew Curtis on Oct 14, 2010 at 18:45:01
“I must have misrepresented what I was trying to say. I do not think that traditional schools are a place where kids should be "taught" structure, discipline, and order, that is, they should not be handed how they should interact with others. Children, like adaults, should have the ability to feel their relationships out, to learn, on their own, how they wish to interact with others. They cannot do this if a teacher is enforcing social structure upon them.
We need to learn how to treat children as we would other people; with full knowledge that they, and not we, are going to decide what they are going to learn and how they are going to act. We need not to be "accepting", in the sense that we allow them to do things, rather we need to understand that children have rights, the right to live without coercian, violence, and mistreatment, and that when we, with them, stand to protect those rights we will go very far to end this epidemic.
Overcoming bullying and harassment in schools does not require more structure outside of the schools. It requires children having a voice, being able to participate fully in their own space. It requires democracy, where students and staff members have equal participation and equal protection from and by the community.”
“Half facts! Yes they were Muslims - but they were extremists and their actions sickened the Muslim community as a whole.”
Ed Baker on Oct 14, 2010 at 16:45:35
“I wouldn't say the muslim community as a whole.... moderate and liberal muslims - maybe. I remember seeing the West Bank and Gaza having a party on that day - throwing candy in the air and dancing.
BTW- The Saudis behead gay people every week at their mosques on Friday. The Iranians hang them. Women are property in Saudi Arabia and are bought and sold like livestock.... Saudi Arabia is the home of islam - mecca etc.....”
“I find it interesting. There were people of Muslim faith that weren't the terrorists that perpetrated the horrible acts that occurred on 9-11; they were ordinary people trying to do their job to earn money to pay the same bills that those of no faith, Christian faith, Catholic faith, Jewish faith, Buddhist philosophy, Pagan faith, Wiccan....there are too many to mention them all!
Good Muslim people died that day as did many others and it's unfortunate that any died at all. Allow them to mourn for the good people that were lost too - they were also Americans and deserve to be remembered and those they left behind deserve the same rights as the rest of us.
I'm not Muslim and I can't claim to know any either. However - we need to stop demonizing their faith and blame the real INDIVIDUAL people responsible....and it's not the masses. Read and remember the good people, know well enough to distinguish from those that would do evil and do evil in the name of any god regardless of what faith they call themselves and judge only them - not their peaceful brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, and culture.”