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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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working in a factory (canning facility) with a baby strapped to your back paints a terrible picture of child abuse!
We didn't start with a cannery, Eves. It was a simple retail facility back in the stone age.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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And that's how parents used to work, Eves, rather than sending their children off to be cared for by strangers during the day and laying up on welfare smoking cigarettes and watching daytime television.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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That is the only reason applied for welfare - I refused to ever let any one near my children to fill their heads and hearts with nonsense.

Thanks Met - Have a great day and a much better weekend. I - like you don't watch TV.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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I don't have a TV in my house, Eves -- at least not one that's hooked up. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I think they are noisy and conducive to slothfulness.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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That is the only reason applied for welfare - I refused to ever let any one near my children to fill their heads and hearts with nonsense.

Thanks Met - Have a great day and a much better weekend. I - like you don't watch TV.
Like a HS diploma...

I think you probably ought to lay off Met, in the parent of the year department.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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I don't have a TV in my house, Eves -- at least not one that's hooked up. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I think they are noisy and conducive to slothfulness.

FINALLY we agree on something!!
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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FINALLY we agree on something!!
I may faint...
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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I wasn't thrilled with the public schools either, which is why we sent ours to a private school. I would never have just denied him an education, though, because it's important that are children have choices, and not being at least a high school graduate severely limits most people's options.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Like a HS diploma...

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I've never once ever had to produce that piece of paper for a job!

My sons have turned down countless high paying jobs without the need for that piece of paper.

All of my sons except the youngest have worked in jobs when they were teens - they didn't need or ever been asked for that piece of paper.

They have turned down offers in Kotzebue & Barrow to TEACH @ the colleges

They have turned down countless offers from the school districts for computer repair jobs and teaching students.

IN today's world; its your proven SKILLS that count!
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Unread 05-10-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Found a song for you...


union 13 A lifes story - YouTube

"I grew up with twisted knowledge
Very little school and of course no college
In a broken home there is no role model
My father figure left me for the bottle
I had to teach myself to become a man
Never to give in to what I didn't understand
The truth is out there, out in the street
My first teacher was a bum with no shoes on his feet
He told me about his life and where he went wrong
He said, "Son, you promise me you'll never sing a sad song"
Two weeks later my friend was dead
The knowledge he gave me is still in my head
Street soldier life just wasn't for me
Where the purpose is killing over territory, I heard
My calling it came in loud and clear
I was to speak my mind and make it my career"
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