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Old 11-24-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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All of us learned to swim by being thrown into the deep end and being told "Sink or swim!" so having a teacher throw us into the water wouldnt have been much different than the punishment we'd have gotten when we got home.
Um, I learned how to swim through swim lessons. And yes, that was way "back in the day". And no, if a teacher threw me in the pool back then and told me to "sink or swim" my mom would have been so far up the school's rear end, they'd be lawyering up before she walked out of the principal's office.

And somehow, I managed to be raised as a respectful, responsible adult without being beaten by all the adults in my life. And in the process, I learned that violence isn't the solution to all one's problems. I can only wonder if this country doesn't have such a fixation on violence and firearms because so many people were raised by the business end of a belt.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Im sorry but when i was in school
When my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpa was alive, they used to execute people for adultery and witchcraft. Is that relevant today? Nope. So, kindly, shove it. Nobody cares about what it was like in your time. It's what appropriate TODAY that matters.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:44 PM
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Are people really this stupid, SMFH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:32 AM
 
Location: California
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This is really disturbing. Fail the girl, don't manhandle her.
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:39 AM
 
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When my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpa was alive, they used to execute people for adultery and witchcraft. Is that relevant today? Nope. So, kindly, shove it. Nobody cares about what it was like in your time. It's what appropriate TODAY that matters.
Which is why this country is going to hell in a hand-basket.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:38 AM
 
Location: In my skin
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Children don't make the rules, but I doubt this was in the rules. He had zero right to do what he did. Out of line. I'd be calling an attorney.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Which is why this country is going to hell in a hand-basket.
Um, no. If you think the country is going to hell in a hand basket, it's because your generation failed to raise decent children. Maybe if you'd spent less time beating them and more time talking to them, the country would be in better shape today.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:57 AM
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This dude just lost it. What an idiot.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
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Which is why this country is going to hell in a hand-basket.
This country has always been going to hell in a hand-basket.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Which is why this country is going to hell in a hand-basket.


Right.

Because we're no longer what we used to be.

And what was that?

A country that enslaved an entire race.
A country that herd another race onto reservations, where they could either die of abuse during the herding or neglect upon arrival.
A country that had no child-labor laws, so children toiled and died in mines and textile mills.
A country where it was fully legal in all 50 states for a man to rape his wife.
A country where a gay person who dared admit it was either killed or imprisoned.

Newsflash: this country, while far from perfect, is better than it has ever been. You're confusing subjective nostalgia for objective reality. Why any rational, thinking person pines for 'the old days' is beyond me.

PS - Doing things a certain way merely because that's how they were done yesterday is a logically nonsensical way of determining how things should be done.
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