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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:24 AM
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From your phone that is. And getting older in these times is
a little bit more ruff than it has been in the past I think.
Thanksgiving at my step daughters house was nearly painful
watching all the young adults vaping and poking their phones
all day. Hardly even talk'n to each other. I made a few cracks
about it. But nothing that didn't get blown off.

And then I just ran across this and thought I would share it here.



I can sure relate and now my step daughter says I have to be
there for Christmas. So I just told her straight out, I'll be there
on one condition. People will talk with each other and not their
phones. And if I see one person vaping around little kids. Then
nobody can say anything when I put em in check hard.

To my surprise she said okay, I'll make two rules and tell
everybody. Turns out she was think'n of d'n that anyway.
My wife's daughter is pretty amazing. And she knows me
when I have a green lite. So now Christmas might be really
fun.




posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

Call me oldfashion but I still have a "wifi-less weekend" once a month with my kids (6 kids in the 9yr to 16yr range) and that usually results in the end of the weekend the kids saying that we should do it more often..

I can recomment it..


Peace



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime

Hey one other thing I've noticed seems to be at odds.
It's an easy way to become the hero when you're the guy to
break people away from their capture and get something
going. A baseball game or any activity.

Good on you OMC keep up the good work


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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

If that newspaper clipping isn't a 'deepfake' I'm impressed at the prognostication.

Notice Mark Sullivan's verbiage: "In it's final development..."

Did he have visions of what happens next?

Cool find CFK.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:01 AM
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originally posted by: carsforkids
So I just told her straight out, I'll be there
on one condition. People will talk with each other and not their
phones. And if I see one person vaping around little kids. Then nobody can say anything when I out em in check hard?


However, I'm going to be a ballbuster and point out that you laid out two conditions, not one.

I'm going to sneak this technique into my parenting!

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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:01 AM
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The guy that wrote that article in 1953 was pretty accurate in his speculating, but he didn't foresee how people's phones would enslave them and turn them into zombies.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:08 AM
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I can feel your frustration, I'm 35, I'm guessing between the ages of you and your step daughter.

I've been pulling shifts at a bar for 14 years, opened just before everyone had smart phones/tablets on them at all times, we intentionally didn't put a tv in the bar in order to encourage conversation, now everyone brings their own, it's pathetic watching a room full of adults sitting in silence staring at these little glowing rocks in their hands.

For the record, I have a flip phone with no internet and only about 12 people have my number.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses




However, I'm going to be a ballbuster and point out that you laid out two conditions, not one.

Would you go for maybe a two part one condition? lol

I bet your parenting is exceptional given it's not a perfect
science.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

Flip phone here too. I'll need a new one soon and I'm concerned we won't be able to purchase them much longer. I might just get a pager and an unlisted landline if that happens! Oops this was meant for the gentleman above.


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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

i got my flip at a used tech place after my last one died a couple of years ago, might be worth grabbing a few while they are there.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: wheresthebody

Yes you guessed right 35 puts you there between. I have a smart phone
and have to have one driving truck. But maybe that's why I'm not addicted
to it. I only use it for calls and work and when I'm not driving I want
conversation with humans not some device. I guess 11 hours a day driven
everyday could be why I'm more bothered by it.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

1947 the ufo crashes.

6 years later, a human devises the tech we have today.

Uncanny? Or.....

Oo



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: gallop


The thing is kinda Dick Tracy if you ask me?



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:47 AM
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remember when you needed to learn a subject? then we went to the library and checked out no less than 10 books? some we couldnt even take home so we read them there. remember when? also OP thanks
edit on 5-12-2019 by AnrkE because: sayin thanks



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:48 AM
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Sadly
I think it's a hoax... there is no reference to it before 2019. And unless someone knows of an archive of old newspapers that carries the Tahoma Times to peruse it's content...

photoshop, you cad.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

I must be older then I really am (54). I don't have a smart phone, though I do have a flip phone I keep in my truck, that I very rarely turn on, I mainly have it for any possible emergency's. Don't have a clue how to text, not on facebook, twitter, ect.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: gallop
Sadly
I think it's a hoax... there is no reference to it before 2019. And unless someone knows of an archive of old newspapers that carries the Tahoma Times to peruse it's content...

photoshop, you cad.




You know I didn't even care if it was and I thought about it.

But it's a good talking piece either way. And that's why I mentioned Dick
Tracy because there were other similar fore casts.
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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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THANK YOU
I just sent this email to family, thanks to you!


Can we have a no phones, except for emergencies rule for Christmas Eve when we are opening presents.

Perhaps, put them in a basket?

On Christmas day, can we have a no phones except to talk to family and wish them a Merry Christmas, and emergencies too?

We are all together so infrequently I think this would be something I'd really like to do and a tradition I'd like to start. What say you all to this new Christmas Tradition - the phone basket - phone free (except to wish a Merry Christmas to family not with us) - and emergencies of course - Christmas.

It might be nice to have a phone free time on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Love,
Mom



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

why not a phone stocking instead of a basket to keep thing festive?



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: wheresthebody
a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses
i got my flip at a used tech place after my last one died a couple of years ago, might be worth grabbing a few while they are there.


 


flip phones (Envoy for Seniors) is a standard option at my cell provider 'consumer cellular'... shopping for replacement battery is not an issue … my service is minimal @ 250 talk/300 texts + tax = $22 month... for 9 years of affordable communications so far

I missed out on that Obama phone because of RX'ed daughter scooped up that option in her stupor, zombie world reality...then lost phone and account years ago



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