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Originally posted by dirtybird
clearly the person who suspended the kid never watched looney tunes as a kid, wiley coyote making bombs to blow up roadrunner, setting various decoys and traps, with guns, explosives, devices designed to maim. its really sad that you make a hand gesture of a gun in public and can be punished, yet all that is on t.v. is people shooting eachother and action movies with many weapons killing people and blood and gore and bombs. what the hell happened to society? they force this vilent crap down our throats via tv and movies yet if you have an airsoft gun in your back yard, the effing swat team shows up... merica is now the land of the paranoid and home of the criminal (guilty until proven innocent is the motto)
Is common sense & humour now forbidden too?
Originally posted by rimjaja
Unfortunately, we are raising an entire generation that has no common sense.
I look at my children and their friends, and they absolutely can not think outside the box. Heck, they can't do any independent thought. But it is our fault...we subject them to liberal nut job educational system where they learn sight-words instead of phonics, they are not taught longhand math, they don't play competitive sports so there is never a winner or a loser, they don't celebrate holidays so as not to offend anyone, they don't even learn how to write in cursive.
I've got two young teens that have to think about how to read time on a clock. They don't know how to make their own signature, their manual dexterity is poor, etc. they are fully products of the public education system where it is more important to be PC than it is to succeed or be creative.
If you are in your mid 30's or older, I can guarantee you that you were doing more things and had more common sense by the time you were in grade 3, than what kids in grades 6-7 have now.