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A sane Hollywood celebrity is facing backlash because he said 3 year old children should 33 comments
guest_ · 7 minutes ago
As you say: we may not be able to put a universal age on when a person can make their own decisions wisely- but we can agree that everyone is at some point an age where they cannot be relied upon to make their own choices wisely. Their parents or guardians are the ones who are entrusted to act in their best interests until that point. Medical professionals are empowered and bound to act with ethics in the best interest of patients. So if a child can’t make a decision and there is a decision to be made- who is better to make a decision- a parent and accredited care giver, or... a mob that doesn’t know anyone involved?
A sane Hollywood celebrity is facing backlash because he said 3 year old children should 33 comments
guest_ · 10 minutes ago
What is the cry I hear from so many young people today? “I didn’t choose to be born..” “My parents owe me a debt because they thrust me into this world and now I have to be here.” Something to that effect? While I don’t agree with the often negative or entitled parts of the sentiment- it is true that you didn’t get a vote to be born. Here you are. Parents make choices for kids from the moment of conception to the point that child asserts independence and begins making choices for themselves- and even those choices in one way or another are guided or based upon the choices a parent made for them. It’s inescapable.
A sane Hollywood celebrity is facing backlash because he said 3 year old children should 33 comments
guest_ · 13 minutes ago
So who do we turn to when such a decision comes up? If a Widowed single father converts to A given religion and has a newborn baby or young child who wants to convert- who decides if the kid should be circumcised and when? From the food they eat to the medicine and medicinal care they get to the clothes they wear, media they see or hear, values they are exposed to, exercise they get and Sicilians or habits they are brought up with- their religion or at least what services they attend or not- is it so uncommon for a parent to make a choice that effects a child’s life profoundly? Hell- even the career and social choices of a parent will steer the direction of their child’s life and the challenges they face.
A sane Hollywood celebrity is facing backlash because he said 3 year old children should 33 comments
guest_ · 18 minutes ago
Well- certainly we don’t let 3 year olds commit to military service, they can’t even make medical decisions. A very stunted child can’t decide to take an experimental therapy to help them grow and develop. A child with a bowel disorder can’t choose between suffering with it through life or getting a resection or colostomy with the complications those entail. A baby certainly can’t decide if it wants to be circumcised for religious or other reasons or not.
A sane Hollywood celebrity is facing backlash because he said 3 year old children should 33 comments
guest_ · 22 minutes ago
Hammerhead addressed the larger issue- but to the direct point raised- without specific context to children and gender: counter point? If we can say it’s fairly common that people don’t have a good grasp on life into perhaps the 30’s; and thusly shouldn’t make such large decisions at a younger age- would that mean that people couldn’t take on debt, join the military, choose a career path etc. until they were an age where they grasped life better?
Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
As I said- small business is vital to local economies and individual wealth as well as wealth distribution and overall quality of life. My issue isn’t with small businesses. It is with the accuracy of the sentiment. When you shop at a small business, a larger percent of the money stays in the local economy and goes into your community- benefits your community. That is true. To say that you are sending a kid to dance class instead of buying a ceo a car isn’t so true. CEOs may also have kids to send to dance class, and small business owners may be relatively wealthy. The statement is misleading.
Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
But- like so many things accuracy counts. It’s generally good not to be a junkie but don’t lie to me and say that trying weed once will turn you into a serial killer rapist. Let’s be real here. Shopping at your small business pays you and let’s you do the same job as a guy at target but for more money, less bullshit, and not having to keep someone else’s rules and hours. It isn’t robbing a CEO or fighting big business because most big business and most founding CEO’s start trying to keep the lights on and pay for dance lessons for their kids too.
Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Small businesses are important. Small business is a great safeguard against the type of economic disparity we see today, and the erosion of small business helped to make the modern super billionaires and such. Small businesses add character to different locations as opposed to finding the same shops and products everywhere you go. They give people a sense of control and some measure of satisfaction and investment in their work. They allow for people other than the Uber rich to pass generational wealth and stability to their children. They provide collateral and wealth to “the average joe.”
Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
If you have an employee you pay them some percent of profits. When you own your own business- you take some percent of profits. Salary range for small business owners is all over the board- an “average” of $30,000-200,000 a year. But that comes with flexibility. The ability to make your own decisions about your business and how you want it to be.
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Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Now- the big company hiding in the back end sells a $.01 item to them for $.10, then they sell it to you for $.15. So you’re STILL helping a CEO somewhere most likely. That’s how the system is designed. At the least they probably have electricity no? The system is simple. Make other people’s work pay you. Every burger pays a little to this guy or that guy in some corner office. That’s how being rich works. It usually isn’t one or two folks giving you a fortune but billions of people giving you pennies and dollars.
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Shop local everyone 8 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Mmmm... yes and no. Say you buy a burger from a local joint. Where did they get the meat? From a small local supplier or from a large company? Was that meat and the cows trucked by independent owner operators in used trucks who use small local mechanics? What about the buns or anything else? The soda- do they have say... coke? Who’s their land lord? A local owner or a large commercial property firm? Who does their maintenance, other things? So on and on.
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Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
If it is your opinion that my opinion (that certain facts invalidate the no killing rule), be invalidated based on the fact that Batman is fiction, then why would your facts counter my opinion? Your statement is in principal hypocritical, or at the least self defeating as you have illustrated that regardless of the substance of which we form opinions we may still form opinions.
Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Batman is fiction, this post is opinion. Both are to be taken with a grain of salt, but if we must give fiction a pass for its inaccuracies or that which we find disagreeable- why don’t we have to give opinion a pass for its inaccuracies or that we find disagreeable? You offer fact- fact may shape opinion but is not required for opinion anymore than fact is required for fiction.
Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
However- it doesn’t ruin the property- and suspension of disbelief has quite a wide range in a gothic, 1920’s future scape with shape shifting clay monsters and bat vigilantes and immortal body switchers and the like. But as I said- I don’t particularly like that element of this fiction.
Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
What IS somewhat important to creating a fiction considered “good” is that whatever the rules applied they are done so consistently for the most part, and in keeping with the internal logic of the world created. So- by and large Batman does this, or tries to, with the “no killing rule”- however on examination it looses much of its consistency when we examine the behavior of the criminals in Batman.
Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
When you watch a “popcorn” fiction you may say: “this is BS. Doctors/police/whatever: they have procedure. They (wouldn’t do that) (would be fired for that) etc!” You May see a person jump and grab a helicopter in flight or survive a gunshot, explosion, car crash; and say “they’d be dead or at least not be able to walk away!” But... in that particular reality of the fiction- no matter how identical it is to ours- it may have different biology or even physics in unseen and unknown ways. Perhaps here humans are tougher, or certain laws behave differently.
Tax the bat 32 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Well that’s just a cop out isn’t it? There’s a lot of fiction in the world. The fact something is fiction doesn’t give it a pass from coherency- there is (subjectively but in some metrics objectively) different qualities of fiction. A generally vital aspect in most coherent fiction is that it remains internally consistent. It IS fiction. That means the universe we are looking at- no matter how similar to our own- may not be our own.
Just throwing this out here 19 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
So yeah. No more slavery (in the sense of colonial slavery. Not sex slaves etc) in America. Groovey. We stopped the sodomy. But what about the other stuff? Racism is like molestation. There’s more than one way to do it. Slavery was a symptom and a driver in racism in America. It happened and it left lasting legacies. We can’t close the book on slavery until we clean up those legacies.
Just throwing this out here 19 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
Because when every 10 or 20 years we get confirmed cases of child molestation from the clergy- that means the clergy hasn’t fixed or done what was needed to stop it. So if the clergy says “HEY! No kids have been sodomized by priests for 200 years!” And you say- yeah. But I have video of a kid being coerced into giving a priest head from last week...” the sodomy portion of the problem might have been solved but kids still getting touched or violated is still a problem isn’t it? Would you agree that child molestation is a problem wether it’s sodomy or touching a kids privates?
Just throwing this out here 19 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
The institution of organized slavery of African Americans etc. IS long dead. That is why you very seldom hear people being referred to as abolitionists any more. We are not talking about slavery. We are talking about the legacy of slavery. You know- like how even AFTER a crime is committed we don’t just call the whole thing done? Kinda like how those catholic priests touched some of those kids 30,50 years ago- they haven’t touched them sense. What’s the big deal right? Ancient history. Oh wait. No. There’s a legacy there. There is also a legacy with the CHURCH that has nothing to do with the individuals who touched kids.
Roses are red, oranges have peals 8 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
Beat me to it. Lol.
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This is my parents 9 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
So yeah. Kids aren’t friends. They aren’t adults. You’re a parent. Give them some responsibility. Give them some privacy. Give them some chances to make mistakes and learn. Once they hit 18 it’s their life to live. Teach them and let them figure out what will make that a good life for them. You don’t have to throw cocaine parties because “it’s better with you than with strangers..” but if you talk to them, with them- be honest, teach them good values and treat kids with respect- they will live up to their potential.
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This is my parents 9 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
Kids who go to college dorms and have never had freedom- we see it in society all the time. Now they make their schedules and they choose their food and they have little or no “parole officer” watching. They tend to eat like garbage and gain weight, stay up late, drink, engage in risky and foolish choices. They make the choices for the first time in life and many of them make bad ones- because they were never taught to make choices only to follow rules that they don’t have to anymore. Not WHY. After a year or so most learn. They cool down and don’t stay out partying until 4am the day of a big test. They learn hangovers suck and that eating garbage makes them look and or feel like garbage. Or they don’t and if they don’t have a passion or drive- they struggle through or drop out until they’ve been beaten by hard lessons enough times to figure out they need to get their shit together. For many they are 30+ by then.
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This is my parents 9 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
If your kid behaves because you watch their every move, you control their behavior and keep them from every mistake- they will likely need to re learn those lessons themselves the hard way- as adults, often on their own, for bigger stakes and when those mistakes will hurt them most. That’s the opposite of being a good parent. You haven’t set them up for success and happiness because without someone watching them and micromanaging them- they never learned to make good decisions on their own. They can’t adapt ridged rules to fit the new situations they face.
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This is my parents 9 comments
guest_ · 5 hours ago
THAT SAID: The thing about kids is they become adults. It doesn’t happen in that 1 minute between 11:59pm and 12:00am on your 18th birthday when you’re legally an adult. You develop into an adult as you go. The skills to be an adult are like playing a sport. If you’re kept in a children’s league with children’s training and children’s rules then suddenly at 12:00am on your 18th they throw you in an adult game- you won’t be ready. You need to work up to it, be given more responsibility and more freedom as you go to get you ready.
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