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Old 01-15-2008, 09:39 AM
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"Idleness is not a good thing, no matter what form it comes in."

Bingo!!!

When I grew up kids had summer jobs and many also had weekend jobs. In the evenings when my brother I came home from school there was cows, chickensand hogs to feed, firewood to be carried into the house and all kinds of stuff to do.We were too tired to get into trouble even if we had the time.

Things were pretty good in the 50s. Then came the psychedelic 60s:The kidstuned in, doped upand dropped out.Then the tuned in, doped up and dropped out kids had their tuned in and dropped out kids and it got worse.We are into our third generation of tuned in, doped up dropouts; by nowthe dope has drastically altered some gene pools.For four decades American parents have depended on school teachers and the school system to raise their kids,to feed their kids, and to keep their kids out of trouble.Most parents have no clue what their kids are doing and are very happy that the kids are not bothering them with life's little minutiae.

In Lawton, OKthe school cafeterias are open in the summer time to feed kids: Something is wrong here.It is not unusual for the Lawton police to find a kid at home alone or in a car while mommie is drinking or toking up. Where is daddy: Oh, he just dropped out and let welfare take care of the kids. Political correctness got us where we are today.

You should see the McDonalds and Burger Kings in Lawton at about 8-10 in the mornings. Long lines of mostly women in house coats and pajamas who just woke up late and realized the kids gotta eat. Not wonder we have a generation of butterballs.
Thats whyI stay at Medicine Mound when I visit Lawton. Great place to ride motorcycles.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:10 AM
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This question has a some serious implications. It implies there were no fat kids before video games. the point you make is that the kid was drinking cherry coke. Americas fat problem has come about and is directly correlated to the rise of the junk food market. It really is not up for debate as to whether drugs are better than video games. Im not sure you thought this one out.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:43 AM
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I think it depends on the person. Some people can use drugs and end up just fine while the same can't be said for other people. I smoked plenty of weed in high school and I turned out just fine. Oh, and I played video games too so I guess it didn't matter.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:14 AM
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This question has a some serious implications. It implies there were no fat kids before video games. the point you make is that the kid was drinking cherry coke. Americas fat problem has come about and is directly correlated to the rise of the junk food market. It really is not up for debate as to whether drugs are better than video games. Im not sure you thought this one out.
There really were very few fat people before video games. It's not just junk food. You can eat several thousands calories of anything,and if you sit on your *** long enough, you'll start gaining weight. Kids have been eating candy and drinking soda since our great great grandparents were children. The problem today is physical inactivity, and it's destroying our nation's health.

I see more and more children 'using' video games for the same reasons kids smoked pot or dropped acid when I was in high school. They were bored, had nothing better to do, and wanted to feel happy. With all the single parent families anddual working families, I don't see this problem going away anytime soon. Who is going to raise our children in a healthy environment anymore?
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:56 AM
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Watch out!
A person could use the same logic to say that gun owners commit murders and therefore guns are the problem!


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Old 01-15-2008, 11:59 AM
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Military need lots of people who are skilled in things like video games, as well as the production of games as a job.
Not to mention that a lot of forms of surgery are going to the route of becoming robotic which like other forms of surgery, requires really good hand-eye coordination. There might be a gamer right now who's going to do one of our's heart or brain surgery in 20 years, and I'll bet that he or she will be very good at it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:07 PM
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Watch out!
A person could use the same logic to say that gun owners commit murders and therefore guns are the problem!
No, they couldn't. It wouldn't be logical at all.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:27 PM
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Watch out!
A person could use the same logic to say that gun owners commit murders and therefore guns are the problem!
No, they couldn't. It wouldn't be logical at all.
That doesn't follow logically like aught six says. But it could be stated that guns are potentially dangerous too our health so we should stop using them. I dare say it would be almost impossible for anyone tojustify not allowing people to play video games because of healthr easons without being a hypocrite.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:30 PM
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That doesn't follow logically like aught six says. But it could be stated that guns are potentially dangerous too our health so we should stop using them. I dare say it would be almost impossible for anyone tojustify not allowing people to play video games because of healthr easons without being a hypocrite.
I agree. I think we should be free to follow whatever pursuit we choose, provided we don't criminally harm others in the process. My concern is genuinely for the future of our country. Obesity is a national illness.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:33 PM
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That doesn't follow logically like aught six says. But it could be stated that guns are potentially dangerous too our health so we should stop using them. I dare say it would be almost impossible for anyone tojustify not allowing people to play video games because of healthr easons without being a hypocrite.
I agree. I think we should be free to follow whatever pursuit we choose, provided we don't criminally harm others in the process. My concern is genuinely for the future of our country. Obesity is a national illness.
Its not an illness, its a condition. I don't blame the children, I blame the parents. Children need to be taught about health and what foods to choose. Parents who bring soda, cookies, etc. into the house and then use food as a reward (i'll get you ice cream if you finish all of your dinner) are the ones to blame.

I understand that parents can't always be around. Mine weren't when I was little, my Dad worked severaljobs as did myMom. I was fortunate enough to have Grandparents to look after me instead of babysitters.But they can still control what kind of foods come into theirhome. It is their home after all. Also if the parents are leaving their children in the care of a babysitter, they can still have some say over what the child does when they are gone. I used to baby sit myself and would commonly take the kids I cared for on hikes, or just to draw orplay outside.
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