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"...his dog isn't welcome, and other prospects across town present similar challenges."
Ironic isn't it?
Jeez..let's call the police on kids who decided to be a bit gusty and put it to themselves that they were going to be creative, work together, and use resources to build some jumps to enjoy their childhood. We wouldn't want our Steamboat kids to get near these types of situations! Rather, let's keep them out for more dog fights to break out in Rita Valentine...sounds like a better plan. What happened to the discussion on what Rita was going to become? It seemed like something was potentially trying to get accomplished on that matter, but has now withered yet again.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Rhys, you seem very cultured! Oh wait, you don't because your argument is facetious and it is (sorry for the spoiler everyone) about drug use, medicinal or not.
Bill, I think those two dogs harassing elk may have been drunk too!
I think Mark is the closest here for being reasonable even though growing a child's happiness, well being and social skills through organized sports would be forbidden in his utopia. Scott would rather his children become engineers by force instead of allowing them to learn a multitude of proper life skills. Sorry, I couldn't disagree with you more. Engineering isn't the saving grace of our world there Scott. It's meant for some, sure, but when your children enter the workforce as engineers and the foreigners are equally as educated (yet speak more than one language), guess who's getting the job. And as far as my caterwauling goes, it's not about Sheeple being monolingual...it's about them being, well, Sheeple! Brian, your grandmother may have been wise, but things can be helped if you put a decent mind to it.
Sigh. Only 7.6% of the parents bothered to reply. Even more sad than I originally thought. Rightfully so should the survey go out at parent/teacher night! Thank you Steamboat for taking a progressive step forward.
What this comes down to is Sheeple America. The drone parents who follow the herd, repeating the history of their elders, only to pass on the colicky murmur of pointless existence onto their children. Mostly. I see the points here: a mediocre education system, falling behind countries like Singapore, 5+ years of college (yet I managed a double major in 4, one of those being Spanish), the necessity of math and sciences, etc. What I cannot understand is the blatant ignorance of other human civilizations that has been vomited on this discussion... "But more languages is mostly a waste of effort." Scott, why do you have such low expectations for the youth of America?
If teachers were paid more, we'd have more qualified and appropriate educators who would be able to ensure success for the kids. Or the argument could be that the parents are to blame for their children's failures. I know my opinion.
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