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While I'm a homeschool proponent and consider the extensive time children are in the classroom to be a waste, I agree with your thoughts that everyone should have the same opportunity regardless of the financial situation. With that said, I also feel all day kindergarten should not exist. It is more of a "free" babysitting service than anything. I was educated by the public school system and truly believe all the time I spent there was unnecessary. Everything I learned could've been taugh in half the time. School is like preparing for the future of slaving away at a full time job. We're taught to go through the motions: Take the hardest classes in school to prepare for college; go to college even though you really have no idea what you want to do; slave away to the system until you die. And on top of that, the high school kids are working, while going to school, studying, and participating in sports. We have too much going on these days, and all the time spent in public school is unnecessary. I have no problem against learning. What I'm saying is that my son is learning what I learned in half the time, and then he still has time to enjoy Mother Nature, like going on a hike, and also is able exercise his brain how he wishes (free and creative thinking) while public schooler's are still sitting in the classroom, while unable to delve into things that interest them that is not taught in public school's. It's too much! Conformity.
I was wondering if someone was going to bring up SOPA. I believe that was turned down, but now they are going a new avenue with ACTA. As soon as I saw this story, I thought the meeting had something to do with ACTA because Brent's higher ups are probably tied into that sort of thing. Here's a short article about SOPA being turned down, with ACTA now taking the stage:
And as far as my comments regarding educated, I should have used the word informed, as I don't want only education level to be associated, but also individual research and learning.
You say you think Sep (Brian) raises an interesting point in his most recent post: How many contributors to these online forums are lost because of their distaste for anonymity and the sometimes vitriolic nature of online comments?
What about all the people you will lose for displaying true identities? I think you are going to lose many more and especially the educated posters in this forum because as stated in general terms by the many other posters, no privacy will interfere with careers, family, and just life in Steamboat. It is the people who know much about certain topics and oppose other professionals that are looked at as nutty especially, but not entirely by the lesser informed. This is going to prevent the educated on various topics from speaking their opinions, while also disallowing other participants in the forum to learn from what others are saying. It will turn into a forum of only like minded individuals who will have no chance of broadening their views due to the suppression of information caused by the elimination of anonymity. The entire purpose of learning through debating will be eliminated.
I'm sorry that happened to your son, Shara; however, I could never be a vaccine proponent. My aunt miscarried hours after receiving a flu vaccine. If you choose to be a supporter or an opponent of vaccines, risks can occur, for sure. However, my belief after many testimonies and tons of research has driven me to NEVER touch a vaccine. The risks of obtaining a vaccine far outweigh the risks of denying a vaccine.
If you believe in karma, that might be the case here, for the owners not even allowing locals to audition to play music there.
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Where did my post go, Steamboat Pilot? There was nothing illegitimate or foul about it. Such a waste of time and effort.
You are correct in that my research has led me to distrust allopathic medical treatment--especially with pharmaceuticals, which includes vaccines. Since my son was born, we had no reason to take him to the doctor. It felt so weird to take him in just to get weighed and measured since he wasn't receiving any vaccines. I just had a feeling of unnecessity as to bringing him there. I also felt uncomfortable having to have signed off on vaccines after every visit. Anyway, we pulled him from regular visits because we deemed them unnecessary. He has never been sick, but undoubtedly, there will come a time where he may have to seek medical attention. That is when we will go a different route. My husband has many years of medical experience under his belt, though, so he's truly an asset. Like you said, this stems from lots of research and a gut feeling. I'm not saying doctors are all bad, but there are issues that definitely bother me. That's another topic entirely.
As far as your post about marijuana causing slowed reactions times, perception issues, etc., I agree. However, I also agree with Scott. Prescriptions and alcohol do the same. If I have two glasses of wine every night, I find that similar to smoking a tiny bit of weed. That doesn't do much to a person. And you wouldn't be considered drunk after two glasses of wine, and it wouldn't affect your parenting. You could drink yourself silly, but smoke until you couldn't smoke anymore, but on weed you'd be able to function. On alcohol you wouldn't. I'll always think pot is a heck of a lot better than alcohol anyday.
Okay, it sounds like your written thoughts are based on possible prior instances with the parent, and I'm looking at it as a good parent with a card who happens to have a gun and then the child gets taken away just because of that.
Also, why would a doctor call CPS because the mother didn't agree with the diagnosis or agree that the medication would be beneficial to her child? This worries me, insofar as a doctor then calling CPS for not vaccinating, for instance. I don't like pharmaceuticals, but would listen to the recommendation. I may or may not give it to my child. Let's say I went for a second opinion, to a naturopath, for instance, and decided her method was better. Because I decided to go that route and not take the pharmaceuticals, I should get a call on me to the CPS? Who knows. Those are just some of my worried thoughts.
I find it very naive of you to think that the Feds wouldn't call in CPS after a raid of this sort. Marijuana is illegal in the eyes of the Feds, meaning the card would have no significance. They'd bust in because they found out a cardholder has a gun. Then they'd take the gun, take the marijuana, arrest the person for having possession of the marijuana. Then this horrible drug addict with a weapon would be deemed unfit as a parent and would lose his or her child.
Do you realize CPS recently took a woman's child because she wouldn't give prescription meds to the kid? The doctor called her in. She went through a huge battle and finally got some justice. Here's the link: http://www.naturalnews.com/033466_Maryanne_Godboldo_justice.html
There was another incidence of a couple getting their daughter taken away directly at birth because the father was part of the Oath Keeper group. The child was molested by CPS and finally returned to the parents. I don't have a link for him off hand, but his name is John Irish.
These are just two at the top of my head from within this past year. What about the stories not making Internet news? And of course these stories aren't on mainstream news.
And as far as my comment about burying the firearms, I'd like to think whoever would do so would do it in a well concealed locked up way. And why are you assuming the parents are passed out on the couch on Kandy Kush? And why do you assume that someone who smokes pot can't take care of his or her child? That's just ridiculous!
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