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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    Based on decisions like THIS ONE, I think we'd all better be prepared to share all we know about affiliate marketing with anyone who asks. It's not fair that we know more than others.

    Or that we're in better shape. Or better looking. Or work harder.

    Nope. Time to just share everything we have with everyone, so everyone can feel comfortable all the time.

    The Tag Incident certainly isn't the worst example of this kind of thinking, but it's just one more in a long line of "wussification" doctrines that run rampant in this country of late.

    I think some things need to be defined for Modern U.S. Americans <sic>

    1.) You don't have the right to be happy. You have the right to pursue it.

    2.) A priviledge is not a right. Don't confuse the two.

    3.) Your first phone call after you fall down in a grocery store shouldn't be to your lawyer. It should be to your doctor so you can have your equilibrium checked.

    I listen to Jim Rome every once in a while. One of his listerners wrote in that he longed for the days when kids could ride bicycles without wearing a suit of armor. I guess I'm in that camp too.
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    My favorite line:

    "Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said."

    Ugh.

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    I remeber posting something about this last year, could be another case, so yeah I think it's stupid. Even before all this America is more restricted because of fear of lawsuits and such. Having lived in America and another country growing up and you can see the differences.

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...ght=tag+school

    Copy and paste from something Sandra posted years ago:

    People over 35 should be dead.

    Here's why ............

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

    Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, ... and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took
    hitchhiking.)

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

    Horrors!

    We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.

    After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day.

    NO CELL PHONES!!!!!

    Unthinkable!

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones,
    personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

    We had friends!

    We went outside and found them.

    We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

    We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    They were accidents.

    No one was to blame but us.

    Remember accidents?

    We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms
    live inside us forever.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.

    Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

    Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.

    Horrors!

    Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

    Our actions were our own.

    Consequences were expected.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.

    They actually sided with the law.

    Imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

    And you're one of them!

    Congratulations!

    To those of us who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!

    People under 30 are WIMPS!

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    Thanks Trust. I had read that waiting for a Lobster roll in a deli in Cape Cod earlier this year.

    Forgot it had been posted here.
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    There were streetlights where you lived?!?

    I do feel sorry for kids today, they seem to either prefer to stay indoors or they're kept indoors by worried parents. I feel sorry for the parents, too. My parents couldn't keep us indoors unless the weather was terrible. All the really interesting stuff for kids to do was outside.

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    Wussification and entitlement....both huge problems today. Yikes.
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    If you play as much WoW as i do joe, you see that with our younger players everyday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    (Not to mention the risks we took
    hitchhiking)
    My summers as a child (70s -- I was a teen during the 80s) were spent on Block Island (RI).
    I started to hitchhike (there) with my male cousin when I was 8 years old.
    We were allowed to hitchhike as long as we were together (he was 7 at the time).
    Of course I did not hitchhike on the "mainland."

    There are not as many hitchhikers there anymore. The island has less of a community feeling.
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    That nonsense really strikes home with me because we own the busiest fundraising website and childhood obesity is affecting that industry. The schools abandon physical activities and competition and wonder why we are a fat, lethargic nation.

    If you wanna read another interesting article on why we are heading in the wrong direction read (can't remember if it was Newsweek or Time) article about the paltry amount of money we spend on the most gifted students as opposed to the least gifted.

    For every $100 spent on a child with an IQ under 60 we spend less than a dollar on a child with an IQ above 140.

    Now I think we certainly need to help the disadvantaged but there is no sense in not help the truly gifted who are becoming extremely disadvantaged and disheartened.

    As for the lack of competition, I am afraid for our nation when everyone simply throws up their hands and says "That's not fair!!" falls further and further behind as other cultures thrive on the competive edge.
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
    to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
    isn't and die to find out there is.

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