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    Quote Originally Posted by kantwin View Post
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    That seems to be a common perception.
    Possibly an outgrowth of the "me" generation.

    The thing is, people that are "triggered" by a flag need to work on themselves to overcome that. It is not society's responsibility to cater to your problems.
    Evidently, kids nowadays seem to think otherwise. It is all about me and instant gratification. This is why we see so many kids raised by grandparents. I am glad someone is raising them, but what happens next generation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    This is why we see so many kids raised by grandparents.
    It's funny how your parents suddenly have money for McDonalds when your kids are around. They didn't have money for it when you were a kid. . .


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    Used to be, to qualify for an Olympic team, one must first be an amateur athlete, not a professional who gets paid for playing. Now, the rules are set up so even NBA players can play for Olympic glory.
    Once was a time, that winning a Gold medal in the Olympics for the U.S. resulted in nothing more than a chance to appear on a box of Wheaties. Now...one can reap a lot of lucrative merchandising deals not offered to many pro OR amateur athletes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
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    I can't believe my don't GAS attitude toward the Olympics this time. I sense because of the attitude of our athletes. They seem to me to be there for themselves, not as representatives of their country.
    Our oldest was being born in Feb 1988, and the wife was in Darnall and I remember cleaning the house for my parents inspection, I mean arrival to see their first grand child. On the TV was the winter Olympics and the announcers were talking up Figure Skater Debbie William so much, it was nauseating. I remember looking up at the tv and seeing Katerina Witt skating and thinking, boy I hope she wins...and wouldn't you know it Williams falls on her butt and Witt wins, anyway the announcers are so maudlin with American athletes its terrible. I really used to like the winter Olympics as a kid but I too really don't GAS any more about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnatsum View Post
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    Used to be, to qualify for an Olympic team, one must first be an amateur athlete, not a professional who gets paid for playing. Now, the rules are set up so even NBA players can play for Olympic glory.
    Once was a time, that winning a Gold medal in the Olympics for the U.S. resulted in nothing more than a chance to appear on a box of Wheaties. Now...one can reap a lot of lucrative merchandising deals not offered to many pro OR amateur athletes.
    I remember Bruce Jenner on the Wheaties box, and I remember when they were amateur's and winning got them on the road to success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Evidently, kids nowadays seem to think otherwise. It is all about me and instant gratification. This is why we see so many kids raised by grandparents. I am glad someone is raising them, but what happens next generation?
    23 days until school starts. Thank God, they are going back.
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    Don't count your chickens, or underestimate the power of the Teachers unions over non union Texas. I expect that the powers that be will figure out some way to make at home education possible, and that may be through a mask mandate of some sort... Despite Gov. Abbots ban on masks in schools.

    One thing I have learned about the education system is that they tend to do what they want and not what the Governor says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Don't count your chickens, or underestimate the power of the Teachers unions over non union Texas. I expect that the powers that be will figure out some way to make at home education possible, and that may be through a mask mandate of some sort... Despite Gov. Abbots ban on masks in schools.

    One thing I have learned about the education system is that they tend to do what they want and not what the Governor says.
    I don't see that happening or at least the way you wrote it. I am a bit worried about this year though. For 2 years in a row now we have had something happen they we never really imagined that caused schools to close down for at least 2 weeks. I am nervous about what this year may bring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xzochye View Post
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    I don't see that happening or at least the way you wrote it. I am a bit worried about this year though. For 2 years in a row now we have had something happen they we never really imagined that caused schools to close down for at least 2 weeks. I am nervous about what this year may bring.
    I'm not... It will be a repeat of last year. No problem. I only wish they would just be honest about it all. There are a lot of teachers pout there who would be just fine with getting a paycheck every month without the hassle of having to babysit someone elses kiddos. The problem arises when the parents get tired of the kids to the point that they fight back and force the issue. They do not, unfortunately or fortunately, do not yet get a guaranteed paycheck every month, and it is nearly impossible to have a job and watch your offspring all day at the same time. There are still a handful of people out there who would rather work for a living.

    And you are correct that it may not happen the way I outlined, but I bet it still happens. And it will happen in such a manner as that nobody will be able to point a finger and say whose fault it is. And it is getting harder and harder to look at oneself in the mirror any more for honest people.
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    Back on subject. I hope the US female soccer team loses every game in the Olympics.




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