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James Taylor (Counsel Dew)
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You know what I miss?

The days before the WWW...

Less noise...
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"Ohhhhhh. He slams them!"

Does the paper/author have to act/write like a 5-year old?

Is Elmo going to get parents to change their mind?

How about calmly, and with civility and respect, address the concerns of those who are not vaccinating?

By the way, I too ignore anything Elmo-related...
<p>Elmo encouraged kids to get their vaccinations in a new video with the Surgeon General, seemingly in direct response to the recent outbreaks of measles thanks to the anti-vaccination campaign.</p>
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This...

Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children? Parents hover over their kids as if every step might be their last.

This...

One of my cherished childhood memories is the long walks my best friend and I would take home from...

It is a fear that something might happen that is the bigger issue... What would you say if PETA flagged you for leaving your dog home alone? Something could, and, often, does happen...

Research what "experts" say about what hovering does to kids and their confidence or willingness to explore and try new things-or how unwise they will act when you are no longer there to supervise...

Kids are likely safer today than ever before-regardless what the Internet or CPS would have you believe...

To be honest, CPS is often involved because the parents have harmed their kids or because parents have created unsafe conditions in the home...
Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children?
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Another of my g+ peeps had trouble just last night when a clueless passerby called the cops because grade school  kids were out playing in the hood at night.
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I find it strange that anyone would base their opinion on what a person knows or doesn't know about any subject based on a reading of 50 lines of a comment on any social media-where I have yet to see any dissertation-length post.

Do people like that also make assumptions that their assumptions might be ... well, assumptions due to their not understanding what was said or referred to in the 50 lines?

Nah...
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No real surprise. Would evidence of our existence have reached there yet?
A long, laborious study of a huge number of galaxies has found no clear signs of life or civilization other than our own. Researchers at Penn State Universit...
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Don't you love the headline... what will be considered 'obvious'?
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Correlation...

Lets avoid "linked"...

They couldn’t rule out different factors that may have contributed to autism including other prenatal problems and genetics.
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Why is social media important to you?
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Marketing.
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Effective for keeping in touch.
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People can learn about ... me!
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Exposure to new/differing ideas.
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Important? It isn't really...
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Well, ... No. Just no...

I just didn’t want them. They are untidy, they would have messed up my apartment. In the main, they are ungrateful. They would have siphoned away too much time from my precious books.”

My kids are not ungrateful. Was she?

Perhaps society is now defining women as they have defined men-not successful without "making" it... Good luck with that...

Dads/husbands are not often praised just for their relationships-they are for their job/income. Sad. Your job is what you do-not who you are. I think too many people feel otherwise...

However, please do not have kids if you feel like that woman...

Has anyone in recent memory declared that they were procreating out of a selfless desire to perpetuate the human race, when the human race has never, ever, been less in need of perpetuation?

LOL... If you don't want to have kids, don't have kids. Why feel a need to justify your feelings? Perhaps there are parents who feel a need to write, "Why I had kids." I have just not seen them... Anyone?

Feel free and satisfied that your decisions are right for you. Use that as your answer if people ask why. What is right for me may be wrong for you... There is no need to feel whatever because you don't have kids. It is much better than ending up like ... this lady: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2303588/The-mother-says-having-children-biggest-regret-life.html

Imagine how she feels. Imagine how her kids feel...
As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable
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I think the need to justify this choice comes from the a way society treats childless women - they are often looked at as incomplete, 'what's wrong with you' attitude. When there will be no blame/shame associated with being child-free, they will stop trying to justify. For now, justification is both an explanation for those who don't get that it's a CHOICE as well as a way to survive in an aggressive environment.
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Discussing same today amongst many of differing ideals, I stated increasing minimum wage does not guarantee more buying power. Most people laughed-it seems silly to so think. An interpreter stated mandated minimum wage hikes simply made inflation increase.

This article sums it up.

Economics has some easy concepts, but solving social issues with economics isn't always as simple...

Is the same been observed in the USA?

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/12/21/ohio-minimum-wage/20740303/
While the U.S. debates raising minimum wages, its Southern neighbors are doing just that -- but inflation may make their efforts in vain.
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it's economics 101... and I think a lot of people have absolutely no idea how it works.
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Tragedies...

The speed at which people resort to violence seems .. too rapid (to me). Wars are won, but underlying issues are not resolved-just delayed.

Logic taught to children would be a great start to teaching people how to communicate and discuss issues well...

We need some method to alter past behavior and taught behavior-to improve everyone's life.

If people knew the police were not forceful or authoritative (most of the time), might the public's reaction be different?
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Ah, no.

Want access to my device? Get a warrant.

Why do developers give in to these demands?
The NSA isn't interested in a sneaky back door into your smartphone or computer any more, it just wants you to leave the front door wide open. While arguments
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Athletic techie who loves writing, reading, soccer, photography, *nixes, and logical thinking... 
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