And that access to information has in some ways been a good thing, I think. It has lead to many more candid conversations with my daughter than I EVER had with my mom and dad about sex.
Frankly, my daughter is FAR less sexually active at 15 than I was at her age.
The claim that schools stopped teaching sex education, which provided hours of laughs and derision from both my kids, can only be expressed in a vacuum of the facts and reality.
Bush pressed for abstinence; the schools still taught sex education and many still handed out condoms which basically say go out there and have SAFE sex. Of course, children seldom if ever listen to sage advice.
But of course, if yer Librul it is so easy to just claim it's all his fault.
I can think of a lot of old friends that might be in a better place in life had their parents prevented such a life. Others seemed to find their way through it just fine.
What we didn't have then was the internet. Nowdays, 15-year-old girls are expected to perform like porn stars from the get-go. I think it was a better time when we fumbled our way through finding ourselves sexually, instead of having overtly graphic "how-to" video as the instruction manual.
Back then, you "lived" life in your teens. With the internet, kids now just mimick it as they interpret it from their computer screen.
Last edited by Erod; 07-22-09 at 10:18 AM.
Nuclear power would not have been possible if it was not for a Dane.. look up Niels Bohr. The planetary movement theory would not have been possible if not for a Dane. It was a dane that calculated the speed of light for the first time. C++.. heard of that.. yes it was a Dane that developed it. How much is C++ used in programming these days? PHP.. know that? Yes a dane made that.. these boards would not have been possible if it was not for a Dane..You know that place that is called "Palin land".. aka Alaska? Guess who discovered that... yes a Dane.. bet you cant guess his name.. let me give a hint.. what is the sea between Alaska and Russia called? Do you want to go on?
We might not have many people in our small nation, and we may not be on everyones lips, but we have had an impact on human life on this planet, long before the idea of the USA was even contemplated...no wait a minute.. if it was not for a Dane, then there would be no USA, because guess who discovered the freaking place!.. yes the Vikings, sailing from the area known as Denmark and Norway.. go figure!
Yes I was offended by your comment. Belittling a nation just because it is a small nation is uncalled for. It shows the very arrogance that many people absolutely loath about American's, the French and the British. You are not the center of the universe, did not invent everything and did not discover everything. There existed a world before 1776 and a world after 1776. Get over it.