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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I agree with Bolling's point yesterday about Americans becoming wussies and political correctness being a major source.

    There's the sense of entitlement since we don't let kid's experience failure nowadays. That includes things from not letting kids fail at school when their results are insufficient to handing out participation trophies. Some schools are even banning sporting activities to prevent anyone from feeling like a loser.

    We surrender to just about any complaint, rather that seeing if any of the responsibility falls on the complainant. For example, schools are removing a cross or picture of Jesus if one or two people complain, even if a hundred want it there. Someone needs to speak up and tell them to ignore it if they don't like it.

    You might say "the older generation always says the younger is worse." However, the upward trends for the numbers in divorce, kids born out of wedlock, government handouts, obesity, average age people live with parents until, etc. speak for themselves.

    What will it take to get society to acknowledge these mistakes and fix them? Feel free to add more.

    Eric Bolling: Mike Rice Firing Symbol Of 'The Wussification Of American Men' (VIDEO)

    If the coach was fired for simply yelling at a player then I think you would have a point. Mike Rice went above and beyond that. He deserved the fines. He deserved the firing. This is not a good example of the "wussification" of America.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The right constantly whines about PC yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to Christians. Hypocrits.
    QFT. Look at how the conservatives went off on O'Reilly when he said 'Bible-thumpers.'
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I'd say that chances are good he wasnt fired because the school feared his behavior but because the school feared what would happen if they didn't fire him.
    And what is wrong with that? Rutgers is a public university that receives public money. If the public is upset about how the school handled the issue then the school better listen up!
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Here's a question for the left. I'll wait for some of your responses before I explain how this relates to many Americans being wussies.

    For those who make excuses as to why the ghetto kids get crappy grades, how about you try and explain why Dr. Carson and I were able to go from the crappy areas of Detroit and Baltimore, respectively, to respected positions requiring more than 8 years of higher education? Heck, we both even had single mothers.

    This should be entertaining...
    It appears that the factors uniting people who manage to be successful via academics despite poverty and being surrounded by other poor people is having a parent, relative or other mentor who cared about the child and encouraged, taught and guided him/her to consider education important, provided an environment that enabled the child to learn to concentrate and work on their studies, and an expectation that the child will succeed. This may be easier in a two parent household, but that is not a requirement. It does require someone who is caring and stable enough to invest the required time and energy.

    The reality is that not every child is that lucky. That is a fact that schools must address, Ideally, schools should provide the required guidance and environment for students to succeed even when they don't get much help at home. I agree that children need to be pushed and encouraged to be successful, that does not mean that labelling them as losers or treating them harshly is likely to be effective. Yes, a parent angry about bad grades motivates some kids to do better, but when it is excessive and it isn't backed up with encouragement and an environment that facilitates concentration and work, it just creates hostility and rebellion. In general, poor kids are exposed to plenty of anger, violence, and insults at home. There are many good reasons why informed educators are trying to eliminate old fashioned hostility, anger, abuse, rote learning, and stereotyping from the education system, one is that those tactics never actually worked that well.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    ZZZZZZZ. Yeah, we've only been conveying tone in our written communications since there were written communications. But I'm sure you can come up with a number of studies that show we can't. Hilarious.
    Didn't you know you are not allowed to know anything for yourself? Everything has to be the result of a survey or a study regardless of your personal experience. I ma very wooried for my son growing up in a world like this. He has no reason to think for himself.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Oh for ****'s sake. What happens to you in life and your circumstances greatly influence "how you feel about and react to" events and circumstances. So yes, the things that happen to you in life and the circumstances you are dealt are just as if not more important than how one reacts to them.

    I am honestly so sick of this uneducated argument that comes almost exclusively from conservatives. It's as if you guys think people's choices come out of nowhere - completely untouched by their experiences and circumstances.
    I don't think you understood what he posted. Yes things happen but it how the person deals with it that is important. For example 2 kids that come from an abusive home handle things differently between themselvs. One might get depressed and the other might get angry. Again it is not as important what happens tan how that person handles it.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The left is obsessed with "hypocrisy" - it's as if cognitive development froze in adolescence.

    Nonetheless, some know a good basketball program when they see it. Believing that you'd get more out of a Duke team by screaming at it is like believing you'd get more flavor out of a fine filet mignon by covering it with Heinz 57.
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like your actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The left is obsessed with "hypocrisy" - it's as if cognitive development froze in adolescence.

    Nonetheless, some know a good basketball program when they see it. Believing that you'd get more out of a Duke team by screaming at it is like believing you'd get more flavor out of a fine filet mignon by covering it with Heinz 57.
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like yourself actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The left is obsessed with "hypocrisy" - it's as if cognitive development froze in adolescence.

    Nonetheless, some know a good basketball program when they see it. Believing that you'd get more out of a Duke team by screaming at it is like believing you'd get more flavor out of a fine filet mignon by covering it with Heinz 57.
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like yourself actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Adagio View Post
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like your actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adagio View Post
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like yourself actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adagio View Post
    So you're an apologist for hypocrisy?? I mean is there something to defend in that?? Actually I think the right is obsessed with it. They practice it to the point of making it an art form and then fools like yourself actually try to defend it. The point regarding Duke is that Coach K doesn't appear to need fits of rage to coach young men. His program obviously produces better results that maybe the coaches at Rutgers could learn from.
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