View Poll Results: Was America better off in 1985, or are we better off today in 2015?

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    31 14.09%
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    189 85.91%
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't post here to get your respect, so losing it isn't anything I care about really. But if it makes you feel better assuming I do, and saying you feel "sorry for me" (that did make me laugh), carry on. In perfect kid land! Say hi to all the great kids for me, and I'll stay here with the - what was it again? - fat lazy dullards.
    Sorry for you was sarcasm so if you laughed thinking it was genuine you were only laughing at yourself... ironic.

    With regards to debate... you are an intellectual coward. Just a fact sweetie.

    You are the one making sweeping generalizations and then retreating behind specifics and adding utter stupidity to the argument. Good for you.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Sorry for you was sarcasm so if you laughed thinking it was genuine you were only laughing at yourself... ironic.

    With regards to debate... you are an intellectual coward. Just a fact sweetie.

    You are the one making sweeping generalizations and then retreating behind specifics and adding utter stupidity to the argument. Good for you.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    I suppose legally there is nothing wrong with that, but Donnie did go on to become a NYC Detective and Joey, well who knows whatever happened to him...
    Didn't Donnie also marry Jenny McCarthy, the anti-vaccine Playboy bunny?
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thanks! I hope you're having a great Tuesday. I am.
    It is Wednesday and I OWNED you. Still do. Ownage is awesome so my Wednesday is great. Owned.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Some kids are motivated to do well in school, some kids are motivated to hang outside 7-11 and smoke weed. It is what it is.
    Don't you think there are environmental factors as to why they end up there? Are kids from the ghettos genetically predisposed to be lazy, to smoke outside a 7/11 and to not want to go to school? Or could there be some outside circumstance of their birth/life that is not their fault, which means they are pushed in that direction?

    If there is an environmental factor at play, don't you think that society can fix that environmental factor? Would it not be a good idea to fix it? Rather than just abandon them?
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Don't you think there are environmental factors as to why they end up there? Are kids from the ghettos genetically predisposed to be lazy, to smoke outside a 7/11 and to not want to go to school? Or could there be some outside circumstance of their birth/life that is not their fault, which means they are pushed in that direction?

    If there is an environmental factor at play, don't you think that society can fix that environmental factor? Would it not be a good idea to fix it? Rather than just abandon them?
    It's likely both, and society can't fix that environmental factor. Poverty isn't merely a lack of money. It's in the mind too, and no matter how much money gets thrown at it, it won't be fixed. If we could fix it with money, it would already have been done.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Didn't Donnie also marry Jenny McCarthy, the anti-vaccine Playboy bunny?
    No clue. I just see him on Blue Bloods. Don't know much of anything about his personal life other than he used to be the bad boy of NKOTB and who his brother is.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It is Wednesday and I OWNED you. Still do. Ownage is awesome so my Wednesday is great. Owned.
    No, it's 5:34 pm ET on Tuesday. "Owned"? This is a message board, Bodhisattva. Message board. Not real life.

    Carry on though. Happy Tuesday!
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    No clue. I just see him on Blue Bloods. Don't know much of anything about his personal life other than he used to be the bad boy of NKOTB and who his brother is.
    They have a reality show together. I just checked, and they got married in 2014. She's that really stupid blonde former Playboy bunny who is the anti-vaccine nutter. They are an odd couple.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's likely both, and society can't fix that environmental factor. Poverty isn't merely a lack of money. It's in the mind too, and no matter how much money gets thrown at it, it won't be fixed. If we could fix it with money, it would already have been done.
    So money isn't the solution.

    Doesn't mean that it's an issue we shouldn't tackle. The fact that a disproportionate amount of kids from the inner cities and up being the ones motivated to hang outside and smoke weed points to there being a large environmental factor at play (unless you genuinely believe that inner city and suburban kids are genetically different). Money might not be the answer, but I think it's incredibly harsh to put the blame on the kids themselves when there are clearly other factors at play. We should try to identify and get rid of these factors.
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