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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    The thing about experience, is that politics is an area in which teenagers can match adults for experience. Most adults aren't really involved in the process. Simply visiting a site like this for 5 minutes a day and reading the breaking news section makes you much better informed than your average voter. A teenager with enough engagement can get experience.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    Undoubtedly?
    What do you mean?
    How can you tell that you are over-reacting?
    Well, at least you have less questions this time.

    Every human on this planet thinks in their own unique way, so I assumed the same could be said about you and I.

    You're asking me to quantify qualitative results..... I don't have an actual dictionary definition of over react.

    If someone is acting childish, they are acting like a person below their age. Again.....quantify a qualitative result...I really can't.
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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well, at least you have less questions this time.
    Questions=bad?

    Every human on this planet thinks in their own unique way,
    source?

    so I assumed the same could be said about you and I.
    "you and ME"

    You're asking me to quantify qualitative results.....
    Am I?

    I don't have an actual dictionary definition of over react.
    Be resourceful.

    If someone is acting childish, they are acting like a person below their age. Again.....quantify a qualitative result...I really can't.
    What behavior sequence should be described in an average lifetime?
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    Questions=bad?
    source?
    "you and ME"
    Am I?
    Be resourceful.
    What behavior sequence should be described in an average lifetime?
    Questions= long post
    Sorry
    Well, it's kind of hard to define these words without going to a dictionary.
    DICTIONARY HERE I COME.

    "To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence." Webster's Dictionary.

    Childish:
    Of, relating to, or suitable for a child or childhood: a high, childish voice; childish nightmares.

    Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile: tired of your childish pranks.
    Not complicated; simple.
    Affected mentally by old age; senile.

    Sorry, I couldn't think of any personal definitions.
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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well, my definition is different from yours, but I define it as not being childish, not allowing bad emotions to spill out, to avoid vulgarity, and to treat others with respect, regardless of background ( to certain extents of course). I also feel it is to be able to think rationally, and to act rationally.
    Here's the problem, repeter, not only with your definition, but with most others in regards to maturity: describe a test that can objectively define who is and who is not mature or the level of one's maturity. I know of none, and I work in the field.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Would you allow your 13 year old child to read and post on this forum?
    Right now my 13yr old child is caught up in fossil & artifact hunting, nature, and video games(grrr!). He has the least bit interest in what's going on in the big picture and I hope it stays this way as long as possible so he can enjoy the simple things in life.....

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If there are some, no need to deny them, eh? I wasn't interested enough in politics to debate online when I was 13 (2 years ago) but I was definetely following events. I have a friend who has been stubborn, outspoken, and generally talkative forever. I've known him since he was 15 ( he's 17 now) but he had to have been mature enough to do this sort of thing.
    If your 15, then why on another thread do you say you are going to Harvard and asked your professor about Economics? DOUBLE LIFE HERE

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    If your 15, then why on another thread do you say you are going to Harvard and asked your professor about Economics? DOUBLE LIFE HERE

    (BULLSHIUT!!!)
    I think he said he was in a summer program at Harvard. High schoolers often do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I think he said he was in a summer program at Harvard. High schoolers often do that.
    Yeah, but asking his teacher about economics? That has GOT to be bull****.
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    Yeah, but asking his teacher about economics? That has GOT to be bull****.
    I think the class he is taking is about economics. Asking a teacher of economics about economics would be completely appropriate.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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