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Don't make your kids walk to or from school
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/robert-demond/

"...In many people’s lives, walking to get places isn’t a punishment, it is a daily reality; the norm; how one gets places. However in Police State USA, a parent who allows their son to walk somewhere is arrested.

When a neighbor picked up the boy and called police, Mr. De Mond was arrested at his son’s school. He was charged with second-degree endangerment of the welfare of a minor. Mr. De Mond pleaded no contest...."

My grandfather walked well over a mile to and from school, and it was a daily routine for him. Now if your kid's walk to and from school is "too long," you can be arrested by the government nannies.

The other lesson from this is that the pigs care less and less about REAL CRIMINALS. After all, real criminals are dangerous and don't care if they hurt the pigs. They would much rather harass people who aren't violent at all.
06-08-2014 11:09 PM
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It's pathetic. Hell, I guess having your kid mow the lawn now counts as endangerment as well. He might get hurt by the lawnmower.
06-08-2014 11:16 PM
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It's overprotective helicopter parents that are driving this. Cops are more than happy to play along. It's easy money that feeds into their pension funds.

I also think there is a lack of community these days. Honestly I can't even name one of my neighbors. And I don't really care either. It's sad I know. But that's the world we live in today.

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(06-08-2014 11:17 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  But that's the United States of America today.

Small correction. I live abroad and there is still a sense of community in the countries I am in. It's the anglo world which is infected with this "fuck you, got mine" disease.
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I wish these kinds of policies had been in place back when I was a kid, getting jumped by 40 year old's for my lunch money. Sad
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(06-09-2014 12:10 AM)Billy Chubbs Wrote:  I wish these kinds of policies had been in place back when I was a kid, getting jumped by 40 year old's for my lunch money. Sad

Canada is so more crazy than people know. However, I also walked 25 minutes to school one way between the ages of 5 and 7 years old and then rode on a school bus 40 min each way when i was older. It was never a problem besides other kids and dogs. Now in America and Canada all I see is this giant line of cars picking up kids from school...parents won't even let their kids ride the bus.

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I used to gasp ride my bike to school when it was warm. Hella easy way to save money.

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I used to have to walk 5 miles to and from school in the snow... barefooted. It was uphill both ways.

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(06-09-2014 08:02 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I used to have to walk 5 miles to and from school in the snow... barefooted. It was uphill both ways.

Hahaha my parents used to say that all the time!

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When I was growing up I lived 10 miles out of town on a farm, so I lived the bus life.

Kids are missing out if they aren't riding the bus. I used to cozy up with one of the hottest girls in the 8th grade all winter long. I walked into school like I owned the place everyday because of that. People are too soft for the bus now it seems like, "It's cold and dirty and oh johnny might get picked on if he rides the bus, we better just drive him."

Parent's and school officials are the ones who facilitate this shit though. They don't trust kids to go without supervision anymore. I was talking to my little sister a while back about everything that has changed since I graduated years ago, and I was shocked at some of the stuff. Apparently they got a new female superintendent now, and they are literally holding the kid's hands everywhere they go.

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I walked to school, since I was 9, in 1990s Colombia, for fuck's sake. Yes, I did get mugged twice but I'm alive and I learn from those mistakes.

Big deal. As my uncle says, people these days have a strong need for tough military service.
06-09-2014 09:22 AM
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Don't let you kids walk to school. Don't send them to school. Problem solved.

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Americans, particularly those in the suburbs, have a pathological hatred of walking. A lot of americans live in suburbs have their lives entirely centered around the car and never walk anywhere to where they need to go. The idea of walking half a mile to these people outside of their air conditioned suv is something they cant imagine.

I was in a small town on business once, went for a walk and was stopped and interrogated by the police- they said they did this wit anyone they saw walking at night and they considered walking somewhere suspicious.

In other countries people walk a lot more, i think the lack o walking is a big reason americans are so fat.American
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(06-09-2014 08:02 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I used to have to walk 5 miles to and from school in the snow... barefooted. It was uphill both ways.

Yep, and when it got too icy I'd wrap barbed wire around my feet for traction.
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(06-09-2014 11:54 AM)Celtic Wrote:  Americans, particularly those in the suburbs, have a pathological hatred of walking. A lot of americans live in suburbs have their lives entirely centered around the car and never walk anywhere to where they need to go. The idea of walking half a mile to these people outside of their air conditioned suv is something they cant imagine.

I was in a small town on business once, went for a walk and was stopped and interrogated by the police- they said they did this wit anyone they saw walking at night and they considered walking somewhere suspicious.

In other countries people walk a lot more, i think the lack o walking is a big reason americans are so fat.American

I grew up in the UK and I now live in the US. My fat American cousins are so lazy that will get into a car and drive to the other side of a big parking lot rather than walk across. A lot of American cities are not designed for walking and don’t even have sidewalks in certain areas. A lot of cities in LA county have no real centre, where people can walk around and congregate.

I have a red-pill American relative...he taught me one thing about driving around LA - he said never use AC 100% of the time! He said some locals get so used to AC that they can barely stand the LA heat. They’re either in their car, or house, or workplace. They’re outside (and correspondingly fat).

People are making their kids soft bitches now. I work with a guy who bought his 11 year old son a cellphone so “he knows where he is”. I told him I thought that his son doesn’t need one and that crime rates have been going down and that things are a lot safer than 20 years ago. He still said, “well you never know” and got him one.

When I was of that age, my parents would let me go out and let me do whatever the fuck I wanted. The only rule was that I have be home when it gets dark. I also walked 1.5 miles to school each way every day from the age of 10 onwards.

I love walking and I’ve noticed that Londoners and Tokyoites are lot thinner than Americans
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First World faggotry. Growing up in the "Old Country" every oncoming pick up truck was a free ride as the driver would slow down enough for you to get a running start and hop on.




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(06-08-2014 11:09 PM)puckerman Wrote:  http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/robert-demond/

"...In many people’s lives, walking to get places isn’t a punishment, it is a daily reality; the norm; how one gets places. However in Police State USA, a parent who allows their son to walk somewhere is arrested.

When a neighbor picked up the boy and called police, Mr. De Mond was arrested at his son’s school. He was charged with second-degree endangerment of the welfare of a minor. Mr. De Mond pleaded no contest...."

My grandfather walked well over a mile to and from school, and it was a daily routine for him. Now if your kid's walk to and from school is "too long," you can be arrested by the government nannies.

The other lesson from this is that the pigs care less and less about REAL CRIMINALS. After all, real criminals are dangerous and don't care if they hurt the pigs. They would much rather harass people who aren't violent at all.

It's strange you posting this, as I was just re-tracing my childhood steps via google today, as it goes.

Walked a good two miles to school and back again. (Will resist the Monty Python Yorkshire men jokes, coz they aren't funny anyway).

What a lot of nooks and crannies. Did not hear of one person being attacked or abducted at all in all those years. And news travelled faster in those days, believe it or not, because not every twat was on twitter. You could be raped at breakfast and it would have been all over the village by tea time. Not that it ever happened of course.

No cameras either, so if you wanted to just drive around and bundle little kids into the back of your van/car, you would have stood a much better chance of getting away with it. Then again, if someone had seen you.... but you takes your chances, same way those that hitch-hike the long Australian Highways do today (so I am told).

I've gone off piste. I know.

But, what the hell, everyone else has too. If you over feed your child by 30 calories you are a child abuser, but if you underfeed by 30 calories, you are a child neglecter. And making your child walk to school over 30 yards - child torturer. Who'd be a parent eh?

It's the kids I feel sorry for. And their parents too.

Did anyone ask how they feel about this in the Congo? Where they walk 10 fucking miles to school every day swinging on a rope vine over a crocodile infested cholera infected mud pool, dodging Rape Warlords and rival factions like some kind of Mad Max version of Sonic The Fucking Hedgehog On Steroids In The Heart Of Darkness?
No.

It's nearly as bad as making 'tem walk 'ver y'kshire moors, ah tell thee..

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Huh. I looked up how far I had to walk to school as a kid - about 300-400m according to google maps. I'm pretty sure in my town few parents would let their kid walk more than 100m to school.
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What's the deal with all this predator hysteria? a kid has a better chance of choking to death on a hot dog than getting abducted.
...and since when did the nation convert to the religion of childhood? Worshing children like gods. yeesh.
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Blame the media.

It's their job to keep us in a hysterical state of fear 24/7 so we'll stay tuned in for the latest Amber Alert, update on Jake's Law, etc. What happened here is that a neighbor was doped up on media-induced paranoia and went to the cops (always a mistake).

Police know the local media will have their asses in a sling if they're not "vigilant," so they arrest everyone in sight "for the children."

The "kid walking alone" scare is the latest in an endless line of media-created panics that have swept the country since women abandoned their kids for the workplace. The media pressures women into taking high-powered jobs, then plays on their guilt for not being around for their kids.

This creates a climate of ginned-up moral indignity in which people feel the need to "out-parent" one another, which sets up a ridiculous situation like you see here (i.e. "I would NEVER let my kid walk alone!" "Neither would I!!"). Compare this to the unrealistic ways Americans spoke of alcohol during Prohibition or pot during the "Just Say No" days.

Back then, you called in the cops for those "transgressions," which were plastered on the front page. Now it's kids you have to call the cops about. In ten years, who knows what the terror du jour might be?

This particular panic has been on a low-boil for a while -- look up "free-range kids" for more details. Other make-believe crises in the past 25 years have included the daycare "satanic panic," Alar apples, heavy metal with secret messages, "prom moms," and "rainbow parties" (don't even ask).

Are the incidents that provoke these panics real? Yes. But they're one in a million. Still, the media makes the exception seem like the rule, creates "trend" stories which get picked up nationally, and all hell breaks loose.

And then you find yourself in jail because your kid left the house. USA! USA! USA!

(Addendum: I forgot to mention social media has made this worse. I know people -- women mostly -- whose Facebook feeds and Tweets are almost 100 percent about missing kids, abductions, domestic abuse, etc. If you have enough of these friends and don't know actual statistics, you start to think life itself is a horror show of non-stop crime, which leads to societal paranoia, like you see here.)
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Christ. I walked a kilometre there and a kilometre back each day, for year on year. Even at 6,7,8,13 years old I preferred walking to school. I wonder if it's the over protective parents or lazy kids.
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(10-05-2014 03:39 AM)britchard Wrote:  I wonder if it's the over protective parents or lazy kids.

The one is the product of the other.
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(10-05-2014 03:28 AM)Days of Broken Arrows Wrote:  Are the incidents that provoke these panics real? Yes. But they're one in a million. Still, the media makes the exception seem like the rule, creates "trend" stories which get picked up nationally, and all hell breaks loose.

And the media's eager complicity in propagating these moral panics is only going to get worse.

When I was a boy, there were only three or four channels on TV, and newspapers were a viable business. The media wasn't necessarily less prone to sensationalism - the satanic child abuse scares were a particular low point, with lots of gullible journalists hoodwinked by "experts" - but there was a lot less media, and the people employed in it were actual journalists and editors with experience in corroborating facts and making sure a story would "stand up" before they published it.

It didn't stop them from being biased, or mendacious, or just plain wrong. But it did provide some degree of quality control that has almost evaporated from today's media.

Take the satanic panic, for example: though a lot of journalists disgraced themselves by jumping on that bandwagon, it was also partly due to the efforts of proper journalists willing and able to do old-fashioned stuff like check facts and follow up on stories that the thing was, belatedly, exposed as a malicious hoax cooked up by a bizarre coalition of Christian fundamentalists eager to expose the Devil, feminist social workers eager to expose the patriarchal nuclear family as devilish, and psychiatrists enamoured of the latest pseudoscientific "recovered memories" fad which swept through their profession like a nasty case of explosive diarrhoea.

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There are many more television channels screaming for your attention now, the newspaper business is dying on its arse, and journalism is going the way of Gawker-style clickbait.

That means the media in general has less time and inclination and ability to check facts and possibly put a brake on new moral panics. If trained, experienced journalists could fall for incredible stories about satanic ritual child abuse in 1984, how much less likely are unpaid Huffington Post bloggers in 2014 to uncover the truth? Especially when the truth is boring or complicated and your audience can find a more dramatic take that confirms their prejudices and stokes their righteous rage, just one mouse click away?

We see this in action today: the media would have you believe that American university campuses are in the midst of a rape crisis far worse than anything seen in Soweto or Somalia. One in five female college students is being raped right now, people!. And probably by snooty 1% lacrosse players or Biff from Back To The Future.

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A child with a 12-year-old's understanding of statistics would suspect this is, in fact, bollocks. But stopping to think for a moment doesn't help get eyeballs on your TV show, or clicks on your website. So people like George Will who express scepticism about Rapeageddon are shouted down and the media continues to direct its narrative to the limbic system of our brains. In today's news, fear! Rage!
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I see this like this, the media is a group of shepherds trying to create a new flock of sheep.

Create things to scare them, and cause them to bleat really loudly even though there's nothing actually in harms way.

"Poor little Sarah got ice cream and she was never seen again. Don't let your child get ice cream".

Now the sheep are scared and now feel they need a shepherd to protect them. Now the media has them locked, sending ads like.

"Trillions of kids get bullied each second. Dont cry, it's okay to be a pussy."

The sheep (average pussy citizen) now feeling protected will continuously follow the shepherd (media) despite the fact they are getting their wool cut off for profit.

Nope.
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Time the fuck out. Don't let your kids walk to school? When I was little I walked without issue.

There's an entire site dedicated to letting kids be kids and going through life in responsible ways: http://www.freerangekids.com

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