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Our children's future

Posted by GarbageMouth 1 year, 2 months ago to Science
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The facts that I am about to share with you are likely to make you very angry.

Our system does not work, and millions upon millions of young people are having their lives ruined as a result. The following are 13 numbers that show how dramatically we have failed America’s children…
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/13-numbers-show-how-dramatically-we-have-failed-americas-children


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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 year, 2 months ago
    Liberalism is a disease that destroys everything it touches. It has touched the youth of western civilization on a massive scale for decades. Americans are not immune. Our youth are sickened by it.
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 year, 2 months ago
    Golly gee! Isn't this amazing? What I thought was amazing was distancing the people, closing hair salons, putting masks on 2 year olds. Closing down schools, home teaching. The most important time in student's life is their senior year! Can't go to school and be with their friends?
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    • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 year, 2 months ago
      Now the older teens and young adults are being confronted with sudden death. How in the name of all that's Holy can that be depressing? My advice to all adults planning on managing our lives and our world is "First put your brain in gear!"
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 year, 1 month ago
      I think it would be best if the public schools were to close down and never open up again.
      I want abolition of government-financed, government-operated schools.
      Public education necessarily leads to government thought control. It's time we started a campaign specifically for its abolition
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year, 2 months ago
    Makes me hate my Governor even more. Now she tries to pretend like nothing happened. And the clowns in Detroit voted for her again because she supposedly “cares about them”. Even though her vacation home, where she spends most of her time, is up by me. As far away from Detroit as you can get without swimming.
    We protested and caught hell for it. She said everybody who protested in their cars were putting people at needless risk. 3 weeks later she was marching locked elbows with Detroit BLM in support of Saint Floyd. Now these idiots all ignore the consequences of their actions. I knew everything was going to shit 2 months into the pandemic. Our area used to have a Murder once every 3 years. In 2020 there were 7. Three of them were murder suicides. One incident involved a young mother and 3 of her children. She felt so helpless and scared by a “disease” which she had a 99.995% chance of surviving , that she ran a hose from the exhaust pipe into her car windows and asphyxiated herself and her kids. She was from SE Michigan and drove up here to do it. Local news covered it. How could they not? But I’m sure there was no mention of it in the more populated parts of the state. Another reason I quit my job. I refuse to contribute anymore time and treasure to this state as long as morons are in power. If I don’t see some brains apparent in our electorate a strategic relocation may be in order. Somewhere west of the Mississippi. But east of the Rockies.
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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 1 year, 2 months ago
    Our system can and would work if not for the overstepping of the federal government and the desire for the governors to suckle at the teat of tax dollars from the federal governmen in exchange for subservience. Constitutionally, the president is nothing compared to the governor, at least that is as it should be.

    Don't get me started.
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 year, 1 month ago
      I don't think that government should operate children's education. And I mean_government_, not just the Federal government. It don't think it is all right if the state government does it, either.
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      • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 1 month ago
        We had the best education system in the world when it was run by communities and concerned parents. It has degraded as control has shifted further and further from parents and local communities.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 year, 2 months ago
      Not arguing with you, AJA, because I know what you mean, but the problem is "overstepping of the federal government and the desire for the governors to suckle at the teat of tax dollars" IS our current system and we are seeing why it doesn't work.
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      • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 1 year, 2 months ago
        The crux of the problem was the founders believed men to have an natural predisposition to be free and in control of their own lives. Our governing documents were tailed to suit that mentality.

        "President John Adams, October 1787
        Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

        Moral and religious are not specific to any one belief system. Moral and religious are individually held beliefs that govern individual behavior, not laws.

        When there is no definitive right and wrong, when morality is gray, a definitive decision cannot be assured, is why the system in place is failing. It can be fixed/restored to a substantial by stretching necks and confiscating familial wealth and holdings to set a clear example for the miscreants.
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        • Posted by 1 year, 2 months ago
          Voting rights were initially restricted to white male property owners aged 21 or older. Among other things it meant that a voter was indentified and his ballot marked & signed in person.
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          • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 1 year, 2 months ago
            I'm not sure if what you posted was intended as a reply to me...

            I agree with only people having a vested interest in the success of the state and nation being able vote. By vested interest I mean property and business owners. And before we criticize, the LARGE majority of people in the US at it time of its founding going forward were white. Since that was the racial makeup it stands to reason that having property ownership would be large white.

            IMO Today, those on welfare and social services should not be able to vote. Students, dependent on parents or on other funding, should not be able to vote. Also IMO, if voting is open to all, it should begin at 35 if the requirement of property/business ownership hasn't already been met. That said, a 16 year old who owns property and/or a business should be permitted to vote.


            My 2 bits.
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            • Posted by 1 year, 2 months ago
              Restrict voting to those possessing all 3 attributes:
              1) Are USA citizens
              2) Vote in person
              3) Pay property taxes or income taxes
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              • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 1 month ago
                I would change #3 to simply exclude anyone who receives financial assistance from the government - including healthcare. Our problem lies in the number of moochers outnumbering the number of producers.

                “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

                Alexander Fraser Tytler
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                • Posted by 1 year, 1 month ago
                  Lord Woodhouselee summarizes the issue very well. Another key issue strangling our rights is the absurd declaration that corporations are persons under the law.
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                  • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 1 month ago
                    I've gone round and round this one already on this forum. Corporations serve some very valuable functions. Corporations can't vote, so they're not really "persons" under the law. They're just convenient containers of assets governed by bylaws and a board. They're a convenient scapegoat for a variety of complaints, but they're like many other tools: the abuse happens by the people involved.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 2 months ago
    His conclusions are based on a lot of statistics from an 'agency' that can only be trusted to lie to us, the CDC.
    In spite of that shortcoming, I agree that many younger people today have no idea how to survive in reality
    and older people can't count on them to care for the elderly.
    Many young people believe that their current state should be blamed on greedy "boomers" who were given everything.
    Those people have been brainwashed by the Deep State so they don't realize that it's the state that has created
    these conditions, not any generation of innocent and hardworking people.
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    • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year, 2 months ago
      You’re spot on FFA. The young will not care for the elderly. Canadian style euthanasia will be coming soon to a Congress near us.
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      • Posted by 1 year, 2 months ago
        The young are & will continue to care for their elderly as well as their children.
        Sensationalistic, psychopathic MSM delights in using a very broad brush to paint scenes of chaos, patriotism, terrorism, lust, disease etc. until our compatriots no longer exist in the real world.
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        • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year, 2 months ago
          With all due respect I sit on the governing board of an adult foster care facility. The young have zero interest in being care givers. Our staff are aging out.
          Nursing homes have staffing problems that are well documented. Perhaps what you see is different. What I see tells me that we are in trouble.
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          • Posted by 1 year, 1 month ago
            I was referring to young persons caring for their elderly relatives. Long Term Care facilities having trouble with staffing is a problem caused in great part by poor pay & exacerbated by inadequate facilities with poor air quality, lousy food and ownership focused on profits. LTC social programs are boring, unimaginative & repetitive. LTCs also are caught up in the Wuflu/clot shot insanity to the max.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 2 months ago
          When social security is no longer available we shall see.
          At present, many of the young have not accepted any responsibility and are living
          on the wealth that their parents and grandparents created through hard, honest, productive work.
          imo, many will perish clinging to their degrees in women's studies and african studies
          that give them no useful abilities and will make them entirely dependent on the state
          when the wealth has been squandered to support the idle.
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  • Posted by $ rainman0720 1 year, 1 month ago
    I'm going to take the same stance that I took with Obamacare; rather than being a failure, it did EXACTLY what it was designed to do.

    Same thing here. I'm not sure who the "we" is in that headline, but from an educational standpoint, the system is doing EXACTLY what they intend it to do. The less self-reliant people are, the worse they feel about themselves, the more they don't like the current system, the more likely they are to turn to the government to save them.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 1 year, 1 month ago
    The facts that I am about to share with you are likely to make you very angry.
    Our system does not work, and millions upon millions of young people are having their lives ruined as a result. The following are 13 numbers that show how dramatically we have failed America’s children…
    #1 One recent survey found that 40 percent of U.S. parents “worry their children struggle with anxiety or depression”.
    #2 During the pandemic, suicide became the second leading cause of death for U.S. children between the ages of 10 and 14.
    #3 Suicide is also the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 15 and 24.
    #4 According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, 46 percent of U.S. kids between the ages of 13 and 17 have experienced cyberbullying.
    #5 40 percent of U.S. high school students “felt so sad or hopeless” in 2021 that “they were unable to do their regular activities”.
    #6 According to the CDC, “more than 95% of children and adolescents in the U.S. spend much of their daily lives in school”.
    #7 At 23 schools in Baltimore, not one single student is proficient in math.
    #8 At 30 schools in Illinois, not one single student can read at grade level.
    #9 At 53 schools in Illinois, not one single student can do math at grade level.
    #10 According to the CDC, nearly 20 percent of all adolescent female students experienced sexual violence in 2021.
    #11 According to the CDC, nearly 60 percent of all adolescent female students “experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” in 2021.
    #12 According to the CDC, nearly 25 percent of all adolescent female students “made a suicide plan” in 2021.
    #13 The proportion of adolescent female students that actually attempted suicide in 2021 was 60 percent higher than a decade ago.
    There is nothing “normal” about these numbers.
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    Indeed -- and I would wager that TPTB realized that there would be considerable negative fallout / costs associated with the Govt Lockdowns and Dictates. Failure by Design.
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    • Posted by GaryL 1 year, 1 month ago
      YUP! And all those kids who are twisted now will be voting in the next few years if they can survive HS. Their educators got their education from a bunch of marxist/communist professors and we are witnessing the results but we can't undo what they have and still are doing. We have boys who are afraid and don't know if they want to become men and girls who are not even sure they want to be here.
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