Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Afternoon Edition - 6/22/05

Shut Up! It’s Hard To See You
Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore have found that the brain cannot effectively activate visual and auditory input simultaneously. The research was done to measure the benefits of drivers who operate a cell phone with a headset. Professor Steven Yantis, a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, led the study and said, “Our research helps explain why talking on a cell phone can impair driving performance, even when the driver is using a hands-free device.”

Mama Cruz Would’ve Beat You Back Into The Woods
The 11-year old Boy Scout, Brennan Hawkins, who spent four days lost in the mountains of Utah, was found alive yesterday. Apparently the youngster climbed up the mountain (about 5 miles) rather than following the path of least resistance and heading down. Although Hawkins saw a search party on horse-back days earlier, he says he became afraid and avoided them. Sidebar: Mama Cruz would’ve been elated to find me, and then beat my behind back up into the woods.

Let the MF Burn! Burn, MF Burn!
In 1998 the Supreme Court ruled that the burning of the flag was protected under free-speech laws. Now, there’s a chance Congress will overturn that decision and make the burning of the flag a crime. The amendment would read, “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." Although this amendment has come to Congress six times in the past and failed, many believe it has a chance of making it through this time.

Day 3; No Patch; Clear the Area!

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10 comments:

FREAKING RICAN said...

I have a question for you...Why does our country allow so many people to get away with so many crimes? I was talking to someone today that told me that our country is too lax in sending a child to jail. If a 12 year old child stabbed another child the courts will send them to nut farm for evaluation instead of sending them to jail for doing the crime. What is your take on this? Sould a 12 year old who knows right from wrong go to jail and do hard time or should them be sent away to be evaluated?

caspar608 said...

hi

Tammy said...

evaluation...help them chile...dont hurt the chile. putting him with hardened criminals will not only give him a new butt hole...but it will also make him a better criminal. something the authorities should try to avoid.

caspar608 said...

Sorry, I have been online with Newport News all morning. I had no idea their clothers were so nice and inexpensive. I picked out like 4 different bathing suits already.
OK, in answer to your question fr with...I think the parents should be held responsible when a child kills another child. Surely the warning signs are all there when a child displays deviant or violent behavior. The parent is not doing their job. Now, if we are talking about a child with parents who have issues (i.e. absent, addicts ets.) that child needs intensive therapy - not time in jail where he will fall easy prey to ADULTS.
Do you remember that 150 pound 6th grader in Florida who killed the little 6 year old girl he was doing wrestling moves on while his stupid ass of a mother was upstairs sleeping (when she was supposed to be watching the daughter of her "friend). That boy, I believe, was given a LIFE sentence (which was appealed recently I think). Anyway, his mother should have went to jail because she was't responsible.
I feel the same shouldbe done to the little girl who just stabbed the 11 year old. Her mother should go to jail and she should be in the hospital getting the help she desperately needs.
That's my position.

lala said...

I agree with Tammy. I would say give him therapy. Jail would only make him more rebellious and more likely to commit another crime. Our children need more love! We are always so quick to beat them and punish. Why not sit down and talk to them everyday to see what's going on in that brain until waiting for something to happen and then screaming at them.

Don't get me wrong...I'm all for spanking but a lot of times, I think we should talk before hitting. Another thing I have noticed with Americans...we curse at our children like they are adults. Is that language we want them to grow up using?

caspar608 said...

cursing is usually a last resort for me, like when I am at the very end of my rapidly fraying mental rope. Ain't that right Cocoa.
My children get a LOT of love, but they can get on my fcuking nerves too. I went to church and took it to the Lord. My mouth definitely needs a fixin. They still can get on my nerves though. Like when they won't stop fussing with each other or nagging the hell out of me just to nag the hell out of me. I sincerely think they live to get a rise out of me. I catch them laughing at me and then SLA-BAP-BOOM-KAPOW...it's back hand central for them. Did I say to much, is ACS going to be calling me soon?

KRISALMIGHTY said...

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SURVIVE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY IS IF THERE ARE RULES. WE HAVE TO BE ACOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS. YOU CAN'T CONTINUALLY THREATEN TO PUNISH YOUR KID FOR BAD BEHAVIOR. HE/SHE HAS TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ACTIONS AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE BY ACTUALLY PUNISHING THEM. WE IN THIS SOCIETY PROVIDE A LITANY OF SOCIAL EXCUSES FOR CRIME AND END UP BREATHING YOUNG CRIMINALS. DO THE CRIME ,DO THE TIME IS WHAT I SAY. RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR IS LEARNED BY ENDORSING GOOD VALUES; HOLDING PEOPLE TO THEIR ACTIONS AND PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY. IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR IS ENCOURAGED BY EXCUSING BAD BEHAVIOR THUS NOT PROMOTING AND RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOUR 12 YEAR OLD STABS SOMEBODY HE NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM CIVILITY EVEN IF THE CONSEQUENCE IF HE GET TORN A "NEW BUTT HOLE" IN JAIL.

FREAKING RICAN said...

Krisalmighty,

I am in total agreement with you. I grew up in a single parent household and to top it off it was the worst neighborhood growing up in. I could have learned from those knuckleheads in the street to rob, beatup, stab someone because that is what I saw but because I knew deep down inside the consequences of my actions..I choose not to be just like the ones running around causing harm. And their parents not getting off their butts to control their own kids. All I know is this "MY MOM" was one tough "Mother Focker" and I knew that if I carried on like the wild ones I would have gotten my ass kicked and then my mom would have taken me directly to the police station herself. That is the kind of parents these kids need now adays. I think that our laws are too laxed in that if a parent yells or spanks or punishes them in any way they automatically say "I am calling Child services on you" and then a parent is scared to control that child. Lord have mercy when the Lord blesses me with a child and he or she even thinks they can threathen me with that "Child Services" crap, I will not only kick their ass, but I will have child services pick them up and take them so that they know the difference between a good home and living with a bunch of strangers in a building with no Amenities. Don't even get me started! Kids now adays get away with too much because their parents are too scared or don't give a damn and the laws here are off the wall.

caspar608 said...

kris and freakin I am in agreement with you on several points, but if the child is going to be put away (in juvenile detention or jail) what then do you do to the parent responsible for raising the little monster?

Cocoa Rican said...

First, punish the little monster.
If responsible (directly) punish the parent.