Some of society's problems that concern you?

by Tiny
  • tn5421 03-01-2016, 09:27 PM
    Sex education here in Northern Florida is, or was, nonexistent. Not sure if that's still true but I'm not in school any more to know.
  • Clickbait 03-01-2016, 09:35 PM
    all i did in sex education was watch osmosis joe
  • tn5421 03-01-2016, 09:46 PM
    Osmosis Jones, you mean?
  • Clickbait 03-01-2016, 09:51 PM
    (03-01-2016, 09:46 PM)tn5421 Wrote: Osmosis Jones, you mean?


    yeah, that.
  • tn5421 03-01-2016, 10:06 PM
    I'm pretty sure it had a sequel movie, as well as a cartoon, made because it was rather popular.
  • Clickbait 03-01-2016, 10:36 PM
    i watched it at least four times in high school
  • tn5421 03-01-2016, 10:51 PM
  • Clickbait 03-01-2016, 11:06 PM
    I sort of want to watch it.
  • matt 03-02-2016, 03:24 AM
    Bad parenting. The majority of parents abuse their children in some way, whether it be physical or verbal.
  • Steph 03-02-2016, 01:08 PM
    (03-02-2016, 03:24 AM)Vlad Wrote: Bad parenting. The majority of parents abuse their children in some way, whether it be physical or verbal.


    Depends on your definition of abuse. Is any smacking or shouting at your children abuse? I feel like these can, and often are used appropriately. Letting your kids off without a scolding is just as bad as an occasional smack.
  • None_At_All 03-02-2016, 05:57 PM
    (03-02-2016, 01:08 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (03-02-2016, 03:24 AM)Vlad Wrote: Bad parenting.  The majority of parents abuse their children in some way, whether it be physical or verbal.


    Depends on your definition of abuse. Is any smacking or shouting at your children abuse? I feel like these can, and often are used appropriately. Letting your kids off without a scolding is just as bad as an occasional smack.


    Thoroughly disagreed. Scolding is necessary, scolding is sometimes necessary, smacking is never acceptable. By smacking a child you're teaching them that problems are to be solved violently. Guess I may sound a bit like a hippie but I'm speaking with conviction.
  • matt 03-02-2016, 06:39 PM
    (03-02-2016, 01:08 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (03-02-2016, 03:24 AM)Vlad Wrote: Bad parenting.  The majority of parents abuse their children in some way, whether it be physical or verbal.


    Depends on your definition of abuse. Is any smacking or shouting at your children abuse? I feel like these can, and often are used appropriately. Letting your kids off without a scolding is just as bad as an occasional smack.


    I would not really compare the two as a children who were allowed to do whatever they want and children who were victims of physical abuse usually end up completely different.  I guess you could say they would both end up troubled in their adulthood.

    (03-02-2016, 05:57 PM)None_At_All Wrote: Thoroughly disagreed. Scolding is necessary, scolding is sometimes necessary, smacking is never acceptable. By smacking a child you're teaching them that problems are to be solved violently. Guess I may sound a bit like a hippie but I'm speaking with conviction.


    So many parents think that they are scolding their children while in reality they are verbally abusing them in some way.  Insulting, screaming, yelling, and all of that stuff will always affect a child in a negative manner.  I would say scolding is okay if it is classified as raising your voice without screaming and expressing disappointment without insulting.
  • Loko 03-02-2016, 07:13 PM
    I'm concerned with society's inability to see Donald Drumpf as a hindrance to the continuation of American society. Not that it'll matter soon, since I'll probably be packing my bags to fly off to someplace where I won't be discovered.
  • suicid3Panda 03-02-2016, 08:00 PM
    (03-02-2016, 07:13 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: I'm concerned with society's inability to see Donald Drumpf as a hindrance to the continuation of American society. Not that it'll matter soon, since I'll probably be packing my bags to fly off to someplace where I won't be discovered.


    Donald Trump is a monster created directly in result to SJWs ;-;
    They have doomed us all....
  • gmfidpgnrtlihnj 03-03-2016, 01:57 AM
    Capitalism in it's current form + the economy, mental health care, state of the internet, unfree software, and the education system especially after high school.
  • Clickbait 03-03-2016, 02:01 AM
    american politics is weird, at the moment it looks like it's gonna be a choice between someone that'll ruin the country through racism and someone that'll ruin the country through sexism.
  • Lambda 03-03-2016, 10:42 AM
    I'm really concerned about the increasing violence by right extremists. (i live in Germany)
  • Clickbait 03-03-2016, 03:30 PM
    (03-03-2016, 10:42 AM)Lambda Wrote: I'm really concerned about the increasing violence by right extremists. (i live in Germany)


    That'd definitely be concerning; I hope nothing comes of it.
  • matt 03-03-2016, 06:08 PM
    (03-03-2016, 10:42 AM)Lambda Wrote: I'm really concerned about the increasing violence by right extremists. (i live in Germany)


    tfw Merkel screwed up so bad
  • Hikari 03-11-2016, 03:22 PM
    (03-03-2016, 06:08 PM)Vlad Wrote:
    (03-03-2016, 10:42 AM)Lambda Wrote: I'm really concerned about the increasing violence by right extremists. (i live in Germany)


    tfw Merkel screwed up so bad


    i still dont get why she's the time person of the year. (the 2015 one)
  • SixteenBitElder 04-13-2016, 10:01 PM
    Western imperialism and globalized capitalism
    inb4 "you couldn't have any of your favorite goods/services without capitalism!" lol
  • Launch 04-21-2016, 12:41 AM
    Not enough hentai is already enough of a problem in society...
  • Derfy 04-23-2016, 04:03 PM
    On the Economic and Montary / Fiscal side:

    Fractional reserve banking coupled with fiat currency is a pretty glaring one. The trillions of dollars in the dirvitoves market is another one that is troubling using methods like credit default swaps.

    On Foriegn policy:

    Sending arms to foreign countries to fight proxy wars. NATO, and the Military Industrial Complex fighting wars for profit and nation building. Congress not having to vote on weather to go to war. Also the National Defense Authorization Act is really scary.

    On Social Freedoms:

    SJW and pretty much anything that undermines the constitution. Especially with all these trade agreements like TPP and the powers of the NSA.

    *note sorry for the random capitalization of letters. I'm posting from a phone. The above was just my opinion.
  • Kyoko.AVNo 04-30-2016, 02:22 AM
    Where do I start?

    The day to day functioning of our society (in the U.S., specifically) is extremely dependent on readily available and cheap oil; without our assorted petrol products, things would rapidly grind to a halt.  Because of this, we're violating the sovereignty of other countries so that, at the end of the day, our fundamentally unsustainable way of life can stretch on for just a little bit longer.  No one in power or currently vying for such seems remotely concerned by said unsustainability—most of them seem to think, like everyone else, that oil will never ever run out.

    Similarly, despite the widely-applauded international climate agreement reached by world leaders in the recent past—the applause and praise for which smells more like wishful thinking than anything else, to say nothing of the actual guidelines of the agreement itself—the coal and oil industries responsible for the carbon emissions are no less thoroughly entrenched in our government's policy-making apparatuses than before.  For that matter, even the most trivial of bills can scarcely scrape through our legislative branch due to the political polarization of our politicians; how in the world does anyone expect something as significant as regulations on big industries to make it through without being gutted?

    That's making no mention of the hopelessly malformed electoral system in and of itself.  A potential politician has to be able to cough up millions of dollars to make any sort of serious attempt at a campaign, a sum nigh impossible to accumulate through the donations of constituents.  Thus, they must seek funding from the super-wealthy, which consequently means that they'll enact policies that said benefactors wish to see rather than those helpful to the citizens they allegedly represent—after all, that re-election campaign will rear its head a lot sooner than they think, and they wouldn't want to upset their source of funding and risk losing their cushy job.

    We're slowly reverting back to working conditions comparable to the Gilded Age:  Employees being expected to work 50, 60, 70+ hours a week on a regular basis without appropriate compensation—and without any labor unions in most areas, strikes to improve conditions are functionally impossible; business owners accruing monumental sums of wealth while the bulk of their workers make less than living wages (and many of whom must work multiple such jobs just to make ends meet).  And that's just in the United States—I daresay I don't need to comment on the factories in East Asia where conditions are poor enough such that nets are placed outside of the building to keep workers from attempting suicide.

    As has been mentioned several times already earlier in this thread, the so-called "social justice warriors" and outrage culture in general are often outright toxic.  These groups are so quick to crucify a person for said person's misdeeds and prejudices that they sometimes forget to check if that person ever said something offensive at all.  The careers and even the lives of these targeted individuals take a back seat to the personal vendettas and inflamed sense of justice of these "warriors"—you'd better hope that you don't touch the wrong person's nerve or cause a particularly sensitive misunderstanding, lest you find yourself out of a job, if not altogether ostracized by society.

    I could go on, but this post has gotten long enough.

    TL;DR:  Everything is terrible.
  • Altair 05-10-2016, 06:28 PM
    People think its okay to hate on muslims.
    Pledge of alliance is a normal thing in schools.
    Kids beauty pageants

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Some of society's problems that concern you?