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Acid!

Posted in America, Britain, Child Abuse, England, Insanity, Modern World, News, Police, Prison, Teens with tags , , , , on 08/05/2018 by floroy1942

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I think the world is going mad, for we have so many acid attacks in Britain and its not going to end. Teens have been throwing acid in the face of young women, but why? A law has been introduced to make the selling of acid to young people, but it is not having an effect for they get it at home. Why would teens and young people throw acid into the face of someone they hardly know? It has become normal for young people to do this, but why?

Young people have been scarred for life by these idiots who don’t care what the effects are. If they suffered the same they would regret it for the rest of their lives. Some people have horrible scars on their face caused by these attacks, and they will live with it for the rest of their lives.

Who in their right mind would do such a thing, scarring someone for forever. It just doesn’t make sense. These animals should be locked up for a very long time but the trouble is, the police can’t do much about it. They don’t know who has done this horrible thing, and to track them down is difficult.

Britain is going crazy and it has to stop. But how will it end? the police must make a move to stop these attacks and put the perpetrators away for a long time for it will only get worse. I wonder how this got started and who started it. Young women are disfigured for life but what makes the attackers do this. Do they have something against them to make them do this or is it just a prank to disfigure someone for life.

Some can recover, but not all, especially if they are attacked in the face. If they are, some will go blind for the acid gets into the their eyes. It is a scandalous form of torture that many will live with for the rest of their lives. Disfigurement on the face will have a heartbreaking effect on the victims.

Some can have plastic surgery to remove the disfigurement but not all. They will have to live the rest of their lives with a face that is burned and horribly disfigured, and for what? The acid burns the skin and many do not have water nearby to wash away this horrible contamination.

I wish I knew what made youngsters do this, for it is a horrible way to attack someone. Every day we hear of people being attacked with acid and the police should be doing something about it. Stop and search of young teens should be introduced to find those that are holding acid in their clothes, and they should arrest them immediately. It is the only way to stop this barbarism.

Roy.

The Pokomon Frenzy

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Insanity, Mobile Phone, Modern World, News, Police, Teens with tags , , , , on 09/10/2016 by floroy1942
Playing While Driving - You could Kill Someone

Playing While Driving – You Could Kill Someone

I couldn’t believe what I read the other day about a Pokomon player waltzing into a stranger’s house. When questioned by the Police he said he was playing Pokomon and searching for monsters. This is not an isolated case for it has happened before.

There have been nineteen such incidents in Norfolk England alone in the past few weeks. The Police have registered assaults, driving offences, noise nuisance and thefts in July and August alone.

What is it with these fanatics who think they can do as they please just because they are playing a game on their mobile? Have our youth lost all sense of reason over a stupid game?

The Police have arrested people driving erratically while playing the game and it makes me wonder how long it will be before someone gets killed.

Roy.

Raising A Generation Of Whimps!

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Children, English Schools, Modern World, News, Teen alcohol abuse, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 07/06/2015 by floroy1942
Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

I could hardly believe what I was reading when a news report said that Cheltenham Ladies’ College, a girls school in Cheltenham, was considering dropping homework for students over the next five years because it was causing them depression. Instead they would get weekly meditation classes.

I have always maintained that if you pay proper attention in school, instead of, for example, writing text messages under the desk, you will learn all you need to learn. But, I do have to say that teachers today leave a lot to be desired in their methods. In my day, if you didn’t understand something you held up your hand and the teacher would explain until it was as clear as glass. Nowadays, many teachers don’t take the time to explain things to those pupils who don’t fully understand, and that is presuming they know enough about their subject to be able to.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Headmaster At Wellington College In Berkshire

Sir Anthony Seldon, Headmaster At Wellington College In Berkshire

Sir Anthony Seldon, headmaster at Wellington College in Berkshire, said in an interview that “mental health is a massive problem in Britain in schools and universities”. He said it was good the school was doing something about the problem, but doubted if banishing homework was the answer. He went on, “Life is stressful. Adult life is stressful, so unless we teach them to cope with that we’re not going to prepare them to cope in the adult world. That’s what schools are about – helping children learn to become adults, to learn to take responsibility themselves, rather than pampering young people.” Oh how right you are Sir!

Many people today are unable to handle even a little stress, and that is mostly due to their upbringing, or more likely, lack of it. Most children today are spoiled rotten by their parents, but when they get introduced to life’s problems they have no clue on how to handle it, and before anyone mentions it, I know there are exceptions, but the majority of youth can’t handle real life when they grow up because they have not been shown how to.

Depression

Depression

The main problem with kids today is that they get everything handed to them on a plate. When they cannot get what they want, like a laptop or the latest mobile phone they sulk and get depressed. Most often they cry  “All my friends have one. Why can’t I?” This philosophy has many drawbacks, for firstly it does not teach them the value of anything, and secondly can cause the deep depression that so often leads to drugs, and/or alcohol abuse.

Headteacher Eve Jardine-Young of the Cheltenham School said the average age at which depression was first diagnosed had fallen from 29 in the 1960s to 15-and-a-half early this century. She said, “What we’ve been reflecting on a lot in the last few years are the big national trends and international trends in the worsening states of adolescent mental health. We’ve created this epidemic of anxiety for ourselves as a society, and if our obligation as educators is to try to the best of our ability to set young people up as best we can for whatever the future may hold, then to ignore this whole area or to trivialize it is really irresponsible.”

This Is No Way To Escape Facing Real Life

Binge-Drinking – This Is No Way To Escape Facing Real Life

Personally, I doubt that stopping homework is going to cure the problem, for all it will do is make these youngsters less likely to use their brains and increase their desire for ‘an easy life’. Young people today have no idea whatsoever of what they will have to face when they eventually leave school and have to work for a living.

This is one reason for the drug epidemic we have today. Instead of having the mental strength to face what life throws at us they turn to the only escape they know, drugs, or in many other cases, alcohol. Go through many towns and cities in Britain on a Friday or Saturday night, and you will find many teens comatose on the pavement or getting into a fight on the streets. For them alcohol is an escape from the problems of living in today’s society, but in the long term it does not help.

Teachers Need To Interact More With Their Pupils

Teachers Need To Interact More With Their Pupils

As a parent it is your responsibility to educate your children in such a way that they can understand that life does not hand them everything they wish for. Naturally the schools are part of this process, for children need to know that they must work hard to get what they want, and it begins with a good education. Teachers must be able to spot those having trouble with the lesson material and do all they can to make them understand.

If the children/teenagers are getting depressed because they cannot handle homework then the answer is not to stop it, but to make them understand that it is an essential part of their education. It will make them think, and use their brains to come up with the correct answers.

Life As A Teen Is One Big Party - But Wait Until The Crunch Comes!

Life As A Teen Is One Big Party – But Wait Until The Crunch Comes!

If I went to work and was feeling somewhat depressed I would not expect my boss to say, “It’s OK Roy. Take a couple of days off until you feel better!” Ha! Fat chance of that happening. Life today is full of pitfalls and traps that can cause people to feel insecure, but you must have the mental strength to overcome these problems and move on. Something today’s generation seems to be lacking.

The sad thing is, as we move forward in time and these youngsters have children of their own, the problem will get even worse because they will have no idea on how to handle such a situation with their own children because their parents let them down.

It's Time For Parents To Take An Active Interest In Their Children

It’s Time For Parents To Take An Active Interest In Their Children

If you wish to bring a new life into the world then you must be prepared to guide them as they grow up, and teach them that life is not the proverbial ‘bowl of cherries’ by preparing them for the hardships of becoming an adult. Teach them to recognize right from wrong, teach them that to get anywhere in today’s world you must have knowledge and be ready to work hard. Most of all, teach them that drugs and alcohol are not an escape from life’s problems.

I think that unless something drastic is done to educate our children in the correct way, and prepare them properly for adulthood, we are headed for major problems in the future. May God help us all.

Roy.

Teenage Thrillseekers

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, England, Europe, Insanity, Modern World, News, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 16/06/2014 by floroy1942

'L'Eau ou Au Resto'Why on earth do teenagers today feel it necessary to do things that would class them in any normal society as nutcases? I read with some amusement, and then sadness about the latest craze among teens with nothing better to do with their lives. It’s called ‘L’Eau ou Au Resto’ and involves throwing themselves fully clothed into a river or canal. Why?

To me, and I am old and past foolish things, that the current generation are so bored out of their gourds with modern life that they have to do these strange things.

MilkingYes, I hear you say, but we did stupid things in our day, but never anything close to what today’s youth are up to. For example, we would think you belonged in the nuthouse if you went to a supermarket, bought a five litre bottle of milk and poured it over yourself on the pavement outside, the so-called ‘Milking ‘ craze of last year.

With regard to this year’s craze, police are warning of the dangers of such an act as at least one person has been killed and several injured trying it.

'L'Eau ou Au Resto'The one who died was a nineteen year-old from Beganne in France who tied his bicycle to his leg because he did not want to lose it when he rode into the river. Unfortunately for him the water was 20ft deep and the weight of the cycle dragged him down and he drowned. The whole episode was filmed by a friend. I wonder what he must have thought when the man did not reappear.

Several people have been seriously injured trying these stunts also. One middle-aged man tried to launch himself into a river but slipped and hit his head on rocks causing severe head trauma.

A young woman wanted to take a jump off a pier but because she was wearing high heels she slipped and hit her legs as she went into the water.

Balcony JumpingThis latest craze is not as bad as the balcony jumping phase that silly teenagers went through a couple of years ago. This involved jumping from high hotel or apartment block balcony’s into a swimming pool below. This caused very many fatalities among young people who fell to their death because they missed the pool, or slipped before they were ready.

FacebookTo stop such idiotic crazes is almost impossible, because they spread like wildfire on sites such as Facebook. Some idiot has a stupid idea, films it and puts it on the website and before you know it, everyone is at it. For some strange reason it has become a ‘Badge of Honour’ thing and our malcontent youth can’t wait to try it. There are videos of ‘L’Eau ou Au Resto’ on YouTube but to be honest, they are not worth a view. They are in French so it is clear where this fad originated.

Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to guessing what the next craze will be. Maybe it will be something completely off the wall like getting a job. But I guess that is too much to ask for.

Ah well! Roll on the day when sanity returns to the human race!

Roy.

The Best Of Humour

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Insanity, Modern World, News, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 26/05/2014 by floroy1942

Jokes flash back and forth on the internet and occasionally a real gem surfaces. I received this the other day and thought people might like it. It is interesting too because the instigator has used an old Dean Martin song to good effect as a background to the clip.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

My thanks to the anonymous poster.

Roy

The High Cost of Teenage ‘Binge’ Drinking

Posted in Britain, Children, England, Teen alcohol abuse, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , , on 03/12/2011 by floroy1942

The Facts Speak For Themselves

A shocking report out yesterday from the health campaign group Balance has finally put into perspective the results of UK teenagers ‘binge’ drinking. The high consumption level of alcohol among today’s teenagers reached the point long ago where it became a national disgrace, but now, after research by this group, the the real dangers are becoming clear.

 

Cirrhosis Patient

The medical profession has become increasingly worried by a 400% increase in alcohol related liver disease over the last eight years. This figure compares with a 61% rise nationally, and is related to persons between 30 and 34. In  2002, 89 cases were reported in North-Eastern England alone, but this has now risen to 189 last year. Balance highlighted the fact that many cases are among young people in the age group 20 to 25, and some are as young as 11. Quite rightly, doctors describe the results as an epidemic.

Balance Director Colin Shevills said; “It is particularly concerning, as here in the North East we have the highest rate of 11-15-year-olds who drink in England and the highest rate of under 18s admitted to hospital because of alcohol.”

Life's Great! - To Hell With Tomorrow

I still remember what it is to be young and brash, and to feel that it will never happen to you, but the drinking habits of Britain’s’ teens has gone way beyond the reasonable. As a teenager you think only of the moment and don’t even worry about the hangover you will have in the morning, but many are now finding out there is a price to pay, and it will affect the rest of their lives. For a young life, with hopefully a long a fruitful future ahead, the news that you have an incurable liver disease will be devastating.

Typical Saturday Night

To try and reason with teenagers on such a subject is useless, for they naturally enough I suppose, feel as if they are invincible, something we have all felt I guess. Many 20 to 30 year-olds are now being diagnosed with terminal liver disease, and at such a young age that is tragic, but there always come a time when you must ‘pay the piper’.

Alcohol Related Deaths Rising

One particular case quoted in the report is of a 41 year-old ‘party animal’ who drank 3 bottles of wine plus lager a day, and now suffers from cirrhosis of the liver and will be taking close to 100 pills a week for as long as she lives.  The pills will not cure her sickness, but only keep it in check, hopefully. She also spent almost half of the last two years in hospital and her liver could fail at any time. Cirrhosis sufferers have a very poor quality of life, and never know when their liver will fail completely, which of course leads to death.

Three For the Price of Two?

According to many experts, the problem has developed because of the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets and other places, and of course non-adherence to the laws forbidding the sale of alcohol to persons under age. Part of it is also the lack of future prospects felt by much of today’s youth, trapped as they are, jobless because of poor education standards due to the failure of the education system in Great Britain. Parents must also share a major portion of the blame for not exercising proper parental control. Something that seems to be out of fashion these days.  

Top of the League

In many British towns and cities the Saturday night picture is always the same, teenagers vomiting and urinating in the street, and the park benches and pavements littered with comatose drunks. Of course there is also the question of young girls getting ‘wasted’ on a Saturday night and finding out shortly after that they are pregnant. Britain has the highest rate of unmarried teenage mothers in Europe. Let us also not forget the violence that often accompanies ‘binge’ drinking.

The Body Can Only Take So Much Abuse

It’s a sad snapshot of life in today’s Britain and the likelihood of the pattern changing in the near future is bleak. Only a tiny few will perhaps read the report in the newspapers, and those that do will ignore it as being something that will never affect them. Well, let’s face it, liver disease is something old people get. Right!

Roy.

Something Every Teenager Should Know

Posted in Child Discipline, Children, England, English Schools, Modern World, Parenting, Teens with tags , , , , , , , , on 28/06/2010 by floroy1942

Today I Have It All - But Tomorrow?

Today most children, and in particular teenagers, live in an insular world where they expect everything handed to them on a plate. Life for them is a free ride, with little or no responsibilities, and no requirement for commitment. Despite this, many still find it necessary to complain, but the reason is they have no idea what real life is all about. As youngsters they have little concept of the meaning of life, what is expected of them, and more importantly, what it can cost.

Sadly, the blame for this attitude must be born by both parents and the education system which have failed miserably in preparing today’s youth for the trials and tribulations of becoming an adult.

The Very Young Bill Gates

It was for this reason that I decided to make a blog of an interesting speech made by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to a group of high-school children in the USA. It came to me through the e-mail from a good friend, and I found it so enlightening that I decided it needed to be shared as widely as possible.

During his talk he emphasised the way ‘political correctness’ and the ‘feel good’ factor has obliterated the previous ideology of preparing school-leavers for the big bad world they are about to enter.

It is no longer acknowledged within the education system that some children are brighter or more talented than others, because to recognise this denigrates the less gifted. To fail an exam today you need to be a monkey swinging through the treetops, because the school has to hit its targets set by the government.

All this, added to the parents giving their children everything they want when they want it, has led to a generation of free-loaders who will soon enter the real world and expect it to hand them a job and huge salary because they feel they are owed it by society.

Bill Gates: A Success Story

Whether you like, admire, or hate Bill Gates, he has never been afraid to speak his mind, and in the talk he had with the young people at the high-school he pulled no punches. He told them all what they needed to hear.

These are the main points he hammered home to them:

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Teen Charter?

These truths, for that is what they are, must have come as a great shock to many of those listening to him, but hopefully, it will have opened a few eyes to what life is like in the real world after school. It is hard, it can be painful, but we must each handle it in our own way. Those that learn quickly will succeed, those that do not will ultimately fail.

You would be doing your child a great favour by teaching them Bill Gates’ philosophy of life.

Roy.

My thanks to my friend for passing this on, and to the anonymous originator of the mail.


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