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10-19-2005, 06:51 PM
By locking the power cord from a device such as a Video Game, TV, Stereo, Computer, etc. into the Power Copís secure lockable area, Power Cop securely allows you, the Parent, to regulate the time allowed per day to use the locked down device.
Let Power Cop be the bad guy Ė Sit down with your kids negotiate a fair time and then let Power Cop be the time keeper.
Ok, I've seen this commercial a few times and ever time it drives me absolutely nuts. Welcome to one of the core problems in society today, poor parenting. Nobody said being a parent was easy, or fun all the time. But it's parenting, not bestfriending.
Parents don't want to be the "bad guy" and enforce rules. Well guess what happens when these urchins get into the real world....they still don't follow rules because they don't understand authority and responsibility.
My daughter watches TV sometimes, and I don't have a PowerCop. My daughter plays computer games on the PC sometimes and I don't have a PowerCop. When my wife or I say it's time to stop doing whatever it is she is doing...then that's it. Sometimes there are little minor fits, they used to be bigger fits, but that's part of growing up and learning about life. Most of the time now it's "Yes sir" or "Yes ma'am". Like I said, every once in a while it's "Aww dad" or "Aww mom", occassionally a little bit of whining, but hey, I whine whenever I have to leave the gun/knife shop.
My point is that first came the electronics to occupy the kids because parents did not want to parent them. Now comes more electronics to parent the electronics that are parenting our kids......:rantoff:
I'm better now. I have needed to get that out for a while. Back to your regularly scheduled programming....as long as you have time left on your PowerCop. If not, then I guess we'll see you tomorrow.
10-19-2005, 06:55 PM
this is sad , but true...
a village shouldnt have to raise a child.:dammit:
10-19-2005, 07:24 PM
10-20-2005, 06:38 AM
LOL, any idiot who would buy a PowerCop would probably be so lazy when hiding the keys their kids would find them within 24 hours.
10-20-2005, 09:09 AM
Wouldn't it be a much better world if they let their spawn play as many video games as possible.......desensitizing them to violence for that inevitable day when they snap and kill their parents ?
This is a great thread and WT351 puts forth an unpopular`truth. That sad old " all the other kid's are doing it " and " Mommy / Daddy sucks " shit goes on daily. But a lot of parents are too chicken shit to say no to their kids. A little disappointment and frustration will better prepare junior for reality that an extra hour of G.T.A. or what ever the fuck they are playing. I know people (adults ) who will talk shit about their hockey / football / basketball / golf skills ...... all learned on the couch. Get the fuck outside and do something , ya lazy bastards ! Do it with your fucking kids ! How about swapping the reality T.V. for a little reality ?
Fuck head parents breed fuck head kids , and if the kids do turn out alright , it is through some serious effort on their own part.
Anyone who uses an electronic device to do their job as a parent is way too involved in their own life and way not enough in their kids lives.
I wouldn't go as far as recommending that the kids be taken away , but how about a nice steel toe in Dad's nut sack so he can't produce any more young'uns.
04-10-2008, 10:20 AM
:bump: if only for LaBella's NM booking photo!
04-10-2008, 09:52 PM
Being part of the Nintendo generation (although I didn't have one until I was 12 years old, 5 years after all the other kids), this shit pisses me off to no end. I'm 27 years old and I know how to do things that make other 20 somethings go "Wow! Where did you learn to do that?" WTF?!?! I read it in a fucking book, then I went and did it. No, I'm sorry, they don't make "Change your oil 101" for PlayStation3 yet. Some people say "Man, you must have been poor growing up..." No, sorry, wrong again. My folks weren't the richest people in town, but I never went hungry. My parents, however, they did grow up poor. And I thank God everyday they did. I learned EARLY on how to do things myself. I was sweating copper pipe at 5 YEARS OLD. By 12 I was wiring the basement and doing the sheetrock. By 17, I had my own remodeling/cabinetry business on the side making some decent cash. And look where I am today... Ok so the .mil isn't all that glamorous, but my bills are paid, and I digress. Back to my rant. Parents these days are definitely lacking some VERY basic skills. Hell, most of them shouldn't have bred in the first place. A lot of the problem ones were born in the early 70's, more than likely the product of some leftover drug induced "free love" from the previous decade. This issue is that these people grew up in an era where life was easy. Everything was theirs for the taking, and somewhere along the way they forgot how to work for it. I dunno what can be done to fix it, but I will say this:
Everytime I walk up to the counter at the local fast food place, I feel so much better about the life choices I made and am much more greatful for the asswhoopings my parents dealt out.
04-10-2008, 11:13 PM
This is why we have teen girls who are both misguided enough to beat the piss out of a girl over some Myspace crap and dumb enough to film it. Righteous rant you posted.
04-18-2008, 11:11 AM
Everytime I walk up to the counter at the local fast food place, I feel so much better about the life choices I made and am much more greatful for the asswhoopings my parents dealt out.[/QUOTE]
Not to kick you in the ass or anything. I believe there is a person for every job. My day job is sitting behind a desk. My weekend job is at a pizza place. My General manager at the pizza place makes more than my manager at my day job. Why do I work two jobs. Am I unedjumicated. No! I went to college. I have a good Day job. I just wanted to have money for the fun things I want to do. My day job pays the bills and allows my family to have a great life. My side job lets me do silly things. OHHH like buying knives. Fixing my Car up! I noticed that your ex military. I make more at the pizza place AS MY SIDE JOB. Than I did when I Got out of the army In 2000. Its your rant. Just remember. These people Make your food. NEVER MESS WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOUR FOOD!!!:devilfinger:
04-19-2008, 05:47 AM
04-19-2008, 02:29 PM
In retrospect I can see how I may have offended some people with my generalizations. I realize that yes, some people choose to work these jobs to make extra cash. Other people are forced into it. With further analysis, I found my comments apply to only a small spectrum of fast food employees nationwide. However, they make up the majority of the demographic in this town. Perhaps it's a regional thing. Either way, I think the point of my rant was simply that parents aren't setting their children up for success, and their children aren't taking responsibility for their own lives. Even now, I have a woman in my neighborhood that has two daughters, 7 and 5. Both girls have been caught red handed stealing toys from other people's back yards NUMEROUS times. Is it the girls, or is it the mom?? I hate to think what will become of them.
BTW, I'm still active duty, so I know how the paycheck goes. I work odd jobs to fund my hobbies too. Unfortunately, with the hours Uncle Sam requires, it's difficult to find steady work.
04-20-2008, 03:08 AM
When I saw "Powercop" I thought someone had broken a donut record or something.
04-20-2008, 03:30 AM
this is sad , but true...
a village shouldnt have to raise a child.:dammit:
I sort of agree, and disagree on this point. I live in a small rural village, (yeah, I'm just a poor dumb farm boy, the offspring of poor dumb farm boys going back 200 years ...), and, in a strange sort of way, a village does raise, or help to raise kids. Sure, the parents are the ones who should be responsible for making sure the kid is educated and has discipline and respect and all that, but the social interactions of those the kid grows up with and around has a definite bearing on how he/she learns to deal with the world and other people.
It's my strongly held belief that cities are what is wrong with society. If I go into the city to visit friends I can't help but notice that, on average, the kids are not as "society friendly" as those I see with their parents on Saturday afternoon up at the village pub. The village kids are still kids and do the sorts of things that kids do but, they do what their parents tell them and they show some respect for other adults they are around.
In my village you don't see graffiti scrawled everywhere, you don't find the local telephone box vandalised and when people go up to the pub on Friday night they leave their cars out in the street with the windows open.
So, the point of my rant is that, IMHO, a village IS a part of a kids balanced upbringing.
Maybe I should drink a little less of this red wine .....
04-20-2008, 04:10 AM
Hey! You have to do what you have to do! When I had a 3 teenage kids in the house plus all their friends in and out all the time, I had a locked bar, locked beer fridge, locked gun locker and didn't leave the keys to the extra vehicles laying around! Not because I didn't have faith in my kids! (right!), but when the cats away, the mice will play and it is better to be safe than sorry. If you don't want the kids to play video games when you are not their, and want to be sure, why not lock them out of the equipment!
04-20-2008, 08:57 AM
Roadfish makes an excellent point.
While we weren't total arch criminals when we were kids , we got into some shit.
And I thought I was being some sort of ground breaking , rebellious yet hip kind of guy ............... but at the end of the day , I did a lot of the same shit my Dad did.
Surprising him would take some effort.
The big difference was that his generation didn't have the access to dope that we did , but he drank his beers and got in his brawls and etc.
He did establish some sort of moral values in us , and none of us wound up too badly.
The big one was teaching us respect for others I think..........and that it was not given freely , but lavished when deserved.
That and loyalty to family and friends.
The proverbial building blocks for a foundation that has served me pretty well over the years.
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