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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145785 on: January 14, 2019, 02:04:21 am »

I propose the dwarven solution.  Drop them into a 1 tile deep pit with half a dozen dogs for 5 years.  When they emerge they will be strong enough to not need anything but their two hands and won't be crying about how they want that kit kat bar on the shelf anymore.

(Side effects may include taking the kit kat bar without asking and simply suplexing you into a table if you try to take it from them)
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« Reply #145786 on: January 14, 2019, 02:14:37 am »

I fully support the electrotherapy option.

Or, you know, permit parents to discipline their kids.
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« Reply #145787 on: January 14, 2019, 02:25:37 am »

Or, you know, permit parents to discipline their kids.
For real!!
A clip round the ear would do a troublesome child with no sense of right or wrong a world of good. Popular ideas of child raising these days are just ridiculous.
TF you gonna do if I knock your favourite mug off the counter, hit Fido with a stick and scream incessantly at the supermarket? Blog about it? Pfffft.   


But how will the child learn that it isn't okay to be loud in public spaces unless they're in public spaces looking at how not-loud all of the grown-ups are?
Uhhh. It doesn't really work that way without some parental input.
The "unfit parents" I'm talking about generally don't even bother telling their brats to STFU when they're screeching away.

Honestly, a combination of allowing parents to discipline their kids and revamping/subsidising the child-care industry so that it's less of a luxury would probably the best way to end this problem and improve the childhoods of countless kiddies across the nation/planet.

But first we have to do away with the weird taboo about calling out bad parents. I guess we all have to do our part, there.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145788 on: January 14, 2019, 02:37:50 am »

I think you should be able to sell your children into slavery. It would provide a deterrent for bad behavior, help low skill industries, and provide a way out for poor income families with surplus offspring.
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« Reply #145789 on: January 14, 2019, 02:40:12 am »

Can't have upward social mobility without downward social mobility.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145790 on: January 14, 2019, 04:20:20 am »

I think you should be able to sell your children into slavery. It would provide a deterrent for bad behavior, help low skill industries, and provide a way out for poor income families with surplus offspring.
But that would also provide an incentive for low-income families to produce considerably more children than they'd ever be able to support, resulting in overpopulation and strain on resources.


Anyways, corporal punishment of kids doesn't even work all that well... It's very much the norm in India, and the kids would happily chatter about how their parents or teachers would grab the nearest solid object and start laying into them if they ever found out about what the kids were doing. They didn't stop doing those things, they just figured that the pleasure from doing the thing outweighed whatever harm the authorities could inflict on them, because they'd gotten so used to beatings that it didn't mean anything anymore. "This isn't even my final form" kinda bullshit.

I remember watching one of the neighbors out on their balcony smashing away at one of their kids with a glass bottle, and the kid was just laughing at it. That's what you get in a society where you earn a rap across the fingers with a bamboo pole if you answer a question incorrectly in school.

As for long-term behavioral improvement... Ever met one of those old people who gripes about how "In my day, kids were whipped with switches to make them behave!", and how since people stopped doing that everything went to shit?  You know how whiny and irritating those people are?

Don't beat your children, folks... They'll grow up into aggressively obnoxious old people.

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« Reply #145791 on: January 14, 2019, 04:52:10 am »

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But that would also provide an incentive for low-income families to produce considerably more children than they'd ever be able to support, resulting in overpopulation and strain on resources.
Nonsense. A slave free market would self regulate, thanks to the laws of supply and demand. If there was a surplus of slave children, the price per slave (PPS) would drop, hence driving down slave children production (SCP). Also the extra income for those low income family would facilitate upwards social mobility, and further economic development as said newly affluent citizens sought to buy slaves of their own, thus resulting in the wealth trickling down through society
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« Reply #145792 on: January 14, 2019, 04:58:02 am »

On a slight tangent, I just confirmed that "Stone's 'Ginger Joe' ginger beer" does not, in fact, have anything to do with Stone breweries.

I always thought it was a teensy bit lacking in attitude for a Stone product... But yeah, Stone and Stone's are apparently two entirely different and unrelated companies.

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« Reply #145793 on: January 14, 2019, 05:27:03 am »

resulting in the wealth trickling down through society
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145794 on: January 14, 2019, 05:50:35 am »

It's amusing. I was trying to think of any other situation in nature where one organism gives 'startup nutrients' to another organism, and in return is fed off the growth of the would-be parasite, growing larger itself.
There isn't many which aren't straight-up parasitic.
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« Reply #145795 on: January 14, 2019, 05:54:39 am »

Lichens are a bit like that, but it's not really a win for the algae. Also, the entire system tends to reproduce at once, so I suppose for the most part it's not really that the lichen gives the fungus a kick-start, although the fungus does need the lichen to survive.
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« Reply #145796 on: January 14, 2019, 07:57:08 am »

Economies of scale!

Also, think of the benefits!

1) Children will learn that high sugar content is their enemy, because high blood glucose charges the shock system more efficiently. This will greatly assist with combating juvenile obesity! WIN!

2) The implanted array needs significantly less electrical power to deliver the shock because it is beneath the subcutaneous fat layer, and has much lower resistance it needs to overcome to do its job.  This is not only more environmentally conscious, it also is less likely to cause burns, which is what those child coddling CPS idiots are all about really.

3) You can control your child with a smartphone!

4) Things like the Kent State tragedy could be prevented entirely, as campus security could simply activate the shock systems to suppress the little upstarts!

Really, It really is the better option. :P

I heard somewhere that a person's adult sexuality is determined in the earliest formative years. So you have these shock chips in the kids, and then 20 years later, you have a curiously large amount of people that identify as "Masochistic Electrosexuals" because nothing else arouses them.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145797 on: January 14, 2019, 08:15:40 am »

Can't have upward social mobility without downward social mobility.

Well, I mean, you can certainly have more of the latter than the former. As for whether both those things can exist in anywhere near equal amounts...

Well, Iím hardly a sociologist, but I canít help but think that seems too optimistic.
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« Reply #145798 on: January 14, 2019, 08:26:15 am »

Well no, because social status is relative - if social mobility goes upward for some people then it also goes down for the top people simply by them not being as far above the rest as they was before
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« Reply #145799 on: January 14, 2019, 09:20:41 am »

Unless they go upwards as well  :P
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