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The Troubled Teen Industry / UN declaration
« on: April 16, 2007, 04:28:13 AM »
Today I had a look at the UN declaration on the rights of the child. While I am aware that the USA did not sign on this, it may be worth noting that many regular "non abusive" schools and wilderness programs are potentially in breach of article 3 as well as articles 12 through 20 of this document. (even the ones which dont duct tape kids from head to foot)
For those of you who pen the occasional note to federal politicians it may be worth noting. Particularly given that Canada signed this declaration and they have a few programs as well.

News Items / Canada and the UN declaration on the rights of the child
« on: April 16, 2007, 04:14:46 AM »
Given that Canada like most countries has signed the declaration on the rights of the child it surely AARC must be putting it in breach of several articles on this. Has anyone thoguht of writing to federal and state govts in Canada to point this out? Afterall people did that here when the children of assylum seekers were sent to detention centres with their parents and *eventually* things changed

Feed Your Head / Vonnegut dies
« on: April 12, 2007, 06:54:30 AM »

The Troubled Teen Industry / who are these guys
« on: April 11, 2007, 09:57:38 PM »

Are they ed cons? Advocates in favour of the industry? some kind of Strugling teens like site?

Elan School / duck in a rain coat
« on: April 11, 2007, 04:29:07 AM »
If anybody knows of how i would be able to get my hands on a copy of this book please PM me

Aspen Education Group / movement between schools
« on: March 21, 2007, 08:03:32 PM »
does anyone know whether Aspen reserves the right to move kids from 1 site to another in the manner of WWASP?

Brat Camp / questions from season 3
« on: March 20, 2007, 08:26:35 AM »
So many of you obviously saw this a while ago. i have just seen some bits now so I apologise for the belated questions.
If any of you have been through one of these places you may be able to answer some of my questions.
Georgie appeared to have an amphetimine withdrawral flu for the entire time BC was being filmed. only once did you see her sucking a cough lolly. What did they do about kids who had serious drug withdrawrals which were making them demonstrably ill?

Julia (the stoner with the polish mum) was extremely thin. When she was close to graduation she mentioned she still had not mastered the ability to make fire. in the case of Aspen this meant no hot food.  Given that it took her about 10 weeks to graduate what would they have fed her or other kids who were banned from hot food?

All of the girls in bc 3 were pretty clean and well groomed all things considered. How are clothes usually laundered at long term wilderness places?

Brat Camp / Georgie form Brat Camp?
« on: March 15, 2007, 06:55:46 PM »
Does anyone know which Aspen school she eventually attended?

Open Free for All / Tasteful swimwear
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:57:25 PM »  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

Open Free for All / godhatesfags
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:58:56 AM »

is this site for real or is it a hilarious parody like the landover baptist ppl?

Open Free for All / Straight edge movement
« on: March 10, 2007, 11:31:53 PM »
Can somebody expalin what the straight edge movement is all about?
Are these kids religious? Associated with punk and sakter culture? What is behind their no sex no drugs no booze philosophy?

Tacitus' Realm / the conservative argument against prohibition
« on: February 25, 2007, 09:57:54 PM »

One soccer mom's take on the drug war
By Jessica Peck Corry
Article Launched: 06/28/2006 01:00:00 AM MDT

I hope my daughter will never smoke marijuana. Regardless of whether she does one day, I know one thing for sure: Keeping it illegal can only harm her future.

Since 1998, the Office of National Drug Control Policy has spent more than $2 billion in taxpayer dollars on twin advertising campaigns seeking to discourage marijuana use. The first speaks to parents, calling them the "Anti-Drug." It fails before it begins. Good parents are going to talk to their children about drugs. All the feel-good ads in the world aren't going to get indifferent parents to engage in such an awkward but essential dialogue.

The second campaign fails as well. In these, youthful but sophisticated graphics tell kids not to use marijuana. If there is one sure way to get adolescents to smoke pot, tell them that the government and their parents don't want them to. In fact, a recently published national study indicates that after viewing commercials for this campaign, young people were more likely to exhibit positive responses about the drug.

Politicians whisper quietly behind closed doors about the insanity of the drug war. Neither party, however, has had the courage to take a stand against prohibition publicly. Just imagine if the $2 billion invested in these ads - or the billions more spent prosecuting peaceful marijuana users every year - had been diverted instead into tuition grants for needy students or back to taxpaying parents who could directly invest in college funds.

Earlier this year, many Colorado Republicans - myself included - expressed outrage against a new statewide smoking ban, saying it runs contrary to our American ethos of individual rights, private property rights, and personal responsibility. But where is the GOP's outrage now as the government spends billions to tell people they can't make the decision to use marijuana, a drug proven to be less harmful than cigarettes?

Democrats are no less guilty. They silently watch as our government's addiction to prohibition becomes a national epidemic, taking money out of the pockets of working families and sending thousands behind bars every year.

Both parties do nothing because they believe in the same urban myth. They know they must get the "soccer mom" vote if they want to win, but they are confused on how to achieve this. Their logic goes like this: Moms don't like drugs. Moms don't want their kids to use drugs. Do not advocate legalization or decriminalization if you want moms to vote for your party.

This strategy is tied to reliable studies demonstrating that women are now the decisionmakers in most American families. Just as mom decides which brand of toilet paper to buy for her family, she increasingly plays decisionmaker when it comes to voting. Democrats and Republicans alike believe they would gain nothing by advocating an end to prohibition, but both have failed to consider that they might just gain votes if they could learn to speak to mothers about drugs in a way that they could relate to.

Parents across America are trying to find a way to fund college. By legalizing marijuana, taxing it, and turning this revenue into college scholarships and treatment programs, the future of every child could be just a little bit brighter.

Compare this with the system we have now. Marijuana prohibition, violated by millions every year, has become the laughing stock of American public policy. Kids have seen first-hand that it's not as damaging as they've been led to believe. In the process, they begin to believe that some laws aren't meant to be obeyed. This is by far prohibition's most damaging side effect and only makes the job of being a mom that much tougher.

When I sit my daughter down to talk about marijuana, I'm not going to sugar-coat the facts. Marijuana can be addictive and destructive - just as alcohol can be - when abused. I'm going to let her know that life is exciting enough without turning to drugs for fun. She will learn that every law should be respected and that she should work to change those she believes are unjust.

At the end of the day, our government knows it cannot enforce marijuana prohibition. In the absence of being able to do so, it sends the damaging message to our young people that marijuana should be illegal simply because "I'm the government, and I said so." Moms know better - and may ultimately be the single key to bringing sanity back to American drug policy.

Jessica Peck Corry ([email protected]) is a public policy analyst with the Independence Institute, where she specializes in civil rights, higher education, and land use policy.

Let It Bleed / Lamest songs ever recorded
« on: February 24, 2007, 03:19:03 AM »
What in ppls opinion are the lamest songs ever recorded?

The Troubled Teen Industry / Oz girl teen industry book service
« on: February 23, 2007, 08:52:40 PM »
A lot of people refuse to spend money on the Claire and Mia book or the Dave marcus book because it puts money into the pockets of those who support a corrupt industry.
I think this is a shame because they can give a real insight. i am developing quite a mini Library right now. So in the event that you at least want the cliff notes I am willing to photocopy sections or the whole thing and post them to ppl. Unfortunately I am too much of a luddite to know how to make them adobe docs. will be adding to the list soon. So dont be shy PM me

So far I have
Cults in out Myst
What it takes to pull me through
Come Back (the claire and Mia WWASP book)

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