Government stomping its boots on free-range children

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13 Apr 2015, 12:33 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/US/maryland-free- ... d=30278320

Nancy Grace was ridiculous when she said the present age is necessarily more dangerous than previous times. I know a lot of these "experts" like to say kidnapping rates are higher, but they fail to mention what kind of kidnapping has become more common. Stranger kidnappings, which seem to arouse the most fear, have not really increased. What's increased is the non-custodial parent taking the child with them. That you can thank higher divorce rates for.


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13 Apr 2015, 2:45 pm

I think this piece is pretty good:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns- ... tml#page=1


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13 Apr 2015, 3:04 pm

It seems to go right along with Helicopter Parenting and "It Takes a Village" Socialist mentality.

Just like keeping your kids indoors and wiping them down with hand sanitizer every ten minutes keeps them from developing a strong immune system, people brought up in fear and herded by bureaucratic agencies their entire lives make great slaves.

But then, that's been the Elitists' plan all along. Get them addicted to Entitlements, Surveillance the Nanny State and they'll be too weak and spineless to even realize they have no freedom. :?

Welcome, Comrades, to the NWO Communist Global Collective, where everyone is equally impoverished and enslaved. Well, except for your glorious leaders, but they're just enjoying the privilege of looking after The People's Resources. Go back to bed, your government is in control :wink:


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13 Apr 2015, 3:52 pm

It seems to go right along with Helicopter Parenting and "It Takes a Village" Socialist mentality.

Just like keeping your kids indoors and wiping them down with hand sanitizer every ten minutes keeps them from developing a strong immune system, people brought up in fear and herded by bureaucratic agencies their entire lives make great slaves.

But then, that's been the Elitists' plan all along. Get them addicted to Entitlements, Surveillance the Nanny State and they'll be too weak and spineless to even realize they have no freedom. :?

Welcome, Comrades, to the NWO Communist Global Collective, where everyone is equally impoverished and enslaved. Well, except for your glorious leaders, but they're just enjoying the privilege of looking after The People's Resources. Go back to bed, your government is in control :wink:


Bit of an hysterical conclusion to come to, don't you think?


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13 Apr 2015, 3:55 pm

[email protected] was writing that tongue in cheek. This is evidenced by his use of smiley faces throughout.



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13 Apr 2015, 3:57 pm

It seems to go right along with Helicopter Parenting and "It Takes a Village" Socialist mentality.



Nah, it has more to do with CPS wanting to cover there asses and look like they're doing something to combat child neglect.

But in some cases it actually has to do with the fact that certain people in certain communities don't like children and don't want children running free without adult supervision. So they use the authorities to coerce people with school-age kids to keep them indoors or at least have adults watching over them.



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13 Apr 2015, 4:58 pm

Here is an article from Discovery which finds that stranger kidnappings remain rare:

http://news.discovery.com/human/psychol ... 130514.htm

Children are more likely to have a heart attack before age 18 than they are to be kidnapped by strangers while still a child.

This should be mandatory reading for all parents who have been deceived by a lot of kidnapping organizations into thinking that stranger kidnappings are supposed to be way more common today.


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13 Apr 2015, 5:32 pm

This gives us a look at Japan, where it's common for parents to send their children on "otsukai" (errands):

http://nj1015.com/free-range-kids-do-th ... ght-watch/

When I was a kid in the early 90s in the USA, I remember some of my schoolbooks show kids who have to run errands.


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13 Apr 2015, 7:15 pm

MollyTroubletail wrote:
[email protected] was writing that tongue in cheek. This is evidenced by his use of smiley faces throughout.


If that's the case, then I apologize. I am the quintessential Aspie, in that true intent goes over my head. :lol:


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14 Apr 2015, 6:02 am

I had related but less dramatic thing happen when my daughter was 8 or 9. A cop came to the door saying "we have a report of a child playing in traffic at this address". My daughter had been making chalk drawings on our asphalt driveway but had since come inside. I showed him the drawings. They ended about 2 feet from where the driveway connects to the street so at worst she was seen crouching down with her back to the street about a foot from the street. It is not a very busy street with one car per 20 minutes being typical. He rolled his eyes and left.

I never did find out who called the cops. I tried to figure it out by relating the story to neighbors and watching for reaction but everyone I told it to seemed convincingly surprised.

About the news story: it is depressing how helicopter parenting is so mandated that deviating from it gets the cops called. I agree with Lazar-Kaganovich that a factor is probably certain people who simply dislike children running about and call out of annoyance rather than concern. Sort of an exaggerated "get offa my lawn" to kids who were nowhere near your lawn but hypothetically could be because no parents are currently restraining them.



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14 Apr 2015, 9:44 am

When I was a kid, my friends and I would hop on our bikes early in the day, go about our business playing, then get back near or even after dark. It was rare for any of our parents to be worried, because we lived in a safe neighborhood. Then again, that had been years before the media was saturated with reports of pedophiles taking kids. And even when something like that did happen - as with a local girl working as a paper deliverer who was found dead, wrapped in a garbage bag - nobody thought that could happen to their kid.
I have to admit, I still don't let my ten year old go out alone. Then again, she's autistic, so there's a difference.


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14 Apr 2015, 10:11 am

beneficii wrote:
Here is an article from Discovery which finds that stranger kidnappings remain rare:

http://news.discovery.com/human/psychol ... 130514.htm

Children are more likely to have a heart attack before age 18 than they are to be kidnapped by strangers while still a child.

This should be mandatory reading for all parents who have been deceived by a lot of kidnapping organizations into thinking that stranger kidnappings are supposed to be way more common today.

Faced with failing audiences, mainstream media is desperate to create shock value. Instead of William Randolph Hearst (he invented "yellow journalism"), we now have Rupert Murdoch (he perfected "yellow journalism"). News is no longer a public service, it is a commodity to be sold like cattle feed to the cattle.

Another factoid I like to belie the influence of talking-head media types is that the average American is more likely to be struck by lightning twice in the same year than to ever even see a "terrorist" much less be affected by one.


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14 Apr 2015, 11:45 am



The world can be a scary and complex place, until one turns the 'T.V. and Video Games' off,
and yeah, school and work for profit too, if possible, in fairly rare circumstances, these days.

And yes, particularly the '25/8' fear mongering news shows
of all varieties that now comes in spawn, by '911'.

It's all about getting a 'rise' out of folks to make money;
No matter what the cost of human freedom THAT incurs in flesh and blood life.

Oh GOD, electronic devices CAN be so addicting without even truly producing anything
of interactive REAL IMAGINATIVE CREATIVE VALUE with one's mind AND BODY IN BALANCE.

When I am young, as is a common cliche, among folks my age, back in the black and
white TV of 3 channel days; the household is a prison and the STREETS OF FREE are nirvana,
per imagination and creativity set free, wherever 'she' desires to go, in paths of feet and/or
bicycle tires.

Truly, the imagination and creativity of human being is what sets human being apart
from most other animals, and of course the social cognition of cognitive empathy
more fully developed along with the practice of flesh and blood connection AKA
emotional contagion that is part of affective HUMAN empathy.

'Fat', is a rare thing when I am in my teens. 'Wirey' teenagers are the norm and
NOT THE exception then.

NOW, according to some studies one-third of all school age children are assessed
as type-two pre-diabetic; anti-depressants and other psychotropic drugs for
so-called 'NOMAD SPUNK' AKA ADHD, are sky-rocketing in prescription RATES
FOR Adults and Children; AND truly sad is around 50% of the entire adult
population is on some kind of medication for chronic
pain.

And that's not counting all the illegal ways of drugs, including
the most common legal one, Alcohol, to escape a reality of
pain, chronic stress, and overall human EMOTIONAL
suffering, IN A BODY 'separated' from the mind,
in imbalance where EMOTIONS ARE NO
LONGER REGULATED, SENSES ARE
NO LONGER INTEGRATED,
AND the now recognized, BY SCIENCE,
SIXTH SENSE OF PROPRIOCEPTION AKA
'seeing' the world with one's body are
no longer controlled by higher creative
physical intelligence to Dance, smile, LAUGH
AND LOVE LIFE; INSTEAD OF DRUDGERY, MISERY,
AND A FULL LOAD OF OTHER COMPLAINTS OF
HUMAN SUFFERING.

I am a free human being. I am not afraid to be
alive, and I do not feed my mind fear mongering
ways to become something I am not innately,
instinctually, and intuitively evolved to be.

And yes; that truly is FREE RANGE FRED.

THE FIRST 'STEP' to TRUE FreEdom,

is imagining and creating
something,

anything,

frigging

new,

from a
new dance
step

to a new

WORlD,

at least,

for me.

I for one, am 'IN THE ROBES' IN THIS
video and choose no longer to be
a SHUT-IN, IN A PRISON RULED
BY WRITERS AND DIRECTORS
OF PLAYS AND ACTORS
OTHER
THAN
FRIGGING
ME AKA 'i' AKA SOUL
WRITING AND
DIRECTING 'I' OF HEART ACTOR EGO,
IN EXPRESSING, EXCLAMATION POINT SPIRIT'!'..
IN CONNECTING TO ALL OF NATURE, particularly
the more fully flesh and blood socially cooperative
human beings IN REAL LIFE, I AM EVOLVED TO BE AS
A CHILD OF NATURE AS IS, AKA GOD, FOR

NOW.



AND truly that's just common sense, AKA Existential
Intelligence more fully sought, found, employed,
developed, and utilized in PRACTICING ALL
OF THAT CONTINUALLY NOW.

MOST people RARELY even
'TOUCH' this human potential

any

more...

And that's a travesty AND/OR
'TREASON',
against what it even means
to BE a human

Being FOR
NOW.

'Ms. Nancy' and so many other
fear mongerors FOR PROFIT
NO LONGER EXIST IN
MY UNI-VERSE,
AS I SIMPLY
DO NOT
ALLOW
THEM
ACCESS
TO MY MIND.

WE DO LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY; WE DO HAVE
THAT CHOICE TO JUST FRIGGING
TURN IT OFF;
IN MANY CASES, at least, away,
from school and WORK.

And Yes, turning ON the innate, instinctual, and intuitive
ability for FREEST HUMAN IMAGINATION AND
CREATIVITY, IS TRULY THE 'PHOENIX'
RISING FROM THE ASHES,
IN THE SO-CALLED 'NEW
AGE
OF

NOW'.

'IT' IS NOT EASY; BUT IT IS
POSSIBLE, STILL,
FOR THOSE
WHO DO
NOT
GIVE
UP,
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE SOME
REFERENCE POINT, TO UNDERSTAND,
WHAT IS
TRULY
MISSING,
IN
LIFE.

Moreover, these days, 'IT' is Imaginative and Creative
Physical intelligence; the greatest human intelligence
of ALL, CULTIVATED THROUGHOUT THE AGES TO
STAY INVISIBLE FROM BOTH PREY
AND OR

PREDATOR.

Nah, IT does not come with an instruction manual,
and without the environmental challenge of REAL HAIRY
FLESH AND BLOOD PREDATORS AND PREY,

IT'S A GAME OF LIFE IN IMAGINATIVE
AND CREATIVE
PLAY THAT MUST COME,
IN FLESH AND BLOOD LIFE,
TO ACHIEVE THIS
HUMAN POTENTIAL,

NOW.

I suggest free style 'dancing', MOVING, ways of life,
in mind and body balance, for folks who are strong
enough to not worry about what others think about them,

when they do it.

It works for Napoleon Dynamite, and
OH GOD, It works for me, in the last
19 months of doing it now, for
over 3400 miles in the general
public, and in dance halls
too.

My autism, for all practical
intents and purposes, in
deficits, is wholly created
by culture, and escaped
though all innate, instinctual,
intuitive, imaginative, CREATIVE
PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE IN
MIND
AND
BODY
BALANCE WITH MUCH GREATER
EMOTIONAL REGULATION,
SENSORY
INTEGRATION, AND ENHANCED
COGNITIVE EXECUTIVE
FUNCTIONING
THROUGH GREATER FOCUS AND
SHORT-TERM WORKING MEMORY.

There's no doubt in my mind that
folks like 'Nancy' and others making
parents scared to allow their children
to imagine and create greater physical
intelligence in the freer 'streets' of life,
is at least one environmental factor, leading
to the so-called epidemic of new cases of
Autism, AND MUCH OTHER HUMAN DISORDER.

TO Trap a kid with Spunk in a 'five-wall' room,

IS TRULY INSANITY, FOR NOW
IN HOME, SCHOOL, WORK,
OR IN

THE

'TWILIGHT ZONE' OF
THEN.

I escape the TWILIGHT ZONE OF NOW,
SO I AM
FREE FROM THE DISABLING ASPECTS OF
AUTISM, AND 18 OTHER MEDICAL DISORDERS
CREATED mostly BY an ongoing
CHRONIC STRESS OF A
CULTURE GONE truly
INSANE.

HaHa! and some folks think
I am the crazy one, as they never
encounter
an 'invisible' human
before,
NINJA STYLE..;)

Sometimes,
the signature of the
myth, precedes the reality
of then
and or
now...;)

For all practical intents and purposes,
I am 'Titanium' now, ON MY FAST
RED BICYCLE OF THE LEGS OF ME,
escaping all the chaos
of CULTURE
IN 'E-PAPER' REINS, REIGNS,
AND RAINS
OF
CULTURAL
BS.



GOD, IT'S GOOD
TO GO
BACK

HOME,
TOO.



REAL Change in
HUMAN/NATURE
TRUTH AND LIGHT
starts

WitH

HeArT/SOUL
AND
SPIRIT MORE
FULLY
EXPRESSED iNOW.


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14 Apr 2015, 1:05 pm

It was a long time ago so the ages I am describing might be a little off.

At age 6
Most of how I played was up to me

By age 10 or so.
I walked to and back from school 1/4 mile including crossing a busy intersection every day in all types of weather.

I rode my bicycle where I wanted and and often that meant several miles.
Parental involvement was making sure I did my homework and making sure everybody in family was together for dinner.

By age 12 or 13
I was allowed out at night until 10PM or so. There was no cameras everywhere mobile, phones, texting so parents had no clue what we did.

I babysat my little sister at home often until midnight or later when my parents had their Saturday Night out.

I was sent to a type of camp that took day trips (beach, amusement parks, sporting events etc) and two three day trips away. Supervision from counselors was make sure you are here when the bus leaves.

I was just as Autistic then and that caused problems with bullying and not knowing why. But then the lack of constant helicopter parenting meant literately much less to be overwhelmed about. When problems arose from I now know to be autism related it was thought of as a silly tantrum, a phase, or just kids today are just spoiled (yeah they said that in the 60's and 70's also as they do in every generation)

Nobody would dare think of reporting to the authorities what was going on in another family or even publicly criticize parenting style of somebody else. Privacy was expected, what went on in the home stayed there and since it was their kids they knew best. Anybody who violated this code of conduct was a "rat" who would be shunned.

So yeah I was literally "high functioning" back in the day but if I grew up today with the same "severity" of autism I would probably be having multiple shutdowns/meltdowns per day

I find stories like this sad, horrifying and just plain baffling.


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14 Apr 2015, 2:15 pm

beneficii wrote:
Here is an article from Discovery which finds that stranger kidnappings remain rare:

http://news.discovery.com/human/psychol ... 130514.htm

Children are more likely to have a heart attack before age 18 than they are to be kidnapped by strangers while still a child.

This should be mandatory reading for all parents who have been deceived by a lot of kidnapping organizations into thinking that stranger kidnappings are supposed to be way more common today.


Free-Range Parenting - WebMD
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In fact, crime rates in this country were on the rise during the 1970s and '80s and peaked in 1993. Since then, crime has declined by 50% or more, Skenazy writes in her book. That means if you were a kid in the '70s or '80s, your children are actually safer today than you were when your parents allowed you to walk to school on your own.


Free-range’ kids and our parenting police state

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But take a look at the first-grade readiness checklist from a 1979 book, “Your Six-Year-Old — Loving and Defiant.”

Back then, your child was ready for first grade if he or she had two to five permanent teeth, were at least 6 years and 6 months old and these:

●Can your child tell, in such a way that his speech is understood by a school crossing guard or police where he lives?

●Can he travel alone in the neighborhood (four to eight blocks) to store, school, playground, or to a friend’s home?

●Can he be away from you all day without being upset?


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