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  1. John Konop says:

    A bigger issue is learning to accept people without judging them. I have been very outspoken about gay bashing. In my business it is all about productivity and I could careless about race, sex………

    Sex, death and videotapes: College student’s suicide exposes the ugly side of our show-all society

    AJC-As a New Jersey native, this story about the Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after his roommate filmed him in a sex act and posted it online caught my attention last night. It is a depressing story that raises questions about both morality and the invasive nature of today’s electronic toys.

    I am not sure what to say except people can be cruel and that cruelty has a price. How we are raising our kids today that they would think it was funny to videotape another teen in a sexual encounter and post it for the world to see?

    But, we have become a nature of voyeurs, whether it’s gawking at the poor woman caught picking her nose on camera this week or a TMZ-surprise attack on some celebrity eating an ice cream cone with his kids.

    A friend of mine who threw herself a birthday bash was stunned when a guest posted photos from the party on Facebook. There was nothing indecent about the photos, but my friend was very private and didn’t want photos of her whooping it up for strangers to see. I told her that we are now all living under the constant glare of a camera, except it’s a cell phone capturing every moment of our lives, even the embarrassing ones…..

    http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2010/09/30/sex-death-and-videotapes-college-students-suicide-exposes-the-ugly-side-of-our-show-all-society/#comments

  2. ricstewart says:

    Nathan Deal’s Democratic roots are showing in his latest ad, where he talks about making children qualified for “the jobs they deserve.”

    Oh, the culture of entitlement.

    • rightofcenter says:

      Making children qualified for “the jobs they deserve” is a Democratic value? Gee, I guess I need to consider changing parties. I would hope creating the environment for job creation and expansion was a Republican value as well.

      • ricstewart says:

        No, the idea that somehow children deserve jobs is a product of our entitlement society. Making children qualified to fill jobs is excellent and should be encouraged. My problem is the idea that they are somehow entitled to a job for no other reason than existing.

        • John Konop says:

          RS,

          In all due respect I think you are reading way too much into the comment by Nathan Deal in his ad, as many people know I have been fairly objective about the positives and negatives of all the candidates in this race.

          I believe Nathan Deal was promoting the concept of not forcing all students into a 1 track college or you are out education system (No Child Left Behind). I will give him credit on promoting vocational/community college education before high school graduation. As many know I have advocating for years using the resources of our community college system combined with our Universities in the 7th-12th grade with private, public and home school students. Why not let them set the requirements and curriculum for graduation so Georgia students get a head start in life with real job skills and or completeing many future requirements pre-high school graduation.

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