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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

Vermonter Re:I don't even... (323 comments)

I agree. The most important part of discipline is not the method, but the consistency. Your method of punishment will change with each child. Some children respond better to time outs, some respond better to early bed time, etc. But the key is to have well defined rules, and to be consistent in punishment when those rules are broken. It's the well defined boundaries that help children develop.

about a week ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Vermonter Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (439 comments)

Seriously. Neolithic people dying at age 20? So that gives humans at the time only a few years from when they hit puberty until they die to have and [begin to] raise children? I can hear the kids now: "My parents were so old when they died, I actually vaguely remember them!"

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Vermonter Re:Here we go again... (1051 comments)

To be honest, I wasn't even considering the annual flu vaccine when I typed my response. I was talking about vaccines that you get as a young child that last for the rest of your life.

about two weeks ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Vermonter Re:No (1051 comments)

That would be good, except how would someone know that another person in public and not vaccinated?

about two weeks ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Vermonter I can hear them now... (1051 comments)

"I am so glad I didn't get my little Johnny vaccinated. Sure, he died of Measles when he was 3, but at least he didn't catch the autism!"

about two weeks ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Vermonter Tough call (1051 comments)

While I think not getting vaccinated is incredibly stupid, I also worry about setting a standard of the government being able to force things in to your body.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

Vermonter Re: When we give money to the schools ... (229 comments)

Maybe you can clarify, I am genuinely confused at your statement - If my child goes to LAUSD, who pays for that? I assume it comes out of taxes, to which I contribute. Now maybe I misunderstood the parent post, but if I choose to send my kid to private school, I then need to pay both the private school and LAUSD? So I am essentially paying tuition 3 times? I guess I don't understand what you mean when you say you are paying back your child's education before they even have one.

about three weeks ago
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Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff

Vermonter Pass (75 comments)

Let me know when I can get a discount in my service. I might let Verizon track me if it meant a direct discount. Until then, I'll pass.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Vermonter 105 megabits per second (401 comments)

If I am hearing correctly, this guy was signed up for 105 megabits per second... Do you know how hard it is to use 105 megabits/second? Netflix in HD only uses up 5... unless this guy has a family of 20, with each person watching HD content, 105 Megabits/second is a waste of money. I mean granted, maybe some people here can tell me how a single family home can use that much bandwidth (downloading several dozen torrents simultaneously?), but my family doesn't even use half of our 30 Megabit/second bandwidth.

about 5 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Vermonter More activism needed (710 comments)

Perhaps those concerned about climate change can try to raise awareness? #climatechange #conserveenergy I feel better about myself already!

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

Vermonter Re:I for one... (118 comments)

They can't be any worse than the corrupt politicians we have in power now.

about 6 months ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Vermonter Re:4/$2.50 (196 comments)

Plus it's nice that I can drop an LED bulb and instead of having to technically call a hazmat team to clean it up, I can pick it up and it still works fine.

about 6 months ago
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Cable Companies Duped Community Groups Into Fighting Net Neutrality

Vermonter I really have no choice... (170 comments)

I really, really want to be against net neutrality, because free market and such, but when I look at Time Warner and Comcast, they are the best argument *for* net neutrality. I guess it comes down to who I trust more, the government, or the cable companies.... and it's kind of a tie at zero... Now if the FCC would decide that the infrastructure could be used by startups, allowing for actual competition, then we might get somewhere.

about 7 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Vermonter What if you already make $14? (1040 comments)

If you have spent the past few years busting your ass at a job, and managed to make your way to $14/hr (say, you got promoted to a manager position at a restaraunt)... then what? Do you essentially go back to making minimum wage? Do you now make, as a manager, the same hourly wage as the dishwasher? Increasing the minimum wage is great for people that already make it, but I have always felt like it has screwed those who have worked hard to get a few raises over minimum wage.

about 7 months ago
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Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

Vermonter Malignant monopoly or just plain evil (405 comments)

Are those my only choices? I mean, Amazon is not a monopoly, because I can buy all that stuff at other places, so that just leaves plain evil. So I guess I am forced in to answering that Amazon is just plain evil?

about 7 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

Vermonter Re:Insanity (370 comments)

It would certainly still be serving the US market, but the site would no longer be under US jurisdiction, and getting the site taken down would then become a much more involved task.

about 7 months ago
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Zuckerberg's $100 Million Education Gift Solved Little

Vermonter This shows the real problem (335 comments)

If the money was wasted by upper management, then that should be a big red flag that the problem is most likely with upper management.

about 7 months ago
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Silicon Valley's Love-Hate Relationship With President Obama

Vermonter Re:codependent (131 comments)

Well, if those bloggers are getting all their information from the very media stations giving Obama a pass...

about 8 months ago

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