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(CNN)   Teens are self-absorbed dumbasses without a thought for the long-term consequences of their actions   ( divider line
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2006-09-05 07:02:39 PM  

2006-09-05 07:03:02 PM  
Dusk-You-n-Me: I recently saw a Penn and Teller episode on Youtube or Google Video or the like that said the government is spending $1 billion a year on abstinence education. I think tonkin linked it. These folks who go into classes for these sessions never mentioned condoms or how to properly use them or anything safe sex related all. It's all "no sex" education. Which is unrealistic and a little scary.

As one of the aforemanetioned self-absorbed teen dumbasses, I can say that I sat through a shiat-ton of abstinence only sex ed in middle school, and not once did I ever receive instruction on condom use.

/i should have practiced or something, its harder to put one on than it looks
2006-09-05 07:03:53 PM  
2006-09-05 07:04:41 PM  

As one of the aforemanetioned self-absorbed teen dumbasses, I can say that I sat through a shiat-ton of abstinence only sex ed in middle school, and not once did I ever receive instruction on condom use.

now THAT is truly sad. We are failing a whole generation of kids.
2006-09-05 07:04:44 PM  
dbaggins: muninsfire


You must go out with a lot of assholes, then....
2006-09-05 07:05:19 PM  
Since I'm a teenager speaking from experience, I have to completely agree.
2006-09-05 07:08:37 PM  
where is the no shiat tag when you need it
2006-09-05 07:09:13 PM  

no, I tihnk it is you that is out of the loop.

after having lived it (the male partner, that cheated, then couldn't being up condoms because she would leave).

I got found out anyways eventually (they always will), and she clearly stated she would have left then if I had brought up condoms. Afterwards I took a survey of a number of women friends. They all said they would leave a long term partner that asked to start using condoms.

moral of the story ?

start the relationship with condoms, and just keep using them. It was my old policy, and I'm back on it.
2006-09-05 07:11:11 PM  
bigdawg: How can we expect better from our kids if we're not better ourelves?

How can we expect better when the children of teachers write something as incomprehensible as your entire post? I'm only partially serious here man, but can you actually read what you wrote? Spelling? Grammar? Punctuation?

I take it your dad was not an English teacher.
2006-09-05 07:12:46 PM  
dbaggins: start the relationship with condoms, and just keep using them. It was my old policy, and I'm back on it.

Oh, I see what you're getting at.

Best policy, anyway--and methinks that if you start without, then start wanting to....the relationship's probably a little bit on the messed-up side.
2006-09-05 07:13:22 PM  
Do you really think that a kid who uses condoms "some of the time" doesn't know what they're for????

I think these kids are just idiots who don't give a damn. They know kids get diseases and get pregnant, they just think it won't happen to them. There've ALWAYS been kids like that.
2006-09-05 07:14:03 PM  
dbaggins: after having lived it (the male partner, that cheated, then couldn't being up condoms because she would leave).

Wait, hold short--you cheated on her?

Dude. Not cool.
2006-09-05 07:16:30 PM  

It's people like that who make me glad I don't own a gun, and don't know how to use one.

Otherwise, I'd be in prison today.

Basic handgun instruction:
1. Load bullets into magazine. Push one down to get the next in. When you can't get anymore in, stop trying.

2. Insert magazine into gun such that bullets point out the barrel. Firmly smack the bottom of the magazine to make sure it's locked in properly.

3.Grasp the upper-rear part of the gun and pull back the slide. Release when you reach the limits.

4. Look for a safety. This can either say 'safety on/off', or be a red dot or a white dot. Move whatever indication there is to the off or red dot.

5.Put the front sight in between the gap of the rear sight, and align to your target.

6. Pull the trigger. Repeat as needed.

There, I've now solved 1/2 your problem. Of course, there are several other fire arm safety rules, and much to learn on how to fire accurately at any distance outside of 10-15 feet. But that's how you fire a handgun.
2006-09-05 07:25:49 PM  
So are politicians.
2006-09-05 07:27:15 PM  

Ok so your point was my writing ability isn't that wonderful. As we all know each and every farker should go through a complete college type draft proccess before typing a post. Unfortunately I posted my first draft there. Sorry about that I'll fix it in my final product.

Seriously though just because I write in a stream of concenciousness manner does not make my point less valid. Perhaps less conprehensiable.

/is not pasting his shiat into word just to spell check.
// Who needs a degree in english to be a computer technician I ask you.
2006-09-05 07:28:05 PM  

What if it's a revolver?
2006-09-05 07:33:27 PM  
bigdawg: // Who needs a degree in english to be a computer technician I ask you.

A degree in English? Half of you can't even speak it. ;)

2006-09-05 07:43:10 PM  
I go meself a degree in Engrish from the Master Wong's university of Acupuncture and liberal Arts!

Than you Master WONG!

or I could simply say I'm from WV and use that as an excuse.
2006-09-05 07:46:32 PM  
OK, Farkers, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of this condom thing...

Why do teens have sex? Because it feels good!

Why don't male teens like condoms? Because when you cover your WEENER with a condom, you've lost half the good feeling.

/don't over my WEENER with anything except some warming KY:)
2006-09-05 07:50:33 PM  
Gotta be Pres. Bush's doing.....
2006-09-05 07:59:26 PM  
2006-09-05 08:07:21 PM  
The Legislative branch (Federal and State) does have something in common with teens after all.
2006-09-05 08:07:37 PM  
006-09-05 07:46:32 PM Burrito Grande

then you can identify with the subby's headline. good for you dumbass.
2006-09-05 08:14:21 PM  
i just always wonder what's up with women who biatch when men use condoms, including women on birth control.

i don't care how much i like you, until i'm ready for it to happen i'm putting every barrier possible between us and possible offspring.
2006-09-05 08:15:23 PM  
The definition of a teenager? self-absorbed dumbasses without a thought for the long-term consequences of their actions Also: drive too fast, drink too much, have unprotected sex, and be an asshole to anyone over 21.

Did I miss something?
2006-09-05 08:20:40 PM  
Compounding their problems is the fact that the teens of today have a horrible taste in music.
2006-09-05 08:23:17 PM
2006-09-05 08:41:34 PM  
Well, duh....
2006-09-05 08:43:41 PM  
Teens are self-absorbed dumbasses without a thought for the long-term consequences of their actions

Submitter seen to be watching his back while waiting for the green light.

/Clearly not a teen.
2006-09-05 08:53:21 PM  
Welcome to humanity in the 21st century:
2006-09-05 08:56:53 PM  
The humpty dance is your chance to get the herpes.

/I blame the MTV
2006-09-05 09:02:45 PM  
speaking as somebody that farked up and had a little baby in, now-baby-goes-out-the-hard-way-type-situation, i would like to say that abortion should be a legal right for every girl, every age, everywhere.

kind of a threadjack, i guess. but yeah... you want to know how many times i didn't use a condom to cause that to happen??? one. one farkin time... and it was because i forgot to pull out... shiat happens. Not that pulling out is super safe but i figured once would kill, i mean, create, anybody. dumb move.
2006-09-05 09:03:55 PM  
I think they should do away with physical education and replace it with a course in critical thinking, logic, the history of Western philosophy, and how to tell when someone is bullshiatting you. Everyone takes it, every semester, K-12. Kids can do their sports after school; you don't need formal instruction to learn to run or throw a ball.

Of course, that's never going to happen, since our society depends on the majority of the working class being idiots -- just smart enough to do their job, and no smarter than that. The only people who get a real education in this country are the people who need to be intelligent to do their jobs -- doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc... and there are other more complex systems of control to keep them in line (inflaming conflicts surrounding illusory differences between political parties, etc). However, there's no reason why a janitor or a gardener can't learn formal critical thinking skills, and those skills would still help him make decisions immensely...

If we can get that training in logic, and critical thinking out to everyone, and we could build a society to rival any that has ever existed. It would be SO SIMPLE to do, but it threatens the current systems of social control, which requires the ignorance of the populace so the leaders can remain in positions of inordinate wealth and power.
2006-09-05 09:44:16 PM  
The Onanist
An interesting question, made even more interesting by Googling "Bush teen"

LOL ... why is Norman Mineta the 3rd hit for this in unfiltered GIS?
2006-09-05 10:04:37 PM  
Money should be spent on birth control education rather than abstinence education. It's obviously not working.

I hate that so many people my age are so damn stupid. And not just about sex, either. About everything. They give all teenagers a horrible reputation. When people talk to me, they usually assume I'm intellectually shallow and a hopeless idiot. Thanks a lot, guys! :)
2006-09-05 10:11:55 PM  
Doublepost, I know. But Johnny Golgotha, I totally agree.

/I also fail dismally at phys ed, but that's besides the point...
2006-09-05 10:12:30 PM  
There exist no problem imaginable that a superintelligent army of robots couldn't solve.

Unless you have a thing against superintelligent groups of robots. But I bet they could just kill you and solve that problem easy.

//Spelin sucks
2006-09-05 11:34:09 PM  
So, you're saying all teenagers are Americans? I'm pretty sure they have them in other countries, right? Right?
2006-09-05 11:46:24 PM  
I've never fired a revolver, so i'd just be guessing. Okay, I'lll guess.

1. Pull handle looking thingy until the cylinder can be moved out to the side.
2. Put bullets in, with the round way facing away from you.
3. Get the cylinder back in the frame.
4. Check/ turn off safety.
5. Point
6. Click. (you may have to pull the hammer back yourself on certain guns before you pull the trigger. this should be obvious fairly fast)
2006-09-06 10:06:20 AM  
I Love Redhead Men

I know you were taking the extreme point of view here. I'm not an abstinance only zealot however:

Pregnancy is ALWAYS a risk!! No pity for him!! He should have to pay child support for the rest of his life

This is true. It is a risk. You have sex, and if the girl/woman gets pregnant then both parties need to own up to their shared responsibility. In many cases, the male needs to help support them. Does this suck if the male is a 16 year old in high school? Sure does! But that does not absolve him of the personal responsibility on bringing a child into this world.

He better slave away for the rest of his life to make that child happy!!

It's his child, why shouldn't he? If not, then why should any man pay child support to anyone?
2006-09-06 10:33:03 AM  
Is it any wonder the majority of young adults vote Democrat?
2006-09-06 07:40:25 PM  
It could also be the fact that you have substandard sex education for your children. Not to mention many more conservative parents don't allow there kids to use what little resources are available to them.

Though I'm quite certain that relying on some stupid promise ring is really going to help the children too.

So yeah blame the conservative parents.
2006-09-06 07:56:38 PM,2933,211341,00.html

Hey Kangaroo Ralph perhaps you should look at the rest of the posts on Fark before you decide to put your foot in your mouth. According to the story on the link it's your beloved Republicans who are largely to blame for your country having the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the developed world. So really maybe their votes are just a way of saying, "Teach me something useful, and not a bunch of rhetoric."

Suck on that troll.
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