October 19, 2017
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  • Captain Kangaroo

    Kids being kids.

    • Ben Hutchins

      Are kids that different nowadays? I mean, I don’t remember “I WILL CUT YOU MAN” being a laugh-offable offense when I was a kid.

  • Anonymous

    19 is an adult

    • Captain Kangaroo

      Yup according to the law, but certainly not mentally.

      • Anonymous

        That certainly shows a sad state of our society to describe a 19 year old man as a teenager.

        • Ben Hutchins

          Erm? His age ends in “-teen”. That’s sort of what “teenager” means. It’s a sad state for society when we use words as they are defined now?

          • jerrymyx

            I didn”t see your post, but I SO agree!!

        • jerrymyx

          19 still has the Teen in the age bracket!!

    • County Escapee

      Except, apparently, when they’re caught drinking. Then their names can’t be divulged because they’re considered juveniles.

      • Captain Kangaroo

        Wrong it’s only under 18 that the names are withheld.

        • County Escapee

          I’m aware of all that, but I had a bit of a verbal scuffle about this on a story earlier this week. It was the one with 12 minors, 2 18 year olds and an older man having a party. I asked the author why the 18 yr olds were not named and considered juveniles and promptly got my pp slapped from every direction for my effort!

          The State definition for juvenile I found only mentioned under 18 with no mention made for alcohol. Gave up the good fight….

  • Bill Cat

    Whipped that ‘teenage’ angle right out there, eh? Read the caption and envisioned of some skinny 14 year-old getting ready to squabble with a pocket knife — tough in the mind but light in the behind — as we used to say. Considering that 19 is about as close anybody come come to NOT being a teenager anymore.

    So what’s the real story, ‘family member’ smoked up his stash, maybe drank all his Allens? Drank up all my booze? That’s a knife-pullin’!!!

  • Anonymous

    In America, adolescence is extended well into adulthood. But I am one of the people that think that 18 and up is an adult and should be treated accordingly. I feel very irritated when they are treated as kids when in fact they are young adults. It also makes it easier to continue to avoid growing up when other people think of them as adolescents.

    • Anonymous

      I agree that 18 should be adult… FOR EVERYTHING… BUT the physical fact is the neurotransmitters which give people judgement and the more stable thinking of older folks are not fully formed until the mid twenties.

      Back in stone-aged times these “teenagers & 20-somethings were the hunters and gatherers. They didn’t need judgement because they knew their place. Now society no longer needs these people, so they kick or float around doing the aggressive hunter thing.

      We haven’t come very far in some areas have we?

      • Ben Hutchins

        It’s only been 7,000 or so years since the Stone Age – not nearly enough time for evolution to work with – so no, we haven’t. Biologically speaking we haven’t come any distance at all. We are Stone Age people, just ones who are acting really strange by Stone Age standards. Sometimes it slips out. :)

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