The Dumbest Generation?

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  1. Jeff Elohim

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    excerpts from very short 'research' >
    "There are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea, more than ... 70 years of manufacturing plastic later, we are finally starting to see where it all ends up when we toss it. ...
    Microplastics are found in fresh water too."
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    "Microplastics are Everywhere, But Their Health Effects on Humans are Still Unclear
    The health effects of microplastics remain unclear, but we do know that they're pervasive in both the environment and our bodies."
     
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    More to the important point >> (for education and learning)

    Found 'accidentally' , not looking for this, just now found it >>

    "One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, which is causing grave and irreparable damage to the natural world and human society with

    about 40% of deaths worldwide being caused by water, air and soil pollution"

    That's way way way way more than any virus the last two years, isn't it ?
     
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    All of us here can remember when beer and soft drink bottles were returnable. I recqll walking up and down on the highway that passed our house Beer bottles one cent, pop 2. I earned spending money.


    Why can't we return to that, including all glass containers in the super maarket? Couldn't we also build the plastic salad containers a bit stronger and mae them also returnable? Fast food take-out containers returnable? I could go on and on. About this.
     
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    Something 'could' be done, it could have been done a century ago in fact (plastics that were bio=degradable with no build up, no harm to the environment or fish or people or mammals or birds and not polluting)
    yet because it wasn't done decades ago
    this resulted >>

    excerpt: "There’s no quick fix to this global environmental threat, but urgent action is needed.
    Plastic has myriad uses and is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. All factors which led to the global boom in its use. And, although the planet can’t cope with the amount of plastic currently produced,
    demand will continue to climb over the next decade or two.

    The path to a more sustainable future lies in finding alternatives to single-use plastics, while developing initiatives that help reduce our dependence on them."

    i.e. a few generations of greedy corporations polluted the whole world and the oceans beyond measure, beyond belief ?
    That's just the plastic....
    Then there's the increasing mercury, pesticides, herbicides, gmo, deadly vaccines, processed foods (known since wwII to cause cancer, diabetes, seizures, headaches, pneumonia, colds, flu, etc etc etc ) ...
     
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    What does all the plastics discussion have to do with this thread topic??
     
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    Plastic has even polluted the thread.

    More on point and not to necessarily defend this generation but didn’t the plastic revolution start with OUR generation?
    I mean, I can’t call this generation dumb if they are simply using the products we handed them to use and moreover, we use those same products which makes us a tad hypocritical.
    What’s more, if we, the “teachers” of a younger generation didn’t pass on the need to keep the pollutants out of the oceans, dumps and streets, who is to blame for an ignorant younger generation?

    Wanna read something really dumb; When I was a very young lad and lived on the Mississippi River, people who lived in house boats and on the banks didn’t go to the dump with their garbage but merely threw it into the river.
    Those were my elders so I guess we gained some stupid from them and then passed on some dumb to our progeny.

    It’s a wicked cycle indeed......
     
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    I don't know you but I had an "all around education"; you won't here a person 40 and up y/o, from my country, to give the ignorant answers some teens / young adults from USA gave to a reporter in Florida.
    Some of the answers were "WW II took place in 1967. / Roosevelt was an USA President in 1690. / Pearl Harbor is in Asia. / Socialism means to socialize more. / Puerto Rico doesn't belong to USA."
     
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    Wide open ?

    Since it was , likely, educated kids who developed the poinsons and plastics and protocols and methods that ended up getting the world where it is - toxic dump and all, politically , scientifically, educationally, medically, financially, etc

    then why promote that kind of education ?

    Others since the last century at least have pointed this out and shown how home schooling results (or can result) in results that are a lot better for the children, the parents, and the world. (because , in part, of not being subject to the greed of the ones in control of the education system, politics, science, medcine, finances, etc etc )
     
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    My older brother taught middle school in a public school. He was offered early retirement after being called in to be questioned about his involvement in his church. While disciplinary action wasn't successful, he was told that it wasn't appropriate for him to teach Sunday School in the church because some of his public school students were also in his Sunday School class, and that was a violation of the separation of church and state, or otherwise a problem. The teacher's union wouldn't support him in it and were probably the ones who initiated it. Instead, they offered him an attractive early retirement settlement and he took it, retiring in his mid-40s.
     
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    I have a novel idea. How about if we eliminate the politics from both the church and state. I am very sure the Constitution can get along quite well with the church and state if all the politicians were left out of the equation.
     
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    It boggles the mind.

    "No government employee may be a Christian because, uh, Constitution."
     
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    Prominent Democrats have already suggested that.
     
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    From what I observed at the Westin Hotel about 5 years ago, I believe this video captures some of what human resources had to put up with in an interview.

     
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