Category: Wisdom of Youth


 … Put The Eternal Joys Of Parenting In Perspective

 

 

Here are a few samples to start your day off with a smile .

 

 

 

10. Basic hygiene… 

 

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16. Sometimes they raid the fridge for midnight snacks…

 

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Kids can be mean …

 

 

 

21. So mean.

 

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34. Their first jobs can be a little dirty.

 

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See the other 36 examples of parental joy at IJR . Have a nice day .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone’s Mind

 

The artists have chosen quotes from various people.

 

 

 

” At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir… but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.”

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” The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. These two create some of the most beautiful (and inspiring) art you’ll ever see.”

 


Visit Viral Nova for many more examples of “Dangerdust’s” fabulous weekly chalkboard artwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHP Aircraft Catches East Bay Motorcyclist Going 120 MPH On The Highway

 

 

 

” The story of how Corey McDonah ended up in the Hayward Hall of Justice is a high-tech tale that is equal parts dumb luck, bad choices, and good police work.

  With sweaty palms, and a bewildered look, he pleaded no contest to reckless driving and received a lecture from the judge.

“ As bad as all this seems right now, this might be one of those things that might save your life,” the judge said.

  On April 2nd, Air-37 was on routine patrol over the East Bay. It flies at any time of day, with a gyro-stabilized thermal camera, and lens capable of zooming in from several miles away.

  Something caught California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Jackson’s eye: a tiny speck blowing past traffic.
It was McDonah on a motorcycle, weaving in and out of the cars, at nearly double the speed limit.

“ The bike is stupid fast,” McDonah said. “I’m not saying I couldn’t help myself but, you know, you buy a bike for a certain reason. Sometimes it gets you in trouble.”

Jackson shot the video from more than a mile away.”

Libertarians Trail Meter Readers, Telling Town: Live Free Or Else

 

 

 

 

 

” In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed.

  In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often videotaped by young adults known as “Robin Hooders.” They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”

  Welcome to Sherwood Forest, N.H., where these acts of charity have led to some donations and gratitude, but also to sidewalk tensions, harassment allegations and litigation. They are part of a broader effort by about two-dozen activists, most of them from someplace else, to unshackle Keene from the “violent monopoly” of government and its enforcers, including these parking officers who work in weather fair and foul.”

 

 

 

   Meet the Robin Hoods Of Keene in the New York Times and visit their Facebook page to give them a Like as they do battle with the State in an effort to keep New Hampshire free .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Russian Kids Who Take The World’s Riskiest Photos

 

 

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Photo Credit: Ivan Kuznetsov

 

 

 

” Walking briskly, Ivan Kuznetsov leads Kirill Vselensky and Vasilisa Denisova out into the courtyard of a 30-story building in Moscow’s business district. He turns and perches alertly on his heels, anxiously looking for a security guard like a bird watches for a garden cat. There are none, as far as Ivan can tell, and he continues to the entrance of the underground parking garage and down a sloping driveway. He’s searching for a way to the building’s roof — then a way to get off it.

  Past a few parked cars, the trio head for a service door. It’s locked, but with one solid shoulder slam it flies open. Everyone is now inside the building. So far, so good. They’ve done this before.

  Behind the service door are service escalators and stairways and weary workers who pay no attention to the three young people, who find an elevator and ride it as far as it goes, to the 16th floor. They exit and quickly climb 14 flights of stairs. They are now where they wanted to be, where they aren’t supposed to be — on the roof, taking in the illegal view of Moscow’s old and new city stretching out before them. Skyscrapers loom imperiously, and the Moskva river winds its course through the heart of the city.

  Ivan, a slim 19-year-old student with dark hair and an air of blissfully ignorant confidence, steps to the edge and peers down to the street below. “One hundred meters,” he says, eyeballing the distance to the ground.

  He spies a needle-like shard of metal jutting out from a parapet. With no safety harness nor net, no rope nor hesitation, he steps onto it. There’s just Ivan, a thin piece of metal and the sky.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ivan, Kirill and Vasilisa are “roofers,” a loose-knit group of insanely non-acrophobic daredevils who scam and sneak their way to the tops of Russia’s highest buildings. Once they get up there, they perform death-defying tricks — hanging by their fingertips, standing on one leg — that they capture in photos and videos that frequently go viral, garnering multiple millions of YouTube views and widespread awe and disbelief at their vertiginous Instagram photos, a heap of which could lay claim to being among the most dangerous selfies ever taken.”

 

 

   Rolling Stone profiles these crazy Russian thrill-seeking kids and we’ve touched on this subject before as a young Russian woman lost her life in an attempted “dangerous selfie” just two weeks ago .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Softball Miracle – Central Washington vs Western Oregon

 

 

 

 

     When this senior girl hit the first home run of her career in what was likely the last game of her career but rounded first and torn her ACL it looked like she would fail to claim her achievement … Until … get out your hanky for this amazing story of good sportsmanship .

Look Up

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 25, 2014

” ‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.

http://www.garyturk.com
http://www.twitter.com/gary_turk
http://www.newdesertblues.com

Contact: garymturk@gmail.com

Copyright © 2014 Gary Turk
All Rights Reserved”

 

 

The more we connect , the less we are connected .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nico’s Story

 

 

Published on Apr 1, 2014

” Nico Calabria, born with one leg, has defied expectations on the pitch and exemplifies what it means to #powerthrough”

Meet The Poster Child For ‘White Privilege’ – Then Have Your Mind Blown

 

 

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” He’s 20, he’s white, and he’s a freshman at Princeton University.

  According to the ethnic and feminist studies college students and professors who frequently and vehemently complain that this country is steeped in racism and sexism and is only fair and just and equal for white, heterosexual males – he is the poster child for so-called “White Privilege.”

  His name is Tal Fortgang, and just eight months into his Ivy League experience, he’s been told on numerous occasions to “check his privilege” – a phrase that has taken social media social justice campaigning by storm.

   It is meant to remind white, heterosexual males that they have it so good because they’re white, heterosexual males. They haven’t faced tough times, they don’t know what it’s like to be judged by the color of their skin.

  Oh, but they do.

  Those sick of being labeled are the very same ones doing it to others, and Tal Fortgang has a powerful message for them:

  There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world.

  I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.”

Read the whole scathing letter 

Citizenship Test

 

 

 

   A sampling of American’s knowledge of their own system of government from the test that legal immigrants are required to take to earn their citizenship papers . From the Immigrant Archive Project 

” Watching this will bring Rush Limbaugh’s term “Low Information Voters” to mind. If these folks are at all representative of the country at large, we are in serious trouble.”

HT/IJR

Woman Whips Daughter (12) Over Racy Facebook Pictures

 

 

 

 

” Helen Bartlett, a mother of four from Point Fortin, is seen on the video beating her daughter while shouting abuse at her – generating huge debate in the country on corporal punishment.

  On Wednesday, Bartlett’s daughter and her older sister uploaded a separate video, expressing support for their mother.

  The brutal attack last Sunday in the Bartletts’ apartment came after the mother discovered a text message exchange between the 12-year-old girl and a boy her age, who was trying to convince her to have sex with him.

  After the mother read the messages, she accessed her daughter’s Facebook profile and found photos of the girl posing ‘seductively’ in her underwear.”

 

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Boy’s Love Of Gospel Music May Have Saved His Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.

  But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.

  Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.”

 

 

Last week it was a pair of twins defeating a carjacker with a rubber snake and now we have this …

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Reported Shooting A Hoax By Online Gamer

 

 

Long Beach SWAT Raid

 

 

 

” The action became very real for a 17-year-old Long Beach resident who was playing the video game Call of Duty on Tuesday, after a bitter online opponent called police and falsely claimed that the teen had fatally shot his mother and brother in his Laurelton Boulevard home.

  Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said that the teenager had just won a round of the popular online multi-player shooter game. But when a losing rival claiming to be the teen called police to report the bogus incident, it prompted a massive responseincluding a fully armed Nassau County SWAT team with an armored vehicle and a helicopter unit — to what was initially believed to be a multiple shooting and hostage situation.

  Tangney said that when police arrived at the house at around 3 p.m., 17-year-old Long Beach High School student Rafael Castillo was still playing the game on Xbox while wearing a headset and had no idea what was happening outside.”

 

 

It was one mighty expensive hoax phone call …

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “He was quite stunned — he was very shaken up by it,” Tangney said, adding that the police response could cost roughly $100,000.

  More than 50 county, Long Beach and MTA police officers, and firefighters responded to the home. Nearby streets were blocked off as numerous police vehicles rushed to scene. The standoff lasted more than an hour and attracted crowds of onlookers who milled about, saying that they learned about the incident on social media.”

 

 

Continue reading at LI Herald

 

 

 

 

Russian Teen Plunges To Her Death Attempting To Take A Daring Selfie

 

 

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” A 17-year-old named Xenia Ignatyeva fell 30 feet to her death from a railway bridge in the Krasnogvardeysky district of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Following a new trend that has Russian youths climbing any tall structure they can to snap a victorious selfie at the top, Ignatyeva had hoped for a nighttime shot with the train tracks stretching away behind her. According to her devastated grandmother, Olga, she wanted “the most dramatic effect.”

  As Ignatyeva lost her balance, she frantically grabbed a live wire that sent 1,500 volts of electricity coursing through her body.”

 

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Kicked In The Head By A Train

 

 

   This stupid kid bemoans the fact that the engineer kicked him in the head as the train flew by but a closer observation of the video reveals that the engineer , at considerable personal risk to himself , saved the kid from a nasty head wound or even death as this still from an Imgur user reveals …

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    Well done sir , well done . The moron gets to live another day and possibly dilute the gene pool even further but you did the right thing . He should be thanking you profusely .

   By the way this video chronicle of stupidity has garnered nearly 23 million views in less than a week . Hopefully this is that dolt’s fifteen minutes of fame .

Teen ‘Lucky’ To Be Alive After Stowing Away On Calif.-Hawaii Flight

 

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” A 16-year-old boy from California hopped a fence at the San Jose, Calif., Airport and sneaked into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jetliner, stowing away for a five-hour flight, FBI spokesman Tom Simon told ABC News.

  Simon said the boy, who had run away from home, passed out inside the unprotected, unpressurized wheel well after the flight was airborne. When the plane landed at Maui Airport at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the boy was still passed out, Simon said. He did not come to for about an hour.

  Ground crews later saw the boy walking around the tarmac, Simon said. He was taken into custody and checked by a doctor and found to have no injuries.

  News of the incident was met with suspicion and scrutiny. Most wheel-well stowaways don’t survive, falling victim to frigid temperatures and lack of oxygen. The chances of survival of a wheel-well stowaway on a commercial aircraft are about 24 percent, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.”

 

More here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 1,200 High School Seniors Sign Petition Against Michelle Obama Speaking At Their Graduation

 

 

US Presiden Barack Obama attends event aimed at expanding college opportunity

 

 

 

” According to DailyMail, “Taylor Gifford, 18, started an online petition on Thursday with over 1,200 signatures asking that Michelle Obama not speak at Topeka High School graduation… Some students feel that the speech would overshadow student accomplishments and others feel limited seating will be a problem.”

  The students are worried Michelle’s speech would overshadow their accomplishments and also limit the seating for their friends and family. But see, what these high schoolers fail to realize is that EVERYTHING is about the Obamas. That’s why the President tweeted a picture of himself to celebrate the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus. That’s why the President’s gift to Queen Elizabeth was an ipod pre-loaded with his speeches and photos of his inauguration. That’s why the President spent a three-day government shutdown posing for a portrait. That’s why Michelle goes on her constant vacations and hosts extravagant dinners on the taxpayer’s dime. That’s why the President showed up 30 minutes late and alone to dinner with Putin and other world leaders to discuss Syria. That’s why the President took a “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. That’s why the President went to Vegas on the day when news broke about the attack in Benghazi. The list is unending. They aren’t leaders. They’re narcissists.”

 

Read more at Young Conservatives

 

According to The Blaze the number of signatories have climbed to 1750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Is Asked To Decorate Tissue Box With Presidential Quotes, His Project Is Awesome!

 

 

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” This is from the Reddit user Saabn. If his teacher is anything like the 98% of liberal teachers out there, I bet they were none to happy with this project. I would give him an A+! “

 

See the rest at The Minority Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists And Rubber Snake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said.

“ One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake,” Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department told ABC News.

  The car was swiped from in front of the home of Lucia Lozada Thursday as the mother was standing just feet from the vehicle. Her twin sons and a 1-year-old were buckled into the car as the family readied to go to church. The father had gone back into the house to get the baby a bottle.

“ Lucia saw the man before he took the car,” said Herminia Segovia, the children’s grandmother. “She recognized him from around the neighborhood and even waved to him. Before she could do anything he jumped into the car and drove away.” “

 

ABC News has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistani Baby Taken Into Hiding After Attempted Murder Charge

 

 

 

” Relatives of a nine-month old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, one said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional criminal justice system.

  Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.

” Police are vindictive. Now they are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that’s why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection,” the baby’s grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, told Reuters, referring to a central Pakistani city.

  The baby is on bail and due to appear at the next hearing on April 12 but Yasin said he was not sure if he would take him to court for the case.”

Reuters has more on Musa’s flight and here is our original post on the arrest of the young “hoodlum” .

Students Prank Teacher With Epic April Fools Joke

 

 

 

STUDENTS PRANK TEACHER

 

 

 

” This teacher has a policy that if your phone rings during class, you must answer it and put it on speaker. I don’t think he expected this phone call… “

 

 

From the Chive

 

 

 

Here Are The Countries Where Young People Are Happiest

 

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The scale runs from green(happiest) to red(least happy)

 

” Policies aimed at improving public health and well-being around the world often focus on infants and adults. But what about the people in the middle? 

  For the first time, The Youth Well-Being Index (PDF) — a joint effort by the International Youth Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Hilton Worldwide — tries to assess how teens are doing in 30 countries.”

 

 

 

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” Note that these are not the top 30 countries in the world; these are just the countries that the researchers looked at. They include 7o% of the world’s youth. Nigeria, for example, came in last, not 30th in the world.”

 

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This Speech on Abortion By A 12-Year-Old Left Her Pro-Choice Teacher Speechless

 

 

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” At first Lia’s pro-choice teacher told her that she was disqualified from the school’s speech competition because her topic was too controversial. But then she HEARD the speech and was so blown away she changed her mind. Lia went on to WIN the competition! And no wonder. Lia is more articulate than 98% of the people I know.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy Rose Lee  I Will Not Comply!

 

 

AF One

 

 

 

” An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes. The first passenger, Holly Madison said, “I have my own reality show and I am the smartest and prettiest woman at Playboy, so Americans don’t want me to die.”

  She took the first pack and jumped out of the plane.

  The second passenger, John McCain, said, “I’m a Senator, and a decorated war hero from an elite Navy unit from the United States of America.” So he grabbed the second pack and jumped.

  The third passenger, Barack Obama said, “I am the President of the United States and I am the smartest ever in the history of our country, some even call me the ‘Anointed One.'” So he grabbed the pack next to him and jumped out.

  The fourth passenger, Billy Graham said to the fifth passenger, a
10-year-old schoolgirl, “I have lived a full life and served my God the best I could. I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute.”

  The little girl said, “That’s okay, Mr. Graham. There’s a parachute left for you. America’s smartest President took my schoolbag.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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