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kitnazor said...

Laughing Boy, My name is Kit Nazor and I confidently stand behind my comments. Your bark is loud, yet you hide behind a screen name (that seems to reflect your level of maturity). Be a man and put your real name on your words. Maybe tell us a bit about your upbringing that qualifies you to make such judgements.

You said this to lkeithlu: "your attitude is exactly the problem in the country today, expecting nothing extraordinary from those at the lowest level."

I think that lkeithlu's problem (and mine) is that we foolishly expect what should be a basal level of human decency, intellect and rationality from people like you. Fortunately, you fall behind the bell curve not only in your community, city and state, but in your country and in the modern world.

Again, LaughingBoy, David Cook stands behind his words. I stand behind mine. If you want to have a debate, stand behind yours.

April 11, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.
kitnazor said...

Laughing Boy, My name is Kit Nazor and I confidently stand behind my comments. Your bark is loud, yet you hide behind a screen name (that seems to reflect your level of maturity). Be a man and put your real name on your words. Maybe tell us a bit about your upbringing that qualifies you to make such judgements.

You said this to lkeithlu: "your attitude is exactly the problem in the country today, expecting nothing extraordinary from those at the lowest level."

I think that lkeithlu's problem (and mine) is that we foolishly expect what should be a basal level of human decency, intellect and rationality from people like you. Fortunately, you fall behind the bell curve not only in your state, but in your country and in the modern world.

Again, LaughingBoy, David Cook stands behind his words. I stand behind mine. If you want to have a debate, stand behind yours.

April 11, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.
kitnazor said...

This is absolutely ridiculous and proves beyond a fraction of a doubt that Campfield and Dennis are clueless about the undeniable relationship between poverty, family structure, early childhood education, mental health and probability of success as an adult. I am beyond embarrassed by those that "represent" us and those that make such foolish and bigotry-rooted comments such as "Laughing Boy". I’ve had it.

Let us consider autism. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders jumped nearly 80% from 2000 to 2010. With a conservative estimate of 1 out of 88 children in the U.S. affected, the care and education of autistic children is challenging the infrastructure of our schools and governmental social service programs, at an estimated annual cost of 126 billion U.S. dollars. As the incidence of ASDs rises, so does the emotional cost to affected families, the strain imposed on our schools and governmental social service programs, as well as the monetary cost of caring for these individuals. It is critical to remember that Autism manifests as a spectrum, meaning not every child will be rocking in the corner and staring off into the distance. In fact, many kids will be much less severe and most go undiagnosed through the first few years of school. I can promise you that these kids will not make the grade, not because they are lazy, Laughing Boy, but because they can’t. So we should just let them go hungry too, I guess. By the way, I am an autism scientist and research fellow of Autism Speaks, my wife works with autistic and intellectually challenged children in underserved populations and we have (and are responsible for) affected individuals in our immediate family.

While my example of autism is factual, this would only effect between 1-2% of children in these underserved communities by the time such a bill would be passed. But don’t be fooled, there is so much more stacked against these kids. You know what else effects a child’s ability to perform in school? I do- unstable households, stress, violence, alcoholic or drug addicted family members, and ironically- HUNGER. Unfortunately, all of these things disproportionately affect the very children being targeted by this proposed legislation. When is the last time you heard of a shooting or murder on Lookout or Signal Mountain? How about Eastlake or Alton Park? Don’t worry about the gunshots kids, go do your algebra so we can eat tomorrow.

This would be as absurd as a penalizing the mentally ill (for being mentally ill) by throwing them on the streets to their own devices, where the severity of their condition will increase alongside their cost to society. Oh wait, we do that too…

At best, Campfield and Dennis are just not very intelligent people. At worst, they are unintelligent, bigoted and oppressive governmental dilettantes trying to red line opportunity in a country that is, apparently, defined by an opportunity for all to succeed.

We don't have to take this.

April 10, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
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