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Kids like (and are are like) wild animals

Kids like (and are are like) wild animals 

Reasons to Agree: 2
  1. Animals are cool.
  2. Seeing wild animals connects people to millions of years of hunting: which has historically included risk and adrenalin. It seems almost natural to start chasing wild animals. 
  3. Seeing wild animals connects kids to another world, and so it is eye-opening, which can be fun and interesting..

James and Geese on the Payette Lake

Images that agree

Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
Phil looking at an Elk in Estes Park, 2014
A bare we saw in Estes Park, 2014. Megan kept saying all the guys were trying to get closer, but the women were protecting the kids.
Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
 
This is a photo of a mother "merganser" with its baby riding on its back. My kids and I watched it on the Payette Lake which is in Northern Idaho (2012).


A photo of a Stellar's jay, on the railing of my cousin's cabin in McCall Idaho (2012)


Do you have any cool wildlife photos? Maybe I should take it up as a hobby.

Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012

A Frog we caught at the local park

Webpages that agree:

  1. Laub Life: The Robin Has Landed
I don't know what type of bird this is, 2014, Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park





Not so wild animals

3.  A worker at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise Idaho: Peregrine Falcon, 2012


Grandma, Grandpa, and James Birds of Prey 2012


James, Ali, and Carlene with a wingspan at the Brookfield Zoo (2012)


James with a California Condor wingspan at the Idaho Birds of Prey (2012)

James, Teddy Roosivelt, and some bass at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012


It is interesting watching kids learn to speak. +2

Best Videos that agree: +
  1. Kids come into this world knowing nothing. Without knowing any rules, just hearing other people speak, they are able to learn perhaps one of the most complex things they will ever do, in only a few years...
  2. Watching kids learn to speak, can remind you of your kids when they were doing that. 
  3. Just because you understand how mankind was able to learn how to speak, doesn't mean that it is less amazing, interesting, or that you should appreciate the miracle of life, and knowledge, and the ability to communicate less. 
  4. in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court Mark Twain spoke of the "darling mispronunciations of childhood".
Best reasons to disagree: -
  1. Animals don't have really complex words, but they are able to make noises, and have the begining of languages... Give them a few million years, and this could develop in non-spectacular ways, if you watched the slow progress.  
Score:
# of reasons to agree: +3
# of reasons to disagree: -1
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: +2

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Best webpages that agree: +

      It is hard work but can be humorous teaching kids manners and hygiene

      Best Videos that agree: +2
      1. Kids eat things they should not eat. 
        1. Kids lick bird poop off sliding glass windows. 
        2. When you find brown stuff in their bed, and say it looks like poop, they just might tell you, "Don't worry, it doesn't taste like poop." When you ask why they tested it, they might say, "don't worry I didn't eat it, I just put my teeth on it". PS: it was, against all assurances, poop. We told her she needs to wash her hands, because she might get sick, she tells us, "I'm already sick" (she had a runny nose).
        3. Kids eat dirt.
        4. Kids eat rolly pollies (not ours, yet)
      2. Kids eat things that shouldn't be eaten, but won't eat anything you try to feed them. 
      3. It is funny seeing a little brain that has not yet learned that it is impolite to suck your toes in public...
      Score:
      # of reasons to agree: +3
      # of reasons to disagree: -0
      # of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +4
      # of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
      Total Idea Score: +3+4/2=5

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      Interest of those who agree: +
      1. Sanity
      2. Cleanliness
      3. Sanitation
      4. Control
      Interest of those who disagree: -
      1. Variety
      2. Legacy

        Kids are fun +1

        Best reasons to agree: +4
        1. Kids remind you what it was like when you were a kid.
        2. Kids connect you to the future.
        3. Kids get to know what you are really like
        4. Kids give you excuses to do stupid stuff. If you didn't have kids, it might be hard to:
          1. go sledding. 
          2. go swimming. Its hard to play Marco Polo as an adult.
        Best reasons to disagree: -4
        1.  Throw up, crying, and whining are not fun
        2. When you go to the museums with kids, you can't take your time, because they have short attention spans. 
        3. It is hard to go back-packing in Europe with kids.
        4. It is hard to try new food with kids. All they eat is McDonald's. 
        Score:
        # of reasons to agree: +4
        # of reasons to disagree: -4
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +2
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
        Total Idea Score: +4-4+2/2=1
        Videos that agree:
        Beliefs that support this post:
        1. You should back-up family videos to YouTube

        James is tall and growing fast (+0, unresolved)

        Background 
        Megan took James to his yearly doctors appointment. James was cute, and asked many time: "what are you doing to me". He didn't try to stop the nurse when she gave him the nasal inhaler flu shot.

        James is tall and growing fast (+1, unresolved)

        Best reasons to agree: +3
        1. He is in the 95.72 percentile. This means of 100 kids, 4.28 of them would be taller. 
        2. He gained 7 lbs, and 3" this year. 
        3. We could say that we are using the McDonald's systems of measurement: small, medium, and large. Using these categories we could sort of "grade on a curve" and decide 33% of people are small, 33% of people are average, and 33% of people are tall. James, at 95.72 percentile, would be in the "tall" category as long as the sample population is limited to people born in O4. 
        4. James has doubled his size in just a few years. The universe will take billions of years to double its size. Therefore, James is growing fast. 
        1. Some pumpkins can grow 40 lbs a day. All things being relative, James is not growing fast.
        2. Robert Pershing Wadlow was 8'-11". All things being relative, James is not tall. 
        Best Images that agree: -1
        Opposing Values between those who agree and disagree:

        Interest of those who agree:

        Interest of those who agree:

        Score:
        # of reasons to agree: +4
        # of reasons to disagree: -3
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
        Total Idea Score: +1

        Explanation: 


        I'm looking for items from everyday life that I can turn into conclusions, with evidence to support them. 

        I hate it when people state opinion as facts, and don't have evidence to support their beliefs. And so at the risk of sounding weird, I'll give my evidence to believe the above conclusion. 

        See here for an explanation of my plan. 

        Teenagers can be OK to live with +1

        Poems that agree: +

        An Easy-Going Weekend by Gerald Locklin
        With my wife and daughter away at
        My daughter's college for four days,
        It has been a bachelor's weekend
        For my fifteen-year old son and me.
        We get along easily because we
        Like a number of the
        Same few basic things: eating,
        Reading, writing, music. his social
        Life is different from my current
        One: he visits with his friends,
        Girls and boys, while I swim at
        The YMCA pool. Then he watched
        Videos—a compromise between
        The ones that he picks out—
        Empire Records, Strange Brew—
        And the ones I think he ought to
        Be exposed to—Citizen Kane,
        La Strada, Dr. Strangelove. He
        Plays his amplified guitar; I switch
        A game on when the Yankees are
        At bat. I give him In Our Time
        To read; finish up a Flann
        O'Brien for my class. We both
        Like Italian one day, Mexican the
        Next. He feeds the cats and does
        The dishes for his mother.
        At night, he works late on
        A story at the MAC; I write
        A poem with a pad and pencil.
        I exercise the dog and feed it.
        I go to bed before he does.
        We both say, "love you; see
        You in the morning." And
        We mean it

        Poems that disagree: -


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        1.  Teenagers are moody 
        Score:
        # of reasons to agree: +1
        # of reasons to disagree: -0
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
        # of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
        Total Idea Score: +1

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        1. Optimism 

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        Despite criticism of suburban sprawl kids have fun in their back yards

        1. Kids can have more unsupervised play in back yards than a city park. 

        1. The fact that kids have fun in their back yards does not negate the criticisms of suburban sprawl. The question is if back yards have features that can not be obtained in a city park. Sure kids can have more unsupervised time in a back yard, but they get to meet more people at a suburban park. Everything has trade offs, and you can raise good kids in most environment. 
        Images that agree:





        Plants are interesting

        Images that agree:
        On a hike in mountains of Idaho (above McCall, off Lick Crick Road) my son found a flower that had 1 stem but 2 different types of flowers stuck together.

        1. Laub is German for leaves or foliage. I'm not exactly sure how that ended up being our last name, but plants have to be pretty dang interesting to name yourselves after them.
        Websites that agree::

        Kids like fire works

        Images that agree:

        Ali watching fire works with Cousins in McCall, Idaho. 2012. It seems that we watch fire works at the Bolingbrook end of summer fire work show each year. But the best fire works are on the beach of the Payette Lake in Idaho. They bring a barge to the middle of the lake, and freak out the local wildlife. You can hear the explosions from the fireworks bounce off the mountains. They usually have a great show. Fire works are hard to capture on Camera, so sorry it is sort of a lame post...

        Some women want to have kids

        Photos that agree:
        The bubble is a photo I took of my wife when we were trying to have kids, but couldn't. We bought an outfit for a cousin, for their baby, and I came in on her when she was holding it like a baby, and a little bit of a tear in her eye.

        The Indiana Dunes are cool

        Reasons to agree:
        1. The waves at the Indiana Sand Dunes are fun to swim in and bob around in. It is almost like the ocean, but warmer than the Oregon coast. 
        Images that agree:




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        Background: Megan, James, Pricilla, Trever, and I Drove to the Indiana Dunes this week end. It was my first time in Indiana. Swiming was a lot of fun. It was like the ocean, except warmer and without the salt. The water was kind of brown near the shore, however I think it was just from the waves crashing into the dirt. This is a picture of James.

        James did not like the sand getting all over him, and it stuck to him extra well with a nice thick coat of sun-block. He rubbed his eyes and got the sand, and sun block in his eyes. However, he calmed down, and started to have fun. His favorite part was chasing the sea gulls, and playing in the water.