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  •  Waterboarding in Georgia? (4+ / 0-)

    thought they were in a drought and were close to not having ANY water.

    I'm not going anywhere. I'm standing up, which is how one speaks in opposition in a civilized world. - Ainsley Hayes

    by jillian on Sat Nov 03, 2007 at 11:15:33 AM PDT

    •  Naw, the govs (1+ / 0-)
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      all had them a high muckety-muck meet'n, an' them all decidered Geowja could keep their water an' not release it all downstream.


      Seriously, though, bringing up techniques like this to this particular age group IS frightening on a cognitive development basis.  Kids in this age group are in what Piaget called the concrete operational stage.  They are absolutist thinkers, no shades of gray.  These kids see and hear a high-ranking military officer (think: instant respect, so therefore, absolute trust) say that waterboarding is okay.  Then these kids BELIEVE it.

      I'm sure a developmental specialist would have MUCH more to say on this, as I'm NOT a psychologist.  LOL, I'm just a teaching student finishing up my Human Growth and Development psych class and guess which developmental stage we just studied?  :D

      The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill -6.25 -5.69

      by Heiuan on Sat Nov 03, 2007 at 02:20:16 PM PDT

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      •  This is exactly why the military is targeting (0+ / 0-)

        this age group. They know full well what they're doing, and they're focusing outreach on the under HS age kids.

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