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  •  I don't need Viagra, I'm, like, (3+ / 0-)
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    samddobermann, Elise, terrypinder
    1. :) (And a girl.)
    •  are you really 10? (2+ / 0-)
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      LynneK, Colorado is the Shiznit

      (Here's me thinking seriously about cleaning up my language if we have that wide an age range around here... and i don't cuss as much as some people...)

      •  Rec'd for believing me. :) (4+ / 0-)
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        murrayewv, G2geek, crose, LynneK

        I actually turned 40 the day the octuplets were born.

        •  "In cyberspace no one knows if you're a dog." (1+ / 0-)
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          crose

          Quote unquote, from John Perry Barlow.  

          Before the internet tried to become a form of TV, when it was all text, there was no race, no gender, no any of that.  It truly looked as if that would mean the end of racism, sexism, and so on.

          And perhaps that may have something to do with the election outcome.  I never thought of it that way before.  Kids grew up on the internet, colorblind, and voted accordingly.  

          Anyway, I've found myself in conversations with teenagers online before, and I tend to be really really square about what is and isn't permissible in that context.  And kids these days are more than smart enough & informed enough to pass as grownups.  QED...

          •  Yeah, but don't you have to be at least 18 (0+ / 0-)

            (in theory) to even be registered on this site? I thought it was in the FAQ ...

            •  anyone can say they're 18. (0+ / 0-)

              When I was in highschool I passed for a grad student.  (That wasn't hard, I was reading at grad level in 6th grade.)

              Ultimately that's the fallacy of age: all the different processes don't work at the same speed, so setting up barriers based on the process that runs the slowest, holds people back from using their potential.  

              In highschool I wouldn't have been ready for sex, or for the kind of partying that grad students are into (in point of fact I thought that "grownup" socializing was just kinda' dumb; still do).  But the intellectual stuff, oh yeah let's go!  So the idea that this place isn't suitable for smart kids because of some of the dumb stuff grownups say... IMHO the answer to that is, maybe the grownups shouldn't say dumb stuff.  

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