American social culture there is a focus on right and wrong. What direction does the moral compass
point? Where is the line between hate
speech, freedom of speech, and censorship?
Our community leaders are tasked with creating laws and policy that
allow for independent freedom without infringing on the rights of others, and
lately that includes more and more social consideration than in previous
have extreme beliefs of right and wrong.
While it is great to know exactly where you stand on certain issues,
sometimes that stance can blind you to the issues on the other side of the
So here are the facts as I understand them. I'm sure more facts will come out as the situation unfolds, but I'm going to evaluate the situation based on these four facts:
1) Jonathan Martin walked out on NFL's Miami Dolphins because Richie Incognito bullied him.
2) Richie Incognito was suspended from the Miami Dolphins to allow for a full investigation.
3) Richie Incognito sent abusive, threatening and racist messages to Jonathan Martin last spring.
4) Miami Dolphin leadership encouraged Richie Incognito to "toughen up" Jonathan Martin.
Originally Posted on Franny's House on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:39 PM
Is babysitting no longer a teenage job? I have friends with daughters that are teenagers, but none of them babysit. When I need to spend an evening away from home I usually call on an adult friend. How have we gotten away from this rite of passage?
I took the 2 day Red Cross Babysitter's Certification Class (complete with CPR and First Aid) when I was 12. I had my first babysitting job only a week later.