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  1. I decided to make a thread to discuss the different stereotypes that people have about younger people (the younger Generation X people, all of Generation Y...Generation Z is not old enough to work yet, so exclude them) and stories/cases where they are not true. If you are of the older generation, feel free to start a thread like this for the older generation, if you would like. Younger generation people live a home and leech off their parents. This has not been the case with me. I do live at home and always have. I am in my twenties. However, I do not expect my parents to pay my bills. I do not make much money, but the money I have saved and the little bit I make now, I use to pay bills. I do not have extra to go blow on clothes and going to the beach and whatever else it is assumed the younger generation does. Also, I do contribute to helping out around the house. Many of my former high school and college classmates do the same--live at home, to make ends meet. Any younger nurses that still live at home despite having found a job or have similar stories? The younger generation are getting ready to have children, so they will need maternity leave or will want to be stay at home moms (SAHM). It is true that some, maybe even most, younger people would like to have children (I will add that their baby boomer parents had kids around this time/age, as well), so it is possible. However, not all younger people want kids or can afford to have children now. I babysit; I feel like I have had my fill of kiddos. I am ready for me time, without kids. Also, the birth rates, period, not only with teen moms, is going down. That is due to the economy being sluggish and people cannot afford children. I will even throw this out there--younger people are more apt to be open to same sex relationships. Unless, there is adoption (which takes money and time) or a sperm donor (which takes money, unless you have a friend); a child probably will not enter into the picture. Again, the same sex relationship situation is not very common, but it could happen. Those are just some reasons why it is not really safe to assume that younger people will have children or need time off. Young people are not very smart and have little life experience. I hate this one. I know many young people, including myself, that are pretty smart--both book smart and have common sense. The life experience...this is where wisdom comes from, actually. Yeah, older people may have a lot of life experience, but with all due respect, it is because they have existed on the planet longer than younger people. Some younger people, however, have had to deal with some pretty rough things early on in life. Some younger people get married, get divorced, have parents or siblings or close friends die, have children in their teens or get an abortion, get involved with drugs and either go to jail or clean their act up and do something wonderful with their lives, some have mental issues, and some had to deal with physical illnesses like cancer, HIV, etc. at a young age. Some young people even buy houses or start businesses. All of that is life experience. When I was in high school, there were classmates that got pregnant and had babies, I had a classmate that lost her dad when she was in high school, and within two years or so of graduation, two of my classmates were dead--one from drug overdose and the other was in a car wreck. I have struggled with my own mental health issues. My dad had a heart attack not too long ago...my brother had cancer. Stuff happens to everyone, regardless of age. These are the three that come into mind right off. If you are from the younger Gen. X or from Generation Y, and can think of more and can prove them wrong, please share.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    22, don't be rude. The girl made a mistake. ​I do not think she is a predator whether she is found guilty or not.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I would say the law books came up with 18 as legal age because most people are out of high school. Then, we started holding kids back if they were born after a certain month.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    HM, for me, it should be when you physically graduate high school...excluding people who fail grades. Ms. Hunt was a high school peer of this girl, not some college chick or random person off the street checking out the high schoolers.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I came across a comment in the comment section in a blog about this case...the person lives in FL. They said there is also a case of a person on the sex offender registry where the sex offender was 3 yrs old at the time and touched a 2 year old. Ridiculous. I think there are laws for a reason, but I think we need common sense, too. When I have kids and they become teens, I am going to emphasize safe ​sex by using condoms and if I have a daughter, I would get her birth control...even if she is in high school. You cannot stop teens having sex, if they really want to do it, they will find a way. The 14 yr old's parents should be glad that it was a female, not a male. That 14 yr old might have been pregnant if it was a male...
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I am more concerned with whether it is consensual or non consensual. I know this did not happen but I want your opinion...if it was the other way around, the 14 year old coming on to the 18 year old, would that be ok? I mean, since the 14 yr old is a child, they do not know better, right? I think 14 is definitely old enough to make decisions on an adult level. We prosecute 15 yr olds for murder, if they kill someone. Aren't they a child, too? I started learning at age 9 what sex is. So, by high school, when I was 14, I had 5 years of sex education.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I know that she didn't take the deal because of the felony charge with it. She would have taken it if it was a misdeamnor. I looked at the affidavit and she digitally penetrated the other girl's vagina in the school bathroom.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    This chick wants to be a nurse...if any of you all saw the question about felons being given a second chance on the allnurses side, do you think this is a time where the girl should be given a second chance?
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I mean, I know it is wrong, but that takes money to prosecute. I guess in the grand scheme of things and with all the problems we have, I think it is a waste of money. I would feel the same way if it was a guy and a girl. I think, for me, what makes the difference in a case like this vs Steubenville is with Steubenville the girl was drunk and they performed lewd acts when she could not defend herself. Although, in that case I think the girl should be charged with underage drinking. But, anyway... I do think we need to spend money on working to make people successful, not just jailing people all the time.
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    Teen charged for having sex with same sex teen

    I understand, but a felony charge and possible prison for 15 years? For having sex? That is harsh. I think actual rapists and murderers get less.
  11. http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/justice/florida-teen-sex-case/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 I know the other girl that is under age is not old enough to consent by law, but I do not think it warrants a felony charge. Actually, I think it is a waste of tax payer money to prosecute this. Thoughts?
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    Sickened

    So, Pets and Fuzzy, we found out from looking at bank accounts that it cost almost $400 to put the dog to sleep...that is very expensive...there was another dog as well as the dog that was euthanized...my brother won't answer me or my parents, do you think both dogs were euthanized? My brother has not talked to us since him and the girlfriend did that.
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    Sickened

    So, they had found a medication that really did work. However, they didn't want to pay for the medication, so they didn't get a refill on it. The dog started acting up again. The dog got put to sleep earlier today. Pets and other pet poster, while I understand where you all are coming from, I do know (from being closer to the situation) that this was not a dog behavior problem--both people involved, my brother and his girlfriend, are incredibly selfish people. My brother has always been a "throw it away/get rid of it" person, instead of working through a problem and it seems his girlfriend is the same. It was not the dog, it was them. My parents and I are all very angry at them; I will not be attending that wedding, if it happens. But, hopefully, that dog is in doggie Heaven (yes, I believe animals go to Heaven). My brother talks about having kids--I informed him that he can't kill children; you can't just throw them away...
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    I bought my first guitar pedal/stompbox

    Great advice. I am actually planning on buying my first guitar for my birthday--it will be an acoustic. Anyone have any ideas what the best models are? I do not want to go into too much money, but I don't want a cheap one either. I am thinking around $250, no more than $300. I think I can maybe get a discount, too.
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    Rest in Peace, Matthew Warren

    Yes, another article/post about mental illness and suicide. This conversation needs to happen. I am glad it is happening on allnurses; but, it would be even nicer if we, as a society, had an honest conversation about mental illness and suicide based on factual information. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/07/us/matthew-warren-suicide/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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