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Yes, students DO read these forums!

Original post made by School Kid on Jun 3, 2009

How else can we get any idea about what the "parents" are thinking? We LEARN a lot from these forums.

Kind of seems like the adults don't practice what they preach!

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Posted by Mike, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill
School Kid, I have no doubt that there are children viewing and contributing to this blog called the Pleasanton Weekly Forum. Democracy is a messy business. Sometime things are said in the heat of the moment that don't come out right. Sometimes the meaning is exactly what it is – rude, nasty, mean or nice, kind, encouraging.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

Posted by Not Right Now, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 3, 2009 at 4:18 pm

School Kid:

You got it!! You are wise beyond your years. Parent's, lead by example, our words can have a great impact on children of all ages (even if you think they aren't listening...or reading). The spite in these posts is really shocking for kids to be exposed to. They are looking to us for advise and they are patterning their behavior based on how they see us behave.

I have learned a tremendous amount from this experience. I'm certain many other's have as well.

School Kid, thanks for bringing this subject to light from a kid's perspective!

Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

School Kid: Welcome and enjoy!

Posted by Good for You, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Good for you, student, You get to observe, participate and vote if you're 18 in the great democratic experiment. All I got to do was get sent to Veit Nam. Debate on the internet is much better than what I went through.

Posted by yep, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Good for You- Don't you wish the G was the horrible thing that was going on back then? Nobody can gain perspective without real life kicking you in the teeth a few times.

Posted by IngaSvensson, a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Hi, sorry to go off topic, but my sister graduates on Tuesday and I really need to find her a cool gift that she will remember forever…

Anyone who knows a really unique gift that doesn't cost a fortune?

Posted by Jessica, a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2009 at 5:16 am

School Kid,

I'm very surprised you didn't spell School with a K; also I enjoy how you put Parents in quotations...cute.

If you want someone to lead you by example then join the Army, we'll teach you discipline, which I think is what you obviously need.

Otherwise, thank you for informing we know.

Posted by School Kid, a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:03 am


Wow, now thats a supportive and mature way to speak to a high school

Joint The Army, so I can get some discipline? I have a 3.8 and WORK as well to buy car insurance and contribute to my family bills, during this tough economic time.

Perhaps I should drop out and "join the army" so I can learn to KILL little babies in Iraq?

Now that would be the BEST way tp APPLY all the "community of character" traits that Pleasanton schools teach!

Your a discrace to our community!

Posted by Mia, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:38 am

You are so sweet to want to give your sister a gift she will remember forever. You know what? That sentiment is what will stay with her forever. No material thing can match your love for her. Whatever thing you buy her, write a card or letter saying how you feel about her. That's what she will remember forever.

Posted by tubbs, a resident of Heritage Oaks
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

IngaSvensson - Mia is right but a good gift would be one that relates to whatever she is doing next. Is it more school, work, military, whatever. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:12 am

You could leave a lasting congratulations to your sister by purchasing a brick from the Firehouse Arts Center people. You can have the brick inscribed with your own message - for example "In Honor of My Sister, ___________________, ___________________ (name of school) 2009 Graduate.

Posted by Sherry W, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

School Kid

You condemn Jessica for her immature and unsupportive way of speaking to you.
Your words to here are much more harsh and painful and speak volumes of your own immaturity.

It is hard to believe there are still people in this country that use the term "Baby Killers" when refering to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.

These brave Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors, and Guardsmen, are highly skilled and trained to combat enemy forces. Babies in Iraq are not a threat to America and our troops do not go out looking to kill babies.

Our troops defend our rights and protect our freedom, as well as to help free those who are oppressed.

You should be ashamed to use such a derogatory term that many veterans have suffered since their return from the Vietnam War. They are very unkind and hurtful words.


Thank you for your service to this great nation. Your courage and bravery are what keeps America free.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

School Kid,
I am completely with Sherry W. on this. It is extremely disrespectful to make such derogatory comments about Americans who serve our country.
Any credibility or empathy you hoped to gain by posting you completely lost by your comments.
Sherry W. is right - you should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by Sherry W, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Good For You

Thank you for your service to our country. Because of you and others who answered the call to duty I get to live in a great and free country and one of the best communities around.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.:
Ronald Reagan

Posted by mac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm

While "School Kid's" comments were outrageous, insensitive and immature, it is just as apparent that Jessica unnecessarily baited him into a confrontation. Her remarks were completely out of line and instigatory, and appears she drew a conclusion that could only have come from a negative place (within her own mind) to begin with.

Let's everyone get off their high horses. Good For You's comments made the best sense in terms of offering a comparative scenario from 30+ years back. Worthy of contemplation.

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