Comment: Huh?

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You're using the article about 15 year old interns living in dorms with room and board, working in a factory as an example of not being free or some kind of human rights violation?

I sold flower and vegetable seeds door to door when I was 8 and had two paper routes in 95 degree summer and 10 below winter starting at 4 in the morning because I wanted stuff. When I was 15 I lied about my age and unloaded railroad cars and worked two theaters at night for 85 cents an hour. I've worked or gone to school and worked ever since.

I still work 60 hours a week and enjoy it. I'll have a secure retirement and be able to travel.

Here's a clip from an article I wrote a few years ago about what American kids do with their time now.
TV 28 hours per week on the average*
Video games 8 hours per week**
Internet 10 hours per week***
Children stay inside because TV says the molesters will getcha.

A kid used to spend at least half of those 46 hours playing baseball, archery, hiking, swimming, etc., outside.

I don't care how much food you cram in a kid. If he's physically playing 23 to 46 hours per week, he's not gaining weight.


"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ