April 8, 2006 at 10:59 am #1037448elretardo87Participant
I can understand banning children from pubs etc but from entire villages seems pretty wrong to me……April 8, 2006 at 11:26 am #1069608General LightingModerator
I have the same attitude to kids as I do to dogs; I don’t mind them, they are nice to see in the streets but too high-maintenance for me and I prefer that they belong to someone else who can take them away when I get bored of them 😉
OTOH children are the future of our nation (and dogs can be very helpful and brave); both should behave reasonably but I see no reason to banish either from a space; otherwise it is simply not a community.
this is arrant madness. What happens to someone in this village who becomes pregnant? Does she have to leave? This whole thing is arrant madness, it will split generations and will drive the youth from their village (and maybe the country!); without which it has no future.Quote:Lochaber no more
Sutherland no more
Lewis no more
Skye no more… etcApril 8, 2006 at 11:35 am #1069612elretardo87Participant
It is especially stupid for places like Scotland whose population is set to decline (if it is not already). Banning young people from vast tracks of Scotland is ridiculous, how long can they expect the community to prosper if there are few if any people of working age. Do they expect 60 year olds to do the menial jobs usually taken by teenagers?April 8, 2006 at 8:18 pm #1069609globalloonParticipant
since becoming a parent i’ve discovered that LOADS of private let houses have a ‘no children’ rule
considering we all have to be children for a while, this seems wrong to me
and as GL says, what if you’re renting your home for years and then decide to start a family… will you be evicted?
the old bitch who runs the community association needs to get the stick out of her arse
i live close to a quay, dotted with cafes, bars, curious shops, bike shops etc etc and i love it because it’s such a happy place, people sunbathing, dogs running around, kids playing, people eating ice-creams, people canoing, grandparents and thei kids feeding the swans and doing the tourist thing, old punks getting wasted on scrumpy jack
the people enjoying life togtehr in other wordsApril 8, 2006 at 8:30 pm #1069613Anonymous
yea, i always get sketched out when people complain about kids making noise, im like “isn’t that the most beautiful sound in the world?” sound s like innocence, fun and hope, to me. is really worrying that people basically hate their former selves, or had such a shit childhood, they cant stand to hear anyone else having a good one. banning kids. now that is anti social behavior.April 8, 2006 at 11:24 pm #1069618TK-421Participant
people in communities like that shold be shot, hung, drawn, wuartererd, shot again and magye fed to that dog… pff it annyos the hell out of me.April 9, 2006 at 7:52 am #1069606Techno VikingParticipantTK-421 wrote:people in communities like that shold be shot, hung, drawn, wuartererd, shot again and magye fed to that dog… pff it annyos the hell out of me.
I’m pretty sure this could be challenged in the courts, it sound fairly blatently illegal in human rights or european terms! Someone should definately sue these bastards. IN fact this could be our first suit, all we need is for someone with kids on here apply to buy a house and we’re away… 🙂April 9, 2006 at 4:30 pm #1069611robParticipant
i’m a little surprised so many people are a bit aggro about this. sounds to me like the community there is working together to try and create an environment that suits a certain group of people with quite modest wishes. Theyre not a large group, have well defined aims of which we can be tolerant and as long as they arnt throwing their weight around trying to impose their views on anyone else or undermine other villages/develpoments it seems an oddity but not necessarily morally repugnant.
If folks want to live in a totalitarian es-state then let them. some people crave security and order even if its a bit contrived, but as long as its contrived by them and theres choice as to whether to participate (ie move there by choice) then thats their rice-ball.
I lived once in a ‘trendy’ development in london with ridiculous rules about not hanging washing out to dry – which i thought was daft, as it looks lovely, domestic, colourful and homely to see washing hanging outside peoples homes. It had rules about noise too, and keeping windows clean. I still moved there though cos it suited in most other respects and moved on cos i had a choice to. live and let live.April 9, 2006 at 4:42 pm #1069610globalloonParticipant
this mentality of banning children reaches far beyond this one village tho
ask people you know with kids how easy it is to find a house to rent in the private sector
or even to go out for a meal
live and let live is my motto too, but when others interfere with that basic human right; the right to family, I do find it repugnant
the only good thing about this village is that all these nimbys are removed from general circulation.. meaning that I don’t have to live next door to them 💡April 10, 2006 at 5:56 am #1069619TK-421Participant
true shove um into 1 village then accidently nuke um.![EVIL][/EVIL]April 10, 2006 at 9:02 am #1069616fluffParticipant
Is it really children, or is it crap parents they are against?April 10, 2006 at 10:58 am #1069614Anonymousrob wrote:If folks want to live in a totalitarian es-state then let them. some people crave security and order even if its a bit contrived, but as long as its contrived by them and theres choice as to whether to participate (ie move there by choice) then thats their rice-ball.
live and let live.
good point! i would like to live in a commune at some point, and teh theories behind them are threatening to staus quo, so if i would like to live in a left wing utopia, why should i complain about people wanting a right wing utopia? so long as they dont bother me, thats fine.
on the flip side, im sure there are people like me in that community who feel like they are being bothered and marginalised, so i should stand up for them, cos i would expect the same from other people if i was in their shoes. its one thing setting up a small society and staing with your own rules, btu changing the rules already in place to exclude some members does seem tyrannical.April 10, 2006 at 9:54 pm #1069617RajParticipantfluff wrote:Is it really children, or is it crap parents they are against?
my vote would be bad parents [oh and a complete and convenient forgetting of the fact that they were once loud noisy children]
BUY EARPLUGS if you dont like the noise:rant::rant::rant::rant:April 10, 2006 at 10:21 pm #1069615Anonymous
bad parents by stewart leeApril 11, 2006 at 4:56 am #1069607
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