Tonight's Show of Hands On-Air (6PM Pacific) will be a 21-and-under takeover! Any particular topics you'd like to see these young whipper-snappers discuss?
Im 15, almost 16. I feel that i have strong opinions on many issues. Id like to not feel discriminated against because of my age.
I like to keep my age a secret so I won't be discriminated but I know how you feel.
I agree, i also think that when people know my age they may see my perspective on things too
Those still in college or about to participate, your prospects on finding a career after graduating and the value you think your degree has or will have
Tell us a out your work ethics! As an employer, I find it hard to find hard working young people (under 30), or even just an ok worker. Today's young people think they are owed something in life. SAD
Religion! I want to see an honest conversation about what god means to the upcoming generation, and do they still value the church as a moral authority, with all the talk of "godless gays" and "abortion is murder"
GPA and college acceptance....
Hey now, I'm 20 and pride myself on being an exception in this generation. I wear my pants properly, don't do stupid things to my hair, my only piercings is one per ear, and I speak proper English. We are not all moronic jerks.
I want to know why they are so socially retarded?
And if they would please walk with their head up & not buried in their phone,or I will keep walking right into them when they are not paying attention. By the way is so much fun!
It was the best On Air to date. Great panel!
Man I wish I was able to go on air!
The event has already taken place. Look on the SOH Blog to watch.
What are your opinion on violent video games?
What do you see in the future of our gov't?
Is our public school education adequate?
Do you think "nurture" or "culture" is to blame for today's increasing lack of respect and violence?
Both together. They work together to interpret each other.
I honestly don't care what young people have to say. They haven't lived long enough to have learned anything I would be interested in hearing about.
That's rude and ignorant. I'm an intellectually advanced teenager that's been informed on multiple occasions that I'm smarter and more mature than lots of average adults. Books mart not with experience I admit.
Gliese 436b hot ice
Operation Northwoods (Terrorize citizens of USA)
MK Ultra (30 years of kidnapping citizens for illegal mind control experimentation by CIA.)
Many more. I learn outside of school important and cool info few know .
Lol thanks bridges, young people everywhere truly appreciate your open mindedness and consideration.
Young people need to feel like their thoughts are valuable and worth while, or else it'll be difficult to find motivation to even try.
How old are you?
bridges2012 - The best pulse of where this country is headed is in our listening to what our youngsters are saying. Otherwise, why should they listen to anything you say?
You can learn a lot from young people. People should encourage their opinions; it is the future after all.
Aaaahhhhh I wish I could have done it. If it wasn't sunday, I would love to do this. :)
Jake your parents did a great job. You're very impressive.
You are doing a great job with your life too.
Thank You very much.
I was thinking the same thing as wittle.
For example, I have a niece who had awful parenting. She overcame it and has become a wonderful woman.
Besides, in any case, you are ultimately responsible for your own life.
You all are correct but I do have good parents thankfully but I make a lot of decisions myself, actually most decisions.
Rob the pimp...
LLoL.. Why exactly am I the Pimp?
I'm sooo different....
Then everyone else.
I thought you seemed awesome. I grew up with liberal ideas in one of the Reddest Counties in California. I always felt different, but I learned that different was good and being respectful was important - both things that have served me well
Hahahaha I'm not really awesome or that cool.
I believe the biggest reason we keep a 21 year old drinking age has to do you traffic fatality stats / I saw it on a news program recently
"I saw it on the news it must be true."
The drinking limit in the UK is lower than here, yet that's not a problem there.
While I don't think the 21 year old limit is logical, the Brits also have much better public transport than we do. Same with most of Europe. We don't have great public transport that's easily available, especially outside of cities.
I like the ideal that anything under a certain percent is a soft drink so lower age, 18 maybe, then hard drinks at 21.
In 2009, the 21- to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentration levels of .08 or higher – 35 percent.
In parts yes, but middle of nowhere Wales or Highland Scotland? No.
True, although they're still largely connected some way
We'd better make the age limit 25 then.
Guess what Shelly, I agree!
Violence - I wasn't even advocating for it - I was simply passing on the information. I'm not sure what the drinking age should be
Yes, buts most parents don't want to raise their kids...
That is a very big generalization and may have to do with where you live - but where I live the VAST majority of parent very much want to raise their children
Yeah, where the hell are you getting that from?
I have several teacher family members, parents are less likely to help educate their kids now than in the past. Sex, drinking, drugs, evolution, math, reading, everything. And NC is the 2nd lowest paying state for teachers so we need parents involved
Ok sorry, didn't realize you were an expert
NC is the lowest paying state for teachers, I believe.
Still plenty of parents who are very involved in their children's lives.
I think you might be confusing "wanting to parent" with a lot of things - one agreeing with today's education system, two having enough time (single parents, low income parent who work two jobs), three parents who find family time more important,
Some parents want to be involved, but on PTA night with over 4000 students only 100 parents show up... Only 2.5% care enough to be active
Four parent who are illiterate and are afraid of participating in school. I'm not saying their are parents (drug addicts, work addicts, etc) who don't do a great job parenting - but I will not believe they are the majority
Not wanting to be in PTA does NOT equal not wanting to parent. You need to wake up. Not wanting to be involved in PTA means not wanting to support school activities
Or that you just don't have time. That doesn't constitute a parent not wanting to raise their kid
"PTA night" doesn't mean you have to join the PTA, they talk about school ranking, fund raising, testing, picture day, holidays, weather make up days, parents get to meet the teachers and find out grading policies and expectations
That's that one example because someone asked where I got my info. I do NOT claim to be an expert. But in my experience with my 3 schools this is what I have experienced. Many parents work a lot and would rather be friends than teachers.
Being involved in PTA is not a show of how great your parents are at being parents. Mostly it just means they have the time and means to get there. A lot of parents won't show up because they think there will be
many other parents to support the school through the PTA.Unfortunately, since everyone thinks that, we have a very small PTA. I have several friends whose parents are great parents are are very invested in their children's lives and education,
but simply don't have the time or desire to attend a PTA meeting.
Does Zod still have long hair like his profile pic? I keep waiting for a side view.
Didn't see this soon enough. Pony tail. The profile pic with it down is from this spring sometime, but It's still mostly all there.
Kyle - I was raised the same way
I now officially despise my google account.
Aww Matt - they'll be another chance
This happened the first time I was invited as well.
Aww Matt. Again?
Unfortunately, yes. I'm now sad.
I'm now sad too. I actually wish I had known this was a 21- themed one in advance!
Oh well, Mr Miliband, Mr Cameron, please cheer me up with your insults!
Haha :) wait till next Wednesday and they surely will :) btw- which UK party do you most identify with? I'm starting to think I'm very lib-dem. Even though its really none of my business, being American and all...
I'm not really sure. Even most Tories are left of many republicans and even moderate dems, depending what issue is being dealt with.
Well it's Europe, and their political situation is completely different. So that has to be taken into account. The US overall is way more politically right.
I agree it has to be taken into account. I think it depends issue by issue which party I'd be.
Sure. I switched around on specific issues but I think I keep coming back to Lib Dems. Idk, just curious.
Don't we pay them for life? (Senate, house, president) they don't care if the get reelected. Who else can vote themselves pay raises?
@Tony. Not Clinton.
Zod is under 21? ;)
At heart. :)
Zod is ageless
MrL, pay attention and stop checking this. :)
Mr L, are you good with computers?
Matt, I'll work with you after OnAir.
Mr L do you have a Skype I can contact you on?
Read lots and lots of history, the founding fathers struggled and violently disagreed and all that in the process of hammering things out. So much history is glossed over now, many young people have no idea what they are NOT taught or exposed to.
That's not what I meant. What I meant was they DID work things out and they got through the problems. Not that they never disagreed.
Don't you have somewhere to be, MrL?
MrL - you take everything too seriously - we will still love you(((HUGS)))
Shhhh... Don't tell anyone, veritas. ;)
Shelly - I was just explaining my position.
I think on a global scale, I would give everyone access to education.
But that's horribly unrealistic
Campaign finance reform!!
Good luck with that
I just hope they can eventually understand the damage done to this great country done since Obama and the democrats have done lately.
...and I'm black too
Crap, I said the word "done" one too many times
And you told us...again...that you're black.
Is anybody food with computers?
Use the link from your email while you're logged into your new account.
I never got it
What's going on?
Check the email you originally used to contact tony.
It says my google handouts account isn't supported.
Just tried joining for the 5th or 6th time. It still says my account isn't supported.
And I've checked. Nothing new there.
Did you make a new account with an age >18?
I think so.
If you send me your social security number, credit card number, bank account, full legal name...
Just changed it. Still not supported.
Lol of all of the tens of people watching this some of you must be reading my comments, right?
I am ;)
Rob / I was an amazing test taker, but I am a much better creative thinker
Jake, are you able to figure out google handouts long distance?
Thank you Jake, are you one of the people on air lol
Rob, Rob, Rob - tests are not what makes someone successful - ACTUAL THINKING makes people successful
Testing also tests if the teacher can teach.
No it doesn't - it tests if a teacher can cram facts into a student - it doesn't teacher whether a teacher can inspire a student to think
Guyysss... my computer hates me. It's being obnoxiously slow. I keep trying to load sohoa and it's like "yep, nope."
Sorry cornybread :-(
I switched computers so I'm watching now! I have a MacBook Pro that belonged to my brother's gf, but I got it because it was a necessity for college. I've had an iMac since high school. It's pretty cool :)
What is Kyle's username? The teenager in the dark blue shirt and red tie?
He would be wearing a tie.
Hey, it's a bold statement accessory! Bright Orange on blue!
Kyle - your killing me - what about learning how to LEARN and think and puzzle thinks out???
In order to take the tests you need to comprehend what is being presented.
Who is the young man in pink?
Does Jake have a handle?
Hey Noah - there Ida whole State above San Mateo - you are really in Central California
I'm so disappointed that Google wouldn't let the under 18 people on. I was especially looking forward to seeing and hearing Matt!
We're working around it! ;)
Trying to figure out my laptop. It only crashed right when I'm about to do on air
Mr L if you can send it email@example.com
Why does Tony keep acting like teenagers only view things in black and white?
Average teenagers do
As do average adults. Just look at this app and the comments on polls of complex issues with multiple variables. I see very little difference.
And pay attention, stop checking SoH
True. On both accounts haha
I only use one account
Tony: send hangout join to firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Ill do it
Could you send one to email@example.com?
Send one to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is so irrelevant, but jake, I live on Long Island too. :)
That's great where on LI?
Jake? Did you send it?
Can someone explain the hangout thing to me? I want to hang out! lol
Jake, please send it if you haven't to email@example.com this email
Wow, we're really close to each other!
I'm sort of near-ish to LI. Westchester.
I expect an invitation if you guys hang out.
Because it's not a party until Mr Luchesse walks in. ;)
True story, ten!
What is swag.
Hey young 'uns, as one of the geezer crowd here, I'm very excited to see you on tonight! You add a great dimension around here.
How do teens and young adults feel about the drinking age being 21. When they are adults at 18?
I really want to hear that one talked about good idea
A topic we cannot seem to resolve. Maybe we should make it 19 like in Quebec and Alberta?
Anyone on the hangout right now:
Tell Tony to check his on-air email! The hangout is shared with an account that doesn't work for me!
Any idea what to do if it says your account isn't supported when you try and join the hang out?
I haven't gotten an email yet...
Yes. Tell Tony to send it to my @gmail.com account. I emailed it to him.
If yours isn't supported, you have to use a different account.
List any idea what to do?
What kind of different account?
Mine also says my account is not supported.
I looked it up online and it said <18 can't do on air hangouts through google...
Can you make a new account entirely and lie about your age?
Veritas, I just did that and sent an email to Tony.
As usual, puppy is a step ahead of me :)
I'm really looking forward to this :)
Perhaps they should discuss sex education? I discuss it with people all the time but it doesn't affect me or my friends like it does them.
It's breast cancer awareness month and a lot of cancer patients need blood. Less than 10% of the US population donates each year. I'm thinking we younguns need to spread awareness amongst ourselves. If you're eligible to donate, you should.
I donated in June. I need to do it again. I'll probably wait until November to do it again though.
56 days is the waiting period between donations, I think. That doesn't mean you must donate every 56 days, but it's a great thing you're doing!
I absolutely love it!
I mean, the needle part isn't fun, but it feels good to give something that you know other people will benefit from, possibly in a life-saving situation. I think "I hate needles" is kind of a lame excuse. I don't like them either, but I do it anyway.
God bless each of you that gives such a little bit of yourself to help a stranger. And, if you donate in the name of someone that has had to receive transfusion(s), it helps them financially.