It started in Italy. Thus the name. http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/
And as the saying goes "Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."
ROFL! Even if I didn't know about the recent lunar cycle, I'd know there's been a full moon recently.
I'm afraid I can't agree with that. Yes, the elderly have problems with driving and I would be the first to require that they be tested after a certain age (and I am reaching that certain age). However, I work as a poll manager in one of the local precincts and I sincerely hope that I have the cognitive skills I see in the elderly who vote in this precinct. There are probably 10%-15% who are over 85 and they never cease to amaze me. Cognitively, they are way ahead of the curve. It's abundantly clear that they are in full command of their faculties. For every senior I see, there is someone of a lower age that I could match and the senior would come out ahead. Lack of cognitive ability is not limited by age.
EliandShyOcampo, perhaps you should study the research before making such uninformed comments. Research shows that with comprehensive sex education, there is a greater propensity to wait for the first sexual encounter, not a case of peers pressuring kids to start earlier. If you don't know all the details, you are inclined to jump in without the knowledge to make an informed decision. When my son was young, I did a great job of explaining sex to him (wasn't leaving it up to some idiotic abstinence program). My final words to him were that over the next few years, he would have friends will to impart brilliant bits of sexual wisdom and I wanted him to remember 1 thing - "Your friends aren't any smarter than you are. If you have a question, ask me. Don't rely on them." Right now, for a lot of kids, their friends are the only source of information that they have because their parents aren't going to open Pandora's box and explain it all to them. Abstinence-only is shown to be useless and needs to be stopped. We owe our children better.
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