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This was the theme of a High School Band performance this past year.
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That was great, Harry. My wife and I went to a Japanese restaurant once where you sit around the grill and are entertained by the chef. There was a father, mother, two daughters at the grill across from us. All four were on their phones and never spoke one word to anyone the entire time.
Example of the video- My wife taught daycare when I was in seminary. The city teachers went on strike just before the Christmas holiday. One couple brought their daughter every day to daycare so they could hang out at the tennis club while on strike; from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The strike went on for about three weeks, if my memory serves me. My wife holds the thought- If you are going to do things like that, why have kids????

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One of my daughters lives in a suburb of Boston. One time, while we were there for a visit, we went to a Chinese restaurant near one of the colleges. It was very popular with the Asian population since the food was prepared old world style rather than American style. Anyway, we had just been seated when an Asian family came in and were seated at a table next to us. I guess they were regulars since they didn't bother to look at the menu. However, what they were looking at were electronic devices. Both parents were on their cell phones. The children, not sure of their ages but preteen, each had a tablet and were playing games. During the meal I don't think the parents spoke a dozen words to the kids. This was at least 5 years ago and it's stayed with me and I've used this as an example of becoming so device dependent that some kids are losing the ability to communicate face to face. We live in an electronic world and it will only become more so, so kids have to learn how to survive in that type of environment. However, to me, losing the ability to talk to someone face to face, means losing a little bit of our humanity.

I'm a vet, but don't get me started on electronic war games. I'd rather see someone get lost in Candy Crush than trying to see how high a body count they can achieve. Sorry for this last bit of rant, but when you desensitize someone to something i believe that "something" will occur more often. Just IMHO
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Thanks Harry...hope u don't mind I've shared it on facebook..........
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I wonder of all the people that watch this video, how many will change their mind? I say "NONE", wanna bet?

My wife and I buy 100 minutes a year and we always have minutes left. I maybe use 10 minutes. We have a house phone also. My wife retired from AT&T.

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Thanks for sharing this Harry,

Some people do exactly that without even realizing the neglect for others and relationships. I think smart phones are a great invention, but we must learn to control the amount of time we spend on them. When I go out to dinner with my wife I only keep the cell phone on in case our son calls. If someone else calls I just don't answer. I am a sales and technical rep and when I visit customers I turn my phone off, this is called respect for his time. I also hate to see people texting while driving, in Canada there are laws against that.

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Thanks for sharing this Harry,

Some people do exactly that without even realizing the neglect for others and relationships. I think smart phones are a great invention, but we must learn to control the amount of time we spend on them. When I go out to dinner with my wife I only keep the cell phone on in case our son calls. If someone else calls I just don't answer. I am a sales and technical rep and when I visit customers I turn my phone off, this is called respect for his time. I also hate to see people texting while driving, in Canada there are laws against that.

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Laws against it and penalties increasing. In Ontario as of January 1st. Distracted driving 1st offence = $1000. fine and 3 demerit points. 2nd offence = $2000 fine and 7 day licence suspension. 3rd offence = $3000. fine and 30 day licence suspension. Not sure what happens after that but I've heard that you get an award for being consistent.
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I wonder of all the people that watch this video, how many will change their mind? I say "NONE", wanna bet?

My wife and I buy 100 minutes a year and we always have minutes left. I maybe use 10 minutes. We have a house phone also. My wife retired from AT&T.
I do hope that you're wrong Don.

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