Comment 89306

By johnny (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2013 at 13:43:20 in reply to Comment 89304

So tattoos over four are no good but tattoos under four are okay? Agreed the more the more problematic, but I believe one is too many. Conversely, if there is a positive correlation between tattoos and delinquency, then none are better than one.

If I had a teacher or caregiver for my children, I'd rather he/she have no tattoos at all, wouldn't you? Again, when you go to an interview, do you cover up your tattoos? Would you even want your prospective employer (assuming he's not a pimp) to know you have a tattoo? If not, ask yourself why?

The real question is why people need to get tattoos in the first place? Personally, I belive it speaks to an emptiness inside or perhaps a boredom or low self esteem. Thankfully, they can be removed nowadays. But if this is about fashion, then why not just use something temporary like henna or something instead? Isn't fashion always changing anyway? Why ugly your body permanently?

Anyway, I say all of this because I believe it is at the heart of any development problem. You can't have an economically prosperous city, Hamilton or anywhere else, without healthy people, and for healthy people you need healthy families, and for healthy families you need life giving values, but today we don't have that, not in Hamilton and in fact, not in many cities throughout North America and the world over, hence the feeling of crisis everywhere you look. Did you know that around 70% of children born today are born out of wedlock = no fathers = more crime = more social costs/tax = broken system.

A statement attributed to the prophet Muhammad says something to the effect of, when bastard children become prevelant amongst you, prepare for the wrath of God.

READ this article: http://www.oleantimesherald.com/editorial/article_07d01576-c863-11e2-a3c5-0019bb2963f4.html

Taken from above article:

"In 1940, fewer than 90,000 children were born out of wedlock. In 2010, approximately 1.8 million children were born to unmarried women in this country — a twenty-fold increase in about two generations. Forty-one percent of all children born in the U.S. are born to single women.

In addition, there has been a dramatic rise in co-habitation without marriage. Only 61 percent of American children live with both biological or adoptive parents. This has resulted in higher poverty rates for children, increasing domestic abuse of children and a rising tide of violent crime from these abused children as they become teenagers. The decline in marriage and the rise in illegitimacy are the prime factors in the crime, poverty and social decay permeating American society.

As traditional marriage breaks down, so does society."

In conclusion, yes, fix our streets, make them two way, and safer, more asthetically pleasing, but don't forget to beautify/ rectify the souls of our brothers and sisters that walk those beautiful streets.

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