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24 hours to decide

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Social Issues | 2 comments

24 hours to decide

The Washington Post reported that officials are considering a 24-hour waiting period for those considering a tattoo or some kind of body piercing. According to the Washington Post, “District of Columbia officials have proposed mandating a 24-hour waiting period before getting a tattoo or a body piercing. The city’s Department of Health proposed 65 pages of regulations for tattoo parlors on Friday. One [regulation] states that a tattoo artist cannot apply a tattoo until at least 24 hours after a customer requests it. The language for body piercings is similar.” 1 I was wondering what other...

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Mommy can I kill this?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Social Issues | 3 comments

Mommy can I kill this?

The first day of school a little boy whose father owned the local apple farm brought his teacher a gift in a box. Many others had done the same, but his was the largest and last to be opened. It was a game they were playing, that before she opened each gift, she had to try to guess what it was. The boy placed it on her desk and stood waiting for her to open it. All the other little boys and girls were gathering around to see what it was, because children are naturally curious about things, and the little boy had refused to tell anyone what it was. The teacher, who was young in years and to...

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