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[ale] Cobb Laptop Deal

Christopher Fowler wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 20:58 -0400, Geoffrey wrote:
>>Please do not try to patronize me.  I know more about this subject
>>you could possibly understand.  I do not think that slapping a
>>in front of a child is going to make them read better, anymore then 
>>slapping a book in front of the same child will make them learn math.
> Usually its laziness that causes failure in school.  In 10th grade I got
> 3 Fs on my first report card. One in Biology.   After my dad beat my as*
> with his belt I turned all those grades around and took the prize that
> year for the best grade in Biology.  You can say the leather turned my
> life around.  I did not care about school at the time.  If kids don't
> care then nothing will help them.

That's not true, your dad seemed to know the right kind of incentive. :)

Until later, Geoffrey