Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Interesting concept

Drop a bunch of unsupervised teens and pre-teens off somwhere and see what happens.

c-BS was going to do a reality show about it:

The show, "Kid Nation," which is scheduled to premiere on CBS on Sept. 19, is a reality show whose premise is to take 40 children, ages 8 to 15, and place them in a "ghost town" in New Mexico to see if they can build a working society without the help of adults.

Yeah, we all *know* just how responsible most teens are.
I wonder if their parents had to sign some kind of release for their kids to be there?

But after the production ended in mid-May, the parent of one child in the production complained to state officials that the children's treatment bordered on abuse. Four children received medical treatment for accidentally drinking bleach, one child was burned on her face with hot grease while cooking in an unsupervised kitchen, and most of the children were required to work 14 hours or longer per day. They received a payment of $5,000 for their participation.
And money every time they re-run it, and the chance to work thier way up into *real* stardom.
I was in the Navy. I worked longer for less. So does almost every lower enlisted in the military.

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