NationStates Jolt Archive

Tools for Tykes issue problem:

27-10-2003, 14:34
Tykes with Tools?

The Issue
A controversial newspaper investigation reveals that as many as 30% of all children are employed in a dangerous environment.

The Debate
"Naki Longbottom, a orphanage foster parent, says "Children need to be out of work. Too many times I have received children who only know manual labor. We have to give these children an education an a chance at a real future. Think of the children!" Al du Pont, a bum on the street, agrees, "Forget about what's best for the children. They're stealing my work! The only way to get an entry job in this market is to either be younger than 12 and willing to work for nothing, or to knock of a kid and be there to fill the opening, and still be willing to work for nothing."

"We need the extra money that my 13 children earn." Says unemployed parent Zeke Jones. "Since both my spouse and I were laid off, the only way to get enough money to feed both of us is to have all of our kids employed. In fact, with the downswing in the economy we're expecting another kid to close the gap."

Fat cat factory owner Freddy Mistletoe, steps over the bum in the street and explains, "You don't understand. By employing these kids I'm giving them valuable life lessons. I didn't go to school and see where I am now? I'm giving them work experience, making them highly employable for the 15 years of their expected lives.

[i] My problem is not with the spelling (knock off a kid), but with the posssible positions. I cannot see any difference between the second and third positions, am I missing something?
27-10-2003, 14:45
This has been reported in the Issues forum, in the (badly named) thread Huh? (

As it turned out, this issue slipped by in error and should not have been allowed into the game in its current state. It will be fixed.

Please direct any follow-ups to the thread linked to above.


*attempts to do the Lock-omotion, but fails miserably*
27-10-2003, 14:51
Thanks, not used to the issues thread being there.
HC Eredivisie
27-10-2003, 15:43
Thanks, not used to the issues thread being there.

it's more than a thread :wink: