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by jlotus
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: TV-Free Activities
Topic: Inline speed skating began during TV-Turnoff Week
Replies: 0
Views: 3703

Inline speed skating began during TV-Turnoff Week

Crystal Lake Speed Skater Competes at World Championships in S. Korea Hailey Leech's career in inline speed skating began when the TV was turned off during TV Turnoff Week. By Claudia Lenart Crystal Lake inline speed skater Hailey Leech is representing the United States this week at the 2011 World ...
by jlotus
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Back from Japan, seeing TV in a new light
Replies: 0
Views: 3821

Back from Japan, seeing TV in a new light

Hi guys, I'm just writing the say thanks for the awesome website. I spent the last 3 years living and teaching English in Japan. I was living in a really rural rice farming village with no internet access so ended up watching *a lot* of Japanese TV. Japanese TV is really intense with loads of shouti...
by jlotus
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Renewed his license and regretted it
Replies: 0
Views: 2034

Renewed his license and regretted it

Hi For several years I decided to forego TV and had no licence. I found I had so much more free time and poor posture improved as well. Last year I bought a licence - and found that during the preceeding years TV quality had taken a dive. Humour had become purile - and left little to the imagination...
by jlotus
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Greetings from a live person!
Replies: 58
Views: 53935

White Dotting in Spain

My husband and I have retired to Spain along with many other ex-patriots. We do not drink, we do not smoke, we do not play bingo - yes, we are very unusual!!! However, we have come here for a better quality of life, which does not include the above, but I deviate. The reason I am writing is because ...
by jlotus
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: French gov't warns against toddler television
Replies: 0
Views: 2045

French gov't warns against toddler television

Baby TV Bad for Babies Michael Hedges August 19, 2008 "Acting on warnings from French Ministers of Health and Culture regulator Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA) is issuing rules for TV channels and programs targeting children under three years of age. The directive was announced after a con...
by jlotus
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: French TV baron turns off Chinese underground satellite TV
Replies: 0
Views: 2023

French TV baron turns off Chinese underground satellite TV

Satellite Company Lies About Shutdown of TV Station, Says Recording By Cindy Drukier Epoch Times Staff Jul 12, 2008 On June 16, when Eutelsat took New Tang Dynasty Television off the air, the satellite company claimed that it was due to a power supply "anomaly" on its W5 satellite and that the sour...
by jlotus
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: Rich or Poor, 40% of babies are watching TV
Replies: 0
Views: 3297

Rich or Poor, 40% of babies are watching TV

Teeny Tiny TV Watchers A new study finds that 40 percent of infants and 90 percent of 2-year-olds regularly watch TV and DVDs. What are their parents thinking? By Joan Raymond | Newsweek Web Exclusive May 7, 2007 " Ella Sirl can't tie her shoes. And most of her breakfast still winds up in her hair ...
by jlotus
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: French TV feels queasy showing baby-vids after midnight
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

French minister attacks TV for tots

French minister attacks TV for tots Variety, June 20, 2008 Government warns of danger to babies "Gallic culture and communications minister Christine Albanel has called for greater awareness among broadcasters and parents of the potential dangers of TV aimed at very young children, such as U.S.-bas...
by jlotus
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Canadians in town watching more TV than neighbors
Replies: 0
Views: 1995

Canadians in town watching more TV than neighbors

Survey suggests we're turning into TV tubbies 'Screen time' linked to obesity levels and indicates Grey-Bruce residents fond of TV "A new study indicates 36.7 per cent of adults in the two counties, including Owen Sound, watch 15 or more hours of television a week, a figure seven-and- a-half percen...
by jlotus
Sun May 18, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: French TV feels queasy showing baby-vids after midnight
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

French TV feels queasy showing baby-vids after midnight

BabyTV and BabyFirstTV target the diaper set PARIS: For baby's first sitcom, the leading characters consist of a bobbing troupe of carrots and a wobbly gingerbread man in a green polka-dot shirt navigating through a shower of numbers. "First impressions last your whole life," a cheerful female voic...
by jlotus
Sat May 17, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Author Explores How TV Became Baby's Best Friend
Replies: 0
Views: 1806

Author Explores How TV Became Baby's Best Friend

(May 15, 2008) Moving back to my hometown of Larchmont last year to raise two children offered a lot of benefits, especially compared with the Shiners’ circus act of squeezing into a three-room apartment on the Upper West Side. But as much as I relished introducing Margot and Finley to the still-ex...
by jlotus
Sat May 17, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: White Dotters, Where are You?
Topic: Calling Edinburgh White Dotters!!
Replies: 0
Views: 4373

Calling Edinburgh White Dotters!!

hello I've just added my name to your membership via the website and am writing to find out if there is any local activity in Edinburgh. In other words, could you put me in touch with anyone else from this area who is involved with whitedot? I would like very much to plan something and it would be u...
by jlotus
Mon May 12, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: US network viewers fall by 9 percent
Replies: 0
Views: 2088

US network viewers fall by 9 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Television heads into its biggest week with the hangover from a 100-day writers strike persisting. Viewership is down, although it's hard to tell how much the strike is to blame. This week's "upfront" presentations by broadcasters outlining their fall schedules, which annually prece...
by jlotus
Tue May 06, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police
Replies: 0
Views: 1963

CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police

Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the...
by jlotus
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Childminder turns off the TV for a week
Replies: 0
Views: 2131

Childminder turns off the TV for a week

Hello! I'm a childminder based in South Derbyshire. Just wanted to let you know that we did it! All 8 children aged 1 -10 participated. No TV, computer games, Wii, PSP or Nintendo for the whole week! I made them certificates and two chose to show them in assembly at school today. Good publicity for ...