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  1. 2 hours ago, soupslam1 said:

    Most conservatives didn’t really pay much attention to the education process until the last few years when kids starting coming home and questioning if they were a boy or girl, or why they should feel guilty because white people had slaves 400 years ago, sexually explicit material in children’s books, and radical activism being taught. So yeah, there’s been a conservative backlash and in many cases overreaction against the education system. 

     

    Hogwash.  

  2. 6 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Stop trying to indoctrinate children with your woke propaganda. 

     

    It's not woke, it's just common sense.  Not sure I see the other side of the argument here.  How is it anything other than common sense to not depict black people picking cotton in the pre war south with fun little rhymes meant for 1st grade kids?  Leave the cotton gin out of it, tons of other inventions.  Shoot if you want to include Whitney, talk about he invented mass production with interchangeable musket parts.  

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  3. 12 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Stop trying to indoctrinate children with your woke propaganda. 

    I liked your Telsa idea.  Was there ever a man who would have been more suited to be a Suess Character?  Really?!?!  Could do a whole Suess style book on him.  

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  4. Caught up on the thread now.

    Sorry, I got to side with @smltwnrckr here.  

    The biggest impact of the cotton gin is not the reduced labor to produce X, it was that it increased the profitability of growing cotton which increased the demand for land to grow it and slaves to work it.  Within 50 years of the invention, slavery increased over 400%.  States that would likely never have been slave states were incentivised by those outrageous profits to become so.  The conditions of the slaves was made materially worse.  

    The implication on the page in question was clear, that the cotton gin made the labor more bearable for those whose toiled in the industry.  

    Better to just leave it out, than include what it did in two paragraphs.  

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  5. 1 hour ago, happycamper said:

    catholic schools are hardcore

    Yeah, at St. Mary's we discussed the cotton gin in 5th grade and the impacts of the agricultural revolution on slavery, we discussed chattel slavery in the Americas, we visited the black historical museum near the Idaho Historical Museum, I remember walking in as a group of Freshman at Boise High were walking out.  In 4th grade we studied Idaho History and talked at length about the atrocities committed against the tribes in Idaho.  

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  6. 3 hours ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Most of the books written under the publishing brand that are not by him are, frankly, not very good. He had a way with language and ideas that was generationally unique. I think that him and Shel Silverstine are maybe 2 of the 3 best for young children of the last 100 years. 

     

    Kills me the person who wrote "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic" also wrote fro Dr. Hook

     

  7. 3 hours ago, ph90702 said:

    Your university is so irrelevant that I had to go on Wikipedia to look up where it's located.  I couldn't recall off the top of my head.

    Uhm, USU is located in one on of the most scenic locals in the inter-mountain West...

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  8. 31 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Like I said earlier, Oppenheimer isn't in there either. Find cool inventions that kids have a connection to and that don't have a direct connection to history's greatest crimes. Or, try and do the hard work of explaining history's greatest crimes in a way that is fun, accurate and informative. I would do the first option if I was writing a kids' book. That's all. 

     

    Agreed with your point in this thread.  Should have left the cotton gin out of a fun rhyming kids book.  That said, what do you have against Oppenheimer?!?!  You could argue he and his team saved hundreds of million of lives the past 80 years.  

     

  9. 49 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

    I'll just leave this hear for all of you to consider in the context of this thread.

    In the roundtable, Youngkin said he laid out his day one plan, which would include comprehensively funding law enforcement with increased salaries, equipment budgets and training.

    He also said he wants to make sure his administration protects qualified immunity, protecting law enforcement from what he calls ‘frivolous civil lawsuits’.

    https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/chesterfield-county/governor-elect-glenn-youngkin-meets-with-local-law-enforcement-discussing-challenges-solutions/

    @halfmanhalfbronco @sean327

     

     

    Got a lot going on so I've been and will be scarce, but +++++ Youngkin.

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