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Everything posted by smltwnrckr

  1. LOL, I just thought you'd think that Eli Whitney page was nuts.
  2. I have no idea what the fuss is about. But it sounds stupid.
  3. I haven't looked at post on this thread since I posted that. I can probably imagine almost exactly the directions this thread has gone?
  4. When it comes to Bob Lazar, Rogan ain't got shit on Art Bell. Edit: Also, he's not a corporate press boogeyman. That's just what the right wing press wants people to believe. Most people who know Rogan's deal know him for what he is. A pretty curious but dense dude who likes to condescend but also can be open minded at times, who enjoys bringing wing nuts and good comedians onto his show to have longform conversations. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's dumb.
  5. The story about Cotton in California is pretty interesting.
  6. A wing nut on a local government board? Watch me clutch my pearls. @NVGiant have you ever seen such a thing?
  7. Of course. I've been asking for like a year now on here every time this comes up for some real examples of in-class assignments or instances of indoctrination. Still haven't seen more than maybe one or two legitimate examples.
  8. Nah. It's right there in full color for everyone to see. People can judge for themselves. But I'm right on this.
  9. In many states and jurisdictions, police have broad authority to block the release of that footage for a significant amount of time and have wielded that generously and continue to do so. They do the same with any and all information related to use of force and investigations, always have and always will. Civilian review over local police forces are a joke. Anyone who's been around police department knows the that. The single best way to allow for real accountability for abuse of power by the police is to carve into qualified immunity, which your boy in Virginia is against. Saying that police have MORE accountability or oversight than teachers, or even close to the same, is one of the most laughable things I've ever seen posted on this board. And cops get to kill you. You didn't answer my question. Do you like the idea of snitch lines for police? How about for gun owners? Or people who violate COVID rules? Or people who over-water their lawns? What problem, exactly, would that solve? I mean, I guess one of the problems would be that we would finally get a real example of indoctrination in the classroom. Since, for all your bluster on here, there has yet to be one posted. Do better.
  10. Everyone has a right to be wrong. In this case, it's not me.
  11. Except that's the extreme that's being cooked up by national media outlets. Just like kidnappings and satanic rituals in the 80s.
  12. Dude was a fascinating guy. And some of his kids' poems are... dark. I'm surprised he's not been banned from school libraries, to be honest.
  13. Well, the current movement to ban ideas from schools by force of law is very analogous to the rise of stranger danger and helicopter parenting. Right down to it being driven by a perceived threat cooked up by national news outlets which make parents think that something which is incredibly rare is coming for their kids. You have the cultural and legal corrective, all in the name of "protecting" the children. But in actuality what you do is stunt their social growth and resilience to placate the parents' anxieties which are stoked by a false sense of inflated risk. All of this banning of ideas in the name of protecting children from intellectual "dangers" is not going to go well for any of us. Mark my words.
  14. What about in comparison to the helicopter parenting trend that it's in response to? You know, always making sure kids are always supervised. Parents always watching and preventing them from getting hurt, always intervening. Kids always having everything scheduled, no free play time for their own to get dirty and explore the world on their terms? Trunk r Treat? Stranger Danger. Calling CPS if you see an 8 year old playing in a neighborhood park on his own. So on and so forth. Would you say that the concept is a step in the right direction away from the helicopter parenting trend?
  15. And it would undermine the pro-Edison bias in schools today. Seriously, +++++ that guy.
  16. Stop trying to indoctrinate children with your woke propaganda.
  17. That organisms adapt over time to their environments. I mean, you can talk about physics without talking about math, too. But what is the point if you're trying to learn the subject? It was to me, even growing up in a very conservative Presbyterian church. But luckily the pastor there agreed with Stan from South park, who asked... "Couldn't evolution be the answer to 'How' and not the answer to 'Why?'" when suggesting that evolution and God are not mutually exclusive if you use your brain a little bit.
  18. it's not clear what that is other than a tank on display.
  19. In other Maus related news... https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2022/01/27/tennessee-school-board-removes-holocaust-mausart-spiegelman/9237260002/
  20. Do I apparently believe that, or are you reacting to something because of your own biases that are informed by information you consume? You made a bunch of assertions about making little kids feel guilty and about kids being trans and about sexually explicit material in children's books without any evidence. You just said it, as if it is true. But generally when people try to show evidence that such things are true, they fall pretty well short of the assertion. Something to think about before advocating for snitch lines.
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