When the illegals go berserk will your State be ready??

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by SkidMarxX, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. DaveNJ

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    I think it is pretty clear that neither extreme is desirable. Of course someone with book smarts may not really understand the world if it is not coupled with common sense/street smarts. However, I disagree that advanced learning does not assist a world leader, such as a US president, in making better decisions. Do you really want a high school drop out making decisions about Americas economic policy? Or how about foreign policy from a president whos grasp of history is rudimentary at best?
  2. njman2

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    I was thinking that the article from Playboy would be inappropriate. Even if the child wanted to read from a religious text - this should be allowed. The purpose of the session is to encourage reading and to allow the student to share their interest with the class.
  3. Ozzy

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    In a way it is.

    Acadmeic achievement is a great resource to have in the job market. You'll more times than not make a better living with it than without it.

    But in determining how the world works requires almost no academic achievement.... just plain old common sense.

    Now the problem many so-called intellectuals have is that they think the worlds problems are solved out of a book, or that a president or any world leader need be an intellectual or else he's an incompetent boob. It's that closed minded thinking that shows me a total lack of common sense.

    In the real world outside of the classroom and the work place (accounting for the various professional fields)... street smarts and common sense trumps books smarts every time.... all the time.
  4. oddfellow4870

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    Not Yaweh. Not God. Not Allah. No bible or Koran or Torah quotes. Very symbolic rather than instructional. The thing was so inoffensive, unless you are a militant secualrist who is paranoid that you might find your soul if some 6 year old read a deisitic poem in a Kindergarten class......
  5. justme

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    How is creation "vague religious content"?
  6. oddfellow4870

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    No Bible quotes. Did not mention God by any known name. It was a quite general. And the teacher was wrong legally. It was a student choice. But as with many things secular, the teacher is intimidated. She thinks that there can be no mention of religion at any time, regardless of who initiates, which is not true.

    Don't remember the title. This was about 10 years ago. It was a children's book, nothing about it was controversial except it was about creation.
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  7. jyris

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    While I applaud the sentiment (in general), the way you expressed it strikes me as just a little ironic...
  8. DaveNJ

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    Great quote. Always nice to see a fellow Simpson's fan on the board.
  9. jras

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    Academics rule!
    Fuck you anti-intellectual insecure dopes.
  10. DaveNJ

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    Couldn't have said it better myself Justme. Unfortunately, some posters are certain that their 5th grade history class adequately prepared them to understand the world. Somehow they view advanced learning as a handicap. Go figure.
  11. DaveNJ

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    The title matters exactly for the reason you described (inappropriateness). It is difficult to know what to make of Oddfellow's post without knowing the book in question.
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  13. bushleaguer

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    They were protesting because the House passed a bill that would make illegal immigation a felony.
  14. njman2

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    Does the title matter?

    These readings are to encourage students to read. They get up and read from their favorite book and this makes them feel better about continuing to read.

    Now the schools will have to exercise some control as to appropriateness of the book in question (ala a hustler article). But religion is a big part of the culture/home life of many and should not be banned from these session.
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  15. Mr. Wet Wooly

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    The issue of Hustler where Jerry Fallwell loses his cherry to Mommy in the outhouse.
  16. justbill_redux

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    And what was the title of that book with the "vague religious content"?
  17. justme

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    This is the kind of stuff I was talking about.

    I disagree with you and think that you're stupid --> you must be an academic.

  18. oddfellow4870

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    Yes. Well, my kid was told he could bring a book to a voluntary reading aloud session at his school. When the teacher found out it had some vague religious content, she shut him down. So, it cuts both ways.
  19. justbill_redux

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    How very typical American of you.
  20. jras

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    I just prefer to do (and believe) whatever the fuck I want without some infallible dope or Bible/Koran thumper making the rules to suit their exploitative agenda