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calendar   Monday - July 13, 2020

Oh Shut Up You Commies

Um, teacher? Your red stripe is showing.

LA Teacher’s Union: Defund The Cops And Pay Us More
Also, Free Healthcare For All
Because White Privilege

United Teachers Los Angeles recently released a research paper on steps needed to safely reopen public schools amid the coronavirus outbreak and pointed to the need to free up additional funding by defunding the police.

“Police violence is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people [ yes, nearly 5 dozen blacks are killed by cops every year. Meanwhile, every weekend in Chicago ... ], and is a serious public health and moral issue,” the paper said, citing the American Public Health Association. “We must shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing, to education and other essential needs such as housing and public health.”

Teachers unions have long been criticized by Republicans as an extension of the Democrat Party. Republicans will likely use the paper to support that claim. The union’s paper also took aim at charter schools and reportedly called for a federal Medicare-for-All program.

The union’s paper did not offer a dollar amount to cut from the police. The Los Angeles City Council already cut the LAPD budget by $150 million and said the money will be earmarked for disadvantaged communities.  The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.

LAUSD said that educators want to get back into their classrooms, but asked, “given broader societal conditions, how do we open physical schools in a way that ensures that the benefits outweigh the risks, especially for our most vulnerable students and school communities?” [ except that students are absolutely the least COVID vulnerable part of the population ]

The paper pointed out that minority “working communities, where people are more likely to have ‘essential’ jobs” oftentimes have insufficient healthcare and face other risk factors while “the rewards of economic recovery accrue largely to white and well-off communities that have largely been shielded from the worst of the pandemic’s effects.”

Oddly, the LAPD spends an enormous amount of money policing the LA schools, protecting some of the students from the rest of the students.

And damn, don’t all those working poor now have universal ObamaCare already? With massive public stipends to pay for it? By law??? So what’s this “insufficient healthcare BS??


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/13/2020 at 09:34 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 10, 2020

Mama Mia

Italy Shuts Down. Rest of world not far behind.

In addition to the Red Zone, in which the northern third of Italy is in lockdown, the Italian PM Giuseppe Conte delivered a speech in which he specifies that damn near everything is off limits everywhere ...

00:00 …all events are suspended, every type and discipline of sporting competition,
00:06 whether in public places or private.
00:10 Sporting events will be allowed… those with, let us say —
00:14 in which professional athletes participate,
00:20 or in the absolute category, where Olympic games, national / international events,
00:26 but either behind closed doors or open without the presence of the public.
00:32 In addition, all organized events are suspended,
00:36 as well as events in public or private places,
00:41 those events of a recreational, cultural, sporting, religious, or exhibition character.
00:49 But also suspended are all events in cinemas, theaters, pubs,
00:55 dancing schools, gaming rooms, betting rooms, bingo rooms, discotheques.
01:01 So we can no longer allow ourselves to be in these areas where people congregate…

Not that anyone is going to Italy: nearly all the cruise lines have stopped visiting, and many of the airlines are neither going there nor flying out. Italy is closed.

Israel is still open, but everyone who comes there from somewhere else goes into quarantine for 2 weeks. Everyone. From Anywhere.  Just in time for the Easter and Passover season.

Israel will quarantine anyone arriving from overseas for 14 days, a decision coming barely a month before Easter and Passover.

All St. Patrick’s Day parades were canceled in Ireland, including one in Dublin that typically draws half a million to its streets.

All schools in and around Madrid will close for two weeks. The rising number of cases around Spain’s capital “imply a change for the worse,” the country’s Health Minister Salvador Illa said.

Trying to send a message of confidence in the economy, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife walked on Paris’ Champs-Elysees avenue. “I’m shaking hands using my heart,” he said as he waved to people while keeping a 1-meter distance from passersby.

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After earlier closing its land borders, Saudi Arabia cut off air and sea travel to and from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. All Saudi schools and universities closed beginning Monday.

Qatar cut off travel to 15 countries and said it would shut down schools and universities beginning Tuesday.

Meanwhile back in the USA, at least a dozen more universities have sent their students home and shifted to online learning mode. Watch those numbers grow intensely in the next couple weeks. [ Then watch the primary schools lock the doors. And the malls and movie theaters close for a couple months. Hope you’re well stocked up with food and medications! ]

I have to wonder at the longer term implications of these universities going digital. This could be suicidal for them.

If every lecture for every class is now “in the can”, then why do they need to pay all those professors such big salaries? Why do they even need to have them around at all? Push it a bit further, and every campus in America becomes “matchbook college”, an old name for some of the original distance learning schools that used to advertise on matchbook covers. Why even have students in place? They can get drunk, have cheap sex, and silly protests at home.

And since any and every eager little Millennial will post those videos online, will this cause tuition to drop like a rock? Is this the beginning of the free college education Bernie is promising? If this online campus thing goes on until Christmas, then every Spring, Summer, and Fall course they offer will be taped and accessible, from Freshman English to post-graduate classes. And they’ve just put themselves out of business, aside from charging for the exams and the diplomas.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/10/2020 at 10:07 PM   
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Harvard Becomes Newest Online Only Campus

Harvard: Pack It Up, And Don’t Come Back After Spring Break

Harvard University has told all students to move out of their dorms by Sunday, is canceling classes on campus and moving all courses online to try to “de-densify” the campus and limit any spread of the new coronavirus. 

“The decision to move to virtual instruction was not made lightly,” University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in a letter to students and staff that was posted online Tuesday. “The goal of these changes is to minimize the need to gather in large groups and spend prolonged time in close proximity with each other in spaces such as classrooms, dining halls, and residential buildings.”

The school is transitioning to online instruction for graduate and undergraduate students with plans to offer all classes online by March 23, he said. Harvard is also limiting non-essential meetings to no more than 25 people, he said.

Harvard’s spring break starts Saturday and ends March 22 and its spring term ends in late April. The university said students shouldn’t return to campus after the break.

Monkey see monkey doo, or “an abundance of caution”: other campuses follow suit:

On Monday, Princeton announced similar measures, telling students that classes would be taught online following spring break. As a precaution, Ohio State University President Michael Drake also told students on Monday that all instruction for its more than 68,000 students would take place online until the end of March, although none of the state’s three confirmed cases are associated with the university.

The University of Washington in Seattle told students last week it would move temporarily move online and resume normal operations by the end of March, affecting nearly 50,000 students.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/10/2020 at 01:31 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 25, 2016

back to school

First day of school today in our county.

Two new kids on the high school bus early in the morning. Neither was on the grade school bus last year, so they either moved here over the summer or else they escaped from parochial schools and are now experiencing public education for the first time. Woo hoo.

An entire zoo full of little squeakers on the grade school bus. I counted 20 but I don’t think all the kids made it in this morning. And it was helicopter parent time. Oh boy, both mommy and daddy showed up to put junior on the bus, and they got there early with babies in tow to give themselves lots of time to record this momentous event. Even the grandparents were there for a couple of the kids. So in a matter of minutes, I went from total isolation to being ring master for a crowd of almost 70 people. And then, once the individual pictures were taken, the group pictures were taken, the parents only pictures for Facebook were taken, the littlest army filled up half a school bus ("Oh look, how cute! She’s reaching up to take that big first step onto the bus. Get her picture, get her picture!!"), and away they went. An exodus of SUVs and minivans ensued, of size and speed that would make Peiper’s UK Travelers proud. And then it was lonely silence again.

Looks like it’s going to be a good day to paint garages. Now until frost actually.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/25/2016 at 08:29 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 12, 2016

Hide Your Eyes!!

Generation Pussy



For your own safety, look away! Look away!!!  [/sarc]

It blows me away to see just how insanely over sensitive our current generation of college students are. They’ve been protected from every last little raindrop that could fall, and have never ever learned to deal with anything that could be dangerous, or upsetting, or even anything that might perhaps make them wonder or even doubt any of their previously held conceptions. Everything that isn’t exactly in line with their infantile world and worldview has been kept away from them, for safety.

And then they were raised by the State, which taught them that all White people are evil racists, and that America is evil, the Constitution is meaningless, and that they should be subservient to Blacks in all aspects of their lives, from music to fashion to dance to mating habits to social outlooks. And that gave us such things as Justin Beiber. But wait, it gets worse. The worst part is that not a single one of them finds anything wrong with extreme reactions to things they don’t like. Got the wrong opinion? Kill him. Trump giving a rally? Protest and riot. Conservative radio host scheduled to give a humorous talk? Faint, throw up, crap your pants, demand immediate counciling. Because you’ve been RAPED. Violated. Assaulted by the idea that such a talk would be allowed. Not actually given. Certainly not actually attending and hearing the guy’s words. No. Total hairy conniptions over merely the awareness that such an event might take place. That’s what a risk-panic bunch of shit weasel PC pussies those wonderful helicopter parents and the socialist school system have raised. That’s the future of our nation.

Colleges have “free speech zones”, little walled off enclaves where the students are allowed to say whatever they want. But you know that isn’t entirely true. Schools routinely police Facebook and other social media sites, and punish their students for things they say there, even if it has nothing to do with the school. Why, just last week there was that story about the young woman of Indian descent who was BWOC in her university’s student council, who had the temerity to disagree with the #BlackLivesMatter nonsense, and wrote instead that #AllLivesMatter. Indian descent, remember. Quite possibly a Hindu, a faith that believes in the sanctity of the soul far more than just in humans. That’s why they won’t eat meat. “Nothing with faces”. Even plants have their own little spark of God within them. So of course All Lives Matter to them. And perhaps her. Not that that mattered. Her school allowed the student council to make special double secret rules up, so that she could be punished for her offense outside of normal channels and with no recourse. Due Process? Fuck due process, burn her at the stake.

And now the latest. Artworks have to be hidden away. Because they’re so offensive. Why are they so offensive? Because they show white explorers getting along just fine with Indians, way back in the fur trader days. Heck they might depict fur pelts too, faint and double faint.  And no slaves, or any other negroes being abused or building anything.

Unreal. So they have to deny the existence of such things because they percolate thoughts and awarenesses that go against the accepted wisdom. Double Minus Ungood. If you can’t destroy them, lock them away. Now get us emergency counseling because we’re so upset at having to even think such things could exist. We’ve been physically assaulted. Raped. Again!!

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Avert your eyes: This painting of a fort was deemed offensive and must be kept in a locked room.

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Notice how the First People here are being forced into subservient roles, by paddling along with everyone else. Huh???

Historic paintings moved to ‘controlled’ campus rooms after university finds them ‘harmful’

Historic paintings that adorned the halls of a Wisconsin university for decades—until someone took offense at their depiction of Native Americans—will be seen by appointment only. 

The paintings, which critics say show the Native Americans in a subservient role to white settlers, were destined for storage until the latest compromise was reached. University of Wisconsin-Stout President Bob Meyer said the potentially “harmful” art will be kept locked in conference rooms.

“...Their current uncontrolled access pose a risk of having a harmful effect on our students and other viewers,” Meyer said in a statement last week on the paintings.

The 80-year-old paintings, which had hung in the hallways of Harvey Hall, depict French fur traders canoeing down the Red Cedar River with American Indians and a French fort. Both were produced by artist Cal Peters in 1936 and were recently restored with money from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The controversy over the artwork began when the school’s Diversity Leadership Team complained the paintings were offensive to Native American students and promoted acts of “domination and oppression.”

In response, Meyer first ruled that the artwork be placed in storage but later changed his decision after criticism from First Amendment groups. He has since ordered “Perrault’s Trading Fort” taken to the university archives, while the “French Trappers on the Red Cedar” will be placed inside the dean’s conference room in Harvey Hall, the largest academic building on campus.

After a series of consultations with students, Chancellor Bob Meyer announced the works would removed from the first and second floors of Harvey Hall, as they risked “having a harmful effect on our students and other viewers.”

If the paintings are displayed, it should be in a “controlled gallery space,” he said, with appropriate “context”for viewers. However, the school says that for now, Peters’ works will most likely stay out of public view.

“There’s a segment of Native American students, that when they look at the art, to them it symbolizes an era of their history where land and possessions were taken away from them, and they feel bad when they look at them,” Meyer told Wisconsin Public Radio.

Oh dippity-do dogshit on that. Even if that were slightly true, these paintings depict a time before that, so STFU.

In response to the action at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the National Coalition Against Censorship wrote a letter to Meyer arguing that “removing representations of historically oppressed groups from view will not change the facts of history.”

No, it won’t change the facts. Just the reality. If you deny it or hide it and pretend things were different, then those who come after will accept your subterfuge as the truth. Why do you think the Taliban blows up ancient statues of Buddha, and the far older winged gods of Sumeria?

Golly. I think I really want to get violent with these idiots. A bit of forced exposure, as it were.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2016 at 11:23 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 27, 2016

File under WHAT THE HELL?: 9/11 Memorial Guards interrupt Choir students signing the National Anthem

I only wish I had nothing today. Because I think Nothing would be a better situation than this.  Choirs are proverbial for purity, honesty, and intelligence. When we talk of the scum of the day, what do we say? “He’s no choir boy.” So who has the nerve to hassle an actual choir?

Oh. That’s right.The people getting paid to guard the 9/11 memorial.

http://fox59.com/2016/04/26/middle-school-choir-ordered-to-stop-singing-national-anthem-at-911-memorial-gets-apology/

The Waynesville Middle School choir from Waynesville, N.C. was visiting New York City for a three-day trip last Wednesday when they stopped at the 9/11 memorial and decided to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” out of respect for the dead.

They never got to finish.

Before the song was over, two National September 11 Memorial & Museum guards walked over and told the students they had to stop singing.


Some of these guards didn’t even remove their hats out of respect, as you can clearly see in the video.

So, why might you ask? So glad you did that! Let’s have a look see.

According to the 9/11 memorial’s website, groups wanting to perform must first obtain a permit.


What’s that you say? A Permit? Let’s find out more about this. And indeed, yours truly managed to dig another juicy fact up.... though it is from See-BS. But I think you’ll forgive me when I point out what this means…

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-choir-stopped-from-singing-national-anthem-at-911-memorial/

Groups wishing to perform at the Sept. 11 memorial are supposed to apply for a $35 permit. The North Carolina group did not.


So, in short this was about monies. That you must apply for a permit to have a performance on public/gubment managed land. Ok, I have my misgivings with the extent the permit system has gotten to but this is a fairly reasonable limitation. HOWEVER....

Let’s look at that wording again. Really, Really, REALLY look at it.

Groups wishing to perform at the Sept. 11 memorial are supposed to apply for a $35 permit. 


Is there ANY INDICATION WHATSOEVER- has ANYBODY ALLEGED AT ALL- that the Choir *WISHED TO PREFORM* at the memorial beforehand? NO, I THINK NOT. What they Came Wishing To DO was to visit the memorial and pay respects to the three thousand~ murdered innocents that this memorial pays tribute to.

“We just wanted to show respect to the people who lost their lives,” another student added.

In short, the time during which they could in any way have been construed as “wishing to preform” must have been after they got into the Memorial itself, with a astonishingly small window of opportunity to file for a permit, pay the money, or solicit profit, publicity, new students, or in short ANYTHING THAT WOULD USUALLY MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO PREFORM. Which is what the law was mostly meant to REGULATE, mind: use of public spaces for premeditated agendas, ESPECIALLY for profit ones (which is a reason why you don’t see as many advertisements filmed at the White House even when a certain Neo-Bolshevik is not in it). And of course to make sure that the government gets its’ fair share (such as it is) for it.

But Wait. There’s more.

According to the 9/11 memorial’s website, groups wanting to perform must first obtain a permit. The Waynesville students didn’t have one, but did get verbal permission from a security guard that day, music teacher Martha Weathers Brown said.

Maybe she’s lying, but the See-BS page also echoes this.

Chorus teacher Martha Brown told Fox that one security guard at the memorial plaza had given the students permission to sing, but another guard told them to stop.


So in short: this started about monies. That you cannot preform certain acts of reverence (like a memorial tune, which just googling “Dirge” will show is one of the oldest forms of human musical expression known) on your own time, for nonprofit without bowing down and kissing the ring of BigGov for the privilege before paying up. Even if doing so would require a rather obscene expenditure for the occasion and- in this case- precognitive abilities. Because some half-wit overwrought bureaucrat somewhere decided that something like THIS could be reasonably viewed as a Performance.

And on the other hand: this is about Gov mugs not being able to get their right hand and left hand on the same page, because if we assume the teacher is honest (which granted may be a question) this NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED- the very thing that got the memorial staff wringing their panties out- unless ONE OF THEIR OWN hadn’t told them it was A-Ok. Only for a few others to go in and contradict it.

If there was one story to epitomize one reason to distrust government abilities and people- not the big, spectacular, horrifyingly damaging ones like Benghazi or Clinton’s email server, but the mundane, every day things- this would be one of them. It ENCAPSULATES just how greedy and incompetent this unfeeling blob that we pour trillions of dollars, many people, and immense trust in can be when given openings to get too big for its’ britches. I just wish it didn’t have to happen like this.

Which brings me to the final snippet.

Brown added that she understands why they were told to stop and used it as a teaching moment about respecting authority, showing students that these rules are in place to protect a sacred space from people who might want to be disrespectful.


I’m sorry, but WHAT?

How can you respect authority that Can’t even make up its’ own mind?

How is a permit based cash grab demand based on a Highly Tortured reading of the term “preform” going to protect this hallowed ground?

Let me emphasize that this land is not private property. This is a NATIONAL MEMORIAL. It belongs to WE THE PEOPLE. And if there is a reason for it to exist AT ALL it is to honor the memories and allow for mourning of the murdered dead (ya know, kinda like this!) And here we have tweedledee and tweedledum interrupting a CHOIR doing that and trying to state that their authority (which is again given in trust to them by WE THE PEOPLE) gives them the right to interpret bureaucratic minutiae like this.

I am not an anarchist. I am not even sure I agree with the saying that “The government that governs best governs least.” I do believe that governmental authority DOES play a highly important role in maintaining and preserving our freedoms and other things.

BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE FIELDS WHERE THE AUTHORITIES DO NOT AUTHORIZE IN, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO.

To quote the thing that empowers these authorities....

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


So now the Memorial staff are saying they’re oh so very sorry, the guy reacted incorrectly, you’re welcome to come back..blah blah blah. Maybe they even mean it. But I think in many ways that it is less important than the fact that this happened at all. That some small cogs in the Federal juggernaut honestly thought that This of all things was worth worrying about or treading on their coffers. And the fact that even the teacher is telling them this is a lesson about “respecting authority.”

If we cannot go to lawfully mourn and remember our dead at the location dedicated Specifically to it- if we are forced to put what is essentially Deeply Inoffensive expression under scrutiny for fear that it will offend some bit of overwritten and invasive statutory or regulatory law- then I do believe we will have lost just a little bit of our freedom, and the terrorists who committed this massacre will have won a victory. A little victory, not the war, not something that gives them the Bag-tinted dystopia they want all over the world. But something that makes that victory Just A Little Bit Closer. And honestly if an invasive state keeps sticking its’ nose in and forcing us to heed it on this invasive level, sooner or later people might think that the change over to caliphate will be a matter of convenience.

What can I even say about this? I’ve written enough… so I’ll just ask that you please, Please read the Fox link. It has the video in all its’ nature. And consider letting our dear *employees* in the government know exactly what we think of this.




Posted by Turtler   United States  on 04/27/2016 at 04:04 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 29, 2016

education?  none of the above?  cue the loony tune theme

You want nuts?  Crazy?  Bizarre? 
Here ya go.

I can’t pretend to understand this.  Does anyone else understand?  Is there something to this?  Maybe I’m too old to grasp it.  Gender fluid?  Demi-girl? Whoa.  What the heck is that?

Children as young as 13 to be asked whether they are ‘gender fluid’, ‘demi-girl’ or ‘intersex’: Official survey asks pupils to pick from a list of

TWENTY-FIVE genders

· Government-backed survey asks children as young as 13 about gender

· Given 25 options to describe their gender, including tri-gender and intesex

· Youngsters are also asked whether they feel safe using single-sex toilets

· Other questions include whether school should have one unisex uniform

By Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Children as young as 13 have been invited to describe their gender as any one of 25 different options in a Government-backed survey.

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children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield

The choices put before teenagers in research for the Children’s Commissioner for England include ‘gender fluid’, ‘demi-girl’ and ‘tri-gender’.

The list of alternatives is being offered to children as part of a campaign to ‘find out how gender matters to young people’.

Youngsters are also asked whether they feel safe using single-sex toilets, and if their school should have unisex ones instead.
Other questions include whether their school should have just one unisex uniform.

The research, described by one of its authors as ‘committed to feminist methodologies’, was condemned by critics who said it was biased and politically motivated.

Yesterday Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield withdrew the survey after the Daily Mail asked her office about it.

A spokesman said the version that had been distributed was ‘a draft’ and had not been cleared by the Commissioner. A new version will be prepared with some questions withdrawn.

The survey was designed at a time of deepening controversy over gender politics, amid claims by activists that everyone should be free to choose their own sex.

Earlier this month the Commons’ women and equalities committee, led by former culture secretary Maria Miller, said anyone over 16 should have the automatic right to change their legal gender. The committee’s report also claimed that 650,000 Britons – around one in 100 – are ‘likely to be gender incongruent to some degree’.

The research for the Children’s Commissioner involves 13 to 18-year-olds. It was commissioned by her £2.9million-a-year organisation, which is sponsored by the Department for Education.

It asks youngsters whether they agree that ‘people should be free to choose their gender’. Teenagers are then given 25 options to describe their own gender, choosing as many as they want. Those under 16 are advised that they might wish to consult their parents, but are not told to do so.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/29/2016 at 11:41 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 25, 2015

race row over oxford ball with new orleans theme … pc student idiots

More university idiots.
There must be billions ovem.  And they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere!

There really ought-ta-be a cull of these morons.  Seriously folks.  Wouldn’t western culture be way better off.  All these jerks do is get in the way.
Why isn’t there anyone doing something about them?

Take a look.

Oxford University in ‘race row’ over ‘problematic’ 1920s ball

Critics have wondered why the colleges are commemorating ‘an era of history steeped in racism’

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By Helena Horton

Colleges at the University of Oxford have been drawn into a ‘race row’ after advertising New Orleans and 1920s-themed balls, to be held in May 2016.

Students have claimed that the balls may cause offense to female and ethnic minority students.

They have complained to the organising committees of the events.

Magdalen College’s £185-a-ticket ball, inspired by “The Great Gatsby”, promises to take students “back to 1926”. It has been marketed using the quote: “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”

Arushi Garg, a law student at the college, has spoken out about the “problematic” nature of the event.

OK, So as I understand it.  This foreigner with only basic knowledge of the Jazz Age, sees the time only through one lens. And one that apparently favors her POV . The colonial and a colored one.  And a female.  Yes, it all equals, VICTIM.  To Arushi, going back to the past for a ball ignores when movies first spoke.  She easily ignores the music, well of course she does.  She really isn’t ‘one of us’ and never will be, I don’t think.  There isn’t any thread to connect this dark faced foreign person who has little real knowledge of that era.  Well, except from the view thru the victim and race lens. 
And she’s a “law student”.  We can imagine what sort of mess she will contribute to in the future.
For this dim wit, the past has no glory and nothing to recommend it. 
Well ... for all it’s probable faults and at the end of the decade there was an terrible depression .... for all of that.

I sometimes think it was perhaps the last time America really had a great time.  They had a ball. And baseball and The Babe.
It really was what it was called.
An Era of Wonderful Nonsense.  And yeah I am aware. The country paid for it in 29.  But that is not the issue here. It’s idiot university, diversified, politically correct foreigners and those who follow them.  Read the rest of what what this loon has to say.

She told student paper The Cherwell: “1926 at Magdalen was a time when people of colour and women were entirely absent from college spaces. I felt uncomfortable with the advertising.

“Obviously my demographic (woman of colour from a former colony that remains a developing country) makes me less likely than others to uncritically long for a past that privileged some more than others.

“But it would be nice if they cut down on the nostalgia a bit, because if we were re-living the past, the corridors of institutional spaces like Magdalen/Oxford is definitely not where you would find people of my gender, race and nationality.

“I wrote to the Magdalen organisers and they engaged quite respectfully with me, and are communicating with me to understand why I think this is problematic.”

It never occurs to her that there is no “nostalgia” but a bit of a tribute to the style and dress and music of the age.

“they engaged quite respectfully with me”
No dear.  They were sucking up, more or less.

But they never would have had you been a white Christian of either gender. 

Lincoln college has faced criticism for “cultural appropriation” due to the marketing around its New Orleans-themed ball.

It promises “amazing jazz”, “spectacular Mardi Gras” and “clandestine magic”.

Students, including co-chairmen of the student union’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality, have said that it promotes “nostalgia for an era steeped in racism.”

The Telegraph

“a former colony that remains a developing country”

In other words .... the Turd World.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/25/2015 at 07:07 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - November 24, 2015

university idiots give lecture in doublespeak on why yoga is culturally insensitive

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Meet the leaders of the future bmews readers.  The future movers and shakers and decision makers.

batbatbatbat


University of Ottawa bans yoga classes over ‘cultural genocide’ concerns

By Michael Koziol, Sydney Morning Herald

Are yoga classes culturally insensitive?

The University of Sydney has been debating whether to ban yoga unless the spiritual side of the practice is also included in the classes.

Students at a leading Sydney university say they would have to carefully consider the running of any yoga classes after the practice was cancelled at a Canadian college because it might be culturally insensitive.

The University of Ottawa Student Federation raised international eyebrows when it cancelled yoga classes because of concerns about “cultural genocide”, colonialism and “Western supremacy”.

In an email from a student representative, yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf was told her seven-year-old program would be discontinued due to “cultural issues of implication” involved in the practice.

“Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced and what practices from what cultures (which are often sacred spiritual practices) they are being taken,” the student wrote in an email exchange that was published by the Washington Post.

“Many of these cultures are cultures that have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy, and we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves and while practicing yoga.”

Ms Scharf taught an inclusive yoga program for the Centre for Students with Disabilities. According to reports, the decision to halt the program was taken by the Student Federation, which describes itself in its charter as “the instrument of political action of the undergraduate student population”.

Student leaders at Australian universities appear less inclined to wield the axe of political correctness, at least on this occasion. At the University of Sydney, free yoga classes were until recently run by the Health and Wellness Society, a club financed through the student-run University of Sydney Union (USU). The club lost its registration earlier in the year after failing to follow correct administrative procedure.

USU president Alisha Aitken-Radburn said that to the best of her knowledge, the organisation had not received any complaints about yoga and cultural appropriation.

How’s this for pc doublespeak?  These kids actually speak this way?  Apparently so.  Anyone know WTF they are talking about?
Yeah.  They know, but they’re the only ones who do. 

But Adam Ursino, one of four ethnic affairs officers on the Students’ Representative Council, said students would have concerns about the return of yoga if it was stripped of its cultural context.

“It’s really difficult to distinguish between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation,” he said, speaking on behalf of the four. “Because yoga is considered in the Hindu equivalent of the Bible ... we decided that it was inherently a Hindu ritual practice.

“And so because of that, taking it away from its spiritual significance – taking the ‘yoganess’ out of yoga – is problematic and it does render it culturally appropriative because it becomes colonial and secularised.”

This thing goes on and you might enjoy the lunacy. Or,,, pull out your hair cos some of these total wastes of space idiots, are learning nothing of value at university but will some day (ya never really know) they will be making decisions of a more serious nature for you.  Or your descendants.
There’s a video here also of dubious audio quality but you’ll get to hear a bit of if you want your brain rattled.

writer Reni Eddo-Lodge said she sympathised with the Ottawa students, because yoga had become associated almost exclusively with people who were thin, white and blonde.

“Yoga really does have to become decolonised, wrenched away from the perception that it’s only for a hyper-flexible, super-thin and very white elite few,” she wrote.


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what would you suggest for ppl like this?  no. really. any suggestions?

I know we’ve all seen examples of self serving loons and just plain idiots. But this really is in a class by itself.

Protesters.  These are folks, many lonely with few friends, who are desperate to hop on a bandwagon, any ole one will do that gives them a chance to shout at others as part of a larger crowd and just bully others from the safety of numbers.
In this case .... even picking on young girls is okay, because they are protesting ‘slavery’, and the schools’ founder who has not been of this world for for a hundred years.

Take a look.


Schoolgirls face ‘slave’ protest:

Pupils warned about wearing uniforms in public after protesters target them over link to 17th-century slave trader

Pupils at Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol have been told to ‘walk away’
The school was founded in 1891 using a legacy from Edward Colston
Merchant and MP traded in cloth but amassed fortune from the slave trade
Bristol Mayor called the annual commemoration of the merchant ‘perverse’

By Daily Mail Reporter

Schoolgirls are being warned about wearing their uniforms in public after protesters targeted them over their school’s links to a 17th-century slave trader.

Pupils at Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol have been told to ‘walk away’ if anyone criticises them in the street. Some may even be kept from leaving the school at lunchtime.

The school was founded in 1891 using a legacy from Edward Colston, a merchant and MP who traded in cloth, wine and sugar, but amassed a fortune from the slave trade.

Alastair Perry, the school’s headmaster, was forced to write to parents after several pupils were confronted by protesters.

He said: ‘At this time of year, celebrations and events commemorating the life of Edward Colston sometimes provoke strong reactions from some members of the community of Bristol.

‘We have noted this in particular this year, and have had incidents reported to us where members of the public have approached students to engage them in conversation about the history of the school, sometimes in a forthright manner.

‘One such incident occurred at lunchtime today [Friday]. We will be speaking with all students to remind them of our advice to keep themselves safe when approached by strangers - not engaging with the individual, walking away and seeking support from school or a nearby adult.’

Mr Perry’s warning comes after pupils had to leave by Bristol Cathedral’s rear entrance last week as protesters gathered outside the annual commemoration service to Colston, who gave the modern-day equivalent of millions of pounds to Bristol.

He added that the school was now reviewing its position on whether or not Year 11 pupils would be allowed out at lunchtime so staff ‘can be confident that our students are safe at all times’.

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Is it too late to bring back the stocks?


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/19/2015 at 10:33 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - October 17, 2015

muslim trust takes over three non religious schools

Don’t much care what the Dept. of Ed claims.  Not too sure I’d trust them or the folks they are defending here.

Sorry no link, trouble coming up with it but it comes from the Daily Mail and so screen shot is all I have.

So here’s something else for some parents to worry about.  Oh, but that might be another one of those dreaded “isms”, mightn’t it?

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/17/2015 at 06:44 AM   
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CAMPUS RADICAL UNDOES HERSELF IN A WEIRD TWIST

Well now this is quite a story.
It came to my attention along with the rest of the country a couple of days ago.
This is also the same politically correct firebrand who led demands that a statue of Cecil Rhodes be removed from Oxford because it was racist.

Theirs is no question but that she is smart and a natural organizer and rabble- rouser, though I’d hardly describe her as “brilliant”. 
But then, so was Stalin and Trotsky and Hitler and Mao and Robespierre.  The list is endless.  Different color and race but she reminds me more of Robespierre than the others.  Can’t explain why tho. Anyway ...

Over time she has caused much trouble for many an innocent, and no kidding, some fear even among a few of her followers.

Though she is now known as Annie, she was born Arafat
Oluwatoyosi Teriba, in the London borough of Waltham Forest.
Little is known about her upbringing, but given what we know about her militant feminism, it is intriguing to note that her father, Olukorede, is not thought to live with her mother any more.

Off topic so forgive the detour but …. why are folks with names like these allowed into a western country without a name change.  It was done in the USA in the early days by immigration officials in some cases, and it seems to have worked.  Of course, in the early 20th and before, many immigrants were anxious to “fit in”, and so changed alphabet soup names on their own initiative. 

Brought down by the politically correct dogma she preached: The very modern morality tale of the brilliant Oxford gay rights activist who apologised for ‘non consensual’ sex with another girl

· Annie Teriba is third-year history and politics student at Wadham College

· The 20-year-old activist was darling of Oxford University Student Union

· But she quit after she admitted sexually assaulting another woman

· She also confessed to another incident where she touched someone in a sexual manner without their consent during her first year at university
By Richard Price for the Daily Mail

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Even if they didn’t know her name before this week, there are few students at Oxford University who would not recognise her on sight.

With luxurious braids hanging halfway down her back, chunky nose ring prominently thrust through her septum and loudhailer in hand, she has dedicated her life at the ancient seat of learning to making her voice heard.

Whether leading a sit-in protest outside the elite Oxford Union debating society or heading up a march demanding that a statue of the Victorian African adventurer Cecil Rhodes be torn down because it’s racist, Annie Teriba’s strident tones have proudly rung out.

Even for those with no interest in militant activism, the 20-year-old history and politics student was a familiar figure thanks to the raucous weekly dance parties she organised in Oxford.

Now, Miss Teriba has become familiar with a wider audience after she sensationally admitted sexually assaulting another woman, then resigned from all the prominent positions she had carved out for herself.

The specifics of the incident, which took place at a National Union of Students conference in May, remain shrouded in mystery. Yet Miss Teriba confessed online to a sexual liaison which the other woman involved subsequently complained had not been consensual.

Since she published her lengthy mea culpa this week — which has been given widespread media coverage — several of her erstwhile comrades at Oxford have turned their fire on her as a sex attacker.


She was elected as the Wadham College student union’s ‘people of colour and racial equality officer’.

Radical: Miss Teriba was editor of No HeterOx, a Left-wing magazine which courted controversy by purging white gay men

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( Well, so much for racial equality. )

Miss Teriba had been a darling of the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) — a separate body to the Union debating society — which oversees student issues for the university.

She spoke for OUSU with considerable vigour as Oxford’s ‘lesbian, gay, bi and transsexual women’s representative’ at a countrywide level during meetings of the National Union of Students.

One of the issues she spoke most passionately about was the problem of sexual aggression against women. Indeed, she had unflinchingly asserted the wildly controversial (and utterly unproven) statistic that ‘one woman in four’ at Oxford can expect to be raped.

Establishing herself as a star pupil, she became involved with Debate Mate, an organisation which uses debating skills as a way of overcoming educational disadvantage in some of the country’s most deprived communities.

She became a poster girl for the organisation and was publicly congratulated by the founder, Margaret McCabe, when she secured her place at Oxford.

Within a year of arriving as a Fresher, through sheer force of personality she had carved out a role for herself as the undisputed voice of the university’s black, ‘queer and trans’ [transsexual] communities, to use her own fastidious terminology.

She secured a place on the National Union of Students black students’ committee, and a leading role in the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts. She gave interviews to newspapers and appeared on Channel 4 News, giving her forthright views on equality.

‘She hates the Oxford Union [debating society] and everything it stands for — which is basically white privilege, in her mind. So you’ll rarely see her here. More often, she’s outside leading a demonstration with a megaphone.’

LOTS MORE TO SEE AND READ


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/17/2015 at 05:43 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 14, 2015

Dumber By The Day

Another great one by Bill Whittle



Moving Towards Stupid






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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2015 at 10:35 AM   
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calendar   Friday - May 15, 2015

Commencement Conflagration

Georgia Principal Fired For “Raycis” Commencement Remark

A Georgia principal was fired Thursday after making an offensive remark about black people during a graduation ceremony last week.

The board of TNT Academy in Lilburn confirmed that Nancy Gordeuk had been dismissed as principal of the school after her bizarre speech was caught on camera and widely shared on social media.
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Gordeuk became upset when students began to walk out of the school building during the ceremony before the valedictorian got to give a speech. She began to yell at students and even called one man a coward.

“Look who’s leaving, all the black people,” Gordeuk said at one point.

OK, looking at the video of part of the ceremony, it looks like there was some heckler or somebody making a distracting scene, whom she called a “goober”. When that person appeared to be escorted away, Gordeuk said something like “y’all the rudest people”.  Now, I guess in small town Georgia, a “y’all” is the equivalent of a “you people”, and we know what a heinous and hurtful remark that is, especially since the principal was most likely speaking about the entire audience, a small but diverse group who were chatting away during the event and not really paying attention or keeping respectfully quiet. So the “y’all” remark was entirely true, but it got the extra-sensitive ones riled up and they walked out.

The principal by this point is incensed, having lost control of the situation and feeling totally disrespected. So she says into the mic during the first exodus, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people”.  And that was all it took to clear out the rest of them.

Gordeuk was principal of a private high school, some second-chance kind of place, called TNT Academy.  How much more perfect a name could you find?

Moron the story plus the infamous video rye cheer, y’all.

Another link.


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