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calendar   Saturday - June 14, 2014

Teh Ghey Is All That Matters

Liberal groups angry with order to teach Constitution

The South Carolina legislature has rankled liberal groups after requiring that a pair of public schools use state funds to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents—on the heels of a budget fight over gay-themed books in the curriculum.

State House lawmakers previously had cut funds from two public universities in retaliation for required-reading material containing homosexual themes. A revised budget passed by both the House and the Senate earlier this month, though, restored the money—but dictated that exact amount be spent “for instruction in the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers, including the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.”

The bill restored at least $52,000 for the College of Charleston, and at least $17,000 for USC-Upstate, which were the original amounts cut back in March. The legislation also says that any school that conducts a mandatory reading program must provide an alternative in case the chosen book conflicts with any students’ moral or religious beliefs.

The National Coalition Against Censorship, ACLU of South Carolina and other groups said in a statement earlier this week that the new bill is a “symbolic penalty” that is just as troubling as the House’s original proposal.

“It represents unwarranted political interference with academic freedom and undermines the integrity of the higher education system in South Carolina,” the groups said.

The College of Charleston did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com, but the school’s president said when the cuts were first proposed that the school has the right to introduce controversial ideas to students.

The fight arose after the schools required some students to read novels with gay themes.

The College of Charleston’s program selects one book a year for the entire campus to read, which this year was Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home,” a memoir about the author growing up as a lesbian in rural Pennsylvania. USC-Upstate’s program has first-year writing students all read the same book, which this year was “Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio,” a compilation of stories shared on South Carolina’s first radio station for gays and lesbians.

Riight. So forcing all the students to read some homosexual diatribe is fine, but being forced by the state to have the students read the fundamental documents that make America - part of what we used to call Civics, I guess - is such terrible oppression?

What a load of monkey poo.

Yes, I know that being “out” is totally “in”. They’re queer, they’ve been here, we’re more than used to it. I doubt if you could find very many folks on the West Coast, in the Northeast, or in any area that gets significant snow, and who live within an hour’s drive of a real city, who haven’t already accepted that some people live alternate lifestyles. We know. We don’t care, and we’re tired of hearing about it. So shut up already. 

And I also know that out there in “Jesusland” there are those who are willfully blind and terribly intolerant. But I ask you: is that blindness not their right?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/14/2014 at 03:24 PM   
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calendar   Friday - June 13, 2014

Liberal Math

Question: When Does 74 = 41 ?

Answer: When it’s the number of school shootings since Newtown put forth by Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety and quoted by HuffPo and by pResident Obama as a lever towards more gun control.

Everytown for Gun safety, an anti-gun group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent gun control advocate Shannon Watts, released new data on Tuesday suggesting that there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings every single week in the U.S. since the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

The anti-gun organization cites a total of 74 school shootings since Dec. 14, 2012. However, several of the shootings have come under scrutiny as some of them appear to have occurred off-campus and at least one may have been an instance of self-defense.

Journalist Charles C. Johnson dug deeper into Everytown’s data on Tuesday and published his findings on Twitter. He also criticized the fact that the group classified violent disputes and gang-related violence as “school shootings.”

Mr. Johnson found that 33 of these were shootings that occurred on or near a school or school ground, but had nothing to do with the students who attend that school, if they were even there at the time. eg; a gang shooting in the playground at 2am is not really what “school shootings” mean to almost all of us. Playing with numbers, because you think we’re too lazy to look it up: standard libtard ploy.

Oh, a minor correction to Mr. Johnson: the Grambling shooting and arrests did actually occur. It was a tribe of ground apes running a burglary ring out of their dorms. All 9 of them were arrested, charged with burglary, second degree murder, etc. On the on the other hand, that same news article does mention that there was an unrelated shooting on campus that caused a lock-down. The shot person was not seriously injured ... so maybe this was an accidental discharge, maybe this was a failed suicide, maybe it was one person taking a shot at another. Were either even students? We shall never know. So maybe, maybe not for that one.

Ok, that takes the score down from 74 to 41 school shootings in the roughly 18 months since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown CT. And that isn’t 1.37 per week, it’s about 0.52 per week. One every other week. Which is still far too many, but only 37% as often as the scare monger number tossed about.

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school week, according to data maintained by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group fighting to end gun violence.

Including Tuesday’s incident at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, 74 school shootings have taken place in the approximately 18 months since the Dec. 14, 2012, Newtown shooting. The average school year typically lasts about 180 days, which means there have been roughly 270 school days, or 54 weeks, of class since the shooting at Newtown. With 74 total incidents over that period, the nation is averaging well over a shooting per school week.

Oh. Crivens, they’re even fudging the weeks part. What, you clowns never heard of summer school? Or intersession classes? A whole lot of college campuses are up teaching all year long. And on weekends too! And often until 11pm at night!!

But, fine, we’ll play it your way. But use Johnson’s numbers. 41 shootings in 54 school weeks is 0.75 shootings per week, close to half your published statistic. Still too much, but please, knock off the shit. We don’t need lies and exaggeration here. We need better mental health care, and psychological incarcerations.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/13/2014 at 06:04 PM   
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calendar   Monday - April 21, 2014

muzzies hard at work ripping the heart out of western civilization

Well bloody hell.
This is what you get in a liberally diverse and multi-cultural islam loving, muslim excusing society.

Reading this article you might be excused if you believe anyone woke up. OK, one or two. But what next?

How about this one?

One of the schools being investigated over extremist infiltration cancelled its annual visit from Father Christmas last year.

Teacher Vicky Hubble, who organised the event at the secular Ladypool Primary School, was allegedly told to cancel it by the new Muslim headmaster, Huda Aslam.

He is said to have told her there would be no presents and ‘no mention’ of Jesus being the son of God.

According to a fellow teacher, Mr Aslam wanted to reduce festivities to little more than sing-alongs to songs such as Jingle Bells, but was forced to reinstate the Christmas assembly by Birmingham Council. However, Santa remained banned.

So this should be no surprise. In fact, the story has been getting coverage for more than a week now. But in time, things will settle down because it’s very difficult giving away your country when other nonsense gets in the way.  Once this is no longer news, the enemy will be at work on something else with the aid
of useful pandering idiots.
Last one out .....

Islamic school hardliners ‘confiscated Easter eggs from pupils’ as head of Ofsted takes charge of inquiry into ‘Muslim Trojan Horse plot’

Schools being investigated over plot to introduce radical Islamic teaching
Birmingham schools allegedly targeted by Muslim hardliners
‘Morality squads’ of older students allegedly smashed pupil’s Easter eggs
Mother of student claims talk of Christmas and non-Muslim festivals ‘banned’
Ofsted expected to place five schools in special measures after failings found
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector, will now take charge of the probe
Tahir Alam, governor allegedly at centre of plot, could be removed from post

By Chris Pleasance and Laura Clark, Education Correspondent

Pupils who took Easter eggs to class allegedly had them confiscated by ‘Muslim morality squads’ patrolling a school at the centre of a probe into claims Islamic hardliners are attempting to infiltrate and run secular state schools.

A mother of one of the pupils, who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, claimed groups of pupils were confiscating toys and chocolate from younger children and accused teachers of turning a blind eye to it.

The revelation comes as Ofsted announced Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will personally oversee inspections into a number of Birmingham schools allegedly targeted in an attempt to bring hardline Islamic teaching into classrooms in a ‘Trojan Horse’ plot.

According to the Daily Express, the mother said: ‘Older boys are going round in these morality squads telling off girls if they do not wear veils.

‘My daughter tried to bring in an Easter egg for a friend and one boy grabbed it and smashed it against a wall.

‘All talk of Christmas and other non-Muslim festivals is banned. The teachers turn a blind eye to it.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/21/2014 at 01:50 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 15, 2014

Mac on… Hardline Muslims.

Mac on… Hardline Muslims said to be infiltrating school governing boards
By Mac

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Taken from the morning issue of, The Daily Mail.

Political illustrators ( I was told not to call em cartoonists but isn’t this the same?) seem always (almost always) to nail the issue with a pic and a few words. Sometimes they do it with no words at all.

In case any here missed a previous posting on the topic ....


The British Government has ordered inspections of 15 schools in Birmingham after allegations they are being taken over by Islamic hardliners. A row has been brewing in the UK’s second largest city for weeks since the local council received an anonymous letter alleging a plot to force a change of leadership at four state-run schools.
The aim was apparently to impose a conservative religious agenda, turning parents against head teachers by telling them the school is corrupting their children with sex education, promotion of homosexuality and making them take part in Christian prayers.
Unnamed school staff have since made accusations about gender segregation and the bullying of non-Muslim staff.
The central English city has one the highest Muslim populations in the country. The 2011 census found 22 per cent of residents were Muslim, compared to 4.8 per cent nationwide.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/15/2014 at 10:00 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 21, 2014

hey you parents out there

Can anyone explain this “opting out” stuff to me? 

Riding what they see as a wave of anti-testing sentiment among parents, opponents of high-stakes assessments believe a strategy known as opt-out—having parents refuse to let their children take state-mandated tests—could force policymakers to take note of their cause.

Once considered a rarity, the opt-out push has prompted high-profile boycott efforts and meetings in large districts such as Chicago and led more parents nationwide to join forces with anti-testing advocates in arguing that the assessments are unnecessary, excessive, and, in some cases, even harmful to students.

Such efforts come at a time when states across the country are preparing to field-test assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and when controversy over the common core in many statehouses has reignited the debate over testing overload.

Link to a 2 hour long video all about Common Core . And state assessments. And why both suck.

But “opting out”? I don’t get it. Back in the Pleistocene when I was a kid in grade school, we got these tests every year or so. Sometimes several per year. You were never told how you did on them, and they didn’t always line up directly with what you were being taught in class at that time. I seem to recall it was math, reading and spelling. Maybe there was some geography and history in there? Maybe there were some of those “fold up this shape into a cube and tell us what it looks like” spatial relations things. I really don’t recall.

Sure, it was a test ... but one that was like a free ride. No grades! Just use your #2 pencil and have fun all morning ... all day ... I think once the tests lasted for the better part of a week? My point is, they were without consequence. None. Ever. No phone calls, no awards, no special classes ... um, wait, IIRC the school snuck an IQ test in on us a couple times, and after that my parents had to battle the school system which wanted to move me ahead 3 years. Just what my slower than average social skills development needed, right? So, no thanks.

So if it’s a meaningless test, with no impact on your kid at all, then what’s the point? What’s the problem? Why bother to “opt out” your kid?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/21/2014 at 05:50 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 01, 2014

a sign of our times

A sign of the times.

Little boy age 6, suspended from school for 4 days.
Gee. Four days? Age 6? 
What did the little monster do?  Stab someone?  Make a finger gun?

Ah … well. in fact neither.  Something far more serious actually.

He had some mini cheddar cheese bars in his lunch box.

That’s a crime?

Well, yes. Sort of.

It violates the schools healthy diet for kiddies dictum.

Hey …. rules is rules even if his parents gave it to him. And anyway, who the hell are the damn parents to tell the school or even to suggest to the school, what their little boy may eat at lunch.  One does not act that way in a proper politically correct culture where others, NOT the parents will decide what the kiddies may have in their lunch box.

Next stop ….. the home.  Right?  Of course.  Does no good to enforce healthy eats for kids only at school, so lets have an agency or maybe a school rep. go to homes at mealtime and see what junior is being fed. 
Maybe even bring back the death penalty for parents who don’t follow the pc eating line.

Oh … btw.  Some cereal and candy makers are promising to lower sugar content in products, some drinks too, because of obesity worries in the population.
Not that they volunteered you understand, but pressure brought to bear and all that.

Here ya go. Look at this one.

H/T Metro News

Schoolboy, 6, suspended for having Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox

Metro News Reporter

The parents of a six-year-old boy have slammed his school after the child was suspended for having a packet of Mini Chedders in his lunchbox.

Senior staff at Colnbrook C of E primary school concluded that Riley Pearson should be kept away from lessons for four days for continuously contravening its healthy eating policy.

The school, which is located near Slough, had implemented a healthy eating policy from the beginning of the term, asking parents to provide a balanced meal. Chocolates, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks were all banned.

However, after meeting with headteacher Jeremy Meek, Riley’s parents Natalie Mardle and Tom Pearson were told that they lacked support for the policy and had ‘continuously’ broken school rules.

Airport shuttle worker Ms Mardle, 24, told the Mail Online: ‘We just do not see how they have the right to tell us what we can feed our son.

‘If anything, Riley is underweight and could do with putting on a few pounds.

‘Having a balanced diet also includes eating some carbohydrates, sugars and fats.’

Riley’s lunch normally contained a sandwich, yogurt tube, Dairylea Dunkers cheese snack, Mini Chedders and a bottle of water.

Headteacher Mr Meek said: ‘We have had a wonderful response and the parents and children are on board and pleased with the way the policy has impacted on our pupils.

‘It is to avoid putting the children in a difficult situation. If the policy is not being abided by, then that potentially harms that pupil.’

METRO NEWS


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/01/2014 at 05:03 PM   
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calendar   Friday - January 31, 2014

Mathless Math

The Common Core Is Hollow

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“No worries” a junior high math teacher tells me; “this one is routine. By the time they hit 7th and 8th grade, they get to solve problems with no data and no direction. We used to call that guessing.”

Common Core ... dumbing down American kids even further. Thank a Progressive when you can.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/31/2014 at 06:23 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - January 11, 2014

Riddle Me This

A bit of confusion on my part here ... noticed a story that’s news this weekend that seemed to be news more than 2 years ago. What gives?

Gosh golly, those darned minority students. They seem to get in far more trouble in school than their raw numbers would imply.

So to fix this, DOJ boss Eric Holder and DOE boss Arne Duncan have a solution ... it seems they want the rules applied more leniently to those special kids. It couldn’t possibly be that those feral rodents are disprespectful violent problem kids, it has to be the system. Because racist!!

[Jan 8 2014] Holder’s New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students.

The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don’t. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations “ground-breaking.”

“A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s, often spell out uniform and swift punishment for offenses such as truancy, smoking or carrying a weapon. Violators can lose classroom time or become saddled with a criminal record.

[Jan 8 2014] Obama administration takes aim at cutting racial disparity in school discipline

The Obama administration Wednesday issued new guidelines on classroom discipline, seeking to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the recommendations were meant to protect the civil rights of students, and disrupt the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline.”
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Holder was joined by Education Secretary Arne Duncan as he visited Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School.

Ok fine. Well, not fine. This is typical, absolute racism on part of this administration. There is not one word in here about dumping the whole idiotic Zero Tolerance crap thing. No, just don’t bother when the perps are black. Keep arresting those 6 year old white boys who eat their peanut butter sandwiches into machine guns. Right. Come on, did you really expect anything different? From Eric “my people” Holder? And from Obama, The Great Divider? The only amazing thing here is that Arne Duncan is white. Oh wait ... he ran the Chicago Public School system prior to coming to DC. uh hyuh, never mind. So this is just another case of “rewarding my friends and punishing my enemies”.

So what’s my problem?

Well, wasn’t this news 30 months or so ago?

[Feb 27 2012] Holder targets school discipline practices: ‘unacceptable,’ ‘destructive’

“We’ve often seen that students of color, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with special needs are disproportionately likely to be suspended or expelled,” Holder said in Atlanta, Ga.

“This is, quite simply, unacceptable. … These unnecessary and destructive policies must be changed,” Holder said at the meeting, which was hosted by 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.

Holder attributed his claim of racial disparity in school discipline to a 2011 study that he said showed “83 percent of African American male students and 74 percent of Hispanic male students ended up in trouble and suspended for some period of time.”

However, Holder’s speech ignored the report’s conclusion that 59 percent of white males are also disciplined. He ignored other data suggesting that the different discipline rates roughly align with actual schoolyard behavior.

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Holder’s speech reflects a growing demand by government-funded professionals for federal government intervention to ensure that school officials discipline students in each racial or ethnic group at roughly the same rates, without regard to classroom behavior.

[Summer 2012] Undisciplined: The Obama administration undermines classroom order in pursuit of phantom racism.
In March 2010, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that his department was “going to reinvigorate civil rights enforcement.”
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Black elementary and high school students are disciplined at a higher rate than whites are. To Duncan, that disparity can mean only one thing: schools are discriminating.

And so the Departments of Education and Justice have launched a campaign against disproportionate minority discipline rates, which show up in virtually every school district with significant numbers of black and Hispanic students. The possibility that students’ behavior, not educators’ racism, drives those rates lies outside the Obama administration’s conceptual universe.
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This past March, Duncan released some newly gathered national discipline data. The “undeniable truth,” he said, was that the “everyday educational experience for many students of color violates the principle of equity.”

Principles of Equity?? “Behavioral psychologist John Stacey Adams originally developed equity theory in 1963. Adams’ theory states that, when people feel they are being treated fairly, they are more likely to be motivated to do good work; when they feel unfairly treated, they may not only be demotivated but actually may become purposely disruptive.

Funny, this sounds more like the illogical “Equal Rights means Equal Results” nonsense that the Left inhales. I don’t think equity or inequity has anything to do with it. Break the rules; expect punishment. Period.

But why is this new news again? Did it take these schlumps 30 months to figure out what they wanted to say on a press release??


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/11/2014 at 09:00 PM   
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calendar   Friday - November 22, 2013

Dear Bmews parents ….. how’d ya like to get a note like this?  Well, some did. DOOMED I tell ya.

Well .... she had to retract and apologize but that doesn’t count.  Her apology is meaningless.
What would induce the silly woman who btw should be sacked, to send off a letter to parents like this?
Makes one wonder just whose camp she is in.
Bet she votes Labour or Lib/Dem though.

And ... to add insult to injury parents were asked to pay a £5 transportation charge for the trip which was NOT voluntary to begin with.

When time after time I reuse the term Vilmar first used, and I repeat his words, “They are DOOMED!” this is what makes it so.

OK .... now if you are a parent and you got a note like this ...  ???

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School wrote to parents telling them their eight-year-olds had to attend workshop on Islam - or be branded RACIST on their permanent record

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Headmistress Lynn Small wrote to parents about multicultural school trip

Children will attend ‘Explore Islam’ workshop at Staffordshire University

Pupils would receive ‘Racial Discrimination note’ if they didn’t go, she said

Parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington complained

Staffordshire County Council stepped in and head had to apologise

By Harriet Arkell

Parents today accused a primary school of trying to ‘blackmail’ them after they were told their children would be marked down for racial discrimination if they did not attend a workshop on Islam.

The headmistress of Littleton Green Community School, in Huntington, Staffordshire, wrote to parents telling them about the school trip to the Explore Islam workshop at Staffordshire University next week.

They were told the Years Four and Six children would be looking at religious artefacts on their visit - and threatened with being labelled as racists ‘throughout their school career’ if they did not go.

‘Refusal to allow your child to attend this trip will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.’

But after parents contacted the school and council chiefs intervened, they were then forced to make a U-turn.

Yesterday Mrs Small wrote to parents apologising for ‘inaccuracies’ in the previous correspondence., and asking them to ‘on reflection disregard a section from the earlier letter’.

South Staffordshire Conservative MP Gavin Williamson said the original threat was ‘bonkers’.

He said: ‘The idea of attaching a racial discrimination note to children’s education records saying it will remain on their file for the duration for their school career seems unfair, particularly when it is not the child’s decision whether or not he or she attends.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/22/2013 at 04:35 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 06, 2013

read this and learn a brand new “ISM” …. and you thought there couldn’t be any more. idiots abound

This kind of thing is sooooo old and over used that I was going to pass it by and not post it.

BUT ....

A brand new word and a brand new offense caught my eye.  Seeing it, I thought all of you might benefit from the discovery.

A BRAND NEW “ISM” FOLKS.
Just when you may have thought that all the isms were used up and out there .... the idiot pc crowd invents a new one.

A B L E ISM

You are not seeing things.  That’s right. The new ism is ableism.  What will these ignorant ass wipes think of next?
Oh how I wish they’d all die.  They are worthless as humans and only manage to get in the way of progress.

Take a look at this.  Sheesh.

They even have an .... anti Fascist officer.  That’s how they get to censor whatever they like, whenever they like. They call it anti Fascist and that makes it all okay.

‘Racist’ university students refused entry to union nightclub for wearing sombreros and fake moustaches… and Native American member of Village People is also banned

University of Birmingham student union cracks down on ‘offensive’ outfits

Basketball team was told they could not enter club dressed as Mexicans

Another student went on night out with friends dressed as Village People but was banned because he was the ‘Native American’

Union says it is standing against ‘racism, ageism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia’

By Hugo Gye

A group of students have been banned from wearing sombreros and fake moustaches at a fancy dress night because they might be perceived as racist.

A sports team at the University of Birmingham had hoped to dress as Mexicans at a Halloween party until a union official told them they would not be allowed in with their costumes.

Students have criticised the ban as ‘heavy-handed political correctness gone mad’, as it also emerged that one person was denied entry to a party because he was dressed as the ‘Native American’ member of the Village People.

Earlier this year the university’s student union, the Guild of Students, announced a clampdown on ‘all forms of oppressive and discriminatory behaviour’ at its club nights.

Since then, undergraduates have been barred from events simply because of what they were wearing, while the hit song Blurred Lines has been banned because of its ‘distressing’ content.

University basketball player Carl Raynsford, 21, told The Tab student newspaper that last Saturday his team were not allowed to attend an Halloween event dressed in stereotypical Mexican outfits, after the union’s ‘anti-racism and anti-fascism officer’ objected.

‘We were dressed as Mexicans which involved only a sombrero and a poncho and potentially a drawn-on moustache,’ he said. ‘I’m not sure why it’s deemed racist, nor why the ‘anti-facism officer’ needs any involvement.

‘Would I be offended if someone came as an Englishman?’

Vicki Harris, vice-president for sport at the union, wrote to the team saying: ‘Dressing up as Mexicans would not be OK since it could be seen as imitation of a culture and relate to a stereotype about the race of that particular ethnicity group, even if the intention is by no means harmful at all.

‘We are in the process of creating some guidelines which will offer more direction but in the meantime if you have a back-up theme I would recommend going with that instead.

‘From speaking with venues you would be asked to take off Mexican-related fancy dress items before coming into the guild.’

Third-year student Jonathan Blausten says he was also refused entry to the Guild’s club night when he dressed as a fictional character from a made-up Middle Eastern country.

In an open letter, the 21-year-old wrote: ‘I was refused entry dressed as Admiral General Aladeen from The Dictator, because my costume was “racist”.

‘I’m still waiting to hear who I was offending, going as a character from a fictional country in a movie which parodies almost every country on earth with no particular bias.

A BIT MORE HERE ON THE DOINGS OF IDIOTS


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/06/2013 at 11:00 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 13, 2013

Schoolchildren banned from playing tag

Drew posted a story the origin of which is the USA.

Well, here’s a match for bmews and comes from Manchester.  England that is.

Things no different here .... the world has not changed entirely for the better.

Everything Drew already said on his post, applies here as well. No need for me to say it all again.


Pupils banned from traditional playground games like tag and British Bulldog ‘because they are too dangerous’

Children at Egerton Community Primary, Bolton, banned from playing traditional games following several injuries, school says
Parents have now started a petition calling for decision to be reversed
‘We can’t wrap them up in cotton wool,’ one parent said

By Lizzie Edmonds

Schoolchildren have been banned from playing traditional games tag and British Bulldog because teachers claim they are too dangerous.

Parents of children at Egerton Community Primary near Bolton, Greater Manchester, were told in a newsletter that children can no longer play the playground games.

In the letter, the school says: ‘What we have observed is a situation where children were being hurt because they were not moving about the playground safely and because they were playing games that, in a smaller space, were causing them to have accidents.

‘It is not acceptable for us to accept that children will get hurt while playing and it is our job to ensure that the playground and playtimes are organised well to ensure safety.’

Pupils may use the playing fields when the weather is good, but the majority of the year have break times in the playground.

A group of parents have now launched an online petition calling for the decision to be reversed.

Kirstin Jackson, 40, from Egerton, who launched the campaign, said: ‘I started the petition because I want my kids to be able to run around.

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Under comments at Drew’s post, I suggested that this kind of thing has more (possibly) to do with law suits than safety.

Well, here’s a UK comment on this article from someone who thinks the same on this side of the water.

This has nothing to do with protecting the kids and everything to do with protecting themselves, from being sued by parents if their little darlings get hurt. The people of this country have brought it upon themselves, unfortunately, by grabbing every chance given to them to get some easy money. Get rid of the claim and blame departments and schools will be able to consider letting kids be kids again.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2013 at 10:00 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 08, 2013

they ain’t got the balls

“Without helmets and pads, children are much more susceptible to getting hurt”

School Bans All Balls At Recess

Cartwheels and Tag Also Forbidden



Officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.

Tossing a football during recess has long seemed to be a rite of passage for kids in the school community.

“I think we need the soccer balls, the footballs and everything, so we can have some fun,” one student said.

But the students will have no such option anymore. They were just informed that during recess, football is out and Nerf ball is in. Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls, rough games of tag, or cartwheels unless supervised by a coach.

Students were not thrilled about the news.

Port Washington schools Supt. Kathleen Maloney said the change in policy is warranted due to a rash of playground injuries.

“Some of these injuries can unintentionally become very serious, so we want to make sure our children have fun, but are also protected,” Maloney said.

Without helmets and pads, children are much more susceptible to getting hurt, experts said.

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Several districts from outside Long Island are already contacting Nassau County educators. Soon, additional schools may be jumping on the banning balls bandwagon.

The Port Washington district said the softer foam balls put students in the best situation to cut down the chance of getting injured.

I think they should just wrap your child in thick, organically grown, pesticide and peanut free cotton batting, and set them in rows in a nice quiet dim room with indirect lighting. That will make the indoctrination sessions easier too. It’s for their own good after all.

And Remember, pointing a finger, saying “pow pow!” or eating a sandwich into any vaguely L-shaped form is a Zero Tolerance Weapons Offense and will get your child suspended/expelled/psychoanalyzed and their meds increased.

Now children, everyone stand up and sing the Praise Obama song after we Pledge Allegiance To The State. And tell teacher where daddy touches you and where he keeps his guns.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/08/2013 at 03:13 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - September 29, 2013

Glad I made step-son pack his lunches

Back when I married my wife her youngest son was a sophomore in high school. I made him pack his lunch. We’d both pack our lunches the night before. The school principal kept sending letters begging me to enroll him in the school lunch program. I wouldn’t do it. Now I know why—the school got more money for each kid enrolled.

So it is with great glee I present Yuck!

Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch from Maxwell Project on Vimeo.

My fondest school lunch memories are back in the late 60s: We lived across the alley from the school, so me and the sisters would just sashay home and Mom would usually have soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for us. Boring? Nope. The soup was always different, and nobody gets tired of a good grilled cheese sandwich.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/29/2013 at 12:11 AM   
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calendar   Friday - September 27, 2013

In case you were wondering…

I’ve been busy running down the proper ‘authorities’ at the VA to do the paperwork for my chosen school. I nixed the IT idea. Too many of those guys are out of work. I’m enrolled in a nine-month course called Precision Machining. I’m learning how to operate metal lathes, vertical and horizontal mills, CAD-CAM (CNC) and how to harden my products.

End of my first week in school. Today (Thursday, 9/26) the teacher (Jack) took us out on the floor, lectured and demonstrated lathes and vertical mills to us, then turned us loose to familiarize ourselves with how to operate five different lathes that range from 1939 to state-of-the-art. Most of this week has been book-learning and (at least in my case) reminding us how to use a micrometer. He let us loose on the vertical mills too, but they are nothing more than glorified routers. Easy.

I seem to be a bit ahead of most of these youngsters—there’s only one guy who might be older than me, the rest are far too young… He’s also the only other guy who took machine shop in high school, which he says he doesn’t remember. High school he doesn’t remember, much less shop! Funny how we both gravitated to the oldest lathes… you know, the ones that were entirely manually-operated. No hydraulics, no partial computer read-outs. Just like all the stuff I worked with in the Navy.

Anyway, seems my woodworking hobby is going to help me. Setting up a Shopsmith is very similar to setting these machines up. The difference? I don’t have to deal with tolerances of +- .005IN in wood. That’s five thousandths of an inch… about the thickness of a hair.

Monday we will actually start working on the lathes. First project? We must grind our own lathe cutting tools before we can do anything else!

The machinist jobs are looking up here in my area. All those machinists who flooded the market when GM and Delphi went under are retiring. Jobs really look good if I’m willing to relocate south.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/27/2013 at 05:19 AM   
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