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« JohnGunn wrote on Friday, May 10 at 11:27 AM »
"Teach for Awhile" is a well-funded racket. It's mostly a way some top-tier kids can climb up into a better grad school. Many alumni even become education policy "experts" after taking a few years of lumps. They'll often find roles in various well-funded and connected organizations embracing the same deform being pushed down on the education profession since arguably the mid-1980s. Then again, a few alumni see the light and do become well-informed as they gain understanding of the challenges in teaching. Many of those wind up being rather critical of TFA and similar snake oil. Perhaps most join up for the very best of reasons, but the record of TFA is clear. It's another top-down education "reform" where real problems are painted over with gimmickry. The idea that sending a few smart kid, with the very best of intentions we'll assume, into a classroom of poor kids somehow levels the playing field for the poor is offensive. That TFA will send young folks, even if the cream of the crop, to a crash course in the complexities of what teaching involves is bad enough. That they'll then send these unprepared rookies into often the neediest schools disgusts me. Experience and research repeatedly shows TFA's failures, excepting of course how it polishes up resumes and perpetuates magic pony thinking.
« iamroy wrote on Wednesday, May 01 at 11:58 AM »
Carol you have done what only my first wife and one uncle have been able to make me do: CRY! Your poem touched and inspired me. My doctor says the best way for me to respond emotionally right now is with poetry and creative writing so I'll try my own. LEAF To many you were just a tree But it was always more to Louis and me Saturdays at Toomers Oaks Holding hands and throwing rolls of toilet paper with Auburn folks On the last day of your life I was there We rolled you out of respect and jubilation But the next day we rolled it again because the equestrian team won the national championship And I took a leaf Not all poetry has to rhyme. WDE I will always remember Toomers. -Roy
« GOODTEA wrote on Sunday, Apr 28 at 03:30 PM »
This is a horrible review.. Isaac Brock is brilliant, and a perfect choice for a heart-filled adventure. The music choice probably lacked a little Mumford and Sons or nickelback in your choice. Learn a little about the bands before you look silly.
« Edward_May wrote on Friday, Apr 26 at 11:05 AM »
I have always been fond of my mornings, afternoons, and evenings spent in the Gnu's Room, working on studio projects, playing open mic nights, or just hiding from all of the cacophony of football Saturdays. It was a wonderful exhibition of local pride when everyone came together to 'Spread The Gnu's" a few years ago, and made an effort to sustain the Gnu's. As a counterpoint to the typical Auburn establishment, it was refreshing to see local culture, meet interesting people, or just have damn fine conversation. They also served the best damn coffee. Hands down! Tina, you are wonderful, and I have always thought the world of you.
« segfault wrote on Thursday, Apr 25 at 02:54 PM »
"of entire human groups" is the key phrase there. What group is being targeted? Even if there were a movement to pressure certain groups to have abortions, the problem would be the racist pressure, not the abortion itself. In other words, most people who have abortions are not trying to wipe out any groups. They simply cannot or do not want to support a baby at that time. You claim that all fetuses are huamans, but the point at which a fetus becomes completely human and gains human rights is debatable. Many if not most fertilized eggs don't make it until birth. Birth is also a bad marker because the baby has been viable outside the womb for quite a while. The answer is somewhere in between, but where? This is the core question of the abortion debate, and I'm not sure that there is an answer. I am pro choice by default because I don't consider it my place to impose my view of this philosophical question on others, but I think that more focus on sex education and birth control is more useful than bickering over a philosophical question. To answer your question, even if the pro-choice argument was correct, the incidences of abortion would be separate incidents of murder, not even mass murder and definitely not genocide. We're talking about many individual cases, not a top-down directive. That's why people are upset. The abortion debate is relevant to the event, but the offense comes from how lightly the campaign uses the word genocide on a day set aside for remembrance of actual genocide.
« FletcherArmstrongBlog wrote on Thursday, Apr 25 at 12:13 AM »
Nazis called their victims useless eaters and non-human (rats, pigs, vermin, "untermensch," etc.). So the government took away their rights, experimented on them, and killed them. Today, abortion promoters call their victims non-human (products of conception, blob of tissue, parasite, potential life, etc.) and a burden. The Supreme Court took away their rights. Medical practitioners experiment on them and kill them. Many of the same people who say "never again" turn around and destroy their own children, for very similar reasons. They are "outraged" when we point this out. It is easy to oppose an injustice committed by somebody else, a long time ago, an ocean away. It is much more difficult to oppose an injustice that we ourselves are guilty of, right here and right now.
« FletcherArmstrongBlog wrote on Thursday, Apr 25 at 12:06 AM »
Responding to segfault, UN General Assembly Resolution 96 defines genocide in broader terms. Resolution 96, adopted in 1946, defines genocide as “a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups, as homicide is the denial of the right to live of individual human beings….” Resolution 96 goes on to say genocide is a crime “whether committed on religious, racial, political or any other grounds …” (Note the phrase, “any other grounds”.) Clearly, abortion denies millions of unwanted preborn children the right to live by systematically killing them. In 1948, the UN promulgated a more narrow definition for the purpose of prosecuting the crime in international court. The UN was forced by the Soviet Union to exclude mass murders of political and social groups from consideration, because they did not want to be hauled into court to defend Stalin’s genocidal acts. Hence, the more narrowly-written legal definition that included only national, ethnic, racial, or religious groups. Under the 1948 Convention, the killing of 1.7 million Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge would not be called genocide, because the victims were not selected based on nationality, ethnicity, race, or religion. Yet most everybody refers to this as an act of genocide. Of course, abortion is neither murder nor genocide if each preborn baby killed by abortion were something less than a living human being. But if each abortion kills a living human being — science tells us that the preborn child is both human and alive — then abortion kills 1.2 million human beings every year in America. If not genocide, what else would you call it?
« iamroy wrote on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 03:46 PM »
I saw Gene in Gadsden not long ago and thanked him for his time at Auburn. Even then I could tell this article got to him and he was upset. Thank you Geene for setting the record STRAIGHT! SELENA ROBERTS IF YOU ARE READING THIS STICK TO "BLOGGING" WHATEVER THAT EVEN IS
« iamroy wrote on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 03:44 PM »
Just tried to get the Toomers app with Louis but don't see where on his phone to get apps?
« PunkyBruiesr wrote on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 02:37 PM »
The title of this article...I'm sure employees at any of these places would be offended by the fact that you've dubbed their merchandise "trash". Maybe reconsider your phrasing next time? I'm sure consignors wouldn't appreciate their items being compared to something that is usually found in a dumpster either. How does that make people want to shop at any of these places? Just a thought.
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