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7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: spearmint
Date: August 22, 2006 05:44PM
Die and go to Hll mf.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: August 22, 2006 06:10PM
So what's the big deal?

It's a protected right to protest, or in this case teach a lesson.

To paraphrase the President; "It's just a pieces of Gdamn cloth."



"...the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that flag desecration is protected speech."



Strength without compassion is brutality. Compassion without strength is weakness.

We must train our minds to desire what the situation demands.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2006 06:13PM by Effin Haole.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: August 22, 2006 06:12PM
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Strength without compassion is brutality. Compassion without strength is weakness.

We must train our minds to desire what the situation demands.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2006 06:13PM by Effin Haole.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 22, 2006 06:23PM
What a scumbag.
He should be deported to Pakistan and forced to endure cricket matches.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: spearmint
Date: August 22, 2006 08:14PM
What a useful classroom tool, burning our flag for seventh graders.




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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: August 22, 2006 10:49PM
Nothing wrong with exercising you rights as an American.



Strength without compassion is brutality. Compassion without strength is weakness.

We must train our minds to desire what the situation demands.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2006 10:49PM by Effin Haole.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 22, 2006 11:45PM
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spearmint
What a useful classroom tool, burning our flag for seventh graders.

Teaching kids to think for themselves is considered a good thing, if it gives the right wing radio whackos a target they can rile Minty and company with - so be it.



"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: August 23, 2006 03:40AM
Who more appropriate than a teacher?

Better a teacher than an arsonist. Better a teacher than someone casually using a flag to ignite his grill for a barbecue.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Pops
Date: August 23, 2006 04:09AM
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Effin Haole
Nothing wrong with exercising you rights as an American.

Especially when this administrations seems directed to exorcising those rights.

That said, if he didn't discuss and clear this with a supervisor, he probably ought to be fired for stupidity. Not for the act.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: billb
Date: August 23, 2006 07:29AM
That was right after the 'hands-on' sex education lessons, right ?
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: mick e
Date: August 23, 2006 07:51AM
mick e thinks burning an effigy is much more effective, but hey - to each their own.




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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: August 23, 2006 11:15AM
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Pops
That said, if he didn't discuss and clear this with a supervisor, he probably ought to be fired for stupidity. Not for the act.

How about clearing it with the fire marshall?



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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: August 23, 2006 12:02PM
That would fall under clearing it with a supervisor don't ya think?



Strength without compassion is brutality. Compassion without strength is weakness.

We must train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: August 23, 2006 12:56PM
Much ado about nothing. The teacher didn't break any laws, but he probably broke through the students' brainfog for long enough to get them thinking critically about something - sounds like the role of a teacher to me. These parents getting up in arms over the burning of a flag is just as silly as when the Muslims flipped over a cartoon. Why is this piece of fabric such a sacred cow? Do you lose your freedom when it burns?



Le poète doit vivre beaucoup, vivre dans tous les sens. - Verlaine
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: incognegro
Date: August 23, 2006 02:30PM
weak minds are scared by flames.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: mick e
Date: August 23, 2006 02:45PM

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______FIRE BAD!!!!!!!______




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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: August 23, 2006 03:15PM
Fire bad. Tree pretty.

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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 23, 2006 03:56PM
7th grade is the time the little 'darlin's need to learn to think for themselves. Often their US History teacher tries to get them to set aside preconcieved notions and think. My kids teachers used political issues as a lightning rod point to get those kind of results.

Didn't bother me in the least.

This poor teacher, however, will find himself crucified and arrested, ostensibly for having an unregistered fire in his classroom. I hope he finds a better district to teach in, but I expect he's gonna lose his teaching certificate. After all, this is Cain't uckey, where you Cain't offend city hall and expect to get away with it.
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 24, 2006 01:03AM
Ya know, if the teacher was more than just a liberal studies half-wit, he could've gotten his point across in a much more "appropriate" and possibly even stronger manner by showing the movie "The Children's Story" by James Clavell, or having the kids read the short story the movie was made from … yep, that James Clavell

If you've never read it or seen it or read it, check it out … outstanding story.

"It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell -- a talk with his young daughter just home from school -- that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was -- any mind, for that matter -- under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly -- almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because I kept asking the questions..."
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Re: 7th Grade Teacher burns American Flags for topic.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: August 24, 2006 10:06AM
What I find irritating is that this guy overlooked something as simple as fire and safety regulations. So he can now be punished for his actions in the guise of health and safety. I hate it when people overlook the obvious.

I also hate it that people love to sit around and get their knickers in a knot about this stuff. They should feel lucky that their kids are able to sit in a classroom and watch anything at all. There are children who are suffering dreadfully even as we discuss this stupid stuff.



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