My wife is a special education para (similar to a teacher's aide), my father, sister, uncle and aunt were all educators. I spent time as a substitute teacher while I was unemployed, so have direct experience with much of this.
Is there a particular reason you want it in red? (Is red the color used by the orange-nightmare color scheme?). I use the old blue interface and the quotee's name is in bold black. This is obtained just by hitting the "Reply" button. It puts the author's name in bold followed by a link to the post being quoted.Can someone please explain to me how to get the quotee's? name in red?
That's the problem. Increasingly the authority lies with THEM! And freedom of speech DOESN'T work both ways.That's the way I feel too. Let them complain (respectuly) if they want, but let them also know where the authority lies, and that freedom of speech works both ways.
I hear, and acknowledge, your frustration. What we're discussing here is very similar to the history of my own country. We are a nation in which customs and traditions, instead of laws, rule everyday life. And when someone with a more advanced concept of justice comes and tries to set some order, then a very loud minority starts to scream and pound their fists on the table, arguing that a huge abuse of authority and injustice is being done upon them.... So they block highways, burn government buildings, and destroy property. They hijack buses, and make violent demonstrations that very negatively affect every citizen but them. And in the end our government yields to their ridiculous demands so as to "preserve the peace"... which in the short run only emboldens them even more.That's the problem. Increasingly the authority lies with THEM! And freedom of speech DOESN'T work both ways.
I dunno whether this is pink horseshit or the pony itself, but radical students at the Harvard Law School have posted their own loony list of diversity demands:With all the pink horseshit going on around around the world, you'd think there must be a pony in here somewhere.
Reclaim is an interesting predicate since as far as I know they never had it in the first place.
And the scary part is that these are the next batch of self-righteous lawyers that are going to be forcing their views down everyone's throats.
This is related to what I was talking about in post #32. We don't have quite as bad symptoms I think, but the root cause is there. I failed to cite more examples, but we have...a very loud minority starts to scream and pound their fists on the table, arguing that a huge abuse of authority and injustice is being done upon them.... So they block highways, burn government buildings, and destroy property. They hijack buses, and make violent demonstrations that very negatively affect every citizen but them. And in the end our government yields to their ridiculous demands so as to "preserve the peace"... which in the short run only emboldens them even more.
The REALLY scary part is that these are also the next batch of politicians, judges, federal and state bureaucrats, and possibly-- God forbid-- even a President or two.And the scary part is that these are the next batch of self-righteous lawyers that are going to be forcing their views down everyone's throats.
I shudder to think what "rock bottom" will look like. China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970's? Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge? We seem to be headed in that general direction.I agree. We will have to hit rock bottom before we are sufficiently inspired to do anything about it. The big RESET is inevitable.
Strantor, you've just about summed it up. The attitude is 'I'm entitled to it". It's not only in the US, it seems to be worldwide.
The entitlement mentality is a huge factor, but I still see it as a symptom and not a root cause. We have our conflicts in the middle east and our terrorist attacks, but we all know this isn't a real war. We aren't collectively vanquishing any actual threat to our existence. That's the only time a civilization thrives: when it's bonded by a common enemy. If civilization isn't conquering, it's falling apart. People don't have a common enemy so they make enemies, out of each other. I suppose white males make the best target given our history.<my theory>
This is a small window of a much bigger picture.
We are a conquering species and we have nothing to conquer so we are turning on ourselves. It boils down to: we are bored.
A day that will live in infamy.Today is the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Unfortunately it isn't likely to happen until the US suffers a terrorist attack much greater than the twin towers. Until then there will be all sorts of excuses such as the perennial standby - the Israel Arab conflict - which if settled would bring peace to the Middle East and the rest of the world - that is if you believe in the tooth fairy....for life... I guess that's the key. In order to keep this country together, we need a war. We need a war every generation, so that every person gets to experience that bond in their life time. If we let a generation go without experiencing some sort of conquest or war, all will be lost (as it is now). Maybe we should establish some sort of hybrid gladiator/olympic/hunger/war games on a designated battle ground every 30 years. Real bullets, real bombs, keep score. Any nation can participate. No more China and North Korea bottling up aggression and going crazy, give them an outlet; "oh yeah, you got beef? meet me on the baseball field after school!" But where to stage the battle... How about wherever all these terrorists are coming from. We could kill two birds with one volley of nukes.
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