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PostSubject: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:32 pm

Should we discuss our childhoods or what?
It seems like we have hit rock bottom.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:39 pm

The "official"  who grabbed the girl and threw her over and dragged her out of the room concerns me.

I wish I had not seen such things

I had very violent grade school teachers who routinely beat whomever they  dissapproved of.  It was  a poor example of how to behave.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:50 pm

Aw Phooey!  I do hate talking to myself.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:53 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:59 am

Words beaten to death by the media.
 
At the top of my list is “Boots on the Ground”.  I don’t know who started it, but it is beaten to death.  I’m waiting to hear someone say, “Boots in the Air” instead of Airmen or Flyers.  “Boots on the Ground” could infer that there is no one inside those boots. 
“Ground Troops” is a term understood by everyone and is just two words instead of four words.  Even the word “ground” could be eliminated.  When one speaks of “Troops” it is understood that one is talking about foot soldiers. 
 
Another overused expression is “Anytime soon.”   Are there any over used expressions that bother you?
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:17 am

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The "official"  who grabbed the girl and threw her over and dragged her out of the room concerns me.
From what I saw, he tried to get her to listen and behave properly. She would not. She held onto the chair when he tried to lift her to escort her out. She fought him. What followed was clearly her fault.

Now he's been fired. How many cops do you think will volunteer to work in schools after that.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:30 am

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Are there any over used expressions that bother you?
"At the end of the day."
The media using "media" as a singular noun.
Not spoken, but newscasters delivering the news of a hurricane or blizzard while standing outside in the bad weather.
"Details at eleven." If it's news, why do we have to wait?
Coming to you direct from..." No, it isn't. It's coming through countless feeds, satellites, cables...
"This just in." After being written by a copywriter, edited by an editor, and approved be the legal staff and acceptability overseers.
And every Republican debate beginning with, "Mr. Trump..."
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:44 am

About the cop who got fired: This article sums it up for me.

http://madworldnews.com/applaud-termination-officer/
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:09 am

Al, I'm with you on this.  I don't think I'd make a good police officer with today's standards.  I would most likely get fired.  Teaching our children respect for authority is lost.  They think it is cool to defy the law and the parents do nothing to change that attitude.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:22 am

Transparency.  I an sick to death of the word.


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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:30 am

Maybe the parents should have been  called and asked to remove their  non compliant  child from the room.

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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:27 am

I am remembering  a  principal who had no respect. 
He asked our son  to give him a book.  Dan refused to comply.
The principal called me.
I said "Give him the book, Dan."  Dan immediately complied. 


End of problem.
Dan is a college graduate , controller of A COMPANY. Has CMA, going for CPA.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:57 am

Why couldn't the teacher and the cop have gotten on either side of the desk and scooted her out into the hallway?

I am a child advocate,  A parent, former school board chairperson.

Every situation is complicated
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:15 am

Alice, I agree that every situation is complicated and that is the main reason that we shouldn't second-guess those who were there.  We see what they want us to see and opinions are formed without having all the facts. 

Yes, transparency is another word that is over-used.  In the case of the kid in school, I don't think we had transparency.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:03 pm

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Transparency.  I an sick to death of the word.
Me too. I can see right through it.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:06 pm

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Why couldn't the teacher and the cop have gotten on either side of the desk and scooted her out into the hallway?
I doubt they expected her behavior. By the time they realized how she would react, it was too late. Hindsight is 20/20.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:51 pm

I agree Abe and Al.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:44 pm

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Transparency.  I an sick to death of the word.

Thanks for clearing that up, Alice.

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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:45 am

That was totally transparent wasn't it, Shelagh?
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:29 pm

I used to get invited into high schools to teach algebra. I teach the subject in less than one hour. In 1996 I put it into a book, and later on CD. I used to give these to kids for free. Over time I could see the nature of new kids starting H.S. was changing...about my fourth year I refused to teach. My respect for the kids was at zero. I still help those who I meet that want help, but I have seen very good teachers leave the field of teaching  because there are some bad kids who control the class rooms. If the teachers try to take control,  one or two kids will lie about the teacher..."he/she tried to have sex wit me etc,"
Many good teacher won't work Jr High, or High schools for that reason.
In ten years we are going to have many dumb adults.
I refuse to help educate bad kids...leave them stupid bad kids.

The thing with the cop...the girl hit him in the face before he pulled her out of her seat...there are other films. 100 kids protested the cop getting fired.
Many blacks today know If they start trouble, they can pull out the race card, and get money.  that bullshit has to stop.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:31 pm

I am sorry you quit teaching .  The bad kids won.  Teenagers  are a difficult bunch to deal with now. 
In my day the grown-ups just whacked you until you complied with their wishes. 
I was happy when I became more creative.
A bell choir  group of teenage kids came to our church.  We were to provide housing for them.  During their performance, I looked them over and spotted  an overweight saucy looking girl and her friend and thought I don't need them. 
After the program, guess who I got? 
They were so rude They said, "We don't want to come to your house.  We want to go with the guys."

"Go ahead and go." I retorted.

"We can't, the teacher won't let us." 

Finally I said , "Do you have any idea that I hate you just as much as you hate me?

Let's go home and get some ice cream."

That did it .  They started to  laugh and we became friends.


They needed a different approach.
They said, "We got the best house."
and I said, " I got the best kids."
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:48 pm

Alice, you are one in a million.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:47 pm

I was on a school personnel committee, before chairing the board.
I wish I had been a teacher.  The kids and I would have had fun.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:30 pm

Alice, you still are a teacher.  find your venue.  I mean that.
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PostSubject: Re: A New Topic Would Be Most Welcome    Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:46 pm

Too late now, Betty.
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