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THE DELIBERATE 'DUMBING' DOWN OF AMERICA (VIDEO WITHIN)

 
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Why do we need to teach it? Ponder that without exploding inside. It's a dumb convention from the past which has long gone out of practice. It's like demanding people to learn how to use a printing press...
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Cursive is an art. It is very individual and no two are the same. Letter writing is a gift to the recipient. Love letters. Sealing wax.

You can follow the NWO stomping out creative expression.
Appearing as graffiti all over rail cars.
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How is it stomping out creative expression? The printing press was a thing of art, too.

There are all kinds of creative expression available and students engage them.

People stuck on cursive are a part of the dumbing down of America. They get confused with "what was done in the past" as "what must be done for a good education." Not everything done in the past is needed today. Cursive is not needed. It's rather silly, in all actuality.
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So when de tech happens and we need to write down info. We will need lots of patience to wait for the person to relay the message hand printed.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


You mean when the SHTF there will be no internet or computers for some time and the simple ability to write correctly and other life skills will be valuable?

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Well. That's the way it is. Why are we not rioting in the streets yet? Will we ever? Judging from the conversations I heard in the voice chat we are a nation of idiots. We are being lead to slaughter.
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riot in the streets?


how bout dancin?





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I graduated from high school in 1979. I took 2 years of physics, chemistry, 3 years of computer programming, 3 years of electronics, calculus, and to many english classes(I hate english!).

After becoming disabled after repairing electronics for 27 years (I went straight into from high school) I went back to college for a degree in computer information systems. This was in 2008 and I was shocked by the lack of writing skills, lack of math skills, and in general lack of communication skills.

These were college student who couldn't write a simple paper for a class. We would have to critique papers and mine were rarely corrected but the stuff I had to read made me cringe. Same for math skills. Simple algebra was beyond many of the students and this was in statistics classes, pre-calculus etc.

I experienced the lack of communications skills first hand in online discussion groups. Student who couldn't write well enough to get simple ideas across to others. Complex topics were beyond them and I got frequent complaints that what I brought up was to advanced.

The US is headed for third world status. We lack skilled workers in way to many fields. We even lack skilled workers in blue collar technical fields like electronic repair. There are some public schools that are exceptions. In the small town I live in the school is a charter school and they focus on the basics. Students come from several counties around and my town has a population of 280.
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Yep my husband went back to school for his Business Marketing diploma (he was already a Construction Engineer) about 2004-2006 and was shocked SHOCKED at how shallow the skills and perceptions of the students were compared to his more mature mind. Same as what you mention above. Bad grammar, illiterate, brainwashed, spoiled, clueless to reality. Really really sad and scary. Meanwhile my little guy is expected to know how to read in Junior Kindergarten.
I just don't get it. :dunno:
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I actually believe they have started the change on education with the Kindergarteners etc. I see it at my sons school where they are starting to push the kids and be more flexible with them. It is not perfect, but I do see a change from my older son's education to my sons 5 and 14 now who are in school.

TPTB appear to be starting this change slowly with the government schools, but there is a lot of work to do by all of us. There is hope on the horizon.
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
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Cursive is an art. It is very individual and no two are the same. Letter writing is a gift to the recipient. Love letters. Sealing wax.

You can follow the NWO stomping out creative expression.
Appearing as graffiti all over rail cars.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16332682


How is it stomping out creative expression? The printing press was a thing of art, too.

There are all kinds of creative expression available and students engage them.

People stuck on cursive are a part of the dumbing down of America. They get confused with "what was done in the past" as "what must be done for a good education." Not everything done in the past is needed today. Cursive is not needed. It's rather silly, in all actuality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16604226


So when de tech happens and we need to write down info. We will need lots of patience to wait for the person to relay the message hand printed.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


You mean when SHTF, there will be no internet or computers for some time and the simple ability to write correctly and other life skills will be valuable?
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


Yes. Horses will come back in use as well. This is a regular cycle taught to all initiates and we are taught to expect it once again like our Brethren did after the glories of Atlantis.
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I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


A large quantity of busy-work does not, in any way, equate to quality.

My 3rd grade teacher was a scholastic sadist; her idea of classwork was to have the kids copy, letter for letter and symbol for symbol, random pages out of the dictionary. This took place for no less than one full hour per day.

And she GRADED it.

To this day, I will not open a dictionary. My hand cramps up at the mere thought of it.
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america doesnt need skilled people anymore because the corporations gave american jobs away years ago. its time to bring the jobs home, the soldiers home and focus on fixing our own shit.
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good vid


They don't care about you

they don't want you to ''think''

we are all invisibly controlled

we are all even not really living

we are a lie a illusion
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So, this is what all the a-holes I went to school with are doing now? All the kids that were too cool to attend, to apply themselves, to pay attention and to learn something? Today they are blaming "the system" for dumbing them down? LOL.

I went to the same schools you did folks--all state schools. And I am not dumb. Whose fault is it if you are?

Oh right. It's gotta be the system! I can't possibly be responsible for myself and my own education! Just because other people went to the exact same schools I did and became very successful doesn't mean anything!

Someone did this TO me. Waaaahhhh!
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I graduated from high school in 1979. I took 2 years of physics, chemistry, 3 years of computer programming, 3 years of electronics, calculus, and to many english classes(I hate english!).

After becoming disabled after repairing electronics for 27 years (I went straight into from high school) I went back to college for a degree in computer information systems. This was in 2008 and I was shocked by the lack of writing skills, lack of math skills, and in general lack of communication skills.

These were college student who couldn't write a simple paper for a class. We would have to critique papers and mine were rarely corrected but the stuff I had to read made me cringe. Same for math skills. Simple algebra was beyond many of the students and this was in statistics classes, pre-calculus etc.

I experienced the lack of communications skills first hand in online discussion groups. Student who couldn't write well enough to get simple ideas across to others. Complex topics were beyond them and I got frequent complaints that what I brought up was to advanced.

The US is headed for third world status. We lack skilled workers in way to many fields. We even lack skilled workers in blue collar technical fields like electronic repair. There are some public schools that are exceptions. In the small town I live in the school is a charter school and they focus on the basics. Students come from several counties around and my town has a population of 280.
 Quoting: MaryAlananB


Yep my husband went back to school for his Business Marketing diploma (he was already a Construction Engineer) about 2004-2006 and was shocked SHOCKED at how shallow the skills and perceptions of the students were compared to his more mature mind. Same as what you mention above. Bad grammar, illiterate, brainwashed, spoiled, clueless to reality. Really really sad and scary. Meanwhile my little guy is expected to know how to read in Junior Kindergarten.
I just don't get it. dunno
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12909685


I actually believe they have started the change on education with the Kindergarteners etc. I see it at my sons school where they are starting to push the kids and be more flexible with them. It is not perfect, but I do see a change from my older son's education to my sons 5 and 14 now who are in school.

TPTB appear to be starting this change slowly with the government schools, but there is a lot of work to do by all of us. There is hope on the horizon.
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


Is it hope, or is it getting kids to jump on that treadmill sooner?
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How is it stomping out creative expression? The printing press was a thing of art, too.

There are all kinds of creative expression available and students engage them.

People stuck on cursive are a part of the dumbing down of America. They get confused with "what was done in the past" as "what must be done for a good education." Not everything done in the past is needed today. Cursive is not needed. It's rather silly, in all actuality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16604226


So when de tech happens and we need to write down info. We will need lots of patience to wait for the person to relay the message hand printed.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


You mean when SHTF, there will be no internet or computers for some time and the simple ability to write correctly and other life skills will be valuable?
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


Yes. Horses will come back in use as well. This is a regular cycle taught to all initiates and we are taught to expect it once again like our Brethren did after the glories of Atlantis.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


Sounds great and I AM not sure if I will see this, but thy will be done. Every single empire from kingdom come has been torn down to its foundation in the past to build anew. This one will be no different. However this time, the new empire will be built to last. Ruled by the ORDO wisdom and the light rather than the CHAOS of the ABYSS.

peace

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I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


A large quantity of busy-work does not, in any way, equate to quality.

My 3rd grade teacher was a scholastic sadist; her idea of classwork was to have the kids copy, letter for letter and symbol for symbol, random pages out of the dictionary. This took place for no less than one full hour per day.

And she GRADED it.

To this day, I will not open a dictionary. My hand cramps up at the mere thought of it.
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LOL oh you just gave me memories of having to copy out French dictionary pages in French class. Sadistic is right!!
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"It is our innate solidarity - not some despotism of the sky - that is our source of morality and sense of decency."
~ Hitchens

"The essence of the independent mind is not in what it thinks, but how it thinks."
~ Hitchens

"A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
~ Sagan

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Bumpety bump for later.
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Yep my husband went back to school for his Business Marketing diploma (he was already a Construction Engineer) about 2004-2006 and was shocked SHOCKED at how shallow the skills and perceptions of the students were compared to his more mature mind. Same as what you mention above. Bad grammar, illiterate, brainwashed, spoiled, clueless to reality. Really really sad and scary. Meanwhile my little guy is expected to know how to read in Junior Kindergarten.
I just don't get it. dunno
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12909685


I actually believe they have started the change on education with the Kindergarteners etc. I see it at my sons school where they are starting to push the kids and be more flexible with them. It is not perfect, but I do see a change from my older son's education to my sons 5 and 14 now who are in school.

TPTB appear to be starting this change slowly with the government schools, but there is a lot of work to do by all of us. There is hope on the horizon.
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


Is it hope, or is it getting kids to jump on that treadmill sooner?
 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


It is hope and only one step on many. All my children but one are in Martial Arts or dance classes. Instead of buying a BMW or fancy boat to feed my Ego, I invest in my children's and my mental and physical health. In addition, they eat very healthy, are educated on the dangers in our societal environment and the human traps as well.

Our home is somewhat of a spiritual fortress of good souls and healthy living. The only thing I despise is the fight of being a parent against the outside world that we are forced to live in where the unawakened sheople out number the illuminated 1 million to 1.

In the end, It is simple and all starts in the home by improving ourselves and our children. If we do this over time, we will create a better world.

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I actually believe they have started the change on education with the Kindergarteners etc. I see it at my sons school where they are starting to push the kids and be more flexible with them. It is not perfect, but I do see a change from my older son's education to my sons 5 and 14 now who are in school.

TPTB appear to be starting this change slowly with the government schools, but there is a lot of work to do by all of us. There is hope on the horizon.
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


Is it hope, or is it getting kids to jump on that treadmill sooner?
 Quoting: ExoPoliChick


It is hope and only one step on many. All my children but one are in Martial Arts or dance classes. Instead of buying a BMW or fancy boat to feed my Ego, I invest in my children's and my mental and physical health. In addition, they eat very healthy, no about the dangers in the environment and the traps as well.

Our home is somewhat of a spiritual fortress of good souls and healthy living. The only thing I despise is the fight of being a parent against the outside world that we are forced to live in where the unawakened sheople out number the illuminated 1 million to 1.

In the end, It is simple and all starts in the home by improving ourselves and our children. If we do this over time, we will create a better world.
 Quoting: KnightsTemplar.TV


Exactly the same for me.
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~ Hitchens

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~ Hitchens

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Why do we need to teach it? Ponder that without exploding inside. It's a dumb convention from the past which has long gone out of practice. It's like demanding people to learn how to use a printing press...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16604226


Cursive is an art. It is very individual and no two are the same. Letter writing is a gift to the recipient. Love letters. Sealing wax.

You can follow the NWO stomping out creative expression.
Appearing as graffiti all over rail cars.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16332682


How is it stomping out creative expression? The printing press was a thing of art, too.

There are all kinds of creative expression available and students engage them.

People stuck on cursive are a part of the dumbing down of America. They get confused with "what was done in the past" as "what must be done for a good education." Not everything done in the past is needed today. Cursive is not needed. It's rather silly, in all actuality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16604226


So when de tech happens and we need to write down info. We will need lots of patience to wait for the person to relay the message hand printed.
 Quoting: ABYSS. Revelation 9:11


There's a place for everything.
I'm talking about unwired expression of who one is. This is a lst grade introduction that has exponential benefits to the brain.
ie., a child will not develop related types of understanding other things say, with a digital watch that they will learn from the position of hands on the face of a watch.
Similar, learning to lace your shoes instead of velcro.
Similar, creative firsthand not secondhand thoughts of others.
Similar, beauty of language.

Thoughtfulness. The kind you make an effort for instead of throwing money at someone.
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We are becoming so stupid, "they" will get away with this;

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Wow, this thread is breathtakingly frightening. So much finger pointing and so frequently in the wrong directions without ever once realizing that you are regurgitating ideologies broadcast to you from such a variety of sources.

"We are unaware that we are but an echo. The whole art of the orator probably consists in his giving listeners the illusion that the convictions and feelings he arouses within them are not from him but from themselves, that he has only divined and lent his voice to what has been worked out in their innermost consciousness." Maurice Halbwachs, On Collective Memory.

Take a step back and try to disengage yourself from cognitive bias. We are all, technically, in the same boat here from teachers to parents to students. What has fundamentally gone wrong with the education system is that probably a good portion of you all have never been taught to critically think. This was stripped out of classroom learning and lessons in it were reserved for the gifted program. As a college professor of mine once so astutely said, "Probably the greatest tragedy of the public education system is that most of you have never learned to think critically and, although I will try to teach you how to do so during this class, it is likely that most of you, even by the time you graduate, will never be able to learn these skills because you are learning them too late".

A lack of critical thinking skills leads to a more malleable society who can be influenced and swayed by a variety of media. Ironically enough, I've seen video games being cited as a source of the issue here by teachers and that is just yet another echo. My 15 year old son was just accepted to college and crushed the placement testing. His favorite past time is video games. What I do not allow in this household is television or radio and at every dinner, we have discussions that engage both creative and critical thinking skills since I'm well aware that these will not be taught in school.

The great tragedy is that, while all of you point fingers at this or that dependent on your media influenced ideologies, your federal government is assuring that the children within our society remain malleable. "Ignorance is strength". Such great power can be held when one can control the conversation and even thoughts of a society. If you have any doubts as to who is the actual villain (not teachers, not video games, not liberals), then take a look here: Thread: Were You Part Of The "Mentally Gifted Minds" Program In California Scools back in the 70's? If this is what they did with what is held as the top 1-2% of intelligence in America, then be very, very afraid. The very idea of what we have as "public education" is just a perversion of the idea that was once suggested by Thomas Paine. Why would they keep you so uneducated and unable to discern? If you look at history, the masses have generally been left uneducated and malleable to keep them in their place by the hands of those who held the power. Who the hell would want to be in charge of a questioning public?
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It's true.

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Just look at what threads get pinned here. I think we don't need to talk about the "dumbing" down of America, just the "dumbing" down of GLP.
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Are you having a fit over this thread or just having a mental breakdown in general?
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Why does it have to be about this thread being pinned? It is more what kinds of threads get pinned on here. Stupid threads, repeating the stupidity which had been pinned the day before until it was debunked in the thread so a new pinned version has to be made. That's an attempt by those with karma to dumb down GLP. That's just an example.

As for this thread, it is an overly-simplistic presentation. While it is true that kids are not trained in Greek, Latin, mathematics and subjects like them as they were in the past, kids are trained more in the sciences than ever before (just an example of where we know more than the past and are trained with more). In other words, some things are not taught as much, agreed, other things are taught more, agreed. It's not about "dumbing down" America, but about different needs different times.
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I'm going out on a whim here to attempt to translate this. If I'm wrong, suck it!

The majority of kids today are no where near the superior educational level they were back in the early days (early 1900's). What we do have now is technology. What we had then was morals. We have people with brains TODAY, just like we did back then. The only difference is today we have people in technological positions that will tell you everything is fine and working according to plans. They get paid well for this and the mass population eats it right up! This is because there is no longer a barter system and people are making billions for their technological minds. Back then, the brilliant student showed up for school and didn't show his ass to his teacher or peers. He didn't dare! He kept his creative endeavors to himself. A kid doesn't have to be trained to speak several languages to be a genius or simply intelligent enough to make a difference. I true mind can't be dumbed down. It may seem sleepy but it never stops looking for the next challenge. If you truly think this gov't dumbed you down, you fell for it.
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i guess i fell for it.
spose i was too busy trying to find a family.
or maybe i looked to the world and never saw a leader.
we are a product of our environment.
because or in spite of.
its our responsibility to educate the youth.
so far all i learned was work as little as possible and get chocolaty wasted.
i have definately noticed that 10 years ago college was everywhere. now all of a sudden i learn it was a debt trap. and i now would need 2 part time jobs to maintain an education.
before any of you old-timers tell me about the 4 jobs you had while raising 10 kids, realize the stress you had and how you beat them when ya came home. or just plain didnt have time to raise em, now look where we are.
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So when de tech happens and we need to write down info. We will need lots of patience to wait for the person to relay the message hand printed.
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You mean when SHTF, there will be no internet or computers for some time and the simple ability to write correctly and other life skills will be valuable?
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Yes. Horses will come back in use as well. This is a regular cycle taught to all initiates and we are taught to expect it once again like our Brethren did after the glories of Atlantis.
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Sounds great and I AM not sure if I will see this, but thy will be done. Every single empire from kingdom come has been torn down to its foundation in the past to build anew. This one will be no different. However this time, the new empire will be built to last. Ruled by the ORDO wisdom and the light rather than the CHAOS of the ABYSS.

peace
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NICE ! It will be Ordo of Light, rulership of ones heart and mind. Those run by chaos and disorder will return to the abyss, to the elements so the meek may inherit the earth and cleanse it. Then the chaotic souls could be reborn into a better society that will teach them orderly ways until we are all evolved together. When the earth cycle is done we will finaly be released to explore the stars like our creator Gods did and begin planets of our own. The Adventures will never end, the glories will never cease !
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Yep my husband went back to school for his Business Marketing diploma (he was already a Construction Engineer) about 2004-2006 and was shocked SHOCKED at how shallow the skills and perceptions of the students were compared to his more mature mind. Same as what you mention above. Bad grammar, illiterate, brainwashed, spoiled, clueless to reality. Really really sad and scary. Meanwhile my little guy is expected to know how to read in Junior Kindergarten.
I just don't get it. :dunno:
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I actually believe they have started the change on education with the Kindergarteners etc. I see it at my sons school where they are starting to push the kids and be more flexible with them. It is not perfect, but I do see a change from my older son's education to my sons 5 and 14 now who are in school.

TPTB appear to be starting this change slowly with the government schools, but there is a lot of work to do by all of us. There is hope on the horizon.
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I looked at todays Kingergarten homework and it was ten times more material than when I was young, I was shocked. They are really pushing the youngsters these days, so there is hope.
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Is it hope, or is it getting kids to jump on that treadmill sooner?
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I estimate some schools are really pushing it, to see what the children are capable of. Instead of play time, they are doing art and choir is emphasized more and more along with essay writing with 1st graders ! Good stuff.
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hitler

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Maybe they could bring back beating children with canes to motivate them?
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DIE YOU FUCKING SCUM -- - - -- I HATE YOU, CHILD MURDERERS, DEVIL WORSHIPERS

YOUR PLACE, TEACHERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, DOCTORS, NURSES, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WHO TAKE PART IN SUCH THINGS LIES IN THE FIERY PIT OF HELL
the real reason most people on this planet are the most ignorant gullible people that have ever lived is a little thing called the

TELL-LIE-VISION

television

when you watch it, you put the I(you) in television and you get tel(i)evision

tell lie vision
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Maybe they could bring back beating children with canes to motivate them?
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Parents would sue if they did that

Face it folks, we all are guilty for letting it get to this crappy level.
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We must work to turn this around! The fate of humanity is at stake!

Only the most educated and ethical can be free!
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The schools must be purged! Intellectually Cleansed!

We must use the Internet as a means to teach!
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Maybe they could bring back beating children with canes to motivate them?
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Parents would sue if they did that

Face it folks, we all are guilty for letting it get to this crappy level.
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Hitting people with sticks is wrong unless you have a badge.

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