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3 hours ago, knapplc said:

Yeah. No.

 

 

Which brand of Christianity? Like the twice a year Catholic or the nut job westburrow?

 

Also, corporate needs you to find the difference between this and the Taliban.

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My recollection growing up on 1960s historical textbooks is that the march of Western Civilization was synonymous with progress itself.  While there was some genocide involved -- though that term was never used -- it was considered both sad and inevitable. Slavery wasn't blamed on America because America won the Civil War. Civil Rights was a struggle, but the good guys won that one, too, because Martin Luther King. Also, Crispus Attucks was a black Revolutionary War hero. Did you know that? Also George Washington Carver. American innovation was great, and frankly so was the federal government. Homosexuality appears nowhere in the text because nobody on Earth wants to talk about that sort of thing. Vietnam? Ouch. That's a tough one. Definitely did not go our team's way, and some Americans did seem to hate America for it. First time we've seen that. Richard Nixon? You got us there, too. But here comes Jimmy Carter and America is back to its reign of good intentions. 

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Parents, please remember that you are totally welcome to teach your kids any part of history that you think is not getting covered well enough in school.

 

Just like if they take shop class and  @funhusker and has not covered who invented the hammer (It was John Crafstman, if you were wondering) and how to use one...parents please feel free to cover that at home.

 

Plus kids LOVE doing extra learning at home with their parents!  Do it on a Friday night, like, during a home high school football game.  Trust me, they will thank you!

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18 minutes ago, teachercd said:

 

 

Just like if they take shop class and  @funhusker and has not covered who invented the hammer (It was John Crafstman, if you were wondering) and how to use one...parents please feel free to cover that at home.

 

 

that's amazing.  we know the name of the caveman who first used a hammer?

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1 minute ago, commando said:

that's amazing.  we know the name of the caveman who first used a hammer?

It was actually Arg Craftsman...I read that he was a real ladies man and lived to ALMOST be 19.  Totally fixed up his cave with his hammer.

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2 hours ago, Guy Chamberlin said:

My recollection growing up on 1960s historical textbooks is that the march of Western Civilization was synonymous with progress itself.  While there was some genocide involved -- though that term was never used -- it was considered both sad and inevitable. Slavery wasn't blamed on America because America won the Civil War. Civil Rights was a struggle, but the good guys won that one, too, because Martin Luther King. Also, Crispus Attucks was a black Revolutionary War hero. Did you know that? Also George Washington Carver. American innovation was great, and frankly so was the federal government. Homosexuality appears nowhere in the text because nobody on Earth wants to talk about that sort of thing. Vietnam? Ouch. That's a tough one. Definitely did not go our team's way, and some Americans did seem to hate America for it. First time we've seen that. Richard Nixon? You got us there, too. But here comes Jimmy Carter and America is back to its reign of good intentions. 

That’s very similar to my education in the 70s and 80s. But, I had a heavier dose of the Vietnam war sucked really bad. I had teachers who were of age at that time. I had a hippy that was all about the peace and love. I had a vet that had major emotional issues from it and ptsd. 
 

I actually think back to that and appreciate that each one could express their opinions. 
 

That’s what education is all about. 

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

That’s very similar to my education in the 70s and 80s. But, I had a heavier dose of the Vietnam war sucked really bad. I had teachers who were of age at that time. I had a hippy that was all about the peace and love. I had a vet that had major emotional issues from it and ptsd. 
 

I actually think back to that and appreciate that each one could express their opinions. 
 

That’s what education is all about. 

 

I had a 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Leach, who rolled the TV into the classroom one day in 1969 for some mandated educational tv, and when it showed hippies protesting the war, she turned it off and told us they were all filthy America haters who spit on policemen. 

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35 minutes ago, Guy Chamberlin said:

 

I had a 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Leach, who rolled the TV into the classroom one day in 1969 for some mandated educational tv, and when it showed hippies protesting the war, she turned it off and told us they were all filthy America haters who spit on policemen. 

Was it a Friday?

 

That is the day that we roll in the old TV so that we can have a nice relaxing day.

 

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2 hours ago, BigRedBuster said:

Soooo....now Republicans want to regulate that companies are required to advertise through their media outlets?

So much for smaller government...right?

 

 

 

 

I guess this committee hearing is called, "Collusion in the Global Alliance for Responsible Media", and "will examine whether existing civil and criminal penalties and current antitrust law enforcement efforts are sufficient to deter anticompetitive collusion in online advertising."

 

GARM is an optional alliance of advertisers, and the conspiratorial claims of Jordan and others is that they use their incredible market power in a conspiracy to...idk, boycott conservative platforms?

 

What I don't understand is, even if (and that's a big unproven if)GARM was actively and intentionally engaging in colluding and organizing its members to boycott, say, Twitter/X...so what? No protections or rights on the part of X are being violated, are they?

 

If all of the companies in the world hate your platform and band together in their refusal to voluntarily pay dollars for advertisement placement, that's on you. Or am I reading this wrong and media companies have the constitutional right to the money of others?

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9 minutes ago, Lorewarn said:

 

 

I guess this committee hearing is called, "Collusion in the Global Alliance for Responsible Media", and "will examine whether existing civil and criminal penalties and current antitrust law enforcement efforts are sufficient to deter anticompetitive collusion in online advertising."

 

GARM is an optional alliance of advertisers, and the conspiratorial claims of Jordan and others is that they use their incredible market power in a conspiracy to...idk, boycott conservative platforms?

 

What I don't understand is, even if (and that's a big unproven if)GARM was actively and intentionally engaging in colluding and organizing its members to boycott, say, Twitter/X...so what? No protections or rights on the part of X are being violated, are they?

 

If all of the companies in the world hate your platform and band together in their refusal to voluntarily pay dollars for advertisement placement, that's on you. Or am I reading this wrong and media companies have the constitutional right to the money of others?

I don’t believe you’re reading wrong. 
 

In short, he wants to force companies to fund their disinformation network. 
 

That is so pathetic. 

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