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  •  Obviously, you've never been a teacher (0+ / 0-)

    and suffer from severe delusions about the nature of some of the students that teachers have to deal with.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:04:53 PM PST

    •  obviously you have never been a student and dealt (3+ / 0-)

      with a monotone lecture.

      guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

      by 88kathy on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:51:02 PM PST

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      •  Au contraire! I've spent many a mind-numbingly (0+ / 0-)

        boring day in classrooms with useless teachers.

        Oh, please, thousands of days....but I do believe that I never actually fell asleep like our young friend in Texas.

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:27:35 AM PST

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    •  Obviously... (1+ / 0-)
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      you have never been a decent human being and don't understand that putting pencil shavings in someones mouth is assault.

      This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

      by Tonedevil on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:07:54 PM PST

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      •  I don't think it's the worst thing that ever (0+ / 0-)

        happend to a person, no, I don't. Not the right thing to do, but there are worse things also.  And, actually, that is the opinion of a very decent human being, FYI.

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:53:59 PM PST

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        •  Certainly not the right thing to do, (0+ / 0-)

          but until it reaches the level of the worst thing that ever happened to a person we can gloss over it? YMMV I think that is despicable.

          This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

          by Tonedevil on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:18:58 PM PST

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          •  I think that generally we should strive to (0+ / 0-)

            keep things in perspective and stomping your feet and screaming bloody murder when it isn't?  not a good thing.  By the way, I never suggested we can gloss over it.  I'm  suggesting that the particular level of hysteria is a bit much.

            The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

            by helfenburg on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:03:23 AM PST

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