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Student walkouts scheduled all over US

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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Someone gotta clean the burger bot until we make a robot cleaning robot.




posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
If I was principal of one of the schools planning this, I'd schedule an active shooter drill for tomorrow.


LOL. The hallways in that school would be so quiet you could hear a pin drop.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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Are you kidding me, the principal is going to be in the lounge drinking coffee and smoking a cig!



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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I don't see that the protest on its own would have any leverage. "Walkouts" are effective in factories because there are employers who want people to continue working; why should legislators care whether students are at their desks or not?
If they are thinking of the precedents of 1968, there are differences. The students of that year were acting against their college adminstrations and doing things their administrators did not want them to do. They had "sit-ins", instead of walkouts. The pressure came from the conflict. If nobody tries to stop them walking out, where's the conflict coming from?

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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
In my opinion the best way for these kids to protest is to stay in school, get an education, vote, run for offices and make the change they want to see happen.


Fortunately, these kids have a constitutional right to totally ignore mums and dads advise to "just do what your told"... The first amendment gives them the right to protest against anything they please... Whether you agree with it or not.

With all due respect... obviously.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Are you kidding me, the principal is going to be in the lounge drinking coffee and smoking a cig!



free day for the staff of the school!!



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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So all the students agree on the political message? Or is a political message being forced on the students? I think we all know the answer.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

If kids miss school it is considered truancy, (of course more than 1 day) but the parents are the ones that are responsible for them to be in school.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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Anyone actually believe that the kids are behind this? The Pied Piper is likely the teachers union and politically active parents.

I'm sure the kids will have fun and hopefully spend a lot of money so at least they help the economy.

I have no issue with this beyond I hope the authorities are ready for the kids who use it as an excuse to get into mischief.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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Shouldn't a fundamental constitutional right trump (for lack of a better word) local legislation?
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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They walk out and put in their ear buds or go to their cars to listen to ganster rap with every song about killing with guns.

How brave and progressive.


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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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Good on em.

I admit I do find it funny watching a lot of old people trash teenagers on the internet.

Is this envy for someone else standing up for what they believe in?



originally posted by: Thejoncrichton
So all the students agree on the political message? Or is a political message being forced on the students? I think we all know the answer.


I'd imagine the ones that agree will walk out and the ones that don't won't?

Looking back to when I was a teenager, I had no issues with forming my own opinions regarding matters so I don't think It a stretch that other teens could too.

You only think its being forced because you don't agree with it -



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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Any student will protest anything to get out of school.

This is all just nonsense.

How about instead why don't they stop bullying the oddball kids that end up being the deranged loner school shooters?



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: SKEPTEK
a reply to: JAGStorm

They walk out and put in their ear buds or go to their cars to listen to ganster rap with every song about killing with guns.

How brave and progressive.



Sources?

Or is this really a high level post attempting to show why they should actually stay in school and get an education?



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
www.nbcnews.com...

I have very mixed feelings about all the student walkouts scheduled for tomorrow.

In my opinion the best way for these kids to protest is to stay in school, get an education, vote, run for offices and make the change they want to see happen. I think it is also naive to think this is just a gun issue, there is so much more to what is happening. Bullying, mental illness, pharmaceuticals, drugs, school security, family dynamic, media sensationalism, etc etc.




First off, I fully support this national effort among kids to address an issue that they have recognized as directly affecting their lives. Perhaps it’s related to the fact that I can remember how real action to end the war in Vietnam did not gain traction until young people (all of them older than me!) took to the nation’s streets in protest of the ongoing war.

These kids see others their age dying, usually through no fault of their own, at the hands of people armed with weapons which, by design or not, make it easier to kill “en mass”. The kids are not trying to change the minds of gun owners; by and large they recognize that those minds are made up, and already against them.

But they believe (and let’s be honest, rightly so) that their lives may be at stake if nothing is done to prevent another school massacre involving guns.

Yes, multiple factors are involved in the prevention; drugs, mental health issues, security, et al.

But these kids have recognized a truth that we adults have been avoiding: the longer we discuss, debate, argue, and study the issue, in, what we claim is an effort to determine the “true cause” of these horrific attacks, the more kids there will be who are injured and killed as a result of them.

To these kids;

More talk = More Death

The time for talking has ended, it is now time (past time!) to Act.

Another thing they seem to have recognized, and this seems to be what is generating the most push-back, is that since the majority of these school attacks have been carried out, one might say “facilitated by”, using semi-automatic weapons, that such weapons should be eliminated by legislation.

I’m sure many, if not most, of these kids realize that banning one type of weapon won’t stop people from using another type of weapon to kill people they want to kill. And it certainly won’t stop the killing altogether.

But it would be a start. It could have an immediate impact in the number of kids like themselves who are killed for no other reason than the fact that they were in class on a particular day, at a particular time. Unlike further “studies” and “programs” and research into “mental health”, which might have an effect sometime in the future, this could work Now.

If we, the adults, really want it to.

The only thing is, I don’t think we adults want it to work.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: Thejoncrichton
So all the students agree on the political message? Or is a political message being forced on the students? I think we all know the answer.


Those who walk out agree.

Those who stay do not.

The only political message being forced is;

Take a Stand.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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These are the future sheep of the Country. Most will be doing it because of peer pessure and it’s likely less than 10% can articulate what they are protesting, why they are protesting, and how they could “legitimately” make a real difference. Only those prepped by the Leftist usual suspects are allowed in front of cameras.

Then again, I think Civics quit being taught in schools about the same time frame as PE. And we know how that’s going since large chunks of youth can’t even pass a basic military physical. This is just the next step in liberalism dumbing down our youth, ala Marx, Tung, Stalin, Lennin, etc.

So glad I will likely be gone before our USA’s freedoms are completely given away by the Left...and school history classes will be teaching when the USA became Socialist/Communist.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: Lab4Us
These are the future sheep of the Country. ...
[hardcore right wing talking points]


When the irony is too strong.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

I have no problem with them exercising their right to protest.


The irony is that they are using one right to protest another right.

But far be it for me to stop people from being stupid.



I'm all for the right to protest as well. However, it being a walk out cheapens it. We were all in school once. Everyone here knows damn well half these people wouldn't show up to a protest if it was scheduled on a Saturday. Doesn't scream "we're sincere" to me. Looks more like a stunt to get out of school.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:32 PM
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Now if they'd just walk out for the right reasons. That school isn't educating people anymore (if it ever did).




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