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My kids' school "event" in place of the student Walkout protest.

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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Well, I have an interesting story about the k-12 ISD my kids go to.

Context
My kids are 10m and 14f, Elementary and Jr High respectively, Oklahoma small town one of four k-12 schools in the area. Lots of cowboys and hunter types, but it’s a well mixed town with ECU campus and the main center for the Chickasaw Nation(2nd largest employer in the state) and also a large LGBTxxxxx community for whatever reason.

I figured they would just do the walkout as planned by several schools nationwide, I’ll spare you my personal opinion.

Teachers met a few days ago to discuss what to do in response to the call to walkout yesterday at 10am for 17 minutes. What they actually did was about 9:40am all the parents get a text from the school(common for schedule updates, etc.) informing us that the school will be conducting a drill and simulated car crash outside at 10am with first responders showing the dangers of distracted driving.

So they did it, brought out most of the school to watch the exercise, but according to my kids no body including kids mentioned the walkout or anything gun related.

This kind of confused me as to what the school’s angle was, and I thought to bring it to ATS for some real insight.

Was it a cover for the walkout? Just to get people outside and then say it was for Gun violence? Theres no word of it in our local paper today and no one in our town walked out, seemingly.

Was it to directly oppose it by doing something else more useful and practical?

Thoughts?




posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Maybe admin decided not to 'officially' influence the students opinions abbot gun control?



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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What happened was the school hijacked their cause and made it about something completely different. Most likely because some educator in charge decided that their cause was not worthy. It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silence in commemoration of those lives lost. Instead, what they got was 17 minutes of yammering about distracted driving; a discussion better suited for parent/child and a discussion that was likely irrelevant to 25% of the student body (those not of driving age).



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:23 AM
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The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.
But just missing class for a few minutes accomplished nothing.

The schools were scared that something bad would happen and wanted it all to blow over.
Didn't work out in nashville.


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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Sounds to me like your school decided to spend the time doing something productive instead of exploiting their students to make a statement that most in the area do not agree with.

I'd suspect addressing distracted driving would save more lives annually among students.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: WeDemBoyz
What happened was the school hijacked their cause and made it about something completely different.


LOL!!! More like these administrators saw the political game being played and played it better!


Most likely because some educator in charge decided that their cause was not worthy.


More like because they saw it was all for a political agenda and refused to let their students be manipulated and exploited for those purposes.


It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silence in commemoration of those lives lost.


Nope. Do your own due diligence and you'll find that these assemblies and field trips were well documented as having BOTH purposes. Not one or the other, BOTH. But it originally began as a gun-control protest, and the memorial part was just smearing lipstick on their gun-control pig for greater (albeit ignorant) support and participation, and in order to shame anyone who didn't participate... "Don't you give a damn about our children???" If their intentions were honorable or worthy, they would not have conflated the two. But, of course, if their intentions were honorable or worthy, they wouldn't be manipulating and exploiting scared and traumatized children for political purposes anyway.


Instead, what they got was 17 minutes of yammering about distracted driving; a discussion better suited for parent/child and a discussion that was likely irrelevant to 25% of the student body (those not of driving age).


Yammering? Really??? Ummmm.... deaths and injuries resulting from distracted driving is far more common than being shot at school. And the dangers of distracted driving last their whole lives. Not just while they're of school age, and not just those kids who are not of driving age -- yet. They will be eventually, and the information they received yesterday will be just as valuable when that day comes and for the rest of their lives. That's how it works.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: WeDemBoyz
Instead, what they got was 17 minutes of yammering about distracted driving; a discussion better suited for parent/child and a discussion that was likely irrelevant to 25% of the student body (those not of driving age).


Yeah, totally irrelevant.

32.8% of high school students nationwide have texted or e-mailed while driving.
12% of distracted drivers involved in fatal car accidents were teens ages 15 to 19.
Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident and can slow a young driver's reaction time to that of a 70-year-old.
Drivers under the age of 20 make up the largest percentage of distracted drivers.
56% of teens admit to talking on cell phones while driving.
13% of teens admit to texting while driving.
34% of teens age 16 and 17 admit that they send and respond to text messages while driving.
48% of kids ages 12 to 17 report being in a car when the driver was texting.


1,600 children under 15 are killed in auto accidents each year.
And 2.6 million children gets injured or disabled.


edit on 15-3-2018 by DupontDeux because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: eNumbra

Who cares?

They are children, they should be learning, not being used as political pawns.

Lawsuits should be drawn up.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



And what they did this time accomplished what exactly?
It's time for these kids to put on their big boy pants and use words.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: eNumbra

Who cares?

They are children, they should be learning, not being used as political pawns.

Lawsuits should be drawn up.

That’s right I forgot this is all a liberal conspiracy led by CNN and lizard queen Hillary. Kids can’t possibly be legitimately concerned about school safety, and if they are, # them and their opinions.

“Sit down, shut up, it’s easier to shut down a dialogue if it never gets started.”



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



And what they did this time accomplished what exactly?
It's time for these kids to put on their big boy pants and use words.

And when that doesn’t work either?

Civil disobedience has always had a better success rate than words.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: WeDemBoyz

First off, DEZ CAUGHT THE BALL....
#NeverForget
That is all

-Chris



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Butterfinger

Sounds to me like your school decided to spend the time doing something productive instead of exploiting their students to make a statement that most in the area do not agree with.

I'd suspect addressing distracted driving would save more lives annually among students.


Yes, yes. It would be great if they could address it a bit more often and while there aren't distractions of walkouts for other causes. But good on them for addressing an increasing cause of death and harm caused by many teenagers themselves and which these teens can do something about. Should be nation wide but these car accidents are like small bites out of a whale. A little here, a little there but in the end it adds up to a huge amount of death and injuries. It's easy for many to ignore until you look at the big picture, those final annual figures. Staggering I say.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: eNumbra

Forget the conspiracy that is obvious and being layed on thick.


Maybe you missed the term "organized"?

It's ok for people to "organize" non taxpaying, non voting children to effect policies that effect actual taxpaying, voting citizens?



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



And what they did this time accomplished what exactly?
It's time for these kids to put on their big boy pants and use words.

And when that doesn’t work either?

Civil disobedience has always had a better success rate than words.



Yeah, riots are so effective....



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: eNumbra

Forget the conspiracy that is obvious and being layed on thick.

Maybe you missed the term "organized"?

It's ok for people to "organize" non taxpaying, non voting children to effect policies that effect actual taxpaying, voting citizens?



Firstly, organized doesn’t immediately mean there’s some shadowy group pulling the strings. It means it was planned; which is even easier to do with social media now.

Secondly, even if that were the case this would be a perfect learning opportunity for the kids to see how they were usd. I see constant complaints of coddling children on this board, yet telling them to shut up, is doing just that, and not allowing them to make what may be a mistake all on their own.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



And what they did this time accomplished what exactly?
It's time for these kids to put on their big boy pants and use words.

And when that doesn’t work either?

Civil disobedience has always had a better success rate than words.


Yeah, riots are so effective....

It shouldn’t surprise me that you’d twist the words civil disobedience like that.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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I have friends in the area that there kids were texting them that they are being forced to walk-out against there will or the government will pull the schools funds from all schools who don't partake in this event. The parent contacted teachers and that's the story. I did some research and found this.






There are many other traitors in Congress (aka RINOs) who are working secretly to take all firearms from the American people.
State of the Nation

H.R. 5087: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018
“H.R. 5087 bans the possession, sale or transfer of most semiautomatic rifles and shotguns as well as many semiautomatic pistols currently in production.”[1]

KEY POINT: How did these traitors even write H.R. 5087 so quickly?!
The list of assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons is so exhaustive that
this bill must have been written well in advance of the Parkland false flag
mass shooting. Then they carried out the Valentine’s Day Massacre to
create a frenzied anti-gun atmosphere in order to pass their subversive
legislation.

It’s of paramount importance to understand that this treasonous bill effectively nullifies the Second Amendment.

The traitors listed below (all House Democrats) have brazenly co-sponsored unlawful gun legislation which not only violates their oath of office, it profoundly violates the U.S. Constitution.

This proposed “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018” effectively rescinds the right of every American to own and/or possess many types of firearms for their protection and for the defense of their property.

The 2nd Amendment guarantees:
“the right of the people to keep and
bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The following list represents all the current co-sponsors of H.R. 5087. Each of these traitors to the American Republic needs to be held accountable for their seditious participation in what amounts to a conspiracy to subjugate the American Republic.

Cosponsors: (sorted alphabetically by last name)
Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]

Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]

Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]

Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]

Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]

Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]

Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]

Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]

Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]

Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]

Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]

Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]

Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]

Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]

Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]

Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]

Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]

Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]

Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]

Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]

Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]

Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]

Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]

Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]

Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]

Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]

Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]

Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]

Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]

Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]

Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]

Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]

Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]

Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]

DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]

Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]

DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]

DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]

Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]

DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]

Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]

Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]

Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]

Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]

Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]

Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]

Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]

Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]

Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]

Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]

Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]

Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]

Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]

Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]

Green, Al [D-TX-9]

Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]

Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]

Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]

Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]

Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]

Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]

Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]

Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]

Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]

Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]

Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]

Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]

Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]

Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]

Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]

Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]

Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]

Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]

Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]

Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]

Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]

Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]

Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]

Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]

Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]

Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]

Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]

Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]

Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]

Lewis, John [D-GA-5]

Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]

Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]

Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]

Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]

Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]

Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]

Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]

Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]

Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]

Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]

Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]

McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]

McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]

McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]

Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]

Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]

Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]

Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]

Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]

Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]

Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]

Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]

Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]

Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]

Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]

O’Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]

Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]

Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]

Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]

Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]

Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]

Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]

Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]

Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]

Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]

Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]

Price, David E. [D-NC-4]

Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]

Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]

Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]

Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]

Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]

Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]

Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]

Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]

Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]

Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]

Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]

Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]

Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]

Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]

Scott, David [D-GA-13]

Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3]

Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]

Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]

Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]

Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]

Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]

Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]

Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]

Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]

Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]

Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]

Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]

Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]

Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]

Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]

Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]

Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]

Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]

Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]

Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]

Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]

Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]

Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]
(Source: H.R.5087 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2018)

State of the Nation
March 5, 2018

Source

[1] The Expanded Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The walkouts were kind of silly anyway.
If these kids really want to make a statement they should be writing letters to politicians.


Yeah those form letters they receive in return will really encourage them.



And what they did this time accomplished what exactly?
It's time for these kids to put on their big boy pants and use words.

And when that doesn’t work either?

Civil disobedience has always had a better success rate than words.



Yeah, riots are so effective....


Civil Disobedience isn't rioting.

I participate in several acts of civil disobedience daily. Maybe i take an exit ramp 10mph over the speed limit because they have it too low for safe exiting. Or maybe you are just some unassuming man in China one day making the greatest act of civil disobedience to ever be caught on camera...



Definitely not rioting. And absolutely inspiring.




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