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What is your take on discipline in the school and what I perceive to be a lack of basics taught in the school?
It seems that there is no knowledge of civics or economics to be found. Having said that my children have only risen to the seventh grade as of yet. How can we expect our children to function on a comparable level when they are taught diversity instead of unity? Yes we are all different and should respect one another for that, but we are all citizens of these United States. respectfully reluctantpawn
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
How can we expect our children to function on a comparable level when they are taught diversity instead of unity? Yes we are all different and should respect one another for that, but we are all citizens of these United States.
I went to school in both Australia and New Zealand; with the primary school years and one year of high school in Australia. I was never taught creationism in either country. he NZ school system is not under threat from religious wackos at the moment but one must remain vigilant. If religious extremists of any kind come up trumps we will be plunged back into the Dark Age. There are other issues with the NZ school system such as it is not possible to fail anymore if you sit NCEA and people leaving school without basic literary and numeracy.
Originally posted by donwhite
I went to school in both Australia and New Zealand; with the primary school years [in NZ] and one year of high school in Australia.
The Pope has come to visit the United States. I note with some humor that he's overshadowed the visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. As the price of food goes up, religious leaders here in the U.S. are going to be taking an increasingly anti-government line. I bring this up to stay on topic, which relates to the radicalization that's going on right under our noses, here in America.
I also think that if we are indeed headed for a food crisis, as it appears, then those in the more urban environments will be hit much harder than those in the rural areas. The lifestyle differences and the proximity to the crops may play a important role of things to come. These people that are closer to the growth of our food may play an increasing role in what may befall the powers that be.
I know this is off topic, but I want to know ... What is the agro situation in Florida? Oil has passed $117 per barrel. As transport becomes too expensive, it may not matter what we grow. As transport costs out pace inflation, our food may simply become too expensive to be transacted.
What you describe sounds like ore radicalization to me. If you're fighting over water, you'll certainly be ready to fight over other things when the economy tanks. When the price of food is affected by the price of oil AND the price of water ...
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
Interesting that you should mention water, again.
What happens when too many unemployed radicals end up in one place?
I predict the times we are headed into will make some very strange bedfellows in terms of groups aligning for action and change ... interests will converge in surprising ways, particularly as the economic belt tightens more and more, and as the Fed [Reserve System?] tightens its grip further - the old adage of " the enemy of my enemy is my friend" will come into play more and more as times toughen ... and the speed with which our economy is declining is breathtaking at the moment and has taken a lot of Americans by surprise ........ I think domestic unrest is not so far off .... a decade of unrest? That’s a conservative estimate perhaps ....?