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aint-back-yet:

liberalsarecool:

mediamattersforamerica:

Is this what you want your kids to see when they go to school? Fox News thinks so, calling it a “great warning … meant to protect the kids.”

Nothing says “protecting our students” like an infinite promise of deadly force for whatever they project as a threat.
Using this logic, the students will all have guns. More guns around children is not a good idea.

The possibility that any one of the students themselves may be considered a threat (let’s say the teacher’s 5 foot nothing, has joints that go snap crackle pop, and some 6’4” teenage boy is acting like a jackass)  doesn’t come up.  Nor does the idea that a stressed and underpaid teacher, who these same people want to deny union security and pensions, might snap. But it should. It really fucking should.

Indeed.

aint-back-yet:

liberalsarecool:

mediamattersforamerica:

Is this what you want your kids to see when they go to school? Fox News thinks so, calling it a “great warning … meant to protect the kids.”

Nothing says “protecting our students” like an infinite promise of deadly force for whatever they project as a threat.

Using this logic, the students will all have guns. More guns around children is not a good idea.

The possibility that any one of the students themselves may be considered a threat (let’s say the teacher’s 5 foot nothing, has joints that go snap crackle pop, and some 6’4” teenage boy is acting like a jackass)  doesn’t come up.  Nor does the idea that a stressed and underpaid teacher, who these same people want to deny union security and pensions, might snap. But it should. It really fucking should.

Indeed.

laughingsquid:

‘Threading the RCA Projector’, A 1950s Instructional Film Demonstrating the Proper Operation of a 16mm Projector

This takes me back! :)

I was an A/V geek in high school, then I went to communications school. The dream was to become an editor for a major network or, if that failed, a cinema projectionist. We used to use the old Bell & Howell 16mm projectors. As part of our final grade requirement, we had to show a multi-reel film for the school. This involved changing reels without interrupting the movie.

Our class film was Tommy Whenever I watch it, I still remember where each reel change occurred

Thanks laughingsquid for making my day! :)

adignorantium:

#ThrowbackThursday Okay, here it is. My Senior Class Photo!
I look at this and all I see is forehead. :b
I won’t tell you what year it was but MTV was still playing music videos. ;)

Because cleveraspie and latefines asked, here it is.
The year was 1984. Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and JJ Jackson introduced us the the word “V-Jay” — which doesn’t mean what I thought it did. :\
Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics, and Human League had videos in heavy rotation on MTV. Fluorescent colors were a fashion statement. — unless you wore one of those red and black leather jackets made popular by Michael Jackson.
That frilly shirt/tux combo was a prop that the photographer clipped over our clothes to make it look like we were on our way to prom. It smelled musty. The girls wore a piece of grey velvet pinned to look like they were wearing evening wear. My friend Tracy told me it itched.
I hated school. I was fine with the classes and teachers. It was the social BS that came with it that I could have done without. By my junior year I had had enough. I just said to hell with it. I came out to a few friends, and later to my family. Once I stopped giving a shit about what other people thought. I was a much happier person. Every now and then that nagging voice of insecurity returns, but it’s important to remind myself that everyone, even the most popular among us, feels insecure from time to time. An old friend once told me, “Be true to yourself and happiness will follow.” She was right.

adignorantium:

#ThrowbackThursday Okay, here it is. My Senior Class Photo!

I look at this and all I see is forehead. :b

I won’t tell you what year it was but MTV was still playing music videos. ;)

Because cleveraspie and latefines asked, here it is.

The year was 1984. Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and JJ Jackson introduced us the the word “V-Jay” — which doesn’t mean what I thought it did. :\

Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics, and Human League had videos in heavy rotation on MTV. Fluorescent colors were a fashion statement. — unless you wore one of those red and black leather jackets made popular by Michael Jackson.

That frilly shirt/tux combo was a prop that the photographer clipped over our clothes to make it look like we were on our way to prom. It smelled musty. The girls wore a piece of grey velvet pinned to look like they were wearing evening wear. My friend Tracy told me it itched.

I hated school. I was fine with the classes and teachers. It was the social BS that came with it that I could have done without. By my junior year I had had enough. I just said to hell with it. I came out to a few friends, and later to my family. Once I stopped giving a shit about what other people thought. I was a much happier person. Every now and then that nagging voice of insecurity returns, but it’s important to remind myself that everyone, even the most popular among us, feels insecure from time to time. An old friend once told me, “Be true to yourself and happiness will follow.” She was right.

creatingfromculture:

blackgirlsbirthedtheearth:

aliilovely:

strivingking:

arsenicandgoldlace:

justshy:

bodyofafrica:

BEST Prom photo EVER! 😍

they look too cute

This is real fucking life. They look great. #Respect

heavily fuck with this picture

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Cute

l

This should be a model for couples everywhere. It’s not about the bling. It’s about being with the one you love.
Allow me a sappy moment while I wish them happiness throughout their lives. :)

creatingfromculture:

blackgirlsbirthedtheearth:

aliilovely:

strivingking:

arsenicandgoldlace:

justshy:

bodyofafrica:

BEST Prom photo EVER! 😍

they look too cute

This is real fucking life. They look great. #Respect

heavily fuck with this picture

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Cute

l


This should be a model for couples everywhere. It’s not about the bling. It’s about being with the one you love.

Allow me a sappy moment while I wish them happiness throughout their lives. :)

(Source: womanofastar)

majortwink:

in 4th grade we were making clay pots in art and our teacher kept saying “make them thinner! those are too thick they won’t work” so we made them thinner and when she put then in the kiln they all exploded and she told us it was our fault because we made them too thin and if that doesn’t describe the school system i don’t know what does

So… you’re condemning the entire education system based on one bad teacher.

Judging an entire group based on the actions of one person isn’t bigoted at all. :\

secularhumanist2:

willurl:

dovahqueene:

higgsbr0son:

Actual 4th Grade science test in South Carolina

if you decide you want to secede again you go for it okay?

this is a prime example of brainwashing innocent children

the last question literally instructs them what to say

be suspicious of any figure of authority who tells you what to think and say

always reblog #scaryshit

We are a doomed society. :\

Affirmative Action is Not the Answer

walterblakeknoblock:

Affirmative Action is Not the Answer

On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the right for Michigan to abstain from taking racial preference into consideration when admitting students to public universities. Every year, around the time when students find out whether they did or didn’t get into the colleges they applied to, this comes up. Primarily, it is black students who believe that they deserve lower standards to get into schools because their race puts them at a disadvantage and that it is the school’s duty as a public institution to promote diversity on campus. Opponents of affirmative action believe that admission should be a blind process and any privileges that would potentially account for a more likely admission should be ignored by the institution. I have lived in Michigan for most of my life and I think that it is important to also note that the only time affirmative action debates arise is when students don’t get into the University of Michigan, the most prestigious university in the state and home to some of the best programs in the country. There is something wrong with the conversation we are having.

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Reblogging this because I think Mr Knoblock’s argument is worth reading.

My views on this issue are a little different. I missed out on college because we couldn’t afford it and I sure as hell wasn’t going to apply for loans that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pay back. But that was MY issue. It had nothing to do with whether or not a black student was admitted in my place.

Before we dismantle Affirmative Action, we need to address the disparities in our grade school educational system, which Knoblock briefly touches on.  Why, for instance, are schools in predominantly black neighborhoods so underfunded? - I live in Philadelphia. Our schools are a mess! We can’t afford to pay our teachers but we’ve got plenty of money for administrators. :\

If our elected officials were really patriotic, they’d spend more time and energy on education. But that’s a-whole-nother issue. :\

No matter what side of this issue you stand, you really should click the link and read Walter Blake Knoblock’s opinion piece.

BREAKING NEWS: Kansas Eliminates Due Process for Teachers, Expands Privatization

eviltessmacher:

justinspoliticalcorner:

The teacher-hating GOP extremists backed by ALEC/Koch Brothers are destroying education in this country. 

They are destroying the whole country, one issue at a time…

And we are stupid enough to keep voting them in office and letting them do it.

We get what we deserve.

I hate humanity. :I