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#1 OldBrownsFan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has stabbed free speech in the back once again.

Last week it effectively canceled a long planned speech by David Horowitz.  Today it canceled a long planned speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27.

 

As they did with Horowitz, UC officials, citing safety concerns, first tried to bureaucratically shrink the Coulter speech out of existence by informing Young Americans for Freedom, sponsors of the event, that Coulter could speak only in the afternoon when students were in classes; that only students could attend; and, in a Kafkaesque twist, that the location of the speech would be distant from the center of campus and not be announced until just before it occurred.

 

Coulter agreed to these conditions.  But she added two stipulations that called the bureaucrats’ bluff that this was about public safety rather than the suppression of the free speech of conservatives. She asked that the Chancellor not require police to stand down in the face of anticipated violence by thugs, as he has in the past; and she asked that the UC administration make it clear than any student trying violently to disrupt the speech would be expelled.

 

The University replied by cancelling Coulter’s speech outright.

 

Berkeley officials are no doubt congratulating themselves that they have dodged another bullet and that the smokescreen created by their histrionic concerns for “public safety” will conceal their unwillingness to defend free speech and prevent their campus from being cleansed of conservative ideas. 

 

They are as cowardly as they are hypocritical.  A few weeks ago, their campus police stood by and allowed masked thugs to disrupt an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, committing over a hundred thousand dollars worth of university property while violently attacking bystanders.  A week ago, campus police chief Andrew Yao took the lead in creating the conditions—an infeasible time, a distant off campus venue, and the requirement of a “security fee” of over five thousand dollars—that forced the cancellation of David Horowitz’s speech.  

 

At Berkeley, those who should protect public safety and prevent violence and intimidation on campus, in other words, create the Orwellian rules that avert crisis by preventing speech.  They are the gravediggers of freedom.

 

Only the left has free speech rights at UC Berkeley.  Tenured radicals on the faculty will continue to make their classrooms into indoctrination chambers without impediment. Members of groups like Students for Justice in Palestine, a front group for the Hamas terrorists, will never have to worry that their hate speech will be curtailed, or that their anti Semitic speakers will be quarantined in a distant location.  Far from having to post a “security fee,” this organization receives campus funding. 

 

Groups such as the SJP will continue to spread their rancid ideology without inhibition or opposition because those who might challenge them are forbidden from speaking.

 

By threatening to return in force if someone expresses views they disagree with, the masked thugs UC bureaucrats and their police force allowed to trash the university now write the rules. By appeasing them, the school’s administrators have created the nation’s most powerful Anti Free Speech Movement and spit in the face of Berkeley’s own history and traditions.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

And if milo, an admitted salad tossing fairy, was instead a leftist attemting to give a speech at falwells college about whatever dicklicking fgtry he felt like that day....
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

It is a good thing we have a constitution Cleve because many on the left don't seem to grasp the concept of free speech. You don't shut down speech you don't like or disagree with you counter it with more speech. A concept the morons at many liberal colleges don't understand.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:01 PM

They are as cowardly as they are hypocritical

 

 

and there are some on this board who think home schooled kids are a problem?

 

all the wisdom a public education gives you is wrapped up in this example of the left education elites 

 

desire to graduate out like minded dumbed down insecure children..... (the leadership certainly are)

 

Give me a home schooled kid and Ill show you someone who can think and decide for themselves 

 

choose higher learning  from a private (dare I say) Christian college. 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:09 PM

 
Give me a home schooled kid and Ill show you someone who can think and decide for themselves 
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Nice sweeping generalization but ur talkin out yer arsehole. Im around home schooled children constantly and the results are mixed to say the least. The amt of variables we're talking about here before we even get to the children themselves, is substantial.

The end results still remain to be seen. Homescooled kids have a distinct proclivity to be behind their regular schooled counterparts. But at the same time they're not subjected to the grade school environments of trying to conform so as not to stand our and be bullied for it. So i see the pro's. But if the parents arent good dilligent teachers the negatives very very quickly begin to surface. Theres a reason teachers have to get training to be.......u know......teachers.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:15 PM

total bs.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

Oh?
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

Most Americans couldn't teach their kids fractions
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:45 PM

They are as cowardly as they are hypocritical
 
 
and there are some on this board who think home schooled kids are a problem?
 
all the wisdom a public education gives you is wrapped up in this example of the left education elites 
 
desire to graduate out like minded dumbed down insecure children..... (the leadership certainly are)
 
Give me a home schooled kid and Ill show you someone who can think and decide for themselves 
 
choose higher learning  from a private (dare I say) Christian college. 


I disagree with a good portion of this.



But I know the narrative. All public college students = the minority of SJW liberal arts students and Academia = bad.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

Most Americans couldn't teach their kids fractions


Ur not kidding
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

If parents who homeschool dont know what they're doing, those kids will be lucky to get their ged and likely be weldare recipients for life
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

Nice sweeping generalization but ur talkin out yer arsehole. Im around home schooled children constantly and the results are mixed to say the least. The amt of variables we're talking about here before we even get to the children themselves, is substantial.

The end results still remain to be seen. Homescooled kids have a distinct proclivity to be behind their regular schooled counterparts. But at the same time they're not subjected to the grade school environments of trying to conform so as not to stand our and be bullied for it. So i see the pro's. But if the parents arent good dilligent teachers the negatives very very quickly begin to surface. Theres a reason teachers have to get training to be.......u know......teachers.

 

The bottom line with homeschooling does reside with the parents who teach their children. Most parents will likely do well with homeschooling their children though because they care enough to homeschool instead of just shipping the kids off to public school. If they care enough to homeschool the chances are good they will care enough to be good homeschool teachers.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

 

The bottom line with homeschooling does reside with the parents who teach their children. Most parents will likely do well with homeschooling their children though because they care enough to homeschool instead of just shipping the kids off to public school. If they care enough to homeschool the chances are good they will care enough to be good homeschool teachers.

 

 

Oh, well that's good. All they need to do is care enough and they can be good teachers. I mean, just care hard enough and I'm sure your kid will get physics.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

 

 

Oh, well that's good. All they need to do is care enough and they can be good teachers. I mean, just care hard enough and I'm sure your kid will get physics.

 

At least when you homeschool you know what you are getting. You don't have any idea what kind of teacher you will have in public school. Maybe good maybe bad.

 

Firing teachers: mission impossible

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1615003

 

Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:19 PM

 
The bottom line with homeschooling does reside with the parents who teach their children. Most parents will likely do well with homeschooling their children though because they care enough to homeschool instead of just shipping the kids off to public school. If they care enough to homeschool the chances are good they will care enough to be good homeschool teachers.


Thats quite an assumption obf. None of the parents that i onow who home school "dont care", but the results are still mixed. Some of the kids i know, i have serious reservations they'll be able to pass the hs entrance exams. They may end up being 16 yr old freshmens.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

oh, BS.

 

We have relatives and friends who were homeschooled and they aced their tests to get into college.

 

Give it a rest. And homeschoolers, AGAIN, get together with other home schooler groups and have

social activities. Sometimes they will go to a public hs and cheer on the local football team, etc.

 

It's just more painting an ignorant picture for poliltical argument. LIke semi-auto rifles are machine guns....

 

 

Liberals love emotionally-serving false narratives. It's getting old around the whole country. See the republican gains.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

My bad. I didn't realize the parents were setting up homeschooler playdates. My mistake
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

My bad. I didn't realize the parents were setting up homeschooler playdates. My mistake



Omg lmfao
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

I don't know many people who home school their kids. Probably not much reason to in a suburban environment because the schools are usually OK. One family I know are christians and performing a family bluegrass band. The band is great. The kids most of them grown now when on to attend Hillsdale college, graduated with honors and are doing very well. Another situation Involves a kid who is an a****** and can't get along with anybody at public school. The mom likes to pretend is special but mostly I think she just wants to sit on our a** all day with the kid.
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