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Re: Feel good story

#31 Post by nero » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm

Maybe this wannabe university student is too late.
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Tennessee GOP senator says getting rid of higher education would 'save America'

A Tennessee GOP lawmaker argued earlier this month that getting rid of higher education would save the U.S. by removing the "liberal breeding ground."

State Sen. Kerry Roberts called for eliminating colleges and universities during his conservative radio show on Sept. 2, while discussing a recent abortion ruling.

He called out one activist who testified in favor of protecting abortion rights, saying her beliefs were a "product of higher education" and that getting rid of higher education would "save America."

He also claimed removing higher education would cut off the "liberal breeding ground," The Hill reported. Conservatives had long criticized universities and professors for supposedly indoctrinating students with liberal views instead of teaching a balanced curriculum.

Roberts did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Monday.

During his show, he also questioned funding higher education with tax dollars. He voted in favor of a $38.5 billion budget that included money for colleges and universities.

He is a 1983 graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, according to his state Senate profile.
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Re: Feel good story

#32 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:22 pm

nero wrote:Maybe this wannabe university student is too late.
Louis Casiano wrote: Image

Tennessee GOP senator says getting rid of higher education would 'save America'

A Tennessee GOP lawmaker argued earlier this month that getting rid of higher education would save the U.S. by removing the "liberal breeding ground."

State Sen. Kerry Roberts called for eliminating colleges and universities during his conservative radio show on Sept. 2, while discussing a recent abortion ruling.

He called out one activist who testified in favor of protecting abortion rights, saying her beliefs were a "product of higher education" and that getting rid of higher education would "save America."

He also claimed removing higher education would cut off the "liberal breeding ground," The Hill reported. Conservatives had long criticized universities and professors for supposedly indoctrinating students with liberal views instead of teaching a balanced curriculum.

Roberts did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Monday.

During his show, he also questioned funding higher education with tax dollars. He voted in favor of a $38.5 billion budget that included money for colleges and universities.

He is a 1983 graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, according to his state Senate profile.
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There are almost 7,400 state legislators in the United States.
One or two of them are bound to say something stupid.

There are only 535 federal legislators and they say stupid things as well.

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Re: Feel good story

#33 Post by Anthropoid » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:04 pm

It is true though, that our Higher Education institutions are largely controlled by Commies who are intolerant of any who question their dogma. "Getting rid" of them might not be the best idea, but requiring them to be impartial would be fantastic.

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#34 Post by nero » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:26 am

I don't know about you, but with this performance of the All Blacks made me feel good. And Jon Stewart also likes this, I presume.

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#35 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 am

nero wrote:I don't know about you, but with this performance of the All Blacks made me feel good. And Jon Stewart also likes this, I presume.

Some of those people in the video are clearly not aboriginals.

#culturalappropriation

;-)

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Joking aside, it is nice to see that various groups (such as the aboriginals) do honor to their people and traditions with these sorts of displays.
Also, I think that if groups such as NZ firefighters or AllBlacks respectfully incorporate this sort of thing into their activities, there is nothing wrong with that.
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#36 Post by nero » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:02 pm

chijohnaok wrote:
nero wrote:I don't know about you, but with this performance of the All Blacks made me feel good. And Jon Stewart also likes this, I presume.

Some of those people in the video are clearly not aboriginals.

#culturalappropriation

;-)

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Joking aside, it is nice to see that various groups (such as the aboriginals) do honor to their people and traditions with these sorts of displays.
Also, I think that if groups such as NZ firefighters or AllBlacks respectfully incorporate this sort of thing into their activities, there is nothing wrong with that.
I am pretty certain that the Kiwi firefighters Haka was according the previous agreements: Maori win battle to control All Blacks' haka ritual. I can not see any commercial motives. ;)

Just a tribute to the brave first responders.

But perhaps those people will see some other motives. :roll:
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#37 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 pm

Such an agreement/relationship is similar to the relationship between Florida State University (who are nicknamed “Seminoles” and who have a Native American character that they incorporate into their sports events) and the Florida Seminole tribe.

https://unicomm.fsu.edu/messages/relati ... e-florida/
Relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida

For almost 70 years, Florida State has worked closely, side by side, with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The relationship, built on respect, is so mutually supportive that in 2005 the tribe — which rarely puts such things in writing — took an unprecedented, historic step with a public declaration of support. The Seminole Tribe invited the university president at that time, T.K. Wetherell, to Big Cypress Reservation to receive a written resolution from the Tribal Council affirming its enthusiastic support for the university's use of the Seminole name, logos and images. Subsequently, Chief Jerry Haney of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma also publicly stated his support.


The council's action was recognition of Florida State's continued collaboration with the tribe to 1) include prominent participation by tribal members in many of the university's most meaningful events, and 2) seek advice and direction to ensure tribal imagery is authentic. The university continues to welcome these opportunities to expose our students, faculty, staff and alumni to the Seminoles' history and traditions and reflects what we value as an institution — multiculturalism and diversity. In return, the Seminoles’ culture and lore are kept alive.

There are a number of examples that illustrate this collaboration:

Florida State does not have a mascot. Instead, we have the honor of calling ourselves “Seminoles” in admiration of the only Native American tribe never conquered by the U.S. Government.

FSU students, alumni, faculty and staff know what an honor it is to be selected as the student to portray "Osceola," a great Seminole warrior, who rides the Appaloosa horse "Renegade" during football games. To be chosen, the student must maintain excellent grades and be of good character. The clothing he wears depicting Osceola is sewn by the women of the Seminole Tribe.

Tribal members also travel to Tallahassee each year to crown the Homecoming chief and princess with authentic Seminole regalia.

It is a moving sight for graduates and their families when men and women from the tribe in brightly colored Seminole dress march in as the color guard at each university commencement ceremony.

Members of the tribe have also traveled to town to build a real "chickee," a thatched-roof Seminole dwelling at our lakeside student recreation area near campus.

The university established a scholarship program that pays the way for students from the reservations to attend Florida State. Many of them are the first in their families to attend college.

In 2006, the university honored the Seminole Tribe of Florida during a special Seminole Tribute weekend with the unveiling of a new set of large, bronze sculptures depicting a Seminole family.

To further enhance learning opportunities, the tribe also helped design a course for FSU students — the "History of the Seminoles and Southeastern Tribes," which focuses on Seminole history and traditions.

FSU considers it a great privilege to represent a group of people whose courage and spirit we admire and respect. Through the years, the administration has made it clear the university will not engage in any activity that does not have the approval of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The Seminoles do not just give a stamp of approval from afar — they are full participants in the activities of the university. Their leaders have publicly stated that they feel the FSU family is part of their family.

The University of Illinois had a similar situation with a symbol that they used to use, Chief Illiniwek. The Chief (portrayed by a university student) would appear at the halftime of university football and basketball games. He would do a native dance. He would NOT appear as a “cheerleader” on the sidelines during the game. His performance was respectful. He was intended to be a representation of the Illinwek or Illini Indian tribe/confederation.

Chief Illiniwek was eventually retired by the University as a result of protests by a handful of Native Americans and a bunch of SJW’s.

Where the University fucked up IMHO was that it should have (before the protests ever gained momentum) established the same sort of relationship with the Illinwek group of Indians that Florida State has with the Seminole tribe.
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Re: Feel good story

#38 Post by nero » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 pm

This makes some New York Ranger fans feel good.



The laugh. :lol:
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#39 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:59 am

jack t ripper wrote:The shirt is totally cool from a graphic design standpoint. A professional artist could not make anything cooler than that. It's cool BECAUSE it is primitive.

An update on the bullied boy/University of Tennessee story:
—-the University has offered this 4th grader admission to the University in 2028 along with a 4 year scholarship covering tuition and fees
—-the University has received received pre-orders for more than 50,000 of the special bully shirts.
https://www.wbir.com/article/sports/col ... 786bfa53a9

He is the first 4th grader that I have ever heard of to receive a full 4yr college scholarship.

Good for him!
I’m sure that his parents are not upset by this new development either. :lol:
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Re: Feel good story

#40 Post by jack t ripper » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 am

Wow! That is an epic feel-good story. It's waaaaaay better than Clock Boy and he didn't have to threaten to blow anything up.
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