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Wed Sep 16, 2015, 10:47 AM

The continued dumbing down of America

I'm cross-posting this from GD (among other groups) because I originally heard about it through a Toronto maker's group I belong to. A place where children using their brains to build things is considered a good thing.

And of course, also because this is the path the Harperites are taking us down, as I'm sure all here are aware. It's a dark and ugly future if the cons win another majority.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027173702#op

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jonno99 Sep 2015 #1
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Response to alcina (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 11:00 AM

1. I'm not sure if this a political issue so much as a problem with the "zero-tolerance" fanatics.

The above idiocy is in line with the stories about the school kids taking a few bites out of their food in such a way as to form the shape of a gun - and then getting suspended for pointing their "gun" in a threatening manner (and saying "bang" I guess...".

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 01:34 PM

3. I also wonder if there is some racism involved

Ahmed Mohamed is his name.

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 12:26 PM

2. Oh yeah! What do you f@#%ing Canadaiuns know anyway?!

Stay in europe and keep your opinions to yourself.

USA! USA! USA!

Sorry. I couldn't help myself.

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Response to R. P. McMurphy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 01:36 PM

4. .

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Response to R. P. McMurphy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 02:41 PM

5. Well, heck!

If I can't foist my unwelcome Canadian-American opinions here, where CAN I do it? There's just no freedom anymore....

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