State of the Discussion« Previous 1 2 3 4 … 14,813 14,814 Next »The posts in play... If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair (192) + - Conservatives especially would do well to remember that a core principle of their alleged beliefs is personal accountability. If conservatives or anyone else hope to attract people to hearing them out, a fully developed sense of handling unfairness in a constructive way is key. View Post → - When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do? (121) + -An expression of values. But whose? View Post → - Amazon Key: Next Big Thing or Bridge Too Far? (15) + -Proponents hail it as an innovative way to increase ease of delivery and security. Others are decrying yet another tech-based reach into our lives and personal property. View Post → - The New Girl (29) + -Introducing lawyer, liberal, and new Ordinary Times staff writer, Em Carpenter. View Post → - Tech Tuesday 4/24/18 – Post-Phoenix Edition (7) + -Back from Arizona. We got a lease signed for a house out in NE Scottsdale (right on the edge of civilization – trail-heads into the mountains are just 4 blocks away). Now I just need to get my house ready to rent and find a tenant. View Post → - The comments...5 hours ago to MaribouMaribou* late 20th century China. If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair6 hours ago to Aaron DavidMaribou + @aaron-david I don't know how to say this without being inflammatory, but from my perspective - the (far, kooky, violent) right doesn't need to riot [. . .] -@aaron-david I don't know how to say this without being inflammatory, but from my perspective - the (far, kooky, violent) right doesn't need to riot the way the (far, kooky, violent) left does - because the FKV right has already captured law enforcement in a lot of places. They can shoot the people they want to shoot with relative impunity whenever they want. So folks with those violent tendencies on *that* extreme don't need to join antifa, etc.... they just go to cop school. Or etc. And the government itself arms them, and has been for a very very long time (eg the overly violent cops (and other people) in opposition to the civil rights movement of the 60s, eg the cops who precipitated Stonewall).(This is definitely not all cops, I'm not trying to hijack the conversation entirely over to police violence and the roots thereof, I'm not saying every single overzealous cop shooter votes Republican, etc. Just - there is a there there, as far as I can see. Stonewall was a riot. but it was a riot in response to pre-existing *legally sanctioned* violence at the hands of NYC cops who believed more or less what today's far right believes, only maybe not quite as hard...)In a different country, 20th-century China perhaps, it'd be the FKV left who had captured law enforcement, and the FKV right who would then either riot or be subdued...Which is of course also not to say that no riot is ever justified, either.Just, if you're wondering where the asymmetry comes from, I think I know. [View in thread] - If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair6 hours ago to MaribouKazzy + Agreed. This comes up often in classrooms for all sorts of reasons and my rule is always, “We call you what you like to be [. . .] -Agreed. This comes up often in classrooms for all sorts of reasons and my rule is always, “We call you what you like to be called.”We have a 2-year-old who alternates between Vaughn and V-man. The world stays spinning. [View in thread] - When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do?