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Punished for the most stupid reasons today.
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Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

Number 1- Remember when i said i vandalized posters? Well- i got caught. I didn't care anymore since the student council elections were over, so i did it in front of a teacher. I got a referral and got sent to the principal's office. Then in Hebrew, we always sang the Israeli national song, and i said out loud-

THIS IS THE MOST BORING SONG IN THE PLANET, WHAT NATION WOULD CHOOSE THIS AS THEIR SONG?!

Oh boy- was my teacher (in this case- Mora) pissed. I was forced (a.k.a sentenced) to a essay about respect in hebrew, and she would call my mom.

Since i was getting mad and rebellious, i wrote sarcastic things on the essay.

And blah blah blah, yeah. that was my day. Razz

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Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

Hebrew? Waat?

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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01-26-2016 10:11 AM
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Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

It seems to be your fault that you got punished.
01-26-2016 07:20 PM
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RE: Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

It is, but for dull reasons.

Sorry for double post, but since I'm in a Jewish school for some reason, and we have a 1 hour period dedicated to learning Hebrew.

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01-26-2016 11:16 PM
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RE: Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

No, no. He brews. They brew.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
01-27-2016 04:27 AM
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I almost ended up in Jew school for elementary.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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RE: Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

(01-27-2016 10:01 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I almost ended up in Jew school for elementary.

I was in one in elementary, and still in it in middle school

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(01-26-2016 07:20 PM)LieutenantZvesda Wrote:  It seems to be your fault that you got punished.

So what
02-02-2016 06:55 AM
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RE: Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

I looked up the Israeli anthem and it is pretty boring though. I recommend Algeria's instead:

Quote:We swear by the lightning that destroys,
By the virtuous and fragrant blood,
By the shining, fluttering banners,
In the steep and majestic mountains,
That we have risen to revolution in life or death
and we have resolved that Algeria shall live –
So bear witness, bear witness, bear witness!

...

Had we not spoken up none would have listened
So we have taken the drum of gunpowder as our rhythm
And the sound of machine guns as our melody,

...
http://www.nationalanthems.me/algeria-qassaman/
02-02-2016 10:24 AM
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RE: Punished for the most stupid reasons today.

Thanks for finally agreeing with me.

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02-02-2016 11:37 PM
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