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7th grader told his Star Wars shirt isn't allowed in school

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Quote:A 7th grader in Rosenberg says he was forced by school administrators to cover up his Star Wars t-shirt.

Joe Southern says his son, Colton, wore a shirt depicting the "Star Wars - The Force Awakens" logo, along with a Storm Trooper holding a weapon, to class Thursday at George Junior High School. He's apparently worn it to school several times before without any issue.

On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.

"It's political correctness run amok. You're talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It's just a Star Wars shirt," Southern said.

A spokesperson for Lamar Consolidated Independent School District says the LCISD secondary school handbook spells out potential violations of dress code. The list includes "symbols oriented toward violence."

Administrators say they did not reprimand the student, though they could have required him to change or assigned him in-school suspension. They say they only required him to zip up his jacket.

Southern says the incident, in his opinion, amounts to a violation of the first amendment. He says the weapon shown is fictional as is the character holding it and that any implication his son would hurt anyone would be incorrect.

"He's a Boy Scout, active in church, volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park. There's not a violent bone in his body. He's just an excited kid for the movie," said Southern.

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RE: 7th grader told his Star Wars shirt isn't allowed in school

I don't know what's stupider - the implication that picture of gun = killer or the implication that goes to church = not killer.

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.
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(01-26-2016 02:14 PM)no Wrote:  I don't know what's stupider - the implication that picture of gun = killer or the implication that goes to church = not killer.

The answer is "Yes".

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Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

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tbf the force awakens was shit and they would be completely right to ban even mentioning that movie
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I wonder if sometimes they do these things just to feel the power of being in control of someone else.
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(01-05-2017 02:18 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  tbf the force awakens was shit and they would be completely right to ban even mentioning that movie

What? Why do you say it was bad? I loved it.

Anyway, this whole thing is bs, it's a fucking star wars shirt, come on

well would you look at the time its time to gay
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(01-08-2017 04:48 AM)Geicosuave Wrote:  
(01-05-2017 02:18 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  tbf the force awakens was shit and they would be completely right to ban even mentioning that movie

What? Why do you say it was bad? I loved it.

Anyway, this whole thing is bs, it's a fucking star wars shirt, come on

something something rip off of the fourth (many other reasons but i can't be arsed going into it)

nah but tbf in each of the trilogies or whatever the first movie is pretty bad so maybe the next two will be better

yes even a new hope is bad. fuck you
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once i wore pyjamas to school and they made me change
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(01-08-2017 06:00 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  
(01-08-2017 04:48 AM)Geicosuave Wrote:  
(01-05-2017 02:18 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  tbf the force awakens was shit and they would be completely right to ban even mentioning that movie

What? Why do you say it was bad? I loved it.

Anyway, this whole thing is bs, it's a fucking star wars shirt, come on

something something rip off of the fourth (many other reasons but i can't be arsed going into it)

nah but tbf in each of the trilogies or whatever the first movie is pretty bad so maybe the next two will be better

yes even a new hope is bad. fuck you
Wait, but if it was so bad how did it spawn a multi-million dollar franchise?
And it wasn't a rip off of the fourth, as it was made by the same company, so it would be called a re-hash, and also it was meant to be reminiscent of the first star wars movie made as it is the first one made for a long time

well would you look at the time its time to gay
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(01-08-2017 12:11 PM)Geicosuave Wrote:  Wait, but if it was so bad how did it spawn a multi-million dollar franchise?

blah blah popularity yadda yadda $$$$$$
it's my opinion dude suck my cawck

Quote:also it was meant to be reminiscent of the first star wars movie made as it is the first one made for a long time

this just sounds like an excuse for the writers or whoever the hell to be lazy as shit

i'm conflicted over where or not i should wait until rogue one is released so I can "obtain" a non shitty version of it or if i should just throw up the cash and see it in the theatre
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(01-08-2017 12:11 PM)Geicosuave Wrote:  And it wasn't a rip off of the fourth, as it was made by the same company

No it wasn't made by the same company. The original Star Wars films and games were made by LucasArts. This new fake sequel was made by Disney, and not because they liked them. Disney paid LucasArts an insane amount of money to be allowed to make it. Yes it's a fake sequel, it even contradicts the rest of the story in some aspects, Disney has officially admitted that. But people don't know and buy it anyway Noo
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(01-09-2017 03:04 AM)Jop Wrote:  Yes it's a fake sequel, it even contradicts the rest of the story in some aspects, Disney has officially admitted that

When? Where? Link?

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Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

Some people try to justify their prejudice against consanguineous sex and
marriage by being part-time eugenicists and saying that such relationships inevitably lead to “mutant” or “deformed” babies. This argument can be refuted on several fronts. 1. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. 2. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. 3. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects. 4. We don’t prevent other people from marrying or deny them their reproductive rights based on increased odds of passing along a genetic problem or inherited disease. It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.

Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?

Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.

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rogue one is fucking baller btw
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Lol wtf

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