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More brainwashed kids comment on skipping school.
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Re: More brainwashed kids comment on skipping school.

Those quotes make me wish Fallout was real.

However, some of them are kind of intelligent:

Quote:If the government made school more interesting, and focus more on personal growth rather than just academic achievement, then maybe less people would bunk off. - Esther, 13, Sheffield

Quote:I have lessons at home by my mum and sometimes I have to go and do the shopping for my mum and the police always think I'm bunking off. It's unfair! Besides if I was I wouldn't go out anyway. - Anastasia, 13, Brighton

Quote:I must admit that I do bunk off of school sometimes but this is because I can't handle being at school 5 days a week. You are all too quick to say that bunking is wrong but some of us really do not like going to school. If i had it my way I would be home schooled. - Katie, 14, Walton-on-Thames

Quote:If school was made more tolerable then pupils wouldn't deem it necessary to bunk off. Schools and the government should concentrate more on making school less detestable and police should spend more time on crucial issues such as the drug trade or street violence. - James, 16, Addlestone
(too bad that the war on drugs is a useless waste of money and street violence will ALWAYS HAPPEN)
04-17-2009 03:18 AM
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SoulRiser Wrote:
Quote:LISTEN PPL I GOE 2 SKOOL I GET EDACATUN I LERN THINGZ N THEIR AINT NUTTIN RONG WIT GOEN 2 SKOOL. I GO 2 SKOOL DEN 2 COLLEGE TO GET GR8 JOB MAYBE EVEN BECOME GOOD LAWYER. SO U GUISE NEED 2 QUIT TRYIN 2 GET PPL TO STAY OUT OF SKOOL. SKOOL IS KEWL PPLZ.
I wrote that on the board at school once. The teacher liked it, but she erased it because we were learning about pronouns, and she needed writing space.

I ALREADY KNOW HOW TO READ AND WRITE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. FUCK OFF. I DON'T NEED TO LEARN ABOUT THE DYNAMICS OF INTERJECTIONS OR HOW TO SPELL WORDS THAT NOBODY USES ANYMORE LIKE VERANDA AND VALET. Although my English teacher is quite a nice person. Biggrin
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That's very interesting. Obviously at the age of 10 that shit isn't coming from them, it's coming from SCHOOL. I feel very very sorry for those kids.

Although, when I think about it, I was probably like that at 10. I think I believed the garbage about 'the importance of school' too, in fact I'm sure I did. Because no one ever told me otherwise until I was old enough to work it out myself (from horrible experiences). There is hope for them I guess.
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It's the BBC...so I'm not fucking surprised they'd pull something like that.
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(03-30-2009 06:04 AM)random_name Wrote:  These quotes make me pity humanity.

Hidden stuff:
"CONSENSUAL incest is not wrong. (Abuse victims: being abused by a relative does not make it wrong for others to have consensual incest, any more than rape by a stranger makes all sex wrong. Sex and assault/molestation are two different things.) An aversion became common in humans that aided in population growth as one disease couldn't wipe out the human race. That's not a problem anymore.

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.

Some say “There are so many people outside of your family." There are plenty of people within one’s own race, too, but that is no reason to ban interracial marriage. So, this isn't a good reason either. Let consenting adults love each other the way they want!"-Keith Pullman

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