Some Seattle school kids are taught to be skeptical of private property rights

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Amused

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Originally posted by: mugs
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Originally posted by: mugs
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Not saying that this story is true of false, but that website is garbage.

I'll believe it when Google News returns some results other than that site.

Thats great..... That website is still garbage.

I think you misunderstood me... I wasn't disagreeing with you.

Sadly, it's true:

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/

Did none of you bother to google the name of the magazine the article references? The magazine exists, and so does the cover story this article talks about.
 

Amused

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BTW, if my kid was in that school they'd be pulled so fast the school would think it was a kidnapping.

What a disgusting piece of communist indoctrination.
 

Double Trouble

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I guess those parents want to spend their hard-earned dollars to have their child brainwashed in the wonderful ideals of communism. I weep for our future......
 

K1052

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Yet another reason to send your children to private schools.

Not only is the education better, they are less likely to be ideologically manipulated by the teachers.
 

Amused

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Originally posted by: K1052
Yet another reason to send your children to private schools.

Not only is the education better, they are less likely to be ideologically manipulated by the teachers.

Unfortunately, Hilltop Children's Center IS private.
 
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Originally posted by: K1052
Yet another reason to send your children to private schools.

Not only is the education better, they are less likely to be ideologically manipulated by the teachers.

Depends where you live. Some areas, the public schools are not only cheaper than the private schools, but on par or better than those private schools.
 

K1052

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Originally posted by: Amused
Originally posted by: K1052
Yet another reason to send your children to sane private schools that don't have pictures of Lenin on the walls.

Not only is the education better, they are less likely to be ideologically manipulated by the teachers.

Unfortunately, Hilltop Children's Center IS private.

edited for clarity

 

K1052

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Originally posted by: Brainonska511
Originally posted by: K1052
Yet another reason to send your children to private schools.

Not only is the education better, they are less likely to be ideologically manipulated by the teachers.

Depends where you live. Some areas, the public schools are not only cheaper than the private schools, but on par or better than those private schools.

That was never my experience where I was brought up, though I do suppose it depends on the area.


 

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Source for story? I bet it's trumped up nonsense from some extremist site


Edit: Just noticed the end.
Maureen Martin (martin@heartland.org), an attorney, is senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that promotes free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

 

Amused

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Originally posted by: mercanucaribe
Source for story? I bet it's trumped up nonsense from some extremist site


Edit: Just noticed the end.
Maureen Martin (martin@heartland.org), an attorney, is senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that promotes free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

I posted the source and so did they. Read the thread. I posted a link to the magazine the original article came from.

And just because the author works for a free-market think tank doen't mean she makes sh!t up. She CLEARLY declares the source of the subject of her article, and even shows a cover shot of the magazine... a cover shot that is even up on the magazine's website at the link I posted.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartland_Institute

The Institute is a member organization of the Cooler Heads Coalition which asserts that global warming is a myth. The Board of Directors for the Heartland Institute includes Walter F. Buchholtz, a lobbyist for Exxon Mobil and Thomas Walton, an executive of General Motors Corporation.


The Institute has been actively involved in debate over tobacco policy. The Institute received over $150,000 from the Phillip Morris over three years from 1997 to 1999 [1].
 

Amused

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Originally posted by: mercanucaribe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartland_Institute

The Institute is a member organization of the Cooler Heads Coalition which asserts that global warming is a myth. The Board of Directors for the Heartland Institute includes Walter F. Buchholtz, a lobbyist for Exxon Mobil and Thomas Walton, an executive of General Motors Corporation.


The Institute has been actively involved in debate over tobacco policy. The Institute received over $150,000 from the Phillip Morris over three years from 1997 to 1999 [1].

LOL! You can poison the wells all you want. The magazine she references exists and so does that cover story. I posted the website.

What, is communism like fight club? Is it so unbelievable that some teachers would teach communistic ideals? In Seattle, of all places???

BTW, what does tobacco have to do with this story? WTF does oil have to do with this story? And what in the wild blue flying fsck does GM have to do with this story???

This is a free market think tank commenting on a school teaching communism to it's students as the ideal way to live... with valid, verifiable references.
 

Amused

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I'd expect this from any place in Florida, but not in WA

Why Florida? Is FL the HQ for commies in the US?

Yeah, 'cause everyone knows there are no hippies in the west.

Wait...
 

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So parents are paying to have their kids be taught that communism is perfect?

Technically that would be socialism; communism is a bastardized form of socialism so it would be more logical to call this socialism.

Having said that, this is a load of crap, I've never liked eminent domain, even when it was being used to provide for the common good (taking land to make a reservoir or power plant), but these days it's being used to advance commercialization and increase profits for companies and, no doubt, the politicians who rule in their favor.
 

Amused

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
So parents are paying to have their kids be taught that communism is perfect?

Technically that would be socialism; communism is a bastardized form of socialism so it would be more logical to call this socialism.

Having said that, this is a load of crap, I've never liked eminent domain, even when it was being used to provide for the common good (taking land to make a reservoir or power plant), but these days it's being used to advance commercialization and increase profits for companies and, no doubt, the politicians who rule in their favor.

Um, no. This would be communism. In socialism you can still have private property. These teachers were teaching that all private property was wrong and complete economic and material egalitarianism among all people. If that isn't communism, I don't know what is.

BTW, Star Trek, especially TNG and DS9 were guilty of this as well. They even when so far as to throughly demonize any semblance of capitalism and economic freedom. The most prominent example is the Ferengi.
 

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Originally posted by: Amused
BTW, what does tobacco have to do with this story? WTF does oil have to do with this story? And what in the wild blue flying fsck does GM have to do with this story???
That is the latest canard that liberals use when that can't call them nazis. Because having backing by socialist or liberals with distorted agendas and money is OK. But if you disagree with a liberal, there is oil, automotive, chemical, or drug company somewhere. Hitler probably started all of those in the end.
 

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this doesnt make sense to me. do the parents know their kids are being taught this bullcrap? if so, why are they ok with this? it's this capitalistic economy that is allowing them to send their kids to said private school.

i wanna read a different article on this.
 

Amused

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Originally posted by: gsellis
Originally posted by: Amused
BTW, what does tobacco have to do with this story? WTF does oil have to do with this story? And what in the wild blue flying fsck does GM have to do with this story???
That is the latest canard that liberals use when that can't call them nazis. Because having backing by socialist or liberals with distorted agendas and money is OK. But if you disagree with a liberal, there is oil, automotive, chemical, or drug company somewhere. Hitler probably started all of those in the end.

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