TrueTomHarley

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  1. Did Malachi Have Teenagers? - a Russian Thread

    Yes, it probably works. Thank you. It is but a side point. I used to have a lot of such material from our homeschooling days a while back.
  2. National School Walkout

    On the other hand, I think it was an Australian cleric who said it best - when will Americans come to love their children MORE than their guns. Look, one or the other. Strong gun laws or armed veterans. Either will arguably work - probably armed vets in the short run and gun laws in the long run. But neither will come about until kids put adults toes to the fire by permanently boycotting school until a fix is in place. I mean, there is no possible way Rook is going to yeild on this. He doesn't think there are persons just as intransigent on the other side? So nothing will be done and a few dozen kids will be picked off yearly while these guys scream at each other over who is right. But if the kids actually stop going to school.....
  3. My wife has done skydiving, but I never did.
  4. Did Malachi Have Teenagers? - a Russian Thread

    Chapter 9 - Discipline - is complete with endnotes, but it needs some tightening. I'll have to look at it tomorrow morning when I am fresh. Then on to Chapter 10 - Governing Body.
  5. Given the scope of their responsibilities, it is sufficient that they do not fly private jet. It seems the characters @Space Merchant highlighted all do.
  6. National School Walkout

    I think so, but it has been politicized. I see nothing about any walkout being permanent, pending the problem being fixed. Of the new plans for symbolic actions and parades, I read: (from the posted article) "A number of people have told me it's frightening and powerful, and really sends a message," the 16-year-old told the BBC Yes, it sounds fearsome, perhaps. But the actual tweet I posted, if acted upon, might have actually gotten something done. The kids have been hijacked by the grown-ups and sold the line that "sending a message" is the same as solving a problem. I can send 200 messages a day online, most of which will be forgotten by the next day.
  7. Did Malachi Have Teenagers? - a Russian Thread

    I tweeted to John Gatto the following. He responded with a 'like.' I'll bet that NYS Education promo drives @realjohngatto nuts. #everyminuteofschoolmatters The poor child Tiana missed a few minutes of school and now she is dumb as a rock! It is the most aggravating promo. My wife mentioned something I had not thought of - the image of the teacher deliberately (in her view) picking on Tiana - calling her out to humiliate her. I tweeted that to John too, but he did not respond. There is no way he would not agree with it, though. I think he was just tired of me. That is easy to understand. Even @The Librarian gives me a sharp rap on the knuckles now and then.
  8. TrueTom returns to his abode after another hard day fleecing the flock.
  9. I would be very surprised if a GB member has even stayed at a Motel 6. When they travel, they stay in one of the branch facilities or in homes of fellow believers. Possibly you can dig down and find where they were once at a fancypants place on vacation as a gift from a personal friend. But I doubt even that. I don't think they even like that sort of thing. They like being with the friends.
  10. Did Malachi Have Teenagers? - a Russian Thread

    I cannot be insulted when given a freebee. I can, and may, spend a day in the library to find actual good sources for things I have absorbed but have long since lost the specific origin. But what you offered seems to work pretty well. Your source links to Jay Leno as 'educator of the year.' You might like that in NY John Taylor Gatto was named "teacher of the year" back when we followed such things more closely. He bit the hand that fed him by acknowledging that - yes, he is a great teacher, but it has only been by bucking the school system at every step. He tirelessly tried to reform public education and finally gave up, to become a prime homeschool advocate. I follow him on Twitter.
  11. Did Malachi Have Teenagers? - a Russian Thread

    As I suspected, chapter 8 - Brainwashing - has a higher concentration of scriptures for endnotes - 18 of 37. there are a couple of points that I want to find a specific source for which to endnote. One is the Western meddling encouragement of Bolshevik revolution in Russia, as a way to affect the power balance of WWI The other is a concise source to back up the following statement: "Among the philosophical underpinnings of compulsory public education in the Western world is that children ought be separated early from the possible pernicious influence of the parents so as to be molded by greater society." Now on to chapter 9 - Discipline
  12. Ex-student arrested after deadly shooting spree at Florida high school

    Yes, I found the original tweet and it is how I remembered it: "High school students are talking on message boards to make April 20th the day they all walk out of school and don’t come back until Congress updates the gun laws as it’s their lives on the line. Plz retweet or share for visibility as this is a great idea.." #FloridaSchoolshooting The panicked grownups have tried to water it down to some symbolic nonsense involving a one-day boycott of 17 minutes for 17 students. But imagine if it was done for real - imagine if they didn't come back until things were fixed. Now THAT would be the power of the children. Shut down the education industry. Don't you think THAT would impel the powers that be to not rest until they came up with some sort of a solution! It would be like people refusing to go into the war. The children don't have to weigh in on which side it right. That is for their mentors to figure out. It's exactly how things should be framed: Not gun-free vs armed veterans on patrol. Not right vs left. No. Let it be chidlren vs adults. Why should they walk into a potential shooting gallery each day? Maybe Nancy Reagan had a point: "Just say no." It might be a new role for the FBI. Make them truant officers.
  13. Yes, I found the original tweet and it is how I remembered it: "High school students are talking on message boards to make April 20th the day they all walk out of school and don’t come back until Congress updates the gun laws as it’s their lives on the line. Plz retweet or share for visibility as this is a great idea.." #FloridaSchoolshooting The panicked grownups have tried to water it down to some symbolic nonsense involving a one-day boycott of 17 minutes for 17 students. But imagine if it was done for real - imagine if they didn't come back until things were fixed. Now THAT would be the power of the children. Shut down the education industry. Don't you think THAT would impel the powers that be to not rest until they came up with some sort of a solution! It would be like people refusing to go into the war. The children don't have to weigh in on which side it right. That is for their mentors to figure out. It's exactly how things should be framed: Not gun-free vs armed veterans on patrol. Not right vs left. No. Let it be chidlren vs adults. Why should they walk into a potential shooting gallery each day? Maybe Nancy Reagan had a point: "Just say no." It might be a new role for the FBI. Make them truant officers.
  14. How many Regional Conventions were hosted in 2017?

    I headed the food dispensing at the circuit assemblies. I liked the pudding cups. The hoagies were pretty bready, but I guess that is by definition. The brother over me said at the outset that he had no experience or idea how to run the operation, but he allowed that if MacDonalds could do it, then so could we. And we figured it out in short order.
  15. How many Regional Conventions were hosted in 2017?

    I remember there were pasta salads, and I eventually came to refer to them as apostasy salads.