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theoriginalphantom

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some cunt or other said
the military has literally turned war into entertainment.


He/she then went on to waffle
a range of games that kids can download or play online. Although the games are violent, with plenty of opportunities to shoot and blow things up, they avoid graphic images of death or other ugliness of war. Instead, they offer a sanitized, Tom Clancy version of fantasy combat

My goodness, war as entertainment, only the American Department of Defence would do such a thing. Next we'll be seeing films made about wars, books, comics, action figures,board games, models, posters, screensavers...

...and fancy them not showing people wounded and dying horribly, oh yes, that will be because if they did them some cunt (see thread originator) would start complaining that its too graphic.
 

theoriginalphantom

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billy.winky said:
because the articles show the synthesiser between the military world and the education WORLD. surely that is important to both parents and people?

are parents not people too?
 
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billy.winky said:
because the articles show the synthesiser between the military world and the education WORLD. surely that is important to both parents and people?

I know many teachers are annoyingly left wing. Their views are often aired by the NUT. What am I going to do about it? Tell them they can't have personal socio-political views?
 

billy.winky

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my mistake. of course parents are people. but my grammer is just a distraction here. the main points that arise from the text tell you all you need to know about life in blair's britain.
 
Archimedes said:
My first teacher at primary school, Miss Eccles faced a similar problem.

"You must share the Lego, children, and not be selfish. If you are, I shall stop you from playing with the others until you learn to be nice."

And that worked. If only she'd realised that she could've grossly over-complicated the process, held team meetings to discuss the problem of six-year olds behaving like six year olds and then published a journal article that'd have enhanced her career...

There you have it, spot on.
 
billy.winky said:
my mistake. of course parents are people. but my grammer is just a distraction here. the main points that arise from the text tell you all you need to know about life in blair's britain.

Your geography is a distraction too. The articles you quoted came from the US.
 

dockers

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But this is old news. It has long been accepted that some teaching of "conformity" to society's norms takes place in schools.
 
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billy.winky said:
yes. what's that got to do with anything? are the us not allowed an opinion on education? :roll:

Bill A

Ah, so you were trying to start an outrage bandwagon. Apologies; I'll start it up.

Grumph, teachers today, disgusting behavior, no respect for discipline. Have 'em all shot I say! Hurumph.

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
 
billy.winky said:
yes. what's that got to do with anything? are the us not allowed an opinion on education? :roll:

Bill A

The articles were not an opinion on UK education, they were an opinion on US education. There was no reference to the UK.

By the way, Blair is no longer PM. Just thought you should know.
 
LISpace said:
billy.winky said:
the main points that arise from the text tell you all you need to know about life in blair's britain.

Your geography is a distraction too. The articles you quoted came from the US.

billy.winky said:
yes. what's that got to do with anything?

errr, you said the text tells us all we need to know about life in Blairs Britain, it was pointed out that the articles came from the US, that is what is has to do with it, the incident happened in America not Brtitain, therefore how can it show life in Britain?
 
I'm never going to get those precious minutes back, and at my age I can't afford to squander them too much.

To the hole with this thread.
 
billy.winky said:
my mistake. of course parents are people. but my grammer is just a distraction here. the main points that arise from the text tell you all you need to know about life in blair's britain.

No, they tell us all to stay away from anything initiated by you, you boring mong twat
 

Biped

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Actually, I did find it very interesting.

On the one hand, the kids are given a big Lego set and told to get stuck in. Not too much later, there is a large, thriving Lego town, and all is well. There's bosses, there's builders, and more importantly, there's lots of Lego Houses of various shapes and sizes.

The kids played it by their own self-generating rules as they went along, and it turns into a model of current societies and towns, with big houses, small houses, powewr-brokers, ownership, power-struggles etc etc etc.

The teachers then psychoanalyse the whole process, indoctrinate the kids through questioning and social engineering and the result is that the kids decide (of course, with the help of the social engineers) to work as collectives, with everyone owning a piece of their own 'collective', and the main result being that all houses will be the same size, collectively owned.

So, from the mouths of babes, and without input, you get a Lego and social model that closely reflects the reality - one that reflects human nature - a natural position. As soon as you engage in social engineering, you get collectivisation, uniformity, and an unatural position that is basically boring, lacking in vision or originality, and EVERYBODY is poor. There is no place or allowance for personal improvement, expansion or choice, with everybody being locked down in the new social grid.

I give you, on the former - naturally occuring greed, capitalism, innovation and advancement that produces a thriving, interesting and unique result, versus the latter result of uniformity, lack of innovation and no room for personal achievement.

The former is capitalism, the latter socialism. In reality, not Legoland, the former far outperforms the latter, and this is why communism has failed globally, and the most succesful countries, as measured by average individual wealth and freedoms are the capitalist ones with a long history of it.
 

Biped

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Forgot to add: To get truly authentic results, they should have allowed a small selection of knives, guns and bats so that the weak kids could kill the strong kids and take their stuff from them, whilst every now and then, the kids with the bats could start a Legoland WW3 and smash the place up a bit.
 
Random_Task said:
Archimedes said:
My first teacher at primary school, Miss Eccles faced a similar problem.

"You must share the Lego, children, and not be selfish. If you are, I shall stop you from playing with the others until you learn to be nice."

And that worked. If only she'd realised that she could've grossly over-complicated the process, held team meetings to discuss the problem of six-year olds behaving like six year olds and then published a journal article that'd have enhanced her career...

Yes I remember a similar situation. However we resolved our differences by using the lego to build club/guns. The kids who built the lego guns quickly realised that no matter how 'aesthetically pleasing' their efforts were,shouting "bang" is no match when your opponent is clobbering you over the head and trying to push the smaller bricks up your nostrils.

No-one in Miss Eccles' class would've dared try that. A sweet, nice lady until her polite invitation to behave was ignored, at which point, God help you. And even His help, if offered, wasn't always enough for the miscreant...
 
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