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These Are Your Teachers?
WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2005 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 07/16/2005 5:27:49 PM PDT by FFforFreedom

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These are your teachers?

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Posted: July 14, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

The National Education Association recently concluded its annual meeting in Los Angeles - and you might be surprised what the largest teachers' union in America talked about and decided.

I mean, let's face it. The state of public education in American today is not exactly state of the art. You might think falling test scores, higher drop-out rates, and functional illiteracy of graduates - despite ever increasing taxpayer commitments - would be causes for concern and debate at a forum like this.

You would be wrong. Here are some resolutions adopted by the representative assembly of the professional association responsible for educating your kids:

To participate in a national boycott of Wal-Mart (Two resolutions); To fight efforts to privatize Social Security (nine separate resolutions); To add the words "other" and "multi-ethnic" in addition to "unknown" in the category of ethnicity on all forms; To commemorate the "historic merger of the National Education Association and the American Teachers Association, which occurred in 1966"; To expose health problems associated with "fragrance chemicals"; (I assume this means perfumes. Another resolution called for designating areas of NEA meetings as "fragrance-free zones."); To fight indoor air pollution (two resolutions); To make health care an organizational priority; To expand efforts to elect pro-public education candidates to Congress in 2006; To promote the designation of April as National Donate Month to promote organ and tissue donation; To push for a commemorative stamp honoring public education; To push for more collective bargaining; To study the feasibility of a boycott of Gallo wine (A separate resolution banned the serving of Gallo wine at any NEA functions.); To develop a strategic program to help NEA Republican members advance a pro-public education agenda with the party; To defend affirmative action and oppose the Michigan Civil Rights Amendment; To oppose the annual observance of "Take Your Child to Work Day" during the regular school year; To oppose all forms of privatization; To investigate the establishment of affordable housing programs for members; To respond aggressively to any inappropriate use of the words "retarded" or "gay" in the media; To fight the "regressive taxation practices of the federal government"; To support education programs for prisoners and former prisoners; To support research on women and heart disease; To push for an "exit strategy to end the U.S. military occupation of Iraq"; To oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement; To push for debt cancellation in underdeveloped countries; To teach children about the "significant history of labor unions"; To develop a comprehensive strategy of support for homosexuality; To educate the public and members about identity theft; To explore alternatives to using latex balloons and gloves at NEA functions. That's a fair synopsis of the actions taken by the largest "education" association in America - the only union and lobby group that is actually tax-exempt by an act of Congress.

What is peculiar about this list? Well, nothing if you are familiar with this thoroughly destructive organization. But, most people are not. Most Americans probably still think the National Education Association has something to do with education. It does not. It is a thoroughly politicized agit-prop group with a radical agenda.

Of the nearly 70 resolutions acted upon affirmatively by the group, no more than a half-dozen had anything remotely to do with classroom education.

The first 14 resolutions voted on had nothing whatsoever to do with education in the traditional sense.

However, one NEA resolution adopted this year did perform a real service to the public. It's the one requiring the organization to make its resolutions more accessible to the public on its website. Check it out for yourself.

Do I exaggerate? Is it time to review this activist organization's tax-exempt status? Is it time to start paying attention to the kind of indoctrination to which its members submit your children?


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The National Education Association recently concluded its annual meeting in Los Angeles - and you might be surprised what the largest teachers' union in America talked about and decided.
1 posted on 07/16/2005 5:27:50 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: FFforFreedom

I know exactly what goes on in these meetings. I use to be a member before I stopped drinking the kool-aid.Very scary.


2 posted on 07/16/2005 5:33:18 PM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: FFforFreedom; EdReform

Every FReeper involved with education should know about National Right To Work.

http://www.NRTW.org


3 posted on 07/16/2005 5:37:35 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Jen from Tn.
I use to be a member before I stopped drinking the kool-aid.

And now you can't even drink the Gallo wine!

Buncha drunk teachers at a convention. Now there's a sight.

4 posted on 07/16/2005 5:38:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: FFforFreedom
It is not now, nor has it ever been "Public Education"

It is:
Government indoctrination
Union brainwashing
Pretzel logic
Encouragement of perversion
Schooling in emotionalism
Prep school for dependence on government
Revision of historical facts

Need I go on?

5 posted on 07/16/2005 5:41:29 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: FFforFreedom

NEA = National Extortion Association


6 posted on 07/16/2005 5:42:47 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: Blurblogger

Good suggestion. I'm a Fire Fighter involved in fighting union abuse. I've had dealings with the National Right to Work Foundation. Very good organization.

If interested search NRTW Foundation and you should go right to it folks.


7 posted on 07/16/2005 5:45:50 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: FFforFreedom
I could envision it: a member is proposing any of two resolutions "To fight indoor air pollution" while out-gassing unmercifully and putting all the others within 20 feet (more downwind) out of commission. At the end of the presentation the potted cactus on the podium is hopelessly wilted.
8 posted on 07/16/2005 5:46:32 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: FFforFreedom
My daughter was home schooled.
Guess why the NEA is against home schooling.


9 posted on 07/16/2005 5:46:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Uncle Vlad

Same way I feel about the Fire Fighters union.


10 posted on 07/16/2005 5:48:07 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 07/16/2005 5:49:23 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: FFforFreedom
My grade school years were in the mid sixties and every Monday morning the principal played the Lord's Prayer over the PA--we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. My school was probably very similar to most with some great teachers and the one time there was a strike there was only one teacher on the picket line. We knew our teachers really cared about us and it was known that there was a weekly prayer meeting in the teachers lounge.
12 posted on 07/16/2005 5:50:33 PM PDT by sierrahome (I'm probably the only guy in history who was once bitten by the Tooth Fairy.)
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To: FFforFreedom
There are some real gems of stupidity here.

[To push for more collective bargaining]
Teachers complain the loudest about how they are underpaid. If teachers were paid according to their individual worth instead of collectively, they'd find that the best teachers would be making a lot more money (at the expense of the crappy ones, a win-win situation).

[To defend affirmative action and oppose the Michigan Civil Rights Amendment]
Affirmative Action is nothing more than racism based on good intentions.

[To oppose all forms of privatization]
This is just plain communism and it's embarrassing that people still profess support for this.

[To fight the "regressive taxation practices of the federal government"]
Anyone who thinks that federal tax rates are "regressive" is not competent to be in charge of a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey much less running a teachers meeting.

[To teach children about the "significant history of labor unions"]
Yo, spend more time teaching them math, science, reading and writing, and the history of the founding of this country and the important constitutional principles it's based on, rather than union propaganda.

[To develop a comprehensive strategy of support for homosexuality]
WOW!
13 posted on 07/16/2005 5:53:37 PM PDT by spinestein (The facts fairly and honestly presented, truth will take care of itself.)
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To: xcamel

That's Brilliant...sadly, totally true.


14 posted on 07/16/2005 5:54:36 PM PDT by sierrahome (I'm probably the only guy in history who was once bitten by the Tooth Fairy.)
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To: FFforFreedom

Does anyone know what Gallo did to get up their ire?


15 posted on 07/16/2005 6:06:43 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: FFforFreedom
Curious here, seriously, why are they boycotting Gallo wine?
16 posted on 07/16/2005 6:16:43 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: xcamel

Need I go on?

You forgot Communist boot camp


17 posted on 07/16/2005 6:23:03 PM PDT by hardworking (Re-elect Hitlery and save money on redecorating the White House - she can bring the stuff back)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

I don't know, but now I have a definite urge to go out a buy a box. ;^)


18 posted on 07/16/2005 6:25:21 PM PDT by DesertDreamer ("We have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom."~~President George W. Bush, 9/2/2004)
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To: hardworking

Just damn.


19 posted on 07/16/2005 6:26:39 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: DesertDreamer

I'm drinking the Gallo as I read this. No idea why the loony left teachers' union hates it, but it's a good cheap buzz!


20 posted on 07/16/2005 6:27:48 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: FFforFreedom
The Nurses Association is no better. Check out MSNA'a convention cirriculum that offers CEUS for this lecture series:

2005 MSNA Educational Program Schedule

Friday, September 30, 2005

Keynote Speaker : Charley Richardson - EMR's, Telemedicine and Robots: Management's Plan for Using Technology to Restructure Health Care In this session, we will discuss the technological changes that are being implemented, examine the social and economici players who are pushing new technologies in health care and suggest strategies for developing an increased union voice in the technological restructuring that is occurring.

Combating Occupational Stress: Campaigns to Take on the Causes of Work Overload - Nancy Lessin The stress nurses experience from understaffing, mandatory overtime and work overload is taking a toll on their lives at work, and outside of work. This interactive session will look at how stress from work overload is negatively impacting nurses' lives on and off the job, and identify and discuss strategies to build campaigns aimed at reducing the sources of stress on the job.

Lunch Presentation: Charley Richardson & Nancy Lessin - Military Families Speak Out is an organization of people who are opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military

Labor Movements: What's Next - Charley Richards

Please note that Charley Richards and Nancy Lessin are a husband and wife team who are the confounder's of MFSO

Isn't that marvey! A protest against the war offering CEUS's

21 posted on 07/16/2005 6:40:20 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: FFforFreedom

It's part of the plot. Control the schools, the media, the arts, psychiatry, the college newspapers.

I dread what the next generation of publicly educated persons will turn out to be.


22 posted on 07/16/2005 6:58:25 PM PDT by Voir Dire (Modern liberalism is a Communist plot)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

I'm with DD. I don't know what they did, but if it isn't from France It'll be my staple!


23 posted on 07/16/2005 7:29:58 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: Voir Dire

That's why it's so important we keep up the information war.


24 posted on 07/16/2005 7:33:02 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: armymarinemom

I haven't found a labor union that isn't in this boat. There is a small uproar from a few major unions. Talk of leaving the AFL CIO. For the most part they are all on the same sheet of music.

I'm not sure what's worse the unions or the apathy of the conservative rank and file.


25 posted on 07/16/2005 7:36:05 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: armymarinemom

I haven't found a labor union that isn't in this boat. There is a small uproar from a few major unions. Talk of leaving the AFL CIO. For the most part they are all on the same sheet of music.

I'm not sure what's worse the unions or the apathy of the conservative rank and file.


26 posted on 07/16/2005 7:36:55 PM PDT by FFforFreedom
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To: kenth; CatoRenasci; Marie; PureSolace; Congressman Billybob; P.O.E.; cupcakes; Amelia; Dianna; ...

27 posted on 07/16/2005 7:42:10 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
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To: FFforFreedom

Uh... are they going to *teach*?


28 posted on 07/16/2005 8:02:34 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (When life hands you lemons, grab the Tequila and salt)
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To: FFforFreedom
I always refer to this organization as the National Edukashun Association. Thank you for posting this article about the political subjects that the NEA thinks are more important than having students (and for that matter, teachers as well) who can read & write, and do simple math. LOL.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "The Fry Cook Rule for the Supreme Court"

29 posted on 07/16/2005 8:07:27 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Will President Bush appoint a Justice who obeys the Constitution? I give 85-15 odds on yes.)
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To: FFforFreedom
Thanks for the post. I may be able to crank part of it into my column for the week after next.

John / Billybob
30 posted on 07/16/2005 8:13:21 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Will President Bush appoint a Justice who obeys the Constitution? I give 85-15 odds on yes.)
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To: xcamel

blah, blah, blah


31 posted on 07/16/2005 8:48:24 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: FFforFreedom

News like this is why I do not belong to the NEA. I belong to another organization. The benefits are that it's cheaper, and I don't have to be embarrassed by this kind of garbage.


32 posted on 07/16/2005 8:57:01 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: the_Watchman
The NEA will inform members about reasons for the boycott of Gallo wines called by the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.The NEA will ensure that Gallo wines are not served at any function of the Association.
33 posted on 07/16/2005 9:03:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: xcamel
Pretzel logic

I would love to tour the southland... :)
(the lyrics come flooding back to me)

34 posted on 07/16/2005 9:14:36 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: FFforFreedom
I fear large parts of the education system in this country have turned into Liberal/Democrat propaganda machines using our childrens future as a front.
35 posted on 07/16/2005 9:35:27 PM PDT by gdc61
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Wow! She has a nice set of arms.


36 posted on 07/16/2005 9:53:10 PM PDT by HighWheeler (Difference between a democRAT and a battery: At least a battery has a positive side.)
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To: Jen from Tn.
Yeah, they thoroughly suck. And our kids deserve better.
37 posted on 07/16/2005 9:59:31 PM PDT by Bullish (Proudly and consistently hating the Clinton's since 1992)
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To: FFforFreedom

Guess this is tied in with the statistics that education majors have one of the lowest average SAT scores.


38 posted on 07/16/2005 11:32:14 PM PDT by Serenissima Venezia (Hoping to be a California Vigil Antie for the Minuteman Project)
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To: FFforFreedom

Thanks for the info. I taught in TX and did not belong to the union. It has done more to harm eduction (in my opinion) than any other single thing (altho ADA is probably a close second).
susie


39 posted on 07/17/2005 12:24:29 AM PDT by brytlea (Yes, there are Republican teachers...)
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To: FFforFreedom

Other articles dealing with Teachers Unions and the NEA:
http://www.neoperspectives.com/charterschoolarticles.htm


40 posted on 07/17/2005 5:58:48 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm)
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To: FFforFreedom
Here's a little more "reader-friendly" posting of the article (with bullet points)....

These are your teachers?

Posted: July 14, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern

The National Education Association recently concluded its annual meeting in Los Angeles – and you might be surprised what the largest teachers' union in America talked about and decided.

I mean, let's face it. The state of public education in American today is not exactly state of the art. You might think falling test scores, higher drop-out rates, and functional illiteracy of graduates – despite ever increasing taxpayer commitments – would be causes for concern and debate at a forum like this. You would be wrong.

Here are some resolutions adopted by the representative assembly of the professional association responsible for educating your kids:

  • To participate in a national boycott of Wal-Mart (Two resolutions);

  • To fight efforts to privatize Social Security (nine separate resolutions);

  • To add the words "other" and "multi-ethnic" in addition to "unknown" in the category of ethnicity on all forms;

  • To commemorate the "historic merger of the National Education Association and the American Teachers Association, which occurred in 1966";

  • To expose health problems associated with "fragrance chemicals"; (I assume this means perfumes. Another resolution called for designating areas of NEA meetings as "fragrance-free zones.");

  • To fight indoor air pollution (two resolutions);

  • To make health care an organizational priority;

  • To expand efforts to elect pro-public education candidates to Congress in 2006;

  • To promote the designation of April as National Donate Month to promote organ and tissue donation;

  • To push for a commemorative stamp honoring public education;

  • To push for more collective bargaining;

  • To study the feasibility of a boycott of Gallo wine (A separate resolution banned the serving of Gallo wine at any NEA functions.);

  • To develop a strategic program to help NEA Republican members advance a pro-public education agenda with the party;

  • To defend affirmative action and oppose the Michigan Civil Rights Amendment;

  • To oppose the annual observance of "Take Your Child to Work Day" during the regular school year;

  • To oppose all forms of privatization;

  • To investigate the establishment of affordable housing programs for members;

  • To respond aggressively to any inappropriate use of the words "retarded" or "gay" in the media;

  • To fight the "regressive taxation practices of the federal government";

  • To support education programs for prisoners and former prisoners;

  • To support research on women and heart disease;

  • To push for an "exit strategy to end the U.S. military occupation of Iraq";

  • To oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement;

  • To push for debt cancellation in underdeveloped countries;

  • To teach children about the "significant history of labor unions";

  • To develop a comprehensive strategy of support for homosexuality;

  • To educate the public and members about identity theft;

  • To explore alternatives to using latex balloons and gloves at NEA functions.

That's a fair synopsis of the actions taken by the largest "education" association in America – the only union and lobby group that is actually tax-exempt by an act of Congress.

What is peculiar about this list? Well, nothing if you are familiar with this thoroughly destructive organization. But, most people are not. Most Americans probably still think the National Education Association has something to do with education. It does not. It is a thoroughly politicized agit-prop group with a radical agenda.

Of the nearly 70 resolutions acted upon affirmatively by the group, no more than a half-dozen had anything remotely to do with classroom education.

The first 14 resolutions voted on had nothing whatsoever to do with education in the traditional sense. 

However, one NEA resolution adopted this year did perform a real service to the public. It's the one requiring the organization to make its resolutions more accessible to the public on its website. Check it out for yourself.

Do I exaggerate? Is it time to review this activist organization's tax-exempt status? Is it time to start paying attention to the kind of indoctrination to which its members submit your children?


41 posted on 07/17/2005 6:06:28 AM PDT by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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To: martin_fierro

And now you can't even drink the Gallo wine!

Doesn't matter to me, I've never had any desire to drink it.


42 posted on 07/17/2005 9:03:01 AM PDT by moog
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To: xcamel

Coming from WND, I guess I expected it.


43 posted on 07/17/2005 9:04:07 AM PDT by moog
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To: FFforFreedom

That's why it's so important we keep up the information war.

I know, I get tired of the emphasis on the negative myself. Liberals do that enough already.


44 posted on 07/17/2005 9:05:54 AM PDT by moog
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To: Voir Dire

I dread what the next generation of publicly educated persons will turn out to be.

It will be whatever they individually choose to be. Each of us makes our OWN decisions in life and how we want to live and then we live with the consequences.


45 posted on 07/17/2005 9:07:28 AM PDT by moog
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29

Uh... are they going to *teach*?

Uh, there are many out there that do, but you won't hear that from WND or the mainstream media with an emphasis on the negative (that's what is newsworthy nowadays). Teachers shouldn't be making public political statements either, though on at least a couple of issues, I did notice that some conservatives support them (e.g. not supporting CAFTA).


46 posted on 07/17/2005 9:09:50 AM PDT by moog
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To: spinestein

If teachers were paid according to their individual worth instead of collectively, they'd find that the best teachers would be making a lot more money.

Judging on the statements here, I don't thnk that would be the case.


47 posted on 07/17/2005 9:10:51 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog
Proves that education does not equal intelligence
48 posted on 07/17/2005 9:11:02 AM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: xcamel

It's one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto.


49 posted on 07/17/2005 9:11:24 AM PDT by eyespysomething ("Old Hippies" re-living their activist youth - the first time nostalgia had a body count attached.)
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To: FFforFreedom

On Friday we bought our school supplies. I purposely shopped at Wal-Mart. Thank you, NEA!


50 posted on 07/17/2005 9:14:13 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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