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Ithaca Youth program teaches activism (barf alert to end all barf alerts)
Ithaca Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2002 | By MARGARET CLAIBORNE

Posted on 07/17/2002 4:23:30 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Edited on 05/07/2004 8:00:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ITHACA -- In most places, youngsters spend their summers camping, or at the mountains or the beach. In Ithaca, they learn how to become social activists.

Sixteen young people, ages 12 to 21, turned up at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center Tuesday night for the third in a series of Youth Action Workshops, "Social Change through the Arts," sponsored by Cornell University's Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy.


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In most places, youngsters spend their summers camping, or at the mountains or the beach. In Ithaca, they learn how to become social activists.

Ladies and Gentlemen:
the prosecution rests.


1 posted on 07/17/2002 4:23:30 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; LibKill; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; ...
City of Evil bump.
2 posted on 07/17/2002 4:25:58 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ladies and Gentlemen:
the prosecution rests.

LOL! Amen!

3 posted on 07/17/2002 4:30:41 AM PDT by jigsaw
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The idea for the Youth Action workshops came to Sidle and Ley when they were attending puppet camp in Washington, D.C.

Now I know where I went wrong. I never went to puppet camp as a child and I never sent my children there when they were younger. Oh my!

4 posted on 07/17/2002 4:34:39 AM PDT by CharlesI
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"And Matthias Dean-Carpentier, 13, said he liked the idea of being able to make himself heard. He's in Ithaca for the summer, visiting his mother, he said. During the school year, he attends the Paideia School in Atlanta, Ga."

Well, I guess his father is going to have to de-program him when he gets back to Georgia.

5 posted on 07/17/2002 4:36:08 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: BlueLancer
Well, I guess his father is going to have to de-program him when he gets back to Georgia.

The kid has a hyphenated last name. Do you really think a father that allows that is going to be against this?

Heck, we may have found the next Taliban John Walker here.

6 posted on 07/17/2002 4:37:57 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Those puppets again. I repeat my statement of yesterday, now known as the Marple Index:

The obnoxiousness of a program is directly correlatable to the number of giant puppets present.

And it goes without saying that "puppet camp" has a Marple Index of infinity.

Bah! Puppets are nothing but trouble brewing.

7 posted on 07/17/2002 4:41:10 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BlueLancer; All
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8 posted on 07/17/2002 4:41:32 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: CharlesI
Marcie Ley, another workshop leader and a member of Cornell's Committee on United States-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), pointed out that the fish puppets, used in the Ithaca Festival Parade, got across the idea visually, that many small fish could organize effectively into a fish as large as the shark, meant to represent large corporations.

Yeah, you could have grown up into THIS:


9 posted on 07/17/2002 4:43:27 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Why are those puppets ALWAYS scary looking?

There is something seriously wrong with these people.

10 posted on 07/17/2002 4:53:59 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Interesting post. It's too bad we don't have access to someone who could provide similar training. Street theatre could be a powerful tactic against liberals.

I recall some of the tales of FReepers who have used similar tactics, for example the classic "police" command to clintoon to "back away from the intern, and come out with your pants up." Those tactics could be useful...

11 posted on 07/17/2002 4:54:27 AM PDT by neutrino
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To: Miss Marple
Not all puppets are evil....

I'm quite found of Lamb Chop...and Beaney & Cecil started as a puppet show...
12 posted on 07/17/2002 4:59:13 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Though the person with the hypenated name in this case is a male, it is a rule of life, that if followed will pay off large dividends...

Never Trust A Women With A Hypenated Name

13 posted on 07/17/2002 5:04:33 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Lamb Chop is by far the most evil of all puppets. Lamb Chop is the leader of the "Puppet School of Mayhem" and advises on several other puppet boards.
14 posted on 07/17/2002 5:06:30 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; BlueLancer
The kid has a hyphenated last name. Do you really think a father that allows that is going to be against this?

Out of curiosity, I looked up the "Paideia School" on the web, where the hyphenated boy goes, and their "Framework of Values" suggests to me that Dad's just fine with how his son is spending his summers. The Paideia School sounds like a little piece of Ithaca, right there in Atlanta...

15 posted on 07/17/2002 5:07:16 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Phantom Lord
All hail our evil leader Lamb Chop!!!!
16 posted on 07/17/2002 5:07:25 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan; Behind Liberal Lines

17 posted on 07/17/2002 5:12:46 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: All
A prize to the first person to identify the cemetary on the Metallica Album cover.

Ok, I dont have any prizes. But you get bragging rights.

18 posted on 07/17/2002 5:13:49 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Miss Marple
I read about the puppet camp, and I immediately thought of the Marple Index. ;)

It says something about how indoctrinated this kid is that at the age of 13, he's talking about how much fun social justice workshops are, in a Stepford child-like sort of way. I don't know about most people, but when I was 13, I spent my summer alternating between riding my bike with my friends, fishing, shooting at things, and trying to figure out a way to get the girl who lived three houses down to notice me.

And anyone that had suggested puppet camp to me...I don't know how I would have reacted, but I don't think puppet camp would have interested me. Not without a lobotomy first, but then again, I didn't get that crap pushed on me from birth like this poor kid probably did.

19 posted on 07/17/2002 5:16:49 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Phantom Lord
I believe that is the military cemetery in Hawaii, I think in what is called the Punchbowl. These are Pearl Harbor and Pacific casualties.
20 posted on 07/17/2002 5:16:54 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: general_re
Ha! Glad to see you here this morning. Today we will further explore the puppet problem.

In my opinion, Lambchop was the way we were tricked into believing puppets were harmless. I am suspicious of ALL big puppets.

Barney the Dinosaur: I rest my case.

21 posted on 07/17/2002 5:20:31 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
Nope. But you are right about it being a military cemetary.
22 posted on 07/17/2002 5:22:42 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: general_re
And anyone that had suggested puppet camp to me...I don't know how I would have reacted, but I don't think puppet camp would have interested me. Not without a lobotomy first, but then again, I didn't get that crap pushed on me from birth like this poor kid probably did.

In seventh grade our social studies teacher asked the class (comprised of good wholesome non Ithacan upstate farm kids) if we'd be interested in doing a puppet class. We glared at him. He backed right down. He eventually became a republican.

23 posted on 07/17/2002 5:22:53 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: general_re
If the girl 3 doors down had been at puppet camp you would have been begging your parents to send you.
24 posted on 07/17/2002 5:23:42 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
LOL! The last time I remember making a puppet was in the early years of grade school, when the art teacher had us make puppets out of lunch sacks and construction paper.

It was pretty boring, even in first or second grade. We wanted to paint with brushes and easels, which only the big kids got to do.

Here's an excellent example of evil street puppets that I found this morning. I wonder how many trees died to make this large papier mache puppet?


26 posted on 07/17/2002 5:29:45 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: general_re
The Paideia School sounds like a little piece of Ithaca, right there in Atlanta...

It's the perfect place for kids with hyphenated last names.

27 posted on 07/17/2002 5:30:25 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Miss Marple
I am suspicious of ALL big puppets.

As you should be. Big puppets only appear at rallies for liberal causes, or European rallies, which is the same thing, really. There are just no conservative causes that involved street puppets, period. So, seeing a street puppet lets you know right away that the cause, whatever it is, is vile. And the Marple Index tells you just exactly how vile it is...

28 posted on 07/17/2002 5:37:14 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I can imagine how that must have gone over. I bet if they actually asked today's Ithacan seventh graders if they wanted to have puppets, the response would be prett lukewarm. So their parents resort to the time-honored tactic of making them learn abot the damn puppets ;)
29 posted on 07/17/2002 5:39:24 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Phantom Lord
If the girl 3 doors down had been at puppet camp you would have been begging your parents to send you.

Fortunately for me, I wasn't faced with that kind of choice.

"Hey, Jenny - wanna come back to my house and see my...puppet? It's...big."

Nah, I don't think so ;)

30 posted on 07/17/2002 5:46:48 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
decided to build trees to represent nature and vegetables to represent food.

I guess my entry of a Black Angus to represent food would have been rejected out of hand.

31 posted on 07/17/2002 5:57:59 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Phantom Lord
The Veterans section in Hibbing,Mn.?

I noticed the dog tags,but if memory serves me the graves are on foriegn soil?
32 posted on 07/17/2002 5:58:06 AM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: zhabotinsky
I always wondered about Bert and Ernie's relationship, too...
33 posted on 07/17/2002 6:00:59 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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"OK, now, children..............As a Young Socialist Sock Puppet, it is my honor and privilege to turn you int.............umm...............I mean, enlighten you as to how you, too, can be.........ummm.............make......make puppets and act like fools in front of the general public. OK, everyone..........smile and form a hammer and sickle just like I showed you........."
34 posted on 07/17/2002 6:01:41 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Phantom Lord
The cemetery outside of Caen, France.
35 posted on 07/17/2002 6:01:41 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
We could really use more Al Sharptons.
36 posted on 07/17/2002 6:02:12 AM PDT by yendu bwam
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To: Miss Marple
Well, when you bring Barney into it, that just skews everything! Barney is evil personified!
37 posted on 07/17/2002 6:02:22 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
In Ithaca, they learn how to become social activists.

Darn - they mispelled it.

In Ithaca, they learn how to become socialist activists.

38 posted on 07/17/2002 6:05:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: RightOnline
Once more, life imitates South Park:


39 posted on 07/17/2002 6:06:27 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: madprof98
I take it you're familiar with the Paideia School?
40 posted on 07/17/2002 6:07:27 AM PDT by general_re
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To: dakine
We have a winner. Its the Normandy American Cemetary at Omaha Beach.
41 posted on 07/17/2002 6:08:27 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Shut your hole Mr. Hat!
42 posted on 07/17/2002 6:09:39 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: general_re
Some more examples:

Above:School of the Americas protest

Above:Sinister plans for puppet production (obviously not from an engineering school student)

43 posted on 07/17/2002 6:21:08 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: general_re
I take it you're familiar with the Paideia School?

Very. I have friends who teach there and friends whose children have attended. It's a great example of the same kind of liberal hypocrisy evident in many other supposedly progressive private schools. (Sidwell Friends comes immediately to mind.) It sits in an expensive neighborhood just inside the borders of the City of Atlanta and was founded to provide wealthy white parents with an alternative to the largely black public school system here. But it has flourished by pretending to promote an enlightened view of society--that is, a completely PC view--in which race and gender issues are constantly kept in the forefront of discussion. And, of course, it has black students, in just the right numbers: enough, but not too many for the folks who keep the place afloat.

44 posted on 07/17/2002 6:22:48 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: general_re
More from the School of the Americas protest, courtesy of CNN (they LOVE to show these puppets, which should tell us something about THEM!


45 posted on 07/17/2002 6:24:58 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Phantom Lord
My son just got back from visiting the area, he took a picture that looks eerily like that cover, he installed it on our computer as the wallpaper. In other words, a lucky guess...
46 posted on 07/17/2002 6:26:11 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Are they going to call themselves The Hillary Youth? ;-)
47 posted on 07/17/2002 6:33:56 AM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: Miss Marple
Sinister plans for puppet production (obviously not from an engineering school student)

Okay, so it's not the most technically sophisticated thing we've ever seen - it's not exactly the plans for the Death Star or anything like that. But, using these secret plans, I have been able to determine the weakness in their defenses. You begin at the south end, and rapidly work your way north, finishing with a surgical strike upon the critical central region. I've prepared this diagram to assist you:


48 posted on 07/17/2002 6:35:27 AM PDT by general_re
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To: general_re
HAR!
49 posted on 07/17/2002 6:37:31 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: general_re
By the way, I think Al Gore drew those puppet plans.
50 posted on 07/17/2002 6:38:13 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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