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Since: Feb 10

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#90867 Sep 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Uless I misread the article, aborting is only an option when the number of fetuses is greater than 2.
They aren't identical, so the parents could have chosen to abort one. However, many people have a moral compass, whether religion-based or otherwise, that says abortion is murder. Not everyone feels the same, but for those who do, aborting one of them is simply not an option.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90868 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Happy Friday! Tonight is date night. Friend at work gave me a spare key to his car, told me there's a little sumpin sumpin for me in there for me.(He brought me a gift of smokey treats! how cool is that?)
Tomorrow morning, I'll get groceries on my way home from Nick's -- he's going to the cabin until Sunday night with the kids -- and I"ll have the weekend to do whatever I want!(cleaning, mostly -- the place has become a real dump in the last two weeks)
Enjoy the treats!

Tonight is our unexpected date night and we finally decided to bag a movie all together and go out for dinner at one of our favorite places. They have this really excellent pasta dish (gorgonzola stuffed tortolini with a gorgonzola crema sauce, walnuts, red & green grapes - OMG! I'm drooling already) and we both ALWAYS get it because we love it so much and don't want to share, but we were there sorta recently for our anniversary dinner so we're going to go back and get one of the gorgonzola pasta and one of something else we've always wanted to try (but ended up getting the gorgonzola instead - really, we do it every time) to share. They have a nice patio and the weather is supposed to be good today, so it should be a nice time.

Tomorrow we get up bright and early to go to my company picnic. The girls love it or I would not be going. Then we have to rush home and go to a birthday party for our neighbor - she's turning 2 and so adorable. That reminds me, gotta go get her gift at lunch...

Sunday I hope to do nothing more taxing than go to the beach, but I fear I shall have to do some laundry anyway.

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Since: Jan 13

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#90870 Sep 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Say, do you remember the teenage niteclub, Valley View?....I think my friends and i saw Three Dog Night, about 9 months before they were big.....Saw them later, at the Chicago Opera house, they were exceptional.....I remember Mr. Kellys and Savoias, Ciprianis....
Umm...I think I was too old for teen clubs...probably hitting Rush St. by then. Different musical tastes, too.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#90871 Sep 6, 2013
We are going to spend 2 days and 1 night at one of the amusement parks. Have to get our money's worth out of the annual passes and we figured the weekend after Labor Day shouldn't be too crazy. But we have Express passes anyway, so it won't matter that much if it IS crowded!

Since: Jan 10

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#90872 Sep 6, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I think the teacher at the minimum needs to be reassigned different classes. Her credibility is nil now and it should be that way. I think the teacher should have some kind of discipline in place for those situations and not baby the kids, but I don't think she should treat them like a dog. Humiliating a 14 year old -- believe me they are extremely sensitive at that age -- is not very bright way to handle the situation.
There's plenty of people looking for teaching jobs. I used "she" but I have to admit I did not focus whether it was a male or female teacher.
Except she does have the support of the students. I say let her stay. I"m fine with "humiliating" a kid who's acting like a dumbass. Don't want to be embarrassed (that's what it really is, not humiliation)? Follow the rules.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90873 Sep 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I pretty much liked all Woody Allen movies, anything quirky is good for me. Saw him at Mr. Kelly's doing standup before all the movie stuff. I was 10.:)
I saw Frank Gorshen at Well of teh Sea after my junior prom. The only people laughing were me and a couple of ld drunk couples. He was so not expecting a teeny bopper crowd in 1966

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#90874 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Except she does have the support of the students. I say let her stay. I"m fine with "humiliating" a kid who's acting like a dumbass. Don't want to be embarrassed (that's what it really is, not humiliation)? Follow the rules.
Okay. I understand where you are coming from but I disagree. I see it as a form of bullying.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90875 Sep 6, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Okay. I understand where you are coming from but I disagree. I see it as a form of bullying.
That word is way overused.

Since: Jan 10

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#90876 Sep 6, 2013
Holy. Shit. Kid got decapitated by his own remote controlled helicopter.

http://nypost.com/2013/09/05/man-decapitated-...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#90877 Sep 6, 2013
Bullying is ridiculing another to elevate yourself, or express power or control over another. I see it as a way for a teacher to control their classroom without resorting to corporal punishment.
If you consider this bullying, then by extension any attempt by the teacher to discipline a student is bullying because they are trying to control the student. Which I totally disagree with.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay. I understand where you are coming from but I disagree. I see it as a form of bullying.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90878 Sep 6, 2013
I equate it to the traditional dunce cap in the corner, which i'm fine with.

Since: Jan 10

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#90879 Sep 6, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Okay. I understand where you are coming from but I disagree. I see it as a form of bullying.
I'm much more of a "tough love" approach person than you are. ;)(I suspect more nonparents are like that than parents, but that could be just me.)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90880 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Holy. Shit. Kid got decapitated by his own remote controlled helicopter.
http://nypost.com/2013/09/05/man-decapitated-...
Pretty grusome.

Be careful out there kids!

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#90881 Sep 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
Bullying is ridiculing another to elevate yourself, or express power or control over another. I see it as a way for a teacher to control their classroom without resorting to corporal punishment.
If you consider this bullying, then by extension any attempt by the teacher to discipline a student is bullying because they are trying to control the student. Which I totally disagree with.
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Treating a student like you would treat an errant dog is expressing power and control and is also ridiculing.

Pointing out that they are late and need to stay after school and do extra work for the time they missed or some other form of fitting punishment to the misdeed is corrective. Humiliating someone to bend to your rules does nothing but shows someone has power. The teacher should teach.

Too many people like "getting" the person who has done wrong. When it's a kid, teach the kid -- don't humiliate them.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#90882 Sep 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I equate it to the traditional dunce cap in the corner, which i'm fine with.
I'm not. Ridiculing kids is not teaching.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#90883 Sep 6, 2013
so, it turns out that SIL is having trouble iwth her BF... i thoguht that she jumped into this relationship too quickly, but hey, she's a big girl nad i'm trying to stick to positive reinforcemetn. she had a relapse 2 weeks ago, and now that she has her $h!t more togheter (and on a different cocktail of meds), she's complaining about the BF.a couple months ago, it was his idea to put a car in his name so that the soon--to-be ex cant get it in the divorse (50/50 state) leaving her wiht no way aroudn.(not that anyone else wouldl like a 1995 light blue taurus).

Ugh. can't help her but don't want to kick her wehn she's down. so out of ideas...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#90884 Sep 6, 2013
I was the type of kid that would have "worked" on, but in the soul-crushing, totally humiliating sort of way.

I can kind of see it for the disrupting type of kid. You want attention? Now you've got attention. The quiet kid that happened to forget his/her homework? No way.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90885 Sep 6, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Okay. I understand where you are coming from but I disagree. I see it as a form of bullying.
Bullying?

Anytime someone with more power compels you to do something you don't want to do?

Nope.

This is teacher discipline, not bullying

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90886 Sep 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I was the type of kid that would have "worked" on, but in the soul-crushing, totally humiliating sort of way.
I can kind of see it for the disrupting type of kid. You want attention? Now you've got attention. The quiet kid that happened to forget his/her homework? No way.
I agree with your analysis

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#90887 Sep 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Bullying?
Anytime someone with more power compels you to do something you don't want to do?
Nope.
This is teacher discipline, not bullying
We can agree to disagree. I also thinks it's a horrible way to show students how to deal with someone who disappoints you.

The following link, I believe, shows what the ideal way to handle things like this in the classroom -- upfront and have the consequencwes known ahead of time: http://www.brightonk12.com/webpages/mholowick...

But then again, it doesn't get any laughs.

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