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ShepherdsDog @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:09 pm

Essays? You really are out of touch with the real world.

   



Public_Domain @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:13 pm

??

I assumed you marked essays. I thought you were a Social Studies teacher? Excuse me if that's not the case.

Frankly unsure how not being completely aware of your job makes me anymore out-of-touch than normal.

And one to talk.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:15 pm

Essays.....yeah...... ROTFL

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:16 pm

C'mon P_D! His students rarely show up, let alone write essays!

   



Public_Domain @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:19 pm

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
C'mon P_D! His students rarely show up, let alone write essays!

Is that the joke I'm missing here? I skipped the shit out of Social Studies in Grade 12 but I still came in to do the essays. Far more personal than the continual drone of powerpoints and notes.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:22 pm

The parents are even worse....assessments are done further testing is arranged, letters and phone calls go out to specialists, and do the parent's show up to help their child ? Almost never. Adult students on the other hand have about a 90% attendance rate.....still, essays hah!

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:22 pm

Public_Domain Public_Domain:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:
C'mon P_D! His students rarely show up, let alone write essays!

Is that the joke I'm missing here? I skipped the shit out of Social Studies in Grade 12 but I still came in to do the essays. Far more personal than the continual drone of powerpoints and notes.


No, I think they did away with essays in school. Don't know why, it was a great help to start me on the path to organize my thoughts and helps me write technical documentation to this day.

   



Public_Domain @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:25 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
The parents are even worse....assessments are done further testing is arranged, letters and phone calls go out to specialists, and do the parent's show up to help their child ? Almost never. Adult students on the other hand have about a 90% attendance rate.....still, essays hah!

Yeah, my parents and I never showed up to those Parent-Teacher events either, :lol:

I guess it's been a few years, but at the college they still like the occasional essay, at least! An essay about gun rights for the LPI is how I got into college in the first place despite bunking high school...

Essays are all I have! :lol:

   



ShepherdsDog @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:27 pm

You're in community college? Didn't you have to get a GED first?

   



Public_Domain @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:34 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
You're in community college? Didn't you have to get a GED first?
I'm not in college right now, I meant last time around. In BC you can get in as an adult student for many Liberal Arts-type courses by passing the "Language Proficiency Index" which is just an absurdly short series of questions testing your ability to comprehend English by spotting grammatical errors and writing out an essay.

Passing that with a score 4/6 and above waves the need for high school transcripts. I got a 5 which is apparently is rare, I was guaranteed entrance despite being late into enrollment.

So I got to take Media Theory and other pointless Liberal Arts stuff and learned that Marxism really does have a place on campus, :lol:

   



ShepherdsDog @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:40 pm

Yeah....where most students are living off the state or mom and dad. Then they become good free market cogs once they have to pay for things.

   



Public_Domain @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:48 pm

I made two friends in college. A stoner hippie chick who's worked at A&W for 2 years (5 years now) and lives on her own with her boyfriend and is in perpetual cheque-to-cheque poverty, and a very wealthy chick who talked to me after I talked about feminism in a class about Canadian Government. The wealthy chick's father owns some sort of nutritional bar, I think they're called "KIND" or something, I can't remember. She showed me her house on Google Maps, and she told me she had 3 floors. It was 8 times the size of my house, and all the houses around it were just as big.

She was very kind. I remember she bought me a book for one of the Media classes, "The Topology of News" when I couldn't afford it, even though I kept refusing the offer. Still have the book, fond memory.

But yeah, she lived off her parents. My other friend lived off herself. I lived off the state :lol:

I meant "Marxism has a place on campus after all" because a large amount of focus of that Mass Media theory class was on 3 Marxist theorists.

   



fifeboy @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:17 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/02/move-over-america-canada-is-the-land-of-the-free/

$1:
According to a new report from the Legatum Institute, a think tank based in London, 94 percent of Canadians believe they have the freedom to live their lives as they choose, while roughly 92 percent believe the country is a good place for immigrants. Canada, the report found, is the freest country in the entire world. It’s also the most tolerant of immigrants. (Disclosure: Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab channel is published in partnership with Legatum.)

The United States, the self-declared “Land of the Free,” ranked 15th for personal freedom. According to the most recent data made available by Legatum, 87 percent of people surveyed expressed satisfaction in their ability to live their lives as they see fit. And the United States didn’t rank too far behind Canada on the question of how welcome immigrants are, with more than 84 percent of respondents saying they believed it was a good place for them to live.


But...but those horrible Fascists in the CPC destroyed our freedom.

No, they just tried!

   



DanSC @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:53 pm

ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
In the socialist world there is a difference in the interpretation of freedom. We in the West have the freedom to, while they espoused a freedom from.

Equality Opportunity vs. Equality of Outcome

Both living primarily in theory, of course.

   



herbie @ Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:14 pm

Having lived through the death camps of Dave Barrett, Mike Harcourt and Glenn Clark and suffering under the idignity of Tommy Douglas's legacy where I can't even go bankrupt over diabetes meds, I understand.
The facepalm is reserved not for American conservatives preaching the evils of socialism (they have an excuse), but for Canadians politically ignorant enough to agree with them.
Yup. Denmark's socialist, they want to invade and steal Hans Island to make it into a gulag...

   



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