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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bfatz, Dec 5, 2018.
Does the American Flag Offend You? Stanford Thinks It Might
Had the frat not heard about the ongoing war on nationalism being waged by the progressive left?
Thank you! You just reminded me what the 8th point was from a wonderful lecture given by one of my favorite teachers in the late 90's.
I wish I still had my notes.
Here they are, now complete:
Eight Signs Before a Fall:
1. Oathbreakers at State level (national in US.
2. Oathbreakers at local level
3. censorship in media along political lines
4. elitist class divide along basic rights (speach, protections, resources or arms )
5. Over 20% general population on the Dole.
6. immegration allowed to exist without cultural exchange
7. Government using Children to police their Parents
8. Flag and symbols of country are considered offensive. Negative patriotism.
He presented these and then went through Iran in the 70's, Chile, and I think part of Bosnia IFOR related. My European history was always squishy.
The second lecture compared skirt lengths to economy. A few of the other teachers got a bit annoyed at him for that one
Fraternities need to learn how to survive without recognition from the college or university.
The only way is an old school rich frat with off campus housing and rich alum to fund it. You should see some of the frat houses at Cornell.
Time for a constitutional amendment banning restrictions on flying a flag.
52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance
And the above is not taking into account the number of people who are employed by .gov. e.g. teachers, LEO, politicians, secretaries to politicians, highway Dept.
It is unwise to bite the hand that feeds you.
My oldest is living in a frat house this year.
He really enjoys the camaraderie and living with like-minded people as opposed to dorm life.
I'm sure he is enjoying all the other benefits as well.
He says that almost all his friends/brothers are conservative Trump supporters...Birds of a feather...
And they endure a nonstop onslaught of progressive brain washing efforts.
Lawsuit Update - Stand Up To Harvard
Some are fighting that fight.
We have that. It is the 1st.
Time to cut any "tax-exempt" status for colleges & universities.....it appears that their net benefits to society are not worth subsidies by taxpaying citizens
Great. A problem though is they are fighting the same sex regulation, not the concept of Harvard attempting to regulate lawful off campus behavior. They are fighting a symptom, not the disease.
Proud of these young gentlemen. They’ll do well.
Interesting I loosely follow the Harvard war on free association didn't realize it is going on at other reeducation camps. But of course it makes sense these people all take their orders from the same place.
delta house had it figured out...
This would only result in overnight 30-50% tuition hikes, with the commensurate slavery of parent and student funded loans taking a similar balance increase
Good on them.
I got a Masters at Stanford. I loved my time at the Farm. I had a chance to spend a couple days back at Stanford last year for a conference; it is such a lovely campus.
Sadly, though, the administration and some of the faculty are seriously left wing. It would not surprise me at all to hear that someone high up in the administration at Stanford found the flag to be offensive.
Academia is pretty much the test bed for every bad idea the left wants to bring the country at large. You laugh at California, but it all really starts on campuses.
Two very distinct lawsuits -
one Federal, one State.
Not that I've read either complaint.
I vaguely remember reading or hearing about that, but cannot recall which length was related to good or bad economy. Short = Good or bad?
I'd dearly love to hear him lecture on thongs and the banking system!
A quick Google found:
Skirt Length Theory
In short ( no pun intended) short skirts= good times. longer skirts = no fun to be had times
I really thought this was going to go the other way.....lots of ladies wearing short skirts (and tall boots) = economy took a downturn.
I kind of like it. Then the number of people who have useless degrees may decrease and the number of people willing to ...actually effing work... May increase.
When I was in college, the majority of the frat houses were in off campus buildings, generally converted houses. Why any frat would allow the university to be their landlord is beyond my comprehension, especially since schools get away with ignoring many of the traditional rights granted tenants. Ever hear of a landlord other than a school that can declare a tenant banned from his/her rented housing without a formal eviction order from a court? Basically, courts ignore tenant rights when it comes to school-owned student housing.
I remember a flyer from the college I went to warning students renting off-campus apartments to make sure they provided a security deposit, not a "damage deposit" that allowed the landlord to charge damage to common areas outside the rented apartment to the occupants. Guess what term the school's student housing contract contained? It certainly was not a "security deposit"
At our college, the 10 frats were partitioned into two kinds:
Frat-owned real estate
College-owned real estate
The frat-owned houses were freaking mansions.
The college-owned houses were more like the Munsters' house -
not even the Animal House, let alone the Addams family's house.
I inferred that it cost a lot less to live in a college-owned frat house.
That is, the college pretended to maintain it,
and the frat pretended to pay them.
I don't know if that skirt length theory still applies since now everyone can wear a skirt!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
That's a KILT dammit!
That is the great part of a fraternity, getting to hang out with like minded people. The trick nowadays is complying with all the PC crap the university throws at you. And it does not help at all that the drinking age is 21 now, that is what trips them up the most
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