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What are they teaching kids at Columbia?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YGBFKM, Feb 20, 2011.


    YGBFKM Guest


    Tragic that Auburn can no longer toilet paper its favorite trees, but these NYC students refuse to let tradition die.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Consider the source = no credibility.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Audio here.


    Was there a bit of jeering? Yeah. Should there have been? In a perfect world, no, as at these events people should be able to speak their mind freely without being heckled.

    Was it some outrageous event where he was yelled off the stage? No. And he handled himself very well after the brief remarks from the crowd and overall presented his opinion perfectly. And, at the end of his talk, he gets a big round of applause. So I think the kids are still being taught all right at Columbia and, shockingly, the New York Post - where the story first came from - may have exaggerated just a tad.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's disgraceful.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I could never bring myself to boo someone who has been risking his life fighting for our country.
  6. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    Everyone who's shocked Mizzou has a strong opinion without listening to the audio, raise your hand.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It was a meeting about a military ban on campus. Obviously there were going to be students there strongly opposed to the military. He was well aware when he walked into the building that he was walking in as a symbol of the military. Nothing much to see here but the First Amendment in all of its glory. I respect both sides.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Bottom line, any "news" originating from any orifice of the Faux Fascist Noise empire can be preemptively presumed to be bullshit.
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    They were risking their life all right, but not for our country.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It cheapens what they were fighting for if we can't debate political issues vehemently.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    And there's the issue. Sounds like some of their respect was left in the dorms.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    A good analogy would be the health care Town Hall meetings.

    As there, the lack of civility is my biggest issue. But those were adults. When you've got a bunch of college kids in a room debating a flammable issue, you've got to anticipate a little bit of this. They'll learn. And they'll channel their rage more appropriately. But at least they care about something.
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