Hello Gentlemen! My name is Matt and I am new to the forum here. I am from a small town in WV about an hour from out capital. I am a history teacher at the middle school level. To tell a little about…Continue
"I agree with both of you; my real sticking point is getting rid of the monuments because there were some important southern figures. I also like your point Travis, the stars and bars weren't even used most often but the KKK and other hate…"
"I almost fear to bring this up, but in light of the shooting in Charleston there has been a huge backlash against confederate memorials and the flag. Should we as a nation just wipe the memory away? As a amateur Civil War historian I refuse to…"
"One thing I've noticed is that by dressing well, I don't have as many problems with parents in face-to-face encounters. I think a sweater vest/khaki combo will always beat the blue jeans/untucked plaid combination some of my fellow…"
"I Really think the clothes maketh the man. As long as your deeds in the classroom and office can back it up. Here's a picture of me at a school even. As the Head of Grade 3 I wanted to stand out a little. Compared to just a shirt and tie all…"
""The moral is the story is that hats aren't dead, but we must as manly hat wearers help kill the image of the ironic hipster rocking out his 20 dollar wal mart brand fedora. "
Nowadays thats how you wear hats, well for my generation…"
"Not at all, people have different tastes - I think them hats are nice, and especially the last one..
Dont see why any of you want to kill off a fashion trend? If you dont like it, dont wear it.. but its whats happening and isnt going to stop"
I wanted originally to bring it to one issue but I guess we could talk about anything really that has changed in the the public's general mindset.I wanted to talk about LGBT issues. I reckon it started in earnest in the 1960s. Then it started getting noticeably more open about twenty years later. However, even in the 1980s it was common for homosexuals to be shunned or even beaten, by citizens and not by a law. Now there are laws in some places against simply stating your opinion on it. In…See More
What do you guys think about the idea being described by Frank Herbert in one of the later Dune novels?"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."See More
Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't know what to expect regarding a resolution, but wanted to push out a general notice. Hopefully they'll get things running again soon. I'll post updates here, if I learn of any. See More