As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
The New York Times Upfront | The news magazine for high school
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969)
Issue: Freedom of Speech at School
Bottom Line: You Have the Right To Express Yourself—Up to a Point
In December 1965, John and Mary Beth Tinker and their friend Chris Eckhardt wore black armbands to school in Des Moines, Iowa, to protest the war in Vietnam. School officials told them to remove the armbands, and when they refused, they were suspended (John, 15, from North High; Mary Beth, 13, from Warren Harding Junior High; and Chris, 16, from Roosevelt High). With their parents, they sued the school district, claiming a violation of their First Amendment right of freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court sided with the students. Students and teachers don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate," the Court said.
The Court did not, however, grant students an unlimited right to self-expression. It said First Amendment guarantees must be balanced against a school's need to keep order: As long as an act of expression doesn't disrupt classwork or school activities or invade the rights of others, it's acceptable. Regarding the students in this case, "their deviation consisted only in wearing on their sleeve a band of black cloth," the Court said. "They caused discussion outside of the classrooms, but no interference with work and no disorder."
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I think the acceptable action in this case to make it equal would be to kick out the male involved as well.
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Actualy 85% of college age rape victims know their assailants.
Which means about 15% of college age rape victims are raped by strangers.
Stats for high school age victims might be higher.
Kinda like how the Right went absolutely bonkers when Texas made all their young girls get immunized against HPV, but the reaction to the boys' getting the very same vaccine was so muted that many people probably don't even know that it happened.
Glad to see the ACLU take a stand against this blatant misogyny. May this school be punished, HARD.
I think about sex essentially nonstop. Okay. Since I am close to sixty now maybe I have slowed down a bit. I think about sex 5-8 times per minute. Young, fecund, pregnant teens would distract me.