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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    you don't see anything wrong with the comparison that asking kids to entertain the hypothetical of when and where they'd stage an attack to teaching them how to rape someone is a bit bull****? they are crimes of completely different nature, they didn't teach the kids how to make a bomb or a chemical weapon, a proper comparison would be on how to choose a good spot to rape someone, but not telling them what to use to rape them, assuming these kids penises are very complicated to build and could easily go off in their faces and kill them.

    the simple fact is, if any of these kids are planning on staging a terrorist attack, this isn't going to make a damn difference as they would've figured that out anyway, and if they weren't planning on staging a terrorist attach, this wouldn't have changed a damn thing.
    The students were asked to pretend they were terrorists making a political statement by releasing a chemical or biological agent on "an unsuspecting Australian community", according to a copy of the assignment.

    The task included choosing the best time to attack and explaining their choice of victims and what effects the attack would have on a human body. "Your goal is to kill the MOST innocent civilians in order to get your message across," the assignment read.

    "If it was intended to teach them about the impact, the effect of terrorism on innocent people and to try and extract sympathy, empathy and regretfulness in the aftermath, then I think that it's a positive move. Anything else and it's plainly stupid."
    Kalgoorlie-Boulder student Sarah Gilbert, 15, told the newspaper she was horrified by the assignment.
    (I've snipped at various points.)

    This assignment was insensitive, stupid, unprofessional and a host of other derogatory adjectives one could come up with. My examples are no different. Hypothetical terrorist attack=hypothetical rape attack=hypothetical bombing attack="pretend you're a murderer." Just plai ridiculous.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    (I've snipped at various points.)

    This assignment was insensitive, stupid, unprofessional and a host of other derogatory adjectives one could come up with. My examples are no different. Hypothetical terrorist attack=hypothetical rape attack=hypothetical bombing attack="pretend you're a murderer." Just plai ridiculous.
    If the professor also added a second part to the assignment as to how to prevent such events, this assignment could be used.... Or at least law enforcement agencies should keep an eye on the class to learn some things.

    It's like hacking computers, they hold competitions as to who can crack their systems and also wants them to help find how to secure the security holes. This could be interesting if and only IF they learn both how it execute things and how to prevent them... but then again... this class is about conflicts and terrorism, why does someone need to learn how to do that much damage, just learn why they are doing these atrocities....
    We the People of the United States,... provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare....
    Where did it ever say, promote for the common defence, and provide the general Welfare..... Please don't mix up the two....

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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    (I've snipped at various points.)

    This assignment was insensitive, stupid, unprofessional and a host of other derogatory adjectives one could come up with. My examples are no different. Hypothetical terrorist attack=hypothetical rape attack=hypothetical bombing attack="pretend you're a murderer." Just plai ridiculous.
    insensitive to whom? there hasn't been a terrorist attack on Australian soil since 1915, stupidity is a matter of opinion, and the teachers profession is to teach, and that's what this assignment was doing.

    and i still don't think those things are equal, and repeating it won't change that.

    personally, i if was going to plant a chemical weapon, it would be in the underground areas of Flinders Street Station, so there it could spread through the Melbourne Loop to the other 4 underground stations, and i'd do it at about 5:30pm, to catch the people on their way home from work.

    ****, now i must be a terrorist.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    I am going to come down on the side of saying this was a good lesson. In the coming years, we have to expect and plan for more terrorist attacks. Teaching teenage children what the terrorists will look for in a place to attack, and making them reason as a terrorist would, provides them a better set of tools to help prevent such attacks.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

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    G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia | World news | The Guardian



    Wow

    The teacher chose a wrong topic but at least he encourages creativity!
    Creativity? So there is something redeeming about this?
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am going to come down on the side of saying this was a god lesson.
    i know us Aussies are the best and all but i'm not sure the teacher was quite that good.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    insensitive to whom? there hasn't been a terrorist attack on Australian soil since 1915, stupidity is a matter of opinion, and the teachers profession is to teach, and that's what this assignment was doing.

    and i still don't think those things are equal, and repeating it won't change that.

    personally, i if was going to plant a chemical weapon, it would be in the underground areas of Flinders Street Station, so there it could spread through the Melbourne Loop to the other 4 underground stations, and i'd do it at about 5:30pm, to catch the people on their way home from work.

    ****, now i must be a terrorist.
    I'll simply agree to disagree. This is so stupid it's not worth arguing about.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i know us Aussies are the best and all but i'm not sure the teacher was quite that good.
    I fixed it you smartass.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'll simply agree to disagree. This is so stupid it's not worth arguing about.
    fair enough.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I fixed it you smartass.
    don't ya hate them freudian slips
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