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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's not even close to being an accurate comparison of what the assignment asked for.
    Dang! You are right...I didnt past

    "A school teacher who set an assignment for her class to plan a terrorist attack that would kill as many innocent Australians as possibler did not seek to promote terrorism, education officials said today."

    Before I realized what an incredibly ****ing stupid idea it was and what in incredible moron that teacher was for thinking this assignment was a 'good' idea. I should have kept reading to this part...

    "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."

    Then I would have adjusted Sally's plan dramatically....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dang! You are right...I didnt past

    "A school teacher who set an assignment for her class to plan a terrorist attack that would kill as many innocent Australians as possibler did not seek to promote terrorism, education officials said today."

    Before I realized what an incredibly ****ing stupid idea it was and what in incredible moron that teacher was for thinking this assignment was a 'good' idea. I should have kept reading to this part...

    "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."

    Then I would have adjusted Sally's plan dramatically....
    I think you are grossly oversimplifying the complexity of this assignment. My interpretation of the assignment would involve things like:

    Specific location
    Time of day to maximize traffic yield through the targeted area
    The specific delivery method and why
    Psychological impact assessment
    Sociological impact assessment
    In-depth biological impact assessment

    You do realize, these are called "war games" and our military school students do them all the time, right?

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think you are grossly oversimplifying the complexity of this assignment. My interpretation of the assignment would involve things like:

    Specific location
    Time of day to maximize traffic yield through the targeted area
    The specific delivery method and why
    Psychological impact assessment
    Sociological impact assessment
    In-depth biological impact assessment

    You do realize, these are called "war games" and our military school students do them all the time, right?
    Yes. Military. Not 15 year old children who's prefrontal cortex and decision making capabilities are 6-10 years from being fully developed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think you are grossly oversimplifying the complexity of this assignment. My interpretation of the assignment would involve things like:

    Specific location
    Time of day to maximize traffic yield through the targeted area
    The specific delivery method and why
    Psychological impact assessment
    Sociological impact assessment
    In-depth biological impact assessment

    You do realize, these are called "war games" and our military school students do them all the time, right?
    Interesting the number of people that actually think this is a good idea and yet I get nasty grams for posting pictures and videos of simple beheadings. Ive got some decent footage of the bloated corpses at Halabja we can post...and some really awesome terrorism aftermath shots...hell...what was I thinking...this could be FUN...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yes. Military. Not 15 year old children who's prefrontal cortex and decision making capabilities are 6-10 years from being fully developed.
    No, military school students as in kids that attend military structured private schools. Besides, how is this assignment any different from taking the ROTC class out to play paintball wars?

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

    It could be an interesting and instructive project, under the proper parameters.

    I don't think the parameters used were the proper ones, however.

    Perhaps instead: “half the class plans a terrorist attack and the other half plan how to defend against one (give each some parameter(s) that must be met). Then compare the two and see which half wins.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Interesting the number of people that actually think this is a good idea and yet I get nasty grams for posting pictures and videos of simple beheadings. Ive got some decent footage of the bloated corpses at Halabja we can post...and some really awesome terrorism aftermath shots...hell...what was I thinking...this could be FUN...
    Well if you can point to where the assignment called for visual aids of that nature, by all means, I'll concede that point to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Or teach them how to plan a terrorist attack.... can't have one without the other.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    No, military school students as in kids that attend military structured private schools. Besides, how is this assignment any different from taking the ROTC class out to play paintball wars?
    Military academy students are taught some of this...but they are also being conditioned with a military mindset. We are talking average civilians...15 year olds...and this was plain and simple an idiotic endeavor.

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