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

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

    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.

    The Year 10 students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder community high school in Western Australia were given the assignment last week in a class on contemporary conflict and terrorism.
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    The teacher chose a wrong topic but at least he encourages creativity!

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

    i think that's a brilliant idea though, it teaches the kids to take info and apply logical thinking to achieve a desired goal, and it would also show why terrorism is bad, but i can understand why some people are offended, but in the words of our favourite toe-remover "harden the **** up"
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Creative assignment to say the least
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    You guys have to be kidding. Creative? Brilliant? It couldn't be a more destructive idea. I hope whoever this is gets fired or at the very least severely disciplined.

    It devalues the horror of terrorist attacks and their destructive nature.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    You guys have to be kidding. Creative? It couldn't be a more destructive idea.
    how? what harm could it cause?
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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
    how? what harm could it cause?
    Okay, class, for your homework assignment tonight, pick from the following:

    #1 -- How to commit the perfect murder.
    #2 -- Best ways to rape a girl and get away with it.
    #3 -- How to blow up the school with products made from home.

    Some ideas are just so stupid and wrong ya' just can't put it into words.
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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
    Okay, class, for your homework assignment tonight, pick from the following:

    #1 -- How to commit the perfect murder.
    #2 -- Best ways to rape a girl and get away with it.
    #3 -- How to blow up the school with products made from home.

    Some ideas are just so stupid and wrong ya' just can't put it into words.
    'cause that ain't a strawman

    it wasn't teaching them how, it was a hypothetical, it didn't teach 'em how to make or plant a bomb, just when and where, and it's not like they couldn't figure that out without doing it at school. When i was in high school, our history teacher, just for fun, told us to figure out how we'd go about invading Australia as the Japanese in WW2, i got an A, i was very proud of that, but does that mean i'm going to become supreme commander of the Japanese army and do it does it?

    do you really think your average Aussie 15 year old is going to go and become a terrorist simply 'cause they did an assignment? does that not sound the teeniest bit ridiculous 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 spud_meister View Post
    'cause that ain't a strawman

    it wasn't teaching them how, it was a hypothetical, it didn't teach 'em how to make or plant a bomb, just when and where, and it's not like they couldn't figure that out without doing it at school. When i was in high school, our history teacher, just for fun, told us to figure out how we'd go about invading Australia as the Japanese in WW2, i got an A, i was very proud of that, but does that mean i'm going to become supreme commander of the Japanese army and do it does it?

    do you really think your average Aussie 15 year old is going to go and become a terrorist simply 'cause they did an assignment? does that not sound the teeniest bit ridiculous to you?
    I don't understand your first sentence? What's the strawman? These are examples of the very same thing. Okay, maybe change "the school" to "your local bank." I fail to see a difference. What is the difference 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 MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand your first sentence? What's the strawman? These are examples of the very same thing. Okay, maybe change "the school" to "your local bank." I fail to see a difference. What is the difference to you?
    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.
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    Re: G'day class, today we're going to plot a terrorist attack in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    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!
    Well if you are to combat terrorism you do need to learn how a terrorist thinks, (See Body of Lies) it's like chess you need to be able to predict the moves of the opponent, probably not condusive to a highschool class though, probably better for a counter-terrorism seminar like the one I took in College.

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