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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Too bad they allow these anti-american professors back in USA. "Non-diplomatic trips to Iran ought to be one way rides."

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    This is a news report from Iran Press TV a propoganda arm of the Iranian government.

    The fruitcakes interviewed on Press TV include Alex Vitae of Brooklyn College, Heather Gautney of Fordham University, and John Hammond of City University of New York.

    Have a Peek-a-boo at the geniuses

    American Professors Gather in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference | The Weekly Standard
    This isn't so much a news story as a blog post with a few sentences and a video attached...
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Too bad they allow these anti-american professors back in USA. "Non-diplomatic trips to Iran ought to be one way rides."
    Yeah! "anti-american"-ism should be a crime!
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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Too bad they allow these anti-american professors back in USA. "Non-diplomatic trips to Iran ought to be one way rides."
    It is you, Mya, that gave power to the inconsequential talk of a few professors by bringing to light their insignificant activities only to decry their conduct with no viable solution. I do not support their ideals or their behavior, but, I will not espouse martyring them which in the end will only celebrate who they are and what their cause is.

    Moreover, as a matter of course, I always try to look for any positive aspect of a particular behavior. There may be one here. The professors talk underscored just how miserable and inhumane the conditions are in Iran as the people their do not have the freedom to conduct a similar movement. All they were given was a glimpse of freedom. So perhaps your antagonists did serve a useful purpose.

    Gautney was one of four U.S. professors last week to attend the two-day conference at Tehran University, in a country whose people -- despite any possible dissatisfaction -- are not in a position to take to the streets, as she described it. Consequently, she said, Iranian professors and students view the Occupy movement as "an object of study," not something to emulate anytime soon.

    When she and the other professors were first invited to the conference, they were worried about the organizers' motivations, Gautney admitted. But after seeing a list of about 30 questions that would be posed to them, "it seemed like a very legitimate kind of project," she said.

    In particular, organizers wanted to hear the professors speak about: What is the significance of the movement? How did it come about? Who are the protagonists? What are the goals?
    US professors travel to Iran to discuss Occupy Wall Street movement | Fox News

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    This isn't so much a news story as a blog post with a few sentences and a video attached...
    I think this news is important enough in my opinion.

    Feel free to close thread if you wish.

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    This isn't so much a news story as a blog post with a few sentences and a video attached...
    It is a new story see my link post 34.

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    It is a new story see my link post 34.

    Some say first it is news then they say it is not news ..... what is it then

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Some say first it is news then they it is not news ..... what is it then
    I should have clarified. I meant to say that the link you provided was not very informative. Connery's was.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I should have clarified. I meant to say that the link you provided was not very informative. Connery's was.

    Cool then , nothing like clarity in this world. Thanks.

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    Re: American Professors in Tehran for Occupy Wall Street Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    I showed where free speech was indeed a constitutional issue. Now is your turn to provide researched analysis where it is not.
    it's a constitutional issue ONLY when the government is involved. In Pickering, it was a public school board.


    Show me the documents where tenure is cited. Also, provide the basis where violation free speech is a basis for refusing to grant tenure.
    Are you being purposely dense? The whole reason you brought this line of conversation up is because Mya and cpwill said they were for "tenure reform," which you said violated the First Amendment. Never mind that neither one of them even said what the reform should be.
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