Goings on in Texas

Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by Alchemist, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Duriel

    Duriel The Last Emerald Rose

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    One thing I got to add to this though is...so much for loving thy neighbor. Sheesh.
     
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    Love your neighbor but don't encourage him to do things that will hurt him.

    And anyway I don't want to get involved in that whole gay marriages thread again,I'll just leave the matter to you Americans.Besides it's Texas,it's your state,you have states,you have different laws for every state so I don't know.Figure out a solution or something.
    Let Texans stay in Texas and the rest of you go to Las Vegas or California or something.Las Vegas is in Nevada right?Whatever.Anyway,it's American stuff you gotta find a solution on your own.
     
  3. Alchemist

    Alchemist The Fighters Guide House Member

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    @ Duriel yup, That's what I think. For example, there was a student, in the spring, here at TSU who was putting on a play for their Student Directing class, they chose one about homosexuality. The uni has done plays like this before, publicly, and this play was not public but for class. Well, some "christian" took offense, started a protest and the student was sent death threats by churches. Hmmm..so much for the "Love of Christ".
    They had to cancel the play for fear of the students safety.

    That's all I'm gonna say about that, I don't want a religious debate, there are enough threads for that lol
     
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    Is it true that people in Texas can carry guns with them?
     
  5. Alchemist

    Alchemist The Fighters Guide House Member

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    it's true for most of America, to my knowledge. Just need to get a license to carry a handgun. I'm not much of a gun person so don't know all the facts. While I know a lot of people with guns, I don't know anyone who has a license to carry one...so that's not that common
     
  6. Duriel

    Duriel The Last Emerald Rose

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    Las Vegas is in Nevada yes.

    The problem it seems now is a lot of political stupidity in Texas.
     
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    Well seems like you're already there. If you want us to send blankets and a camping cooker over to you, just tell us. I'm sure you can hunt down the mammoths on your own.
    Jeesh


    Excuse me. Not the "**** off" part but the quoted part?!
    Just: Excuse me?
    That's some kind of bad joke right?

    Traditions and values.
    Foi, all traditions and values in honor, but they are about to throw growth and science and human rights out of the window. That has nothing to do with keeping traditions and values.
    Plus I kinda question their existance in the first place.

    Yes, I'd even scoot over and make you some room. Fleeing is a good tactic, though probably not the best.

    That is true for most of America as Alchy said...
    I do not really have to complete that sentence, right?
     
  8. azuren82

    azuren82 Berserk got banned...

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    tbh this isn't the first time the Texan Reps got their ass into controversy. I still remember the whole idea to revamp the local textbooks ala Japanese style. It's already bad enough should this be done only in Texas. However, b/c of the impact of Texan textbooks on the entire US education distribution wise, a major shitstorm could just happen on a whim. btw Alch, how did the textbook shitstorm I've said just now panned out atm?
     
  9. Alchemist

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    Ugh the textbooks.
    Essentially they won....textbooks will be revised to downplay the likes of Thomas Jefferson as a founding father, and other things to further push religion into school. Basically the books will hold Conservative views in higher regard to Liberal views.

    Overall its crap. They want to teach agenda instead of facts. Saying things like "the children have been infected with liberalism and this needs to be solved." And since Texas is such a large state, many other states just take the Texas textbooks since so many are produced.

    Here is a youtube vid showing what the books will be teaching now....

     
  10. jake1964

    jake1964 Old enough to be your dad

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    I don't know who is doing the research on these topics, but corporal punishment is already legal in public schools in Texas and always has been.

    Some individual school districts do not allow it and many districts, which technically do allow it, rarely use it.
    But it is not against the law.
     
  11. Sneakybolt

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    I am one though... It's called a "Concealed carry permit" You are allowed to get one when you turn 18. However even with one you can't bring a wepon to schools, airplanes, goverment buildings ect. Many texans have them for safely killing things like rattle snakes and other stuff that could kill them. It's not like the wild west shows. Yay 2nd ammendment!!
     
  12. Alchemist

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    I live in Texas, I come across rattlesnakes, if you aren't a dumbass you can avoid them. Most snakebites are the result of drunken stupidity. Otherwise, use something else. A gun for a snake is pretty lame.
     
  13. Sneakybolt

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    yea we used a hoe to kill the one in the barn... but shooting it woulda been fun.
     
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    We had rattlesnakes at the top of the hill beyond our backyard gat at the house I grew up at. I miss that house. It 's also a leave them alone and they really could careless about you.
     
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    BOE=Bastards Of Education. Guess we're seeing clones of Rush Limbaugh starting to rear their ugly heads now. Yay for the great American Way. -.-
     
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    And that was my cue to send the missile, wasn't it? How in the world can beating children not be against the law in a country like the US with liberty and justice for all and whatever else you pledge there every morning in school. That's bullshit!

    The right to bear arms only makes sense if you use them.
    And you only use "arms" when wanting to threaten, injure kill someone somthing.
    Is that really necessary? That is an honest question now:
    Is it really necessary that every idiot should have the right to legally get a weapon and therefore has the possibility of easily doing something wayyyyy wrong?

    Yay for you avoiding rattlesnakes without guns. =)
    And still: I'd scoot over when you wanna get outta there. I would too...
     
  17. Turambar

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    kekekeke

    This is like sha'ria.

    But errrr... is this within the constitution?
     
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    Well, given the default stance of rights for the general US view, it's against the constitution. Ironically tho, every government don't go by the rules the previous generations set down. At least that's coming from a cynic of humane nature who doesn't really knows much about politics in both the US and beyond. >.>
     
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    Well, luckily, politicians aren't the only power involved. I am not being theocratic when I say thank God for trias politica.

    If a law goes against the constitution, there's bound to be someone to challenge it. And some constitutional court or other will find it just to throw it out, whether they agree or not.

    Or am I far too optimistic about all this??
     
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    jake1964 Old enough to be your dad

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    As a rule it does work that way.

    Although sometimes it takes a few years for the process to work.