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OT its time to bust the union in IOWA

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by timberfaller, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    They have a real problem in Iowa, looks like!

    Any wonder why people are tired of the NEA? and the teachers that support the thugs!

    It would have been more appropriate to have planned the test of preparedness saying the Muslim Brotherhood was threatening them! OR say NOTHING at all!

    The fire drills when I was in school were unannounced! So the school could see what reaction needed corrected!
     
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  3. timberfaller

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    Its probably to new of a story. Go on their web page, its there and the link works to the story.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/25/iowa-safety-drill-portrays-mock-shooter-anti-immigration-pro-gun-student/


    There is the whole http, copy and paste that one
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I don't see where the School district or any union has anything to do with this exercise:

    Iowa Safety Drill Portrays Mock Shooter as 'Anti-Immigration' Pro-Gun Student
    By Diane Macedo

    Published March 25, 2011
    | FoxNews.com
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    Treynor Community School District

    Treynor High School
    An emergency drill set to take place in an Iowa school Saturday is drawing outrage after organizers revealed the mock scenario involves an “anti-immigration” pro-gun student shooting dozens of students in a racially-motivated shooting spree.

    Operation Closed Campus is designed to ensure school officials, emergency responders and support organizations are prepared in the event they face a school shooting, according to the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency.

    The agency, along with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, distributed an exercise plan Wednesday to detail exactly how the drill -- to be held at Treynor High School and involving roughly 300 people, local police, hospitals and the Red Cross -- would be carried out.

    Along with logistics, the exercise plan also details the fictitious backstory behind the mock shootings, which begins with the premise:

    “In the past 6 months, the City of Treynor and Treynor Community School District has received a significant influx of minority residents,” causing “controversy regarding national immigration policies as well as racial tensions with a few embedded, typically silent, white supremacy affiliates.”

    Based on those tensions, a white 18-year-old high school senior who “has been seen with anti-immigration demonstrators” and whose family “is known to be firearm enthusiasts, if not fanatics” starts a fight with a group of minority students “blurting racial slurs and that he is tired of them moving in and stealing jobs and money from Americans” then “pulls a handgun from his waistband, shooting one of the minority students.”

    A 17-year-old friend of the shooter then joins him in "firing upon anyone in their path and chasing down anyone who is against their ill-perceived stand,” the plan says.

    Critics say organizers are clearly using the drill as a way to portray gun owners and opponents of illegal immigration as terrorists.

    "I believe it's politically motivated, it’s wrong and it’s a slap in the fact to any person that loves our country and is concerned about our border security," Robert Ussery, state director of Iowa Minutemen, a group against illegal immigration, told FoxNews.com. "We’re going to contact our legislators to put a stop to this."

    Kevin Elwood, superintendent of Treynor Community Schools, told FoxNews.com he started receiving complaints from all over the Midwest after the plan went out.

    “I’m getting a few emails today saying, ‘Are you crazy? Are you really doing this in school?’” Elwood said Thursday.

    Elwood said he was as surprised as anyone to see the scenario in the Exercise Plan.

    “It had not been discussed at any previous meetings leading up to this event or any of the planning sessions we've had," he said.

    In a follow-up memo distributed Wednesday afternoon, Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county’s Emergency Management Agency, said the scenario was only constructed for the purpose of securing Department of Homeland Security Grant funding, which requires the drill simulate a terrorism scenario.

    “This scenario and supporting suspect profiles are only in the plan in order to define this FICTITIOUS INCIDENT as a domestic terrorism event and to provide simulated intelligence that responding law enforcement would want and/or eventually request during the event,” Reed wrote. “There will be NO role-playing of racist protests, slander or hate crimes during the actual exercise … the only thing being exercised is the RESPONSE to a shooting, we are not exercising events leading up to the shooting.”

    Reed added that the exercise and scenario have “nothing to do" with the continued political debate over immigration laws.

    "There is no political party that was or is in charge of planning this exercise," he said. "This exercise has nothing to do with intimidating or preventing any American citizen their rights or liberties.”

    But Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said it “bothers” him even more that the federal government would encourage that kind of a scenario.

    “They ought to be pushing for making it so that people who have concealed carry permits -- maybe teachers, principles, janitors -- can be armed,” Pratt told FoxNews.com. “Right now this would be a terribly inviting target because schools are -- stupidly -- a criminal-friendly zone and nobody would legally be able to protect themselves if something his horrendous were to happen.”

    The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for comment.

    Elwood said he hopes the controversy surrounding the Exercise Scenario doesn't compromise the exercise itself.

    “We’re excited about this drill," he said. "We hope it’s not ruined by this one little one page-and-a-half that describes a scenario that really doesn't apply to anything we’re doing.”

    Eva Fisher, an administrative assistant at the Emergency Management Agency, said the drill's organizers were on a conference call Friday morning, but that she believed it was still set to take place as scheduled.








    Doesn't look like the NEA or any other union made any comments against this exercise.! lol
     
  5. g7777777

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    Likes to Shoot is big time union dem

    Arent you?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- I think these drills are just normal - and dont see a threat but do wonder what the reason and funding source for such drills are.
     
  6. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I am union, What does that have to do with telling the truth about who's drill this is?



    Why are you so insistent on showing the world how stupid you are, Gene?

    By the way, are you following me around to make comments, like someone who is stalking their victim?
     
  7. g7777777

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    Trade unions are ok- your attitude on politics and Unions in general isnt Likes to Shoots-

    You just demonstrate you cant think for yourself

    I am not anti Union -- likes to shoot- just anti brainwashed people like you that repeat what they hear and never have any thoughts of their own

    I think you were indoctrinated years ago and never healed.

    BTW Likes to Shoot you are showing your IQ again- notice the title of this thread- it has Iowa in it- when I checked the thread of course you had already posted some brainwashed drivel. So dont flatter yourself- following you around? LOL- btw have you threatened anyone from behind that computer screen yet today? Its now obvious you are paranoid- so in addition to making threats you have this issue? Scary. Must have been picked on as a kid I bet?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. timberfaller

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    Just the fact that the "Scenario" was allowed to proceed, is a black eye to any who thought it was OK!

    They suspend kids now days just for drawing a picture of a firearm for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!

    They aren't educating any more, they are indoctrinating now with the blessings of the union and PTA's!

    It should be mandatory for all school to have some kind of shooting teams, LIKE they used to have!

    No wonder I continually come across parents and kids who are paranoid around seeing firearms!
     
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    As a friend of mine used to say "most teachers are educated beyond their own intelligence".
     
  10. timberfaller

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    There are teachers out there somewhere but, most are just cookie cutters of themselves.

    They start out going to school to get a high school diploma. They then have decided or been mined to become a teacher. On to college they go, looking for that one that gives out the best certificate(seal of approval)they can afford. Then they try as they may to find a job. Disappointment sets in, they find out about "tenure" ITS hard to find openings. They settle for a substitute position. During that time they learn "I have to be a union member" in order to become a "teacher". That's my salvation, I'll forever be in debt to my union, long live the union! Long live tenure.

    10 years down the road: Disillusion sets in, I can't teach like I wanted to, I am told what and how I am going to teach and how many students I'll have to teach. With no backup when trouble from a spoiled brat throws a tantrum. Why did I do this??? BUT wait I have tenure,health care, retirement, My union saves the day, ITs not about teaching kids, that's the last requirement and my union tells me so! Hey and I'll keep my mouth shut and not tell the upstart teachers just out of college what to expect! Life is Good!(until the taxpayers revolt!)
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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    I doubt if Schwake would even show up there. Its a High School,even they would chastise him for his check writing behaviour. LOL He hasn't been showing up at any of the gun clubs that I know of.

    Gene, that drivel is the article the title of this thread is about in IOWA. I suppose just like the other thread you didn't read all the posts and still made comments.

    Thanks for the good comment on trade unions but you are still wrong about my 'politics'.

    Bill
     
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    The characterization of someone who like firearms or is anti (illegal) immigration as a threat is the most repulsive journalistic turd I have seen in a long time.

    Gene might like this kind of crap but I don't.

    HM
     
  13. likes-to-shoot

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    According to the front page in the Des Moines Register (Saturday edition) this exercise was cancelled due to a call from out of state saying that it could turn into a real shooting.
     
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