That makes sense. It could go either way, really. I like to think of him as just nice, but it's a distinct possibility he's simply not had time yet to acclimatize to the techie culture here. I admit I was pleasantly surprised when I took my powercord in, and, rather than just staring at me and asking me what I wanted done about it, he gave me a swap and sent away for a new one. And I've been scared for years... Carmabelle7912 (talk) 03:48, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
- Mr. Steinke instilled the belief that everything (including the monotony of his job) was my fault. Billscottbob (talk) 04:16, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
- He was such a bitter man. I really don't know why he stayed as long as he did if he hated us so much. Perhaps he was too lazy to leave? Or, maybe, it was all just a front and he actually loves children!
- I think the former is more likely...Carmabelle7912 (talk) 05:35, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
It would be. Crafty, but evil... Is he? That might be interesting. I've only done the introduction for my essay, I'm quite frightened. It's good to see you're paying attention in class though... Aren't you so happy we finally have a math teacher?? But I'm so sad that I'll only have him for a week... I might actually fall behind. That would be weird. I went telemarking, I thought I would be petrified but it was alright, Mr Hendricks (Bruce?) actually said I had good balance. So I was 'pleased as punch', to use a colloquialism. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 00:56, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
- I've only done the intro too
- Two people I can't hate: Bruce and our new math teacher. What group are you in for telemarking? Got the telemarking stance down, or is that next class? Billscottbob (talk) 01:20, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
- I'm a bit worried. I can forsee a late night in my future... I've made the unfortunate discovery that I can get away with procrastination, which only makes me do it so much more.
- Yes, I don't think I could hate either of them either. I was in beginners, as I thought I should just start right from the start... we started on the telemarking stance, when we were going across the hill, but we never graduated from the bunny hill. I think that's next class, which unfortunately I will miss, so I hope they don't blaze too far ahead. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 01:33, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
I've always been a procrastinator. I think I really blossomed in grade 7 though, and achieved perfection through the MYP portfolios... That's good news. At least there I can begin to excel. I used to ski, but 'it's complicated'. Actually, now I feel like I could start again, but I don't particularly want to ski with my mother and I doubt anybody else would have the patience to ski with me. PS- I've just read this, go to the 'Comments on Islam, Arabs, and terrorism' section and then just keep reading I suppose- it's absolutely horrible. Perhaps I'm overreacting. But she seems like such a vile, vile woman... don't you hate people like that? People who just argue for the sake of arguing and say things where sometimes it seems like they're just saying it for a reaction. Or, in this case, you hope that's it. Actually, that sort of sounds like one of our mutual acquaintances, but I suppose he's not as bad as Ms Coulter... auggh it just frustrates me so very much. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 04:46, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
- Mr. Straub told me that my reflections were too generic (as in really cheesy and impersonal).
- Haha, I don't have the patience to ski with anybody else.
- At first I was outraged but if you look at it heartlessly and consider it ironic comedic genius (like Horowitz), its good. But if she honestly believes the vulgar stuff spewing out of her mouth, then I say we hang her like Saddam. OH THE IRONY. If only I was as skilled at nasty irony as her. Actually, that's a skill I'm glad I haven't acquired. Billscottbob (talk) 04:47, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- That's too bad. I'm sure mine were the same way, but somehow I fooled them, at least in grade 8. I have no recollection of grade 7 MYP projects, which just serves to illustrate how useful they were...
- Haha I'm sure you're too fast for most other people anyways, you ski quite a lot don't you?
- I should try that. I'm so unobjective sometimes... I don't know though. She might really be just a bigoted idiot. There's one quote where she says the war on terror and the war in Iraq is the same thing, when it really isn't anymore- at least, their major operation is to install a better government, and I doubt terrorists are stupid enough to set up shop in Iraq. That's one of my pet peeves, actually, people who think that the Iraq war is part of the 'war on terror'. Oh well. You're right, nasty irony may not be that useful of a skill... Carmabelle7912 (talk) 05:26, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- Yes, I do ski quite a bit.
- I wouldn't consider you unobjective. I'm just exceptionally objective. Just kidding.
- I was thinking less about her accuracy and more about the way she conveys her thoughts. Thats what struck me. But I don't know much about the Iraq War and your speech last year has me convinced for life, so I don't sweat the specifics.
- Indoubtively, she is a biggoted idiot. I just thought it was interesting that her views could be considered ironic or sarcastic, in which case, she's a pretty funny gal, but really I think its unlikely. Without irony on her side, she fits the conservative stereotype like a glove. Billscottbob (talk) 05:53, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
My mother and my brother do too. Sometimes I wish I did, but I value my Saturdays too much- I love spending them watching movies with my dad. Especially since it involves lying either in bed or on our leather reclining chairs with a warm blanket. Haha, well you really are more objective than I am. I tend to feed my beliefs rather than look at the other side... it's such a terribly bad habit. That's true. It'd be interesting to see her talk. I did see a video where she was talking to Al Franken and she wasn't really listening to him, but I'm sure there are better videos and examples. Yes, that's true. It's even funnier how the people who employ her scramble to say that its irony or sarcasm. It might be best to view what she says as ironic, though, or else be consumed with disgust at her idiocy... Post script: I came on to look at the difference between llamas and alpacas, and Peru was the featured page- ¿coincidence, or Round Square conspiracy? At any rate, I thought it was neat, the featured pages are so rarely relevant to my life at any given moment. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 06:00, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- Useless weekends are the best.
- Its funny how most intellectuals are liberal and the few that are conservative are considered crazy.
- Obviously Round Square conspiracy. Did you find out why its called Round Square? Its a horrible story. Billscottbob (talk) 00:35, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
- Take a look at this: Eugenics#Canada Billscottbob (talk) 02:41, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
- Indeed. I'm about due for another sometime soon.
- Yes, why is that? Is liberalism really the smart way to go? Or is it just the intellectual personality? I say we call a Round Square conference to investigate the matter.
- Í'm so disappointed. I thought it was so much deeper than that. Why can't we have a cooler name?
- As of right now I haven't read it. But I will, shortly. I'm trying to sign this, but its a Spanish keyboard so I don't know where the tildes are! Argghh. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 03:38, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
- I'd say its the intellectual personality or trends in progresive thinking. For the latter, think about how liberalism is considered more intelligent and more forward thinking. The politically correct movement is a direct descendant from liberalism. And its much more intellectual to say "indigenous peoples" instead of "savage" or "Indian".
- You really must read the Canada section of the Eugenics article. Its another example of Canada's horrible - but thankfully well-forgotten - past. Its really short. For when you read it take particular attention to the fact that the act wasn't appealed until the 70s!!! Billscottbob (talk) 04:09, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
That's true. Liberals have always been on the forefront of movements, especially politically. That's an interesting kind of trend. Yes, not to insult them, but it is a conservative (read: redneck) thing to say 'indian'. I did read it. I find it hilarious that we would do stuff like that, and even funnier that we would promptly forget about it... choosing to focus instead on what foods Native tribes ate. Can you tell me, what is the exact usefulness of knowing that the Iroquois were skilled hunters? Carmabelle7912 (talk) 23:10, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
- Its funny. I remember asking my dad whether we would always become more liberal because the new generation is always more liberal. But he said that there have been generations where the grandparents are more liberal than their children. Wouldn't that be weird?
- The Canadian history we learn makes Canada as a nation look great and the natives look stupidly naive. Its so clearly WRONG. Billscottbob (talk) 02:41, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
- That would be weird. Although I can see, in terms of fashion and lifestyle at least, a backlash occuring if things get too 'liberal' (like the indie-subculture looking down on people who listen to rap and wear far too few clothes). But I don't know how that would translate in terms of politics.
- The way they teach native history is so silly and boring, we can't help but want to ignore them. In Peru, it's odd because most of the population is mixed race, so the indigenous races (the Quechua I think) are regarded on the same level as the Spaniards. All the Peruvians I talked to, and could understand, seemed quite proud of their history. I think they don't mind the Spaniards but are a bit more sympathetic to the Inca, which is cool. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 17:27, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
- Huh, that's an interesting analogy.
- Thats quite interesting. New Spain is the best example of acculturation I can think of. Speaking of acculturation, screwed for social much?
- Sorry for the late reply, I kind of forgot about this page. Like my new signature? Not much different. I like the simple look. Billscottbob (talk) 03:08, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Me too, something must have gone right there. Although I'm interested to know if there's a large gap between pure-Europeans (there must be some left) and pure-natives. I don't remember. Yessss... I still haven't handed my essay outline in. I absolutely hate that question. It's the most awkwardly and confusingly worded question I've been given... I can no longer focus in that class. I'm so frightened for IB. No problem. I can't tell much difference but it looks good to me. By the way, check out Inca Kola- its absolutely hilarious. You'll see what I mean. Carmabelle7912 (talk) 01:07, 12 March 2008 (UTC)