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Mar 14, 2018 1:01 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East End High School Students Walk Out In Protest Of Gun Violence Wednesday

Students of East Hampton High School walking out of school to participate in National Walkout Day, protesting gun violence in light of the Parkland school shooting. JON WINKLER
Mar 14, 2018 4:50 PM

Students throughout the South Fork participated in National Walkout Day on Wednesday by walking out of school and standing outside for 17 minutes just after 10 a.m.

The walkout was in protest of gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting exactly one month ago, when 17 people were killed.

At East Hampton High School, students first formed a circle in front of the northwest entrance to the school, then spread out and held up signs with the names of the victims of the Parkland shooting on them.

Other schools also participated in the national event but were closed to photographers and outside observers.

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School safety and honoring the deaths of 17 innocents should be the focus. Not politicizing our students with gun regulation with my tax dollars - NOT acceptable.
By Taz (705), East Quogue on Mar 14, 18 1:14 PM
Your acceptance of this event is not required. Your reaction is predictable.

Go Kids!
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (741), southampton on Mar 14, 18 2:34 PM
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By MoronEliminator (215), Montauk on Mar 14, 18 10:26 PM
You mean the same exact kids who were eating Tide Pods a month ago? Don't overlook the fact that almost all of these school shooters were on(or off) medications which contributed to their actions. I 100% agree that no child should have any unattended access to any firearm however I believe that Big Pharma is sitting there laughing as all the anti-gun activists create a smoke screen over whats really go on with psych meds. Ever stop and REALLY LISTEN to those side effects of prescription medications ...more
By DisgustedHamptons (57), Hampton Bays on Mar 15, 18 2:30 AM
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lol
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (741), southampton on Mar 15, 18 9:36 AM
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Dear Moron:
You seem to have forgotten about right-wing crimes against the USA’s own people. I’ll remind you:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangeburg_massacre
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
Careful, your ignorance is showing.
By ValGal03 (58), Montauk on Mar 15, 18 5:59 PM
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So this was a political rally by the local Democrats to rally against anyone who supports a Republican? Because that's what the person who orgainzed and led this walkout was doing. I was not aware that the East Hampton High School and its administrators supported student walk outs and classroom absences for partisan political rallies on school grounds.
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 3:20 PM
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The person recording this for 27East labeled anyone who was not at the rally as "out buying automatic weapons". This is a perfect example of the bottomless and unparalleled ignorance of liberals. Automatic weapons are illegal and cannot be bought, especially in NY.
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 3:36 PM
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Automatic weapons, specifically those manufactured prior to 1986, can be sold and purchased by some people meeting certain circumstances under the NFA.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 3:50 PM
Fore, you know full well state restrictions vary considerably.

"Ownership of machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns are prohibited to the average citizen" in New York State. (Source Wikipedia)
By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 14, 18 4:12 PM
I figured "under the NFA" was equivalent to "under federal law" for most readers but, as usual, be sure to check the law in your local jurisdiction.
Mar 14, 18 4:18 PM appended by Fore1gnBornHBgrown
The point remains that, under certain conditions, a person can buy or sell an automatic weapon.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 4:18 PM
Figuring can be misleading.... state law does play a factor.

But you already knew that.
By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 14, 18 4:24 PM
It is certainly is dangerous to assume folks will look up a word if they don't know what it means.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 4:27 PM
The person who made that comment in the video was not affiliated with 27East.
By jwinkler (2), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 4:37 PM
Fore, how many crimes have been committed with legally owned, fully automatic weapons?

Fully automatic weapons make up less than 1% of the total firearms in the US. Half of that number is ownership by police or government agencies.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 18 6:39 PM
The kids simply said the other half of the school disagreed with their viewpoint and seemed to be willing to leave it at “agree to disagree”. It was the ADULTS who immediately devolved into the rabid and vitriolic mentality of many out here who immediately resort to insulting and attacking the character of anyone who has a different opinion.
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 8:26 PM
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Dnice, this is not about whether we need to legislate automatic weapons further, it's about whether they're available to consumers at all.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 8:56 PM
I don't think that was your meaning at all Fore, but let's agree that it was. What is your point? If they are extremely difficult and expensive(almost prohibitively so) to attain and are not involved in any (almost zero ) crimes, why even bring it up? Fully automatic weapons are not a problem in this country.

Mar 14, 18 10:17 PM appended by dnice
I'm sorry Fore, I just realized that you were not the one that brought up the subject of "fully automatic"
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 18 10:17 PM
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"It was the ADULTS who immediately devolved into the rabid and vitriolic mentality of many out here who immediately resort to insulting and attacking the character of anyone who has a different opinion." - localEH

"This is a perfect example of the bottomless and unparalleled ignorance of liberals." - localEH

Seriously? Your doing the same thing to "liberals" that you are accusing them of. I agree, there are absolutely liberal people who do this (also conservatives), but we all ...more
By Enviro Guy (49), Southampton on Mar 22, 18 10:42 AM
It wasn't gun violence kids, it was people violence. Guns by themselves don't do harm.

Kids today would be shocked to know there used to be rifle ranges in schools, gun safety classes and kids their age with shotguns in the window of their truck on school property.

Class dismissed.


By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 14, 18 4:19 PM
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Po Boy, it was someone with an ar-15 killing students. It wasn’t a car or a knife or a hammer. It was an ar-15 bought legally and used to murder students. You have detention, your not dismissed.
By Fred s (3207), Southampton on Mar 14, 18 4:27 PM
It was someone who would have found another way to kill a lot of people even if he didn't have access to a gun. It was someone who was known by the school administrators to be violent and dangerous, but they did nothing. It was someone who was known by the local police and social services to be violent and dangerous, but they did nothing. It was someone who was known by the FBI to have issued two recent credible threats of violence against his school, and they did nothing. It's not a gun problem ...more
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 4:35 PM
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"It was someone who was known by the school administrators to be violent and dangerous, but they did nothing."

They EXPELLED him from school for violent behavior, what else were they supposed to do?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 4:45 PM
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They could have told police and worked with police and to have him Baker Acted. They could have informed several social service groups to help get him mental health services. They could have made sure they had a school officer who was willing to keep him off campus and protect the kids instead of cowering outside. They intentionally blinded themselves rather than keeping a know problem in their sights. Everyone just kept washing their hands and turning a blind eye figuring he would be someone else’s ...more
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 8:09 PM
Of the many tips received by authorities, do you know that none came from the school?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 14, 18 8:54 PM
Reality is there were plenty of of tips and the system as a whole failed.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 18 10:19 PM
The failure includes Obama era Department of Education strategy embraced fully by Broward County and adopted by more than 50 other major school districts nationwide, allowing thousands of troubled, often violent, students to commit crimes without legal consequence intended to slow going from "school-to-prison."

More unintended consequence of liberal policies.



Mar 15, 18 8:07 AM appended by Po Boy
The school couldn't refer the murdered to law enforcement and this allowed him to maintain a clean record and why he was able to purchase the rifle.
By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 15, 18 8:07 AM
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What policy in particular would that be supposedly stopping Broward County schools from providing information to the authorities?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 15, 18 3:30 PM
local, he did have access to a gun. Instead of blaming everyone and everything, time to realize how easy it is to get a gun. It was legally bought and was legal till he started killing people.like you said, it’s a people doing nothing problem. By just denying and denying that easy access to guns is the biggest part of the problem, then it’s never going to change.
By Fred s (3207), Southampton on Mar 14, 18 4:45 PM
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I agree that reasonable regulations can be placed on some guns which might deter some. Simple things like permits IF they are kept as non-publishable protected records. However gun owners don’t trust some regulations because they are often abused, like the NY town that sold the names and addresses of all its gun owners to an activist group who published them online with an interactive map to get people to harass them at their homes and businesses. There’s no denying that even if you ...more
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 8:19 PM
@localEH: Riddle me this: Other countries all over the world have the same mental health problems (and play the same video games) as the United States, but manage to avoid a sky-high gun murder rate and frequent public shooting massacres.


By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 8:57 PM
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Countries that let their children run wild with no supervision or rules, embrace the idea of no responsibility and perpetual victimhood (rules don't apply to me), and encourages kids to worship vapid social media and play violent video games have the same problems. Ask parts of Russia and the RSA about it. Countries that teach their kids discipline and respect, require their kids to take responsibility for their actions, and make kids interact with each other and society than just their electronic ...more
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 11:07 PM
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Notice how the gunloons are trying to rationalize teachers having guns by saying they'll be thoroughly vetted and trained, but turn apoplectic at any suggestion that ALL gun owners be vetted and trained?
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 5:33 PM
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Tell you what June, every time you and your buddies out here call lawful gun owners “gunloons” and say we have “blood on our hands” and that if we don’t show up to an anti-Republican, anti-gun rally that we are all out buying illegal automatic weapons to kill people with - I’m buying another gun. In fact, based on your comment I think I’ll go this weekend and buy a new pistol. It’s my legal right to do so. (time until June’s brain is so triggered ...more
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 8:44 PM
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By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 9:17 PM
Thanks for making my point for me that your side immediately devolves into petty insults, gas lighting, and name calling, just because I said I was going to exercise my legal rights. Apparently you feel the same about the first amendment as you do the second.
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 11:09 PM
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Very disingenuous, you are trying to politicise this Florida event for your political gain. This should not be about the Second Amendment this should be about protecting our children and hardening are schools. It should be about eliminating these soft targets so our children can go in the morning and come home to us in the evenings safely. As some have said here on these very boards you can just as easily murder in Mass numbers using a car, a truck, a knife, a pressure cooker, and many ...more
By widow gavits (219), sag harbor on Mar 14, 18 6:31 PM
@widow gavits: Shame? Nah.
I know it's hard for you to handle a legitimate observation, but how is such a vicious attack warranted? One gets the feeling only a gun pointed in my direction would make you feel better. I'll respectfully ask you to speak for yourself, Mrs. Widow, and refrain from your assumptions and charges.
Since when is safety a political issue? A child in America has an 82% higher chance of being shot than anywhere else in the world (and why is that? ...more
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 8:15 PM
How about we look at these children and realize they “walked out” in solidarity and empathy. They are afraid that they have been orphaned by our elected officials. For too many years our children’s health education and emotional welfare has taken a back seat to the various interest groups that lobby Congress. The NRA has all but declared war on anyone who is opposed to assault weaponry. We must tell our children that their lives matter more than our guns!
Enough is enough!
By Charline (2), Amagansett on Mar 14, 18 7:26 PM
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I learned the national school walk-out was originally organized by the Women’s movement, not only as a remembrance event, but as a political move. Yet, nobody is talking about the violence from video gaming and I’ll bet all of the school shooters played these games: Call of Duty, Bulletstorm, Dead by Daylight, Sniper Elite, Hitman, Postal, Grand Theft Auto, Soldier of Fortune and the Super Columbine Massacre, Hotline Miami, Splatterhouse, Thrill Kill, Manhunt, Madworld, Mortal Combat, ...more
By pigroast (100), East Quogue on Mar 14, 18 8:05 PM
You "learned" what? From whom? In a country whose entire history is riddled with the myriad of demonstrations it took to bring about progress and change, including those of the young who stopped the Vietnam War, you're going to blame women! for this terrible! quest by today's youth to bring about a safe environment where they're required to be everyday? Have you seen/heard the young organizers? You think they need coaching by "women"? Or anyone?
What you seem to have actually ...more
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 8:38 PM
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By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 18 8:47 PM
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Oh, thanks.
Wasn't talking to you, though.
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 18 8:59 PM
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By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 18 10:24 PM
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You do realize that there is less regulation and censoring of games outside the United States? The PAL version of a game was always the one with less restrictions.
By Mr. Z (11704), North Sea on Mar 15, 18 6:54 AM
The comment that the national walk-out was organized by the Women’s movement was mentioned on the evening news, two days ago. I didn’t make this up. I think it was News 12 or one of the other non-cable channels, but I think it was News12 because it was repeated a couple of times. As for listing the Presidents in order, I can only name the important ones!
By pigroast (100), East Quogue on Mar 15, 18 3:18 PM
I have to wonder if JB works for the Press considering the red ink.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 24, 18 10:52 PM
Its a good thing that our society has become so civilized those on the left forget why we have the second amendment. #2A4life
By Duckbornandraised (184), Eastport on Mar 14, 18 9:35 PM
For necessity.
By Mr. Z (11704), North Sea on Mar 14, 18 9:52 PM
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By MoronEliminator (215), Montauk on Mar 14, 18 10:32 PM
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And their next stop after eviscerating the 2nd Amendment will be doing the same to the 1st Amendment.
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Mar 14, 18 11:12 PM
True Dat !
By They call me (2799), southampton on Mar 15, 18 12:39 AM
Sorry not listening to kids that thanks Tide Pods are something you can eat. Did you know since this killing in Florida there have been over a thousand students dying from drug overdoses and alcohol accidents. Don't listen to the fact listen to the liberal bunch of garbage going on in this country. One reason kids why we are free it's called guns
By chief1 (2790), southampton on Mar 14, 18 10:41 PM
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This was not the kids idea, it was the lib teachers that do there very best to indoctrinate or children each and every day !
By joe hampton (3431), The Hamptons on Mar 15, 18 12:36 AM
You couldn't be more out of touch if you tried.
By johnj (1020), Westhampton on Mar 15, 18 10:05 AM
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Eric Holder in '95:
"We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."
By loading... (588), quiogue on Mar 15, 18 10:22 AM
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The stupid is strong here...
By Mr. Z (11704), North Sea on Mar 15, 18 7:20 PM
P.S. Here's your lesson in "indoctrination" for today:

Teaching Toddlers to Hate Muslims at a Mosque
"The Muslims are nothing but devil satan worshippers."

By Drew Schwartz
Mar 15 2018, 4:50pm

Mar 15, 18 7:26 PM appended by Mr. Z
Awful Video Shows MAGA Moms Teaching Toddlers to Hate Muslims at a Mosque
By Mr. Z (11704), North Sea on Mar 15, 18 7:26 PM
It's a parental right to indoctrinate your kids as you see fit. If you are responsible for crippling them socially and stunting their intellectual growth, that is a much greater burden to bear than being racist or ignorant.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 16, 18 7:06 AM
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By joe hampton (3431), The Hamptons on Mar 15, 18 12:35 AM
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@ joe hampton: "Motivation"? Care to spell out what you're inferring ?
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 18 11:46 AM
while the idea behind memorializing the innocents killed by the evil psycho in FLA is laudable, it's hard to take some of the kids seriously , eating Tide pods and not knowing which bathroom to use are not intelligent behaviors.
By bigfresh (4596), north sea on Mar 15, 18 7:30 AM
“...And these children

That you spit on

as they try to change their worlds

are immune to your consultations.

They’re quite aware

of what they’re going through...”

David Bowie
By June Bug (2610), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 18 10:57 AM
very nice Z
By joe hampton (3431), The Hamptons on Mar 16, 18 8:20 PM
It is kind of sad that kids feel so immature that they want big government to regulate that they are not permitted to purchase a gun till 21. SMH
By Say What (14), southampton on Mar 15, 18 9:30 AM
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Dismissing all kids because a few dopey ones ate tide pods is not intelligent behavior.
By Fred s (3207), Southampton on Mar 15, 18 11:28 AM
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Really Fred? Let me tell you something - these kids you speak of eat those tide pods because of peer observed behavior and this need to go with the crowd. The SAME crowd that bullies, harasses, teases, and eventually causes KIDS with psychological or emotional issues to snap and then THEY want to follow peer observed behavior by becoming the next school shooter - in some cases its even a competition where these shooters state that they "wanted to be the biggest school shooter". Here is my advise ...more
By DisgustedHamptons (57), Hampton Bays on Mar 20, 18 2:02 AM
Eating tide pods turns people into school shooters, got it.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 20, 18 6:01 AM
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Raising the age to 21 is reasonable. Right wingers will scream "But if you can be drafted at 18, you should also be allowed to get a gun at 18!" Of course, if you join the military at age 18, you get the finest safety training and personal instruction for several years under strictly controlled circumstances. THOSE 18 year old military servicemen are certified.
The next Republican Mid-East Peace Plan is to supply more guns to each side.
Hours after an armed teacher in a Northern California ...more
By Non-Political (124), Hampton Bays on Mar 15, 18 11:52 AM
"if you join the military at age 18, you get the finest safety training and personal instruction for several years under strictly controlled circumstances. THOSE 18 year old military servicemen are certified."

Certified to do what exactly...and do it how?....and efficiently and effectively at that. Gun safety isn't the issue, it's gun responsibility and accountability.
By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 15, 18 12:05 PM
After being around teachers for over 50 years. I would have armed some years ago. In these times a teacher with a gun is not a great idea, except for a very few.
Politicians, I feel the same way. Can you imagine, Nancy P, Maxine W or Hillery with a gun? Less than 10% of congress have served their country as a member of any military. Imagine either of them making military decisions? Hillary did...
By knitter (1908), Southampton on Mar 15, 18 12:34 PM
Bravo! Nice job, kids!
By 2329702 (67), East Quogue on Mar 15, 18 12:36 PM
6 Teens from ages 16-19 die in car accidents every day. Maybe we should make the driving age 21. (as per CDC) Look at Heroin....thats illegal hows that working out for us. Chicago has the highest rate of gun violence and also the most strict gun laws in the country. More kids died from gun violence in the last week in Chicago then did in FL. We have Hollywood telling us to ban guns while they have armed guards next to them. Same as our politicians. Arm Our Schools! Gun free zones are killing zones!
By Peconic Fisherman (2), Southampton on Mar 15, 18 2:31 PM
"More kids died from gun violence in the last week in Chicago then did in FL."

No, they didn't.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 15, 18 2:43 PM
Yeah Peconic, Chicago only has for the month of March so far:

Shot & Killed: 11
Shot & Wounded: 59
Total Shot: 70
Total Homicides: 14

But it's not a societal problem. Yeah, sure.


By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 15, 18 6:08 PM
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Exactly. 11 people died since March started. Not 18+ kids last weekend.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 15, 18 11:22 PM
March to Date
Shot & Killed: 18
Shot & Wounded: 78
Total Shot: 96
Total Homicides: 22

It's not a gun problem.
By Po Boy (5128), Water Mill on Mar 19, 18 7:57 PM
I just rewatched the movie Contagion. In it, Matty Damons character feels the need to pick up a long gun to protect him and his. His character was fortunate his neighbor had one. #2A4life
By Duckbornandraised (184), Eastport on Mar 15, 18 3:31 PM
To answer Gianna's question: Yes, it's called a biometric gun safe.
By cmac (184), East Quogue on Mar 15, 18 3:48 PM
One thing I don't agree with DT is to arm teachers. I don't think most have the capacity to be armed. Teachers should not be political, only teach subject.
By knitter (1908), Southampton on Mar 17, 18 2:18 PM
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Teachers should not be political, only teach subject. ROTFLOL

I guess you did not go to a "institution of higher education" huh kiitter



By joe hampton (3431), The Hamptons on Mar 18, 18 1:06 PM
Young people peacefully protesting in an effort to bring about change. Sounds like America to me.
By Craigcat (256), Speonk on Mar 21, 18 9:50 AM
Internet commenters should not be political, it really adds a negative element to our back and forth trolling here in the comments sections.
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (741), southampton on Mar 21, 18 9:59 AM
Rather than teach people to not talk about politics for fear of offending anyone, we should teach people how to talk politics without getting offended.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8075), HAMPTON BAYS on Mar 21, 18 10:13 AM
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great idea Foreign, that should be posted in every SAFE SPACE
By bigfresh (4596), north sea on Mar 21, 18 10:29 AM
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2nd amendment right to bear arms was actually written by our forefathers as a people's ability to rise against a tyrannical government. Subjecting the 2nd amendment to any undue restrictions would limit our nation and it's citizens to defend itself.

Just sayin'

Come and take them.
By sassywick (4), Hampton Bays on Mar 22, 18 11:30 PM
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