International Day for Tolerance
What this article says is an abomination, WHEN will people have tolerance for others who are different in some way?
I do alot of Nazi/Jewish research, and the Jews have been harrassed and bullied since nearly the beginning of time, when will this hatred and intolerance end? How can people be this way, how can people allow themselves to be treated in such a manner? It is absolutely heartbreaking.
National Education Support Professionals Day
As with the above article, ONLY if they act professional in the first place!
I have had a number of teachers that I consider professionals (Mr Medley, Ms Fox, Ms Geodoke, few others). But there are quite a few that will remain nameless, that I feel they need to take anti-bullying classes, and tolerance seminars.
I see people online today, and they are mean, cruel, and think it is funny. These are the parents of the bullies in our schools. They teach their children that its okay to call someone gay, stupid, ugly, or whatever. I have been abused all my life, and then I get online, and people see my picture, and they call my ugly, fat, stupid, ask me if I am actually a guy in drag, etc. WHY? do they honestly think it doesnt hurt others? Do they really think its funny?
Please think about it, how would you feel if someone constantly called you ugly, or stupid, or whatever.....at some point in time, one of two things happen, they either break, and freak out (this is part of the reason for school shootings/violence) OR they just simply begin to believe the lies. It is very similar to battered wifes syndrome, they just get to the point where they believe all the BS.
What type of person are you, are you an abuser, or someone who helps build others up?
You have to make that decision for yourself.
Oklahoma Admission Day
November 16, 1907
The only thing I honestly know about Oklahoma, is the Trail of Tears, that happened in 1838-1839.
Today in History:
0013 - Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
1676 - 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass
1764 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1798 - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
1811 - Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
1907 - Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1920 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
1939 - Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1945 - Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
1947 - 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
1948 - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1962 - Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
1965 - Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Prototype Community of Tomorrow
1966 - Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1873 - W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues)
1899 - Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC) (I live 20 miles from Paris, Mo)
1908 - Burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky)
1912 - George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners)
1916 - Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)
1967 - Lisa Bonet, SF, actress
1970 - Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress
1960 - Clark Gable, actor
1981 - William Holden, actor
1997 - George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
2011- Karl Slover (Munchkin in Wizard of Oz)