Challenge Day promotes positive student interactions

Challenge Day facilitator Katie Salvage leads a workshop to promote anti-bullying with a group of Fallbrook High students, March 7.
Challenge Day facilitator Katie Salvage leads a workshop to promote anti-bullying with a group of Fallbrook High students, March 7. Shane Gibson photos

4 Responses to "Challenge Day promotes positive student interactions"

  1. Lee   March 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers, isn’t it ironic not to mention hypocritical that we should teach — or attempt to — teach our children not to bully while our almighty government and military-industrial complex are the biggest bullies this planet has ever seen?! Sort of ironic, don’t you think?

    Two, are we sure, really, really sure, that this is an anti-bullying event and not some sort of fascist brainwashing indoctrination whereby we brainwash our kids to NOT speak up and tell the truth but just . . . accept everything and anything . . . cuz beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that crud? In other words, are our children supposed to look the other way when Uncle Sam kills THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of innocent folks in the Middle East and NOT say that is wrong? Is it wrong to tell a 400 lbs. man and a 300 lbs. woman that they are fat? Is it wrong to tell a woman who has had an abortion that she and her doctor are murderers? Is it wrong to denounce the NRA and gun owners? Is it wrong to denounce homosexuals and gay “marriage”? Is it wrong to denounce war? Is it wrong to denounce the current and blatant coup by our Deep State against our president? Is it wrong to denounce a murderer? Is it wrong to denounce a rapist? Is it wrong to denounce a thief?

    Is it wrong to tell the truth?

    Kids, YES, it is ALWAYS wrong to bully, but NEVER EVER be afraid to speak and stand up for the truth!!! NEVER! There is a difference — a huge difference. You are smarter than that.

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  2. Jay   March 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hypocritical??? I’m not sure your recommendation of “NEVER EVER be afraid to speak and stand up for the truth!!!” for our children. Since when have Americans ever been afraid to speak their minds? From the very beginning our forefathers spoke up and eventually threw a bunch of tea into the Boston Harbor over excessive taxation. Women marched in the streets to earn a vote, as well as many Americans during the civil rights movement and most wars. No Mr. Lee… in a court of law you would be hard-pressed to prove Americans have been too timid with expressing their 1st Amendment rights. However, you and most other Americans in the court of law could be convicted of over-expressing (to the point of abusing) their 1st Amendment rights on topics you know very little about. If you’re against the war… burn the American flag or beat up a group of innocent people due to their political preference.
    As far as our military-industrial complex and government being bullies and killing THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of innocent people, let me ask if you ever took a history class or read the Bible. Good Sir it has been happening since the beginning of time, which doesn’t make it right, but it is a fact. Man will kill Man. As a retired U.S. Marine let me advise you that our government and military are very aware of innocent civilians being killed. We have a problem though. Unfortunately, aren’t enough brave men like you around to stand up and grab a feather, then tickle the nice ISIS guys to death.
    As a new SECDEF, the Honorable Mr. Mattis, recently expressed to a reporter, “There is no military force in the world that has proven more sensitive to civilian casualties. We go out of our way to always do everything humanly possible to reduce the loss of life or injury among innocent people. The same cannot be said for our adversaries.” I’ve been to war and personally know at the micro and macro levels the message was think before you pull the trigger. Yes “think”, which meant while you’re thinking the bad guy most likely is going to kill you first… and it did happen to American service members by the THOUSANDS that you failed to mention.
    In closing, Mr. Lee in some ways your point of speaking up in some contexts is valid, but is weak as a general need to improve America. I believe Americans need a bit more BALANCE. Step 1. Leaving your “Murder” and “Baby Killer” protest signs in the garage. Step 2. Hang your American flag vice burning it. Step 3. Shut your mouth. Step 4. Do SOMETHING – ANYTHING to positively influence your narrative because America is sick of complainers that hate their government (that usually provides them a check, benefits and free stuff coincidently) and military industrial complex that provides the warm and protective blanket of freedom that allows them to complain about.

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  3. Lee   March 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    @ Jay

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers, please read Jay’s comments very, very carefully.

    You have a PERFECT example of a brainwashed mind.

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  4. Jay   March 30, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Mr. Lee, Good reading links are included. Our enemies rarely fight honorably and our government does not support civilian casualties. War is very terrible and messy business, so our politicians should do their best with diplomacy. When diplomacy fails… civilian casualties WILL occur.

    ISIS HOLDS TERRIFIED CIVILIANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS IN SYRIAN CITY
    http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/isis-holds-terrified-civilians-as-human-shields-in-syrian-city?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%203.30.17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

    US OPENS FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO CIVILIAN DEATHS IN MOSUL
    http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/us-opens-formal-investigation-into-civilian-deaths-in-mosul?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%203.30.17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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