we don't know yet do we?Originally Posted by kenkannif
"probably". that's the point. do you think anyone would ask questions if it happened in a british school? what's the difference. third world schools aren't required to follow suit?Originally Posted by kenkannif
that's besides the point. brits started concentration camps - according to boers we interned and starved their kids to death belson-styley til they gave up. focus on what's relevant - the possible broader implications (like i said, what if the kids had dressed up as insurgents or marines?)Originally Posted by kenkannif
sure.Originally Posted by kenkannif
Mate why post in response to this:
what's wrong with them dressing up as Nazis etc.?
If YOU don't actually know mate Will save time and effort in the long run you nutter!!!the context, the spirit in which it was done, what the nazis stood for, etc.
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
you are ignoring the fact that the swastika is a politically-charged symbol, etc. etc.
is it ok for the kids to dress up as Jemaah Islamiyah because it looks good?
is there even a black and white answer to such questions (which you seem to be saying)? i think not.
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Are you sure this is the case with this celebration?Originally Posted by ajarn farang
Originally Posted by zehnerWonder which one is your mate?Originally Posted by TEFLWatch
As for this 'celebration' well, what can you say? I'm just so glad I don't have to work in environments like this anymore.
swasti religious Hindu symbol
the students in Bangkok
Originally Posted by Tommyk
C'mon tommy - surely you're not saying this is about a hindu symbol??
Incidentally, the full address of the photo above is
ok, so now another dimension to the story - hindu symbol or nazi insignia? we need to hear facts from those who were there.
it's quite possibly an innocent, tongue-in-chique, educational foray into some form of satyr/art.
one would hope.
.... wtf is that pic about?
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af, why don't you just ask the op of that thread on TEFLWatch?
Satyr? I think that's a dimension only you've seen.Originally Posted by ajarn farang
Not at all as it seems TO US WESTERNERS it is....to the Thais it just looks 'good' I think....we're in ThailandOriginally Posted by ajarn farang
Of course it is!is it ok for the kids to dress up as Jemaah Islamiyah because it looks good?
Often never is mate Thus my posts here!is there even a black and white answer to such questions (which you seem to be saying)? i think not.
could do but im busy. im editing a letter from ngo friend to un high commissioner for human rights when i should be writing essays.
someone else have a go please.
Well, the second picture was nicked from the TEFl watch website.
The first picture is from a google search on Chinese religious symbols. I saw the swastika on many temples in Taiwan, but was under the impression that the religious symbol swasti, was a mirror image, but apparently not.
you beast.Originally Posted by Cyrille
i was talking about the kids in red.Originally Posted by Tommyk
well if they don't know, they should no. no excuses. i wonder what provisions there are in thai law for such or similar matters...Originally Posted by kenkannif
of course it is not. if the kids did that the adults would probably stone them to death.Originally Posted by kenkannif
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There's something seriously lacking in their education if all that stuff merely 'looks good'.Originally Posted by kenkannif
But then we know that already.
Odd how people can't take such a fun lovin an free wheelin approach to HMK.
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