THE ATOMIC BOMB ( the what? )

Submitted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:29
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This is off the normal topics line but one that might be of interest.

August 8th is the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the second atomic bomb on Japan and as a result, effectively ending the Second World War.

Now if any of you have children, no matter how old they are ( mine is 23 ) ask them about Nagasaki and Hiroshima and see how many of them don’t have the slightest clue as to what you are talking about. Mine didn’t know about it and she took both History and Geo. in High School.

What are they teaching our kids?
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:51

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:51
What's sadder than that is Wolfie knows. Lol.
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 11:31

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 11:31
Even worse ask them about the battle of Long Tan see what responce you get!!!

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:25

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:25
Ask em what the Cuban Missile Crisis was and get some REALLY blank looks.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:35

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:35
My eldest was born on the 8th of August, I know everything there is to know about atomic bombs...LOL

Seriously though... I'm 31 and learned everything I know about WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam from books and media OUTSIDE of my school curriculum... I also took Australian History, learned heaps about the economic revolution... Apparently not PC to discuss war at school...???
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:49

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:49
Hi Blue, I think you have probably hit the nail on the head.
A few *****s, who have absolutely no idea of what the real world is all about, are in positions where they dictate what our children are going to learn and half the time it’s not fact anyway.
Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:50

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 13:50
Or celebrate Christmas, Easter etc etc at school.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:09

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:09
Drivesafe you are right. The majority of teachers come out of school, got straight back to school (uni) then go to school (teach). They never have any real life experience.
This can cause lot's of problems, both in the administration and teaching in our schools. Now I am generalising etc and I'm NOT saying ALL teachers are CRAP. But there deffinatally are problems with that system. I've seen this problem for myself both as a student and in bussiness(dealing with and supplying to schools). The best teachers I ever had during school were ones that never started out being a teacher IMHO.

That's why I'm going to uni to get my degree in Primary Teaching. For the reasons above and because there is a serious lack of male primary teachers in our school system. Also I love kids, but hey that's secondary to all the above! LOL

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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:29

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:29
And thanks to having some real world experience, you will probably make a dam good teacher.

Cheers Jeff M
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 14:06

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 14:06
Agree totally, how many nowadays also know about the New World Order, One World Govt, One World Religion, corruption of the food chain & pharmaceuticals
and Chemtrails & HAARP?? Also the devastating effect of the depleted uranium used in US ammunition & the illnesses of their tr0ops & birth deformities in the ME from its use & the givt coverup whilst Johhny pumps the hands & hugs the leaders of other nations which hate us!
Most comfortable in their debt ridden situation or too busy beavering away to keep up with it whilst the noose tightens.
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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:04

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:04
I would have to disagree with teachers not teaching anything useful to students - I am a Manual Arts teacher and teach students many useful things (such as how to make dual wheel carriers for the back of a Cruiser, storage systems for a Cruiser, 4by roofracks, bull bars, fold up BBQ's, how to weld with 12volt batteries, etc, etc - all of the important things in life......
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:46

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:46
The rose amongst the thorns...
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:21

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:21
Closer to home - how many people know we were the "proud" hosts of a series of atomic bomb explosions in the desert at Maralinga about 50 years ago? We were told to be proud that out country could contribute to the fight against communism, but somehow they never told us about all the servicemen that were required to get themselves covered in fallout, to look at the explosions from close up, fly aircraft through the cloud etc in the cause of science. (As if they did not have enough data on the effect on people in Japan!)

And they forgot to tell us about the day the wind changed and the radioactive cloud drifted over Adelaide too. Bit of a problem for the locals in the western deserts too - efforts to "clear them out" were a bit sporadic.

Lots of interesting history we don't hear a lot about.

Max
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:59

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:59
Yep know about the nuclear testing in the desert, Dirk Hartog Island was another one wasn’t it.

I always laugh when a country builds a nuclear bomb and they are like, Right now we have built it we have to test it to see if it works.

Nuclear testing what are they testing.

Right anything in 15KM radius terns into dust, 15 to 80KM’s anything in this area isn’t happy and outside of this you can get really sick. What more do you need to know.

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Follow Up By: bob - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 22:31

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 22:31
I think you might be refering to the Montebello Islands off Onslow W.A>
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