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SwimminInIndy
05-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Hey do we have any mushroom hunters around? The season is going on here in Indiana right now, and I just started this year. It is a blast, and the shrooms taste great! My father-in-law turned me onto them. Who else is a shroomer?

1 dol fan
05-03-2009, 04:56 PM
Yeah, mushrooms make me trip balls...

LOL, I've heard of people that hunt for mushrooms but I've never actually done it myself. What exactly does it entail?

WeVie
05-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Yeah, mushrooms make me trip balls...

LOL, I've heard of people that hunt for mushrooms but I've never actually done it myself. What exactly does it entail?]

goig out in the woods and looking for them and i don't think he iss talking about the tripping ones

CedarPhin
05-03-2009, 06:54 PM
I've always wanted to go out and hunt for truffles.

PassRush
05-03-2009, 07:15 PM
No, but I did try acid. Once I cracked the battery open, the **** got all over my hands and it burned like hell. I guess thats what they call a bad trip.

poornate
05-03-2009, 07:46 PM
I think it is funny that this thread happens to be here.... i own 10 acres of poplar trees with a bunch of trees and this lady was just telling me that we probably have morels in our woods.... I have never thought about looking for them, but may try tomorrow afternoon....

1 dol fan
05-03-2009, 08:29 PM
I think it is funny that this thread happens to be here.... i own 10 acres of poplar trees with a bunch of trees and this lady was just telling me that we probably have morels in our woods.... I have never thought about looking for them, but may try tomorrow afternoon....
Nice!

Maybe I can get a half eighth in the mail in a can of coffee in the near future! LOL JK.

But that's pretty cool, I heard they are delicious.

Off Topic but I was wondering what subject you teach, Nate.

poornate
05-03-2009, 10:04 PM
US History.... 11th grade...

AlexISaFaN
05-03-2009, 10:19 PM
So its like picking fruit ?

1 dol fan
05-03-2009, 10:32 PM
US History.... 11th grade...
Damn! I was hoping you were one of those crazy science teachers... I guess a crazy History teacher is almost as good.

poornate
05-04-2009, 12:10 AM
...I have students that would support that view... science? Too cold... not enough passion and conflict...

1 dol fan
05-04-2009, 12:31 AM
...I have students that would support that view... science? Too cold... not enough passion and conflict...
Mr. Bechtel would beg to disagree... He is quite passionate about correctly combining ions into compounds and not molesting when you attempt to balance an equation. He also gets pretty touchy about REDOX equations.

and memorizing valence electrons for common ions is a must for his class too.

But I understand how you can have a passionate debate about a passionate debate that happened 200 years ago and make students understand the way people thought that long ago. Government class is more passionate than any other type of history teacher. They also can be incredibly biased towards there own beliefs and attempt to use their influence (or sometimes lack of) in order to shape the political alues of the future of america.... to many damn liberal government teachers today. Its good thing some of them are so bad at their job that the students choose the opposite of what they say.

poornate
05-04-2009, 09:26 AM
... goes with the territory... the more educated someone becomes, generally, the more liberal they become as well... besides, not many conservatives teach in general.... it's very anti-capitalist in many ways... self sacrifice? earning less than you could in the private sector by choice? working in a socialist institution like public schools? Not really a conservative's cup of tea... It only appeals to some of us more open-minded folks....

1 dol fan
05-04-2009, 10:59 AM
... goes with the territory... the more educated someone becomes, generally, the more liberal they become as well... besides, not many conservatives teach in general.... it's very anti-capitalist in many ways... self sacrifice? earning less than you could in the private sector by choice? working in a socialist institution like public schools? Not really a conservative's cup of tea... It only appeals to some of us more open-minded folks....
That is a pretty reasonable opinion. I would even go as far as saying that I agree with it. I have noticed as I progress in my education, my ideas have become more liberal but with sturdy reasoning.

One example is that I found myself defending Obama one afternoon when my mom called him a socialist. He isn't a socialist, just a really really liberal politician... close but no cigar. I like that he is trying to think outside of the box as far as looking at ideas that are/have been attempted all around the world like socialized healthcare. I don't neccessarily agree with what he's done but if it ends up working, I will not sit here in denial saying he sucks. He isn't an idiot, he just thinks differently from me.

Back to the liberals in school, I wish they would just be a little bit less biased. I understand with Bush the last 8 years, we (as conservatives) deserve some of the crap we've been taking but can we at least make it a bit fair and less harsh. I hate having to rely on the old "there hasn't been a single terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11". It's just pretty lame.

My political hero is Ron Paul. I like nearly everything he believes in and I view him as a moderate conservative... which is what I call myself.

poornate
05-04-2009, 12:03 PM
Having opinions and being informed at 17 is good enough... I have few students who can boast the same... I am an independent... I trend liberal, though, especially on social issues... any idealouge as a teacher is pretty boring... I can't say my opinions don't make it into class, but they do so as starters, not enders, of topics... and they are in the light of having alternatives with them...

I'm not a Paul fan at all... I do understand why people like him... they see him as something different, but he really is just a throwback to the traditionalist states rights politicians found in the 1920s south... states rights scare me... states have shown again and again that they can't manage their affairs and remain true to the American ideals of equality and inclusion... if we turned it all over to the states, what would keep Utah from becoming a theocracy? What would keep Alabama from returning to segregation? What would keep outsider states in the Union?... That is why so many fringe groups like neo-nazis, etc. support Paul (and no, I am not saying Paul is one)... it is because states rights government is the only path they have to return to society their version of social order... scary to me...

shula_guy
05-04-2009, 01:02 PM
So Nate you would consider yourself a federalist then?

1 dol fan
05-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Having opinions and being informed at 17 is good enough... I have few students who can boast the same... I am an independent... I trend liberal, though, especially on social issues... any idealouge as a teacher is pretty boring... I can't say my opinions don't make it into class, but they do so as starters, not enders, of topics... and they are in the light of having alternatives with them...

I'm not a Paul fan at all... I do understand why people like him... they see him as something different, but he really is just a throwback to the traditionalist states rights politicians found in the 1920s south... states rights scare me... states have shown again and again that they can't manage their affairs and remain true to the American ideals of equality and inclusion... if we turned it all over to the states, what would keep Utah from becoming a theocracy? What would keep Alabama from returning to segregation? What would keep outsider states in the Union?... That is why so many fringe groups like neo-nazis, etc. support Paul (and no, I am not saying Paul is one)... it is because states rights government is the only path they have to return to society their version of social order... scary to me...
I don't think it is so much that the States have all the power but that the federal government shouldn't have as much as it does. I think State laws reflect more on the people of each individual state where the federal government reflects the ideals of politicians, not necessarily the majority of people.

I think things such as drinking age, gay marriage and legalization of marijuana should be handled on a state level. I believe that is the only way that some of these huge issues should be decided.

but I imagine that your fears are only as valid as the extremities of some of Paul's talking points.

It seems like a lot of people who are extremely polarized as to what they believe (right wing/left wing extremists) tend to take what a politician of the opposing belief say and put it to the extremes in order to make a point. It is much like the people who call Obama a socialist. Very interesting that it happens not only with conservatives.

eger
05-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Picked some shrromies one day, came home, plopped them in some boiling water to make tea and the caps were infested with maggots. The worst part, I ate a few caps before we boiled em..

poornate
05-04-2009, 02:59 PM
It is not the same... a more realized understanding of what the states rights argument is would reveal that... I don't castigate any reasonable person... I just don't think Paul is... he has made some outlandish claims and argues for a dangerous agenda... The federal government exists to ensure the protection of political and social minorities... states have no motivation to do the same....