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Club, cnn.com, and College: NEVER CONFUSE EDUCATION WITH INTELLIGENCE THIS PRISON DEBATE TEAM WENT UPAGAINST THEEREETHOUCHTPROJECTCOM THE PRESTIGIOUS HARVARD DEBATE TEAM... AND WON! New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team Story highlights The Eastern New York Correctional Facility's debate team has also beaten West Point The debate team is part of the Bard Prison Initiative, which has 300 inmates enrolled (CNN)In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so. That would be a mistake. Inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility defeated the prestigious Harvard debate team in mid-September as part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program run by Bard College to provide college education to qualifying prisoners, according to the Wall Street Journal. If you knew the prison debate club's record, you might have voted for the inmates. They've defeated a nationally ranked team from the University of Vermont and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. (They lost a rematch against West Point, and it's become something of a rivalry.) The prison club had invited the Harvard College Debating Union to participate. Inmates had to defend a point of view with which they fiercely disagreed, a common practice in debate competition: "Resolved: Public schools in the United States should have the ability to deny enrollment to undocumented students." After the debate, Carlos Polanco told the Wall Street Journal that he would never want to keep a child from attending school but that he was grateful for his chance to attend Bard College in prison. "We have been graced with opportunity," said Polanco, 31, who is in prison for manslaughter. "They make us believe in ourselves." The Harvard club seemed to take the loss gracefully. "Three members of the HCDU had the privilege of competing against members of the Bard Prison Initiative's debate program," the group posted on its Facebook page. "There are few teams we are prouder of having lost a debate to than the phenomenally intelligent and articulate team we faced this weekend, and we are incredibly thankful to Bard and the Eastern https:-www.google.com-amp-s-amp.cnn.com-cnn-2015-10-07-living-harvard-deba
Club, cnn.com, and College: NEVER CONFUSE EDUCATION WITH INTELLIGENCE
 THIS PRISON DEBATE TEAM WENT UPAGAINST
 THEEREETHOUCHTPROJECTCOM
 THE PRESTIGIOUS HARVARD DEBATE TEAM...
 AND WON!
New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team Story highlights The Eastern New York Correctional Facility's debate team has also beaten West Point The debate team is part of the Bard Prison Initiative, which has 300 inmates enrolled (CNN)In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so. That would be a mistake. Inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility defeated the prestigious Harvard debate team in mid-September as part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program run by Bard College to provide college education to qualifying prisoners, according to the Wall Street Journal. If you knew the prison debate club's record, you might have voted for the inmates. They've defeated a nationally ranked team from the University of Vermont and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. (They lost a rematch against West Point, and it's become something of a rivalry.) The prison club had invited the Harvard College Debating Union to participate. Inmates had to defend a point of view with which they fiercely disagreed, a common practice in debate competition: "Resolved: Public schools in the United States should have the ability to deny enrollment to undocumented students." After the debate, Carlos Polanco told the Wall Street Journal that he would never want to keep a child from attending school but that he was grateful for his chance to attend Bard College in prison. "We have been graced with opportunity," said Polanco, 31, who is in prison for manslaughter. "They make us believe in ourselves." The Harvard club seemed to take the loss gracefully. "Three members of the HCDU had the privilege of competing against members of the Bard Prison Initiative's debate program," the group posted on its Facebook page. "There are few teams we are prouder of having lost a debate to than the phenomenally intelligent and articulate team we faced this weekend, and we are incredibly thankful to Bard and the Eastern https:-www.google.com-amp-s-amp.cnn.com-cnn-2015-10-07-living-harvard-deba

New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team Story highlights The Eastern New York Correctional Facility's debate team has also beaten West P...

Club, Crying, and Hermione: omgpadfoot Just imagine though all the letters that must have been sent home about the shit Hermione did at school or updates the school sends to muggle parents so they're kept in the know. And she's never been in trouble before so her parents think this is just regular wizarding school hijinks because it obviously never has context for them and Hermione just rols with it She saved the phlosophers stone. Oh good for herl She must have gotten there before everyone else n class People must get petrified all the time. It says not to worry though so it cant be a serious ilness it says they're obliged to inform us that 'dementors' will be at the school all year* That sounds exciting, I wonder what subject they'l be teaching? She's been selected to participate in the second triwizard tournament task . Yes we had a letter about the tournament, she must really be geting stuck with it and making all sorts of foreign connections . Says she was part of a secret defence club? Oh I'm so glad she's finally getting involved in the clubs, itll be good for her, you know she studies too much Twonder why we didn't get any updates from the school this year? They always seem to have something going on. Tve been thinking you know, about moving to Australia. We did always want to. I dont know what's been stopping us all these years to be honest Let's do it You lured me in and then stabbed me in the back Tm not crying, my eyes are raining that's all ••••••• 😳😳😢
Club, Crying, and Hermione: omgpadfoot
 Just imagine though all the letters that must have been sent home
 about the shit Hermione did at school or updates the school sends
 to muggle parents so they're kept in the know. And she's never
 been in trouble before so her parents think this is just regular
 wizarding school hijinks because it obviously never has context for
 them and Hermione just rols with it
 She saved the phlosophers stone.
 Oh good for herl She must have gotten there before everyone else
 n class
 People must get petrified all the time. It says not to worry though so
 it cant be a serious ilness
 it says they're obliged to inform us that 'dementors' will be at the
 school all year*
 That sounds exciting, I wonder what subject they'l be teaching?
 She's been selected to participate in the second triwizard
 tournament task .
 Yes we had a letter about the tournament, she must really be
 geting stuck with it and making all sorts of foreign connections .
 Says she was part of a secret defence club?
 Oh I'm so glad she's finally getting involved in the clubs, itll be good
 for her, you know she studies too much
 Twonder why we didn't get any updates from the school this year?
 They always seem to have something going on.
 Tve been thinking you know, about moving to Australia. We did
 always want to.
 I dont know what's been stopping us all these years to be honest
 Let's do it
 You lured me in and then stabbed me in the back
 Tm not crying, my eyes are raining that's all
••••••• 😳😳😢

••••••• 😳😳😢

Life, Meme, and Tumblr: <p>a couple of you people have asked to see <a href="http://buckykingofmemes.tumblr.com/post/162135785526/grandpa-bucky-youre-the-greatest-storyteller-of">the drawings we do in debriefings. </a>since tony has all of them, i figured i’d just start a new one. so here’s steve, running for his life from the velociraptors that were in the park yesterday.</p><p>memevengers, i pass this along to you to add to. </p><p>(instructions/drawing guide is under the readmore. )</p><!-- more --><p>Hey! I thought this would be a fun thing for us to do. Any of the meme-multitude is welcome to participate; I know not all of you are technically avengers, but who cares!</p><p>Just take the drawing and add in a character that’s NOT the one you’re rp-ing. Add background or make the image bigger if you need to. I expect that by the end, we’ll wind up with a couple different drawings. </p><p> Feel free to caption it as necessary, sign it, or indicate who you drew. No art skill required! Just take your best shot; the more silly and absurd the better. If you like, you can tag someone specific! I’m tagging <a href="https://tmblr.co/mucS39VYSJo0yyXhqQoakkw">@memecaptainsteverogers</a>, because I drew him. But anyone is welcome to add next, the more the merrier!</p><p>Edit: After you change the drawing, you can re-upload it as a new post or add it to this one. Either way, tag it as #Brief Drawing. </p><p>You guys are the best!</p><p>-Mod Hell</p>
Life, Meme, and Tumblr: <p>a couple of you people have asked to see <a href="http://buckykingofmemes.tumblr.com/post/162135785526/grandpa-bucky-youre-the-greatest-storyteller-of">the drawings we do in debriefings. </a>since tony has all of them, i figured i’d just start a new one. so here’s steve, running for his life from the velociraptors that were in the park yesterday.</p><p>memevengers, i pass this along to you to add to. </p><p>(instructions/drawing guide is under the readmore. )</p><!-- more --><p>Hey! I thought this would be a fun thing for us to do. Any of the meme-multitude is welcome to participate; I know not all of you are technically avengers, but who cares!</p><p>Just take the drawing and add in a character that’s NOT the one you’re rp-ing. Add background or make the image bigger if you need to. I expect that by the end, we’ll wind up with a couple different drawings. </p><p> Feel free to caption it as necessary, sign it, or indicate who you drew. No art skill required! Just take your best shot; the more silly and absurd the better. If you like, you can tag someone specific! I’m tagging <a href="https://tmblr.co/mucS39VYSJo0yyXhqQoakkw">@memecaptainsteverogers</a>, because I drew him. But anyone is welcome to add next, the more the merrier!</p><p>Edit: After you change the drawing, you can re-upload it as a new post or add it to this one. Either way, tag it as #Brief Drawing. </p><p>You guys are the best!</p><p>-Mod Hell</p>

<p>a couple of you people have asked to see <a href="http://buckykingofmemes.tumblr.com/post/162135785526/grandpa-bucky-youre-the-greatest-s...

Advice, College, and Desperate: SIXPENCEEE HEALS <p><a href="http://v1als.tumblr.com/post/161106034847/sixpenceee-introducing-sixpenceee-heals-so-i" class="tumblr_blog">v1als</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://sixpenceee.com/post/161105641309/introducing-sixpenceee-heals-so-i-noticed-how" class="tumblr_blog">sixpenceee</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><b>Introducing Sixpenceee Heals</b></h2> <p>So I noticed how unhappiness can really plague us. Sometimes life throws so many curveballs at us. It prevents us from being happy and free-spirited. I really want to reach out and help people break free of certain negative patterns in their lives, so I’ve created <b>Sixpenceee Heals. </b>I am an extremely intuitive and empathetic individual. I will never judge or disclose any of your problems to anyone. I will help you transcend confusion, and self-limiting beliefs so that you can be the best version of yourself. </p> <p>Here’s <b>how it works:</b></p> <ol><li>You shoot me an e-mail at <b>sixpenceee@gmail.com</b>, saying you’d like to participate in the Sixpenceee Heals program. Please include “Sixpenceee Heals” on the title line.<br/></li> <li>I will send you a short survey that you can fill out, that will let me know more about you. It’ll help me to pick up patterns and habits that may not be so clear to you.</li> <li>You will type up all your major/minor doubts, anything at all that you want clarity on in the present time.</li> <li>I will take out time to write you an individualized and personal report that will really help and guide you. I will include resources if you need. </li> <li>I will also keep in touch with you and follow up with you. I will do my best to help you with the cards that you’ve been dealt. </li> </ol><p>Some <b>regulations:</b></p> <ol><li>The pricing is $30 per person. <br/></li> <li>I will only be taking 10-15 people a month because I will really be spending a lot of time on each person’s reports. It’s a first come-first serve basis. </li> <li>This is not in any way a substitution for mental health or medical treatment.</li> </ol><p>Thank you guys for reading and I really hope to be of service to you all. </p> </blockquote> <p>I know your heart is in the right place but this is rubbing me the wrong way for multiple reasons.</p> <ol><li>This is kind of exploitative. You can’t ask people to spill their worries to you and then charge them $30 for it. It just doesn’t seem right. It’s taking advantage of someone who is so desperate that they’ll go to a horror blogger rather than a professional, and yes, I know that this rate is cheaper than practically any therapist but this brings me on to point 2:<br/></li> <li>You’re not qualified. At all. As far as I can tell you’re college aged. You need to have qualifications to act as a therapist to someone and as far as I know you don’t have any psychological qualifications. Psychology is a wide subject and even fully trained therapists focus on a few particular aspects. They specialise. You have no training at all, and yet you’re charging for advice? This seems so wrong to me.</li> <li>This is a lot of pressure and it doesn’t seem appropriate. You don’t know what people are going to confess to you and you don’t know if you’re going to cause yourself distress. Even therapists have therapists, because what they hear can be so troubling that it puts them at risk of stress related breakdowns or depression. You are completely untrained with no professional support system. You cannot be 10-15 people’s therapists.</li> <li>It’s not fair to the people you talk to. They’re in a very desperate place and to make them rely on you when you have no training and, at best, generic Google resources that they could probably find themselves is really not a nice thing to do. Fair enough if some people just want a shoulder to cry on or someone to rant to, but you’re going to get people with serious issues, too. They deserve better. You mean well but again, <i>you’re not qualified</i>.</li> <li>It’s dangerous to give advice to people with issues when you only know the bare minimum about them. Therapists and other professionals spend a lot of time with people and really get to know them face to face before they start building up a potential plan. You want to have people fill out a survey and exchange a few emails and write them a report like one of those weird agony aunt websites. It’s not enough.</li> <li>It’s sort of naive that you think the advice of one unqualified college student (I’m assuming, from your posts) will help and guide people. You mean well but see the above point – if you don’t have a lot of context and knowledge and you’re not qualified, even the most well-meaning advice can be dangerous. Especially when it’s in regards to subjects and issues you have no experience with.</li> </ol><p>This would be a really lovely thing to do if you were just offering an ear but you’re taking so much responsibility and putting so much liability on yourself. You’re also providing paid therapy services to people when you have no qualifications, and that’s just so exploitative to me. If you want to help people lend an ear, but you can’t charge for being a friend. You certainly can’t charge people for services you have no right to be giving.</p> <p>I know you mean well but please think about this.</p> </blockquote>
Advice, College, and Desperate: SIXPENCEEE HEALS
<p><a href="http://v1als.tumblr.com/post/161106034847/sixpenceee-introducing-sixpenceee-heals-so-i" class="tumblr_blog">v1als</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://sixpenceee.com/post/161105641309/introducing-sixpenceee-heals-so-i-noticed-how" class="tumblr_blog">sixpenceee</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<h2><b>Introducing Sixpenceee Heals</b></h2>
<p>So I noticed how unhappiness can really plague us. Sometimes life throws so many curveballs at us. It prevents us from being happy and free-spirited. I really want to reach out and help people break free of certain negative patterns in their lives, so I’ve created <b>Sixpenceee Heals. </b>I am an extremely intuitive and empathetic individual. I will never judge or disclose any of your problems to anyone. I will help you transcend confusion, and self-limiting beliefs so that you can be the best version of yourself. </p>
<p>Here’s <b>how it works:</b></p>
<ol><li>You shoot me an e-mail at <b>sixpenceee@gmail.com</b>, saying you’d like to participate in the Sixpenceee Heals program. Please include “Sixpenceee Heals” on the title line.<br/></li>
<li>I will send you a short survey that you can fill out, that will let me know more about you. It’ll help me to pick up patterns and habits that may not be so clear to you.</li>
<li>You will type up all your major/minor doubts, anything at all that you want clarity on in the present time.</li>
<li>I will take out time to write you an individualized and personal report that will really help and guide you. I will include resources if you need. </li>
<li>I will also keep in touch with you and follow up with you. I will do my best to help you with the cards that you’ve been dealt. </li>
</ol><p>Some <b>regulations:</b></p>
<ol><li>The pricing is $30 per person. <br/></li>
<li>I will only be taking 10-15 people a month because I will really be spending a lot of time on each person’s reports. It’s a first come-first serve basis. </li>
<li>This is not in any way a substitution for mental health or medical treatment.</li>
</ol><p>Thank you guys for reading and I really hope to be of service to you all. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>I know your heart is in the right place but this is rubbing me the wrong way for multiple reasons.</p>
<ol><li>This is kind of exploitative. You can’t ask people to spill their worries to you and then charge them $30 for it. It just doesn’t seem right. It’s taking advantage of someone who is so desperate that they’ll go to a horror blogger rather than a professional, and yes, I know that this rate is cheaper than practically any therapist but this brings me on to point 2:<br/></li>
<li>You’re not qualified. At all. As far as I can tell you’re college aged. You need to have qualifications to act as a therapist to someone and as far as I know you don’t have any psychological qualifications. Psychology is a wide subject and even fully trained therapists focus on a few particular aspects. They specialise. You have no training at all, and yet you’re charging for advice? This seems so wrong to me.</li>
<li>This is a lot of pressure and it doesn’t seem appropriate. You don’t know what people are going to confess to you and you don’t know if you’re going to cause yourself distress. Even therapists have therapists, because what they hear can be so troubling that it puts them at risk of stress related breakdowns or depression. You are completely untrained with no professional support system. You cannot be 10-15 people’s therapists.</li>
<li>It’s not fair to the people you talk to. They’re in a very desperate place and to make them rely on you when you have no training and, at best, generic Google resources that they could probably find themselves is really not a nice thing to do. Fair enough if some people just want a shoulder to cry on or someone to rant to, but you’re going to get people with serious issues, too. They deserve better. You mean well but again, <i>you’re not qualified</i>.</li>
<li>It’s dangerous to give advice to people with issues when you only know the bare minimum about them. Therapists and other professionals spend a lot of time with people and really get to know them face to face before they start building up a potential plan. You want to have people fill out a survey and exchange a few emails and write them a report like one of those weird agony aunt websites. It’s not enough.</li>
<li>It’s sort of naive that you think the advice of one unqualified college student (I’m assuming, from your posts) will help and guide people. You mean well but see the above point – if you don’t have a lot of context and knowledge and you’re not qualified, even the most well-meaning advice can be dangerous. Especially when it’s in regards to subjects and issues you have no experience with.</li>
</ol><p>This would be a really lovely thing to do if you were just offering an ear but you’re taking so much responsibility and putting so much liability on yourself. You’re also providing paid therapy services to people when you have no qualifications, and that’s just so exploitative to me. If you want to help people lend an ear, but you can’t charge for being a friend. You certainly can’t charge people for services you have no right to be giving.</p>
<p>I know you mean well but please think about this.</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="http://v1als.tumblr.com/post/161106034847/sixpenceee-introducing-sixpenceee-heals-so-i" class="tumblr_blog">v1als</a>:</p><block...