Slate Writer Sees Problem With ED-Dept Definition of Family…

Karl Marx did the exact same thing.  Redefining “family” allows the state to become the guardian.

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66 Responses to Slate Writer Sees Problem With ED-Dept Definition of Family…

  1. doodahdaze says:

    What in the world? They are having tests on this baloney in High School? We never had anything stupid like that. Nothing. Is this the Bush Common Core stuff?

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    • bertdilbert says:

      They must change the definition of family to accommodate homosexuals with adopted kids, illegal aliens housed together. The problem doodahdaze, is you need to just get with the program here. How else do you think they claim 9 dependents for the IRS? Please note there is no requirement to live together. This accommodates fatherless black families as well. Dad can be in prison but he is still family.

      The kid was appropriately marked down for having a sheltered world view.

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      • Concerned says:

        And don’t forget family as defined in the safari parks, which is a collection of random people who hooked up and produced descendants and they all don’t necessarily care about each other.

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      • anub says:

        That’s not all http://www.christianpost.com/news/gay-man-files-70m-suit-against-bible-publishers-over-homosexual-verses-33219/#ScaLPskPeyuphSh8.99
        “A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress.”

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        • wondering999 says:

          Whoah! Is he also going after the Koran?!!
          popcorn for all, all around!!

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        • Can’t say I mind seeing both Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishers taken to court.

          Not for those reasons, mind you. Can’t sue King James.

          Copyrighting means changing something (God’s Word) sufficiently to make it a unique work.

          Both companies publish more than ten different “Bibles”, and somehow have the gonads to declare that all are “The Bible”, (even though they are all sufficiently unique to warrant a copyright) and will sue you if you quote more than half a chapter in your own published work. Just doing God’s work!

          And why didn’t this guy go after Lockman Foundation, as well?

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          • QuadGMoto says:

            Producing translations of ancient documents is an incredibly tricky process. First you have the problem of originals which no longer exist. Add to the that the problem that hand copying always produces mistakes. So remaining copies must be collected and compared to eliminate those errors. Though Biblical manuscripts (the handmade copies) are vastly more abundant and closer to the originals than any other ancient text, it’s still a huge ongoing project fraught with difficulties. So various translation teams often have to choose between two (or more) equally likely variants (almost always spelling proper names, switched word orders, and the like). That leads to one reason for multiple translations.

            Then the real difficulty begins. Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic are not English (or other languages). There is often no direct equivalent for words in those languages, especially when the author deliberately uses a word with a double meaning. For example, in “You shall not murder”, the Hebrew word translated as murder also covers willful negligence, while our English word doesn’t.

            There’s also the problem of varying syntax. The appropriate word order in modern English is not like that of the original languages. An equivalent example would be German. In that language it’s entirely appropriate to say, “Throw the cow over the fence some hay.” As you can see, that isn’t good English. So translators have to make a choice about how literal they want to be with the word order. If they’re very literal, the English can come out as bad as that example from German. But if they make it more standard English, they wind up having to choose from one or more ways of making the phrase or sentence mean the same thing. And sometimes the phrase is intended to convey more than one meaning, and that can’t be done properly in English.

            In short, multiple translations are entirely appropriate and even helpful. The translation teams put a huge amount of work into developing those translations, so it’s entirely appropriate to copyright the work they’ve produced so they can get paid for it.

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    • Judgy says:

      I can’t wait to see the test they come up with where they’ll ask to define what a “female” is.

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    • hebejg says:

      i dunno about u all but dear ole Dad would be down tooda skool with haste if it were one of my kids.

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      • mikayla825 says:

        The Gunny would get this certain smile, one that didn’t reach the eyes. When he smiled like that, I knew the fit was gonna hit the shan.

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  2. Donald Joy says:

    This is nothing less than communist brainwashing.

    (I don’t think any of the provided answers are fully accurate, btw)

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    • Judgy says:

      “Insanity” is:

      Select one:
      a. Should be someone that is not sane.
      b. Should be something that does not make sense. (Bonus: What is “sense”?).
      c. A collection of liberals dictating what a “family” is.

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    • smiley says:

      with a huge dose of secular humanism.
      the brotherhood of man.
      we’ve all come from apes.
      and evolving into G-d-less changelings.

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    • Director says:

      Every answer was good except the correct one.

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  3. ackbarsays says:

    There really isn’t a “correct” answer listed there.

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  4. So we’re saying only incestuous, groups of all-blood-related individuals can be families? That’s kind of weird.

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    • Les says:

      Why do the creepy people always bring up incest? Who lives with a mind like that? Who doesn’t understand genetics and two parents making one off-spring by donating half of their genetic blueprint?

      I guess you were trying to make a point. I hope that point was that you are an idiot who is too used to oversimplifying for the other sheep. Not that I’m judging you for having sheep in your family… (Yes, I understood what I did there. You will call it irony because that is term frequently used incorrectly by idiotic hipster libtards who speak of incest. It is hypocrisy, a word more idiotic liberals need to learn. You’re welcome.)

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      • By definition, people “related-by-blood” who have offspring together have committed incest. I didn’t bring it up, it’s the central to the argument the author of this post made. As often happens, righteous indignation trumped critical thought and… here we are.

        Your vitriol is amusing. Personal attacks are fun and all, but your attack on my family was really choice, and not at all creepy. You should be proud.

        P.S. Irony used above only because it seems to piss you off.

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        • ytz4mee says:

          We really don’t appreciate it when people stop by here simply to “piss (people) off”.
          If you can’t find a way of positively engaging without baiting and provoking, please find another corner of teh innertubes. That is not what we are about here.

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          • QuadGMoto says:

            Technically he’s correct. That is what the language says. Marriage is a crucial part of forming an immediate family, which would be some level of incest of they’re related by blood. There’s also the problem of adoption.

            It definitely a poorly worded question. In an attempt to make the question difficult, they gave a vague question and equally vague answers, all of which are partially incorrect in some way. But of course, the “correct” answer is where their indoctrination takes place: obscure the clear truth and replace it with something that “sounds right” but isn’t.

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            • ytz4mee says:

              I don’t care if it’s “correct”
              What I care about is that this poster somehow felt it was okay and appropriate to make a statement with the sole purpose of “pissing” someone off. Whether or not he’s “correct” can remain a point of polite and respectful discussion.

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              • Are you serious? What, specifically, do you find impolite or disrespectful in my initial post?

                In my second post, I use irony ONLY because it was mentioned derisively in the incoherent, thoroughly impolite and disrespectful reply by Les. Considering the tone of his post — which included verbal attacks on me & my family, using choice words such as: idiot, sheep, hipster, libtard — I showed remarkable restraint.

                Has my sharp language given you the vapors? Good heavens, what a scandal!

                Get a grip.

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        • Les says:

          That wasn’t vitriol. But calling it that makes your post hyperbole.

          You did bring it up. You can’t type “incest” then get to whine after or pretend you were offering up something intelligent by being willfully obtuse. You were being creepy. Maybe in your mind you thought you were being clever? If you can’t tell the difference, maybe have somebody at your house close by so you can have them check stuff for you before you post. I think creepy people maybe aren’t the most aware of their own creepiness. Unless you are that way on purpose. If that’s the case, I’m not sure what to say. Good luck?

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  5. bitterlyclinging says:

    Does that mean that the over a thousand males an HIV positive male in Providence, RI has had homosexual sex with over the past few years are his family?

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  6. Stephen Mac says:

    The madness continues. Stop for a moment …………………. can you imagine the possibilities 2 years from now, how about five years from now? You haven’t seen anything yet!

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  7. Concerned says:

    I would love to see the complete exam. Wow. I had no idea schools were doing this. I have no kids, and back in my day we focused on learning math, history, literature, etc.

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    • sixmax11 says:

      yeah, me too and would like to know what class this was for. just happy my kids finished school before all this crap really started rolling along in high gear.

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    • Judgy says:

      Maybe it’s from one of those “progressive” schools that ultimately don’t give out grades per semester; don’t even HAVE proper semesters, and allow students to call teachers by their first names. (Or is that starting to be ALL schools? Sheesh!).

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  8. bitterlyclinging says:

    You can see how this line of thought got here. An organism, whose every cell in the body carries an X and a Y chromosome, calls itself a female and the society acclaims it a hero. A nation whose national debt is rapidly approaching twenty trillion dollars calls it benign and a good thing. Or another nation laboring under a similar overbearing debt, in desperate need of another loan just to remain current on its loan repayment schedule refuses to submit to any and all financial measures designed to curtail its out of control spending then thinks it can simply demand and be given another loan.
    This kind of thinking supposedly ceased after people stopped popping LSD laced sugar cubes into their mouths, then immediately walked out into the middle of the nearest eight lane and sat down, thinking the drug had given them immunity from any possible harm from those onrushing 80,000 lb eighteen wheelers.
    Then again Barack Obama was elected president, twice.

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    • Judgy says:

      You’re entirely right. Wonder how Barry would define “President”? (Yeah, we know he SAID he’s not a king, but his actions say otherwise).

      We can play this game back at them. Just keep on asking questions……….

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  9. Nuts. Whatever SD posted does not “appear” for me to read and digest. (probably because of my “ad-blocker” settings)

    Is there another source where I might view it?

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  10. umpete44 says:

    Check out the next question….I’d love to see the possible answers for that one.

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    • Sandra says:

      Really. “friendships, family, romantic, professional and community are examples of …”
      Isn’t this a serious breach of grammar ? But I’ll take a stab at the answer. Considering the mindset of the current generation, I guess …….. hookups !

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      • Ziiggii says:

        Community Organizer….. Correct?

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      • Spar Harmon says:

        types of relationships, maybe
        gee isn’t this fun???

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        • Spar Harmon says:

          Only 2 of five possible answers have the correct syntax to hook the lead phrase to. The boy showed good tactical sensitivity though he chose the ‘wrong’ answerof the 2 candidates.. He is close to being able ace any multiple choice test regardless whether he knows the subject area or not. It is unconscionable that so-called intelligence tests are multiple choice, but this particular question on this particular test is particularly poorly constructed ‘n’ stuff…
          …are we having fun yet??

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  11. Millwright says:

    I’ll going along with several opinions that “none of the above” would the correct answer. In Western culture “family” has encompassed both blood and marriage relationships for so long its even codified in our laws. Other cultures have similar practices.

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    • QuadGMoto says:

      In Western culture “family” has encompassed both blood and marriage relationships for so long its even codified in our laws.

      Not anymore. (Or that is the goal which they’ve almost achieved.)

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  12. franker01 says:

    Whoever wrote this question is obviously in the wrong line of work. Actually 1 probably comes closest since it starts with “should” which makes it more like a suggestion – and it’s not a bad suggestion. 2 kind of blows up because it imposes a work requirement. 3 is a problem since it leaves out adopted kids. 4 is great except if the younger member happens to be 45 and the older members are in their 80’s. 5 is a total loss because, for one thing, it ignores the huge number of members of actual families who can’t stand each other. IMO.

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    • Judgy says:

      The problem lies with the stupid question. Our kids can’t spell! Or do math! Many of them can’t behave properly enough to NOT keep getting suspended!

      It’s the same people asking pointless questions like this who came up with the genius idea to simply stop the suspensions, or to apply “disparate impact” rules. This kind of crap is only fitting for future “Gender Studies” majors (and really, what is “gender”, anyway?).

      Almost makes me miss the “simplicity” of Rachel Dolezal……..

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    • Director says:

      A good case can be made for f) all answers except e.

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    • Lea says:

      Franker01,
      You lost me at ‘Whoever’ on this one! Long day at work today, I guess. But, it will give me something to ponder on and then get back to you!

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  13. James F says:

    And of course being related by blood does not always mean you care for some family members but they are always family by law.

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  14. labrat says:

    family
    [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee]
    Spell Syllables
    Examples Word Origin
    noun, plural families.
    1.
    a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not:
    the traditional family.
    a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for:
    a single-parent family.
    2.
    the children of one person or one couple collectively:
    We want a large family.
    3.
    the spouse and children of one person:
    We’re taking the family on vacation next week.
    4.
    any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins:
    to marry into a socially prominent family.
    5.
    all those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor.
    6.
    Chiefly British. approved lineage, especially noble, titled, famous, or wealthy ancestry:
    young men of family.
    7.
    a group of persons who form a household under one head, including parents, children, and servants.

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  15. Bob Westmen says:

    The youngest two of our three kids were adopted. The oldest kept his name from my wife’s previous marriage. No true blood line, but we are a family none-the-less.

    You know how I know this? Whenever the kids (now all adults with their own families) drop by for a visit, they still take over the remote, raid the refrigerator and leave the kitchen a mess.

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    • James F says:

      Your defintion of family is correct and so is the chosen answer to the test in question. The issue is that the student was told the answer was wrong and lost points for a correct answer.

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    • stuart says:

      The problem is that the Constitution says that the state shall not impose religion. With those school tests, the state is imposing a state religion of Political Correct. If there is freedom of religion, the kid should be able to choose whatever answer he wants within reason.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Well I thought your answer was funny😂

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    • mikayla825 says:

      In addition to all that, if they fail to replace the TP roll, we must be blood related.

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  16. Director says:

    This documentarian or anti-white is an illegal immigrant. He’sbern hired by the NYT, MTV etc etc to deconstruct the traditional population of the US.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DRJnkBqwzOQ

    If you cannot recognize that whites are under direct physical and indirect mental attack as a prelude to genocide you dont gave your eyes open.

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  17. Director says:

    Its every answer but the “correct” one.

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  18. aliashubbatch says:

    Well Biblically speaking, we’re all related, even if it isn’t as close as it once was.

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  19. Deadhead says:

    A mom and dad shouldn’t, theoretically, be blood related.

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  20. Sandra says:

    What illegal alien wrote this quiz ? The grammar is horrendous !

    The question starts with “Family is” and three of the answers all begin with “should”. Like anyone would write “Family is should …”

    The next question is just as bad.

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