From here,

For some time, Stephen Hicks had felt like something was off. “My relationship ended, then a lot of things started collapsing in front of me,” Hicks says. He began attending therapy, which made him realize that he needed to make a bigger change: “I wasn’t doing really terrible things, but I also wasn’t being the most ideal Stephen I could be,” he says. “The bar is really lowered for cisgender guys.”

Actually, the bar isn’t lower for cis-gendered guys.  Much is expected of them and there are no special privileges.  So what were the things that he was doing that were not terrible? Perhaps they don’t want to tell, as they might seem laughable.  Intelligence through obscurity.

So earlier this year, Hicks signed up for the pilot Rethink Masculinity class, a partnership between the Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink, an organization that works to prevent sexual assault.

The program bills itself as a class where men “learn how social constructs of masculinity harm them and the people around them, and work to construct healthier masculinities.” Or, as Hicks puts it, “It was eight weeks of guys discussing how they can address their actions with better self-awareness and less toxicity.”

Here we go: Social Constructs.  What these people call social constructs normally happen due to built-in predispositions; that being how they are constructed both individually and societally.  So it seems that toxicity is a problem.  I wonder what that is…

“We spoke of emotional labor, consent, violence, communication, empathy, and vulnerability,” he adds, noting that the last subject, in particular, was a struggle for him: “[I was] trained and conditioned to be tough growing up.”

Yes, boys are taught to be tough; and for good reason.  The world is a nasty place.  They are expected to navigate it and be productive.  Boys also are (at least were) taught about teamwork.  As for where this is all undoubtedly heading, they were also taught to not use their strength against the weaker (e.g. women).

The Rethink program is the latest in a growing number of courses targeted toward people who identify as men, including the Men’s Project at the University of Wisconsin, Masculinity 101 at Brown, and the Duke Men’s Project at Duke. The goal, proponents say, is to help men examine their own biases and behaviors in order to cut down on misogyny and gender-based violence.

Apparently the problem is misogyny and gender based violence.  Now we are getting a bit more specific.  Misogyny is defined as hating women.  Mostly guys are not that way.  Sometimes they ignore women, but mostly they don’t hate them.  One wonders where this foolishness comes from.

As for the violence stuff; large numbers of women are attracted to violent men (or perhaps more so those that appear to be potentially violent).  If women suddenly decided to shun these men and then latch up with nice guys, the world would see a shift in behavior with respect to men.  But this will never happen.  Also note that women typically expect violence to be directed at other men.

Attempting to turn men into fellas that they would not be attracted to is probably more related to policing the hierarchy, that is, making sure that men who do not deserve to be attractive are never mistaken for attractive.

“I think women lie to men about what really turns women on, perhaps because they are doing what Steve Moxon has written about. They are “policing the hierarchy”. They don’t want ordinary men to know, because knowledge is power. They would prefer that only elite men know these things and preferably that they know them intuitively. If every clueless guy is told the truth, it means that a man has been helped, who in the eyes of many women does not deserve to know. Women just expect men to know without being told.”

So, if you are a man, and you submit to a re-education class like the one mentioned above, you are being transformed into a useful drone, one that is useful to women as a whole, but one who will not be able to link up with a woman individually.  Women want a man who will stand up for himself.

Note to those who are easily triggered: This is not advocating violence, but is noting that its vibe (even the hint of the vibe) is very alluring to women.

Posted in FarmBoy, Feminism, HowTo, Hypergamy, Trainwreck, Why
68 comments on “Re-education
  1. SFC Ton says:

    Every dude who attends one of them reeducation deals is one less dude a man has to compete against for pussy, money, status, etc etc so really it’s all good news


  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I can’t imagine any man volunteering for this. If a man is coerced into this, he may have some serious grounds for a lawsuit. This amounts to psychological torture and there should be little problem proving it as such in court.

    “As for the violence stuff; large numbers of women are attracted violent men (or perhaps more so those that appear to be potentially violent). If women suddenly decided to shun these men and then latch up with nice guys, the world would see a shift in behavior with respect to men. But this will never happen.”

    All too true. There is something terrible messed up with women’s attraction cues.

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  3. Ame says:

    SFC Ton says:
    6 November, 2017 at 2:08 am
    Every dude who attends one of them reeducation deals is one less dude a man has to compete against for pussy, money, status, etc etc so really it’s all good news

    one would think that after a good amount of time i wouldn’t be caught by these comments, but i always am! roflol! 🙂

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  4. Ame says:

    my poor Husband … i’ll be in the same room with him … just reading along … and bust out laughing … and how do you explain it?!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  5. Yoda says:

    gender-based violence.

    Probably defined as “raised his voice” it is.
    Perhaps “withheld money from me” it would be

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  6. So, if you are a man, and you submit to a re-education class like the one mentioned above, you are being transformed into a useful drone, one that is useful to women as a whole, but one who will not be able to link up with a woman individually.

    There is a difference between being male and being a man. Male is defined as having XY chromosomes. A man is defined by his behaviors and attitudes. A man would never submit to this bullshit, while a male might because he really just doesn’t know any better. He doesn’t know any better because his father failed to raise the boy (male) into a man. This has routinely happened for at least two generations here in the U.S.

    As a father of boys, it is my primary mission to guide them to manhood. The culture which used to help fathers along with this has now been turned into the major obstacle that must be overcome.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    A professor at Florida International University recently argued that the Disney film Beauty and the Beast is rife with “toxic masculinity.”

    Bryant Sculos, who teaches politics at Florida International University, argues in an academic journal article that Gaston and the Beast, the two male protagonists of the story, are emblematic of “toxic masculinity” in both the 1991 animated version of the film and the 2017 live-action remake, albeit in different ways.

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Jonathan Rauch writing in the National Journal, certainly no conservative, notes that “marriage is displacing both income and race as the great class divide of the new century.” Isabel Sawhill, a senior scholar at the center-left Brookings Institute, boldly and correctly proclaimed some years ago that “the proliferation of single-parent households accounts for virtually all of the increase in child poverty since the early 1970s.” Virtually all of the increase!


  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Return of Kings has a gift for Farm Boy. This was written with the theme of Gilligan’s Island throughout. Ginger and Mary Anne these two are not.

    [Mrs. Howell forgot you did. Looks young to me she does]


  10. Farm Boy says:

    After Texans Owner Bob McNair said that NFL owners allowing players to run the league, would be akin to “inmates running the prison.” Golden State forward Draymond Green said that owners should be referred to as chairmen. This way no one would get the impression that the owners actually own their players.

    Because, apparently some people actually believe this?

    Regardless, Mark Cuban took exception to Green’s idea. Cuban told ESPN, “For him to try to turn it into something it’s not is wrong. He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the equivalent of ownership in terms of people, that’s just wrong. That’s just wrong in every which way.”

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  11. Yoda says:

    From Bear’s reference this is

    Here’s why the crabby feminists who think men aren’t good for anything are wrong. We specialize in designing, building, and fixing things. Technology apparently is part of “toxic masculinity”. We invented today’s conveniences that make life comfortable, which often are taken for granted (until something breaks). We’re quite resourceful too. Solving problems—rather than talking about them—gives us personal satisfaction. Also, we help others out just because, even if they got themselves into the pickle.

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is hard for me to separate Mrs. Howell from her husband. They always appeared together. They were very much a team.
    Do you think that seeing feminists as “crabby” may do them in? Let’s face it. They contribute little to advancing civilization.


  13. A Dad says:

    We don’t need to voluntarily take the class. We have the public school system. I was disgusted when I read a newsletter about the mandatory social engineering program that my young child will be subjected to. Even in early grade school they force children to take short classes on tolerance and behavior (no doubt geared towards boys and their behaviors towards girls). I am going to get him out of that cesspool but it’s going to be a fight with his clueless liberal mother.

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  14. Yoda says:

    At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed.

    But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its very presence in class. “That’s like somebody … making a song just littered with the n-word everywhere,” a member of Reedies Against Racism (RAR) told the student newspaper when asked about Martin’s performance. She told me more: The Egyptian garb of the backup dancers and singers—many of whom are African American—“is racist as well. The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface.”

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  15. thedeti says:

    I can’t imagine any man volunteering for this. If a man is coerced into this, he may have some serious grounds for a lawsuit. This amounts to psychological torture and there should be little problem proving it as such in court.

    Men don’t volunteer for this. They’re forced into it. There’s no real basis for a lawsuit here.

    Here’s how it works most of the time:

    “If you take the class, you can continue attending college here. If you don’t, you’ll be suspended/expelled and it will go on your permanent record. Your choice.”

    “If you take the class, you can continue working here. If you don’t, find another job, you’ll be fired, and the reason for your firing will go into your permanent personnel file. Your choice.”

    “If you take the class, you will be put on probation. If you don’t, you’ll do six months in the county lockup or a couple of years at the state penitentiary, and your prison record will follow you all the days of your life. Your choice.”

    “If you take the class, you will retain custody of/visitation rights with your children. If you don’t, the kids will remain in protective custody/foster care, you will get to see them rarely if at all and then only with supervision; and child protective services will seek to terminate your parental rights. Your choice.”

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  16. Yoda says:

    Mental health care professionals note that Brazile’s irrational conduct in writing the book is typical of a condition known as “Suicide by Hillary.” The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) defines “Suicide by Hillary” as 1) Knowing too much, and 2) Not keeping your damn mouth shut about what you know.

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  17. thedeti says:

    Master Yoda:

    Dude. That SNL “King Tut” sketch was funny as hell when it came out, and it’s still funny. It wouldn’t be nearly as funny if it weren’t Steve Martin doing it, a quintessential white guy in a Pharaoh costume, clearly poking fun at everything and everyone (including himself), and inviting you to laugh not only with him, but AT him.

    Come on people. That’s funny.

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    What you describe amounts to tyranny. While those that perpetrate it think they have gotten away with it, it is never forgotten nor forgiven.


  19. @Yoda.
    But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its very presence in class.

    The opinions of most 18-20 yo people aren’t worth spit. These days especially and colleges are just making it worse rather than rectifying the situation.

    Now it used to be that you would grow out of being such an idiot by the time you were 30 or so. Took me longer, but I’m stubborn. These days people who would have be seasoned adults by 45 now and be able to help guide the next group coming up can’t think or reason any better than a mindless 18 yo.

    I remember staying up to watch that being performed live. I had the album too. Played in on the phonograph in glorious mono. Lots of his old bits on the youtubes, including some from when he still had brown hair.


  20. @fuzzie

    What you describe amounts to tyranny.

    Which is why they want our guns. Being a tyrant is so much easier when the population has been disarmed.

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  21. Stephanie says:

    ” I am going to get him out of that cesspool but it’s going to be a fight with his clueless liberal mother.”

    A Dad… this is just my opinion, but… I think tread carefully there. If you fight her too hard and openly, there’s the chance she may move far away to have more control and ultimately dig the knife in deeper. I’ve seen that happen to my husband’s friends with their crazy ex-wives 😥

    My personal opinion on how to deal with a woman like your wife? Play her in any way you can – not romantically, but relationally, to get her to not be your enemy. It may take a bit of reverse psychology, but you can have fun while doing it, too.

    And pick your battles… yes it may suck to have to see him in public school, but that’s much better than pushing it (through argumentative confrontation) to where she just ups and leaves and then leaves again if you try to follow… making her drag you (and your poor son) across the map just to spite you (women DO do this).

    No. If you want to fight your wife about these issues, the best thing is to do it covertly and make her think SHE’S in control.


  22. Stephanie says:

    Another thing… women don’t fight fair like y’all men do. They fight really really dirty. So you need a different strategy altogether than outright arguing or “pushing” reason on her (which I don’t think will work – she’ll just play the victim or try to make you look verbally abusive).

    Many women don’t seem to respond to reason (I can’t believe my sex is that stupid… I fall prey to this, too, though so I know firsthand lol).

    You have to learn to play dirty, pick your battles (like maybe accepting public school, but getting her to agree with something else (used to be things like BoyScouts 😦 ) really good for him that can help mediate what he learns there). Let some things slide to keep more important things where YOU want them.

    I think… again just my opinion… there’s NOTHING more important than your presence with your son. That is your main goal. You have to understand that she holds all the cards on that. Which is why it’s crucial to make her think that YOU think she is a good mom (play her shamelessly!), that you think she’s doing a great job (unless she’s a drug addict or allowing harm to come to him through another man in her life – some things you can’t compromise on obviously) – and find any resources out there (maybe Rollo has some??) that can help you to get your ex to do (unconsciously) what you want her to do.


  23. @fuzzie women’s attraction makes sense if you keep in mind they predate a safe and stable society.


  24. SFC Ton says:

    how do you explain it?
    Normally I shrug and say some version of “I’m The Ton motherfucker”. If I am feeling fancy I will follow it up with a “maybe you have heard of me, bitch”

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  25. SFC Ton says:

    Mr Ton you take this class then you can still work here
    Fuck you
    Mr Ton if you take this calls you can continue to go to college here
    Fuck you, college is for dumb motherfuckers who don’t know how to learn money

    Etc etc. If a man cares more about his job, his schooling and even his kids more then his sense of self…. well maybe he should rethink somethings

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  26. SFC Ton says:

    women don’t fight fair like y’all men
    Sex appeal and lies is all they have

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  27. mgtowhorseman says:

    What a frickin pussy! But as Deti says many are forced to do this shit.
    But isnt the idea of mgtow to divorce yourself from the need for this bullshit?
    Or else can always be answered with else. Just have the skill or means to do it.

    This morning at four a.m. driving to help a buddy with his milking I thought about this.
    Better to go do hard but rewarding farm work than spend a minute more in the clutches of HR.

    And I was wondering. Everyone out at that time: truckers, linemen, farmers, police.
    How many were men? All? 99%? While the womenz were home snug in their beds.

    Have a skill, know yourself, live frugally, prepare for contingencies.

    Money doesnt buy happiness.
    Being able to say “No, Go Fuck Yourself” does make happiness.

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  28. And I was wondering. Everyone out at that time: truckers, linemen, farmers, police.
    How many were men? All? 99%? While the womenz were home snug in their beds.

    Credit where it’s due, there are a lot of nurses working the night shift. Now a lot of them are lousy, but at night they get to hide that mostly and collect the shift diff.

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  29. Ok wait, apparently that’s maybe not real.


  30. So if there was gun control, the man who shot the shooter would not have been able to stop him. Good people don’t just start shooting people because they have a gun. And if someone is crazy and wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it. I say MORE good people need guns!

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  31. Yoda says:

    If did so, they would be gentlemen not

    Gentlemen, let’s just put our dicks out on the table and see who’s got the bigger one, because I know mine is bigger than all of yours,” Brazile writes in the sixth chapter of her tell all book “Hacks,”

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  32. Yoda says:

    But Sophie (and presumably Sophie since she married herself so there must be two of her? I don’t think I have the hang of this yet) is making headlines again. Poor Sophie (or maybe Sohpie, I’m not sure which), has gone and cheated on herself. Yup, this is an actual headline from UK’s The Week: “Woman who married herself ‘cheats on herself.”

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  33. SFC Ton says:

    It’s ungentlemanly to put your dick on tables? Cause I do that pretty much every chance I get if the table looks sturdy enough

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  34. Yoda says:

    First Lady image this is


  35. Yoda says:

    if the table looks sturdy enough

    What do you do when it looks sturdy not?


  36. I have been in a funk all day over this shooting. It’s so disturbing on so many levels. What the F is wrong with people???

    On the plus side I think he’s found out he’s wrong about the atheist thing. Sucks to be him!

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  37. Stephanie says:

    It’s so horrible Bloom… I couldn’t even watch the news thing where they were playing some video with the deceased online without breaking down and crying. Really really sick.

    I went to vacation Bible school there one Summer with those people when staying with my Aunt and Uncle who lived just down the street. They were SO kind and good.

    Just horrible.

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  38. Stephanie says:

    And a lot of the victims were children… and I believe two pregnant women.

    My cousins are devastated.

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  39. Hugs Stephanie, it’s really gotten to me and I don’t have a personal connection like you do. I cannot fathom how someone could do such a horrible thing, how someone could even become that person. A father himself, I simply cannot comprehend it. 😦

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  40. Ame says:

    it is sooo tragic. i have to keep myself from reading or watching anything on stuff like that b/c i just can’t handle it.

    in 1985 when that delta airline crash happened at dfw i was staying at my fiance’s apartment b/c i’d just had surgery and was on pain meds which i don’t handle well, and my roommates were out-of-town. my fiance had been gone all day and came home to me on his sofa, recovering from surgery, on pain meds, and a terrible wreck for having watched the tv coverage all day long. he determined right then that i should never watch stuff on tragedies again. of all the things he did, he always protected me from the worst of tragedies and forbid me to watch and read the stuff on them, and i totally submitted to him on that. it’s habit now even though it’s still harsh even knowing about them all.

    On the plus side I think he’s found out he’s wrong about the atheist thing. Sucks to be him!

    yep. so very much so, yes.

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  41. Ame says:

    this doesn’t show any pics of the scene or people, but it’s worth watching every.single.minute of it.

    Published on Nov 6, 2017
    An exclusive interview with Stephen Willeford, the hero who ended the killing spree in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Stephen recounts the actions that lead him to confronting Devin Patrick Kelley outside First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    Too good not to share

    Good morning

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    Cheques in the post please. To my address. Don’t make them out to Nigel directly, he’s far too modest and shy. Make them out to the Campaign Against Sociopathic Horrors. Or CASH for short.

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  44. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I do feel for you. Your country did nothing to deserve Hillary. This always makes me feel better.


  45. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic, something to worry about. I don’t think that anyone wants to see Saudi Arabia destabilized.

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  46. @Farm Boy

    How can marriage be more important than income when it comes to measuring poverty levels? That article is a great example of looking at data and confusing causes and effects. It’s touting marriage as a panacea without taking into account the myriad other factors that contribute to the outcome. I consider it to be bad “science” at least. Marriage is a horrible risk for men these days.

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    Signs declaring “It’s okay to be white” have been spotted on college campuses across America and even in Canada over the last week, prompting outrage and racial tension.

    The signs were launched through a coordinated 4chan campaign, whose users spelled out their “game plan” on the anonymous Internet forum board instructing people to post the signs on campuses to prompt the media to go “completely berserk.”

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    Women who hold conservative beliefs are either cringing victims of the patriarchy or cynical climbers willing to throw their sisters under the bus in exchange for cash, Valenti continues, ignoring the irony of defending the mythical sisterhood in a column where the central point involves throwing women she disagrees with under the bus.

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    If it is after lunch and you need something to wake you up…


  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I think that Tucker Carlson may have a point about “It’s OK to be white.” While it may be a mild prank now, there are people out there that genuinely hate white people and it will end in violence.

    Jessica Valenti is just now coming to terms that feminists don’t own women? It has been almost a year since their candidate lost the Presidential election.

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  51. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I feel sorry for Spawny. His country doesn’t deserve her. There is a silver lining to all this, she is making Theresa May look good by comparison.


  52. Farm Boy says:

    “I was connecting through the Atlanta airport,” Weigel said, remembering the day after the election. “I looked around and thought, well, for eight years, I didn’t really think about who voted for who. But as a white dude with a mustache, fairly bloated by the campaign, most of the people who look like me voted for this guy who, as far as they know, is a bigot. I remember feeling that this divider had come down, this new intensity of feeling about everybody I saw.”


  53. Farm Boy says:

    Useful info,

    Here is a list of 26 “Scream Helplessly at the Sky” events scheduled for November 8 (all times local):

    1. Outside Trump Tower, Chicago: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    2. Lubbock, Texas: (Location unannounced) 6:00 PM

    3. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Long Meadow, Prospect Park, Garfield Entrance, 7:00 PM

    4. Dallas, Texas: Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, 6:00 PM

    5. Centreville, Md.: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Democratic Club of Queen Anne’s County is asking people to post their own Facebook Live video to their page.

    6. Austin, Texas: Wooldridge Park, 6:00 PM

    7. Baltimore, Md.: 7:00 PM, “Wherever you are”

    8. Edwardsville, Ill.: Edwardsville City Park, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    9. Wilkes-Barre, Penn.: Wilkes Barre Public Square, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    10. NYC: Washington Square Park, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    11. Denver, Colo.: Cheesman Park, 7:00 PM

    12. Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake City Public Library, 4:00 PM

    13. Grand Junction, Colo.: First Congregational UCC, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    14. Philadelphia, Penn.: Dilworth Park, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    15. Corning, N.Y.: Centerway Square, 5:00 PM

    16. Bellingham, Wash.: (Location unannounced) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    17. Pittsburgh, Penn.: Point State Park Fountain, 6:59 PM

    18. Nashville, Tenn.: Trevecca Nazarene University, 9:30 PM

    19. Rochester, N.Y.: Liberty Pole Way, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    20. Los Angeles, Calif.: Grand Hope Park, 6:00 PM

    21. New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Green, 8:00 PM

    22. Miami, Fla.: (Location unannounced) 8:00 PM

    23. Estes Park, Colo.: Bond Park, 7:00 PM

    24. Fort Collins, Colo.: “Downtown,” 5:45 PM

    25. Indianapolis, Ind.: (Location unannounced) 6:00 PM

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that people should stock up on antacids. Most of these events are scheduled for dinnertime. Groan.

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  55. Spawny Get says:

    Lettuce knot forget last year’s Christmas ad

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  56. Stephanie says:

    LOL at the scream at the sky events!!!

    And there’s 3 in Texas… everything is always bigger in Texas… for better or for worse lol.

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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If that had been broadcast over here, they would still be screaming. Two points!


  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This may be the best treatment of this story done yet. Sorry, they delay getting it to YouTube by a full day.

    The worst mass murder I ever heard of was in China. A man went crazy with a knife in a kindergarten schoolyard. It was all the more vicious because of the “one child policy”.


  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is ironic that I am watching a documentary on Joachim von Ribbentrop.


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