Is this really true?

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    Yes. It is true. American teachers are so poorly funded that we have to use similarly shaped vegetables to represent body parts during science and health lessons. Why just the other day, I was teaching a lesson on the human heart. Lacking an actual plastic model of a heart, I had to use a tomato and draw little blue lines on it for veins.
     
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    I'd just like it to be completely clear that two people in this thread have compared Americans to people who last week gunned down 130 people in France and 20 more in Mali.

    That's disgusting.
     
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    And totally irresponsible.
     
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    Are you saying that the human heart is not a tomato?! My worldview is crushed.
     
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    Crushed tomatoes?
     
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    My heart is crushed like a can of crushed tomatoes.
     
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    Way to turn a thread around, @Peregrin5 :)

    I was more shocked that a student was using said cucumber as part of a presentation for the chosen career of "sexologist". Obviously, the student was trying to push the envelope.
     
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    I agree that it's disgusting, but I don't see how you can disagree... what about Charleston? Oklahoma City? Columbine? Sandy Hook? No one has said "all Americans", but what was said was "too many Americans" Would you not agree that one is too many?
     
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    The words terrorists and fundamentalists were used.
     
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    Oh please. Comparing your political opponents terrorists is intellectually lazy.

    Yeah, how dare we worry about ISIS when there are far more sinister plots to suspend teachers afoot.
     
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    With that, I'm going to close this thread, but if anyone would like to continue this discussion without any terrorist comparisons feel free to start a new thread.
     
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