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gunit00
02-13-2009, 10:09 AM
Hey guys,
What do think about this?


Student activists at Hampshire College are hailing a divestment decision by the board of trustees that they say makes the college the first in the country to break financial ties with companies specifically because they do business with Israel. But the college strenuously denies the move was politically motivated. .............................

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/02/hamphire_colleg.html

Pay_Me
02-13-2009, 10:12 AM
Depends on what the goal of the investments was. IE was some of it donated to try to keep enrollment costs down for future generations, etc? If so may turn out to be a bad decision.

But from an overall perspective, if it's the college's money, do whatever they want.

gunit00
02-13-2009, 10:14 AM
The goal of any investment is return.

Pay_Me
02-13-2009, 10:16 AM
The goal of any investment is return.

Not always in Social Investing which is what this is classified as. Many Social investments try to use their money and leverage to force companies and countries to do what they want.

leafs43
02-13-2009, 10:17 AM
I sh!t you not but if you go to www.hampshire.edu look up their curriculum the picture shows books that all pertain to communism. From the communist manifesto to books about Marx.

http://www.hampshire.edu/academics/531.htm


^Take a gander if you dun believe me.

JUSA
02-13-2009, 10:19 AM
I think it's stupid. While I think AIPAC has way too much power, Israel makes great innovations. We should be trading with them and working with them like this, we just shouldn't gear our foreign policy around them or take orders from them like dogs (as we sometimes do).

Rambo26
02-13-2009, 10:19 AM
I sh!t you not but if you go to www.hampshire.edu look up their curriculum the picture shows books that all pertain to communism. From the communist manifesto to books about Marx.

http://www.hampshire.edu/academics/531.htm


^Take a gander if you dun believe me.

LOL

YUL
02-13-2009, 10:21 AM
ha! it's one of "those" colleges like Bennington where students create their own curriculum. Meaning, only the very independent, intelligent and motivated need apply.

That whole divestiture thing was a big issue maybe 10 years ago. I think they are late to the game for this fad

Dirk Diggler
02-13-2009, 10:24 AM
They offer a 'Queer Studies' major, WTF?

gunit00
02-13-2009, 10:25 AM
ha! it's one of "those" colleges like Bennington where students create their own curriculum. Meaning, only the very independent, intelligent and motivated need apply.

That whole divestiture thing was a big issue maybe 10 years ago. I think they are late to the game for this fad

Could you back up this claim with facts? From what I know hampshire college is the first U.S. College to do this. I maybe wrong.

YUL
02-13-2009, 10:28 AM
Could you back up this claim with facts? From what I know hampshire college is the first U.S. College to do this. I maybe wrong.

I remember it being a big thing in Canada when I lived there. I think Concordia's and Carlton's student union made a big thing about it. Naomi Klein was supporting it if I recall correctly.

Berkley might have proposed it too.

leafs43
02-13-2009, 10:29 AM
They offer a 'Queer Studies' major, WTF?

LMAO, I had to see if that was true.

It is.


I mean I went to their site out of plain curiosity on what they were about with no malicious intent. But the thing that set off the alarms was at the home page statement of "Private liberal arts college".

YUL
02-13-2009, 10:29 AM
They offer a 'Queer Studies' major, WTF?

lot's of colleges do now brah'. Logical progression of women's studies and African American studies.

leafs43
02-13-2009, 10:31 AM
lot's of colleges do now brah'. Logical progression of women's studies and African American studies.

Do they call then "B!tch" studies?

Or maybe N!gger studies?

I would think the term queer would be a little ummm offensive seeing at it is a derogatory term.

Dirk Diggler
02-13-2009, 10:34 AM
Do they call then "B!tch" studies?

Or maybe N!gger studies?

I would think the term queer would be a little ummm offensive seeing at it is a derogatory term.

Exactly, that was my point. I always thought queer was a derogatory term for a homosexual.

gunit00
02-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Guys let's focus on the subject.

YUL
02-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Exactly, that was my point. I always thought queer was a derogatory term for a homosexual.

nah, not if you take ownership of the term and are proud of who you are and take the power of that word back.

oh, and in b4 "womyn's" or "wimyn's" studies. No men please

leafs43
02-13-2009, 10:41 AM
nah, not if you take ownership of the term and are proud of who you are and take the power of that word back.

oh, and in b4 "womyn's" or "wimyn's" studies. No men please

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gunit00
02-13-2009, 08:55 PM
bumper

fatbutfree
02-13-2009, 09:04 PM
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1devil
02-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Hey guys,
What do think about this?


Student activists at Hampshire College are hailing a divestment decision by the board of trustees that they say makes the college the first in the country to break financial ties with companies specifically because they do business with Israel. But the college strenuously denies the move was politically motivated. .............................

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/02/hamphire_colleg.html

It is certainly their right. I wish them the best of luck:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saeky9I5T9c&feature=related

gunit00
02-14-2009, 07:06 AM
It is certainly their right. I wish them the best of luck:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saeky9I5T9c&feature=related
The token zionist of BB.com ----- 1devil

1devil
02-14-2009, 09:37 AM
The token zionist of BB.com ----- 1devil

Calling me a Zionist is a compliment in my world. Thanks!!!