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wjmelements
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9/10/2009 7:06:20 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Who here does Junior Statesmen of America? I plan on joining at my school.
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Volkov
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9/10/2009 7:10:13 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I'm doing what I guess would be semi-similar here, called the Canadian Youth Assembly. I'm not too sure about it mind you...

Whats the JSA like, if you know?
wjmelements
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9/10/2009 7:11:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Last meeting, we just talked healthcare (and a lot of people seem to really know nothing...). It's a nationwide thing; there are contests.

http://jsa.org...
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Xer
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9/10/2009 7:13:37 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I wish my school had something like this. We don't have debate, student congress, or anything like that. Mock trial is the only thing close to debate type stuff. We have enough money for a new $10 million football stadium and a brand new pavilion (like wtf) in front of the school. Sigh..
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9/10/2009 7:15:58 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Very interesting. You could probably do some good with the organization, especially if they don't know anything... mind you, I'm afraid to see what happens when the JSA becomes anti-government. Does the universe implode?

On another note, I'm president of the Burlington Young Liberals Club - I have some knowledge of how this stuff works, except more partisan. Its good to get involved, but I will warn you now - I don't know about the US, but there is a lot of people that simply join to say on their resume they were apart of such and such organization. They're called "paper members," and it can be very disheartening.
wjmelements
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9/10/2009 7:18:50 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/10/2009 7:15:58 PM, Volkov wrote:
Very interesting. You could probably do some good with the organization, especially if they don't know anything... mind you, I'm afraid to see what happens when the JSA becomes anti-government. Does the universe implode?
I'm working on it. I'll report the result back to you.
On another note, I'm president of the Burlington Young Liberals Club - I have some knowledge of how this stuff works, except more partisan.
High Five.
Its good to get involved, but I will warn you now - I don't know about the US, but there is a lot of people that simply join to say on their resume they were apart of such and such organization. They're called "paper members," and it can be very disheartening.
I agree with you here.
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mongoose
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9/10/2009 8:38:24 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/10/2009 7:06:20 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Who here does Junior Statesmen of America? I plan on joining at my school.

First I've heard of it. What do they do, exactly?
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PoeJoe
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9/10/2009 9:41:06 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I am a member.

At my school, we meet every Tuesday during lunch. A meeting can consist of a debate, a thought talk, or a stupid game. In addition, our school's branch of JSA regularly attends JSA-affiliated events and socials.

We're a small school, and so we don't do as much as some sister chapters. But we still a helluvalota fun. I definitely recommend joining.
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9/10/2009 9:57:09 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Oppressors in Training? :)
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wjmelements
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9/12/2009 7:02:24 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/10/2009 9:57:09 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Oppressors in Training? :)

Yes. We are finding ways to convince the populace that tyranny is actually for their benefit.
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mongoose
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9/12/2009 7:15:50 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
So when do they meet?
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Ragnar_Rahl
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9/23/2009 11:02:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Maybe they are more immersed in DDO than in the school's social circles, or they are immersed in different ones in the school. I know it was a pain in the butt for me to track fellow students down in high school on the rare occasion I needed to (in college most of my classes are online so the issue is moot). Course, I'm the epitome of libertarian antisociality.
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9/24/2009 3:01:28 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/10/2009 9:57:09 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Oppressors in Training? :)

LOL! Many a true word said in jest though...

They tried to set up something like JSA at my school but it was a total non starter.

I went to quite a posh school and out of the orginal 35 members there was only on student who was prepared to argue left wing causes - me, of course!
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PoeJoe
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9/24/2009 5:25:17 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/23/2009 11:02:10 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Maybe they are more immersed in DDO than in the school's social circles, or they are immersed in different ones in the school. I know it was a pain in the butt for me to track fellow students down in high school on the rare occasion I needed to (in college most of my classes are online so the issue is moot). Course, I'm the epitome of libertarian antisociality.

I think what people were saying was that they could have used AIM or the phone.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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9/24/2009 9:09:23 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/24/2009 3:01:28 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 9/10/2009 9:57:09 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Oppressors in Training? :)

LOL! Many a true word said in jest though...

They tried to set up something like JSA at my school but it was a total non starter.

I went to quite a posh school and out of the orginal 35 members there was only on student who was prepared to argue left wing causes - me, of course!
So your branch was just oppressor in training :P.

I think what people were saying was that they could have used AIM or the phone.
If they know said information, and if they are logged in simultaneously in the case of AIM or home in case of phone.
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