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by nilsabm
Thu May 11, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools Minister:SES school flouted child safety regulations
Replies: 26
Views: 13477

Perhaps... but then again, maybe the board were adhering to the Platonic notion (although Plato wasn't really confident of this proposition), that all knowledge is really innate. All you need is a good, Socratic, intellectual, dialectic discussion to bring it to the fore. Why bother with qualificati...
by nilsabm
Wed May 10, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Pincham's reply to Open Letter
Replies: 23
Views: 13419

Roger Pincham's response suggests all 91 signatories are part of a group responsible for vandalism, threatening behaviour, trespassing and other 'illegal activities'. No doubt this is a pathetic attempt to brand all critics of the school as 'hardened activists' again. What a joke - albeit a highly i...
by nilsabm
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 19190

I reckon we should infiltrate public SES events (e.g. Art in Action) in the guise of the 'Real SES'. Blokes to wear beards, shabby suits and bowties, women to wear hair in buns and long skirts (no makeup), and all to wear big badges saying S ES E NLIGHTENMENT S ERVICE Then we can accost unsuspecting...
by nilsabm
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 19836

Girl eh! That'll make her achievement of moksha more tricky. Hopefully the keepers will provide a male companion to help her on her way! Anyway, small furry creatures aside and getting back on thread... As far as I'm aware, the school doesn't even really like 'classicial music' per se... in fact, as...
by nilsabm
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 65875

Ok, it?s all getting a bit much now; you can NOT claim that the sutras came into existence this century. We do NOT know that and do NOT know ALOT, yet many of us CLAIM to know an awful amount about it. It is arrogance in the extreme. I have stated MY opinion on it, and these are entirely my own bel...
by nilsabm
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 35058

Stooge; I've seen about half a dozen definitions, often occurring in the same dictionaries, of what it means. In reality its meaning is, of course, context dependent. The meaning of words is what lies behind much post-modern theory - take Jacques Derrida's 'Writing and Difference', and the wonderful...
by nilsabm
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Towards a practical resolution for pupils past and present
Replies: 36
Views: 15669

Given the lack of willing SES/school member response to this thread on reconciliation, I gave up asking for opinions and signed the open letter. However: Chittani wrote I'd like to make a practical proposition that might help to move things forward for everyone. There are a fair number of people who...
by nilsabm
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 35058

Gosh.... the most inflammatory thing I've seen Daska call anybody on this site is "sweetie" (on the thread 'Channel 4 Television would like to hear from you' on 1st March 2006). The recipient of that remark spat their dummy so far they're still searching for it in the Australian outback somewhere! W...
by nilsabm
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 35058

If I were a plump, young, farmyard animal and received a message from Mr Wolf to cordially accept an invitation to dinner at his house, I think I'd be tempted to decline; unless I had a 12 gauge shotgun of course. Normally I would suggest that the decision to accept or refuse an invitation was a mat...
by nilsabm
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 19836

Say, Daska, Are you sure your cat wasn't so inspired by the music that it came to have a moment of 'self-realisation', as a result of which it has been able to bypass the next 6000 forms of reincarnation and is now, in its new life, currently residing in a zoo somewhere, wondering why it looks like ...
by nilsabm
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 35058

SES respect for people's privacy.... there's a contradiction in terms if ever I heard one! Whether the signatures were meant to be confidential or not, it would have been surprising if the SES members had not circulated any/all confidential information. This shameless organisation positively thrives...
by nilsabm
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Towards a practical resolution for pupils past and present
Replies: 36
Views: 15669

taking responsibility for your actions! Thanks for your salient points For a brief moment, on the experiences thread, I thought Stanton had also agreed that the governors should take responsilibity for their actions. What a shame she retracted her statement.... I would like to hear more opinions fr...
by nilsabm
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 355417

Dear Rosemary I read your reply posted on Friday on this thread. I didn't have time to respond then, which is a shame, as I was deeply touched by the depth of your understanding and the eloquent way in which you said that the school leadership should live up to the values that it preaches. I am sorr...
by nilsabm
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 49666

SECTION ATTACK HELLLL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Big up 239 Section 2005!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRRRRAPPPPPPP!!!! Blimey Sam. Didn't have to make our own sound effects when we were in the unit! I actually enjoyed it myself. It was one area of school life that SES didn't have any influence on for us. Stay...
by nilsabm
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 355417

Thank you for your comments Patrick If you enjoy the SES, that is entirely up to you. People can believe what they want as far as I'm concerned - as long as it doesn't affect me or others. Unfortunately, it was SES beliefs, even if they were out of date ones, that caused me and many others so much m...

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