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Ok so like next year for High School I have to take a few electives. I have one spot open and these are my choices:

 

Auto mechanics

Home Ec

Woodworking

Community Connections 

 

You can forget Home Ec...its stupid and only people like my ex BFF Mandy (who buys her clothes at TJ MAXX) take it cause they will never find a husband unless they can cook plus they get to eat what they make and she is fat.

 

And I crossed off Community Connections. That is some pilot program at my High School which is basically Liberal-Progressive indoctrination where the students go into the community and do things like voter registration and legal advocacy. Well forget THAT! Those people can just go get a JOB if they want out of the "community". I don;t help freeloaders and criminals.

 

So its between Woodworking and Auto mechanics. I am leaning towards Auto Mech because I love cars and I want to know how to fix them and service them and stuff. Its good life experience and EVERYONE should know basic auto mech anyway. BUT Woodworking...omg its all carving and stuff. Its not construction, its actual woodworking like carving and whatnot. Some of the things they make are just beyond gorgeous.

I am torn. Auto mech is more practical where woodworking is more artistic. I can only take ONE and its only available first semester junior year.

 

ARRGGHH!!!

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Auto mech because the know-how behind turning wrenches will last you a lifetime - and save you a ton of money when it comes to any dealer-required repairs. Woodworking classes in HS - at least back in my day - were somewhat dangerous.... people getting hurt rather easily... the nickname for some folks tell the story... "Thums"... "Lefty"... "Pirate..."... "Stump".. .

 

Thing long-term would be my advice. Also speak with some of the folks who've taken each of the classes... as many as you can... did they get from it what you thought it would be, more or less? Unless it is going to determine your entire life's path, don't stress over it too much. Which ever course you pick, give it your best. 

 

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Auto mech because the know-how behind turning wrenches will last you a lifetime - and save you a ton of money when it comes to any dealer-required repairs. Woodworking classes in HS - at least back in my day - were somewhat dangerous.... people getting hurt rather easily... the nickname for some folks tell the story... "Thums"... "Lefty"... "Pirate..."... "Stump".. .

 

Thing long-term would be my advice. Also speak with some of the folks who've taken each of the classes... as many as you can... did they get from it what you thought it would be, more or less? Unless it is going to determine your entire life's path, don't stress over it too much. Which ever course you pick, give it your best. 

 

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Thanks! yeah my Dad says its good for a woman to know auto mech that way repair shops cant take advantage of you AND you don't have to rely on a man if your car breaks. Its good advice and I like cars so yeah.

 

I honestly hadn't thought about the whole "zomg I just cut my thumb off" thing in wood carving. I need all my fingers if I want to be a Vet. Plus my fencing "career" would be over if I lost any fingers.

 

Hmmm.

 

 

 

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And I crossed off Community Connections. That is some pilot program at my High School which is basically Liberal-Progressive indoctrination where the students go into the community and do things like voter registration and legal advocacy. Well forget THAT! Those people can just go get a JOB if they want out of the "community". I don;t help freeloaders and criminals.

 

​Really confused by that.  By voter registration, do you mean protest it, or support it, because as far as I know, liberals (especially high school and college students) are firmly against voter registration because "racism". 

 

Aside from that, either shop or auto.  I loved shop, and both of the teachers I had were absolutely amazing, and a joy to work with.  Never had an injury, and both teachers had stellar safety records. 

 

Never had an auto class, so I can't really comment on it. 

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And I crossed off Community Connections. That is some pilot program at my High School which is basically Liberal-Progressive indoctrination where the students go into the community and do things like voter registration and legal advocacy. Well forget THAT! Those people can just go get a JOB if they want out of the "community". I don;t help freeloaders and criminals.

 

Lol, was going to ask but the title "community connections" is clear enough.

 

Doesn't hurt to have a basic background in auto mechanics; even a basic understanding of what an automobile actually is and how it functions will put you ahead of most people.  This can become of use in multiple ways later on.  With woodworking you may find something you actually enjoy doing, but, probably best to go with what you are leaning toward.  Both are probably on their way out as a knowledge and skill common to the general public, but who knows, learn about cars and enjoy driving while you can.  I expect it to be outlawed for us regular folks in the not too distant future as "self-driving" cars come into their own.

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​Really confused by that.  By voter registration, do you mean protest it, or support it, because as far as I know, liberals (especially high school and college students) are firmly against voter registration because "racism". 

 

Aside from that, either shop or auto.  I loved shop, and both of the teachers I had were absolutely amazing, and a joy to work with.  Never had an injury, and both teachers had stellar safety records. 

 

Never had an auto class, so I can't really comment on it. 

 

I have no idea, I am going by what it says in the brief description of it in the folder. People told me last year they were signing up people for Govt benefits. I dont think HS kids should be doing ANY of this stuff so I am avoiding it.

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​Really confused by that.  By voter registration, do you mean protest it, or support it, because as far as I know, liberals (especially high school and college students) are firmly against voter registration because "racism". 

 

Voter registrations is just registering to vote, the whole thing you are thinking of is a mountain of stuff that would get this thread locked in a second if talked about.
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Was wondering when we'd see the next installment in the OP's ongoing TJ MAXX series... :popcorn:

 

I too would go with Auto Mechanics.

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Auto or Woodworking. They're the most practical imho. The problem with auto at a high school level is its very shallow however even basic knowledge is very useful. You can't really shove much in a one year high school course. Woodworking is just fun but its dependant on your school what you learn. Some rely heavily on hand tools while others rely on power tools. If i were picking i'd pick woodshop but im biased as i do a lot of woodworking(but i learned automechanics from my dad so....). Auto is the most practical.

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Auto mechanics is very practical.

 

Woodworking is more a craft. If you have an artistic streak you might enjoy woodworking (if you can get past your fear of cutting your fingers off).

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Auto mech. It'll teach a good set of skills to have. And, it's even better if you're already a motor/gear-head. 

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Auto mechanics is very practical.

 

Woodworking is more a craft. If you have an artistic streak you might enjoy woodworking (if you can get past your fear of cutting your fingers off).

 

After you cut off the first one it gets easier, you know, it's... better.  I trew up the first time, can you believe that?

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Go with Auto Mech. It will help you more in the future to know a little about the vehicles and how they work. The rest you can get by on but, the auto things are more of a life saver these days.

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Yeah I am going to go with Auto Mechanics. Its important as a woman to know stuff about fixing a car or even maintaining it. Plus I love cars and I think it'll be cool.

 

To the person who asked about TJ MAXX...well, my ex BFF Mandy did say that the only girls who take auto mech are lesbians so that shows you how ignorant she is. She is just mad because she gained a lot of weight hanging out at steak n shake and now even lesbians won't look at her let alone guys! She will probably out grow TJ MAXX soon and will have to go to TJ MAXXXXXXXL

 

AHHAAHHAHAHAHA!

 

 

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Voter registrations is just registering to vote, the whole thing you are thinking of is a mountain of stuff that would get this thread locked in a second if talked about.

 

​Of course, can't hurt anyone's feelings. 

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I see you not wanting to take certain classes, which is understandable, but you have to look at the bigger picture.

Which, I know, is hard for a HS student.

Because I was totally like that too, at that age.

 

Let me offer you some practical advice... you can take it or leave it

 

Home EC, I guess this is home economics?

Depending on the QUALITY of the course in question, this can help you be self sustaining. If you ever live alone or with some friends, this comes in handy. Cooking isn't just about cooking, it's also about saving money and getting the proper daily nutrition. There might also be a part of how to manage your money to pay rent, utilities and that sort of stuff. All of these things are highly useful to everyone.

But again, it depends on the QUALITY of the course in question. I say that, because I know how bad the quality can be in some schools. If the quality is poor, you best skip it, because you will learn nothing of value and you can typically find a better course at a college, albeit at cost, most of the time.

 

Community Connections

You might shrug it off for course content that you may not care of, which is totally understandable, but you have to look at this in a different perspective. Think of this as more like... "How to meet people who can give me a job, while getting in some time that makes me look good on a resume". Getting jobs, these days, is more about connections and your past work experience. You can have the best marks at school, and you can still be without a job when you graduate, all because you didn't know the right people and because you have ZERO work or volunteer experience.

 

That is where this kind of course comes in handy. You get to meet people with connections, and you get volunteer time while also counting as school time. You get to, literally, kill two birds with one stone. Putting down "Volunteered X hours at this place" looks excellent on a resume, compared to "graduated from this HS". Volunteer hours makes it look like you are a willing worker that isn't a sociopath and employers love that. However, do keep in mind, presentation is also important, so act like you care, even if you don't.

They don't teach you that in school, but every adult does it, daily.

 

The other two are pretty straight forward, but do look at the QUALITY of the courses offered. Low quality courses offer no value. If these courses don't, at least, let you understand what "home improvement" or "pimp my ride" TV shows are getting at, then  you might as well not take them, because you won't even be able to apply the stuff you learned at HS for an entry level college course in the same field.

 

 

One of the best things you can possibly do is ask the teachers what the courses offer.

Like, ask them: "Does this course teach me enough to help me get a job?" and "Can this course help me at College/University?"

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And I crossed off Community Connections. That is some pilot program at my High School which is basically Liberal-Progressive indoctrination where the students go into the community and do things like voter registration and legal advocacy. Well forget THAT! Those people can just go get a JOB if they want out of the "community". I don;t help freeloaders and criminals.

Well, that's mighty judgmental of you to rationalize your decision that way. Or do you honestly believe that?

 

When I did my Eagle Scout Project, I met a lot of people who were very, very poor. Few of them had a lot of food around. And, get this, none of those I met were "criminals" OR "freeloaders." Most of them, if they weren't disabled, too old/frail, or too sick to work, were working 3 jobs or more. Some of them were people you'd expect to see in an office, and some of them went to college, 

 

I think some Community Connections might do you some good. It would open your rich white eyes to the struggles of those around you. Or is teaching people the merits of Christian Charity and Kindness too "liberal" for you.

 

I find it absolutely hilarious how the Right Wing in this nation aligns itself with Christianity, but none of them happen to remember Isaiah 58:7 "Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help." (New Living Translation)

 

You know, there's a reason my profile picture's an Angel. Yes, I am absolutely obsessed with WH:40K, but I'm also a devout Christian and a liberal. In the Bible, the angels selflessly help humans to do God's will. Whether you believe in that or not, I believe that everyone should aspire to do that.

 

And before you call me idealistic, just remember that you're the one who implied that these people would somehow manage to fix everything about their lives if they would stop being "criminals" or "free-loaders."

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Well, that's mighty judgmental of you to rationalize your decision that way. Or do you honestly believe that?

 

When I did my Eagle Scout Project, I met a lot of people who were very, very poor. Few of them had a lot of food around. And, get this, none of those I met were "criminals" OR "freeloaders." Most of them, if they weren't disabled, too old/frail, or too sick to work, were working 3 jobs or more. Some of them were people you'd expect to see in an office, and some of them went to college, 

 

I think some Community Connections might do you some good. It would open your rich white eyes to the struggles of those around you. Or is teaching people the merits of Christian Charity and Kindness too "liberal" for you.

 

I find it absolutely hilarious how the Right Wing in this nation aligns itself with Christianity, but none of them happen to remember Isaiah 58:7 "Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help." (New Living Translation)

 

You know, there's a reason my profile picture's an Angel. Yes, I am absolutely obsessed with WH:40K, but I'm also a devout Christian and a liberal. In the Bible, the angels selflessly help humans to do God's will. Whether you believe in that or not, I believe that everyone should aspire to do that.

 

And before you call me idealistic, just remember that you're the one who implied that these people would somehow manage to fix everything about their lives if they would stop being "criminals" or "free-loaders."

 

I am not interested in the struggles of others. I am concerned with my own. At least I have the moral integrity to admit it.

 

 

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I am not interested in the struggles of others. I am concerned with my own. At least I have the moral integrity to admit it.

Now you're just acting like everyone else is the same as you. I'm glad that you introduced yourself as a High School student earlier: it helps me see exactly what kind of person you are.

 

This is the exact attitude that makes the "redistribution of wealth" ideas so appealing, by the way: the hyper-capitalist Laissez Faire government cuts all benefits and says that the poor should rely on charity (or "get a job," whatever that means), but then self-centered people like you with no moral fiber whatsoever say that they don't care about anyone who isn't themselves.

 

So, no. You don't have the "moral integrity" to admit anything. That would imply that you have some amount of "moral integrity" at all. What you have is a complete apathy for the feelings of anyone else, and THAT is the attitude that is ruining this country. A "Union" can only exist when people care about each other and are willing to help each other. But you and thousands of others just want to serve your own needs and who cares about anyone else?

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Lex I wouldn't keep going down this rabbit hole it's probably going to get pretty ugly. 

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Now you're just acting like everyone else is the same as you. I'm glad that you introduced yourself as a High School student earlier: it helps me see exactly what kind of person you are.

 

This is the exact attitude that makes the "redistribution of wealth" ideas so appealing, by the way: the hyper-capitalist Laissez Faire government cuts all benefits and says that the poor should rely on charity (or "get a job," whatever that means), but then self-centered people like you with no moral fiber whatsoever say that they don't care about anyone who isn't themselves.

 

So, no. You don't have the "moral integrity" to admit anything. That would imply that you have some amount of "moral integrity" at all. What you have is a complete apathy for the feelings of anyone else, and THAT is the attitude that is ruining this country. A "Union" can only exist when people care about each other and are willing to help each other. But you and thousands of others just want to serve your own needs and who cares about anyone else?

 

You don't know anything about me. Like a typical holier than thou Christian, you pronounce judgement on me despite the fact your Bible commands you to let God judge others lest you yourself are judged. 

 

1. I WAS dirt poor. Mom left Dad three months after I was born because she swore his business idea would fail and she didn't want to stay with a loser. She left me with him because, and I quote: "male oppression forced me to have a child".

 

2. Dad drove me around in his old Nissan pickup as he tried to sell his business idea. I literally spent the first 3 years of my life on the road and in a camper.

 

3. Along the way we got NO handouts, NO assistance, NO sympathy. We were the wrong "culture" to get any handouts. We had to stay one step ahead of bill collectors and Child Protective Services (who were incensed that a MAN could raise his daughter alone without a "strong woman" because apparently men are useless as parents according to CPS)

 

But a funny thing happened....

 

Dad's business hit. Big time. By the time I was 8 he sold it to a bunch of Silicon Valley types for....well lets just say it had a prime number followed by 7 zeros. the woman who gave birth to me (I refuse to call her anything else now) decides "omg i want back in". Dad tells her to get bent, she lawyers up, Dad lawyers up, a whole lot of SJW type feminist types get behind her because, you know, the patriarchy. Dad stays calm, FINALLY the Judge asks ME what I feel. I tell him I have no idea who the heck this woman is and Dad is the only parent I know and will ever know.

 

We win. dad takes us to a new life in a different state. Writes a book on business, it sells a ton. Actually gets on Fox Business News. Dad teaches me drugs are bad, sex should wait till marriage, and that a strong woman, both physically and mentally, is a the only way to survive in such an immoral and chaotic society.

 

There is NO wealth distribution because WE EARNED IT. We lived in a CAMPER, we ate spaghetti-o's and Pop Tarts. Dad sold his baseballs cards and comic books to buy us food and clothes as we struggled. I was babysat by office secretaries as Dad pitched his business all over the country. Why the HELL should we want to share that with anyone? Why should I care about other people who get free handouts, free health care, free phones, free tuition, free EVERYTHING when we were DENIED ALL of that!?!? No thanks!

 

I have never touched a drug, I am saving myself for marriage, I volunteer at a No Kill Shelter. I cheer, I am a damn good near Olympic level fencer (not good enough though..oh well) I speak 3 languages (ok my German stinks but I try)

 

And I am honest enough to admit I have faults and failings, like everyone else. So take your "dumped in water so this makes me better than everyone" holier than thou born again attitude and remember....

 

You are NOT an angel.

 

so nyahh!

 

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so nyahh!

 

childish childish childish, what are you? 5? because the "nyahh" thing is what 5 year olds do, half your posts/threads are things that the people here care absolutely nothing about, now your Facebook, Twitter or whatever you use, maybe they'll care but this isn't a place for you to complain/talk about your personal life/problems, because we couldn't care less about what class you're taking, please save that crap for the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatever social  media thing you use please
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childish childish childish, what are you? 5? because the "nyahh" thing is what 5 year olds do

 

N-nyahh?

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N-nyahh?

 

i know you're doing this sarcastically River, you cant fool me

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