Ken, Charter Schools, Evangelical Christianity, and Conspiracy; a thesis of a mentally ill loser


TLDR; >!i have beef with charter schools. doing some digging i discovered that the foundation and network of companies that fund the network of charter schools ken is employed by hosts evangelical christian mission trips for their employees and employee relatives, making them pay to participate (giving them $500 "grants" from said charities to partially cover cost. and no, PTO is not included). the school ken works at provides "revenue" for one of the foundations, over $800k in 2022. no, there is no explicit mention of christianity anywhere on any of the company or school sites. glassdoor reviews of the company are insane, also hint at cult-like christian levels as well as rampant transphobic, sexist, racist, classist, etc. behavior. people are pressured into attending church and christian lectures. GOP leaders are paid to come speak at the company. sketchy finances which led to the federal government recently catching them. i'm probably forgetting other stuff.!<

so. Ken. when i saw that he was 25 and a principal of a middle school, i was impressed. good for him! i saw other people speculating and lightly researching his job, life, etc. on the surface, everything seems normal. however, considering some red flags of his, i did some further digging. this is a long one so buckle up.

my red flags about Ken were the mild fundie christian vibes i got from him (to my fellow fundie snarkers, hey girlliieee, i see you!!!), him talking about "mentors" (not necessarily bad, but as someone who forayed into the corporate world, it gives emotionally manipulative MLM/corporate sliminess. i shudder at the books and lectures and "mentors" shoved down my throat), and when i found out he worked for a charter school.

to emphasize: i do not know Ken. i do not know his character, his work ethic, or his morals. i am a random person on the internet who was curious. he has a life, loved ones, and (in my opinion) deserves grace-- just as we all do. what i find alarming is the insidious nature of the organization(s) that funds the school he works for and whether or not that influences the school itself, if not him.

Ken is principal at Movement Freedom Middle School (this fact can be seen here: Teach for America, WCNC, and CNBC). The school was founded in 2017, so let's ignore the humor in the titles and subtitle, "youngest principal in his school's history". If the role only existed for 5 years prior to my employment... well. i'm just saying that the title doesn't have the same ring if the first principal was 60 and you got hired at 45. anyways. when you go to Movement School's page, the "Our Story" page is vague and only references when different "campuses" opened up. so i googled. according to this article by Good Citizen, "Movement Schools are built in partnership with the Movement Foundation". note, Good Citizen itself is a PBC, or Public Benefit Corporation. PBC's are NOT non-profits. non-profits have no owners, PBCs have shareholders. and shareholders invest for profit. very /r/LateStageCapitalism but whatevs.

okay, so Movement School is funded (somewhat) by Movement Foundation, in addition to public funding. let's go to Movement Foundation's page. it says that it is a non-profit organization. The "how" section shows that they are funded in part by Movement Mortgages. okay, so one can conclude that Movement Schools, Foundation, and Mortgages are all connected. they all have the same logo and graphic design lol. Movement Mortgages? their website confirms they're all connected. cool. their whole thing is about "mortgages that mean more", and that their profits as a company go towards their "movements". oop, something caught my eye on the main page, though. an image and caption for Movement Foundation, "Bringing life, light and hope to communities. The Movement Foundation is the legal entity we work through to honor our commitment of loving our neighbor as ourselves." (italics added by me). okay so Christianity reference right? Movement Mortgages also has a "GraceWorks grant"-- again with the vague religious wording but whatever.

Movement Banking and Movement Insurance also exist too. Movement Banking is actually a rebrand. Casey Crawford, who founded and owns Movement Mortgage, became a majority shareholder of First State Bank, and was named chairman of its board of directors. on their site Movement Banking spends a lot of time talking about its Black history, which is weird considering Tom Smith was president and CEO at rebrand by Casey Crawford, and the man that replaced him (and is still leading) is David Rupp-- all three white men. okay. lol. this is all a corporate scrub-down, though, nothing new. diversity washing is the new green washing. but Movement Mortgage has good reviews from lenders, seemingly positive perception by professionals and news alike.

okay so let us regroup. i'll go over this again and add some details. Movement Mortgages was founded in 2008, co-founded by now CEO and owner Casey Crawford. Casey Crawford openly talks about his faith here, which isn't inherently problematic, he says God "led" him to the mortgage business lol. okay. anyways, Movement Insurance (MI) is established in 2010, the Movement Foundation (MF) 2012, Movement Schools (MS) and Banking (MB) in 2017.

i struggled to find information on the Movement Foundation, as it states on the site non-profit. in digging into that, i discovered there was also Movement Resources (MR) founded in 2016. the interesting thing is that MR isn't listed anywhere but on charity monitoring sites. the IRS filing for 2022 shows MF was given $46,686,792 by MR. also, interestingly, the only other records that same year, MR also gave the NCF Charitable Trust $175,000. i only say it is interesting because they came out with an article in 2023 about how amazing Casey is lol. the document also shows that the school Ken is principal of made $874,055 of "revenue". i'm not going to pretend to know what these numbers mean, but it all seems like a lot of money moving around. looking at guidestar, program 3 is using $46,686,792 for "CURRENTLY AIDING FIVE MOVEMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA WITH SEVERAL MORE IN DEVELOPMENT IN OTHER AREAS SUCH AS CHARLESTON, SC AND ATLANTA, GA AND OTHERS." program 2 is using $2,487,500 for low-interest loans for charity building houses in Mexico for low-income individuals, and program 1 is literally just giving NCF Charitable Trust $175,000 because of "SHARED PROGRAM VALUES WITH PROGRAM ENDEAVORS". i started getting distracted going down this hole, and since i have no idea what i'm looking at i'm going to stop there. i will note that Movement Mortgage last year had to pay millions to resolve, uh, in my opinion, fudging of numbers, or as the feds put it, "with loans underwritten across the United States, including in upstate New York." also, just earlier this year, a poaching controversy is playing out in court.


i went back to Movement Foundation page, because while i don't know numbers something didn't feel right. they mention on the site "About once a month, small groups head out on one and two-week Vision Trips to do humanitarian work in places like Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala and Uganda." okayyyyyy, let me just follow up on this and make sure this isn't. like. missionary work or whatever. it.... couldn't be missionary trips. right? like. there are vague Christian references throughout all the sites, the owner is openly Christian, but let's just make sure. oh.

clicking on the "Vision Trip" link takes me to ""

service reef. SERVICE REEF. it's missionary work, y'all. from service reef's website: "ServiceReef is software built for churches, mission organizations, sending agencies, and universities to handle everything from hour-long service projects to short-term mission trips to long-term missionary support.". okay but what if it is just the website interface that is easiest to use-- not necessarily christian but--- ohhhh noooooooo. i scrolled down the "movement missions" page to the "stories" section. note, most (from what i can tell) are employees and family members of employees of the different Movement "affiliates". y'all....... (bolding by me)

from 2023,

>"Overall, it was an amazing trip. We worked hard, played hard, laughed hard and got to see so many things get accomplished. It was special getting to do manual labor, especially at a camp where children will be presented with the gift of the Gospel. We may never see any of the fruit from the work we did until we get to Glory, but I am so happy with how this trip went. Some of the greatest memories of this trip were getting to be in community with my co-workers and not having to talk about work or canva or M3 or Movement Boost or a million other things. We got to be people sharing stories, laughing and growing the kingdom."

from 2022,

>"Being in the mortgage industry has been a huge blessing in my life and when I joined Movement I knew I could do more than just mortgages. Im half Salvadorian but I've never been to El Salvador. I'm truly honored that Movement has allowed me to push forward the mission to serve communities in El Salvador. I'm expectant for God to use me in but to also challenge me."

from 2020,

>"I want to use every opportunity to make these children feel valued and just be open to however God wants to use me."

different 2020 post,

>"I'm very excited for the opportunity Movement Foundation has put before me to go on my first mission trip and to have the privilege to experience this mission trip with such awesome teammates (and mission trip veterans) is a huge bonus [...] I'm expecting growth in many areas of my life but the one I am anticipating the most is growth in my spiritual desires which includes……obeying God more and denying myself, serving God and others and being unashamed presenting my life as being aligned with Christ. I don't know for sure if this is what God has in store for me so I'm stepping out in faith and trusting Him to guide the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart -- that way I KNOW it will be pleasing in His sight."

different 2020 post,

>"In a little less than a month, I will be going on not only my first missions trip, but I will be leaving the country for the first time. I've been very anxious and excited for this trip, as its been starting to set in that this is actually happening! I have always heard that whenever people leave the country for the first time and when people go on missions trips, that peoples perspectives on life changes and I have this strong feeling that will happen to me. I'm not entirely sure what to expect from this trip otherwise. I've never really thought that I would ever go to Thailand, its never been one of those countries that was on my bucket list to visit, but I remember hearing Kayte and Danae talking about how that was one of the countries that they were looking to make happen for a Movement Missions trip. Even when I heard it, I didn't even have a thought of going on a Mission's trip over there, that was until I read about the story of Remember Nhu. I felt the urge to sign up with no hesitation and no thought as to how I will pay for it, I just knew deep down that it would all work itself out."

different 2020 post,

>"The teams in Brazil and Mexico are serving their communities, doing amazing things through God and it has been a privilege to work alongside the missionaries and my mission teammates. I considered returning to Brazil last year with our team however there were some personal life events happening that just made me feel a bit unsettled about committing. After making the decision not to go, Danae told me about the trip to Thailand that was just announced the day before she told me. She briefly explained the purpose of the trip and I automatically felt the desire to go. God works in amazing ways and after praying the night before, I signed up the next morning for Thailand. After months of feeling unsettled about the timing for Brazil, I felt calm and prepared to make the decision commit to this trip."

a different 2020 post, titled "my first Mission trip",

>"Its been on my heart for a while now to go on a mission trip. I have been saying for the past year that God is leading me to do something that has to do with children. When I heard about this mission trip to Colombia and the purpose was to work with kids in the foster system it immediately spoke to my heart. My husband and I have been thinking about becoming foster parents ourselves and praying to God to lead us in that direction. I believe that this opportunity presented itself to me to open up my heart even more to becoming a foster parent. I'm excited to go on this trip to see how God moves through me. I want to spread Gods word to others, especially children. I want to have an impact in anyway that I can while I am in Colombia, but I have a feeling that Colombia will have the biggest impact on me."

again, these all seem to be Movement Mortgage or affiliate employees.

i browsed some of the open trips to confirm. all are restricted to only allow Movement Mortgage employees-- some allow family members and Movement "affiliates". what kind of employment situation is this where the "humanitarian work" your work offers you is solely Christian missionary work? that you have to pay for? also like, what if an employee is not Christian? or does someone like that just not get hired? this is what they advertise on their sites as the "vision trips", but on this site it is described as "mission"-- why the secrecy and rebrand?

example on concerns, the Dominican Republic trip. it is in partnership with Go MAD, which, "seeks to change the trajectory of lives through education, job training, and healthcare to those in need. Faith in Jesus is the foundation of spreading love and hope to the amazing people they work alongside. They see vision trip teams as an opportunity to connect people to their mission field so they can see firsthand the restoration of hope and the transformation of lives!". the sign-up notes, "The cost is $2500 which includes flight cost. This covers all travel, lodging, meals and ministry expense." and that, "Movement employees will receive a $500 grant. The grant is not available for family members. If this is your first vision trip with Movement you may be eligible for 2 days of PTO." Also! "President of Movement Insurance, Clay Harper, will be leading this trip!".

so. let me get this straight. you hire someone, tell them different christian mission trips they can take, offer them a $500 dollar grant (which seems to be coming from Movement Foundation?), and maybe give them 2 days of PTO???? an EMPLOYEE gives their EMPLOYER $500-$4000 (if not more), allowing the employer to effectively write-off $500 for "humanitarian causes" so that y'all can spread the word of Jesus Christ? oh. my. god. the least expensive trip currently listed is $500 (with the grant discount), and it seems only the one above offers potential built-in PTO (the 2 days listed above). this... does not feel right.

looking back at the founder's site, it states, "Since 2012, Casey's companies have given more than $260 million to the Movement Foundation to uplift people and communities across the globe."-- how many of that is $500 dollar grants to their own employees? the one hidden non-profit is listed as a grant based one-- is this where some of the grants go? how many of the grants are given to evangelical organizations? (and before you ask, yes a few of the above stories are from openly evangelical mission organizations). also those of you unfamiliar with the issues of "missions"-- whether christian or not-- i urge you to research just how harmful it can be to have a bunch of americans show up to communities and "help".

i wasn't gonna mention this but i'm being petty. Casey talked about living a solid blue-collar upbringing and witnessing the poverty and crime in DC. as someone from the area it was funny to then see his schooling history. obviously there can be scholarships but like. a private catholic high school with tuition? going to UVA for football? your family had more than just blue-collar money, and that's okay. rich people always downplay their wealth, lol.

i then looked at the Glassdoor reviews of Movement Mortgages, and obviously need to take this kind of opinion critically, but here are some highlights:

>"Company is owned by a christian and I think it's an all christian board. They push their beliefs onto employees. They don't "make you" attend their christian trainings but everyone knows they give opportunities to their white christian cis gendered employees and if you want to get a promotion you have to act the part. A diversity committee was started after the company was pressured by the few black employees there to start one. The chairman of the committee was asked by the founder of the company Casey Crawford if there was anyway they could figure out to keep gay people off the committee because it didn't gel with the company's christian values. [...] Movement has very, very few black employees out of the several thousands of people in the company. The few black people I know that are at Movement know better than to speak up or they risk being pushed out. Management made it clear they do not support trans people, said the reason is they don't get involved in politics. They don't realize they have trans people employed. Ask the c suite or founder how they feel about trans people and how they would treat a trans employee or a job applicant who was trans. This is just a few of the complaints against the company that I experienced. I haven't even touched on the racism I've seen especially against black people, mortgage applicants & employees. I know this is a serious claim but these are events I personally experienced and know."

"dial it down with the jesus juice"

>"My company was acquired by Movement Mortgage, so while I was grateful to be brought over, it was not my choice to work for this company. I will give Movement credit - they put on a good show. High production value at events to "wow" people. But that's all it is - a show. They onboarded three companies within a 1 month time span. The onboarding process was chaotic and unorganized. I feel like I'm just running around in circles and don't know who to go to for answers. When I do ask questions it takes DAYS to get a response, which is usually just pushing me in a different direction. My other massive issue with this organization is they push religion/Christianity HARD. There are strong religious undertones in every aspect of the business. God is even mentioned multiple times in recruiting presentations. They push their charitable "Vision Trips" on employees, which are really just mission trips to spread Christianity to other parts of the world. It's incredibly insulting for those who don't believe or are followers of different faiths. It presents a huge feeling of if you don't drink the Kool-Aid you wont fit in. Improve your back end support before you keep acquiring more companies. Pull back on the religious rhetoric, it alienates A LOT of employees that don't have the same views."

>Majority of the staff goes to the same church. Many related people work there.

>Not too christian as they claim to's money, and forget your love values. Spend too much money on so called "missionary "trips. Be honest with your employees and stop the facade of being a "christian values"company. Stop saying you are working at getting better..yea better at lies and humiliating people.

>Suckered in by a manager who'd only been there for 1 year, was ALL about God and was compassionate and just a cool person....promised a supportive and fair training time. Reality check: READ THE CONS AND BELIEVE THEM. [...] They love to beat you up and say we're here for you in the same email CONSTANTLY. It is unbearable and if you reach out for help to discuss get acid thrown in your face and left in the wind on a stress all weekend about your future with no answers and no replies. As a 25+ year highly esteemed veteran of this industry....I can honestly say there is no worse company out there! The God thing flies out the window within days...except for the creepy bible verses at the end of every email and the level of mental manipulation and outright cruelty is epic. Loved to your face, gossiped about behind your back, pressured, lied to and about, cut OFF from any "further training"......and all of this by week 3!!!

>And finally, and maybe my biggest issue with this company is their false branding. They portray themselves as a Christian company that values their employees and borrowers, yet treat employees as highly expendable capital while screwing over borrowers with some of the worst rates in Charlotte. All of the branding, such as movement school and bank are done as a farce to help rebrand their mistakes.

this one is titled, "i heard you like bible verses"

>“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both god and money.” - Matthew 6:24 It's extremely ironic this company posts bible verses on walls when leadership is the polar opposite of anything remotely Christlike. The sales team is allowed to speak to the production team however they wish. And if they don't like any of the regulations, all they need to do is complain enough and management will make yet another exception. This company is in great need of an audit. Here is some advice to any new employee reading this. Do you attend church? What about the same church as management? If you cant answer yes to both, good luck getting promoted. Just look around and see what team leads, “VP's”, etc have in common. Nepotism. Gain as much experience as you can and leave ASAP. You'll also get paid more elsewhere as well. During one of the many layoffs in 2018, the company opened up a gym and had a family member of the CEO join the company and run it. Is a gym more important than all the jobs they cut just one day before? Apparently someone thought it was. Though I'm having a hard time imaging Jesus doing that. Do you vote republican? If not, get ready for an avalanche of right wing beliefs thrown at you daily. The majority of guest speakers are elected officials of the GOP. Won't fault anyone for having opinions, but it's highly unprofessional to bring it into the work place. And for the record, I'd feel the same way of it was Democrats as well. Take a look at all the 1 and 2 star reviews on this website. They are legit and hit at many of the same issues. The reviews on the company Facebook page are actually worse. And in regards to those 5 star reviews, the majority are not real. The company requests employees to create several fake accounts to leave several fake reviews to help boost the score. They do the same when it comes to awards like the “best mortgage company to work for” in the various regional newspapers. And if you refuse to participate, you are guilted until you do so or at least tell them you did. How about the “7 day process”? It's a running joke. Most of the loans are not closed within 7 days. But it's highly unrealistic anyways so this is hardly surprising. This is also what's sold to the new loan officers to explain why the interest rates are so high. Lastly, I'd like to address the individual(s) who are given the unfortunate task of responding to all of the bad reviews in hopes it'll make the company look like they care. Don't bother responding. I'm not interested in your generic half hearted response. Most people on reading this reviews are not interested either and can see right through them. So you can save some time and skip this one. As for management, here's another bible verse you should consider hanging up. “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god.” Matthew 19:24

>They claim to do for the community but they steal from Peter to pay Paul. They charge the highest rates and pay out the lowest commissions to loan originators and underpay and overwork the least experienced processors in order to feed their "Philanthropic" work.

>Second off, it's funny how the company had to make “difficult” financial decisions and lay off people/cut benefits but yet they didn't stop construction on the new multi-million dollar building and also had millions to buy up another company. As a company that is supposed to “love and value people” don't exactly show that. It's just a marketing tactic. As nice as the Halloween celebration is, many departments choose culturally insensitive themes and this is perfectly ok with HR/Management. Want to portray “trash” that has a bunch of babies and lives on welfare? Ok! Want to dress up in a poncho with sombrero and be “lazy”? Yep, totally ok. Want to dress like cowboys and Native Americans? Don't see a problem there! This honestly isn't shocking, based on some of the things I've heard managers say to employees, including a white manager being shocked for someone telling him he couldn't say the “n” word (at work mind you). HR doesn't care about any of this. They will bury anything to keep their buddies in their positions. The replies to these posts is just pathetic as well: “Sorry you feel your pay was inadequate, have a nice life” more or less. Notice how the “problem” is always with the people writing reviews? They never admit fault for anything, it's a cult and they are just “sorry” that you couldn't cut it. Oh! Or it is “perhaps you should talk to your manager!” Like we haven't all already tried that. Here's a newsflash, our managers ARE the problem 9 times out of 10. They pick who they like and don't like and the ones they don't like, they make their lives terrible. In my case, my manager was hostile towards those he did not like. So, no, I don't feel comfortable bringing my problems to him. My attempts to bring those problems higher up the chain were also quickly squashed by his buddies in HR and upper management.

>Advice to Management

>Be genuine. Stop asking for fake reviews to boost your rating on here, stop posting replies that are essentially useless. People are giving you real problems, read them and actually hold employees accountable when issues are brought to you. If you actually reprimanded employees for bad behavior, it wouldn't be such a toxic workplace.

>They pretend to be about god and family and community, however they over work you. [...] They like to keep God on the walls - but this is all for image as these people worship money. God said money is the root of all evil. A bunch of pretenders with no morality. They will pile work on you until you are pulling your hair out, even after working 15hr days you won't catch up. And the pay is not worth it. The management is out of touch and apparently don't understand how to manage money. They lay off so many people, and then waste money building offices and gyms that end up empty because they dump so many of their employees. Godlessness! Take God off your walls and stop with the farce already.

>Forced to attend religious sermons on first Friday of every month. [...] They say that they love and value their people but they have proven time and again that they just don't care at all. [...] Honestly, I think if the CEO would spend more time worrying about running a company instead of a church, maybe this company wouldn't be falling apart. All day every day all people in my department talk about is speculating when we're going to be laid off.

okay. let's take a breather. what the frick. that was just the tip of the iceberg btw. i didn't include a lot of the other negative reviews because i didn't understand them, but the implication is that they are ripping off members of high-risk communities as well as doing sketchy financial shit.

what does this have to do with Ken from Love is Blind? everything and nothing, in my opinion.

let's go back to his job, the charter school. the educational system in america is failing! regardless of which political party you align with, we all conclude the same thing. charter schools are a grey area, my issue is with those that pretend to be public when they are far from public. those that want some insight on charter schools, here are three youtube videos that can provide a brief critique of them (john oliver's last week tonight, 2017, vice news, 2020 CNBC, 2022).

the main concerns i have is that charter schools are publicly funded but privately owned and not privy to government regulation. they only have to hit certain criteria in testing to continue receiving funding. recent studies show maybe a marginal benefit of charter over public-- if they don't randomly shut down. additionally, charter schools don't have to be open about who "invests" and how that influences their schools. let's remember the IRS document i found that showed the millions given to fund the facilities, as well as the $800k+ of "revenue" listed as being obtained from Ken's specific school location. and what about the comments from ex-employees? they described them as cult-like, discriminatory, etc. i get this sick feeling in my stomach thinking about how vulnerable people are at the mercy of the mortgage company, the company-led missionary trips, and who knows what is happening at the schools.

so this is where the insidious part comes in. in TFA's interview, Ken states,

>"The thing that's made me stay at Movement is we have a mission—an objective to love scholars, to value scholars and to nurture scholars. Movement Schools promote rigorous academics, but I also love the intense value behind cultivating positive character, morals and ethics, educating students on community, the world and society. A kid can get in front of a test and pass and ace it. But are you also pointing to them as a person? Because one day they won't be in your school and they'll be in the world. Are you creating a space that will cultivate them to succeed professionally, academically, but also just be great humans and members of society too? Movement does a really good job of balancing how to pour into the whole child, prioritizing academic success as well as intentional and impactful character development."

on the surface this seems absolutely amazing-- but. again. Im an r-slur but a dogwhistle, the word "mission". combined with ken's overt, televised devotion to Christianity, it gives me pause. in addition, his employer openly hosts and uses non-profit money to facilitate their employees to take Christian mission trips. let's not forget about the glassdoor reviews. if the committees and leadership for the school are anything like the company's that fund them, it's fricked.

another "theory" is a situation i've been in before. while i'm not black, i am a "young" woman. corporations like this prey on our desire to be something and accomplish things. i was in a corporate structure similar to what the glassdoor reviews resembled. in the beginning i was love-bombed and told how incredible i was, then given major responsibilities (that i shouldn't have been given! without a pay raise!) and used as a scapegoat for management when i inevitably overworked myself and cried uncle. i wouldn't be surprised if this is the situation for Ken. all the negative reviews of the company mentioned terrible work-life balance. given how involved he became in work the second he got his phone back, it seems plausible as a theory.

obviously me, as a random redditor, cannot determine the level of evangelical doctrine that exists in the charter school the "Movement" affiliates fund. but, given this man's behavior in and outside the pods, Ken seems to be at least partially led by fundamentalist christian ideas (especially given the submissive/dominant domestic roles that were briefly discussed in the pods). what kind of morals and ethics are being taught to the kids? i have no idea. we cannot know, because it is a charter. what we can see, however, is that leadership in other parts of the companies connected to the schools view LGBTQIA issues as "not aligning" with their values, and that they bring in GOP leaders to speak to employees. instead of the company just investing in public schools (which you can do, btw), the culty christians create their new network of charter schools financed by financial fudging and evangelical doctrine. what does this mean for employees of the schools? for the children?

what i want to make sure is, is that no one is making overt conclusions about Ken or other parts of his life especially given this information i have found regarding his employer. i also want to clarify that my concern for the children in the school are not based on perceived sexuality, gender, or age of Ken but instead the potential for political or religious-based censorship or indoctrination by the institutions.

if you read all the way to this point, i love you. k byeeee

anyone got a link to that one news article where the sexy Indian dudea was :marseyraging: that they changed the international student rules and said she was gonna have to marry a canadian to stay now

found another article where an entitled poo makes the argument for chuds that they're just coming over to take jerbs good thread of seethe about it

wanna start compiling news articles where they just admit to this shit lol !leafs

clint eastwood is a shitty director and always has been

Everything Eastwood has directed post that movie where he yells at Filipino kids has been treated with kid gloves, because he's been 100 years old for ages and every expects all his releases to be his last. So when he releases an absolute stinker critics will sort of acknowledge that the movie is poorly directed but still give it a charity thumbs up.

But he's never been a good director, even when he was a spry 60 year old back in the 80s. He's gotten worse, for sure, and he basically stopped 'directing' actively now that's he old enough to get a letter from the Queen (he apparently has a bunch of assistants that do everything for him on set, it's not clear what his input is aside from choosing a script) but he's ALWAYS been incredibly lazy. Every movie he's made that has been passable has been so on the basis of a strong script and performances (Million Dollar Baby, some of his westerns) from actors that don't need direction. But when he's put out to sea without either of those things you can see that his 'directorial style' amounts to pointing the camera at whichever actor is moving the most and making the most noise, giving them one take and if they don't get it right frick it, cut and print. Lighting or sound fricked up? Who cares, no one pays attention to that.

it's sad because he's always been kind of based, and it's funny that he keeps casting relatively young women to frick him for the movies in which he acts. nothing funnier than a full-blown decrepit 90 year old being blown by a Hollywood-faced 45 year old woman pretending she's a similar age as him

like every year some retatd studio executive has 20 million to burn and decides to give it to clint eastwood to barely direct some movie about a horse rider who gets sad about mexico or sum shit

Balatro tourney idea

Generate random :marseycitrusshrug: seed and over 3 days dramatards will compete on that seeded run (singular deck as well) over three :marseycerebrus: days to allow maximal participation. Dramatard :marseydramautist: who posts Highest score hand/highest ante wins depending on which seems hardest. @A @Grue can either of you help me fund this otherwise I will be putting my 2500 marseybux on the line for this when I get my pay pig

an update on my balatro journey


Latest "Zoomers are r-slurred" post from /r/Teachers blew up in /r/GenZ

Original post


But wait, alphags are more r-slurred according to this zoomer

Just an example, one of my gen alpha cousins sometimes gets seizures. One day he was alone in his room playing on a VR headset his dad got him, when he suddenly had a seizure. He woke back up, wiped the blood off his face (he bit his tongue), AND PUT THE GOGGLES BACK ON

Surely this zoomer has the higher ground

Neurodivergent furry queer anarcho-commie degenerate, fluid power engineering student, weed / ebike / lofi / EDM / phonk / juicy peepee enjoyer • George Santos sucked my peepee

:marseybruh2: I don't even think they're entirely joking :marseyitneverbegan:


Yesterday, I realized I accidentally only printed the odd numbered pages of a 5 page assignment. I told the kids they won't be penalized for not having the questions on the even pages completed since it was my error (the page numbers were on the papers, that's how I discovered this), and I just got blank stares. One kid said they don't know what an even number is. I TEACH 9TH GRADE AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY.

Lmao :marseydicklet:

Last one, a kid was tasked with researching Peru "in the news." After 10 minutes I went to check on them and they had nothing done. They told me there was nothing about Peru in the news and showed me their Google search results. They had googled "in the news" only. They didn't include the word Peru in their search. Not only did they not use the technology correctly but they didn't ask for help or say anything after their one attempt to get information failed. They just sat there.

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It's been only 24 hours and the restaurant is marked as permanently closed and here is their Yelp for your viewing pleasure: Check out Table!


A study found that anti-piracy messages work on women but actually make men MORE likely to pirate (because dudes rock :marseyjam:).

One brave slashdotter has to remind everyone that this is because women get punished for rebelling ( :marseyrofl: )

Meanwhile the rest of the comments have entirely too many people fully admitting that they don't pirate because they "have too much to lose" and apparently don't know what a fricking VPN is, which is a truly darning indictment of what used to be one of the best tech-literate forums on the interwebs.


the whole thread is gold, a bunch of leaf teachers whining about how they're constantly told how racist they are but not connecting the dots that this is exactly what they vote for

Thread for posting emotable Tay moments

!swifties whenever I search for Taylor Swift GIFs I just get random scenes from her music videos or weird coomer-ish accounts on Twitter. Please post funny/cool/awesome Taylor Swift GIFs that you'l like to be turned into emotes in this thread. I made :taythumbsup:, :taycringe:, :tayadmire2:, and :tayvape:, so rest assured that you're in good hands. You could also just add them yourself and that would be fine too because we need more Tay emoes either way

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It's Facedox Friday!

It's Facedox Friday! In this thread you are encouraged to facedoxx yourselves (but not other people), compliment (or criticize) each other, and shamelessly try to chat up a Dramatic hottie to get that legendary "s*x-haver" badge.

Full facedoxx is not required: you can share as much (or as little) of yourself as you are comfortable with. If you just want to post your body, your elbow, or even your hand touching grass that's fine too.

However, to incentivize full disclosure I am making this sacred promise to the rdrama community: if there is ever a Facedoxx Friday where I see 21 or more verified facedoxxes (with timestamp to prove it's really you) I will facedoxx myself in the same thread.

Let the doxxing begin!

How do I make marseys??? :marseymeowth:

Codecels help me. I want to make Jessie/pokemon marseys/gifs. How do I do this?

List of my friend pokemon:

  • :marseymeowth: meowth

  • :marseymissingno: rotom phone -- MISSING!

List of my owned pokemons:

1. :marseyarbok: arbok

2. :marseylickitung:

3. :marseymissingno: shellder -- MISSING!

4. :marseymissingno: wobbuffet -- MISSING!

5. :marseyseviper: seviper

6. :marseymissingno: dustox -- MISSING!

7. :marseymissingno: yanmega -- MISSING!

8. :marseymissingno: woobat -- MISSING!

9. :marseymissingno: frillish -- MISSING!

10. :marseymissingno: gourgeist -- MISSING!

11. :marseymawile: mawile

12. :marseymimikyu2: mimikyu

As you can see, only 6/14 of my pokemons are here!

Pls help me fix this

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