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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

#TrumpSummit: #Trump, #Treason, #Traitor!

The President of the USA fails to protect the country from an ongoing attack by Russia. Let that sink in… The whole premise of government, according to the Social Contract Theory of Hobbes, of Locke, and of Rousseau, is protection. … Continue reading

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BEYOND TRUMP: “A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal”

“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not … Continue reading

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#Trump: A Present-Day Bull Connor – by Charles M. Blow of the New York Times

Opinion A PRESENT-DAY BULL CONNOR Charles M. Blow By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist June 10, 2018 Donald Trump proposed pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though Ali’s conviction for refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War had been already overturned. … Continue reading

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German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam

BERLIN — Complaining that your final school exams are too tough is a rite of passage — almost a tradition. But German students in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg who hunkered down in April to take pivotal final secondary-school exams … Continue reading

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Faith In Football

Originally posted on Gabriel Constans:
Great Expectations: Chile’s 99-Year quest for the South American Soccer Championship by Thomas Jerome Baker. Reviewed by Gabriel Constans. Be for-warned that I love futbol (soccer), so am pre-disposed to like almost anything about the…

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They Were Trained for This Moment #NeverAgain

How the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a comprehensive education. By DAHLIA LITHWICK, Feb 28, 2018 Source: SLATE The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class Wednesday morning two weeks and … Continue reading

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#SexTurkey: Noel Gallagher revela insólito incidente con periodista chileno

SANTIAGO.- Las agendas promocionales de un artista internacional suelen incluir una que otra entrevista telefónica con medios de comunicación de los países que visitan. En eso estaba Noel Gallagher, líder de Oasis, tras arribar a Santiago, Chile esta semana, cuando … Continue reading

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#CHILE: LA INCREÍBLE CONFESIÓN DEL CARABINERO QUE SE HIZO VIRAL POR SU MANEJO CON EL INGLÉS

Sebastián Boyd Pastén. Ese es el nombre del cabo segundo de Carabineros que sorprendió esta semana por su gran manejo del inglés. La situación quedó registrada en un video en Arica, donde Boyd –de 24 años– da instrucciones de ayuda … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” “Thank you very kindly. Principal, Mr. Williams, Members … Continue reading

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