marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Court Approves Random Drug Tests in Public High Schools


Life's stressful enough with all that imposed fear around terrorism that
Bush and his dip-heads keep dishing out to a very confused public. I declare
that kids are always being exploited by adults who pretend that they know
what's good for them when they actually know bugger all in reality, that's
if they actually got a conception of what reality is themselves, these so
called concerned parents and emotionally screwed up judges - yuk! Who wants
a poodle as a kid? An empty headed teenager to shove all one's misleading
assumptions into? Teenagers need to get together somehow and fight back
against these worthless moralists who are corrupt to the core with their
shallow hypocritical stance. Every parent could buy them a varied and
socially informed record collection for their young ones, like The Dead
Kennedys, Sarah Jones etc. I have always thought it to be a suspicious
thing, when children are emotionally blackmail and hoodwinked to swear
allegiance to a flag, whatever culture. Let them go through their own
discoveries, laziness, self & community exploration - leave them alone.

marc garrett

> The goal is to reduce drug use. If kids are smoking pot and want to do
> extracurricular activities after school,
> then taking kids out of extracurricular [supervised and positive]
> activities because they are smoking pot only
> leaves them with more [unsupervised] time to do drugs [negative
> activities]. I don't understand it, it's another
> ridiculous assumption. If you tell a kid he can't do the school play
> because he smoked pot then I don't get
> what they are supposed to do instead? Isn't it obvious to every human
> being on the planet that they are going
> to smoke more pot?
>
> I'm all about banning steroids from athletics but then again, I'm for
> banning organized athletics in general, to
> be honest. Can't they make rules barring ignorant boys who laugh at fart
> jokes and torture fat kids from
> organized activities? Or is that "moral relativism" whereas pot-smoking
> is a moral absolute? Oh and also,
> if kids pledge allegiance to the flag that makes them moral and
> responsible god-fearing citizens, a ritual so
> neccessary that it is vital that kids from polytheistic or atheistic
> religious persuasions should be singled out
> and ridiculed every morning. And don't forget to spend money, kids!
>
> Preaching to the Converted,
> -e.
>
>
>
>
> lewis lacook wrote:
>
> >hello, amerikkka!
> >
> >
> >
> >Court Approves Random Drug Tests in Public High
> >Schools
> >By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
> >
> >
> >Filed at 10:23 a.m. ET
> >
> >
> >WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court approved random
> >drug tests for many public high school students
> >Thursday, ruling that schools' interest in ridding
> >their campuses of drugs outweighs an individual's
> >right to privacy.
> >
> >The 5-4 decision would allow the broadest drug testing
> >the court has yet permitted for young people whom
> >authorities have no particular reason to suspect of
> >wrongdoing. It applies to students who join
> >competitive after-school activities or teams, a
> >category that includes many if not most middle-school
> >and high-school students.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Previously these tests had been allowed only for
> >student athletes.
> >
> >``We find that testing students who participate in
> >extracurricular activities is a reasonably effective
> >means of addressing the school district's legitimate
> >concerns in preventing, deterring and detecting drug
> >use,'' Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for himself,
> >Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices
> >Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen Breyer.
> >
> >The court stopped short of allowing random tests for
> >any student, whether or not involved in
> >extracurricular activities, but several justices have
> >indicated they are interested in answering that
> >question at some point.
> >
> >The court ruled against a former Oklahoma high school
> >honor student who competed on an academic quiz team
> >and sang in the choir. Lindsay Earls, a self-described
> >``goodie two-shoes,'' tested negative but sued over
> >what she called a humiliating and accusatory policy.
> >
> >The Pottawatomie County school system had considered
> >testing all students. Instead, it settled for testing
> >only those involved in extracurricular activities on
> >the theory that by voluntarily representing the
> >school, those students had a lower expectation of
> >privacy than did students at large.
> >
> >The ruling is a follow-up to a 1995 case, in which the
> >court allowed random urine tests for student athletes.
> >In that case, the court found that the school had a
> >pervasive drug problem and that athletes were among
> >the users. The court also found that athletes had less
> >expectation of privacy.
> >
> >Thursday's ruling is the logical next step, the
> >Oklahoma school and its backers said, and the court
> >majority agreed.
> >
> >``The particular testing program upheld today is not
> >reasonable, it is capricious, even perverse,'' Justice
> >Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the dissenters.
> >
> >In a brief, separate dissent, Justices Sandra Day
> >O'Connor and David Souter said they disagreed with the
> >court's ruling in 1995 and disagree now.
> >
> >Of the estimated 14 million American high school
> >students, better than 50 percent probably participate
> >in some form of organized after-school activity,
> >educators say. The trend is toward ever greater
> >extracurricular participation, largely because
> >colleges consider it a factor in admissions.
> >
> >Earls and the American Civil Liberties Union argued
> >that the Oklahoma school board could not show that
> >drugs were a big problem at Tecumseh High School. She
> >claimed the ``suspicionless'' drug tests violated the
> >Constitution's guarantee against unreasonable
> >searches.
> >
> >Pottawatomie educators, backed by the Bush
> >administration, argued that any drug problem is a
> >concern. Also, the school said, the drug tests were a
> >deterrent for students who knew they could not
> >participate in favorite activities unless they stayed
> >clean.
> >
> >During oral arguments in the case in March, a Bush
> >administration lawyer said universal testing would be
> >constitutional, even though a lawyer for the Oklahoma
> >school said she doubted that would be so.
> >
> >Numerous schools installed drug testing programs for
> >athletes after the 1995 ruling, but wider drug testing
> >remains relatively rare among the nation's 15,500
> >public school districts. Lower courts have reached
> >differing conclusions about the practice.
> >
> >The Tecumseh testing program ran for part of two
> >school years, beginning in 1998. It was suspended
> >after Earls and another student sued. Earls is now a
> >student at Dartmouth College.
> >
> >The Tecumseh policy covered a range of voluntary clubs
> >and sports, including the Future Farmers of America
> >club, cheerleading and football. Students were tested
> >at the beginning of the school year. Thereafter, tests
> >were random.
> >
> >Overall, 505 high school students were tested for drug
> >use. Three students, all of them athletes, tested
> >positive.
> >
> >A federal appeals court ruled against the program,
> >saying it took the Supreme Court's 1995 ruling too
> >far. Sports are different from other extracurricular
> >activities, the lower court said, and the school had
> >not done enough to show that students who participated
> >in those activities were abusing drugs.
> >
> >The school district appealed to the Supreme Court.
> >
> >The case is Board of Education of Independent School
> >District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls,
> >01-332.
> >
> >
> >
> >=====
> >
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Real-time Fantasies Interactive, live, online drawing event
Furtherfield Networking Party Yearly Networking in UK
Furtherfield Urban Web street sculptures, web cam in UK
DIDO(Day In Day Out) Perpetual global diary

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<DIV align=left><FONT size=2><B><FONT
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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Furtherfield Online Residency, =
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color=#333333>Furtherfield Networking Party </FONT></FONT></B><FONT=

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yearly Networking in
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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR><FONT color=#333333>DIDO(=
Day In
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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Perpetual global
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The Home Alone Conceptual Artist

I'm 19 years old and I still live with my parents. I've always been a good =
girl, and I have never dared to think about art activism, conceptualism tha=
t seriously before. Mostly because my dad always scared away the more sensi=
tive of my boyfriends, who were usually very artistic, calling them queer o=
r pinko. I guess he was always worried that I'd wind up sharing a creative =
or critical hypothesis with another boy, jumping into something deeper than=
I had bargained for.

Guess what Dad, sheltering me from it has only made me want it more. My fam=
ily went on a short holiday the other week and while they were gone I had t=
he house to myself. I had some time to think before they left, about what I=
was going to do, and when I found the

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The Home Alone Conceptual Artist

I'm 19 years old and I still live with my parents. I've always been a good =
girl, and I have never dared to think about art activism, conceptualism tha=
t seriously before. Mostly because my dad always scared away the more sensi=
tive of my boyfriends, who were usually very artistic, calling them queer o=
r pinko. I guess he was always worried that I'd wind up sharing a creative =
or critical hypothesis with another boy, jumping into something deeper than=
I had bargained for.

Guess what Dad, sheltering me from it has only made me want it more. My fam=
ily went on a short holiday the other week and while they were gone I had t=
he house to myself. I had some time to think before they left, about what I=
was going to do, and when I found the

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The Home Alone Conceptual Artist

I'm 19 years old and I still live with my parents. I've always been a good =
girl, and I have never dared to think about art activism, conceptualism tha=
t seriously before. Mostly because my dad always scared away the more sensi=
tive of my boyfriends, who were usually very artistic, calling them queer o=
r pinko. I guess he was always worried that I'd wind up sharing a creative =
or critical hypothesis with another boy, jumping into something deeper than=
I had bargained for.

Guess what Dad, sheltering me from it has only made me want it more. My fam=
ily went on a short holiday the other week and while they were gone I had t=
he house to myself. I had some time to think before they left, about what I=
was going to do, and when I found the