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Old 03-04-2014, 05:34 PM
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Stupid schools.....again...

Do we REALLY need to do this damaging harassment to innocent children?

" A central Ohio principal says she suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student's head."

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:52 PM
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:06 PM
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Wonder if they'll jack him full of drugs for the next decade or so?

Probably should have pretended his finger was a penis. Might have gotten an award.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:11 PM
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A kid point a gun (real or imagined) at a kids head is a bit disturbing. Context makes all the difference.

People say stuff like this is stupid till a kid pulls a reL gun and kills someone. Then stories like this come out and people ask why nothing was done.

Seems like a no win. I'd rather error on the side of caution.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:11 PM
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Wonder if they'll jack him full of drugs for the next decade or so?

Probably should have pretended his finger was a penis. Might have gotten an award.
Particularly so if the child to whom it was pointed was also a male; that is the PC focus now, isn't it?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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Particularly so if the child to whom it was pointed was also a male; that is the PC focus now, isn't it?
huh?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:16 PM
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Wonder if they'll jack him full of drugs for the next decade or so?

Probably should have pretended his finger was a penis. Might have gotten an award.
That would be a real small one
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At this point I think it's fairly safe to say that zero tolerance=zero common sense.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:16 PM
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Do we REALLY need to do this damaging harassment to innocent children?

" A central Ohio principal says she suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student's head."

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Clearly we need a finger registry.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:29 PM
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Clearly we need a finger registry.
Should we let felons or the mentally ill own fingers?
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:28 AM
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At this point I think it's fairly safe to say that zero tolerance=zero common sense.
Yup.

When I went to school, we all carried pocket knives and having a gun in your truck wasn't a call-in-SWAT-lock-down-the-county offense. It was "George, take your rifle home at lunch or at least lock it up under the seat and out of sight."

Strangely enough, no school shootings, despite plentiful firearms.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:52 AM
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A kid point a gun (real or imagined) at a kids head is a bit disturbing. Context makes all the difference.

People say stuff like this is stupid till a kid pulls a reL gun and kills someone. Then stories like this come out and people ask why nothing was done.

Seems like a no win. I'd rather error on the side of caution.
uh, yeah....
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:01 PM
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We were allowed to have pretend shootouts with our fingers when I was in school.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:10 PM
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Was the finger loaded? Did he have a permit? Was he trained?

Focus, people!!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:44 PM
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I'm heading into Mexico for a few days of R&R. I always have a Leatherman "mini" on me and was going to toss it in my checked luggage, but thought I'd check first.

According to the US Consulate...
Carrying even a small pocketknife may find you in prison for five years for possessing a deadly weapon.

Pretty strict laws down south...and it sure controls all the crime, doesn't it?

(Needless to say, the mini is staying home.)

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