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2006-04-21 08:24:04 AM  
myspace used to be ok..
now its full of emo teenagers and dirty old men..
 
2006-04-21 08:27:08 AM  
Oh the hubris.
 
2006-04-21 08:35:50 AM  
They're not very intelligently designed in Riverton Kansas.
 
2006-04-21 08:58:13 AM  
sparky1013: myspace used to be ok..
now its full of emo teenagers and dirty old men..


it's the essence of myspace
 
2006-04-21 09:06:34 AM  
sparky1013: I bet you used to listen to nSync when they were underground.
 
2006-04-21 09:21:20 AM  
Lemmme see....

Yep! There it is!

He also said investigators had learned the suspects were computer buffs who liked violent video games.

Figured.

Anyone ever figured out that, just MAYBE, the kids are violent and antisocial, therefore, they like violent video games...instead of the converse?

Oh, wait, sorry. That makes sense.
 
2006-04-21 10:08:09 AM  
I really hope the prosecuters also go after the bullies who drove these kids to think this was an acceptable option.
 
2006-04-21 10:12:23 AM  
Haven't any of these kids seen a single 007 movie? You don't tell the good guys what you are going to do. Monologues are the reason that America's youth cannot commit world-sized crimes anymore.
 
2006-04-21 10:20:40 AM  
AliceInWonderland: I really hope the prosecuters also go after the bullies who drove these kids to think this was an acceptable option.

Whatever you're smoking or drinking, hook me up with some. These kids are obviously driven to commit Henious Crimes Against Humanity because of the EVILS of Godless Video Games and that sinkhole of all things depraved, the internets! We gotta protect our children from all those evils, by banning every video game more violent than Pong!
 
2006-04-21 10:59:25 AM  
by banning every video game more violent than Pong!

You mean banning Tetris? Nooooooo...

Seriously, a good read to explain the whole Bullicide thing is The Bully, The Bullied and The Bystander.
 
2006-04-21 11:54:05 AM  
I think MySpace.com is more successful pinpointing where are the farked up morons live then anything else. Why is it that majority of all news-items is one way or another related to MySpace.com??

Pretty soon Cruise's daughter, Suri, is gonna be on MySpace.com also.
 
2006-04-21 11:55:35 AM  
The boys, "What the resounding theme is: They were actually going to do this," Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Norman said.

Is a frontal lobotomy a required part of being a web journalist. Don't these site have editors ?
 
2006-04-21 11:55:40 AM  
submitter: This week's "Idiot would-be teenage criminals foiled by posting everything on Myspace.com" brought to you by Riverton, Kansas


Pretty soon, we're going to need a "MySpace" tag.
 
2006-04-21 11:56:05 AM  
now its full of emo teenagers and dirty old men..
Downside: full of sexual predators
Upside: full of sexual prey
(c) the unfunny one from the Daily Show
 
2006-04-21 11:56:23 AM  
THEY LIKED VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES!!!!!
 
2006-04-21 11:57:21 AM  
Does Intelligent Design explain the awesomeness known as MySpace?

The First: I agree, why does this shyte happen either in the Midwest, or Florida?
 
2006-04-21 11:57:25 AM  
Relax folks, school massacres in Kansas are just God's way of "thinning the herd" of those who believe in evolution.

/sarcasm?
 
2006-04-21 11:57:43 AM  
People like this should simply be sterilized. I got bullied a bit when I was a kid and I didn't feel the need to go kill them. What's with people nowadays?
 
2006-04-21 11:57:48 AM  
bwahahahahaha!!!

seriously stupid kids.
 
2006-04-21 11:59:15 AM  
Pretty soon, we're going to need a "MySpace" tag.

We already have a bunch of Myspace tags

img.fark.com

img.fark.com

img.fark.com

img.fark.com
 
2006-04-21 11:59:26 AM  
myspace used to be ok..
now its full of emo teenagers and dirty old men..


I'm sorry, when was that? I didn't even know such a point in history existed.
 
2006-04-21 11:59:40 AM  
And they say MySpace is bad...looks like it foiled these little bastards.

In other news, check out my band's MySpace profile.
 
2006-04-21 11:59:59 AM  
He also said investigators had learned the suspects were computer buffs who liked violent video games.

Oh great how long before

upload.wikimedia.org

Gets involved
 
2006-04-21 12:00:41 PM  
Welcome to MySpace. Please surrender your intelligence.
 
2006-04-21 12:00:42 PM  
"Sheriff's deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect, Norman said. Authorities also found documents about firearms and references to Armageddon in two suspects' school lockers."

What... they had Bibles?
 
2006-04-21 12:01:27 PM  
MySpace is getting to the point of absurdity.

I've never visited it in my life, but one of my co-workers told me yesterday that he'd seen a picture of me on someone's page.

WTF?, says I. Apparently, my sister has a MySpace page, and one of the pictures is from my wedding. Ok, cool, no problem. How'd you find this page to begin with, I ask.

Dude saw a picture of a girl's ass in jeans and clicked on it. My sister's ass, apparently, which is the "come look at my page" enticement.

I was really kinda weirded out. Someone needs to have a talk with that girl.
 
2006-04-21 12:01:38 PM  
Haha, there always has to be one idiot that ruins it for everyone else. Let this be a lesson to always choose your murder accomplices carefully.
 
2006-04-21 12:02:12 PM  
And they say MySpace is bad...looks like it foiled these little bastards.

MySpace didn't foil them. Monitoring MySpace foiled them. Big Brother is watching.

Anyway, whatever, yes, it worked out this time, which is good.

Now, can we publicly execute the little phuqers and sterilize their parents & siblings, please.....?

/ exactly what would happen if I were in charge
// and there would be no being on people's lawns, either
 
2006-04-21 12:02:32 PM  
i30.photobucket.com

Good thing, too.
 
2006-04-21 12:02:36 PM  
Well, at least they mentioned bullying along with Hitler and violent video games.
 
2006-04-21 12:03:01 PM  
I was all set to post exactly what UnstoppableDrew wrote. I had hoped someone already beat me to it, though.
 
2006-04-21 12:03:20 PM  
"Sheriff's deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect, Norman said. Authorities also found documents about firearms and references to Armageddon in two suspects' school lockers."

What... they had Bibles?

No, they were Republicans
 
2006-04-21 12:04:37 PM  
First thing that pops in my head whenever I see foiled used

Foiled again He-man!
 
2006-04-21 12:04:39 PM  
Now they have intarweb in Kansas?
 
2006-04-21 12:05:20 PM  
carmody: In other news,

speaking of shameless plugs, if you guys or anyone else needs any poster/album art done, drop me a line.
 
d42
2006-04-21 12:05:25 PM  
Sheriff's deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect, Norman said. Authorities also found documents about firearms and references to Armageddon in two suspects' school lockers.

Clearly, fans of Bruce Willis are suspicious.
 
2006-04-21 12:06:18 PM  
It also mentions that the kids were victims of bullying from their targets, the popular kids. Yeah, there are plenty of violent video games out there, but, as a motivator for killin', it doesn't hold a candle to maltreatment in real life.

What troubles me is that they could have done a lot more damage with five people than Harris and Klebold did as a duo, obviously.

/Myspace probably has some dirty old emos as well. Scary, eh?
 
2006-04-21 12:06:50 PM  
Eochada:

Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

/needs link to your sister's myspace page
 
2006-04-21 12:07:26 PM  
Damn, whatever happened to just surfing MySpace to get laid and/or a new hookup for the bombshiat Thai Sticks? Why the fark would you spend all schoolyear plotting a shotgun party only to have one dousche in your crew go online and be all like, "mu-HAHAHA! I'm a gon' git my kill on tomorrow! Only peeple left alive at high school gon' be them dressed up like 50 Cent with Kevlar vests and shiat!"

Personally, I think school bullying can be defeated by either A., the administration stepping in and expelling habitual offenders or B., Darwination ensues and the punkasses get blasted. Either way, it's just another snapshot of the sad state our public schools have deteriorated to.
 
2006-04-21 12:07:47 PM  
GET OFF MYSPACE YOU BUNCH OF KIDS!
 
2006-04-21 12:08:43 PM  
Dude saw a picture of a girl's ass in jeans and clicked on it. My sister's ass, apparently

Speaking of which...

Whatever happened to 3Horn?

/ahhh, 3Horn's sister.
//Good times.
 
2006-04-21 12:10:21 PM  
ok, what is an emo teenager?
 
2006-04-21 12:10:37 PM  
toonz: What... they had Bibles?

No. Bruce Willis action figures.
 
2006-04-21 12:11:00 PM  
grrr....i submitted this yesterday! with a much funnier headline too...stoopid jerks....
 
2006-04-21 12:11:38 PM  
Submitted with better headline.
 
2006-04-21 12:11:44 PM  
carmody, cool link. You guys have a good sound (really liked Barracuda). Wish the recording were a little clearer though (the lyrics are kind of hard to hear). But seriously your stuff is infinite times better than the "ironic pop-culture referencing moron-electronica/pop-rock" that can be found at my myspace "band" page.

/not really a band..
 
2006-04-21 12:11:57 PM  
VirtualMoonpie: ok, what is an emo teenager?


Remember fans of Morressy/The Smiths?

That.
 
2006-04-21 12:12:03 PM  
Should be a crime just to have a myspace account.

/got enough attention as a child, thank you
//is a hypocrite with a livejournal account
 
2006-04-21 12:12:34 PM  
VirtualMoonpie:

www.demonbaby.com
 
2006-04-21 12:13:22 PM  
And why did the popular kids pick on the poor little darlings...... could it be that they suspected that they were little sociopaths in training?

/ hey you, give me a quarter!
//(going down the hall to frighten the postman)
 
2006-04-21 12:13:28 PM  
ok, what is an emo teenager?

A really depressed kid who always wears his/her hair over one eye and talks about getting together and sharing their feelings with one another. Emo is short for emotion. They also listen to music where the singer is always off-key because it's more natural or some thing...
 
2006-04-21 12:14:04 PM  
The First Why is it that majority of all news-items is one way or another related to MySpace.com??

I couldn't tell if you were being serious or there's a soaking wet towel of sarcasm wrapped around your post.. but here's your answer: Rupert Murdoch's Myspace Page
 
2006-04-21 12:15:46 PM  
I'm thinking the kid that let the info out was getting cold feet. Its gotta be tough to convince and retain five kids to pull something like that off.
 
2006-04-21 12:15:56 PM  
submitter: This week's "Idiot would-be teenage criminals foiled by posting everything on Myspace.com" brought to you by Riverton, Kansas

This week's "idiot submitter's would-be original greenlight foiled by the same story being posted by someone else a day earlier" brought to you by fark.com
 
2006-04-21 12:16:10 PM  
So they are being charged with talking smack on myspace?
Foiled plot? maybe...maybe not. If every group of kids who discussed shooting up or burning down the school were charged we would need to build many many more juvenile facilities.
 
2006-04-21 12:16:34 PM  
This place is about 40 miles from where I grew up. Somehow, I'm not surprised to see this.

It also explains why I got the hell out as soon as I could, back before the whackjobs took over.
 
2006-04-21 12:17:01 PM  
OlafTheBent: They're not very intelligently designed in Riverton Kansas

Teh Winnar!
 
2006-04-21 12:17:05 PM  
Finally. Someone heard dumbass kids shooting their mouth off, and busted them before they got a chance to pile up yet another body count. Gives me somewhat of a ray of hope...
 
2006-04-21 12:17:06 PM  
Oh ya, mods. That translates into:

repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat
 
2006-04-21 12:18:40 PM  
And they would have gotten away with it, too.

If it weren't for those meddling cops!

/Who do those cops think they are, anyway?!
 
2006-04-21 12:20:27 PM  
Why did this get the "stupid" tag? This is either cool or spiffy. We shouldn't giggle about the stupidity of the student for posting it online but rather celebrate the fact that children's lives weren't senselessly cut short today.
 
2006-04-21 12:21:01 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

you have a point. when i was in 2nd grade i used to sing "dec' the halls" [with gasoline] song.


but these kids actually had guns in their rooms and had a means to execute their so-called plan.
 
2006-04-21 12:21:02 PM  
I don't think emo and violence go hand in hand..

Not as much as Kansas and Stupid do anyway..
 
2006-04-21 12:21:29 PM  
......I just realized something.

Myspace could be a brilliant plot by the government: encourage people to enter a setting where they spill all sorts of personal information.

Then just monitor this speace, where people are voluntarily giving up their right to privacy.

It's sheer genius.

/I only use Reynold's Brand aluminum foil to keep out the government rays! Nothing else works better!
 
2006-04-21 12:21:33 PM  
more guns please....
 
2006-04-21 12:21:52 PM  
LEADER They're going to be charged with attempted murder, most likely. They, after all, did have firearms and stuff.
 
2006-04-21 12:22:32 PM  
Someone post the 'I'm going to go listen to Linkin Park' kid.
 
2006-04-21 12:23:54 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

So they are being charged with talking smack on myspace?
Foiled plot? maybe...maybe not. If every group of kids who discussed shooting up or burning down the school were charged we would need to build many many more juvenile facilities.



www.oilonline.com
...for the children
 
2006-04-21 12:23:58 PM  
Everytime I hear the phrase Emo kid, I head off to Urban Dictionary's definition. Those kids sure are funny.

By the way, I am listening to the Smiths right now. I am human and I need to be loved...
 
2006-04-21 12:25:49 PM  
The Hypnotoad: We shouldn't giggle about the stupidity of the student for posting it online but rather celebrate the fact that children's lives weren't senselessly cut short today.

Can't we do both?
 
2006-04-21 12:27:24 PM  
After RTFA, I'd have to go ahead and say a few of those kids deserve to be shot.

Barbara Gibson, a 17-year-old junior at the high school, said her classmates didn't seem too bothered by the threat.

"A lot of people just talked about it," she said. "But there wasn't much reaction."


Not much reaction? If one of the kids hadn't slipped up and bragged about it to some lady on myspace, you'd be dead right now you farking idiot, along with the rest of your nonchalant buddies.

As bad as these emotional crybabies with guns are these days, sometimes I wish they get away with a few more of these so people like Barbara here would learn not to be such a biatch.
 
2006-04-21 12:28:30 PM  
The Hypnotoad We shouldn't giggle about the stupidity of the student for posting it online but rather celebrate the fact that children's lives weren't senselessly cut short today.

what if those children really are assholes who deserve to die?
 
2006-04-21 12:28:49 PM  
I spend $40/month for a cable modem and what do my two daughters do on the computer? Spend every minute they can on myspace and AIM. Of all the cool stuff you can find on the internet they're interested in none of it.

It would be nice if for once they could stop the never ending quest for popularity and grow a friggin' brain.

Nice to know that the law is monitoring the little cretins and the older perverts.
 
2006-04-21 12:29:09 PM  
teenage idiot: `I would have gotten away too, if it wasn't for you pesky adults'
 
2006-04-21 12:29:54 PM  
So, are hating the world and being retarded mandatory requirements to post on myspace?
 
2006-04-21 12:31:43 PM  
toonz:

See above.
 
2006-04-21 12:32:17 PM  
steely buns
I am sure your dad had a gas can and matches or a lighter around the house when you were a kid so you had the means also...go to jail. Is there anyone in Kansas that doesn't have guns in their room?
 
2006-04-21 12:32:29 PM  
AngryTeacher, "How Soon is Now" is the national anthem of the "Angsty States of Emo".

/Inexplicable desire to plow an of-age Emo chick.
 
2006-04-21 12:32:47 PM  
LOL, sorry dude, but your band sucks. SLUGGOS = TOOLS...
 
2006-04-21 12:32:54 PM  
They got goth served.

www.evdeon.com
 
2006-04-21 12:34:00 PM  
those kids suck at the internet.
 
2006-04-21 12:35:03 PM  
Another great job of Columbinist style parenting...
 
2006-04-21 12:36:29 PM  
I spend $40/month for a cable modem and what do my two daughters do on the computer? Spend every minute they can on myspace and AIM. Of all the cool stuff you can find on the internet they're interested in none of it.

It would be nice if for once they could stop the never ending quest for popularity and grow a friggin' brain.


Here's the magic solution to your problem, for which I will only charge you $39.95:

STOP PAYING $40 TO ENABLE THEIR HABIT
 
2006-04-21 12:37:03 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

So they are being charged with talking smack on myspace?
Foiled plot? maybe...maybe not.


Talking about it is one thing.
Talking about it in extreme detail (disabling the security camers, etc), and collecting all the armament, and planning a particular day is quite another.

Or should we wait until they actually start shooting?
 
2006-04-21 12:38:07 PM  
OK, so what's the difference between goth, emo and fag?
 
2006-04-21 12:38:40 PM  
It must be my computer.... that looks all the world like myspace. c o r n. Because vegetables need friends too.
 
2006-04-21 12:38:47 PM  
muninsfire

......I just realized something.

Myspace could be a brilliant plot by the government: encourage people to enter a setting where they spill all sorts of personal information.

Then just monitor this speace, where people are voluntarily giving up their right to privacy.

It's sheer genius.

/I only use Reynold's Brand aluminum foil to keep out the government rays! Nothing else works better!


Maybe that's why this guy bought it up:
images.forbes.com
Yep, Rupert Murdoch.
 
2006-04-21 12:38:54 PM  
Teenagers can be pretty stupid about keeping secrets. The Columbine Kids did pretty much the same thing as far as letting people know, but all the signals were missed.

"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead."
 
2006-04-21 12:39:18 PM  
......I just realized something.

Myspace could be a brilliant plot by the government: encourage people to enter a setting where they spill all sorts of personal information.

Then just monitor this speace, where people are voluntarily giving up their right to privacy.

It's sheer genius.



Anyone that thinks that MySpace *isn't* being monitored by the govt is totally naiive.

/ just sayin'
// if you were "the govt", would you monitor it?
/// of course you would
 
2006-04-21 12:39:30 PM  
duckpoopy

Fags have self-respect.
 
2006-04-21 12:40:17 PM  
duckpoopy

OK, so what's the difference between goth, emo and fag?


Goth: Depressed
Emo: Whiney
"Fag": biatchy
 
2006-04-21 12:40:29 PM  
john_frink It's more fun to block ip ranges.
 
2006-04-21 12:43:50 PM  
I realize Farkers like to bash MySPace, but this time MySpace isn't the problem. If it didn't exist then these kids would have carried out their plan. Yes I realize someone had to be monitoring MySpace, TheSignPost, but without it or something like it a bunch of kids could have died.

Bragging about it online sounds kinda like leaving a bunch of suicide notes, so someone finds you before you off yourself.

/people who fail at suicide are the true losers
 
2006-04-21 12:44:20 PM  
Merltech - don't forget port blocking, too.
 
2006-04-21 12:44:40 PM  
Life is cheap, man. And then you die. That's the truth of the pentagram, man.
 
2006-04-21 12:45:08 PM  
This is what happens when you create an environment where school officials are afraid to do anything about bullying. Give them some teeth, make it a crime or a fine-able offense. Doing nothing tells the victims that nobody cares about them or their situation and that the only way something is going to be done is if they do it themselves. I'm not saying I condone what these kids tried to do, but I can understand the thought process that lead them to think this was the only way.

But then, this is America. Just ignore the cause of the problem, label them as monsters and weirdos who play violent video games and listen to Marily Manson. He was right in Bowling for Columbine, we'd get closer to figuring out why things like this happen if we just talked to the kids about why they did it/were going to do it.
 
2006-04-21 12:45:20 PM  
My 17 year old cousin has a myspace account. His friends leave comments like "I love drunk IMs from you at 4am." It's like there's an entire generation who thinks that older people can't use google.
 
2006-04-21 12:45:31 PM  
Sorry! An unexpected school shooting has occured!
 
2006-04-21 12:45:51 PM  
In order to use MySpace is it a requirement that you prove your IQ is below a certain level or that you're a child molester? I can't seem to find any other uses for it.
 
2006-04-21 12:46:31 PM  
john_frink: STOP PAYING $40 TO ENABLE THEIR HABIT

Or they could use the parental block features that come standard with AOL, Netscape, etc..... That way the parents can still look at pron.
 
2006-04-21 12:46:52 PM  
Why is that greaser? I would think the bigger loser is the one who actually succeeds at offing themselves.

They're the dead ones, remember?

now attn whores who throw the word suicide almost as much as they use the word 'like', they are the suck.
 
2006-04-21 12:47:37 PM  
Comment Bot
Block everything except www.senate.gov. Similar to blocking everything except cspan on tv.
 
2006-04-21 12:47:50 PM  
AcornMan: In order to use MySpace is it a requirement that you prove your IQ is below a certain level or that you're a child molester? I can't seem to find any other uses for it.

I use it as a simple page to host some MP3s that I'm working on so I don't have to waste my bandwidth. For that, it's been pretty handy.
 
M-G
2006-04-21 12:48:00 PM  
narcissicynic: They're going to be charged with attempted murder, most likely. They, after all, did have firearms and stuff.

But without actually trying anything, it wasn't attempted. Conspiracy is the most likely charge. Though with the lovely powers of the Patriot Act, there's probably some terrorism charge they'll get..
 
2006-04-21 12:48:14 PM  
I don't know what the big deal is with about emo kids on myspace...whenever I search for young girls I see no emo kids.
 
2006-04-21 12:51:20 PM  
When I was a kid whe had to go places to meet other people and we were molested by family members, not random internet weirdos. Man, times have changed....
 
2006-04-21 12:51:23 PM  
AcornMan: I can't seem to find any other uses for it.


Keep in touch with old friends, use it to send out invites to parties, post funny pics (that I find on Fark) on firends comments, and mostly to kill time whilst at work.

The real problem is the 15-17 year old girls that put half nekkid (sometimes nekkid) pics on there. Iwas dorking abround one day and ran across a chick showinig bush. She was 17and had pics up where she looked 14. Purely accidental, I'm not a child molester, peeps.

Have fun with that, I'm off to lunch.
 
2006-04-21 12:51:35 PM  
media.urbandictionary.com
 
2006-04-21 12:51:51 PM  
Why would they take out the cameras first? If they were going to kill themselves at the end, wouldn't it be better for the world to have footage of bullies meeting their end? They'd be martyrs for sociopaths everywhere.

/i don't understand kids nowadays
 
2006-04-21 12:53:30 PM  
This happened not too far from where I live, but I'm not surprised. These kids aren't too bright to think they can keep something like this secret in a small town, though, even without the Internets. I hate to see people jump to conclusions and ready to cast blame on bullies, violent video games, and such. The real problem is lack of parental involvement. As long as kids are reasonably quiet and don't bother their folks, then the folks are happy enough to leave them alone. Children were never meant to be raised by themselves, though. We're reaping the fruits of that lesson, I'm afraid. (pun probably intended.)
 
2006-04-21 12:53:41 PM  
When I was a kid, we had to plan all of our shooting rampages by mail.
 
2006-04-21 12:54:12 PM  
AcornMan
I use it as an easy means to touch base with people that I'd have otherwise lost track of due to distance/non-compatible schedules, etc.

Say someone on my friend's lBoobiess a new picture. I can go to their page and leave a comment and maybe have a conversation develop. Less intensive than a phone call or e-mail because you don't feel obligated to say very much, and thus it feels much less awkward. I suppose you could say that if I can't find enough to say to fill out an entire e-mail that I have no business talking to them, but I'd rather something cheesy like myspace than to sit around in a couple years and say "I wonder what happened to _____" and never know.
 
2006-04-21 12:54:29 PM  
I'm using firefox and I don't see where I can block IP addresses like you can on Explorer.

/Need the cable modem to play COD and Battlefront II online
//Porn is nice too
 
2006-04-21 12:55:12 PM  
"What the resounding theme is: They were actually going to do this,"
Bullshiat. They are attention whore pussies. You never catch these things before they happen.

People useto joke about this shiat all the time in school (before the internets mind you). Hell one time we did a group art project about the school getting blown up. Thank god this was before all of this bullshiat. Or I would have had some fine jail time for art.
 
2006-04-21 12:56:11 PM  
mvfreeman: I'm using firefox and I don't see where I can block IP addresses like you can on Explorer.

hosts.txt

Just assign 127.0.0.1 to any myspace.com domain. That way, it'll work whether they use firefox or opera or exploder or netscrape or....
 
2006-04-21 12:56:32 PM  
HAL_lives - All kids are to a degree sociopathic: The part of the brain responsible for empathy doesn't fully develop until a person hits their mid 20's.

So, it's more of a case of pseudo-sociopaths underscoring the value of sociopathic behavior to other, smaller, weirder-looking pseudo-sociopaths.
 
2006-04-21 12:56:59 PM  
d42: Sheriff's deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect

Where are the gun defenders today?
 
2006-04-21 12:57:51 PM  
HAHA!

You folks are funny.
 
2006-04-21 01:00:01 PM  
When are people going to learn, if you stop the bullies you will stop the shootings? Believe me, I had many day dreams about doing that in High School too... Only thing is, I knew they were all going to be fat losers once they got out of High School, and as of My 10 year reunion... I win! Unfortunately for them, not everyone thinks that way, and if you push someone too far, you are going to get shot by them...
 
2006-04-21 01:00:08 PM  
Bleargh, don't know. Knew plenty of people in highschool who had all that stuff and they never killed anyone.
Well not the coded messages, that is a bit queer. Wonder if they had a cpt. crunch ring to make the code.

/hick
 
2006-04-21 01:00:44 PM  
Bleargh - The gun defenders who don't live in Riverton, and weren't planning any school shootings? I don't know, you'd think they'd be here to defend themselves.
 
2006-04-21 01:01:58 PM  
They wanted to recreate the Columbine Massacre? Have them drug out into the street and shot.

/it's just that simple
 
2006-04-21 01:02:06 PM  
Way to not have enough self esteem. Whiny kids like these need courses in not caring what other people think. The bullying problem's with the kids who complain about it unless there's actual physical assault gooing on. Not to say bullying's a good idea since it would be great if all kid's were friends but they're not so just learn to live without regard for the opinions of those who clearly don't like you.
 
2006-04-21 01:03:00 PM  
Hey, Ronin...

Thanks for the props. The Sluggos tunes you heard were recorded live by a local bootlegger, so the sound quality isn't the best. We're going to do a studio record this summer.

I'm checking your stuff out now.

BTW: To those who find MySpace useless, it recently helped me immensely in promoting and wrangling volunteers for a benefit show that raised $20,000 for a local musician with cancer. Perhaps you just don't have enough friends, or adequate communication skills, to reap any positive benefit from such a service.
 
2006-04-21 01:03:05 PM  
Bleargh

Where are the gun defenders today?

Here. What am I supposed to defend?
 
2006-04-21 01:06:04 PM  
I can't believe nobody's found the offending myspace page yet.
 
2006-04-21 01:06:45 PM  
i suspect my step-children's real dad is a myspace preditor...seriously!....i would love to get him put in jail....or at least beat like an iraqi prisoner.
 
2006-04-21 01:06:49 PM  
See this is the problem with today's kids, they got no stickability, no follow through, no gumption, damn in my day we just loaded up a gym sock full of bar soap and got a gunny sack ( this was before onions were stylish by the way) and waited for a "bully" to come around a corner , sack'em and rack'em and run him up a flag pole. This tended to inspire an attitude adjustment.
Kids today, little crybaby sad sacks. Killing your oppressor is no where near as satisfying as seeing the anxiety in their eyes as they wondered, "was it you?"


/ this was especially amusing when you whistled the "Irish spring" theme.
 
2006-04-21 01:09:11 PM  
I knew way too many people that should have been shot in school, the threat of physical violence should be take just as serious and the actual act of it... Wait, it is that way, if you are the one that was pushed around for 10 years and say you are going to do something about it... but not if you are on any of the school teams, then it is ok... God I hate Jocks... even to this day... but I digress... It is okay to think about it, just don't do, let karma take care of it for you, they will be fat, poor failures soon enough.
 
2006-04-21 01:13:30 PM  
YouPeopleAreCrazy
Since you have been tipped off assign detectives to watch each kid 24/7. They had even been given the day it was to happen. Stop the kids before they arrive to school and you will know if they were going to follow through with the conspiracy. If they were, then you have charges that will stick and give you a better chance of being able to charge them as adults with serious crimes instead of the charges being reduced or dropped.
 
2006-04-21 01:14:07 PM  
"BTW: To those who find MySpace useless, it recently helped me immensely in promoting and wrangling volunteers for a benefit show that raised $20,000 for a local musician with cancer. Perhaps you just don't have enough friends, or adequate communication skills, to reap any positive benefit from such a service."

that's true because before myspace i had 0 friends now i have over 5,000. myspace rules.
 
2006-04-21 01:15:28 PM  
I realize Farkers like to bash MySPace, but this time MySpace isn't the problem. If it didn't exist then these kids would have carried out their plan. Yes I realize someone had to be monitoring MySpace, TheSignPost, but without it or something like it a bunch of kids could have died.


Some people would argue (not me, necessarily, though I'll put it out there and defend it if anyone cares to debate it) that sites such as MySpace, and any similar type of interraction on the web, actually fosters this sort of behavior.

Look at all the people here who are saying "Yeah, we used to do this back in my day but we didn't really mean it." They're saying "No harm done, we talked or joked about it but we never would have followed through." But maybe if life had been slightly different for them at the time, they would have. Who can say? Any of us is always one bad decision away from a life not worth living.

I think it's possible that Columbine, as an e.g., and this case, as a more recent example, wouldn't have happened if these kids hadn't had a venue that encouraged their anonymous angst-ridden explorations of their own psyches. Talking to a real person about their problems might have gotten them the help they needed when it actually would have done some good.

Another e.g. - many people get depressed and probably most people at some point in their lives consider suicide. It's a natural question for a mind to ask itself - "If this sucks so much, and I know I can end it, then why not end it?"

Again, I'm not standing tall and proclaiming that MySpace killed the Students at Columbine.

But, I do think an argument can be made that what so many people say is the case, actually is - that people who spend all their free time raging on the internet about how awful their lives are, might have turned out differently if they'd found a real live person, who knew them, to talk to about things.
 
2006-04-21 01:15:30 PM  
I went on a two-month coffeeshop tour of the southeast, and I booked an opener for every show through myspace. Often times, I'd get to crash with the musician or with the venue owners. Myspace, in all it's creepy faults, made my trip possible.

/in other words, check out my myspace music page
 
2006-04-21 01:15:46 PM  
The gov't, from what I saw on the news today, didn't find the kids out.

...The kid told a girl in NC, and the Carolina girl called the cops. Nothing to do with Big Brother.
 
2006-04-21 01:18:54 PM  
these poor children obviously have a low self-concept and need extensive counseling.

i didn't read all the posts because i am in therapy but do we know where these children got the guns?
 
2006-04-21 01:19:49 PM  

myspace also has old farking musicians too.
Shameless plug


/not electronica
//not rap
///thanks for visiting if you do...

 
2006-04-21 01:20:05 PM  
img115.imageshack.us

/did you get some? man that is so dumb.
 
2006-04-21 01:20:54 PM  
Strange. In my day, lots of people carried weapons at school, but no one ever used them. Hell, we made weapons in metal shop. Sometimes people got their asses beat despite it, because they felt it wasn't worth escalating a situation over. Now we have zero tolerance and school shootings. It's much easier, I'm sure, to pull a gun if you know everyone else is unarmed.

These kids need to just drop out if they find school that unbearable. A highschool diploma is nothing to take a life over. There are other avenues available for obtaining an equivalent.
 
2006-04-21 01:22:46 PM  
Riverton is about ten miles from me, been there many times, it's just a wide spot on old route 66. I guess they have a new claim to fame for about 15 minutes...
 
2006-04-21 01:23:59 PM  
aww heck.. all this got me feeling slutty.

here is my myspace page. add me add me add me.

http://www.myspace.com/jamthecontrols

sulks away...embarrassed musician whore I am, but its the only legitmate use of Myspace
 
2006-04-21 01:24:14 PM  
Another reason I don't post on myspace (the first being my life isn't interesting enough): I can't wait to see one of these assumed "serial killer teens" gets in some kind of public office.

"Hey Mr. Senator, remember when you were a kid and made that hitlist on Myspace and you got in deep shiat? lolz!"
 
2006-04-21 01:24:28 PM  
philotech
and if you push someone too far, you are going to get shot by them...


seems like that is the way it works. besides, no one wants to admit our society is apathetic and creates this type of bs. Its not video games, guns, homework, or whatever excuse they want to make... its people. *i think* the human race sucks at being content so we kill each other off, drug ourselves or become numb and ignore it all. This hasn't changed since the beginning of recorded time IMHO.

\ boo hoo for comlumbine. move to farking detroit, kids die here every damn day and it gets 0 national news time.
\\Oh wait, Proof was shot and that made news like for 1 day. But he was a stoopid *black guy* right? so who cares.
 
2006-04-21 01:25:01 PM  
Bleargh
"Where are the gun defenders today?"
Right here...You blame guns for these kids psychotic behavior? What about the knives? I blame the parents and people like you who absolve others from personal responsibility by blaming the weapon they choose to use to commit a crime.
 
2006-04-21 01:25:20 PM  
FOX News + Stupid tag = Redundant.
 
2006-04-21 01:27:48 PM  
Seeing as the firearms weren't actually employed, I'll probably have a hard time defending them.

But then, anyone else will have a hard time attacking them.

They might've worked, might've not. No way to know right now.

/oh, did you mean "gun defender" in some irrational way?
 
2006-04-21 01:31:14 PM  
Poor Phillllllll Kline got smacked down from his monitoring of consensual teen sex just a few days ago. Now the stupid prick has to actually do his real job and deal with these teens and their murderous plot. Poor Philllll! He'd much rather be salivating over the thought of teens gettin' it on. He and Al Gonzales should start their own child porn business. Perverts.
 
2006-04-21 01:31:32 PM  
The boys, "What the resounding theme is: They were actually going to do this," Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Norman said

That sentence makes my head hurt.
 
2006-04-21 01:31:49 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH: I blame the parents and people like you who absolve others from personal responsibility by blaming the weapon they choose to use to commit a crime.

And where did they get the guns?
 
2006-04-21 01:32:21 PM  
MySpace seems to have morphed into a real group of winners.
 
2006-04-21 01:34:51 PM  
Here's the situation, as I understand it.

The students are in a school with supposed caretakers.

The students are bullied relentlessly.

The school does nothing to stop the bullying because you simply can't punish precious little Brock or Kaitlyn.

The students learn real quick that the only way they're going to get any relief from the tormenting is by handling it themselves.

When you're an adult, you have the ability to remove yourself from a bad situation. If you're at a job where you're treated like shiat, you can leave. If you're living in a bad neighborhood, you can move.

Kids, however, simply don't have the ability to say, "I'm not going to school anymore." Unless their parents have the time and resources to home-school them, they are mandated by law to be at school.

When you are in a situation that you can't leave, and people are tormenting you day in and day out, with the supposed caretakers ignoring it, is it any surprise that this happens?

I place equal blame on the school, the bullies, and the bullied students. Throw the book at all of them.
 
2006-04-21 01:38:44 PM  
I was bullied in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I got over it. Never had to resort to killing people. I did do ALOT of drugs in high school, though. Quit doing them completely once I got to be in my 20's and grew up. Self-administered therapy?
 
2006-04-21 01:39:35 PM  
Why does everyone NEED online friends?
 
2006-04-21 01:41:02 PM  
calder.med.miami.edu

In my day we just loaded up a gym sock full of bar soap and got a gunny sack ( this was before onions were stylish by the way) and waited for a "bully" to come around a corner , sack'em and rack'em and run him up a flag pole. This tended to inspire an attitude adjustment.
-Phineas Duckworth, 1874
 
2006-04-21 01:41:57 PM  
"A lot of people just talked about it," she said. "But there wasn't much reaction."

Oh! Just add insult to their injury! Not only were these kids not popular and bullied, they are now also insignificant jailbirds. I certainly was one of the unpopular, computer geeks in high school, but I would never have advocated or supported such a thing.
 
2006-04-21 01:47:15 PM  
Eochada


I've never visited it in my life,

Then what is it you feel you can add to the conversation? Want to hear my reviews of movies I've never seen?
 
2006-04-21 01:47:31 PM  
imageshack.us
Like OMG, like I could get 150000 online friends and stuff, Like soooo KEWL and like AWESUM!!!
/I hope all you myspacers/tagworld/nexttrendclusterfukfestsite die in a fire.
 
2006-04-21 01:47:47 PM  
What ever happened to having a good old fist fight to resolve problems?
 
2006-04-21 01:47:52 PM  
In the future, the school bullies should be armed so they can defend themselves from the armed bullied kids who have become deranged from constant bullying...
 
2006-04-21 01:48:38 PM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

Then what is it you feel you can add to the conversation?

Because I'm not such an utterly worthless tool as you yourself are, sir.
 
2006-04-21 01:48:58 PM  
"He also said investigators had learned the suspects were computer buffs who liked violent video games."


computer buffs who like violent video games = 90% of 10 to 30 year olds in the country...
 
2006-04-21 01:50:55 PM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth seems cranky. That last post was just joshing about, but I realized in my mental postscript you might not take it that way.

My anecdote was completely topical in a discussion regarding MySpace. Whomever pissed in your cheerios, it wasn't I. Troll on, buddy.
 
2006-04-21 01:51:11 PM  
The students learn real quick that the only way they're going to get any relief from the tormenting is by handling it themselves.

Sure. They planned it for a year. You mean in a whole year none of these five people dared to throw a punch? Not once? Better to plot a massacre than stand up for yourself.
 
2006-04-21 01:51:32 PM  
i think they need to expand interstate highway 10 to 8 lanes instead of four. heading out toward pin oak road, from 610 is a hassle
 
2006-04-21 01:51:37 PM  
Emo kids are the funniest looking mutants since the eighties rock band hair style retards.
 
2006-04-21 01:51:39 PM  
Eochada: Someone needs to have a talk with that girl.



It's your sister. Don't you think that someone should be you?


And speaking of ass on myspace, I want me a piece of that Tila Tequila ass.
 
2006-04-21 01:52:38 PM  
Yeah, I got picked on in school. And it sucks: every day, show up somewhere you *know* is going to cause you pain. I can easily see how situations like this would happen.

Fortunately for the inbred yokels I went to school with, I managed to find a way to attend a different high school, and I never got my hands on a serious weapon.

/My fantasies didn't involve guns, though.
//Usually hand grenades and a battleaxe.
 
2006-04-21 01:54:01 PM  
Goodfella

It's your sister. Don't you think that someone should be you?

Not at all. That ship sailed long ago. Girl's 26 and still lives at home because she's the precious little snowflake of the family.

/not bitter
//realistic
 
2006-04-21 01:56:01 PM  
Stinky93: Sure. They planned it for a year. You mean in a whole year none of these five people dared to throw a punch? Not once?

Maybe they did. Maybe they got their asses handed to them because they were doughy geeks.

Maybe they didn't.

I don't know.

All I know is that everyone has a breaking point. Over time, we learn to remove ourselves from a situation before we hit that breaking point. Otherwise, very bad things tend to happen.

These kids were unable to remove themselves from their situation.

You take a hormone-riddled kid whose brain isn't geared towards rational thought, keep applying pressure over the course of god knows how many years in the form of bullying and tormenting, and you're going to reach critical level at some point.
 
2006-04-21 01:56:02 PM  
Wow! This looks like an article posted yesterday! Way to go with the repeat!
 
2006-04-21 01:56:09 PM  
2006-04-21 01:54:01 PM Eochada


She's 26 and posting her ass on MySpace...?

Maybe you should have a talk with your parents.
 
2006-04-21 01:56:40 PM  
Stinky93: Sure. They planned it for a year. You mean in a whole year none of these five people dared to throw a punch? Not once? Better to plot a massacre than stand up for yourself.

I'd believe it.

Think about it--do school administrators just give detention to the instigator of a fight? Hell no. "Both of you were fighting, so both of you get detention", and the bullied kid's mom gives him holy hell for having gotten detention, etc.

Eventually, it becomes less pain to deal with getting beat on than to have to sit through Yet Another Lecture.

In addition, some parents are perfectly capable of brainwashing their kids into this mindset--and the mindset where you have to be Completely Obedient To Your Parents.

Seen it happen. Been there. Moved the hell out first chance I got.
 
2006-04-21 01:57:01 PM  
infantry: i think they need to expand interstate highway 10 to 8 lanes instead of four. heading out toward pin oak road, from 610 is a hassle


img218.imageshack.us
 
2006-04-21 01:57:54 PM  
I was carrying on about the emo kid thingie above: I generally hit 7 of the emo kid criteria on any given day:

too small sweater
vintage t-shirts
interesting socks
clunky shoes
keychain
geeky glasses
dark denim jeans

My husband ever so graciously pointed out that I was "whining like an emo kid, too". He's eversohelpful.

P.S. I keep my deep reads and vinyl at home. I'm not a stupident anymore, sheesh.
 
2006-04-21 01:58:13 PM  
TheSignPost

She's 26 and posting her ass on MySpace...?

Maybe you should have a talk with your parents.


And force them to confront that which they don't care to know? No thanks. I'll just move on. What they don't know won't give them heart attacks.
 
2006-04-21 01:58:35 PM  
I got see see my first myspace page the other day.

Oh man what a mess it was. I think you had to be a retarted rhesus monkey on weed to understand what the heck was going on.

That being my first impression, I think I shall stay away from myspace forever more.
 
2006-04-21 01:58:45 PM  
Possible interpretations:

1. Law enforcement reading his MySpace page without a warrant constitutes an illegal internet wiretap. How dare they!

2. MySpace causes kids to go violent and kill people. Like bowling.
 
2006-04-21 01:58:55 PM  
SchlingFo: All I know is that everyone has a breaking point. Over time, we learn to remove ourselves from a situation before we hit that breaking point. Otherwise, very bad things tend to happen.

These kids were unable to remove themselves from their situation.

You take a hormone-riddled kid whose brain isn't geared towards rational thought, keep applying pressure over the course of god knows how many years in the form of bullying and tormenting, and you're going to reach critical level at some point.


I concur.

What'd be nice is if school administration required brains, and the brains were actually used, instead of these asinine zero-tolerance-zero-thinking policies.

When *did* these zero-tolerance-zero-thinking policies come into existence, anyway? Is there any evidence that they've worsened the problem that they were meant to solve?
 
2006-04-21 01:59:37 PM  
greaser,

He's talking about the hellhole that is known as Houston traffic.

And, yes, I-10 does need to go out to 8 lanes.
 
2006-04-21 01:59:46 PM  
Bleargh
The article doesn't say but depending on the type of guns found it was probably illegal for the kids to possess them anyway. I don't think anyone would defend kids possessing illegal firearms or even legal firearms when not under proper supervision. Are you suggesting all firearms be illegal because sometimes people obtain them ILLEGALLY and commit crimes? ahhhh Eutopia....no more guns equals no more bad people and no more crime.....hoooray!
 
2006-04-21 02:00:16 PM  
merkinpeeble: In the future, the school bullies should be armed so they can defend themselves from the armed bullied kids who have become deranged from constant bullying...


Sounds like U.S. foreign policy in a nutshell.
 
2006-04-21 02:00:30 PM  
Eochada: My sister's ass, apparently, which is the "come look at my page" enticement.


Useless without link
 
2006-04-21 02:01:24 PM  
www.mtamicro.com

"What ever happened to having a good old fist fight to resolve problems?"
-Tony Millerson, 1957

/no, im not sure what im doing either
 
2006-04-21 02:01:58 PM  
School administrators are brain dead idiots. Violence is never the best course of action, but school administration won't do anything for you, so you have to take matters into your own hands.

Be constructive, not destructive.
 
2006-04-21 02:05:31 PM  
/in other news... (sorry, no HTML-fu)
http://www.myspace.com/grxymkjbn
 
2006-04-21 02:06:09 PM  
SchlingFo:

Perfect. You'll get a lot of flames from the people who bullied kids in high school saying that the victims should just "MAN UP" and deal with their problems; the fact is, being a teenager is difficult enough with your body chemistry making you a greasy little farkhead that you don't need crap from "the popular crowd."

The only good thing (and I mean the ONLY) I can say about this new emo nonsense girl pants bullshiat is the fact that it's creating an off shoot popular group where the sissies aren't made fun of for being sissies. The popular crowd largely consists of these emo kids now because there are so many of them, that it prevents altercations like school shootings. The problem now is actually with the kids themselves, and how they are taught to handle things.

Don't take this the wrong way; I love video games. I LOVE them, violent, sex filled, drug abusing, video game characters... ok with me. The fact is that kids this age with hormones raging SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY THEM. Call it censorship, call it whatever, but these kids are emotionally disturbed and running around as Carl Johnson for 6 hours a day shooting old ladies and ripping up people with a chainsaw after they were just bullied all day makes you want to hurt someone.

So, I guess my point is that the blame probably lies with the parents for all of this crap. Monitor what your children play, listen to, say, and their internet access. It's your farking job, you lazy pieces of shiat, not the internet companies or the game stores.
 
2006-04-21 02:06:51 PM  
SchlingFo: All I know is that everyone has a breaking point. Over time, we learn to remove ourselves from a situation before we hit that breaking point. Otherwise, very bad things tend to happen.

These kids were unable to remove themselves from their situation.

You take a hormone-riddled kid whose brain isn't geared towards rational thought, keep applying pressure over the course of god knows how many years in the form of bullying and tormenting, and you're going to reach critical level at some point.


You make an excellent point here. What do you think should be done to curb bullying?
 
2006-04-21 02:07:50 PM  
simpler-solutions.net

"Riverton is about ten miles from me, been there many times, it's just a wide spot on old route 66. I guess they have a new claim to fame for about 15 minutes..."
-Rekesha Jermain, 2006

/okay, this one was just random
 
2006-04-21 02:08:15 PM  
288 N - 59 N - 610 W at morning rush is the worst!
 
2006-04-21 02:08:42 PM  
StopArrestingMe wins the thread.
 
2006-04-21 02:10:38 PM  
We could curb bullying by reinstating segregation and putting gay kids with eyeliner in their own schools...

or not.
 
2006-04-21 02:11:28 PM  
AKA Joker: You make an excellent point here. What do you think should be done to curb bullying?

You didn't ask me, but:

Curb the culture of petty lawsuits over perceived slights.
Give school administrators the right to enforce discipline.
Select qualified administrators--perhaps even have a certification.
Punish the parents of students who choose to cause difficulties.

Or, I dunno...actually have parents who *parent*. But that's never going to happen.
 
2006-04-21 02:11:52 PM  
Myspace isn't all bad....it has helped me to keep in touch with several friends from my area who have moved away.

www.myspace.com/strawbury78
/yeah, I went there
//add me :)
 
2006-04-21 02:13:31 PM  
SchlingFo

this i-10 project has been going on for some time and it pisses me off because i dont see that the end result will make things better.

jdhays

cant say i have much experience around that part, but from what i hear on the news and such, 59 is a real hassle. i can imagine what its like around 610, 45, and the beltway. those places seem to be always under construction.
 
2006-04-21 02:15:33 PM  
The French teacher at my high school got censured because he told his students shortly after the Columbine shootings that if anyone ever felt really, really, angry, that fighting was a far better solution than bottling up your rage until shooting up the school seems like a good idea...Man had a point. Although therapy might work too.

/not for these punks
//PMITA lodgings in someone's future
 
2006-04-21 02:15:48 PM  
muninsfire

Actually I was asking SchlingFo but your suggestions seem valid (if a little impossible). What do you think about alternate schooling for problem children? I believe children that bully lack structure and social tolerance. Both of these can be given to them but not in a public school environment. Thoughts?
 
2006-04-21 02:17:25 PM  
That was hilarious greaser!!!!

Btw infantry they are expanding I-10 west to at least 6-8 lanes. I dont know how far into Katy but at least to Hwy 6.
 
2006-04-21 02:19:52 PM  
1)Boys getting bullied in school gets little attention. Most goes to teen girls and their issues.
2)Pity the poor teen brain that cannot see beyond the very limited time in high school. There are millions of miserables swallowing the same poison. Your pain while seemingly unique, is in fact, common. Hang in and you too will be free of school to enjoy further misery in the working world.
 
2006-04-21 02:20:23 PM  
mvfreeman

yeah but out of those 6-8 lanes, i think like there will be 2 hov lanes, 2 toll road lanes, and 4 normal lanes on each side?? it extends passed highway 6 into old katy. i live over by mason road and i know that they are almost done with that section. they just need to make 8 lanes on each side, no hov, no toll, just straight up lanes.
 
2006-04-21 02:21:24 PM  
And force them to confront that which they don't care to know? No thanks. I'll just move on. What they don't know won't give them heart attacks.


Aw, come on. Take one for the team. Tell your parents that you sister is a retread. You'll feel better. Go on, do it for the Gipper. (and other motivational speak)
 
2006-04-21 02:21:34 PM  
greaser_77

infantry: i think they need to expand interstate highway 10 to 8 lanes instead of four. heading out toward pin oak road, from 610 is a hassle


www.mciann.com
 
2006-04-21 02:21:53 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

Since you have been tipped off assign detectives to watch each kid 24/7. They had even been given the day it was to happen.

"The five boys, ranging in age from 16 to 18, were arrested Thursday, just hours before they planned to shoot fellow students and employees at the school,"

Stop the kids before they arrive to school

And maybe they start their rampage at the bus stop.

and you will know if they were going to follow through with the conspiracy.

You don't 'know' whether they were going to follow through until there is the running and screaming and shooting. Then it is far too late.
 
2006-04-21 02:22:25 PM  
SchlingFo said:

I-10 does need to go out to 8 lanes.

Gah! Only if they make it two four-lane duplexes going each way - that way the guy in the left lane who just realized his exit's coming up in 500 feet only has to cut across four lanes of traffic to get to it.

/what's all this about MySpace?
 
2006-04-21 02:22:53 PM  
The media knows exactly what it's doing with its incessant poking and hinting towards violent video games as a cause of violence. When people hear things in the media enough, they start to believe that they are true, whether or not they are. I believe that, eventually, all this BS could very well lead to the stamping out of violent video games. The media absolutely does have this power of command by suggestion over societies such as ours.
 
2006-04-21 02:23:34 PM  
The whole problem teenage angst is you wrongly assume thet nobody in the history of the world has ever felt as miserable as you. Then you graduate and you never see 95% of those assholes, ever again.
 
2006-04-21 02:24:44 PM  
mciann

nice sammich.

hubcity

good point.
 
2006-04-21 02:25:31 PM  
AKA Joker: What do you think about alternate schooling for problem children? I believe children that bully lack structure and social tolerance. Both of these can be given to them but not in a public school environment. Thoughts?

Wouldn't really work: just concentrates all the troublemakers in one location, and you *know* that due to stupid test-based funding rules, that one school would become underfunded and a complete waste--just a ground for anarchy. I'm pretty sure I saw an anime' once with just such a....oh, hey. Akira. Watch the first part.

What's really required is, essentially, a tyranny for a time, forcing people to take responsibility for their actions. This will never happen, though.

The only stopgap that I can see is to build some kind of certification program for school administrators, and fund the department of education as well as the military is funded. Then perhaps we could get some results.
 
2006-04-21 02:26:01 PM  
Beardington: The media absolutely does have this power of command by suggestion over societies such as ours.

::Thinks about two recent South Park episodes that discussed this issue about Family Guy.::
 
2006-04-21 02:26:14 PM  
brandy.weblogs.us

"..."
-mciann, 4/21/06
 
2006-04-21 02:27:19 PM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth
The whole problem teenage angst is you wrongly assume thet nobody in the history of the world has ever felt as miserable as you. Then you graduate and you never see 95% of those assholes, ever again.

That's true but you have to remember that kids spend the 12 most influential years of their lives with this. If those years a filled with hate, violence, and loathing what kind of person does that child become?
 
2006-04-21 02:28:29 PM  
My ex's brother went to one such "alternate schools" for problem children a few years ago. He had some issues where he was far too smart, and emotionally unable to develop... As a result, he had serious issues with any authority figure who wasn't his mom. (A 5 foot nothin' sweet lil' lady, who he obeyed to the LETTER without question, despite his being over 6 feet tall and 300 lbs.)

They sent him to a school in upstate NY, if I recall the locale correctly. Once there, they barred him from speaking to his parents, siblings, or any of his old friends. They hit him when he questioned things (And he was never violent, just liked knowing WHY), told him he was too fat and would feed him insanely small portions of food (half a small chicken cutlet, a glass of water, and MAYBE some veggies), and neglected to actually TEACH him anything.

He was finally able to talk to his mom, and told her what was going on. This sweet little woman has 4 children, and she knows how to raise hell... And she did. Alternative schooling is a great theory, but it needs to be monitored carefully, and the people need to respect the students and not treat them all with violence, cruelty, and neglect.
 
2006-04-21 02:28:59 PM  
I have a MySpace profile (and I'm neither a teenager nor a dirty old man!), and some dumb biatch stole my pictures and made a fake profile of me.
The funny thing is....she posted ALL ABOUT how she was going to do it in her BLOG. So, I notified mods and she was promptly banninated.

Ha! Ha! MORANS SHOULDNT USE TEH INTERNETS!
 
2006-04-21 02:29:41 PM  
2 1/2 hours and this is still the top of the list...did the green light burn out?
 
2006-04-21 02:30:16 PM  
Myspace is only for the cool kids.



www.myspace.com/jennifermaldonado

..I'm cool.
...not so much a kid though.
 
2006-04-21 02:31:23 PM  
www.big12warzone.com
 
2006-04-21 02:31:33 PM  
Good grief is this gonna be the only thread for the rest of the day??
 
2006-04-21 02:33:10 PM  
hubcity:

... the guy in the left lane who just realized his exit's coming up in 500 feet only has to cut across four lanes of traffic to get to it ...

Up here, that maneuver is known as the San Antonio Sweep

www.citynews.co.nz

/sees it every.single.GOT-DAM.day
 
2006-04-21 02:33:32 PM  
HAL_lives: See this is the problem with today's kids, they got no stickability, no follow through, no gumption, damn in my day we just loaded up a gym sock full of bar soap and got a gunny sack ( this was before onions were stylish by the way) and waited for a "bully" to come around a corner , sack'em and rack'em and run him up a flag pole. This tended to inspire an attitude adjustment.
Kids today, little crybaby sad sacks. Killing your oppressor is no where near as satisfying as seeing the anxiety in their eyes as they wondered, "was it you?"


That actually happened to one of the supervisors at the postal service when I was working there. Got the farker just before he entered the elevator, beat him up all the way to the top and ran like hell. I wasn't involved (and I don't know who did it), but that guy sure had it coming.
 
2006-04-21 02:33:36 PM  
www.foxnews.com

Kickass shirt, BTW.
 
2006-04-21 02:33:47 PM  
This was approved yesterday on the Tech section. WTF?

Old news
 
2006-04-21 02:34:39 PM  
xenophon10k: 2 1/2 hours and this is still the top of the list...did the green light burn out?

Join TF. I know what the next green light is before you do. Na-na-na-na-na-naaaaa.

Now go cry about it on your MySpace. See who cares.
 
2006-04-21 02:34:48 PM  
"This place is about 40 miles from where I grew up. Somehow, I'm not surprised to see this.

It also explains why I got the hell out as soon as I could, back before the whackjobs took over."


Unfortunately its caused by the water.....
 
2006-04-21 02:34:50 PM  
Friday afternoon. Looks like the green-lighters left early for Happy Hour..
 
2006-04-21 02:36:04 PM  
Been There Done That: ...not so much a kid though.


*puts dollar bill in mouth*
 
2006-04-21 02:37:49 PM  
I guess it's obvious to say that teens live in a very small world. All they focus on is the school social scene. I tried to tell my kids that if after you graduate and you still hang out with the same people from school its probably because you havent done squat with your life.
 
2006-04-21 02:37:57 PM  
muninsfire

Wouldn't really work: just concentrates all the troublemakers in one location, and you *know* that due to stupid test-based funding rules, that one school would become underfunded and a complete waste--just a ground for anarchy. I'm pretty sure I saw an anime' once with just such a....oh, hey. Akira. Watch the first part.

Agreed but just like criminals (lets call them what they are or will become) they have to be removed from the general public because they endanger the whole. I bet I could get a non-profit started that could fund the alternate schooling. Think about how many people got bullied badly in school and would give money not to let it happen to others (gets out check book).

What's really required is, essentially, a tyranny for a time, forcing people to take responsibility for their actions. This will never happen, though.

I agree completely.

The only stopgap that I can see is to build some kind of certification program for school administrators, and fund the department of education as well as the military is funded. Then perhaps we could get some results.

Certification is nice but if they do not have the authority to govern the school as they see fit then there will be no improvement.

I know that through my school years that administrators and teachers witnessed bullying and did nothing about it. Maybe well placed NARCs could rat out bullying like they do drugs? (I know a 25 year old girl who looks like she's 16).
 
2006-04-21 02:37:58 PM  
2006-04-21 02:30:16 PM Been There Done That


Either you're being sarcastically self-deprecating in a humorous way (which is fine) or you're stating out loud how cool you are, which is the complete opposite of "cool".


/ I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2006-04-21 02:39:16 PM  
greaser_77

Com'on... you can do better than that. ; )
 
2006-04-21 02:39:21 PM  
mvfreeman: Need the cable modem to play COD and Battlefront II online

Damn straight - don't let nothing get in the way of a good CoD game!!
What servers do you play on?
 
2006-04-21 02:40:32 PM  
...and you wondered why the football players stomped their geeky little asses and stuffed them into lockers...
 
2006-04-21 02:40:33 PM  
StretchNuts: Why the fark would you spend all schoolyear plotting a shotgun party only to have one dousche in your crew go online and be all like, "mu-HAHAHA! I'm a gon' git my kill on tomorrow!


"Shotgun party" ...I love it.
 
2006-04-21 02:40:41 PM  
2006-04-21 02:28:29 PM BallsackConundrum


Oh fark that..... hope the place has now burned down.


/ channeling Al Pacino
// "If I were the man I was five years ago I'd take a FLAME THROWER to this place"
///" Bale Men. Bale Bums, is what you are."
 
2006-04-21 02:40:46 PM  
AKA Joker: Certification is nice but if they do not have the authority to govern the school as they see fit then there will be no improvement.

Forgot to include that, sorry. ^^;

Yeah, the problem is mostly these legislated policies. Case of waaaaay too many cooks. The idiot general public gets involved, and you end up with 'zero tolerance!' because someone makes an emotional 'think of the children!' arguement...

I'm getting slightly disjointed [ low blood sugar just before lunch... ], but my basic point is this: The current system is broken beyond repair, and the only 'fix' is to institute something completely new.
 
2006-04-21 02:41:24 PM  
TheSignPost

Sarcastic.

You're a quick one. :)
 
2006-04-21 02:41:47 PM  
Aaaaaaaand...farkers haven't found their myspace accounts yet?

What's up with that?
 
2006-04-21 02:42:52 PM  
philotech: Unfortunately for them, not everyone thinks that way, and if you push someone too far, you are going to get shot by them...


Err, not in most developed countries - kids DO NOT have access to guns!
 
2006-04-21 02:43:05 PM  
Been There Done That: Com'on... you can do better than that. ; )


Sorry, a $5 bill.

/doesn't try very hard when it cums to married women.
 
2006-04-21 02:45:01 PM  
AKA Joker: What do you think about alternate schooling for problem children?

"Alternative schooling" is just code-word for contracted child-abuse. Go read some of the horror stories online. Look up dicipline camps, boot camps, etc. Parents pay to send their out-of-control children away to be physically, sexually, and psychologically abused for months in hopes that they will be cured.
 
2006-04-21 02:48:01 PM  
Havent played COD online in a while. The old lady says I spend too much time on the computer. I did have a couple of favorite servers that are on the tip of my tongue but I cant remember. I did enjoy Carentan 24/7 and the bigger servers that could handle 40+ players. The more the merrier.
 
2006-04-21 02:49:53 PM  
I wasn't talking about amount, I was talking about location.



..married indeed, does that mean I can't joke around?
...damn, I missed the memo.
 
2006-04-21 02:50:36 PM  
stiletto_the_wise

"Alternative schooling" is just code-word for contracted child-abuse. Go read some of the horror stories online. Look up dicipline camps, boot camps, etc. Parents pay to send their out-of-control children away to be physically, sexually, and psychologically abused for months in hopes that they will be cured.

If you read some of my later posts you can see that I stated the need for a non-profit entity to fund and run the schools. These groups could be monitored by state education officals but would not be funded nor run by the state (kinda like day care). Any parent that sends their child (no matter how bad) off to a school without checking it out and hoping it will "cure" them is part of the problem.
 
2006-04-21 02:52:09 PM  
YouPeopleAreCrazy

"Four suspects were arrested at their homes, two as early as 12:30 a.m."
Mere hours....well about 12 hours to be more accurate. And one of the kids was arrested at the school Thursday afternoon. Just hours AFTER he was supposed to shoot up the school. They had specific targets and I would assume, being 16-18, that they probably did not ride the bus...although the short bus would be appropriate. If everyone is so adament that they were going to follow through with the plan and shoot up the place between noon and one then arresting them as they entered school property in the morning with the guns would solidify the case against them.
 
2006-04-21 02:52:56 PM  
And that reminds me of how much I fuucking HATE bunny-hoppers!!!!
 
2006-04-21 02:52:57 PM  
i14.photobucket.com
 
2006-04-21 02:53:28 PM  
AKA Joker

Ahh, the danger of responding late to an old post :)
 
2006-04-21 02:53:52 PM  
The best cure for all that high school angst is the 10, or even better, the 20 year reunion. Popular girls all looked rode hard and put away wet, football stars were bald and fat; it was great therapy for 4 years sitting in the back of the room reading sci-fi. Too bad we can't have a time machine for the emos; cheer up, see, they all turn out like THIS. Course, you got to live that long. Had a teacher that said all school problems could be solved by letting each teacher chose one and the janitor chose 5 students to expel. Kick 'em down the road, he said. Course, he meant to the edge of town, like the Vegas Sheriff's dept used to do until the ACLU came to town. Didn't care, he said. Get 'em outta here.

/60's emo hippie
//Janis Ian RULED.
///School administrators are failed teachers...scary.
 
2006-04-21 02:56:47 PM  
What mvfreeman said.
 
2006-04-21 02:58:24 PM  
Can we get a new frickin' thread already?
 
2006-04-21 02:59:06 PM  
mothmaam

...it was great therapy for 4 years sitting in the back of the room reading sci-fi.

shiat, here I was thinking that sitting in the back reading sci-fi for years was the therapy.

I'm too easy to please.
 
2006-04-21 03:00:33 PM  
2006-04-21 02:00:16 PM Adman12
merkinpeeble: In the future, the school bullies should be armed so they can defend themselves from the armed bullied kids who have become deranged from constant bullying...
----------------------------------------------
Sounds like U.S. foreign policy in a nutshell.


F. T. MF. W.
 
2006-04-21 03:01:21 PM  
Adman12

Pretty soon Right now, we're going to need a "MySpace" Kansas tag.

Fixed it.
 
2006-04-21 03:01:33 PM  
This is why we don't let you farkers vote. Most of you are too farking stupid.
 
2006-04-21 03:02:09 PM  
i38.photobucket.com
 
2006-04-21 03:03:27 PM  
AKA Joker

Well, you didn't ask me either, but I think if adults in general would stop preaching self esteem, we'd be moving in the right direction. We talk up kids so much, let them think they rule the frickin' world (they know they run their immediate surroundings - school, house, etc.) and then they grow up to be brats who expect that everything is going to tie up in a sweet, pretty little bows after half an hour. How does that help them?

I mean, I'm all for maintaining innocence and letting kids be kids, but part of the problem with bullying is that some segment of the population has so much self esteem, so much self importance, they truly feel they can do no wrong. So they pick on other kids. And then those kids see that the first group isn't getting into too much trouble, so they start picking on other kids. And on and on and on.

I say, screw their individuality and grading systems where everyone gets an A for trying. Life is HARD. Not everyone is going to like you. Some people will be downright MEAN to you. You won't always get everything you want. The sooner they learn it, the better. Teach them how to brush it off and move on.

/end rant.
//whew. sorry. That's a lot of talk for a Friday.
 
2006-04-21 03:04:34 PM  
whuggy

One of my favorites right there.
 
dly
2006-04-21 03:04:53 PM  
"I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming. They don't know I'm only using blanks."




emo-
 
2006-04-21 03:06:51 PM  
i attempt to hijack threads and turn them into discussions about what i want. for instance, we should talk about traffic commutes in the cities we live in. the world revolves around me.
 
2006-04-21 03:07:08 PM  
Does anyone else think that the NARC Bully Squad is a good idea? Kids can't rat out the kids that are bullying them it‘s the ultimate social fopa. If however a third party (read: NARC) informs the administration of bullying activities maybe they can put a stop to it. If your an administrator then you know that the information your being given is accurate (coming from a sworn officer or the law) and admissible in court (if need be). Most of this stuff seems to take place in high school finding NARCs is not a problem. I think that a rotating task force for this kind of thing could help.
 
2006-04-21 03:08:39 PM  
social fopa

Spelling "faux pas" wrong is a faux pas.
 
2006-04-21 03:10:33 PM  
Damn! Can someone greenlight a new article?! It's been three hours already.
 
2006-04-21 03:11:05 PM  
Staticdistance: I bet you used to listen to nSync when they were underground.

fark you!! the backstreet boys were always the better boy group....
 
2006-04-21 03:11:08 PM  
Ha ha! fopa.
 
2006-04-21 03:11:33 PM  
I concur, what the hell?
 
2006-04-21 03:12:08 PM  
NEW ARTICLE?!!!! COMON, WTF?!?!
 
2006-04-21 03:12:22 PM  
Wow sparky comes all the way from the top of the thread to the bottom to defend himself. Good timing.
 
2006-04-21 03:12:46 PM  
*intrigued by AKA Joker's post*

But thinking back to high school - all I did was fall in with other kids who were outcasts and we all had a group hate-fest for the popular people. It was elementary school and middle school that were the formative years for bullying. By freshman year it died off, and everyone just stayed in their cliques, a la Clueless.
 
2006-04-21 03:12:51 PM  
Is this a thought crime or no? I am drunk now but I would like to revisit this thread later.
 
2006-04-21 03:12:53 PM  
seriously, what's up with the greenlight embargo? We just figure that 10 articles was enough for the day?
 
2006-04-21 03:14:11 PM  
"The message discussed the significance of April 20, which is Adolf Hitler's birthday "

4/20 ?? I dont think the kids mean adolf hilter. Im sure they meant bob marley.
 
2006-04-21 03:15:49 PM  
This didn't happen in Kansas. We have enough screw-ups and whack-jobs and don't need to have any more, thank you.
 
2006-04-21 03:18:39 PM  
StopArrestingMe
Haha, there always has to be one idiot that ruins it for everyone else.

Yeah, and MySpace is where they all seem to gather!
 
2006-04-21 03:18:42 PM  
MCStymie Myspace probably has some dirty old emos as well.

www.emophilips.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2006-04-21 03:19:24 PM  
"He also said investigators had learned the suspects were computer buffs who liked violent video games."

So... you mean like every other teen boy? I wonder if he investigated whether or not they liked to see naked women...
 
2006-04-21 03:19:31 PM  
michykeen

Well, you didn't ask me either, but I think if adults in general would stop preaching self esteem, we'd be moving in the right direction. We talk up kids so much, let them think they rule the frickin' world (they know they run their immediate surroundings - school, house, etc.) and then they grow up to be brats who expect that everything is going to tie up in a sweet, pretty little bows after half an hour. How does that help them?

No problem I like getting input from all sides of the table. I agree that some kids are pompous and need to be knocked down a notch but I don't see where that directly connects to bullying. You said "they know they run their immediate surroundings - school, house, etc.". That is a good point and I talked about it earlier when I said that bullies lack structure.

I mean, I'm all for maintaining innocence and letting kids be kids, but part of the problem with bullying is that some segment of the population has so much self esteem, so much self importance, they truly feel they can do no wrong. So they pick on other kids. And then those kids see that the first group isn't getting into too much trouble, so they start picking on other kids. And on and on and on.

Arrogance can play a part in bullying but I've never heard of a situation where it alone was responsible for it. I believe that a lack of respect for authority and for other people are more to blame.

I say, screw their individuality and grading systems where everyone gets an A for trying. Life is HARD. Not everyone is going to like you. Some people will be downright MEAN to you. You won't always get everything you want. The sooner they learn it, the better. Teach them how to brush it off and move on.

While I do agree with you on the "A for Effort" crap I can't agree with the "brush it off and move on". Bullying is akin to emotional rape. Now get that every day, for years. Its kinda hard to brush off.
 
2006-04-21 03:21:45 PM  
OOPS, I sit corrected; it did happen in Kansas. I was thinking Riverside, MO.

/did RTFA
//old and senile
///where am I again?
 
2006-04-21 03:24:05 PM  
SpringStorm
But thinking back to high school - all I did was fall in with other kids who were outcasts and we all had a group hate-fest for the popular people. It was elementary school and middle school that were the formative years for bullying. By freshman year it died off, and everyone just stayed in their cliques, a la Clueless.

It was the same for me for the most part. However monitoring devices in schools and a dedicated psychologist to look at them might help in "elementary school and middle school".
 
2006-04-21 03:26:26 PM  
AKA Joker

After spending a few years following bullying incidents and the subsequent actions of adults in several school districts where they occurred, I've learned some interesting things. I've heard from a lot of child experts and some FBI guys, especially about Columbine and similar cases like this, where that pompous attitude is DEFINITELY a problem. The lack of respect for authority is a result of that attitude.

I don't have a link (for shame!)but bullying seems to have become more prominent at about the same time as the self esteem movement. I think there's some research out there, but the two are linked in my mind.

And I did overstate the "brush it off." But the sad fact is that we have to give kids a way to deal with their disappointments, whether they be social or academic or whatever, than turning around and becoming the bully. It's a vicious cycle.

And if you're getting it every day for years, then that's a problem. Someone needs to step in. Teachers? Parents? Friends? You tell me.
 
2006-04-21 03:26:38 PM  
These kids are clearly retarded, and will thus be found unfit to stand trial.

Think about it. Why was September 11th so successful? Because not a goddamn thing ever happened on September 11th before that day. Well, I'm sure something did, but nothing Americans gave a shiat about. Nobody was expecting anything. Ever since then, however, everyone expects something to happen on that day, and you get morons walking around with tabasco sauce waiting to zing it in the eyes of a would-be terrorist.

It would take a monumentally stupid terrorist to stage another attack on September 11th, and it's the same with Columbine. You simply don't attack when people are so paranoid about a given date.

What was special about July 7th, or December 7th, or March 11th? Not a damn thing. Trying to find some numerological connection (OMG! 3/11/2004 is 911 days after 9/11/2001!!~1BBQ) is similarly bullshiat. They're just days when nobody is expecting anything.

Therefore, if you find someone plotting something on the anniversary of a horrible day in history, please just escort them back to their special ed class. You'll save us a lot of arguing.
 
2006-04-21 03:34:34 PM  
michykeen
After spending a few years following bullying incidents and the subsequent actions of adults in several school districts where they occurred, I've learned some interesting things. I've heard from a lot of child experts and some FBI guys, especially about Columbine and similar cases like this, where that pompous attitude is DEFINITELY a problem. The lack of respect for authority is a result of that attitude.

I don't have a link (for shame!)but bullying seems to have become more prominent at about the same time as the self esteem movement. I think there's some research out there, but the two are linked in my mind.

And I did overstate the "brush it off." But the sad fact is that we have to give kids a way to deal with their disappointments, whether they be social or academic or whatever, than turning around and becoming the bully. It's a vicious cycle.

And if you're getting it every day for years, then that's a problem. Someone needs to step in. Teachers? Parents? Friends? You tell me.


I can see your point. There may be a relation between over-confidence and bullying. I know for a fact though that the bullied are usually those of low self confidence. You never see a bully pick on a bully because it will evolve into violence almost immediately.

I believe that kids who have activity outside and unrelated to school but are social are better equipped to deal with bullies. Say like a non-school related club (Cub Scouts). If their whole world does not revolve around school then they have another safer place to go. What do you think?
 
2006-04-21 03:34:55 PM  
wow, according to that diagram busy chillin' posted, I'M EMO! WTF?
asymmetrical hair cut w/ bangs in my eyes (it's new, i'm still getting used to it)-check.
fun socks-check.
discman (w/ Sunny Day Real Estate CD AND The Smiths)-check.
dark denim, w/ enormous rolls at hem-check.
clunky shoes-check. (but i'm from the midwest, where we like our shoes comfortable...like lesbians, so does that really count?)
vintage t-shirts-check.
small sweaters-check.
keychain-check.

but no backpacks (ugh)...oh yeah, and i can't stand myspace, facebook, any type of IM...you get the point...and i really think i'm too old to fit the demographic, so does that just make me an old-hipster-wannabe?
 
2006-04-21 03:37:07 PM  
The lesson here kids is that someone needs to produce a video game in a school setting where you get picked on and called fag. In later levels after your rage meter hits a certain point you get to come back and blow everyone away. Of course this is after you have aquired enough coins to purchase and upgrade weapons. It would make shytload of money and maybe disperse some pent up anger.

/actually made people I know gay sims lovers before
 
2006-04-21 03:37:15 PM  
-----------ronin-------------
Dug your stuff

\Reminded me of -Soft Pink Truth- a little
\\Music snob
 
2006-04-21 03:40:30 PM  
kissarmy
The lesson here kids is that someone needs to produce a video game in a school setting where you get picked on and called fag. In later levels after your rage meter hits a certain point you get to come back and blow everyone away. Of course this is after you have aquired enough coins to purchase and upgrade weapons. It would make shytload of money and maybe disperse some pent up anger.

Rockstar would make it. They'll make anything. If they include a way to add you own skins to the characters I might even buy it. :)
 
2006-04-21 03:40:51 PM  
People give me shiat for wanting to send my daughter to a Catholic high school.. They say things like "no, she needs to learn about the real world, bla bla".. But cherokee county is literally a block away from where I'm sitting, the jail these kids are in is about 7 miles away, and there's no farkin way I'm changing my mind now! I'm not even religious, but I went to public school here, and I know more than enough about it.
 
2006-04-21 03:41:34 PM  
Bullying is akin to emotional rape. Now get that every day, for years. Its kinda hard to brush off.

I think the comparison is a bit extreme. There's no need to get it every day for years. You fight back.
 
2006-04-21 03:46:01 PM  
infantry - When is that Grand Parkway supposed to be finished? Have they even started it? Might as well be a myth to me.
 
2006-04-21 03:47:51 PM  
There is no limit to what could be put in a game like that.. And just think of all the free promotion you would get with all the pissed off concerned groups. It would be HUGE!
 
2006-04-21 03:49:58 PM  
TerminalEchoes
I think the comparison is a bit extreme. There's no need to get it every day for years. You fight back.

Its not so easy when your 5 and their 12. In high school the playing field is a little more level but you get some hard core bullies in high school (read bloods/crips). Who aren't interested in your lunch money but if you cross them you may lose your life.

A middle school friend of mine ended up in traction for "fighting back" and when he got back nothing changed.
 
2006-04-21 03:51:16 PM  
TerminalEchoes: There's no need to get it every day for years. You fight back.

That's a very adult position.

Kids aren't adults.

Kids tend to believe whatever they're told, much of the time, especially if you start telling it to them when they're young.

If you tell a child under the age of, say, 8, that he *cannot* fight back, and if you cause him more stress when he does fight back than when he just accepts it, what do you think is going to happen?

Some kids don't fight back. It's not worth it to them.

Up until the point where they snap.

Most of the time, it's the fault of the parents, I'm pretty sure, for not raising their child properly.
 
2006-04-21 03:51:27 PM  
Thank goodness Tom is doing the police's work for them, essentially.
 
2006-04-21 03:52:44 PM  
AKAJoker:

You're sounding just like me. ^^;
 
2006-04-21 03:52:57 PM  
But...but..."an armed society is a polite society!"
 
2006-04-21 03:55:10 PM  
Absynthia: Ha! Ha! MORANS SHOULDNT USE TEH INTERNETS!

They shouldn't post pictures of themselves on teh internets in the first place either.
 
2006-04-21 03:55:15 PM  
muninsfire
You're sounding just like me. ^^;

I can come to terms with that. :)
 
2006-04-21 03:58:21 PM  
Reading the posts here it seems half of all farkers were bullied in high school.
Personally not only have I never been bullied but I also never saw or heard of it happening to anyone. Everyone who might have been bullied figured out early on that those who would have wanted to do the bullying weren't going anywhere in life, so we didn't care, and eventually they stopped trying. By high school there wasn't any bullying going on. Everyone was safe, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, it didn't matter. In my hometown we kids controlled each other non-violently and usually non-offensively.

How? Why?

Our teachers taught us tolerance and debate, shoved it down our throats all our shcool years and gave out candy to those who did the best. Great encouragement. We also had a town-wide expectation of everyone getting over a 1200 of the SATs and GPAs of 3 or over, and you lost grades for being disruptive. Sure we hated each others guts, but that just meant sitting on opposite sides of the classroom/school bus.
 
2006-04-21 03:58:23 PM  
A classmate of mine back in the day (we called him hamburger) fought back. He was getting "humped" in the middle of class and after a bit jumped up and knocked the ever lovin SHYT out of the humper. It was awesome. I think hamburger is clinically crazy now. At least that is what his dad said last time I saw him.
 
2006-04-21 03:58:26 PM  
Lorelle,

..."an armed society is a polite society!"

That must be the logic behind Kansas passing the conceal carry law. "I MIGHT be armed, so you'd better be POLITE!"
 
2006-04-21 03:59:10 PM  
If you tell a child under the age of, say, 8, that he *cannot* fight back, and if you cause him more stress when he does fight back than when he just accepts it, what do you think is going to happen?

Which is exactly why I think parents should tell kids to stand up for themselves. Like so many farkers have already said in this thread, the real world is a nasty place and the sooner kids learn that, the better. However, if you prefer to raise a sissy then expect them to have a myspace account where they post their arsenal when they're sixteen. :)
 
2006-04-21 04:01:13 PM  
The Grand Parkway (Hwy99) has been open for years now. It runs between I-10 west in Katy south to Hwy 59 between Sugarland and Rosenberg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_99

Didnt know they were gonna make it a loop.
 
2006-04-21 04:01:24 PM  
2006-04-21 09:21:20 AM muninsfire [TotalFark]

Anyone ever figured out that, just MAYBE, the kids are violent and antisocial, therefore, they like violent video games...instead of the converse?



Dammit. This sez I'm pretty much due for firebombing a hospital for retarded, crippled kids.

Stupid video games.

/what's worse, if the hospital is in either Karkand or Mashtuur, chances are I already did
 
2006-04-21 04:02:25 PM  
TerminalEchoes

I'm not downplaying your point about fighting back but there is only quasi-good out come if you fight. If you kick the ever loving crap out of the bully then you instill fear for you in them and they will leave you alone but you get suspended from school and you get hell from your parents. If you lose (more likely) then things can remain the same or get worse AND you still get suspended.
 
2006-04-21 04:06:53 PM  
Columbine = 7 years ago yesterday. Yeah, thanks for the reminder.

Dylan and Eric were right. They're immortal now. That date will be in history books--if it isn't already.

/Poor sweet Rachel...
//Poor dumbasses who thought Cassie was a saint when it was this other chick who piped up (and lived, albeit without use of her legs).
///Honestly, who shoots a retard?
////I'm not Christian enough to respect Rachel's example, apparently.

An article that mentions violent video games and still no mention of Jack Thompson?

/just did it
//I swear to god I did
///buy my boat
 
2006-04-21 04:06:57 PM  
meh i hate emo kids as much as ne next guy, but i include constant biatching about emo kids. also obsessing with a GF ya had for 2 weeks and going almost suicidal like the last g/f you got dumped by x_x that nut hates emo kids, the 'tard

myself? *shrugs* i'm an 80's metal reject with hair to my elbows. god bless it
 
2006-04-21 04:07:17 PM  
Just saw a clip on ABC news. Redneck redheaded woman, "My keds are scar'd, wer seriously thinkin bout home schoolin now" end quote. awesome.
 
2006-04-21 04:07:35 PM  
I love this part:

" "Hopefully, they are taking safeguards not to falsely accuse someone and hurt these kids unnecessarily."

but if they are guilty, then well, let the necessary kid hurting begin!
 
2006-04-21 04:10:03 PM  
"justanotherfarkinfarker

Bleargh, don't know. Knew plenty of people in highschool who had all that stuff and they never killed anyone.
Well not the coded messages, that is a bit queer. "

Maybe they were gay and were tired of having anything not mainstream be labeled "queer".
 
2006-04-21 04:10:37 PM  
AKA Joker

I know what you mean. It's a difficult decision to make (telling a kid if it's okay or not okay to fight back, and dealing with the consequences). From my experiences growing up, bullies look for easy prey. If their prey fights back, win or lose, chances are the bully is going to find someone easier to pick on. I was bullied horribly in the 6th grade to the point where I was crying every morning for fear of going to school. My father finally gave me the green light to punch someone back if I ever got bullied. A week later, I delivered that punch. Know what happened? I was his best man at his wedding nine years ago. So not only did he stop bullying me, I earned his respect, and eventually became his best friend. That's probably not going to happen in every situation but it's what happened in my situation.
 
2006-04-21 04:10:53 PM  
TerminalEchoes
Which is exactly why I think parents should tell kids to stand up for themselves. Like so many farkers have already said in this thread, the real world is a nasty place and the sooner kids learn that, the better. However, if you prefer to raise a sissy then expect them to have a myspace account where they post their arsenal when they're sixteen.

Teaching your children to defend themselves is one thing but teaching them that bullying can be solved through violence is another. Not all bullying is beating people up. That is why I equated it to emotional rape above. You can't start a fight because some one calls you names but what do you do when then names and harassment don't stop?
 
2006-04-21 04:12:03 PM  
powerlineblog.com

did anyone else misread the word emo?

/obvious?
 
2006-04-21 04:13:09 PM  
This one time, at band camp, we got some knives and guns and set this kid on fire.
 
2006-04-21 04:14:57 PM  
I understand what the kids were going through. I was very unpopular back when I was in school, but back then (91 to 95), we didn't go around shooting up schools. Hell, we were afraid to even get into a fight, because we'd get suspended and in trouble at home! And I was always smaller than I am now, so I couldn't beat anyone down at that time. I'm 122lbs now, and was always between probably 95-100lbs when I was in school. (and I have prison guard training now)

The point is, the kids that bullied these kids were not innocent, by any means. No, they didn't deserve to die, but something deserved to happen to them. They needed the shiat beat out of them, their tires slashed, whatever. But when you're in a situation like that, it's hard to see certain things. Unless you're been tornmented at school every day of your life, I don't think that you have the right to say anything back about the kids that were planning this attack. Yes, it was wrong of them. But I can still understand.

I got some of mine back though, from HS. I went to my 10 year reunion last year, looking fine as hell. Whereas the other girls were fat, had tons of kids, divorced, or got ugly. Yeah, I was rockin the reunion. Still skinny, no kids, never married, still an "alternative" type of beauty.
 
2006-04-21 04:15:05 PM  
I got bullied in High School by the pint-sized wrestler that had a chip on his shoulder because he was 5'3" and weighed 103. He was an upperclassman and I was a freshman (only 5'2 and 110lbs myself at that time). I took his crap all year long and sometimes it was so bad, I just didn't want to go to school. I avoided parts of the gym or school where i knew him and his toadies would be hanging out.

One Friday night, fueled by the courage that 3 or 4 beers can give you, I walked up to him and told him I was tired of his crap and I wasn't going to put up with it anymore. He asked me what I was gonna do about it and I replied by punching him in the nose. After wiping away blood and recovering from the shock of getting drilled in the face (albiet by my little fist) - he proceded to wrestle me to the ground and beat the crap out of me.

When it was over I had a black eye and a scrape on my forehead and both elbows. But I had new respect from all of the kids in my school and the bully never said another word to me. I stood up to him. It wasn't fun for him anymore. He got his licks in and felt satisfied that he demonstrated his superiority over me - but he also knew that his threats and taunts had lost their edge.

I was a "hero" at school and the talk was about how I started the fight and threw the first punch, not that the other kid "won" the fight. I wore my black eye with pride on Monday. A badge of honor.

That was 1985. I guess now kids would rather use guns and then end their lives or spend the rest of it behind bars surrounded by (guess who? - the worst bullies of them all).

If you didn't like the bullies in high school - you'll hate the bullies in the Fed Pen - I guarantee it.

And no amount of getting bullied or put down is worth sacrificing your life over. Shiat - it's just 3 or 4 years of your life that is long gone once real life begins in your 20's and 30's.

GET A GRIP kids!!!!
 
2006-04-21 04:15:37 PM  
Obligatory MySpace link
Tom(doesn't pop)possibly NSFW
 
2006-04-21 04:15:40 PM  
TerminalEchoes
I know what you mean. It's a difficult decision to make (telling a kid if it's okay or not okay to fight back, and dealing with the consequences). From my experiences growing up, bullies look for easy prey. If their prey fights back, win or lose, chances are the bully is going to find someone easier to pick on. I was bullied horribly in the 6th grade to the point where I was crying every morning for fear of going to school. My father finally gave me the green light to punch someone back if I ever got bullied. A week later, I delivered that punch. Know what happened? I was his best man at his wedding nine years ago. So not only did he stop bullying me, I earned his respect, and eventually became his best friend. That's probably not going to happen in every situation but it's what happened in my situation.

Thats great. Its nice to hear when those things work out. However it seems like your bully was a real person with a lack of respect for you and that is not always the case.
 
2006-04-21 04:15:53 PM  
There is not enough whoreing here.

http://www.myspace.com/tanstaafl4y

CLICK ME
 
2006-04-21 04:22:01 PM  
Well, I just found out that apparently I was the bully in high school, or at least that I gave off that vibe. Coulda fooled me, I didn't think bullies played D&D till the wee hours of the morning.

So yeah, sorry for all those myspace dousches I guess...
 
2006-04-21 04:27:54 PM  
Well, I just found out that apparently I was the bully in high school, or at least that I gave off that vibe. Coulda fooled me, I didn't think bullies played D&D till the wee hours of the morning.

If your school was anything like mine, it was a food chain. Even D&D dorks would bully chess nerds. So to some, you may have been a bully. There's always someone weaker, and there's always someone stronger.
 
2006-04-21 04:29:05 PM  
the more elaborate your myspace page is, the less of a life you have......uh, well of course if you are some hot goth/punk chick, then you could do no wrong of course

/have a myspace page
/rarely look at it
 
2006-04-21 04:30:08 PM  
And no amount of getting bullied or put down is worth sacrificing your life over. Shiat - it's just 3 or 4 years of your life that is long gone once real life begins in your 20's and 30's.

redlamp8 makes an interesting point here.

School itself is 12-13 years (high schools only 4) of your life thats anywhere from a 6th to an 8th of your life expectancy. Kids however don't see that light at the end of the tunnel. We can see the tunnel because we stand past it looking back. It is their whole life, every day for years so its all they've know for as long as they can remember. I can see where they lose their perspective. That is why I talked about outside school social activities as a means to give kids and outlet.
 
2006-04-21 04:34:15 PM  
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

I think the night before (12:30am) counts as 'mere hours'.

Up until they actually shoot, its 'attempted' or 'conspiracy'. Whether its 2 days before or 3 seconds before. The case would be pretty much the same.

And as for the kid who was actually at school...he probably didn't continue because his buddies wern't there.

Whatever. You say wait until they have aimed and have their finger on the trigger...I say get them earlier. We shall agree to disagree.

In any case, these little miscreants are off the street. And hopefully they will be going away somewhere for quite a while.
 
2006-04-21 04:34:44 PM  
www.sweatshopseattle.com
 
2006-04-21 04:35:26 PM  
Burnttoast27, thanks dude, glad you enjoyed it. I must confess, I'm not enough of a music guru to know who "Soft Pink Truth" is but I looked them (him?) up on Google and watched the two music videos on his the official site. Creepy.. yet I can see where there is a slight similarity.. I can also see why "Soft Pink Truth" is a logical choice for someone to tour with Bjork. heh.
 
2006-04-21 04:41:22 PM  
Scrotar: HAL_lives - All kids are to a degree sociopathic: The part of the brain responsible for empathy doesn't fully develop until a person hits their mid 20's.

Oh crap. I'm 24 and I STILL don't have much, if any, empathy for others. When am I gonna develop it? Really, never is too soon for me! I hate most people, unfortunately they don't ever seem to get what they deserve, though. Sad but true.

AKA Joker: Does anyone else think that the NARC Bully Squad is a good idea? Kids can't rat out the kids that are bullying them it's the ultimate social fopa. If however a third party (read: NARC) informs the administration of bullying activities maybe they can put a stop to it. If your an administrator then you know that the information your being given is accurate (coming from a sworn officer or the law) and admissible in court (if need be). Most of this stuff seems to take place in high school finding NARCs is not a problem. I think that a rotating task force for this kind of thing could help.

NOOOOO! Not NARCs! Don't spread your hate crimes here Narc! HATE CRIME!
 
2006-04-21 04:45:18 PM  
TerminalEchoes

Normally I'd agree, but this was a jock/preppy type calling me this, so I don't know what to make of it...
 
2006-04-21 04:51:54 PM  
VARoyalty
NOOOOO! Not NARCs! Don't spread your hate crimes here Narc! HATE CRIME!

WHA? NARC, short for Narcotics Officer, an under cover cop.
 
2006-04-21 04:52:03 PM  
TerminalEchoes: Which is exactly why I think parents should tell kids to stand up for themselves. Like so many farkers have already said in this thread, the real world is a nasty place and the sooner kids learn that, the better. However, if you prefer to raise a sissy then expect them to have a myspace account where they post their arsenal when they're sixteen. :)

Second the motion. Telling a kid that he's not allowed to stand up for himself--that's borderline abuse, in my opinion.
 
2006-04-21 04:54:40 PM  
If they'd just make April, 20 a holiday then none of this stuff would happen...
 
2006-04-21 04:57:13 PM  
Norman said the suspects' parents were not aware of the plot.


Well Goooollllyyyyy....., isn't that the shock of the century?
 
2006-04-21 05:01:45 PM  
Rashnu
If they'd just make April, 20 a holiday then none of this stuff would happen...

Here.. here.. (just so I can get the day off)
 
2006-04-21 05:06:53 PM  
redlamp8 I agree 100%.. I graduated in 92 and I can't believe how much things have changed since I was in high school. I remember my parents saying the same thing about the 80s. Video games weren't as violent when I was in school because the technology wasn't real enough yet. I remember talking to my geek friends about how cool it would be to have a game where you could rob a bank or go on a rampage. The closest thing we had to realistic were coin-op uprights, and they still weren't that good. If a parent actually thinks that Grand Theft Auto or any other video games causes these punks to do what they do, then they need parenting lessons.
 
2006-04-21 05:13:36 PM  
Great. More law enforcement snooping around on the Internet to find things to charge people with.
 
2006-04-21 05:15:12 PM  
I miss the good ole' days when teens would just go to school and shoot -- none of this pansy Myspace-posting-crap!!
 
2006-04-21 05:17:52 PM  
I don't see why everyone thinks MySpace sucks so bad. Sure if you look at all the stupid emo kids on there it sucks...

I've gotten friend invites from 3 or 4 kickass bands I never heard of, ended up buying their CD's.

Also won tickets to see Mudvayne & Korn off MySpace.
 
2006-04-21 05:21:12 PM  
Ericbo84 MySpace is bad in the respect that it keeps kids inside the house and not outside where the real world exists. The words "social" and "website" are in-fact mutually exclusive.
 
2006-04-21 05:33:17 PM  
AKA Joker: ....but you get some hard core bullies in high school (read bloods/crips). Who aren't interested in your lunch money but if you cross them you may lose your life.

A middle school friend of mine ended up in traction for "fighting back" and when he got back nothing changed.


I don't think this can be repeated enough times. Sometimes standing up to a bully just gets you beaten to a pulp by said bully and his crew. I'm guessing that many of the "just fight back" crowd went to suburban/exburban/rural high schools.
 
2006-04-21 05:33:30 PM  
redlamp8: After wiping away blood and recovering from the shock of getting drilled in the face (albiet by my little fist) - he proceded to wrestle me to the ground and beat the crap out of me.

Good for you. But too bad you didn't learn a bit of basic Judo. (Easily picked up from a library book)

Nothing takes the ego load off a bully like being immovably pinned to the ground by a meek kid half his size unable to free himself until he gets your permission.
 
2006-04-21 05:33:33 PM  
ericbo84
Also won tickets to see Mudvayne & Korn off MySpace.

I knew there was a downside to your post. Hope you got over that mishap!
 
2006-04-21 05:35:28 PM  
 
2006-04-21 05:35:43 PM  
I hate Myspace: If anyone wanted to know anything about you, that they couldn't figure out on their own, they'd ask you. If nobody asks you, then NOBODY WANTS TO KNOW.

I say we let the emo kids shoot the popular kids; America has enough fast-food workers and middle-management clones anyway.
 
2006-04-21 05:38:25 PM  
and some people say myspace is a bad thing for kids to be on. hm, it looks to me like myspace.com + idiot kids = a potential disaster was averted.

anyway, that's my $.02, if that.
 
2006-04-21 05:56:27 PM  
Daoloth

i dont know man, its like they did a lot of work then stopped. when you use grand parkway, notice they still have the concrete machines sitting there and all the stuff to make concrete, but no one ever uses it. have you tried using the beltway service road at i-10 lately? had to use it last week and that is all screwed up.
 
2006-04-21 06:01:35 PM  
"2006-04-21 02:08:15 PM jdhays


288 N - 59 N - 610 W at morning rush is the worst!"

Try the Gulf Freeway on the average morning.....

I ride the bus now so that I can sleep all the way to Clear Lake
 
2006-04-21 06:06:50 PM  
Death_Poot

i tried to use metro one time coming from katy, going to downtown for jury duty. it was nice in morning rush hour, but then getting back out to katy was a GIANT hassle. trying to find approrpiate busses, etc.
 
2006-04-21 06:15:39 PM  
hmmm......Down my way, it's 246 up and back....though before 3:30 pm, it services the 247 and 248 routes too, takes bout a 1/2 hr longer

Did they have it set up where there was a diff route # or some such nonsense in the evening?
 
2006-04-21 06:18:26 PM  
its a park and ride thing. they have like 30 or 40 buses going out of katy into houston from like 0600hrs. to 0830??? Once all that stops they have 3 or 4 buses going to katy throughout the day until rush hour starts then i think it picks up again. i dont know much about it, it was the 1st time ive ever used it though. think bus # or route or whatever was 119??
 
2006-04-21 06:37:39 PM  
I got bullied in High School by the pint-sized wrestler that had a chip on his shoulder because he was 5'3" and weighed 103.
www.pwhf.org

One Friday night, fueled by the courage that 3 or 4 beers can give you, I walked up to him and told him I was tired of his crap and I wasn't going to put up with it anymore.
www.cliffordhoeft.com

He asked me what I was gonna do about it
www.hankthedwarf.com

...and I replied by punching him in the nose.
blogging.la



After wiping away blood and recovering from the shock of getting drilled in the face (albiet by my little fist) - he proceded to wrestle me to the ground and beat the crap out of me.
dejadu.com

When it was over I had a black eye and a scrape on my forehead and both elbows. But I had new respect from all of the kids in my school...I was a "hero" at school.
www.redraiders.com


/so very sorry
 
2006-04-21 06:56:11 PM  
That was 1985.
images.amazon.com

sinistermonk: so very sorry
Don't be. I enjoyed it.
 
2006-04-21 07:26:29 PM  
You can't start a fight because some one calls you names but what do you do when then names and harassment don't stop?

Start a rumour they have a tail, send them a letter on a local board of health letterhead that someone they recently slept with has been diagnosed as HIV positive and fill their locker with shaving foam.

People whining about bullying have no sense of fun.
 
2006-04-21 07:28:36 PM  
So Heupel was born a midget?

FSU sucks arse

/end threadjack
 
2006-04-21 07:49:13 PM  
cheesymcgee: People whining about bullying have no sense of fun.

Or imagination apparently.

You sound like you'd be a blast at parties.. do you do conventions as well?
 
2006-04-21 07:53:54 PM  
A friend and I came up with a philosophical idea:

Society creates its own monsters, and destroys its own monsters.

How one interprets this is up to them. It can range from the annoying, to the dangerous, to the homicidal, to the genocidal.

That being said, I do think there's better ways of dealing with angst. Maybe they should have dug deeper into the Net MySpace is on, and not just stopped there?

They'd have found one of two things:
1. Ten tons of shiat.
2. Other people just like them.

/An interesting mixture :D
 
2006-04-21 07:59:11 PM  
MCStymie:It also mentions that the kids were victims of bullying from their targets, the popular kids. Yeah, there are plenty of violent video games out there, but, as a motivator for killin', it doesn't hold a candle to maltreatment in real life.

Indeed - an alternate idea on video games - including violent ones - is that they may be the opposite, acting as an outlet for anger. I know there was one time in my life where it was like this.. a stress-reliever.

/Some people use punching bags
//I use ugly monsters blown up with digital pipe bombs :D
 
2006-04-21 08:06:24 PM  
mvfreeman:I spend $40/month for a cable modem and what do my two daughters do on the computer? Spend every minute they can on myspace and AIM. Of all the cool stuff you can find on the internet they're interested in none of it.

It would be nice if for once they could stop the never ending quest for popularity and grow a friggin' brain.


Cool things on the Net? Do you mean the endless gobblede-terabytes of pron? :D

/jk..
/Try the penguin smacking games.. now that's the cool stuff! ;)
 
2006-04-21 08:14:53 PM  
mattberg:and some people say myspace is a bad thing for kids to be on.

MySpace - like blogging, IM, email, newsgroups, or damn near anything else on the Net - is not inherently dangerous. It's only as dangerous as who's using it.

If someone puts their entire life's worth of personal info up there, then it's dangerous.

This stuff's been around for a long time before MySpace - MySpace just happens to be the newest and most malleable evolution of the technology.

And before someone rips my ear off about kids/teens being irresponsible.. if you can't trust your kid to have enough common sense not to give this crap out, you shouldn't be giving them computers in their room, and you shouldn't be a total bum all over the place not paying attention to your kid. The family structure's just going to hell these days..
 
2006-04-21 08:23:57 PM  
intelligentstardust: And before someone rips my ear off about kids/teens being irresponsible..

www.thecouriermail.news.com.au

SUCKA! I do this shiat fo' fun!

/i'm done here, happy friday and have a good weekend, folks
 
2006-04-21 08:25:16 PM  
sinistermonk

LMAO! Even I wouldn't have thought of that one.. :D
 
2006-04-21 08:40:13 PM  
New Homeland Security strategy-
Promote widespread access to MySpace throughout the mideast, so one can simply Google through them for up-and-coming attacks.

Hmm, what would a MySpace EmoTerrorist sound like?

"I dunno, America just doesn't understand me, my lame leaders won't do anything about it. *sigh* And those jew guys, they're just teh suck. I don't know if I want to kill them or myself more. I was going to cut myself, like "DTA" on my thigh, but it's getting late."

"update: Thanks DeathToAmerica8899182! You're right, we can do both at the same time. Let's say we meet for coffee at 9:45am on May6th and bring the C4 over to that big green liberty statue thing, k?"
 
2006-04-21 10:32:48 PM  
Oznog: Hmm, what would a MySpace EmoTerrorist sound like?

Sound like or LOOK like?

img182.imageshack.us
 
2006-04-22 01:15:19 AM  
You know why this happens more often now than when we were growing up? Corporal punishment is gone and parents are getting shiattier. Why can't you smack a dumbass kid on the ass when they fark up anymore? I would personally encourage my school to let that half-sped gym teacher tear into my kid with a paddle along with all the other little bastards at the school, everyone knows they've earned it. There's an amount of perspective and restraint that can only be gained through physical pain at an early age which I can't say enough about.

I think this is the culmination of hundreds of years of kids saying "When I grow up I'll be better than my parents were." Then they following through by growing up to be pussy ass time-out giving shiatty parents with homocidal children.

Beat your children senseless. Amen.
 
2006-04-22 09:45:42 AM  
caller9, the only problem about letting a teacher beat your kid nowadays is that it seems over 1/2 of them would do it with an erection.

I think beating kids is up to the parents. I can't stand seeing a little obnoxious brat at the store throwing a tantrum over some toy or game they want while mommy or daddy just ignores it like it isn't happening. Even worse, the pussified parent says "You're going to get a TIME OUT".. Ooooo.. How frightening.

My mother would have killed me if I talked back to her like that growing up. My father would spank me if I misbehaved. My dad is a very nice guy. Even though he is 57, I still won't talk back to him.

I believe in spanking kids, but I don't think teachers should do it. Parents are afraid to do it in public anymore because of these bleeding heart morons that cry child abuse when they know damn well its just a parent disciplining their child.
 
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