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2010-01-16 12:15:29 PM
zepplinrules:
If it had been a bomb and they hadn't evacuated the school you'd all be singing a very different tune right now.

The real sad state of our country is that shiat like this gets blown out of proportion. I'll evacuate 1,000 schools needlessly before I let anything happen to one because I didn't want to cause a panic.

This doesn't have anything to do with a lack of "science education" or anything like that. Someone saw a suspicious object and reported it, so they evacuated the school.

The kid's probably a hero now to his friends for getting them out of class.


you reminded me of when I was in high school, there was two week period where some one would call the school with a bomb hoax, around the same time each day. I think it was code 35 on the intercom. The first time teachers scrambled to figure out code 35, then "calmly" moved us out to the bleachers. After the 1st week we figured it out and suggested that the fake bombs but a bomb in the bleachers before calling in the bomb treat.

Police finally traced the calls and found the guy, some worth ess drop out
 
2010-01-16 12:16:10 PM
-worthless- that is
 
2010-01-16 12:16:43 PM
zepplinrules: The kid's probably a hero now to his friends for getting them out of class.

true

but the problem with suspicious object, is that can be pretty much everything. lunch box bomb!!!
packpack bombs

/they are still running kids through metal detectors right??
/lawl
 
2010-01-16 12:18:56 PM
Those that can, do.
Those that can't, teach.
Those that can't teach, administrate.
Those that can't administrate get elected.
 
2010-01-16 12:19:36 PM
I agree that fake bomb threats waste time and reduce readiness, but this wasn't a fake bomb threat. Somebody (who may or may not be a complete idiot) really thought this was a bomb, and that needs to be taken seriously.
 
2010-01-16 12:21:57 PM
So the took it to the principal's office, yet called in the bomb squad.

Are these people insane ? What makes you think you can just carry a bomb ?
 
2010-01-16 12:22:27 PM
ElVee: Those that can, do.
Those that can't, teach.
Those that can't teach, administrate.
Those that can't administrate get elected.


Those that can't get elected have kids.
 
2010-01-16 12:22:52 PM
FlukeBoy: Tila Tequila is a alien looking my space dwarf slut that heels her shiat down the drain.

Hey. That's not nice. Tila and Tom are my myspace friends.

crazypete: That would make sense. Almost everywhere else has an external group watching to ensure the job is getting done.

That too. Mainly, it would free up teachers' time for teaching. Just set up a basic syllabus and test the kids whenever they are ready. Once passed, let them do interesting stuff related to what they just learned.

There will always be those kids who choose to sit in the back of the class and eat paste, but this form of K-12 system would give the more imaginative kids a fighting chance. Here in California roughly half the kids that enter K-12 never graduate high school. The current system is clearly not working.
 
2010-01-16 12:23:31 PM
thelordofcheese Quote 2010-01-16 12:07:53 PM

Enough of this crap, posting now and going to something else.fark you. Never dumb down. You are part of the problem. There is a difference between dumbing down and teaching in a comprehensive and gradual basis. If someone doesn't have the ability or drive to keep up when education is offered then they should be left behind.

I am sorry, I was talking about in a social environment, not professional environment. I guess I should have made it clear to all.

You are correct w/respect to work.

I don't believe you are correct when you are with friends, neighbors or strangers outside of the work environment. I could be wrong but I, at least, believe it is rude to make other people feel uncomfortable in a social setting.

Oh, and I do appreciate the "fark you" as a euphemism for "hello, I disagree".
 
2010-01-16 12:24:23 PM
Coming on a Bicycle: So the took it to the principal's office, yet called in the bomb squad.

Are these people insane ? What makes you think you can just carry a bomb ?


yah, this is HOW we know for CERTAIN it was an idiot (or a number of idiots) were involved.

smart people know to call the police and RUN THE fark AWAY.

/anytime I see anything laying around, I call the police and report a suspicious "package"
/someone left a box by the bus stop, DANGEROUS!!!
 
2010-01-16 12:24:35 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Somebody let women vote....and drive.

I see no problem with the driving part.

The voting allowance has really farked things up though.
 
2010-01-16 12:28:14 PM
namatad

Those that can't get elected have kids.

Those that can't have kids shouldn't be allowed to marrry.

Marriage is for procreation. A childless marriage is against God.
 
2010-01-16 12:29:55 PM
It wasn't a school sanctioned science project submittard, this kid just made it and brought it to school w/o their knowledge, so of coursed they freaked out.
 
2010-01-16 12:30:19 PM
TomD9938: jehovahs witness protection: Somebody let women vote....and drive.

I see no problem with the driving part.

The voting allowance has really farked things up though.


yep. and science has shown it, too (see women voting for female candidates based on feeling superior in looks to them, voting for the tallest man, the youngest man based on looks, etc... non-"intellectual" women don't even realize they're doing it, and are offended if you point it out, but that's how it works)

/throwing in television to put a face on what should be a person in slate-of-policies only and you get the farce we have today...
\tribalism and picking leaders on the playground, on a national scale
 
2010-01-16 12:31:15 PM
maceinator: TsukasaK: The only one that doesn't belong in that sequence is writing in cursive. Seriously, it's a dead art, like speaking latin. There is no reason beyond curiosity for it to be taught nowadays.

Says the guy fresh out out of college.


Cursive writing was developed as a direct result to the problems inherent in quill and ink technology.

I.E. every time I lift my quill from the parchment there is a high likelihood of ink dripping from the tip and leaving a blot on the page. Therefore by maximizing the time that the quill is in contact with the page I minimize the chances of ink dripping and ruining it. Thus cursive writing.

The invention of the ballpoint pen has rendered this a non-issue.
 
2010-01-16 12:33:25 PM
eddyatwork: The thing that is chilling to me today about schools is how they are training people to live in a prison mentality where all i

... and yet no one will rebel against the incrementalism because it will always be too soon; until it's too late.
 
2010-01-16 12:33:52 PM
My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?
 
2010-01-16 12:35:30 PM
thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?

Again, you'd be singing a different song if some kid had stabbed your son with a screwdriver at school.
 
2010-01-16 12:35:41 PM
thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school.

Zero brains tolerance strikes again.
 
2010-01-16 12:37:25 PM
thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?

Prison officials confiscate workshop tools because prisoners can turn them into weapons. Apparently, school officials are worried that your son was going to turn the screwdriver into a crude knife and shank someone during recess.

it's amazing how similar the school system is to the prison system these days.
 
2010-01-16 12:37:41 PM
DigitalCoffee: Wonder if the kid will be able to do 5 megawatt by mid May.

/he also needs to get even with the principal
//it's a moral imperative
///popcorn


He should cut a small circuit card out of a dead device, tape a dead battery to it, and leave it in the principal's path.

/monthly
//wear gloves
///point to the nose-picker next to him
 
2010-01-16 12:38:17 PM
zepplinrules: thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?

Again, you'd be singing a different song if some kid had stabbed your son with a screwdriver at school.



A pencil could be used as a weapon. Let's ban those too.
 
2010-01-16 12:39:06 PM
zepplinrules: thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?

Again, you'd be singing a different song if some kid had stabbed your son with a screwdriver at school.


Right, because there aren't hundreds of other everyday objects in a classroom that someone so inclined could turn into a weapon.
 
2010-01-16 12:41:40 PM
Obnox: aagrajag: Home of the brave, indeed.

You yanks weren't always such pussies. What happened, man? You used to be cool.

These are school administrators, not normal people.


Those who can't do: Teach.
Those who can't do and don't know: Administrate.
 
2010-01-16 12:41:46 PM
eddyatwork: dlewis6: I can't imagine what you guys would act like if you lived when knowledge really was oppressed.

Maybe it's because those of us who studied history are desperately trying to keep the torch of knowledge from sputtering out while people think it's no big deal that we are dumbing everything down.


And reporting something that is possibly a bomb as something that is possibly a bomb is a representation of the dumbing down of everything?
 
2010-01-16 12:43:43 PM
Yeah you guys are right, we might as well just stop monitoring what kids bring to school all together. Hell let's just and out handguns at the entrance and let it work itself out.

Bottom line is that the rules are there for everyone's safety. Yeah it might have been inconvenient for your kid to be hanging around the house for 10 extra days, but there's one less weapon in his school now.
 
2010-01-16 12:43:48 PM
The most amazing part of United States history that nobody seems to learn is that central banks never work. They always manipulate the dollar to put money in their pockets.

The last three times didn't work, and this fourth try obviously isn't working.
 
2010-01-16 12:46:33 PM
And fingers, I mean you can poke an eye out with one of those! Ban em!

/knows you'll be singing a different tune if your kid gets his eye poked out!
//Won't somebody think of the children?!
 
2010-01-16 12:47:14 PM
zepplinrules: Yeah you guys are right, we might as well just stop monitoring what kids bring to school all together. Hell let's just and out handguns at the entrance and let it work itself out.

Bottom line is that the rules are there for everyone's safety. Yeah it might have been inconvenient for your kid to be hanging around the house for 10 extra days, but there's one less weapon in his school now.


We all carried pocket knives in elementary school.

Shockingly, no one got stabbed.

/Compasses in art class were another story
 
2010-01-16 12:48:41 PM
bmihura: The most amazing part of United States history that nobody seems to learn is that central banks never work. They always manipulate the dollar to put money in their pockets.

The last three times didn't work, and this fourth try obviously isn't working.


Yeah! Central banks made this kid bring a bomb like object to school forcing a reaction from the administration that concluded no danger! Wait, wut?
 
2010-01-16 12:48:56 PM
BleedPinstripes: zepplinrules: thirty three and a third: My 8 year old son got suspended for 10 days before Christmas break for bringing a screwdriver to school. He found it at the bus stop. A nice long vacation due to their asinine zero-tolerance weapon policy. Were they afraid he was going to fix something?

Again, you'd be singing a different song if some kid had stabbed your son with a screwdriver at school.

Right, because there aren't hundreds of other everyday objects in a classroom that someone so inclined could turn into a weapon.


Would it be a violation of my civil rights to deprive me of my glasses? I'm nearsighted, and while I can get around just fine without them, if I'm not wearing them I can't even order off one of those overhead menus at a fast food joint when I'm standing at the counter.

Certainly would be an asinine thing to do, yes, deprive a man of his glasses needed to correct faulty vision.

So I snap one of the arms off.

Insta-staby implement. You can kill a person if you jab this hard enough, in the right spot. And my pair comes with TWO of these potential insta-stabys.

Therefore, the solution is clear.

Obamacare must mandate free laser eye surgery for all Americans and entrants, to combat this potential terroristic weapon.
 
2010-01-16 12:50:18 PM
namatad: ElVee: Those that can, do.
Those that can't, teach.
Those that can't teach, administrate.
Those that can't administrate get elected.

Those that can't get elected have kids.


... and those who can't have kids?
 
2010-01-16 12:50:30 PM
zepplinrules: Bottom line is that the rules are there for everyone's safety.

I've often wondered how people like this can function in society. they appear to be completely devoid of common sense, and with a slavish devotion to The Rules, they must find life outside of an institution to be very confusing and frustrating.
 
2010-01-16 12:51:25 PM
The cops are as much to blame as the administrators. Since 9/11 they've been given federal funds for all sorts of "anti-terrorist" toys - bomb detection, fancy vehicles, bigger guns, etc. And how they love to use them so they can show everyone that they need more. Instead of some cop walking into the principal's office, talking to the kid and seeing that it's not a risk, they go into full terrorist mode. And yet when faced with a genuine attack, they won't do anything lest they offend someone's sensitive culture.
 
2010-01-16 12:54:23 PM
It's ok to be smart and it's ok to do things unnaturally and it's also ok to do things which get reaction and it's also ok to combine the two.

Usually the way the media plays is on the fears of public, especially during the 50s and 60s when everybody who had an IQ over 28, let's say, was probably a threat to the community. Because you know, the person who can think for himself is just liable to realize that commercials don't mean anything and what they write in newspapers is wrong.

It's fashionable to disparage people who are smart. The bad part about that is that a lot of people who were born smart pretend to be dumb so they can have friends. And that's a tragedy.

I try to encourage people if they are intelligent, to not be ashamed, do what you gonna do and forget about having friends and acting dumb in order to have friends. Because those friends aren't gonna do any good anyway.

And if you know deep down in your heart that you are a dumb kind of a person, don't be ashamed of it. That's the way you are. Have a good time, you are dumb. You can sit in front of a television, drink beer, watch hockey and love it. You have none of the problems that people who know more than you do. Because the more you know the less you like it. Everybody should be happy with what they got.

-Frank Zappa
 
2010-01-16 12:54:57 PM
eddyatwork: Fano: I think he means Harrison Bergeron.

I actually wasn't referring to any literary works but there are three I can apply:
1. Harrison Bergeron - NCLB ensuring nobody feels like a loser. Or a winner.
2. 1984 - mindcrime (writing in a diary can get you arrested)
3. Brave New World - Soma is being over dispensed in young people to calm them.


4. Fahrenheit 451 - critical thought through reading is outlawed and how television destroys interest in reading literature
 
2010-01-16 12:57:30 PM
zepplinrules: Yeah you guys are right, we might as well just stop monitoring what kids bring to school all together.

Derp, derp, derpa-derpa, derp-derp-derp.

Yes, because our choices are either
1: Run our schools like prisons
or
2: Turn them into Lord of The Flies.
 
2010-01-16 12:59:37 PM
Guma: eddyatwork: Fano: I think he means Harrison Bergeron.

I actually wasn't referring to any literary works but there are three I can apply:
1. Harrison Bergeron - NCLB ensuring nobody feels like a loser. Or a winner.
2. 1984 - mindcrime (writing in a diary can get you arrested)
3. Brave New World - Soma is being over dispensed in young people to calm them.

4. Fahrenheit 451 - critical thought through reading is outlawed and how television destroys interest in reading literature


That's not really what Fahrenheit 451 is all about, far as I could tell from the interview with Ray Bradbury that I read once. It's more about how society let that happen. It wasn't a criticism of the government so much as the people. How we just quit liking books and the government in this particular fictional future ran with it.

Yes, this is irrelevant, but so is treating this story as a "suppression of knowledge" story.
 
2010-01-16 01:00:29 PM
I got ten bucks that says the kid is "special" and they can't do shiat to punish him.
 
2010-01-16 01:00:51 PM
zepplinrules: Bottom line is that the rules are there for everyone's safety. Yeah it might have been inconvenient for your kid to be hanging around the house for 10 extra days, but there's one less weapon in his school now.

0/10 - trolling these threads takes no effort of any kind.
 
2010-01-16 01:01:26 PM
MorseCodeNowInHiDef: Those who can't do: Teach.
Those who can't do and don't know: Administrate.


I always thought it was:

Those that can: do.
Those that can't: teach.
Those that can't teach: teach teachers.

/mum taught teachers IT.
//dad was a nuclear reactor engineer
///she really hated that saying
////i wonder why they divorced?
 
2010-01-16 01:04:57 PM
DancesWithSquirrels: Last year here in a middle school, a ticking sound was heard coming from a locker. The kids were evacuated, police called and they brought in bomb disposal people. Robot went in, opened locker and took out backpack. Bomb people took the backpack outside and blew it up with a water cannon.

The ticking was a metronome that the student had for music class.


Bombs haven't ticked since the invention of the semiconductor. Someone's been watching too many old cartoons.
 
2010-01-16 01:06:40 PM
KidKorporate: Bombs haven't ticked since the invention of the semiconductor. Someone's been watching too many old cartoons.

Good thing his locker wasn't vibrating. Could have been a dildo.
 
2010-01-16 01:06:59 PM
zepplinrules: Yeah you guys are right, we might as well just stop monitoring what kids bring to school all together. Hell let's just and out handguns at the entrance and let it work itself out.

Bottom line is that the rules are there for everyone's safety. Yeah it might have been inconvenient for your kid to be hanging around the house for 10 extra days, but there's one less weapon in his school now.


You'd be singing a different tune if your troll was at all effective.
 
2010-01-16 01:08:09 PM
Somehow I think this got lost in the discussions, how does his motion detector work, did it work, is it seismic, is it infrared, something completely different?

This thread has been all about the "stupid" or "not stupid" behavior of the adults and nothing about what an eleven year old has created.

Does anyone know anything about it? Does it work?
 
2010-01-16 01:17:11 PM
MacGabhain: Not tech or math related, but my wife just had an ENTIRE college class not be able to tell what she wrote on the board because it was in cursive. It was two words, and she has very good handwriting.


quantumlearningblog.files.wordpress.com
www.theglasspeople.net
 
2010-01-16 01:18:27 PM
thamike: Good thing his locker wasn't vibrating. Could have been a dildo.

when do kids start bringing small vibrating/ticking things to school, JUST to get out of class?

surprised that there hasn't been more false alarm crap at schools these days.

/where the hell are the punks theses days?
 
2010-01-16 01:21:23 PM
Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: MacGabhain: Not tech or math related, but my wife just had an ENTIRE college class not be able to tell what she wrote on the board because it was in cursive. It was two words, and she has very good handwriting.

yah, my dad used to spend a lot of time in college teaching kids remedial geometry (C=2rpi stuff)

of course, you could argue that the colleges should do a better job of not letting complete tards enroll.
of course, that would be the end of college sports

/wait, why are there sports in college again? what part of education does college football make up? the entertain the students part?
 
2010-01-16 01:23:45 PM
If only there was some place we could dump our kids for the bulk of the day and they would be safe from catching stupid.

Some place where they could be educumated in their spare time and learn social skills.
 
2010-01-16 01:24:20 PM
Pinko_Commie: I always thought it was:

Those that can: do.
Those that can't: teach.
Those that can't teach: teach teachers.


Actually, in the working world it is:

Those who can: Do
Those who can't: Are put in charge of those who can.
 
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