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2012-02-18 10:48:41 AM
Nequavion, Schequavin. I went to school with a kid whose name was "Anal."

/Seriously.
//We were told to pronounce it, "UH nel."
///And he hated his parents very, very much.
 
2012-02-18 10:50:10 AM

mynameist: I spent almost my entire elementary school years out playing at least a mile from home at all times and the only time I was even noticed was when me and a friend were riding bikes along a major highway and way too close to traffic. The smaller 2-lane highways with blind turns and no shoulders were still OK. This was only twenty years ago. Crime hasn't gone up. What can we expect from our young who are now going to be out of college before they ever have to make an individual choice.


Your parents should have lost custody for that. You were obviously not old enough to bike safely without supervision. I'll bet you didn't even wear a helmet.

Really, they were more than just negligent to let you: Your own parents were basically telling you to go play in traffic!
 
2012-02-18 10:50:42 AM
5 miles isn't that far. And the boy is 10 years old for crying out loud.
 
2012-02-18 10:50:51 AM
Five miles is a bit far, but to object over the walking (rather than the distance) at ten? Meh. Arkansas is, apparently, completely sissified.
 
2012-02-18 10:52:03 AM
BLACK PEOPLE:

Please stop naming your kids like hand lotion.

Thanks,

HD
 
2012-02-18 10:52:53 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: Vane.

/the name almost soundly defeats an anagram generator


quin?

vein?

naive?

nave?

ion?

avion? (if French is allowed)

/all done manually
//by which I mean in my head
 
2012-02-18 10:52:54 AM
OK, it's good to see so many people saying WTF over this, but it's actually worse than you think. Consider:

During his walk he crossed a bank parking lot, catching the eye of a security guard surprised to see a child alone in the area.

"Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

The guard called Jonesboro police, who took the boy to school, then contacted his mother.

Nequavion's mother was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree.

"If we see a child and see the child out in a location where they shouldn't be, feel free to call the police. That's what we're here for, and we want to keep the kids safe," said Waterworth.


The five miles is irrelevant here. The guard called the cops, the kid was picked up and the mother was cited because of where he was, not how far he was walking. It doesn't matter whether he was in the middle of a five mile walk or a half-mile walk, the same thing would have happened.
 
2012-02-18 10:53:34 AM

Horsebolt McStabledoor: Nequavion


ggogle it
 
2012-02-18 10:53:43 AM

wambu: "If we see a child and see the child out in a location where they shouldn't be, feel free to call the police. That's what we're here for, and we want to keep the kids safe," said Waterworth.

Really? They need guns and SWAT gear "to keep the kids safe"?

Police Priorities According to Sergeant Lyle Waterworth
1. Keep kids safe.
2. Rescue cats/firemen from trees.
3. Donuts.
4. Write traffic tickets.
5. Donuts.
6. ?????

/the terrorists have won


Only two priorities are necessary:
1. Protect the innocent
2. Uphold the law
 
2012-02-18 10:53:45 AM

LoneWolf343: Hasn't violent crime been going down?


Sure, but not enough to counteract the fact that snowflakes have become even more precious, weak.
 
2012-02-18 10:53:45 AM
Nequavion

Ugh.

I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.
 
2012-02-18 10:53:52 AM
I walked to school almost every day 2-3 miles in elementary. Grandma walked with me the first couple years, but by the time I was in 2nd grade, I walked to and from school with some of the neighbor kids. The closest bus was about a mile further from school, which was at around 4 miles? I always thought this was the norm. I still think kids that live in that neighborhood walk to school because the buses don't pick up that close.

We live not quite a mile from the school here. I was planning on letting the kids walk to school alone when the oldest was in 2nd or 3rd, and the younger one can stick with him. I can't imagine how that would be negligence. We have crossing guards around here. What would be the point of crossing guards if kids don't walk to school?
 
2012-02-18 10:56:01 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Main street of Jonesboro, AR. Population 67,263. Looks like a very dangerous place to let a kid walk to school. String her up!
 
2012-02-18 10:56:05 AM

Javacrucian: Nequavion

Ugh.

I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.


Actually, I kinda like it. Sounds almost Shakespearean.
 
2012-02-18 10:57:12 AM

huskerdu: Just wait until his father hears about this!


Couldn't let this gem go unnoticed. Bravo to you, sir.
 
2012-02-18 10:57:25 AM

kinkkerbelle: [upload.wikimedia.org image 254x169]

Main street of Jonesboro, AR. Population 67,263. Looks like a very dangerous place to let a kid walk to school. String her up!


It is a place where children are not supposed to be.
 
2012-02-18 10:57:50 AM
Dang. My parents are dead and gone. I can't sue them for allowing me to walk a mile to school and back from the time I was in kindergarten. Well, except for that week in '56 or '57 when it was 50 below. The only time I remember being given a ride to school.

Side notes:

I was frequently late in kindergarten and first grade. Nobody called the police, my parents were never charged with anything.

Mom packed my lunch every day. Nobody ever checked to see if it was nutritionally correct and took it away if it was a pbj sandwich.

When Fred and I traded punches in our 8th grade English class the teacher just told us to knock it off and sit down. We did. No police, no assault charges, jail time or community service. We never did it again.

Our country seems to be in a hand-basket wondering where it's going.
 
2012-02-18 10:57:57 AM
Parenting while black is against the law.
 
2012-02-18 10:58:20 AM

sendtodave: Actually, I kinda like it. Sounds almost Shakespearean.


If he were a turn of the 16th century European I'd agree.
 
2012-02-18 10:58:36 AM

PsiChi:
/I'm all for proper discipline, but that's too far to have a 10 year old walk by himself.


Oh, for crissake ! No. It just isn't.
 
2012-02-18 11:01:12 AM

lohphat: FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.

WUT?

No, we live in a media- and politically-fueled world of manufactured irrational fear.

Kids are not allowed to go outside and play and ride bikes because some helicopter parent can't let their snowflake breathe outside air.

By age 9, I had a bus pass for trips over 2 miles as my mom was not my personal taxi service.


What's good for you may not be good for Nequavion, lohphat.

sixdemonbag.files.wordpress.com

/That's Lopan, I know, but it's a cool visual. (:
 
2012-02-18 11:01:41 AM
Thats ten miles a day. Thats too damn far for a kid that age or any really. Its not the distance as much as the time. Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid. I would have made him walk it the first day to make a point but after that I would have driven him. If he had a bike to ride it might be a different story and I would factor in the temperature as well. The really issue is where the dark is Daddy? All these problems always go back to where the fark is Daddy.
 
2012-02-18 11:02:39 AM

cman: Making your child walk to school is now endangering the welfare of a child?

What world do I live in again?


Exactly.

May as well encase all the kids in a giant plastic bubble so they don't even fall down and skin their knees.
 
2012-02-18 11:02:44 AM
Child abuse. In Star Trek, the Nequavions were a species known for their hatred of bipedal transportation.
 
2012-02-18 11:02:50 AM
"Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

Well, you know, I don't want MY kids making iPads and iPhone or my Reebocks. But SOMEONE's kids have to do it.
 
2012-02-18 11:05:09 AM
Kids are weak because society forces them to be weak. 10 miles a day is a bit long, but it's not like a death march. The schools would be better off if all of the little heathens got a bit more exercise.
 
2012-02-18 11:05:15 AM

kinkkerbelle: [upload.wikimedia.org image 254x169]

Main street of Jonesboro, AR. Population 67,263. Looks like a very dangerous place to let a kid walk to school. String her up!


Recalling the shooting massacre, the streets are safer than the school.

/using the same lazy heuristics
 
2012-02-18 11:05:43 AM

Pert:
avion? (if French is allowed)


Nope, eez not allowed. In French, you cannot name your kid "airplane".

Not a bad list, btw. I spend way too many (man, any, yam, nam, nay, may) hours playing Word Warp on the iPad.
 
2012-02-18 11:08:23 AM

Tyrosine: Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, .

Really? Mu son walked to school when he was six...


How far was it one way?

/Interesting Fark handle.
 
2012-02-18 11:08:56 AM
wtf? I walked about mile home from the bus every day from the age of 8 because it didn't stop any closer. I lived in a major city and not the best neighborhood. Nothing ever happened, and in fact nothing is likely to happen. The main crimes in a bad neighborhood are theft, and generally 10 year olds don't have much to steal. Contrary to popular belief there aren't pedos and kidnappers waiting around the corner all over the place.

I knew kids that walked too and from school further than that (don't think any walked over 4 miles, but what's another mile?). At 10 I was in good enough shape that I would have had no trouble walking quite far backpack and everything. What, now kids can't physically stand to walk more than a couple blocks without it being abuse? And as far as safety you stay on the main drag in public spaces and don't go down alleyways or sidestreets that you know to be not-so-safe.
Hell, what's bad is the kid probably would have had other kids to walk with if other parents weren't so paranoid about pedos, or some idiot calling the cops like in this article. Then it would have been even safer since they'd be in a group.
 
2012-02-18 11:11:14 AM

deanayer: Thats ten miles a day. Thats too damn far for a kid that age or any really. Its not the distance as much as the time. Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid.


Or an hour and a half less time in front of the TV.
 
2012-02-18 11:12:27 AM

cryinoutloud: On Monday, his mother ordered him to walk to school, almost five miles from their home. During his walk he crossed a bank parking lot, catching the eye of a security guard surprised to see a child alone in the area.
"Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

Listen up, parents--your kids are not allowed to be out running the streets and walking across bank parking lots. Why, there might be a car around there somewhere.

/f*cking loony tunes
//surprised any modern kid could even walk five miles


and there was this stupidity from the popo too.
"If we see a child and see the child out in a location where they shouldn't be, feel free to call the police. That's what we're here for, and we want to keep the kids safe," said Waterworth.

a bank parking lot is "a location where they shouldn't be"? man i'm old and all but damn this is messed up.
 
2012-02-18 11:13:57 AM
10 is the new 35. It's high time the boy cut mommy's apron strings, got himself a job, settled down and raised a family of his own - then he'd know not to yell on the bus.
 
2012-02-18 11:18:10 AM
Is his name Dick Peniscar?
 
2012-02-18 11:19:22 AM

alternative girlfriend: Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.

Since when? I walked to school alone from the age of 8.

/In my day...!
//I sound old...



Tell me about it. In my day i walked 5 miles to school and 6 miles back every day, in a blizzard, with 3 feet of snow and no shoes, uphill both ways.

/My lawn
//Get off it.
 
2012-02-18 11:21:25 AM

deanayer: Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid.


Are you kidding? As much time as kids spend nowadays indoors sitting on their ass, not even counting how long you spend sitting at school, a few hours a day walking isn't a bad idea. I used to spend a few hours a day outside walking around and playing with my friends, and I still got my homework done. And it took me 2 hrs to get TO school and then another 2 to get back on the bus anyway. I had to catch the bus at 5:15-5:20 and we'd get to school at 7:25, 5 minutes before the day started. School ended at 2:30pm and I'd get home at 4:15-4:30 pm.
A bus route for many kids takes a couple of hours anyway, if you're one of the first on, just because they have to stop and pick up all the kids. So how is some kid walking 2 hours to school going to cause a huge problem as opposed to a kid that has to spend the time on the bus instead?
 
2012-02-18 11:22:36 AM

PsiChi: Tyrosine: Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, .

Really? Mu son walked to school when he was six...

How far was it one way?

/Interesting Fark handle.


Just under 1km.

/Did research on a tyrosine kinase in grad school.
 
2012-02-18 11:25:44 AM

Javacrucian: sendtodave: Actually, I kinda like it. Sounds almost Shakespearean.

If he were a turn of the 16th century European I'd agree.


That's racist.
 
2012-02-18 11:26:56 AM

Pert: Sock Ruh Tease: Vane.

/the name almost soundly defeats an anagram generator

quin?

vein?

naive?

nave?

ion?

avion? (if French is allowed)

/all done manually
//by which I mean in my head


Quinone

/didn't cheat either
//and hey, it's in the Scrabble dictionary
 
2012-02-18 11:27:33 AM

BretMavrik: The five miles is irrelevant here. The guard called the cops, the kid was picked up and the mother was cited because of where he was, not how far he was walking. It doesn't matter whether he was in the middle of a five mile walk or a half-mile walk, the same thing would have happened.


It's illegal to be in a bank parking lot? I think you're grasping at straws here. The kid was picked up because the guard called the cops. The cops have seriously overreacted. No laws were broken here, except the ones the cops made up in their heads. They have decided on their own to make walking 5 miles = child endangerment. I hope the idiot loses his job over this. I'm sure the judge that will hear this case has seen lots of evidence of bad parenting, and this isn't one of them. Hopefully the judge will applaud the mother, ask the kid if he's learned his lesson, and toss the whole thing out. If he's really on his game, he'll tell the cops not to be such mamma's boys.
 
2012-02-18 11:32:53 AM

deanayer: The really issue is where the dark is Daddy? All these problems always go back to where the fark is Daddy.


Gee, why are you assuming that the father isn't present?
 
2012-02-18 11:33:38 AM
sounds like the kid learned his lesson. his mother is trying to make up for having named him nequavion in the first place i suppose. five miles is a little bit far, but i think if he did that for a week, he'd learn that not screaming on the bus is a worthwhile sacrifice in order to not have to walk.
 
2012-02-18 11:38:21 AM

cman: Making your child walk to school is now endangering the welfare of a child?

What world do I live in again?


This story is complete bullshiat. I'm no "uphill both ways in the snow" octogenarian. I'm 26. When I was in elementary and middle school, we lived 8 miles away from the school. If my brother and/or I missed the bus or got kicked off it, we WALKED HOME. Nobody had to tell us to do it. We knew that we'd farked up and walking home or to school was the consequence. No one ever got fined, or arrested, certainly never imprisoned. Personally, the only part of that story that makes me feel like atleast SOMEONE has a brain in their head is the kid. He comes right out and says "Look, I know that this was my fault, why are you trying to punish my mom?". If his mom can weather this particular shiatstorm (which no one has the right to put on her because stranger danger is bullshiat) I'd say she's halfway to raising a pretty decent adult. Good on her.
 
2012-02-18 11:40:14 AM

proteus_b: sounds like the kid learned his lesson. his mother is trying to make up for having named him nequavion in the first place i suppose. five miles is a little bit far, but i think if he did that for a week, he'd learn that not screaming on the bus is a worthwhile sacrifice in order to not have to walk.


If the story ended there, you'd be right. Unfortunately, there's that whole thing where some asshole cops that know how to raise her son better than she does try to put her in PRISON for a year.
 
2012-02-18 11:40:34 AM

rdyb: Pert: Sock Ruh Tease: Vane.

/the name almost soundly defeats an anagram generator

quin?

vein?

naive?

nave?

ion?

avion? (if French is allowed)

/all done manually
//by which I mean in my head

Quinone

/didn't cheat either
//and hey, it's in the Scrabble dictionary


profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-02-18 11:41:54 AM

Ihaveanevilparrot: I walked about mile home from the bus every day from the age of 8 because it didn't stop any closer. I lived in a major city and not the best neighborhood. Nothing ever happened, and in fact nothing is likely to happen. The main crimes in a bad neighborhood are theft, and generally 10 year olds don't have much to steal. Contrary to popular belief there aren't pedos and kidnappers waiting around the corner all over the place.


People tend to pay more attention to more sensational dangers (that happen with less frequency) than they do mundane dangers (which happen more often). When you kid walks down to the park, the danger isn't with kidnapping pedophiles or gang shootouts. The most dangerous part is when he crosses a street. The good thing is, this is a danger you can train them to mitigate (cross at crosswalks, always wait for cars to stop, check each lane as you are crossing, watch for turning cars, etc...).

As for the kid in the article, ten is old enough to be walking that far alone. Heck, in six more years, he can apply for a license to operate a car alone. Stop treating him as if he were in kindergarten.
 
2012-02-18 11:43:06 AM

Javacrucian: Nequavion

Ugh.

I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.


Yeah, why can't those people name their kinds normal names, like Newt, Mitt, or Trig?
 
2012-02-18 11:44:03 AM
I used to walk that far to school when I was a kid, and it wasn't as punishment, I just hated taking the bus. It's not that bad a walk.
 
2012-02-18 11:47:08 AM

Chameleon: Javacrucian: Nequavion

Ugh.

I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.

Yeah, why can't those people name their kinds normal names, like Newt, Mitt, or Trig?


Well, you have to admit, Newt is quite the appropriate name for that man.
 
2012-02-18 11:47:11 AM

Chameleon: Javacrucian: Nequavion

Ugh.

I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.

Yeah, why can't those people name their kinds normal names, like Newt, Mitt, or Trig?


So the lesson here is, if you're gonna have a weird name, keep it to one syllable.
 
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