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(WFAA Fort Worth)   North Texas snowflakes' school walk threatened by deadly drainage ditch, according to parents who never stomped in a puddle. "So they either get wet or bang up their knees. So our concern is their general safety"   (wfaa.com ) divider line 81
    More: Stupid, Mckinney, elementary schools, Mooneyham Elementary, Keith Brunson  
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2012-10-27 12:17:30 AM  
Pony up $100K for the bridge or drive your little snowflakes to school, parents.
 
2012-10-27 12:19:16 AM  
FFS, the world is NOT a Nerf-padded utopia.. Your little snowflakes are going to use it just because..

It's a 3 foot-wide cement-lined culvert, not a 30 foot raging river that must be forded by experts on a rope-guided pontoon ferry..

Oh, and it's an optional short-cut route.

Now excuse me while I go out and ride bikes from sunup to sundown, jump ramps made from stolen plywood and cinder blocks, and poke dead animals with a stick.
 
2012-10-27 12:24:55 AM  
Solution that involves intelligence: Someone drops a 2x12 into place. Done.

Solution that involves Texas: A committee chooses a solution involving whirling blades and a rope swing, with kids required to shoot the water with a shotgun while praising Jesus as they cross.
 
2012-10-27 12:29:05 AM  
It must be nice to have have so few problems in life you feel the need to expend your energy complaining about your kids having to step across a ditch.
 
2012-10-27 12:57:30 AM  

kmmontandon: Solution that involves intelligence: Someone drops a 2x12 into place. Done.

Solution that involves Texas: A committee chooses a solution involving whirling blades and a rope swing, with kids required to shoot the water with a shotgun while praising Jesus as they cross.


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DON'T GET ELIMINATED!
 
2012-10-27 03:57:23 AM  

kmmontandon: Solution that involves intelligence: Someone drops a 2x12 into place. Done.

Solution that involves Texas: A committee chooses a solution involving whirling blades and a rope swing, with kids required to shoot the water with a shotgun while praising Jesus as they cross.


100k? Really? Also, this is a shortcut noit the designated path. As mentioned above, a thick board would work or maybe crossing it teaches the kids some agility and daring.Falling in a few times will teach them to be more careful or take the safe route instead.
 
2012-10-27 07:36:02 AM  
God forbid they fall down and hit their head.
 
2012-10-27 07:36:05 AM  
I watched the video and I still can't see where the danger is supposed to be, unless one of these kids is particularly vulnerable to water.
 
2012-10-27 07:41:02 AM  
I do not understand.
 
2012-10-27 07:42:44 AM  
I'll prob be in the minority here but I see their point. Some kid will get hurt at some point. Not to mention kids will likely get wet mostly every day. A puddle is one thing this is not a puddle.

My only issue is that it will cost 100k to resolve. That's ridiculous, but the area sounds like it gets worse after it rains. Wait what I am saying, it doesn't rain in Texas bec people haven't prayed to god enough the last few years.

Seriously though, trailhead volunteers could build s bridge in a day, I've seen it dine in parks near me. And it wouldn't cost 100k to do
 
2012-10-27 07:43:05 AM  
when i was small children were sanforized and would not shrink upon contact with water. times have changed. they don't make them like they used to.

--out of all those kids, not one single Dad with power tools that would just love to build a weekend project and drop it in place off the back of a pick up truck? damn right Sears.
 
2012-10-27 07:43:16 AM  
Add some alligators.

Kids these days are too soft.
 
2012-10-27 07:45:29 AM  
I used to cross train tracks that had speeding Metra trains and freight trains. After crossing the tracks I would have to walk pass a public school wearing a red and white polo shirt for my Catholic school
/Trying to cross in between two slowing moving freight cars is much harder than you think
 
2012-10-27 07:47:25 AM  
"They say it could cost over $100,000 to build the bridge they need to build here, because they have to go above the water plain," Hall said.
cdn.bimfs.com
Seriously?

www.automation-drive.com
Problem solved.
 
2012-10-27 07:49:02 AM  
$100,000 farking dollars for a little bridge?

Just get one of these for a couple hundred.

hi.atgimg.com
 
2012-10-27 07:49:06 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Pony up $100K for the bridge


www.airhilllawn.com
or go to home depot and spend $150
 
2012-10-27 07:52:06 AM  
wimps... that's not even deep enough to have snakes or snapping turtles in it...
 
2012-10-27 07:54:13 AM  
You've got to stop the water.
www.ridacritter.com
 
2012-10-27 07:56:01 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "They say it could cost over $100,000 to build the bridge they need to build here, because they have to go above the water plain," Hall said.
[cdn.bimfs.com image 640x360]
Seriously?

[www.automation-drive.com image 500x334]
Problem solved.


Yeah, 100 k for a small bridge is stupid(if that is the ditch in the picture)

Can people not build a small wood bridge?
 
2012-10-27 07:58:31 AM  
As a mother with anxiety issues, I am disappoint. No mentions of all the crazy skin infections and broken ankles? What about getting entrapped if the water gets high? What if bubba throws some wood over it and my snowflakes get a splinter that gets infected like that zip line chick and they lose all their limbs and its all because someone couldn't build a bridge? How could they put a price on my children's feet like that? All I know is that I'm suing the city, the school, the HOA, and most of all that bastard Bubba because someone has to wheel Patty around all day and if I was too lazy to drive her to school, do you think I'd do that?

Nothing but the best for my little princess!
 
2012-10-27 07:59:38 AM  
www.thearchnemesis.com

What the children of North Texas might look like.
 
2012-10-27 08:05:19 AM  
You build a bridge, then the bridge trolls want in.
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2012-10-27 08:06:35 AM  

KrispyKritter: when i was small children were sanforized and would not shrink upon contact with water. times have changed. they don't make them like they used to.

--out of all those kids, not one single Dad with power tools that would just love to build a weekend project and drop it in place off the back of a pick up truck? damn right Sears.



They would probably fine and or imprison him or her.
 
2012-10-27 08:10:15 AM  
Call it PhyEd.
 
2012-10-27 08:12:20 AM  
cdn.bimfs.com

That? That's it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I wonder what these assholes will do once they spend a totally unneeded 100K ( which they're very conservatively begging off the city governments ) and then notice the kids are still choosing to jump across using the rocks because it's more fun.

Dumbfarks.

If the parents are that farking worried about it a) drive your squirrel-buttsex-retard-baby to school, or, now get this, tell them to go the long way.

God forbid any of the little heffers have to walk an extract half mile, though.
 
2012-10-27 08:13:09 AM  
*sigh*

Dammit Texas - I thought you were cool. What happened?
 
2012-10-27 08:14:22 AM  
i1130.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 08:14:28 AM  
If only ZOMGIMMIGRANTS were this poorly motivated: U.S. Border Crises Solved!

/farking initiative, how does it work?
 
2012-10-27 08:18:45 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "They say it could cost over $100,000 to build the bridge they need to build here, because they have to go above the water plain," Hall said.

Seriously?


Problem solved.


By water plain, the mean flood plain, which appears to be several feet higher than the ditch, which means a much longer bridge. And because it's public...architect, engineering, and permitting, it could easily soak u p $100K.. Or a scout troop could do it in a weekend for someones eagle project, but then everyone who gets a booboo crossing will try to sue the BSA into oblivion.
 
2012-10-27 08:21:43 AM  
So its a shortcut and when it rains heavily kids probably avoid it and thus mud. This seems like a first world problem
 
2012-10-27 08:25:35 AM  
When did parents become such pussies?
 
2012-10-27 08:27:06 AM  

kmmontandon: Solution that involves intelligence: Someone drops a 2x12 into place. Done.

Solution that involves Texas: A committee chooses a solution involving whirling blades and a rope swing, with kids required to shoot the water with a shotgun while praising Jesus as they cross.


And the Leftist, Atheist, mentally challenged Haters are heard from... Derppitty Derp Bazinga!

(You know, you farkers are building up some really bad Karma. You've got 11 days until the black neighborhoods start killing Whitey, and you are inside the gun purchase waitng period in a lot of Blue states. Sucks to be you...)

Insert hysterically evil laugh here...

 
2012-10-27 08:36:43 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: *sigh*

Dammit Texas - I thought you were cool. What happened?


I can get odds that Helicopter Mama was was born in Chicago, Boston, Philly, or Joisey, and was dragged to Texas kicking and screaming because there was no work back home...
 
2012-10-27 08:46:16 AM  
Pussy parents.
 
2012-10-27 08:46:50 AM  
"Dozens of kids take a shortcut home by crossing the drainage ditch." How many dozens?
Not an issue, take the long route.
 
2012-10-27 08:54:24 AM  

solokumba: BarkingUnicorn: Pony up $100K for the bridge

[www.airhilllawn.com image 800x533]
or go to home depot and spend $150


THIS!
 
2012-10-27 08:57:08 AM  

solokumba: BarkingUnicorn: Pony up $100K for the bridge

[www.airhilllawn.com image 800x533]
or go to home depot and spend $150


I can install one of these for right around $98,000.
 
2012-10-27 09:08:02 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Pony up $100K for the bridge or drive your little snowflakes to school, parents.


More likely the local gov will put up a big chain link fence around the shortcut and solve the problem that way.

Shortcuts have other hazards: glass bottles, snakes, child molesters in the bushes, bogeyman,etc.

Parents demands for additional protections would never end if you built them a bridge.
 
2012-10-27 09:08:59 AM  
Texas sucks.
 
2012-10-27 09:22:50 AM  
Sounds like an unintended consequence of regulations and legal risk (note...I'm not complaining about the regulations). To *officially* fix the problem, there are probably property easements, drainage studies, and other tasks that need to be done, followed by a robust design suitable for public use (durable materials, ADA compliant, etc.), plus trail work. $100k sounds expensive, but there may be a number of issues that are contributing to that estimate.

The $150 bridge solution is the most practical, but the city can't just look the other way, especially now the issue has been recorded in the news.
 
2012-10-27 09:36:45 AM  

markie_farkie: FFS, the world is NOT a Nerf-padded utopia.. Your little snowflakes are going to use it just because..

It's a 3 foot-wide cement-lined culvert, not a 30 foot raging river that must be forded by experts on a rope-guided pontoon ferry..

Oh, and it's an optional short-cut route.

Now excuse me while I go out and ride bikes from sunup to sundown, jump ramps made from stolen plywood and cinder blocks, and poke dead animals with a stick.


Nerf Padded Utopia is my new band name.
 
2012-10-27 09:44:31 AM  

intotheabyss81: Nerf Padded Utopia is my new band name


Just remember to send a royalty check when you make it big....
 
2012-10-27 09:44:53 AM  
Texan child + water =
i128.photobucket.com?

Luckily, we don't have that problem in my neck of the (concrete and steel) woods. I've been known to push people into water on purpose and have not seen one person melt yet. Apparently I do not know anyone from Texas, I guess.
 
2012-10-27 09:52:39 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "They say it could cost over $100,000 to build the bridge they need to build here, because they have to go above the water plain," Hall said.

Seriously?


Problem solved.

By water plain, the mean flood plain, which appears to be several feet higher than the ditch, which means a much longer bridge. And because it's public...architect, engineering, and permitting, it could easily soak u p $100K.. Or a scout troop could do it in a weekend for someones eagle project, but then everyone who gets a booboo crossing will try to sue the BSA into oblivion.


My first thought, although that would be a three to four week build (have experience).

I'm guessing to biggest issue will be permitting. Somebody is going to argue that "wetlands" will be impacted by the bridge and demand accommodations.
 
2012-10-27 10:02:01 AM  

octopied: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "They say it could cost over $100,000 to build the bridge they need to build here, because they have to go above the water plain," Hall said.
[cdn.bimfs.com image 640x360]
Seriously?

[www.automation-drive.com image 500x334]
Problem solved.

Yeah, 100 k for a small bridge is stupid(if that is the ditch in the picture)

Can people not build a small wood bridge?


Dude, it's the "ebil gubmint". It's $100 for the actual bridge, $99,000 for the installation (so sayeth the contractors).
 
2012-10-27 10:02:58 AM  
I work in a school and the liability issue is HUGE. Don't say, don't speak, just do it. Don't ask, Don't tell. An old pallet might magically appear one day; problem solved. Kid gets hurt? Walk the recommended route! Nobody to sue as it's not an official sidewalk.

I used to walk down a back lane 4 seasons, cars backing out and in spring, their was 2 feet of water backed up as there was no drainage at that time. We all took the short cut and every once in a while, someone fell in as we hung on to fences to avoid the water.

Nobody EVER sued the school. Use the farking sidewalk 150 feet away on the street and all is well.

If my kid fell after telling her to take the sidewalk, "Oh well!". If you play with fire, don't cry when you get burnt.
 
2012-10-27 10:06:17 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Sounds like an unintended consequence of regulations and legal risk (note...I'm not complaining about the regulations). To *officially* fix the problem, there are probably property easements, drainage studies, and other tasks that need to be done, followed by a robust design suitable for public use (durable materials, ADA compliant, etc.), plus trail work. $100k sounds expensive, but there may be a number of issues that are contributing to that estimate.

The $150 bridge solution is the most practical, but the city can't just look the other way, especially now the issue has been recorded in the news.



You forgot to mention EPA impact studies (it's probably considered a wetland or a watershed to a public waterway), public hearing and 38 useless governmental agencies needing to sign off on the project (think grease payments.)

Then, whoever builds the bridge, whoever owns the property and the school would be on the hook for all the nuisance suits that inevitability will come.
 
2012-10-27 10:10:23 AM  
Since when is dallas north texas.
 
2012-10-27 10:13:39 AM  
I just watched it again. I just want to slap the taste out of these parents' mouths. $100,000 to build a bridge across a 2' wide ditch?! How about $3.99 for some bactine and a band aid? It worked when we were kids...and these parents are about my age if not a little younger.

Jesus farking God. What a bunch of farking pussies.
 
2012-10-27 10:15:56 AM  
What they need:

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What they want:

www.wawaseepoa.org

What they'll get:

www.geoclickz.com
 
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