Diogenes: This guy and his followers did alot worse than just surprise haircuts.
The One True TheDavid: Dammit, I'm in the wrong line of work.By the way, have I mentioned that an archangel with a long blond beard talk to me last night and told me to start a new religion? But first I have to buy a place for the religion to meet, so I'm taking up a collection. Only people who send me money will be told what our secret doctrine is.Yeah, that's the ticket.
Shtetl G: Already he had stood up to a posse of tough guys in the cafeteria, befriended a feared murderer, protected a gay inmate and charmed the thugs and gang members in his cellblock by singing traditional Amish hymns after lights-out.Subby might want to read the article. Mullet seems to be doing alright.
JusticeandIndependence: So welding is ok? How?
cgraves67: I bet those Amish guys are bad mofo's in prison. They worked with hand tools all their lives and made everything they own. They could probably make the best damned shiv ever seen in max-sec.
This text is now purple: JusticeandIndependence: So welding is ok? How?I suspect it's not electric-arc welding.
Darth_Lukecash: [www.shlomohsherman.com image 300x431]Life sentence for cutting beards seems harsh. Still he's OG in the most traditional way.
JusticeandIndependence: How does an Amish guy explain the hand truck, plastic lawn chair, baby stroller made of plastic, and custom boots he's wearing in the picture?So welding is ok? How?So factory built stuff is ok? How?Some rules, just not all of them?
JusticeandIndependence: Some rules, just not all of them?
JusticeandIndependence: This text is now purple: JusticeandIndependence: So welding is ok? How?I suspect it's not electric-arc welding.ok then how did the tanks get filled for oxy-fuel welding then?
The one without the beard is actually named Beard
Darth_Lukecash: Diogenes: This guy and his followers did alot worse than just surprise haircuts.Really? That's all they mentioned. What else did the do? Wear buttons?There seems to be allegations of sexual harassment- but people were allowed to leave.
catsfish: Amish guys can throw down. Years ago I saw a teenage country-thug assault an Amish kid (16 yrs old maybe) at the fair in New Market PA. The Amish kid hung back for a sec, took a couple punches and then HULK SMASHed the country thug. The police broke it up and arrested them both, with the Amish kid pleading "But... he hit me!". I often wonder what happened to that kid. I cannot imagine the cops would have cited him but what do I know?
keytronic: The beard cutters were guilty of assault, but damn these ridiculous hate crime charges that have increased the sentence to ridiculous levels. I cannot stand hate crime legislation as the grounds for prosecuting it seem to keep getting broader and broader. The beard shaving deserves severe punishment, but life in prison? 17 years in prison? There are people who beat children to death who receive lighter sentences.
chrylis: JusticeandIndependence: Some rules, just not all of them?The Amish don't have a religious proscription against using any technological advancement, they just try to adopt a "wait-and-see" approach to new technologies to weigh their downsides before making them an indispensable part of their lives. A number of Amish communities even use (non-Internet-connected) computers for technical design tasks while avoiding having them in the home.
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