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2012-12-13 09:36:24 PM
Step 4: Several years in Juvie
 
2012-12-13 10:13:57 PM
Step 5: Profit?
 
2012-12-14 12:02:12 AM
Done in two.
 
2012-12-14 12:03:16 AM
What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.
 
2012-12-14 12:03:31 AM
Clearly you are mistaken, as Step 4 is:

Party like it's 1999.

...what? Am I that old?
 
2012-12-14 12:05:42 AM
Obesity is the leading cause of absenteeism in the United States. Just sayin
 
2012-12-14 12:08:54 AM

jimmyego: Step 4: Several years in Juvie


There you go.

I went to a half day magnet program that shared a building with last stop on way to juvie alternative high school. Someone called in a bomb threat to get out of class.. the building administrator waited 3 hours til lunch *then* brought in search dogs. And sent a letter to parents after kids saw the dogs.

My mom was somewhat displeased.
 
2012-12-14 12:09:27 AM

Gilligann: What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.


Bombs are so 1980's.
 
2012-12-14 12:11:21 AM
step 0 dont study for final exam
 
2012-12-14 12:13:13 AM
As of a couple days ago my town has been abuzz with rumors of a possible school shooting too (to befall Dec 21st. OMG it's the end of the world!!!). 4 students have been arrested thus far though
 
2012-12-14 12:13:28 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: jimmyego: Step 4: Several years in Juvie

There you go.

I went to a half day magnet program that shared a building with last stop on way to juvie alternative high school. Someone called in a bomb threat to get out of class.. the building administrator waited 3 hours til lunch *then* brought in search dogs. And sent a letter to parents after kids saw the dogs.

My mom was somewhat displeased.


Unless the caller sounded like Christian Slater I think the admin made the right choice.
 
2012-12-14 12:18:37 AM
I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.
 
2012-12-14 12:25:55 AM

DownDaRiver: I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.



Farking Liar! YOu musT be a Mooslim!
 
2012-12-14 12:26:03 AM

Gilligann: What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.


Dude, I live in Ohio and they seemed to always happen on the coldest damn day of the year.
 
2012-12-14 12:40:47 AM
Bomb threats always seemed silly to me. If you actually planted a bomb in a school and didn't want to hurt anyone, wouldn't you just set it off at night? Obviously, if you intended to hurt people you wouldn't tell any one about the bomb. Or, since students are often marched out of class to stand in previously unguarded fields and the like after a threat... just blow them up / mass shoot them there?

And if there were actually a significant number of terrorists within the border of the US and they wanted to target air travel, why wouldn't they just blow up the security lines on a popular travel day(day after Thanksgiving)?
 
2012-12-14 12:43:17 AM
I remember when it was just:
Step One - Skip school

Or at absolute worst:
Step One - Fake sick
Step Two - Skip school

/lawn... mine...
//you... off...
 
2012-12-14 12:46:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: Gilligann: What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.

Bombs are so 1980's.


So true back in my day we had a string of those till they busted the kid. Same place as the article basically, I was just in the county school system at that time not the city one.
/ Otherwise, oh joy my town gets on the news :/
 
2012-12-14 12:58:20 AM
Another 30-something for bomb threats.
/Off the lawn...it's mined.
 
2012-12-14 01:02:38 AM

GungFu: DownDaRiver: I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.


Farking Liar! YOu musT be a Mooslim!


Nah, he's a dog. I can tell.
 
2012-12-14 01:06:46 AM
This happened on the first anniversary of Columbine when I was a sophmore. Minus the Twitter part of course. Between the kids skipping, kids who's parents wouldn't let them come, and the kids who were legit concerned, about a third of the school showed up that day. They combined all our lunch periods and gave us all a free soda. By the time I got home, my dad had heard about it and said I shouldn't have gone.
 
2012-12-14 01:35:12 AM

DownDaRiver: I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.


i.dailymail.co.uk

/What DownDaRiver imght look like.
 
2012-12-14 01:42:16 AM

moothemagiccow: StreetlightInTheGhetto: jimmyego: Step 4: Several years in Juvie

There you go.

I went to a half day magnet program that shared a building with last stop on way to juvie alternative high school. Someone called in a bomb threat to get out of class.. the building administrator waited 3 hours til lunch *then* brought in search dogs. And sent a letter to parents after kids saw the dogs.

My mom was somewhat displeased.

Unless the caller sounded like Christian Slater I think the admin made the right choice.


I bet he sounded like Jeremy Irons with a bad German accent.
 
2012-12-14 01:43:27 AM

Nightenstaff: I remember when it was just:
Step One - Skip school

Or at absolute worst:
Step One - Fake sick
Step Two - Skip school

/lawn... mine...
//you... off...


Problem with that now is that most parents have both seen and lived Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so that doesn't work anymore.
 
2012-12-14 01:47:40 AM

DownDaRiver: I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.


If you want to know what human nature is really like, look how it behaves when given anonymity and zero negative consequences.
 
2012-12-14 01:59:40 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Obesity is the leading cause of absenteeism in the United States. Just sayin


it's stupidity, fathead.
 
2012-12-14 02:05:30 AM

Gilligann: What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.


Came to say this. Odd, how anonymous callers would threaten to blow up the school, usually on a Friday.
 
2012-12-14 02:14:55 AM

DownDaRiver: I hate those internet social like sites. Anyone can
go to them, make up fake ID's that hide their real indentity. They can say stuff that's not true. Make fun of and mock crap. Insult and demean others that say things. And all without any accountability for what they say.


farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-14 02:16:13 AM

lewismarktwo:

And if there were actually a significant number of terrorists within the border of the US and they wanted to target air travel, why wouldn't they just blow up the security lines on a popular travel day(day after Thanksgiving)?


Snipers.

Shhhhh.
 
2012-12-14 02:31:11 AM

lewismarktwo: Bomb threats always seemed silly to me. If you actually planted a bomb in a school and didn't want to hurt anyone, wouldn't you just set it off at night? Obviously, if you intended to hurt people you wouldn't tell any one about the bomb.


Seems silly to me too. Mostly I think it's just a matter of the administration figuring that they have to take it seriously, otherwise God help 'em if it turns out to be the real deal. It may be written into a school district's policies and not even subject to the principal's discretion.

The whole bomb threat fad may have been imported from the U.K. At one time, if I recall correctly, the IRA learned that while blowing up public buildings was a great way to publicize its cause, harming innocent people (or worse still children or horses) had the opposite effect. So, they developed the habit of calling just enough in advance to allow the people and ponies to be evacuated.

(Could be pure B.S. -- Don't remember where I read it)
 
2012-12-14 02:52:36 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: jimmyego: Step 4: Several years in Juvie

There you go.

I went to a half day magnet program that shared a building with last stop on way to juvie alternative high school. Someone called in a bomb threat to get out of class.. the building administrator waited 3 hours til lunch *then* brought in search dogs. And sent a letter to parents after kids saw the dogs.

My mom was somewhat displeased.


I kinda wonder if we went to the same place, or if it's common to cram the two genres of student together.
 
2012-12-14 05:44:41 AM
blog.gayleleonard.com
 
2012-12-14 06:52:27 AM

lewismarktwo: Bomb threats always seemed silly to me. If you actually planted a bomb in a school and didn't want to hurt anyone, wouldn't you just set it off at night? Obviously, if you intended to hurt people you wouldn't tell any one about the bomb. Or, since students are often marched out of class to stand in previously unguarded fields and the like after a threat... just blow them up / mass shoot them there?


I am guessing you are under 25?

Not trying to be offensive but most Americans knowledge of bombings during the 1970's and 1980's came from Ireland. They normally called ahead because they wanted to terrify people, and disruopt shiat but weren't really looking to kill as many civilians as possible.


You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.
 
2012-12-14 07:09:00 AM
This is nothing new... we basically did the exact same thing when I was in highschool, and im 28 now. Rumor starts floating, kids see it as an excuse to miss a day, parents figure if the kid feels strongly enough to ask for a day off to not be shot hey why take the risk, a sick day never hurt anyone.

This is often accompanied by a letter home to all students parents warning them of said rumor in order to cover their ass. Gives the kid leverage and legitimacy when asking for the day off.

Was fun. I played Ultima Online all day. May have even happened twice.
 
2012-12-14 07:12:11 AM

moothemagiccow: step 0 dont study for final exam


It's finals week right now. Several times during midterms (and sometimes during finals week), someone pulls the fire alarm in the Chemistry building, leading to evacuation of the building (and disruption of exams).

This happens every. Farking. Semester.
 
2012-12-14 07:32:44 AM
liam76:
You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.   

Not really. Make a simple pipe bomb and cover it with nails/shrapnel and rat poison. Just try to place the bomb high about 10 or 15 feet up so it explodes in the air. The shrapnel will do the job and the rat poison will make sure they bleed to death. Not that I'm saying to do that but you can make high casualty bombs if you really wanted to.
 
2012-12-14 07:40:35 AM

FizixJunkee: moothemagiccow: step 0 dont study for final exam

It's finals week right now. Several times during midterms (and sometimes during finals week), someone pulls the fire alarm in the Chemistry building, leading to evacuation of the building (and disruption of exams).

This happens every. Farking. Semester.


Install fake cameras pointed at the alarms with a warning sign.
 
2012-12-14 07:42:43 AM

FullMetalPanda: liam76:
You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.   

Not really. Make a simple pipe bomb and cover it with nails/shrapnel and rat poison. Just try to place the bomb high about 10 or 15 feet up so it explodes in the air. The shrapnel will do the job and the rat poison will make sure they bleed to death. Not that I'm saying to do that but you can make high casualty bombs if you really wanted to.


You think that will take out 200-300 people?
 
2012-12-14 08:04:03 AM
I remember years ago during my freshman year, a kid called in a phony threat from a pay-phone inside the school with a security camera pointing right at him.

/we never saw him again
//I know, a pay-phone, right?
 
2012-12-14 08:59:36 AM
And here I am sitting at work like a sucker.
 
2012-12-14 09:03:35 AM

liam76: Not trying to be offensive but most americans knowledge of bombings during the 1970's and 1980's came from Ireland. They normally called ahead because they wanted to terrify people, and disruopt shiat but weren't really looking to kill as many civilians as possible.


Did the IRA ever operate in the US besides gun running? So... wut? It made no sense even then.

liam76: FullMetalPanda: liam76:
You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.   

Not really. Make a simple pipe bomb and cover it with nails/shrapnel and rat poison. Just try to place the bomb high about 10 or 15 feet up so it explodes in the air. The shrapnel will do the job and the rat poison will make sure they bleed to death. Not that I'm saying to do that but you can make high casualty bombs if you really wanted to.

You think that will take out 200-300 people?


Does it need to? Even 10-50 casualties per bomb would cause a massive Ze Homelund farkforall and gum up air travel for decades to come.
 
2012-12-14 09:20:40 AM

lewismarktwo: Does it need to? Even 10-50 casualties per bomb would cause a massive Ze Homelund farkforall and gum up air travel for decades to come.


See that has made me wonder why bus bombings haven't been utilized yet in the US since there are no security measures. Get on a city bus with a backpack, place backpack below the seat, get off at the central bus depot (the forgotten backpack probably won't be noticed during a large shuffle of people getting on/off), remote detonator, boom. At a minimum you will injure the people on the bus and crowds of people waiting for their buses.
 
2012-12-14 09:32:08 AM

lewismarktwo: liam76: Not trying to be offensive but most americans knowledge of bombings during the 1970's and 1980's came from Ireland. They normally called ahead because they wanted to terrify people, and disruopt shiat but weren't really looking to kill as many civilians as possible.

Did the IRA ever operate in the US besides gun running? So... wut? It made no sense even then.


How did it not make sense? The precedent of calling ahead before you set off a bomb was there, so people aren't likely to ignore it.



lewismarktwo: liam76: FullMetalPanda: liam76:
You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.

Not really. Make a simple pipe bomb and cover it with nails/shrapnel and rat poison. Just try to place the bomb high about 10 or 15 feet up so it explodes in the air. The shrapnel will do the job and the rat poison will make sure they bleed to death. Not that I'm saying to do that but you can make high casualty bombs if you really wanted to.

You think that will take out 200-300 people?

Does it need to? Even 10-50 casualties per bomb would cause a massive Ze Homelund farkforall and gum up air travel for decades to come


Never said it "needed to".
 
2012-12-14 11:03:16 AM

liam76: lewismarktwo: liam76: Not trying to be offensive but most americans knowledge of bombings during the 1970's and 1980's came from Ireland. They normally called ahead because they wanted to terrify people, and disruopt shiat but weren't really looking to kill as many civilians as possible.

Did the IRA ever operate in the US besides gun running? So... wut? It made no sense even then.

How did it not make sense? The precedent of calling ahead before you set off a bomb was there, so people aren't likely to ignore it.



lewismarktwo: liam76: FullMetalPanda: liam76:
You are right about the line thing, but it is easier to build a bomb that can take down a plane than one that can take out that many people standing around.

Not really. Make a simple pipe bomb and cover it with nails/shrapnel and rat poison. Just try to place the bomb high about 10 or 15 feet up so it explodes in the air. The shrapnel will do the job and the rat poison will make sure they bleed to death. Not that I'm saying to do that but you can make high casualty bombs if you really wanted to.

You think that will take out 200-300 people?

Does it need to? Even 10-50 casualties per bomb would cause a massive Ze Homelund farkforall and gum up air travel for decades to come

Never said it "needed to".


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-14 11:15:03 AM
I can't decide which group of parents are the bigger idiots:

The 42% who kept their kids home because of a rumor.

or

The 58% who decided it was worth a gamble.
 
2012-12-14 12:28:18 PM

maram500: Clearly you are mistaken, as Step 4 is:

Party like it's 1999.

...what? Am I that old?


wanna feel even older? Remember Jamaraqui?
"I mustve died and gone to heaven Cos it was a quarter past eleven On a Saturday in 1999"
I remember listening to "Cosmic Girl" and 1999 being so far away.
I mean, Pearl Jam's album Ten turned 20 years old this year =(
 
2012-12-14 01:36:39 PM

lewismarktwo: Never said it "needed to".


If you want to debate effective terrorist tactics, great but don't move goal posts to pretend you are right.
 
2012-12-14 03:59:17 PM

ShannonKW: Gilligann: What's with all these school shootings?

Back in my day it was all about bomb threats.

Came to say this. Odd, how anonymous callers would threaten to blow up the school, usually on a Friday.


Out of the 3 bomb threats at my high school, one of them involved a real bomb. One of the bomb makers friends ratted him out.
 
2012-12-14 05:37:03 PM

liam76: lewismarktwo: Never said it "needed to".

If you want to debate effective terrorist tactics, great but don't move goal posts to pretend you are right.


You're the one moving goal posts. I never said anything about needing to kill 200 people. You are dumb.
 
2012-12-15 07:27:36 AM

lewismarktwo: liam76: lewismarktwo: Never said it "needed to".

If you want to debate effective terrorist tactics, great but don't move goal posts to pretend you are right.

You're the one moving goal posts. I never said anything about needing to kill 200 people. You are dumb.


Listen dumbshiat.
I made a claim about how difficult it was to make a bomb that could kill that many.
You responded with a plan that couldn't kill that many.
If you that that killing that many wasn't the issue, great bring that up, but don't come up with a plan that doesn't kill that many and pretend you are right.
 
2012-12-15 07:28:35 AM

liam76: If you think that that killing that many wasn't the issue, great bring that up, but don't come up with a plan that doesn't kill that many and pretend you are right.


DOH!
 
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