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2013-01-19 08:19:32 AM  

DrPainMD: FTA: "Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus."

Ya know, if I got called to jury duty, and the case involved somebody killing this lawyer or the school administrator who made the suspension decision, I would have to vote not guilty. The planet would be so much better without those people.


You mean the other lawyer, right?
 
2013-01-19 08:21:43 AM  
They will have to pry my soap bubble gun from my cold, dead hands.

But at least they'll be clean hands!
 
2013-01-19 08:32:43 AM  
5-year-olds have no grasp of reality. You might as well suspend her for dragons climbing rainbows.
 
2013-01-19 08:40:49 AM  
Anti gun zealotry is already helping the children as intended.
 
2013-01-19 08:44:03 AM  

ReverendJasen: Those bubble guns are fully automatic too. They'll keep shooting as long you hold the trigger down. Add to that, the amount of soapy water they hold is far greater than any standard handgun. It's like having a 1000 round clip in the thing!

Please for the safety of elementary schools everywhere, join me in support of bublegun regulations. No one but a criminal needs an automatic bubblegun with unlimited rounds.


Also, you need to add a regulation about the type of rounds used. We don't want any of that eye stinging soap used. Civilians should only have tear free.
 
2013-01-19 08:44:10 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: School systems should be run by intelligent, rational-thinking individuals.

As long as we continue to take the easy and lazy way out put these low-IQ morons and two-bit "sleazy car salesmen" politicians in the position of running the education system, we'll see these absolutely bonehead decisions over and over.


Do you honestly think it is so simple? We hear about issues all across the US, and you believe that the issue is all admins are stupid? The issue is that school boards are easily pressured by parents, and the loudest and most irrational parents have a disproportionate amount of influence. It is very easy to sit on the outside and say 'I don't agree with that decision', but not so easy to do so from within the system.

Of all the issues with education, ineffective administration is more of a symptom than a cause.
 
2013-01-19 09:05:15 AM  
I've said before that you so-called-progressives were balls to the wall bat shiat crazy, but now you've managed to turn it up to eleven.
 
2013-01-19 09:14:03 AM  

david_gaithersburg: I've said before that you so-called-progressives were balls to the wall bat shiat crazy, but now you've managed to turn it up to eleven.


It's usually not the progressives who are quick to label somebody a terrorist threat.
 
2013-01-19 09:15:50 AM  
That school needs to be punched in the face. This is the stupidest thing ever. A "terrorist threat"? From a 5 year old???
 
2013-01-19 09:17:05 AM  

Ilmarinen: david_gaithersburg: I've said before that you so-called-progressives were balls to the wall bat shiat crazy, but now you've managed to turn it up to eleven.

It's usually not the progressives who are quick to label somebody a terrorist threat.



.

Seriously?
 
2013-01-19 09:25:06 AM  
Everyone involved in this fiasco needs to be fired, they have proven they are incapable of having anything to do with educating 5 year olds.

Myself, I would love to have at them with a baseball bat, but I would settle for a good old fashioned tar and feathering as they are run out of town.
 
2013-01-19 09:46:46 AM  
I looked it up but couldn't find 5-year old bubble shooters on the list

kentforliberty.com
 
2013-01-19 09:51:07 AM  

mr_a: If the school district has enough funding to get their solicitor, who probably clocks in at $250/hr, involved in this nonsense, then they have way too much money on their hands.


this district is right next to where i grew up, in fact yet were our football rivals. trust me, there's not much money there.

/MCA sucks!
 
2013-01-19 10:24:57 AM  

spentmiles: Times are certainly changing. A generation ago, bullied five year old's would've had to swallow their emotions, leading to farked up and frustrated lives. Nowadays, with our twenty-four hour coverage of mass shootings, we've given these kids role models and infomercials on how to execute crowds of people. I'd say that guns are probably harder to get a hold of now than they were twenty, thirty years ago due to the gun safety campaigns. It's the understanding that these things can be done that's made the difference.

The news coverage of these things has had a porn-effect on society. Remember when you were a kid and could jerk off to some scrap of magazine you randomly found on the side of the road, probably thrown out by some trucker? Then one day you get a hold of a full magazine and think you've made it. Next, it's a worn out VHS porno from your dad's stint in the Navy with poor tracking. Then it's a live sex show in Amsterdam. With the internet, you can now progress much faster through the perversion process. Bottom line - you can't go back and be satisfied with that roadside scrap of paper.

It's the same thing with murder and the media. It used to be that a fist fight would make the news. I remember when a single shooting would make the paper, the television, and the radio. The media wore it out though, especially as we transitioned from network to cable news. A single shooting just doesn't have any entertainment value to the public anymore, unless it's someone noteworthy. Small scale shootings don't get airtime. Mass killings, especially the "this can happen to you at any time or place variety", are now the only things interesting enough to raise our interest sensors. Anything less is just noise.

The problem with this is that we'll never be able to go back to being satisfied with a stabbing, a single, shooting, a small act of violence. And what's worse is that the mass killings are going to wear off eventually too. We'll need something even ...


Well that was one of the more insightful things I have read lately.

What the hell are you doing on Fark?
 
2013-01-19 10:31:34 AM  

lack of warmth: ReverendJasen: Those bubble guns are fully automatic too. They'll keep shooting as long you hold the trigger down. Add to that, the amount of soapy water they hold is far greater than any standard handgun. It's like having a 1000 round clip in the thing!

Please for the safety of elementary schools everywhere, join me in support of bublegun regulations. No one but a criminal needs an automatic bubblegun with unlimited rounds.

Also, you need to add a regulation about the type of rounds used. We don't want any of that eye stinging soap used. Civilians should only have tear free.


And if her home has indoor plumbing, she is basically stockpiling ammo. I'm smelling a 'no-knock warrant' in her (or, accidentally, her next-door neighbor's) future.
 
2013-01-19 10:35:50 AM  

RickN99: lack of warmth: ReverendJasen: Those bubble guns are fully automatic too. They'll keep shooting as long you hold the trigger down. Add to that, the amount of soapy water they hold is far greater than any standard handgun. It's like having a 1000 round clip in the thing!

Please for the safety of elementary schools everywhere, join me in support of bublegun regulations. No one but a criminal needs an automatic bubblegun with unlimited rounds.

Also, you need to add a regulation about the type of rounds used. We don't want any of that eye stinging soap used. Civilians should only have tear free.

And if her home has indoor plumbing, she is basically stockpiling ammo. I'm smelling a 'no-knock warrant' in her (or, accidentally, her next-door neighbor's) future.


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Its too easy to make your own bubbles. We need to begin requiring a license for the dish detergents
 
2013-01-19 11:24:25 AM  
Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

FER CHRISSAKE PEOPLE!!! GET A FARKIN' GRIP!!!

/sheesh
 
2013-01-19 12:12:11 PM  
Soap bubble guns don't annoy people.

5 year olds do.
 
2013-01-19 12:17:14 PM  

Mr. Breeze: spentmiles: Times are certainly changing. A generation ago, bullied five year old's would've had to swallow their emotions, leading to farked up and frustrated lives. Nowadays, with our twenty-four hour coverage of mass shootings, we've given these kids role models and infomercials on how to execute crowds of people. I'd say that guns are probably harder to get a hold of now than they were twenty, thirty years ago due to the gun safety campaigns. It's the understanding that these things can be done that's made the difference.

The news coverage of these things has had a porn-effect on society. Remember when you were a kid and could jerk off to some scrap of magazine you randomly found on the side of the road, probably thrown out by some trucker? Then one day you get a hold of a full magazine and think you've made it. Next, it's a worn out VHS porno from your dad's stint in the Navy with poor tracking. Then it's a live sex show in Amsterdam. With the internet, you can now progress much faster through the perversion process. Bottom line - you can't go back and be satisfied with that roadside scrap of paper.

It's the same thing with murder and the media. It used to be that a fist fight would make the news. I remember when a single shooting would make the paper, the television, and the radio. The media wore it out though, especially as we transitioned from network to cable news. A single shooting just doesn't have any entertainment value to the public anymore, unless it's someone noteworthy. Small scale shootings don't get airtime. Mass killings, especially the "this can happen to you at any time or place variety", are now the only things interesting enough to raise our interest sensors. Anything less is just noise.

The problem with this is that we'll never be able to go back to being satisfied with a stabbing, a single, shooting, a small act of violence. And what's worse is that the mass killings are going to wear off eventually too. We'll need som ...


Normally Spent does satire, but occasionally he diverts into intelligent commentary for a change of pace.

Well, said too Spent. I've frequently pointed out humanities inherently self-destructive nature. We're users, consumers, that are competitive to the point of suicidal. Eventually the competition becomes too stressful, too difficult for one of us and it results in that one lashing out at whatever it feels it can destroy.
 
2013-01-19 01:11:49 PM  
Once again zero tolerance equals zero common sense. Sadly schools seem to love the zero tolerance crap as it makes things easy for them and they got an excuse if it blows up in their faces which it all to often does due to the lack of common sense.
 
2013-01-19 02:20:42 PM  

grimlock1972: Once again zero tolerance equals zero common sense. Sadly schools seem to love the zero tolerance crap as it makes things easy for them and they got an excuse if it blows up in their faces which it all to often does due to the lack of common sense.


What's amazing is these teachers and school administrators handle all the nonsense that arises from zero tolerance and still have time to keep our students competitive with the rest of the world. Oh wait...
 
2013-01-19 03:00:01 PM  
I blame the school and the parents here for this level of stupidity. If I had a kid and he came running to me and said, "Betsy said she was going to shoot me with a bubble gun!" I would give her a squirt gun and tell her to go defend herself.
 
2013-01-19 03:02:03 PM  
Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat"

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2013-01-19 03:18:44 PM  

zerkalo: ReverendJasen: Those bubble guns are fully automatic too. They'll keep shooting as long you hold the trigger down.

No. No they don't.


In all fairness...those bubble guns do clog (jam) as often as an AR-15 with a drum magazine.

Besides...full or semi auto doesnt matter. All that matters is if its black and scary like an army bubble gun.

Wait...it just hit me...does anyone else see it...rich white men and housewives trying to ban big scary black things...its not gun control, its proxy racism.
 
2013-01-19 03:22:43 PM  

grimlock1972: Once again zero tolerance equals zero common sense. Sadly schools seem to love the zero tolerance crap as it makes things easy for them and they got an excuse if it blows up in their faces which it all to often does due to the lack of common sense.


FTA: Ficker says the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired a real gun. He says she's "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania."

So, the little girl didn't even have the bubblegun in her possession at the time? The other little girl (read as 'victim) ran screaming to a teacher or other person of authority with this: "Teacher! Teacher! Sally [real name withheld to protect her from, uh, something] said she's gonna murder me down with bubbles . . . and I'm afraid!"

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Dammit, Bubbles . . . leave the little girls alone!
 
2013-01-19 03:36:22 PM  

edmo: I looked it up but couldn't find 5-year old bubble shooters on the list

[kentforliberty.com image 685x558]


She is probably a sleeper agent.
 
2013-01-19 03:39:54 PM  

HammerHeadSnark:
Dammit, Bubbles . . . leave the little girls alone!


But it was the little girl who threatened to blow Bubbles! He's innocent in all this.
 
2013-01-19 04:04:20 PM  

Dansker: HammerHeadSnark:
Dammit, Bubbles . . . leave the little girls alone!

But it was the little girl who threatened to blow Bubbles! He's innocent in all this.


Well, maybe you're right, but she was threatening to blow Bubbles with a gun.

Oh hell, who am I trying to kid. Of course the little girl was wrong . . . and intent on becoming a terrorist. The omnipotent school people told me so.

www.examiner.com
Zero Mostel's grandchild is . . .

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. . . Zero Tolerance
 
2013-01-19 04:12:32 PM  
I see no problem with this, but suggest that appropriate punishment would be a duel with the other child.
 
2013-01-19 04:59:00 PM  
What kind of parents instills the notion that shooting someone is okay in a 5 year old?
 
2013-01-19 06:17:52 PM  
I've seen more collective brain power coming from youtube comments than from most school officials.
 
2013-01-19 06:43:44 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-01-19 08:40:55 PM  

vabeard: What kind of parents instills the notion that shooting someone is okay in a 5 year old?


If my 3 year old Grandson picks up a large stick, it becomes a club, if he picks up a small stick, he will point it and say pow pow pow. I think it was ingrained in his genes, he will never survive kindergarten.
 
2013-01-20 02:25:28 AM  

smitty04: vabeard: What kind of parents instills the notion that shooting someone is okay in a 5 year old?

If my 3 year old Grandson picks up a large stick, it becomes a club, if he picks up a small stick, he will point it and say pow pow pow. I think it was ingrained in his genes, he will never survive kindergarten.


He's just lucky there isn't a Stick Appreciation Day.  Yet.
 
2013-01-20 02:29:19 AM  
They can have my bubble guns when they pry them from my cold, wet, clammy hands.

/Those things are fun.
 
2013-01-20 08:07:43 AM  
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Bubbles?
 
2013-01-20 08:32:26 AM  
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2013-01-22 01:41:26 AM  

vabeard: What kind of parents instills the notion that shooting someone is okay in a 5 year old?


What would you teach them to do with a bubble gun or squirt gun? The appropriate verb is to shoot when using either of those toys.

On a side note, when are we going to hear a story about a kid with a camera being suspended for saying he wanted to shoot someone?
 
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