Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WESH Orlando)   Helicopter parenting in the age of school shootings: hiring a deputy to patrol your child's school   (wesh.com ) divider line
    More: Florida, helicopter parenting, Flagler, Sandy Hook Elementary School, school shootings, Flagler County, middle schools, elementary schools  
•       •       •

3737 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jan 2013 at 10:12 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-01-22 10:19:48 PM  
3 votes:
Couldn't $22,000 pay to put your kid in a school where people wouldn't be getting shot?
2013-01-23 12:06:49 AM  
2 votes:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: BronyMedic: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: And how do I lie to children? Please be specific.

When you equate Marijuana and Ectasy with Methamphetamines and cocaine, and infer that one is a gateway drug to the other without explaining to children WHY untreated mental illness and chemical dependancy issues are the answer other than the occasional puff-puff-pass, yes. That is a lie.

It's not a realistic educational presentation. It's based on fearmongering and bandwagoning. And even the GAO admits it's a miserable failure.

You are barking up the wrong tree there my friend. In my experience every illegal drug, regardless of your personal view on them, are gateway drugs. Every one. You know why? Because who you have to buy them from. The drug isn't the gateway, the dealer is. When it is made legal, which I fully believe it eventually will, I don't have a problem with it.

I tell them shoplifting candy is a crime too. Just because you might not believe it is doesn't change that fact. The second that the legislature or courts decide something is not a crime I will stop enforcing it. Until then, I will.

Hell, these days are less about weed and more about staying away from mommy/daddy's medicine cabinet. That is where the problem is.


Alcohol and tobacco are the biggest gateway drugs, and they are perfectly legal.
2013-01-22 10:25:53 PM  
2 votes:
Barney Fife isn't going to save your precious snowflake.
2013-01-22 10:19:43 PM  
2 votes:
"the age of school shootings"?

Nonsense.

There hasn't been a school shooting in the US for hours.
2013-01-23 08:57:49 AM  
1 vote:

Shirley Ujest: I think that there should be two school: one for kids whose families have guns and one for those that do not.


Better still, why not have one school where anyone of any age - pupil, staff of visitor - may carry a gun at any time and a parallel school where guns are completely banned. Lets see how many parents think the first would be safer.
2013-01-23 12:15:29 AM  
1 vote:
The problem is guns in schools, I guess the only way to fix that is more guns! There is no way this can back-fire.
On one hand I cringe, on the other I can't wait to see the public's response when a kid realizes if his first shot is a sneak attack on the cop he has another gun to use. Especially if he gets all chummy with the cop for the weeks prior, he will so have the element of surprise when he walks up behind the cop and pops him.

I repeat it's a horrible scenario and I don't want it to happen. But I think it eventually will, and I think we will have to re-evaluate if the solution to too many guns is more guns.
2013-01-22 11:35:12 PM  
1 vote:
Wanting schools to have more nutritional meals means you are a socialist trying to force your views on others, but wanting armed guards at schools is just good parenting.

This is the right wing version of our world.
2013-01-22 11:26:29 PM  
1 vote:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: BronyMedic: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: And how do I lie to children? Please be specific.

When you equate Marijuana and Ectasy with Methamphetamines and cocaine, and infer that one is a gateway drug to the other without explaining to children WHY untreated mental illness and chemical dependancy issues are the answer other than the occasional puff-puff-pass, yes. That is a lie.

It's not a realistic educational presentation. It's based on fearmongering and bandwagoning. And even the GAO admits it's a miserable failure.

You are barking up the wrong tree there my friend. In my experience every illegal drug, regardless of your personal view on them, are gateway drugs. Every one. You know why? Because who you have to buy them from. The drug isn't the gateway, the dealer is. When it is made legal, which I fully believe it eventually will, I don't have a problem with it.

I tell them shoplifting candy is a crime too. Just because you might not believe it is doesn't change that fact. The second that the legislature or courts decide something is not a crime I will stop enforcing it. Until then, I will.

Hell, these days are less about weed and more about staying away from mommy/daddy's medicine cabinet. That is where the problem is.


I don't know where you work. however here in Flori-DUH, the officers told the whole class that if they saw their mommy or daddy with 'one of these' displaying a bong, glass pipe, joint, etc... they were to call 911 and report themselves in danger. You're not getting any respect from ANY parent what-so-ever if that's what you do. As far as your gateway theory, I will argue that the REAL gateway drugs for teens are either tobacco or alcohol, both of which are perfectly legal for adults. They hang out with the kids who smoke, they start smoking, those kids start drinking, they start drinking, those kids score some weed, your kids smoke weed. That's how it REALLY goes, it's got little to do with dealers, the drugs themselves, or anything else it's got the most to do with their friends.

The only physical problem with most drugs is self control, the problem with all drugs are the drug laws and those who enforce them blindly. The world is not black and white and it never has been, the application of 'law' which has no justice is un-American at best. The fact that here in Florida most marijuana crimes carry a harsher sentence than murder just amplifies the absurdity of the law itself. Teaching children black and white thinking, with no association to responsibility, self control, and self responsibility are why we have addicts in this country, they firmly believe, because they were told by you, that they have no choice but to be addicted. I know people who believe they cannot stop smoking weed, yet I've done it, chose to smoke again, and chose to quit again. I wasn't under control of some substance.

Shop lifting is a crime that deprives, supposedly, a business owner of profit; or more accurately today, shareholders who pass the expense on to the paying customers. Smoking marijuana; the act in and of itself deprives no one of anything nor does it give any form of harm to anyone other than (supposedly) the user. From a moral standpoint the two are no where near equal, yet law gives heavier punishment to cannabis possession and use than to shoplifting.

Given the minor effects of marijuana by comparison to say, Alcohol which leads to gut wrenching DT's during withdraw while marijuana withdraw consists of "I'm out of pot, this sucks." To even allude that one is okay for adults and the other isn't or that there's any logic to the legal status is lying to the children. Policies that keep you employed are why I home educated my two children, no religious non-sense but I lovingly omitted the 'USA USA USA!' from their education. They learned the hard facts of American history and as a result they both completed college never falling off the deans list.

Put that in your job and smoke it, because I stopped buying your brand of BS a long time ago.
2013-01-22 11:20:57 PM  
1 vote:
So when the deputies turn out to be a child molesters they can bring in psychiatrists to prescribe all the anti-anxiety meds the molested kids will need to get through life. And the brilliant part is, when winter rolls around, the psychiatrists simply freeze to death.
2013-01-22 11:06:23 PM  
1 vote:
Unless the guy is off-duty, this creeps me out. Law enforcement officials are on the public's dime and shouldn't hire themselves out to whomever has the big money.

www.salem-news.com
2013-01-22 10:36:04 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: You're a dumbass.


The Angry Hand of God: So, what is your point?


i.qkme.me

The My Little Pony Killer is generally a cool guy.
2013-01-22 10:34:18 PM  
1 vote:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: And how do I lie to children? Please be specific.


When you equate Marijuana and Ectasy with Methamphetamines and cocaine, and infer that one is a gateway drug to the other without explaining to children WHY untreated mental illness and chemical dependancy issues are the answer other than the occasional puff-puff-pass, yes. That is a lie.

It's not a realistic educational presentation. It's based on fearmongering and bandwagoning. And even the GAO admits it's a miserable failure.
2013-01-22 10:25:49 PM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: Really?  The outrage is that a cop is being used to keep a school safe? What he was trained and taught to do in the first place?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x360]

This is common all over the United States. They're called School Resource Officers, and they do a lot more than police. They also mentor and intervene in at-risk kids before it comes to the point that they bring a rifle to school to try to achieve the School Shooting Tour high score.

I have no problem with an armed police officer/SRO in schools. I do have a problem with every tom, dick, and harry thinking they are  THE DECIDER (Trademark Pending)and believing that blaming the victims mixed with giving everyone a gun a la a cowboy movie is the solution to a problem which occurs once in a blue moon.

It's one thing to ask someone to shoot some faceless mugger who's trying to jerk them out of a car. It's another thing to ask a teacher who, ostensibly, is emotionally attached and knows he's shooting a child to pull the trigger on one of their class.

If a private citizen wants to cover the overtime for it, I have no problem with it. Churches and other organizations do the same thing all the time.


The issue is that there aren't SRO's in elementary schools typically. Prior to Sandy Hook we had them in Middle and High Schools. DARE officers would be scheduled to visit the ES but nothing permanent.
2013-01-22 10:19:35 PM  
1 vote:
So if the deputy dies in the line of duty, the shooter has ANOTHER gun. Yay!
2013-01-22 10:18:03 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Since the NRA thinks this is such a good idea maybe they'd be willing to support a tax on guns and ammo in order to pay for it.

BWAHAHAHAA! I crack myself up sometimes.


There is a very good chance they might go for this tax. Now let's see if the left will allow deputy with guns in the schools.
2013-01-22 09:26:18 PM  
1 vote:
Since the NRA thinks this is such a good idea maybe they'd be willing to support a tax on guns and ammo in order to pay for it.

BWAHAHAHAA! I crack myself up sometimes.
 
Displayed 16 of 16 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report