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2013-02-02 10:03:31 PM  

ski9600: HMS_Blinkin: SilentStrider: While the kid should have been smart enough to know better, this is asinine.

This.  I am hardly part of the pro-gun faction here on Fark, but the school's action is just silly.  If they don't like his background, fine, it's a school-issued computer so he should change it if they ask.  But the school never asked or even warned the kid he might be violating any rules.

Just another case of power-tripping school admins.

To be fair to the admin, I would think there was some sort of TOS that is signed when they hand over the PC.  So if there's a violation of the TOS then they have to follow the provisions of the TOS


OH! It was in the TOS! Well, that makes it reasonable.
 
2013-02-02 10:03:52 PM  

Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.

You are so right, we are implementing logic, reason and proper shooting skills which also includes holding our breath, letting a little breath out and squeezing the trigger.That is how I was taught to hit the target by  my Dad, the Boy Scouts and the United States Army
Who taught you?


I dunno.  How did Alex Lanza learn to shoot?
 
2013-02-02 10:04:37 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: You guys are all full of smug and mockery, but you should keep in mind that JPEG is standard issue for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.


I hope they enjoy photoshop.
 
2013-02-02 10:07:17 PM  
RacySmurff: The flag?
Yugoslavia.
Kid's got more problems than a gun fetish.
He's into defunct Soviet-era states.
What's next? He going to develop a taste for crappy cars and manly women?
Get him to therapy, STAT!


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-02 10:08:05 PM  
Suspension was a dumb/easy out and doesn't teach him anything.  Ruin his afternoons by sending him to a counselor everyday after school for a week and it's a guarantee he'll never do that again.
 
2013-02-02 10:08:23 PM  
"In the first place, God made idiots; that was for practice, then he made school boards."

Mark Twain way way back in the day.
 
2013-02-02 10:09:03 PM  

gimmegimme: I dunno

Well, your answer speaks volumes.
Mr Hand does not approve.

 
2013-02-02 10:10:51 PM  

Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: I dunno

Well, your answer speaks volumes.
Mr Hand does not approve.


If only the Army or Boy Scouts had taught you how to get your points across to others.
 
2013-02-02 10:14:18 PM  
Ah, a Yugophile, eh? At least he chose a not "evil' ex-country.

//I'm referring to Tito-era Yugoslavia.
 
2013-02-02 10:15:04 PM  

gimmegimme: I hope the gun fetishists in the thread take note that the vast majority of posters in the thread think the suspension was silly.  Remember, gun fetishists: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.


Mine doesn't need blood anymore. I replaced it with a gun.
 
2013-02-02 10:17:08 PM  

vabeard: Twitch Boy: So when he misses out on college because of the suspension and decides to come back and shoot up the place, then who do we blame?

The answer is always the shooter.



So we always blame the person who uses violence?

So we blame the woman who shoots her rapist to stop her rape?
 
2013-02-02 10:17:48 PM  

gimmegimme: Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.

You are so right, we are implementing logic, reason and proper shooting skills which also includes holding our breath, letting a little breath out and squeezing the trigger.That is how I was taught to hit the target by  my Dad, the Boy Scouts and the United States Army
Who taught you?

I dunno.  How did Alex Lanza learn to shoot?


The shooter's name was Adam.
 
2013-02-02 10:22:38 PM  
I forgot how long ago that movie was.
See "Fast times at Ridgemont High"
Mr Hand and Jeff Spicoli.
If that is a little much for you, understand that " I dunno" is not a valid response to  the question that you were asked.
You either had firearms training or you did not have firearms training.
My guess or hypothesis is "did not" is the correct answer in regards to you.
 
2013-02-02 10:22:57 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: gimmegimme: Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.

You are so right, we are implementing logic, reason and proper shooting skills which also includes holding our breath, letting a little breath out and squeezing the trigger.That is how I was taught to hit the target by  my Dad, the Boy Scouts and the United States Army
Who taught you?

I dunno.  How did Alex Lanza learn to shoot?

The shooter's name was Adam.


Sorry.  I forgot which one.  Mea culpa.
 
2013-02-02 10:26:08 PM  

Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.

You are so right, we are implementing logic, reason and proper shooting skills which also includes holding our breath, letting a little breath out and squeezing the trigger.That is how I was taught to hit the target by  my Dad, the Boy Scouts and the United States Army
Who taught you?


Huh, I had a boyfriend who told me that was orgasm control. He was good for three.

Is that true, or is that another one of those "six-inches" jokes?
 
2013-02-02 10:26:46 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: How did Alex Lanza learn to shoot?

At the 7/11?

 
2013-02-02 10:28:09 PM  

gimmegimme: BarkingUnicorn: gimmegimme: Rivetman1.0: gimmegimme: those who are for gun control are generally using logic and reason and aren't responding to a rush of blood to the genitals.

You are so right, we are implementing logic, reason and proper shooting skills which also includes holding our breath, letting a little breath out and squeezing the trigger.That is how I was taught to hit the target by  my Dad, the Boy Scouts and the United States Army
Who taught you?

I dunno.  How did Alex Lanza learn to shoot?

The shooter's name was Adam.

Sorry.  I forgot which one.  Mea culpa.


His brother's name is Ryan.  "Alex" was a farkup by some sloppy bloggers.
 
2013-02-02 10:28:43 PM  

lordargent: AK47 on a flag?

Mozambique?

[www.conwayfaithchurch.com image 850x565]


Obama was wrong. At least one country still uses hoeses and bayonets.
 
2013-02-02 10:30:54 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Is that true, or is that another one of those "six-inches" jokes?


It's twue it's twue it's TWUE
 
2013-02-02 10:32:51 PM  
i had a jpeg of a gun once. then i started on the psychiatric medicines, and now all i have is 50,000 pictures of naked girls.

there's a pill for everything.
 
2013-02-02 10:35:21 PM  

Kevin72: RacySmurff: The flag?
Yugoslavia.
Kid's got more problems than a gun fetish.
He's into defunct Soviet-era states.
What's next? He going to develop a taste for crappy cars and manly women?
Get him to therapy, STAT!

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x477]


why does the car have a playboy bunny logo on the hood there?
 
2013-02-02 10:35:28 PM  

the801: i had a jpeg of a gun once. then i started on the psychiatric medicines, and now all i have is 50,000 pictures of naked girls.

there's a pill for everything.


No way.  You like pictures of naked girls, too?  We should hang out.
 
2013-02-02 10:40:44 PM  

Gyrfalcon: RacySmurff: lordargent: AK47 on a flag?

Mozambique?

[www.conwayfaithchurch.com image 850x565]

Always loved the open book on their flag.

I still can't figure out the mop.



They wanted a buck-toothed hoe to stand for a double dose of pimpin' and the designer misunderstood.
 
2013-02-02 10:40:47 PM  
If everyone had lossy compression this wouldnt have happened.
 
2013-02-02 10:41:45 PM  
ho. Damn autocorrect. Still works, I guess...
 
2013-02-02 10:48:25 PM  
School administrator logic 101:

- Any kid that shot someone with a gun liked guns.
- Therefore, any kid that shows interest in guns might potentially shoot someone.
- If we find a kid that shows an interest in guns, and we ignore it, we will be held accountable if that kid does end up shooting someone in in the future.
- Therefore, we must display zero tolerance whenever we find a kid who shows an interest in guns.
- Pictures of guns demonstrate an interest in guns, so these cannot be tolerated.
- If the kid still goes and shoots someone in the future, we have the CYA proof that we tried to do something.
 
2013-02-02 10:48:26 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: SilentStrider: While the kid should have been smart enough to know better, this is asinine.
Yup. Stupid to put that on a school issued computer, and stupid to suspend the kid for it.


I disagree that it was a dumb thing to do, or that he should have known better. There is no threat associated with the picture.
The idea that a simple picture of a weapon is somehow offensive or threatening is mind boggling ridiculous.

And the very worst punishment he should have expected was a warning.
 
2013-02-02 10:51:44 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: So, they can't lock down the desktop image?

This is the same sort of adminstrator that puts software on school-issued computers, suspend kids that try to disable it, reveal it on their own, try to delete and destroy any incriminating information, blame the tech support, then settle with NDAs.


No they keep it open to mine items that can be used in databases against them in the future or abused in exactly a case like this.
 
2013-02-02 10:54:41 PM  
At least it was a JPG and not a BMP
t2.gstatic.com

That would have shut the whole farking school down.
 
2013-02-02 10:55:45 PM  

Krieghund: Zarquon's Flat Tire: SilentStrider: While the kid should have been smart enough to know better, this is asinine.
Yup. Stupid to put that on a school issued computer, and stupid to suspend the kid for it.

I disagree that it was a dumb thing to do, or that he should have known better. There is no threat associated with the picture.
The idea that a simple picture of a weapon is somehow offensive or threatening is mind boggling ridiculous.

And the very worst punishment he should have expected was a warning.


You're probably right on this aspect.  He checked the freaking student handbook for crying out loud.  If they wanted to say "no pictures of guns" they could've said that.
 
2013-02-02 10:56:29 PM  

wombatsrus: School administrator logic 101:

- Any kid that shot someone with a gun liked guns.
- Therefore, any kid that shows interest in guns might potentially shoot someone.
- If we find a kid that shows an interest in guns, and we ignore it, we will be held accountable if that kid does end up shooting someone in in the future.
- Therefore, we must display zero tolerance whenever we find a kid who shows an interest in guns.
- Pictures of guns demonstrate an interest in guns, so these cannot be tolerated.
- If the kid still goes and shoots someone in the future, we have the CYA proof that we tried to do something.


It's this, in spades.

I swear, school administrators must take some kind of class where the only thing they learn is that some day, somewhere, some how, the worst possible scenario will happen and THEY will be blamed. Therefore, it's up to them, before they do anything else, to a) think up that worst-case scenario, b) think of a way to show they did something, and c) do that thing, no matter how ludicrous or counterproductive it might be. Then, if there's time, they can d) actually address the immediate problem.

Your progression is spot-on, but replace it with anything and it still holds true. If a child were to get an infection from a paper cut, I can almost guarantee we'd see a similar progression banning the use of sharp-edged paper in that school, and the replacement of all normal paper with furred-edged art paper to head off future lawsuits by legions of multiple-amputees tracing their disabilities to paper-cut infections. Although the rational thing to do would be to put bandaids by the paper. Or, in this case, to just tell the kid he should have used a different picture for his computer wallpaper for a while.
 
2013-02-02 10:57:37 PM  
WATCH OUT!

ITS ANIMATED!
 
2013-02-02 11:01:25 PM  

Breygon: Kevin72: RacySmurff: The flag?
Yugoslavia.
Kid's got more problems than a gun fetish.
He's into defunct Soviet-era states.
What's next? He going to develop a taste for crappy cars and manly women?
Get him to therapy, STAT!

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x477]

why does the car have a playboy bunny logo on the hood there?


Appeal to low budget college age males
 
2013-02-02 11:01:35 PM  
Wow, in Southern Arizona?
That principal will probably be run out of town by Sheriff Joe's posse.
 
2013-02-02 11:03:06 PM  
Daniel's father said after ABC15 contacted the school, the administration backed down and will let his son return to school on Monday instead of Wednesday.
 
The kid's father brought an ABC-15 to the school?? Why wasn't he arrested, and why is the school letting him getting away with threatening them with a combat style assault weapon with a high capacity ammo magazine clip? Maybe if his parents didn't use an ABC-15 to solve all their problems, the kid wouldn't be so facinated with scaring other students with his gun nut picture.

Anyone who feels the need to stare at a gun on their computer all day is obviously having mental issues and is quite likely to mow down other people with a rapid fire automatic-loading rifle with one of those 500 round clips you can buy on the internet with no background check.
 
2013-02-02 11:07:44 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: SilentStrider: While the kid should have been smart enough to know better, this is asinine.

This.  I am hardly part of the pro-gun faction here on Fark, but the school's action is just silly.  If they don't like his background, fine, it's a school-issued computer so he should change it if they ask.  But the school never asked or even warned the kid he might be violating any rules.

Just another case of power-tripping school admins.


Not so much power-tripping as cowardice.
 
2013-02-02 11:09:04 PM  

rassleholic: When questioned, the jpeg's only response was "Hello".


"Hello.jpg" would indeed be an appropriate response to these school administrators.

/if you don't know, don't look it up.
 
2013-02-02 11:12:48 PM  
NATION OF
PUSSIES
 
2013-02-02 11:14:55 PM  

Lidocaine: I hate these people.  I had some wonderful teachers in high school, but some of the administrators at school were simply among the dumbest people I've interacted with before or since (and I've been out of school for a while).  Seriously, no common sense, no common decency, and a total lack of contact with reality....How does this happen?

Yes, we have to keep kids from killing each other.  But this kind of thing is completely counter-productive.  So stupid.


I think that's because the good teachers keep teaching while the bad ones get promoted to administrative positions.  Classic case of the Peter Principle
 
2013-02-02 11:18:56 PM  
No worries.  That suspension will be over in a GIF.
 
2013-02-02 11:19:00 PM  

spentshells: OtherLittleGuy: So, they can't lock down the desktop image?

This is the same sort of adminstrator that puts software on school-issued computers, suspend kids that try to disable it, reveal it on their own, try to delete and destroy any incriminating information, blame the tech support, then settle with NDAs.

No they keep it open to mine items that can be used in databases against them in the future or abused in exactly a case like this.


Well, sure.  Give 'em enough rope and they'll hang themselves.  This why social media and "sharing" are the greatest tool ever given to  law enforcement.
 
2013-02-02 11:22:20 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: If they've got a dozen kids in the whole school who make guns their desktops every year and eventually one shoots anyone anywhere they'll be asked "Why didn't you DO something???" so a warning, yes, then suspension. Of course, the school is prohibited from telling their side and we have to take the word of the student and the parent on what went down.


Over an f'n picture? You and the other cowards need to diaf..
 
2013-02-02 11:25:26 PM  

vudukungfu: NATION OF
PUSSIES


NOT A FETISH.
 
2013-02-02 11:27:22 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-02 11:38:26 PM  

Breygon: Kevin72: RacySmurff: The flag?
Yugoslavia.
Kid's got more problems than a gun fetish.
He's into defunct Soviet-era states.
What's next? He going to develop a taste for crappy cars and manly women?
Get him to therapy, STAT!

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x477]

why does the car have a playboy bunny logo on the hood there?




It's a "Y". Like the one on the plate there.
 
2013-02-02 11:39:12 PM  
Next time a NSFW warning would be nice, that sort of image could get me fired.
 
2013-02-02 11:39:41 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
For thousands of years...THIS, was a weapon. I dare them to outlaw rocks..
 
2013-02-02 11:40:01 PM  

vudukungfu: NATION OFPUSSIES


You say it like its a bad thing ...

s12.postimage.org

girltomom.com
 
2013-02-02 11:41:02 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: [ts2.mm.bing.net image 300x225]
For thousands of years...THIS, was a weapon. I dare them to outlaw rocks..


Good point.  There's absolutely no difference between a gun and a rock.

//Dude, we all think it's silly to suspend someone for a picture.  Try not to be coo-coo.
 
2013-02-02 11:41:29 PM  

oh_please: If pictures of guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have pictures of outlaws with guns will also be outlawed.


Or some such.
 
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