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2013-06-12 07:47:35 PM
"Such an unbelievably tragic situation at #lilydale," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tweeted Wednesday evening.

Is it just me, or did the hashtag take out all of the seriousness of the situation? As soon as I saw it I immediately pictured some dumb kid saying "hashtag!" out loud.

Situation really sucks, but c'mon mayor, at least speak on the phone or something.

/And it's an octothorpe
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-12 07:50:38 PM
permission slips

Not permission slips, but waivers. Permission slips mean it's OK for little Zoë to go on a field trip. Waivers mean the parents promise not to sue when she slips on a banana peel and smashes her iPod.

My state allows schools to require parents to waive right to sue for negligence as a condition of allowing students into extracurricular activities. Some states may not, and probably everywhere the courts will not let you disclaim gross negligence (which means you were an ultra-dumbass or the dead kid was really cute).
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-12 07:51:50 PM
I had the same reaction as scottydoesntknow to the hashtag. Hashtags are for little girls and overly bubbly marketing employees, not for tragedies.
 
2013-06-12 07:53:06 PM
Taking a field trip to a gravel pit sounds almost as exciting as the cardboard factory.
 
2013-06-12 07:54:04 PM

fusillade762: Taking a field trip to a gravel pit sounds almost as exciting as the cardboard factory.


Are you kidding? Gravel pits are fun, you can run around and slide in the scree, get dirty, and in this case, go hunting for fossils.
 
2013-06-12 07:54:48 PM

fusillade762: Taking a field trip to a gravel pit sounds almost as exciting as the cardboard factory.


I don't know about that. If a kid falls in it can get pretty interesting.

www.asxvalue.com
 
2013-06-12 08:07:38 PM
That's a hell of a way to go.

Chances are he was conscious until the end. He could feel the pressure on his chest, and the inability to take a breath. The pain building and building inside, burning him like a fire, as he struggled so hard to take a breath that he busted his capillaries in his eyes.

Buried alive is not on my top 20 ways to die.
 
2013-06-12 08:07:58 PM

ZAZ: I had the same reaction as scottydoesntknow to the hashtag. Hashtags are for little girls and overly bubbly marketing employees, not for tragedies.


I just took it as a sign that I'm old now.  I hope the mayor is older than I am.  The reporter who gets her quotes from twitter is definitely too young to be on my lawn.  Not my metaphorical lawn.  My actual, sun burnt dead front lawn.

/twit me a pic you tw.....and I'm done
 
2013-06-12 08:19:32 PM

hardinparamedic: Buried alive is not on my top 20 ways to die.


Snu-snu?
 
2013-06-12 08:21:44 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Snu-snu?


Stroke during world record setting orgy would be my first choice. Just like the French Monarchs.
 
2013-06-12 08:26:03 PM

ZAZ: permission slips

Not permission slips, but waivers. Permission slips mean it's OK for little Zoë to go on a field trip. Waivers mean the parents promise not to sue when she slips on a banana peel and smashes her iPod.

My state allows schools to require parents to waive right to sue for negligence as a condition of allowing students into extracurricular activities. Some states may not, and probably everywhere the courts will not let you disclaim gross negligence (which means you were an ultra-dumbass or the dead kid was really cute).


Permission slips = waivers...
 
2013-06-12 08:28:14 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Permission slips = waivers...


They're both worth the paper they're printed on, too.
 
2013-06-12 08:37:02 PM

hardinparamedic: Pray 4 Mojo: Permission slips = waivers...

They're both worth the paper they're printed on, too.


Agreed.

And since I feel like an ass for not saying it previously... this is a farking horrible story.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-12 08:39:28 PM
Pray 4 Mojo
When I was in school permission slips just gave permission to go. But that was 30+ years ago.
 
2013-06-12 08:52:56 PM

ZAZ: Pray 4 Mojo
When I was in school permission slips just gave permission to go. But that was 30+ years ago.


The last one I signed was for the ex's second grader. It was a "field trip" to the park next to the school and had a good three or four paragraphs of legalese.

I didn't read it... I mean... it wasn't my kid.
 
2013-06-12 09:12:08 PM

scottydoesntknow: "Such an unbelievably tragic situation at #lilydale," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tweeted Wednesday evening.

Is it just me, or did the hashtag take out all of the seriousness of the situation? As soon as I saw it I immediately pictured some dumb kid saying "hashtag!" out loud.

Situation really sucks, but c'mon mayor, at least speak on the phone or something.

/And it's an octothorpe


Came here to say something similar.

/Except for the octothorpe part
 
2013-06-12 09:13:23 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: scottydoesntknow: "Such an unbelievably tragic situation at #lilydale," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tweeted Wednesday evening.

Is it just me, or did the hashtag take out all of the seriousness of the situation? As soon as I saw it I immediately pictured some dumb kid saying "hashtag!" out loud.

Situation really sucks, but c'mon mayor, at least speak on the phone or something.

/And it's an octothorpe

Came here to say something similar.

/Except for the octothorpe part


Also, "#lilydale is trending!"
 
2013-06-12 09:13:38 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: ZAZ: Pray 4 Mojo
When I was in school permission slips just gave permission to go. But that was 30+ years ago.

The last one I signed was for the ex's second grader. It was a "field trip" to the park next to the school and had a good three or four paragraphs of legalese.

I didn't read it... I mean... it wasn't my kid.


One mom saved every piece of paper the school sent home for a year.  She counted over 3,000.
 
2013-06-12 09:23:37 PM
Things like this are why I became an atheist

/what kind of merciful god would do this to innocent children?
//spare me the platitudes
 
2013-06-12 09:24:53 PM
Edna Krabappel: "Well, Seymour, because of your penny-pinching, we're coming back from a field trip with the fewest children yet."

Principal Skinner: "God bless the man who invented permission slips."
 
2013-06-12 09:48:37 PM
Two weeks ago?
 
2013-06-12 09:51:47 PM
i41.tinypic.com  
?
 
2013-06-12 09:54:10 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: what kind of merciful god would do this to innocent children?


The kind who likes to enjoy a quiet meal at a restaurant?
 
2013-06-12 10:35:19 PM
I didn't notice in the story, where are they going to bury the survivors?
 
2013-06-12 10:47:33 PM
@themayor all of us r their 4 u #sadface #kidsrdead
 
2013-06-12 11:10:25 PM
On a trip like this, it is imperative to protect our most valuable natural resource: the school bus.
 
2013-06-12 11:13:04 PM
I feel terrible for the parents... and for the rescuers. Even though I am certain they worked as fast as they could (in likely somewhat dangerous conditions, given the fact that the ground had just collapsed), I have to imagine more than a few are a bit distraught...
 
2013-06-12 11:14:24 PM
Screwing around on a scree hillside after lots of heavy rain?

Most places that's not a smart thing to do.

But I've never been to this park and don't know the situation.

Damn that sucks.
 
2013-06-12 11:19:56 PM

ZAZ: Pray 4 Mojo
When I was in school permission slips just gave permission to go. But that was 30+ years ago.


Thu May 23, 2013
This story is not quite that old.
 
2013-06-12 11:21:48 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: @themayor all of us r their 4 u #sadface #kidsrdead


you owe me a new keyboard.
 
2013-06-12 11:27:53 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Things like this are why I became an atheist

/what kind of merciful god would do this to innocent children?
//spare me the platitudes


Well...
EIther:
1. He was fishing. FISHING! What an asshole. When there were children to be saved! That's it; He's fired. I'm worshiping the Devil.

or
2. WE are actually the ones in Hell.

or,
3. There is no God. Also, no earth, you, me or anybody.


or
4. They were actually notorious serial killers escaped from Hell, trying to reincarnate disguised as innocent little children, as if that would work.


Also, I have some platitudes.
 
2013-06-12 11:28:19 PM
Elementary students are basically stick-in-the-muds
 
2013-06-12 11:29:52 PM
Pray 4 Mojo:
And since I feel like an ass for not saying it previously... this is a farking horrible story.

Hitler, Stalin, Pray 4 Mojo, Pol Pot...
 
2013-06-12 11:30:56 PM
was the story written by one of the classmates?

"They grabbed shovels out of the shed and they said that they needed shovels,"
"They fell into what became a hole and the earth came on top of them."

/not an english major
//still
 
2013-06-12 11:31:14 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-06-12 11:39:53 PM
Oh, wow, I thought this happened again.
 
2013-06-12 11:40:37 PM
As a teacher, this just breaks my heart.  I just can't even imagine the helplessness:( Poor kiddos and families.
 
2013-06-12 11:42:50 PM
My son broke his arm on a school field trip last month. I don't feel like complaining about that any more. :(
 
2013-06-12 11:42:53 PM

scottydoesntknow: "Such an unbelievably tragic situation at #lilydale," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tweeted Wednesday evening.

Is it just me, or did the hashtag take out all of the seriousness of the situation? As soon as I saw it I immediately pictured some dumb kid saying "hashtag!" out loud.

Situation really sucks, but c'mon mayor, at least speak on the phone or something.

/And it's an octothorpe


I feel like that when our local news reads tweets from coaches or whatever and the feel the need to say "Hashtag, sad."
 
2013-06-12 11:43:25 PM

puffy999: Oh, wow, I thought this happened again.


There's nothing like re-living the trauma of it all over again three weeks later, is there?
 
2013-06-12 11:43:34 PM

Felgraf: I feel terrible for the parents... and for the rescuers. Even though I am certain they worked as fast as they could (in likely somewhat dangerous conditions, given the fact that the ground had just collapsed), I have to imagine more than a few are a bit distraught...


Yeah, you got to get that stuff off your conscious as quickly as possible, hopefully before you can psych yourself into feeling responsible in some way (if you aren't.) Survivor guilt is best treated within hours when you can still get a handle on some reality of the situation.
 
2013-06-12 11:47:52 PM
And the people that controlled this trip  live to teach another day.
 
2013-06-12 11:47:55 PM

edmo: Two weeks ago?


THIS
 
2013-06-12 11:48:48 PM

hardinparamedic: Pray 4 Mojo: Permission slips = waivers...

They're both worth the paper they're printed on, too.


My Contracts professor stated that she would regularly cross out parts of permission slips for her kids' trips. The schools accepted (unwittingly) her version of the permission slips.
 
2013-06-12 11:49:20 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Things like this are why I became an atheist

/what kind of merciful god would do this to innocent children?
//spare me the platitudes


A merciful God would take the child before he grows up to become an atheist. God saves the child from an eternity in hell. It makes sense unless you're foolish enough to think their is no God.

My grandson died when he was ten days old. My grandson is safe in heaven instead of with his crazy atheist, abusive mother who was hooked on drugs. I prayed for God to do what He had to do to protect my grandson from my sons crazy girlfriend so he would never be abused or have to live with that druggy. God answered. Praise God.
 
2013-06-12 11:49:35 PM
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2013-06-12 11:50:21 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-12 11:53:09 PM

hardinparamedic: Buried alive is not on my top 20 ways to die.


Agreed. Neither is death by lawnmower for me, which is something I didn't know was possible until I read Fark today..
 
2013-06-12 11:55:28 PM
Second time in the last two months that 2 kids have disappeared suddenly under a pile of earth.
 
2013-06-13 12:09:51 AM

Mija: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Things like this are why I became an atheist

/what kind of merciful god would do this to innocent children?
//spare me the platitudes

A merciful God would take the child before he grows up to become an atheist. God saves the child from an eternity in hell. It makes sense unless you're foolish enough to think their is no God.

My grandson died when he was ten days old. My grandson is safe in heaven instead of with his crazy atheist, abusive mother who was hooked on drugs. I prayed for God to do what He had to do to protect my grandson from my sons crazy girlfriend so he would never be abused or have to live with that druggy. God answered. Praise God.


A little too perfect.
 
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