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2013-06-14 02:56:37 PM  
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/obscure?
 
2013-06-14 02:57:46 PM  
Were they fire ants?
 
2013-06-14 03:00:36 PM  
So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.
 
2013-06-14 03:00:53 PM  
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2013-06-14 03:00:53 PM  
Nah. It was always burning since the world's been turning.
 
2013-06-14 03:01:14 PM  
Old and busted: fire ants. New and shiny: crazy ants. Over 100 times worse and may need a tactical nuclear weapon to control. And they kill fire ants.
 
2013-06-14 03:02:35 PM  
The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.
 
2013-06-14 03:03:19 PM  
We did that when we were kids, too, but we didn't live in an environment made of explodium.
 
2013-06-14 03:08:39 PM  

Frankentots: So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.


The alternative is to teach them to be a hit-and-run criminal after an accident?
 
2013-06-14 03:10:14 PM  

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


Won't SOMEBODY think of the CPS staffers that will now be all up on the parents shiznit?
 
2013-06-14 03:10:51 PM  
the boy ran away?  pussy
 
2013-06-14 03:10:53 PM  
vampyrefangs.files.wordpress.com

(How soon you people forget....)
 
2013-06-14 03:13:04 PM  
They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?
 
2013-06-14 03:19:52 PM  

Queensowntalia: Nah. It was always burning since the world's been turning.


we didn't start the fire!
 
2013-06-14 03:20:17 PM  
Juvenile Court?  A lot of people I know, mostly guys, went through a pyro phase when they were young.  Myself included.  They are probably scared straight now without any further consequences, especially, as pointed out already, they tried to put it out.  Don't put it on their permanent record, for christsakes.
 
2013-06-14 03:21:23 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-06-14 03:21:27 PM  
this is what happens when we take smart phones away from kids.
 
2013-06-14 03:23:02 PM  
My experiments are of a complex nature and would take a scientist to explain... oh wait! I'm a scientist! How marvelous!


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2013-06-14 03:23:35 PM  
What did you expect from such a violent society?
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2013-06-14 03:24:16 PM  
Nice spam in the comments
 
2013-06-14 03:26:30 PM  

StopLurkListen: We did that when we were kids, too, but we didn't live in an environment made of explodium.


i was about to commend today's youth for having the persistence to actually start a fire with a magnifying glass until i considered that this took place in AZ.
 
2013-06-14 03:26:54 PM  

Frankentots: So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.


When I was about 12, my little sister and her friend burned down my tree-house and about an acre of hillside brush while experimenting with smoking cigarettes. Then they lied and blamed it on the neighborhood bad-boy (not me, I was just an admirer of his audacity). No one would believe me (or him) that two beautiful young girls could be guilty of such a heinous crime, so the local scourge took the rap and ended in juvie for it. Life's unfair sometimes.
 
2013-06-14 03:32:13 PM  
The two girls tried to stomp out the fire while the boy ran away when the fire started Wednesday.

Classy.
 
2013-06-14 03:34:19 PM  

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


If we can save just one child it is all worth it.

Thanks Obama.
 
2013-06-14 03:36:59 PM  
Dead ant, dead ant. Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant...
 
2013-06-14 03:38:37 PM  
Those girls are hot.
 
2013-06-14 03:38:57 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?


this is more in tune with children half that age. these kids have futures with their names sewn on their pockets.
 
2013-06-14 03:43:08 PM  

vudukungfu: The two girls tried to stomp out the fire while the boy ran away when the fire started Wednesday.

Classy.


That's the takeaway lesson here. When the going gets tough, run like hell!
 
2013-06-14 03:43:22 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ow! That was my feelings!: They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?

this is more in tune with children half that age. these kids have futures with their names sewn on their pockets.


That's because you're expecting kids these days to grow up the same way you did.

Honestly I'm surprised they even know what the outside is.
 
2013-06-14 03:46:47 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ow! That was my feelings!: They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?

this is more in tune with children half that age. these kids have futures with their names sewn on their pockets.


Waitresses?
 
2013-06-14 03:47:07 PM  

What one of the girls looked like:


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And that boy is smarter than I thought. Run away and let the girls catch the flak...

 
2013-06-14 03:47:43 PM  
what they'll be in 3 years or so...

blog.parentella.com
 
2013-06-14 03:48:05 PM  
Wow.  They must really suck at burning ants.  I used a magnifying glass to burn hundreds of ants when I was a kid, and I never managed to set anything else on fire. Ants do not "burn" like a candle.  They just sizzle and pop.  And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.  I think that they were trying to set something else on fire, succeeded and then panicked and called for help. The burning ants is just a story to try and cover their asses.
 
2013-06-14 03:49:00 PM  

skinink: What one of the girls looked like:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x338]

And that boy is smarter than I thought. Run away and let the girls catch the flak...


did they burn the basket full of kisses too?
 
2013-06-14 03:49:26 PM  
The two girls tried to stomp out the fire while the boy ran away when the fire started Wednesday.

I didn't run away! I went to get help! I ran all the way over to Marvin's house but he wasn't home. I forgot he has band camp. Then I went over to Dave's. Dave was grounded 'cause his step father caught him drinking and the jerk made his mom do something about it. So then I went to Mike's. I knew he would know what to do. He told me it would burn itself out and I should chill in his basement for a while. But then his sister came down to the basement and told us not to bother her cause she was going out by the pool to catch some rays. So I watched her from the basement window. I know she knew I was watching her because she slipped off her top and waved it at me. Mike got mad and said I was just there to watch his sister and told me to hit the road.

So I went back to see how things were going. I saw a bunch of fire trucks and stuff and I figured you wouldn't mention me because I sure wouldn't mention either of you guys if you had been smart enough to run for help. Which I totally did. But you guys threw me to the wolves and now I won't get in to MIT like my mom wants me to. Just gotta say "Thanks a lot. One big thanks."
 
2013-06-14 03:49:40 PM  

ahchoo: Dead ant, dead ant. Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant...


To be sung to the "Pink Panther" theme.
 
2013-06-14 03:50:19 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: this is what happens when we take smart phones away from kids.


No, this is what happens when you coddle and shield kids.  These teenagers did not know how to put out a tiny fire!
 
2013-06-14 03:54:29 PM  
I'm calling bullshiat. Teenage girls burning ants? C'mon. They were smoking, accidently started the fire and made up a terrible lie to cover up what they thought was the real crime, smoking.
 
2013-06-14 04:07:09 PM  

Frankentots: So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.


That's what I was thinking...
 
2013-06-14 04:07:33 PM  

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


I agree.  They're kids, get over it.
 
2013-06-14 04:17:46 PM  

WelldeadLink: ahchoo: Dead ant, dead ant. Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant...

To be sung to the "Pink Panther" theme.


For what purpose?
 
2013-06-14 04:18:06 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.


yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
www.hlswatch.com
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 04:20:20 PM  
Well, at least the girls are tomboys and like science and stuff like that.
 
2013-06-14 04:21:22 PM  

chairmenmeow47: the boy ran away?  pussy


Who seems to have successfully avoided juvie court!
 
2013-06-14 04:22:00 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]


I didn't see that mentioned in the article.
 
2013-06-14 04:22:41 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]


Thanks, that was my neighborhood. Too soon...
 
2013-06-14 04:27:01 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]

I didn't see that mentioned in the article.


No, but it's Flagstaff AZ, I'm guessing you don't know the area. They have forests there. That burn. It's a bit different than starting a fire in Houston. I'm not saying throw the book at them, but putting them before a judge might be a good deterrent.
 
2013-06-14 04:27:13 PM  
If you've got undesired ants in your garden, sprinkle copious quantities of gypsum.  Non-toxic, but it irritates 'em to no end.
 
2013-06-14 04:28:28 PM  

Dinodork: Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]

Thanks, that was my neighborhood. Too soon...


Ah, sorry. I was going for 'generic fire' pic, that one came up. That fire burned within a couple hundred feet of my brother's house. Know the area well.
 
2013-06-14 04:45:26 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ow! That was my feelings!: They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?

this is more in tune with children half that age. these kids have futures with their names sewn on their pockets.


Yeah, by this age you would think they would graduate to pulling baby birds out of nests or super gluing cats legs together.
 
2013-06-14 04:51:46 PM  
WTF, this is happening in Arizona? I thought kids there would just shoot them, not play around with magnifying glasses.
 
2013-06-14 04:54:54 PM  
I am torn.. I mean his could have gone really poorly.. But it didn't get to out of hand. It is not like anyone lost a house. But burning living things needs to be addressed. Because that is just farked.
 
2013-06-14 05:20:14 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: I am torn.. I mean his could have gone really poorly.. But it didn't get to out of hand. It is not like anyone lost a house. But burning living things needs to be addressed. Because that is just farked.


They aren't living when they're burned. They're living when they're boiled, then they die and are burned.
 
2013-06-14 05:25:16 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]




Well, they shouldn't have tried to evade the authorities.
 
2013-06-14 05:37:33 PM  
Sheesh! By that age I was too busy raping my baby sitter to bother with burning ants with a magnifying glass.
 
2013-06-14 05:41:59 PM  

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


While I agree that it seems a bit excessive, keep in mind that Flag is surrounded by thousands of acres of noting more than fuel for a fire, and the grasses are drying up this time of year. Wildfires aren't something to take lightly up there. Mt Elden is a huge mountain that is still barren from a fire from 1977,and that's right in town.

The wrong conditions one day, and Flag would be but a memory. Nit only is it surrounded by tinder as I mentioned, traffic in town is a nightmare, and you have 2 interstates and a US highway as the only way out of town. I can guarantee you that a Colorado Springs situation would end up with more than just 2 dead.
 
2013-06-14 05:44:28 PM  

p0nk: StopLurkListen: We did that when we were kids, too, but we didn't live in an environment made of explodium.

i was about to commend today's youth for having the persistence to actually start a fire with a magnifying glass until i considered that this took place in AZ.


Flagstaff isn't Phoenix, it's 7000 feet on elevation, much cooler, and gets snow all winter, so the ants didn't exactly spontaneously combust...

Down in Phoenix, though? The magnifying glass might actually slow things down. ;-)
 
2013-06-14 05:44:46 PM  
Mock26:   And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.

I don't think you've experienced the pent-up potential energy of the biome known as 'sun-crisped chaparral', full of tinder-like things with names like creosote bush and greasewood.   It's not like a grassy meadow, or even dead leaves on a forest floor.   On a sunny summer day you could probably set it on fire with a shot glass, if not just by looking at it funny.

That said, I agree that they probably weren't torturing ants... the secret-ciggie explanation passes Occam's Razor as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-06-14 05:47:02 PM  

Mock26: Wow.  They must really suck at burning ants.  I used a magnifying glass to burn hundreds of ants when I was a kid, and I never managed to set anything else on fire. Ants do not "burn" like a candle.  They just sizzle and pop.  And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.  I think that they were trying to set something else on fire, succeeded and then panicked and called for help. The burning ants is just a story to try and cover their asses.


Except that the town is surrounded by shiat just waiting to be set on fire. Keep in mind that nobody else besides you has ever had an ants-only magnifying glass. The rest of us risked setting the grass that the ants are crawling in/on/around on fire along with the ants.
 
2013-06-14 05:52:21 PM  

puddleonfire: [vampyrefangs.files.wordpress.com image 500x374]

(How soon you people forget....)


Oblig is Oblig
 
2013-06-14 06:02:01 PM  

Dinodork: Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]

Thanks, that was my neighborhood. Too soon...


Did it solve your ant problem?
 
2013-06-14 06:07:08 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ow! That was my feelings!: They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?

this is more in tune with children half that age. these kids have futures with their names sewn on their pockets.

Hmm. I if either one of these retards were midgets?

 
2013-06-14 06:17:45 PM  

SomeoneDumb: WTF, this is happening in Arizona? I thought kids there would just shoot them, not play around with magnifying glasses.


Based on my experiences as a kid from Arizona, that's not until around 15 (unless you count air guns).
 
2013-06-14 07:15:15 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Dinodork: Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
[www.hlswatch.com image 771x450]

Thanks, that was my neighborhood. Too soon...

Did it solve your ant problem?


Unfortunately not. Stupid lazy fire.
 
2013-06-14 08:14:24 PM  

Temporarily Qualmless: Mock26:   And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.

I don't think you've experienced the pent-up potential energy of the biome known as 'sun-crisped chaparral', full of tinder-like things with names like creosote bush and greasewood.   It's not like a grassy meadow, or even dead leaves on a forest floor.   On a sunny summer day you could probably set it on fire with a shot glass, if not just by looking at it funny.

That said, I agree that they probably weren't torturing ants... the secret-ciggie explanation passes Occam's Razor as far as I'm concerned.


Yeah, and try frying an and crawling through all of that stuff.  Even some dumb teenagers would realize that you need an open space for optimum frying capability.
 
2013-06-14 08:16:13 PM  

Mikey1969: Mock26: Wow.  They must really suck at burning ants.  I used a magnifying glass to burn hundreds of ants when I was a kid, and I never managed to set anything else on fire. Ants do not "burn" like a candle.  They just sizzle and pop.  And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.  I think that they were trying to set something else on fire, succeeded and then panicked and called for help. The burning ants is just a story to try and cover their asses.

Except that the town is surrounded by shiat just waiting to be set on fire. Keep in mind that nobody else besides you has ever had an ants-only magnifying glass. The rest of us risked setting the grass that the ants are crawling in/on/around on fire along with the ants.


No.  I was just smart enough to fry them on the sidewalk or in the street or some other non-flammable surface and not while they were crawling around flammable material.
 
2013-06-14 08:41:59 PM  

JesseL: SomeoneDumb: WTF, this is happening in Arizona? I thought kids there would just shoot them, not play around with magnifying glasses.

Based on my experiences as a kid from Arizona, that's not until around 15 (unless you count air guns).


Good to know.
 
2013-06-14 09:31:39 PM  

Mikey1969: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

While I agree that it seems a bit excessive, keep in mind that Flag is surrounded by thousands of acres of noting more than fuel for a fire, and the grasses are drying up this time of year. Wildfires aren't something to take lightly up there. Mt Elden is a huge mountain that is still barren from a fire from 1977,and that's right in town.

The wrong conditions one day, and Flag would be but a memory. Nit only is it surrounded by tinder as I mentioned, traffic in town is a nightmare, and you have 2 interstates and a US highway as the only way out of town. I can guarantee you that a Colorado Springs situation would end up with more than just 2 dead.


What is the lessons they are going to learn from a judge that unintentionally starting a big fire hasn't?  We should use the courts (especially juvenile) to punish willful and/or repetitive acts.

I could understand the kid who ran away maybe because he needs to know that isn't what you do when you accidentally start a fire.  Not to mention the parents will probably administer a lot more harsh sentence than the judge ever would.
 
2013-06-14 09:39:58 PM  

IRQ12: Mikey1969: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

While I agree that it seems a bit excessive, keep in mind that Flag is surrounded by thousands of acres of noting more than fuel for a fire, and the grasses are drying up this time of year. Wildfires aren't something to take lightly up there. Mt Elden is a huge mountain that is still barren from a fire from 1977,and that's right in town.

The wrong conditions one day, and Flag would be but a memory. Nit only is it surrounded by tinder as I mentioned, traffic in town is a nightmare, and you have 2 interstates and a US highway as the only way out of town. I can guarantee you that a Colorado Springs situation would end up with more than just 2 dead.

What is the lessons they are going to learn from a judge that unintentionally starting a big fire hasn't?  We should use the courts (especially juvenile) to punish willful and/or repetitive acts.

I could understand the kid who ran away maybe because he needs to know that isn't what you do when you accidentally start a fire.  Not to mention the parents will probably administer a lot more harsh sentence than the judge ever would.


Part of the point is this getting out and showing kids the seriousness of the issue. Having lived in Flag, I can confirm how in danger they are of a major wildfire disaster. I think that's what they're going for-the scare factor for other kids'
 
2013-06-14 09:44:56 PM  

Mock26: Mikey1969: Mock26: Wow.  They must really suck at burning ants.  I used a magnifying glass to burn hundreds of ants when I was a kid, and I never managed to set anything else on fire. Ants do not "burn" like a candle.  They just sizzle and pop.  And unless they were using a really big magnifying glass it takes a bit of time to ignite something like dried glass or paper.  So based on my personal experience doing this sort of thing I am going to call Bullschitt on their story.  I think that they were trying to set something else on fire, succeeded and then panicked and called for help. The burning ants is just a story to try and cover their asses.

Except that the town is surrounded by shiat just waiting to be set on fire. Keep in mind that nobody else besides you has ever had an ants-only magnifying glass. The rest of us risked setting the grass that the ants are crawling in/on/around on fire along with the ants.

No.  I was just smart enough to fry them on the sidewalk or in the street or some other non-flammable surface and not while they were crawling around flammable material.


Regardless of how smart you claim to be, your whole point was to call the ants thing bullshiat based on the fact that they don't run around burning... I pointed out that there is plenty of flammable material on the ground up there.
 
2013-06-15 01:15:32 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: WelldeadLink: ahchoo: Dead ant, dead ant. Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant, dead ant...

To be sung to the "Pink Panther" theme.

For what purpose?



Know how I know "The Pink Panther" was way before your time?
 
2013-06-15 01:32:53 AM  
I read that as Falstaff..............beer thread!
 
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