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.

(Washington Post)   High school kids decide to help a disabled veteran... by building him a house that is handicapped accessible, repairing his van, and helping him get to where he needs to go   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 38
    More: Hero, high schools, Jamie Goodreau, Edwards Air Force Base, refrigerator magnet, local prison, architectural firm, veterans, loan origination  
•       •       •

4991 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Nov 2013 at 4:35 AM (35 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



38 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-11-11 02:39:05 AM
Those no good lazy farking millennials.
 
2013-11-11 02:44:14 AM

Frederick: Those no good lazy farking __________.


FTFY
 
2013-11-11 02:47:35 AM
1. they haven't built anything yet so quit sucking dick
2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers
3. they're probably just going to use it themselves for their sex and drug parties.
 
2013-11-11 03:00:04 AM

calbert: 1. they haven't built anything yet so quit sucking dick
2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers
3. they're probably just going to use it themselves for their sex and drug parties.


1. They bought the land, which is more than what most people would do.
2. They still have to get the building cleared by the code inspectors before he can move in.
3. No.
 
2013-11-11 03:46:42 AM

calbert: 2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers


With this much media attention they basically have contractors and engineers throwing their services in for free publicity. I have no doubt in my mind that this home will be better built than any slapsticks together tract home.
 
2013-11-11 04:12:55 AM

violentsalvation: calbert: 2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers

With this much media attention they basically have contractors and engineers throwing their services in for free publicity. I have no doubt in my mind that this home will be better built than any slapsticks together tract home.


Kinda what I was thinking.  Plus, how many of us actually know who built our homes?  FFS, my wife helps build Homes for Humanity.  Yikes!

/people live in those
 
2013-11-11 04:43:51 AM
i1.ytimg.com


I wouldn't do that, that's a load bearing poster
 
2013-11-11 04:50:23 AM
School officials are likely at a two day off-site meeting in Vegas trying to determine the most inappropriate way to punish the students.
 
2013-11-11 04:54:54 AM
So...all they've done thus far is buy a plot of land...?

FANTASTIC! Now the guy has someplace to pitch his tent. Now call me when the vet gets a house built and has a job. Also call me when the government and the rest of this godforsaken country actually do right by the people who wear the uniform.

I'm not just talking about medical care. I'm also talking about basic human decency, support (beyond the yellow ribbons and other stupid, vapid shiat), and giving them what we owe them.

Only in America can you scream "SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!!"...and do absolutely nothing else, then claim to give a flying fark about the troops.
 
2013-11-11 04:55:37 AM

calbert: 1. they haven't built anything yet so quit sucking dick
2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers
3. they're probably just going to use it themselves for their sex and drug parties.


FTFA: Big box stores are offering discounts on building supplies. A construction contractor has volunteered to pitch in when the building begins. An architectural firm provided the blueprints. The real estate agent waived her commission. The credit union at nearby Edwards Air Force Base is kicking in money from new loans it writes.


I think the students will do just fine. They have experts assisting them as it clearly states in the article.
 
2013-11-11 04:58:52 AM

Frederick: violentsalvation: calbert: 2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers

With this much media attention they basically have contractors and engineers throwing their services in for free publicity. I have no doubt in my mind that this home will be better built than any slapsticks together tract home.

Kinda what I was thinking.  Plus, how many of us actually know who built our homes?  FFS, my wife helps build Homes for Humanity.  Yikes!

/people live in those


They probably wind up like railroad-layout scale models, what with how you tell her this -->
 
2013-11-11 04:59:28 AM

Bathia_Mapes: calbert: 1. they haven't built anything yet so quit sucking dick
2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers
3. they're probably just going to use it themselves for their sex and drug parties.

FTFA: Big box stores are offering discounts on building supplies. A construction contractor has volunteered to pitch in when the building begins. An architectural firm provided the blueprints. The real estate agent waived her commission. The credit union at nearby Edwards Air Force Base is kicking in money from new loans it writes.


I think the students will do just fine. They have experts assisting them as it clearly states in the article.


The problem is that the experts are assisting them--as in, the experts aren't actually building the house, the students are. And like other people here, I don't trust high school students to do shiat. I didn't even trust myself with a Bunsen burner at that age (although my biology teacher stupidly did).
 
2013-11-11 04:59:53 AM

Prof. Frink: Frederick: violentsalvation: calbert: 2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers

With this much media attention they basically have contractors and engineers throwing their services in for free publicity. I have no doubt in my mind that this home will be better built than any slapsticks together tract home.

Kinda what I was thinking.  Plus, how many of us actually know who built our homes?  FFS, my wife helps build Homes for Humanity.  Yikes!

/people live in those

They probably wind up like railroad-layout scale models, what with how you tell her this -->


"They probably wind up like railroad-layout scale models, what with how you tell her this --> <-- is 9 inches."

G'damn html, ruining a perfectly good snark.
 
2013-11-11 05:01:20 AM
Give it a little while. In today's time, some a$$hole kids will rob him and beat him down regardless.
 
2013-11-11 05:11:02 AM
He'll have plenty of time for that living in a student renovated van down by the river.
 
2013-11-11 05:20:49 AM
Awesome. I hope the dude can afford the taxes on his new house.
 
2013-11-11 05:23:11 AM

Prof. Frink: Prof. Frink: Frederick: violentsalvation: calbert: 2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers

With this much media attention they basically have contractors and engineers throwing their services in for free publicity. I have no doubt in my mind that this home will be better built than any slapsticks together tract home.

Kinda what I was thinking.  Plus, how many of us actually know who built our homes?  FFS, my wife helps build Homes for Humanity.  Yikes!

/people live in those

They probably wind up like railroad-layout scale models, what with how you tell her this -->

"They probably wind up like railroad-layout scale models, what with how you tell her this --> <-- is 9 inches."

G'damn html, ruining a perfectly good snark.


haha...I pieced it together.

7/10  good snark; poor execution
 
2013-11-11 05:37:17 AM
I posted a similar link  http://kfor.com/2013/11/06/forrest-gump-actor-kicks-off-fundraising-c a mpaign-for-local-hero/

Gary Sinise might be putting on one hell of an act but he sure does advocate supporting the wounded vets.  Pretty sad though when someone joins the  military and gets farked up "defending" our country on foreign soil, then comes back stateside only to receive little or no care from the government agency that is supposed to assist them
 
2013-11-11 05:54:02 AM

stirfrybry: Awesome. I hope the dude can afford the taxes on his new house.


Ayup.  All the help stops right at the tax assessor's office.
 
2013-11-11 06:02:17 AM

jimmyjackfunk: Pretty sad though when someone joins the  military and gets farked up "defending" our country on foreign soil, then comes back stateside only to receive little or no care from the government agency that is supposed to assist them


There are programs run by the government to help our vets especially disabled ones, and their unit is an extended family for support.  You act like neither of these things are there.

Most sad vet stories are of vets who refuse the help that's there.  And yes, some things like ptsd are underdiagnosed.  But absolutely we could have better programs and they always need funding since money is always in short supply because the government is great at throwing tax dollars at bad ideas and poorly executed ideas like some things I could mention but won't because then this would be a troll post.
 
2013-11-11 06:03:01 AM
Well, this will certainly look good on their college applications.
 
2013-11-11 06:32:52 AM

calbert: 1. they haven't built anything yet so quit sucking dick
2. I wouldn't want to live in a house built by high-schoolers
3. they're probably just going to use it themselves for their sex and drug parties.


"Hey cool vet brah, we wanna have a beer bash in your shack."
"No."
"Remember when we built this playhouse for you? We OWN you. Now vacate, you're creepin' out the Betties."
 
2013-11-11 06:33:10 AM

Wodan11: There are programs run by the government to help our vets especially disabled ones, and their unit is an extended family for support.  You act like neither of these things are there.


I know they are there and exist.  The media does like to run with these stories though and make it seem like returning vets are tossed out with yesterday's garbage though.
 
2013-11-11 06:46:25 AM
After reading a story that gives me a glimmer of hope for the quality of life for one of our wounded vets, I hurry up and come to the Fark comments section so I can restabilize my bleak, cynical take on the goodness of people.
 
2013-11-11 07:01:54 AM
Now he'll have to take a property tax hit on the improvements that he will not be able to pay. His home will be taken by the county and he will end up homeless. Yeah, nice going kids.
 
2013-11-11 07:02:38 AM
Ayn Rand would be so disappointed in these kids, wasting their lives in charitable work.
 
2013-11-11 07:12:39 AM

jimmyjackfunk: The media does like to run with these stories though and make it seem like returning vets are tossed out with yesterday's garbage though.


In some cases they pretty much are.
 
2013-11-11 07:16:59 AM

WhyteRaven74: jimmyjackfunk: The media does like to run with these stories though and make it seem like returning vets are tossed out with yesterday's garbage though.

In some cases they pretty much are.


Happens to a lot of Americans, not just vets. Got 1200 homeless in my town alone.
 
2013-11-11 07:24:08 AM

maram500: I don't trust high school students to do shiat. I didn't even trust myself with a Bunsen burner at that age


You need to stop projecting your own miserable, failed existence onto others.  Sounds like these kids are sticking with it even after they've all been given an A for their project by the teacher and after they've graduated.

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: After reading a story that gives me a glimmer of hope for the quality of life for one of our wounded vets, I hurry up and come to the Fark comments section so I can restabilize my bleak, cynical take on the goodness of people.


It is becoming increasingly so.  One begins to wonder if the state of the human condition is really as wretched as Farkers seem to present or if they're just exaggerating to show off for their friends.  I wish these kids all success and may their number ever increase.
 
2013-11-11 07:47:32 AM
Very nice story, especially at this time of year when we remember our veterans.


Still, it'd be nice if our respective governments could do the same.
 
2013-11-11 08:38:02 AM
So now he's just got to pick out his granite, light fixtures, etc.

I recommend throwing more towards the powder room & kitchen. Baths outside of that & the master bath don't need rain shower plumbing or Toto toilets. And tell those kids to spring for a chandelier lift. How the fark people clean those things without one - especially this guy - is beyond me.

See if you can talk them into Certainteed shingles - you don't want to be throwing on a new roof in 10 years. Also - NO ALDER FOR EXTERIOR DOORS! Man that is all the rage now - throwing sh*tty alder doors on the main entrance. Ain't gonna last, bud. Go mahogany or cherry or teak down south there. Make sure your overhang is at least half it's height off the ground or nobody is gonna make good on a door warranty. Make sure the kid staining it knows what he's doing - stain, sand, filler, stain, sand, etc.. Talk the local locksmith into a mortise lock.

And you tell them to run the low voltage sh*t through conduit and run some hooks so you can just pull through fiber or whatever down the road. We won't be totally wire free anytime soon. And I forget what the EV charger takes (240v?) but have them rough it into the garage.

I think these kids will be just fine!
 
2013-11-11 09:26:00 AM

Mr. Right: One begins to wonder if the state of the human condition is really as wretched as Farkers seem to present


If the world was as wretched as these morose farks act like it is, humanity would have died out centuries ago.
 
2013-11-11 09:47:02 AM
If I lived in the area I would be there in a heartbeat to help build the house.

/I'm no splinter mechanic but I can still bend nails.
 
2013-11-11 11:44:21 AM

AbiNormal: If I lived in the area I would be there in a heartbeat to help build the house.

/I'm no splinter mechanic but I can still bend nails.


True this
 
2013-11-11 11:52:06 AM
Ah, a stirring piece about kids chipping in to do something very nice for somebody very much in need... farked all up by a bunch of fark assholes posting asshole comments.

I'm not new to fark, and I should have expected it... but still...
 
2013-11-11 12:27:45 PM
I support America.
 
2013-11-11 12:30:22 PM
High school kids decide to help a disabled veteran... by building him a house that is handicapped accessible, repairing his van, and helping him get to where he needs to go

To the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2013-11-11 01:36:15 PM

edgar1981: Very nice story, especially at this time of year when we remember our veterans.


Still, it'd be nice if our respective governments could do the same.


Mitt Romney wants you to know  veterans are part of the 47%
 
Displayed 38 of 38 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report