Pocket Ninja: She actually has a point. I mean, many schools have come a long way regarding defending themselves against armed intruders -- metal detectors, for example, are increasingly commonplace. But most grizzly bears would be able to pass through a metal detector without setting off any alarms, because their normal weaponry (teeth, claws) are not metallic in nature. So the school's defensive systems could be working entirely within normal parameters and a grizzly could still end up inside the school itself. This isn't even even taking into consideration any possible collaboration between the grizzly and students themselves, who might wish harm upon other students and form some sort of pact with the bear (one possible scenario being leaving a normally locked door propped for the bear's easy access). So what happens if it's lunchtime and such a grizzly breach occurs? One bear in a crowded cafeteria could inflict incalculable harm. I'm also fairly certain that most SWAT and other rapid-response units who would arrive as first responders do not regularly train in counter-grizzly tactics, which could lead to catastrophic delays in their actual entry of the building as they plan and strategize. Does anyone need to be reminded of what happened at Columbine when such delays took place? Some might argue that the fact that no such attack has ever happened is evidence that it never well, but "head in sand" is not a plan. Before 9-11, passenger planes were not viewed as weapons. Then everything changed. Do we really want to be playing catch up with this threat?
culebra: She is so far out of her depth it's unbelievable
Satanic_Hamster: And biatch? You're a farking idiot if you think a handgun will do anything but piss a grizzly off.
Alphax: Has she ever seen a bear that wasn't in a zoo or circus? I have not.
ralphjr: [img.fark.net image 300x225]
extroverted_suicide: Soup4Bonnie: Joseph Lieberman, the "Democratic" nominee for vice president in 2000, introduced DeVos on Tuesday and vouched for her leadership, arguing that her status as an outsider is an asset.99.99% of the time, I'm fundamentally against anti-semitism. The other .01% of the time, this motherfarker has just said or done something to remind me he exists.
Ambivalence: I did once open the door to go to school and found a giant moose
Serious Black: ralphjr: [img.fark.net image 300x225]Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax.
KWess: Two things we don't have in Canada:1. School-shooting epidemic.2. Students attacked by bears.Two things we do have in Canada:1. Gun control2. Bears.
Jesus Farking Christ: I gotta say, as excuses go, that would be awesome.
Ambivalence: WTF? I grew up in farking Alaska and we didn't worry about grizzly bears laying siege to schools because it NEVER Happens. You see a bear, you go inside until it goes away.I did once open the door to go to school and found a giant moose rear end 3 feet from my front door. The moose swung it's enormous head and looked right at me, so I did what any reasonable kid would do: I slammed the door, locked it, called my mom crying "I can't go to school there's a moose in the front yard".Man, that was back in the day. Elementary school kids were expected to get up and walk a half mile on top of frozen snow berms in below zero weather to school by themselves. none of this snowflake shiat.
fusillade762: On the list of things that should disqualify her from being Education Secretary this wouldn't even make it onto the first page.
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