Ohio is scaring me

I definitely had teachers in high school who I would not have trusted with a gun.  My freshman algebra teacher would going into screaming rages and throw chalk at us.  He was fired Spring Quarter when he punched a girl in the face.


Smedley said:

Arming teachers is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard. Any off the rails kid with a deathwish would know what teachers are armed and start with them. And if a kid doesn't have a gun, just ambush an armed teacher and get that gun.

I'm sure there would be instances of heroic teachers stopping a psychopath in his tracks, but that would be the exception. 

Hard to see how any rational person thinks arming teachers is a good idea, net-net.

there are some things that we can completely agree upon.


isn't school difficult enough for kids already without turning their buildings into the equivalent of prisons? The GOP solutions of single entrances, metal detectors, armed personnel, all sounds completely soul crushing for kids.


The administrative side of it should also be great fun. We could get a bunch of teachers in a school requesting to be armed, the administration denying some teachers' requests while allowing other teachers' requests, and then being sued by the teachers who are denied. A shooting done by a denied teacher would also be a new plot twist. 


sprout said:

The administrative side of it should also be great fun. We could get a bunch of teachers in a school requesting to be armed, the administration denying some teachers' requests while allowing other teachers' requests, and then being sued by the teachers who are denied. A shooting done by a denied teacher would also be a new plot twist. 

Sooner or later there will be a shooting by a legally armed teacher.  What will they say then, I wonder.


GoSlugs said:

sprout said:

The administrative side of it should also be great fun. We could get a bunch of teachers in a school requesting to be armed, the administration denying some teachers' requests while allowing other teachers' requests, and then being sued by the teachers who are denied. A shooting done by a denied teacher would also be a new plot twist. 

Sooner or later there will be a shooting by a legally armed teacher.  What will they say then, I wonder.

Or what if the teacher gets mistaken for the shooter and gets killed by (other teacher? police?)?


drummerboy said:

GoSlugs said:

sprout said:

The administrative side of it should also be great fun. We could get a bunch of teachers in a school requesting to be armed, the administration denying some teachers' requests while allowing other teachers' requests, and then being sued by the teachers who are denied. A shooting done by a denied teacher would also be a new plot twist. 

Sooner or later there will be a shooting by a legally armed teacher.  What will they say then, I wonder.

Or what if the teacher gets mistaken for the shooter and gets killed by (other teacher? police?)?

Sadly, the possible variations are endless.


So, in 1972 there was an armed break-in at a small school in regional Victoria, by prison escapees. A very young female teacher and her 6 terrified young students were held hostage while people were notified. Some time later they were shoved in a van and taken elsewhere…

Mary eventually managed to kick down the locked door where they were held, and lead the girls away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_School_kidnapping 
No need for a gun, no need for any other school to keep guns except for cadet training. Since then, maybe 3 instances of guns brandished on school grounds (no-one killed), and still no need for metal/weapons scanners at schools. 




I get this feeling that this thread will be running for years to come…



more fun!


Leaving for vacation today. First stop Ohio. Then off to Michigan.


https://www.city-journal.org/ohio-political-transformation

“Ohio is the most important state in the country,” wrote Washington Post commentator Chris Cillizza in 2012, possibly looking to highlight how incumbent Barack Obama held the largest polling lead there. Obama’s message secured the Rust Belt for Democrats in 2008 and 2012, but in 2016 and 2020, this advantage melted away. In the 2022 midterms, given strong chances for the GOP to pick up Democrat-held congressional seats, Ohio remains of towering electoral importance—and it has now become Republicans’ state to lose.


drummerboy said:

Leaving for vacation today. First stop Ohio. Then off to Michigan.

How many days does New Jersey require you to stay in quarantine, after returning from your trip?


re: vacation - enjoy!

re: e. coli, one traveler/journalist's(?) advice was to eat only stews/soups you've seen boiled and fruit you peel yourself, and drink only beer.  Don't know if it works.


Australian tourists used to be advised to drink ‘local water’ after you had boiled and cooled it, then added Cottees Cordial. That brand of cordial had a combined sugar and Vit C  level high enough to kill most bugs in your gut.  cheese

mjc said:

re: vacation - enjoy!

re: e. coli, one traveler/journalist's(?) advice was to eat only stews/soups you've seen boiled and fruit you peel yourself, and drink only beer.  Don't know if it works.

Seriously, travel well and stay safe - enjoy the break!


Stuck in traffic on PA.
made a mistake and bought a Subway sandwich.  Took 2 bites and my lips and tongue started burning. Thought I was going to break out in hives.
Sigh

Young guy behind me is driving a circa 1972 Ford Ltd. Cherry.

drummerboy said:

Young guy behind me is driving a circa 1972 Ford Ltd. Cherry.

By any chance, are you driving a Delorean tricked out by a guy named Doc Brown?


As a general rule, don't post online when you're going on vacation and for how long.


dave said:

As a general rule, don't post online when you're going on vacation and for how long.

This is good advice.


drummerboy said:

dave said:

As a general rule, don't post online when you're going on vacation and for how long.

This is good advice.

But seeing as you already have, what were the last 4 digits of your SSN again? I forgot.


Anxious times we all live in!


Now I'm not saying that I'm in the vicinity of this station, but I came across this great jazz station that you can listen to online

https://www.wkhr.org/listen-online


drummerboy said:

Now I'm not saying that I'm in the vicinity of this station, but I came across this great jazz station that you can listen to online

https://www.wkhr.org/listen-online

WKHR – branded WKHR FM 91.5 – is a non-commercial educational adult standards/MOR radio station licensed to Bainbridge, Ohio. Owned by the Kenston Local School District, the station serves Geauga County and eastern parts of Greater Cleveland. Wikipedia Frequency: 91.5 MHz City of license: Bainbridge Format: Adult standards, Middle of the road Owner: Kenston Local School District Area: Cleveland Metropolitan Area, Geauga County Branding: WKHR FM 91.5 Slogan: Keeping Those Memories Alive, Keep Your Dial at 91.5


yahooyahoo said:

drummerboy said:

Now I'm not saying that I'm in the vicinity of this station, but I came across this great jazz station that you can listen to online

https://www.wkhr.org/listen-online

WKHR – branded WKHR FM 91.5 – is a non-commercial educational adult standards/MOR radio station licensed to Bainbridge, Ohio. Owned by the Kenston Local School District, the station serves Geauga County and eastern parts of Greater Cleveland. Wikipedia Frequency: 91.5 MHz City of license: Bainbridge Format: Adult standards, Middle of the road Owner: Kenston Local School District Area: Cleveland Metropolitan Area, Geauga County Branding: WKHR FM 91.5 Slogan: Keeping Those Memories Alive, Keep Your Dial at 91.5

I'm not a huge fan of  older jazz (like 30's to 40's I guess) but I heard some great songs on that station. Mostly overnight.


drummerboy said:

I'm not a huge fan of  older jazz (like 30's to 40's I guess) but I heard some great songs on that station. Mostly overnight.

Jazz was invented by Black and White musicians of the ‘30s-‘40s, here and in Europe. Django Reinhardt and Steven Grappeli (sp.?) , Louis Armstrong, etc are among the great names in Jazz. My husband collected every album, and cassette, even contacted dealers in England to obtain every recording possible. 



mtierney said:

Jazz was invented by Black and White musicians of the ‘30s-‘40s, here and in Europe 

You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s no wonder you think the way you do. Pure ignorance.


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