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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:31 pm

Imagine if he was playing Cowboys and Indians!
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — The latest case of zero-tolerance at the public schools has a 10-year-old student sadder and wiser, and facing expulsion and long-term juvenile detention. And it has his mother worried that his punishment has already been harsher than the offense demands.

Alandis' gun was a "cap gun," a toy cowboy six-shooter that his mother bought for him.

"We got it from Wal-Mart for $5.96," Tosha Ford said, "in the toy section right next to the cowboy hats. That's what he wanted because it was just like the ones he was studying for the Civil War" in his fifth-grade class at Fairview Elementary School.

Alandis was charged with possessing a weapon on school property and with terroristic acts and threats.


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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:34 pm

Such is the paranoia we have created regarding firearms....
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby analog » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:24 am

I despair of my country


Well, we are after all a declining society, one that believes God is dead and Elvis is alive...
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:00 am

Russian Hopes To Cash In With Trademark On Popular ;- ) Emoticon.

However, I've applied for a trademark on the semi-colon, so if he does succeed, he'll have to pay me a royalty on the inclusion of it in the emoticon. I applied for a trademark on the hyphen, but was rejected, since it is too similar to the already-trademarked minus sign.... :roll:
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby jamiebk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:04 am

This makes me sad............ ":-("
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:06 am

jamiebk wrote:This makes me sad............ ":-("


That'll be $.005 please, I trademarked it last night......
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:11 am

Do we have to pay our royalty payments in Rubles?

And is it also true that the new Ruble will include a picture of the popular children's dinosaur, to be known as the Barney Ruble?
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby jamiebk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:23 am

I think that Barney was one of the "Flintstone" characters....
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:35 am

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis De Tocqueville 1835
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:52 am

Haggis@wk wrote:Behold the camel dog


Speaking of camels, did you see that Australians are being urged to eat camels?

It seems that feral camels in Australia are destroying the environment, so Australians are being urged to eat them. They are also being looked at as an alternative source of pet food, since kangaroos, the traditional source of pet meat, are less of problem than camels.

"I'd walk a mile for a camel" will take on whole new meaning down under.

I wonder if there are any camel recipes posted online.......
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby jamiebk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:53 am

Haggis@wk wrote:Behold the camel dog

That's just wrong..... :rofl:
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:10 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:Behold the camel dog



someone had too much time on their hands......
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:16 pm

Shapley wrote: I wonder if there are any camel recipes posted online.......



Surely, you there would be!!
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:23 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:
Shapley wrote: I wonder if there are any camel recipes posted online.......



Surely, you there would be!!


Lo and behold! A quick search turned up this one:

Baked Stuffed Camel
Ingredients:
1 whole camel, medium size
1 whole lamb, large size
20 whole chicken, medium size
60 eggs
12 kg rice
2 kg pine nuts
2 kg almonds
1 kg pistachio nut
110 gallons water
5 lbs black pepper
salt

Directions
1 Skin, trim and clean camel (once you get over the hump), lamb and chicken.
2 Boil until tender.
3 Cook rice until fluffy.
4 Fry nuts until brown and mix with rice.
5 Hard boil eggs and peel.
6 Stuff cooked chickens with hard boiled eggs and rice.
7 Stuff the cooked lamb with stuffed chickens.
8 Add more rice.
9 Stuff the camel with the stuffed lamb and add rest of rice.
10 Broil over large charcoal pit until brown.
11 Spread any remaining rice on large tray and place camel on top of rice.
12 Decorate with boiled eggs and nuts.
13 Serves a friendly crowd of 80-100.


Yum, yum!
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:27 pm

This one also looked enticing:

Baked Camel
Ingredients:
1 large camel
2 large lamb
4 large turkey
20 large carp
200 medium seagull eggs
400 large dates
banana leaves, as needed

Directions

1 Cook the eggs, peel them.
2 Scale the carps.
3 Fill the carps with the dates and the eggs. Fill the turkeys with the carps.
4 Fill the sheep with the turkeys.
5 Fill the camel with the sheep.
6 Dig a large pit.
7 Place about 500 kilos of charcoal in the pit and light them.
8 Wrap the camel in the banana-leafs and place in the pit.
9 Cover with earth and bake for two days.
10 Serve with rice.


Cooked like a baked pig at a luau. I wonder if I can substitute something for the seagull eggs. They're hard to get around here.
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Serenity » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:21 pm

About twice the size of chicken eggs, with mottled light-green shells and dark-amber yolks, seagull eggs are visually stunning—and they have a strong flavor to match, nutty and slightly fishy. In northern Norway, gulls’ eggs are a traditional spring delicacy, served hard-boiled in the shell (alongside glasses of beer). Native American cooks typically scramble or fry the eggs; and London’s St. John restaurant serves them hard-boiled with celery salt. Just don’t eat too many: Seagull eggs have been found to contain high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), widespread environmental pollutants.
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby barfle » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:59 pm

I've found that chipmunk cheese makes an excellent garnish for stuffed camel.
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby analog » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:43 pm

"Chipmunks roasting on an open fire.... " (in dubious taste)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yyITRyvM4
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:41 am

analog wrote:"Chipmunks roasting on an open fire.... " (in dubious taste)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yyITRyvM4



:rofl:
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Re: That's Just Stupid!

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:02 pm

Let us reflect on the parable of the Good Samaritan. After a traveler had been assaulted and then ignored by the rest of the community, a Samaritan rescued him and helped him recover. If the Samaritan moved to California, he’d better have a good lawyer, as the state Supreme Court ruled that the liability shield passed for those who conduct emergency rescues and inadvertently injure the victims only applies to medical personnel:

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a young woman who pulled a co-worker from a crashed vehicle isn’t immune from civil liability because the care she rendered wasn’t medical.

The divided high court appeared to signal that rescue efforts are the responsibility of trained professionals. It was also thought to be the first ruling by the court that someone who intervened in an accident in good faith could be sued.

Lisa Torti of Northridge allegedly worsened the injuries suffered by Alexandra Van Horn by yanking her “like a rag doll” from the wrecked car on Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

Torti now faces possible liability for injuries suffered by Van Horn, a fellow department store cosmetician who was rendered a paraplegic in the accident that ended a night of Halloween revelry in 2004.


Torti and Van Horn traveled in separate cars, and the driver of Van Horn’s car ran into a light pole at 45 MPH. Torti testified that she saw smoke and liquid coming from the car and thought the vehicle would explode, trapping Van Horn. She rushed to pull her co-worker from the car, and Van Horn alleges that Torti aggravated a broken vertebra that damaged her spinal cord. She sued Torti (and the driver) for causing her paralysis.

I live in California when it passed the 1990 law shielding rescuers, and as I recall it, the intent was not just to limit the liability of EMS and other professional rescuers but to protect people who acted in good faith to rescue people in danger had gotten sued for causing incidental or aggravating injuries. CPR, for example, can cause ribcage injuries even if done properly.

The court has sent a signal to the people of California: don’t get involved. If someone’s drowning, don’t jump in the lake and save them. If someone’s trapped in a car that’s about to explode, sit there and watch the show. If you sit on your hands, no one can sue you for all you’re worth.

This is reason number 2,947 why I’m glad I no longer live in Ca.
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