All I can do is shake my head. I would have thought that proper firearms education would be more prevalent out here.
Not a mistake he'll likely repeat, in any case.
... You NEVER /assume/ that a gun is unloaded. Ever.5 months ago
Might as well make it harder for people to buy cars to stop drunk driving.5 months ago
If you're implying that my "one story" from "the other week" is fabricated or something, I couldn't find it when I wrote my original comment, but here's the link;
It looks like I misquoted though. He killed FOUR of his friends, not three. The only thing we can be thankful for is that he didn't hit another car.
The fact of the matter is that legalizing marijuana will increase the amount of drugs in the hands of minors. It's indisputable. Laws don't stop kids from getting cigarettes, chew, or alcohol, it won't stop them from getting their hands on weed, either. It doesn't even stop them NOW, and the more widely available it becomes (through legalization), more kids will get it, and in larger volumes.
You're absolutely right. Kids do stupid things. I'm of the particular opinion that kids are even more likely to do and try stupid things when they're high, and I don't think we should make it easier for them. My little sister just started driving this year, and another one will be driving in a couple years. I know they won't do drugs in the first place, but it's terrifying in and of itself, and it won't just be other kids that drive around high risking their and other peoples' lives, it will be adults, too.
We'll have (too many) drunk drivers, and (too many) high drivers, and (too many) drunk AND high drivers.
What I was implying is that avoiding "legal headaches" is a terrible reason for legalizing marijuana. Sure it might still be illegal to drive etc under the influence, but does prosecuting someone for breaking THAT law bring a car full of high school kids back from a crash with an intoxicated driver?
I really don't think we need to make this situation worse.6 months ago
Earlier this or last week, The Missourian published a story about a boy in New York that killed three of his friends while driving a car at 110 MPH under the influence of marijuana.
Legal headaches are kind of a shallow thing to consider.
"Well, a bunch of kids got killed today because they were driving while high as a kite, but at least the courts aren't choked up prosecuting the buyers and sellers so the survivor's case should move right along".
Sure sounds like a perfect world to me.
(That last bit was sarcasm)6 months ago
I hope Colorado is listening.
After all, they just legalized that nonsense. 6 months ago
I would be very surprised if almost 80 kids (better than a third of the class) really banded together to torment this girl, as is being suggested. It just doesn't sound realistic to me.
I mean, are we supposed to be imagining that almost 80 kids thought they were going to openly humiliate the girl at a school sanctioned and supervised event and be stupid enough to think they'd get away with it?
I'd be even more surprised that teachers and staff were unaware of the situation - with such a large portion of the sophomore class allegedly involved.
I'm also curious as to why the school wasn't contacted before the media - which I can only believe is the case because there is no report or evidence to suggest that the school hasn't been fully responsive and cooperative from the start. It sounds to me like it was the parents idea first that something was amiss, when all they knew was that their daughter had been nominated. Such things have been done before, and been fully legitimate and for the nominee's benefit.
It sounds awful at first, and if it comes to light that such a diabolical plot was actually in place, I'm totally on the girl's side - I'm not at all defending or advocating bullying - but with all the media sensationalism, the more I read about it, and the more I think about it, the less realistic the whole situation seems to me.8 months ago
I find it curious that so many people are so threatened by something that doesn't affect or concern them in the least.
At any rate, the much vaunted "sanctity of marriage" is a crock with divorce rates as high as they are. 8 months ago
I think we have a new plot for "Much Ado About Nothing". If people are that insecure in their faith (or lack of faith) that this is an issue, that this and other petty things like it actually bother them, they need to be looking inward for the source of the problem...8 months ago
Well Bob, this letter wasn't exactly a peace treaty. "If you're not drinking my kool-aid, GET OUT."
That's straying a little far into Westboro territory if you ask me... 11 months ago