Making things go BOOM!

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...Which brings us to the boys charged with making the mysterious booms in North Side.

Allegedly, the boys used household chemicals in soda bottles they chucked into the sewers, giving the time-release detonations a ground-rumbling thud. The formulas for these types of chemical-reaction explosions are commonly known and can be easily found on the Internet.

But the mystery booms were a smash success by stupid testosterone standards. No one was hurt, but lots of folks got worked up about it. It has been a front-page story for two weeks now - the ultimate reward for any prankster-vandal boom-maker...

...What should be done with them if they are, indeed, guilty? Community service? Time in a detention center? Felony convictions that could haunt them? [continued]
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779435181&path=!news!columnists&s=1045855935174 [Broken]

If I did today what I have done in years past I would probably be at Guantanamo.
 
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I don't think anything more than Community Service is necessary myself, we were all young and stupid (ok, maybe I still am) once.
 
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Sind Sie für uns oder gegen uns!!!

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Nietzsche said:
Thus I speak to you in a parable--you who make souls whirl, you preachers of equality. To me you are tarantulas, and secretly vengeful. But I shall bring your secrets to light; therefore i laugh in your faces with my laughter of heights. Therefore I tear at your webs that you rage may lure you out of you lie-holes and your revenge may leap out from behind your word justice...

You preachers of equality, the tyrannomania of impotence clamours thus out of you for equality: your most secret ambitions to be tyrants thus shroud themselves in words of virtue...

Yay for liberal progress!!!

I read a story once, when i lived in sacremento about a kid who rescued his friend from a bully. The bully had been beating his friend punching him in the face, and this kid came up and pushed the bully off. Doctor said that the friend would have died from nasal cartilage being pushed into his brain if the kid hadn't saved him.

BUlly was suspended, but the kid got expelled, because he started his won fight with the bully.

The point: Yay for liberal progress!!! We don't need reason, we have my own idiotic idea of what the rules should be!! Zero tolerance!! **** honor!!
 
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Smurf said:
I don't think anything more than Community Service is necessary myself, we were all young and stupid (ok, maybe I still am) once.


I'm definitely still young and stupid, and i'm looking forward to dying old and stupid. What can i say, i'm only human. As much as i hate to admit it...
 
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I don't even think community service should be required. Nobody got hurt, nothing was damaged, all they did was make loud noises. But, since they seem to have upset a lot of people, I think they should be made to write a letter in their local newspaper (and keep rewriting it until the grammar and spelling are perfect) apologizing for scaring their neighbors (if it was a smaller scale, I'd make them go door to door apologizing, but this sounds like too many people were affected to do it that way).

I may have mentioned it before here, but I'm a big fan of the 10 page essay as a teaching tool for kids who have done dumb things.
 
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It could have been a terrorist attack. ;)
 

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