I expect simple behaviours here. Friendship, and love. Any advice should be from the perspective of the person asking, not the person giving! We have had to make new membership moderated to combat the huge number of spammers who register
Registered: December 2003
Why don't we begin another this evening?
Pick a topic... anything, doesn't matter much about what, just say something, and hopefully another Member here will pick up the thread and put in their two cents worth; or speak about something different.
I'll start us off with my thoughts on the continuing shootings at schools across the U.S. Kindly make them brief folks, we don't want people to loose interest before you get going.
First there was Columbine some 10-years ago, or thereabouts, and it seems the annihilator shtick is still going strong. I would have thought that people would have gotten extremely tired of enduring them by now. There was another this afternoon in Washington State. Thoughts?
Location: Western US
Registered: October 2014
Sure, we're all grown weary of them. But nobody has proposed a workable solution.
I'll argue it's not the availability of weapons. Growing up in Texas, a boy at ages 10/12/14/16 received his BB/.22/.30-30/.30-06 rifles and proudly displayed them in his pickup truck rifle rack. The typical high school parking lot had more firepower than the local National Guard armory. No school killings.
It's not the lack of counselors available at schools. My old high school has more counselors than football and baseball staff combined. Which is saying something in the Lone Star state.
Wish I knew the solution, but it's tough to solve when nobody can nail down the problem. Maybe it's the extra 100,000,000 people in the country, but there's not a lot we can do about that.
Location: the burning former USofA
Registered: July 2010
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When I was a kid, we used to play a game at school called secret spy. In the morning, everyone playing would get together and put your name in a drawing. Everyone picked, and no one told anyone who's name they drew.
Through the day, you hunted and eliminated the guy who's name you drew, and then inherited his target. If you were killed, you handed over your target's name. We brought weapons to school, and had them taken away if we were caught with them, but that was all that was done to us. Rubber knives, dart guns, water pistols, rubber bb guns, even hollow plastic toy guns. If you touched the target with it, you killed him and took his target's name. We met at the end of the day, and often had more than one or two left standing.
Now a-days kids get their futures fucked for pointing their finger.
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