[ale] [OT] Re: Cobb Laptop Deal
Randal Jarrett K4RSJ
rsj at radio.org
Mon Aug 15 17:53:23 EDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 17:37 -0400, tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
> > As you can see this is a sore point to me and I am restraining
> > myself! My daughters go to a respected public school up here in cobb
> > and I don't think it would be much of an exaggeration to say they
> > there are probably as many guns and containers of alcohol in that
> > school as there are computers. I am dead serious. I have pulled one
> > of my kids out and wish I had the money to school all my kids
> > privately or at home.
> In other words - almost nothing has changed in school since the dark ages.
> I went to a private school in the '60s. Plenty of fire arms, and the
> senior class got pretty loaded Friday noon. My father's tales of high
> school in the early WWII war years suggest that there were _fewer_ guns,
> and somewhat less alcohol, but just about as much vandalism and general
That is about 180 degrees off from my school experience going to a
private school in the 60s.
There were plenty of firearms but only on Thursdays when all the members
of the shooting team brought them for afternoon practice. It was
mandatory to maintain a B+ to stay on any team sport and yes, shooting
was one of the letter teams.
In my three years at that school, sophomore - senior yrs, I was never
aware of any alcoholic beverages at the school, but then it was a
Catholic College Prep school!
> Family tradition has it that a great-grandfather taught with a 38 on the
> desk for a week, to let the farm boys who were larger than he know that he
> did _not_ intend for them to try out his manhood in combat. (Fighting with
> the teacher has a long history in this country I'm told.)
> > ...But really I'd like to see Apple sell the government a butt load
> > of laptops. I just think that if they welded all the cases together
> > in an interesting way and put them on display at the capitol rotunda
> > our kids would have a better chance of learning something.
> > Mark
> > On Aug 15, 2005, at 8:37 AM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > > OK, I've given a silent ear to all the recent noise on the Cobb laptop
> > > proceedings, mostly assuming it was normal political wrangling.
> > > Anyone
> > > with an interest in Cobb have any good insight to this?
> > >
> > > http://wsbradio.com/news/081505cobblaptops3a.html
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
> > > -Jim P.
> > >
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