Zero tolerance is for dummies. They want to try her for two felonies as an adult!
Good Grief, I would have been under the jail somewhere. I reached far beyond the limits of my Gilbert Chemistry set.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they banned chemistry completely. After all, everyone knows that the only thing today’s kids need to be educated in is diversity tolerance and how to make people’s genitals feel tingly.
We also lit the hydrogen released to make it "bark". (Not to be confused with a camping trip and methane).
I learned how to make nitrogen triiodide in the basement, experimenting with my chemistry set. When the stuff dries out, it is extremely sensitive. Just touch it and it bursts into flame or explodes if anything is compressing it.
I scattered little particles of it on the high school stairwell, with its metal treads. When it dried out, it made very satisfying bangs and pops when the students came bursting down the stairwell to their next classes. Great excitement was had by all!
I won’t explain how to make it, but it’s pretty simple to do.
But, that was then, and this is now.
The Government, and by that I mean States attorneys and even the United States Attorney General love to make an example of people who screw up.
They believe it scares others into line.
It’s a damned shame she got caught in some States Attorneys headlights.
This is the Zimmerman trial in miniature. make an example even if it’s wrong. Poor kid is being Nifonged. One day this Lawyer will be running for public office.
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I guess I should turn myself in... Wow! What we did as kids.
Thank God for the statute of limitations.
No, Zero Tolerance isn't for dummies. It is a POWERFUL weapon being deployed by very smart Marxist educational leaders and aimed at students ( future voters) by armies of Useful Idiots ( misnamed “teachers”).
The carefully crafted goal?
Answer: To create a nation of **DEMORALIZED** citizens who are too befuddled to think rationally enough to defend themselves from the communism that is sure to come. Yuri Bezmenov warned us. We will see this this soon in 5, 10 or 12 years as these students reach voting age.
When will conservatives WAKE UP. Government schooling is a threat to our nation and our freedom. It is EVIL.
Yes, I am shouting, jumping up and down, and having a fit! Why don't others see the danger and feel the urgency to act?
Is the TV show “Sons of Guns” on their attack list?
I myself, and just about every other chemist or chemical engineering that I know, would have been barred from the profession by a criminal record if this stupidity had been the law when we were kids.
And the stupid government wonders why there aren’t enough STEM majors....
When I was ten years old my 14-year-old brother made a bomb out of match heads, paper masking tape and an empty soda can. It was the Fourth of July, and he was mad because our dad wouldn’t buy us the “good” fireworks. Bottle rockets, cherry bombs, and things that flew up in the air and went boom. So he put together this bomb with instructions out of a book from Loompanics. It blew out the side of dad’s tool shed and set a tree on fire. Needless to say, daddy gave him a serious whoopin’ for it. Took the belt to him big time.
I don't care what she looks like, this girl is NOT GUILTY.
I certainly did not encounter any exceptions among my fellow chemistry students in college. The list of available noisy and fiery experiments I know have been conducted illicitly by chem students is too long to list -- [and I ain't gonna admit to having conducted any of them... '-) ]
And my interest in such experiments didn't begin in college -- or, even, high school, for that matter...
But, I do hear tell that, when I was in junior high school, a kid could walk into his local drugstore and buy bottles of "Flowers of Sulfur" and "Saltpeter / Potassium Nitrate" -- right off the shelf. And I recall reading in a book fromt our Jr. High library that, many centuries ago, the Chinese figured out the ratio of those two substances and charcoal to make the contents of their fireworks...
Pyrotechnic interest is the "seed" that creates many chemists -- just as "arrowhead hunting" produces most professional prehistoric archaeologists (if they will only own up to it)! '-)
IMHO, criminalizing such curiosity is likely to turn the gifted to criminal acts, whereas guiding and enlightenng that drive can lead to outstanding scientific careers.
IMHO, only lazy, incompetent and fearful dumb@$$3$ espouse "zero tolerance" academic policies.
No telling how many creative geniuses that "PC" idiocy has cost mankind!