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'Taking Two' Talk Of Town; Student Punished For Keeping Extra Soda From Machine
KOAT-TV/DT Albuquerque ^ | 11.3.03

Posted on 11/03/2003 2:51:33 PM PST by mhking

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To: pageonetoo
Allow me a query. Do you think the kid did the moral thing? If you we're he, knowing what you know now about life, what would you have done?
51 posted on 11/03/2003 7:41:14 PM PST by Bob J (www.freerepublic.net www.radiofreerepublic.com...check them out!)
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To: Dog Gone
... what was in the permanent school record of someone ...

That's good point, but I understand that the permenent school record can affect admission to extracirricular activities, magnet schools, admission to the military etc.

I guess the next question would be, why do they keep a permanent school record if it means nothing, except to the education establishment?

52 posted on 11/03/2003 7:46:20 PM PST by texas booster (Shouldn't Davis be gone from Sacramento by now?)
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To: texas booster
I'm not sure, but I suspect that it's to scare the kids with. Colleges want transcripts, an SAT, and letters of recommendation. The military wants a clean criminal record and a drug test.

I'd like to hear just one story where the dreaded permanent school record ever haunted anyone. When I finally do, I'll bet it's in reference to a lawsuit being filed.

53 posted on 11/03/2003 7:53:49 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Bob J
The kid did a moral wrong. Hang him.
Hang me, too, since I kept the $20.

This, however, is not the circumstance stated in the article. It accused him of a crime. He did not commit a crime. He should not be punished.
He should now receive an apology, but, with an explanation of the morality. That is education.

And it is irrelevant what I say by way of response to what I would do... I can say anything I wish...

I would probably have put a sign on the machine... and given the second soda to a friend!
54 posted on 11/03/2003 8:55:07 PM PST by pageonetoo (In God I trust, not the g'umt!)
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To: Bob J
2x/day, 5 days a week. Our break was only 10 minutes and the next nearest soda machine was more than 5 minutes walk away. I refused to run across the base on my break.

Are you a lawyer for Pepsi or something?LOL
55 posted on 11/03/2003 9:34:35 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig ("I've got a feeling you've got a heart like mine. Let's stomp some rat ba!!$, you can let it shine.")
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To: ChemistCat
I get screwed by businesses and pay phones and vending machines for small amounts so often, without ever getting any recompense, that when they screw up in my favor I gladly accept the windfall.

HOWever...

The other day I bought some jewelers' saw blades from a hardware store and instead of selling me the one of each size that I wanted, he gave me the entire package of each size. When I got home and saw what he'd done it just seemed like sheer greed to keep them all.

So, I took them back, at considerable inconvenience in driving... and then had to spend an equal amount of effort to even make the airhead barbiedoll at the service desk understand what happened.

So... In which circle of hell am I going to end up, for living by my *own* satandards instead of a moral absolute prescribed by some self-righteous scribbler? (I'm not sure I care; if I'm going go to hell in any case, I'll be able to wait there and greet Hitlery... with a lighted blowtorch...)

56 posted on 11/03/2003 10:32:07 PM PST by fire_eye (Don't kill Lieberals - Just make them wish you would.)
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To: pageonetoo
It accused him of a crime. He did not commit a crime. He should not be punished.

He was not accused of a crime. He recieved an in-school suspension for stealing from the vending machine after being told that it was morally wrong to take two sodas for the price of one.

The facts are that the machine did not spit out two sodas everytime someone used it (or the machine would have been turned off). He had to use a special techique to recieve two sodas for the price of one after he discovered how by happenstance.

Once told that taking two sodas for the price of one is stealing (it doesn't matter if it is a machine or a person, I have no idea were this justification comes from? I guess stealing from an ATM is fine too?), he gets his buddy and shows him how to steal sodas the next day.

I don't know about you, but if my kids were told that whatever they were doing amounted to stealing, not to do it again, and then ignore this by showing their friends how to steal sodas, I would not be mad at the school.

57 posted on 11/04/2003 3:07:51 AM PST by BushCountry (To the last, I will grapple with Democrats. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at Liberals.)
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To: fire_eye
That inconvenience factor is why Wal-mart doesn't have its money back yet. Going to Wal-mart absolutely exhausts me. To do it when I KNOW I'm going to have to stand there for a long time because most people can't comprehend honesty ...well, it is something to procrastinate.

I don't know why anyone would prescribe any circle of hell for you. Anyone who uses jeweler's saws is using his talents in a good way! (Or so I hope!)
58 posted on 11/04/2003 5:25:54 AM PST by ChemistCat (Hang in there, Terri. Absorb. Take in. Live. Heal.)
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To: big ern
No, just being a dick...sorry...heheh.
59 posted on 11/04/2003 9:06:59 AM PST by Bob J (www.freerepublic.net www.radiofreerepublic.com...check them out!)
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To: pageonetoo
I don't see anywhere he is accused of a crime. Looks like he got suspended for not following the teachers directions.
60 posted on 11/04/2003 9:08:35 AM PST by Bob J (www.freerepublic.net www.radiofreerepublic.com...check them out!)
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To: ChemistCat
I don't know why anyone would prescribe any circle of hell for you. Anyone who uses jeweler's saws is using his talents in a good way! (Or so I hope!)

Of course! I use them to saw small pieces off Lieberals.

61 posted on 11/04/2003 9:14:46 PM PST by fire_eye
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