Homer Hickam, Jr. - American Hero

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Caradoc, May 23, 2013.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member


    Good on him.
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    This zero tolerance crap is so overboard it's ridiculous. If I had been held to some of these standards during my school years I'd be in jail for life.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    And I'd likely be in the next cell, with the rest of that wing occupied by pretty much everyone I had science classes with in high school.
  4. I was so happy to see this. The real world sticks it to the aparatchiks who think they've got the monopoly on education. I always hope instances like these are signs that the power is starting to shift.

    I also hope someone has given Kiera Wilmot one of those coffee mugs that say "Well behaved women seldom make history."
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In our high school chemistry class, we had a teacher & student teacher who let some people experiment with different black powder mixes. They didn't set it off in the building but ....

    That was the year I learned to reload ammo and would occasionally spend some free time at home reloading ... unsupervised, of course. :D

    Some of these modern weenies need to get a life ....
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    We had a full-time chemistry teacher who let us pretty much run wild with rapid oxidation-reduction reactions as long as we kept proper notes and maintained safety measures.
  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    they're taking a bright young kid with a lot to offer, who made a minor mistake, and want to make a felon out of her. Like we need more felons.

    Clearly, our police and judiciary have far too much time on their hands.
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  8. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    How many high school chemistry classes conducted state-sanctioned electrolysis experiments, including explosions of hydrogen? Are Bunsen Burners banned as well?

    Here is the school district's explanation, right out of the Blogdad Bob School of Public Affairs:

    In other words, we are all a bunch of mindless drones incapable of original thought.

    Breaking news -- the People have won at least a partial victory:

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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    One of our experiments in high school involved launching a basketball slightly more than the length of the football field via hydrogen-combustion cannon - with two chemistry teachers and the football coach in attendance.

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