Re: Pistol Star -a big star
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "msbhavens1" <msbhavens1@...>
> yup, us too, on west coast,Old Smokey that is. the man has gone
> saturnian on us, and the oppressed have gone postal pluto, of
> that is generally what happens, the more restrictive government,the
> more resistant the people. and kids went postal on their teachersI knew that student-on-teacher violence didn't just spring up in the
> regularly in the 17th/18th and 19th centuries, it is NOT somethign
> invented in columbine.
past few years (since the invention of video games. <g> Or was it TV
that messed up society? Or the Beatles? Or not reciting the Lord's
Prayer before school every morning? LOL) And although I don't
remember hearing about school violence going as far as murder in
olden times, I figure that doesn't mean it never happened.
There does seem to be a paranoia or willingness to take real or
perceived threats of violence seriously that didn't seem to exist 30
Ever read little house series by Laura
> Ingalls? Her Husband experienced a teacher being beaten to deathIt's been a very long time since I read the Little House books (my
> when he was a child, her mother experienced a teacher being beaten
> to death, as did her Great Grandmother.
sister had them all), but I remember an episode in one of them in
which a group of mean teenage boys practically ran one of these
little country schoolhouses and terrified everybody until the new
teacher drove them out...with a bullwhip.
These boys beat a teacher to death, too, huh?
And they could have easily
> been shot to death as the kids perpetrating the crime were morethan
> likely to have owned a gun,unlike now (not that it would be impossible for kids these days to
get a gun if they want one, in the US, at least)
the "fun" of it was in the personally
> beating them to death. It annoys me that people act like this isHow about kids being doped up because their teachers can't tell the
> some new or different threat, it is the same, as it was in Plato's
> day, only the choice of method is any different. it also annoys me
> that people seem to think that putting kids in prison like schools
> will in any way relieve the problem, it only exaserbates it.
difference between kid-like behavior and psychiatric disorder (or
find it inconvenient to differentiate between them), thereby
fattening (without good reason) the profit margins of the
pharmaceutical companies and the bank accounts of psychiatrists?
I also remember a major-newspaper article sometime within the past
few weeks about children being hurt by being given psychotropic
medications that have only been tested on adults, not children.
Mark A. Holmes
> --- In email@example.com, "mahtezcatpoc"
> <mahtezcatpoc@> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "msbhavens1" <msbhavens1@>
> > >
> > > so Pluto is aligned with the Pistol Star - that sounds
> > > revolutionary. MissB
> > Some people have a gun to some other people's heads. There are a
> > people (Bush, King Gyanendra of Nepal, Mexican President Vicente
> > the pro-immigrant protesters) who have made concessions under
> > from outside.
> > A 16-year-old girl in Suwanee, Georgia was suspended from school
> > five days for singing a takeoff on "On Top Of Old Smokey" in
> > that was taken as a threat against the teacher:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060509/ap_on_re_us/student_suspended;_yl
> > BTW: We sang this tune on the playground and in the cafeteria
> > grade school...back when Gerald Ford was president and Eric
> > Dylan Klebold hadn't even been born, let alone shot up their high
> > school. The lyrics were different, though (and nobody went 911
> > sent to the office or to alternative school or jail as a result):
> > "On top of Old Smokey
> > All covered with blood
> > I shot my teacher
> > With a .44 gun.
> > "I went to her funeral
> > I went to her grave
> > Instead of throwing flowers
> > I threw a grenade."
> > Of course, it was understood back in 1974 that nobody singing
> > ditty or similar ones was actually going to shoot the teachers.
> > have changed.