Category: Wisdom of Youth


Four Teens Just CALLED OUT Mayor Rahm Emanuel in A Way That Would Make Any English Teacher Proud

 

 

 

 

” When these four teens were trying to come up with something to perform in Louder Than a Bomb, a youth poetry festival that reaches teens through after-school programs, they took their task seriously. Through their spoken-word performance of ”Hide Your Schools, Hide Your Homes, Hide Your Children, Cause He’s Wrecking it All,” they unabashedly slammed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with a passion you can both see and hear.”

 

 

    The kids get a standing ovation for their poetry contest performance slamming the incompetence of Obama’s buddy , the mayor of Chicago , Rahm “Mr Wreck It”  Emanuel . Below is the complete text of the spoken word poem that comprised Team Englewood’s entry :

” Hide Your Schools, Hide Your Homes, Hide Your Children, Cause He’s Wrecking it All

Hammer in one hand paint brush in the other
Rahm Emanuel is single handedly destroying our city
Mr. wreck it Rahm
look what Chicago is becoming
bending the rules to fit in the lie of building a new Chicago
building new streets
when his own plan got some pot holes

Tearing down our dreams
its getting really windy in these streets
Red X’s mark the spots where his wrecking balls are next to drop

We are not included in the Blue Print of the New Chicago: we’re being pushed out
our buildings transformed into condos – and we know those AINT FOR US
Thermal shock is setting in from the whipping wind of the heartless sins
of the mayor

Norfolk Railroads is pushing us southern folk out
Homes replaced with tracks
that will be laid
where our heads used to
If dry wall could talk 
it would speak many prayers to keep our homes
now vacant lots that hold lots of remnants
of 60 years of backyard barbeques
baby showers
and when electric sliding was the super power of the summer
55th and Normal
we are losing all of this

Torturing, tormenting us as we choke on the ashes of our memories
*Cough Cough*
Let’s hope we don’t get sick
Because he’s closing all our clinics
He needs to get treated
And then maybe we can sew back on the other half of the middle finger 
that he has been giving us

Its almost as if he’s E Manuel of E-Limination
Exportation!
Extermination!
Eradication!

Step one: Take away our schools
Step Two: Put them out their home
Lastly: Destroy it all and 
Deny Deny Deny
But remember, to always keep a straight face when you lie!

Try to pour the cheap paint over our eyes while stealing dollars from under our mattresses 
There’s not enough? Close their schools
But he’s building a new DePaul stadium
Using our TIF funds to Transform the South Loop into the Promised Land of redevelopment 
and some river walk
of course downtown
The paint is starting to streak.
Building a new Chicago or extending a new lie!
How can a city so in debt blueprint something so expensive?

Banneker Elementary – Closed
Woods Elementary – Closed
Yale Elementary – Closed 

The paint is cracking:
From every west side basketball brotherhood
To south side sisterhood bonds through pom-poms
And every poetry team that had dreamed of being on this very stage
has been ripped apart,
Goodbye

Bad foundation for our future generations
struggling with 40 students in one class
so they learn from the streets
There’s not money for our schools, but, there’s enough to build a New Chicago 
But that New Chicago is NOT for us.
The paint is wearing thin and so was our patience
Irreparable damage has already been done

Time to stop the destruction of OUR city
Prevent the further corruption of our already twisted politics of Chicago

25% of Chicago school children won’t amount to anything 
25
50
75
100% sure that we will be something 
See Rahm we are mathematicians 
your lies are adding up
and this new Chicago is just another one of them “

Read more at IJR

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Students Compete To Build Craziest Rube Goldberg Contraptions

 

Rube Goldberg Contest

 

 

” There were more mad scientists than normal at COSI Columbus Saturday morning. 

  Eight high schools – including six from Ohio – sent their Rube Goldberg teams to complete a simple task: Zip a zipper. But in Rube Goldberg fashion, their goal was to include as many extra steps as possible to make the zipper move. 

“A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of different machines doing a very simple job but in a very complex way,” said Reno Sith, one of the West High School competitors. Goldberg was an  early 20th century cartoonist known for drawing elaborate, complicated machines that resulted in everyday tasks being finished in a comical way. 

The regional competition was won by Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, Michigan. Columbus’ Centennial High School placed second. Other area high schools included Metro, Beechcroft, Reynoldsburg’s eStem Academy, and West. “

 

    Continued  … LOL … The Rube Goldberg way of taking a simple task and making as difficult as possible reminds us present day government … think about it . The difference being that Rube Goldberg inspired creations are funny were disfunctional government is not .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leftist Professor Assaults Child Over Pro-Life Display

 

 

 

 

” Remember when college campuses were revered as places for the free interchange of ideas? A recent incident at University of California, Santa Barbara is emblematic of how distant that ideal has become:

   A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.”

Rightwing News has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared For What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had To Say About Proposed Gun Control Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Speaking before the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday, 9-year-old competition shooter Shyanne Roberts spoke in opposition to a proposed bill that would further limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds.

  In her speech, which earned thunderous applause from the audience, she presented the simplicity and common sense nature of the pro-gun argument in a way only a kid can.”

 

 

 

 

“ I am not a ‘gang banger or domestic terrorist’ as a certain vocal supporter of this bill claimed two weeks ago in the Star Ledger,” Roberts said. “This bill, if it becomes law, will severely impact me and a million other gun owners.

” The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors.”

“ I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.”

  She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her young competitive shooting career will be made “illegal” if the proposed gun control bill, known as A2006, becomes law.”

 

 

 

This video presents young Miss Roberts in action …

 

 

 

 

 

 

    If you like what Shyanne has to say and what she stands for you may want to visit her Facebook page and give her a like or perhaps help fund her shooting competition , we all know how expensive that can get , by purchasing a T-shirt .

 

 

 

 

     Sadly , the original goal with the sale of the T-shirts was not met and so production was not initiated but we have included the link anyway as we have a feeling that after this young lady’s stellar performance in front of the pols gets recognized , that business will soon be booming . 

 

 

   The Blaze has more on Shyanne’s knock-em dead speaking performance as does NorthJersey.com including much more biographical information on the young champion :

 

 

” Shyanne and her father, who live in Gloucester County, came to Trenton to speak against a bill that would limit the magazine capacity of firearms to 10 rounds, down from the current 15-round maximum. They and other opponents of the measure said legislation should target criminals without affecting legal gun owners. Similar arguments were made against several other gun-control bills the Legislature passed last year, most of which were ultimately vetoed by Governor Christie.

  The bill passed the committee along party lines, 5-3, after more than three hours of testimony.

  Shyanne, who has won several national sponsorships, has placed highly in several shooting competitions, including a second-place finish at the New Jersey State Ruger Rimfire Challenge. Her father said she entertains hopes of someday competing in the Olympics. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Picture Taken At Cy-Fair High School Creates Buzz

 

 

School Grounds Keeper Salutes The Flag

 

” A 7th grade teacher looked out his window and saw a groundskeeper set down his weed eater, take off his hat and put his hand over his heart. He recited the U.S. Pledge Of Allegiance, Then the Texas Pledge. Hartman took a picture of what happened next. He put his hands behind his back and did the moment of silence .”

 

 

Clayton Allen

This is Clayton Allen … Proud American

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Fired From McDonald’s After Feeding Fire Fighters

 

Woman Fired From McD's

Click pic for video

 

 

 

” Heather Levia, a manager at McDonald’s, paid for breakfast for fire fighters battling a house fire in sub-zero temperatures.

  Moments later, another fire department ordered breakfast. When she asked her company to pay it, they denied it.

  Therefore, she and her co-workers coughed up the dough. Now, she’s out of a job. She’s been working at McDonald’s for eight years.

  Her company says it’s not because she paid for the food. It’s because they say she swore at a supervisor.”

 

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Let These Young People Inspire You With Their Passion For America

 

 

Published on Mar 8, 2014

” At CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, one thing is apparent: there’s a real youth movement happening. If the enthusiasm of these young people is any indication, our next generation is passionate about the future of our country.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy Points Finger Like Gun, Gets Suspended

 

Level 2 Lookalike Firearm

 

 

” A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a “lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot.

  The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger.

“ I was just playing around,” said Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in a far northern section of the district. “People play around like this a lot at my school.”

  Other kids have been caught playing pretend gun games on the playground at Devonshire and weren’t suspended, Nathan said.

  Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now, district spokesman Jeff Warner said.”

 

Read more at the Columbia Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen: Teachers Made Me Stand Outside In Wet Bathing Suit, Barefoot

 

 

Teen Frostbite

 

 

” A ninth-grader says she has frostbite after standing outside for 10 minutes in a wet bathing suit during a fire alarm.

  It happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Como Park High School in St. Paul. Fourteen-year-old Kayona Hagen-Tietz says she was in the school’s pool when the fire alarm went off.

  While other students had gotten out earlier and were able to put on dry clothes, Hagen-Tietz said she was rushed out with just her towel.

  On Wednesday morning, the temperature was 5 below, and the wind chill was 25 below.”

 

We need a zero-tolerance policy for idiocy . Read this .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8-Year-Old Gives Soldier A Gift He’ll Never Forget

 

” Eight-year-old Myles Eckert did something unexpected after he found $20 in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel near Toledo.

  After finding the bill, he entered the restaurant with his family, soon catching sight of a man in uniform. Lt. Col. Frank Dailey of the Ohio Air National Guard was also eating at Cracker Barrel that day and Myles decided the $20 should go to him.

Why?

“ Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Myles told CBS News in an interview.

The boy wrapped the $20 in a note that read:

Dear Soldier,

  My Dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day. Thank you for your service.

Myles Eckert, a Gold Star Kid “

 

 

Read more about Myles Eckert , a wonderful kid ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controversy Over Facebook Photo Of Baby Holding Rifle

 

 

Baby Rifle

 

” A report it photo from a viewer is sending shock waves across social media and the state Tuesday. The photo was snapped at a local gun store and it shows a [sic]Bolt Action Rifle, resting on a baby’s lap.

  That picture of the sixth-month-old baby girl with the rifle in front of her was taken by her father at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post. He and the store owner say it’s just a picture, others say it’s just wrong.

  The baby girl is becoming very popular on social media. The picture of the baby with a rifle resting on her lap was sent in to News 8 through our Report It feature and many are reacting.

“ She can’t even speak yet and she has a gun in her hand and it’s bizarre,” said Alexa Grose, Seymour.

  Baby Genevieve without the gun, with her bottle and her dad, Christopher Duffy, met News 8′s Erin Logan at Woodbridge Firearms where Duffy bought the gun.”

 

 

    The original hysterical story comes from WTNH while the Blaze offers a much more even-handed take on this manufactured “controversy” including some fabulous comments(see below) aimed at the busybodies whose lives must be perfect given they have so much time to worry about other people’s business . Read the comments and enjoy …

 

 

 

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    If the hand-wringers and do-gooders of the left really need something to raise their blood pressure they should have a look at these pics … These will raise the stroke rates among the mom jean set …

 

 

Oh my heavens … kids with guns !

 

 

 

    Psst … don’t tell anyone but these young lady shooters went to school in DC … imagine that , guns in Washington DC children’s hands … Horrors … and under the auspices of the DC school system no less … Elizabeth I’m coming to join you !

Oh no … more school girls with guns … Have you called the EMT’s

    Here we have the ultimate horror … children being taught to shoot those “evil assault” rifles … are you lefties still conscious ?

Kids Black Rifle

 

 

 

 

Here’s one more just in case cardiac arrest still eludes the nannies among us … 

 

 

 

Believe it or not you busybody milksops there are millions of us parents who have been teaching our children gun safety and shooting for as long as the kids have been old enough to absorb the lessons , just as we were taught by our parents .

    And you know what ? Our households aren’t the ones that suffer from accidental shootings or juvenile delinquency . Our children grow up with a healthy respect for the power of firearms instead of the irrational fear of inanimate instruments that you teach yours . Knowledge and respect prevent the disasters inherent with ignorant curiosity .

    It is only a desire to maintain my son’s and my own privacy that prevents me from posting video of my 11 year old blazing away at the range with a full auto HK MP-5 . He’s an awesome shot with that , pistols and rifles . Soon to be better than his dad . That flick would surely require the paramedics .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Response Is Classic. LOL

 

 

 

” They say taxes are a certainty of life, although that isn’t true for most 6 year-olds. However, there’s one little boy who must file an individual tax return for a variety of reasons. So when he received a letter from the IRS questioning several items on his most recent return, his mother naturally responded for him. She received this in return (regarding her 6 year-old son):

“ Dear Mr. Smith: we don’t recognize Susan F. Smith as someone authorized to discuss your tax file. If you want Susan F. Smith to be authorized to discuss your return we suggest you go online and submit form 8892 and form, etc.” Since the government already had the little boy’s Social Security Number and knew he was a minor, his parents were perplexed. So, they naturally decided that he should write the IRS himself. This is his letter.”

 

 

Much thanks to ViralNova for bringing this our way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-Year-Old Pens Poem For Next Generation Of Americans With A Fascinating Twist

 

 

” The poem “Our Generation” was posted to Twitter this week by Derek Nichols. It was written by his younger brother Jordan. It has an interesting concept: the message varies depending on if you read it bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom.

  The poem, as read top-to-bottom:

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around

 

 

If you read the poem in reverse, the dire tone is flipped on its head:”

 

Very imaginative … this young man has a future(maybe vice-president?) . Read the whole thing .

 

 

   Update: An astute reader has written to inform us of the fact that this poem very closely mimics one written and published back in 2008 by someone named Jonathan Reed which took second place in AARP’s U@50 video contest that year . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video and decide for yourself .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Girl , Eleven , Grabbed Gun And Shot Dead Cougar That Was Stalking Her Brother

 

Shelby White with her .234

 

 

” The fearless 11-year-old took action when she saw the cougar following her 13-year-old brother as he was walking towards their home in the town of Twisp, population 940.

  In a phone interview with MailOnline Wednesday night, Shelby’s grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. 

  Mr White, 64, a cattle rancher, said that earlier this month, Shelby’s 13-year-old brother, Tanner, also shot a cougar that has been circling his farm. 

‘ We’re real avid hunters,’ Mr White said of his clan, which he described as ‘backwoodsy.’ . 

  The rancher explained that until recently, local residents were able to keep the cougar population in check by hunting the predators with dogs, but two years ago, the local Legislature outlawed the practice.”

 

 

Daily Mail has more on this pint-sized hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Softball Team Raffles Handgun

 

Softball Tean Gun Raffle

 

 

 

” A girls softball team is raffling off a handgun as a fundraiser and some parents don’t think that’s a good idea.
 
  One person who only identified themselves as a disappointed parent sent Channel 2 Action News the flyer advertising a Taurus Judge revolver as the grand prize.
 
  They believe this is an inappropriate fundraiser for a youth sports team, and some other parents agreed.
 
” I just think it’s not a good idea,” Diana Smith told Channel 2′s Carl Willis.
 
  She’s not affiliated with the Georgia Heat Select ’05 team in Loganville, but her children play on the same fields at West Walton Park.
 
  That’s where Willis found a wide range of opinions on the raffle supporting the group of 8- and 9-year-old girls.
 
” We play travel ball,” said Deccia Basti. “It costs enough as it is. You raffle anything you can.”
 
” People have a problem with just about anything nowadays,” said Kristin Hyers.
 
  Amanda Allred didn’t see a problem as long as the weapon didn’t end up in the wrong hands. 
“I think it’s perfectly fine. It’s raising money for a good cause,” she said.

   According to the team mom, the Walton County Sheriff, some county commissioners, and Georgiacarry.org support the raffle. “

 

 

   Good for these ladies . It is heartening to see that many parents do not have an unreasonable phobia towards guns , at least in the south . We have a feeling that if you tried that in the Statist northeast there would be an outbreak of apoplectic fits . Read more .

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother: Son Suspended From School For Doing The Right Thing

 

Livingston Teen Suspended

 

 

” A Texas mother says her son made an honest mistake while packing his school lunch bag, but now that mistake is costing him dearly. Christi Seale says her 17-year-old son, Chaz, accidentally confused a beer can for a soda and packed it in his lunch.

“An honest mistake,” Chaz Seale said.

” He was in a hurry, running late. We were talking about school, and put it all together, and ran out the door,” said mother Christi Seale. When he realized his mistake, Chaz gave the unopened beer to his teacher. However, that teacher then reported it to the principal. The principal suspended the boy for three days and then sent him to an alternative school for two months.

  A Facebook page in support of the teenager has been started by friends of the family. The page has more than 1000 likes already.

That zero-tolerance strikes again .

 

 

 

 

Teens Defend ‘Fail Factory’ School In Error-Filled Letters

 

Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters

” Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

  Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

  Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

  A junior wrote: “What do you get of giving false accusations im one of the students that has blended learning I had a course of English and I passed and and it helped a lot you’re a reported your support to get truth information other than starting rumors . . .

  Another wrote: “To deeply criticize a program that has helped many students especially seniors to graduate I should not see no complaints.

  One student said the online system beats the classroom because “you can digest in the information at your own paste.

“ Us as New York City Students deserve respect and encouragement,” one letter read. “We are the future of New York City and for some students, The future of the country.”

  A Murry Bergtraum teacher said, “I am embarrassed that the school will graduate students who write this poorly.” “

Krakow Response To The Movie Ukrainian. “Freedom Is In Your Hearts”

Krakowska odpowiedź na film Ukrainki. “Wolność jest w waszych sercach”

” Group of Krakow recorded video, in which he expressed solidarity with their peers fighting on the Maidan. It has to be a response to the dramatic appeal of a young Ukrainian “I Am a Ukrainian”.

  We are a group of friends who are watching what is happening in Ukraine – says Katarzyna Augustine, one of the authors of the film, which on Saturday appeared on the internet and is quickly gaining popularity.

  A short video appeared on YouTube in the morning. The idea was born on a Thursday evening, and the next day there was to be recorded on the Main Square.”

Above is the translated version of the article while the excerpt can be read in it’s original Polish language below .

” Grupa krakowian nagrała film, w którym wyraża solidarność z rówieśnikami walczącymi na Majdanie. Ma być odpowiedzią na dramatyczny apel młodej Ukrainki “I Am a Ukrainian”.

- Jesteśmy grupą znajomych, którzy obserwują to, co się dzieje na Ukrainie – mówi Katarzyna Augustyn, jedna z autorek filmu, który w sobotę pojawił się w internecie i szybko zdobywa popularność.

Krótki film pojawił się rano w serwisie YouTube. Idea zrodziła się w czwartek wieczorem, a już następnego dnia doszło do nagrania na krakowskim Rynku.”

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Young Libertarians Aim To Be Players In 2014 Elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Get ready to meet the next generation of conservative political action committees.

  Super PACs like Club for Growth Action and Senate Conservatives Action might be the grown-ups dominating the headlines today, giving the GOP establishment a headache and driving Republican Party squabbles. But now, a libertarian youth group is hoping to get in the midterm election game, attract a new generation of donors and contribute to the cause.

  Young Americans for Liberty’s political action committee – Liberty Action Fund – bills itself as a youth-driven, grass-roots machine ready to harness enthusiasm for former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and leverage it into support for constitutionally focused and libertarian-minded congressional candidates. The PAC is an offshoot of Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian youth organization with 500 chapters and more than 125,000 participants, according to the YAL website.”

 

 

This is a very encouraging development . The youth of America did not all OD on the Koolaid …

 

 

” “We are just getting started,” says Jeff Frazee , Young Americans for Liberty’s executive director. “Our hope is to raise between $10,000 and $50,000 per candidate.”

  While the group has many donors who give less than $200 in contributions, more than half of the money the group has raised – $10,000 this election cycle – has come from one couple, Cyan and Scott Banister. The Banisters are entrepreneurs and “angel donors” known for their ties to companies like PayPal and IronPort Systems, the latter of which Scott Banister co-founded and then sold to Cisco Systems for $830 million in 2007.

  In recent years, the Banisters also have become synonymous with Zivity, an adult photography and networking site they co-founded. The site is “a community of models, photographers and their fans,” the website reads. “Whether it’s erotic, artistic, fantasy, or documentary, fans can show their support by voting on sets, which gives money back to those artists.” “

 

Give if you can and read the rest of the story at US News

 

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Romanians Offer Words Of Support To Euromaidan

 

 

Published on Feb 21, 2014

” Our hearts are with you.
Music: Yumisekai – World of Sorrow CC License”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowball Thrown At Officer Draws Felony For Boy, 13, Outrage From Residents

 

 

” A day after a boy was arrested and charged with a felony for throwing a snowball at a police officer, students outside George Leland Elementary continued to build snowmen and throw snowballs at each other after school.

  According to police, a 13-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with felony aggravated battery against a police officer Wednesday after he hit the officer in the arm with a snowball while the officer was parked in his vehicle in the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway about 3:20 p.m.”

 

   It’s all about power . In my day the cop would have given the kid a good tongue lashing and driven him home to his parents who most likely would have thrashed his backside a bit and grounded him for a week … end of story , lesson learned . No more , now everything ends in arrest and/or assault . My how we have fallen .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad In A Box

Published on Sep 21, 2013

” #1 Perk of returning from Afghanistan around your 3 year old’s birthday.”

     On the off chance that wasn’t enough to tug your heartstrings here’s one more in a similar vein from  WelcomeHomeBlog.com

Uploaded on Jun 12, 2011

” http://WelcomeHomeBlog.com - Military reunion videos, pictures & stories!

“Here is a video of me surprising our kids after my husband came back from his deployment. Things seemed to keep going wrong… It was supposed to be at a restaurant, but he came back a day later then planned. Then, he was supposed to be closed in the box, but he was too big! Then, not enough wrapping paper, even though there was 3 rolls… But it all worked out in the end thanks to some awesome friends!!! Enjoy… (They sure did!)” “

Edward Snowden, Winnie Mandela, Ross Kemp: All The Greats Have Been Rector Of Glasgow University

 

 

 

 

” What were Glasgow’s students thinking when earlier this week they elected Edward Snowden as Rector of that ancient and great institution?In Scottish universities the office of Rector is an important role. Not only is it his or her job to represent the interests of undergraduates. A good Rector can also play a key role in the development of the university.

  Snowden cannot possibly do the job, because he is in hiding or on the run. Perhaps, from a top secret location, he could be “Skyped” in virtually to chair the university court, one of the functions of he is supposed to fulfill at the University of Glasgow. The moment I suggested that there I regretted it. That’s what they’re going to do, isn’t it? The designer protest Rector of the tech generation, who is at war with the US government over internet spying, can be beamed in remotely, thus “sticking it to the man”.

  In truth, much of the outraged reaction from traditionalists over Snowden’s election is hugely overdone. The whistleblower Snowden is merely the latest in a long and quixotic line of choices. All the greats have been Glasgow Rector. Winnie Mandela did the gig, although it was never clear whether she actually knew she had been elected. Questions were asked about the validity of her nomination papers and the authenticity of her signature. Her supporters in the Labour Club always insisted she had signed up.”

 

The Telegraph has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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