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Postby bloodeye on Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:16 am

Ah, mixing children and fire.... whatever the circumstances, the police will probally be involved in short order.

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Postby Fleurdelys on Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:11 pm

My students are 15-16 years old. I doubt they would appreciate being called "children", although they do act like it. And by devilish, I do mean devilish. They're a class of wannabe dropouts, mostly boys who won't get their high school diploma, and that we're simply trying to get to win enough credits to get into a professionnal school. It's pretty heavy, especially considering I never got any kind of formation for that kind of teaching.

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Postby Ambystoma4 on Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:23 pm

My girlfriend says the same thing about the 7th and 8th graders she teaches Yeah, it's different when you actually get into the job and the conditions are less then ideal.

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Postby bloodeye on Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:14 am

Eh, I think by most legal standards one is considered a minor, and thus a child, until the age of 18. Other places 16, some 14. I tend to go with 18, as that's what I'm most familiar with.

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Postby Ambystoma4 on Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:03 am

Laws are weird sometimes. For all intents and purposes 18 is usually a safe bet.

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Postby bloodeye on Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:01 am

Aye. Though in some cases, have to wait until 21. Alcohol, in particular. But yes, 18 can generally be considered a safe bet.

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Postby Fleurdelys on Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:25 pm

Everything is at 18 here in Quebec; voting, alcohol, cigarettes. I think it goes up to 19 for alcohol in the other provinces, but we apparently never do anything like everyone else.

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Postby bloodeye on Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:27 am

It's been noticed. I really need to get aorund to looking up the president thing... seem to recall some requirement that you have to be 35, but am not at all certain of that.

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Postby HiFranc on Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:50 am

bloodeye wrote:It's been noticed. I really need to get aorund to looking up the president thing... seem to recall some requirement that you have to be 35, but am not at all certain of that.


That sounds logical -- can you imagine an 18 yo with his finger on the button? ;-) :o

{edit}Forgot to predict.

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Postby Ambystoma4 on Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:31 am

It is 35 to run for President.

I think 25 is the age to be a US Representative, and I don't remember what it is for a senate seat.


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Postby bloodeye on Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:16 am

Eh, an 18yo with their finger on the button wouldn't be any worse then some of the people currently running. Might be better as a young person is more willing to adapt to the global situation than an older person set in their ways.

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Postby HiFranc on Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:03 am

18 yo are more likely to let their emotions rule rather than be sensible. Of course, that isn't always the case but a lot more likely.

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Postby bloodeye on Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:46 am

Possible. But again, would that really be worse then what's out there now?

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Postby Ambystoma4 on Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:36 am

No. >:|

I mean they all go by their "gut" instincts. Which means whatever feels right or is "common sense". That translates into simple inadequte blanket solutions to complex problems and a rabid distrust of intellectuals. Sorry, I don't mean to rant. I was just reminded by how boneheaded politicians and their lackies are this morning.

Has anyone been keeping up with the Aqua Teen Hunger Force thing in Boston?

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Postby bloodeye on Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:59 am

Not 'keeping up with', but did happen across a remark about it this morning, so am aware of what you're talking about. I find it amusing. Officals acting outraged to cover their embarassment.

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Postby ChibiBecca on Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:02 am

how anyone could confuse lit up signs of cartoon characters with bombs? i find it hillarious how they over-reacted. i don't see that happening over here in england, someone would just nick the signs off the walls after two days.

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Postby HiFranc on Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:32 pm

I've been reading a discussion about events in Boston. What's worrying is the followup discussion (especially the article about the fake pipe bomb).

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Postby Fleurdelys on Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:33 pm

Ha, I live 5 hours away and I didn't hear a single thing about it on the news, makes it hard to keep up with :P

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Postby bloodeye on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:53 am

I would kinda like to see the things they put up, find out exactly what they looked like. For all I know, they did look vaugely bomb-ish. The one pic I have seen was up close, didn't give much of an impression. But regardless, is fairly silly.
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Postby HiFranc on Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:33 pm

I thought she had posted before (I recognise the nick from somewhere).

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Postby Fleurdelys on Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:48 pm

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Postby bloodeye on Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:23 am

me! :D

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Postby Ambystoma4 on Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:45 am

I have an odd urge for a Monte Cristo sandwich right now. :-\


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Postby HiFranc on Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:46 pm

What's a Monte Cristo sandwich?

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Postby ChibiBecca on Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:59 pm

i make a habit of randomly lurking around forums. >>; probably that's where you know my username (although i'm also on neopets, ezboard, deviantart, sheezyart..etc.)


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