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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90901 Sep 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I planned on going to Tuesday Morning Sunday to get one on sale for my adult son. After his boat buying spree this year I told him he now needs a plane or helicopter. He's hard to buy for so I figured this would be a toy to mess with. I might have to rethink it.
The one in this story had rotors that were like 2 feet long. There are *much* smallers ones that are able to fly inside and the rotors will stop if they touch something. My dad got one for christmas a few years ago and it was fun.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90902 Sep 6, 2013
This guy assumes it was a dude. But it could have been Squishy.

http://screen.yahoo.com/good-samaritan-gets-s...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90903 Sep 6, 2013
Toj wrote:
I'm not. Ridiculing kids is not teaching.
Wah wah wah, God forbid a teenager feels "humiliated."

It's people like you that's causing the pussification of America.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90904 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Holy. Shit. Kid got decapitated by his own remote controlled helicopter.
http://nypost.com/2013/09/05/man-decapitated-...
Now THAT'S using your head!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#90905 Sep 6, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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The one in this story had rotors that were like 2 feet long. There are *much* smallers ones that are able to fly inside and the rotors will stop if they touch something. My dad got one for christmas a few years ago and it was fun.
yes, it's the small one. i'll get it for Christmas. thanks for the info.

Since: Oct 12

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#90906 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Holy. Shit. Kid got decapitated by his own remote controlled helicopter.
http://nypost.com/2013/09/05/man-decapitated-...
When they get that big, they aren't a toy anymore....maybe should'nt be allowed in any park, only way out in open areas....sure looks older than 19 in that photo....Glad, that at 19, i was satisfied spinning.....well.....lol....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#90907 Sep 6, 2013
You are over simplifying the problem. Not that the kid is late to class, but they are an active disruption DURING class. Thats when you make them wear the cone of shame, dunce cap, sit in the corner etc.
Toj wrote:
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"Joey, you know the rules. You have now interrupted the class by you being late and I will see you after class."
The late one gets dealt with, the kids get on with learning and also learn that if they don't follow the rules the teacher follow-up with the stated rules.
What more can you want? Nothing goes 100% as planned and, frankly, that in itself is a learning experience.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90908 Sep 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
video that will have cunzel standing on her chair screaming "YES! THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN BOUT!"
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57600359-...
I saw that!!
Yes, it's true!
I long for the pre-tech days again.....*sigh*
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90909 Sep 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
If the guy is not making the cheese in your taco melt, its time to move along.
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Ick.
Hey, it's hard finding someone with critical non-negotiables. I can give it a few more weeks and see if the sparks fly after the barrier is removed...I'm not seeing another but have open options. ;)
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90910 Sep 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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That word is way overused.
Preach! Technically, in our handbook, bullying is defined as REPEATED instances....kids think if you say one mean thing it's bullying and it's not. It's just being rude.

All the anti-bullying campaigns are misguided, IMO. You rid bullies; let's focus on coping skills for the rest of the snowflakes so they can deal better.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90911 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Holy. Shit. Kid got decapitated by his own remote controlled helicopter.
http://nypost.com/2013/09/05/man-decapitated-...
On dailymail it said he cut himself. His head was not removed from his body.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90912 Sep 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
You are over simplifying the problem. Not that the kid is late to class, but they are an active disruption DURING class. Thats when you make them wear the cone of shame, dunce cap, sit in the corner etc.
<quoted text>
I wish we could carry tasers...

Since: Jan 10

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#90913 Sep 6, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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On dailymail it said he cut himself. His head was not removed from his body.
It lopped off the top half of his head!

Also, the founder of a local grocery store chain here in the Twin Cities died yesterday when he stepped out onto the floater parts of a pontoon airplane and the propeller chopped him up.

Since: Jan 10

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#90914 Sep 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>When they get that big, they aren't a toy anymore....maybe should'nt be allowed in any park, only way out in open areas....sure looks older than 19 in that photo....Glad, that at 19, i was satisfied spinning.....well.....lol....
Nick read it too, and said the guy was in a certified air park.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90915 Sep 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>When they get that big, they aren't a toy anymore....maybe should'nt be allowed in any park, only way out in open areas....sure looks older than 19 in that photo....Glad, that at 19, i was satisfied spinning.....well.....lol....
I wondered about that too. My dad flies the big model airplanes and they have to a license from the FAA. They are limited to a certain area and only a set number of planes can be up in the air at the same time. The flying club was very strict about this.

But their field is on forest preserve land, which I guess could qualify as a park...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90916 Sep 6, 2013
Ah! I see my query has already been answered.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#90917 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It lopped off the top half of his head!
Also, the founder of a local grocery store chain here in the Twin Cities died yesterday when he stepped out onto the floater parts of a pontoon airplane and the propeller chopped him up.
Remember that beautiful blond model, that did that.....My dad was a commercial pilot, and he used to tell me about guys being accidentally sucked into jet engine intakes....Aircraft Carrier people, know all about that....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#90918 Sep 6, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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I wondered about that too. My dad flies the big model airplanes and they have to a license from the FAA. They are limited to a certain area and only a set number of planes can be up in the air at the same time. The flying club was very strict about this.
But their field is on forest preserve land, which I guess could qualify as a park...
Kinda one of those nebulous, new hitech areas, where we really haven't worked out the legal and safety constraints yet....don't you think? What a nightmare to enforce....imagining Swat snipers shooting renegade helicopters from the sky....lol....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#90919 Sep 6, 2013
Suishy-

The Trader Joe's on Chicago is open.

I drove by today- lots of balloons.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90920 Sep 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It lopped off the top half of his head!
Also, the founder of a local grocery store chain here in the Twin Cities died yesterday when he stepped out onto the floater parts of a pontoon airplane and the propeller chopped him up.
I'm just saying scalping and decapitation are two totally different things. I want the correct verb.

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