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  •  OK, I have a question, and I hope you don't mind (1+ / 0-)
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    my asking this. Why, in your plan, would you stay visible, out in the open?

    This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

    by AllisonInSeattle on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:51:21 PM PST

    •  And would've voted for both options if I could n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

      by AllisonInSeattle on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:52:12 PM PST

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    •  ?? I don't think she said that... (3+ / 0-)
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      toward the end, she said she had picked a location near the glassware shelves where she couldn't be seen (I assume from out in the hall, via any of those window angles she checks at the beginning),

      but she did also say something general about the last ditch being to be between an intruder and her kids, so eventually she'd be visible...

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:05:27 AM PST

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    •  I'm not. I'm at an oblique angle to the door. (5+ / 0-)

      I could turn a lab top table up, too.  (They are pretty damn heavy, but I bet I could manage it if needed. They are the blacktopped kind of tables, so they would probably provide some protection.)  The glass and rocks would go flying sideways at anyone coming in the door.  The broken glass would also probably bounce off the wall on the other side of the door making it a very nasty entrance ... and the glass would obviously be all over the floor in front of the intruder, as well.  My goal would be to make it just as awful and dangerous as I possibly could for an intruder to even take a step into the room.  And, if we had a minute or 2, the flasks would be filled and stoppered with some caustic chemicals.

      And I'm a 53 yo pacifist whose classroom is filled with wonderful animals and plants that my kids care for ... and I wish I could simply fill my heart and mind with just sharing the wonder of the world with them, and I loathe having to think things like this through.

      My son has it right.  It sucks, but I'm responsible for protecting them all, so it's necessary.

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:32:14 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for taking the time to reply. (1+ / 0-)
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        The table sounds like a good idea.  I still have more questions, but they may be absurd, because they are based on trying to outsmart something that shouldn't be happening at all.

        This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

        by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:01:24 PM PST

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