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  •  Google "aluminum" & "Drano" or (0+ / 0-)

    "Aluminum foil" & "Toilet bowel cleaner".

    Now, do you really, truly, seriously, honestly believe she didn't know what would happen? Really?


    •  Why are you assuming that (1+ / 0-)
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      she didn't already know?  You see, the problem here is that you didn't fffing read the story, so you don't fffing know the facts, so you are just assuming these things.

      Get the facts.  Read the story and you would then realize that half of the comments you wrote were unnecessary.

    •  She was curious to see for herself, I bet (6+ / 0-)

      Sounds like a fine attribute in a budding young scientist. Sounds like a necessary personality trait: curiosity. Sense of wonder.

      You, on the other hand, are an unintelligent, nasty person with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Your sour, cynical, begrudging attitude at the news of a happy ending in this episode of a smart, young black student in big trouble - sure says a lot about you. That you cannot evince a moment's happiness for her good fortune is disgusting. Today, you are my personal Worst Person in the World; or on the blog, anyway.


      God bless our tinfoil hearts.

      by aitchdee on Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:16:11 PM PDT

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    •  Sometimes you have to see it (4+ / 0-)
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      for yourself -- how do you know those videos aren't faked?

      She had a general hypothesis, determined by what she read -- but a hypothesis needs to be tested. Or do you just take what you hear from people or read on the Internet as the gospel truth?

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:30:24 PM PDT

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      •  Well, hey, we'll sure save a lot on equipment, (0+ / 0-)

        if we just have our high school students watch other people doing experiments in youtube videos.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Thu May 23, 2013 at 07:17:23 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, but 'hypothesis' and 'test'... (0+ / 0-)

        ...imply a controlled scientific experiment with the attendant collection and analysis of data.

        This was "I brought stuff from home, let's mix it in a bottle."

        I'm all for curiosity, but what she did could easily have been done at home - why bring it to school?

        For what it's worth, I still have (small) scars from chemical burns I suffered in incidents remarkably similar to the matter at hand.  I'm not unsympathetic to the 'experimentation' - but it does bother me that everyone here seems to have turned a blind eye to the potential risk to other students.  (If you want to argue 'no possible risk', I think my aforementioned chemical burn scars are a reasonable counterargument.)

        Let her serve a suspension and return to her high school - but we have to have some rules/enforcement/deterrence around such things in order to limit/minimize risk to other students.   The primary target of our criticism should be the police & DA who decided upon arrest and felony charges.

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Fri May 24, 2013 at 08:01:43 AM PDT

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