Mindboggling bureaucracy

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Paul McKeown
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Mindboggling bureaucracy

Post by Paul McKeown » Fri May 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Has anyone seen this story?

This schoolgirl is facing expulsion and possible criminal charges? For having a sense of adventure and curiosity, and for doing an experiment that I'm sure I probably did as a kid, too? Aluminium and sodium hypochlorite, releasing hydrogen gas?

The United States of America is finished. All intelligence has been flushed down the khazi, cretinism is the norm. Unbelievable.

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Post by Rob Thompson » Fri May 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Of course she was treated terribly - she's black in Florida, a state that routinely denies the black population even basic human rights (e.g. voting).
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri May 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Simply because it is the same country (USA), this has reminded me of the documentary I saw last night called "12-year-old Lifer", about children aged 12 who were convicted of murder in the USA and are serving adult sentences.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/12-y ... -lifer/4od

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Post by IanDavis » Fri May 03, 2013 5:40 pm

This is nothing new, just another example of idiocy. School children doing things like dropping litter in the playground are charged with a crime in the USA. Sad really.

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Post by John Upham » Fri May 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Aged 13 I once received lines and had to write
I must not do unauthorised experiments in the chemistry laboratory
100 times.

Aged 13+ I was awarded my D.Phil. in Chemical Physics for a thesis entitled

"Monte Carlo Simulation of Cluster Ion Fragmentation Peak Shapes"

A custodial sentence for the initial offence may well have been appropriate and taught me a valuable lesson.

Clearly some countries are more developing than we were led to believe.
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Re: Mindboggling bureaucracy

Post by Arshad Ali » Wed May 08, 2013 5:38 am

Paul McKeown wrote:The United States of America is finished. All intelligence has been flushed down the khazi, cretinism is the norm. Unbelievable.
The USA is authoritarian in a way that even the Third Reich wasn't. And the authority is exercised by cretins with IQs the wrong side of 90. I need to get back to civilisation.

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