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We had a surprise this morning, as we got hit by a snow storm overnight. I think it was a surprise at least, I don't actually pay that much attention to the weather. The good news for me was that MrsBlue needed to get such an early start that it was impractical for me to shovel us out in the pre-dawn darkness, so she took a taxi, allowing me to get to clearing our snow in a more leisurely manner.

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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 15:03 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:50:
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:43:
Obama's going after the guns!

I'm not really sure this is going to do anything, though having the CDC perform research should at least hopefully once and for all stop people pointing the finger at videogames.

Creston

Yep, any day now the goon squads will be kicking in your doors at 3 am and drag your families out into the streets as they ransack your homes and cart your guns away. You'll then be enslaved to work in the salt mines for the rest of your lives. Goddamned liberals!

Easy, Cutter. Just breathe. There's a good boy.

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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:58 nin
 
She's living proof you can bounce back from bad choices - and I don't even agree that being in porn is a bad choice. Getting paid to have sex - something everyone does anyhow? Beats digging ditches. No, this sends the message that if you make a - so-called - mistake in America the morality squads will fuck you over for life.

That's an excellent point. Also, we as a country need to get over our embarrassment of sex (despite the fact that we all clearly enjoy it)...

 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:57 Beamer
 
A friend of mine was topless in a movie about a bong possessed by the devil. She's now a teacher. I always wonder how that hasn't come back to haunt her.  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:55 Cutter
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:10:
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:01:
...because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.

I think that is the point though. Being a teacher is all about image. As long as you have a solid grasp of the subject matter, can command respect in the classroom and no one knows that you sold Meth to make it through college... You can be a good teacher.

The instant that image is tarnished though, there goes the respect and most likely your job.

The judge said she wouldn't be a good role model and there I disagree. She's living proof you can bounce back from bad choices - and I don't even agree that being in porn is a bad choice. Getting paid to have sex - something everyone does anyhow? Beats digging ditches. No, this sends the message that if you make a - so-called - mistake in America the morality squads will fuck you over for life. So yeah, the message it sends kids is toe the line like a good drone or you're fucked - and not in the good way.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:54 nin
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:46:
nin wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:51:
Dude, don't drag that shit in here...


I didn't mean to start the whole discussion up again. But it was only posted an hour and a half ago, so I figured it was probably news to most people (that he was making it official).

Creston


I'm not trying to be negative towards you personally, I'm just leery of Yet Another Political Thread.


No, it's not. You know what's real news? Mr. Drummond is dead. He's dead, Jim...dead.

I sent that into Blue with the obligatory Arnold quote attached...

 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:52 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:46:
nin wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:51:
Dude, don't drag that shit in here...


I didn't mean to start the whole discussion up again. But it was only posted an hour and a half ago, so I figured it was probably news to most people (that he was making it official).

Creston

No, it's not. You know what's real news? Mr. Drummond is dead. He's dead, Jim...dead.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:50 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:43:
Obama's going after the guns!

I'm not really sure this is going to do anything, though having the CDC perform research should at least hopefully once and for all stop people pointing the finger at videogames.

Creston

Yep, any day now the goon squads will be kicking in your doors at 3 am and drag your families out into the streets as they ransack your homes and cart your guns away. You'll then be enslaved to work in the salt mines for the rest of your lives. Goddamned liberals!
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:46 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:51:
Dude, don't drag that shit in here...


I didn't mean to start the whole discussion up again. But it was only posted an hour and a half ago, so I figured it was probably news to most people (that he was making it official).

Creston
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:34 Verno
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:10:
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:01:
...because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.

I think that is the point though. Being a teacher is all about image. As long as you have a solid grasp of the subject matter, can command respect in the classroom and no one knows that you sold Meth to make it through college... You can be a good teacher.

The instant that image is tarnished though, there goes the respect and most likely your job.

Yeah that's fair, good point.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:16 TangledThorns
 
As for the porn star I've seen her perform, have no idea why she left the bizness as she was hot hot hot  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:14 Wallshadows
 
You have the innocence of children and the impurity of a whore. It's a theological conflict of dualism between good and evil and that she may corrupt their innocence. It would be interesting to see how many members on that panel are associated with religion and used that as fuel for their decision.

Granted, it seems like a lot of kids these days are pretty fucked up as it is and don't need help.

Also: Tiffany Six

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:14 TangledThorns
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:43:
Obama's going after the guns!

I'm not really sure this is going to do anything, though having the CDC perform research should at least hopefully once and for all stop people pointing the finger at videogames.

Creston

I'm hoping the panic will end soon and prices for lowers and mags will return to normal. Still, this is only time bought so get active if you want to keep your 2A rights from being infringed!
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:10 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:01:
...because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.

I think that is the point though. Being a teacher is all about image. As long as you have a solid grasp of the subject matter, can command respect in the classroom and no one knows that you sold Meth to make it through college... You can be a good teacher.

The instant that image is tarnished though, there goes the respect and most likely your job.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:07 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:47:
I can kind of see the argument both ways.

I'm a little divided on this one as well. Former Pornstars seem like an easy target, but if they are talking about teachers having to be good role models in order to keep their jobs...

That is a hard policy to enforce if your past doesn't leave a trail that can be downloaded from online. I don't think there was a single teacher (pre-college) that I considered a good role model to me. I respected a good number of them, but none stood out to me as "I want to be like them". Especially the drunks or the male teachers that were a little too friendly with the female high-school students.

I think that is just the nature of the profession though as people are super defensive about their children and you need to be able to command respect from the students. If you are going to be a teacher, make sure your slate is clean or your skeleton closet has some good reinforced hinges.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:01 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:47:

Apparently she said in one of her porn films that she was a teacher. I'm thinking that may be what people have an issue with. Perhaps had she not said that, it wouldn't have caused such an uproar.

Even so, as was demonstrated when Sasha Gray, at that point having retired from porn entirely, went to read at a kindergarten, people do not much enjoy having (former) porn stars around their kids, which I think is also understandable.

I can kind of see the argument both ways. I think that perhaps teaching children might not be the best job for a former porn star, but otoh, we basically let criminals into the government, so...

Their argument was that she wasn't upfront about it but who the fuck would be? I think the best argument is that kids are really immature and it would be too much of a distraction because lord knows they will never let that shit die. I still think she should get a fair shot somewhere else though. I don't sweat the "do you know who is teaching your daughter?!" stuff because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 13:51 nin
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:43:
Obama's going after the guns!

I'm not really sure this is going to do anything, though having the CDC perform research should at least hopefully once and for all stop people pointing the finger at videogames.

Creston


Dude, don't drag that shit in here...

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 13:47 Creston
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 11:25:
On a side note, about that teacher who apparently can't be a teacher because she was in porn...am I the only one that finds that really messed up? She didn't break any laws, she didn't do it while being a teacher....

Apparently she said in one of her porn films that she was a teacher. I'm thinking that may be what people have an issue with. Perhaps had she not said that, it wouldn't have caused such an uproar.

Even so, as was demonstrated when Sasha Gray, at that point having retired from porn entirely, went to read at a kindergarten, people do not much enjoy having (former) porn stars around their kids, which I think is also understandable.

I can kind of see the argument both ways. I think that perhaps teaching children might not be the best job for a former porn star, but otoh, we basically let criminals into the government, so...

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 13:43 Creston
 
Obama's going after the guns!

I'm not really sure this is going to do anything, though having the CDC perform research should at least hopefully once and for all stop people pointing the finger at videogames.

Creston
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 12:29 Agent.X7
 
We're just socially retarded in this country. (Well, most countries.)

It's OK to be any religion you want, or none at all, except that we make laws based on morals from one religion.

It's 2013 and you can be fired from a job because you once made an adult film.

It's 2013 and you cannot make your own liquor.

It's 2013 and we want to take arms away from innocent civilians while the President and Attorney General are letting Mexican drug gangs cart weapons across the border that end up killing US agents.

Did you ever look back on somebody like the Romans and think "Man, that society was FUCKED up. Look at all the silly shit they did." Because if you take a step back and look at our society, we are ridiculous.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 12:20 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 11:25:
You got off easy Verno, when we were kids my younger sister "wrote" on the walls with her own dirty diaper while my mom was on the phone once.

On a side note, about that teacher who apparently can't be a teacher because she was in porn...am I the only one that finds that really messed up? She didn't break any laws, she didn't do it while being a teacher....I don't know, it just seems wrong to me. The Internet has made it so every thing we do in life is recorded in some way, and yet being human we are all going to do things that later on in life we probably wouldn't do again or we wish we hadn't done. If she had broken laws or been using her classroom for a set that would be different. I mean are they going to start making an effort to track down where every porn star is now so we can make sure they never hold a job where we expect them to be "role models"?

Also, I am waiting for the inevitable TMZ report where one or two of the judges that made the appeal decision are caught with prostitutes or own stock in an adult film company.


Yeah I found that pretty messed up too. People do plenty of stupid things in their youth and holding them accountable for the rest of their life seems really stupid and judgmental. People just go all sorts of crazy when THE KIDS are involved. If anything I'd say she has better morals than the average person who wallows in self pity instead of changing their life.
 
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