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Tossing This To My Readers…Is This Fair?


Principal issues statement after sending Calgary boy who tackled knife-wielder home

Principal issues statement after sending Calgary boy who tackled knife-wielder home

BRIAR WAS PUNISHED AT HIS SCHOOL, SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD FOR STEPPING IN A AND HELPING ANOTHER STUDENT FROM BEING STABBED TUESDAY MORNING

Credits: DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI AGENCY

 

CALGARY — The principal of a Calgary school where one student broke up a fight that could’ve turned into a stabbing has made a statement to parents.

On May 28, Briar MacLean, 13, a Grade 7 student at Sir John A. Macdonald school, opted for action instead of running in search of a teacher when a student pulled a knife during a fight.

After tackling the student, MacLean was sent to the school office, then home.

His mom, Leah O’Donnell, took exception to her boy being made to feel like he was in trouble, and QMI Agency readers shared that sentiment.

The school and Calgary Board of Education didn’t comment until Friday, in a letter to parents on the school’s website.

“The student who reportedly intervened was asked to remain in the office to explain what happened but was in no way disciplined,” school principal Michael Bester wrote.

“Two students were suspended as a result of their behaviour in this incident.

“It is not recommended that students intervene in incidents such as this to ensure their own safety. There was a teacher nearby who could have been asked to assist before the third student became involved.”

O’Donnell maintained MacLean was sternly lectured for “playing the hero.”

O’Donnell is still proud of her boy’s decision to step in. Weapon or no weapon, assault is assault, she said.

“If someone were punching me in the face, I’d want somebody to stop them,” she said.

I toss this out to my readers to see what your opinion of this situation is.  Do you feel that this was handled correctly?
Did the student step over his bounds?
Should he have been suspended for his actions due to the circumstances of his reactions?
Would love to hear your reactions so leave me a comment.
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: First Aid for Embarassment


Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy

Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed?
What’s most likely to make you squirm?

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country?”

Charles E Weller in 1867

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When someone is down it is only right to help them back on their feet.  To strengthen them and help them to reach their goals.

Perhaps this concept would put an end to bullying,  Cruelty to Animals and Cruelty to Humans.



Like the lyrics said all we need is love.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy « Mama Bear Musings
  2. Cringing | Spunky Wayfarer
  3. Hope that Justice Remains Humane | Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy | likereadingontrains
  4. Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy | JUkk
  5. Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy | Lines by Linda
  6. Madelyn Laughs | The Jittery Goat
  7. 28|4 Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy | family photos food & craft
  8. To cringe or not to cringe? | Serena Stillwater
  9. The Therapy of Cringey TV | Film Vex
  10. Daily Prompt: Cringe Worthy | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  11. Examples of Harassment Towards People on the Autistic Spectrum | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  12. Humiliation | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy 28th April 2013 | ittikorn1994
 Spread the love and end the cycle.  Help someone today and put a smile on a strangers face.
jasmine
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention


Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.

Our little grandson (adopted) has visited this weekend with his brother and sister.  He has had the fabulous chore of writing “I will not lie” 1000 times.  This is a homework assignment for him that stemmed back first off due to him picking on a girl in his class.  He fibbed to the teacher and his mother on four different occasions about doing this with other classmates who came forward to say that it was him.  The school has a 0 tolerance rule for bullying of any form.

Just to lay the ground rules and story.

Since he is visiting it has been my task to make sure that no television and fun things have been allowed that would normally be.  While his sister and brother do enjoy them.  This is killing me, but I am the tough nut who is following the rules.  

My hubby feels I am a ________. He feels that the child has a crush on the little girl subconsciously and that is why he is acting the way he is.  He feels that it is something that he will out grow and that boys will be boys.  This has made for an interesting weekend. He has offered to copy pages and have him put the numbers on.  I have explained that teaching him to cheat does not help him to learn consequences for actions.

My hubby totally disagrees with me that the child is way to young to understand what his actions have really done.  I do not agree and feel that he needs to understand that the feelings of the girl have been hurt and she has been humiliated though his not being nice.

What do you think?  Are we crossing the Third Amendment as my hubby states? Or are we doing a responsible parenting issue and nipping it as it happens?

Would love to hear from you what you feel.

Here are what some other issues that the Daily Prompt Writer wrote about:

  1. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | Basically Beyond Basic
  2. So, Will You Hate Me? | calliopes lyre
  3. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  4. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | My Atheist Blog
  5. Talking to Oneself is Normal | Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | likereadingontrains
  6. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | The Hardest Thing | Loading…
  7. Gather The Wood And Light The Fire | The Jittery Goat
  8. The Details in the Bigger Picture | Death By Any Other Name
  9. That’s your point of view | The Daily Dilly Dally
  10. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  11. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | edilzade2013
  12. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention | baka’s blog


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Daily Prompt: Show and Tell 5 Minute Presentation


Daily Prompt: Show and Tell

by michelle w. on March 16, 2013

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation. 

This has to be one of the hardest Daily Prompt Choices yet.  I think that mine will be on “How important it is to care for your animal”.

Petz Game

You Can Help Local Shelter Pets

If you’ve tried to volunteer at a shelter, you might have been told you’re just too young. But that’s no reason to get bummed out! You can do so much more for shelter pets than you might think. Check out some of the cool stuff kids have done at shelters across the country.

  1. Go Viral
    These Hawaiian kids created a promotional video and a mega-catchy song for the Lana’I Animal Rescue Center.
  2. Fill ‘Er Up
    Take a tip from kids in the capital. They helped the Washington Humane Society prepare Busy Buckets—buckets filled with stuff like toys and treats that help, you guessed it, keep shelter dogs busy and happy.
  3. Toy Story
    Check out these awesome cat toys kids made out of extra collar material at Sacramento County Animal Care. Your local shelter might have some extra stuff lying around that would make a great cat toy—all you have to do is ask…and get crafty.
  4. PB & J? Make That PB & K…
    We’re betting Girl Scout Troop 40892 had as much fun stuffing Kong toys with peanut butter as the dogs at McKamey Animal Center had unstuffing them!
  5. Join a Program Just for Kids
    It’s true, some shelters have awesome programs made especially for kids. At the Bay Area Humane Society in Wisconsin, kids even get to help teach shelter pets new tricks.

These are awesome things for children to do that can help pets in each childs area and can spread the word that animals are important.

What would you say to a group of school age children for five minutes?

Would love to hear….leave me a comment.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

  1. Photo comics “Nellie and a piece of meat” | Philosophy & Photography
  2. Russian UAZ | Philosophy & Photography
  3. Timeless Russia | Philosophy & Photography
  4. Evolution | Philosophy & Photography
  5. My story collection “Platypus” | Philosophy & Photography
  6. Who Are You? | Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  7. The Most Interesting 3 year old In The World | That Girl Ryan
  8. What a Wonderful World – Show and Tell | Prayers and Promises
  9. What a Wonderful World – Show and Tell | Prayers and Promises
  10. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell « Mama Bear Musings
  11. Daily Post: Show and Tell | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  12. Cast and a Sprained Foot | Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | likereadingontrains
  13. Don’t Believe Anybody Under The Age Of 30 | The Jittery Goat
  14. Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  15. Five minutes of liberty | Spunky Wayfarer
  16. The Joy Of Poultry – Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  17. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Basically Beyond Basic
  18. Show and Tell | The Nameless One
  19. Give us this day our Daily Bread | The Daily Dilly Dally
  20. Show and Tell | Ramblin’ On
  21. Oh! Hell. Not again. | This Is My Corn
  22. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Daily Prompt – Show and Tell | Joe’s Musings
  24. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  25. Daily Prompt: Show and Tell | My Atheist Blog
  26. Show and Tell | “Choice” | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
  27. It’s A Trap! | Life With The Top Down
  28. Sunscreen | Head full of Fluff
  29. Daily Prompt: Tell and Show | One Starving Activist
 Thank you for reading and have a great weekend,
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: No Nightmares Here Anymore


Daily Prompt: Nightmares

by michelle w. on February 19, 2013

Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant?

As a child and into my teens I can recall having nightmares on a regular basis.  It was simply my subconscious reliving in vivid details.

When I became married, we settled into a nice home near a fire station.  During one of the first few nights we were there, a fire had occurred during the night and the siren had gone off to alert the local firemen.  My new husband shook me as he said that I was standing on the bed crying and shouting that we needed to find the local air raid shelter.

When he woke me, he asked me why I was carrying on so in my sleep.  I could still hear the alarm and the memories of grade school and having to do the air raid shelter runs were very vivid in my mind.

For those of you who are really young, yes we had to rehearse these drills like a fire drill in school twice a week.  We went under the school below the basement into air raid shelters.

This was the early sixties in Detroit Michigan.  This was a prime target for bombing as was any large city with major industry.  The car industry would certainly be no exception.

That is the last time that I can remember having a nightmare.

I have always been a light sleeper and awake to the slightest of noise in the home.  The light sleep began with the pregnancy of my first daughter and has continued through the rest of my life.  When motherhood kicked in the sound sleep walked away.

Now I sleep with a mask on which blocks any light from the room and I have found that a do get a more tranquil sleep.  I just dream of how I am going to rearrange the rooms in the house.  I know what is on my subconscious mind lol.

Now I ask my readers the same question:  “What was your last nightmare?” and “What do you think it meant?

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the matter:

  1. Daily Prompt: Nightmares | The Gozum Show
  2. Daily Prompt: Nightmares « cognitive reflection
  3. The world is infinitely stranger than anything the mind of man can invent… « Q the Adult
  4. Daily Prompt:Eaten By Lions « Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  5. Daily Prompt: Nightmares | My Overactive Dreams | Loading…
  6. Human rights abuses in mental health facilities « Mind Heart Journeys
 Sleep well my friend, clear your subconscious mind prior to going to bed…if you can or you might be entering “The Twilight Zone”
Tammye Honey

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Daily Prompt: Dear Leader


In our local newspaper there were the following stories posted today about the Tragic Deaths that occurred in Connecticut at the Elementary School.  Our Prayers to all the Families that it involved.

Here is an article that I found rather interesting in our local paper that may change the way that guns are sold and what guns are sold.

Cerberus to sell gun company that makes Bushmaster

Written by
Joshua Freed And Michelle Chapman
Associated Press

 

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The company that makes one of the weapons used to kill elementary school children in Connecticut is being put up for sale by its owner, which called Friday’s tragedy a “watershed event” in the debate over gun control.

The private-equity group Cerberus Capital Management said Tuesday it will sell its controlling stake in Freedom Group International, the maker of Bushmaster rifles. Investors also continued to bail out of other gunmakers while the retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would stop selling military-style rifles.

The activity comes as the political winds appear to be shifting. Some Republicans now say they’re willing to discuss the issue of gun control — along with mental health issues and violent video games,

Cerberus cobbled Freedom Group together by buying Bushmaster, Remington, and other well-known gun brands starting in 2006. On Friday, a gunman using what is believed to have been a Bushmaster military-style rifle killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S history.

“It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level,” Cerberus wrote in announcing the planned sale. Cerberus owned 95 percent of Freedom Group, according to a year-end 2011 filing for the gunmaker on its website.

Freedom Group said it’s the largest firearms manufacturer in the U.S. It sold 1.1 million rifles and shotguns last year, along with 2 billion rounds of ammunition. Its products are sold to law enforcement and military customers, as well as retailers who sell them to hunters and gun enthusiasts.

The so-called Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004 restricted the sale of some types of guns like those made by Bushmaster. Freedom Group noted in its filing that new laws along the lines of the expired assault weapons ban “could have a material adverse effect on our business.”

Cerberus attempted to distance itself from that debate on Tuesday.

“We are investors, not statesmen or policy makers,” the company said in its statement. Firms like Cerberus are basically privately run pools of money that invest in companies on behalf of pension funds including those for teachers, police officers, and other institutions. “It is not our role to take positions, or attempt to shape or influence the gun control policy debate. That is the job of our federal and state legislators,” the private-equity firm said.  The sale may have been influenced by one or more of those clients. The announcement comes one day after the California State Teachers Retirement System, a large pension fund, told The Wall Street Journal that it was reviewing its $500 million investment commitment to Cerberus because of the firm’s stake in Freedom Group.

Cerberus is best known for its investment in Chrysler. It ended up walking away from that investment as the U.S. government bailed out the car company.

Money made from the Freedom Group sale will be returned to its investors, Cerberus said.

Meanwhile, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said in a statement that it suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of its stores. The company also removed all guns from sale and display at its store closest to Newtown.

Shares in publicly-traded gun makers were dropping for a third-straight day.

Shares of Sturm, Ruger & Co. dropped $3.74, or 8.5 percent, to $40.26 in afternoon trading Tuesday. They’re down more than 10 percent since Thursday, the day before the shooting. Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. fell 11 percent to $7.70, and are down 19.3 percent from their Thursday close.

Outdoor goods retailer Cabela’s Inc. fell $1.58, or 3.8 percent, to $39.63.

A Cerberus spokesman did not return a phone message left on Tuesday. A representative for Freedom Group could not be immediately reached for comment.

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/viewart/20121218/NEWS01/312180060/Cerberus-sell-gun-company-makes-Bushmaster

Dick’s stores suspend sales of certain rifles

Written by
Associated Press
  • Filed Under

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sporting goods company says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut.

Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.

Authorities say a gunman killed 26 people, mostly children, with a military-style rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday. He then killed himself.

A statement posted on Dick’s corporate website expresses sympathy for the victims’ families. It says sales of modern sporting rifles will be suspended during “this time of national mourning.”

It’s not clear how long the suspension will last. A spokesman for Dick’s did not immediately return a call for comment on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh-based Dick’s operates more than 500 sporting goods stores in 44 states, including at Governor’s Square Mall in Clarksville.

The sad fact still remains that with all of these efforts, the shooters in the past few shootings Nationally were not the owners of the guns.  Forcing a gun control on stolen guns should be interesting.  I have never heard of someone walking into a police station and handing over a gun that they stole before they used it.

Perhaps our leaders need to take a different approach to their “gun control” and look at the picture from a broader view.

Our News Channel 5 last night broadcasted that Tennessee is proposing a bill to allow all teachers to carry a weapon on their person during school hours.  This will come with the stipulation that they must attend classes on gun safety including hours at a firing range and will have to keep the guns in a safe environment on their person at all times free from access to the children.

Education Department Planning School Safety Summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education is planning a statewide School Safety Summit next month.

Department spokeswoman Kelli Gauthier said the meeting is a result of concerns following the deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut last week. Twenty children and six adults were slain by a gunman packing a high-powered rifle.

Gauthier said the summit will gather hundreds of district and community leaders from across Tennessee to discuss how to ensure the proper training and implementation of safety measures in schools.

The summit will be hosted by Williamson County schools.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/20381356/education-department-planning-school-safety-summit

Perhaps we will become like other countries and decide to deal with this problem like they have for years.  Israel has had guns in the classroom for years.  Those children are not having to seek professional counseling by Psychiatrists or Psychologists.  That is just one Nation that I have named. Just a thought.

Tammye Honey

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  3. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/daily-prompt-dear-leader/


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Clarksville schools act after hacking report


Clarksville schools act after hacking report

 

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – School officials in Clarksville, Tenn., have shut down websites and email after a hacker group claimed to have stolen data.

Officials said they have asked police and the FBI for help in the case.

According to The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/LglnVV ), a group calling itself Spex Security said it had the email passwords and Social Security numbers of thousands of students and school system employees.

The group said Clarksville was targeted because of its “belligerence,” but there was no elaboration.

School system spokeswoman Elise Shelton says the system has not been contacted by the group. She urged individuals to monitor their financial accounts closely.

 

Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

Glad to hear that the school is monitoring this very closely.  It is important that they do and they seem to want to stay on top of it for certain.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18760003/clarksville-schools-act-after-hacking-report

This is at least a little comfort for the current parents…not for the parents of students who have since gone on to college….lets hope that all damage is contained.

Tammye Honey