Fire at Central High School December 10, 2013

•12/11/2013 • Leave a Comment

In an email from campus@laramie1.org:

A small fire in the welding lab at Central high School set off the fire alarm. Students were evacuated to McCormick Junior High School. The Cheyenne Fire Department responded and authorized occupancy of the entire building, including the welding lab. There are no injuries and no damage to the facility. Students and staff are back at Central and on a regular schedule. The fire is currently under investigation.

“The fire is currently under investigation”… I certainly hope that this “investigation” includes the video that has mysteriously disappeared off of Facebook that was posted and shared by students showing the use of what appeared to be an acetylene torch to ignite a small artificial Christmas tree in a room full of students who began coughing, choking, and running outside as the lab filled up with black smoke.

I will certainly be following up with Cheyenne Fire on the findings of the investigation and as to whether or not charges are being filed. I am completely flabbergasted that a teacher with a lab full of students would allow this kind of behavior and allow it to be recorded as well.

What exactly was the purpose of this little “exercise”? What was the lesson here? Were the kids in this lab so simple-minded that they didn’t understand or couldn’t imagine what a torch could or would do to a tree, live or artificial? Or was the instructor so simple-minded that he or she let this happen? Where was the instructor? What about the consideration of the affect the fumes and smoke given off by such an article burning? What about the consideration that the fire could have gotten out of control? Was there any thought to the safety of the students in the immediate area? How about to the safety of the people in the rest of the school?

As a parent and as someone who works in public safety, I’m outraged by this stunt. If you have kids going to Central, you should be too. And if nothing is done about this, every parent with a student in LCSD1 should be outraged that this is allowed to happen without repercussions.

I plan to follow up with the school on this as well, this simply cannot stand.

(And of personal interest, I’d also like to know if this was in the class run by the instructor that allows his students to call him by first name and acts more like their friend than their teacher.)

Is this the “High quality education” we can continue to expect for the rest of the school year? ~S6

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Omertà

•10/11/2013 • Leave a Comment

Great song!

Dealing with The Beast

•09/11/2013 • Leave a Comment

Some similarities to what Carol has to deal with…
~S6


“…I’ve seen him walk down the hallway (holding onto the wall for dear life) with his head cocked to one side and walking like a 100-year old man. I’ve seen him cry, pull out his hair, and beg me to take him to the emergency room. On one occasion, I was driving the hospital – in the middle of the night – with 2 daughters in the back seat and he’s practically pushing the dash of the car through the windshield because I’m not driving fast enough – and he’s crying all the way. I know that he will do ANYTHING – ANYTHING to get rid of this pain. I can’t believe that most doctors don’t realize this – maybe they’d like to spend a couple of nights at my house and see what he goes through !!!

“When he’s having the series of headaches he won’t sleep because he knows that he will wake with another one – what a terrible, scary feeling! Thank God I don’t suffer from these headaches – but I feel so helpless when it comes to comforting him. After a while it starts taking it’s toll on me and our children. I dred for the night to come – since that’s when most of his headaches recur and we start all over again!”

- Loretta (wife of a sufferer)

Cluster Headaches Worldwide Support Group.

Dancing with The Beast

•09/11/2013 • Leave a Comment

Some similarities to what I go through…
~S6

“It started about 2am… I was awakened from my sleep with this burning senstation in my ear and back of my neck, I tried to shift positions and return to my peaceful sleep, but it wasn’t happening. Something in my mind told me immediately that I was dealing with the same crap I did a couple years ago, and even though I tried to convince myself that it wasn’t the same, I KNEW it was.

“My right eye felt like I took a couple punches, and my right nostril was starting to leak. I got out of bed, and went downstairs, all the while, this pressure in the right side of my brain kept building and building. My right eyelid was beginning to swell shut. I was squinting and it was tearing. I kept looking at the tears coming out of my eyes, convinced there was blood pouring out. I dropped to the floor and pressed my hands so hard against my temples that I thought I was gonna crush my skull, it wasn’t helping. I got up and well, I went insane. It’s the only thing I think I can describe it…. stark raving lunatic insane.

“I was pacing from room to room, crying, flinging myself to the floor, getting back up again… holding my head, squeezing my temples, I looked up to the MAN above and literally begged him, that I would do anything, ANYTHING, just make this madness stop. He wasn’t in that morning, and I suffered. I wanted to die, just simply that, I wanted death to take me as I just could not deal with this excruciating, horrible, horrible pain. I was chewing Tylenol like tic tacs.. screw swallowing, I was chewing them into a paste… 10 minutes passed, then 20, then 30… I swear my brain was cooked. I mean, the entire right side was numb from my forehead to behind my right ear. I was rocking myself in this chair wimpering like a lost little boy, and then, as suddenly as it started… it was gone.

“I was SO freakin exhausted, I couldn’t find the strength to climb back up the stairs so I slept in the chair for 2 whole hours when the madness started all over again. I could not belive this shitty ordeal was starting once again! Who the hell did I piss off to bring this upon myself? I would not wish this on MY WORST ENEMY! By 6am, I was wasted. I mean, I had nothing left in the tank, I just didn’t give a rats ass anymore. I just couldn’t believe it was finally over, or was it?

“I was fine the entire day, a little worse for wear I will admit, but no headache… until about 2am the next morning, and the morning after that when it all started over again. Here I sit at 1am in the morning on the fourth night. I am terrified to go to sleep. It’s like a freakin’ Freddy Kruger movie where everyone is fighting to stay awake, cuz they know what’s comin’ a knockin’ once you fall asleep. Whomever said “You have nothing to fear, but fear itself” never had these kind of headaches. I don’t fear much, but I tell you… I sure the hell fear what’s gonna happen in the next few hours.”

- Jeff

Cluster Headaches Worldwide Support Group.

Lest we forget

•08/31/2013 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on For What It's Worth:

I think we may regret this, Barry

I think we may regret this, Barry

“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” Barack Obama as told to The Boston Globe,  December 20, 2007. “The president can only act unilaterally in ‘instances of self-defense’ “.

Joe Biden was on the same page back then. Of course, that was when George Bush held office.

Here’s Joe, one of the men who would be King:

“The president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war… unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked,” Biden said in 2007. Biden, then a Democratic senator from Delaware, suggested presidential war-making was an impeachable offense.

There’s some great stuff in that Boston Globe interview. Check it out, and see whether there’s anything Obama…

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Colorado GOP Senator Claims Link Between Fried Chicken And Black/Hispanic Poverty

•08/30/2013 • Leave a Comment

CSTrimble:

The folks that voted for this woman must be so very proud…

Originally posted on the Sterling Road:

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Democratic lawmakers couldn’t believe their ears as they listened to Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, deliver a long soliloquy explaining that more blacks and Hispanics live in poverty, in part, because of fried chicken.

The comments came during a meeting of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force Wednesday at the Capitol as lawmakers on the committee were presented with a number of statistics highlighting racial disparities in the poverty rate.

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Revolution Calling

•08/27/2013 • Leave a Comment

Replace “Comminist Plan” with Islam/Sharia/ObamaCare/your favorite government BS… and this song holds just as true today as it did when it was released on the album Operation: Mindcrime.

Hell just the album title is just as  relevant now!

 
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