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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.
That's neat Tami! What will you use it for?
HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2011
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2011 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins.. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2011 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Jeffrey will not sit still in class, he disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2011 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt..
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2011 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957- Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2011- The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Pedro fails high school English.
1957- Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2011- Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher.. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2011- ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.
Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Wally falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Nancy. Nancy hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Wally feels better and goes on playing.
2011 - Nancy is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison... Wally undergoes 5 years of therapy.
I'm so glad you gave me that nudge to go tonight, it was really Good to meet you and your very nice husband. So I guess I might have to try one of those nipple waters, thinking a light would keep it from freezing. freezing. Guess I won't worry about it till it's made.. I love your find I have a great place for it.
I'm also planning on mounting my brooder lamp I don't use over the new nipple waterer next winter to keep it from freezing. I'll use a thermostatic cube to turn it in and off.
What watt bulb would I need in the brooder lamp to keep the nipple waterer from freezing?
Just checking in to say "Hi". I haven't read nearly 800 posts.
The science experiment eggs went into lockdown. Two in the "turned" incubator appear to be viable. One in the "not-turned" incubator also appears to be viable, but is very small. It may be too weak to hatch. At first I called it an early death, then we saw it move. Now my kid thinks it is amazing that our "dead chick is moving". Silly boy.
I had the pleasure of stopping by and seeing the Chicken Rustler and his sweet wife on the way back from Seaside. I'm jealous. His chicken runs are about the size of my back yard. Now I'm thinking maybe I should just put netting over the entire back yard. But, I doubt DH would go for that idea. LOL. I did learn some new ideas that I hope to put into place here at my house.
Yesterday, I had a wonderful visit with FireWifeJess and her kids. Our kids ran their sillies out at a park and Jessica and I got to catch up and chat.
Well, I'm tired and trying to hold off a migraine, so I'm out of here. I did want to post the update about lockdown. Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of three cute (and, please be healthy ) fuzzy butts in the next few days. It was difficult to wrap my brain around this being a science experiment and, in essence, we were possibly causing a problem for any chicks in the "not-turned" incubator. There's a bit of relief knowing that many of the eggs in the properly turned incubator weren't viable either.
Also, I was talking to the proprietor of Iron Horse Hay and Feed in Maple Valley earlier today.
Her chicks are $2.99, and she offers a great deal: buy 5, get one free. That comes to $2.50 a chick in case ya need the chicken math done
Her first shipment is RIR, sex links, BR, and Buffs.
You might want to go "like" her store on Facebook and check it out if you are in the area. She's not a gigantic Walmart-sized store, it's just her, hubby, and 1 or 2 part time employees, (and 2 adorable kids) but they get the job done. VERY hard workin folks. When I came down with the weird virus that attacked my knee joints in December, she even offered to deliver stuff to me.
I would guess you could use a lower watt bulb, but if it is in the coop, it won't be very likely to freeze. And, if it does, since you are using a bucket with nipples, it would be easy to pull out and get working again. My nipples are attached to a PVC pipe, and a buck drains to it. Not so easy to remove. Even in that coldest freeze, the top of the water and the sides of the bucket froze, but the water inside, the drain hose, the PVC pipe and the nipples did not with exception of one of the coldest days.
It will be in the run. Still, less than 3 weeks worth of days that I need to worry about, but the light would be nice
Good find! What will you do with it?