Were your parents ever called to come to your school? If so, for what reason?
Hell yeah!2012. Class 9. Computer lab.I was new to Hollywood. It was at that time when I realized how pathetically lame Bollywood is. So we would exchange Hollywood movies in our pen drives, because though we had torrent, we didn't have speed. ( RIP Kick-ass. :’ So one fine day, I was to bring Fight Club for a friend. I had already watched the movie, and had an utmost respect for Pitt's sattitude and excellent acting throughout the film.Now what do you do, when you have a pen drive, a computer, and an overly smart but basically stupid brain?Yes.We plugged the thing in, and started watching Fight Club. The rest of them boring students started crowding near our PC. We had this feeling of “Cool studs, watching some good old Awellywood, while not giving a damn about studies” about ourselves. Then we fueled our thug levels further by running the movie in full screen mode in VLC.Now imagine. 7–8 students. Staring at the same screen. Going “awe, oh my gawdd” just for the sake of it. All trying to act cool in their pretentiousness. No one realized how fishy it looked. Since I was the owner of the pen drive, I was all like…“Eh Gunpat log, yeh scene dekh” (Oh hello, dear peasants, watch this scene)And she came out of nowhere. Snatched the pen drive from the resistive port. And left. And she left us all in a state of being confusedly dumbstruck. Even the VLC went in a state of absolute pa-pa-pause.This was the only time them boring, lawful nerds could have a laugh at us.The next moment, 7 of us were in the principal's office. I still wonder why everyone was so serious. I'm sure our teacher had never seen Fight Club or else she too, would've joined us in the screening.And I was a carefree, shameless douche. I kept coming up with new ways to conceal my laughter. Just before entering the office, an equally shameless friend said and obviously in a joking manner -“Principal ko do chocolate denge, maaf kar dega.” (We’ll give him two candies, he’ll forgive us). For the first time in my life, I regretted not wearing a burkha. Not that I ever had, but that day, I certainly missed it.Parents got called, pen drive got sacked.We all got scolded and we all got smacked.But overall, it was worth it.At least I didn't have a lame ass, boring school life. No regrets.|SaCh|
How can we fight against the NRA regarding gun control?
Are you sure that the NRA is the problem?Oh, I know that the media and the talking heads are all making them out to be some 500 lb gorilla and the reason psychos shoot up school yards, but have you ever bothered to look into the matter beyond the headlines?I’ll give you an example. In 2021. the push was for a “Universal Background Check”. The idea was to be sure that people buying guns were not criminals. Believe it or not, the NRA wholly supports this and in fact was involved with creating the current NICS (National Instant Check System) that is used.But the bill that was proposed was not what you heard in the media. First, it would not plug any “Gunshow Loophole” because there is no such thing. The only sales at a gun show that the bill covered was private sales. Of course, private sales can occur anywhere, not just gun shows.But the bill didn’t make the NICS easier for private sales. They just required all private sales to be conducted through a licensed dealer. Had this actually passed, a gun show would be an ideal location for such sales as there would be access to many dealer. In effect, you would greatly increase the number of private sales at a gun show by this law.So, what is involved with a sale through a dealer? Well, the dealer would have to do the following:1) Record the transfer in their bound book. This is a book where all the transactions of a firearm is recorded via that dealer. The book is auditable by the BATF and many dealers have faced fines for poorly kept records, so many dealers go to great pains to keep their book neat and accurate.2) Fill out the federal form 4473. This is required by all dealer sales of both new and used guns. It asks for the buyer’s name, address, the make and model of the gun, serial number, and then asks a bunch of questions. The dealer can get fined if the person fills out the form wrong. For example, answering a question with “Y” or “N” instead of “Yes” or “No” is a BATF violation. So the dealer has to carefully examine the form for errors and have the person fill out another if errors are found.3) The dealer then calls into the NICS. NICS can come back with a “Proceed”, “Denied” or “Delay”. A delay can take up to 3 days. Typically this is a name that appears similar to a Prohibited Person and requires some research. If this happens, the transfer is on hold. The dealer has no idea when the result of the research is likely to finish. If you are at a gun show, the show could be over before the approval is made.4) All this paperwork, verification, etc takes time. Time is money. So dealers charge for this service. It is typical for a dealer to charge $25-$40 per gun, but sometimes multiple guns get a discount because the dealer can process up to 4 on a single form, but when more than one gun is transferred, the dealer has to fill out Form 3310 which is supposed to help with gun trafficking.All of this is well and good if you are buying a gun from someone you don’t know and many people will require sales be conducted at a dealer for the piece of mind such protections provide. But friends and family typically do not bother with the hassle and expense.One thing you need to realize is that to get a gun dealer license is not an easy process. Since the federal government cracked down on so called “kitchen table” dealers back in the 1980’s, you now must show a commercially zoned storefront with posted business hours to qualify. Many communities don’t want gun shops, and use zoning laws to make them difficult or unattractive. For example the city of Boston does not have any dealers. In fact, the nearest dealer is 3 towns away. Many rural areas don’t have the traffic to keep a dealer in business and you’ll find they are typically only open in the evening or on a Saturday as they work another full time job. Keep this in mind as we get into the next issue.But the bill didn’t stop at sales. It stated that ALL transfers had to be done in this manner. No exceptions. So, two friends out on a hunt would need to go through the whole process listed above just to swap guns for the afternoon. Oh, and they would have to do it all again to give the gun back. It is very common on a range to try out other people’s guns - such a thing would also require the full transfer and back process. Demo guns at a national event by manufacturers? Same thing.Basically any time a gun were to swap hands, the law would apply. There are private shooting clubs where guns are treated like library books and members take whatever they want. Families regularly swap guns. Heck, some shooting courses prguns for students to use. All of these events would have been impacted by these new transfer requirements.The NRA balked at this. Essentially the rule would curtail many of the traditions and practices that are very common and virtually never result in any kind of criminal activity. In essence it would criminalize things that simply are not crimes.Not only would it create criminals where no criminal intent existed, but the cost to manage the volume of temporary transfers, the staffing needed to take the calls and do the checks would have cost millions each year. All money that would not go toward actually dealing with criminals.When the issue was brought up, many members of Congress agreed the requirements were too restrictive and the whole bill failed to pass. The supporters of the bill did not even attempt to listen to the complaints and work out a manageable fix.Did you hear any of that in the media?But what about catching criminals?Well, the bill didn’t change anything in regards to enforcing the rules to make sure the people who should not own guns were properly entered into NICS. In fact, other than maybe getting fired, there is NO PENALTY for failing to report a person. We have laws that will jail a teacher or coach that fail to report bullies. We have laws that put priests in prison who fail to report potential inappropriate behaviors in other clergy. But we do not have any laws that punish law enforcement agents that fail to do their job and make sure that dangerous people are reported to the background system. And this bill made no effort to change that.NICS is not open to anyone but federally licensed gun dealers. The left are so worried that the system might be used to check people for things other than guns that they refuse to create a means to allow people to verify someone they are selling a gun to. It would be easy to create an app that takes a photo of the buyer and seller’s ID (or just their faces and type in some data) and then return a simple “Proceed” or “Deny” with no other details. You’d have plenty of information to audit for illegal use. And if someone didn’t have an ID, they could then use a dealer. Heck, you can’t file taxes on-line without submitting some kind of ID, so this isn’t anything unique.And yet, the bill did nothing to address the issue of accessing the NICS for easier private sales.Here is the thing. We have 20,000 gun laws in this country. On the federal side, a prohibited person touching a gun could see them in prison for a minimum of 5 years. And yet, we still see cities with high violent crime rates that have virtually no federal cases. Why isn’t law enforcement using those stiff federal laws to get the violent people off the streets? Such a program called “Project Exile” worked wonders in Richmond, VA to reduce violent crime dramatically.OK, back to the “Universal Background Check” bill.I spent a lot of words above explaining what the bill would have required of people and why the situation would have been a nightmare. You never saw any of this in the news and the media pretty much ignored the issue.When the bill was defeated, it was never reported that a “terrible bill that would have cost millions and made criminals out of the innocent was defeated”, instead, all you ever heard was“The NRA used its influence to defeat the Universal Background Check bill that would have closed the gunshow loophole”Almost everything about that statement is false.So, be careful what you want to “Fight Against”. I suspect that most of what you think about the NRA is highly biased due to the way the organization is treated in the media. When you look at the actual facts, many times their concerns are quite valid. And, they have a lot of rank and file law enforcement on their side which helps them represent real world situations. I’ve found their positions in many cases very well presented. Most of the arguments you get on TV news are highly edited and taken out of context to promote an agenda, not facilitate a debate.Make sure you know what you are fighting for. You might be surprised.
What are some tips to make it through Navy boot camp?
Original Question: What are some tips to make it through Navy boot camp?Shut up. Unless specifically addressed by a superior in a manner that requires a response, shut up.Do exactly what you are told to do, in the manner you are told to do it, until you are told to stop.Help your shipmates.If you’ve got a great idea, one that no one has ever had before, refer to #1.If one of your shipmates has a great idea, one that no one has ever had before, refer to #2.If one of your shipmates offers to help you, don’t be a fucking idiot. Allow him or her to apply #3.Outside that list:Learn the Navy’s General Orders of a Sentry, be able to recite them verbatim.Note: The NAVY’S General Orders of a Sentry.If you were JROTC, unless specifically asked about it by a superior, shut up about it, no one needs to know, and even fewer care.Pay attention to detail. For your time in Boot, how you go about folding your socks will suddenly take on a level of importance that you have never given it before. How you make your bed will be the most important thing of your day. The cleanliness of your weapon (assuming that you are still issued a training weapon for Boot, I’ve heard rumors that you might not be) will be more important to you than whatever passed for your sex life prior to Boot.If you can, get used to hard soled boots prior to Boot camp. It will save you a lot of pain.If you can’t swim, learn. I was constantly amazed at the number of non-swimmers who joined the Navy. The Navy will teach you to swim, but that will pull you out of your company and push you back in training, extending your time in Boot.Get your Recruiter to teach you to salute, stand at attention, and parade rest. Get him to teach you the tricks to not locking your knees. Not locking your knees is important.
What are some school punishments that went too far?
I was 13 studying in 8th grade. It was a normal day at school. It was a history class and I was talking to my friend who sat behind me. I hadn’t noticed that my teacher had already arrived. She saw me talking and as a punishment she asked me to leave the class and stand outside. I was a very sincere student and punishment usually felt end of the world to me. I was with four other students who had received the same punishment.We had an interim vice principal appointed at that time and this was a catholic school. All the administrative positions were held by nuns. We called them sisters. They were really strict. Our vice principal saw the 5 of us standing outside class and immediately imagined that we must have done something horrible to deserve this punishment. She asked all of us to get our diaries ( A journal to note important events or for our teachers to write complaints about us). As fate would have it I had forgotten to get my diary that day.I had profusely apologized to her while crying at the same time. I felt as if I had committed some crime. She didn’t accept my apology and took me to the principal’s office.I don’t know to this day what I had ever said to offend her because she lied to the principal. She told her that I was creating a ruckus in the class and that is why I was punished and also I had refused to give her my diary! I tried to explain that I had forgotten my diary and I didn’t refuse anything. But who would think that a 13 year was telling the truth and the vice principal was lying?The principal then asked me to get my diary the next day. When I went to the principal’s office to hand over my diary she asked me why I was giving my diary to her. I was confused. I told her that she asked me to give it to her that is why I got it. She then accused me of lying and hit me! She repeated the same question again. I then gave her the full explanation because I thought she had forgotten about her interaction with the vice principal.She then called my mom and complained saying that I was a lying, dishonest student who gets punished and that I don’t have good manners and I should be suspended for 15 days! ( I was a top 5 student and never got into trouble. It was my first time to even see the principal’s office). My mom had to convince her otherwise.Needless to say, my mom then gave me an earful too. All of this complaining and punishment and drama because I talked to my friend and forgot my diary!
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not prmuch of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
What is the most ridiculous thing you have heard a teacher say?
I had an English teacher who, for anonymity’s sake, we’ll call Mrs. Fartright.Mrs. Fartright walked down the aisles, handing out our final written exam. She slides my paper onto my desk. I sign my honor pledge (no cheating etc) and open to the first page and begin conjuring my best responses.After the last question, I page back through and review. I find several typos and sentences that need rewording. I get my eraser out and scrub out bad sentences and reword them. No big deal right? I am one of the last people done. I walk up the aisle and lay my paper on the stack of know-nothings, in-betweens, and superstars.Fast forward 2 weeks. Our teacher, I mean Mrs. Fartright, hands back our papers. I get mine. I have an 89%. Which isn’t bad? But a nuisance, B’s and C’s require explanations back at the home front.I begin paging through and see -1 deductions all over the pages with no explanation. I look for patterns, but only notice the deductions are located where all of my eraser marks are. Perhaps I had worded it correctly the first time?I walk up front and kindly say “Excuse me, Mrs. Fartright, I noticed I lost points on my paper, a lot of -1 deductions, but there is no explanation?”I hand her my paper.She smiles and says “Oh yes, those deductions were for the erase marks, you may have cheated so I took a point off for those”W-w-w-w-wait a minute.I turn my head sideways, “Excuse me?”She says “Was that not clear?”, clearly irritated that I am challenging her.“No. Not clear at all. Say it one more time please”She reiterates “I took points off because your eraser marks mean you may have been copying your peers’ paper”.Blood rushes to my head. But I find a happy place and diplomatically make a case to her that this is not fair a) because it was not disclosed initially that we would lose points for erase marks and b) that is ridiculous? to take points because I “may” have cheated.We go back and forth. At this point we are sort of making a scene. I may even look like a fool up there arguing with her. But I don’t care. And neither does she, and she will not give an inch.I finally state “I am taking this to the administration, if you’d like to accuse me of cheating, go right ahead. I will not accept these deductions, on principle.”The points were awarded back to me.I thanked the gods I didn’t have to see her again.Because Mrs. Fartright clearly didn’t Graderight.(100+ edit suggestions later - Graderight was intentional. It is a joke people. But I do appreciate it)
On the topic of school suspensions: Why reward students for bad behavior with days off of school?
Reward? The student has to discuss his or her problems with teacher, principal, perhaps other staff, and, of course parents (who are brought in for a conference). The student has to make up all the work missed, without benefit of being in class. The suspension goes on the student’s “record”. I don’t know what these records contain, but for sure they contain unusual or official actions concerning the student.Some schools have In-School Suspension, and a quick google notes that 27 states have recently revised their policies about suspensions, likely to try to address some of the questions we may have about suspensions.There are students who are so disruptive (and sometimes they are charismatic, leader-type people) that they can destroy a classroom practically just by sitting there. Some sort of action must be taken for the safety and viability of the classroom, and for rescuing the child (the troublemaker) from a life of ruin.
What is something that needs to be said?
Save waterWater is a critical resource for human survival. If we fail to conserve water, eventually an adequate, healthy water supply may not be available. Lack of water can lead to dramatic consequences. Water conservation can help prevent local and global problems such as rising costs, reduced food supplies, health hazards and armed conflict.How to Save Water?Stop the misuse of water.Manage the usage of water properly.Stop discharging pollutants without proper treatment.Take efforts in maintaining the quality of water.Stop wastage of water in our toilet.Promote rain-water harvesting and irrigation projects.Some example of rain-water harvesting:Please share and upvote this answer to spread more and more
What are the types of forms investors typically have to fill out to invest with a broker?
You can easily find out this for youself by using google.If you can write on Quora it means that you have either a computer,a tablet or a smart phone .That means that you can get a comprehensive answer to your question yourself.You can also pick any brokerage and click into their investment requirements or request their investment brohure and,wallah! you have their requirements at your fingertips. You see they are not standard to the many online brokers. Some parts are but there are variation based on many factors. One example is whether you are an international investor or a domestic investor. happy research.