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  1. Rye83

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    There doesn't need to be a new thread for every meme you post. Please just add these to the "where is the funny stuff" thread that anyway exists.
     
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    There are always exceptions to the rule, that doesn't mean the rules don't need to exist.

    To your point, there are people that can excel and learn on their own but that is not the norm. There are many people that need to be motivated/helped in the learning process. I include myself in that group and I have a Mechanical Engineering degree from a top 20 school and was in the top 10% of my class. Self driven learning is not the most effective way to learn if you want lift up the whole society. There will always be successful exceptions, good for them. In general, being taught is a better/faster/more efficient way to learn than picking up a book and figuring it out on your own. If that wasn't the case we wouldn't need teachers. Teachers are the foundation of learning, a poor foundation can ruin the whole house, the same is true in education. As a result, teachers need to be qualified, certified and monitored. I'm against the tenure bs. In addition, schools should be certified and monitored to see that they are providing value. This is squarely the governments jurisdiction, not the populaces. When this doesn't happen the populace suffers as described in previous posts. I find it interesting that even in republics the rich minority always seem to be able to control the poor majority. Having poor education systems helps with that.
     
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    I can illustrate IF you are using a laptop with Chrome like me. But I don't know about phones and stuff.

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    I know that case - the farmer (Tony Martin) lived in a remote part of Norfolk (the 'North Folk' in Anglo-Saxon) and the burglars were gypsies (no slur against gypsies but most of them are thieves, scammers, vicious trouble-makers, etc - and I'm not allowed to say that truth in the UK!) ).

    But his BIG mistake was to shoot one of the burglars in the back! That means the burglar was moving away from him at the time and the laws states that there is a need to prove 'honest belief that your life is in danger'.

    A pity he did not get the b@st@rd in the front a bit earlier. I am a mild guy but my view is that if anyone enters a property illegally - the assumption being that it is for a negative purpose and how are we to know what that is - then that intruder should not leave in good health.

    I owned a small farm (not in Phils) and therefore was a target for criminals to steal equipment - so in one of the locked sheds I put a sign stating that because they have entered this shed an alarm has now gone off in my house and within minutes I will be there with a shotgun (which I did own) and will kill them and say as it was dark and I thought they swung around with a gun (silly me, it was only a shadow and I was already very scared for my life!). I would be perfectly content to tell a Jury (usually composed of mostly stupid people) that I honestly believed I was about to be shot and that I had the shotgun with me because I heard a noise outside and thought it was a pesky fox (incidentally, I would never kill other animals (only humans) unless they were injured). Look the Jury in the face and say it with conviction (unintended pun) - and with a modicum of sadness and terror on the face - and it should work. I would have said how VERY sorry I was at the tragic outcome (whilst crossing my fingers behind my back).

    That method is not copyright but only use it if you get them in the front, are willing to state without hesitation to the law that you had that honest belief (you can say it 99 times but if you fail to say it just once then that is the evidence they will use against you) and can act remorseful-plus-terrified!

    In case there are any Miss Marples out there: Yes, I would have removed the sign before phoning the cops and would have ensured I was the only living person who had ever read it. Also, I would have done the same in my house - the shadows issue and the belief. Just have that water-tight in your mind way before the event.
     

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