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February 23, 2018, 09:59:59 am
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 on: February 22, 2018, 03:44:49 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by TeeDub

And teachers with guns in classrooms is beyond a terrible idea.

There are quite a few school districts who have armed teachers.  

I believe Oklahoma started allowing it in 2015.

A "gun free zone" sign has been shown over and over not to work, time to try something else.

 32 
 on: February 22, 2018, 03:40:57 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by Hoss
In this tweet he disagrees with himself in less than 40 words. Impressive.

And teachers with guns in classrooms is beyond a terrible idea.

And all the teachers I know absolutely agree.  They're educators, not security guards.

 33 
 on: February 22, 2018, 03:07:19 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by swake
In this tweet he disagrees with himself in less than 40 words. Impressive.

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Donald J. Trump
 
@realDonaldTrump

I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to

And teachers with guns in classrooms is beyond a terrible idea.

 34 
 on: February 22, 2018, 03:03:40 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by swake
Oklahoma is a terrible place to be poor.

 35 
 on: February 22, 2018, 02:54:05 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by patric
Modern Day Debtors Prisons
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/debtors-prison-aclu-report-details-criminalization-private-debt-n849996


...and its right up the Oklahoma Legislature's alley:


A private organization once mired in scandal has become rich, thanks to a 2010 law giving it an administrative role in the collection of overdue fines, court costs and fees in criminal cases.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/oklahoma-sheriffs-association-does-little-in-exchange-for-funds-critics/article_a478c605-2594-5e3f-8943-cc16e664b94a.html

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/oklahoma-sheriffs-upset-with-bully-legislator-who-criticized-their-private/article_6271bc6d-c9e1-5b1a-9b2c-9e2ee8846745.html

 36 
 on: February 22, 2018, 02:53:47 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by joiei
It would literally break your damned neck to nod ONE TIME in agreement with Trump, wouldn't it.

When he says something worthwhile that I agree with then I will nod. Until then, Nope. 

 37 
 on: February 22, 2018, 02:41:50 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by patric
You know how you know when Trump is lying? He's talking (or tweeting). He has a record that his words are meaningless.


Trump casually threatens to pull ICE out of California to teach the state a lesson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/02/22/trump-casually-threatens-to-pull-ice-officers-out-of-california-to-teach-the-state-a-lesson

...because thats how you talk when you are a spoiled 14-year old girl.

 38 
 on: February 22, 2018, 02:24:09 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN

The hodge-podge IS the history of BA and what provides the character.  "Doesn't flow well..."   You cannot imagine how grating that sounds to me - worse than fingernails on a blackboard!  What that means is homogenized, characterless, architecturally dead, post WWII tract carp.  Like what we still build mostly...     We need a little more "Bohemian" to make it interesting....


I was trying to be polite. Maybe I should've just said it mostly looks like one of those country-towns that went by the wayside a long time ago with a few interesting homes here and there from mostly the ugly/cheap eras of housing, but the whole place is just depressing to me. It is a shame because I really wanted to buy a house or two there back around 2008/2010 as the houses were dirty cheap then but it was so hideous and lacked any sort of character and I knew I'd always hate the atmosphere so I opted for Renaissance Neighborhood which worked out really well and is even nicer now whereas (outside of the main "Rose District" strip), downtown BA neighborhoods still look and feel like a run down country town.

Renaissance is a hodgepodge collection of homes done up well with only a few out of place/ugly homes left. It feels more eclectic and less accidental with most homes built in the eras where they cared about beautiful architectur (so pre-1940s). I hope the Pearl District can really pick up because there are some gorgeous old Victorian and craftsman style homes just waiting for the right person to give them some care.

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 on: February 22, 2018, 01:14:03 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by heironymouspasparagus

Commerce Street has a nice stretch east of downtown with some Victorians. The whole area is a big hodgepodge of various styles and it doesn't flow well at all. There've been lots of empty lots going back to at least 2008 so massive empty lots in the area is nothing new.




The hodge-podge IS the history of BA and what provides the character.  "Doesn't flow well..."   You cannot imagine how grating that sounds to me - worse than fingernails on a blackboard!  What that means is homogenized, characterless, architecturally dead, post WWII tract carp.  Like what we still build mostly...     We need a little more "Bohemian" to make it interesting....



And zoning laws that prohibit vinyl siding anywhere, EVER!!   Even trying to sell the stuff should be at least a misdemeanor with minimum 1 year jail sentence!!   There is little that architecturally sucks the soul out of a house or neighborhood more, or faster, than vinyl siding!   Would be more visually interesting and probably increase the property value to have washers/dryers sitting on the front porch, and a car on concrete blocks right in the middle of the yard.


Many of those older BA houses (and Tulsa ones, too!) that have vinyl have nice siding underneath, but that requires some occasional maintenance.



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 on: February 22, 2018, 01:01:55 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
Are any of the alleyways mentioned ever used for trash pickup/mail delivery?   Or just un-fenced right of way?


They were used as access for trash and parking, but not mail delivery, and not any more - that was abandoned over time, ending for the most part back in the 60's.


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