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Comment Obligatory Monty Python (Score 1) 773

I can't believe nobody's mentioned Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm

Comment Re:I could have told you that. (Score 1) 938

Are you f'n serious? Keep bullied kids back a year and further bully them ("The System" bullies them by keeping them back a year), encouraging more bullying (the bullies are now armed with, "dumb dumb just got kept back a year") and docking them one year of pay (they now lose out on one year's income potential before retirement)?

Fix the problem: punish the bullies and the teachers and parents that turn a blind eye to them.

Makes perfect sense to me. As a kid I was a year ahead, academically I could hack it, but socially and physically I couldn't, so I got bullied. I didn't realize until many years later that the age difference was significant! I now think that if I had been kept back with my age peers I would have been much better adjusted, but at the time I felt there were failings in me that were causing me to be bullied... a few years of that and even my grades suffered.

Comment Re:How hard is it to have something like this in U (Score 1) 491

[citation needed] Doesn't ring true. Sacramento is North-East of San Francisco, you don't get to L.A. from San Francisco by going to Sacramento first... look at a map. I could see a north-south route parallel to I5 that split about where I580 splits with some trains going to San Francisco and others going to Sacramento (and further north, to Redding, perhaps?)

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