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[ale] [OT] Re: Cobb Laptop Deal

> As you can see this is a sore point to me and I am restraining  
> myself!  My daughters go to a respected public school up here in cobb  
> and I don't think it would be much of an exaggeration to say they  
> there are probably as many guns and containers of alcohol in that  
> school as there are computers.  I am dead serious.  I have pulled one  
> of my kids out and wish I had the money to school all my kids  
> privately or at home.

In other words - almost nothing has changed in school since the dark ages. 
I went to a private school in the '60s. Plenty of fire arms, and the 
senior class got pretty loaded Friday noon. My father's tales of high 
school in the early WWII war years suggest that there were _fewer_ guns, 
and somewhat less alcohol, but just about as much vandalism and general 

Family tradition has it that a great-grandfather taught with a 38 on the 
desk for a week, to let the farm boys who were larger than he know that he 
did _not_ intend for them to try out his manhood in combat. (Fighting with 
the teacher has a long history in this country I'm told.)

> ...But really I'd like to see Apple sell the government a butt load  
> of laptops.  I just think that if they welded all the cases together  
> in an interesting way and put them on display at the capitol rotunda  
> our kids would have a better chance of learning something.
> Mark
> On Aug 15, 2005, at 8:37 AM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > OK, I've given a silent ear to all the recent noise on the Cobb laptop
> > proceedings, mostly assuming it was normal political wrangling.   
> > Anyone
> > with an interest in Cobb have any good insight to this?
> >
> > http://wsbradio.com/news/081505cobblaptops3a.html
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > -Jim P.
> >
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