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Air Bubbles?? PC nonsense.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The Goose, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. The Goose

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    So yesterday I was at my sister's house in Ct for Christmas. Great day with the family. As it is nearing time to go my sister tells us this story. Her daughter, who is in grammar school, was working on a project, a presentation of sorts. So the daughter is making up some poster size lay outs and she keeps telling my sister that each line has to have "air bubbles". My sister does not understand. Her daughter keeps saying, "you know those little "bubbles" before each line and finally draws an example on a piece of paper. My sister finally gets it and says "oh, you mean bullets" and her daughter says "we are not allowed to call them bullets". Later my sister is talking to her teacher and sure enough they are not allowed to call them "bullets" because of the "violent" connotation. Go figure??
     
  2. modifiedbrowning

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    As in bullet points?
    Doesn't surprise me at all.
     
  3. Czar

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    I wish you were kidding.

    This sort of ____ does no one any favors. I can see the future where this poor child gives a presentation and directs the audience’s attention to the "Third Air Bubble." Her presentation could be for a PhD dissertation in Astrophysics and because of non-standard cutsie terminology she would be treated like a 3rd grader. (Trust me, I know several "rocket scientists" who have poor communication skills and are perceived as armatures after a PowerPoint session and in reality they are the foremost experts.)

    Such a disservice and they still call it education.

    In the real world the term “industry practice” would be invoked and anyone with a problem calling them bullets would have to cope.


    My condolences to CT!
     
  4. rick_reno

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    Aren't they still named "bullets" in the Microsoft pull down menus? I wonder how long it will take MS to change the name.
     
  5. Berek

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    Ok, well... let's see. For PC purposes, we can no longer call '|' the pipe symbol, as the break in the symbol states that plumbers do shoddy jobs. And the '#' cannot be the pound symbol as it's rude to us fat ppl. And the '.' is a reference to women, right?

    GIMME A BREAK!!! These things were called bullets before the Brady Bunch in a day and age where, while we had violence, we weren't so freaked by it! And do you want to know why we're so freaked by it??? Because a bunch of tree hugging Zen freaks went Buhddist and infected everyone with their "You shouldn't fight, even to defend yourself as you could kill the attacker" BULL&H!+!!!

    Whoa... I guess since my New Year's resolution doesn't start until this weekend, my ranting switch got turned off... Sorry... :D

    BTW, not all bullets are "air bubbles". Some are arrows, what about the Native Americans? And hyphens and black dots and... and... and... I'll bet the school has a "news board" instead of a "BULLETin board" and "news letters" instead of "BULLETins"? They do still wrestle in school, right? Isn't that violent? And dodgeball. Tell me whipping a ball as hard as you can at someone else is as passive as crochet? And football, and European Handball (we called it animal ball in our school) and and and. What a crock.
     
  6. Standing Wolf

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    A sterling example of moral and intellectual cowardice in action.
     
  7. rero360

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    not all buddhists are tree hugging pacifists, I'm certainly not one, thats kind of like saying all christians dance with snakes, speak in tounges and drink stricnine, to some, like myself I use the name buddhism to my lifestyle in that I don't follow any religion, nothing is closed to me, no tabboos, I do as i wish, and I learn from my experiences to further my knowledge.

    with that being said I agree that things have reached a sorry state of affairs, its through people who are fearfull and weak, maybe not physically, but mentally, and make those who are not affraid to act and to take the difficult, but nessicary path in life feal bad for being who they are, I for one am proud to be a male in the military who has no problem going off to war and killing if that is my calling. I eat red meat and love it, I go into the woods and kill little furry animals and spills their guts onto the ground and eat their flesh,I drink beer and whiskey and scotch and I like it, I no longer watch the news, it is nothing but fear mongering, they want everyone to be afraid of the boogie man, whether he be killer sharks, of killer bees, poisionous snakes or obesity or heart desease or the biggest one of all, and you jus thave to watch cops to see, the black man.:what: well I for one have seen through this veil of fear, I'm not afraid of any of those things, least of all the black man, I don't buy that whole race bullsh*t.

    if you can't tell dennis leary is one of my fav comics. anyways that whole bullets thing is stupid, that little girl should just keep on calling them what they are, and tell the teacher she'll stop calling them that when they are stopped labled as such by microsoft.
     
  8. mete

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    When I was a kid they made extra large canoes which they called war canoes. They still make them except they now call them peace canoes !!
     
  9. armedandsafe

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    When Websters' changes the definition, I'll think about following suit. Until then, I prefer that teachers teach truth, rather than emotion.

    Pops
     
  10. Berek

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    What? You mean we're not supposed to dance with snakes? Just kidding. I know that not all Buhddists are "tree-huggers", I was just ranting. It was the easiest way I could think of to convey a huge number of people that feel we should just roll over and take the beating instead of helping ourselves. So I publicly apologize to all Buhddists. I consider myself 1/2 buhddist as I feel that, yes, a supreme being concept is nice, but you have to deal with your own stuff. Most religious texts include things like "{Insert deity here} helps those who help themselves" and "Reap what you sow." And that's another thing. I feel that anyone can believe what they want to and no one religion is better than another, so why can't I say "God"?

    My girlfriend just told me that dodgeball was illegal in most NY public schools. I think my world has ended. I cannot think of a happier time than dodgeball and animal ball days in gym. Now that was a physical education.

    I'm 35 and it seems that the peers of my parents are turning this country into a group of passivists that will not be able to defend itself the day that "Red Dawn" comes true. We'll be too busy in the year 2100 saying "I'll just sit here, not doing what they say and they'll go away" to realize they just kicked us in the head with their boots.

    We're so caught up in the violent connotations that our words have that the violence continues unscathed. Worry less about what I call the little dots on my paper and more about those causing the little dots on the mugging victim. Dang it, passivists, GROW UP! Peace is a nice thought, but it cannot be achieved by doing nothing. You cannot have peace without a fight. Words are nice, but make sure your presentation has BULLET POINTS to stress your points.

    I should probably stop ranting now. I'm sure I've ticked off someone else...
     
  11. Kodiaz

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    Speaking of PC garbage my cousin shows up to Christmas Eve dinner with 2 toy guns. So after a while this other kid (not related) picks one up and starts messing around with it. A minute later the kid's mom starts flipping her lid that her son (poor kid is probably on the path to being an eviscerated male) is playing with guns. So we all look around at each other. And noone left anything lying around. So we finally sort out that she meant the TOY gun:banghead: . She then launches into one very gay speech about kids playing with guns:barf: . Well there is only one thing to do at this point. Pull out the old hunting albums of me and my brother when we were kids holding actual REal guns and finally getting it to the current generation where my nine year old cousin is holding my HD shotgun 870 pistol grip stock 6 shot side saddle and a five shot stock glove, while his dad's 9mm beretta is IWB. Needless to say her eyes just about shot out of her head :what: . But at least that ended her speech.:evil:


    You should always have a picture of some weapon with a bayonet attached to it so an offended Liberal can be shocked into silence.
     
  12. Spiggy

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    what ever happen to the times where we watched a cat try to bludgeon a mouse with a large mallet? or when we started laughing when the coyote blew himself up? How about when the duck took a face full of buckshot because he couldnt decide which hunting season it was?

    For crying out loud, we've been subjected to all the most violent stories ever, we turned out fine!

    Who remembers the story where the kids are thrown out of their homes, they wander into a gingerbread house and are cannibalized by a derranged elderly old woman!? Who puts a baby on a tree? why are there three men in a tub? why did the little girl burglarize the bear's home?

    The world we grew up in is no longer...

    EDIT!
    whose leading all this bullhonkey?
     
  13. rero360

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    no offence taken berek, I totally understand your point, people just need to tend to themselves and less to other's affairs, if you want to be a little sissy, fine go ahead, but don't make me listen to your crap and try to make me feel bad for being a real man, and in turn I won't tell you how much of a sissy you are, it'll be made all so self evident when the shtf. :neener:

    and kodiaz, awsome story I had a good laugh at that, toy guns are just that, toys, and they don't instill the desire for real violence, hell I had a chemistry set as a kid, I mixed the stuff up to see if it would blow up or catch on fire, but I don't make bombs or anything like that now as an adult, I do enjoy watching a good explosion, I just wanted to be infantry and not a sapper. I tell you what, I love standing on a hill and watching 155 artillery rounds impact on the adjacent hillside.
     
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    Kodiaz: Great story. I had something similar about 4 years ago.

    My family decided to have Christmas at my house as it was a big house with plenty of off-street parking. Anyhow, one of my boys (step-son) and one of my nephews got those mock shotgun kits from Cabela's. My cousin's sister-in-law (she had no one to spend the holiday with and I think we figured out why...) began FREEEEEAAAAAKING out. I mean spitting venom all over because someone bought a kid a "gun". Now, here comes the funny part.

    After almost 10 minutes of listening to her rant, my cousin asked her if she would feel better is all of the guns were put away. She said yes, and 75% of the family pulled their PDWs, cleared and put them in my already full guns safe. I had 17 side arms to put in there. I used every hook I had and sent one of my boys to my peg board to grab more.

    The look on her face was PRICELESS. I wish someone had snapped a camera... but then, with everyone clearing firearms, someone may have thought is was an ND and hit the deck, she would have stroked and we would have to explain why she had a heart attack during the festivities... :D :evil: :D
     
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    Uh oh, no more Bullitt cars?
    How 'bout Superman? "Faster than a speeding bubble"
    And "Bubble train" just doesn't sound right either.

    And if Speer, Sierra, Hornady, et al ever get caught up in this... "Gimme three boxes of 240 grain .44 bubbles" Then they'll have to come up with another word for bubbles, due to the violent connotation.
     
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    No male-oriented reference to #'ing your |

    When my mom was a substitute teacher she was talking to an art class about "reds, blues, and violets," and was informed that their regular teacher didn't want them talking about that. She didn't figure out until that night that the kid was already so well trained to keep "reds, blues, and violence" out of the classroom.
     
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    Resist this corruption whenever possible. The underlying concept to "PC" is that , if you control the language, you control the thought. Remember Orwell's "1984"?
    Josh
     
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    OOoooh! ..... tsk tsk ... you used the words "break" and "pound" which can be misinterpreted as violent connotation. And the word "fat" must be changed immediately to "plump" as to not offend anybody.

    Now I must go report this to my superior at once. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not plump, I'm fat. I'm not offended. If I ever get offended by something someone calls me, you KNOW they reeeeeaaaally messed up.

    And, pmcbooks, I liked the #ing your | thing ... that was good... Maybe I'll # my | ~ rabbits finsh the ^s.
     
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    this reminds me of a former Washington basketball team now refered to as the Wizards.
     
  21. poppy

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    Berek wrote:
    Sorry, I can't let this slip by. I know you did not say all religious texts, but when saying most, that usually would include Christianity, and nowhere in the Jewish or Christian bible does it say God helps those who help themselves.

    But back to the point of this thread. I guess we can't have a target audience any longer. poppy
     
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    Ok, poppy, you got me. In and of itself, it does not say those specific words. I guess I was using the blanket statement that covers things like when Paul says "if any would not work, neither should he eat." and such.

    But overall, y'all get my point... :D ... right?
     
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    Yea, I got your point. Personal responsibility is important and the bible certainly teaches that.

    The problem we sometimes exhibit when dealing with the PC crowd is that we rant and exaggerate. That doesn't help our cause. The best we can do is to educate and to keep ourselves educated. I would hope that one purpose of THR would be to inform each other on how to deal with PC gone amuck, rather than just ranting about it. poppy
     
  24. HankB

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    What grade?

    A first-grader is probably too young to tell a teacher off. If the child is in one of the upper grades, it can - and should! - be done. (Politely, of course.)
     
  25. PershingRiflesC-7

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    Bullet points

    I have heard someone use the term "dot points" in order to be PC in a professional presentation at the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Torturing the language in order to take all possible "violence" out of it has to be the most stupid exercise ever.
     
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