In the message we're talking about, I don't see any meaning other than the
obvious one. Now, if he had said "You should jack the kid up on the wall and
have a little 'talk" with him", I would've interpreted that to mean that
talk might not have been the chosen method of getting one's message across.
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 03:07:26 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I don't either.
Considering that, I get really tired of "education" becoming an
excuse for violence. That was true in 1st grade when a kid was
punished for talking in class. I already knew enough to find it
obvious that it the (literal) pain in the ass WASN'T a consequence of
talking in class, but of the teacher's violent tenancies.
This seems like an annual affair. The easy and cheap way is to have a
video camera running on automatic to record the going ons while you
are asleep or away from the house. You have proof. Get them to clean
up afterwards. No police, no fines, etc.
Easy? Cheap? Do you have a time lapse or motion-activated camera laying
around, and a long-play VCR or hard drive recorder handy? I don't. It
would cost me several hundred bucks to buy even a low-end model like
Sams sells, much less a commercial-grade one. Not to mention, what
weather-protected locations do you have to place them in that will
provide any useful coverage? There is a reason few ma'n'pa places have
cameras anywhere but over register- a system that will do any good is
expensive, even using IP cameras and computers as recorders.
And just how do you get them to clean it up, assuming you even recognize
the kids to know what house they live in (assuming they are from
immediate neighborhood, seldom true in my experience), and further
assuming the parents don't slam the door in your face? The tissue will
rot off the trees before that happens, I fear. When you get papered,
speed is essential, before the paper bonds to the trees. When it
happened to me, I said aw shit, put on some clothes, got some long poles
out of the garage and duct-taped them together, and had it pretty well
cleaned up in less than an hour. Figuring out how to coax the short ends
off the tall branches was <almost> fun, once I decided to treat it as a
I have a little device that connects to a video camera. When it
detects motion it saves an image to a SD card. A useful thing I got at
Most of the saved images are pictures of passing cars, but some are
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