All the staff wanted was a bit of peace and quiet now and then . . .
A New Jersey dad was arrested earlier this week after staff at his two-year-old kid's daycare centre reportedly found the nipper was carrying 48 paper envelopes* of heroin stuffed in his jacket. A worker at the centre in Paterson, some 30km west of New York, alerted cops to the discovery on Monday. Officers, having determined …
I believe it is in fact "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" with an implied apostrophe at the end of "Morphin".
Given that it is an abbreviation it is possible, albeit unlikely, that "Morphin" is really short for Morphine.
EDIT: since originally writing this, Google has told me that in fact in Malaysia the "Mighty Morphin" was censored out of the title due to being to close to Morphine. Not sure if it's true or not.
police did note that there was "no indication the child was aware the drugs were in his jacket"
Lucky the child was not at high school where under US "zero tolerance" rules not being aware of the drugs being in the jacket would unlikely to have been a defence and he'd have been automatically expelled from the school.
I spent a few years in the US in the late 90s and every 3-6 months there'd be a story in the paper about a teenager somewhere who was on track to get a top university place who'd had their prospects ruined when they'd been found to have inadvertently brought a knife on to school premises - couple of case I remember: One where mum had borrowed school backpack for family picnic over weekend and left a bread knife in it and a second where boy had driven to school in pickup truck he'd been using to help his gran move house and turned out a knife had fallen out of a box and was lying in the back of the truck. In first case boy reported knife immediately to teacher when he saw it and in second school security guard saw knife and reported it. "Zero tolerance" rules meant in both cases student was automatically expelled.
"I spent a few years in the US in the late 90s and every 3-6 months there'd be a story in the paper about a teenager somewhere who was on track to get a top university place who'd had their prospects ruined when they'd been found to have inadvertently brought a knife on to school premises "
Yep, lucky we don't have that over here. I lost track of the number of times I ended up accidentally taking a knife to school, which the teacher noticed.
"Is that your knife boy??"
"WHOOOPS, sorry sir, silly me. It fell out of a box I was using to help my gran move house, and transport her knife collection, then I accidentally brought it into school with me in my pickup truck, that I park at school, in case I need to transport some barrels home from school"
"That's the second time this week! On your way, don't let it happen again"
Back in the 1970s, I regularly carried a pocket knife everywhere, including at school. So did a lot of my mates. No-one, teachers included, gave a monkey's.
How the fuck did we get to a state where a tool that has a variety of perfectly legitimate uses is now seen as a menace? I'm beginning to think that Western society in general has passed its sell-by date.
"Back in the 1970s, I regularly carried a pocket knife everywhere, including at school. So did a lot of my mates. No-one, teachers included, gave a monkey's"
I can't agree with you more. I used to go round and get one at the post office they were de rigeur for us to fart about with. We could also get interesting daggers with plastic antler style handles and guns galore.
Oh the joy of it.
I live in a country where knives are still acceptable and I can go out and buy a pistol (up to 7.65) or rifle tomorrow. In the UK I can't even take my beloved Opinel out on a long walk.
I too was at schol in the 1960s and seventies.
Around 1970 (primary school) we made "letter openers" during woodwork class. These had 6 inch blades which were sharpened to a fine point and would be considered an offensive weapon today. Nobody batted an eyelid.
Pretty much all the boys, and some of the girls, carried knives. The teachers would borrow them from the kids to cut string or whatever it they had left their own at home. If a knife was blunt, some teachers would help you sharpen them.
Around 1973, our class teacher decided to have some battle re-enactment for history. Almost all the boys brought air rifles to school. A few didn't have them so girls borrowed air rifles from their brothers.
In 1979, my last year at school, the class went away for a 3 day "history field trip". The teacher said there were likely to be some hunting opportunities. Those that had firearms were encouraged to bring them. I could not go, but I brought my .22 rifle and about 200 rounds of ammo to school to lend to some mates.
No lock downs, no therapy sessions and nobody got hurt.
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