Here's the thread:
Here's the thread:
Snohomish? Funny they don't look Snohomish!
This looks like a great town to from...as soon as you can.
Respects, Scott B. Lesch
My History and Toy Soldier "blog"
Helping my employers achieve the American Dream since 1978.
If there's one thing I can't stand seeing, it's Americans fighting Americans.
~Dan Aykroyd as Sergeant Frank Tree in 1941
Nasty looking wound!
In my opinion, it doesn't say much for a community that will ostracize a kid and his family for being an accident victim like this.
How much you want to bet the cannon wis poorly maintained, the round overcharged, or that thy used wet newspaper or someother asinine wadding in the cannon?Originally Posted by huntdaw
Blank firing cannons just don't explode for no reason.
Troy Groves - Historical Interpreter
1st Infantry, California Volunteers
"an average of 17 miles per day. This marching is not much to brag of but it is a very excellent performance for green troops..." - A California Volunteer, Oct. 19, 1861
I'm thinking that students building a cannon in a school metal shop is asking for trouble.
Old Northwest Volunteers
103d Co, 94th Engineer Battalion
The response from the community is absolutely sickening. The entire town should be ashamed of themselves and I hope their lack of compassion brings heavy media exposure and embarrasement for everyone in that town. I hope they find each and every person that made such stupid threats and arrest them for said threats.
To the young man and his family I offer my prayers and best of wishes.
8th FL / 13th IN
Originally Posted by 31stWisconsin
"Mack had the cannon X-rayed earlier this year. Fred Langer, an attorney representing the family, said those results showed a stress fracture in the metal."
And, they kept using this thing that was made in metal shop? You've got to be kidding!
Bill Rodman, If you need a really bad example.
King of Prussia, PA
The tragedy of this accident is only exceeded by the lack of caution which might have prevented it, and the lack of compassion which help heal it.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty
... all ya had to do was mention it was connected to football and it would have explained a whole realm of stupidity.
Sports should be REMOVED from ALL schools. It does NOTHING for the student, it teaches them nothing, and it takes money away from things that are worthwhile.
Sports is such a sad waste of time, money, and effort.