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High school locked down because of thermometer. Officials brought in a hazmat crew after a student brought a thermometer containing mercury to chemistry class. No, the thermometer didn’t break and spill mercury. Yes, this is the same substance Congress decided should be in our light bulbs… including, no doubt, the light bulbs lining the hallways and illuminating the classrooms of Seminole High.

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CO2Insanity December 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

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Now I suppose Homeland Security will want to send him off to GITMO for a terrorist attack on the school.

matthew s harrison December 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

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Someone should tell those fucking retards that every florescent bulb in that school combined have about 1,000 times the quick silver as that one thermometer does! Hilarious. Libtards are so ignorant it is sad. It is also terrifying that we trust our young maleable minds to these fucking morons.

MGAP December 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

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Don’t hold anything back Matthew..

Navyvet2 December 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

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Well said Matthew. Seems like the more education these people have the less common sense they have. Giving school administrators money to spend is like throwing it in the toilet and flushing.

JPTravis December 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

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Indeed, it’s the stupidity of the people teaching our children that frightens me. Not only is there mercury in the bulbs all over the school, the bulb mercury is more dangerous because when the bulbs are broken they will scatter unseen mercury all over nearby surfaces. Whereas the mercury in the thermometer could be removed and rolled around on the chemistry teacher’s desk and then put back in the thermometer without hurting a soul… as my chemistry teacher did forty years ago.

StrinaM December 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

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Anyone see the Glenn Beck segment about 4 or 5 years ago where he went thru the EPA’s manual for disposing if the broken “Eco-friendly” bulbs. You basically need a HAZMAT team.

CO2Insanity December 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

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You also need to evacuate your house if one leaks inside so you don’t breathe the poison gas.

RobertW December 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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DO NOT vacuum.

StrinaM December 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

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Cut away the carpet or linoleum area and pay a Hazardous Material disposal company to dispose of it. DO NOT PUT IN TRASH.

Sidekick December 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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That is a good rant!!

RobertW December 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

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maybe they should change the mascot to titmouse. or, better, fraidy-cats.

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

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I take it electronics are not taught at this school, obviously never heard of a mercury switch. So what exactly do they teach in these chemistry classes, because it damn sure isn’t science.

poppajoe49 December 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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There is more mercury in the old thermostat in any of their houses than in that thermometer.

perlcat December 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

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Ah, the “dim bulb”. The Holy Grail and symbol of liberal thought. We certainly agree with the symbolism — but we certainly differ on the explanation.

Elrond Hubbard December 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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America’s public schools, dumb teachers dumbing down the children of America for 60 years.

Growing up in the 50s with four siblings there was always a mercury thermometer in the bathroom cabinet, next to the tooth paste and the aspirin.
Whenever we had a fever our mother stuck the mercury filled time-bomb in our mouths. Somehow we all survived despite the fact Mom was endangering our lives.

CO2Insanity December 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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You probably have mercury fillings, too. Our dentist used to give us a blob or two and we’d roll it around in the palm of our hands. It’s cool stuff. I haven’t died of mercury poising either. Neither has my sister.

JPTravis December 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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Yeah, I’m not happy about the mercury fillings – it’s one of the reasons my opinion of dentists is so low – but in addition to rolling it around in their hands, people used to inject copious amounts of the stuff trying to cure syphilis lesions. Both the mercury and the syphilis would leave you mad as a hatter (heh heh) but at least with the mercury injections you could go mad without the lesions embarrassing you at public functions. Anyway, the notion that a school needs to panic because somebody brought a thermometer to chemistry class is idiotic.

drb December 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm
barbiegirl ny December 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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Must have been a rectal thermometer. Talk about @$$holes!

RobertW December 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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how do you tell the difference?

the taste.

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