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st0nes (December 11, 2012, 12:21:30 PM):
http://dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2012-12-11-carlisle-and-car-key-confiscation-dont-go-with-the-traffic-flow
I drive long distances (I've done a 23.5 hour one last year) and I know one is not at your highest alert status after a few hours but where do you draw the line? Well rested I still feel OK after 8 hours but sometimes I feel it within 1 hour. How can you (or as in the above story, a cop) measure your state of fatigue or alertness? I am also a strong believer in Red Bull for these journeys. Don't like it but it keeps you awake.

Carlisle isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. He keeps making these idiotic statements, but nothing ever comes of them. He is the one who mooted the reduction of speed limits to 110km/h from 120km/h on the grounds that it would save lives. When asked how many lives it would save, and how many deaths he considers acceptable, he had no answers. It seems he is immune to logic of any kind. One hopes the DA perceive his uselessness and drop him from the next administration.
Faerie (December 16, 2012, 05:52:56 AM):
The problem with raising secular kids:

My eldest is visiting for the holidays from varsity and resides in the cottage on the property, he went out partying with his buddies from school the other night and returned rather late and in a not-too-sober state. Realising he left his keys inside the house, he phones up his younger brother to come open up for him.

Now, we've installed an alarm system after the robbery recently and to make life easier for ourselves, we've chosen a code that is easy to remember, logically, it contains the "evil number" 666.

My youngest got up, stood in front of the control panel for a a couple seconds trying to remember and then punched in his code, then proceeded to open up for his brother. Which resulted in a screaming alarm system, flashing lights and my cell phone ringing with the security officers on the other side demaning a status report...

It also resulted in two adults tearing out of the bedroom in a blind panic with my S/O carrying an axe (dont ask).

My poor boy.. the child was white from fright and shaking with the unexpected adrenaline rush.

After re-establishing some form of control and silence I asked him what went wrong. His response:

"Ma, I know the code contains the evil number, but when I tried to think what that was I could only think of fractions, but fractions are'nt evil, just difficult. I then just guessed and typed in 999..."

A religious kid would have remembered...
BoogieMonster (December 16, 2012, 12:23:25 PM):
I would've thought the problem with secular kids is to get the other mommies to let their kids play with your kids.
Faerie (December 16, 2012, 16:11:20 PM):
I would've thought the problem with secular kids is to get the other mommies to let their kids play with your kids.

Possibly, I dont recall it being a problem due to the fact that the world at large assumes we're all religious nuts. it only became an issue around 11/12 years old when the kids themselves started vocalising their opinions.

My S/O's five year old nephew (goes to Catholic school - its private) attempted to bribe my S/O a couple weeks ago as such:

Nephew: "If you love Jesus you'd give me my ice cream now"
S/O: "I dont love Jesus"
Nephew (true horror on his little face): Maaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! He doesnt love Jesus!!!!

Gotta love it. I ended giving him his ice cream, his parent's idiocy isnt his fault.
BoogieMonster (December 16, 2012, 19:08:42 PM):
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Nephew: "If you love Jesus you'd give me my ice cream now"
S/O: "I dont love Jesus"

L.O.L!

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