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Rant:

 

I have to quit school in order to avoid going to jail.

To elaborate, I'm under house arrest due to objecting to conscription. Faulty devices, unclear instructions –to me at least, I'm not very good at understanding what parts of an instruction are relevant– and unnecessarily aggressive, purposely misunderstanding authorities have put me in a situation where school causes too much of a risk. :(

 

Sorry to hear it bud. Stay safe over there.

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I'm in a very practical school, studying sewing and clothing; I can't study it at home really. I've been rethinking my decision, and I think I'll go on with my studies for another month. If the changes I make work out I might not need to quit at all.

 

The risk I mentioned was that the radius of the monitoring device at home is too wide, and when I'm leaving for school, it registers my anklet even though I'm outside the apartment building (when I exit the cellar), and sends an alarm saying I'm leaving too late. At first there were some issues with me coming home to soon, which I'm also not allowed to do. And I didn't really do that, either, I was staying outside the apartment.

As much as it pains me to quit cycling to school, I guess there's no other way to avoid further alarms. sigh. I can't really afford to spend money on train tickets. 

 

Then again, I can afford even less to spend time in jail and possibly prolong my sentence...

 

I've also supposedly had issues with responding to phone calls (I missed a call twice. Twice!) and not informing the surveillants of changes in schedule; dentist's appointments and the like (I forgot to call them the day before and I apparently let the wrong people know on the day of the appointment). I have one warning and there isn't a second, and there already is a chance that I will have to go to jail.

 

EDIT: I forgot to say, thanks Sozo. I'm halfway through already, almost 100 days done out of 172.

Edited by Kemaru

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Kemaru, it seems so unfair. I object to conscientious objectors being put in jail. Kind of like making a sick person who'd rather stay with natural remedies work in a morgue! Instead of jail, why not community service. There are so many organisations that need a helping hand.

 

Conscription is barbaric, archaic & draconian! Heck, it's just plain wrong. 

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It happened a lot in during WW2 in many allied countries too. Many people who didn't want to join the army were imprisoned, or at least ridiculed, attacked etc. There was a lot of that in the US...patriotism and all that.

 

I'd object to conscription too, regardless of the consequences.

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Hope the remaining days of your sentence go by quickly, Kemaru. That's a lot of red tape just for sticking up for your beliefs. Did they not give you any options for alternative service?

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Thanks for the sentiments, folks.

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There is a civilian alternative. I think it's a brilliant system, but I don't see why it is mandatory for men only. If it is so great, why not have everyone do it? I disagree with the fact that Åland residents and Jehovah's witnesses are exempted from military and civilian service, as well. I don't want to partake in a system that discriminates, even if the end results were positive in the grand scheme of things. To make a difference, one must protest.

 

In a way, I admire the Finns' adherence to rules and regulations, even if the rules were flawed.

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The Selective Services System here in the US is somewhat similar, though most who register don't actually go into military service. Every male has to register between the ages of 18 and 25 or face prison or a fine. Even conscientious objectors have to register (they submit an exemption claim if they are drafted). Females, of course, do not. It's been that way since the '70s. And we don't have alternative service either: it's either register, or face the penalty.

 

Jehovah's witnesses are exempted from military and civilian service, as well.

It's the same way here. Other Christian denominations have to register, though. It just isn't right.

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Interestingly Jehovah's Witnesses have long been the subject of persecution. In fact, in South Korea, Russia, and the like, many have been imprisoned for neutrality. Some countries just don't want people to be neutral. (Also, I am, in fact, a Jehovah's Witness :P )

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Rant: Ride on mower. No oil. Stopped. Dead. $$$. Sad :(

That's always a bad time. The carburetor went out on ours this summer. One attempted repair later, it's still dead...

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*giggles* grease nipples.

 

rant: waking up early on holidays isn't a good idea... with nothing to do (except watching TV and eating), the days seem to go on forever.

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Pop over here Kemaru & you can come to work with me. Your choice of doing the admin stuff or teaching the students. They're working on a rough draft of collating all of the research done so far on tattoos. :D There is never enough time in a day for me unless I am stuck at the hospital waiting for a specialist to see my Mum.

 

The last 15 minutes to morning tea time takes forever & same with the last 30 minutes to lunch time. Rest of the time flies :D

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The last 15 minutes to morning tea time takes forever

Wait... You get a morning tea time too? Why can't I live in Australia... :sadtard:  :coffee:

And, I hope your mum gets to feeling better :)

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I hate it when (at least it seems on the other forums I've been on, not pointing fingers at people here) forum admins/mods always seem uptight about bumping any post older than a couple days. (Lol they'd die from how long this one's being bumped from)

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We have a limit of three months(ish). I'm not rigid about this, nor do I think the other Mods are.

Several areas have no limit. Like this thread, plugins and tutorials. Commenting on a feature request from 2006 is bound to run into trouble....

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Love sucks, the end. At least I have chicken. :D



update: ....annnd the 2014 jackass boyfriend of the year award goes to RFX due to being upset over being ignored only to find out the girlfriend had to go to the hospital days before and was unable to reach me due to no cell phones in hospitals rule...

This one definitely tops the time I accidentally blew up half the garage when I was 12...

Edited by RFX

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@$&%.... Worst year ever.... I'll be glad when it's over. Grampa had a stroke, my cat passed away a few days ago, cousin in law shot to death and my aunt in law (his mom) was so devastated that she also passed away. Normally I'd say even negative experiences can be turned to positive experiences if something was learned from them. In this case, there isn't anything positive that I can think of. :(

/end rant.
 

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