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There is an overwhelming amount of information on programs and methods to avoid on this site as well.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Whoever fights monsters...
« on: April 07, 2005, 09:22:00 AM »
On 2005-04-06 14:12:00, Antigen wrote:

""Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful."

--Friedrich Nietzsche

"Damn it! I wish I'd read Nietzsche before taking up a military career."

--Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

All penalties for drug users should be dropped...Making drug abuse a crime is useless and even dangerous...Every year we seize more and more drugs but the quantity available still increases...Police are losing the drug battle worldwide.

--Raymond Kendall ~ Secretary General of Interpol 1994


Ginger Warbis ~ Antigen

Seed sibling `71 - `80

Straight South (Sarasota, FL)

   10/80 - 10/82

Anonymity Anonymous

Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."

That first one is one of my all time favorite quotes. The second is brilliant, and made me laugh out loud!  :tup:

Let It Bleed / Where's that lets have a song guy at?
« on: April 06, 2005, 02:08:00 PM »
Apparently babies find that quite amusing. :grin: :lol:

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Midland, TX KOSA CBS7
« on: April 04, 2005, 10:49:00 PM »
I remember Clayton Williams.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: April 04, 2005, 01:00:00 AM »
Now, Earth Day is soon, and I need to know if people will actually pay for these if I have them made. Right now theoretically I have about 6 called for. Froderik, what about you?

Also, as much as I appreciated the idea, I'm not making them myself this year. I just don't have the time. So they'll be professionally done. I'm still considering changing the font to more of a newspaper or typewriter font.

Erinys, your design wins it looks like. :grin: I think it was perfect anyway. Would we have the crotch guards, though? :wink:

The Troubled Teen Industry / Boonville looks to sell old academy
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:57:00 PM »
This is terrible. :scared:  :scared:  :scared:

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / WWASP school moving to Boonville, MO!
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:48:00 PM » ... 188387.htm

Posted on Mon, Mar. 21, 2005
Boonville looks to sell old academy

By STEVE ROCK The Kansas City Star

The founder of a controversial Utah-based association of boarding schools has had discussions with city officials in Boonville, Mo., about purchasing Kemper Military School.

Kemper, the oldest military academy west of the Mississippi River when it closed in 2002, has been owned by the city since April 2003.

?I would not characterize this as an offer,? said Ned Beach, president of the city's Industrial Development Authority. ?But we're talking, and that's exciting.?

The prospective buyer is Robert Lichfield, founder of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools. The association, based in St. George, Utah, provides services and guidance for a network of seven schools in the United States and Jamaica.

Some schools affiliated with the organization have been the subject of abuse allegations, and one congressman asked the Department of Justice to investigate the association and its schools.

Kemper, if purchased by Lichfield, would not be a member of the association's network. Instead, it would be subleased to Randall Hinton, who said he would help operate the school independently.

?We won't have any affiliation with WWASPS or anybody else,? Hinton said.

Hinton, 30, would be part of the Kemper management team. He said he previously worked at homes for children, including some in the WWASPS network.

His vision for Kemper, he said, includes maintaining the name and the military theme. Uniformed students between 13 and 18 would receive an education while adhering to a regimented schedule.

At this point, though, he's not even sure Lichfield will make an offer.

?The buildings are severely damaged,? Hinton said. ?We've been going through just to see what it's going to cost to make it livable again.?

Lichfield could not be reached for comment.

Though no money has changed hands, some members of Boonville's Industrial Development Authority are excited at the prospect of seeing Kemper up and running. The city purchased the school at auction for about $525,000 in April 2003 with the hope that one day the historic seven buildings would again be a vital component of Boonville.

Other groups have previously expressed interest, but nothing has panned out. Beach said there are two other ?interested parties,? but stressed that neither is as far along as the Lichfield group.

Rick Ball, a member of the authority, said Wednesday he had not spoken with Lichfield and did not know much about him.

WWASPS-affiliated schools have been the subject of abuse allegations, according to reports in newspapers such as The New York Times, and the association has been named as a defendant in several lawsuits. One school, Casa by the Sea, in Mexico, was shut down by Mexican authorities in September. Another, Majestic Ranch, in Utah, was the subject of a state investigation that resulted in a misdemeanor assault conviction last year.

The abuse allegations prompted George Miller, a U.S. congressman from California, to ask then-attorney general John Ashcroft to investigate the association.

In a November 2003 letter to Ashcroft, Miller wrote: ?There have been serious allegations that hundreds of children have been mistreated or neglected. ? We believe that the Department of Justice should investigate whether federal laws concerning child abuse and neglect, interstate commerce or unfair or deceptive advertising have been broken by WWASPS or those operating these facilities.?

Ken Kay, president of WWASPS, said Thursday that the first priority of the association and its schools is ?the safety and well-being of the children.? Since the association was founded in 1997, he said, more than 15,000 families have sent children to member schools. There have been only about 10 lawsuits in which the association was named as a defendant, he said, and nearly all of those were either dismissed or thrown out.

The Justice Department declined Miller's request to investigate, saying its authority did not extend to facilities outside the United States or those that were privately run.

Beach said city officials had done their due diligence on Lichfield and his group but found no reason to terminate talks.

The group would be subject to an additional round of scrutiny, city officials said, if it presented the city with a formal offer.

?We're not going to move quickly on this,? said Steve Tillman, a member of the authority.

?It will definitely be debated in an open, public forum.?

To reach Steve Rock, call

(816) 234-4338 or send e-mail to


First glance

? Kemper Military School has been owned by the city of Boonville, Mo., since April 2003. It was closed in 2002.

? The prospective buyer is the founder of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools, which provides services and guidance for a network of schools in the United States and Jamaica.


Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 27, 2005, 01:26:00 AM »
Omg... That's fucking perfect.  :nworthy:  :lol:

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Scars 3 Methadone 0
« on: March 27, 2005, 01:23:00 AM »
Right on.  :smokin:

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 25, 2005, 10:03:00 PM »
If I just pay the set up fees and the print fees, you guys could send me a shirt to print and I'll send it back! That would be the cheapest route. I'll find out next week what that would cost per shirt. Shipping is extra but just a few dollars.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 25, 2005, 11:33:00 AM »
I hear you there. I was just brainstorming on Erinys idea. I know that when I had a booth on Earth Day, people who could relate to being abused, or who worked at treatment facilities flocked to the booth. For 8 hours I talked with all kinds of people on the subject.

I was also thinking that the "POW/war on drugs" saying might be taken as a joke until a little research was done on the subject such as asking, or going to the website. But that's our point in all of this right? To have a voice, and to have people listen and respond to the fact that this stuff still goes on right now, everyday?

So I guess no matter what, it's a subject that some people will turn a blind eye to no matter what it says.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 25, 2005, 10:09:00 AM »
Haha... Shall I do a poll?  :wink:

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 25, 2005, 09:52:00 AM »
I did a "grammar check" and it told me there were no suggestions, meaning nothing was wrong. I changed it to, "Thousands have suffered, more still do."

So, I'm probably sticking with that.

Is that okay with everyone? Is anyone going to buy these if I have them made?

Do we have a memorial list of names that I could use on the back of the shirt? Would I need to get permission from each family to use them?

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Straight INK T-shirts
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:54:00 PM »
I really like the font in italics. That is the correct spelling. So "more still do" is incorrect grammar, huh?

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: excellent search engine
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:29:00 PM »
Hey, Thea. Way to register!

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