CooperLily21

June 14th, 2013 at 10:24 AM ^

"Its real out here ya heard me"

WTF does that even mean?!?  What is "real" out there?  And , no, I did not heard ya - you communicated non-verbally, you idiot.  Put that money away and march yourself right up to your room.  You're grounded!

#getoffmylawn

Darth Wolverine

June 14th, 2013 at 10:46 AM ^

No one knows whose money that is and if it's the kid's, who cares? Maybe he has a part time job and has saved all of his earnings? Maybe his parents give him money, which isn't a violation. This is not a big deal unless they can prove he has received improper benefits.

chitownblue2

June 14th, 2013 at 11:01 AM ^

Is possessing currency a violation, now?

It's immature of him to post this, but I'd say that's about as far as this goes. His face doesn't even appear in this photo. A kid immature enough to brag about a few thousand dollars is probably immature enough to fabricate it too.

chitownblue2

June 14th, 2013 at 11:07 AM ^

You're suggesting the most likely explanation is that a school bribed him? That Occam's Razor suggests the most likely explanation of a kid possessing money is that he's been bribed? Are you truly fucking serious? You're either disingenuous, unclear in what you mean, or ignorant of what "Occam's Razor" is.

This thread, and the comments there-in is a perfect proof of your own "Don't follow recruits" policy. Because it makes people say and do dumb shit.

Monocle Smile

June 14th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

He's a high school kid. He likely has a part-time job and no expenses, so he decided to pull some cash out to show off to his friends. I don't think this qualifies as "fabrication," and I believe that term was the subject of BiSB's objection. He wasn't implying that a bribe was the simplest explanation.

BiSB

June 14th, 2013 at 11:17 AM ^

Of that picture:

  • Dude just closed an old savings account, and they gave him cash.
  • Dude received cash from a school
  • Dude received a 'gift' from a booster
  • Dude mows a bunch of lawns
  • Dude's parents happen to have a bunch of cash, and he was having fun

All are plausible. I have no way to know which is the correct one. But the "how do we know this isn't the Matrix, and that the picture isn't real?" explanation struck me as particularly ridiculous.

BiSB

June 14th, 2013 at 11:30 AM ^

But I think the reaction (at least for me) is one part "that's pretty shady" and three parts "holy terrible judgment, kid."

Besides, you keep calling this a "bribe," implying some sort of criminal activity. A better phrasing of the nefarious interpretation would probably be a "gift'; something that would seem completely okay and innocent in most circumstances, like an employer or family friend or whomever hooking this kid up with some spending money, that becomes a problem only because he's really good at running and jumping and catching.

MGoBrewMom

June 14th, 2013 at 12:02 PM ^

For me this is all about the terrible judgement part. Of course IF it came from a booster type that would be the bigger story, but that photo doesn't tell that part of the story. Obviously kids do dumb stuff, but this is pretty high up on the "not smart" meter. personally, I was relieved to not see Michigan as one of the schools listed as offering him.

goblue20111

June 14th, 2013 at 11:13 AM ^

Just look at these nefarious bastards. I wonder how many securities laws they broke and how many bribes they dolled out. Thank God he's not my president. 

in case it's not clear, this is sarcasm to show how absurd the logic of the OP is. Not trying to cross the politics line.