I suppose it's something we would never consider when drawing up a list of school clothing for our children, but it looks like concerned parents across the Pond are also including bullet proof items for their offspring now.
Could be a whole new market for BAE Systems here or, Apple - the iVest anyone?
However, I'm still puzzled about how all these gunmen get access to so much of the schools over there. When I go to pick up my grandson, we're corralled behind one locked gate, before being led to another secure area also behind a closed door. I certainly never get into his actual classroom.
Whilst America is gradually giving up it's claim to the title of "Land of the Free" to "Land of the Serf" instead. It's economic policies seem to be coming from Cloud Cuckoo Land.
It's now being proposed that the Federal Mint knock up a few platinum coins to send across to the Treasury to pay off America's debts!
Also when you have Labor Secretary's like Hilda Solis believing that paying out unemployment benefits to over two million claimants saved millions of other jobs the platinum coin idea doesn't look so crazy.
I bet the old fruitcake frae Kirkcaldy is throwing a few Nokias around this morning for not thinking policies up like these!
Amazing that the Met should be able to find and arrest a visiting Nepalese torturer for offences committed outside the UK years ago. Yet our very own home grown war criminals are free to walk the streets of this country!
Although if this government stopped settling out of court in some of these torture cases, allowed the truth to be exposed in open court, then the very same local torturers might be seeing the insides of the local nick sooner than they had expected.
Yesterday was quite a pleasant day, hopefully it'll be dry on Sunday when we are having a return visit to St Marys', my youngest daughter has expressed a wish to see it.
But today both grandsons and I are off to see the small steam trains for the first time this year.
If you're out and about with your family today I hope it's a pleasant day out, if you're on your own go and seek out an elder relative to visit.
I'm sorry I couldn't let nuLabor's calls for action on obesity go with out commenting on them.
Talk about piggies who live in glasshouses, if you put the Coalition Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet on a set of scales, I'm sure the Shadow end would come crashing down!
I mean nuLabor isn't exactly a party of Slim Jims, Diana Abbotts not exactly waif-like, nor is Twatty Watson very streamlined.
Plus the old fruitcake frae Kirkcaldy was piling it on towards the end, although that might have been the drugs.
Lady-Boy Balls is about the only skinny one I can recall, it'll be her husband calling for a fat tax next!