Cheaters during a test!!! - page 3

Hi everyone. I just wanted some opinions on this: my A&P1 class had a lecture exam yesterday, and there were these two girls who were cheating!!!!(One was sitting behind the other, and she was... Read More

  1. by   gauge14iv
    Thank you!

    That is EXACTLY the issue I am talking about. As nurses we are responsible for ourselves AND others but most of all for the safety of our patients, thats what peer review and peer reporting is about. If you can't hack that- you have no business in nursing.

    By letting cheaters slide, we don't do the profession as a whole any favors. I'm not saying you go after someone you don't like with a vengeance for no good reason, I AM saying you do what it takes to keep patients safe. The state board of nursing certainly sees it that way! If you are aware of a problematic stuation that ultimately endangers patients and you fail to report it, then you are just as guilty as the nurse who caused the problem if something happens to a patient because of it.

    We get what we will accept, and "cheaters" will take every inch we give them...A person who cheats in school will have that cheating reflected in the care of his or her patients ultimately and it will be the patient who suffers.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "By letting cheaters slide, we don't do the profession as a whole any favors"


    Exactly.
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from frankiebrina
    There going to get my spot !!!! Ahhhhh Listen to yourselves. If your compotent you will get in.

    For me this subject ends right here. Ijust gave my opinion in the matter. I always hated when a neighbors or someone I had never seen in my life came medling around my business.
    It does not matter if you’re competent or not if it is a lotto system. They see that the person passed with an 'A', meeting a passing requirement. They have just as much of a chance of getting in as you, except you earned it.

    P.S. you spelt competent wrong............
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on Oct 15, '05
  4. by   brazuca
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    It does not matter if you’re competent or not if it is a lotto system. They see that the person passed with an 'A', meeting a passing requirement. They have just as much of a chance of getting in as you, except you earned it.

    P.S. you spelt competent wrong............
    Thanks for the heads up. I have corrected it.

    P.S. And you spelled "spelt" wrong.
    Last edit by brazuca on Oct 15, '05
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from frankiebrina
    There going to get my spot !!!! Ahhhhh Listen to yourselves. If your competent you will get in.

    For me this subject ends right here. Ijust gave my opinion in the matter. I always hated when a neighbors or someone I had never seen in my life came medling around my business.
    What we are discussing here has nothing to do with nosy neighbors....good bye!
  6. by   hopefully
    I found this article in the internet about snitching. I agree with the article 100%

    You Snitch, You Disappear
    By Mr. Mafioso
    Street Life Correspondent - Every 2nd Friday


    Definition
    Whistleblower:
    One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority. Also known as a rat, snitch and scum bag.
    I'm going to be brutally honest. Not that I haven't been in the past, but this is another kind of honesty. The kind most people don't like to hear. Here is today's lesson.

    Let's get it perfectly straight where I stand on a certain issue. Whether you are a whistleblower, a rat, a tattletale, a snitch, a stool pigeon, or Benedict Arnold, you have to disappear because you are the scum of the earth. I don't care how honorable you think you are or whether you think you're saving humanity -- if you open your mouth about things you shouldn't, you are going to suffer the consequences.

    Why? Because the act of being a rat and ratting out those closest to you or your "Organization" must never be tolerated -- it is a stab wound that never heals. Betrayal is something I don't tolerate. You disagree with something I did or something I think, fine; you don't have to love me, but the minute you act like a coward and sell me out, you have passed the point of no return.

    Yes, blood is a big expense, but the cleaning bill for a rat is an even bigger expense.

    In my line of work, this is the punishment for being a rat. We all know this when we get into our thing . But let me be unmistakably clear about something; every single one of you reading this is not in my business so don't even dream of clipping anyone. You are a sorry fool if you think that in your world, death is an appropriate punishment.

    I am going to be the biggest hypocrite this side of Italy, but I am telling you, do not even think about, or even imagine, taking someone's life. You are not me, you don't live with my rules, you are not in La Cosa Nostra and you will never be. Capisce? I mean it this time, capisce ?


    some things should be unspoken

    Just like men and their mistresses, there are certain things that are better left unsaid. When you join our Organization, you understand the rules of the game. Sure, we break the rules from time to time; we will never admit it, and we may even dip into the pocket of another, but we never rat each other out. Omerta is sacred.
    We don't have fancy work contracts, employment agreements, or any other BS document overpriced lawyers charge for, but we have our verbal understandings as gentlemen.

    La Cosa Nostra has no tolerance for a rat. A rat is punished with death -- it's that simple. And what if he's a close friend? Well, then the act becomes even more despicable. There is an agreement in place when information is shared among people, especially if that information is privileged, whether it's in a Family like mine or a company like where you probably work. To break that agreement is like spitting on the Bible. It's unacceptable. You break our code of honor, you're a gutless bastard of a rat, plain and simple.

    Like I said before, saving your own ass, avoiding jail time, getting even, or showing off is no excuse to rat someone out. Being ratted out will make even the most gentle of men turn into savage beasts hell-bent on revenge, because you are not only betraying them, but you are going outside the organization to do so, whether you sell your story to a scummy newspaper or the Feds.

    why would anyone rat you out?

    So you now know how I feel about rats. Good. Now let's take a few steps back. Why would a scum bag become a rat in the first place? From my experience, there are four reasons.
    Let's look at them.

    1- For the good of society
    People rat others out because they think , notice I wrote think , they are saving the world. They think they are the freaking reincarnation of Mother Teresa and think what they do in life actually matters. Well, fugedaboudit .

    Look at recent history. Whether it was the tobacco whistleblower or the Enron chick who opened her big trap, they quickly faded into history as big mouths and nothing more. For ratting on things they weren't supposed to, what did they get? Their lives got torn upside down, their existence was threatened, their personal history was exposed, their reputations got tainted, their characters were questioned, they contemplated suicide, and they didn't see a penny for their efforts (but they did get a big fat legal bill).

    Linda Tripp exposed horny ex-president Clinton, and look what happened. While the kneeler Lewinsky is banking on her notoriety, Trapp Face has to deal with a debt of millions she used to defend herself in court.

    Did they save us from anything? Of course not. Half the country still smokes and will continue to smoke. Clinton continues doing whatever it is he does in Harlem. And as for Enron, are you that stupid to believe that corporate greed has disappeared as a result of all these investigations? Did La Cosa Nostra disappear after over 70 years of persecution?

    Doing stuff for society's good is as useless as posting up speed limits on the highway. It's not your battle to fight. Get over it, go back to suburbia, and drink it off.

    2- Revenge
    Some people rat out to get revenge. Though it might seem like a justifiable reason, it isn't. There are many ways of getting revenge, and breaking the sacred Omerta isn't one of them. Rats can always be traced. The world is smaller than you think, and when you are sniffing for a rat, the stench is so strong you can find the source of its droppings from halfway across the world.

    Like I said before, no matter how p**sed off you are, no matter how much you can't stand a guy, you never rat on him. Not only because you have more class than that, but because ratting on someone awakens the devil within the person being ratted on. Maybe on this side of the world, people are more forgiving, but anyone on the other side of the pond would rather sacrifice their children than let a rat get away with what he's done.

    There's no excuse under which ratting outside of your organization is acceptable. Not one. Even if you rat within your organization, you are walking a dangerous line. If someone is screwing the Boss over, then you have a duty to your Family to reveal such a transgression, though you might lose more than your eye as a result of being a little tattletale. But regardless, you are still keeping it within the organization. This is the important distinction. The minute you go outside, it becomes unacceptable.

    Each one of us has our own definition of what their organization or Family is. It can be a company, a crew, a set of friends, etc. They all have unwritten rules of conduct.

    Just because your friend cheated you during a game of poker, doesn't mean you should pay a visit to his wife to tell her about the night her husband had with some Philippine hookers, when he was supposed to be mowing the lawn.

    Whatever happens during a bachelor party stays at a bachelor party, even if the bachelor is a selfish pig who doesn't let anyone else in the champagne room.

    If one of your friends knows of a tax loophole that's preventing the IRS from collecting every penny he has like they were a bunch of 15th century land barons, and he doesn't want to tell you what it is, you wouldn't rat on him. It's his racket and so be it.

    Am I right, or am I right over here?

    3- Saving his sorry miserable excuse of an ass
    Another inexplicable reason people rat others out is to save their own wretched existence. If the Feds are turning the screws on someone, and you are facing an eternity in the joint with some guy named Bubba who weighs 300 pounds and wears pink underwear, you might be tempted to spill the beans to avoid your future fat cellmate. You might be tempted, but following through is still a very bad move.

    You see, spending a considerable time in the slammer at least keeps you alive. The minute you rat on someone, you've written your own death certificate.

    Screw the witness protection program, it doesn't do anything. Our good old government does a very good job of burying all the stories about how many of these so-called "protected witnesses" eventually find themselves sleeping with the fishes. Once they use you, they'll spit you out. The Feds, the IRS, the media, whoever, they don't give a donkey's ass about you or your freaking family.

    And if you aren't put in the program after ratting someone out, then... then all I can say is I hope you have a will for those you leave behind.

    I hate violence, I really do, but there are things in life that can push people over the edge. Not many things, but a few very powerful actions by human beings that bring out the worst in people. Ratting on someone is one, but then again, you already know what La Cosa Nostra thinks of rats, so I'm just a broken record, a wise but broken record over here.

    4 - Because they like the attention
    Media whores. That's what people who love the spotlight are. They are actually all cafones , stupid enough to lose everything in life for a few minutes of being a so-called star witness. Tell me, does a stronzo like this deserve to live? The light bulb on the spotlight of a star witness is short, very short, 15 minutes tops. When the bulb burns out and disappears, so do they.


    so what does a rat gain?

    Unless you consider increasing your list of enemies a perk, you don't gain anything . Oh yeah, you gain a contract on your head and the pleasure of getting whacked. Now, what you lose is a whole other matter.

    so what does a rat lose?

    Let's see the list of goodies you get from being a rat:
    1- You lose your reputation. Being a rat is symbolic of a person's character. When you get a rep for being a snitch, you might as well reincarnate because this life won't give you a clean slate to start over your miserable life. Nice having a giant stigma over your head, ain't it?

    2- Along with reputation and character assassination, people lose all trust in you. No matter how honorable you think what you're doing is, you'll only be remembered as an oversized stool pigeon (likely with tiny testicoli ).

    3- You become hated by people who used to love you, including your wife, your kids, your friends, and everyone you care about, because the spotlight is not only shining on you but on the people closest to you. Your wife will love having her dirty laundry aired on some rag. Nice going tough guy.

    4- You lose your job, your financial security and will probably owe Johnnie Cochran $8.6 million in lawyer's fees. That's if you rat on your Organization. If it's a friend, you lose much more. Good for you chump. Did I say chump? I meant champ.

    5- You can lose your life. That could be fine if you always wanted to know how hot Hell really is, but for most of you this is not a desirable outcome. You never know the limit of someone's anger.


    stop the snitching

    The messenger always gets killed. Plain and simple. If you didn't understand anything else I wrote, try to understand that. Nothing is worth ratting on someone. Nothing. End of lesson.
    You don't need the headache, you already have one -- she bore your children.

    Watch your backs and keep your noses clean.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from hopefully
    I found this article in the internet about snitching. I agree with the article 100%

    You Snitch, You Disappear
    By Mr. Mafioso
    Street Life Correspondent - Every 2nd Friday


    Definition
    Whistleblower:
    One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority. Also known as a rat, snitch and scum bag.
    I'm going to be brutally honest. Not that I haven't been in the past, but this is another kind of honesty. The kind most people don't like to hear. Here is today's lesson.

    Let's get it perfectly straight where I stand on a certain issue. Whether you are a whistleblower, a rat, a tattletale, a snitch, a stool pigeon, or Benedict Arnold, you have to disappear because you are the scum of the earth. I don't care how honorable you think you are or whether you think you're saving humanity -- if you open your mouth about things you shouldn't, you are going to suffer the consequences.

    Why? Because the act of being a rat and ratting out those closest to you or your "Organization" must never be tolerated -- it is a stab wound that never heals. Betrayal is something I don't tolerate. You disagree with something I did or something I think, fine; you don't have to love me, but the minute you act like a coward and sell me out, you have passed the point of no return.

    Yes, blood is a big expense, but the cleaning bill for a rat is an even bigger expense.

    In my line of work, this is the punishment for being a rat. We all know this when we get into our thing . But let me be unmistakably clear about something; every single one of you reading this is not in my business so don't even dream of clipping anyone. You are a sorry fool if you think that in your world, death is an appropriate punishment.

    I am going to be the biggest hypocrite this side of Italy, but I am telling you, do not even think about, or even imagine, taking someone's life. You are not me, you don't live with my rules, you are not in La Cosa Nostra and you will never be. Capisce? I mean it this time, capisce ?


    some things should be unspoken

    Just like men and their mistresses, there are certain things that are better left unsaid. When you join our Organization, you understand the rules of the game. Sure, we break the rules from time to time; we will never admit it, and we may even dip into the pocket of another, but we never rat each other out. Omerta is sacred.
    We don't have fancy work contracts, employment agreements, or any other BS document overpriced lawyers charge for, but we have our verbal understandings as gentlemen.

    La Cosa Nostra has no tolerance for a rat. A rat is punished with death -- it's that simple. And what if he's a close friend? Well, then the act becomes even more despicable. There is an agreement in place when information is shared among people, especially if that information is privileged, whether it's in a Family like mine or a company like where you probably work. To break that agreement is like spitting on the Bible. It's unacceptable. You break our code of honor, you're a gutless bastard of a rat, plain and simple.

    Like I said before, saving your own ass, avoiding jail time, getting even, or showing off is no excuse to rat someone out. Being ratted out will make even the most gentle of men turn into savage beasts hell-bent on revenge, because you are not only betraying them, but you are going outside the organization to do so, whether you sell your story to a scummy newspaper or the Feds.

    why would anyone rat you out?

    So you now know how I feel about rats. Good. Now let's take a few steps back. Why would a scum bag become a rat in the first place? From my experience, there are four reasons.
    Let's look at them.

    1- For the good of society
    People rat others out because they think , notice I wrote think , they are saving the world. They think they are the freaking reincarnation of Mother Teresa and think what they do in life actually matters. Well, fugedaboudit .

    Look at recent history. Whether it was the tobacco whistleblower or the Enron chick who opened her big trap, they quickly faded into history as big mouths and nothing more. For ratting on things they weren't supposed to, what did they get? Their lives got torn upside down, their existence was threatened, their personal history was exposed, their reputations got tainted, their characters were questioned, they contemplated suicide, and they didn't see a penny for their efforts (but they did get a big fat legal bill).

    Linda Tripp exposed horny ex-president Clinton, and look what happened. While the kneeler Lewinsky is banking on her notoriety, Trapp Face has to deal with a debt of millions she used to defend herself in court.

    Did they save us from anything? Of course not. Half the country still smokes and will continue to smoke. Clinton continues doing whatever it is he does in Harlem. And as for Enron, are you that stupid to believe that corporate greed has disappeared as a result of all these investigations? Did La Cosa Nostra disappear after over 70 years of persecution?

    Doing stuff for society's good is as useless as posting up speed limits on the highway. It's not your battle to fight. Get over it, go back to suburbia, and drink it off.

    2- Revenge
    Some people rat out to get revenge. Though it might seem like a justifiable reason, it isn't. There are many ways of getting revenge, and breaking the sacred Omerta isn't one of them. Rats can always be traced. The world is smaller than you think, and when you are sniffing for a rat, the stench is so strong you can find the source of its droppings from halfway across the world.

    Like I said before, no matter how p**sed off you are, no matter how much you can't stand a guy, you never rat on him. Not only because you have more class than that, but because ratting on someone awakens the devil within the person being ratted on. Maybe on this side of the world, people are more forgiving, but anyone on the other side of the pond would rather sacrifice their children than let a rat get away with what he's done.

    There's no excuse under which ratting outside of your organization is acceptable. Not one. Even if you rat within your organization, you are walking a dangerous line. If someone is screwing the Boss over, then you have a duty to your Family to reveal such a transgression, though you might lose more than your eye as a result of being a little tattletale. But regardless, you are still keeping it within the organization. This is the important distinction. The minute you go outside, it becomes unacceptable.

    Each one of us has our own definition of what their organization or Family is. It can be a company, a crew, a set of friends, etc. They all have unwritten rules of conduct.

    Just because your friend cheated you during a game of poker, doesn't mean you should pay a visit to his wife to tell her about the night her husband had with some Philippine hookers, when he was supposed to be mowing the lawn.

    Whatever happens during a bachelor party stays at a bachelor party, even if the bachelor is a selfish pig who doesn't let anyone else in the champagne room.

    If one of your friends knows of a tax loophole that's preventing the IRS from collecting every penny he has like they were a bunch of 15th century land barons, and he doesn't want to tell you what it is, you wouldn't rat on him. It's his racket and so be it.

    Am I right, or am I right over here?

    3- Saving his sorry miserable excuse of an ass
    Another inexplicable reason people rat others out is to save their own wretched existence. If the Feds are turning the screws on someone, and you are facing an eternity in the joint with some guy named Bubba who weighs 300 pounds and wears pink underwear, you might be tempted to spill the beans to avoid your future fat cellmate. You might be tempted, but following through is still a very bad move.

    You see, spending a considerable time in the slammer at least keeps you alive. The minute you rat on someone, you've written your own death certificate.

    Screw the witness protection program, it doesn't do anything. Our good old government does a very good job of burying all the stories about how many of these so-called "protected witnesses" eventually find themselves sleeping with the fishes. Once they use you, they'll spit you out. The Feds, the IRS, the media, whoever, they don't give a donkey's ass about you or your freaking family.

    And if you aren't put in the program after ratting someone out, then... then all I can say is I hope you have a will for those you leave behind.

    I hate violence, I really do, but there are things in life that can push people over the edge. Not many things, but a few very powerful actions by human beings that bring out the worst in people. Ratting on someone is one, but then again, you already know what La Cosa Nostra thinks of rats, so I'm just a broken record, a wise but broken record over here.

    4 - Because they like the attention
    Media whores. That's what people who love the spotlight are. They are actually all cafones , stupid enough to lose everything in life for a few minutes of being a so-called star witness. Tell me, does a stronzo like this deserve to live? The light bulb on the spotlight of a star witness is short, very short, 15 minutes tops. When the bulb burns out and disappears, so do they.


    so what does a rat gain?

    Unless you consider increasing your list of enemies a perk, you don't gain anything . Oh yeah, you gain a contract on your head and the pleasure of getting whacked. Now, what you lose is a whole other matter.

    so what does a rat lose?

    Let's see the list of goodies you get from being a rat:
    1- You lose your reputation. Being a rat is symbolic of a person's character. When you get a rep for being a snitch, you might as well reincarnate because this life won't give you a clean slate to start over your miserable life. Nice having a giant stigma over your head, ain't it?

    2- Along with reputation and character assassination, people lose all trust in you. No matter how honorable you think what you're doing is, you'll only be remembered as an oversized stool pigeon (likely with tiny testicoli ).

    3- You become hated by people who used to love you, including your wife, your kids, your friends, and everyone you care about, because the spotlight is not only shining on you but on the people closest to you. Your wife will love having her dirty laundry aired on some rag. Nice going tough guy.

    4- You lose your job, your financial security and will probably owe Johnnie Cochran $8.6 million in lawyer's fees. That's if you rat on your Organization. If it's a friend, you lose much more. Good for you chump. Did I say chump? I meant champ.

    5- You can lose your life. That could be fine if you always wanted to know how hot Hell really is, but for most of you this is not a desirable outcome. You never know the limit of someone's anger.


    stop the snitching

    The messenger always gets killed. Plain and simple. If you didn't understand anything else I wrote, try to understand that. Nothing is worth ratting on someone. Nothing. End of lesson.
    You don't need the headache, you already have one -- she bore your children.

    Watch your backs and keep your noses clean.
    You are in need of serious psychiatric help!
  8. by   brazuca
    Quote from hopefully
    I found this article in the internet about snitching. I agree with the article 100%

    You Snitch, You Disappear
    By Mr. Mafioso
    Street Life Correspondent - Every 2nd Friday


    Definition
    Whistleblower:
    One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority. Also known as a rat, snitch and scum bag.
    I'm going to be brutally honest. Not that I haven't been in the past, but this is another kind of honesty. The kind most people don't like to hear. Here is today's lesson.

    Let's get it perfectly straight where I stand on a certain issue. Whether you are a whistleblower, a rat, a tattletale, a snitch, a stool pigeon, or Benedict Arnold, you have to disappear because you are the scum of the earth. I don't care how honorable you think you are or whether you think you're saving humanity -- if you open your mouth about things you shouldn't, you are going to suffer the consequences.

    Why? Because the act of being a rat and ratting out those closest to you or your "Organization" must never be tolerated -- it is a stab wound that never heals. Betrayal is something I don't tolerate. You disagree with something I did or something I think, fine; you don't have to love me, but the minute you act like a coward and sell me out, you have passed the point of no return.

    Yes, blood is a big expense, but the cleaning bill for a rat is an even bigger expense.

    In my line of work, this is the punishment for being a rat. We all know this when we get into our thing . But let me be unmistakably clear about something; every single one of you reading this is not in my business so don't even dream of clipping anyone. You are a sorry fool if you think that in your world, death is an appropriate punishment.

    I am going to be the biggest hypocrite this side of Italy, but I am telling you, do not even think about, or even imagine, taking someone's life. You are not me, you don't live with my rules, you are not in La Cosa Nostra and you will never be. Capisce? I mean it this time, capisce ?


    some things should be unspoken

    Just like men and their mistresses, there are certain things that are better left unsaid. When you join our Organization, you understand the rules of the game. Sure, we break the rules from time to time; we will never admit it, and we may even dip into the pocket of another, but we never rat each other out. Omerta is sacred.
    We don't have fancy work contracts, employment agreements, or any other BS document overpriced lawyers charge for, but we have our verbal understandings as gentlemen.

    La Cosa Nostra has no tolerance for a rat. A rat is punished with death -- it's that simple. And what if he's a close friend? Well, then the act becomes even more despicable. There is an agreement in place when information is shared among people, especially if that information is privileged, whether it's in a Family like mine or a company like where you probably work. To break that agreement is like spitting on the Bible. It's unacceptable. You break our code of honor, you're a gutless bastard of a rat, plain and simple.

    Like I said before, saving your own ass, avoiding jail time, getting even, or showing off is no excuse to rat someone out. Being ratted out will make even the most gentle of men turn into savage beasts hell-bent on revenge, because you are not only betraying them, but you are going outside the organization to do so, whether you sell your story to a scummy newspaper or the Feds.

    why would anyone rat you out?

    So you now know how I feel about rats. Good. Now let's take a few steps back. Why would a scum bag become a rat in the first place? From my experience, there are four reasons.
    Let's look at them.

    1- For the good of society
    People rat others out because they think , notice I wrote think , they are saving the world. They think they are the freaking reincarnation of Mother Teresa and think what they do in life actually matters. Well, fugedaboudit .

    Look at recent history. Whether it was the tobacco whistleblower or the Enron chick who opened her big trap, they quickly faded into history as big mouths and nothing more. For ratting on things they weren't supposed to, what did they get? Their lives got torn upside down, their existence was threatened, their personal history was exposed, their reputations got tainted, their characters were questioned, they contemplated suicide, and they didn't see a penny for their efforts (but they did get a big fat legal bill).

    Linda Tripp exposed horny ex-president Clinton, and look what happened. While the kneeler Lewinsky is banking on her notoriety, Trapp Face has to deal with a debt of millions she used to defend herself in court.

    Did they save us from anything? Of course not. Half the country still smokes and will continue to smoke. Clinton continues doing whatever it is he does in Harlem. And as for Enron, are you that stupid to believe that corporate greed has disappeared as a result of all these investigations? Did La Cosa Nostra disappear after over 70 years of persecution?

    Doing stuff for society's good is as useless as posting up speed limits on the highway. It's not your battle to fight. Get over it, go back to suburbia, and drink it off.

    2- Revenge
    Some people rat out to get revenge. Though it might seem like a justifiable reason, it isn't. There are many ways of getting revenge, and breaking the sacred Omerta isn't one of them. Rats can always be traced. The world is smaller than you think, and when you are sniffing for a rat, the stench is so strong you can find the source of its droppings from halfway across the world.

    Like I said before, no matter how p**sed off you are, no matter how much you can't stand a guy, you never rat on him. Not only because you have more class than that, but because ratting on someone awakens the devil within the person being ratted on. Maybe on this side of the world, people are more forgiving, but anyone on the other side of the pond would rather sacrifice their children than let a rat get away with what he's done.

    There's no excuse under which ratting outside of your organization is acceptable. Not one. Even if you rat within your organization, you are walking a dangerous line. If someone is screwing the Boss over, then you have a duty to your Family to reveal such a transgression, though you might lose more than your eye as a result of being a little tattletale. But regardless, you are still keeping it within the organization. This is the important distinction. The minute you go outside, it becomes unacceptable.

    Each one of us has our own definition of what their organization or Family is. It can be a company, a crew, a set of friends, etc. They all have unwritten rules of conduct.

    Just because your friend cheated you during a game of poker, doesn't mean you should pay a visit to his wife to tell her about the night her husband had with some Philippine hookers, when he was supposed to be mowing the lawn.

    Whatever happens during a bachelor party stays at a bachelor party, even if the bachelor is a selfish pig who doesn't let anyone else in the champagne room.

    If one of your friends knows of a tax loophole that's preventing the IRS from collecting every penny he has like they were a bunch of 15th century land barons, and he doesn't want to tell you what it is, you wouldn't rat on him. It's his racket and so be it.

    Am I right, or am I right over here?

    3- Saving his sorry miserable excuse of an ass
    Another inexplicable reason people rat others out is to save their own wretched existence. If the Feds are turning the screws on someone, and you are facing an eternity in the joint with some guy named Bubba who weighs 300 pounds and wears pink underwear, you might be tempted to spill the beans to avoid your future fat cellmate. You might be tempted, but following through is still a very bad move.

    You see, spending a considerable time in the slammer at least keeps you alive. The minute you rat on someone, you've written your own death certificate.

    Screw the witness protection program, it doesn't do anything. Our good old government does a very good job of burying all the stories about how many of these so-called "protected witnesses" eventually find themselves sleeping with the fishes. Once they use you, they'll spit you out. The Feds, the IRS, the media, whoever, they don't give a donkey's ass about you or your freaking family.

    And if you aren't put in the program after ratting someone out, then... then all I can say is I hope you have a will for those you leave behind.

    I hate violence, I really do, but there are things in life that can push people over the edge. Not many things, but a few very powerful actions by human beings that bring out the worst in people. Ratting on someone is one, but then again, you already know what La Cosa Nostra thinks of rats, so I'm just a broken record, a wise but broken record over here.

    4 - Because they like the attention
    Media whores. That's what people who love the spotlight are. They are actually all cafones , stupid enough to lose everything in life for a few minutes of being a so-called star witness. Tell me, does a stronzo like this deserve to live? The light bulb on the spotlight of a star witness is short, very short, 15 minutes tops. When the bulb burns out and disappears, so do they.


    so what does a rat gain?

    Unless you consider increasing your list of enemies a perk, you don't gain anything . Oh yeah, you gain a contract on your head and the pleasure of getting whacked. Now, what you lose is a whole other matter.

    so what does a rat lose?

    Let's see the list of goodies you get from being a rat:
    1- You lose your reputation. Being a rat is symbolic of a person's character. When you get a rep for being a snitch, you might as well reincarnate because this life won't give you a clean slate to start over your miserable life. Nice having a giant stigma over your head, ain't it?

    2- Along with reputation and character assassination, people lose all trust in you. No matter how honorable you think what you're doing is, you'll only be remembered as an oversized stool pigeon (likely with tiny testicoli ).

    3- You become hated by people who used to love you, including your wife, your kids, your friends, and everyone you care about, because the spotlight is not only shining on you but on the people closest to you. Your wife will love having her dirty laundry aired on some rag. Nice going tough guy.

    4- You lose your job, your financial security and will probably owe Johnnie Cochran $8.6 million in lawyer's fees. That's if you rat on your Organization. If it's a friend, you lose much more. Good for you chump. Did I say chump? I meant champ.

    5- You can lose your life. That could be fine if you always wanted to know how hot Hell really is, but for most of you this is not a desirable outcome. You never know the limit of someone's anger.


    stop the snitching

    The messenger always gets killed. Plain and simple. If you didn't understand anything else I wrote, try to understand that. Nothing is worth ratting on someone. Nothing. End of lesson.
    You don't need the headache, you already have one -- she bore your children.

    Watch your backs and keep your noses clean.

    Great article. Bravo!!!
  9. by   gauge14iv
    that article VERY is tongue in cheek!!! Love it!

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
  10. by   Carebear77
    I had this happen in my med term class in the spring. Well me and another girl saw this going on (more than once) we went and talked to the teacher, his repsonse was "Mind your own business, they do it all the time"... I was VERY pissed off by this. Well needless to say since it was his first semester ever teaching they give each class a survey to tell how our instructor did...he didn't get a very good survey from me or 50% of the class. Not trying to get him into trouble but he should have said I will take care of it and they will get into trouble, but he didn't. I worked very hard ion that class to get my A, it isn't fair they were able to just slide by with cheating and not earn there A.
    I hope your teacher does aomething about it....
  11. by   gauge14iv
    That being said - as far as patient safety goes - I stand by my stance, and I hope I never have to work with someone who believes snitching in a case of wrongdoing is the wrong thig to do.
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    If you are 100% sure they were cheating, then take a stand and mention to your professor that you say folks cheating during the exam.

    Let the instructor catch the fools in the act on the next exam.

    That way you do the right thing and the instrucor is the one who nabs the perps!

    Good luck pixie.
  13. by   Carebear77
    wow, I just read the rest of this whole thread...didn't really read it all before I posted the first time. I cannot beleive what a heated topic this is.
    It has nothing to do with being a snitch, last time I check it was college not junior high. we are paying ALOT of $ for somrething we really want in a career. If everyone else cheats to get good grades and we studding our butts off how isn't that not fair. Especially since it is sooo competitive to get into the program.I think it should be anyone's business to tell on a cheating student. If your stupid enough to cheat and get caught by me or anyone else that it makes it our business.
    It is a shame that ppl think cheating is ok and should'nt let someone know.

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