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(China View)   Newest fad the US wants to ban: eyeball jewelry (with disturbing pic)   (news.xinhuanet.com) divider line 150
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2005-03-07 05:54:41 PM
Happy 2004, everyone!

/toots horn, throws confetti
 
2005-03-07 05:59:05 PM
Back in my day we didn't go asking for permission before we shoved metal shards in our eyes.
 
2005-03-07 06:01:56 PM
wow. i remember when this came out, the Weeners here was, you know, someone in the us is going to try and ban these.
 
2005-03-07 06:07:25 PM
AgonistAlex: the Weeners here was,
*points and laughs*
 
2005-03-07 06:09:45 PM
I dont think anybody should be messing with the eyeball, Democratic Rep. Kevin Joyce said Friday.

I don't think it's any of your farking business what I do or don't do with my eye thankyouverymuch.
 
2005-03-07 06:10:21 PM
It should be banned only because of all the choking that will ensue from people throwing up a little in their mouths.
 
2005-03-07 06:10:24 PM
Would that make this jewelry Blink Blink?
 
2005-03-07 06:11:40 PM
2005-03-07 06:09:45 PM Dancin_In_Anson
I don't think it's any of your farking business what I do or don't do with my eye thankyouverymuch.


Hear hear. What the hell has this to do with the government?
 
2005-03-07 06:13:05 PM
If you outlaw eyeball jewelry, only outlaws will have eyeball jewelry.

Of course, that might make them easier to spot.
 
2005-03-07 06:15:29 PM
Ban? Wha...? Oh, come on, enough with the nanny state already. If people want to disfigure their eyeballs, let them, for crying out loud.
 
2005-03-07 06:17:13 PM
Dancin_In_Anson:

I don't think it's any of your farking business what I do or don't do with my eye thankyouverymuch



You'll take interest when your tax $ start taking care of their eye problems.
 
2005-03-07 06:17:27 PM
battl_web17: Would that make this jewelry Blink Blink?

That earned a groan....
 
2005-03-07 06:22:05 PM
Against this, the goggles, they do nothing.

 
2005-03-07 06:22:32 PM
Nabb1:

Oh, come on, enough with the nanny state already. If people want to disfigure their eyeballs, let them, for crying out loud.

As long as it's understood that they forfeit any related medical insurance coverage, forever, then fine. No suing the "doctor" if he pokes out their eyeball with a stick.
 
2005-03-07 06:22:41 PM
From MSNBC (April 7, 2004)

Same farkin' story.


Which makes this story a:

 
2005-03-07 06:22:58 PM
2005-03-07 06:17:13 PM Eat More Possum
I don't think it's any of your farking business what I do or don't do with my eye thankyouverymuch
You'll take interest when your tax $ start taking care of their eye problems.


So you're for banning smoking, fatty food, cars etc. too? It's a slippery slope.
 
2005-03-07 06:24:36 PM
I don't think anybody should be messing with the eyeball, Democratic Rep. Kevin Joyce said Friday.

I too think messing with the eyeball is a bad idea. But I think it's far worse to legislate what people can and cannot do to their bodies. And if people want it that bad, would you rather have them do it on the black market (like abortions years ago) or by an industry that must adhere to regulations? Stop trying to protect us from ourselves.
 
2005-03-07 06:26:08 PM
CHRIST. Quit legislating stupidity. I don't care if a person wants to drill holes in their femur and try to use it as a flute. If they're of consenting age, then let them.

One little issue, though. If something is so obviously moronic that it clearly has the distinct chance of debilitaiting the person, then they are not eligible for SSI or assistance of any kind.

Let people be as stupid as they wish. As long as I don't have to pay for their stupidity, we're in good shape.
 
2005-03-07 06:49:31 PM
I can't wait for all the litigation when people start farking up their eye balls. You know it's inevitable.
 
2005-03-07 06:49:51 PM
Eat More Possum: You'll take interest when your tax $ start taking care of their eye problems.


Another reason to be against government healthcare.
 
2005-03-07 07:04:16 PM
afer reading this headline
 
2005-03-07 07:05:09 PM
side note :

do not do a GIS for vomit
 
2005-03-07 07:06:27 PM
Zipster: As long as it's understood that they forfeit any related medical insurance coverage, forever, then fine. No suing the "doctor" if he pokes out their eyeball with a stick.

If you're stupid enough to stick a shard of metal in your eye, you deserve what you get. Maybe we could work up a waiver so that person can't collect when they're blinded by a stabbing metal shard in 5 years. You just know they'd be filing for social security and food stamps.
 
2005-03-07 07:14:30 PM
Not sure why the government needs to be caring about people sticking metal bits in their eyes...

Course, it *is* a chinese rag, and house approval of a bill hardly means it will pass in senate or be signed into law.

Apparently the chinese haven't watched that schoolhouse rock toon about the Bill.
 
2005-03-07 07:15:21 PM
I was more interested in the pictures of Zhang Ziyi in evening gowns
 
2005-03-07 07:15:36 PM
Thank god we have politicians to protect us from ourselves.
Now we just have to find someone to protect us from politicians.
 
2005-03-07 07:16:00 PM
Does anyone know if medicare covers circumcision? Cuz that's more dangerous AND more grosser.

:p
 
2005-03-07 07:16:43 PM
OMG, newest fad? I had this greenlighted over a year ago.
 
2005-03-07 07:17:48 PM
Ick, stay away from magnets.
 
2005-03-07 07:19:46 PM
I for one am in total favor of all this body art/piercing/eyeball implants. Makes it easy to identify the undesirables.

 
2005-03-07 07:20:33 PM
2005-03-07 07:16:00 PM marvingay
Does anyone know if medicare covers circumcision? Cuz that's more dangerous AND more grosser.


Long term it can reduce medical bills. Much less chance of catching STDs, infections etc.
 
2005-03-07 07:20:44 PM
I wouldn't call it disturbing. Stupid, maybe. Perhaps ugly and ill-advised.

Pretty soon people are going to run out of places to jam metal into their bodies and then what are they gonna do? My guess is it will have something to do with genetic engineering.

I wonder which country will be the first to grow a 20 inch, two-pronged penis using stem cells. I want my genitalia to come from the discarded zygotes of IVF clinics. I demand it, sir!

If you had two penises would you urinate out of both of them?

/digress
 
2005-03-07 07:22:34 PM
" And if people want it that bad, would you rather have them do it on the black market"

Actually, yes, because then my tax dollar wouldn't be paying for some asshat's lawsuit. The problem with your view is that you *assume* the government would work around that and deny the claims based on this kind of crap. Pardon me if I'm wrong, but haven't we wasted more than enough money on assumptions like that in the past?

"OW, I DROPPED COFFEE ON MY DICK! SUE MCDONALDS!"

*roll eyes*
 
2005-03-07 07:23:21 PM
Yes, by all means let's pass more stupid laws making ordinary Americans into criminals. It's bad enough that it's illegal bark like a dog in Ohio, what's next?
 
Bo
2005-03-07 07:23:42 PM
This was in the Chicago Tribune online today too. Why the hell does the Gub'ment feel the need to banninate everything they don't like? Don't tell me what I can and can't do. If I want metal in my eye, I'm gonna put some damn metal in my eye. If insurance won't pay for any damage, fine, my problem to deal with. No way anybody else at all should have to pay for it. My own damn fault. But do NOT tell me what I can and can't do!!!
 
2005-03-07 07:24:45 PM
What does the "Weeners" filter replace? Never seen that one before.
 
2005-03-07 07:26:39 PM
Personally, I think planting a peice of metal in your eye is a bad idea, but I don't think the government has any business banning the practice. If people want to do this then let them. It's not as if they are harming anyone except maybe themselves.
 
2005-03-07 07:27:57 PM
Marcus Aurelius:

Yes, by all means let's pass more stupid laws making ordinary Americans into criminals. It's bad enough that it's illegal bark like a dog in Ohio, what's next?

Woof, woof... Hey, what are those red and blue lights outside?

/ummm... from Ohio, never been arrested for barking
 
2005-03-07 07:30:26 PM
While I agree that the state shouldn't do much about this (set up regs like they have for tattoos), Why in JHVH1's name would anybody do this to themselves?

/is creeped out
 
2005-03-07 07:30:42 PM
ONLY a bloody Dutchman! Banned, indeed!
 
2005-03-07 07:32:36 PM
I'm all for it! Gol' teef, eyeball implants, "body jewelry", ass crack tats on chicks and any tat in a foriegn language (not spoken by the wearer) just makes it easier to spot the morans in the bunch.

All rugged individuals must dress the same.
 
2005-03-07 07:33:41 PM
Frax: "OW, I DROPPED COFFEE ON MY DICK! SUE MCDONALDS!"


Try reading something about the case.. it was punitive damges for not reducing the coffee temperature as McDonald's had repeatedly agreed to do.

/really tired of hearing the uninformed biatch about the McDonald's coffee lawsuit
 
2005-03-07 07:34:30 PM
Passing a law banning this is dumb. That said, why the tag "weird" instead of "asinine".

/thinks your individuality is a sick cry for attention
 
2005-03-07 07:36:07 PM
tiny metal hearts and half-moons are surgically embedded in the whites of the eye

Okay...

We actually need a law to stop people from doing this?
 
2005-03-07 07:36:41 PM
kjwulff: Passing a law banning this is dumb

So you're all in favor of, say, your son or daughter coming home with that piece of crap in one of their eyes, huh?

Good one.
 
2005-03-07 07:37:03 PM
battl_web17: Would that make this jewelry Blink Blink?

Bravo, well played.

/golf clap
 
2005-03-07 07:38:28 PM
JGarcia and Frax

Actually (sorry about the threadjack) the follow-up to the McDonald's case is that the punitive damage award was remitted to a couple hundred thousand. That was less than the victim's attorney fees and costs (mostly costs since you've got competing doctors testimony at over $1,000.00/hour). She filed for bankruptcy and she's still mutilated because McDonald's wanted to sell coffee that was a bizzillion degrees. KJW
 
2005-03-07 07:38:44 PM
J.Garcia'sRightMiddleFinger
Frax: "OW, I DROPPED COFFEE ON MY DICK! SUE MCDONALDS!"
Try reading something about the case.. it was punitive damges for not reducing the coffee temperature as McDonald's had repeatedly agreed to do.
/really tired of hearing the uninformed biatch about the McDonald's coffee lawsuit


But it all began with some moran trying to drive-fix coffee-roll up their window at the same time.
Where did McDonalds come into play in this scenario?

/really tired of apologists shifting the blame.
//more tired of them justifying the unjustifiable with legal threats.
//put on your big girl panties and STFU
 
2005-03-07 07:39:13 PM
sylaak:

Course, it *is* a chinese rag, and house approval of a bill hardly means it will pass in senate or be signed into law.

It wasn't even approved by the House, just by one committee, which means it might eventually someday come up for a floor vote in front of the whole House, maybe, if anybody feels like it. Xinhua got the headline way wrong, but whaddayagonnado.
 
Ral
2005-03-07 07:39:26 PM
Legislators have plenty to do without deciding whether or not somebody can have farkin' jewelry in their eyeballs. So he doesn't like it. Big deal. Nobody's making him get one, so he can STFU.
 
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