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(Fox News)   In an apparent bid to appease the swine-flu, the Department of Homeland Security is forbidding federal officials from wearing masks to protect against contracting the flu   (foxnews.com) divider line 93
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2009-04-30 03:56:59 PM
Are you a complete idiot subby? The damn headline of the article says that they did NOT issue any such orders.
 
2009-04-30 04:14:53 PM
Blah. It's not like those stupid masks do any good, anyway. Viruses are ridiculously small. If you can breathe semi-comfortably through it, viruses can get through it. All you're really doing is giving the producers of these masks some unearned money.
 
2009-04-30 04:21:53 PM
Man this just FAIL embossed on it's ass. Submitter fails as a literate person and the particulate masks you get at the hardware store stop fark all for microbes and virii.
 
2009-04-30 04:35:50 PM
Greenlit? Really??
 
2009-04-30 04:39:12 PM
Green!? I guess the admin has the same reading comprehension skills that our mongoloid submitter has displayed.
 
2009-04-30 04:40:04 PM
For the record, this is the headline that was subbmitted and approved:

In an apparent bid to appease the swine-flu, the Department of Homeland Security is forbidding federal officials from wearing masks to protect against contracting the flu
 
2009-04-30 04:42:24 PM
Another headline designed to prove that libs are just as bad as the righties used to be about defending their team. Here we have a legitimate and reasonable summary of exactly what is stated and what is happening and of course the fireworks begin. Man, it just goes to show how biased Fark is against conservatives. I bet they will be attacked and called neocons now for daring to have an honest difference of opinion based on a truthful interpretation of the facts.
 
2009-04-30 04:42:58 PM
A headline that contradicts the article?

In MY Fark?

/It's more likely than you think
 
2009-04-30 04:44:31 PM
Conservatives two days ago: Obama is spreading fear!

Conservatives yesterday
: Masks don't work, you stupid dicks!

Conservatives today: Obama is an idiot for banning masks to stop people from panicking!

Reality: WTF are you even ON about? None of this is in any way true.
 
2009-04-30 05:42:32 PM
They're doin' it wrong.

www.paranormalknowledge.com

/THIS is how you appease the swine-flu
//DRTFA
 
2009-04-30 05:42:42 PM
Asinine tag for the greenlight?
 
2009-04-30 05:44:12 PM
NO ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED EITHER WAY!
 
2009-04-30 05:45:04 PM
I think it was greenlight so we could have our weekly bash subby tread.

/submittard
 
2009-04-30 05:45:10 PM
Can we please call it "the Griddleshiats" instead of "Swine Flu"? If we all join together in this, Fark can change history.

/Not that there will be many of us left to read that history.
 
2009-04-30 05:45:25 PM
I don't know if this has been posted yet but if you think you have the swine flu pls visit this site, it has vital information for you.


Link (new window)
 
2009-04-30 05:45:45 PM
Skail: Blah. It's not like those stupid masks do any good, anyway. Viruses are ridiculously small. If you can breathe semi-comfortably through it, viruses can get through it. All you're really doing is giving the producers of these masks some unearned money.

actually the n95 and n99 masks do help. They make it less likely that you will stick your fingers near your nose and mouth. and it reduces the spray from coughs and sneezes.
 
2009-04-30 05:45:53 PM
bdesign: Are you a complete idiot subby? The damn headline of the article says that they did NOT issue any such orders.

From the article
"a different administration official said earlier that agents at the U.S. border and at airports have been told not to wear surgical masks until they are needed."

Took me 4 seconds to find what the subby was referring to. Not hard.
 
2009-04-30 05:46:28 PM
FTA: and then to sit there and say, don’t put on the masks until you know someone is sick is absolutely absurd.

I agree, that is absurd.
 
2009-04-30 05:48:20 PM
www.boingboing.net
 
2009-04-30 05:49:24 PM
Emposter: bdesign: Are you a complete idiot subby? The damn headline of the article says that they did NOT issue any such orders.

From the article
"a different administration official said earlier that agents at the U.S. border and at airports have been told not to wear surgical masks until they are needed."

Took me 4 seconds to find what the subby was referring to. Not hard.


So it's alright to point to debunked information as a story? When the debunking takes place in the same article?

Really?
 
2009-04-30 05:49:30 PM
I know how this whole mess started.

Terrence: You're such a pig-farker, Phillip!
Phillip: Terrance, why would you call me a pig-farker?
Terrence: Well, let's see. First of all, you fark pigs.
Phillip: Oh yeah!
 
2009-04-30 05:51:46 PM
The official said the "science indicates" no need for the masks at this time.

Asked why an agent shouldn't be allowed to wear a mask if it makes him or her more comfortable and doesn't affect performance, the official said only that "science indicates" masks are not needed now.


Science indicates you need a damn editor.
 
2009-04-30 05:52:29 PM
This is like a relay race. As soon as one pandemic thread starts to exhaust itself, another arrives to grab the baton and run the next leg.
 
2009-04-30 05:54:49 PM
Double negative.
 
2009-04-30 05:54:50 PM
dave2198: Emposter: bdesign: Are you a complete idiot subby? The damn headline of the article says that they did NOT issue any such orders.

From the article
"a different administration official said earlier that agents at the U.S. border and at airports have been told not to wear surgical masks until they are needed."

Took me 4 seconds to find what the subby was referring to. Not hard.

So it's alright to point to debunked information as a story? When the debunking takes place in the same article?

Really?


Debunked? How was it debunked? All I saw was a government agency covering its ass in a press statement after making a stupid decision earlier.
 
2009-04-30 05:55:57 PM
Mordant: Another headline designed to prove that libs are just as bad as the righties used to be about defending their team. Here we have a legitimate and reasonable summary of exactly what is stated and what is happening and of course the fireworks begin. Man, it just goes to show how biased Fark is against conservatives. I bet they will be attacked and called neocons now for daring to have an honest difference of opinion based on a truthful interpretation of the facts.


I have read and re-read this post about five times trying to figure out what Mordant is trying to convey. It's like a mass of WARRRRBLLL. I have no idea how it even has aything to do with this article.

/can anyone translate this into sane?
 
2009-04-30 05:56:31 PM
Damn, I was going to wear Skail: Blah. It's not like those stupid masks do any good, anyway. Viruses are ridiculously small. If you can breathe semi-comfortably through it, viruses can get through it. All you're really doing is giving the producers of these masks some unearned money.

I hear you can scare the viruses away with one of these.

www.tensionnot.com

/hot like the Hot Zone
 
2009-04-30 05:56:37 PM
Brilliant, subby, just brilliant.

I will follow your lead and simply make shiat up... I will get my first greenlight.
 
2009-04-30 05:57:21 PM
Calypsocookie: I don't know if this has been posted yet but if you think you have the swine flu pls visit this site, it has vital information for you.


Link (new window)


hehe I chortled.
 
2009-04-30 05:57:25 PM
FTFA: A homeland security spokeswoman said border agents and airport workers have not been told they cannot cover their faces to protect themselves from swine flu.

They have been told to cover their faces because they're FUGLY
 
2009-04-30 05:58:24 PM
Janet Napolitano should be forced to wear a mask at all times.
 
2009-04-30 05:59:16 PM
img114.imageshack.us
 
2009-04-30 06:01:44 PM
dennysgod: I think it was greenlight so we could have our weekly bash subby tread.

/submittard


i63.photobucket.com

Your headline is bad and you should feel bad!
 
2009-04-30 06:02:47 PM

Ah, FOX news.

Actual headline:

Homeland Security: No Orders to Border, Airport Agents Forbidding Surgical Masks
First sentence of article:
The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it has not told agents at U.S. airports and border checkpoints that they cannot wear masks to protect from exposure to swine flu.
I guess you could interpret the headline as "No orders to.... airport agents forbidding surgical masks". But IMO that's a poorly worded headline, at best.
 
2009-04-30 06:03:07 PM
None of this really matters because...

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!
 
2009-04-30 06:04:41 PM
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/dbptcd (cut and paste)
 
2009-04-30 06:07:21 PM
In an apparent bid to appease the swine-flu, the Department of Homeland Security is forbidding federal officials from wearing masks to protect against contracting the flu THAT DO NOTHING TO PREVENT CONTRACTING THE FLU AND THE ARTICLE WAS EVEN POSTED ON THE MAIN PAGE A DAY OR TWO AGO

F*ck. If you're going to mock the whole swine flu thing as being this blown out of proportion joke, then at least get a simple thing like that right. Otherwise just go back to greenlighting SuperDeluxe or FunnyDie links or whatever the hell.
 
2009-04-30 06:07:29 PM
bdesign
torch
bison0329
queezyweezel
Salacious Salad
dennysgod


If you name made the list above you're criticism is commical in that you're "outrage" over the subby's neglected was really you're ignorance and neglect for RTFA. I hope you are all fraught with self-hate. Also, it's you're knee-jerk criticism that convolves facts in this world.

Emposter
You get a gold start
 
2009-04-30 06:07:44 PM
ijit: None of this really matters because...

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!


Eventually.
 
2009-04-30 06:08:27 PM
palladiate: Conservatives yesterday: Masks don't work, you stupid dicks!

I have no idea if that was a conservative talking point but they don't. At least not the ones every idiot will run out and buy at Home Depot.
 
2009-04-30 06:08:54 PM
AndEhBus: If you your name made the list above you're your criticism is commicalcomical in that you're "outrage" over the subby's neglected was really you're ignorance and neglect for RTFA. I hope you are all fraught with self-hate. Also, it's you're knee-jerk criticism that convolves facts in this world.


God I'm fraught with self-hate.
 
2009-04-30 06:09:07 PM
gorgor: APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/dbptcd (cut and paste)


do you keep a counter that shows how many people from Fark look at that?
 
2009-04-30 06:10:40 PM
TUO3MTA3: gorgor: APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/dbptcd (cut and paste)

do you keep a counter that shows how many people from Fark look at that?


whut?
 
2009-04-30 06:10:48 PM
Scientifically speaking, I'm guessing these will be very popular in Kansas.

/a bit obtuse
 
2009-04-30 06:10:49 PM
AndEhBus: bdesign
torch
bison0329
queezyweezel
Salacious Salad
dennysgod


If you name made the list above you're criticism is commical in that you're "outrage" over the subby's neglected was really you're ignorance and neglect for RTFA. I hope you are all fraught with self-hate. Also, it's you're knee-jerk criticism that convolves facts in this world.

Emposter
☼You get a gold start ☼


I never thought there was such a thing as ENL (English as a Ninth Language), but apparently there is.
 
2009-04-30 06:11:01 PM
Cheops: ijit: None of this really matters because...

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!

Eventually.


Not me.
 
2009-04-30 06:11:42 PM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: palladiate: Conservatives yesterday: Masks don't work, you stupid dicks!

I have no idea if that was a conservative talking point but they don't. At least not the ones every idiot will run out and buy at Home Depot.


She hasn't caught the flu in decades:
i42.photobucket.com
 
2009-04-30 06:12:52 PM
Calypsocookie: I don't know if this has been posted yet but if you think you have the swine flu pls visit this site, it has vital information for you.


Link (new window)


I think I might have the swine flu...but I don't see what good it will do to visit that site. The media has made it perfectly clear that I am going to die. I might as well just blow my brains out.

/not sick
//I sneeze in your general direction
 
2009-04-30 06:13:02 PM
gorgor: TUO3MTA3: gorgor: APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/dbptcd (cut and paste)

do you keep a counter that shows how many people from Fark look at that?

whut?


It's special education day here at Fark. TUO3MTA3 and AndEhBus are our guests.
 
2009-04-30 06:13:45 PM
gorgor: TUO3MTA3: gorgor: APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/dbptcd (cut and paste)

do you keep a counter that shows how many people from Fark look at that?

whut?


oh I actually didn't look at that pic before I posted, I thought you were the guy that posts disgusting porn in every thread. If that was the case I thought it'd be interesting to see how many people look at it in any given day.
 
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