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2012-12-22 06:19:42 PM
 
2012-12-22 06:24:04 PM
Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.
 
2012-12-22 06:24:38 PM
fark Michelle Obama
 
2012-12-22 06:24:49 PM
Total "Meh" after reading the article: 35.
 
2012-12-22 06:24:51 PM
the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !
 
2012-12-22 06:26:23 PM

DaJesus: Deslided


Your link says they're all false, what I thought.
 
2012-12-22 06:26:33 PM

DaJesus: Deslided


Thank you.

Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.
 
2012-12-22 06:26:45 PM
FTFA Duck abuse: Most of the country barely blinked when a long-ordered ban on the pricey pate went into effect in California in September. Chefs, however, grieved the outlawing of the delicacy made from force-fed ducks. Some even joined forces with foie producers taking the measure to task in court. But the cause was limp by most standards. As the Los Angeles Times put it: "Foie Gras is (rightly) banned, so let's move on.")

Stopped reading right here.  It isn't "duck abuse".  This stupid regulation is a another fine example of something that politicians can pass easily, stirs up a lot of emotion and yet solves no problem.  All you are doing is limited business and consumer choices.  Fortunately Chicago saw the light and repealed their ban.  California isn't going to be so lucky.

/and the law is being widely ignored
 
2012-12-22 06:29:02 PM

wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.


No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

www.aerojockey.com
"Homework is fun!"
 
2012-12-22 06:29:09 PM

deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)


So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?
 
2012-12-22 06:34:25 PM

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?
 
2012-12-22 06:34:31 PM
You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.
 
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2012-12-22 06:40:57 PM

TheManofPA: You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.


Nice.

+1
 
2012-12-22 06:41:18 PM

ArcadianRefugee: deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?


Only if you don't want to look like a dumbass.
 
2012-12-22 06:42:26 PM
i was alwasy taught if we don't follow the law, we don't believe in our country and it's law in general.
 
2012-12-22 06:43:01 PM

kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?


This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.
 
2012-12-22 06:45:17 PM
What they ought to ban is idiots texting while they drive, or barreling down the road with a cell phone crammed in their ear and not watching where they are going.

I average one near--miss with one of these yo--yos every 10 miles.
 
2012-12-22 06:45:38 PM

aerojockey: wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.

No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

[www.aerojockey.com image 80x80]
"Homework is fun!"


Here's to homogenous stupidity.
 
2012-12-22 06:48:14 PM
I wish we could ban Madonna. She's a grandmother who hasn't realized that she's no longer 20 and isn't sexy anymore, just sad.

And the Utah ban on STDs and condoms, etc... The long term effects are going to suck when Utah is filled with teenagers who are parents who all have the clap. Abstinence doesn't work. I went to school in Texas. Our sex ed classes actually had a frank talk about condoms, STDs and the like. It was "You're 100% safe if you abstain and condom's aren't 100% effective." And that was all the abstinence teaching we got.
 
2012-12-22 06:48:57 PM

Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?

This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


Go to Wikipedia's article on name of Germany.

/Republic of Georgia is something like "Sakartvelo" in Georgia. In their curlicue-intensive alphabet, of course.
 
2012-12-22 06:50:20 PM
WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.
 
2012-12-22 06:50:41 PM

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


I don't know whether you've been to the U.S. or not, but I'd go so far as to say that it's the largest heterogeneous society in the world. Saying that it's ignorant to claim that all Americans love guns and imperialism is a gross understatement.

As for the statistic that there are nine guns for every ten people, one thing that is fairly consistent with gun owners: they typically don't own just one. I'm willing to bet that it's more accurate to say that out of every ten people, three people own three guns each and the next seven people don't own any than it is to say that nine out of every ten American citizens own one gun.
 
2012-12-22 06:51:18 PM

deplorable: We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.


simpsonswiki.net
 
2012-12-22 06:52:49 PM

Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?

This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


One night in Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit and the world's your oyster.
 
2012-12-22 06:53:13 PM
That's tame compared to Obama's 2013 ban list: The Second Amend, White People, and Jesus.
 
2012-12-22 06:53:25 PM
Insatiable Jesus
Your link says they're all false


Not anymore. :-P
 
2012-12-22 06:55:31 PM

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


Wait wait wait. You're in Scotland and you're telling us how to pronounce things?
 
2012-12-22 07:00:17 PM

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


Has your mom had that talk with you about feminine hygiene yet?
 
2012-12-22 07:00:49 PM
FTFA: "Buffet abuse: When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

How does a buffet not have enough food to feed two people?
 
2012-12-22 07:09:46 PM
FTFA: Models who look too young: In April, a largely topless catalog had the company in the crossfires of the U.K's Advertising Standards Authority. Then in December, the government agency took offense to a new campaign which they claim sexualizes a young-looking (though over 18) model.

Really? I've heard from a theoretical friend of a friend who once visited a porno shop that there's quite a few "young lass"-themed UK mags.
 
2012-12-22 07:14:25 PM
These bans show me how f*cking pathetic the U.S. really is.

I mean, punish the kids who have good parents who are involved with their education?

No, let's teach to crack-whore and "baby daddy" students whose breeders don't give a f*ck. Banish hugging?! What a f*cking insane, no-thought, policy. Let's NOT use inappropriate hugging as a "coachable moment" for the kid. let's just ban it (allowing "good" students to be suspended or expelled). Smart, amurika.

Two quotes come to mind:

Mark Twain: "Censorship is saying a man can't have a steak because a baby can't chew it." This not only applies to censorship, but to just about everything mentioned in this article.

Benjamin Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Well, we certainly have that! "oh, a shooting! let's ban all guns"...or..."oh no! PBJ sandwiches! Bobby over here has an allergy so let's make the whole f*cking school bow down to him"...f*ck the other students..or "Hey, we're in danger of terrorists so let's try the Patriot Act. Yeah! I'm happy to see our constitutional freedoms eroded by OUR so-called leaders.

But the country is still pathetically paranoid, while they put their head in the sand and vote to have our freedom eroded.

The U.S. is not a good example of democracy, freedom of the people, educating it's people, any kind of financial prudence, health care...we are f*cking behind the times and the rest of the industrialized world is passing us...hell, lapping us.
 
2012-12-22 07:16:17 PM
At first I thought what are going to biatch about in 2013, then it hit me that we would turn 35 into 45
 
2012-12-22 07:16:40 PM

OddLlama: FTFA: "Buffet abuse: When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

How does a buffet not have enough food to feed two people?


Afterwards.....they went fishing.
 
2012-12-22 07:17:13 PM
So ... female Iranian students out perform men, and the reaction is to ban them from going at ALL? Holy crap what is this I don't even @_@

.... maybe, moms, no one wants to see your breastfeeding photos on facebook because we don't care. Or I don't. Whatever.

This just in - Uggs are still dumb.

Cell phones used by women make scandals! Silly womens, what is this, getting to talk.

X_x I just .. I don't even.
 
2012-12-22 07:18:46 PM
France going full Harrison Bergeron then?

I never realized there were socialists this goddamn stupid. I mean, in the west.
 
2012-12-22 07:23:16 PM

special20: Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.

Has your mom had that talk with you about feminine hygiene yet?


Sure but she never mentioned pink slime. How did your mother describe it to you? Did she mention your sister when you discussed it with her?
 
2012-12-22 07:24:02 PM
Gateway body parts? wtf?
 
2012-12-22 07:27:15 PM

ArcadianRefugee: deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?


Yep. Another display of amurika being ashamed - this time because we speak English.

And don't think of some of those bans restricted to other countries don't have traction, here. The public school system is heading towards the "no homework" policy.

Our "educational" system already serves only the incredibly stupid..."All Children Left Behind? andyone. The system ONLY rewards performance on standardized tests...so our teachers don't really teach anything but how to score on the test - they even cheat, themselves, as the kids' test scores impact them the most. Read Freakonomics if you think this is crap.
 
2012-12-22 07:32:08 PM
Women talking on cellphones: In December, the Indian village of Bihar, announced a decision to bar all women from using cellular devices. According to the village council, the phones were the cause of too many scandalous elopements and a general "debasing the social atmosphere."

images.wikia.com

That's one big-ass village...
 
2012-12-22 07:37:40 PM

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


Mostly it's better that you don't know.  Just leave it at that.
 
2012-12-22 07:41:31 PM

DaCaptain19: Our "educational" system already serves only the incredibly stupid..."All Children Left Behind? andyone. The system ONLY rewards performance on standardized tests...so our teachers don't really teach anything but how to score on the test - they even cheat, themselves, as the kids' test scores impact them the most. Read Freakonomics if you think this is crap.


A fair point, considering we fire teachers if the students don't do well on the standardized tests.
 
2012-12-22 07:43:03 PM
As for the peanut butter thing, if your child is so weak that another child's peanut butter lunch can kill him, you might as well either put your kid in a bubble or kill the bastard.
 
2012-12-22 07:43:18 PM
deplorable: Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

quiet you
 
2012-12-22 07:45:52 PM

deplorable: Iran


Iran so far away.
 
2012-12-22 07:47:29 PM
The first rule of Band Camp is 'You don't talk about Band Camp'.
 
2012-12-22 07:48:06 PM

your average maint. man: i was alwasy taught if we don't follow the law, we don't believe in our country and it's law in general.


Thats pretty much where my head is at anymore.

Thats illegal!

So, what the fark isnt?
 
2012-12-22 07:49:19 PM

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


How did you not read the explanation of what it is in the article if you really didn't know? Obviously, you read enough to see that it was on the list....
 
2012-12-22 07:49:59 PM
FTFA: "When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

You go now! Food all gone! Why you no eat vegetable?!
 
2012-12-22 07:51:39 PM
Plenty of banned items from the intellectual giants known as "School Officials"

We need to ban stupid people from running the schools.
 
2012-12-22 07:52:34 PM

Great Janitor: I wish we could ban Madonna. She's a grandmother who hasn't realized that she's no longer 20 and isn't sexy anymore, just sad.


Her daughter Lourdes is 16, but as far as I know, she hasn't had any kids yet. Rocco's only 12, so I don't think he has any either.
 
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