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2012-12-22 07:52:55 PM

olddinosaur: 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.


They actually did that here in Ontario a couple of years ago, seemed to enforce it for a a couple of weeks too.  Not so much these days, and at least once, often several times each day there is some bozo driving poorly, and 8 or 9 times out of 10 they are still on the phone as I go by.
 
2012-12-22 07:55:51 PM

DaCaptain19: 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.


Except that wasn't America, it was France.

/Not that our system is effectively that much different
 
2012-12-22 07:58:27 PM

DaCaptain19: 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?.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?

(Checks profile)

Oh, Chicago.

Never mind.
 
2012-12-22 08:01:53 PM

Amos Quito: DaCaptain19: 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.

Except that wasn't America, it was France.

/Not that our system is effectively that much different


How did he not read the explanation of what it is in the article if he really didn't know? Obviously, he read enough to see that it was on the list....
 
2012-12-22 08:16:14 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 !



Do you ever say anything other than "DURRR AMERIKA BAD!"?  I'm honestly curious.
 
2012-12-22 08:17:55 PM
Galindo Elementary in Austin, TX banned Hot Cheetos and Taki's, because the presence was causing a disturbance among the students.

Nothing to do with nutrition, it was that damned song!

HOT CHEETOS AND TAKIS! HOT CHEETOS AND TAKIS!

I'M HUNGRY WHERE MY CHEETOS AT?

We were watching Home Alone on VHS, and on the previews there were some young early 90's black kids dancing for a Pepsi commercial. My son's 8 year old brother bursts out with "HOT CHEETOS AND TAKIS!!"

I guess the songs sounded similar but I felt bad and slightly racist for laughing so hard.
 
2012-12-22 08:30:55 PM

Krieghund: 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.


So foreigners who speak English poorly are doing their best and shouldn't be ridiculed, but Americans who don't speak foreign languages flawlessly are dumbasses.

Gotcha.
 
2012-12-22 08:35:35 PM
The sex education ban in Utah is astounding. Of course, Utah skews all kinds of statistics. While the overwhelming respect its people have for a number of societal values is admirable, the religious and cultural conservatism kind of tarnishes that, in my opinion.

Unrelated note: The Cowardly Lion just jumped through the window at Oz's palace. Cut to commercial.
 
2012-12-22 08:36:21 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Krieghund: 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.

So foreigners who speak English poorly are doing their best and shouldn't be ridiculed, but Americans who don't speak foreign languages flawlessly are dumbasses.

Gotcha.


Americans speaking foreign languages poorly is one thing. Calling Iraq Eye-Rack pretty much earns the dumbass label though.
 
2012-12-22 08:37:31 PM

equusdc: 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.


Exactly.  It's essentially impossible for one person to learn how to pronounce every capital city in the world as it is pronounced by the natives living there in their own language.  I'm not saying that one shouldn't make any effort, but the idea that you are (as one person put it in this thread) a "dumbass" if you don't call Bangkok "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon " (pronounced  exactly as a native Thai speaker would pronounce it) is ludicrous.
 
2012-12-22 08:48:26 PM
Now farkers say the following words out load.

Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina

Vagina!!
Vagina!!!
Vagina!!!!
 
2012-12-22 08:58:35 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.



Scotland you say?

Let's see what Google provides...

Scotland has second highest murder rate in Europe

Scotland's homicide rate has risen by 19% in the past year....Knives are still involved in more than half of murders in Scotland

And so on.

Interesting.
 
2012-12-22 09:12:11 PM

Amos Quito: DaCaptain19: 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.

Except that wasn't America, it was France.

/Not that our system is effectively that much different


Well, I rustled this list up from memory, with the intention of mildly trolling about how bad education in the US is. My intentions were scuppered, however, as the US is ranked ahead of France.

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Scotland you say?

Let's see what Google provides...

Scotland has second highest murder rate in Europe

Scotland's homicide rate has risen by 19% in the past year....Knives are still involved in more than half of murders in Scotland

And so on.

Interesting.


You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.
 
2012-12-22 09:22:36 PM

iron de havilland: You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.


You know what else they have less of in the UK?
 
2012-12-22 09:28:39 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: iron de havilland: You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.

You know what else they have less of in the UK?


Dentists?
 
2012-12-22 09:39:42 PM

way south: Pray 4 Mojo: iron de havilland: You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.

You know what else they have less of in the UK?

Dentists?


I think its professional athletes.
 
2012-12-22 09:40:37 PM

1derful: That's tame compared to Obama's 2013 ban list: The Second Amend, White People, and Jesus.


You are a farking idiot
 
2012-12-22 09:45:11 PM
Think of all the money that'll be made punishing these thousands of new criminals.
 
2012-12-22 09:50:09 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 !


You MUST use my approved Anglicized pronunciation of non-English place names or I WILL taunt you in all caps a second time.
 
2012-12-22 09:54:27 PM

iron de havilland:
You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.


I did look at that, but this looks better detailed/accurate.

The poster was speaking of Scotland specifically. I'm seeing numbers from 2009* putting the rate there at 2.6, no doubt drawing the UK average up. Pretty lousy numbers for Europe, even most of Eastern Europe. More so for such an incredibly homogenized population in a first world country and they don't even have a failed nation controlled by cartels abutting them and spilling violence across the border. (I speak, of course, of Canada.) That is unless the UK isn't letting on just how bad old England has become.

I just don't get why they've not banned pointy things yet when so many are being killed by them. The monsters. It's almost as though banning the tool used to commit violence doesn't remove the impulse to do violence.**

*Being old may be more accurate in this case, 2010-11 appears to have had a huge murder spike and 2012 going the opposite way for the lowest rate since before stronger gun control laws.
 
2012-12-22 09:56:09 PM

Guest: Now farkers say the following words out load.

Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina
Vagina!!
Vagina!!!
Vagina!!!!


i'm mad as hell, and i'm not going to eat it anymore!!!!
 
2012-12-22 10:29:26 PM

olddinosaur: 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.


At this point it's already illegal.
 
2012-12-22 10:32:41 PM

Agatha Crispy: pink


The last little bit of beef they get off a carcass (usually by pressing the bones a little). Some of it is mixed with cartilage, gristle, and fat so they render that stuff off. For some reason, everyone freaks out about eating it even though it is identical to what you would find in a beef hot dog.
 
2012-12-22 11:13:15 PM
Mostly things to protect the feelings of the fat and stupid.
 
2012-12-22 11:31:43 PM
Girls in skirts: A Connecticut Catholic school revamped their uniform this fall to prevent students from rolling up their plaid skirts. Now they've been told to replace their minis with Khaki pants.

Cute, but the reason the skirts were banned from the catholic schools around here was because the girls just stopped wearing underwear.
 
2012-12-22 11:33:02 PM

iron de havilland: Amos Quito: DaCaptain19: 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.

Except that wasn't America, it was France.

/Not that our system is effectively that much different

Well, I rustled this list up from memory, with the intention of mildly trolling about how bad education in the US is. My intentions were scuppered, however, as the US is ranked ahead of France.



Do not disparage the amount of effort that France has exerted in order to successfully fail.
 
2012-12-22 11:55:26 PM

lenfromak: DaJesus: Deslided

Thank you.

Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.


I bought 5 sets of Buckyballs before the Buckypocalypse (5:00 pm PST yesterday). :) Sad to see them go.
 
2012-12-22 11:59:39 PM

SirHolo: lenfromak: DaJesus: Deslided

Thank you.

Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.

I bought 5 sets of Buckyballs before the Buckypocalypse (5:00 pm PST yesterday). :) Sad to see them go.


I bought 50,000 sets.

/Ebay
 
2012-12-23 12:01:53 AM

Amos Quito: SirHolo: lenfromak: DaJesus: Deslided

Thank you.

Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.

I bought 5 sets of Buckyballs before the Buckypocalypse (5:00 pm PST yesterday). :) Sad to see them go.

I bought 50,000 sets.

/Ebay


^Not true, actually ^
 
2012-12-23 12:19:54 AM

ima turkey: fark Michelle Obama


During the previous administration, before the Obama's were in the white house, a coalition of military recruiters reached exactly the same conclusions about school lunches and exercise. Were they part of the liberal plot too?
 
2012-12-23 01:28:08 AM

sno man: Americans speaking foreign languages poorly is one thing. Calling Iraq Eye-Rack pretty much earns the dumbass label though.


Why? It's a foreign word. No dumbassier than some foreigner pronouncing the i in America as if it were an e ("ahMEHreekah") because that is how the letter i is pronounced in their home language.
 
2012-12-23 01:51:49 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Why? It's a foreign word. No dumbassier than some foreigner pronouncing the i in America as if it were an e ("ahMEHreekah") because that is how the letter i is pronounced in their home language.


'Cause the example that started this - Iraq (and Iran) has been on the tee vee every newscast for the last 10 years, give or take (Iran, to varying degrees even longer), if the correct pronunciation hasn't rubbed off by now, you are active member in the proud to be a dumbass group.
 
2012-12-23 06:49:50 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

They are referred to as "homo slackass-erectus" created by natural genetic downward evolution through constant spineless posturing, and spasmatic upper limb gestures, which new research has shown to cause shorter legs and an inability to ambulate other than in an awkward shuffling gait. The "drag-crotch" shape also seems to effect brain function. Expect no eye contact or intelligent verbal communication.
 
2012-12-23 08:17:38 AM

thisisarepeat: way south: Pray 4 Mojo: iron de havilland: You certainly get some respect from me for linking to credible news sources, as opposed to the Daily Heil and its ilk.

But still, when it comes to intentional homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, we have the USA at 4.2 and the UK at 1.2.

You know what else they have less of in the UK?

Dentists?

I think its professional athletes.


I was originally going to go with "buildings made before 1940", but the low hanging fruit works too.
 
2012-12-23 09:02:06 AM

DaJesus: Deslided


de-thankyou
 
2012-12-23 10:26:02 AM

Agatha Crispy: 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?


Not sure. Though she was very open and not prudish, she may have... HEY!
 
2012-12-23 11:13:43 AM

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!"


It depends on how kids come to deal with it. A lot of kids work together or just copy another kids homework regularly, to the point where it's a useless measure. Not to mention parents that more or less do the work for the kids.

Now, doing it in the name of equalizing those that work for it and those that don't is stupid, but relatively without impact, as was mentioned, it won't stop honestly involved parents.

As to the list as a whole, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I can get behind a baggy pants ban, but allowing baggy pants lets people flag themselves as retarded, so that's a wash. Other than that most of the bans are pretty dumb, moralists getting their prudish way.
 
2012-12-23 12:38:02 PM

puckrock2000: DaCaptain19: 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?.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

(Checks profile)

Oh, Chicago.

Never mind.


You sound like you watch My Pretty Pony...

Yeah, no Chicagoan can read. You should read your statement to yourself, out loud...then you can see what a f*cking retard you look like, as well as adding nothing to the conversation. "Oh, Chicagoans can or won't read"...do you see the level of retardation that statement belies?

Read the whole thing, so your predictive abilities are on par with sh*t...I realize some of these were pointing to other countries...my point is that we're very much the same and heading down that slippery slope. You must not know a lot about our public school system. Our system "All Children Left Behind" is no better and probably worse, since the U.S. has had steady declines in education versus our non-U.S. counterparts.

My point remains..we are on the water slide that ends with the U.S. becoming almost a 3rd-world country...we're not even in the top 10 countries for education, health care, financial prudence...name anything, we're falling behind. We don't even make stuff anymore. Our product is "credit". This is exactly how the British Empire became a 2nd-rate world power. Exactly.

I genuinely think you were amongst the "slower" students that the teachers teach down to. Plus, it's obvious you do not work in any position that takes a lot of intellect.

That's ok...the world needs ditch-diggers.
 
2012-12-23 12:46:47 PM

Amos Quito: DaCaptain19: 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.

Except that wasn't America, it was France.

/Not that our system is effectively that much different


I know it was France...at least you got my point. We already teach to the lowest common denominator, "All Children Left Behind" is the gov't program in place today, the U.S. has been talking for a few years about banishing homework. Teachers cheat more than that students as they are incented to have high standardized test scores and if they don't...they're out. Teachers go on strike repeatedly "for the children". No, it's not for the "children" - it's for the pocketbooks of the teachers. The only "benefit" they give kids is an extra day off from school. Because the teachers - not the students - are lazy, self-centered, and feel entitled.

Teaching is a cushy job, if you can stand kids. Three to four month vacation in the summer...around here they take every other Friday off...you've got your massive time off for holidays such as Christmas. Teaching is cushy and with the lack of quality teachers, they're not even good at their jobs. Why do so many U.S. students graduate high-school while being functionally or totally illiterate? Because we're the U.S. and "everyone is a winner".
 
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