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2012-12-22 06:24:51 PM
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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 08:58:35 PM
2 votes:

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 06:53:13 PM
2 votes:
That's tame compared to Obama's 2013 ban list: The Second Amend, White People, and Jesus.
2012-12-22 06:29:09 PM
2 votes:

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?
2012-12-23 12:46:47 PM
1 votes:

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".
2012-12-22 08:35:35 PM
1 votes:
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 08:30:55 PM
1 votes:

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 07:14:25 PM
1 votes:
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 06:43:01 PM
1 votes:

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 06:26:45 PM
1 votes:
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 06:24:04 PM
1 votes:
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 06:19:42 PM
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