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(Inforum)   Fargo: Volunteers including students fill a million sandbags to prepare for the 4th major flood in 5 years. Ed Schultz: Fargo uses child slave labor because rich people refuse to pay taxes. Bonus: It's his old TV station   (inforum.com) divider line 169
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2013-04-13 01:03:28 AM  
Shouldn't those kids be wearing dust masks as the sand cascades into the bags?

Where's our Fark OSHA expert?
 
2013-04-13 04:53:58 AM  
These students are not forced to fill sandbags, if they want, they can stay behind at school and do work.

Ze students are not forst to vork in ze labor camps, zey are free to shoos and if zey prefer zey can spend ze evening vith ze Baron von Torturmax. Everybody iz happy.
 
2013-04-13 09:12:40 AM  
Schultz and his fans are idiots. This is not news.
 
2013-04-13 09:39:51 AM  
He's not wrong though.
 
2013-04-13 09:40:27 AM  
People like Schultz get confused when they see a community banding together to help eachother out.

Especially when no extra taxes have been levied to pay for it since nobody is there doing charity for a paycheck.
 
2013-04-13 09:41:36 AM  
If rich people would pay more taxes, every man woul have a dickholder and asswiper in his bathroom and we will have achieved social justice and zero deficits in 5 years
 
2013-04-13 09:42:57 AM  
As someone who grew up in Fargo, let me assure you that filling bags with sand is easily one of the top 5 fun things to do there.
 
2013-04-13 09:44:16 AM  
So the town needs kids fill sandbags every year to prevent flooding.  Good long term planning there.  LOL, white people hate being called slaves as much as black people hated being actual slaves.

(Slaxl, that was the funniest damn thing I've read in a long time, thank you)
 
2013-04-13 09:44:51 AM  
So the kids don't belong to the community now?
 
2013-04-13 09:46:53 AM  
Typical liberal response, he's just pissed that some union workers are missing out on some fat paychecks at taxpayer expense.
 
2013-04-13 09:48:12 AM  

Nuclear Monk: As someone who grew up in Fargo, let me assure you that filling bags with sand is easily one of the top 5 fun things to do there.


Heheh.

fat boy: Typical liberal response, he's just pissed that some union workers are missing out on some fat paychecks at taxpayer expense.


Sounds about right.
 
2013-04-13 09:49:47 AM  
I'm fairly certain that an 8th grade volunteer wrote that article.
 
2013-04-13 09:50:05 AM  
What child slave labor might look like
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-04-13 09:50:11 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He's not wrong though.


That's the thing, isn't it?

No, they aren't slaves by any means. And fostering volunteering and community outreach values in kids is good, mkay?

But really, they need to tax and build the dikes. I'm sure the kids can find other volunteer opportunities more worthwhile.
 
2013-04-13 09:51:26 AM  
I hope his home in Detroit Lakes ends up flooded or otherwise ruined.
Fark that old codger. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-13 09:51:45 AM  
Because he's not trolling for ratings or anything, right?  I mean, it's not like he's saying that an advocate for insurance covering birth control pills after a friend of hers lost her ovaries due to complications should let taxpayers watch videos of her having sex.
 
2013-04-13 09:52:20 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: But really, they need to tax and build the dikes.


Infrastructure is socialist.
 
2013-04-13 09:54:22 AM  
Community bands together to get the adults to build proper flood control? Omg! SOCIALISM!!! Someone criticizes community for failing to do so and resorting to pulling kids out of school to throw beanbags at rising floodwaters? STFU! Think of the bootstrappy children!!!

Ah, America...
 
2013-04-13 09:54:30 AM  
Slavery is volunteer work.
 
2013-04-13 09:56:25 AM  

Slaxl: These students are not forced to fill sandbags, if they want, they can stay behind at school and do work.

Ze students are not forst to vork in ze labor camps, zey are free to shoos and if zey prefer zey can spend ze evening vith ze Baron von Torturmax. Everybody iz happy.


Oh, has the Baron fixed the Iron Maiden, racks, and the penitent pears?  If so, I'm in!
 
2013-04-13 09:56:36 AM  
I thought Democrats supported this type of "slavery":

H.R. 1388 (111th): Serve America Act

Entitled The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws
 
2013-04-13 09:58:08 AM  
FARK rebel soldier:
What child slave labor might look like
[lh3.ggpht.com image 650x433]


And those are cacao pods, aren't they?  Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.
 
2013-04-13 09:58:18 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Shouldn't those kids be wearing dust masks as the sand cascades into the bags?

Where's our Fark OSHA expert?


Yes they should. Didn't they shut down some sand mines in Wisconsin last year because people nearby were claiming the dust was causing their kids harm? Surely getting a faceful of dust is worse than the dust you get from a plant a couple of miles away.

I think if you keep the sand moist it is not so much of a problem. From the video I could not tell whether or not the sand was wet or not--but it might be a good idea for someone to bring up the potential harm it could do. Particles can be in the air even if you don't see them...

This article has some info about the sand they're mining for fracking. I'm sure the effects are similar.
 
2013-04-13 09:58:27 AM  
They need to build a permanent solution to the problem instead of relying on ad hoc help when the time comes. Part of the reason for gov't is to provide solutions to future problems.

/Society needs to be more proactive than reactive
 
2013-04-13 10:00:23 AM  

muck4doo: Schultz and his fans are is idiots. This is not news.


/ftfy
 
2013-04-13 10:00:24 AM  
HotWingConspiracy:

He's not wrong though.

Both sides have a point, actually.
 
2013-04-13 10:00:43 AM  
You can bet that if President Zerofart showed up and the kids shook his hand or waved at him or something, then suddenly it'd be "ZOMG, indoctrinations!"
 
2013-04-13 10:01:10 AM  
I would have rathered filled sand bags than sat in school learning redding , riting , rithmatic .

Fargo, no wood chipper in the background for incentive ?
 
2013-04-13 10:01:32 AM  

Cream of Meat: So the town needs kids fill sandbags every year to prevent flooding.  Good long term planning there.  LOL, white people hate being called slaves as much as black people hated being actual slaves.

(Slaxl, that was the funniest damn thing I've read in a long time, thank you)


I think white people hated being actual slaves too, it was just longer ago. (Mostly.)
 
2013-04-13 10:02:22 AM  
The ironic thing is the only people that like Ed Schultz are Republicans.
 
2013-04-13 10:02:37 AM  
Shultz is on CWA's payroll, and that group is just about full Marxist. And Marxism doesn't like child labor. See, Marxism works !
 
2013-04-13 10:03:32 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Shouldn't those kids be wearing dust masks as the sand cascades into the bags?

Where's our Fark OSHA expert?


Yes... "Tan Lung" is a horrible, horrible disease.
 
2013-04-13 10:04:30 AM  
Schultz=Limbaugh
Big fat blowhards
 
2013-04-13 10:05:37 AM  

What happens to kids who don't help fill sand bags:


static2.businessinsider.com

 
2013-04-13 10:05:56 AM  

Nuclear Monk: As someone who grew up in Fargo, let me assure you that filling bags with sand is easily one of the top 5 fun things to do there.


There's always Moorhead across the river.
 
2013-04-13 10:06:53 AM  
I can solve this.  Cut school funding, build dikes.
 
2013-04-13 10:09:16 AM  

Shotgun Justice: They need to build a permanent solution to the problem


FYI - you can't build a permanent solution.  The permanent solution is to remove structures from flood prone areas and let rivers be rivers.
 
2013-04-13 10:09:45 AM  
You know who always seems to be at the head of the line making bank on other people's hardships?
You know who is always pretending they don't know what makes the world go 'round?
You know who lies, lies and lies some more.
 
2013-04-13 10:10:13 AM  
Just like a lib to encourage dykes.
 
2013-04-13 10:11:12 AM  
Swing low... Sweet chariot...
 
2013-04-13 10:12:21 AM  

The Snow Dog: Cream of Meat: So the town needs kids fill sandbags every year to prevent flooding.  Good long term planning there.  LOL, white people hate being called slaves as much as black people hated being actual slaves.

(Slaxl, that was the funniest damn thing I've read in a long time, thank you)

I think white people hated being actual slaves too, it was just longer ago. (Mostly.)


Bullchit!
If you don't know white(black, tan, brown, yellow) slavery, you don't know slavery.

BTW, slavery is alive and well on the good ole' Earth. Still very popular.
 
2013-04-13 10:13:32 AM  
What Ed Schultz said is in fact pretty stupid.

What's just as stupid is doing nothing to fix what seems to be a yearly problem.
 
2013-04-13 10:17:58 AM  
What the heck is with the male newscasters voice?  He sounds like he has a bunch of crap in his mouth.
 
2013-04-13 10:18:04 AM  
if i were a democrat i would be all "dude get off my side"
 
2013-04-13 10:21:06 AM  
I don't mind watchting a dyke getting humped up .
 
2013-04-13 10:23:15 AM  
I think we're missing the point here. the city needs a dike/levy. but because they don't want to pay for it they depend upon volunteers almost every spring.
 
2013-04-13 10:27:09 AM  
flood_guy - The permanent solution is to remove structures from flood prone areas and let rivers be rivers.

And we are done here.

/did land surveying for 16 years... you'd be amazed at how much developers are willing to pay to get you to alter that flood study so they can build in what is essentially a swamp.
//once watched a developer scoop out an entire werlands region of 10 ft of muck and refill with dirt so he could build a subdivision. Any takers how long it took before it became a swampy, under water subdivision?
///developers suck and that is not a generalization!
 
JJR
2013-04-13 10:32:02 AM  
wow Shultz is right. it looked just like the Gulag Archipelago!
 
2013-04-13 10:33:11 AM  
If this was jsut some random flooding and the kids were volunteering to help with the sandbags and everything, I don't think there would be a problem.

It's because the city refuses to build the infrastructure necessary to keep those houses and businesses safe so that they're forced to rely on these volunteers, they're creating a situation in which an unusually high or fast rising flood could cause a significant amount of damage should the conditions be too dangerous to actually fill those bags.

Plus, there's the question of why the people in those neighborhoods aren't out there filling the sandbags themselves. There's also the issue of it not *really* being voluntary if the alternative is still some sort of work. Unless I'm missing something, the students don't have the option of not filling the sandbags or going back to the school and doing work. Either way, they still *have* to do something.

Of course, this all gets lost in the retard storm because every single issue is always boiled down to whether or not it can help "your side" politically instead of looking at the actual issue.
 
2013-04-13 10:33:37 AM  
My understanding of that area is they need to move large equipment from field to field and the dikes block  it.
 
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