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2013-08-28 09:07:07 PM
People in Arizona are laughing.
 
2013-08-28 09:20:12 PM
It ain't the heat, it's the humidity
 
2013-08-28 09:23:02 PM
Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

/I put on a sweater when it's 70 degrees.
 
2013-08-28 09:28:08 PM

WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

/I put on a sweater when it's 70 degrees.


I worked with a guy from Minnesota

/wore shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter
//wilted like a lily when it got over 80
 
2013-08-28 09:34:31 PM

Jeep2011: People in Arizona are laughing.


Are there schools in AZ that don't have air conditioning?
 
2013-08-28 09:51:20 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Jeep2011: People in Arizona are laughing.

Are there schools in AZ that don't have air conditioning?


Probably not.   Hot here in PA is 90 degrees. But yea...i was joking.
 
2013-08-28 10:00:11 PM

Jeep2011: People in Arizona are laughing.


People in Arizona don't let school aged children live in their cities.
 
2013-08-28 10:03:31 PM
73º F in San Francisco.  No relief in sight.
 
2013-08-28 10:23:02 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

/I put on a sweater when it's 70 degrees.

I worked with a guy from Minnesota

/wore shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter
//wilted like a lily when it got over 80


I grew up in anchorage Alaska. Degrees in the 40s was short sleeve weather.
 
2013-08-28 10:45:02 PM
Snowflakes don't like heat.
 
2013-08-28 11:23:14 PM
Here, too. Well, dismissing early all week at least. This is 100% due to our news-media inflamed litigious helicopter parent society (or at least the perception thereof - thanks again to news media).

"A kid in Sauk Rapids vomited because of the heat."

"Shut. Down. Everything."

But it ain't the heat that's the issue, it's the humidity. Your sweat doesn't evaporate as well as it does in, say, the southwest. And most schools have zero A/C, so if people are sensitive to it, or plain old stupid about it, the heat might cause some problems. Problems that would have earned you a trip to the school nurse back in the day without some just-out-of-college small-town reporter looking for their first big scoop letting the whole tri-state area about it.

But we don't really give a big shiat - just told our kids to make sure they drink enough water and not overdo it outside. Much ado about nothing.
 
2013-08-28 11:33:15 PM
(it's not the heat, it's the humidity)
 
2013-08-29 12:40:04 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Jeep2011: People in Arizona are laughing.

Are there schools in AZ that don't have air conditioning?


Maybe in Flagstaff. A lot of apartments there don't.
 
2013-08-29 12:41:46 AM
Greatest farking country in the world?

Can't even get universal air conditioning in the nation's public schools.
 
2013-08-29 12:42:21 AM

WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.


Maybe, but summers in the Midwest (posting from the Chicago Area) are extremely humid, so the heat index gets very high, and unless you're right on the coast of one of the Great Lakes you don't get a good Lake Breeze. A lot of people, at least where I live, have AC and are not afraid to use it when the temp gets over 85.
 
2013-08-29 12:45:49 AM

Somacandra: Can't even get universal air conditioning in the nation's public schools.


My elementary school installed air conditioning the summer after I finished 5th Grade. Unfortunately, in my district, junior high starts in 6th. And that school didn't have it either, if I recall correctly.

/missed it by *that* much
 
2013-08-29 12:55:54 AM

Somacandra: TuteTibiImperes: Jeep2011: People in Arizona are laughing.

Are there schools in AZ that don't have air conditioning?

Maybe in Flagstaff. A lot of apartments there don't.


Huh, according to wikipedia the climate there is much milder than I would have guessed, it must be due to elevation.  When I think of AZ I think of tumbleweeds, scorched cracked desert, and temperatures above 100 degrees for most of the summer.
 
2013-08-29 01:37:31 AM

Somacandra: Greatest farking country in the world?

Can't even get universal air conditioning in the nation's public schools.


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2013-08-29 01:51:17 AM

WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

/I put on a sweater when it's 70 degrees.


It's approaching 100 degrees AND humid as hell with some very stagnant air. We put up with a lot here in the Midwest, hell 40 degrees is still tshirt and shorts weather for us, but we know that we don't want kids running around outside in such conditions which can cause rapid dehydration and lead to other potentially dangerous health conditions.
 
2013-08-29 01:59:53 AM

WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

/I put on a sweater when it's 70 degrees.


Wait wut? Almost everyone in MN has air because is gets fark'n hot in the summer. The difference is that most schools aren't operating in the summer months and thus don't have as robust cooling facilities.
 
2013-08-29 02:03:17 AM
Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.
 
2013-08-29 02:07:47 AM
I enjoyed the start of my school years. not just because of the frequent early outs for heat but because the girls didn't wear much.

I liked that.

now all the schools here have air conditioning and I feel bad for my son
 
2013-08-29 02:09:05 AM

Omahawg: I feel bad for my son


He's got 99 problems, but a biatch ain't one?
 
2013-08-29 02:09:58 AM
There are a lot of poor black schools on that list...
 
2013-08-29 02:10:10 AM

Paris1127: WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

Maybe, but summers in the Midwest (posting from the Chicago Area) are extremely humid, so the heat index gets very high, and unless you're right on the coast of one of the Great Lakes you don't get a good Lake Breeze. A lot of people, at least where I live, have AC and are not afraid to use it when the temp gets over 8575.


FTFY.

/Seriously, the day that felt hottest one summer was a high of 65.  It's just too humid.
 
2013-08-29 02:16:06 AM
Next time Atlanta shuts down because its 4 salt trucks can't handle 4" of snow over a 6 million resident area remember this day.
 
2013-08-29 02:16:18 AM
Tough on the moose too.  Unfortunately this will not be the year their population recovers.
 
2013-08-29 02:16:34 AM
It's not the hum, it's the heatidity
 
2013-08-29 02:16:54 AM
What a bunch of wussies! Many schools in Hawaii don't have A/C and we have year round school. Summer break ended at the beginning of August and It's been in the upper 80's every day since then. If there were days off for heat, kids would never have to go to school. I see the kids at the non-airconditioned school next to my house out running around in the playground at noon when it's 85-plus. No big deal at all.
 
2013-08-29 02:24:54 AM

People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.


That snow melted by noon, and no we quit giving a shiat after the hundredth time you threatened to succeed. Just go!
 
2013-08-29 02:31:09 AM

meyerkev: Paris1127: WordyGrrl: Ninety-six degrees is the okay in Texas to say the weather is "hot." Not "blistering," "scorching," or "ridiculous." But for Minnesota? That's gotta be killin' those people. Most of them probably don't have air-conditioning in their homes, either.

Maybe, but summers in the Midwest (posting from the Chicago Area) are extremely humid, so the heat index gets very high, and unless you're right on the coast of one of the Great Lakes you don't get a good Lake Breeze. A lot of people, at least where I live, have AC and are not afraid to use it when the temp gets over 8575.

FTFY.

/Seriously, the day that felt hottest one summer was a high of 65.  It's just too humid.


Today in my area was like breathing soup. Left the grocery store and my glasses instantly fogged up. The air outside just felt thicker than healthy.
 
2013-08-29 02:31:28 AM

chitownmike: People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.

That snow melted by noon, and no we quit giving a shiat after the hundredth time you threatened to succeed. Just go!


Don't worry, there's virtually no chance of Texas actually succeeding, if your metrics are things like literacy level or median wage.

/they do all right by mean wage, though
//or total employment if you count minimum wage jobs
///let's see how long even that lasts when the oil runs out
 
2013-08-29 02:34:08 AM
I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?
 
2013-08-29 02:45:10 AM

browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?


So Michigan schools (which used to start this last week of August) are legally required to start after Labor Day.

And what that ends up meaning is that they don't end until late June.

At that point, it's pretty much a tie.  .
 
2013-08-29 02:46:18 AM

lizajane999: What a bunch of wussies! Many schools in Hawaii don't have A/C and we have year round school. Summer break ended at the beginning of August and It's been in the upper 80's every day since then. If there were days off for heat, kids would never have to go to school. I see the kids at the non-airconditioned school next to my house out running around in the playground at noon when it's 85-plus. No big deal at all.


How is the humidity there? And another thing is that I am pretty sure even without AC the schools there are built to be comfortable in the heat, as somebody mentioned earlier schools in Minnesota aren't in session usually during the summer and therefore aren't built to be comfortable in this type of heat. In fact they are built to be comfortable in blistering cold.
 
2013-08-29 02:46:52 AM

browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?


The districts obsessed with getting semester tests done before Christmas winter break instead of doing them in the middle of January. And then snow days happen and the tests get pushed to January anyway.
 
2013-08-29 02:55:06 AM

browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?


Came here to say that. I never started a school year before September 7th.  In the rural counties, they started even later so the kids could finish up helping with the harvest. Hell, when I was a kid, most families were still away on vacation in August. If someone had suggested starting school in the middle of summer, they would have received a hearty "Go fark Yourself!"

Summer vacation typically started on June 3rd or 4th, but I grew up in Spokane (which occasionally sees 40 below zero in January/February), so we usually had to make up a few snow days. I don't know who is responsible for changing the dates, but I can just about guarantee it has something to do with someone making more money by starting earlier.
 
2013-08-29 03:06:34 AM

browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?


School started after 'labour' day so that young kids could help out their family/friends/neighbours with harvesting on the farm. In some districts kids can still get a deferment on grades for classes missed up to October.
 
2013-08-29 03:12:38 AM

teto85: 73º F in San Francisco.  No relief in sight.


75º  in Portland. Ooh, 80% chance of rain on Thursday. So, it begins...
 
2013-08-29 03:14:53 AM
96 degrees in phoenix is "going out" weather.
 
2013-08-29 03:16:37 AM

jeffjo52: browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?

School started after 'labour' day so that young kids could help out their family/friends/neighbours with harvesting on the farm. In some districts kids can still get a deferment on grades for classes missed up to October.


In Chicago the public schools start after labor day because some of the schools don't have AC or don't have adequate AC. The suburb that I grew up in after moving from Chicago the schools started in the second week of August because the schools had AC. However the Catholic schools still started after labor day because they were in older buildings without AC.
 
2013-08-29 03:17:24 AM

Mithiwithi: chitownmike: People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.

That snow melted by noon, and no we quit giving a shiat after the hundredth time you threatened to succeed. Just go!

Don't worry, there's virtually no chance of Texas actually succeeding, if your metrics are things like literacy level or median wage.

/they do all right by mean wage, though
//or total employment if you count minimum wage jobs
///let's see how long even that lasts when the oil runs out


They are welcome to go and take their textbooks with them
 
2013-08-29 03:20:28 AM

People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.


Because 13 inches of snow isn't that big a deal. Just learn to drive.
 
2013-08-29 03:25:29 AM

ongbok: jeffjo52: browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?

School started after 'labour' day so that young kids could help out their family/friends/neighbours with harvesting on the farm. In some districts kids can still get a deferment on grades for classes missed up to October.

In Chicago the public schools start after labor day because some of the schools don't have AC or don't have adequate AC. The suburb that I grew up in after moving from Chicago the schools started in the second week of August because the schools had AC. However the Catholic schools still started after labor day because they were in older buildings without AC.


Bullshiat, summer break from school came about long before A/C was invented. That may be a modern excuse, but it is not why summer break was first brought about.
 
2013-08-29 03:30:16 AM

jeffjo52: ongbok: jeffjo52: browntimmy: I thought summer heat was a big reason schools use to start after Labor Day. So who decided it was okay to start school earlier in the summer and not install air conditioning?

School started after 'labour' day so that young kids could help out their family/friends/neighbours with harvesting on the farm. In some districts kids can still get a deferment on grades for classes missed up to October.

In Chicago the public schools start after labor day because some of the schools don't have AC or don't have adequate AC. The suburb that I grew up in after moving from Chicago the schools started in the second week of August because the schools had AC. However the Catholic schools still started after labor day because they were in older buildings without AC.

Bullshiat, summer break from school came about long before A/C was invented. That may be a modern excuse, but it is not why summer break was first brought about.


I think everybody knows that dumb ass. I was pointing out that in some places school districts with very old school still start after labor day while school districts with newer more up to date schools start in August.  I figured you would be able to figure out what I was getting at without me having to explain the history of summer break. I see I shouldn't have assumed that.
 
2013-08-29 03:36:33 AM

Somacandra: Greatest farking country in the world?

Can't even get universal air conditioning in the nation's public schools.


If you let them air condition the public buildings, soon they'll be installing HVAC systems in your own home, with a variety of choices competitively priced.

The seal coat on your driveway will be next.
 
2013-08-29 03:52:40 AM

Abacus9: People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.

Because 13 inches of snow isn't that big a deal. Just learn to drive.


Neither is 96 degrees.
 
2013-08-29 03:55:22 AM

chitownmike: People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.

That snow melted by noon, and no we quit giving a shiat after the hundredth time you threatened to succeed. Just go!


Uhm, you obviously didn't DRIVE through this snow at noon. and 1pm.. and 2pm..

/didn't stop snowing til the morning, and it stuck around for most of the day.
//yes I can drive through it, but it was cold.
 
2013-08-29 03:55:23 AM

People_are_Idiots: Abacus9: People_are_Idiots: Waaa... When 13 inches of snow got dumped on Texas, not a blip... but 96 degrees in Minnesota? PANIC!... amateurs.

Because 13 inches of snow isn't that big a deal. Just learn to drive.

Neither is 96 degrees.


Tell that to people keeling over from heat stroke. 96 degrees is a big deal when you throw in high humidity. Snow just isn't.
 
2013-08-29 03:56:58 AM

chitownmike: we quit giving a shiat after the hundredth time you threatened to succeed


I threaten to succeed every year, but none of my friends ever believe me.
 
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