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(New York Daily News)   High school forces students to donate to charity by playing Justin Bieber nonstop. The United Nations Security Council is looking into whether this violates the Geneva Conventions   (nydailynews.com) divider line 48
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2014-03-12 09:42:15 AM
Well, someone clearly likes his music.
 
2014-03-12 09:48:29 AM
So they where all CIA asset, drug dealing, murderer?

If so I have no sympathy
 
2014-03-12 09:51:38 AM

albatros183: So they where all CIA asset, drug dealing, murderer?

If so I have no sympathy


www.lolwut.com
 
2014-03-12 09:53:34 AM
More likely ASCAP stops it first with a cease-and-desist.
 
2014-03-12 09:54:25 AM
Finally, a use for overreaching copyright law. Somebody needs to contact Bieber's record label and have them sue this kid for unlicensed public performances....
 
2014-03-12 09:56:35 AM
Isn't that called extortion?
 
2014-03-12 09:59:27 AM

cgraves67: Isn't that called extortion?


That's a nice Debbie Gibson Trapper Keeper you got there. Be a shame if something were to happen to it.
 
2014-03-12 09:59:33 AM
I sure hope the school payed the licensing fee.
 
2014-03-12 10:01:43 AM
I almost feel bad for Bieber. That poor dumb kid's going to crash and burn real soon when his last few fans outgrow him and his raging ego realizes that everyone thinks he's a laughingstock. It won't be pretty.
 
2014-03-12 10:01:46 AM

jshine: albatros183: So they where all CIA asset, drug dealing, murderer?

If so I have no sympathy

[www.lolwut.com image 533x594]


Something in his mind changed "high school" into "Guantanamo"; the bits with the NSC in the headline must have hammered it home, DNRTFA, and comes in here to pile on the people he sees as "deserving" of said treatment.

Remember kids, Farky the Flamingo says: "Always at least click on TFA before making a total ass out of yourself in the comments!" (Does not apply in politics tab)
 
2014-03-12 10:01:59 AM
At least he didn't have to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings.

too obscure?
 
2014-03-12 10:04:39 AM
This reminds me of a picture I saw on the internet about a year ago - it was of a tip jar with a note attatched saying "Every time you tip, Justin Bieber gets smacked in the head with a Rolling Stones album".

/would tip
//those poor kids
 
2014-03-12 10:04:40 AM

phaseolus: I almost feel bad for Bieber. That poor dumb kid's going to crash and burn real soon when his last few fans outgrow him and his raging ego realizes that everyone thinks he's a laughingstock. It won't be pretty.


But at least our suffering will finally be over and that's what really matters.

/this brat needs to crash and burn sooner rather than later.
 
2014-03-12 10:05:12 AM

cgraves67: Isn't that called extortion?


My second thought.

/first was the HA HA guy
 
2014-03-12 10:05:26 AM
How many different articles about this are we going to be subjected to?
 
2014-03-12 10:07:59 AM
Schools really need to learn that their job is to teach.  Not to harass kids into donating money, not to kick kids out because they drew a stick-man with a gun, not to expel kids because they dyed their hair blue.
 
2014-03-12 10:08:22 AM
it's what you have to do now that fun stuff like car bashes and weed sales are banned
 
2014-03-12 10:10:39 AM

jshine: albatros183: So they where all CIA asset, drug dealing, murderer?

If so I have no sympathy

[www.lolwut.com image 533x594]


I assume you missed the invasion of Panama.
 
2014-03-12 10:15:02 AM

dostert: At least he didn't have to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings.

too obscure?


I don't get it, but I'm a moron who knows only what I read in the New York Post.
 
2014-03-12 10:17:29 AM

awfulawful: dostert: At least he didn't have to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings.

too obscure?

I don't get it, but I'm a moron who knows only what I read in the New York Post.


Admitting that your powerless is the first step

/I have faith you'll be able to give up the New York Post
 
2014-03-12 10:17:30 AM

JuggleGeek: Schools really need to learn that their job is to teach.  Not to harass kids into donating money, not to kick kids out because they drew a stick-man with a gun, not to expel kids because they dyed their hair blue.


Yeah, there's no educational value in teaching kids organizational skills like running a charity drive or student government, or geography and global awareness (where's Ghana? oh, ok), or a bit of self-respect and understanding of how fortunate they are compared to most of the world. Instead school should just be about book learnin' and standardized tests.
 
2014-03-12 10:18:23 AM
DOHOHOHO SUBBY
Good one because Justin Beiber is terrible and sounds terrible
I get it

/Crappy 90's era stand up comedians called, they want their shtick back
 
2014-03-12 10:19:35 AM
This kid understands incentives.
 
2014-03-12 10:27:23 AM

Whiskey Dickens: DOHOHOHO SUBBY
Good one because Justin Beiber is terrible and sounds terrible
I get it

/Crappy 90's era stand up comedians called, they want their shtick back


Calm down Justin
 
2014-03-12 10:27:50 AM
"Oh my God my head is about to explode right now!" Tenino High School student Zack Chamberlain told King5.

"I'm pretty sure I've had five Ibuprofen already."


Hope he enjoys the liver and stomach damage from binging on NSAIDs.
 
2014-03-12 10:29:09 AM

dukeblue219: JuggleGeek: Schools really need to learn that their job is to teach.  Not to harass kids into donating money, not to kick kids out because they drew a stick-man with a gun, not to expel kids because they dyed their hair blue.

Yeah, there's no educational value in teaching kids organizational skills like running a charity drive or student government, or geography and global awareness (where's Ghana? oh, ok), or a bit of self-respect and understanding of how fortunate they are compared to most of the world. Instead school should just be about book learnin' and standardized tests.


I realize that's sarcasm but that's exactly how it should be. All this school is teaching is how to get people to do what you want by torturing them into compliance. Stick to the book learning and standardized tests.
 
2014-03-12 10:31:28 AM
It would be awesome if the copy of the song they were playing was illegally downloaded and the school got sued.
 
2014-03-12 10:33:07 AM

Dr J Zoidberg: Whiskey Dickens: DOHOHOHO SUBBY
Good one because Justin Beiber is terrible and sounds terrible
I get it

/Crappy 90's era stand up comedians called, they want their shtick back

Calm down Justin


I don't see how 90s comedians would have even known Justin Bieber. He was only a fetus at that point.
 
2014-03-12 10:36:11 AM

Mikey1969: "Oh my God my head is about to explode right now!" Tenino High School student Zack Chamberlain told King5.

"I'm pretty sure I've had five Ibuprofen already."

Hope he enjoys the liver and stomach damage from binging on NSAIDs.


Meh, 5 is nothing to worry about. I usually take 6 at a time when my back hurts. Which is often.
 
2014-03-12 10:40:52 AM

had98c: I realize that's sarcasm but that's exactly how it should be. All this school is teaching is how to get people to do what you want by torturing them into compliance. Stick to the book learning and standardized tests.


It's a farking high school student government gimmick. They're playing a song until kids and teachers donate $500 to charity. Everyone school in America does something vaguely along these lines to raise money (whoever raises the most money doesn't have homework next week, or whichever class raises the most money gets to water balloon Mr. Principle.)

They're not farking torturing anyone.
 
2014-03-12 10:48:37 AM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Mikey1969: "Oh my God my head is about to explode right now!" Tenino High School student Zack Chamberlain told King5.

"I'm pretty sure I've had five Ibuprofen already."

Hope he enjoys the liver and stomach damage from binging on NSAIDs.

Meh, 5 is nothing to worry about. I usually take 6 at a time when my back hurts. Which is often.


Yeah, 5 is nothing to worry about. Until he takes it enough that he's popping them because a song is on the radio.

I used to take a lot, too, because of my own back. Now I can hardly take any, and have the ulcers to prove it. He pops 5 or 6 two or three times a day, and he'll figure it out, too.
 
2014-03-12 11:04:27 AM
audio waterboarding

That is all.
 
2014-03-12 11:04:39 AM

Mikey1969: Yeah, 5 is nothing to worry about. Until he takes it enough that he's popping them because a song is on the radio.


Maybe he could just change the radio station in that scenario?
 
2014-03-12 11:06:41 AM
In the late '60s, community-sponsored radio station WBAI in NYC, an aggresively anti-Vietnam-war station, threatened (and carried out that threat), to play SSGT Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets" non-stop, until their donation goals were met.
 
2014-03-12 11:14:56 AM
Even the Gestapo didnt use Bieber music as a torture method.
 
2014-03-12 11:17:12 AM
I'm not sure annoying students in an attempt to extort money from them for a charitable cause they may not wish to support is a valid function for the student body, nor should it continue if any student requests it stop.

some other form of fun, voluntary fundraiser shoudl be used.
 
2014-03-12 11:28:35 AM

dukeblue219: JuggleGeek: Schools really need to learn that their job is to teach.  Not to harass kids into donating money, not to kick kids out because they drew a stick-man with a gun, not to expel kids because they dyed their hair blue.

Yeah, there's no educational value in teaching kids organizational skills like running a charity drive or student government, or geography and global awareness (where's Ghana? oh, ok), or a bit of self-respect and understanding of how fortunate they are compared to most of the world. Instead school should just be about book learnin' and standardized tests.


NO.  LEARNING IS VERY NARROWLY DEFINED AND IS ONLY DEFINED AS WHAT I SEE IS APPROPRIATE.  ANY DEVIATION FROM THIS AMBIGUOUS STANCE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED OVERREACHING FROM POWER HUNGRY, KNOW-NOTHING ADMINISTRATORS.
 
2014-03-12 11:51:34 AM
The student body president is just trying to get a job at the CIA.
 
2014-03-12 12:08:04 PM
Connor Stakelin , psychopath.
 
2014-03-12 12:17:49 PM
If I was from another local school I'd donate to keep him playing. But then I'm an evil prick.
 
2014-03-12 12:51:49 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I don't see how 90s comedians would have even known Justin Bieber. He was only a fetus at that point.


Fetus, fetus, fetus, oooh!
Thought you'd always be mine!
 
2014-03-12 01:58:35 PM
Meh. They've been doing this with Hanson's MMMbop for years. This is only slightly less humane.
 
2014-03-12 02:52:08 PM

incrdbil: I'm not sure annoying students in an attempt to extort money from them for a charitable cause they may not wish to support is a valid function for the student body, nor should it continue if any student requests it stop.


It's not a huge leap from what a great many schools now do, requiring students to "volunteer" so many hours to various community service projects as a condition to graduate.   Regardless of the merits of that activity, is it right to extort labor from them that way? (note: not even using the s-word...)   I can easily see them going the next little step, to collecting money for organizations.

/Yep, probably just as annoying in school as it is in the workplace.  DIAF, United Way
 
2014-03-12 04:49:44 PM

dukeblue219: Yeah, there's no educational value in teaching kids organizational skills like running a charity drive or student government, or geography and global awareness (where's Ghana? oh, ok), or a bit of self-respect and understanding of how fortunate they are compared to most of the world. Instead school should just be about book learnin' and standardized tests.


What the school is teaching them is  "if you want something, be an asshole to everyone else until they give you what you want.  Make demands, then abuse everyone else until they meet your demands".
 
2014-03-13 12:41:36 AM

Millennium: Meh. They've been doing this with Hanson's MMMbop for years. This is only slightly less humane.


Was going to say this.  Back when I was in high school, the local student council (hilariously abbreviated by themselves as "StudCo") tried to pull that exact tactic in the mornings over the PA.  In an awesome collective middle-finger salute, it dragged on for months before someone finally put the fundraiser out of its misery.
 
2014-03-13 08:42:00 AM

htomc: incrdbil: I'm not sure annoying students in an attempt to extort money from them for a charitable cause they may not wish to support is a valid function for the student body, nor should it continue if any student requests it stop.

It's not a huge leap from what a great many schools now do, requiring students to "volunteer" so many hours to various community service projects as a condition to graduate.   Regardless of the merits of that activity, is it right to extort labor from them that way? (note: not even using the s-word...)   I can easily see them going the next little step, to collecting money for organizations.

/Yep, probably just as annoying in school as it is in the workplace.  DIAF, United Way

I

oppose those 'mandatory' volunteer requirements as well.  Our school has them; thankfully, I've taught my kids the valuable lesson of exploiting loopholes in the rules by using extracurricular activities and things they would have done anyway to meet these requirements that serve no educational purpose.
 
2014-03-13 12:05:03 PM

incrdbil: htomc: incrdbil: I'm not sure annoying students in an attempt to extort money from them for a charitable cause they may not wish to support is a valid function for the student body, nor should it continue if any student requests it stop.

It's not a huge leap from what a great many schools now do, requiring students to "volunteer" so many hours to various community service projects as a condition to graduate.   Regardless of the merits of that activity, is it right to extort labor from them that way? (note: not even using the s-word...)   I can easily see them going the next little step, to collecting money for organizations.

/Yep, probably just as annoying in school as it is in the workplace.  DIAF, United Way

I oppose those 'mandatory' volunteer requirements as well.  Our school has them; thankfully, I've taught my kids the valuable lesson of exploiting loopholes in the rules by using extracurricular activities and things they would have done anyway to meet these requirements that serve no educational purpose.


Nice.  Great lesson there, champ.
 
2014-03-13 01:58:26 PM

MycroftHolmes: incrdbil: htomc: incrdbil: I'm not sure annoying students in an attempt to extort money from them for a charitable cause they may not wish to support is a valid function for the student body, nor should it continue if any student requests it stop.

It's not a huge leap from what a great many schools now do, requiring students to "volunteer" so many hours to various community service projects as a condition to graduate.   Regardless of the merits of that activity, is it right to extort labor from them that way? (note: not even using the s-word...)   I can easily see them going the next little step, to collecting money for organizations.

/Yep, probably just as annoying in school as it is in the workplace.  DIAF, United Way

I oppose those 'mandatory' volunteer requirements as well.  Our school has them; thankfully, I've taught my kids the valuable lesson of exploiting loopholes in the rules by using extracurricular activities and things they would have done anyway to meet these requirements that serve no educational purpose.

Nice.  Great lesson there, champ.


What, how to not waste tiem with inance, pointless requests of a governign body? Volunteer activities should be just that--voluntary. Doing so because you are forced, or you recieve an reward, takes all of the 'volunteering' of it.  Forced volunteering takes away any sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, or recognition you may otherwise get, and from what I've seen of the school directed volunteer programs, much of those hours  are wasted, or spent in useless activities of no worth or benefit to anyone.

If my kids want to volunteer, they will, and will do so with an activity of their choice. (And they do--and they don't do it to report it for credit.) In the meantime, learning how to not waste time with inane requests of bureacrats, or how to get by the system is certainly a useful life skill everyone needs to learn.
 
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