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(Asahi Shimbun)   You supposed to be A student. Not A/C student   (ajw.asahi.com) divider line 59
    More: Asinine, Chiba, deliberative assembly, Liberal Democratic Party, Reporter of Decisions, petitions  
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2014-06-27 11:16:50 AM  
mojoimage.com
 
2014-06-27 12:10:45 PM  
the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level
 
2014-06-27 12:14:08 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


90 degrees with a lot of humidity. Japan can be very unbearable in the summer. The winters however can be 30 degrees with little wind.
 
2014-06-27 12:14:19 PM  
I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.
 
2014-06-27 12:14:35 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


While the council's arguments are utter bullshiat, Chiba has seen such record highs as 82 degrees this summer  http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/JAXX0006?month=0
 
2014-06-27 12:14:49 PM  
So they're going with the "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" line?

I don't know what a school year's schedule is like in Japan, but here's Chiba's climate (from Wikipedia)

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-27 12:15:15 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


Average high temp in summer is 80-85 and humid.

Chiba Prefecture's symbolic flower is the rape blossom.
 
2014-06-27 12:15:19 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


First sentence of TFA.

Arguing that extreme weather teaches students tolerance and resiliency, the city assembly here June 25 rejected a petition demanding air conditioners be installed in public schools to counter a number of reported cases of heatstroke in children.
 
2014-06-27 12:15:26 PM  
We raised money to put in air conditioning at my Florida elementary school. I raised more money for AC than the statue of liberty repairs.

/Onion Belt
 
2014-06-27 12:15:39 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


Right here. Certainly doesn't seem like A/C would be a necessity.
 
2014-06-27 12:15:40 PM  
Shocking really. We should direct the current of education in a much more useful direction.

/I know, I know. Its about air conditioning...
 
2014-06-27 12:18:15 PM  

jxb465: CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level

Right here. Certainly doesn't seem like A/C would be a necessity.


The really high nighttime lows in the summer months (notably August) mean it's ridiculously humid, which would push daytime heat indices potentially into the 90's.
 
2014-06-27 12:18:22 PM  
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2014-06-27 12:18:24 PM  
Here in the states, the lawyers would have been breaking down the doors of the courthouse in their haste to file their multi-million-dollar lawsiuts against the city council and/or school board if such an action were to happen here.
 
2014-06-27 12:19:38 PM  
The middle school I attended in Maine was built in the 1920s I would have been happy with heat.
 
2014-06-27 12:19:48 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level

Average high temp in summer is 80-85 and humid.

Chiba Prefecture's symbolic flower is the rape blossom.


Rape is where canola oil comes from. It's also essentially the same thing as yu choy which is closely related to broccoli and cabbage. The rape blossom is a highly coveted food crop throughout the world.

It's been 80-85 and humid around here for the last couple weeks and I just turned on my A/C yesterday for the first time. It certainly wasn't necessary though, it was a comfort thing.
 
2014-06-27 12:19:53 PM  

cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.


Really? This reminds me of the doctors who did 36 hour shifts during their residency and think "well I had to do it" is a reason to continue the stupid practice. Why would you suffer a hardship thinking "I wish this was better" and yet not want to improve it in the future?
 
2014-06-27 12:20:10 PM  
FTA: But the assembly refused the request, saying the ability to remain patient even in harsh climates is necessary for pupils and that refurbishment work of school restrooms should be funded first.

They could have just with the second reason, no need to be a dick and include the first reason.
 
2014-06-27 12:21:28 PM  
If you're A/C student in Japan doesn't that usually mean you get disowned by your family?
 
2014-06-27 12:21:53 PM  
Stupid pussy kids these days. I used to walk to school, uphill, in three feet of snow when it was 110 degrees outside with tornadoes bearing down on me. I'd fend off wolves, bears and pedos with the giant stack of books I carried because we didn't have backpacks then. Then at lunch, they'd send us out with atlatls and a knife to kill, clean and cook our own food. Then when I got home, I was expected to work in the fields until the next morning when it all started over again.

/amidoinitright?
 
2014-06-27 12:23:06 PM  

moothemagiccow: cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.

Really? This reminds me of the doctors who did 36 hour shifts during their residency and think "well I had to do it" is a reason to continue the stupid practice. Why would you suffer a hardship thinking "I wish this was better" and yet not want to improve it in the future?


Because when you get old you think your generation is the apex of human civilization and those following you are surely the cause of its eventual collapse.
 
2014-06-27 12:23:09 PM  
I know Japan is a real place, but as a nerd of the 80s, all Chiba city and Asahi Shimbun make me think of is "Neuromancer".
 
2014-06-27 12:25:15 PM  
What about a DC student? Not without a transformer?
 
2014-06-27 12:25:28 PM  

wxboy: jxb465: CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level

Right here. Certainly doesn't seem like A/C would be a necessity.

The really high nighttime lows in the summer months (notably August) mean it's ridiculously humid, which would push daytime heat indices potentially into the 90's.


It's even worse where I live and I certainly don't see a necessity for A/C around here.
 
2014-06-27 12:33:34 PM  
Tentacles won't be able to move through the air ducts if cold air is blowing through them.

Think of the tentacles!
 
2014-06-27 12:34:48 PM  
Heatstroke builds character.
 
2014-06-27 12:35:15 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Here in the states, the lawyers would have been breaking down the doors of the courthouse in their haste to file their multi-million-dollar lawsiuts against the city council and/or school board if such an action were to happen here.


Do you really want to turn this into a discussion of how farked up the Japanese legal system is? That we are litigious and that we have a society that allows and promotes it(not so much these days given all the "reforms" we've seen since the 80s to limit our legal options and rights when wronged by corporations, but historically) is one of the best aspects of the US. If your neighbor keeps having his dog shiat on your lawn, or cuts down a tree that falls over your property line and causes damage, we've got a legal system with literally 1000 years of precedent stretching back to English/Welsh/Scottish common-law to fall back on; most parts of this world, a judge gets to decide those cases purely on their own prejudice, if they'd even hear it to begin with. Honestly, of all the things in our society you could let bother you, you choose to be pissed that when someone identifies a problem or gets farked over they have an established, orderly, and legal avenue for seeking redress *shakes head*
 
2014-06-27 12:36:34 PM  
heat stroking kids are probably the fat ones.  no loss.
 
2014-06-27 12:40:30 PM  

cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.


My school wasn't air conditioned. They had to let school out early any time the temperature went above 90 in the fall since the third floor got too hot.

/poorly designed school with tiny, tiny windows and little ventilation
//depending on the angle, it could look like a jail
 
2014-06-27 12:41:54 PM  
In Chiba City, you don't get fired if you mess up. Well, actually you do, and your severance pay is a shallow grave.
 
2014-06-27 12:42:31 PM  

cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.


Speak for yourself. I want back the points I lost to my sweat dissolving the paper of my tests.
 
2014-06-27 12:42:38 PM  
I was always more of a DC student.

/Lightning bolt
 
2014-06-27 12:43:23 PM  
Let me guess these people have A/C in there offices. Then claim its needed to conduct business.
 
2014-06-27 12:43:30 PM  
Okay, I need to have a very bad person moment:

s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-27 12:49:23 PM  

CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level


Japan weather can be total bullshiat in the summer.  Lots of humidity and fairly high temps.  Hell the humidity alone would be reason enough to install the AC considering these poor kids go to school in the middle of summer there.  When I went to Japan as a teen with my dad in July 2001, his good old phrase "I'm sweating my balls off" was used liberally.
 
2014-06-27 12:53:58 PM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-06-27 12:58:38 PM  
Maybe they can get China to send them some refreshing Cokes.
 
2014-06-27 12:58:47 PM  
www.hollywoodreporter.com
What an A.C. student might look like...
 
2014-06-27 01:01:15 PM  
Chiba City


www.moviestillsdb.com


VERY GOOOOOOD

 
2014-06-27 01:04:48 PM  

cgraves67: moothemagiccow: cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.

Really? This reminds me of the doctors who did 36 hour shifts during their residency and think "well I had to do it" is a reason to continue the stupid practice. Why would you suffer a hardship thinking "I wish this was better" and yet not want to improve it in the future?

Because when you get old you think your generation is the apex of human civilization and those following you are surely the cause of its eventual collapse.


It may also be because you are an asshole
 
2014-06-27 01:07:36 PM  
Nothing says focus, study and work harder like heat prostration.
 
2014-06-27 01:52:40 PM  
cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-06-27 01:53:20 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-27 01:55:32 PM  

wxboy: So they're going with the "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" line?

I don't know what a school year's schedule is like in Japan, but here's Chiba's climate (from Wikipedia)

[img.fark.net image 816x289]


Those averages look like daily averages rather than daytime averages.  An average of 82°F over a 24 hour period doesn't tell us what it's like during the hottest part of the day when school is in session.

/DRTFA
 
2014-06-27 01:59:07 PM  

12349876: CruJones: the temperatures of this place would be helpful to decide appropriate outrage level

First sentence of TFA.

Arguing that extreme weather teaches students tolerance and resiliency, the city assembly here June 25 rejected a petition demanding air conditioners be installed in public schools to counter a number of reported cases of heatstroke in children.


Would anyone object to supplying HEAT to the classrooms during the winter months?  If not, then how can anyone object to A/C?
 
2014-06-27 02:05:08 PM  

FizixJunkee: wxboy: So they're going with the "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" line?

I don't know what a school year's schedule is like in Japan, but here's Chiba's climate (from Wikipedia)

[img.fark.net image 816x289]

Those averages look like daily averages rather than daytime averages.  An average of 82°F over a 24 hour period doesn't tell us what it's like during the hottest part of the day when school is in session.

/DRTFA


The first line of numbers are the average daily highs by month.  So August sees the warmest highs on average.

It also sees high low temperatures, meaning the dewpoints are consistently high.  That means even with temperatures in the 80's during the day, you'll sweat like crazy just by walking out the door.
 
2014-06-27 02:05:39 PM  

wxboy: So they're going with the "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" line?

I don't know what a school year's schedule is like in Japan, but here's Chiba's climate (from Wikipedia)


I can't see any temp there that requires AC. Just open a damn window. If they want to experience AC weather move to AZ, NV or TX.
 
2014-06-27 02:09:33 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-27 02:23:15 PM  

wxboy: FizixJunkee: wxboy: So they're going with the "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" line?

I don't know what a school year's schedule is like in Japan, but here's Chiba's climate (from Wikipedia)

[img.fark.net image 816x289]

Those averages look like daily averages rather than daytime averages.  An average of 82°F over a 24 hour period doesn't tell us what it's like during the hottest part of the day when school is in session.

/DRTFA

The first line of numbers are the average daily highs by month.  So August sees the warmest highs on average.

It also sees high low temperatures, meaning the dewpoints are consistently high.  That means even with temperatures in the 80's during the day, you'll sweat like crazy just by walking out the door.


Yup, like I said, it's not too hot in most of Japan during the summer, but it is balls-out humid.
 
2014-06-27 02:33:48 PM  

germ78: cgraves67: I'm sure everyone who went to a school without air conditioning is a bit disdainful of the move towards air conditioning schools, even if it is warranted.

My school wasn't air conditioned. They had to let school out early any time the temperature went above 90 in the fall since the third floor got too hot.

/poorly designed school with tiny, tiny windows and little ventilation
//depending on the angle, it could look like a jail



The same architects and contractors that build jails also build schools.  There's some design re-use that happens to save money.  Ah, public works...
 
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