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(NPR)   Organizers in South Dakota apologizing for "The Magic Christian" scene. Promise to use a huge vat full of vile fluids, and play "Something In The Air" next time   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-12-14 3:05:23 PM  
Squid Games: The American Education System
 
2021-12-14 3:08:43 PM  
So CU Mortgage Direct will start throwing their weight around to lobby for increased teacher pay right?
 
2021-12-14 3:09:14 PM  
As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for spending on education

...and is generally dominated by the Republican party. Go figure.
 
2021-12-14 3:10:00 PM  
Subby: excellent headline.
 
2021-12-14 3:11:20 PM  
Together with CU Mortgage Direct we will be providing an additional $500 to those teachers that participated in the event as well as providing $500 to those additional 21 applicants that were not able to participate," it said.

They will still have to grovel for it, but we won't allow any cameras this time.
 
2021-12-14 3:11:25 PM  
Only pudding could have salvaged the cash grab.
 
2021-12-14 3:11:48 PM  

Diabolic: As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for spending on education

...and is generally dominated by the Republican party. Go fig...



THIS!
 
2021-12-14 3:11:51 PM  
The Stampede and CU Mortgage Direct, which donated the cash for the contest, are now offering teachers an apology and an additional $500 each.

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They are going to get an extra spoonful of gruel, so it's all cool, right?
We cool here?
 
2021-12-14 3:12:07 PM  
Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded
 
2021-12-14 3:12:24 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Squid Games: The American Education System


PEDANT WARNING

Squid Game is singular
 
2021-12-14 3:13:36 PM  
It's like they watched Robocop and The Running Man and thought "hmm, those fake TV ads seem like real ideas.  Let's do that."
 
2021-12-14 3:14:52 PM  

Diabolic: As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for...



I'm pretty sure there's no shortage of ways to complete that sentence.
 
2021-12-14 3:15:16 PM  
All 'Dash for Cash' events are degrading and embarrassing for the participants. That's the point.

You debase yourself for a few minutes to the delight of the crowd for a good cause.

If anyone needs to apologize, it's the state government that isn't funding its schools sufficiently.
 
2021-12-14 3:15:52 PM  
I prefered to liken it to bumfights - people with no choice forced to degrade themselves for scraps. The folks in The Magic Christian chose to fling themselves into raw sewage for money they didn't need.
 
2021-12-14 3:16:26 PM  
Should have done this naked in grease for the full effect .
 
2021-12-14 3:16:32 PM  

New Rising Sun: It's like they watched Robocop and The Running Man and thought "hmm, those fake TV ads seem like real ideas.  Let's do that."


Those movies have proven to be prophetic. This is our culture.
 
2021-12-14 3:16:42 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Diabolic: As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for...


I'm pretty sure there's no shortage of ways to complete that sentence.


This is why I love fark.
 
2021-12-14 3:16:43 PM  
I just realized while looking at the picture this time that they put all the teachers in hockey helmets.  They not only wanted the spectacle, they expected violence...
 
2021-12-14 3:16:45 PM  
"We can see how this appears to be degrading" 

A fine non-apology.  
Likely written by someone making 3x a teacher's salary. 
America - "we gettin' mo' stupid by the minute!"

Those teachers should just work harder.
 
2021-12-14 3:19:11 PM  
Educated people are harder to enslave. *shrug*

Next big charity event: Scramble For Scrambled Eggs!

Losing schoolchildren don't get food that year.
 
2021-12-14 3:19:16 PM  

Diabolic: As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for spending on education

...and is generally dominated by the Republican party. Go figure.


Republicans are worse, but Oregon is pretty solidly Democrat-run these days and teacher pay/school funding is horrendous. Conservatism is only part of the problem. Elitism and classist are also major factors.
 
2021-12-14 3:19:56 PM  

Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded


What are teachers gonna do? Strike? Quit
 
2021-12-14 3:20:26 PM  
More like CU Next Tuesday Mortgage Direct.
 
2021-12-14 3:22:17 PM  

JRoo: Educated people are harder to enslave. *shrug*

Next big charity event: Scramble For Scrambled Eggs!

Losing schoolchildren don't get food that year.


On the flip side, educated people typically have a nice house, nice jobs, and retirement that they want to protect.

Someone that has nothing has nothing to lose when the revolution comes.
 
2021-12-14 3:23:02 PM  
Worst. Strip Club. EVAR!
They're co-ed and fully clothed. So disappointing. Ja-Rule bows his head in sorrow
 
2021-12-14 3:25:46 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Squid Games: The American Education System


Yes. All but one of them died.
 
2021-12-14 3:26:13 PM  
Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.
 
2021-12-14 3:26:54 PM  

Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded


Because "socialism".
 
2021-12-14 3:27:22 PM  

Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded


They don't in my district, here's a good way to tell if your public school get's decent funding.... look at if it's a Red or Blue State.

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2021-12-14 3:27:58 PM  

austerity101: Diabolic: As Chappell reported, South Dakota ranks toward the bottom of the country for spending on education

...and is generally dominated by the Republican party. Go figure.

Republicans are worse, but Oregon is pretty solidly Democrat-run these days and teacher pay/school funding is horrendous. Conservatism is only part of the problem. Elitism and classist are also major factors.


We have this bizarre and farked up social thing in America where the only people we value are those who are already rich. We bought into the lies and propaganda around "job creators", and seem to think they have an unlimited right to all the wealth they can grab for themselves out of the rest of the economy by any means at their disposal - but everyone else in society don't deserve enough money to even survive on for an honest day's work actually doing the work creating and maintaining that wealth for them.
 
2021-12-14 3:28:14 PM  
I have to take exception to subby's misunderstanding of what they try to reference here.

the context is entierly the exact opposite.

Magic Christian = people are greedy shiats that will literally swim in shiat to try and grab a handful of cash.

South Dakota WTF = the people in charge are the terrible harmful jack rags, that used their power to force the good decent teachers into the shiat pit, because they are this selflessly willing to demean themselves, in order to help improve education for children in their class room.

Context really fooking matters.
 
2021-12-14 3:29:38 PM  

abbarach: I just realized while looking at the picture this time that they put all the teachers in hockey helmets.  They not only wanted the spectacle, they expected violence...


They probably didn't want anyone slipping on the ice and cracking their head open.  Can you imagine how embarrassed the bank execs would be if someone got a concussion.
 
2021-12-14 3:31:17 PM  
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2021-12-14 3:35:16 PM  
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It's ironic because this is exactly how police departments should be funded.
 
2021-12-14 3:38:38 PM  

Muta: abbarach: I just realized while looking at the picture this time that they put all the teachers in hockey helmets.  They not only wanted the spectacle, they expected violence...

They probably didn't want anyone slipping on the ice and cracking their head open.  Can you imagine how embarrassed the bank execs would be if someone got a concussion.


So your comment made me go back and find video, and you're right.  Oftentimes for on-ice "entertainment" they'll roll out a carpet to keep people from slipping, but here they made them walk across the ice.
 
2021-12-14 3:38:55 PM  

Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded


If I were any elected official in South Dakota I would be embarrassed as fark at this story.
 
2021-12-14 3:40:00 PM  
Free Money - "Magic Christian"
Youtube 3Xg2v_T2XH8
 
2021-12-14 3:40:05 PM  
I sent in a large enough check to get the orphan crushing machine turned off for five whole minutes!
You're welcome!
 
2021-12-14 3:40:09 PM  
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2021-12-14 3:41:00 PM  

rewind2846: Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded

If I were any elected official in South Dakota I would be embarrassed as fark at this story.


Shame (and self awareness) are not qualities I've recognized in any SD politician.
 
2021-12-14 3:41:28 PM  

Tabletop: Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.


It's not ridiculous at all.

What's ridiculous is that instead of making mega corporations pay their share of taxes, we underpay teachers, and praise these corporations as heroes when they let go of a few shekels in order to get more tax breaks.
 
2021-12-14 3:44:37 PM  
Next week during the second intermission:


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2021-12-14 3:45:03 PM  

Tabletop: Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.


"Be grateful for the scraps you get, peasants" is a really, really sh*tty argument.
 
2021-12-14 3:45:43 PM  

Inaditch: Tabletop: Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.

It's not ridiculous at all.

What's ridiculous is that instead of making mega corporations pay their share of taxes, we underpay teachers, and praise these corporations as heroes when they let go of a few shekels in order to get more tax breaks.


Where do you see corporate sponsors being praised as heroes? Sounds like you're upset about something you imagined.
 
2021-12-14 3:46:22 PM  
Damnable wog hemp.
 
2021-12-14 3:47:51 PM  

austerity101: Tabletop: Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.

"Be grateful for the scraps you get, peasants" is a really, really sh*tty argument.


Declaring something a shiatty argument without any sort of reasoning or logic is a shiatty argument. Go ahead and try and explain why people shouldn't be grateful for money that others decide to give to them.
 
2021-12-14 3:49:18 PM  

austerity101: Walker: Why isn't America apologizing for making teachers pay for classroom school supplies?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/14/teachers-us-beg-for-supplies-underfunded

What are teachers gonna do? Strike? Quit


They are quitting in Texas. Like, a lot.

If they strike they give up any pension/retirement. It's pretty farked.
 
2021-12-14 3:49:45 PM  
South Dakota: making North Dakota look good since 2019.
 
2021-12-14 3:50:26 PM  
On the bright side, Hal doesn't have to climb the giant "days without being a national embarrassment" sign in this weather to change it. It's been at zero since our current governor was elected and decided to make an ass of herself.
 
2021-12-14 3:50:59 PM  

Tabletop: Inaditch: Tabletop: Ridiculous that they're apologizing for how they gave money instead of people appreciating they gave at all.

It's not ridiculous at all.

What's ridiculous is that instead of making mega corporations pay their share of taxes, we underpay teachers, and praise these corporations as heroes when they let go of a few shekels in order to get more tax breaks.

Where do you see corporate sponsors being praised as heroes? Sounds like you're upset about something you imagined.


*gestures broadly at society*

We even have a name for it: "philanthropy."
 
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