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DaJesus     

22 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
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wildcardjack     
Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.

22 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
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ima turkey     
fark Michelle Obama

22 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
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mayIFark     
Total "Meh" after reading the article: 35.

22 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
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deplorable     
the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !

22 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
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Insatiable Jesus     

DaJesus: Deslided


Your link says they're all false, what I thought.

22 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
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lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

DaJesus: Deslided


Thank you.

Buckyballs weren't banned outright, but rather the government harassed the vendor out of business.

22 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
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gingerjet     
FTFA Duck abuse: Most of the country barely blinked when a long-ordered ban on the pricey pate went into effect in California in September. Chefs, however, grieved the outlawing of the delicacy made from force-fed ducks. Some even joined forces with foie producers taking the measure to task in court. But the cause was limp by most standards. As the Los Angeles Times put it: "Foie Gras is (rightly) banned, so let's move on.")

Stopped reading right here.  It isn't "duck abuse".  This stupid regulation is a another fine example of something that politicians can pass easily, stirs up a lot of emotion and yet solves no problem.  All you are doing is limited business and consumer choices.  Fortunately Chicago saw the light and repealed their ban.  California isn't going to be so lucky.

/and the law is being widely ignored

22 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
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aerojockey    [TotalFark]  

wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.


No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

www.aerojockey.com
"Homework is fun!"

22 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
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ArcadianRefugee     

deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)


So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?

22 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
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kim jong-un     

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?

22 Dec 2012 06:34 PM
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TheManofPA     
You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.

22 Dec 2012 06:34 PM
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das     

TheManofPA: You guys are missing a gem: Tennessee was not far behind, passing a law in May banning the inclusion of any "gateway body parts" in sex ed class discussions.

I don't think we are taking this seriously enough. My family and I was watching the 700 Club and they once brought on a harlot who was showing off her shoulder during a conversation about Ruth and her impact on the testaments. That resulted in me looking up lipstick ads followed by seeing models in jeggings. Next thing I know, I'm in every local BDSM club within a 50 mile radius.


Nice.

+1

22 Dec 2012 06:40 PM
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Krieghund     

ArcadianRefugee: deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?


Only if you don't want to look like a dumbass.

22 Dec 2012 06:41 PM
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your average maint. man     
i was alwasy taught if we don't follow the law, we don't believe in our country and it's law in general.

22 Dec 2012 06:42 PM
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Valeriyance     

kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?


This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.

22 Dec 2012 06:43 PM
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olddinosaur     
What they ought to ban is idiots texting while they drive, or barreling down the road with a cell phone crammed in their ear and not watching where they are going.

I average one near--miss with one of these yo--yos every 10 miles.

22 Dec 2012 06:45 PM
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Amos Quito     

aerojockey: wildcardjack: Homework: So let's get this straight, we ban hugs and France bans homework? So not fair. In October President Francois Hollande vowed to ban after-school work in public schools. The move is in part designed to even the academic playing field between kids with overly involved parents and kids with just the opposite.

So, children with overly involved parents will pull further ahead because they'll still be doing additional study outside of class.

Stay classy France.

No kidding, it says a lot this one was easily the stupidest of all the stupid bans on that list.  Not the worst ban, mind you, just the stupidest.  (In fact it's probably good overall, although a blanket ban on homework is taking it too far, IMO.)

[www.aerojockey.com image 80x80]
"Homework is fun!"


Here's to homogenous stupidity.

22 Dec 2012 06:45 PM
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Great Janitor     
I wish we could ban Madonna. She's a grandmother who hasn't realized that she's no longer 20 and isn't sexy anymore, just sad.

And the Utah ban on STDs and condoms, etc... The long term effects are going to suck when Utah is filled with teenagers who are parents who all have the clap. Abstinence doesn't work. I went to school in Texas. Our sex ed classes actually had a frank talk about condoms, STDs and the like. It was "You're 100% safe if you abstain and condom's aren't 100% effective." And that was all the abstinence teaching we got.

22 Dec 2012 06:48 PM
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JohnAnnArbor    [TotalFark]  

Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?

This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


Go to Wikipedia's article on name of Germany.

/Republic of Georgia is something like "Sakartvelo" in Georgia. In their curlicue-intensive alphabet, of course.

22 Dec 2012 06:48 PM
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Agatha Crispy     
WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.

22 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
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KiwDaWabbit     

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


I don't know whether you've been to the U.S. or not, but I'd go so far as to say that it's the largest heterogeneous society in the world. Saying that it's ignorant to claim that all Americans love guns and imperialism is a gross understatement.

As for the statistic that there are nine guns for every ten people, one thing that is fairly consistent with gun owners: they typically don't own just one. I'm willing to bet that it's more accurate to say that out of every ten people, three people own three guns each and the next seven people don't own any than it is to say that nine out of every ten American citizens own one gun.

22 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
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Pray 4 Mojo     

deplorable: We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.


simpsonswiki.net

22 Dec 2012 06:51 PM
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equusdc     

Valeriyance: kim jong-un:
How do you pronounce Japan?

Nippon?

This is something that has puzzled me for a long while. I could understand if the word was kind of similar but Deutschland =/= Germany by a long shot. Call the country what the people who live there call it.


One night in Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit and the world's your oyster.

22 Dec 2012 06:52 PM
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1derful     
That's tame compared to Obama's 2013 ban list: The Second Amend, White People, and Jesus.

22 Dec 2012 06:53 PM
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The Voice of Doom    [TotalFark]  
Insatiable Jesus
Your link says they're all false


Not anymore. :-P

22 Dec 2012 06:53 PM
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picturescrazy     

deplorable: the Illinois school banning the kilt was hilarious, americans for you ;)

Amazingly you'll blame health care for destroying society but guns will protect it. I just don't get it - in 1996 16 children were shot and killed in a small school in Dunblane, Scotland.

We changed our gun laws to make it tougher and more control. Hasn't happened since.

Now america... refuse to change their laws at every opportunity in the past few hundred years. It's too late to change them now, the barn is open... that horse bolted last century.

Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it), Afghanistan and North Korea.

You should be afraid of you OWN people. That's what's going to get ya !


Wait wait wait. You're in Scotland and you're telling us how to pronounce things?

22 Dec 2012 06:55 PM
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special20    [TotalFark]  

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


Has your mom had that talk with you about feminine hygiene yet?

22 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
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OddLlama     
FTFA: "Buffet abuse: When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

How does a buffet not have enough food to feed two people?

22 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
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UltimaCS     
FTFA: Models who look too young: In April, a largely topless catalog had the company in the crossfires of the U.K's Advertising Standards Authority. Then in December, the government agency took offense to a new campaign which they claim sexualizes a young-looking (though over 18) model.

Really? I've heard from a theoretical friend of a friend who once visited a porno shop that there's quite a few "young lass"-themed UK mags.

22 Dec 2012 07:09 PM
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DaCaptain19     
These bans show me how f*cking pathetic the U.S. really is.

I mean, punish the kids who have good parents who are involved with their education?

No, let's teach to crack-whore and "baby daddy" students whose breeders don't give a f*ck. Banish hugging?! What a f*cking insane, no-thought, policy. Let's NOT use inappropriate hugging as a "coachable moment" for the kid. let's just ban it (allowing "good" students to be suspended or expelled). Smart, amurika.

Two quotes come to mind:

Mark Twain: "Censorship is saying a man can't have a steak because a baby can't chew it." This not only applies to censorship, but to just about everything mentioned in this article.

Benjamin Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Well, we certainly have that! "oh, a shooting! let's ban all guns"...or..."oh no! PBJ sandwiches! Bobby over here has an allergy so let's make the whole f*cking school bow down to him"...f*ck the other students..or "Hey, we're in danger of terrorists so let's try the Patriot Act. Yeah! I'm happy to see our constitutional freedoms eroded by OUR so-called leaders.

But the country is still pathetically paranoid, while they put their head in the sand and vote to have our freedom eroded.

The U.S. is not a good example of democracy, freedom of the people, educating it's people, any kind of financial prudence, health care...we are f*cking behind the times and the rest of the industrialized world is passing us...hell, lapping us.

22 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
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sloshed_again     
At first I thought what are going to biatch about in 2013, then it hit me that we would turn 35 into 45

22 Dec 2012 07:16 PM
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TheManofPA     

OddLlama: FTFA: "Buffet abuse: When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

How does a buffet not have enough food to feed two people?


Afterwards.....they went fishing.

22 Dec 2012 07:16 PM
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Tenor Reaper     
So ... female Iranian students out perform men, and the reaction is to ban them from going at ALL? Holy crap what is this I don't even @_@

.... maybe, moms, no one wants to see your breastfeeding photos on facebook because we don't care. Or I don't. Whatever.

This just in - Uggs are still dumb.

Cell phones used by women make scandals! Silly womens, what is this, getting to talk.

X_x I just .. I don't even.

22 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
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Phil Moskowitz     
France going full Harrison Bergeron then?

I never realized there were socialists this goddamn stupid. I mean, in the west.

22 Dec 2012 07:18 PM
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Agatha Crispy     

special20: Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.

Has your mom had that talk with you about feminine hygiene yet?


Sure but she never mentioned pink slime. How did your mother describe it to you? Did she mention your sister when you discussed it with her?

22 Dec 2012 07:23 PM
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StashMonster     
Gateway body parts? wtf?

22 Dec 2012 07:24 PM
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DaCaptain19     

ArcadianRefugee: deplorable: Americans, don't be afraid of Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

So we shouldn't point out foreigners who speak English awkwardly, but we are supposed to pronounce foreign words perfectly?


Yep. Another display of amurika being ashamed - this time because we speak English.

And don't think of some of those bans restricted to other countries don't have traction, here. The public school system is heading towards the "no homework" policy.

Our "educational" system already serves only the incredibly stupid..."All Children Left Behind? andyone. The system ONLY rewards performance on standardized tests...so our teachers don't really teach anything but how to score on the test - they even cheat, themselves, as the kids' test scores impact them the most. Read Freakonomics if you think this is crap.

22 Dec 2012 07:27 PM
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Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
Women talking on cellphones: In December, the Indian village of Bihar, announced a decision to bar all women from using cellular devices. According to the village council, the phones were the cause of too many scandalous elopements and a general "debasing the social atmosphere."

images.wikia.com

That's one big-ass village...

22 Dec 2012 07:32 PM
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sno man    [TotalFark]  

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


Mostly it's better that you don't know.  Just leave it at that.

22 Dec 2012 07:37 PM
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RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

DaCaptain19: Our "educational" system already serves only the incredibly stupid..."All Children Left Behind? andyone. The system ONLY rewards performance on standardized tests...so our teachers don't really teach anything but how to score on the test - they even cheat, themselves, as the kids' test scores impact them the most. Read Freakonomics if you think this is crap.


A fair point, considering we fire teachers if the students don't do well on the standardized tests.

22 Dec 2012 07:41 PM
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Great Janitor     
As for the peanut butter thing, if your child is so weak that another child's peanut butter lunch can kill him, you might as well either put your kid in a bubble or kill the bastard.

22 Dec 2012 07:43 PM
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ultraholland     
deplorable: Iran, Iraq (and they are NOT pronounced like apple products, stop doing it)

quiet you

22 Dec 2012 07:43 PM
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RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

deplorable: Iran


Iran so far away.

22 Dec 2012 07:45 PM
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TheOther     
The first rule of Band Camp is 'You don't talk about Band Camp'.

22 Dec 2012 07:47 PM
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thisisarepeat     

your average maint. man: i was alwasy taught if we don't follow the law, we don't believe in our country and it's law in general.


Thats pretty much where my head is at anymore.

Thats illegal!

So, what the fark isnt?

22 Dec 2012 07:48 PM
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serpent_sky    [TotalFark]  

Agatha Crispy: WTF is pink slime? Never heard of it before.


How did you not read the explanation of what it is in the article if you really didn't know? Obviously, you read enough to see that it was on the list....

22 Dec 2012 07:49 PM
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Cupajo     
FTFA: "When a Mongolian restaurant in the U.K. advertised an all-you-can-eat buffet, they didn't expect Andy Miles and George Dalmon to take it quite so literally. In October, the two super-eaters were blocked from the eatery after vacuuming up more food than the restaurant could dish out."

You go now! Food all gone! Why you no eat vegetable?!

22 Dec 2012 07:49 PM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
Plenty of banned items from the intellectual giants known as "School Officials"

We need to ban stupid people from running the schools.

22 Dec 2012 07:51 PM
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puckrock2000     

Great Janitor: I wish we could ban Madonna. She's a grandmother who hasn't realized that she's no longer 20 and isn't sexy anymore, just sad.


Her daughter Lourdes is 16, but as far as I know, she hasn't had any kids yet. Rocco's only 12, so I don't think he has any either.

22 Dec 2012 07:52 PM
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