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School Bans Child’s Wonder Woman Lunchbox – Considered Too Violent

Get me off this crazy train…

 

Yahoo: A child’s school has banned her lunchbox, because it features the comic book character Wonder Woman. 

The school sent the unnamed girl home with a letter for her parents, explaining why they deem it inappropriate – which a family friend and Reddit user has posted online for the world to weigh in on.

Reddit user twines18 posted a photo of the letter sent, along with a couple of snaps of the child’s lunchbox, explaining that the school finds Wonder Woman to be a figure that represents violence.

But it’s not just this particular superhero that the school has it in for – they don’t allow any superheroes to be worn on clothing, backpacks or lunchboxes of the children.

“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image,” reads the letter. “In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask she not bring this to school. The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes.

“We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.”

Seems fair enough, superheroes do tend to throw a few punches. But anyone who’s ever picked up a Marvel or DC Comics book, or watched one of their films, will know that superheroes only turn to violence as a last resort and it’s always in a quest to save and protect others.

So surely aspiring to the likes of Wonder Woman (one of the only female superheroes, let’s not forget) is a positive thing?

Reddit users commented on the irony that the picture on the lunchbox isn’t even violent – it’s not like it’s an image of Superman punching something or someone or Iron Man shooting someone with his repulsor blasts. She’s simply holding her Lasso of Truth – which is never used as a weapon.

“I really thought that the lunch box would have a picture of Wonder Woman kicking or punching someone,” commented one person. “Nope, just Wonder Woman is enough to indicate violence.”

And another Redditor, who clearly knows a lot about Wonder Woman, delved into her character traits. “One of the things I find most ironic here is that Wonder Woman specifically was designed to be different from other superheroes from her inception.

“Her creator saw how other superheroes utilised violence to solve problems so often, and he felt there was a different way, he felt that was a very ‘masculine’ approach, and that a feminine superhero didn’t have to just be a copy of a male superhero, solving problems in the same ways, and acting and thinking the same way, but could be uniquely a woman on top of being a hero.”

The same Reddit user also explained a little about Wonder Woman’s lasso. “That’s a magic lasso, she can get people to confront the truth of what they’ve done, and tell the truth to her especially,” he wrote. “The Lasso is basically a magical psychiatric session, it doesn’t maim, it doesn’t mutilate, it contains, and makes whoever contained in it have to be honest for maybe the first time in their lives.”

We appreciate the school’s consistency, one rule for all and all that, but banning ALL superhero images seems a little extreme. After all, who didn’t have a Batman pencil case or a Catwoman lunchbox as a child?

And we have to wonder – does the school’s ban stretch to Disney memorabilia? After all, there’s violence in almost every single Disney film. Elsa hurt a number of people with her icy blasting powers and let’s not forget Scar virtually pushing Mufasa off a cliff…

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Attack Of The Ginormous Snail. Poor Woman Never Stood A Chance.

 
 
 
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Well not exactly you will see. If you would be so kind as to scroll down  just a bit you will see.

 
 
 
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This photo was taken somewhere in Europe, and I can’t believe I never saw it before – specially since the author behind it is one and only #Julian Beever, master of 3D pavement art. What you see below is a street and a plain stone bench occupied by an ordinary citizen and one unordinary creature. Both pavement and bench are partially covered by a chalk drawing. The drawing disappears in places, and at one point seems to bump into a metal pole. What I find so interesting about this anamorphic painting is it’s seamless transition between flat pavement surface and a bench. But I guess this all makes sense when you see it from another angle. Both photos are included!
~Steve~
https://www.moillusions.com

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Education: Psychopaths are in Charge

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The Most Important Video – Charlotte Iserbyt Puts It All Together

Wow!  This one is a Must See!  Charlotte ties everything together; Agenda 21, regionalism, communism, federal takeover of private education and homeschooling, changing our entire way of life and system of government. 
THIS MUST GO VIRAL!
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rznyswK7Qec]
https://www.americandeception.com
https://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

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Gubbermint Skools – Gotta Love 'Em


For the life of me, I cannot bring myself to understand why parents continually take the most precious thing in their lives and pack them off to the government to be “educated.”
Via nypost.com:
Bad spell gets teach busted
Forged jury-duty letter loaded with typos
By YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
Her spelling was so atrocious, it was downright criminal.
A veteran Manhattan educator was busted for allegedly forging a jury-duty letter with so many errors that it raised red flags when she used it to excuse more than a dozen school absences.
Mona Lisa Tello, 60, a bilingual-science teacher at the HS of Graphic Communication Arts in Hell’s Kitchen, was arrested this week on three felony counts of forgery related to her grade-A screw-up.
Tello channeled an errant third-grader rather than a 13-year teaching veteran when she misspelled “trial” as “trail,” “cited” as “sited,” and “manager” as “manger” in a careless note on fake letterhead from Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City.
She also got the easily verifiable address, telephone and fax numbers of the New Jersey court wrong in a letter she submitted to her school payroll secretary in June.
The note oddly claimed that her jury duty consisted of 15 random days stretching from Sept. 16, 2010, through May 31, 2011, rather than for a typically short, consecutive-day term.
“She was taking these days off and telling [school administrators] that this was part of her jury duty for the Superior Court,” said Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon.
“They kept saying, ‘Let us see something from the court.’ I guess it got to the point she was feeling the pressure to produce the letter.”
Tello’s case reached Condon’s investigators after her principal called the court and learned that the real letter to Tello had been a deferral of jury duty until September 2011.
Department of Education officials said Tello agreed to resign irrevocably as of Jan. 15 rather than face a termination hearing.
You will find the entire article here.
No, you really cannot make this stuff up.
-Dave 
(h/t: boortz.com)

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This will warm your heart.

Story from a Kansas State Highway Patrol officer :

Just warms your heart.


I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.
I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.
In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.
Something—body language, or the way she said it—made me want to ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her what was she so afraid of.
She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a Damn thing!”
~Steve~                        H/T  I_Man

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Gubmint Stoopidity: We Don't Need No Stinking English


Surfing the Internet can be truly interesting at times, as you just never know what you are going to find.
I dug this little gem up this morning, which illustrates not just how far we have sunk as a nation, but how colossally stupid government can be.
Via cato-at-liberty.org:

English Fluency? Correct Pronunciation? Why Would Teachers Need Those?
Posted by Walter Olson
As Pat Kossan reports in the Arizona Republic, the state of Arizona has averted a threatened civil-rights lawsuit from Washington by agreeing to stop monitoring teachers’ English fluency and pronunciation in the classroom. “In November, federal officials told Arizona that its fluency monitoring may violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against teachers who are Hispanic and others who are not native English speakers.”
Does this strike you as perhaps a bit crazy? If so, it’s craziness with quite a pedigree. It was way back in the first Bush administration that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) began filing lawsuits against employers for “discriminating” against employees with difficult-to-understand or heavily accented speech, the theory being that this served as an improper proxy for discrimination based on national origin. The scope for allowable exceptions was exceedingly narrow, too narrow to cover most teaching positions, as I wrote quite a while back when the issue had just come over the horizon in a Massachusetts case. Indeed, the National Education Association (I pointed out) had been prevailed on to pass a resolution “decrying disparate treatment on the basis of ‘pronunciation’ — quite a switch from the old days when teachers used to be demons for correctness on that topic.”
Don’t assume you can escape by choosing one of your local private schools. Their employment of teachers falls under the EEOC’s jurisdiction too.

Political correctness is a cancer that is killing our America.
-Dave

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Berkeley College Republicans Plan Satirical Bake Sale – Libs Go Berserk


This is going to make you smile.
Via dailymail.co.uk:

An ‘Increase Diversity’ bake sale planned by a group of students is being branded racist because the prices are based on the buyer’s gender and race.
The fury over the sale in California, however, is exactly what the organizers, the Berkeley College Republicans, wanted.
Campus Republican president Shawn Lewis said the bake sale was organized to protest SB 185.
That is a bill currently being considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, which would authorize California public universities to consider race, gender, ethnicity, and national/geographic origin in the admissions process.

You can read the rest here.
Liberals are such utterly humorless drones.
-Dave 
(h/t: My very bestest NewsBusters bud J)

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Agenda 21- Education from UNESCO – The Insect Society

US Secretary of Education acknowledges UNESCO’S 65-year input in our education system. ( Remember the pre-UN days when education was based on tradition knowledge-based academics?) ~LTG

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Jed Brown, the champion of traditional knowledge-based curricum and teaching methods in Washington State, summed up the UNESCO-based system in this 1995 video clip:

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More clips from The People vs The Educational Confederacy here.  Jed Brown died of cancer in September, 2009.  His articles and more about his fight to restore academics to public education is at https://jedbrown-traditionaleducator.blogspot.com/

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Uh Oh, Little Johnny Is Back..

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question: “Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?” Michael said: “Just a minute, I have to go pee.”
The teacher responded by saying: “That would be rude and impolite.” “What about you Sherman, how would you say it?” Sherman said: “I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I’ll be right back.”
“That’s better, but it’s still not very nice to say ‘bathroom’ at the dinner table.” “And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?” “I would say ‘Darling, may I be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very good friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner’.” The teacher fainted.
~Steve~

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