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#1 Feck

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

this Wallcot guy is starting to look as bad as the last bloomturd appointee

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests, as first reported by the New York Post.

The word dinosaur made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. Halloween is targeted because it suggests paganism; birthdays might not be happy to all because they aren’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

According to the Post, words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. Poverty is also on the forbidden list.

In a throwback to “Footloose,” the word dancing is also taboo. However, there is good news for kids that like ballet: The city made an exception for this form of dancing.

Also banned are references to divorces and diseases, because kids taking the tests may have relatives who split from spouses or are ill, according to the Post.

Some students think banning these words from periodic assessment tests is ridiculous. ”If you don’t celebrate one thing you might have a friend that does it. So I don’t see why people would find it offensive,” Curtis High School Sophomore Jamella Lewis told Diamond.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the DOE is simply giving guidance to the test developers. “So we’re not an outlier in being politically correct. This is just making sure that test makers are sensitive in the development of their tests,” Walcott said Monday.

There are banned words currently in school districts nationwide. Walcott said New York City’s list is longer because its student body is so diverse.


http://www.nypost.co...Oo33j0CQsccdZuL

can't mention a home with a swimming pool, or a home with a computer

#2 Julius

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

Fuck anyone who gets offended easily!!!!

#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

It's the nanny state. What do you expect?

#4 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

Not much surprises me anymore.

#5 Feck

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

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#6 Joker

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

I'm still waiting to hear this is from the Onion :lol: / :cry:

#7 syd_25

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

It's the nanny state. What do you expect?


No that's California...

#8 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

I don't know. NYC is literally the countries first and most perverse use of a real nanny state. Lives are under microscopes, social engineering of every variety available, happy meal vouchers for race profiling public servants, decrepid schools, massive police mobilizaion, etc..etc...

This place is derfinitely the nanny state. California is just run by economically inept dems with leads like M. Waters.

Anyway, before long they will be telling you what to eat n shet in thsi city.

#9 syd_25

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

Cali had the first smoking ban in bars... and it gets worse. I lived there for 2 years and after getting married a local friend suggested having kids somewhere else. He called it the "Baby Sit Me State." lol

Trust me I didn't want to raise my kids in NYC either.

#10 MeOmYo

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

where do people come up with this shit?

#11 TEO

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

People suck

#12 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

where do people come up with this shit?


L :halfstar: Lberals are always dreaming up new ways to inflict rules and regulations on everyone they deem needed.

#13 Joker

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

L:halfstar:Lberals are always dreaming up new ways to inflict rules and regulations on everyone they deem needed.

There oughta be a law against that :bigsmile:

#14 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

To my knowledge, even bible thumpers acknowledge the existance of dinosaurs.


#15 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

Yeah, but that isn't the point. the point is that we need to make sure that no ones extremely fragile sensibilities are damaged by using terminology deemed to be un-PC. Another lost cause of a war on people. Words, breaking bones and causing massive injuries to sissy boys since well, forever.

#16 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

I get that, but who's sensibilities are going to be damaged by the word dinosaur? Dinosaurs are a proven fact, not theory.

Glad I live in the country where people are often called assholes and mocked for raping sheep, yet nobody seems to be offended.

If I used the word dinosaur and someone told me they were offended by that word, I think I'd respond with, "well, fuck you. how's that grab ya?"

#17 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

:lol:

Yeah, but you have to remember, this isn't typical on the street usage of words, it's indoctrination camp k-12.

#18 jnjn

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

Fuck anyone who gets offended easily!!!!


this

the more adults continue to coddle children & make sure that no one's "feelngs are hurt" the more fucked up they're going to end up once they're out in the real world, imo.

#19 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

I thought that was what indoctrination camp was for though?

#20 jnjn

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

i always thought it was for molding robots

#21 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

i thought it was for slaying poon

#22 TEO

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

How do we really know dinosaurs existed? Anyone here have first hand experience with testing the fossils/bones to be certain they are authentic?

#23 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

The debil planted the dinosaur fossils created in his underground fossil factory and had them put in places humans would find them to trick people into thinking the dinosaurs exist but not the debil.

Greatest trick he ever pulled. I'm told.

#24 Joker

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

We've all seen a stand up bass so this MUST be a real picture and if it's being played by a dinosaur it clearly proves they ARE real :rolleyes:


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#25 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

honestly

do people really contest that dinosaurs existed?

#26 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

I thnk the creationists believe they were around when jesus was....

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#27 Feck

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

happy meal vouchers for race profiling public servants - thankfully debunked.

i'm just glad that if i had a kd, they could not be tested on a hallowwen themed,dancing dino birthday party at a rich peorson's home with a pool and personal computer next to the divorced family, one with a disease, on public assistance. ;)

#28 TEO

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

honestly

do people really contest that dinosaurs existed?



I would imagine some do. For myself, why should I care if they existed or not?

#29 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

Is that where you wanna be when Jeebus comes back?

#30 Feck

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

the full list, what else is there actaully test about ?
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
  • Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
  • Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
  • Bodily functions
  • Cancer (and other diseases)
  • Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
  • Celebrities
  • Children dealing with serious issues
  • Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
  • Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
  • Crime
  • Death and disease
  • Divorce
  • Evolution
  • Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
  • Gambling involving money
  • Halloween
  • Homelessness
  • Homes with swimming pools
  • Hunting
  • Junk food
  • In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
  • Loss of employment
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
  • Parapsychology
  • Politics
  • Pornography
  • Poverty
  • Rap Music
  • Religion
  • Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
  • Rock-and-Roll music
  • Running away
  • Sex
  • Slavery
  • Terrorism
  • Television and video games (excessive use)
  • Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
  • Vermin (rats and roaches)
  • Violence
  • War and bloodshed
  • Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
  • Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.


#31 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

Cali had the first smoking ban in bars...


I have to say that I fully support and appreciate that law - so nice to be able to go out for an evening and not come home smelling like someone's ashtray! Even when I was a smoker, I didn't like it when everyone was smoking in an enclosed space.

#32 syd_25

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

I have to say that I fully support and appreciate that law - so nice to be able to go out for an evening and not come home smelling like someone's ashtray! Even when I was a smoker, I didn't like it when everyone was smoking in an enclosed space.

Is there anything else you don't like so they can make a law for it? :bigsmile:

From my understanding there were 2 high end non smoking bars in L.A. before the ban. They were do huge business providing a service (non smoking bar). Within a year after the ban *poof* they were gone. So wheres the free market?

If you don't like a business don't go. No one was ever forced to go to a bar that allowed smoking.

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#33 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Yep. I don't like murder, or thieving, or abuse, or littering, or child molesters, either! Think you can lobby those for me? :lol:

Even when I was a smoker, I was aware of how my choice could effect others - so I was pleased when it came into effect, I'm okay with taking it outside. :)

#34 syd_25

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

Even when I was a smoker, I was aware of how my choice could effect others - so I was pleased when it came into effect, I'm okay with taking it outside. :)


Hopefully people realize how there choices affect themselves... and do not rely on others.

Yep. I don't like murder, or thieving, or abuse, or littering, or child molesters, either! Think you can lobby those for me? :lol:

Done and done. :beard:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

actually, i think the the laws (ny anyway) were set up to prevent workers from being exposed to toxic substances.

you cannot expose a worker to high levals of lead, arsenic etc without prpoer protection.

you can not make exposure to toxins a part of a job, even if there is a 90% chance they are doing it to themselves after hours.
you can not say if you don't want to be exposed, don't take the job. OSHA'd

chances are they used this to push through the change and it had more to do with keeping the public from smoking, or an ex smoker imposing his will on his subjects , i mean constituants

#36 syd_25

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

actually, i think the the laws (ny anyway) were set up to prevent workers from being exposed to toxic substances.

you cannot expose a worker to high levals of lead, arsenic etc without prpoer protection.

you can not make exposure to toxins a part of a job, even if there is a 90% chance they are doing it to themselves after hours.
you can not say if you don't want to be exposed, don't take the job. OSHA'd


Some jobs are not "safe". Like firefighting. But its a choice. In know... doesn't change anything.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

danger is one thing , exposure to toxins is another