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Examples of US Government Stupidity

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- The Omaha, Neb., public school district spent $130,000 in federal stimulus money to buy manuals to instruct teachers and school administrators on how to be culturally sensitive. The book, The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change, says that teachers need to work for social justice in order to overcome a white-privileged society. The book says racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism are forces of oppression in schools, and that institutions in America “channel wealth and power to white people.”

- You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday (Washington)

- Flirting is against the law (San Antonio, Texas)

- A bill passed that restricts local planning agencies’ ability to use climate change science to predict sea-level rise (North Carolina)

- If you're a person of European ancestry who happens to be born in a Latin American country, you're not considered white by the government, your race is "Hispanic", but if you're born in North Africa or the Middle East you're considered white.

- If you're a teen and you take a naked selfie of yourself, you can be arrested for manufacturing and possession of child pornography.
 

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- The Omaha, Neb., public school district spent $130,000 in federal stimulus money to buy manuals to instruct teachers and school administrators on how to be culturally sensitive. The book, The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change, says that teachers need to work for social justice in order to overcome a white-privileged society. The book says racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism are forces of oppression in schools, and that institutions in America “channel wealth and power to white people.”

- You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday (Washington)

- Flirting is against the law (San Antonio, Texas)

- A bill passed that restricts local planning agencies’ ability to use climate change science to predict sea-level rise (North Carolina)

- If you're a person of European ancestry who happens to be born in a Latin American country, you're not considered white by the government, your race is "Hispanic", but if you're born in North Africa or the Middle East you're considered white.

- If you're a teen and you take a naked selfie of yourself, you can be arrested for manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

Sources, dude, sources. I am skeptical of most if not all of those claims. Without sources, it is just some random guy trolling the internets.
 

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- If you're a person of European ancestry who happens to be born in a Latin American country, you're not considered white by the government, your race is "Hispanic", but if you're born in North Africa or the Middle East you're considered white.
Eh?

Hispanic isn't a race and the US government doesn't consider it as so, since it's not a race.

White Hispanics are counted with the white population unless there's a focus being put on the Hispanic-American community. It's a similar thing with black Hispanics.

When you look at demographic data, it literally goes out of its way to note the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.....but they're all still counted as white.

What a bizarre comment.

Flirting is against the law (San Antonio, Texas)

What does this have to do with the federal government?

- A bill passed that restricts local planning agencies’ ability to use climate change science to predict sea-level rise (North Carolina)

What does this have to do with the federal government?

.....

Provided the above two are even real, of which I'm skeptical, they are not federal actions. If they are not federal actions, then they are not examples of anything done by the US government. There's this thing called federalism.....
 
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- The Omaha, Neb., public school district spent $130,000 in federal stimulus money to buy manuals to instruct teachers and school administrators on how to be culturally sensitive. The book, The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change, says that teachers need to work for social justice in order to overcome a white-privileged society. The book says racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism are forces of oppression in schools, and that institutions in America “channel wealth and power to white people.”

- You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday (Washington)

- Flirting is against the law (San Antonio, Texas)

- A bill passed that restricts local planning agencies’ ability to use climate change science to predict sea-level rise (North Carolina)

- If you're a person of European ancestry who happens to be born in a Latin American country, you're not considered white by the government, your race is "Hispanic", but if you're born in North Africa or the Middle East you're considered white.

- If you're a teen and you take a naked selfie of yourself, you can be arrested for manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

Is this your first thread?
 

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You're like a hundred threads too late to ask that question.

Still waiting for a good one though. And for him to figure out how to source claims. He has been asked to do that in almost every one of those hundred threads.
 

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Is this your first thread?

You're like a hundred threads too late to ask that question.

Still waiting for a good one though. And for him to figure out how to source claims. He has been asked to do that in almost every one of those hundred threads.

The member only has 46 posts at the time I submit this reply. So unless the counter is off somehow that's less than 50, not even half-way to 100.

Still, I have to agree that the methodology needs some fine tuning. :shrug:

As for his point?

1. The first four examples are State and local governments, not Federal; so I suppose he meant government within the U.S.

2. Government represents people, and elected representative typically try to please their local electorates. All of those laws (stupid as them may be) represent segments of public opinion and don't appear out of thin air.

3. There are all sorts of weird, inane, and poorly written laws on the books throughout our country (and overseas). What is this supposed to show?
 
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ROTFLMAO. You're skeptical of the stupidity of the federal gov? LMAO....really?

Has reading comprehension always been a problem for you?
 

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Has reading comprehension always been a problem for you?

Typical leftist.

No sense of humor. Panties must be bunched up? lol
 
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