You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots:

November 1, 2015 at 11:26 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion.

OR

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government.

OR

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt

OR

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched

OR

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more.

OR

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable

OR

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

OR

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found.

What a country!

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

New Zealand school kid punts drone out of the sky with football: “THEY should have known flying a drone above a bunch of school students was like waving a red flag at a bull. A promo shoot for a New Zealand school went spectacularly belly-up when a drone filming footage for a school-commissioned advertisement was knocked out of the sky by a deadeye student, wielding only a Nike football. The student attends Rosmini College in Auckland, a Catholic secondary school for years 7-13, which had commissioned video production company KOR Creative to film a promotional clip. Everything was going to plan until the unidentified student popped up in the top left hand corner of the screen and punted his soccer ball straight into the drone, reportedly knocking it to the ground. However, KOR creative production manager Emma Wright said the drone, estimated at more than $2300, was not seriously damaged.”

An asshole ambulance company: “A heroic New York EMT who tried in vain last week to save a 7-year-old school girl choking on her lunch said he was suspended because it is against company policy to make a stop without being called. Qwasi Reid, who works for Assist Ambulance, was transporting a nursing home patient last Wednesday with his partner when he said they were flagged down at a red light by a frantic man who told them that a student was choking. Reid said his partner, who was not reprimanded by the company, told the man they already had a patient and there was nothing they could do. Reid, who has driven ambulances for four years, said he knew the choking girl took a priority over the transport, and against his partner’s urging, jumped out of the ambulance’s back door and administered first aid to the girl, who he said had already turned blue.” [Their site is down so they are feeling the pressure]

Secret beer supply: “A cold beer and a chance to relax on the lawn is high on many men’s wishlist for a quiet weekend and now one man has made it even easier. Peter Götting, from Germany posted a video online showing off his latest invention, a beer fridge secretly concealed by a plant pot. The brilliant garden ornament design consists of small fridge made up of three tiers tidily filled with bottles of beer. The fridge perfectly rests hidden from view underneath a healthy looking plant in a terracotta pot, sitting on a stone coloured stand. In order to unveil his remarkable invention, the video footage shows the cameraman pulling a small black lever, controlling the mechanism on the roof. Once switched on, the video shows the plant pot at the side of the healthy lawn begins to rise from the ground. The beer fridge appears to hold around 30 bottles of beer and has enough room at the bottom for several slightly larger vessels”

Woman strips naked and sits on London roof for FOUR HOURS: “A woman sat naked on top of a London rooftop for four hours as a piece of performance art. Poppy Jackson was photographed straddling the gable of Toynbee Studios, in east London yesterday afternoon. Her bold stunt attracted the attention of dozens of passers-by, who took to social media to share their amazement. They reported only seeing Ms Jackson taking a couple of breaks during the piece. Raquel Rodrigues, 29, was one of those who photographed the unusual scene. She told the Evening Standard that the artist was visible from the street and that ‘people were having a peek and then going back to work’. She added: ‘I don’t know how she got away with it – if I was walking around naked I’d be arrested.'”

Elm street unpopular: “Living on Elm Street really is a nightmare for homeowners as links to the infamous horror movie can cut the price of your home by more than half. A house on Elm Street, where horror character Freddy Krueger made his name, is worth an average of 39 per cent less than other homes in the area, according to new statistics. The survey of estate agents looked at houses in twenty different areas found that some homes on Elm Street were worth nearly 60 per cent less than others in the same postcode. It suggests that the legacy of the clawed character that kills people in their dreams has left a mental scar on many buyers, who would rather not reminded of 1984 movie Nightmare On Elm Street. Even in reputable areas such as Cheltenham, homes on Elm Street cost 53 per cent less than those in the same postcode, proving a horrifying link between prices and the 1984 slasher movie.

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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