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  1. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator Thread Starter

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    Mayor Stephen P. Laffey of Cranston, R.I., says he did nothing improper when he hired a private detective to make videos of city employees sleeping on the job. "That's a public building and there's not a reasonable expectation to privacy there," the mayor said after being criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union. "There is no civil liberty to sleep on the job." (Providence Journal) ...Well that's certainly going to be a surprise to a lot of people.
     
  2. pronute

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    Well maybe firing people that sleep on the job would sit better with ACLU.
     
  3. angelize56

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    One of our Detroit tv stations does that all the time...films city employees sleeping on the job! :D The Mayor acts pi$$ed off and the workers keep their jobs anyways! :D
     
  4. Mulderator

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    Does that surprise anyone that the ACLU sides with the sleeping workers? Again--this organization is about the most perverse there is in the US and its funded by our tax dollars!
     
  5. prospect

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    I wish the ACLU would do a little more sleeping on the job. There nothing but a renegade outfit.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE -- PART 2,856: Schools in Rapides Parish, La., have a new policy: students may not be drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs at school. The policy was instituted since the old policy only prohibited "possession" of drugs which, argued the parents of a middle school student who sued, did not include drugs inside the body.

    Their child had been expelled for testing positive for marijuana. The School Board settled with the parents and instituted the new rule to avoid further lawsuits. (Alexandria Town Talk) ...Yet thanks to "Zero Tolerance" they expel kids for having asthma inhalers.
     
  7. angelize56

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    Safe and secure with the FBI! :D

    FBI agent misplaces gun at Denver airport
    Concourse sealed until missing weapon found in restaurant
    Saturday, October 4, 2003 Posted: 10:08 PM EDT (0208 GMT)

    DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- Up to a dozen flights were delayed and a concourse was sealed off Saturday when an FBI agent reported his weapon and credentials missing. They were found 30 minutes later in a restaurant where he had eaten. :rolleyes: (How embarrassing eh!)

    The agent, whose name was not released, apparently lost track of his bag when he left the restaurant to make a phone call, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike Fierberg said.

    All planes at Concourse B gates were held after the agent alerted police, and passengers were not allowed to leave or enter the concourse, Fierberg said.

    "It had the potential to be something serious. Fortunately it wasn't, except for that poor FBI agent who's going to have some explaining to do," Fierberg said.

    Normal operations resumed after the bag was found.

    FBI spokeswoman Ann Atanasio said she had no details on the weapon or what action the agent might face. She declined to say where the agent was based but said it was not Denver.
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex


    LONDON (Reuters) - British school children are to be controversially asked to consider oral sex instead of intercourse as part of a drive to cut the country's high teenage pregnancy rate.



    Sex education teachers are being trained to discuss with youngsters various "stopping points" on the road to full sex in a bid to reduce the number of teen pregnancies, the government said on Friday.


    The idea is to encourage pupils to discover "levels of intimacy," including oral sex, which stop short of full sexual intercourse.


    But the plan has been criticized as unworkable by family groups.


    "The courses for teachers are to enable them to discuss various sex and relationship issues with pupils. One of those issues is oral sex," said a Department of Health spokeswoman.


    "Oral sex is one of the 'stopping points' on the road to intercourse," she said, denying the advice was encouraging sexual activity.


    "Another 'stopping point' is to hold hands," she added.


    Family groups argue that oral sex is likely to lead to penetrative sex.


    "One thing leads to another," said Robert Whelan, director of the Family Education Trust. "It is hard enough for adults to hold back and is even more difficult for teenagers with their raging hormones."


    One teacher, who recently attended one of the courses, told the Times newspaper the advice could be construed as a green light to teens.


    "By following this course, I feel that teachers are implicitly supporting underage sexual activity," said Lynda Brine.


    Whelan also said oral sex was no protection against most sexually transmitted diseases.


    "Delaying the onset of teenage sexual activity is the only way to cut teenage pregnancy," he told Reuters.


    With nearly 39,000 girls under 18 conceiving each year, Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe. The government wants to halve it by 2010.


    In line with that aim, students have already been offered condoms, oral contraceptives and easier access to counselors in schools.


    The Department of Education said on Friday sex education was determined by individual schools.


    "We give guidelines but we don't dictate what material is used," a spokeswoman said. "We trust head teachers and teachers to make sensible decisions about sex education."
     
  9. angelize56

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    Now that's ridiculous! :rolleyes: I was watching Oprah one day and she had on teen girls who held oral sex parties....not only is that disgusting but now EVERYONE in the girl's schools and the US know what those girls will do! How proud their parents must be! :rolleyes:
     
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    A judge in Beaver County, Penn., has thrown out an appeal of a school expulsion. The appeal, filed by the mother of a 13-year-old girl, argued that the girl should not have been disciplined since school rules don't specifically prohibit girls from performing oral sex on boys on the school bus. She apparently did not dispute that her daughter committed the offense, which was witnessed by several other students. The 13-year-old boy who was the recipient of her attentions was also expelled. (Beaver County Times) ...But, he says, it was worth it.



    :confused: Incredible........
     
  11. Gibble

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    "...But, he says, it was worth it."

    big surprise :p
     
  12. Paquadez

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    And people wonder why I want to live in France!;)

    Paq

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    One of the ,many, things that wrecked British Leyland, was precisely that, by the way. No, not oral sex, although the unions did give the company a good $crewing:D

    Sleeping in shipping containers, whilst they were meant to be working!

    Paq
     
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    Canada could face sperm shortage
    New bill would ban payment to donors
    (Expect you to donate for the sheer joy of it.)
    http://www.canada.com/ottawa/story.asp?id=67624748-558B-4BC3-B0CB-13FE3E5742C4

    OTTAWA (CP) -- Canada could face a serious shortage of sperm for artificial insemination because of legislation that would ban payment to donors, critics say.

    Infertile couples who hope to have a baby through donor insemination could be thwarted by the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, now nearing third reading in the Commons, some say.

    Canada already depends on sperm from the United States to meet most of its needs, and the main U.S. supplier says the bill's ban on payment could threaten its Canadian operation.

    "It would definitely force us to re-evaluate the program," said Jason Schlegel of Xytex Inc., based in Augusta, Ga.

    "It's difficult to recruit donors as it is. I think it would be really hard to meet demand if that (a ban on payment) were the case."

    The legislation, which has been in the works for more than 10 years, is based on the philosophy that the materials of human life should not be treated like commodities.

    Sperm donors could be compensated for expenses only.

    Currently, donors can earn up to $100 for a donation, and can donate up to three times a week. Many donors are university students looking for spending money.

    Francine Manseau of Health Canada said the department is looking at how Canada can be shifted toward an altruistic sperm donation system. She said other jurisdictions, including France, New Zealand and some Australian states, have long banned payment for sperm donations, and yet have adequate supply.

    "In some cases they're not even reimbursing for expenses," she said. "What we're trying to do is implement strategies, to look at how they implement such programs, to try to develop such programs for Canada."

    Some studies have shown that altruistic sperm donors are less likely to be infected with disease than those who are paid.

    "When you move to a more altruistic system, you find another kind of donor, who maybe already has children, who realizes the impact of the donation."

    The government hopes the new legislation will be passed before Parliament adjourns this fall, but new regulations would likely take some time to develop.

    Irene Ryll of Edmonton-based Infertility Connection, a support group for infertile couples, said she strongly supports the shift to altruistic donation.

    She said donors should be recruited in the same way as blood donors.

    "There needs to be a whole educational component for sure because right now sperm donation is in the closet. I mean, the men masturbate in a cup, we pay them $50 and forget about it.

    "That's not the way creating life should be viewed. Blood donors do it because they want to help people, maybe sperm donors want to help someone."

    She hopes the new legislation will also lead to a much better system for tracking sperm donors and donor-insemination children.

    Currently, if such a child turns out to have a hereditary disorder, there's no way to communicate that information to the donor or to others who have been born with the use of his sperm.

    Canada has been dependent on imported semen in 1999, when a woman became infected with chlamydia through donated sperm.

    Until that time, the sperm banking business was self-regulating, with standards set by fertility doctors through the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, which also opposes the payment ban.

    After the infection raised warning flags, Health Canada discovered that some clinics were violating the voluntary standards, and stepped in with binding regulations.

    Many clinics found the new standards so onerous they dropped out of sperm collection, turning to U.S. suppliers, mainly Xytex.

    Fertility doctors have expressed concern that much of Canada is dependent on a single company with a relatively small pool of donors.

    Schlegel said the pool of donors fluctuates from 100 to 150, but not all of those meet Canadian requirements. Another 30 to 40 donors have been recruited in the Toronto area.

    There are no statistics on the sale and use of sperm, or on how many babies are born through donor insemination. According to one estimate, 16,000 Canadians have been born as a result of donor insemination.
     
  14. Paquadez

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    Aw, come on! You can't be serious!

    :D :D

    Paq
     
  15. Rockn

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    Well, maybe paying bums for their contributions was a mistake in the first place. It might clean up the gene pool up there a bit! We know someone that has lost a source of income...who could that be...:)
     
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