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The Age Of Overprotective Idiocy

By Amy Alkon


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The Age Of Overprotective Idiocy
A mother practically coughed up an organ in horror after her 10-year-old son came home from Tesco supermarket with a purple mini-knife in a pumpkin-carving kit.

10, not 2.

From Metro/UK:

‘I couldn’t believe that he could pick that sort of thing up as a child – there should have been an age restriction on it.’

I had access to knives from probably the age of 6 or 8. Or before. (As did kids throughout human history.)

Whoops, seems I forgot to slit anyone’s throat or…what, exactly, would the danger be here? Give it to the nearest toddler as a play-toy?

I think some mothers look for a reason to act out in fear and horror. It makes them feel like they’re being mother-y and responsible, when actually, they’re just coddling their kids out of growing up, which involves taking on increasing responsibility.

(What does this lady give her kid at dinner-time, a plastic spork to manage the food she puts through a blender for him? Do she and her husband, if any, keep some intense watch over the children to make sure none off themselves or each other with a steak knife before dessert?)

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The Tainted Treats Myth Lives On

By Amy Alkon


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The Tainted Treats Myth Lives On
If you spend $5 on a marijuana lollypop, are you really going to give it out to the kiddies?

Unlikely.

This would serve what purpose, exactly? The joy of thinking, “I got some 5-year-old high?”

And frankly, as a kid, we weren’t going to eat some weirdly wrapped off-brand candy. We wanted Snickers, the Hershey’s Miniatures dark, etc.

Jacob Sullum writes at reason that the folk tale of people giving kids pot-laced candy lives on — despite a lack of evidence that anybody actually does that:

Last week the DPD posted a video in which Patrick Johnson, proprietor of Denver’s Urban Dispensary, warns that “there’s really no way to tell the difference between candy that’s infused and candy that’s not infused” once the products have been removed from their original packages. The video illustrates Johnson’s point with images of innocuous-looking gummy bears and gumdrops. He advises parents to inspect their kids’ Halloween haul and discard anything that looks unfamiliar or seems to have been tampered with.

Det. Aaron Kafer of the DPD’s Marijuana Unit amplifies that message in an “Ask the Expert” podcast, saying “there’s a ton of edible stuff that’s out there on the market that’s infused with marijuana that could be a big problem for your child.” Noting that “all marijuana edibles have to be labeled,” Kafer recommends that parents make sure their kids “avoid and not consume anything that is out of the package.”

CNN turned these warnings into a widely carried story headlined “Tricks, Treats and THC Fears in Colorado.” According to CNN, “Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: a very adult treat ending up in their kids’ candy bags.”

Actually, this fear is not so new. For years law enforcement officials have been warning parents to be on the lookout for marijuana edibles in their kids’ trick-or-treat sacks. And for years, as far as I can tell, there has not been a single documented case in which someone has tried to get kids high by doling out THC-tainted treats disguised as ordinary candy. Since 1996, the year that California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use, the newspapers and wire services covered by the Nexis database have not carried any reports of such trickery, although they have carried more than a few articles in which people worry about the possibility.

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How To Stand Up To Abusive U.S. Customs Officials And Win

By Matt Forney


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It’s a familiar ordeal for any American who’s ever traveled abroad. Every U.S. citizen with the temerity to explore lands unknown is forced into a grueling, humiliating interrogation with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials when they return. CBP agents treat returning Americans like criminal defendants, grilling you on everything from what you did abroad to where you’re staying in the U.S. (despite the fact that since you’re a citizen, where you live is none of their business). Even Americans who cross into Canada by car are subjected to warrantless searches of their cars and computers when they come back.

The ostensible purpose of this police state thuggery—protecting Americans from terrorism and criminality—is a total joke. Consider that CBP was completely unable to stop a Liberian national with Ebola from entering the country and infecting everyone he came into contact with. The reality is that U.S. customs is staffed by incompetent goons who only care about lording their power over the little people. Rent-a-cops on the public payroll. The CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) is run by the same kinds of dweebs: CBSA personnel usually end up there because they failed to qualify for either the military or the RCMP.

But you don’t have to take their abuse. Here’s how to assert your rights as a U.S. citizen in the face of fascism.

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You Have The Right To Remain Silent

CBP officials have far less power over U.S. citizens than you think. The only questions of theirs that you are required to answer are ones pertaining to establishing your citizenship. By showing them your passport, you are fulfilling this requirement. You’re also required to hand in a written customs declaration indicating any items that you acquired while abroad. That’s it. You do not have to cooperate with customs officials beyond this. You don’t even have to answer the “Business or pleasure?” question, seeing as you’re already required to do that on your declaration form.

Granted, like all petty dictators, CBP thugs will make your life hell if you dare to defy their “power.” Therefore, when it comes to reminding a customs commissar of your rights, answer their questions with this:

I decline to answer your questions.

This is how you draw a line in the sand. If the official presses you, inform them that you know your rights as a U.S. citizen and that you don’t have to answer their questions.

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COVERUP: UNRWA removes "human rights" webpage after hate and lies exposed

By Elder of Ziyon (noreply@blogger.com)


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It’s happened again.

For the second time, after I exposed that UNRWA’s Gaza school curricula include many examples of promoting hateful ideas that directly contradict those of the UN and UNRWA themselves, the organization has stealthily removed the evidence without any acknowledgment or apology.

My 2012 exposé of how UNRWA schools were teaching hate, martyrdom and jihad to students, with many examples of essays and poems, resulted in UNRWA removing many individual school sites and specific pages and domains from the Internet without any public notice.

Now, my latest exposés showing explicit antisemitism and hateful historical lies in the UNRWA site dedicated to its “human rights” curriculum has resulted in UNRWA pulling that entire site down as well. (The Google cached version of the site is here, for now. The document that included the explicit antisemitism is cached here. I uploaded it here.)

We have once again proven not only that UNRWA teaches hate and lies, but that this UN organization has no transparency whatsoever in its teaching methods. It teaches hundreds of thousands of students the worst kinds of hate. Instead of admitting it when these examples are exposed, it engages in cover-ups.

UNRWA spokespeople did not respond to my request for comment.

This is how you would expect a criminal organization to act.This is not how an NGO that gets its funds from the world’s nations is supposed to do its business.

This is scandalous. Every nation that funds UNRWA, no matter their feelings towards Israel, should be outraged that their money – nearly $1 billion annually – is being used in secret and illicit ways. Without UNRWA publicly admitting that it has taught hate for generations and without an explicit apology and concrete, published plans on how they plan to ensure that their curricula will be transparent and public, we must assume that UNRWA is continuing its practices of teaching a new generation of children antisemitic lies.

It is way past time that UNRWA’s funders and the mainstream media take notice of how UNRWA is misusing its resources towards goals that are contrary to its own stated principles.

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