I saw this headline and didn't thought that sounded pretty stupid, but apparently it gets even better - they're already starting with us: Parents protest radio ID tags for students
Quite frankly, I'm disgusted. How stupid can people get?
The badges introduced at Brittan Elementary School on January 18 rely on the same radio frequency and scanner technology that companies use to track livestock and product inventory...Each student is required to wear identification cards around their necks with their picture, name and grade and a wireless transmitter that beams their ID number to a teacher's handheld computer when the child passes under an antenna posted above a classroom door.
I mean, let's see, identifying individuals by necklaces, numbers, and a radio transmitter. Well, I guess if we want to be able to draw comparisons between the military and house arrest with our children's education, yeah, this is a flipping great idea. Safety has to lose out to life every once in a while. Having your every movement tracked is a punishment - it should not be a way of life. And the more you refer to individuals as numbers, and handle human affairs in the same way as inanimate objects, the more dehumanized will become all involved. I can't think of a worse way to raise children than to treat them as merely items that must be tracked and protected from themselves. That's not any kind of living I'm interested in.
And now on to the lighter stuff:
U.S. rules out concessions for North Korea
In a rather drastic and surprisingly harsh move, the White House today placed a ban on the exportation of cracker jacks, peanuts, and Coca-Cola beverages to North Korea in a plan designed to drive Kim Jong Il back to the bargaining table.
Jackson attorney may call on stars
Wow. I think you know a side is getting desperate when they revert to astrology. "The defense would like to call, Miss Cleo to the stand, your honor."
Democrats leaders cautioned Mr. Dean that despite his title of "chief," Indian war whoops would be completely inappropriate.
U.S. Refuses One-On-One North Korea Talks
The President was adamant today in rejecting any notion of engaging in unilateral discussions with North Korea. As one top aide commented, "You can't forget about Poland."
Greenspan Will Have Ears of All Parties in Social Security Debate
Yup. All two of them.
For some, child-slavery issue ruins taste of chocolate
This is pretty terrible. But c'mon, this article must have been written by some size zero blond bombshell out to make the rest of us feel terrible about eating chocolate on Valentine's Day - I mean, that's just plain nasty! I feel bad enough about eating those 27 chocolate bars* without a moral motivation being tacked on as well.
Houston Finds Innovative Ways to Reduce Congestion
Talk about too much information. I really don't care how Whitney gets the phlegm out of her system. Yuck!
Apparently these scientists have never observed finals week. Immense pressure just isn't a good thing for any form of life I know.