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Now, see, here is where we see that private industry does not always do a “better job” than the government.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster knows, our government also makes mistakes and disasters happen, as we all well remember with the Challenger disaster.

But when you depend upon private companies, what you are going to get is an entity whose primary purpose is to make money, and cut corners so they can make that money.  I’m not necessarily blaming them- this is what corporations are about.  They are not non-profits, and they have a fiduciary responsibility to their owners/stockholders/Boards of Directors to turn a profit.

But using an ancient, Soviet-era rocket engine?  Soviet-era?  Really???  I’m surprised one of their rockets hasn’t blown up before now.

 

 

 

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In Case You Still Think That Racism is Over…..

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Officials at an Illinois school said this week that a substitute teacher would not be allowed to work in the school after she allegedly called two students the N-word because they objected to being called African-American.

Eighth graders Mea Thompson and Zaria Daniel told WMAQ that they were working in a Social Studies group with two other students at Jay Stream Middle School last Wednesday when the substitute teacher referred to them as “African-American.”

“All four of us that were sitting there got offended because none of us are from Africa,” Thompson recalled. I’m Jamaican. So we said, ‘Can you please not call us that?’”

“She continued to call us that and said, ‘It’s the politically correct term.’ Then she said, ‘Well, back then you guys would be considered the N-word.”

Thompson and Daniel said they were almost moved to tears by the teacher’s words.

“We were so shocked and we were like, ‘What? Excuse me?’” Thompson replied. “She was like, ‘Well, back then that’s what African-Americans were called.’”

The students said that the teacher continued to use the N-word throughout the 80-minute class period. They said that she also referred to them as slaves.

One student reportedly left the room crying.

The school district confirmed to WMAQ on Tuesday that the substitute teacher had been interviewed, and that she had corroborated the students’ version of events. A spokesperson for the district told the station that woman would not be asked to work at the school again.

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And let me just point out that this did not happen in the Deep South.  This happened in the Mid-West, in a Chicago suburb.

No, racism is not over in this country.

And, maybe it’s just me, but I do think that the racism, while it has always been here, has become increasingly overt since Obama was elected President.  It’s as if all the racism that most racists (not all, but most) tried to hide, suddenly burst forth after his election.  I guess too many white racists’ heads exploded, and they suddenly let their bigotry spew forth.  {{Sigh}}

Grow up, Americans.  Just grow the fuck up.  People are just people.

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Toddler mugs innocent sleeper…

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Only in Texas:

Houston police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a man who attempted to grab a gun from a toddler in south Houston.  It happened at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at an apartment located in the 4700 block of Wenda.  Patrick Sanders, 20, of Houston, was sleeping on the couch in the living room of the apartment when a gun in his pants pocket fell out and onto the floor, police said.  As Sanders woke up, a three-year-old boy picked up the gun.  Police said Sanders saw the child with the gun and as he tried to grab it from the boy the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face.  The child was not injured.  Sanders was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he remained Monday in critical condition.

The three-year-old was immediately offered a lifetime membership in the NRA, but turned it down, saying he didn’t deserve it.  “I was aiming at his crotch,” the child reportedly said.  “Obviously I still need to practice my aim.”

Source: KHOU

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…….more like lack thereof.

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