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Maybe these twits could do society a huge favor and disappear forever.

New Social Media Challenge: Kids Try to Go Missing for 48 Hours

This might be the most twisted game of hide-and-seek the world has ever seen.
Apparently, being a missing child is now a game, or “challenge,” among young people on Facebook.

It’s called the “48 Hour Challenge,” and the point of the game is to go missing for as long as you can within a 48-hour timespan. The participant accrues points by getting mentions on social media that they are missing. [snip]

The challenge encourages kids go missing for two days and the goal is to get attention on social media. The more the child is mentioned as “missing” online, the more “points” they get. Upstate [South Carolina] parents were shocked when they caught wind of what the challenge is all about.

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What the kids doing this challenge don’t understand is that after 24 hours a person can be classified as missing, so if a child gets past the 24-hour mark of this challenge, regardless of whether they’re actually “missing,” valuable resources are needlessly used to find them.

One parent brought up the excellent point that this challenge could, and probably will, detract resources from children that are actually missing.

Making the kids pay for this crap will go far in ending the game. Having to front the cost of the First Responders for their time and material costs will put a large dent in their college fund.

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Snowflakes on Parade

We wish we could make things like this up

but reality always beats us to it

OSU magazine: Your Halloween costumes are only offensive if you’re white

A student magazine at the Ohio State University has published a guide for students to determine if their Halloween costume may be racist or offensive to other students.

According to the October edition of 1870 Magazine, three categories of costumes that require special consideration are “A Meme,” “Something Sexy,” and “Politically Charged.”

Despite claiming that their guide is for non-offensive costumes, the “Yes,” section of “Politically Charged” costumes features an option for costumes that make fun of President Donald Trump, in which the magazine advises readers to “DO IT!”

For costumes that are not politically charged, the guide then asks students whether or not the costume is in honor of a celebrity who has passed away and lists the late singer Prince as an example. According to the editors, the costume of Prince is only okay if a person is not white… those who are white and want to go as Prince need to “Try a new costume idea.”

The guide also addressed the topic of sexy Halloween costumes, specifically ones that may be a nod to different cultures. While the magazine lists costumes such as “sexy construction worker,” and “sexy animal” as being acceptable, students who want to dress up as sexy outfits from different cultures should take a number of precautions to ensure their costumes are not offensive.

For example, if a student wears a sexy costume that is not of an animal or a specific occupation, but their costume included “Traditional headwear from other cultures,” the costume is only okay is the wearer is not white. Those who are white with such a costume idea also are told to “Try a new costume idea.” In other words, if you’re white, you can’t wear a costume from another culture, but if you’re not, then you are fine.

The guide also addresses costumes based on internet memes, indicating that only memes from “The Wholesome Memes Twitter Account” are likely to be acceptable as Halloween costumes while condemning costumes featuring racist themes such as swastikas or Pepe the Frog.

It seems that the snowflakes have no imagination. There are plenty of costumes that don’t appropriate some other culture yet can amuse and should cause an uproar at any Halloween gathering.

Examples are but not limited to:

  • Nancy Pelosi: Go as a brain cramp, her mask and all one needs to say Uh-uh-uh-uh!
  • HRC: Costume consists of a wine glass ad bandages. Whine and bitch about everything.
  • Harvey Weinstein: Wear boxers and an overcoat and a Bill Clinton mask, honk every boob in sight.
  • John McCain: Show a hole in head and brain removed.
  • Faculty: Form light poster board into a cone, making a pointy head, cover with long hair and perhaps a ponytail.
  • Hemorrhoid: Get a bulging purplish mask with tufts of hair and go as a progressive student leader.

Ponder this

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville

The Wonderfulness of Government run Health care

When ObamaCare fails, and it will, the Jackass Party hopes to be in power to bring Single Payer Health Care (SPHC) to America. For a taste of this nightmare, just look at the UK.

NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

The restrictions – thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services – immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Its vice president called for an “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles of the NHS.

In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients – with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking.

But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Hertfordshire, say that obese patients “will not get non-urgent surgery until they reduce their weight” at all, unless the circumstances are exceptional.

The criteria also mean smokers will only be referred for operations if they have stopped smoking for at least eight weeks, with such patients breathalysed before referral.

East and North Hertfordshire CCG and Herts Valleys said the plans aimed to encourage people “to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, wherever possible, freeing up limited NHS resources for priority treatment”.

Here’s an image of any socialized program.

Both are in financial difficulty, and between them seeking to save £68m during this financial year.

Ian Eardley, senior vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said it was wrong to bar NHS treatment to any group of patients.

“Singling out patients in this way goes against the principles of the NHS,” he said.

“This goes against clinical guidance and leaves patients waiting long periods of time in pain and discomfort. It can even lead to worse outcomes following surgery in some cases,” he said.

“There is simply no justification for these policies, and we urge all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to urgently reverse these discriminatory measures.”

The senior surgeon said he was concerned that the latest rules were the “tip of the iceberg”. [snip]

You can translate the above anyway you like but the bottom line comes out the same: Insufficient funds to run the system. Like all socialized programs, projections are never met by the realities of the costs. Someone always has to pay a price for the sugar coated sales pitch.

Snowflakes on Parade

These delicates can’t be allowed to pick out a costume for Halloween lest they run afoul of some PC regulation concerning ‘Cultural Appropriation’. Why don’t they all co nekkid with their naughty bits flopping about in the chilly night time air. But then someone will accuse them of appropriating human culture. That would be true of course.

Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide tell students what not to wear

Throughout October, universities across the nation are warning their students against Halloween costumes some consider offensive.

Gone are the days when college students could dress up without fear of being reported to a bias response team. In recent years, more and more campus leaders have made it their mission to warn students what not to wear.

Fliers, memos, workshops and more impart the admonitions.

“Unacceptable costumes” listed on a University of St. Thomas diversity flier are “wearing Native American headdresses, dressing up as a ‘Mexican’ by wearing a sombrero, dressing as a ‘geisha,’ any form of blackface.”

“Cultural appropriation is defined as ‘the act of taking intellectual and cultural expressions from a culture that is not your own, without showing that you understand or respect the culture,’” explains a University of St. Thomas diversity memo to students. [snip]

At a “Conversation Circle” at Princeton University this Sunday, students will “engage in a dialogue about the impact of cultural appropriation, Halloween, and why culture is not a costume.”

MORE: Campus police to probe ‘offensive’ Halloween costumes, students told

With this last we believe we’re into the area of felonious costumes.

If these fragile individuals need help with ideas, why not go forth gowned as faculty members, Pelosi, Shumer or Hollywood celebs in sumptuary raiment. A campus full of Harvey costumes should bring massive chuckles.