You owe money to the school so we’re going to starve your kids until you pay us

That’s basically what the school officials at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City said.

Starve might be a little harsh but whatever!

Man those square pizzas used to be the business!!!

Man those square pizzas used to be the business!!!

Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.

“It was pretty traumatic and humiliating,” said Erica Lukes, whose 11-year-old daughter had her cafeteria lunch taken from her as she stood in line Tuesday at Uintah Elementary School, 1571 E. 1300 South.

Lukes said as far as she knew, she was all paid up. “I think it’s despicable,” she said. “These are young children that shouldn’t be punished or humiliated for something the parents obviously need to clear up.”

Jason Olsen, a Salt Lake City District spokesman, said the district’s child-nutrition department became aware that Uintah had a large number of students who owed money for lunches.

As a result, the child-nutrition manager visited the school and decided to withhold lunches to deal with the issue, he said.

But cafeteria workers weren’t able to see which children owed money until they had already received lunches, Olsen explained.

The workers then took those lunches from the students and threw them away, he said, because once food is served to one student it can’t be served to another.

Children whose lunches were taken were given milk and fruit instead.

Olsen said school officials told the district that their staffers typically tell students about any balances as they go through the lunch line and send home notifications to parents each week.

The district attempted to contact parents with balances via phone Monday and Tuesday, Olsen said, but weren’t able to reach them all before the child-nutrition manager decided to take away the students’ lunches.

“Something’s not working, and that’s what the school and child-nutrition department are going to work on together,” Olsen said of the notifications.

He said there’s no plan to use the same tactic at other district schools.

“This can be easily prevented,” Olsen said. “We need to make sure proper notification goes out to the parents and they have time to put money in the accounts.”

But Olsen said he would not describe the tactic as a mistake.

“If students were humiliated and upset,” Olsen said, “that’s very unfortunate and not what we wanted to happen.”

However, after further investigation, Olsen released an updated statement that was also posted to the district’s Facebook page. It said: “This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize.”

The post adds: “We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again.”

Olsen said it’s standard in the district to give kids fruit and milk in lieu of lunch if they don’t have the money to pay for lunch.

He said it’s unclear how Uintah had been handling such situations before this week. Attempts to reach Uintah’s principal were unsuccessful.

Olsen said the district encourages parents to use its electronic system to pay for lunches and set up email notifications. He said the software for the system is new this year, though it’s not much different than the old one.

Lukes said she never received a notification that her daughter would have her lunch taken.

She said it was a difficult day for her daughter and other kids. She said her daughter told her one of the cafeteria workers cried at the sight. And her daughter’s best friend was so upset that she went home Tuesday night and made lunches for all the students who had theirs taken, she said.

“You would think in a public school system your child wouldn’t be turned away from lunch,” Lukes said, “especially when people usually settle their balances.”

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Seriously, when I first read this article I instantly got a headache!

I wish you would do this to my child.

I understand that the parents owe money for the lunches. I get it I truly do!

But giving the kids their lunch THEN turning around and taking them away and THEN throwing them in the trash seems a tad bit ass backwards don’t you think?

now that I’ve calmed down I’m willing to bet that this is an on-going problem and this was a last ditch effort to get their money that backfired greatly!

And how is milk and fruit a good lunch? Around these parts if a kid doesn’t have lunch money I do believe they get a PB&J sandwich, fruit and milk you know something to hold them over for the rest of the day.

The school officials here failed on top of failed with this mess.

Now they are going to have parents at the school like this

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Congressman Trey Radel resigning for drugs…after advocating drug testing for welfare recipients

You read that right.

 

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In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they’re not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.

“It’s really interesting it came on the heels of Republicans voting on everyone who had access to food stamps get drug tested,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BuzzFeed Tuesday. “It’s like, what?”

We previously had this conversation on OHN a while back.  I personally have no problem with there being drug testing on people who use state and federal funds – which includes congressmen and senators. However, those congressmen and senators don’t appear to want to drug test themselves.

So I guess we just keep paying them while they’re snorting up our funds like Mr. Radel, while making people who actually need funds jump through hoops to get them and at the same time wasting even more of our money:

Florida passed the measure in 2011, and the case was being closely watched by several other states, including Georgia, which passed similar legislation in 2013 but found it dogged by legal challenges. State data in Florida also showed that the measure produced few results. Only 108 out of 4,086 people tested — 2.6 percent — were found to have been using narcotics. State records showed that the requirement cost more money to carry out than it saved.

So this is supposed to make sense, how?

In case you aren’t keeping score, this law was struck down in Florida:

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a Florida law that required welfare applicants to undergo mandatory drug testing, setting the stage for a legal battle that could affect similar efforts nationwide.

Judge Mary S. Scriven of the United States District Court in Orlando held that the testing requirement, the signature legislation of Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican who campaigned on the issue, violated the protection against unreasonable searches.

“The court finds there is no set of circumstances under which the warrantless, suspicionless drug testing at issue in this case could be constitutionally applied,” she wrote. The ruling made permanent an earlier, temporary ban by the judge.

So what are we going to do next to the people who keep wasting our funds?  And I mean you, Congress.

Watch Ambz and Slaus Discuss ABSOLUTE ABSURDITY.

We can all agree that World Star Videos are awful, right?

Well, I came across this video on my Tumblr.

Just popped up on my feed and had never seen it before.

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I’ve blacked out (or ReD’d out) some of the image because it’s extremely NSFW.

So be warned.

But if you want to watch it…and it’s absolutely ABSURD, folks.

Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1iTF0Hh

Now that you’ve watched it, you might be interested in the conversation it spurned between Slaus and I:

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Now that you’ve seen what WE had to say, what do YOU think about this video?

In you should not laugh but you’re going to anyway news: Teenager paid £450 for Xbox One on eBay, got sent photo of one instead

and for those that don’t know £450 is roughly 700 American bones!

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A young father who paid £450 for what he thought was an Xbox One on eBay was sent a photo of the new console instead.

Peter Clatworthy, 19, had saved up all year to buy the Microsoft console – which is now sold out – for his four-year-old son.

But days after paying for the Day One edition of the games system he received a grainy photo of one in the post, which, to add insult to injury, the seller had written ‘thank you for your purchase’ on the back of.

When he went back to the listing, Mr Clatworthy realised it had advertised ‘Xbox One Fifa Day One Edition, Photo Brand New UK 2013?, despite featuring an image of the console and being listed under the ‘video games and consoles category’.

The teenager, from Bilborough, Nottinghamshire, said he was ‘absolutely gutted’ despite being given a full refund from eBay, which said it would take action against the seller as misleading listings are not allowed.

‘I told my brother and he was crying with laughter, so were all of my mates, it is quite embarrassing,’ he said.

‘Even my mum said I was a bit stupid considering it said it was a photo on the listing.’

Mr Clatworthy added: ‘It has potentially ruined Christmas.’

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You know dude is walking around with this look on his face

dont laugh

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Crazy/Shocking Facebook statuses

facebook-2I swear I need better friends on facebook!

So yesterday I’m browsing my newsfeed and I see this status:

Ok so once upon a time there was a sweet young lady who worked at this one place. There was another chic at that same place that had gastric bypass a year ago or so and something went terribly wrong as she lost the ability to hold her shyt and now she shyts all over the office, on the carpet, in the sink, in her cube and her shyt has a horrible nauseatingly gross smell that reeks of infection… well that sweet young lady is sick of smelling this chick’s shyt and wishes she would retire or get a colostomy bag or something… eww. The end.

*blinks*

At first I thought another facebook game. You know the ones if you like or comment on some crazy status you have to post one on your own page. Then I read the comments and come to find out this is true. My facebook friend is the “sweet young lady” who works with the shytter.

It wasn’t even noon yet and I’m reading this foolishness!

I know we’ve seen many pics, weird news articles posted on our friends’ facebook pages but I want to know about the crazy/shocking statuses you’ve seen on facebook