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Old 06-24-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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It looks like if you spend all day looking for reasons to get angry about how liberal, PC, wimpy, "safe place", transgendered, socialist, etc the country has become, you can really get yourself worked up into a lather. I suggest finding a new hobby other than being p***ed off all the time.

OH, sorry, you have a hobby, and its guns........ that you are going to use to kill the liberal, wimpy, "safe place", transgendered, socialist government agents when they come to get you.

See a trend here, RWNJs?
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There's huge difference between having some on hand and giving people their entire supply, including the portion they use at home.

Schools have had pads and tampons on hand for surprises forever. This article is about the losers that can't afford $7-10 per month because they already blew that money on booze, drugs, lotto tickets or whatever it is that the irresponsible spend their money on.
Long ago I was so poor that I stole rolls of TP from the bathroom where I worked. True, TP isn't that expensive, but I had a couple of kids to feed, and that $5 that I would have spent for TP could go to at least one meal a month that wasn't out of a box (mac and cheese). I could spend that money on chicken and a fresh vegetable.

Why do people always assume that poor people drink and do drugs? Is everything really so black and white to you? I would guess the middle class and wealthy people do most of the drinking and drugging.

I'm not poor anymore; my children are grown, married, and successful.

Just think, if I didn't have to spend the money for pads or tampons (my children are female) I could have bought a few more healthy meals per month, or not had to juggle the bills by 'robbing Paul to pay Peter'.

Very stressful.

But, that was a long time ago.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:15 PM
 
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Long ago I was so poor that I stole rolls of TP from the bathroom where I worked. True, TP isn't that expensive, but I had a couple of kids to feed, and that $5 that I would have spent for TP could go to at least one meal a month that wasn't out of a box (mac and cheese). I could spend that money on chicken and a fresh vegetable.

Why do people always assume that poor people drink and do drugs? Is everything really so black and white to you? I would guess the middle class and wealthy people do most of the drinking and drugging.

I'm not poor anymore; my children are grown, married, and successful.

Just think, if I didn't have to spend the money for pads or tampons (my children are female) I could have bought a few more healthy meals per month, or not had to juggle the bills by 'robbing Paul to pay Peter'.

Very stressful.

But, that was a long time ago.
You survived without free tampons and others can too.

Why were you poor by the way?
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Why were you poor by the way?
Why would she answer that, it's just your segue into a finger wagging lecture about how she was poor due to lack of planning and bad choices. I mean really, who needs to hear it?
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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so are you a worthless American? I am not
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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Why would she answer that, it's just your segue into a finger wagging lecture about how she was poor due to lack of planning and bad choices. I mean really, who needs to hear it?
Just curious because there almost certainly were decisions that were made that led to her being poor.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Just curious because there almost certainly were decisions that were made that led to her being poor.
That's sorta the foundation for the entire worldview, isn't it? Poor people can only be poor because they deserve it, and if we pick over their backstory in enough detail, there's a spot where we can say "A-Ha! - you made a bad decision there, and I am now justified in not caring about you any more!"

"There but for the grace of God" isn't really popular among US conservatives any more. (Admittedly, it would take some humility, and that doesn't sell too well in the marketplace of ideas these days, does it?)

But - even where poverty is 100% due to bad decisions, when it comes to schoolchildren, it's rarely their own decisions. They just get to suffer the consequences. A bit of a breakdown in the moral system there, but I guess bleeding through one's clothes is what you deserve for being so careless so as to be born to the wrong parents. Bad decision right there.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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That's sorta the foundation for the entire worldview, isn't it? Poor people can only be poor because they deserve it, and if we pick over their backstory in enough detail, there's a spot where we can say "A-Ha! - you made a bad decision there, and I am now justified in not caring about you any more!"
Sounds about right.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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Toilet paper, soap, paper towels to dry ones hands are all necessary to use the ladies room by all women each time they use it. It's not expected that individuals walk around with their own supplies.

It was my understanding, at least up until some years ago when I last had this discussion, that there are machines in school bathrooms and public bathrooms where one could purchase such items, in addition to keeping them in ones purse or backpack.

The government shouldn't be mandating any more hand holding when they're not doing anyone any favors in doing so. Calling for personal responsibility at some point would give them more credibility than doing things like this or calling men who stay with their families "heroes".

Give me a break.


Trouble is that schools don't allow girls to have purses and backpacks like they used to do. If they do, the backpacks have to be clear.


The solution though isn't to give out the products. The solution is to allow girls to carry purses and normal backpacks like we could back when I was in school.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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This is a very good idea particularly in foreign "conservative" societies where all of the money is handled by the men and a daughter is a liability and educating her is considered a waste of money and supplying tampons for her sin of being female absurd. It is hard for young women to get an education anyway but losing a week a month because of menstrual flow makes it all that more difficult.


I note that almost all of the callus RW whiners are male. It would be very difficult to consider them to be men.
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