And in Arkansas... Important stuff is being debated on the floor of the Senate!

Damocles

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http://www.fox16.com/mostpopular/st...tain-Tattoos-Body/4i2Hk2OjXkK5ScwF-h-0Vw.cspx

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban non-traditional body art and skin implants.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View, wants to limit body art procedures, particularly scarification and dermal implants.

By a 26-4 vote, the Senate moved to outlaw scarification, a procedure involving the scarring of the skin using heat to form a tattoo without ink, and implants that place ornaments under the skin.

The bill now goes to the House.
 
I remember writing a story right after getting back from Iraq about a dystopian world were you had to have a permit for tattoos....Damn I wish I wasn't so prophetic.
 
http://www.fox16.com/mostpopular/st...tain-Tattoos-Body/4i2Hk2OjXkK5ScwF-h-0Vw.cspx

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban non-traditional body art and skin implants.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View, wants to limit body art procedures, particularly scarification and dermal implants.

By a 26-4 vote, the Senate moved to outlaw scarification, a procedure involving the scarring of the skin using heat to form a tattoo without ink, and implants that place ornaments under the skin.

The bill now goes to the House.

Well, that's pretty stupid.
 
Tax dollars at work.

Must be a Holiness kind of guy. I used to work with one....berated MY wife for having a tattoo on her shoulder, saying that she was going to burn in hell for eternity because she defaced her body.
 
Tax dollars at work.

Must be a Holiness kind of guy. I used to work with one....berated MY wife for having a tattoo on her shoulder, saying that she was going to burn in hell for eternity because she defaced her body.

Damn, is that all it takes? Time for me to get a tattoo!
 
Damn, is that all it takes? Time for me to get a tattoo!

You WANT to burn in hell for all eternity?

Somewhere in the Bible it does state something about it...perhaps PMP, with his Master's in Theology can find the passage.

But the problem with people like my former co-worker....and some.folk on here....is that they get so hung up on the do's and don'ts of Christianity....that they forget God's love....forgiveness....and infinite capacity to understand his creation.
 
Tax dollars at work.

Must be a Holiness kind of guy. I used to work with one....berated MY wife for having a tattoo on her shoulder, saying that she was going to burn in hell for eternity because she defaced her body.

It's more likely a health issue, because improperly done THESE specific body modifications can be very unhealthy and deadly. But the crafting of such legislation is rarely so narrowly tailored, and people have a right to do stupid things that get them killed.
 
I kinda want to get a magnet implanted into one of my fingers so I can sense magnetic fields.
 
http://www.fox16.com/mostpopular/st...tain-Tattoos-Body/4i2Hk2OjXkK5ScwF-h-0Vw.cspx

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban non-traditional body art and skin implants.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View, wants to limit body art procedures, particularly scarification and dermal implants.

By a 26-4 vote, the Senate moved to outlaw scarification, a procedure involving the scarring of the skin using heat to form a tattoo without ink, and implants that place ornaments under the skin.

The bill now goes to the House.

Are they talking about branding? That is a highly dangerous procedure that ought to be banned.

http://www.ehow.com/list_5804661_side-effects-human-skin-branding.html
 
You WANT to burn in hell for all eternity?

Somewhere in the Bible it does state something about it...perhaps PMP, with his Master's in Theology can find the passage.

But the problem with people like my former co-worker....and some.folk on here....is that they get so hung up on the do's and don'ts of Christianity....that they forget God's love....forgiveness....and infinite capacity to understand his creation.

Well, if people like certain posters on this forum (they know who they are) are in "heaven", damn straight I'm voting for hell!

I agree that body modifications can be dangerous - so I'm ok with health and safety standards. But banning them? That's stupid.
 
Well, that's pretty stupid.
Shit....for Arkansas? That's nothing.

When I was living there a predominantly black high school in the Little Rock district won the States prestigious top high school of the year award. Teacher of the year award and had one of the top achievement scores for a high school in the State. Shortly after this recognition the all white school board announced that they would close the school down due to budget constraints and the students enrolled in another predominantly black school that was one of the most underperforming schools in the state.

When asked why the all white board members states that it was a cost saving issue. It was subsequently determined that the Little Rock school district was operating at about a $50 million dollar surplus.

The community didn't take this lying down. They found financial support from several philantropical organization that would provide the fund to operate the school for five years. Problem solved, right? Except that the Little Rock Board of education determined that their decision was final and that the school would be closed and was indeed closed with it's students bused to the underperforming school.

Common opinion at the time was the school was closed down because a black school embarrased the local white community by outperforming their schools. It would be hard to draw any other conclusion.

A few years ago, there was a similiar episode in Biloxi, Mississippi. A high performing predominantly black award winning elementary school was closed down by an all white School Board for budget reasons even though the district had a $10 million dollar surplus. That one ended up in court.

Unfreaken believable, right?
 
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Shit....for Arkansas? That's nothing.

When I was living there a predominantly black high school in the Little Rock district won the States prestigious top high school of the year award. Teacher of the year award and had one of the top achievement scores for a high school in the State. Shortly after this recognition the all white school board announced that they would close the school down due to budget constraints and the students enrolled in another predominantly black school that was one of the most underperforming schools in the state.

When asked why the all white board members states that it was a cost saving issue. It was subsequently determined that the Little Rock school district was operating at about a $50 million dollar surplus.

The community didn't take this lying down. They found financial support from several philantropical organization that would provide the fund to operate the school for five years. Problem solved, right? Except that the Little Rock Board of education determined that their decision was final and that the school would be closed and was indeed closed with it's students bused to the underperforming school.

Common opinion at the time was the school was closed down because a black school embarrased the local white community by outperforming their schools. It would be hard to draw any other conclusion.

A few years ago, there was a similiar episode in Biloxi, Mississippi. A high performing predominantly black award winning elementary school was closed down for budget reasons even though the district had a $10 million dollar surplus. That one ended up in court.

Unfreaken believable, right?

link?
 
Yea, I know....this goes under one of those "You gotta be F'n kidding me?" I can't link you to the episolde in Arkansas. That occured back in the 90's when I was working there. The link to the Biloxi fiasco is below. The good news is that the elementary school has been reopened due to public pressure and legal action.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/us/11biloxi.html?_r=0
http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/our-work/educational-opportunities/nichols-school-campaign
http://gazettesm.com/2011/01/kellogg-foundation-rejected-by-tisdale-and-biloxi-school-board/
 
Yea, I know....this goes under one of those "You gotta be F'n kidding me?" I can't link you to the episolde in Arkansas. That occured back in the 90's when I was working there. The link to the Biloxi fiasco is below. The good news is that the elementary school has been reopened due to public pressure and legal action.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/us/11biloxi.html?_r=0
http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/our-work/educational-opportunities/nichols-school-campaign
http://gazettesm.com/2011/01/kellogg-foundation-rejected-by-tisdale-and-biloxi-school-board/


In other words, you just made it up. Gotcha.
 
In other words, you just made it up. Gotcha.
Why do you even bother to respond to a post when you have no honest intent to even discuss the topic? Just an over weening desire to show what an asshole you can be?

In other words, you didn't even bother to read the links, did you?
 
In other words, you just made it up. Gotcha.
How about this "You gotta be F'n kidding me" from Arkansas. If you want a link to racist stupidity in Arkansas education.

A young black woman with the highest GPA in her school was made to share Valedictorian honors with a white student with a lower GPA because the school administraters believed with would create a "big mess" if they appointed a black girl as sole valedictorian. Despite the fact that she earned the honor.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/25/278437/arkansas-valedictorian-discrimination/
 
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