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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'm sorry but this is just stupid. Breathing spreads germs ffs.


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Celebrating birthdays at school just got a little less fun for kids in Australia. New guidelines issued Tuesday by the country's National Health and Medical Research Council say that children can no longer blow out the candles on cakes at school because doing so spreads too many germs.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

*bangs fist on table*

WE ALSO NEED TO BAN GERMS!


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

Well that's just dumb.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

They're no longer allowed to blow the candles out on their cake?  May as well ban all social dining restaurants then since you have strangers breathing in the vicinity of your food.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

God, this world can't get any dumber.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

View PostCorp, on 06 February 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

Well that's just dumb.
that's the government of Australia for you.
World going into financial crisis (again), a third of the country flooding, another third melting in the heat, and the other other third either on fire or at risk of being on fire, an election in seven months, people in immigrant detention centres rioting, the health care system teetering, the education system a mess courtesy of federally mandated reforms .... and the important stuff like banning blowing out of candles is what they focus on.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

The mentality of some Politicians and Civil Servants is beyond belief. I sometimes think that none of them had childhoods.The P.M probably starts political fires rather than extinguishing them.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Better stop kissing too never know where those lips have been.

Edited by Hilander, 07 February 2013 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 06 February 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

that's the government of Australia for you.
World going into financial crisis (again), a third of the country flooding, another third melting in the heat, and the other other third either on fire or at risk of being on fire, an election in seven months, people in immigrant detention centres rioting, the health care system teetering, the education system a mess courtesy of federally mandated reforms .... and the important stuff like banning blowing out of candles is what they focus on.

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Is it a guideline or a suggestion? Do you think teachers will take it seriously? I doubt there is a parent in Australia that would go chase down a teacher because they think their kid got the flu from a birthday cake. I think the damage would be far greater than any good. It's slowly removing aspects of social life.

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Australian medical professionals agree that the new guidelines go a bit too far.

If our medical professionals do not agree, how could something this blatantly stupid get passed?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:29 AM

View PostHilander, on 07 February 2013 - 12:08 AM, said:

Better stop kissing too never know where those lips have been.

Kissing??? Kissing and hugging have become sexual harassment.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

I bet blowing candles out on Birthday cakes derived from an old wives tale. Much like chicken pox sleep overs. Try and work out why kids are crook afterwards, did they eat too much or did they catch the flu?  Everything is antibacterial this and that these days.
For crying out loud just let kids eat dirt once in a while. There are so many kids with allergies and atmosphere ailments these days, wonder why.

I'm not say inject your kids with Ebola or anything but littlens that get a chance to play in the garden etc from an early age are the ones that become immune sooner to basic grubs.

LOL, Personally I refrain from eating cake that Lil people blow candles out on.,. Ive seen more than enough boogers and dribbles to last me two lifetimes. XD

PS Same goes with the educated idiot that recently said that children that consumed fruit was not a good choice because of the natural sugars and acids. If the government made dental in schools a priority, their wouldn't be an "epidemic". O.o It start with teaching kids about consistent dental hygiene.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

It's pretty easy to get around,  put a cup cake in front of the kid with a candle on it and the cake in the centre unmolested.  What a shame people have become so precious though, there is literally not a milimetre of space on this sphere that is not covered in germs - run for the hills we're all gonna die, oh wait, there's germs in them there hills too ...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 07 February 2013 - 09:46 AM, said:

It's pretty easy to get around,  put a cup cake in front of the kid with a candle on it and the cake in the centre unmolested.  What a shame people have become so precious though, there is literally not a milimetre of space on this sphere that is not covered in germs - run for the hills we're all gonna die, oh wait, there's germs in them there hills too ...
  To be factual we are just walking sacks of bacteria,and one the most common places to find bacteria, is not the loo seat,which is usually quoted, but the STEERING WHEEL of your car....think of what your hands have been touching today,before you drove home, ie:- an elevator stair rail....a shop door...a public loo door...etc...millions of nasty little bugs getting on your hands then you jump into your car. yeehaaa, how many times do people clean their car steering wheel even with a wet wipe......aaaarrrgh.

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