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Berkeley Calif to Ban Offensive "MANhole"

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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:25 AM
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The ordeal is over.

Thank you, Berkeley,...for FINALLY making it trigger-fReeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to walk down the street again.
Just imagine the agony Berkeley residents have had to endure, simply by crossing the street...and having ALL of those offensive 'MAN'holes shoved in their faces.
Honestly, I don't know how they've managed to survive all that pent up outrage for oh so long.

Fortunately, funds will now, FINALLY, be spent to 'gender-neutralize' ALL of those nasty, male-oriented, terms within that universally-read, favorite...'The Berkeley Municipal Code'.

BUT...it even gets better...
In addition to all male-oriented terms, such as 'manhole', being removed and replaced...the term "Pregnant WOMAN' will now, FINALLY, be changed to 'Pregnant PERSON'...so as to avoid any future consternation and confusion to Berkeley's long-suffering populace.



BERKELEY, Calif. — Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen.

The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like “manhole” and “manpower,” with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort.”

The revised city documents also will replace instances of gendered pronouns, such as “he” and “she” with “they,” according to the ordinance.


fox59.com...
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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:29 AM
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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Everyone who comes into this thread better star this post.

On topic, this is absurd. With all the problems Cali has, rampant homelessness, crime, illegals flooding the state, cost of living skyrocketing, tons of mental illness, this is what they're focused on?


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I see every "victory" Berkeley gets as less of a possibility those lunatics leave their town and move to wherever we're at.

This is good, and the quarantine is healthy.


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. And we need to find a way to rename man-hole covers."

-Thomas Jefferson



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT


They just banned natural gas in new low cost/multi-family structures as well.



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I read too fast at first and thought they were going to replace manhole with pregnant woman hole which I am glad to see is not the plan but may I just point out: “maintenance hole” and “human effort.”


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:45 AM
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This is so ridiculous, it numbs the mind.
God help us.



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. And we need to find a way to rename man-hole covers."

-Thomas Jefferson


He also believed in a wall of separation between some words that got some people upset.


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Ahm, Cowboy,,,, That should be Thomas Jefferchild.



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

We should never make light of a serious issue that has plagued our nation for centuries.

"Man-hole covers hurt my feelings."
-Abraham Lincoln

Now we know why there was a civil war. Perhaps, because of Berkley, we can finally enjoy a peace that has eluded our great nation.



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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Thank god they're spending the money where it's needed most......


Sorry, I mean goddess.......no wait.....what's gender neutral for a god?
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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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I'm voting for giant meteor in 2020.
The human race no longer deserves to infest this planet.

Oh wait.. hu-man,,,,

Cant use that word anymore


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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This is so crazy, the mind boggles...

Will they now have to rename this the Portuguese person o' war...???





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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
We should never make light of a serious issue that has plagued our nation for centuries.

"Man-hole covers hurt my feelings."
-Abraham Lincoln

Now we know why there was a civil war. Perhaps, because of Berkley, we can finally enjoy a peace that has eluded our great nation.


"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, like get rid of manhole covers, not because they are easy, but because feelz". - John F. Kennedy



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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Ugh.....

*Rubs temples*



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:53 AM
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You know what having everyone in the same multicultural gender neutral boat is a good thing.....

Come WW3 we can all die a horrible death together, no more "men on the front line", it will be "everyone on the front line", they could run out of bullets before they get me in their sights and that gives me hope.

Also no more giving my spot up on the life boats to the women and children, not bothering to hold the door or give my seat up is also a bonus, we all need that seat.....



It is a passport to just be a selfish jerk and I like that.........


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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:53 AM
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Uh-Oh, James, my deceased friend,



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus


"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, like get rid of manhole covers, not because they are easy, but because feelz". - John F. Kennedy


JFK's attempt to change the term is why Trump was on the grassy knoll that day.
-CNN



posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 09:55 AM
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Berkeley-

The new and only acceptable use of manhole cover is when in public transportation, if men wish to man spread, they must wear an apron, or manhole cover.



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