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Back to School? Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:58 AM

Back to School? Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs.

“The first time I saw it, my mouth hit the floor,” Emily’s mother, Kristin Cooper, said of the list, which also included perennials like glue sticks, scissors and crayons.
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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:58 AM
A sign of the times...

Obama is probably gonna say this is some kind of recovery sign or something..

I mean... seriously toilet paper? When I was in school I NEVER used the schools bathrooms... it was always disgusting... I never trusted those... And of course I would be forced to provide the toilet paper even if I would never use it.... more socialism...
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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:01 AM
Back to school already? Never mind the toilet paper, I thought kids went back in September.

...This does seem pretty ridiculous though. That should be supplied by the school.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:08 AM
Wow - all I had to take to school was a rug to lay on at nap time!

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Obama Obama Obama!

It's like Beetlejuice with some of you people.

I'm not a fan either, but OMFG! My kids have been taking toilet paper (and a list as long as your arm of other crazy stuff, like band-aids) to school in Colorado for 7 years.

Sign of the times? Yeah -- sign of the 2000's.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:19 AM
This has been happening since five years now. All the money is being used up and the first to go is our own TP.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:19 AM

Originally posted by Vitchilo

two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs.

Just add it to the long list of reasons my child is home schooled. We don't even use bleach products, ziplocks, or "baby wipes" in our home. Have you read the ingredient list on most "baby wipes"? YUK! Not on my baby.

This is just a reflection of the education system's indoctrination into our consumption society.

In our home "school" garbage goes in the burn barrel, compost, or recycling; leftovers go into mason jars, your nose is wiped with a handkerchief, your face wiped with a wet cloth, and your hands dried with a terry towel.

Sri Oracle

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:21 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

You dont actually have to take that crap in, My kids get a long list of junk the teachers want them to bring in. I give my kids a small bottle of hand sanitzer and kleenx for them to use. I will not provide for something the my tax dollar are suppose to be buying.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:23 AM
I am 41 my oldest boy is 19.

I sent him to school in rural KY, we had this type of list from the first yr he went.

Big deal, I never sent anything with my kids, I was too poor, and this year my boy enters college. So when it is all said and done, education is not linked to the supplies I sent (none) but to his own brains.

Alex Jones really went on about this last night, the man has kids is he really surprised?

No, but it makes for a hell of a PodCast!

My feeling is, if education is MANDATED by law (and it is for indoctrination purposes) then by God if I cannot afford to send Kleenax too bad for the school.

If our Government DEMANDS children sit still in small rooms eight hours a day the government can wipe my child's butt too when the time comes, I take care of the homefront only.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:25 AM
haha at the poster on the website who said..

"How about bring your own teacher? "

This is getting ridiculous.

Shouldnt it be the States/govts responsibility to make sure that our children are being taught in a safe/clean environment?

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:46 AM
Fun Fact: Cell phones have more bacteria than toilet seats.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:59 AM
When I went to school, we were required to be clothed and have shoes. The school provided everything else except lunch, which we could purchase in the cafeteria if you didn't bring your own.

My kids have a list. A list of crap that I NEVER needed in school( like glitter glue). They haven't put TP on the list yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it.

The school district has astroturf football fields, though.

[edit on 16-8-2010 by butcherguy]

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:05 AM
I think something very important was missing from that list.

A defense against propaganda.

Tell your kids early and often, everything you learn from books, videos, teachers ALWAYS has a slant from the perspective of the source.

I still remember getting sent home when I made fun of my 8th grade science teacher.

Trying to tell us their were only 3 states of matter. Oh the idiocy of our public teachers. I guess that must have been the 3/4 plan.

Or how bout the part they left out of history that the Constitution is just a GD piece of paper, the politicians use for their toilet paper?

[edit on 16-8-2010 by saltheart foamfollower]

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:10 AM
I agree with the comments regarding teachers. I swear I stopped learning completely in high school. I was just being kept busy with doing what I was told, unfortunately.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:19 AM
Star and Flag

Yep...mine went back Aug 9. I remember when I was in school, we went back after labor day...School is getting ready to be year round

I did the same as you when I saw the supply list. 2 double roll paper towels, hand sanitizer, kleenex, etc...they even state that all supplies like crayons, scissors, and pencils are now 'communicable" or whatever meaning that all students share them...nothing belongs to your child.

But then check this out. my 8th grader's supply list had for them each to bring 2 large packs of printing paper. WTF???????????????

The schools do not supply for the kids and then they are introducing socialism..>Way to go Obama

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:20 AM
Wait a minute now. Shouldn't every kid who brings a few hundred dollars worth of 'mandatory' supplies get the privilege of watching the teacher take it from them and give it to other kids who didn't bring the 'mandatory' supplies?

These supplies are important. If we don't subsidize the school systems with our taxes and physically supply them with consumable goods, how will they operate?

They need the real money for things like big administratorial slush funds, salaries that are 150% of the national average, remodels and build-ons to support the number of students that aren't actually being paid for by any tax base and of course then there's sports.

Doesn't every school system need to spend a mint on bigger gymnasiums and better stadiums while the students bring toilet paper to stock the janitors’ closet?

If we don't spend half of our school budgets on inter-district competition that only involves 3% of the students then how will we ever be able to perpetuate a grind-em-up and spit-em-out college sports base that gives us fodder for professional sports?

Don't sweat the small stuff folks.

Give the schools what they need to prop up the underachievers, hold down the overachievers, accentuate the mediocre and marginalize the ones who don't fit the mold.

This will guarantee that our kids are all at the same level of academic uselessness when they finish school and we will always be able to rely on the American Sporting System to keep a fraction of a percent of college graduates rich and famous.

The rest can buy their kids toilet paper to take with them on the first day of school.

Ok, maybe that was a bit of a digression but our school systems are the most expensive in the world and the only thing we have to show for it is the stupidest kids and football.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:20 AM
Southern states have been known to consider education to be an area of least importance in their budgets. But this is ridiculous.

Their primary concern down there involve churches and bibles. The bible belt south is a world of delusion and fairy tale stories that tends to cause folks to rid the mindset of REAL education being important.

Education is key to waking up the masses from the brainwashing of religious fairy tale, so perhaps they wish to keep them foolish in the south. Hmmmm.

[edit on 16-8-2010 by Baloney]

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:23 AM
Schools are "beginning to?"

Well, it's been like this for at least 15 years now in GA. Looks pretty much just like every year's list of supplies to bring in when my kid was in school. The teachers know what they're going to need that that school board is not going to supply and also know that not everyone is going to 1.) bring every item on the list and 2.) be able to afford to. It was a one-time deal at the beginning of the year so the teacher could stock up for the year. If they ran out of something during the year, they might send a note home to ask for further donations but that was rare. A lot of it was stuff they typically sprung for out of their own pockets but couldn't afford to do anymore.

So either this is happening in more places, or it's someone's first time and they're mouth hit the floor. Glad the NYTimes in on top of this hot issue.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:26 AM
Great Crimineys!

Tell me what the hell my children need glitter glue for in order to get a proper education. If I have to send TP with them, at least I know WHY they need it.

I am fairly certain that a child can learn spelling, grammar and arithmetic without a need for glitter glue.

The system is really screwed up.

posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by butcherguy

What, you actually think they still teach the 3 R's.

They have a new system, the 3 P's, propaganda, polarization, programming.

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