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Safety Nannyism Run Amok
I am speechless on this one..... I hope mayor Bloomberg don't see this!In a memo to staff, it was warned that the use of metal fasteners was ‘prohibited’ and the offending clips must be ‘carefully disposed of immediately’.
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Just to clarify for those who will jump to conclusions without reading the article:
"The city" refers to Manchester only. This was the equivalent of a city council decision, not British govt. as implied by the headline.The clips have been banned from the city's GP surgeries, clinics and offices in favour of a plastic alternative.
See what happens to rumors by the time they spread all the way across the pond?
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Last week I noticed that the folks running the Olympics had forced YouTube to take down some clips taken during the games. This is becoming widespread.
OMG, don't let the see how a stapler is used!!!
Anyone besides me remember shooting paperclips with rubber bands in school?
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What they should ban is duh-clips (duck lips) that all the women are sporting these days.
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I don't care if it was just one company, one city, or one gov't agency that banned the clips... It's still the STUPIDEST THING I EVER HEARD OF.
They need to go back to straight pins... actually originally called bankers pins... before staplers and paper clips banks used to pin paper together.
It could be worse!
Must be brought to you by the same idiots who evacuate a whole building and call in hazardous materials cleanup crews over one broken mercury thermometer.
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*****. I remember launching these things across class with rubberbands back when I was in school.
I better be more careful at work. My desk is an accident waiting to happen!
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