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Post any stories you have about any happenings in your home town that you thought were completely ridiculous.

One from mine: The drama teacher at my high school is a huge environmentalist and he has a huge sign in his yard that reads "God was wrong, I support mountain top removal." (A serious problem around where I live). Most people would have picked up on his sarcasm, but some believed he was an atheist (He goes to church, every Sunday), and actually supported mountain top removal. Ignorance.
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...Why would you remove a mountaintop?
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The drama teacher at my high school is a huge environmentalist and he has a huge sign in his yard that reads "God was wrong, I support mountain top removal." (A serious problem around where I live). Most people would have picked up on his sarcasm, but some believed he was an atheist (He goes to church, every Sunday), and actually supported mountain top removal. Ignorance.



that is so lame...
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Every year in my city we have something called Barton parade which is a big parade that runs through the Barton area. They have loads of markets, stalls, rides, entertainment, etc.
Anyway, the Barton area is largely made up of the black and asian population and one year the council booked Bernard Manning (renowned racist comic in England) to do a gig at the parade. Funnily enough this led to full on street riots and anarchy. Just goes to show how stupid the people who are actually in charge of how we live really are!
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Every year in my city we have something called Barton parade which is a big parade that runs through the Barton area. They have loads of markets, stalls, rides, entertainment, etc.
Anyway, the Barton area is largely made up of the black and asian population and one year the council booked Bernard Manning (renowned racist comic in England) to do a gig at the parade. Funnily enough this led to full on street riots and anarchy. Just goes to show how stupid the people who are actually in charge of how we live really are!


Wow... that's smooth

My home town spent $30 000-40 000 on hiring a portugese artist to take some pics (not even good ones mind you) of my hometown, build a paper house, showcase the pics for 2 days, then burn it to the ground.

That's money well spent.
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I just hate how places waste sooooooo much money on utter crap and then put our taxes up coz they've run themselves into debt!
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Our city government recently issued a "hiring freeze" because of budget problems. The city council has been bitching and moaning about not having enough police officers for quite some time. But now they've just purchased 55 new police cars! (1.26 million dollars!) They can't hire new police officers, but they can afford to get new cars for the cops we've already got??? A friend of mine has been a cop for a while and he said that they (the police dept.) would much rather have new officers than new cars right now. He said that they've got unused patrol cars just sitting in the garage collecting dust. I don't get it.
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In my town, a new sherrif got elected not too long ago and he is going to bring back the mounted unit (riding horses) Well it turns out that there is a huge blow up about where to keep the horse pens. They are right behind the old jail as of today, but there will be a city council meeting within a week to find a 'suitable' spot for it.
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Well, I used to live on a 2 by 4 island (Key West). My friend stole a golf cart from the golf club on one side of the island, drove it all the way to the other side, ran into a parked car getting chased be the cops, and ran through yards and shit trying to get away from them. I was laughing my ass off when I saw it on the news the next day.
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My town keeps shutting down businesses, but yet they won't allow anything to come in. They are taking away our only Wal-Mart...and its just a regular one (no food section)

I seriously think the empty building to non empty building ratio is something like 3:1 and the unemployment rate is about 4%.

oh and local places to eat at were being busted for having loads of OxyContin (sp?) a few years ago...
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my local council put stupid 20ft stainless steel posts upright through a pedestrianised area of town... so no emergency vehicles can reach it.
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There are 2 towns where I live, their borders are a major road that runs between them. I think I've attended about 9 times in my life, weddings and funerals accounted for. Our town spent like 10 years collecting money to build a church (we had church in the school gym for years). FINALLY its built and its in the paper... Declaring that the other town's new church was completed.

They built it on the wrong side.

The church is considered ours but, by law, it belongs to them.

god people are stupid where I live.
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There are 2 towns where I live, their borders are a major road that runs between them. I think I've attended about 9 times in my life, weddings and funerals accounted for. Our town spent like 10 years collecting money to build a church (we had church in the school gym for years). FINALLY its built and its in the paper... Declaring that the other town's new church was completed.

They built it on the wrong side.

The church is considered ours but, by law, it belongs to them.

god people are stupid where I live.


Christ man where do you live the 1800's?
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#17
one of my teachers was teaching greek mythology and somebody accused her of teaching about false gods or something like thal
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one of my teachers was teaching greek mythology and somebody accused her of teaching about false gods or something like thal


You must be in America then
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one of my teachers was teaching greek mythology and somebody accused her of teaching about false gods or something like thal




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My town removed the only great festival/carnivale or what the hell you wanna call it without reason.
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They renamed the Brampton Sports and Entertainment Center to the Powerade Center
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this




It was like a warzone or some sh*t.

Heard like 3 explosions near my house that night and stuff in my neighbourhood and all along my highstreet and at the top of my road
got looted, it was just wide spread chaos. I could smell the smoke from the fires burning in the centre of town too, from here...
What followed was 3/4 days of constant sirens and helicopters, day/night - non stop sirens and helicopters, it grew old real quick and even worse;
nothing was open. -- I never want to go through that again with out a girlfriend... That sh*t was scary.
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one of my teachers was teaching greek mythology and somebody accused her of teaching about false gods or something like thal


oh wow! that's insane.
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I grew up in a small town of 500 people, one traffic light/crosswalk/intersection and it's on the major highway through town so it's blinking green (means it will only go red if a pedestrian uses the button). With there only being one crosswalk, we J-walk all the time because it's a long stretch of highway that goes through our town and traffic is very thin all day long. You may have to wait 10-20 seconds for safe passage across the highway.

There is a guy that lives right next to this intersection, and without fail, he pushes that button every time he crosses the road even if there is not a vehicle for half a mile in either direction. He's the only person that is not either a child, parent with children, elderly, or handicapped that uses the button at the crosswalk, and we get complaints about it all the time (I work at for the town during the summer).
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There are a couple of odd laws, like you can't parade elephants down Market Street and you can only kill a pigeon if you intend to eat it.
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My city has a needle exchange. Not sure if other cities have this, but I think it's a ridiculous waste of money. The money could be spent cracking down on these drug users instead of protecting their health.

The mayor also called the cops after being harassed by a local comedy show. The cops didn't do anything.
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Our Mayor apparently had the idea that the "Black Eyed Peas" and like, Beyonce, or whoever the **** was going to play a concert here. Spent 2 million dollars. Nobody knows exactly how he came to the conclusion that they were going to play.

Here's basically how it played out.

Mayor: "THEY'RE GOING TO PLAY HERE."
*spends 2 million dollars for concert*
Black Eyed Peas/whoever : LOLWUT? What concert?
Mayor and taxpayers : FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

I don't live on a very big province at all, 2 million could have done a fair bit to help out. We have some super shitty roads and what not. But yeah, 2 million down the drain for a concert that didn't happen.
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My city has a needle exchange. Not sure if other cities have this, but I think it's a ridiculous waste of money. The money could be spent cracking down on these drug users instead of protecting their health.


Yeah stopping the spreading of AIDS sure is ridiculous
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Can't think of any massive catastrophes.
Someone from the city got arrested recently for trying to sell on half an ass cheek of the old Saddam Hussein statue in Iraq.

Also,
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/9462200.Bum_deal_for_Hereford_based_ebay_seller/?ref=mr&fb_source=message
I chuckled


That was from Hereford?
I saw that, brilliant.

www.herefordtimes.com
www.yorkpress.co.uk

Exact same layout
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


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At the high school I went to, the principal has been getting crazier and crazier since I left. Recently, a loved teacher died, so they had all these morning prayers and shit like that, but it wasn't mandatory, it seemed like an okay thing to do. Now the principals got something in her head where shes going to bring Jesus back into the world whether people want it or not. Even to the point where she forces teachers into mandatory morning christian prayers. This is a public school, mind you. A jewish teacher commented to her saying how she is being ignorant of other religions and should preach more than christianity, or none, and she responded somewhere along the lines of " well I'm sorry YOU don't worship the real god, but you'll just have to deal with it."

Actually, a lot of my county is just batshit crazy.
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Vancouver riots, anyone?

For the record, those were all the gangster people and dumbasses from Vancouver rioting, not actual Vancouverites.
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#39
Welcome to Croydon, England.

Now many a Croydonknight alike may feel like their town's the real Springfield, USA (of the UK), and why not? Everybody knows Sutton's just like Shelbyville [citation needed] and London, Capital City.
Despite having neither qualifying University or Catherdral, it is a credit to Croydon's can do spirit bidding for City status, third time's the charm, ay' boys.

Worry not if you ever get lost in Croydon. Just look out for the Televison & Radio Aerials to the North (London),



Croydon's Landmark Ikea.

To the west.

Or the buildings that make up the Central Croydon Skyline. (In the centre of the borough.)

Downtown Thornton Heath is a mix of faces and races alike, and does anybody care?
Only for themselfs, and of course, each other in this; Working testament to 21st century GBR.

So the next time you're driving along in your Trojan Bubble Car, give hoot for Croydon, I know I will.


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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
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That the district i'm in has a Homophobe and people don't seem to care that he hates gays and such. I swear the state i live in is so backwards. Last night on a site of a news station there were people blindly supporting rick santorum,and as soon as i mentioned about him making antigay comments. They accused me of stuff,yet at the same time supporting the homophobe and the person also mentioned about the person doing a good job with the rail project and such. I mean What the ****? He hates us gays,he shouldn't get in.



How could someone be so ****ing stupid as to support a homophobe?

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