“When reached by phone said Wineburg, after a brief pause on the line, “the purpose of education is to create unpleasant experiences in us. … The Latin meaning if education is ‘to go out.’ Education is not about making us feel warm and fuzzy inside.” Wineburg questioned the idea that the New York City Department of Education would want to “shield kids from these types of encounters.” He said the goal of education is to “prepare them,” adding “this is how we dumb down public schools.””
Just wow. This is just silly.
johnkaufeld:

Remember: Kinder Eggs are illegal to import into the United States because American children are apparently too stupid to eat the chocolate and play with the plastic capsule.
Maybe that’s why M&M candies have that candy shell on the outside — so the kids won’t try to play with the chocolate. Hmm…
Seriously, this story from CNN says that Customs & Border Protection will seize the eggs if you try to bring them into the country, even if you just have one in your carry-on bags.
Here’s an idea: Say you buy a bunch of Kinder Eggs in Canada and you want bring them into the States. Both the toy and the chocolate are completely legal; it’s the combination of toy-inside-chocolate that irks the Feds.
So… what if you unwrap the egg, break it open, store the toy separately from the candy, and then re-wrap the foil around the now-flattened egg? “These, officer? They’re all chocolate eggs. No, officer, there’s no toy inside of them. They’re 100% chocolate. The toys are in a different bag.”
Granted, Kinder Eggs are significantly less fun that way, but at least you would have some for the kids, which is better than not having them!

Just wow. This is just silly.

johnkaufeld:

Remember: Kinder Eggs are illegal to import into the United States because American children are apparently too stupid to eat the chocolate and play with the plastic capsule.

Maybe that’s why M&M candies have that candy shell on the outside — so the kids won’t try to play with the chocolate. Hmm…

Seriously, this story from CNN says that Customs & Border Protection will seize the eggs if you try to bring them into the country, even if you just have one in your carry-on bags.

Here’s an idea: Say you buy a bunch of Kinder Eggs in Canada and you want bring them into the States. Both the toy and the chocolate are completely legal; it’s the combination of toy-inside-chocolate that irks the Feds.

So… what if you unwrap the egg, break it open, store the toy separately from the candy, and then re-wrap the foil around the now-flattened egg? “These, officer? They’re all chocolate eggs. No, officer, there’s no toy inside of them. They’re 100% chocolate. The toys are in a different bag.”

Granted, Kinder Eggs are significantly less fun that way, but at least you would have some for the kids, which is better than not having them!