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Principals blast NYC DOE for supplying schools with ‘cheap black-market crap’ PPE
NY Post ^ | September 12, 2020 | 5:09pm | Susan Edelman

Posted on 09/12/2020 2:36:37 PM PDT by conservative98

It’s PPE to die for.

The city Department of Education is supplying schools with defective thermometers, “low quality” masks, and smelly wipes, a disgusted Queens principal told The Post.

“The s—t they gave us won’t protect us — not the students, teachers or parents,” fumed the educator. “Every principal in NYC is banging their head against the wall.”

“The “cheap, black-market crap” includes touchless, electronic thermometers that registered temperatures at 40, 50 and 60 degrees.

“You’d be dead,” she said. “We keep taking each other’s temperatures like we’re clowns.”

The school leader, who asked for anonymity to avoid repercussions, said the two dozen thermometers sent to her school had no batteries, so she ran to the store and spent nearly $300 of her own money to power them up. They were better left uncharged.

“Why are they spending millions on black-market thermometers with no name brand?” the principal asked, adding that the directions are printed in Chinese. “These are supposed to keep us safe?”

“I really believe this is black-market items from China bought in bulk — hundreds of handheld thermometers we’ll be throwing in the garbage,” the heated supervisor said.

After recognizing the handheld thermometers were faulty, she said, the DOE installed electric thermometers on the walls in the lobby to check students upon arrival.

She is also disgusted by the DOE’s disinfectant wipes.

“They don’t have the high level of alcohol that’s supposed to protect our hands from bacteria.

“I wouldn’t wipe my ass with it,” she said.

“You can smell the wipes—they smell off. You pull out one and they all come through the middle — and they’re exposed to the outside, exposed to bacteria, making them useless.”

The face masks sent by the DOE are “low quality crap. They look like fake s–t,” she said.

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KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; china; coronavirus; cuomo; deblasio; ppe; teachers
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1 posted on 09/12/2020 2:36:37 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Cuomo: Black market crap? Really? De Blasio: I thought I was doing smart business.
2 posted on 09/12/2020 2:36:55 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

This pic needs to be on a WANTED Poster.

3 posted on 09/12/2020 2:44:06 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: conservative98

“Every principal in NYC is banging their head against the wall.”

“Their”? This is an “educator”?

4 posted on 09/12/2020 2:45:48 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom ("And oft conducted by historic truth, We tread the long extent of backward time.")
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To: conservative98

Give them BOTH “I’m With Stupid” shirts.

5 posted on 09/12/2020 2:52:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: conservative98
The hand sanitizer from Mexico had methanol mixed in-can be toxic if absorbed through the skin.

I've purchased 2 different digital under-the-tongue thermometers; each one runs about 5 degrees under ‘normal’. Made in China.

And forget locating an old-fashioned liquid thermometer.

6 posted on 09/12/2020 3:05:22 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (It's morning in America again!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom


7 posted on 09/12/2020 3:20:38 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“This is an “educator”?”

They are educators?

8 posted on 09/12/2020 3:21:51 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

“And forget locating an old-fashioned liquid thermometer.”


9 posted on 09/12/2020 3:24:26 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: conservative98

Almost comic-relief grade Sopranos, but too evil for that role...

10 posted on 09/12/2020 3:32:11 PM PDT by W. (What, me worry?)
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To: conservative98
Screw the virus 🦠 it’s just the flu ,bro! (Please oh please start “it’s just the flu bro “ thread again! )
11 posted on 09/12/2020 3:32:24 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II! Furthermore if they)
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To: TexasGator
The use of singular they as a gender-neutral pronoun. My “educators” drilled it into me long ago this was incorrect English. Apparently this “educator” didn’t attend elementary school in the 50s.


Singular they is the use in English of the pronoun they or its inflected or derivative forms, them, their, theirs, and themselves (or themself), as an epicene (gender-neutral) singular pronoun. It typically occurs with an unspecified antecedent, as in sentences such as:
"Somebody left their umbrella in the office. Could you please let them know where they can get it?"

"The patient should be told at the outset how much they will be required to pay."

"But a journalist should not be forced to reveal their sources."

The singular they emerged by the 14th century, about a century after the plural they. It has been commonly employed in everyday English ever since then and has gained currency in official contexts. Singular they has been criticised since the mid-18th century by prescriptive commentators who consider it an error. Its continued use in modern standard English has become more common and formally accepted with the move toward gender-neutral language, though many style guides continue to describe it as colloquial and less appropriate in formal writing.

In the early 21st century, use of singular they with known individuals emerged for people who do not identify as male or female…

Of course, the construction “he or her” is really awkward.

Here endeth pedantic grammarianism.

12 posted on 09/12/2020 3:37:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom ("And oft conducted by historic truth, We tread the long extent of backward time.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 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.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

13 posted on 09/12/2020 3:42:32 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: conservative98

The answer to big, corrupt, politicized and ineffective bureaucracies is to break them up.

NYC should not have 1 school district, it should have 15 or 20 - small localized areas, where citizens and parents have real power.

14 posted on 09/12/2020 3:46:49 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: conservative98

Here in Illinois, they gave the Chicago coppers hand sanitizer that was last manufactured in 2012, and not much else. Not even soap in the washrooms.

Willie Wilson a candidate for the US senate from Il personally loaded up the coppers with masks.

His people were passing them out in suburban churches, without so much as a vote for Willie sticker on them or the bag!

My wife came home with a bag of masks from Willie!
I think I will vote for Willie Wilson on 3 Nov!

15 posted on 09/12/2020 3:50:39 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: TexasGator

Can’t find one. Or they’re backordered for weeks.

And still made in China.

16 posted on 09/12/2020 3:54:51 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (It's morning in America again!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Get it as soon as Mon, Sep 14
FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon

17 posted on 09/12/2020 4:31:54 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Spirit of Liberty; TexasGator

Can’t find one. Or they’re backordered for weeks.

And still made in China.

They used mercury and products with mercury was removed from the US.

18 posted on 09/12/2020 4:52:08 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Make yourself less available.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Common usage-gender neutral, i.e.,
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.”

19 posted on 09/12/2020 4:53:01 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: conservative98

All cheap Communist Chinese garbage

20 posted on 09/12/2020 4:54:56 PM PDT by Starcitizen (Communist China needs to be treated like the pariah country it is. Send it back to 1971)
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