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Kids at the Adolf Reichwein School in Essen got an unexpected treat on the first day at primary school: porn-projecting pens provided by the German Communist Party. Reuters explains that six-year-old nippers normally get a cardboard cone packed with sweets to "sweeten" their induction, but were instead punted the pens which "lit …

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Joke

There's so many jokes I could make about this...

...But i'll do a non rude one and say...

Filthy "pen pushers" pedling their filth to kiddies! Something needs to be done about these "pushers"! It starts off with pens but can easily lead to pencils and magic markers!

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Joke

What??!!

How many things are wrong here?? Firstly, the kids get goodies to make their first day sweeter (do the tax-payers fund this?). Secondly, they're getting sweets!! Well, that's dental and obesity covered! And finally the PTA will be the first people to get their hands on some freebie smut-pens.

Christ, our country's nowhere NEAR as much fun as others!

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Paris Hilton

Pictures or it didn't happen

'nuff said.

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Anonymous Coward

pic?

I want to see the offending pictures.

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Anonymous Coward

@AC "I want to see the offending pictures"

Alright. Here's one:

http://www.derwesten.de/staedte/essen/Hinters-Rotlicht-gefuehrt-id3635244.html

All in all pretty harmless.

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So where is the pornography?

If the images are like this, then why call it pornography? It's just a girl in a bikini.

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The penis mightier than the sword

Or so I think it's said.

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Paris Hilton

The penis mightier than the sword

Fluffykins,

Mine is longer than the sword, except on a cold day.

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Letters and/or digits.

The penis mightier than the sword.

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Headmaster

What....

...on earth are the German authorities doing allowing political parties access to primary schools. Looks like the Hitler Youth is still alive and kicking.

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Black Helicopters

You're not one

You're not one of those looney Mercans who think Hitler was a socialist are you?

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er...

He was a National Socialist. Not sure this actually makes any difference - just saying.

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Joke

But it must be true!

<RIGHTWINGMERKIN>

Hitler had to be a socialist! He called his party the National Socialist Workers' Party after all, and I'm sure Hitler would never have lied to gain support, right?

</RIGHTWINGMERKIN>

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Yeah, and strangely enough the very first people he started killing.......

........even before his bestial assault on the jews were in fact communists, sosialists and trades unionists.

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Hitler was not "right wing".

In the US sense of the world this means neing against state regulation and being for a "capitalist", "democratic" society.

It also means being pro-Christian and pro-guns for selfe defense.

Or, to put it another way, Stalin and Tony Blair were closer to Hitler in their policies than George Bush.

I hate them all, by the way, but I also hate it when people try to dispute that left wing policies can lead to dictatorships.

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Please allow this Merkin to clarify...

Hitler was not a commie.

There,,, fixed that for you.

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Anonymous Coward

and the Communists?

presumably you think the Soviet Union which also killed millions of people was also right-wring?

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@and the communist.

No that is not what anyone here has said. However certain "creative thinkers" in the US and the UK _are_ arguing that _all_ the big dictatorships from the 1930s were by definition leftwing. They appear to have a very deep need to be able to "prove" that it is by definition impossible to have a rightwing dictatorship.

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@CameronColley: Of course left wing politics can lead to dictatorship, however.......

......that is not what the "creative element" on the American and British rightwing are arguing. They are arguing that _all_ dictatorships are by definition leftwing. This of course leads them into certain intellectual difficulties - to say it politely.

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@Arctic fox

well it is not a left vs. right issue which is why this whole discussion is a waste of time and you appear to be promoting this false dichotomy.

It is a collectivist vs. non-collectivist issue. The Nazis and Communists were both collectivist ideology and it is this that often leads to pretty nasty dictatorships. The Nazis certainly had socialistic elements as well as many other influences. Do you deny this?

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Stop

Wrong target

"While the Commies' lawyers are investigating whether the vendors can be brought to book for smutmongery..."

Erm... I would have thought it would be legal for the vendor to sell it to the Communist Party, but not for the Communist Party to give them to the children. But IANAL of course.

Also, Communist Party = CP = child porn (although not the usual meaning...)

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WTF

This is why I joined the Young Communist League back in the 1970s. They always had the best dope and best porn. The Young Socialists were far to much into student affairs, and the Trotskyites spent most of their time Vanguarding (though Gerry Healy was meant to have a bevvy of young girls).

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Anonymous Coward

What? Germany?

"The German Communist Party deeply regrets what has happened and is outraged that this kind of thing, which borders on pornography, can be purchased in normal shops."

This is a sensible country where the entirely normal act of sex is commonly shown on mainstream television including advertising. Don't tell me they're going all USAian?

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Grenade

A better present

"While the Commies' lawyers are investigating whether the vendors can be brought to book for smutmongery, they've offered to replace the offending items with "something more suitable for children"

Like a day trip to church?

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Church?

"Like a day trip to church?"

A German by the name of Karl Marx wrote something along the lines of "Religion is the opium of the people"

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That is indeed how it is usually translated into English but....

I wonder whether Marx (in German) meant _opiate_, i.e. painkiller? That would be logical in the context of the role he believed that religion played in society.

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Purchased at Pen Island?

http://www.penisland.net/

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New competition prize?

So when is el-reg going to run a comp to win one of these pens?

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WTF?

Is that all...? (checks link)

I've seen more revealing in a National Geographic at my Dentists...

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Irony, anyone?

The commies being the most puritanical bunch that ever was (excepting those roundheads!)?

And yes Hitler was a founder of the National Socialist German Workers Party - there is no difference, either in consequence, or essence, between that and the commies. Anyone heard of Stalin's 'socialism in one country'!

My moniker because Ivan Blatny was a great, mad (Czechoslovak) poet also hounded by the commies (he ended up in a London asylum - either hiding or mad or both, no one knows).

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You broke my Sarcasm detector!

I hope.

Hitler went after the Commies, as anyone who has read about the Richstag fire and the NSDAP's rise to power should know. The party was called the "National Socialist" party, but it was actually a counter-socialist party to begin with, and with Hitler it became something truly evil.

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FAIL

lazy

Didn't the idle S*ds bother to look at what they were buying?

Gives Commies a bad name!

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kinds of stores

"...this kind of thing, which borders on pornography, can be purchased in normal shops."

We demand that henceforth it be available only in unusual shops!

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I wonder

What is the german commie party's official stance on porn? If they oppose it I'm betting this "accident" was rigged to get some outrage.

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Seems harmless enough.

yes I looked at the link above - I'm sure my 14 year old son would love one to show his mates. Actually so would my 17 year old son ......

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Good lesson for the kids...

They'll now have learned that if someone gives you something cool to make you feel better, some bastard will take it away if it turns out to be something better than it was supposed to be.

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Pint

How zany, Deutschland!

Oh my. Maybe they shouldn't make so many purchase decisions over snuff and old lager.

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FAIL

Erotic !!

This is hardly an issue considering you get people running around topless on terestrial TV at 11:00 AM

This is somebody trying to kick up a stink so they can be famous :/

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Joke

Redfaced

Are the east german communist now penofiles?

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