Really?

A passenger on a cross-country Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto had a hissy fit when he couldn’t have fish. According to a  witness the man was belligerent to the flight attendant who couldn’t fulfill his meal request. He described the oaf’s behavior as: ‘If I don’t get fish, there will be a problem. One way or another, I will get my fish, either you serve it to me or I will serve it to myself’.

HIs behavior forced the plane to return to the gate. And while the miscreant was taken off, the Captain reported that the flight crew would exceed their allowed work hours and a new crew had to be found. Five hours later the plane took off.

No alcohol was reportedly involved, so from whence came the belief that your dietary needs are more important than the cumulative time of every other passenger on the plane?

But at least he didn’t put the other passengers’ health at risk — unlike the 24 parents in Rockland County NY who are suing to do so.

These champions of the ‘it’s all about me’ school of social philosophy have chosen not to vaccinate their kids for ‘religious’ reasons. So be it. However, an outbreak of measles has caused the local health department to mandate up-to-date vaccinations for kids to attend school.

The parents are now suing in federal court, arguing that their ‘religious freedom’ is being trampled. Sorry, nobody’s religious freedom entitles them to put other kids at risk. If you don’t want to vaccinate your kids, home school them.

Buzzfeed revealed that 50 people will be indicted in a nationwide college admittance fraud. Rich folk paid others to take their kids’ exams, while test administrators took money to look the other way. Other kids had their resumes doctored to make them appear to be athletes and thus gain admission through sports quotas after coaches took the wealthy’s largesse.

No doubt the parents rationalized it as just doing whatever was advantageous for their child — but for every kid who bought a spot took that spot from a kid whose parents were honest or couldn’t do the same. The rich already have the means to hire tutors and/or send their kids to great schools — to cheat like this is adding selfishness to fraud. 

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