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What’s wrong with this picture?

Newark airport homeland security poster

1. Storytelling inconsistency: figure in the foreground has rolled-up sleeves and is sweating, but figure in the background is wearing a warm hoodie.

2. Safety risk: figure in the foreground is wearing a loose bracelet that could catch on a railing.

3. Public infrastructure underfunding: figure in the background forced to urinate against wall because available restrooms are broken.

4. Health risk: heightened diabetes risk in the background figure with weight gain.

5. Inadvisable design: monochromatic grey paint in public transportation hub promoting glum mood.

What do you see? What do you say?

3 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With This Picture? See Something, Say Something”

  1. Tom says:

    Children Seized in Shocking Raid

    At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.

    The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children “anytime soon.”

    HSLDA obtained and translated the court documents that authorized this use of force to seize the children. The only legal grounds for removal were the family’s continuation of homeschooling their children. The papers contain no other allegations of abuse or neglect. Moreover, Germany has not even alleged educational neglect for failing to provide an adequate education. The law ignores the educational progress of the child; attendance—and not learning—is the object of the German law.

    Judge Koenig, a Darmstadt family court judge, signed the order on August 28 authorizing the immediate seizure of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s children. Citing the parents’ failure to cooperate “with the authorities to send the children to school,” the judge also authorized the use of force “against the children” if necessary, reasoning that such force might be required because the children had “adopted the parents’ opinions” regarding homeschooling and that “no cooperation could be expected” from either the parents or the children.

  2. F.G. Fitzer says:

    Aesthetically, what’s wrong with this picture is shockingly sloppy lines of perspective. I get vertigo just looking at it!

  3. Dave says:

    Indeed, F.G. Also, the human hand is approximately the same length from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist joint as a human face is from the hairline (center) to the bottom of the chin. What’s wrong with this picture? Well …

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