"Research by China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, published in the People's Daily, concluded that a quarter of slogans posted in furtherance of its policies had been crude and harsh in the past. It described some as spine-chilling.
Among the examples it cited were, 'Kill all your family if you don't follow the rule' and, 'If you escape (sterilisation), we'll hunt you down; if you want to hang yourself, we'll give you the rope'.
State media blamed local officials for coming up with phrases such as, "If you don't get sterilised, your house will be demolished".
The research said milder expressions should be used to 'avoid offending the public and stoking social tensions'."
Via BBC News
"A 53-year-old man accused of showing up at the home of a Port St. Lucie police officer who issued him a speeding ticket and telling the officer's wife he wanted to talk to the officer "man-to-man" was arrested."
Fabulisa note: Port St. Lucie is, of course, in Florida. Yeah, gotta love those Floridians.
"Leslie Ranier who teaches at Blanche Ely High School says when she made comments to a Haitian student like, 'You got one time, chocolate' and 'Look, little chocolate boy,' she was referring to chocolate candies she gives to students. This isn't the first time Ranier has had an issue, she was re-assigned after her and another faculty member reportedly threw holy water at an athiest woman."