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  1. Real World

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    Gotta love this state eh? It's ok to teach 7 year olds about gay men marrying, but playing tag? No freakin' way man. You know, those dangerous "contact" games are far too barbaric. What I love about what is going on in our state, is that these idiots have no problem drugging up 6 year olds with Ritalin, but playing hop scotch is hazardous to ones health. HAHAHA!

    What idiots.


    Tagged out


    BY SUSAN LaHOUD SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
    Monday, October 16, 2006 11:29 PM CDT


    Domenic Garafano kicks a ball during recess at the Willett Elementary School in Attleboro. The school doesn't allow tag and other unsupervised "chasing" games. (Staff photo by Mike George)
    Tag is now out during recess at Willett Elementary School in Attleboro.

    So is touch football and any other unsupervised "chasing" games that are deemed to pose the risk of injury as well as liability to the school.

    "It's a time when accidents can happen," said Principal Gaylene Heppe, in her second year at the helm of Willett.

    Heppe included the new rule as part of a standardized set of playground rules that were not in play upon her arrival.

    In doing so, she joined in a growing movement against traditional games played by young children in school gymnasiums and playgrounds. A few years ago, school administrators in the area, as well as around the country, took aim at dodgeball, saying it was an exclusionary and dangerous game. Modified versions now include softer balls and ways for children to re-enter the action.

    While no district-wide policies banning contact sports at recess appear to have been put in place locally, many principals are making up new rules in an atmosphere reflecting society's increasingly cautious and litigious nature.



    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2006/10/18/features/feature37.txt
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    It because of useless lawsuits and stupid juries. So people complain that kids are too fat and then potential lawsuits prevent them from being able to run around.
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    Where is tomorrow's athlete going to come from, who will protect our country, where will we get police officers from, will anyone qualify as a firefighter, will little boys be required to wear dresses, LIBERALISM is a very dangerous disease

    I want you all to get down on your knees, right now, and pray to God that these f-cking Looney Liberal Bastard Democrats don't get ANYTHING, NOT ONE SEAT, if they regain any power at all, if the Uncle Teddy/Pelosi gang start running the country Mexico will attack us, AND WIN, we will surrender.
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    The wimpification of the country continues, sadly.

    Remember when that soccer league in Plymouth, I think, outlawed keeping score so that kids on losing teams wouldn't have low self-esteem?
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    How about when they changed the corrective ink in schools to purple from red. They claimed red was to harsh or some garbage. Gimme a break.


    Here it is:


    Harshness of red marks has students seeing purple

    By Naomi Aoki, Globe Staff | August 23, 2004

    When it comes to correcting papers and grading tests, purple is emerging as the new red. "If you see a whole paper of red, it looks pretty frightening," said Sharon Carlson, a health and physical education teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton. "Purple stands out, but it doesn't look as scary as red."

    That's the cue pen makers and office supply superstores say they have gotten from teachers as the $15 billion back-to-school retail season kicks off. They say focus groups and conversations with teachers have led them to conclude that a growing number of the nation's educators are switching to purple, a color they perceive as "friendlier" than red.


    http://www.boston.com/news/educatio...ness_of_red_marks_has_students_seeing_purple/
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    LOL, I'd not heard that one. If you have a whole page of red you should be scared - that you're a moron.
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    What are you gonna do? They mentioned on the radio the other day that Bruschi's little boy just had his first major athletic success and it wasn't crushing some other litlle boy's spleen on the field of battle. It was Scoring a goal in Soccer:(

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