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#16 webeagle12

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:09

Out school system is full of idiots. 




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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:22

so what are they gonna do during recess? standing still and smoke?

 

Some parents obviously would rather have thier children smoke and have sex then get a lil bruise on the playground and play video games. SMH -_-



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:26

When I was in grade school we played tackle football at recess, no pads.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:31

this is dumb. if i ever have kids i want them to be able to go out and do what ever they want . getting scrapes and cuts and hit with a ball in the head is what being a kid is all about, i remember playing a game of  red rover and litterally clothes lining a kid and she got up and went right back to playing. 



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:32

All I needed was a swing during recess and I was set.



#21 Max Norris

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:36

Ahh fond memories of giving another kid a mild concussion during a game of Bombardment.  /s

 

That's just absurd.  May as well ban pencils too just to make sure nobody gets impaled on one.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:39

The parents who are complaining about the bans would probably be the same parents taking the school to court if their kid was hurt. This is the result of creating a litigious culture. If you think every time something goes wrong in life you can flip that into a potential pay-off you'll have to get used to bans like these being enforced.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:39

That's just absurd.  May as well ban pencils too just to make sure nobody gets impaled on one.

And utensils in the cafeteria too.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:42

"Without helmets and pads, children are much more susceptible to getting hurt, experts said."

 

We needed experts to figure that one out?



#25 Max Norris

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:42

The parents who are complaining about the bans would probably be the same parents taking the school to court if their kid was hurt. This is the result of creating a litigious culture. If you think every time something goes wrong in life you can flip that into a potential pay-off you'll have to get used to bans like these being enforced.

Permission slips instead of a ban.  "By signing this you waive your right to sue." Over-coddling is probably pretty harmful in the long run too.



#26 Rippleman

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:43

all it takes is some bad students who ruin it for everyone. Should just kick the trouble makers out.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:59

all it takes is some bad students who ruin it for everyone. Should just kick the trouble makers out.

 

Then they go on to be the next round of hardcore criminals. :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:17

Rather than banning such games outright parents should simply be asked to sign a permission slip acknowledging the risk.



#29 vcfan

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:21

When I was in grade school we played tackle football at recess, no pads.

same here. unfortunately, I injured and crippled my best friend for the rest of his life. He brushes it off everytime I bring it up, but I know he'll never forgive me.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:28

so what are they gonna do during recess? standing still and smoke?

Don't forget sex.