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    since this board gets these type threads alot Cosmic mentioned that I just make one that will be for ALL the random news articles that people find and to talk about them in here, to simply stuff


    and so without further ado the 1st story that makes NO FUCKING sense

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/18/no.tag.ap/index.html

    ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts (AP) -- Tag, you're out!
    Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.
    Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.
    While there is no districtwide ban on contact sports during recess, local rules have been cropping up. Several school administrators around Attleboro, a city of about 45,000 residents, took aim at dodgeball a few years ago, saying it was exclusionary and dangerous. (Watch how second-grader Kelsey interpreted the rule -- 1:30)
    Elementary schools in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Spokane, Washington, also recently banned tag during recess. A suburban Charleston, South Carolina, school outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.
    "I think that it's unfortunate that kids' lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they'll never develop on their own," said Debbie Laferriere, who has two children at Willett, about 40 miles south of Boston. "Playing tag is just part of being a kid."
    Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.


    thank god I'm an adult now geez whats next chaining kids up till they're 18

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    They really WANT their kids to sit still all the time? Poor kids. Really, a broken bone will heal, but obesity and laziness are not exactly easy things to "cure".

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    O yah, my girlfriend lives in North Attleboro, so that's a pretty close town to where she lives. I was a bit worried when I heard Attleboro in the local news this morning cause she has a little bro.
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    Well, I can understand why they did this but at the same time I don't approve.

    Yes, kids get hurt. One of the things I hated most during my childhood is hitting the sidewalk and scratching up my knee. But you know what that did? That taught me pain at a young age where I was still stable to learn new sinsations.

    If I were to learn pain now for the first time I'd probably lose my mind. But games like this, as stated, is part of being a kid. I really fear for this generation.

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    Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.
    Well, ya know, At any time accidents can happen. that's why they call them accidents.
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    O no the childrens will get hurt?!?!11!!one!12!1!!twelve!~
    lets put them in a bubble till tehrye adults so tehyll b saife guys cmon itll be fun

    ... But, seriously, all I can say is this article actually made me embarrassed I live in Massachusetts. I hope I die in a horrible blimp accident before the Soccer Moms take over the world. But then again, seeing as how ridiculous this is getting, in order to make me happy that blimp accident might have to happen tomorrow.

    Oh, and that quote, "I've witnessed enough near collisions" is hilarious. I'd like to point out that I've been told that I have a really high tolerance for pain (for example, after getting my wisdom teeth out after they were literally cutting into my jaw muscles, I could chew hard food in about four days with no problems at all) because I played these games so much as a kid. What's more, I sucked hard at them - I've been pelted in the face and the nuts by more dodgeballs than I can count, fallen facefirst onto asphalt more times than I can count, all of that because I am ridiculously clumsy. And yet, I had a crazy-fun time doing so and built up a pretty high tolerance for pain. Parents that are worried that their kids might get hurt because of a couple of "near collisions" fail to realize that builds up a sense of human-ness in a kid, that they aren't invincible and getting hit does hurt, not to mention that getting the crap beaten out of you raises resitance to pain. In addition, social skills are learned in these games that there are few other ways to learn. In their righteous quest to eradicate "near collisions", these soccer moms are hurting the development of their children.

    All I'm hoping for is that this generation of sheltered kids raises children using their crappy parents as an example of what not to do.

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    I cant seem to find an article really, (maybe I dont try hard enough)., but I think it was yesterday at 7:45 A.M. EST, America had exactly 300,000 people for the U.S. opulation.

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    well 4chan has made the new quite alot lately


    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/18/child.porn/index.html


    and


    this one which I don't know what to make of

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security has sent an advisory to the National Football League and local officials advising of a possible, uncorroborated bomb threat against some NFL stadiums.

    The threat, posted on a Web site, alleges that dirty bombs could be used this weekend against seven stadiums -- in Miami, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland. The bombs were to be delivered by truck, the posting said.

    DHS said the posting is not considered credible and the information was being shared only in an abundance of caution so that league officials and others could determine what steps they want to take.

    Homeland Security officials said people should still go about their plans and not avoid stadiums.

    Greg Aiello, a spokesman for the NFL, said the league was notified of the uncorroborated threat on Tuesday and that all the teams are aware of it.

    "We have been given no reason by the government to believe there is a credible threat," Aiello said. "Our stadiums are very well protected through the comprehensive security procedures we have in place," including bag searches, pat-downs and secure facility perimeters.

    A federal law enforcement official told CNN the FBI and DHS held meetings with representatives of seven teams. The official would not identify the seven teams.

    The FBI had no immediate comment on the report.

    /\ this one is from /b/

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    COWMAKAZE, you live in Mass too?

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    I found this article to be pretty interesting. It's short.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061017/...pace_galaxy_dc
    6 billion years eh? I wonder if I'll still be alive....

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    been watching the news, and apparently they are thinking of banning Fireworks, I must admit, I was pretty suprised, although it does make sense since it scares Animals and some people, although I think they should make it so you have to get permission to do so for a street party or something.

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    We already ban them for public use. Or is that just here in MA?
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    Fireworks are illegal in New York State.

    But people just go to PA and bring them back, nobody gives a shit.

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    yea, I forgot to mention that I live in the UK, but the only time we sell them is like late September to Early November for Guy Fawkes night which lands on Nov 5th. Usually there is a load of trouble, mainly with Teens as they put them in people's bins and gardens and set them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yokaiforte
    We already ban them for public use. Or is that just here in MA?
    Yeah, it is (and to answer your previous question, yes I am from Massachusetts). However, go up to New Hampshire and you see them all over the place. There's a Costco up there that sells them in huge bundles, to the point that it's ridiculous.

    And fireworks will never get banned permanently, not in America at least. Too many people here are under the impression that fireworks = July 4th and July 4th = liberty and independance, so if we get rid of fireworks we've obviously gone socialist. Not that I don't like fireworks, mind you, I just think a lot of people take them too seriously.

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    Default Read: "Pirate costumes most popular"

    http://biz.yahoo.com/brn/061017/19985.html?.v=1

    "Made popular by pirates of the carribean" please...

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    Yea I know! My friend's family bought fireworks and sparklers, the latter for the kids to play with.

    These fireworks sure make it hard to obey the law, but since I'm an american, We're gonna keep them away. Because americans always have fireworks.
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    Here in Sweden fireworks are only allowed around midnight on New Year's Eve and by special permission.

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    I miss fireworks in Japan. They're the best .__. Why is it banned anyway? Too gengerous? Possible weapon? :/

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    Well, for one, it's a fire hazard. Two, it can cause hearing problems (I once met a priest who got his hearing hurt by firecrackers), three, if it's not set up, it can burn things down, which goes back to number one.
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