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View Poll Results: Which is more unbearable: the Northern winter, or the Southern summer?
Northern winter 189 48.21%
Southern summer 203 51.79%
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I did not give out any false information, you just didn't follow the conversation going on.

He said "I think it is pretty horrible when children are fainting and having to restrict their play time because of Florida's extreme heat." and I replied "No restrictions on playing unless there are over protective adults doing it."

Yes, the schools are extremely aware of child safety but I have never heard from my children or any other children about having to go in because of the heat.

The school just takes precautions and makes sure there is water available to stay hydrated and shade if needed.

You just make it out to be the burning fires of hell here just because you do not like the warm weather.
They even have concrete canopies with concrete flooring where the kids

have their PE was it is very hot and they have their PE period when it is very hot outside. That is what they had at the elementary school where I worked last year. This school was 5 minutes walking distance to the gulf. Breezes? Most the the time there weren't any.

Are you aware that certain meds will cause severe sunburn? Do you know what kids are taking these? Are you aware that even topical OTC cortisone cream can cause sunburn when exposed to direct sunlight?

Take this up with the State of Florida Department of Education if you don't like this. I would think that people reading this and wanting to move to Florida, would think all this is a good thing. Efforts are being made to keep their kids SAFE.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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They even have concrete canopies with concrete flooring where the kids

have their PE was it is very hot and they have their PE period when it is very hot outside. That is what they had at the elementary school where I worked last year. This school was 5 minutes walking distance to the gulf. Breezes? Most the the time there weren't any.

Are you aware that certain meds will cause severe sunburn? Do you know what kids are taking these? Are you aware that even topical OTC cortisone cream can cause sunburn when exposed to direct sunlight?

Take this up with the State of Florida Department of Education if you don't like this. I would think that people reading this and wanting to move to Florida, would think all this is a good thing. Efforts are being made to keep their kids SAFE.

I don't know where you come up with half this stuff.

Where did I ever say it wasn't good to take precautions?
Where did I say the schools did not watch out for the kids?
Did you know that garden snails always have both male and female organs?

I threw that last one in there because you seem to want to throw things in to your post as if I said them.

If I was coaching and one of the girls was taking a medication that had adverse reactions to sunlight I would expect the parent to tell me.

This had nothing to do with the fact that millions of kids in Florida play outside everyday without adverse effects.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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This had nothing to do with the fact that millions of kids in Florida play outside everyday without adverse effects.
Many are also stuck inside because of the extreme Florida heat. It is truly a horrible way to grow up.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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That is horrible what those poor kids have to go through in Florida.
Those parents are real monsters, aren't they? I'm very upset that they allow their kids to be outside, the nerve.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Many are also stuck inside because of the extreme Florida heat. It is truly a horrible way to grow up.
I guess when you can't think up anything new to say you just have to repost the same old useless drivel.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: IN
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I bet quite a few people would want to live in the northwoods if their were more jobs.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I guess when you can't think up anything new to say you just have to repost the same old useless drivel.
I grew up in Texas without any kind of videogame device. I spent a lot of time outdoors. Also, like most men in Texas, when I was in middle school and high school, I played football. Practice for those sports began in mid-July (per UIL rules) and ran straight through to the end of summer, and then they became a regular part of our school day as a sort of class period. Heat indices were the same fifteen years ago as they are now. It was freakin' hot in the summer, and growing up outside Houston didn't make the day any milder than the rest of Texas. (In fact, it's probably identical or hotter than Naples, FL on a daily basis.) Just like summer now, the heat index would rise to around 105 or 115. Then, once all the pads, equipment and uniform were put on, the temperature rose another 15-20 degrees. That was just a way of life. But, you know what we did? We didn't practice during the hottest part of the day! And we drank a ton of water! We adjusted to the reality of our situation like any normal sane person would. TANaples, if you're having problems with kids dropping like flies due to the vapors (vapuhs, uh lawd!) or the heat, perhaps you should readjust your schedule to where they aren't outdoors between noon and three.

By the way, during those practices, even during the middle of August, never one kid passed out from heat exhaustion. Not only that, I can't remember a single incident where anyone had to simply sit out because they were too hot to go on. Some of the claims about the effect of the heat on this board are ridiculous.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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Is the poll working?
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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The Northern Winter is finally in the lead (in the lead meaning more people think it's worse).
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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I grew up in Texas without any kind of videogame device. I spent a lot of time outdoors. Also, like most men in Texas, when I was in middle school and high school, I played football. Practice for those sports began in mid-July (per UIL rules) and ran straight through to the end of summer, and then they became a regular part of our school day as a sort of class period. Heat indices were the same fifteen years ago as they are now. It was freakin' hot in the summer, and growing up outside Houston didn't make the day any milder than the rest of Texas. (In fact, it's probably identical or hotter than Naples, FL on a daily basis.) Just like summer now, the heat index would rise to around 105 or 115. Then, once all the pads, equipment and uniform were put on, the temperature rose another 15-20 degrees. That was just a way of life. But, you know what we did? We didn't practice during the hottest part of the day! And we drank a ton of water! We adjusted to the reality of our situation like any normal sane person would. TANaples, if you're having problems with kids dropping like flies due to the vapors (vapuhs, uh lawd!) or the heat, perhaps you should readjust your schedule to where they aren't outdoors between noon and three.

By the way, during those practices, even during the middle of August, never one kid passed out from heat exhaustion. Not only that, I can't remember a single incident where anyone had to simply sit out because they were too hot to go on. Some of the claims about the effect of the heat on this board are ridiculous.
I had a coach for cross country/track that favored the cold and hated the heat. He had us run outside even on days it was in the 30s but cancelled practice one day because it was 87 (I was laughing to myself that day). I would much rather deal with the heat. I thought it was selfish how he coached the team as if they had the same tolerance as him for heat/cold.

The events I described above happened in Massachusetts, not my current location.
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