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Old 01-25-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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It is a symptom of the ever increasing regulation and creeping nannyism that the left is utilizing to condition the population to accept liberal tyranny.
No, it's not. Sorry.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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No, it's not. Sorry.
Are you a left wing spin doctor?

What qualifies you to dismiss my diagnosis?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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It is a symptom of the ever increasing regulation and creeping nannyism that the left is utilizing to condition the population to accept liberal tyranny.
The ban of snowball fights is nothing new. It's been going on for years, and schools have every right to make rules to keep kids from getting hurt.
Your own link says that the school has NEVER allowed snowball fights.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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It is a symptom of the ever increasing regulation and creeping nannyism that the left is utilizing to condition the population to accept liberal tyranny.
Really?

Doesn't seem to creeping that quickly if this school is just now banning this. I went to school in the 1960s. Throwing snowballs was a very big no-no.
It was actually a paddling offense in Ohio.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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A better solution would be for parents to allow their kids to be kids and accept that bumps and bruises are part of being a kid.

[what next - no jumping the curb and popping wheelies on the bike?]

[being a kid these days must be a bummer]
When those kids are at school, the school is responsible for them. The school has the right to make and enforce rules to keep kids safe. What they do outside of school is the responsibility of their parents.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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When those kids are at school, the school is responsible for them. The school has the right to make and enforce rules to keep kids safe. What they do outside of school is the responsibility of their parents.
Agreed. The school likely has the policy/rule in place due to what the parents would do if their children were hurt.

[i.e. sue the school]
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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I received a one day suspension for throwing snowballs at my high school in the 60's.

In retrospect I deserved it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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I received a one day suspension for throwing snowballs at my high school in the 60's.

In retrospect I deserved it.
My school set offenders to work shoveling snow off the walkways. There is something about working while your classmates walk by (offering helpful advice and encouraging remarks) that really makes for an effective deterrent.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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My school set offenders to work shoveling snow off the walkways. There is something about working while your classmates walk by (offering helpful advice and encouraging remarks) that really makes for an effective deterrent.
Are you opposed to constructive criticism?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:11 AM
 
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Use nerf balls - or snowballs.

Whoever thinks nerf balls are comparable to snow balls has never been hit with a proper snow ball. As you are in CA, you might not know the old trick of making a snowball, taking off your gloves so that your body heat causes it to melt a bit then refreeze a into more an ice ball and throwing it. Getting hit with one of those is more like getting hit with a tennis ball and this kind of ball can easily break a window.
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