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NuclearDruid

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Toy soldiers cropped
« on: June 27, 2007, 07:46:25 am »

Bringing out the big guns

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On Thursday, before the ceremony, one boy was told he couldn't participate unless he agreed to clip off the tips of the plastic guns carried by the minuscule GIs on his cap. Ten others complied with the order before the event.

Parents reacted angrily, calling Principal Denise Leonard's decision censorship, but the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District defended her.

 :rolleyes:Now that's a gun-free school zone. Even the plastic army men are weaponless.

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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 08:39:23 am »

From the story:

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I wonder if these people go through the history books the students use to make sure there are no photos of guns.

Probably. Those who teach history to "our" children modify it to reflect what they think should be learned.

Makes me want to go buy llittle plastic GI's next time I pick up some Twain at the store- before they are banned.

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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 10:24:20 am »

Un REAL! I kept looking for signs that this one came from "the Onion" I think as a protest I would have decorated with plastic sheep, and bleated loudly as I crossed the stage to get my "diploma"... but then again they probably would have thought that was a wonderful thing and made me valedictorian. Perhaps wiping my backside with the sacred document would help them understand the message. I was a pain in school, but if I knew then what I know now I would have been an even bigger pain.
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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 03:28:03 am »

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« Last Edit: September 19, 2007, 10:55:58 pm by Not a TMM member »
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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 06:56:52 am »

That is so utterly stupid.  When we toured our kids' school earlier this year the older kids had finished and put on display dioramas of the Medieval Ages.  One kids made a brilliantly executed diorama of The Inquisition, complete with blood-splatters on the walls, dismembered action figures, entrails, and torture instruments. 

I was impressed.

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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 07:13:23 am »

Criminalize everything.
It's a lot easier to infringe on your rights if you're a 'criminal'.
Get 'em into the system younger, and they'll never miss those silly rights.
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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 07:16:21 am »

That is so utterly stupid. 
Just one more of many instances that keep me wondering why stupid people seem to have such an inordinant amount of time on their hands to dream up such crap.
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Re: Toy soldiers cropped
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 12:34:56 pm »

Bringing out the big guns

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On Thursday, before the ceremony, one boy was told he couldn't participate unless he agreed to clip off the tips of the plastic guns carried by the minuscule GIs on his cap. Ten others complied with the order before the event.

Parents reacted angrily, calling Principal Denise Leonard's decision censorship, but the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District defended her.

 :rolleyes:Now that's a gun-free school zone. Even the plastic army men are weaponless.

ND

I recall several years back hearing little 6 year olds were being suspended for bringing their toy GI Joe action figure guns to schoool. We're talking about something plastic and smaller than a dime. It's not about safety it's about control, period. Gun free zone tells criminals/JBT on a power trip they have a golden opportunity. It's as funny as calling schools a drug free zone, we all know nobody ever had drugs or alcohol at school.  :rolleyes:

This just adds to the many reasons my kids are homeschooled.
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