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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    April 4, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    Link: School Bans Legos - This is ridiculous.
  2. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:47 am
    This is the by far the most unintelligible thing any group with a collective IQ lower than 2.3 has done.

    They took away legos because children were beginning to learn the social value of ownership....well kids will do that with anything. Even who has the biggest dirt clod or the best shoes, or can do the coolest thing with their eyebrow. You take the kids put them in a bubble and straight jacket them in solitary and then they won`t have that problem.

    I dispise teachers who think because they decide something is wrong or bad that they can try their little experiment on their kids in hopes for a "bright new future." Teach the kids what they need to know and help them learn, don`t say "I don`t approve so I`m removing this from your options for you to make a decision, instead I`ll make the decisionfor you and say you did it. Then you`ll continue to make that "decision" out of "freewill" when I reward you for it."

  3. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:50 am
    "All structures are public structures. Everyone can use all the Lego structures. But only the builder or people who have her or his permission are allowed to change a structure.

    Lego people can be saved only by a “team” of kids, not by individuals.

    All structures will be standard sizes."


    Does this sound familiar to anyone? Personally it rings of the red star that the US had so many problems with back in the 80s/90s.

    1) Sure everyone is equal because they can all use the buildings...Then the kids will narrow the buildings they like to 2 or 3, so the "owners" of these buildings has more control than anyone else because of what? oh that`s right OWNERSHIP.

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:53 am
    2) So if a (I`ll be un PC and say...) a Lego Girl is burning in a building only a group of kids can save her...what if there is only one person around, they can`t rush in and save her from her Danish plastic reaching melting point? Great thinking.

    3) Standard sizes? So let`s look at a bigger picture than just lego town. Who`s making the rules here? The teachers, aka the controllers of the `economy` and `government` of legotown. There is always someone with the upper hand even if they`re trying to make it all "fair" by making and enforcing the `rules`.

    Sounds like the teachers aren`t trying to make the kids better citizens, they`re just on a power trip.

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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:56 am
    By removing the competitiveness of the children they have bred in mediocrity and also removed the stimulus for competitiveness, i.e. competition. They created sheep-humans.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:02 am
    I love legos.. They spark creativity. Those kids designing ion cannons and bunker busters may just be the next geniuses to come up with some high tech weaponry, perhaps control it.

    Or maybe they`re getting ideas for world domination, evil geniuses in the making..

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:21 am
    So because a bunch of kids were acting like comunist with their lego the teachers went nazi on all their arses. And this is suposed to teach them to "behave" in society.

    Retarded.

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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:22 am
    Fortunately that`ll be one group of kids my kid won`t have to compete hard with to put food on her family`s table. In one fell swoop they just made a group of social retards who cannot tie their own shoelaces without seeking some form of group hug.
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:25 am
    that sounded something like communism...
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    PanicOver Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:28 am
    I applaud the school for banning legos! The lego menace has been plotting the demise of the human race for decades, and they`ve had it far to easy for far too long my friends! You may think "that guy is stupid", but ponder this: if they wanted children to live, would they make their blocks small enough to swallow and choke on? I personally can`t believe that the lego empire would go so far as to paint their "toys" colorful and market those death machines to children! Maybe this intrepid school will also be the first to the evils of hot wheels and play-doh...

    Friggin idiots, but welcome to America.

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:31 am
    That`s America for ya. Growing dumber by the day.

    Sure, we have all the bad455 weapons we`re using in the war and future wars (watch some History and Discovery channel), and we`re growing our generations to become total pascifists under superior control.

    Yeah, these dumb4$$es are on a freaking power-trip.

    THEY`RE LITTLE BLOCKS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! I`d be more worried about our kids choking on one out of curiousity than thier "greed factor". Punish our politicians instead. They`re greedier than our kids.

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:37 am
    Or LEGOs could possibly be another form of Replicators that came from the stargate.

    The SG-team advised this ban on LEGOs for mankind`s sake.

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:37 am
    Plural of Lego is Lego or Lego Bricks, not Legos, which seems to be an American thing.
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    ninjacache Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:48 am
    LegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegos
    LegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegosLegos

    And soccer is football.....who cares!

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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:19 am
    @ninjachache, you just made Prowler`s point: "That`s America for ya. Growing dumber by the day."

    On topic, kids are always fighting over toys, that`s what kids do. They all go through that "everything is mine" phase, no big deal.

    I hate it when 2 persons decide what is best for a whole bunch of kids.

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    JaySmith15 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:34 am
    Liquidglass
    "2) So if a (I`ll be un PC and say...) a Lego Girl is burning in a building only a group of kids can save her...what if there is only one person around, they can`t rush in and save her from her Danish plastic reaching melting point? Great thinking."

    I think by save they meant reserve. As in a child picking a certain lego character to represent himself or herself in legotown. Not literally saving them from destruction.

    Though I thought it meant the same as you when I first read it, and had to puzzle over that for a while :P

    Either that or you were being sarcastic and I missed it.

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    FLB Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:44 am
    WTF??
    Don`t ban Lego, seriously, why du want to do that, it`s a friggen` toy for god`s sake!!
    I feel they might have more problems over this then if they had just left it.
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:49 am
    isn`t more than one lego - lego? not legos
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:21 am
    And this is why Americans are stupid. Anyone?
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    ecpkngt Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:19 am
    I`m quite ashamed that this was in Seattle... but I suppose that no place is safe from people taking themselves too seriously.
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    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:40 am
    i england a school banned making mothers day cards so it didnt upset kids who didnt have mums wich is drating stupid
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:40 am
    “We recognized that children are political beings, actively shaping their social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity,”

    THEY`RE JUST KIDS!!

    wow this sounds more ridiculous than preschools teaching investment

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    1-Up Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:24 am
    em...
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    phatzoma Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:09 am
    Isn`t more than one eggo - eggo? not eggos
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:50 am
    LEGOs are a DANGER to SOCIETY.
    Won`t somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN!
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:55 am
    Hey Europeans! You know what? It`s our language. So shut the hell up. If we want to say "Put your legoS away" or "He has many katanaS" or "Look at all the different kimchiS" then it`s up to us and not the stupid Lego company.
  27. Profile photo of Necrotism
    Necrotism Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:55 am
    THUS BRING FORTH THE REVELATIONS OF THE APOCALYPSE!

    I don`t want to live in a world where Legos are banned.

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    xtremedoom Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:08 am
    There are obvious issues here bigger then the plural form of "Lego". Like, broad generalizations of Americans, and getting angry because someone told someone else the used the incorrect plural form of a word... Honestly, you`re behaving like children.
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    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:16 am
    That was my WTF? for the day
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    dynapyre Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:27 am
    This gives Seattlites a bad name. Too bad I live in Seattle. What other kind of stupidity and negative stereotypes are there about Seattle?
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    Pixelpenguin Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:28 am
    How DARE they!
  32. Profile photo of Orchyd
    Orchyd Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:30 am
    If the idea of competition, comparing oneself to others, and `ownership` is to be banned, they should stop distributing grades, they should stop praising or scolding children. No more pats on the back for a job well done, because little Billy over there may not have done as well, and that might make him feel like he`s not socially adequate. No one should be asked to answer questions out loud, or read a passage from a textbook, because if one child excels in reading more than another, it would certainly show. That could create animosity and all out social disorder amongst the 3rd graders. Oh and Gym or P.E.? Forget it! Cheerleaders? No longer needed, because we`ll stop keeping score in sports. No one wins, no one loses. Let`s just create a facade to really screw up our children when they graduate and the real world hits them in the face like a bus.

    Yep, THAT`S what`s good for all of mankind...

    Morons...

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    Necrotism Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:33 am
    xtremedoom- good point, I`ve never once in my life heard lego used in both singular and plural forms. Americans say legos, Europeans spell color with a `u`. Can`t we all just get along?
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:43 am
    Nicely said, Orchyd. Those two teachers are on a power trip and using those children to feed their pathetic need for self-importance. I vote that someone run an `experiment` on those teachers involving the systematic removal of their shoes, cars, makeup, plumbing, and electricity over the span of a school year. I don`t care enough right now to come up with an attention grabbing, bullpoop cover story to make such an experiment seem legitimate, so I `ll leave that to a future poster.
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    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:43 am
    What the HELL! Stupid teachers I;m sick and tired of teachers trying to ban every idea and political view that isn`t their own. If that wasn`t enough they then try and brain wash the little kiddies into thinking their way and if they don`t they the kid is labled as a "trouble maker" and jackshot full of Ritialin (causes heart trouble) or Conceritia (can cause depression and suicied) your job is to teach NOT make the kid into some little PC pansy! Kids will be kids and part of that is learning social structure the kids with the drive gets the good stuff the lazy one either steals them, crys and somehow gets his way, or makes due. That may sound mean but thats how it is in thr real world -drive= motivation you have to want to get something so you work for it
    -lazy= you either clam to be a "oppressed minority" when you have just ignored and squandered your chances, and sue your way through life, or you ride on the coattails of others and leach off of their achevmen
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    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:45 am
    ^^^or however you spell Concerta^^^
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    scar104 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:43 am
    This reminds me of Jack Thompson banning video games. People think that kids are comatose, ignorant monsters and are just soooo vulnerable. They know whats right and wrong most of the time. I still play with Legos and video games and I`m a very productive individual. These people need to grow up.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:10 pm
    I love Lego. I still have a whole tub full of Lego and I`ve played with Lego stuff since I was like 5 years old. Lego rules. Don`t take Lego away. Everyone loves Lego. Ask anybody who grew up with Lego and I bet they`ll still want to play with `em.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    I say just let the children do whatever the hell they want, over time they will learn from mistakes and be able to create a society that works. That or they will all kill each other.
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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    if you want to teach people to share legos rather than fight over them, just make the mean people sit in the corner for an hour when they try to extort a piece rather than asking for it.
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    IrishRose12 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:28 pm
    omg..psychos!
    did anyone read the article linked to this (at the very beggining). the adults actually encouraged argument by telling the kids to choose 10 legos. and after they all had their legos they told them that each color had a point value. duuuh.. they`re all gonna argue. what the hell was that about? it seemed like they were actually doing very well collaborating on legotown or w/e they called it. idiots..
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    Stiletto Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    WOW. Just WOW. I can`t believe at one point I wanted to live in Seattle. I heard they were liberal, but WOW.

    Here`s an idea. One night when the building is empty, burn it to the ground. Then ask teachers about the absurd idea of private property. Then ship their asses to Russia where they can see the fantastic success that was/is public ownership of everything. Let them see the barter system for bread and the three-eyed fish in the streams. Goddamn, how drating long will it take for these pinko-minded airheads to realize that competition and strive for achievement and advancement is what propels society forward???

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    IrishRose12 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    omg what`s wrong w/ u ppl! i just went thro and read the comments.. all you got from this was "it`s not lego*S* but *lego*"?! f^ck off! this is why we`re HERE now and not in your damn country anymore!
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Not really a ban, since they gave the legos back.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    I`d have to agree with the communism thing, all heil Marxist Kindergarten teacher!

    All heil. The worst part is, that they give the lower grade kids the WORST teachers.

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    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    there is some school in rhode island that banned talking during lunch because the lunch aids couldn`t hear when anybody was choking
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    whathappend5 Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    Gettting rid of the awesomest toy ever wont stop kids from being stupid brats.

    THESE PEOPLE ARE I D I O T S!

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    schmexie Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    that is absolute madness, what the heck is wrong with the world?? and btw, i didn`t know that the plural of lego was legos, i always thought it was one lego brick, two lego bricks, but maybe that`s just me...?
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    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    Most of everything i wanted to say is already writen down in the comments, which i for once found particulary clever (except for the LegoS or Lego part).

    Guys and girls, for once, im kind proud. And of course, the "politicly correct" and "socialy acceptable" is turning into a joke, i agree with you.

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    tmfool Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    What bothers me the most about the articled linked to in this story is that these teachers are actively indoctrinating our youth against our government and way of life. And they aren`t shy about admitting it with statements made by the teachers such as: "— assumptions that mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.", or "We wanted children to critique the system at work"

    If you don`t like the way the government is run, that is fine. Go protest something, write your congressman, whatever. DO NOT attempt to brainwash the impressionable youth you are being paidto teach and take care of!

    I have never met a child that is a "political beings, actively shaping their social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity,”. They are usually too busy being kids to be too concerned with anything remotely political.

    When the next Stalin rises up out of S

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    sporka Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    Wacky.
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    tedweird Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:37 pm
    the problem, if u read the article it linked to, was about bigotry among the kids
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    iamboredest Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    My school banned smarties but legos?
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    it says why they would want to ban legos in the article, flb, maybe you should read it... that being said, i think its ridiculous
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    nny156 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    "An ordinary person might recognize this as child’s play. But the social theorists at Hilltop saw something else: “The children were building their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys — assumptions that mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.”


    kids bully other kids over anything and everything and kids always always fight over toys. so instead of doing their jobs and teaching the kids how to share and work together they just throw away what they THINK is the problem. its teachers like this thats the reason why america has one of the worst education systems in the world.

    yeah legos are gonna teach kids capitolism and barbies gonna teach girls how to turn tricks on a corner and GI joes gonna teach kids fachism.

    will someone please fire these yuppy morons.

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    tamuru Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    i`d rather fire at them,
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    Senboku Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    Might as well turn to communism, then.
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    iceco Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    Dang... Now I`m just depressed.
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    arabking Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    This article reminds me of the book the Giver
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    Dracor Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    This is singularly the gayest thing I have ever heard...
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    Reading = Boring
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    Rock_On37 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:04 pm
    That`s nothing like a capitalist society. That`s like communism. All structures have to be standardized? I didn`t know some schools banned tag. What is that? They don`t want any kid to feel left out no matter what. They are trying to create a perfect world for them. I feel bad for the kids that grow up and don`t know how to deal with our society that rapes you. They have nothing to learn from or make them stronger. I wouldn`t be who I am today if I wasn`t picked last sometimes, to motivate me to get better you know? They are only turning kids into pansies.
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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:04 pm
    ^^ ah, The Giver. We`re slowly turning into the "Community!" Soon we`re all going to be totally colorblind and tone deaf and have no weather and no one will have surnames anymore...
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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    AHHHHH THOSE DAMN NAZI TECHERS TAKING AWAY MY LEGOS THATS RIGHT B1TCHES I SAID LEGOS NOT LEGO WANNA FIGHT ABOUT LITTLE PU$$IES LETS GO FISTICUFF STYLE I KNOW WHATS WORTH FIGHTING FOR AND LEGOS ARE ON OF THOSE THINGS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA U EUROPEONS LOOK AT MY TERRIBLE GRAMMER AND CRY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    leave the friggen kids and their legos ALONE dammit..
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    Wellp, the parents know the truth now. If they still keep their kids in that school, then it`s the parents` fault.

    Capitalism is unjust. Life is not fair. You cannot change these things.

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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    I played with Lego. Now i read Ayn Rand at the age of 15 and meanwhile am a staunch socialist. Obviously the evil capitalistic devices of Lego really pierced my mind skull, rendering me a vicious injust monster, and an idiot to boot. Bored sarcasm aside, what is their proposed alternative to capitalism? What is going to take it`s place? Communism? It takes about ten minuites of socialogy to understand why Communism will never work. Socialism? Impossible with the current state of immigration from Mexico. The north-western European socialists know that immigrants can really be shameless in taking advantage of the government. I would support a full on Democracy, with small independant settlements, but it would require a loss of social apathy, AND THATS NOT HAPPENING. Also, I apologize for dogdude1, as you can see not all in his demographic have oppositional defiant disorder. What book are you referencing catlvr887?
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    DJTux Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    America is becoming a communism. We have welfare, and now this. Those kids are going to be shocked when they grow up and find out life isn`t fair.
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    benjiXcore Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    an average of 52 legos each? more like 52,000 for me :] im such a child.
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    Eva_unit01 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    because if one person feels a certain way, we have to stop everything? The schools might as well ban recess. Or getting into Ayn Rand territory, ban individual thought.

    I also find it ironic that we once hated Communism, yet we are slowly becoming it.

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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    They`re probably gonna ban playdoh next.
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    kohokid28 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    I love Lego. I still have a whole tub full of Lego and I`ve played with Lego stuff since I was like 5 years old. Lego rules. Don`t take Lego away. Everyone loves Lego. Ask anybody who grew up with Lego and I bet they`ll still want to play with `em.

    i agree man, my little cousin was over today and she is like 7 and saw i had a whole box of Lego bricks and wanted to play with them, so i let her play with them and i helped her build cool stuff, at one point i think i was having more fun and im almost 17.

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    kohokid28 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    ^^^ she IS 7 sorry. lol
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    desie Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    this is pretty sad.. let the kids play with their freaking legos.
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:28 pm
    I thought it was going to be about a kid choking on Lego or something but the is just weird. I hate elementary schools, they all have these really dumb rules. Like in my old elementary school we had to walk in a line, we only got 15 minutes a day to eat and we couldn`t take our food outside, and they banned any toy that was even remotely popular to prevent kids from playing during class. We couldn`t even wear our jackets inside if we were cold.
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    neonsharpie Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:31 pm
    Dood. This DOES remind me of the giver...That`s creepy!
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    r-chill Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:37 pm
    banning legos what killjoys how low can u get i think they overanalzyed legos there just a toy for gods sake
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    DJXiej Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:37 pm
    Meet my lego USSR led by my lego Lennin.

    BAN

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    TouchAStove Male 18-29
    46 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    I have never seen something more stupid in my entire life. So what if the kids are making force fields and such. It`s like the kids are playing kill the aliens or something. I mean honestly, that`s just plain stupid. They`re not gonna cause any harm with...Legos Duh!
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    Indoctrinating impressionable children with socialism and communism...ah, only in America under the guise of progress and teaching.
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    steerpike_ Male 18-29
    157 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    What the hell?
    Sounds like someone was on heavy flow that day.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    HAHAHAHHA REMINDED ME OF WHEN THE SUPERSOAKERS WERE BANNED

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    Enth Male 18-29
    103 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:58 pm
    <rant>
    Lego, not legos. Just like deer and deer, you don`t say look at the deers! You say look at the deer.
    Or I drank lots of beers! NO R-TARD! It`s I drank lots of beer!

    </rant>

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    Malu Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:13 pm
    I think they didnt know that lego were to have fun and fun is building space ships and stuff like thatthey dont just have to build houses.
  85. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:28 pm
    "capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive"

    this is why i hate liberals. morons.

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:29 pm
    this makes me want to bite someone in the face.
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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    hmmm interesting the problem was they were learning so much into ownership that they excluded others from using public property. Think racism.
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    LoonLeader Female 13-17
    106 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    What BS!! As Liquidglass said, kids can learn the social value of ownership with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. I don`t think that that`s as outrageous as the other articles that were linked in this one about people banning tag, dodgeball, and talk about pigs. Dodgeball dangerous? Yeah, as dangerous as everything else in this world is. Might as well ban kids from standing or sitting up because they can fall and sustain injury! Kids get teased and picked on for anything and everything and it can`t be prevented, so why ban dodgeball of all things? Same with tag. No muslims that I know (and I know a lot) are offended by people talking about pigs around them. If they`re offended, they themselves should stop talking about pigs or do something else when the teachers are reading the Three Little Pigs to them, not make others stop!

    America has gone nuts.

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    catzgirl Female 13-17
    57 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    Thank god someone outlawed these legos.. they made me a leper!
    These people are insane...
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    gotboost88 Male 18-29
    78 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    Let`s see, this is summed up in a few words.

    The teachers are blatant communists.

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    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:27 pm
    This my WTF link of the day also. I don`t know what is going on in this world. I fear for the future.
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:36 pm
    Are you drating kidding me?
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    Stupid edit.^
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:58 pm
    Looking back... While we`re banning superiority from our kids and the generations after another; why don`t we also take care of the animals and make the Food Chain work together, and not show superiority through the species and survival through the fittest?

    I mean, even Nature should have some rules to bar it`s evolution too.

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    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:59 pm
    Down here they banned you from making the gun sign with your hand.

    You never know when your hand might accidently be loaded and shoot a hand bullet at an unsuspecting victim!

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    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
    308 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    This is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard! With their logic, they should be making kids sit still and not move a muscle for the rest of their lives. Everything can be thought of as negative in some way, and most things can injure a person somehow if they are completely careless.
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    WHAT THE F U C K.
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    Crotchodile Female 70 & Over
    142 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    I remember some of us would build stuff from legos and then sell them to people with monopoly money during indoor recesses on bad weather days. I don`t see how this would currupt the minds of young children. If anything it would be teaching them how to survive when they become older, and is that not what school is all about?
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    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    I totally agree with Prowler2885, they`re just stupid blocks, and I would also be more concerned with the little kids choking on them.

    I love legos, they spark imagination and creativity, so why take that away from them?

  100. Profile photo of Benifeddy
    Benifeddy Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:38 pm
    I refuse to "grow up", just to spite people like this.

    Plus it`s fun! :)

  101. Profile photo of APOCmerriss
    APOCmerriss Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:41 pm
    OMG WHEN I SEE THINGS LIKE THIS I KNOW SOCIETY HAS BECOME WEAK. LIBERALS CAN HAVE THEIR GAMES AND DO WHAT THEY WANT TO AMONGST THEMSELVES BUT WHEN YOU PUT YOUR POINT OF VIEW INTO OUR CHILDRENS MINDS, MY CHILDRENS MINDS AT THAT, YOU NEED TO WAKE UP AND READ THE RULES OF LIFE. THIS AMERICA AND ALL ITS GLORY. YEA MAYBE BAN LEGOS FROM THE SCHOOL CAUSE CHILDREN WERE SHOVING THEM DOWN OTHERS THROATS OR WERE MAKING SHANKS OUT OF THEM AND USING THEM TO MUTILATE THE SECURITY GAURDS TO LEAVE SCHOOL...BUT BAN THEM BECAUSE CHILDREN BUILT A LITTLE "SOCIETY" AND CLAIMED STAKES IN IT AS IN THE REAL WORLD?? CMON PEOPLE WTF IS THIS. LEGOS ARE QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST INNOCENT AMONG THE CHILDRENS TOYS. AND WHEN YOU SAY THE KIDS ARE SUBJECTED TO THE VALUES OF PROPERTY AND W/E THE HECK YOU GUYS SEEMED TO MAKE AN EXCUSE OUT OF, WELL GUESS THE HE|| WAT!!!! IN LIFE THAT IS TRUE. THATS WHY WHEN YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET THERE IS A HOUSE THATS 2 STORIES THEN MAYBE A HOUSE THATS 1 STORY. and by the way
  102. Profile photo of APOCmerriss
    APOCmerriss Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:43 pm
    ^^^ sorry ran outta room......anyway im new..sorta...ive been lookin at dis sight for a long time now but just got an email account acceptable to IAB...
  103. Profile photo of Lyrenia
    Lyrenia Female 18-29
    28 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:47 pm
    OH thank goodness we can rely on our teachers to make decisions on what`s good and bad for our children. I mean, we can`t really rely on the parents to raise their children.

    *rolls eyes*

    Just the kids play with the damn lego.

  104. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:56 pm
    Absolutely nuts. Moronic teachers like these give liberals a bad name. Kinda the same way people who put an `s` at the end of LEGO give Americans a bad name.
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:57 pm
    Ahh, America...

    The Schizophrenic Capital of the World.

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:00 am
    Alright everyone, can it with the "s" at the end. It`s been some time since I last messed around with Lego bricks.

    ...It just doesn`t feel right. Legos sounds like a short-hand plural that`s more commonly referenced than the `proper` way of saying it. Who gives a f***. They`re practically banned these days. While we`re at it, let`s ban cinder blocks that make up most of our homes as well. They`re lego blocks for adults.

  107. Profile photo of Flakk
    Flakk Male 13-17
    126 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:06 am
    Enter ritalin and enter crazy; Even Lenin would have let the kids have their lego bricks.
  108. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:08 am
    The teachers sure shot themselves in the foot with their "Lego nuclear missiles". Hell, when I was in elementary, the "gifted" students got to miss a block in the day to play with Lego to expand their imagination and tactile skills. It was great fun, perhaps the first step a kid takes toward engineering.
  109. Profile photo of kylethehappy
    kylethehappy Male 13-17
    601 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:26 am
    Only in Seattle :D

    Boy am I proud to live here!

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    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
    307 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:58 am
    what a bunch of morons, LEGO (not LEGOS) allow kids to work on hand-eye coordination. Hey check out >http://www.mocpages.com They got a freaking site all about LEGO creations and even grown ups, rich folks, spoiled kids do it.
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    thechacken Male 13-17
    246 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:11 am
    AK-047, Really? 0.0 I wana go back in time and go to your elementrey school :P
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    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
    459 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
  113. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    Banning Lego`s aren`t so bad. They could be a choking hazard if they were small.

    I can`t play tag, touch football almost any contact sport in HIGHSCHOOL. Their reasoning is it could lead to fights. OR if it`s mixed gender....well yea I can see this one. I always have to sit on the right side of the bus on the "boys" side. If I sit on the left (Girl Side)I risk getting PERMANETLY kicked off the bus. Sometimes all of the boy side is fully and the girl side is halfway full and we still got to sit 2 to a seat and if it`s still full I have to sit at the BACK away from everyone. God forbid a guy sit with a girl in Highschool.

    Would that count as some sort of discrimination? I really want some dirt on my school...

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    ninjapirates Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    And of course, the hapless people of Legoland went bankrupt because some idiot decided to destroy their economy by making everyone useless without 2 or more people.
    Honestly, why ban legos?
  115. Profile photo of sayian17
    sayian17 Male 13-17
    63 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    I`ve always hated schools. And you people who think Legos are "evil", I wan`t to let you know that it`s not the Lego company`s fault. It`s the parents who are dumb enough give their little kids small toys. On the box, it gives age recomendations. Oh, and one more thing, they sell Legos that can`t fit into the pie holes of kids. WOW, LEGOS ARE A DANGER TO SOCIETY! How stupid is that!
  116. Profile photo of Kristen323
    Kristen323 Female 18-29
    127 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    This is one of the most depressing things I`ve ever heard. I can`t imagine growing up with restrictions on imagination and creativity.
  117. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    oh my god. that is so STUPID!!! if kids were bullyinh each other for better lego pieces, then tell them to stop being mean. if they keep being mean, punish them somehow. and the kids were probably just grabbing a few pieces from another kid every once in a while, nothing serious. people nowadays are getting stupider and stupider....
  118. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    uhh....yeah.
    legos are cool.
  119. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
    214 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    "<rant>
    Lego, not legos. Just like deer and deer, you don`t say look at the deers! You say look at the deer.
    Or I drank lots of beers! NO R-TARD! It`s I drank lots of beer!

    </rant>"

    I didn`t want to get into this, but since someone was this stupid about it, I am. Lego is singular, and plural is Lego Bricks/Blocks, and can be shortened to Legos, or just be Lego. It`s sort of like fish, where you can say fish but fishes is correct too. Oh, and your deer thing:
    deer
    Pronunciation: `dir
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural deer also deers

    And you wouldn`t say "I drank twelve beer," you`d say "I drank twelve beers."

    So, to wrap this up, it`s your dialect, not your intelligence. And it`s mainly an American thing to say Legos, but that doesn`t mean Americans are idiots. It`s like making fun of us for saying color instead of colour.

    I would have said something about the Lego stuff, but everyone`s said what I think.

  120. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    There seems to be no limit to the whole "political correctness" phenomenon - it has surpassed parody.
    And we`ve barely dipped our collective noses in the ooze that is the flotsam of human stupidity, these are just the symptoms my fellow posters... be afraid, be very afraid.
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:25 pm
    Everyone on Earth has 52 of them.

    =]

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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    I, for one, think this will be the cause of WWIII.

    Those fools, it`s like they`re taking candy from a baby . . .

    . . . except it`s taking lego blocks from slightly older babies.

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    bonitalydia Female 18-29
    49 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 11:02 pm
    this is just drated up
  124. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 9:54 am
    Argh_Beast
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    245 Posts Thursday, April 05, 2007 5:21:37 AM
    And this is why Americans are stupid. Anyone?

    Lats time I checked, there were more socialist/communist countries in Europe than anywhere else in the world.

  125. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    HarryBalszak: "Lats time I checked, there were more socialist/communist countries in Europe than anywhere else in the world."
    I fail to see the relevance? What does the general democracies of Europe have to do with idiotic political correct behaviour?
  126. Profile photo of PJF1313
    PJF1313 Male 40-49
    68 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    Stupid communist liberal bullcrap.Our country is doomed if we dont do something to stop this kind of garbage.
  127. Profile photo of Nerevarine
    Nerevarine Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    This is just stupid. As most of u have already written.

    Kids will always be kids...and taking legos away will not change a damn thing...only make them do exactly the same stuff with something else. Censorships/bans in most forms is just plain stupid. Better to use information to try and solve "problems".

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    evilempress1 Female 13-17
    416 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    I would bring a giganict 10000 piece just to pi$$ them off
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    evilempress1 Female 13-17
    416 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    ^^ did i spell that right?
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    April 8, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    1) THANK GOD I WENT TO SCHOOL WHEN TEACHERS HAD COMMON SENCE or SENSE (I`m not sure at this moment)

    2) I think that the more and more that educators pull these stupid stunts trying to neuter every child to where they are a mass production of nothingness, the more they begin to advocate home-schooling of children

  131. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 8, 2007 at 8:11 pm
    APOCmerriss shut up man, you assert it`s a certain political group when you`re completely wrong.

    I say we go ahead and castrate the kids and shave their heads so you can`t tell any of them apart, they`re wanting everyone to feel like they "belong"

    Instead of making it where you might get picked last so you should try harder. If it`s not your thing move on and don`t worry about it. Fuc.k equality if you`re not good at something, they should teach you how to be better not teach everyone who is better how to accept you and lower their skills to match yours.

  132. Profile photo of Cashcleaner
    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    April 10, 2007 at 4:26 am
    This is experimental social engineering at it`s worst. I`m fairly socially-liberal and even I see a huge problem with teaching children that ownership is a negative concept. I`m not saying the might-makes-right moniker is something we should instill in our children, but this forced collectivisation is very troublesome.
  133. Profile photo of stewart20
    stewart20 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    June 3, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    WHAT IDIOTS! There only legos! Tiny Blocks.

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