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Date: 05/19/08 06:00 AM

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  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 5:45 am
    Link: No Touching - Just one more thing you can`t do if you go to this Minneapolis school.
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    awesomeloser Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:05 am
    thats the stupidest thing i`ve ever heard, but in 5th grade we weren`t allowed to run on the playground
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    1eleanor2005 Female 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:13 am
    they can`t play tag :( !
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    tvc15db Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:17 am
    in 5th grade for me the food was getting heather each day
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    widnes123 Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:26 am
    omg, that is stupid, omg haha at the woman with that crocky voice,
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    mysticalrose Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:29 am
    People are going to set themselves so far apart it will be next to impossible to be able to emotionally connect.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:37 am
    And people wonder why kids grow up to be emo.
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    Xenophonix Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:38 am
    Thank goodness people are putting in measures to protect children from these terrible dangers.

    How on earth did children survive into adulthood a mere 5 years ago when such measures weren`t in place.. wait..

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    manicwhite Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:40 am
    what a stupid rule. the only rule we had in school like this was no playing buldog(a game were most of the school has to run across the yard and one person try to see how many they could tag, was a stamped). but how are you sopose to play even basic games like tick
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    Bujold Male 13-17
    51 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 6:42 am
    This is the complete opposite of a school I`ve heard of: They created a special area where children are allowed to push, fight, wrestle and stuff to keep that from spilling over to the rest of the playground.

    And in 6th grade, we were always "ostrich fighting", where a person would ride on another person`s back (when the "mount" is standing), and you`d try to push the other rider off to the ground. And you know what? Teachers didn`t mind. In fact, the only deal they had with our sport is that one time, a guy took off his shirt because it was hot. Teacher comes to our part of the playground, "Put your shirt back on", "Ok", teacher leaves, fighting resumes.

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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:43 am
    What`s next, no talking in school so you can`t insult each other?
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:47 am
    Oh no, if they touch each other, they will melt!!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:48 am
    I would have no problem with it in my kids school, as long as it was no rough-house style touching. Kids like to hold hands, hug, and what not. That`s OK.

    As for tag, change it to flag tag. Everyone but one person gets a flag, just like in flag football. The person without the flag is it. They have to get a flag from someone else, and then that new person without the flag is it. The only thing that really changes is the "no tag back" rule becomes "no flag back".

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:51 am
    Haha! Fools! Your society is falling apart. Again.
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    DerekDoom Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:54 am
    Kids rough house, they fight, That`s life. Good concept but they should maybe consider what will happen to these kids long term if they are basically, not allowed to act like kids. I kinda like the idea Bujoad said, but same thing, you shouldn`t but controls on something like that, fighting should just be dealt with case by case.
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:55 am
    Hmmm...that`s just sad, I can`t believe they actually would do that. Schools would go on a strike here if they`d get that policy trough here.

    @ Bujold: I LOVE OSTRICH FIGHTING! >=]
    Especially in the water =]

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    drixishot Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:56 am
    what a great way to fuçk the next generation up. snaps for that principle
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 6:57 am
    This children WILL grow up with terrible social skills...I don`t think they`d put much thinking to it...
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    5577 Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:05 am
    What a shiit school
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    calcal Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:26 am
    HOLY CRAP!!! forget the story - what was with that woman, croaky mccroak, she was f*ckin great, I sh*t my self, WOW
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:30 am
    I would have thought the `no touching` rule should only apply to the old man with the beard and glasses exposing him self from beyond the school gates.

    Seriously though, kids should be allowed to be kids. Its all the fault of the `sue` culture, and the `where theres a blame theres a claim`. Why di people want to wrap kids up in cotton wool? Why not just let them enjoy what little childhood they will have?

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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:34 am
    This is proof positive that our society has gone insane.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:43 am
    oh, good they can still hug.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:45 am
    croaky`s grandson gets picked on, and next woman`s son is the class bully who keeps getting called by the principal.
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    vamp_blood Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:53 am
    wow...dont hit ur kids for fear of them calling the dont play tag u might get is next? no wonder every generation ends up a little fruitier and even more f*cked in the head...the psychiatrists will be lapping up every cent from this 20 years from is wrong with people...
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    jxl180 Male 18-29
    93 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 7:54 am
    this is old news. What about 5 years old?
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    karfoogle Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:56 am
    and Zero Responsibility, excuse me, I mean Zero Tolerance scores another win!

    Instead of taking responsibility for the students and actually trying to teach them, lets just ban everything instead!

    no wonder kids come out of school with no clue as to how the real world works.

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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:02 am
    they`re little kids? honestly...

    i`m just waiting for the day when people aren`t going to be allowed to express themselves anyways, cicra. 1984-esque... honestly how are these kind of policies even possible? people should be causing an outcry...

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    SarahColleen Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 8:06 am
    C`mon some of us go to school so we CAN get touched! Giggity!
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    Yoma4 Female 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 8:13 am
    So if some children get sent to the principal`s office for high-fiving, what exactly is he going to say? `That is extremely inappropriate and dangerous, detention!` ???
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:14 am
    Oh God, I`m so embarrassed. I`m from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and what most of you don`t know is that Minneapolis folks don`t usually let facts and common sense get in the way of their making decisions.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:16 am
    ... I guess "Duck,Duck, Grey-Duck" is a game of the past.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:22 am
    The croaking old lady obviously smokes god knows how much a day.. that`s probably worse for your child than them getting pushed down once or twice when playing
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    dammilo Male 18-29
    25 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:37 am

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 8:38 am
    Are you kidding me? Holy crap, just send the kids out wrapped in bubble wrap and replace the jungle gym with styrofoam. This is ridiculous, kids will get hurt occasionally playing games, that`s just the way it is. It`s part of being a kid.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1789 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:39 am
    And great interviews on the part of the news station. Let`s grab ol` emphazema over here, and the most P*ussy black kid ever. Wow.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 8:55 am
    wth? Unless there were kids cracking there skulls open, I really doubt this is necessary! Getting hurt is a part of life. Ooh, oh no, my child got knocked over and scratched up playing tag, his life is OVER, he`ll never succeed in LIFE! If I were those kids I`d arrange a playground-wide game of Red Rover just to piss off the administration.
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 9:17 am
    Awww... I miss Red Rover.
    This is pretty ridiculous. I wouldn`t want my child going to a school that puts out over-generalized bans. I would understand if they were making an effort to ensure less bullying was going on in the playgrounds and if kids would get in more trouble if they were hurting other children, but to just say "don`t touch each other at all" is taking it too far. People these days are overly cautious, and it`s contributing to our violent society, not detracting from it.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Male, 30-39, Europe
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    And people wonder why kids grow up to be emo.

    yea.... ;(

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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 9:55 am
    So.. Wait.. They said they can play "touch football" instead of tackle, right? So.. Shouldn`t tag be okay?
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    MUSICISSWEET Female 13-17
    188 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 10:17 am
    I`m glad I live in Canada.
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    xXZeroXx Male 13-17
    94 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 10:21 am
    whoever said "C`mon some of us go to school so we CAN get touched! Giggity!" nice..... but this school wants to keep Micheal Jackson away!!! LOL
    anyone hear that awesome pun from the news lady?
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    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 10:34 am
    eugenious! how the hell did you find this!. been typing "touching school children" into google much?
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 10:54 am
    "They said they can play "touch football" instead of tackle, right? So.. Shouldn`t tag be okay?"

    They can play flag football. Not touch.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5144 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 11:01 am
    whats the world coming to at all, we are gonna be living in bubbles by next week! at this rate
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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    487 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 11:14 am
    This is so stupid. Kids have got to have some physical contact with each other, I mean...damn. How are they supposed to play? What I remember about childhood is that I could play freely without worrying about whether or not I was allowed to high-five my friends.

    I learned in my psychology class that kids (mainly boys) need to roughhouse a little`s just part of the way they grow and play. So depriving them of this is just wrong. Of course it can get out of hand, but with adults around to watch, it`s highly unlikely that they`re going to accidentally kill each other.

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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 11:16 am
    Hey MUSICISSWEET, I`m delighted that your are glad you live in Canada, and I`m sure many people are glad they live where they do, but if you`re trying to say that Canada is somehow free of morons in positions of power making stupid decisions... you may want to brace yourself for some bad news.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    well look at the bright side, If someone from Truth watches this they might find someone to be in their next commercial.
    One time i was at school and some guy gave his girlfriend like just a peck on the cheek and a teacher came out and started screaming
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Bad idea. I hate it when people think that you have to protect children from everything. Its impractical to try to keep them in a glass bubble.
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    NunuChan Male 18-29
    279 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    Hmm, probably another "god bless america" +"sarcasm" comment but still.

    I remember breaking pretty much each and every bone of my body probably twice in my childhood, altho I did survive, so common kids won`t have any problem. pff overprotective parents + dumb asses = those policy xD

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    sporks_RULE_ Female 18-29
    102 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    This is beyond stupid.

    Jeez, I got knocked down and all the fun stuff when I was on the playground and I grew up fine from that. (Thank you Red Rover!) I sorta miss recess now.

    If we try to over protect our children, they never learn their lessons/will be messed up adults. >_< Oh I just can`t wait for my generation to grow up and fix society. (Well I can hope.)

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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    That old lady with the really short hair sounded like the girl out of the exorcist. I stopped watching the video after that.
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    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    thats is drating retarded!
    they cant act like kids anymore!

    and in the eastern US we call it Chicken, not ostirich fighting, no offence but the european way of saying it is kinda weird, ostiriches cant mount each other (no pun intended) (yes u can put a chicken on a chicken, but it probably wont work too well)

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    LBlues Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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    doomncandy Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    sigh, I used to work at a elementary school as a playground supervisor when I was in high school, the rules they had there pissed me off soooo much, no tag, no running, if you shirt lifted up just a little when you were on the monkey bars, you couldn`t be on them, which was a kinda odd one because all the kids were under 8 that I watched, I highly doubt these kids even knew modesty.
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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    whats with the lady at 1:30
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    Dumbest policy EVER.
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    pippo90 Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    this is a retarded new rule. jetmark, I bet its the opposite, croaky`s grandson (possible great grandson) is a bully, haha

    it also seems to me like some of you don`t know how to spell and use correct grammer

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    Jazzeh Female 13-17
    464 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    Thats a crapp school.
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    Wing92 Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    just goes to show, we minnesotans are insane... first we get snow in may and now this? crazy. actually iv heard of stuff like this all over. the u.s. is just plain screwed up. but mostly minnesota
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    MiniSquiggle Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    in 5 years time kids will be sitting in a corner, silently, reading or writing for their home/school work (which would have increased to at least 7 hours extra a day). they will have lost the ability to connect with real people or talk properly. they will all be seeing psychatrists. any friends that they make will be few, and specially selected to them by schools and will only talk to each other through text (of course which will be monitered and controlled to a certain amount of time per day). they will be banned from eating anything but organic and vegan, allergy safe food or playing video or computer games. but its okies people because at least our children will be safe from bruises, scrapped knees, bulling, obesity or shock horror... broken bones!
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    shelerella Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    One more reason it sucks to be a kid these days.
    How do we expect to raise a cohesive next generation if we alienate them from each other right from the beginning?
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    Maybe they can`t afford to hire playground supervising to tame games like tag or such vigorous recreations. In any case, they might as well say "no play". Society is going down the tube lately,eh? ~_~!
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    well that`s intensely gay.

    my generation better set things straight! god, people want to treat little kids in such a way that they`ll grow up to be pricks, and unsociable ones at that!
    makes me mad >.<

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    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    and everyone has to experience hurt from playing around! if animals do it, so can we.. geesh, i bet it`s an instinct to run around with other humans, and push and tackle and all that... we may not need to hunt things to survive, but its apart of life. and it helps kids become social and all that
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    Ooooh... Flag football.

    Bah. That`s so lame. These kids are going to be whiny and high maintenance when they grow up.

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    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    May 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    Hmm. Really weird.

    Yeah, those kids should set up a game of Red Rover just to show up the school administrators.

    BTW, pippo90, this iz teh interwebs, pplz liek to spel liek this. U mite want 2 check ur own spelling an grammar, lol.

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    thxfrthmmrs Female 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Haha. I love`s too bad that the only "international" attention we get is from something like this. Gooo Minnesooota.
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    aBISS Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    lol,the woman at the end sounds like she has smoker`s lung.
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    maddices Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    that is the worst idea EVER. people wonder why kids are fat when they can`t do ANYTHING.
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    zonedin Male 13-17
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    May 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    But they`re allowed to Hi-5 and hug? thats weird i`m in middle school and we don`t have reccess obviuosly but hi-5`s and hugs are PDA`s occording to the school system and we get in trouble for them
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    Bridget49 Female 13-17
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    June 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    Stupidest rule ever.

    It`s just senseless. It`s not going to make the kids stop rough-housing.
    It`ll probably just make the kids save everything until after school, where they can beat kids up without teachers getting involved. B-|

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    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    June 28, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    Yeah, like leesah said, I`d arrange a game of Red Rover or something. At school I used to play Chicken, where 2 people run at each other and whoever moves out of the way first loses... I got hurt playing that, especially since I only played with boys.

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