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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-26-06 11:14 AM
Response to Reply #36
76. Are you going to ban Kickball too?
That involves throwing the ball at a person - you can put out a runner by hitting them with the ball.

Kids who are never allowed to scrape a knee or get a bloody nose are ill prepared to face life. If I were to be injured and bleeding, I would prefer to be surrounded by people who have seen the sight of blood, not people who were mollycoddled all their life, freaked out and panic ridden.



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  -Students suspended for bring dangerous objects to school - snow balls The Straight Story  Feb-25-06 11:44 PM   #0 
  - would that apply to a food fight? hm, remember john belushi? nt  DemInDistress   Feb-25-06 11:46 PM   #1 
  - Absolutely it would.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:31 PM   #105 
  - At my school, that would've applied to the food  petronius   Feb-26-06 11:10 PM   #163 
  - It must really suck to be a kid these days.  DanCa   Feb-25-06 11:48 PM   #2 
  - Man, you ain't kiddin' (pun intended) ...  NanceGreggs   Feb-26-06 12:14 AM   #10 
  - I agree with you  malaise   Feb-26-06 10:55 AM   #60 
  - My kid got a $50 tresspassing ticket for walking thru his own schoolyard  Mizmoon   Feb-26-06 01:46 PM   #114 
     - The cops in your neighborhood must not have much to do  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:59 PM   #126 
  - Neece himself might get nailed by a snow ball if he's not careful  Swamp Rat   Feb-25-06 11:49 PM   #3 
  - So are you saying we should let kids throw things at each other  proud2Blib   Feb-25-06 11:54 PM   #4 
  - I had snowball fights in school at the fucking time!  SammyBlue   Feb-26-06 12:02 AM   #6 
  - The ones with rocks in them do  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 12:13 AM   #9 
  - Oh good dear God.....  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 12:09 PM   #86 
  - Amen to that.  mutley_r_us   Feb-27-06 08:27 AM   #179 
  - Are you ever wrong on that one.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:36 PM   #107 
  - Wrong.  Lindacooks   Feb-26-06 11:15 PM   #164 
  - Out of curiosity, are kids allowed to play tag at school these days?  Gormy Cuss   Feb-26-06 11:10 AM   #72 
  - I don't let my kids play tag  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:38 PM   #109 
  - I don't think we should. When I was in highschool (84-88) it wasn't  MrsGrumpy   Feb-27-06 07:01 AM   #171 
     - So, "snowball fights" in the backyard and "bullying games" there are  SammyBlue   Feb-27-06 07:24 AM   #172 
        - No...most times, the bullies aren't inivited over to play. Sorry, I think  MrsGrumpy   Feb-27-06 07:27 AM   #173 
  - Two words Dodge Ball  DanCa   Feb-25-06 11:55 PM   #5 
  - I have never taught anywhere where dodge ball is played  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 12:15 AM   #11 
     - Really?  DanCa   Feb-26-06 12:28 AM   #13 
     - Really  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 12:30 AM   #14 
        - Ah see i lived in a house where we loved throwing things at each other.  DanCa   Feb-26-06 12:34 AM   #16 
        - That was at home  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:13 AM   #25 
        - Your lucky you never had to play dodge ball!  FearofFutility   Feb-26-06 02:16 PM   #138 
     - 1963 to 1968  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 10:22 AM   # 
     - And how long ago was that?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:53 AM   #57 
     - You're in Academia?  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 09:55 PM   #161 
        - Oh how cute  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:41 PM   #167 
           - The GOOD teachers loved me.  BiggJawn   Feb-27-06 06:55 AM   #169 
              - Yes many things have changed  proud2Blib   Feb-27-06 08:49 AM   #184 
     - Same era, same experience here too Biggjawn  Yupster   Feb-26-06 12:32 PM   #92 
     - At my 20 year high school reunion  HeeBGBz   Feb-26-06 10:22 AM   #30 
     - I'm 37, graduated in 1986, and dodgeball was played.  JanMichael   Feb-26-06 01:31 PM   #104 
     - They play dodge ball here in first grade in gym class  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-26-06 01:31 PM   #106 
     - I don't think our kids play it in gym class  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:48 PM   #118 
        - Do the older kids still use medicine balls?  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-26-06 01:56 PM   #124 
           - I don't believe we have any of those at my school so I will say no  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:00 PM   #127 
           - I haven't seen one of those in 30 years.  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:43 PM   #152 
           - They were using them here in the 90's  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-26-06 04:08 PM   #157 
           - for clarification  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-27-06 08:08 AM   #177 
     - We did when I was in school.  mutley_r_us   Feb-27-06 08:30 AM   #180 
  - My kids weren't allowed... in Montana  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 12:04 AM   #7 
  - A voice of reason  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 12:16 AM   #12 
  - Snowballs can be dangerous.  IMModerate   Feb-26-06 01:09 PM   #98 
     - We don't let our kids pick up snow either  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:43 PM   #112 
        - Yep. And I like to give my students as much freedom as possible!  IMModerate   Feb-26-06 03:49 PM   #156 
  - We absolutely prohibit it here in Colorado, too.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:38 PM   #108 
  - This why I'm glad I live in Korea  rpannier   Feb-26-06 12:12 AM   #8 
  - I feel sad for kids nowadays  Ciggies and coffee   Feb-26-06 12:32 AM   #15 
  - Friends fight all the time  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:15 AM   #26 
     - Yeah.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:24 AM   #31 
        - What sport that schools sanction involves kids throwing things  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:27 AM   #36 
           - Football. Basketball.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:30 AM   #40 
           - Sorry - those sports involve throwing things at goals  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:32 AM   #44 
              - And I'm sure that's ALWAYS the case.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:38 AM   #47 
                 - I said upthread I know of NO schools that allow dodge ball  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:43 AM   #51 
                    - Dodgeball is too dangerous?????  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 12:16 PM   #88 
                       - So letting them throw things at each other is okay with you?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:40 PM   #111 
                          - We aren't talking knives are we?  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 02:29 PM   #142 
                             - Well call me a killjoy  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:40 PM   #149 
           - Are you going to ban Kickball too?  Thor_MN   Feb-26-06 11:14 AM   #76 
              - Kickball is still allowed and it's pretty popular too  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:47 PM   #117 
              - Those rubber balls are not nearly as dangerous as a really hard packed  mutley_r_us   Feb-27-06 08:34 AM   #182 
  - Incredible... Poor children.  neweurope   Feb-26-06 02:30 AM   #17 
  - I also worked for an opthalmologist  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 02:57 AM   #18 
  - As I said - chain them to the benches.  neweurope   Feb-26-06 03:06 AM   #20 
     - When I was 11, I slipped on the ice walking home from school  nonconformist   Feb-26-06 03:08 AM   #21 
     - Maybe - but the ice!, you should definitely ban ice!  neweurope   Feb-26-06 03:18 AM   #22 
     - Link?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:19 AM   #28 
     - Close enough  Retired AF Dem   Feb-26-06 12:56 PM   #97 
     - I don't save links... I read it here on DU some months ago.  neweurope   Feb-26-06 01:46 PM   #115 
     - Well first of all that kid is in 1st grade, which means he is 6 or 7,  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:52 PM   #122 
     - Well guess what  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 03:23 AM   #24 
     - That is a law here too  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:20 AM   #29 
        - It's the law here, too.  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 10:25 AM   #34 
           - Wait till someone sues the city  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:30 AM   #41 
     - They practically do  alarimer   Feb-26-06 11:12 AM   #74 
     - The reason was explained  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 03:21 AM   #23 
     - Oh but we need to go back to the good ole days  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:24 AM   #32 
     - They can throw them all they want in your yard  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:18 AM   #27 
        - "Protect their kids"  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 10:27 AM   #35 
        - Yes it is about protecting kids  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:28 AM   #38 
        - Whatever.  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 10:46 AM   #53 
           - Do some research on accidental deaths of children  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:51 AM   #54 
           - School corporation lawyers . . . Ha!  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:51 PM   #154 
              - OSHA and science labs...  BiggJawn   Feb-26-06 10:03 PM   #162 
        - Lawsuits hurt ALL kids.  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:45 PM   #153 
        - Which is why, as I said, they need to ban all their sports.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:27 AM   #37 
        - And I want you to answer my question  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:29 AM   #39 
        - I just did, upthread. n/t  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:30 AM   #43 
           - And I responded  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:39 AM   #48 
              - You just shifted the goalposts.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:45 AM   #52 
                 - The point is the goalpost is the target,  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:51 AM   #55 
                    - Baseball  tyedyeto   Feb-26-06 11:02 AM   #65 
                    - See how ridiculous it is when it's put that way?  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 11:05 AM   #67 
                    - My brain hurts, too. n/t  tyedyeto   Feb-26-06 11:08 AM   #71 
                    - "Yes, the catcher has a mitt"  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:05 AM   #68 
                       - The target is not the mitt  tyedyeto   Feb-26-06 11:07 AM   #69 
                       - I've seen players get beaned in the HEAD.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 11:13 AM   #75 
                       - It should be, according to the logic that has been presented.  tyedyeto   Feb-26-06 11:17 AM   #78 
                       - And don't they wear helmets?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:54 PM   #123 
                       - He's wearing a mitt  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:18 AM   #79 
                       - You think it's valid to compare a baseball to a snowball?  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 12:20 PM   #89 
                          - Parents sue - get over it.  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:04 PM   #128 
                             - Kids will get hurt no matter what you do......  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 02:28 PM   #141 
                                - We have an obligation to keep them safe  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:37 PM   #146 
                       - The pitcher is NOT throwing the ball at a person  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 01:57 PM   #125 
                       - Could this be the reason so many teens get killed driving cars?  Retired AF Dem   Feb-26-06 12:46 PM   #95 
                    - Kickball. In Hockey, the goalie's rasion d'etre is to BECOME the target  Thor_MN   Feb-26-06 11:26 AM   #81 
                       - No, the goalie kicks the puck back  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:54 AM   #84 
                          - Never watched any hockey huh? The goalie TRIES to get in the way of the  Thor_MN   Feb-26-06 07:28 PM   #160 
                             - And the goalie is trying to hit the puck and send it away from the goal  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:50 PM   #168 
        - Supervision, DUH  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 01:30 PM   #103 
        - Or call the cops, who WILL haul those kids in  sandnsea   Feb-26-06 01:29 PM   #102 
        - The school probably is just being smart, yes.  neweurope   Feb-26-06 01:49 PM   #119 
           - How much did it cost to have those stitches put in when you were a kid?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:06 PM   #129 
              - In Germany it doesn't cost us anything :)  neweurope   Feb-26-06 02:11 PM   #134 
                 - How true  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:37 PM   #147 
                 - There is plenty of suing going on in Germany  Retired AF Dem   Feb-26-06 03:32 PM   #155 
                    - The sums to be achieved are not even comparable. Germans  neweurope   Feb-26-06 04:09 PM   #158 
  - HA HA HA HA HA  bush still has to go   Feb-26-06 12:45 PM   #94 
  - Ridiculous. nt  nonconformist   Feb-26-06 02:58 AM   #19 
  - Sounds right to me.  donco6   Feb-26-06 10:25 AM   #33 
  - It wasn't DURING the day, was it?  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:34 AM   #45 
  - So if I'm walking into  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 10:38 AM   #46 
  - I'd giggle as I helped you brush it off.  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:41 AM   #49 
  - Would you giggle too  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 10:53 AM   #59 
  - No, but then,  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 11:03 AM   #66 
  - A snowball's. a snowball, a snowball  bush still has to go   Feb-26-06 12:54 PM   #96 
  - Oh, CBC, where is your sense of adventure?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:11 AM   #73 
     - I'm just such a killjoy!  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 11:26 AM   #80 
        - Reminds me of one of the bad groups I had  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:45 AM   #83 
           - What a great lesson learned.  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 11:59 AM   #85 
              - You have to be creative with special ed kids  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 12:14 PM   #87 
  - You need to spend ONE day in the school office  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:02 AM   #64 
  - Yeah, that's fine with me. Damn, what a bunch of weenies  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 12:22 PM   #90 
  - On school property  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:57 AM   #61 
  - Actually, kids can be suspended for things done off school prop.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:45 PM   #113 
  - It's really pretty devious  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:08 AM   #70 
     - And think about the condition of that snow.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:46 PM   #116 
  - I'm sure the real bullies and verbal instigators will remain free.  HypnoToad   Feb-26-06 10:30 AM   #42 
  - How true  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 10:52 AM   #56 
  - I see nothing wrong with suspending them.  lizzy   Feb-26-06 10:42 AM   #50 
  - Why not do the reasonable thing...  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:58 AM   #62 
  - Very true.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:29 PM   #101 
     - Parents want discipline  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:09 PM   #131 
        - No effing kidding.  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:10 PM   #133 
  - You know we're becoming a nation of wimps when a snowball fight is grounds  Beelzebud   Feb-26-06 10:53 AM   #58 
  - Next thing you know  kgfnally   Feb-26-06 10:59 AM   #63 
  - That can get you suspended in just about every school  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:16 AM   #77 
     - You know, here in Germany in my days - I'm 52 now - school  neweurope   Feb-26-06 02:07 PM   #130 
  - Not true.  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:39 PM   #110 
  - My sentiments exactly.  MrSlayer   Feb-26-06 02:40 PM   #150 
  - they can fight on their own property....  bleedingheart   Feb-27-06 07:40 AM   #175 
  - Sounds like they are covering thier asses from being sued by whiny parents  Odin2005   Feb-26-06 11:27 AM   #82 
  - This is exactly why parents are so willing  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 12:27 PM   #91 
  - hear hear! agree 100% eom  SammyBlue   Feb-26-06 12:44 PM   #93 
  - So bad parenting is the schools' fault because they  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:27 PM   #100 
     - Damn you beat me to it  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:14 PM   #137 
     - Well, Jesus.  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:17 PM   #139 
        - I want all of these snowball fight proponents to come do my job for ONE  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:35 PM   #145 
     - Don't be obtuse.  BlackVelvet04   Feb-26-06 02:35 PM   #144 
        - I'm glad about that, then.  donco6   Feb-26-06 02:41 PM   #151 
           - Yet school buses don't have seatbelts  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 04:35 PM   #159 
              - It's coming.  donco6   Feb-26-06 11:29 PM   #165 
                 - I hope so  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 11:39 PM   #166 
  - So it would be OK to be sued by whiney parents?  donco6   Feb-26-06 01:26 PM   #99 
  - I think this is another case of having half the story  hedgehog   Feb-26-06 01:49 PM   #120 
  - One quick point here....  MilesColtrane   Feb-26-06 01:51 PM   #121 
  - Now that I can finally agree to :)  neweurope   Feb-26-06 02:13 PM   #136 
  - Rule: No fun in the No Fun Zone... n/t  misternormal   Feb-26-06 02:10 PM   #132 
  - Kids can have lots of fun  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 02:12 PM   #135 
     - Oh don't be such a spoil sport  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:17 PM   #140 
        - I know, I know,  countingbluecars   Feb-26-06 02:30 PM   #143 
           - Which church?  proud2Blib   Feb-26-06 02:38 PM   #148 
  - Why is this News? We faced supensions wayyyy back in the 80's  MrsGrumpy   Feb-27-06 07:00 AM   #170 
  - You know why the Schools are so hyper? The Parents  bleedingheart   Feb-27-06 07:39 AM   #174 
  - It's a miracle I survived long enough to post on this board  Buns_of_Fire   Feb-27-06 07:59 AM   #176 
  - Way back in the 60's/early 70's we weren't allowed to throw snowballs  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Feb-27-06 08:24 AM   #178 
  - And yet the Taliban's top spokesman is now a Yale student.  mac56   Feb-27-06 08:33 AM   #181 
  - California is simply a Democratic Police State. Other side of the  greyhound1966   Feb-27-06 08:46 AM   #183 
 

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