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School bans tag

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by guy n. cognito, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
  2. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    Its just one step closer from schools doing away with recess all together- they should be inside learning not being kids :scowl:
  3. Shaking my head. :rollno:
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    Hey folks, you only have yourselves to blame. The society we live in today will take legal action at the drop of a hat. If you let kids be kids, someone will get hurt. It was probably an accident, but you know that if - for example teeth were knocked out - that the parents of that kid will not go after the family of the other kid, they will go after the school. You go after the deepest pockets you can.

    Until there's a huge swing in society, this will only get worse.
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I haven't had recess since 7th grade, 8th grade year was the last year they allowed it in middle school. And they're cutting back on it in elementary schools too. We have the maximum legal school day with minimal recess and gym classes. No wonder our kids are getting fat.
  6. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    It's a pretty sad state of affairs. Kids need to be kids. I remember our PE classes were a joke; we didn't do anything that actually required physical effort, and played toned down games like dodgeball with knit cottonballs.

    Schools are rediculous nowadays. Kids can't play tag, and victims of bullies are suspended for "being involved in a fight" when they get beat up and mugged in the halls thanks to zero tolerance policies. It's sad.
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    This sucks... I still play tag with my Rottie!!! He loves it and it gives me a workout inside the house! :D
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Yep, not long until they ban fun altogether. These "if theres a blame theres a claim" people make me sick. Look at daytime TV, it's innundated with adverts for "personal damage claim" companies. :scowl:
  9. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
  10. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    That's the whole idea of tag. :rolleyes:
    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of.
  11. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Celeste, your son is a pansy.

    This is almost as dumb as banning red ink for correcting students' papers because it will "damage their self-esteem." People are getting the world they deserve. You want self esteem? Win at tag. Get a 100% on a paper. Accomplish something. Self esteem without true accomplishment is nothing more than a cruel falsehood sold to these kids who will find out how life is WAY too late.

    This ban of tag is just another instance of the ongoing feminization of the modern 'male.' If these people have their way, there won't be a man alive who will be able to change a tire, build a deck or take a punch.
  12. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Inactive

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Lets just ban everything.
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    One day, the internet will look like this :(

    However, being bassists, we'll be the last bastion of free speech and funk!
  14. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Can we put a ban on banning?
  15. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    First, there was the Overprotective Parent Movement. Then, there was the Political Correctness Movement.

    Now, we're in phase two of the O.P.M.

    Pretty soon, comedians will be thrown into prison for doing their jobs, someone with the last name "McCarthy" will lead a new political witchhunt, and our children will go to school in foam bodysuits and giant bubbles. And all the while, increased tension between individuals will likely make crime rates skyrocket.

    Fear leads countries to ruin. It lets those with more power manipulate those without, by promising them safety in exchange for freedom. It's not a cycle - it's a spiral.

    I'm just waiting for the day that playgrounds are coated in foam, all sports balls are banned, and doors to the outside world are locked until school ends for the day... at 6:00PM.

    Since when did we become so damn paranoid?

  16. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I'm curious to see when they try and legislate that two teams competing against one another can both win the game.

    Society is taking a road to make that happen eventually.

    Children are to be rewarded for doing nothing. Many adults make money because of doing something stupid(regarding lawsuits).

    Everyone's gonna that kid from Secret Garden (heh)
  17. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    maybe jack Thompson should sue whoever intented tag(or tig as we call it here)
  18. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
  19. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    OH DEAR GOD!!!

    The parents who got "tag" banned are wussies, raising wussies.

    Kids are no longer allowed to be kids. These overprotective parents are making school a place where you stay inside all day and do nothing but study. They are taking away all the fun. School should have fun, too!

    Zero-tolerance policies punish kids who are attacked by bullies by punishing everyone involved in the fight, not just the ones who started it and attacked.

    Banning various games eliminates the fun, and takes away the opportunity for kids to learn to be tough, and to compete. Life is tough, and competitive. These kids won't be able to handle life.

    PE classes are a joke. They don't do exercises. They don't play sports. They play silly little indoor games.

    Its getting to be very ridiculous in this country, it really is.

    Cherie :mad:
  20. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    when i read the title, i thought they meant tag body spray, and i thought that was crazy. this is just the dumbest idea i have ever heard.
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