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    4 Responses to “Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 16, 2008 – Dopey School Administrator Tells Children “Tag” Is No Longer Allowed”

    1. Scared Monkeys on April 16th, 2008 5:11 am

      The PC police are at it again … this time its the evil tag that is harming children.

      I have truly come to believe that the PC police have taken away so many things and games from children’s lives that allowed then to associate with one another and have replaced them with video games and keyboards that we have created generations of children that cannot relate to life.

      There is nothing wrong with learning at a young age certain lessons of life in a controlled and less hostile environment.

      We are actually erring on the side of the children.

      It is perfectly OK if little Johnny learns the concept of loss and that everything in life is not equal.

      How on earth do we promote children to excel and be the best that they can be if the notion exists that we are all the same? That would be called socialism.

      TAG and Dodge ball are fine. Its MMA cage fighting that is exploitive and evil. After all, if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

    2. Richard on April 16th, 2008 8:41 am

      I for one am glad that the school system is tackling the REAL problems we face … the dangers of playing tag at recess.

      Clearly this poses a threat to the well-being of our nation. Such trivia as guns in schools, drug use, sexual abuse, and the watering down of our curriculum to promote ‘self esteem’ and other such nebulous goals can wait.

      Imagine the threat to your children that playing tag at recess represents. I shudder to think of it.

      Meanwhile, here’s an article from today’s news; a German kid, 13, proved that NASA’s statistics on a certain matter were wrong.

      Those German schools, so incompetent … I bet they allow tag at recess. How DARE they? Seems that their curricula produce kids who are capable in math, science, etc. … areas in which American kids rank near the bottom of the ‘advanced’ world (and I am no exception, believe me!).

      But our school system has its eye on the important stuff. And our politicians continue to shovel money into the system ….

      My new slogan for Washington programs: “money in, garbage out.”

      Tue Apr 15, 5:43 PM ET

      BERLIN (AFP) – A 13-year-old German schoolboy corrected NASA’s estimates on the chances of an asteroid colliding with Earth, a German newspaper reported Tuesday, after spotting the boffins had miscalculated.

      Nico Marquardt used telescopic findings from the Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam (AIP) to calculate that there was a 1 in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid will collide with Earth, the Potsdamer Neuerster Nachrichten reported.

      NASA had previously estimated the chances at only 1 in 45,000 but told its sister organisation, the European Space Agency (ESA), that the young whizzkid had got it right.

      The schoolboy took into consideration the risk of Apophis running into one or more of the 40,000 satellites orbiting Earth during its path close to the planet on April 13 2029.

      Those satellites travel at 3.07 kilometres a second (1.9 miles), at up to 35,880 kilometres above earth — and the Apophis asteroid will pass by earth at a distance of 32,500 kilometres.

      If the asteroid strikes a satellite in 2029, that will change its trajectory making it hit earth on its next orbit in 2036.

      Both NASA and Marquardt agree that if the asteroid does collide with earth, it will create a ball of iron and iridium 320 metres (1049 feet) wide and weighing 200 billion tonnes, which will crash into the Atlantic Ocean.

      The shockwaves from that would create huge tsunami waves, destroying both coastlines and inland areas, whilst creating a thick cloud of dust that would darken the skies indefinitely.

      The 13-year old made his discovery as part of a regional science competition for which he submitted a project entitled: “Apophis — The Killer Astroid.”

    3. LilPuma on April 16th, 2008 10:27 am

      While it sounds absurd, we’ve seen increased levels of aggression and violence in schools, and it’s starting at a younger age. Kids are even proud of it, putting it online. If kids are deliberately hurting each other during a game of tag, maybe school administrators need to put something more structured in place at recess so kids can get some exercise without sending anyone to the ER.

    4. juan on May 7th, 2008 12:27 am

      OK, it’s official. Badmitten will be the new game to replace tag. Rackets will be made of rubber so no one gets hurt, and the strings will be made out of rubber bands. Birds will remain as birds.
      Always, there must be 4 referees….2 on each side of the court, to be witnesses should anyone get hurt.

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