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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    NYC has been going to hell for a long time, but this seals the deal

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1380991.html

    I don't know about you, but this is the most extreme example of political correctness gone amuck I've ever seen in my life.
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    Wow, that is insane. I’m not sure the response to topics that could be “controversial” or evoke “bad feelings” should be to not mention them at all. G_d forbid kids have a sad feeling or disagree with something. I mean, they might actually want to TALK about these things and maybe even THINK about how it makes them feel. That might lead to UNDERSTANDING their feelings and APPRECIATING others’ views on things. And we wouldn’t want that…
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    What wahday said. And let me add, "could we give kids a little credit?" They're not all a bunch of desensitized whiners waiting to have a major breakdown because you made them think about something they don't get to do or upon which their family's view deviates from the norm.

    C'mon NY. Give kids some credit; they deal with a lot of garbage that the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, and even my own beloved Generation X has created...and they're doing it pretty well all things considered.
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    I don't belive in math. It evoked bad feelings.
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    What's the article from The Onion doing on the Huffington Post??

    You mean this is for real?!?

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    Yeah it was being discussed on talk radio yesterday morning. I think it's dumb.
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    Didn't see any mention of clowns. Or politicians.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    When I read about dinosaurs I go into an unexplainable blind rage, so I think the NYC Education Dept. is making the right call here.

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