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  • turtlepower42 

    The band and drill team were told by the principal to face the other side. Think what you want, I guess, but they were doing what they were told. I'm sorry you feel the way you do, but I won't stand back and say nothing when you are calling the kids and their directors classless and childish. You don't know the whole story, so you should refrain from the name calling.

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  • turtlepower42 

    Personally, I'd be more concerned if they DIDN'T want to get married.

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    Since procreation was brought up, here are my thoughts:

    There are certain species of animals that can spontaneously switch genders if need be, for procreation purposes. Who's to say this can't work backward? Humans are starting to face over population. Maybe homosexuality is nature's way of taking care of this issue.

    Not only that, but they could help with all the "unwanted" children that we seem to have. Since procreation is sometimes taken out of the equation for these couples, they are more likely to adopt.

    Don't you think it could be possible that this is Nature's (or God's, if you're the religious type) of taking care of some of the Earth's issues?

    If that is the case, which I believe it is, and they were made by Nature (God) to be the way they are, what is wrong with them making their love "official"?

    Now, yes, there are some people that just want to "experiment" or what have you...but I'm not talking about them, I'm talking about those that WANT to get married. They were obviously made this way for a reason, and not just some sick sexual fantasy. You don't normally marry your sick sexual fantasy.

    Just my thoughts.

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  • turtlepower42 

    I also want to thank you for keeping us informed. What made me laugh though, is that the missing apostrophe in the title makes "work" seem like a verb as opposed to noun. Van Gogh is currently working on the exhibit. I had to do a double take :)

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    I also wonder what our cravings mean. With my boy it was Milk, I think I would drink 2 gallons of milk a week by myself, and banana pudding. With my daughter is was ice cream. I couldn't get enough ice cream.

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    This is just another example of how people in this town like to displace responsibility.

    If someone gets hit crossing the road on the hike and bike trail, it's not the idiots who didn't look both ways first, or the idiots that can't stop for someone crossing the road, it's the crosswalk's fault.

    When a fight breaks out at a bar, it's not the drunk idiots fighting who are at fault, it's the establishment.

    You leave your child unattended in a busy mall and someone tries to solicit them, it's the stores fault.

    If a kid gets hit while running in front of traffic on the highway, its not the kid's fault for being stupid, or the parents fault for not teaching your kid to look both ways first, its VISD's fault.

    It's called personal responsibility, people. Give it a try.

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    Right...It's TOTALLY the establishment's fault and not the drunk idiots who were fighting....

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    *sigh* the link didn't work, sorry. I guess I'm not sure how to link it. :(

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  • turtlepower42 

    Rebecca, you are looking at the elementary school dress code. There are different standards for elementary and secondary schools at the moment. I believe they are pushing the more strict dress code down to the elementary schools next year.

    Here is a link to the employee dress code:

    http://www.visd.com/policy/regulation...

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  • turtlepower42 

    I disagree that we are treating them like adults. I think we are treating them like children. Children need rules and boundaries in order to learn. You don't turn 18, graduate high school and magically become an adult. There are life lessons to be learned before this can happen. In older times, these life lessons came from home and some from television. But unfortunately both areas have lost their values. We did not always need strict dress codes because parents used to take care of this. A majority of these children do not have parents that take an active role in their lives. And a fair portion do not even live with their parents. Life lessons and values no longer come from home, so the schools have to pick up that as well. It is no longer our job to JUST teach academics, now we have to teach values, life lessons, "soft skills" if you will. Someone has to do it.

    While the "let them wear whatever they want when they're kids" approach may seem like a progressive, "better" way to teach. I have a feeling that kids raised like this will have a HUGE shock to their system when they become "adults" and all of a sudden have to conform to a dress code. In much the same way that if you let your kids eat whatever they want, they will have a hard time eating healthy when they have health problems as adults. Things like this need to be taught, they don't just happen magically.

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