They Still Ban Books in Indiana

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    That is beyond a shame. Life is not always pretty, like a PG movie about mermaids, for example. High school is a good time for some of the more sheltered students to break into real life.

    Jeeze, at least before college age. They are not babies. Treat them as adults and they may just start adopting adult-like qualities.
     
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    They banned it in schools.

    So, I'm curious, mo chara.... what US schools provide MTV, VH1 and video games to students?
     
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    And do these "Book Burners" think High School kids haven't heard profanity?

    Please. :rolleyes:

    They are closing a bunch of libraries here too, I guess the message is 'reading is bad'? :doubt:
     
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    Right. They have heard profanity, for sure. They are tossing out an account of the Vietnam war from the trenches, because of profanity. That's pretty amazing.

    I imagine the libraries closing is more due to budgets. States, counties, and municipalities are struggling and they don't have the ability to borrow from China to keep their governments solvent.
     
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    So, now they're burning books? Or is that just poetic licence? While I fundamentally disagree with banning or burning books, your examples were nonsensical since MTV, HV1 and video games are not provided for educational purposes by schools to students.

    Also, libraries close because of budgets, not because anyone wants to stop others from reading. You have heard, I assume, that the US and most states are running 'slightly large' budget deficit?
     
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    I think the the priorities should be in other places than book banning and closing libraries, yet our taxes fund the new Lucus Oil Stadium.



    And yes, poetic license on a message board, who would have thought of that? :cool:
     
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    Are they burning books? Really?
    So why should our schools institutionalize and normalize profanity, when they are so often failing to do their real job, to educate ALL our children? They should put more effort in that aspect of education.

    Our own public library buildings (in Bloomington/Monroe County Indiana) have grown into monstrosities, being one of the largest county budget items. It's mostly about the physical building and expanding staff, and extraneous services like Community Access TV to promote citizens making politically controversial videos for public transmission.
    I much preferred the old Carnegie library building which seemed to have more useful books, and a much better use of space. I can see why school boards and tax dogs see a reason to provide some prudence and guidance where it is needed
     
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    it is not lucus.
     
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    I see no evidence of Book Burning....nor can we tell which way these parents voted in the last election. It's highly likely they voted for Obama. We can't tell.
     

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