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Old 07-18-2009, 04:36 PM
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Default Mommy, Mommy! Scary Aliens Took Mrs. Crabapple!

Okay, so they never abducted Mrs. Crabapple on The Simpsons. Not even in a "Treehouse of Horror" one-off deal.

However, "aliens" DID "abduct" a teacher in a school-approved, police-involved stunt to "stimulate the imagination" of schoolchildren in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Not to mention scare the little ones totally witless.

Some parents are royally teed off.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...tml?farkworthy
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:59 PM
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That's pretty messed up. I laughed at first, but then I realized the adults should have known better than to stage this sort of thing for such young children.
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That's pretty messed up. I laughed at first, but then I realized the adults should have known better than to stage this sort of thing for such young children.
What they did borders on child abuse, it seems. These are their trusted authority figures and now, besides having the living daylights scared out of them, what comes of their trust in these people?

What were they THINKING?
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What they did borders on child abuse, it seems. These are their trusted authority figures and now, besides having the living daylights scared out of them, what comes of their trust in these people?

What were they THINKING?
I believe they did not see the harm they could cause. They must have believed it would have been fun and that it would have been enjoyable. I don't see how they could believe such a thing, but they must have.
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You know, until very recently kids saw people get eaten by bears on a regular basis. Or at least die of the ague at the age of 30. Kids are tougher than we think!
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You know, until very recently kids saw people get eaten by bears on a regular basis. Or at least die of the ague at the age of 30. Kids are tougher than we think!
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But, sadly children of this era are being raised by germ-fearing freak moms who won't let them play outside in case they "get hurt" or play to rough in case they "get hurt" and are afraid to spank their child or force them to have some emotional independence - and I'm very serious about that subject.

I find it very saddening to read a good book of the 60's (To Kill A Mockingbird is a great example) where children play outside and explore and use their imagination, and then compare it to our world today where we (I include myself) stay inside our protective worlds and play on a computer (or post on the Star Trek forum).
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The kids will get over it. Soon they will all have a great laugh.
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