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RI boy who made banned toy soldier hat gets medal

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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RI boy who made banned toy soldier hat gets medal


www.foxnews.com

A Rhode Island boy whose school banned a hat he made because the toy soldiers on it carried tiny guns was awarded a medal on Friday for his patriotic efforts.

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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While I understand the the school's stand on anti-violence, I thought the hat banning went a bit TOO far. Let's get real. Army men on a hat? That's not a threat...

I applaud Lt. Gen. Centracchio for recognizing this boy. Maybe more often people will start taking a stand towards what has become a rediculous trend in our educational system.

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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Haha I'm happy the kid got a medal. He deserved it. Such a stupid thing to get threatened over.

This experience is hopefully going to turn this kid into a natural hero.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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When I read this in the paper at work today I told my co-wokers that I thought a bunch of soldiers should show up at the school and ask them what there problem was. I bet that would make them think twice about doing something like this next time. I remember a time that if a school did something like that the ones that did it would have been fired on the spot and would have been luckly if they did not get the crap beat out of them as well. What is this county of ours coming to? I am starting to wonder if it is ours any more.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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This experience is hopefully going to turn this kid into a natural hero.
It will at least put in bold how ridiculous some of systems of modern society really are...and show him that humans are confused delusional beings...a person might be scolded for an act by some people, but it may also land you an award from other people...

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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Kudos to the good General and a salute to the poor kid and what he went through.

I hate this zero tolerance crap!



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:56 PM
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Kudos to the kid! and shame on that RI school. i wonder..does the school ban little less than toy threaded insignia weave on hat, yet allow girls to dress in fishnet stocking panty line level skirts and leather boots? does it allow the guys to wear death metal shirts, ripped jeans and a middle finger shirt?
things to think about, and to compare why little guns would be a threat, but the others arnt



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by ziggy1706
Kudos to the kid! and shame on that RI school. i wonder..does the school ban little less than toy threaded insignia weave on hat, yet allow girls to dress in fishnet stocking panty line level skirts and leather boots? does it allow the guys to wear death metal shirts, ripped jeans and a middle finger shirt?
things to think about, and to compare why little guns would be a threat, but the others arnt


You should have seen our son's eighth grade class at promotion. The theme was the beach. Talking about the dress code, with 14-year-old little girls, there was plenty of T&A hanging out.

Actually, they do not allow micro-mini skirts and half-shirts. Yet, at the same time, many of the kids don't look much different than most MTV videos.

[edit on 19-6-2010 by SpeedBump]

[edit on 19-6-2010 by SpeedBump]



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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Little plastic army men constitute a threat? Gimme a f ing break. this PC $hit is getting way out of hand. Its like the school staff is saying all guns are bad, even if toy soldiers are holding them.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:13 AM
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This kid's probably going to bed thinking, "Good lord, adults are stupid... It's a hat for crissakes!"

I wonder what will happen if this kid makes a shoe?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by mattifikation
This kid's probably going to bed thinking, "Good lord, adults are stupid... It's a hat for crissakes!"

I wonder what will happen if this kid makes a shoe?



If he does they will most likley call out the SWAT TEAM with orders to shoot to kill. And people wonder why kids drop out of school at such a high rate now days. This type of crap is the main reason if you ask me.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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Good on the kid, for using his imagination, and doingf what he thinks is good true and right, and good on the military for rewarding him, for doing nothing wrong. and showing the rest of them that there are people who believe in protecting national pride.

OK. But please, let me ask you this one question.

The idea, as I understand it, was for the children to create something patriotic, yes?

This child is 8 years old so born in the post 9/11 world.

The ONLY thing this CHILD has know so far is that his country is at war. so patriotism for him means soldiers, guns and war. this much is obvious!

Please someone else tell me that they also find this sad and disturbing..... please?

All the time we in the west complain that the kids in the M/E only ever see war and that is the reason for the cyclical violence. Well congratulations ;ladies and gents. You can now see it start to happen the same in your own countries.

I just CAN'T WAIT to see what the future holds for us.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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So when you play GI joe you get a medal ? W T F ?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:35 AM
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To the general for what he did for that little guy, and letting him know that he did nothing wrong by honoring our military. Also for making it a point to talk to the school about it.

To that little boy for honoring our military personell.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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I fully agree with honoring the men (and now women) who have given their lives in service to their country (although I can never again now say in defense our our countries)

I did the same. I joined the military youth group in my country, and attained the rank of corporal.I learned how to read maps, serve my community, have good friends, I also learned how to strip and assemble a fully working assault rifle in less than 30 seconds. I learned how to camouflage and ambush. I learned contact drills and how to shoot with a 5 round 2" grouping at 100m. in short I learned how to kill.
I also learned to honour our fallen, and have respect for veterans, who otherwise you would just see as old men. If you we're lucky they would invite you to drink a beer with them. while they recounted their stories.

This was between the age of 13 to 18.

For the love of wossisname this kid is 8....... EIGHT years old

Cool he got a medal, and told he did nothing wrong when face with this PC rubbish. which I disagree with totally.

I am sorry the innocence in this child is now lost forever.

But to me, the point was this was supposed to be about patriotism. So why did he not do a hat with Washington on it, or your constitution, or just the flag, and eagle, a Harley, whatever

No, it was a camo hat with the flag and soldiers. This is not his fault. I just lament, as a father, what our kids are leaning in this sick and twisted NWO.

if my son joined the forces in his time, I would be a s proud as anyone could be. But at the right time. Being Military and a Patriot go hand in hand. It is not so to say that being a Patriot is also to be Military.

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 01:24 AM
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I agree with the posters who state the PC stuff has gotten out of hand. I was reading about the kid at work and all I could do was shake my head and think about how stupid the zero tolerance has gotten.

The country is screwed for sure if this kind of thing keeps up.

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 01:37 AM
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And the school systems wonder why more and more parents want to teach their children at home. This is a prime example of why they want to. To me, this is way beyond BS. This is nothing more than a screwed up society forcing their beliefs down our childrens throats.............and we are suppose to set back and let them do this. To ban real guns in school is a no brainer, but to use a ban such as this, when there is no real gun in question, is a misuse of a good rule, and is an injustice in itself.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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Maybe to him, being in the military and serving your country is the highest form of patriotism. Maybe someone in his family, or a close family friend is, or was in the military. Maybe he's just a normal little boy facinated with the military, I don't think this is anything new, nor do I think it's due to the fact that we are at war now. My sons were born in 79' and 81' and when they were little they always wanted the toy soldiers, GI JOE, etc, as did my brother, and cousins. It just seems to me that most little boys, for whatever reason look up to soldiers and want to be one. Perhaps to you Washington, the flag, or an eagle would constitute patriotism, but to him something else does. Who are any of us to say what someone else's definition of patriotism should be.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by ickylevel
So when you play GI joe you get a medal ? W T F ?


When you play GI Joe, express that you play GI Joe with a hat (which is itself a respectful sign to the military's sacrifices) and then your freedom of speech if violated on public property...and the very men who fight/or would fight (let's not start a modern war having nothing to do with freedom debatewant to ) for such freedoms.give you a medal..then sure, you get a medal; and the teachers should get a shift boot up their ass.


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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by ickylevel
So when you play GI joe you get a medal ? W T F ?


It's not that you get a medal for playing GI Joe. It's the fact the teacher made a big spectacle out of the hat that he made to honor our soldiers and was met with discipline because of a "zero tolerance" on weapons. It's a little toy not a weapon.

This boy was doing something that was patriotic and this LIBERAL teacher didn't like it because the toy soldier was carrying a firearm. It's a toy soldier for crying out loud! These figurines have been around for generations and now a commie-minded teacher says it's wrong.

The boy only recieved this medal because of his belief in our nation and beleif in our armed forces. This commie teacher confused him by marking him a trouble maker when he thought he was doing right and he was doing right because he wasn't doing wrong.

Now this boy can grow up knowing that liberally-minded people are against this nation. It may be a good thing that this teacher made a big stink about his hat.



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