Black & Orange Day, What A Ripoff


SLM
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Happy Orange and Black day: Canadian schools turn against Halloween




It is that spooky time of year when Canadian parents and students in small pockets around the country bristle at being told their schools will not be celebrating Halloween this year.
Instead, children will be welcome to celebrate something a little safer, something that doesn’t have its roots in the occult. Call it Spirit Day, or Black and Orange Day, or just Friday.
This year’s Ground Zero for anti-Halloween outrage is Windsor, Ont., where parents are unhappy that Anderon Public School has barred Halloween costumes and parties.
The Windsor Star reports that the public elementary school has instead implemented “Black and Orange Day.” Which, y’know, are the colours of the Halloween season.
There will be no parade, and costumes are outright discouraged, with the school saying it would be neat if kids wore black and orange clothing. Though it’s not all trick, there will be some treat: Classes are welcome to hold discussions about the history of Halloween and the different customs that have been practiced over the years.
On its website, Anderon Public Elementary School says they stopped allowing candy a few years ago, and the latest shift is to meet its commitment to inclusivity:


Quote:

Halloween is an exciting time of year for many families. However, in some Anderdon households it is not observed at all, and therefore a school wide celebration presents with some anxiety around that day for many of our students.

The observation of Halloween is not part of the curriculum and is a tradition that is celebrated by some but not inclusive to all.

That’s the part that riles some parents: The idea of inclusivity through limitations.
“Parents are upset about seeing Canadians continually give up traditions and losing sight of accepting others for whoever they are,” parent Shannon Taylor told the Star.
“My nine-year-old son came home (last Friday) and said, ‘Mom, they’re taking away everything that was fun at school.’”


The Windsor school isn’t alone. North Ward School in Paris, Ont., is banning Halloween for the first time this year for a variety of reasons, including the increased level of supervision needed to monitor the appropriateness of costumes, and the frequency with which hot, uncomfortable costumes make children cry during class.
A London, Ont., school board candidate actually ran on the promise to deny schools the right to ban Halloween based on the fact there is no board policy on the matter.
This issue is by no means new. In recent years, a handful of schools have joined the movement against Halloween.
Last year, the popular Halloween alternative was “Spirit Day,” so at least we are making progress on that front. Black and Orange Day at least acknowledges that October 31 was once Halloween.
Now it has just been given a maudlin name to avoid offending anyone. Sort of like how Ottawa’s CFL team is called the RedBlacks, because who’s going to get offended and mount a petition against a couple of random words smashed together?
While Halloween has its roots in Christianity, that influence is gone completely at this time. The Vatican recently condemned Halloween for its “undercurrent of occultism.”
Either way, it is increasingly becoming a non-starter in Canadian schools. And parents are noticing.
Just wait until classes start marking Dec. 25 with Red and White Ho Ho Happy Day.


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...122333329.html


It must really suck to be a kid now a days.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

It must really suck to be a kid now a days.

Not really, just if they're in the public school system.
 
Locutus
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The host nation is still infected with the socially squeamish liberalism virus. Eventually we will kill and purge it.
 
Corduroy
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Praise Christ!
 
spaminator
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holyween
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

holyween

Lame, sorry but that's lame.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Lame, sorry but that's lame.

there is a google link embedded.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

there is a google link embedded.


Spammy! LOL. I meant the stuff in the link was lame! LOL

Halloween is Halloween, it's fun for kids, for adults, it's about costumes and candy, and a little bit of spooky fun. Nobody should be trying to change it, don't like, then don't participate. But for those of us who do like it, leave it alone, ya know?
 
Corduroy
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I don't care if you celebrate Halloween. Just don't do it in front of my kids.

HARDEARNED TAXDOLLARS should also not be spent on your devil worshiping holiday.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

I don't care if you celebrate Halloween. Just don't do it in front of my kids.

You sound sensitive.

It sad how some people raise their kids to be such sad sacks.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Spammy! LOL. I meant the stuff in the link was lame! LOL

Halloween is Halloween, it's fun for kids, for adults, it's about costumes and candy, and a little bit of spooky fun. Nobody should be trying to change it, don't like, then don't participate. But for those of us who do like it, leave it alone, ya know?

I wasn't sure. no probs. the Halloween theme isn't making the links clearly visible unless the arrow/pointer is placed over the word/words.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

You sound sensitive.

It sad how some people raise their kids to be such sad sacks.

I took it as sarcasm and decided to avert a pointless argument against a position I don't actually hold, lol.

Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I wasn't sure. no probs. the Halloween theme isn't making the links clearly visible unless the arrow/pointer is placed over the word/words.



Ah, I had to turn mine off (Halloween theme), it was hard on the eyes.

 
Corduroy
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

You sound sensitive.

It sad how some people raise their kids to be such sad sacks.

Not nearly as sensitive as when you Satan worshipers are burning IN HELL.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

I took it as sarcasm...

So did I.

Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Not nearly as sensitive as when you Satan worshipers are burning IN HELL.

Clearly you're overwrought with emotion. Maybe you should take a break. You just look foolish now.
 
Sal
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the tiny ones looked so cute today as they paraded through the office in their little lion, and princess and pirate costumes. One kid is going to be possible future corporate material for sure. He got his treat, stood to the side and jumped back in line again. When I told him he had already received his treat, he looked up with these huge brown eyes looking all sad, opened his treat bag and shook his head.

yeah he got another one
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

the tiny ones looked so cute today as they paraded through the office in their little lion, and princess and pirate costumes. One kid is going to be possible future corporate material for sure. He got his treat, stood to the side and jumped back in line again. When I told him he had already received his treat, he looked up with these huge brown eyes looking all sad, opened his treat bag and shook his head.

yeah he got another one

Oh the horror, won't someone think of Cord's kids, lol.
 
SLM
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spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

I took it as sarcasm and decided to avert a pointless argument against a position I don't actually hold, lol.

Ah, I had to turn mine off (Halloween theme), it was hard on the eyes.

I know what you mean. I will go back to the space theme sometime after midnight. I hope that andem will create a reverse video theme for those who find all the white too much on the eyes.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

the tiny ones looked so cute today as they paraded through the office in their little lion, and princess and pirate costumes. One kid is going to be possible future corporate material for sure. He got his treat, stood to the side and jumped back in line again. When I told him he had already received his treat, he looked up with these huge brown eyes looking all sad, opened his treat bag and shook his head.

yeah he got another one

little bugger had the biggest eyes I have ever seen in my life...looked right at me and hit my heart. opened the little treat bag, man I could have dumped everything I had left into it, the kids teeth are gonna fall out
 
damngrumpy
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Oh for gods sake, Halloween is a celebration that never did really get stolen by
the church. They tried with All Hallows Eve but it failed. Halloween is a left over
from the Druids likely and that is part of the culture of the Celts. If so why can't
they celebrate it? The are multicultural are they not they are supposed to be about
in inclusion. But only inclusion they can control.
No I'm not a Druid or into any of this stuff I am just tired of the system destroying
the celebrations of being a kid and trying to practice Socio Cleansing as I call it.
Anything that is deemed to offend something, which is anything they are out to
wipe from the list of celebration.
Its sort of like seeing October come on the Calendar and deciding to cal the World Series
something else in baseball.
they took the pagan holiday of solstice and called it Christmas, Easter was a pagan holiday .
so they changed it and so on now its Halloweens turn its time to say NO
in addition the same people are now trying to get rid of Christmas and call it Happy Holidays
Surely there are more important things to worry about.
As for tax dollars and schools its not a real argument either we are supposed to educate and
have people will a well rounded understand of all society and there are those who celebrate
Halloween
The real measure of democracy is more than just majority rules the intent of democracy is
the majority rules but the will of the minority must still be respected
lately that doesn't always happen
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

the tiny ones looked so cute today as they paraded through the office in their little lion, and princess and pirate costumes. One kid is going to be possible future corporate material for sure. He got his treat, stood to the side and jumped back in line again. When I told him he had already received his treat, he looked up with these huge brown eyes looking all sad, opened his treat bag and shook his head.

yeah he got another one

Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

little bugger had the biggest eyes I have ever seen in my life...looked right at me and hit my heart. opened the little treat bag, man I could have dumped everything I had left into it, the kids teeth are gonna fall out

i remember there was a big black girl who came late at night. mum told her that it was late and she was no longer giving out candy. she pushed passed mum, went inside, grabbed the candy bowl and took off.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post



i remember there was a big black girl who came late at night. mum told her that it was late and she was no longer giving out candy. she pushed passed mum, went inside, grabbed the candy bowl and took off.

omgosh, that is too funny
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

The host nation is still infected with the socially squeamish liberalism virus. Eventually we will kill and purge it.



Hopefully it doesn't come too late and all the fun has been killed and stripped away.
 
damngrumpy
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Must be an eastern Canadian thing Orange Black day
and the have a football team called the Red Blacks go
figure
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post



i remember there was a big black girl who came late at night. mum told her that it was late and she was no longer giving out candy. she pushed passed mum, went inside, grabbed the candy bowl and took off.





Explains why she was big. Many candy bowls were stolen that night to feed her evil, little heart (was going to say blackened heart, but people would more than likely misconstrue what I was saying).

 
Blackleaf
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Halloween is a once-great ancient festival, first practised by the Celts of ancient Britain which, like so many other things these days, has been ruined by incessant Americanisation-commercialism.

Up until just twenty years or so ago, hardly anybody in Britain knew what a pumpkin was. We used to carve turnips and mangelwurzels at Halloween (and they still do during Punkie Night, the last Thursday in October, in the Somerset village of Hinton St George). But then in the early Nineties pumpkins started arriving on our shores en masse and we started carving pumpkins at Halloween like the bloody Yanks do.

It's time to bring back the turnips!

Down with pumpkins!

Hugo Rifkind
The Spectator
1 November 2014


Pumpkins: Feckless American imports

Possibly you’ve missed this. However, for the last three years or thereabouts, I have been conducting a low-key campaign for the revival of the turnip lantern. And this year, for the first time ever, I am remembering to write about this before Halloween, rather than afterwards, albeit narrowly so.

Fie on this pumpkin nonsense. If you are thirtysomething or older, one surefire way of figuring out whether somebody comes from outside the M25 is to ask them whether they have ever carved a turnip. ‘A what?’ they’ll ask, if they are from the south-east, because they don’t even know what turnips are, because they call them swedes. Which is just one of many ways in which they are wrong.


It's time we dumped the pumpkins and brought back the turnips (above) at Halloween

For them, anyway, the feckless American import that is a pumpkin has been an autumnal fixture. For them, the carving of a lantern has always been an easy, weak-wristed process, with the bulk of the work done for you before you even begin. Never have they hurt themselves doing it. Not unless they’re cack-handed as hell. Never has their honest childhood blood added a purple tinge to the inside of the lid.

You want to know the true metropolitan elite? They’re the people who don’t even realise that, outside London, pumpkins were more or less unheard of until about 1992. Yet now they have come and spread like grey squirrels (another unwanted American import), usurping that which came before. Where’s Ukip on turnip lanterns, that’s what I want to know. Please, guys. It’s what you’re for.

Hugo Rifkind is a writer for the Times.

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Nov 3rd, 2014 at 09:21 AM..
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

I don't care if you celebrate Halloween. Just don't do it in front of my kids.

HARDEARNED TAXDOLLARS should also not be spent on your devil worshiping holiday.

But it is OK to use tax dollars to ram religion down kids throats right? Or maybe history?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Oh for gods sake, Halloween is a celebration that never did really get stolen by
the church. They tried with All Hallows Eve but it failed. Halloween is a left over
from the Druids likely and that is part of the culture of the Celts. If so why can't
they celebrate it? The are multicultural are they not they are supposed to be about
in inclusion.

Multi-culureism only includes others celebrations not ours. We should not be offended by Ramadan or Hanika but heaven forbid somebody says Merry Christmas.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Multi-culureism only includes others celebrations not ours. We should not be offended by Ramadan or Hanika but heaven forbid somebody says Merry Christmas.

You know, it would go a long way to teach kids about inclusiveness, and equality, if all these traditions were shared in school.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

You know, it would go a long way to teach kids about inclusiveness, and equality, if all these traditions were shared in school.

What a novel concept Bear! Shame that the people who run the schools don't seem to see that.
 

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