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    "In an extreme effort to stamp out unfriendly competition, a youth soccer group in Midlake, Ontario, is eliminating soccer balls from their games and forcing kids to pretend they’re kicking a ball around.

    “This year to address some of the negative effects of competition, we’ve actually removed the ball,” said Helen Dabney-Coyle of Midlake’s Soccer Association"


    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2e2vF3VE9

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    ..... I don't..... but......... how do....
    uh....
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    RWGR didn't notice the blurb right before the article:

    "Editor’s note: The following is a story based on satire originally created by OpposingViews.com"

    So, what exactly is "progressive" here? The satire? Years ago I would guess people would automatically catch it as a joke so I guess that's a sign of the world we live in today because people could believe it. Honestly, I guess I wouldn't put it past someone to do this.

    Just stay away from "The Onion" for the time being though Roger, that might really confuse you and possibly mess you right up.
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    I admit, I didn't read the article....
    It is sad that this can be passed off as believable....
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    I always do that! I kick the imaginary ball on the walk home from the bar all the time!


    Btw, anyone know where Midlake, On is?

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    This story originated from a CBC satire radio show called This is That. Opposing Views wrote an article after listening to the show not realizing it's a comedy show. When RWGR posted this, there was no editors note to say it wasn't a real story. When they realized their mistake, they added the editors note. A lesson in not blindly accepting everything you read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by official soonet pu$$ycat View Post
    A lesson in not blindly accepting everything you read.

    It's the American way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzinga View Post
    It's the American way.
    If you think only Americans do this... well, you just showed that is not the case....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzinga View Post
    It's the American way.
    More gravy for my fries, please

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