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Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks


By so - Aug 6, 2004, 11:15 AM
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The lesson for Texas teens is that the only safe sex is no sex, and that may be a lesson that heads nationwide...They say the books are lacking. For example, one textbook under review advises that a good way a teen-ager can prevent a sexually transmitted disease is to get plenty of rest so he or she can have a clear head about sex and choose abstinence.

When he was governor of Texas, George W. Bush pushed for an abstinence-based sexual education curriculum. He raised his concerns to a national level when he said in this year's State of the Union address: "We will double federal funding for abstinence programs, so schools can teach this fact of life: Abstinence for young people is the only certain way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/05/texas.textbooks.reut/index.html



who are these people?!?!?! Thank God we're in Boston!

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks

By eeka - Aug 6, 2004, 11:28 AM
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And not using cars is the only sure way to prevent car accidents.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks
By so - Aug 6, 2004, 11:42 AM
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perhaps getting more sleep would prevent car accidents and cancer too.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks

By adamg - Aug 6, 2004, 12:44 PM
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perhaps getting more sleep would prevent car accidents and cancer too.


And obesity, too, because people who get more sleep wake up with a clearer head and so avoid McDonald's.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks
By so - Aug 6, 2004, 3:08 PM
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I am reading "Fast Food Nation" and keep getting so hungry! I never eat McDonald's or any fast food (other than anna's taqueria, or coffee at dd), I don't like it at all...I saw "Super Size Me", and pay attention to marketing, etc... but I'm on the second chapter so far, and have been tempted to eat everything they've talked about. Maybe I need a nap?

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks

By Ron Newman - Aug 6, 2004, 3:27 PM
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No, you just need to read this book next.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks
By so - Aug 6, 2004, 3:37 PM
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cool..I will, have you read it?
I'm nervous that it will make me hungry too, though.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks

By LaDivina - Aug 7, 2004, 12:23 AM
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No, you just need to read this book next.


or this article

Tongue

Freedom of speech is wonderful - right up there with the freedom not to listen.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks
By so - Aug 7, 2004, 12:40 AM
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yeah, that one isn't making me hungry.

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Re: Battle over Texas sex-ed textbooks

By eeka - Aug 7, 2004, 4:21 PM
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I LOVED Supersize Me!

Alex, the girlfriend, was totally hot too. HEH.

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one-hit wonder, I guess

By sonia2 - Apr 18, 2008, 2:13 PM
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The Super Size Me guy has a new movie out, about finding bin laden, the bad reviews are pretty funny:

...makes Spurlock look like the Junior Whopper of Michael Moore-style documentarians.

I can only hope that when the DVD comes out, it includes some hidden camera footage of Harvey Weinstein's immediate reaction when he saw the finished film for the first time and discovered exactly what he wound up paying so much money for

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? is so infantile you expect the answer to be, 'Not at my house!'

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1192767-1192767-where_in_the_world_is_osama_bin_laden/

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