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  •  that's so funny .. (1+ / 0-)
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    .. about the multi-page skipping.  I tried that, too.

    Sadly, many years ago I worked in a very conservative school district where a large group of book-burning types managed to get the 'The Giving Tree' banned from all of the elementary schools.  They claimed it was an anology of sexual abuse .. the tree being the woman enticing a young male victim.  You can figure out the rest on your own.  Same group years later attacked the Harry Potter series, too.

    Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. -- Rachel Carson

    by Silent Spring on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 05:41:05 PM PDT

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    •  Book banning. Criminy. (2+ / 0-)
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      Silent Spring, danmitch

      There just never seems to be a shortage of ignorance. The irony, of course, is if they'd just read more ...

      There ain't no redemption when you're stone cold sane; 'crazy' is just another point of view. - Sonia Dada -5.50 -4.51

      by ktward on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 05:45:19 PM PDT

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