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Fencing Team Banned from North Dakota State University
TownHall.com ^ | 13 May 2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:05 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid

Fencing, an Olympic sport sponsored by more than 30 NCAA schools, involves two athletes engaging in what is effectively a sword fight with a foil, saber, or épée. The equipment is blunted and does not have any actual blades or sharp tips. Unfortunately, for the newly-formed club fencing team at North Dakota State University, fencing equipment counts as a weapon, and the club has been barred from practicing on campus.

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Apparently, the Powers That Be over at North Dakota State have deemed fencing equipment to be "weapons." The stupidity just never, ever ends.

Regards,

1 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:05 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: VermiciousKnid

A properly trained man walking on the campus with his bare hands outside his pockets is also a potentially deadly weapon. They gonna ban these too?


2 posted on 05/14/2014 8:56:00 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: VermiciousKnid

Don't be a hater!

3 posted on 05/14/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

I guess they’d better remove the forks and steak knives from the campus dining halls, too. Sharp and pointy metal things, they are!

I wonder if the school has an archery class?


4 posted on 05/14/2014 8:59:01 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: VermiciousKnid

These are the Bison eh? Oh well, you can carry hockey sticks on the campus.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 9:00:20 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: VermiciousKnid

Time to call the Fonz!


6 posted on 05/14/2014 9:07:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: DemforBush

Indeed, forks and knives ARE sharp and pointy.

BTW, I looked up the clubs/teams/activities at NDSU, and found that while they do not have an archery club, they DO have a track and field team. Wonder what they think of having all those dangerous javelins around.

They also have a Marksmanship Club, which meets at a local gun range.

Regards,


7 posted on 05/14/2014 9:08:21 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

What if they also start a competition skeet/target shooting club? Will that be a problem?


8 posted on 05/14/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BeadCounter

Do they ban the javelin track team guys as well?


9 posted on 05/14/2014 9:09:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I looked that up, Jack. They do have a Marksmanship Club. It meets off campus, at a local gun range.

Regards,


10 posted on 05/14/2014 9:09:23 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

They do know this not build on the Mexicon boarder type of fencing.

We’ll it is a University.

I bet who ever made this decision had at least two PhDs.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Gay


12 posted on 05/14/2014 9:11:49 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Are baseball bats next?


13 posted on 05/14/2014 9:30:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Kewl!


14 posted on 05/14/2014 9:32:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ThomasThomas

Thomas,

Not sure about the PhDs. From what I understand, it is the Police and Safety Office director who made this asinine decision. His name is Ray Boyer. Here’s his contact page at the university:

http://www.ndsu.edu/police_safety/

Regards,

PS: But a double dose of PhD is usually a great indicator of just how much BS one can sling.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 9:35:35 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

I have a nephew who’s had two colleges offer him fencing scholarships. Oh, and he’s “Mensa” league, academically.

Too bad, so sad for ND State.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 9:36:12 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Well, the Bisons don’t have a history of being the “Fighting Sioux”...


17 posted on 05/14/2014 9:36:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: workerbee

My son is also a fencer. While he will not be attending a college with a fencing team (the only Catholic colleges with teams are...well...not very Catholic), he hopes to start at least a club at his new school.

Regards,


18 posted on 05/14/2014 9:38:52 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid
Smiley

Just because it's a cute emotion.

19 posted on 05/14/2014 9:44:20 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Touche’!


20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:02:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: ClearCase_guy
No no no no.
21 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:47 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I can remember my university having a rifle team with a small-bore range in the basement of the Old Gym. ROTC used it to teach marksmanship and hold postal rifle matches among other ROTC units. We used some really good target rifles. Between PC and lead issues, I’m sure that’s all long in the past, even here in OK. I’m beginning to understand how the last Civil War widow felt, watching the world change.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 10:33:09 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: VermiciousKnid
Hmm, then chess (a game of war and defense) must similary be banned, n'est ce pas? .
23 posted on 05/14/2014 10:38:02 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Mais oui, Seaplaner. C’est vrai!

Regards,


24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:43:14 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Beowulf9

Just look at what could happen! Chaos, I tell you!

Regards,

25 posted on 05/14/2014 10:48:59 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Are all the school Administrators wearing silk shoes feathered hats and fluffy pink petitcoats? Man up, why don’t you. Life is not just something to be worried about, life and some risks are meant to be faced and embraced.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 10:55:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: VermiciousKnid

I see from old Roy’s website that he wants everyone to report bias, bigotry, and hate. He seems to be big on thought crimes.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 10:57:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: VermiciousKnid

How the heck do they expect to control the Bison or any cattle for that matter without fencing?


28 posted on 05/14/2014 11:20:01 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: All

I have never seen the point of fencing.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 12:30:11 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: Peter ODonnell
I have never seen the point of fencing.

Well, aren't you the edgy one!

30 posted on 05/15/2014 4:02:11 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: DemforBush
"I guess they’d better remove the forks and steak knives..."

Add to that list Pencils. Chopsticks, shoelaces, rolls of quarters in the cafeteria cash register, socks (can be filled with sand or a bar of soap), nearly every tool used by campus maintenance, Col Mustard in the library with the candlestick....

The possibilities are endless for anyone who was taught to think outside academia.

31 posted on 05/15/2014 4:13:04 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: VermiciousKnid
Scaramouche would frown on this development.
32 posted on 05/15/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: SES1066

In my Brooklyn neighborhood fencing had a different meaning.


33 posted on 05/15/2014 4:29:20 AM PDT by ozdragon
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To: ThomasThomas
I bet who ever made this decision had at least two PhDs.

Don't you mean Elmer Fudd's ?

34 posted on 05/15/2014 4:29:52 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

If only these Eloi were as beautiful as some of the ones in the original movie. The Morlocks are just as ugly though.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 4:31:46 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: T-Bird45

Have a link about the last civil war widow?


36 posted on 05/15/2014 5:13:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Martin


37 posted on 05/15/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: VermiciousKnid

but what if someone attacks you with a banana?


38 posted on 05/15/2014 5:22:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Beowulf9

(Smile)

One of the faces from my past that always brings a smile!


39 posted on 05/15/2014 6:58:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Beowulf9; JimRed
Ah, the divine Miss Peel (Dame Diana Rigg) of The Avengers! One of the early Brit TV imports and like JimRed, a favorite from my youth.

Probably greener in memory than it actually was but the memory was that the writing and dialog between the hero, John Steed (Patrick Macnee), and Emma Peel was superior (not just with a blade) and rapier-like wit (maintaining the thread meme.)

40 posted on 05/15/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: SES1066

I joined the hs fencing club because of her. It wasn’t just the dialog, they had a great rapport and I read they are still great friends.


41 posted on 05/15/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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