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Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball are too dangerous for kids

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by don rumsfeld
reply to post by FeraVerto
 


Yeah it's weird all these fruity liberal, socialist types who
want to ruin everyone's good time because their kid
took a spill & broke their arm. Also, I wasn't allowed to
hang around the house all day. I had to be outside being
active, then at sundown our parents would be yelling for
us to come inside.


Yep the good old days. Come home when the streetlights go on or meet your peril. Now folks are afraid to send their kids to the store on their bikes to get a jug of milk. Now its like he said sit in your corner and take your meds and do what your told. We know whats best for all of you. Parents you don't like it we'll just take your kids and charge you with child endangerment for letting your kid play wiffleball and take we'll raise em best. Utter insanity. Meanwhile the muslims are training their kids to kill ours.




posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Am I the only one who actually read the entire article? Deny ignorance? Whatever.

It's about registering your camp, paying $200 and having medical play/personnel available IF you have the activities.

They only DEFINED which activities were risky enough to have to have medical attention.

READ THE ARTICLE!



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by don rumsfeld
 


I remember that. If you came home during the day your parents thought something was wrong.

Street lights came on and you heard all your friends names being shouted around the neighborhood and kids scattering for dinner.

Now scattering is too dangerous. You might skin a knee. Do kids still skin knees?


Skinning of the knee will soon require a trip to the emergency room where a board will then decide what you as a parent did wrong to allow your kid to be in the position to have his/her knee skinned.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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How did I survive tag, red rover and playing with toy guns? How was I able to play with Barbie because I knew she was a doll and not a role model. More over how did I survive sugar highs (sweets made with REAL sugar) in summer and still was able to eat the well balanced meal my parents made for me as a kid? How was it that for generations before children were children? If the big push now is childhood obesity and how to battle it why take away the only activity a child might have through out the day, because when they get home they're latch key kids? Anyone remember the movie Metropolis? Are parents really so scared now to speak up that they allow the schools to raise their kids? Or are they so mislead? It would be easy for me, a person who doesn't have kids, but wants them, to accuse parents of being to lax with their child's education, activity and health, but where are the parent's in this?



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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reply to post by FeraVerto
 


I get this mental picture from living in southern Cali & a lot
of these parents are very liberal & are over protective of
their children & hide themselves in gated communities.

As George Carlin once said, "We have a generation of
soft, fruity parents raising a generation of soft, fruity kids".



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by sheeplemama_awakening
Am I the only one who actually read the entire article? Deny ignorance? Whatever.

It's about registering your camp, paying $200 and having medical play/personnel available IF you have the activities.

They only DEFINED which activities were risky enough to have to have medical attention.

READ THE ARTICLE!


So using that basis EVERYTHING is risky. Walking out the door when the sidewalk is slick could in fact cause you to have medical attention. Waking up you may fall out of bed I guess we should all sleep on the floor? Oops a I dropped a big text book at school and broke a pinky toe better ban books too. Your insane if you agree with this nonsense. Can't tax it regulate it. Go live in you bubble.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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It looks like some people think it's a bad thing for kids to have fun.

H@ll when I was a kid half the fun of playing was watching somebody go home crying.

As I grew older, in my early teens, I didn't even go home for days at a time. I lived in the woods of the south and nobody ever thought about getting hurt!



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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reply to post by don rumsfeld
 


That is very funny. I can never imagine forcing my kids to do anything. I will try my best to teach them to have respect to themselves and others. That is what I believe a person needs to be positive in life.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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How about the 'regulated' daycare here in Memphis that had a bookcase fall on a toddler because it was not anchored to the wall? Hello, earthquake zone a requirement of all daycares! The child had his skull crushed and DIED! Then they stood around not knowing what to do - duh! Crappy cheap daycare - crappy emergency plan.

If anyone is going to watch my kids, you need to have an emergency kit, some sort of CPR training and a plan if one of the care givers needs to take my child to an emergency center so that there is a remaining caregiver for the other children.

Accidents happen. My kids are constantly scraped up, skinned up, carpet burns, sand in eyes, twisted ankles, the list goes on. I have a plan for if my kids are at home. I can care for them, fix them up, bandage them, can even take care of a brake or fracture before getting them to medical help.

I require the same of any facility that my child attends - period.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Then don't take em to daycare. Simple. Oh and all your furniture is attached to walls so that won't happen at home I'm sure. Maybe you wouldn't mind a government search of your home so they can decide if it's child safe or not. Call em up I'm sure they would be happy to do so.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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You seem to be assuming a lot of medical expertise here.

Nobody is going to have paramedics on staff 24/7 and the administration of band-aids and peroxide isn't rocket science.

And what exactly are you doing for that sprained kickball ankle that nobody else can? Application of ice? Keeping weight off of it? Mr. Miyagi style ancient Asian karate healing technique?


 
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Got kids?

We don't do daycare. My son goes to a school for dyslexia, something I cannot teach him at home. And yes, they do have the tall bookcases secured to walls. I had no problem asking and checking for myself. They have had medical emergencies and handled them with ease.

I agree that government doesn't need to be up in everything, but requesting that they have an emergency plan, first aid kit and knowledge is not too much to ask.

Imagine having a child choke to death in a public school cafeteria because not one staff learned heimlich. Imagine have a child shot to death because we didn't want to infringe on a grade school student's right to privacy and the ability to carry a firearm. There has to be some minimal amount of safety required. Exactly what the article was explaining.

No bubble living here. But to get this back on topic - read the original article.

She stressed that not every program will need to hire medical staff. Some simply need to have a plan in place to deal with medical emergencies.

"There will be flexibility in how the law is implemented," Mathis said.

Susan Craig, a spokeswoman for the city Health Department, said the new law is not expected to have much impact since most city programs already meet the state requirements.
Read more: www.nydailynews.com... 5CCkA4w




edit on 20-4-2011 by sheeplemama_awakening because: Heimlich for choking, not CPR - but we should just let them die either way - that'll teach those politicians



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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Medical expertise? First aid. Some of these parents and teachers can't even cook a meal (which they proudly declare) let alone recognize an emergency. Easy one - concussions. Had a middle school student DIE here in Memphis after hitting her head at school. Let her go home, didn't inform her mom and she died that night.

My son got one heck of a goose egg and I didn't sleep that night just monitoring him. That's not medical expertise that's basic first aid. Got a lot of students dying around here - huh? Wonder why?

This is so far off topic of what the article actually said.
It's ridiculous for me to defend that I would want staff to have basic first aid knowledge.
Last post - attack me all you want. But it's completely off topic.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Hmm, ok where to start, sheeplemama, Goose egg equals no worries, you were just being paranoid just like the people who pressed this legislation, and CPR will not help a choking victim. Ok, enough nit picking for now, let's figure out a solution.

If you are going to implement a law such as this that requires medical staff then fine do it, but at the same time you need to implement programs that utilize medical students and interns to serve in these positions as repayment for governemnt assitance and or grants for their education. This way there is little to no cost to anyone. One big problem with people these days is they like to identify possible problems, then pass laws to try and prevent said problems, but lack the initiative to find a true solution.
edit on 20-4-2011 by LeaderOfProgress because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by don rumsfeld
reply to post by FeraVerto
 


lquote] Yeah it's weird all these fruity liberal, socialist types who
want to ruin everyone's good time because their kid
took a spill & broke their arm.


Think so? Then maybe you need to speak to your republican friends about it since they are the geniuses who came up with this.

Bye the bye, they have a bill in New York (where this came from) that if you are convicted of ANY crime, you must now give DNA samples. Ah. The republicans. Aren't they sooo fine. Convicted of J-walking? Run this swab through your mouth, please. We might want to see you again.


Also, while I'm on this ..... concerning the playground activities. Don't delude yourself into thinking they actually care about the children getting hurt. They are only afraid one of them might get hurt on state property, and they might become involved in a litigation with the *less fortunate*.

/rant
edit on 4/20/2011 by ladyinwaiting because: Kids outside playing? What? They don't have an x-box? What kind of kids are these?



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Just another way for the bleeding hearts that think they are there to protect every living child on the earth, to once again impose their ridiculous "What about the children" brainwashing BS on every parent, school board and govt agency. All this in order to justify their jobs and their trivial existence.

Let the kids play, and let them get hurt on occasion. If we over protect them they will never learn to accept or even deal with the little pitfalls life will inevitably throughs at them.

Oh and as other posters stated... It's good for their health to run around and play. You can't protect your kids from everything. Let them learn then, from their mistakes and maybe they will learn and/or train to be faster and smarter.

Damn those do-gooders irk me....!



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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man, reading stuff like this makes me blow a gasket!


theyre children! let them have a good time. kick ball was one of my favorite games when i was younger, im sure im not alone there.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Thank you for doing your part to Deny Ignorance.


Even the first part of the headline, "Classic kids games like kickball deemed unsafe by state", screams idiotic, ready for a knee jerk reaction, then fill in the rest of the headline, "in effort to increase summer camp regulation", and the story line changes.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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This is all absolute insanity. We used to play dodge ball with lawn darts. And we all turned out alright. Getting bumps and bruises are all part of being a kid.
If a kid gets hurt from playing anything it isn't the governments job to step in. It isn't the manufactures fault. It's the parents fault for not properly supervising the kids. Stop regulating playtime.



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