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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:58 PM

This deadly item is banned in the USA (I own it..I'm not even allowed to re-sell it.. too dangerous)

Someone took the time to create a law that banned this...why? because it might kill children (actually it did kill a few.....totally by accident)


An item designed and sold as a harmless...fun...toy, but which accidentally killed some kids, gets banned, but items which when used for their designed purpose, definitely kills people...... they are not banned, and are worshiped by 1/3 or more of the population





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Reply This deadly item is banned in the USA (I own it..I'm not even allowed to re-sell it.. too dangerous) (Original post)
SoCalDem Dec 2012 OP
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FSogol Dec 2012 #13
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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. I'm forwarding a link to this post to Agent Mike.

 

Last edited Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:44 PM - Edit history (1)

I snapped a screen shot of it, so don't try anything funny.

ETA - In all seriousness, Jarts should not be banned.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. I have them, too. We play them once a year, at Thanksgiving. Carefully. nt

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. I remember those!

Never saw anyone get hurt by them, but I suppose you could.
Then again, you can get hurt by almost anything...

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Response to zappaman (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:22 PM

13. There were 2 deaths by lawn darts, There were 3,200 injuries, mostly on children under age 15.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Report on them from 1988:

http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml87/87042.html

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Response to FSogol (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:02 PM

41. But something over 9000 children die from gun violence every year. You can resell a gun no problem.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:34 PM

60. Well, significantly more than lawn darts but...

your number is way WAAAAY off, unless you count suicides as 'gun violence'.

Which would make jumping deaths what... bridge violence? Gravity violence?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #60)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

79. I got that from a chart in a DU post today, and now I can't find it. But the Brady site has some

interesting stats:

http://www.bradycampaign.org/xshare/Facts/Gun_Death_and_Injury_Stat_Sheet_2008__2009_FINAL.pdf

It does say that the 9000 number is off, BUT it says that about 17,000 kids die or are injured in gun violence in a given year, and only about 1000 of those are suicides or suicide attempts. Their number for child gun deaths per year is 2966, so I'm not sure what the 9000 number on the chart was or how I misread it.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #79)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:23 PM

80. Including injured makes 100% more sense.

That's ballpark about right.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:02 PM

4. "you'll put your eye out, kid"!

we had them as kids and they were one of our favorite toys!

don't you love the wording - "missile game - for the whole family"!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 PM

6. Cold War Era, Baby !



We paid $2.98 at Sears.. The box has the original price sticker on it

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. .

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 PM

7. I used to know a child (he's grown now) who was awarded $2M after

sustaining a serious head injury from one of those things. He will have effects from that injury all his life.

I don't know how guns get banned though.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:05 PM

8. I remember those.

 

That and croquet...

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Response to HeavyMeta (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:06 PM

9. We still have our croquet set as well..

I got hit in the forehead with a croquet ball ...took me to my knees..and yes..
"it did leave a mark"

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:22 PM

14. That explains so much.

Just kidding.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:23 PM

15. I was born in 1949... ALL our toys were "deadly "

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

16. I was born in 1965. If our toys weren't sufficiently deadly, we made them more deadly.

I still miss the concrete and steel playground equipment.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:31 PM

17. Jungle Gyms on asphalt... two-story metal slippery-slides.....ah the memories

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and the merry-go-round that wobbled and dragged you as someone shoved you on their way on it

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:43 PM

66. and how those lovely metal slides

burned when you slid down them after they'd been heating up in the sun. And I still have playground asphalt scars on my knees.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:07 PM

45. Yes, I can't tell you how many times I fell from Jungle Gyms.

Born in '65 here too.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:35 PM

19. You misspelled "fun"

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Response to Thav (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:39 PM

20. huh?

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:51 PM

27. I do believe he means you spelled fun "d-e-a-d-l-y"

They can have my lawn darts when they pry them from my cold dead fingers

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

43. LOL!

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:24 PM

101. LOL

I was born in 1949 and I agree! Well, the hula hoop wasn't deadly.

Hey, compared to kids today, what with all the "dangerous" things we did and played with, it's a wonder we're still here. My God, I rode a bike without a HELMET! What were my parents thinking?

And I wish I had a nickel for every time my brother steered the sled into a tree with me on the back. Oh, and ice skating on a farmer's pond where we, the kids, made the decision if the ice was thick enough or not. Ha. Ha. Egads.

However, I do remember the neighbor kid who actually did shoot his sister's eye out with a BB gun. But they were a redneck family from West Virginia who thought guns were an appropriate toy for a 10 year old boy.

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Response to HeavyMeta (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:50 PM

69. Had lots of fun with them at the beach every year.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:14 PM

10. you can get replacement parts for them online.

the ban really isn't taken all that seriously by anybody but the original manufacturer. poor example IMO.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:20 PM

12. thanks for your concern over my "poor example"

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:40 PM

21. What a silly comment

I can get parts for a 64 Studebaker Lark too....the fact the car company shut down wasn't really taken seriously by anyone but the manufactuer.

Please. I haven't seen a set of metal lawn darts in decades...my friends with children would not even recognize them today. That's pretty "serious" I think.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:19 PM

11. it is seriously senseless.

i hope this is a tipping point, and some new laws will be enacted.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:32 PM

18. I blame the Founding Fathers.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

22. They were banned after three children died.

 

Just three.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

23. Are those the hollow point or soft point edition?

 

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:38 PM

63. fool metal jacket

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:47 PM

24. We use to play catch with'em, toss them underhand. nt

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:49 PM

25. Snipe hunting. nt

 

nt

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:50 PM

26. I have a set too

Still in the box

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:55 PM

29. you inspired me to do this graphic... what do you think?

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:56 PM

30. +1

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:59 PM

31. Fantastic..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:03 PM

34. I'll post it on some of the Facebook pages I frequent....

I think this might get accepted... the last one I posted got 7,000 likes? lots of people read theses pages and I think the message behind what you posted was great... Thank You!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:10 PM

35. Sharing.

Thanks for creating this.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

37. props to SoCalDem...

made a great point

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:42 PM

40. +1. Crazy times we're living in. nm

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:09 PM

48. I'm stealing this.

Awesome!

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:29 PM

58. I assume you don't mind if we share...

 

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Response to NoMoreWarNow (Reply #58)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:52 PM

70. of course not...stole the content from socaldem anyhow :)

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:22 PM

89. Really puts things in perspective. Thanks and great job!

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:42 PM

94. Brilliant!

I just FB'ed it but I don't know how to give you credit.

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Response to Buck Turgidson (Reply #94)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:12 PM

95. no worries, its on other fb pages and is sparking lots of interesting convo

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:59 PM

32. when were they outlawed?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:00 PM

33. 1988?

I think that was the year.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:39 PM

82. Correct! You win a set of Jarts... oops, no, I have to give you a Bushmaster instead.

From the Wikipedia article about "Lawn darts":


On December 19, 1988, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lawn darts from sale in the United States due to their hazards as a flying projectile with a sharp metal point causing multiple deaths.

Shortly after, in 1989, they were also banned in Canada. Since then, alternatives have surfaced that are available for sale in Canada that are made of plastic.

It is possible to import parts of a lawn dart - plastic flights, metal bodies, and steel spigots - as well as a complete set of replacement parts to repair damaged lawn darts, into the US and Canada. However, fully assembled individual darts, sets, and kits are banned from entry by US and Canada customs.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:11 PM

36. Why aren't Pinatas banned? Pinatas send many people to the ER each year.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:08 PM

46. believe America's Funniest Home Video's

points this out quite often. ouch. can't pin the donkey much anymore either.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:21 PM

38. And remember; Jarts would be covered by the 2nd amendment!

After all, darts and javelins are weapons, and thus "arms"

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:41 PM

39. Well if Jarts were designed to kill, constitutionally protected and worshiped by 1/3 of Americans,

 

they'd still be around. But they're not.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

42. We had this dangerous toy.



Creepy Crawlers.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:08 PM

47. OMG!!! I LOVE Creepy Crawlers!!! And they had the flower version too!

Actually, you can still get these. I got one for my niece a few years ago.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:10 PM

51. Yeah, but can you still get 3rd-degree burns from them?

Those were the days.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:39 PM

64. The heat source is much more enclosed, so it is much harder. But I guess you could hold a match to

your hand while the bugs cook? Because tradition is important.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:49 PM

67. Or just have someone burn you with a curling iron or something.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:53 PM

71. so you can include your friends in the fun! It encourages social skills!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #71)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:08 PM

76. I think we're onto something here!

And for lunch we can make cornballs.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #76)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:36 PM

81. And after the cornballs we can play with some Click Clacks! Remember those??

Pink and purple sparkly nunchucks for kids!!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #81)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:45 PM

83. Oh yeah!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #83)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:06 PM

109. Remember playing with those a lot as a kid...



I remember a few good wrist bruises too...

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:09 PM

49. There is no Jarts lobby

If there was a NJA it would still be on the market.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:09 PM

50. This and the Strange Change Machine were my favorites!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:12 PM

53. Oh, how my brother and I loved our creepy

crawler maker. I forgot all about them, we burned the shit out of fingers making those.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:14 PM

54. Yep!

My brother had one of those. That thing terrified me!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:38 PM

62. I want one again!

Haven't played with that in many years.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:44 PM

104. The best toy ever...

In addition to the hot metal molds, the goop did smell a little funky when it cooked, but what a great toy it was.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:07 PM

44. Own quite a few fireworks

Rather illegal to shoot them off in Iowa. and um I tend to do it with responsibility so why would I shoot something that goes up in the sky if I don't know where it comes down. We did this in WI once. bottle rocket landed on a house. we wondered it down just in case. he blew up in the air then landed. course bottle rocks never work right unless one holds them in hand. so gloves on. otherwise unless your going for earplugs if one just blows up right there at least you lose your hearing but not the hand. But guns. oh totally legal to let kids use those. I'd prefer to fire off fireworks... Especially when the locals don't do July 4th

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:20 PM

56. I remember Independance day in Iowa

Not celebrated on the 4th, did it a couple days early, same with Halloween too, didn't like it at all.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:30 PM

59. i had esres model rockets

heavily modfied estes rockets. would surely be illegal by todays standards.

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #59)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:09 PM

77. We put together Estes rockets in grade school

as a science project. Those were fun!

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:02 PM

74. Nah, bottlerockets work best when you get a length of pipe and shoot them at people

At least that's what we did in my neighborhood. Bottle rocket wars, we called it. Some crazy shit growing up in the '60's and 70's. How did we ever survive?

You'll put your eye out is very apt here!!

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:21 PM

88. We used to tie cherry bombs together and drop them under man hole covers to see those covers

blast into the air.. Modern kids have never seen a cherry bomb

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:11 PM

52. The Jarts hoops we had were full of holes on the outer rim.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:20 PM

55. I still have a set in the shed

Pretty funny to see a 59 y/o fart playing with them in the back yard.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:21 PM

57. Also banned

Some chocolate candies from Germany that have toys inside. I can't recall the name and I don't know that they killed anyone

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Response to demokatgurrl (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:05 PM

75. Oh geez, get real!!

In New Orleans, we put small plastic babies in pastries around Mardi Gras. King Cakes. I don't know anyone who was stupid enough to choke on one, because you always checked your piece of King Cake first before eating it.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #75)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

86. I put small plastic

 

babies and spiders in ice trays and of course the ice ends up in cocktails. I still get a real kick out of that. I love watching people's eyes get real big while they're drinking.

I might do that for Xmas and/or New Years Eve.

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Response to demokatgurrl (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:06 PM

84. Kinder Surprise

We have them here in Canada - there was a funny article by an American not too long ago smuggling them across the border for her kids.

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Response to demokatgurrl (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:15 PM

91. They are hollow chocolate eggs - Kinder eggs

and inside each you find a piece of plastic that needs to be taken apart in order to make a toy from the various pieces. It's a really small toy and and fun to put together.

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Response to demokatgurrl (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

100. I think you are talking about Kinder Eggs, chocolate eggs with a little toy surprise...

inside. They were actually from Italy originally but uses the German word "kinder". My grandchildren loved them when they were little. They aren't banned in Canada, they are a big hit for stocking stuffers.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:36 PM

61. Are you serious comparing Jarts to guns? Jarts were sold as TOYS.

Guns are not sold as toys. There was no background check necessary to buy a set of Jarts. People let their kids play with them. Unsupervised. And a lot of stupid people were injured by them, by the way.

Most idiotic comparison I've seen yet in this discussion.

Bake

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:42 PM

65. They should have just included Jart Safety Helmets

and other Jart appropriate safety items such as Jart Shields and Jart Proof Vests

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Response to ashling (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

85. They didn't even have bike helmets at that time.

Loved the Jarts, burned myself with the creepy crawler goo, some pretty bad burns with that, had the clackers. And somehow, I managed to make it to adulthood.

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Response to ashling (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:21 PM

87. Jart safety glasses?

 

I still can't figure out how I lived through childhood riding my bike w/o a helmet?

And no seat belts.

Lucky, huh?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:49 PM

68. I loved these as a kid

We'd throw them over the house to each other.

I have no idea how we weren't all killed.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:56 PM

72. I remember those

I remember playing with them with my friend, Tommy, and his brother, David, down the street. His brother had cerebal palsy and confined to a wheelchair, but those two being brothers, argued and fought just the same. I still remember them arguing during the game and then David tossing one and hitting Tommy right in the foot with it! (it was summer and we were barefoot). David blamed it on poor coordination due to his palsy, but I caught the look in his eye as he threw it. It was meant for Tommy's foot. Their mother was not pleased, especially as she had to pack us all in the car to take Tommy to the emergency room!!

Ah, memories. And yes, there is something askew about banning Jarts and not guns.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:02 PM

73. I know hundreds of gun owners and never met one that 'worshiped' them.

 

Who are those people?

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Response to pop topcan (Reply #73)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

90. the most common

 

theory is that over 95% are male and one of their appendages is extremely lacking.

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Response to femrap (Reply #90)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:51 PM

97. My mom chased away a burglar with her .38 one night a few years ago. I'll have to tell her

 

about her unique status. She will be happy to know that her son isn't one who thinks victims deserve to be victims. (What, really, is responsible for the fascination that anti-gun people have with male genitalia?...an envy of sorts?)

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Response to pop topcan (Reply #97)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:14 AM

105. She must have

 

short shooting finger.

I have a short nose.

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Response to femrap (Reply #90)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:32 PM

102. Watch out for engaging trolls.

This one has to interject his/her nonsense - even into a lighthearted thread.

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Response to pop topcan (Reply #73)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:20 PM

93. Okay, how about "venerate", "cherish", "fetishize"? Here are some of "those people":

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:54 PM

98. You can find thousands of images of people with their mostly or all naked children. It doesn't mean

 

they are child molesters.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:12 PM

78. The Jarts maker made a mistake...

They didn't go out and hire a bunch of high cost, powerful lobbyists to label their missile game as essential for self defense. (And donate heavily to those in Congress friendly to their cause.)

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:17 PM

92. OMG I loved those!

Then a stupid kid in our neighborhood threw one at his brother and stabbed him in the forehead. And we didn't play ours anymore. I think my dad threw them away.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:48 PM

96. Interesting point, at least to me.

I assume the lack of lawn-dart lobbyists and the 2A has something to do with it.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:58 PM

99. Once upon a time, Americans weren't cowering cowards and this game was universal

 

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Response to pop topcan (Reply #99)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:38 AM

106. I was born in 1974. My parents were born in 1949.

My parents went to the same K-12 school as I did. During their time in that school, 5 of their classmates (out of ~40) died in various accidents before they graduated high school. 0 of my classmates (out of ~60) died.

So it would appear the safety folks did have a point, and some successes.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #106)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:55 PM

110. Gosh, I had no idea those damn lawn darts were such prolific killers! Sorry about your parents'

 

friends...

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Response to pop topcan (Reply #110)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:04 PM

111. So do you think sarcasm is able to change reality? (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #111)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:14 PM

112. No, but it can change perception.

 

A good thing.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:36 PM

103. when lawn darts are outlawed

only outlaws will have lawn darts.

We used to play with defense: you could step in and attempt to swat the jart off-course from the ring in the last couple feet of descent by tapping the fins, (about as difficult as swatting a thrown football, slightly more dangerous).

We also threw overhand for distance, no ring, no defender.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:13 PM

107. Wow--I played with these as a kid in the 60's-- I'd forgotten about them!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:32 PM

108. I got in the head by one Jon those

Circa 1977. I was nine and swinging on our swing set, neighbor girl made really, really bad throw. Straight up in the air and nearly vertices descent. Which hit me right on top o'my brain can.

Kinda scared me, but no blood. Matter of fact we laughed about it for a long time.

I hadn't though about that in years.

My sister had an ex bake oven around then. It's a damn wonder our house didn't burn down. Those things were crazy dangerous.

And we boys used to play army with bb guns and firecrackers. I can't tell you haw many time I was shot with a bb, or had a firecracker 'grenade' go off right beside my head. I do remember we quit this after one of our gang got shot with a bb that missed his eye by about half an inch. We probably quit and had a whiffle ball game, or maybe went and caught crawl dads in the creek. Rubbing snuff and smoking filched cigarettes.

Good times.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:51 AM

113. I had a friend who had a summer job making those

So they must have been made locally, here in NY. Throwing darts out in the summer sun! Fun for the whole family!

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