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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 04:21 PM
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29. And people wonder why so many kids are obese?
Here in Fargo it is against the law for a kid under the age of 12 cannot be outside unsupervised. This is insane, I was born in 1986 and when I was little I was walking around my hometown when I was 7. People complain about kids sitting in front of TVs playing video games, but what else are they to do? Nowadays if a bunch of kids showed up at a park baseball field without parents the police would be called and CPS would be investigating the parents.
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  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-19-11 02:18 PM   #1 
  - Do you agree with the regulations proposed here?  TheWraith   Apr-19-11 02:46 PM   #13 
     - That may be, but, the article is written so skewed that it's hard to swallow whole.  blm   Apr-19-11 03:13 PM   #17 
  - They'll set up laptops for them.  The_Casual_Observer   Apr-19-11 02:19 PM   #2 
  - We are pampering and sheltering the next generation  bluestateguy   Apr-19-11 02:19 PM   #3 
  - Seriously.  Shiver   Apr-19-11 02:22 PM   #4 
  - It's the parents. From the article...  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 02:24 PM   #6 
  - The Lovejoy: "Oh, won't someone PLEASE think the children!"  TheWraith   Apr-19-11 03:01 PM   #16 
     - Or the fallacious, "If this saves just ONE person, it will have been worth it!"  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 04:25 PM   #32 
  - I remember in the summers I used to have scrapes, cuts, brusies and gashes on both legs  bluestateguy   Apr-19-11 02:26 PM   #8 
     - There was an article I read in Time  Shiver   Apr-19-11 02:40 PM   #11 
     - I had a baseball break my nose in elementary school  Mojorabbit   Apr-19-11 04:50 PM   #38 
        - I broke my wrist playing Touch Football when I was 11.  NCarolinawoman   Apr-19-11 06:05 PM   #40 
  - Seriously  Confusious   Apr-19-11 03:33 PM   #19 
  - Picture from the story...  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 02:23 PM   #5 
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  - LOL, this reads like an article from The Onion  inwiththenew   Apr-19-11 02:27 PM   #9 
  - Maybe they don't make kids like they used to  BobbyBoring   Apr-19-11 02:36 PM   #10 
  - Fell in rivers and lakes an nearly drowned  Confusious   Apr-19-11 03:36 PM   #20 
  - How in the world will these poor little hothouse flowers.....  frebrd   Apr-19-11 02:44 PM   #12 
  - They don't.  Igel   Apr-19-11 05:55 PM   #39 
  - BOOO!!! HISSS!!!!!!!!!!  PeaceNikki   Apr-19-11 02:47 PM   #14 
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  - People sue camps for injuries  SoCalDem   Apr-19-11 03:16 PM   #18 
  - That's why camps have liability insurance,  MadHound   Apr-19-11 04:37 PM   #37 
  - Watch the pros play!  Bravo Zulu   Apr-19-11 03:51 PM   #21 
  - wiffle ball?  frylock   Apr-19-11 03:51 PM   #22 
  - What about "Smear the *****"?  JackintheGreen   Apr-19-11 03:53 PM   #23 
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  - Crab Apple Fights  bikebloke   Apr-19-11 04:00 PM   #24 
  - I'll go you one better!  BobbyBoring   Apr-19-11 04:12 PM   #25 
  - We had fights with rolls of fiberglass insulation! LOL  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 04:28 PM   #34 
  - Whacking people with horse chestnut conkers, now THAT was fun!  Odin2005   Apr-19-11 04:25 PM   #33 
  - If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.  phantom power   Apr-19-11 04:15 PM   #26 
  - Are you angry now????  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 04:28 PM   #35 
  - Why not switch to Lawn Darts??  JoePhilly   Apr-19-11 04:21 PM   #28 
  - And people wonder why so many kids are obese?  Odin2005   Apr-19-11 04:21 PM   #29 
  - lol. the stuff that I let my son do while he was growing up would horrify them  cali   Apr-19-11 04:22 PM   #30 
  - Next thing we know - adults who want to do legal things together, like smoke and drink, will be  The Straight Story   Apr-19-11 04:23 PM   #31 
  - The whole point of the story is to add new places to  auntsue   Apr-19-11 04:35 PM   #36 
  - This is stupid. Kids need exercise, period.  Kievan Rus   Apr-19-11 07:45 PM   #42 

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