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April 19, 2011 – Comments (10)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/19/classic-kids-playground-games-regulated-new-york/

 

Apparently tag and wiffle ball need to be regulate because they are too dangerous....

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#1) On April 19, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Valyooo (99.45) wrote:

Camps that want campers to play the games will be required to pay a $200 registration fee and have medical staff on hand.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/19/classic-kids-playground-games-regulated-new-york/#ixzz1K0exuKiV

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#2) On April 19, 2011 at 6:59 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

America keeps getting weaker and softer. I weep for my country.

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#3) On April 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Jbay76 (< 20) wrote:

who really gains from this nonesense ( the legislation, not the thread post)?

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#4) On April 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Valyooo (99.45) wrote:

Soon our American men will be even less manly than italians

Seriously though...who actually sits there and goes "you know, i think wiffleball is way too dangerous"

Kinda how I feel about medical marijuana...a lot of people dont care if its legal or not but ive yet to meet one person who actually really cares that it stays illegal

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#5) On April 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Jbay76 (< 20) wrote:

never mind, I figured it out.  NY is broke and they're tryign to make more money.  It's rather ironic and sad that this is also the same sate that implemented the tax on sodas.  Good thing I don't live in NY!

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#6) On April 20, 2011 at 1:09 AM, SockMarket (41.76) wrote:

playing kickball is a "significant risk to injury"??? WTF?? I mean whatever would we do if a kid fell? Not like that ever happens...About the only risk I see is an elderly person getting nailed and breaking a hip as they pass the field...

 

BTW I didn't get a chance to re but thanks for the thoughts on STD and C. IMO C has pretty questionable management, so they scare me a bit (after the 2 week period at least, that should provide a nice boost) but STD makes quite a bit of sense. It seems like people don't do their research but just short indiscriminately.  

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#7) On April 20, 2011 at 1:47 AM, Valyooo (99.45) wrote:

Yeah, C was not a fundie call but a stock market call....std on the other hand has been good to me...so many good dips to buy that youll be able to average down at good prices

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#8) On April 20, 2011 at 7:55 AM, lemoneater (78.93) wrote:

I didn't realize the activities I did in my childhood were quite so edgy. (I think the bike stunts my brothers did would have caused a SWAT team to have been dispatched to our neighborhood.)

What ever happened to parental involvement, personal responsibility, and common sense.

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#9) On April 20, 2011 at 8:03 AM, devoish (98.52) wrote:

Interesting. The title of the FOX article says that NY did not pass this legislation. The text says NY did not pass the legislation because  the legislature listened to the concerns of corporations and business's.

The article also says that summer camps are being legislated, not the games.

The New York Health Department maintains these lists make sure camps have the proper medical equipment to treat any injury that may result from any particular activity. The games range in danger from archery to kickball

As a parent it is my responsibility to ask that my kids summer camp has the ability to deal with injury.

As a parent it is my responsibility to actually meet the people and see the equipment that will be used to deal with injury.

As a parent it is my responsibility to make sure there is a law that will punish the summer camp severely if they fail to meet the standards they agreed to and not give them the over used excuse that they were operating "within the law".

So yeah, I would like my kids summer camp to know that if my kid is playing whiffle ball, and my kid rounds first and cracks heads with a second baseman coming over to cover that there is someone there able to deal with a head injury and has ice packs available or they will be sued for everything they are worth, and then some.

In the hope that they will decide to make sure they keep the promises they made to parents concerning safety, even if the summer camp is struggling financially and putting off the replacement of a box of ice packs seems more "efficient" to them or simply more profitable.

Best wishes,

Steven

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#10) On April 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM, ChrisGraley (29.75) wrote:

Steven, you live in NY.

As a parent it is your responsibility to let NY be a parent for you.

 

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