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Fairweather

For old-timers only....

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A co-worker sent me this email. Good stuff .......

 

 

People over 35 should be dead by now.

 

 

 

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

 

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, . and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took

hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.

After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. NO CELL PHONES!!!!! Unthinkable!

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had friends! We went outside and found them.

We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them!

 

Congratulations! Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!

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Thanks for the reminder.

 

bigdrink.gif to us, the tough old survivors!

 

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Actually it works the opposite to how FW's post describes it. The ones killed off by lead based paint, go-cart crashes etc. are not around any more. Thus the overall life expectancy was reduced. Not to 35 though. But you old people (the_finger.gif) are the exceptions to the rule. Just like if you look at centenarians, they survived more or less randomly, not because of anything they did or didn't do.

 

The official debunking of FW's post can be found on snopes.com as usual.

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No doubt FW, Those were the days. thumbs_up.gif

 

Congratulations! Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!![/i]

 

Yeah, I can't wait til we stop them from arresting us for smoking pot and telling us who we can and can't marry, and trying to take away a woman's right to control her own body.

 

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...yea, and liberals like Christine Gregoire trying to regulate smoking out of existence, and forcing grown adults to wear seatbelts and bike helmets. rolleyes.gif

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Unfortunately by making the world a safer place, we are keeping alive, tens of thousands of people who should be dead right now...I believe the world would be a better place without them.

 

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Chirp, it all sounds familiar.

 

Bah, humbug! If they are going to die they should get on with it and reduce the surplus population.

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...yea, and liberals like Christine Gregoire trying to regulate smoking out of existence, and forcing grown adults to wear seatbelts and bike helmets. rolleyes.gif

Fairweather, it's not just liberals who over regulate. If you haven't been paying attention, conservatives are spending an awful lot of time regulating what people can see on TV or hear on the radio. They're both to blame. Point is, the people making these rules have forgotten where they came from. They got to have all the fun while they were kids, and now they made rules that limit the same things. Parents won't get a trampoline for their kids in the backyard because other kids can hurt themselves and then the inevitable lawsuit - from parents who did the same thing when they were young. It seems like somewhere along the line people did forget about the bumps, breaks, and scrapes they got as kids and became overprotective. Maybe I just don't understand because I don't have kids. Sorry for replying to an "old-timer's only" thread.

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I think we agree. I was merely trying to make the tunnel-visionist k.a. Billygoat understand that conservatives aren't any more guilty of this than liberals.

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I'm less a tunnel visionist than you think. It is more fun to argue a point from one side, and I do lean left, but it's all two sides of the same coin. I would like to see this country start coming together. We are capable of great things....

 

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Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

 

About fucking time someone smelled the coffee and brought this up. thumbs_up.gif

 

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Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

 

About fucking time someone smelled the coffee and brought this up. thumbs_up.gif

 

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i should be really strong then. wonder what went wrong cantfocus.gif

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