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Old 05-10-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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Just take away their soda and put them in sensitivity classes. Running, dodge ball, swing sets - all too dangerous for the children.
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Just take away their soda and put them in sensitivity classes. Running, dodge ball, swing sets - all too dangerous for the children.
Thanks to the litigious nature of the USA.
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Our kids can't play tag because it leads to fights. They can't run on the blacktop because they'll run into each other, and they'll fall. (They can run all they want on the grass.) No jumping from swings due to broken legs, etc. I can't tall you how many cracks on the head we've had due to improper use of the monkey bars.

If these idiot parents would stop suing every time their kids get hurt, especially when it's their kids who have broken the rules, we might be able to have fun. But these are the same parents who are more comfortable with the state government requiring helmets for their kids on bikes, rather than make that decision themselves.
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dodgeball isn't fair to some people because it's always the fat kid that gets picked on first. It's natural selection in action.
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They're all fat nowadays.
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Ah, dodgeball. Brings back fond memories....

I used to actually be one of the last people standing when we would play because I would hide behind all the other kids and let them get hit. Once it thinned out quite a bit I was shit out of luck though.
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Thanks to the litigious nature of the USA.
When we started seeking fairness instead of justice, it became much easier for individuals to fire off lawsuits for every little life setback.
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what is dodgeball??...
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When we started seeking fairness instead of justice, it became much easier for individuals to fire off lawsuits for every little life setback.
By all means blame societal changes instead of dumbshit lawyers and equally moronic magistrates who let these frivolous claims go through the system!
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They should have an annual release form that parents have to sign before kids go on playgrounds, where parents understand the inherent risks of recess and the playground equipment.

After all, we do have permission slips for when children leave school property.

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By all means blame societal changes instead of dumbshit lawyers and equally moronic magistrates who let these frivolous claims go through the system!
as if lawyers and judges act in a vacuum. There are plenty of ready and willing plaintiffs who view lawsuits like the lottery.
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dont post the confused smilie. you know full well how the legal system works. a few idiot members of the public get a few flimsy suits through and suddenly YOUR ilk have opened the floodgates. members of the public can only do so much to sue as it takes willing lawyers, solicitors and magistrates willing to argue and hear these cases.
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But AH, doesn't that suggest societal change then?

Because take a country like Canada, which also operates on the common law system, and you don't have such a litigious response nor do you have the huge payoffs in the courts.

So what then makes that different from the US? Are our courts and lawyers that much more ethical or is it just that the country as a whole is less likely to prosecute for every last penny?
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