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    People over 30 should be dead. Here's why............
    > According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those
    > of us who
    > were kids in the 40's, 50's and even 70s 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 Playstations, 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.
    > When a family member or a friend died we didn't have
    > grief counselors
    > and crisis counselors and psychologists come rushing
    > to our aid. Mom
    > was our counselor and we learned to cope with 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!
    Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason

  • #2
    It didn't kill ya, just...

    gave you cancer, disease, disability.

    But hey! Your still alive right?


    • #3
      "People over 30 should be dead!!"

      I thought you were referring to Logan's Run


      • #4
        Slight flaw in the logic here... It was in the 60's that the rules started changing.... That means that 40 out of the 50 years these changes were in place and/or evolving into what we have now. Ergo "the generation that has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever", were a result of these changes....
        Last edited by lilith; 05-04-2009, 10:32 AM.
        Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!


        • #5
          It's an old chain mail, they will keep changing the dates to reflect what is going on.

          I grew up in the 70's and we did not have helmet laws, but you heard of a lot of kids hurting themsleves from falling off bikes and smacking their heads. You also were careful about lead paint, and may have known someone who wasn't as careful.

          Also, I was lucky, but back then, advanced math and science were not as readily available as they are now, so some schooling has gone up over the past few years.

          Little league had tryouts, but everyone sill got on (your folks were paying, you know), but how you tried out determined which team you were on/league you were in.

          I didn't learn to "get over it" when someone hit me. I wanted to hit them back.

          When people were not grief counceled after someone like a parent died, some became real psychos and did things like burn kids bicycles or (I kid you not, look up "Dan Flag", Allendale, NJ) Ran through the hallways after hours with an AXE chopping up whatever he could find.

          The thing is, that mailing just sounds like an old fard bittching amd moaning about things that have changed since they were younger that he has no control over.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Ninjahedge View Post
            The thing is, that mailing just sounds like an old fard bittching amd moaning about things that have changed since they were younger that he has no control over.
            Kicker did post this.


            • #7

              How redundant of me!


              • #8
                It's all marketing bullsh!t anyway.

                Used to be you were supposed to drink 4 glasses of milk a day. Now they say drink 8 glasses of water a day. When did this change happen? about the time they started charging for water (bottled.)
                National Sarcasm Society
                "Like we need your support."


                • #9
                  I would not start crying "conspiracy" yet DD, but I do think you have a BS point.


                  • #10
                    I'm over 30 and just want to make sure that BS still means what it used to mean... what's a "BS point"?!?!
                    Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!


                    • #11
                      That his point about marketing BS was valid.

                      He had a valid "BS point".


                      • #12
                        Where do those show up on my profile?
                        National Sarcasm Society
                        "Like we need your support."


                        • #13
                          oh, so his point wasn't BS, but BS was his point. Got it!
                          Last edited by lilith; 05-13-2009, 05:04 PM.
                          Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!