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    why doc should no longer be alive

    A friend sent me this today.

    All people over 25 should be dead!

    To the survivors:

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were

    kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

    WHY???????

    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 seat belts 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 shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no

    one actually died from this.

    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 would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we

    were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us

    all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

    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 did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games

    at all, no 99 channels on cable, videotape movies, surround sound,

    personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

    We had friends! We went outside and found them.

    We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there

    were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    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.

    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.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors?
    Show me a man who has forgotten words, so that I can have a word with him.

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    not to mention the secret government testing of alien viruses on our babies.

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    Not exactly worthy to be "Email of the month"material, lol, but worthy nonetheless.

    Who said I was a kid in the 60's and 70's???

    I still am...
    Experienced Community organizer. Yeah, let's choose him to run the free world. It will be historic. What could possibly go wrong...

    "You're just a jaded cynical mother****er...." Jeffpeg

    (more comments in my User Profile)
    russbo.com



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