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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

How Did We Survive?

There used to be an email joke about all the things that we as adults did as kids that the PC COPS today see as a potential hazard, like not wearing seat belts or helmets when riding a bike.

Well The PC GOOBERS are at it again! This time in FLA.

Andrea Levin is grateful that Broward County schools care about her daughter's safety. But this year when they posted a sign that demanded "no running" on the playground, it seemed like overkill.

What are they Doing besides outlawing running? How about Removing Everything
How about swings or those hand-pulled merry-go-rounds?

"Nope. They've got moving parts. Moving parts on equipment is the number one cause of injury on the playgrounds."

Teeter-totters?

"Nope. That's moving too."

Sandboxes?

"Well, I have to be careful about animals" turning them into litter boxes.

Cement crawl tubes?

"Vagrants. The longer they are, the higher possibility that a vagrant could stay in them. We have shorter ones now that are made out of plastic or fiberglass."

Broward playgrounds aren't the only ones to avoid equipment that most adults remember. Swings, merry-go-rounds, teeter-totters and other old standards are vanishing from schools and parks around the country, according to the National Program for Playground Safety.

What do the Kids think? `Momma, I hate going to that playground,'

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