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Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Enrico Palazzo ()
Date: May 09, 2013 09:35PM

Yeah I kinda know the obvious reasons why with technology and video games. But what happened to kids playing capture-the-flag or sports games or making little goals to shoot at or something?

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: ffx person ()
Date: May 09, 2013 09:43PM

Next question
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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: No better answer possible ()
Date: May 09, 2013 10:10PM

ffx person Wrote:
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> Next question


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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: May 09, 2013 10:14PM

2 of them didnt do nuttin

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: JustCurious ()
Date: May 09, 2013 10:44PM

These types of psychos have existed for years, its nothing new. The only difference is that we all hear about them because of increased media exposure and social media.

Crime statistics with the FBI actually indicate we are MUCH safer than we used to be 50 years ago.

So, along with the OP - why are kids so lazy and not playing outside anymore?

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Zapista! ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:04PM

We've talked ourselves into a state of fear + internet + electronic games + proliferation of TVs in every house

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Busybody Libs ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:07PM

Do-gooder libs have sued to have dangers like playgrounds removed.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: I know why ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:23PM

TVs
Tablets
Mosquitoes
Pedophiles
Organized activities
Two working parents
Video games

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: k0mmancents ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:25PM

Shitty drivers running kids over.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: lucas m ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:41PM

JustCurious Wrote:
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> Crime statistics with the FBI actually indicate we
> are MUCH safer than we used to be 50 years ago.

tell that to the three who were kidnapped, I am sure they will find great comfort in it

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Mhe Teeper ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:45PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> 2 of them didnt do nuttin

Which is strange, after a day and a half the cleveland police determined they were ok. Not sure how that happens that the police can run down the whereabouts of the two brothers for the past ten years in just over one day. Sounds like a half ass investigation going on, hope the FBI gets more involved to figure this mess out

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Negroponte ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:00AM

hey, one of those assholes tried to sell me an armani suit out of his van yesterday - asked for directions to the airport, blah blah blah

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Young Curmudgeon ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:56AM

The increased coverage of kidnappings and parental hysteria as a result. Kidnapping incidents have actually not increased at all. Also, technology and all that good stuff.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Two Cents ()
Date: May 10, 2013 07:42AM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> 2 of them didnt do nuttin

Sure they didn't.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: katiesmith ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:03AM

Paranoid Helicopter Parents-that's what has happened

Enrico Palazzo Wrote:
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> Yeah I kinda know the obvious reasons why with
> technology and video games. But what happened to
> kids playing capture-the-flag or sports games or
> making little goals to shoot at or something?

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: katiesmith ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:05AM

The woman who were kidnapped were ages 17-20. Are you now saying we should all just hide and hover indoors? The chances of getting kidnapped are far lower than so many other things.


lucas m Wrote:
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> JustCurious Wrote:
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> -----
> > Crime statistics with the FBI actually indicate
> we
> > are MUCH safer than we used to be 50 years ago.
>
> tell that to the three who were kidnapped, I am
> sure they will find great comfort in it

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: realist ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:13AM

katiesmith Wrote:
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> The woman who were kidnapped were ages 17-20. Are
> you now saying we should all just hide and hover
> indoors? The chances of getting kidnapped are far
> lower than so many other things.

No one is saying hide under your bed, but what parent can leave their kids to play outside without watching them. One only need look at the VSP sex offenders registry and be shocked by the amount of vermin running loose in Fairfax.

When they first started that registry there was a creep about a half mile from my home who was on the list. Liberals and fellow bleeding hearts were upset that the registry was identifying this slime and they deserved a second, third or fourth chance without the scarlet letter being on their forehead. Well it didnt take a month before this same low life grabbed and molested a little neighborhood boy.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: oh really ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:15AM

I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's.

Back then, I remember people complaining about kids not playing outside. They blamed drugs in the late 60's, and TV and video games in the early and late 70's.

I do remember playing outside a s***load when I was a kid. However, I remember adults saying kids don't play outside much these days, what with all this (insert indoor activity/distraction here) other stuff they are doing.

I think much of that "kids not playing outside" stuff gets passed down from generation to generation, kind of like that "you had no idea how hard I had it when I was kid" stuff.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: katiesmith ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:26AM

Do you drive? Text or talk on the phone while your drive? You better stop doing that to because the risk is about 100s of times higher your kid will die from that than some unlikely freak abduction. The chances of a child being abducted are statistically zero. Meanwhile your kids going to turn into a lard ass who will end up dying young from diabetes and heart problems because the only exercise they know is forced on them and when they have the choice they will stop doing it.

A realist would get this. Sounds like your more of a paranoidist.


realist Wrote:
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> katiesmith Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The woman who were kidnapped were ages 17-20.
> Are
> > you now saying we should all just hide and
> hover
> > indoors? The chances of getting kidnapped are
> far
> > lower than so many other things.
>
> No one is saying hide under your bed, but what
> parent can leave their kids to play outside
> without watching them. One only need look at the
> VSP sex offenders registry and be shocked by the
> amount of vermin running loose in Fairfax.
>
> When they first started that registry there was a
> creep about a half mile from my home who was on
> the list. Liberals and fellow bleeding hearts were
> upset that the registry was identifying this slime
> and they deserved a second, third or fourth chance
> without the scarlet letter being on their
> forehead. Well it didnt take a month before this
> same low life grabbed and molested a little
> neighborhood boy.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: matt 703 ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:35AM

There are tons of kids playing outside in my neighborhood in Burke.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: CobbdaleBill ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:38AM

matt 703 Wrote:
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> There are tons of kids playing outside in my
> neighborhood in Burke.

Same here in Fairfax City. (Cobbdale) There's always something going on
around here. DAMNED KIDS GET OUT OF MY YARD!!!!

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Curmudgeon ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:39AM

main reason:

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Two working parents

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: GetMath ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:49AM

Zapista! Wrote:
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> We've talked ourselves into a state of fear +
> internet + electronic games + proliferation of TVs
> in every house

Now /Thread Closed

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: FFXGhost ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:50AM

That's simple. Modern technology. They have computers, television, video games, cell phones with video conferences. McDonald's keeps them fat and lazy too.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: ffx liberal ()
Date: May 10, 2013 08:58AM

I blame Bush, Romney and all Republicans

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: drew2000 ()
Date: May 10, 2013 09:07AM

Ohio, Penn State, etc.

If you actually *have* kids, you will understand the horror of the situation in Ohio and how screwed up the Penn State thing was.

Fuck that, not letting my kids go unsupervised.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: drew2000 ()
Date: May 10, 2013 09:09AM

JustCurious Wrote:
The only difference is that we all
> hear about them because of increased media
> exposure and social media.

Well yeah, but maybe we are more aware now due to the media. If previous generations had more awareness, they might have done the same thing.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: GetMath ()
Date: May 10, 2013 09:44AM

drew2000 Wrote:
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> JustCurious Wrote:
> The only difference is that we all
> > hear about them because of increased media
> > exposure and social media.
>
> Well yeah, but maybe we are more aware now due to
> the media. If previous generations had more
> awareness, they might have done the same thing.

I don't know about that. The media tends to sensationalize things. One big story comes out, then the media starts reporting other incidents like it's wide spread.

Prime example. The summer of 9/11 (before the incident), news was slow and they started reporting about shark attacks. For a while, the media was making it look like it wasn't safe to put your toe in the water. Even had my wife (at the time) scared. Then it dropped off, when the Russians shot down that Korean airliner.

The media blows things out of proportion, until a new news story comes out. Like the gun debate. By the way the media makes it looks, you would think gun violence was at an all time high, when actually, it is at it's lowest in 50 years in most places.

These types of things are uncommon, but constant exposure makes it looks like it is. Too much news makes us scared. Just ask the Canadians.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: GetHistory ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:04AM

GetMath Wrote:
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> Prime example. The summer of 9/11 (before the
> incident), news was slow and they started
> reporting about shark attacks. For a while, the
> media was making it look like it wasn't safe to
> put your toe in the water. Even had my wife (at
> the time) scared. Then it dropped off, when the
> Russians shot down that Korean airliner.


Except that the Russians shot down the Korean airliner in 1983.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: GetMath ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:13AM

GetHistory Wrote:
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> GetMath Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Prime example. The summer of 9/11 (before the
> > incident), news was slow and they started
> > reporting about shark attacks. For a while,
> the
> > media was making it look like it wasn't safe to
> > put your toe in the water. Even had my wife
> (at
> > the time) scared. Then it dropped off, when
> the
> > Russians shot down that Korean airliner.
>
>
> Except that the Russians shot down the Korean
> airliner in 1983.

My mistake, but not germane to the point. Thanks for playing.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Sheriff Buford T Justice ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:05AM

The Germans got nothing to do with it

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: katiesmith ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:09AM

And this is why kids today are so screwed up and become screwed up adults. Instead of teaching them skills in the real world parents just hoover. When will you stop hoovering and let your kids out of your site? At some time they have to grow up. And if all they know is hoovering the second they get their freedom they are going to be some wild college kids let me tell you.


drew2000 Wrote:
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> JustCurious Wrote:
> The only difference is that we all
> > hear about them because of increased media
> > exposure and social media.
>
> Well yeah, but maybe we are more aware now due to
> the media. If previous generations had more
> awareness, they might have done the same thing.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Enrico Palazzo ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:33AM

hoovering?

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:37AM

I don't think things are any more dangerous than they were in earlier times. I think we are just less willing to accept the risks and inconveniences.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: bubbie ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:57AM


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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: travelteams ()
Date: May 10, 2013 01:10PM

If they wasted their time 'playing' little kids would never make the travel teams thus shaming their parents...

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: The Hard Truth ()
Date: May 10, 2013 01:47PM

It's clearly the fault of all the facist conservitards for calling the cops because "damn kids are on my lawn", "damn kids are playing to loudly" and/or "damn kids are playing in the steet". God help them if they're black kids.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: katiesmith ()
Date: May 10, 2013 01:54PM

I'm all for kids playing outside, but let's remember that kids are kids. If an adult asks a group of kids to leave their property than the kids need to be taught to respect that, not to mention being taught to respect other people property. It's a problem that kids don't play outside. It's also a problem of too many parents who have the attitude my kids can do whatever they want, where ever they want.

The Hard Truth Wrote:
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> It's clearly the fault of all the facist
> conservitards for calling the cops because "damn
> kids are on my lawn", "damn kids are playing to
> loudly" and/or "damn kids are playing in the
> steet". God help them if they're black kids.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Long Timer ()
Date: May 10, 2013 09:56PM

"The Hard Truth" = bigot libtard

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: wishingtobeback ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:58PM

I think there are a few factors involved:

1. The way newer neighborhoods are designed. When I was a kid (I grew up off Newington Road near Springfield in the 80s) there were woods to explore and huge yards (we called "fields") to play sports in. Heck, we hung out at the local neighborhood cemetery! In my neighborhood now, there are no common areas and our homes are 20 feet from the street. It sucks because there are real safety issues involved with keeping kids from getting run over while playing b-ball.

2. Play was spontaneous. Now everything has to be scheduled like sports and "play dates." Little leagues became a cash cow, convincing parents that their child needed to start playing in diapers for their pro-ball career to be set in stone. These leagues started demanding more and more of "family" time.

3. Too many transient people. People don't live in the same neighborhood for decades like before. My parents knew most of the people on our block. Some were quirky and some were nice, but everyone still knew each other.

Just some thoughts. I'm a parent...

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Seymour Butts ()
Date: May 12, 2013 01:35AM

Enrico Palazzo Wrote:
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> Yeah I kinda know the obvious reasons why with
> technology and video games. But what happened to
> kids playing capture-the-flag or sports games or
> making little goals to shoot at or something?


Two words; internet Porn. Kids today are so spoiled with access to all the free porn. Back in my day I had to sneak around to find where dad hid his latest Penthouse. Luckily for me he didn't hide them too well and he was also a customer of the hardcore porn magazine store that used to be in Bailey's Crossroads. I also learn my mother doesn't like to swallow when giving blow jobs from the underlined section in their copy of The Joy of Sex.

I do miss the days of waiting for it to get dark enough to play flashlight tag summer evenings though. I wonder what kids of today will grumble about when they have kids.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 12, 2013 07:38AM

Seymour Butts Wrote:
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>
> Two words; internet Porn. Kids today are so
> spoiled with access to all the free porn. Back in
> my day I had to sneak around to find where dad hid
> his latest Penthouse. Luckily for me he didn't
> hide them too well and he was also a customer of
> the hardcore porn magazine store that used to be
> in Bailey's Crossroads. I also learn my mother
> doesn't like to swallow when giving blow jobs from
> the underlined section in their copy of The Joy of
> Sex.
>
> I do miss the days of waiting for it to get dark
> enough to play flashlight tag summer evenings
> though. I wonder what kids of today will grumble
> about when they have kids.


you have NO KIDS, do you? no, it's NOT all the free porn, ok? ROFLMAO@U that you think just cause YOU are addicted to porn that everyone else is as well hahahahaa!!

@OP - I dunno where you live, but I'm betting it's in a place that simply doesnt have a lotta kids or doesnt have safe places for them to play - PLENTY of kids outside where I live. Take a walk to the park today and you'll see kids outside.
And no, maybe they dont play kids games like you played back in the 1800s (Capture the Flag? WTF? ROFLMAO@U) but yeah, they do play all sorta stuff, ride bikes, fish, explore, etc.

what you are prolly not seeing a lot of is kids playing in the middle of the street , which is WAY MORE RARE around here than I'm sure it was back in the 1800's when you were around :) and you know why that is, I'm sure lol

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Chamomile ()
Date: May 13, 2013 05:42AM

Cause everyone's afraid and paranoid about every single little thing, that they forget to actually live and enjoy life.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Not True ()
Date: May 13, 2013 05:49AM

Not entirely at least. I've lived in the same neighborhood for almost 15 years. When I was growing up, all of the neighborhood kids would hang out outside the bus, play sports, kickballs, ride bikes. It was like 10-15 of us. There were a few familiar neighbors, Mr. George, who was busy drinking Budweiser on his front porch everyday, Miss Patty, whose lawn you wouldn't dare breathe near, and more.

These days, I sometimes see the bus drop the high school kids off and they all slowly meander home. They're not even loud. It's like they're in a trance. Some even have parents waiting for them. Some just walk them home, others wait in their car.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Yup ()
Date: May 13, 2013 05:53AM

And I agree about the porn, even though it was around when I was growing up I was too technologically challenged to really find it. It certainly doesn't leave them much room for guessing, haha, but they'll figure all that out one way or another. Least now that talk will be much simpler!

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Not true is right ()
Date: May 13, 2013 07:13AM

We are in a trance after having to be up at 5:30AM to catch the school bus by 5:55AM. We are tired.

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Yucky24. ()
Date: May 14, 2013 01:05AM

The ugly truth is that nobody actually likes racial diversity. When I was a child, I noticed that most neighborhoods in this area were nearly 100% White. The streets would be absolutely full of kids playing with each other every single day until dark. And on Halloween, there'd actually be *gasp* kids crowding the sidewalks as they went door to door. The adults would also regularly socialize with each other. I also don't remember ever locking our doors.

Now that our neighborhoods look like the UN General Assembly, less and less kids are out socializing with each other. Likewise for the adults as well. Most people just keep to themselves these days. I've also noticed a sharp drop in trick-or-treaters year after year.

Thanks Obama...

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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: Yucky likes the cock ()
Date: May 14, 2013 01:10AM

Yucky24. Wrote:
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> The ugly truth is that nobody actually likes
> racial diversity. When I was a child, I noticed
> that most neighborhoods in this area were nearly
> 100% White. The streets would be absolutely full
> of kids playing with each other every single day
> until dark. And on Halloween, there'd actually be
> *gasp* kids crowding the sidewalks as they went
> door to door. The adults would also regularly
> socialize with each other. I also don't remember
> ever locking our doors.
>
> Now that our neighborhoods look like the UN
> General Assembly, less and less kids are out
> socializing with each other. Likewise for the
> adults as well. Most people just keep to
> themselves these days. I've also noticed a sharp
> drop in trick-or-treaters year after year.
>
> Thanks Obama...
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Re: Why don't kids play outside in neighborhoods anymore?
Posted by: stephen ()
Date: May 14, 2013 11:56AM

It's all about the public fear spread by republicans trying to get votes, and the media cashing in on the fear, so they can sell more dog food ads. I'd be more worried about being killed by a drunk driver, than being kidnapped.

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