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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Corded Window Blinds are now on the contraband list too. So buy them while you can.

    Why would that be ?

    Soon we'll all be taking orders and making road trips like we used to do for Coors beer and fireworks.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,988
    The corded blinds are apparently choking children...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,480
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The corded blinds are apparently choking children...

    YEP just was shopping for a few sets none come with cords to raise and lower them. Now it's all push up or pull down from the bottom spring assisted. I can't say I miss the cords those were the first to wear out on me, wonder how long the spring will last?
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,919
    OMG what an overreach, protecting small children and pets.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The corded blinds are apparently choking children...

    I call B.S. on that. Know what's choking children ? Bad parenting.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,634
    Last I looked windows do not extend low enough for a small child or pet to even reach them, so I call BS on the cords choking them.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,480
    F1nut wrote: »
    Last I looked windows do not extend low enough for a small child or pet to even reach them, so I call BS on the cords choking them.

    Some blinds had very long cords you were to trim off. Most never did trim off excess or tie them up so kids and critters could not get into them.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 38
    If we didn't have lips,there wouldn't be any need for straws!
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,535
    tonyb wrote: »
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Corded Window Blinds are now on the contraband list too. So buy them while you can.

    Why would that be ?

    Soon we'll all be taking orders and making road trips like we used to do for Coors beer and fireworks.

    Careful about talking about fireworks. They are coming next after the balloons.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,565
    tonyb wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The corded blinds are apparently choking children...

    I call B.S. on that. Know what's choking children ? Bad parenting.

    I agree completely. My cords for the vertical blinds are placed well out of reach, and my son is never out of my sight.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    You have to teach kids what is acceptable behavior, what not to touch. Just like we do with our stereo gear.

    Reminds me of the whole flame retardant mattress thing. If your dumb enough to fall asleep with a cigarette in your hand, or place a space heater on top of a mattress, you deserve to go up in flames. Just mother nature weeding out is all.

    I was recently looking at telescopes for the grandkids, every one has a big warning label on it....to not look directly at the sun.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,783

    I agree completely. My cords for the vertical blinds are placed well out of reach, and my son is never out of my sight.

    Guess I was one of those "bad" parents because though monitored closely, my two kids were certainly out of sight at times.

    I didn't know the cords were gone due to kids choking, but I do like the new ones without cords. They look much nicer IMO.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,760
    This thread just oozes intelligence and compassion. Almost brings a tear to my eye...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,966
    I let my kids play with knives

    They learned quick
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    edited August 21
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    5 to go!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,601
    tonyb wrote: »
    You have to teach kids what is acceptable behavior, what not to touch. Just like we do with our stereo gear.

    Reminds me of the whole flame retardant mattress thing. If your dumb enough to fall asleep with a cigarette in your hand, or place a space heater on top of a mattress, you deserve to go up in flames. Just mother nature weeding out is all.

    I was recently looking at telescopes for the grandkids, every one has a big warning label on it....to not look directly at the sun.

    Ban the sun!!!!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,565
    edited August 21
    I took a .22 rifle to school in 4th grade for show and tell...

    This is the mascot for Canoga Park High School...

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    Surprised every day I drive past this school that this is still allowed, given the climate we live in today.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,919
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I let my kids play with knives

    They learned quick

    My kids had to cut their own umbilical cords. Still, I am for anything to make the environment safer. Like it is said, if one life is saved it is worth it.

    Any parent would agree.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    This thread just oozes intelligence and compassion. Almost brings a tear to my eye...

    Dude, we all have compassion for those that get hurt, even lose a life. However we also carry distain for parents who don't at least try to child proof their homes, supervise, or just simply pay attention. Sometimes no matter what you do, crap happens. Sometimes it's avoidable also if a responsible person was in charge.

    It's impossible to keep trying to ban every little thing that may hurt you in this world. We should pay more attention to parenting, behavior, instead of having our heads buried in phones/Ipads/social media.

    Think I'm wrong ? Look around at a mall/restaurant/beach....parents have their heads buried in their phones while the kids run around or misbehave. Not everyone, but certainly a lot. This texting and driving stuff is a nightmare too, had to yell at some lady just this morning to put the darn thing down and pay attention.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    Straws? We don't need no stinking straws!

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,760
    tonyb wrote: »
    Think I'm wrong ? Look around at a mall/restaurant/beach....parents have their heads buried in their phones while the kids run around or misbehave. Not everyone, but certainly a lot. This texting and driving stuff is a nightmare too, had to yell at some lady just this morning to put the darn thing down and pay attention.

    Hmm...I for one am still upset that we banned open containers in Texas and mama has to wear her seat belt. Darned many state!
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,159
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sorry, the real point this threads makes is that there are too many whiny, irresponsible, lacking basic common sense snowflakes walking around these days.
    ^^^ who hold positions of power and/or influence, don't forget that part.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,582
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Think I'm wrong ? Look around at a mall/restaurant/beach....parents have their heads buried in their phones while the kids run around or misbehave. Not everyone, but certainly a lot. This texting and driving stuff is a nightmare too, had to yell at some lady just this morning to put the darn thing down and pay attention.

    Hmm...I for one am still upset that we banned open containers in Texas and mama has to wear her seat belt. Darned many state!

    You might like New Hampshire. :|
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,526
    I was shocked to hear about drywall mud buckets that all of us car washers coveted for 20 years becoming a DANGER to small children. I think I heard a couple or two lost their children when the unwatched children looked over the edge and fell into water that was left in them. SO SAD for sure!

    I agree that kids are a handful and a 24 hr. a day job.

    I saw where they put on ALL 5 gal buckets the past 20 years about the "child tipping into them head first". I like the warning a lot!
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,350
    edited August 21
    I am going to make my own blinds out of red, white, and blue plastic straws !!!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,760
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sorry, the real point this threads makes is that there are too many whiny, irresponsible, lacking basic common sense snowflakes walking around these days.

    Wow I’m sorry I thought this thread was about the environment not irresponsible snowflakes; I’m so confused! Will you please enlighten me oh zen master of critical thinking???

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,526
    edited August 21
    I don't know about the millions of straws going into the trash but I CAN see people on boats finishing their drinks and tossing the straws overboard.

    I say "No straws on boats...ONLY". Saving "Ocean fish and amphibians and other sea going animals", that's where the concern lies, right?
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,634
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sorry, the real point this threads makes is that there are too many whiny, irresponsible, lacking basic common sense snowflakes walking around these days.

    Wow I’m sorry I thought this thread was about the environment not irresponsible snowflakes; I’m so confused! Will you please enlighten me oh zen master of critical thinking???

    Oh my, you are confused. I'd be happy to send you a thousand plastic straws on the zen master.
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