re:metal bat


The sound of an aluminum bat hitting a ball, akin to someone scraping fingernails on a blackboard, is a crime against nature, Mom and Apple Pie, and could only be enjoyed by some dufus who wears his baseball cap backwards ... indeed, there oughta be a law!
Now, someone else's turn ...
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If all you have to worry about is loosing the use of a metal baseball bat, you are missing a lot that is going on. In the supposed "land of the free", citizens of the US these days, seem to be loosing rights and privileges faster that one can keep up with. All the various levels of governments have a "need" or "desire" to keep everyone under tight control, in case they learn what the politicians are really up to.

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Orwell was a little pessimistic in how quickly it would happen but we seem to be headed down that path.
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On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 01:43:14 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@fellspt.charm.net () wrote:

What do you mean? We're at war with Terror. We've ALWAYS been at war with Terror. Take a few minutes to hate Terror today, then go enjoy your doubleplus rations. Big Brother knows best. Habeus Corpus? Is that a new restaurant? I don't know what you mean.
I tell ya, it's doubleplus ungood these days.
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Agreed - and those who don't/can't learn really shouldn't be in the gene pool anyway. BBgun wounds, skinned knees, stitches, and the like
have all been influential (and perhaps beneficial) parts of my life so
far, and if we as a society enforce rules preventing those things in the name of safety or progress, I think we've taken something from future generations. OTOH, I'm thankful for SOME of the modern conveniences/intrusions into
our lives - I'd have a good-sized dent in my head if it weren't for a bike helmet, for example. But if some guy WANTS to drive his crotch-rocket at 90mph without a helmet to "feel the wind in his hair," he should have the right to do so (provided I don't have to pay
his life support bills for the next 50 years). Overall, I see freedom and responsibility and privacy being gradually eroded in the US, and I'm not sure I like or believe the "safer" future to which we're heading. How about some opinions from our European or Canadian or Australian friends? Thanks for the chance to rant a bit, Andy
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That's just it, most of the idiots wind up on welfare or what ever or life support. Who's paying for that? Good chance if he had been wearing the helmet, he could be at work paying for some other idiot's screw up.

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And that's one of the hidden dangers of a welfare state. What should be an individual choice becomes the government's business when the consequences of that choice can require expenditure of the government's money.

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Andy wrote: Snip

Here in West Oz it's like being in shackles. It just seems that people don't want to take responsabilty for their action any more so the Govt. thinks it has to step in and be Mum and Dad to all. I won't go into our ridicules Gun Laws. Some things like the compulsory wearing of seat belts and helmets on Motor bikes do sent cost money to implement and cause very little hard ship or inconvience on the general population. Others like not being able to transport people in the back of utes are bloody stupid. This law has meant that if more than 2 or 3(Bench seat) blokes are working some where 2 vehicles have to be taken. You can't even give someone a lift if both front front seats are taken. This intrusion into our lives start with local councils and goes right to Fed Govt.. In Kal the Council says you can't place a "For Sale Sign" in you car and park it in a public place e.g. normal parking position on the street. State Govt. States that you can't sell home made jams and cakes etc. at fates and fairs. It just goes on and on. Thanks for the invite to whinge a bit Now off my soap box and to work ;) regards John
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Of my growing concern is the "Food Police". I have enough of official Gov. agencies telling me what I can and cannot do. Now some small vocal group is going to tell me what not to eat. Bite Me......errr that might be unhealthy.......Pass the animal fat please.

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