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Old 02-24-2015, 03:39 PM
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It seems apt that sledding restriction is indicative of this country going downhill.
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
It seems apt that sledding restriction is indicative of this country going downhill.
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
It seems apt that sledding restriction is indicative of this country going downhill.
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:34 PM
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I really feel you have your heart in the right place and have the peoples best interest in mind,but society as we knew it has also changed mostly for the worst. Do you realize that a huge amount of damages are paid out by states and municipalities for settlements incurred by individuals pursuing their own thing, such as sled-ridding among others.

Lawyers are always on a lovefest representing such folks simply because they know taxpayers have potentially endlessly deep pocketbooks that could put them on easy street for life because they left one tree on the sled-course and someone managed to strike it with their sled.
Let's deconstruct that for a minute.
"huge amount of damages are paid out" That means that freeloaders are sue happy.
"Lawyers are always on a lovefest representing such folks" That means that freeloaders are sue happy.
"endlessly deep pocketbooks" Maybe if so many people didn't try to get out of jury duty, more "normal" people would be on juries?

I wish I had the answer, but we turn into more of a nanny state every day - the rest of you just haven't caught up to Massachusetts yet.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
It seems apt that sledding restriction is indicative of this country going downhill.
I see what you did there.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:12 PM
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The nanny state is worse than the police state in a way,

" Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "

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