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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:42 pm 
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a.k.a "crazes sweeping the nation"

We saw this a couple of years ago with scooters. Now here the Mail are calling for some elf-n-safety fascism over those coloured band things that the kids are wearing these days:

The boy who was BLINDED by a loom band: Doctors warn of dangers of craze sweeping Britain's schools

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The incident happened as carer Mrs Lawrence sat with her children at their £100,000 semi-detached home

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:06 pm 
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Of course in the past no child has never been hurt messing around with elastic bands!

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My house is a dump in the middle of nowhere and it's worth twice that. Ex-local authority in the middle of a sink estate?

I'm not impressed. I refuse to panic until a middle class kid has been blinded.


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Loom bands almost cost my son his fingers: Father's fury after boy, eight, fell asleep with them wrapped round digits - and they turned BLACK


Who wants black loom bands anyway?

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The landscape gardener quickly took a snap of Brandon on his phone before removing the bands from his right hand

"Oh no! Do I take them off now, or after taking a photo for the Daily Mail fury article?"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z37AVdBsrn

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:40 pm 
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sporran wrote:
a.k.a "crazes sweeping the nation"

We saw this a couple of years ago with scooters. Now here the Mail are calling for some elf-n-safety fascism over those coloured band things that the kids are wearing these days:

The boy who was BLINDED by a loom band: Doctors warn of dangers of craze sweeping Britain's schools

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The incident happened as carer Mrs Lawrence sat with her children at their £100,000 semi-detached home


If only they'd played with conkers!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=daily ... 22+conkers


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:35 pm 
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Oh you all mock now, but think of what this could lead to! Sure today it's only Loom Bands, but tomorrow it'll be French knitting, then crochet, and before you know it the nation is overrun with roaming gangs of yarn bombers and then no one will be safe from the scourge of decorative handy crafts, NO ONE!

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I, for one, welcome the arrival of our new knitted overlords.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:22 am 
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Just wait until towels start getting flicked. You can have someone's eye out with them as well.

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It's loom bands now, then towels.

It's elf n' safety gone mad I tell ya.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Sort of related:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2690497/I-kind-feel-bad-people-past-Kids-react-pity-Game-Boy-hilarious-video.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-field

Almost every single pissing comment on this article invents some bizzaro fused-to-screens generation and then despairs of it.

Yes, the Game Boy was ace, but it's three times older than these kids, it's no surprise that they don't know what to make of it, it's like saying I'm spoilt because I would be bewildered by the idea of listening to static-filled Jazz on a wooden radio for hours.

Every generation think their ancestors had it tough without what they had growing up and think their descendants are growing up in a weird and scary world. It amazes me how many people have so little awareness that they will confidently declare that they had the perfect childhood. Mega Drive and SM:TV is fine but Xboxes and iPhones will turn kids into zombies.


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Hoodies, polo shirts and jeans for new look Guides: Organisation's uniform revamp will allow girls to mix and match what they wear
Woggles and neck scarves make way for zip-up polo shirts
Girl Guide uniform has been updated for the first time in 14 years
Female designers quizzed current Guides on what they wanted to wear
Girls wanted comfort, but to preserve their own style and not look 'boyish'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3AAcFD4tC

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The Guide movement has really lost it over recent years. Guides and leaders are leaving in droves and those that remain are deeply unhappy about the way tradition is being ditched in the name of meaningless political correctness. The guide promise now requires guides to be 'true to themselves' - whatever that means. How long before the Guides follow the lead of football clubs and introduce a new uniform every year or so. The advantage of having the same uniform is that it can be passed on, and the present uniform is ideal, cleans well and is casually sporty. Many guides give their old uniforms to their group when they grow out of it, or leave, and the uniforms are passed on to other guides.

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Another British institution which was fit for purpose, ruined by political correctness. Why, because it held onto it's Christian values of family, country and selflessness.

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Can hardly compare with the smart uniform I proudly wore when I was a Girl Guide during the 1940s and '50s.

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Hoodies? But we wont be able to distinguish young street thugs from girl guides now...

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And badges are to be awarded for Shoplifting,rapping and skinning up


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:20 am 
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Girl guides mix and match. Slebs accessorise.

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Can hardly compare with the smart uniform I proudly wore when I was a Girl Guide during the 1940s and '50s.



Yep, nothing like the good old days.

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