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Old 03-13-2013, 03:11 AM   #31
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I'm worried that by the time I have kids society will corrupt them. Already we are raising a new generation of scared, close minded, nurtured, media trusting, government trusting, helpless, lazy, cowards. It's because of things like this. Kids need to be kids. Let them learn and think on their own.
Cheers to that brother. Amen and god help us all! I have a 18 month old and another on the way. Thankfully they are girls for this reason...but still I have a long road ahead of me
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Didn't they make them out of lead or pewter back in the day?



The whole topic is backa**wards.. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have it right by deglorifying war. Show that death is permanent and war is hell.

My buddy and his siblings grew up strict and sheltered, both his sister's are now straight up whores...
Mine were plastic.

I had a buddy raised similar, ABSOLUTELY no toy guns, toy soldiers, or anything of the kind. He and 1 brother and at least 1 sister but I think 2 of them out of 8 kids did a hitch in the marines before going on to college or on with the rest of thier lives.
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My brothers and I had them little green plastic suckers back in the late 1950's and early 1960's. We had large vacant fields around our house and made quite large dioramas with these little green plastic guys. Sometimes we would use fire crackers to blow them up.

We would buy bags of them at the corner store when we went there to buy comic books or candy as we went through alot of them. If I remember correct a bag of them were about $1.00 or less back then.

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Remember the ones with the plastic parachutes? My friends and i took turns winding the chute around dude, chunking him up toward the sun, and watching to see where the lil dude landed.

I will say though, that i would've expected some crap over army figures on cupcakes in a public school in this day and time.
The best ones were the firework version that shot the bigger ones up prolly about a 100 feet....

Now THOSE were awesome,first thing id look for on 4th of July.
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Do not ever believe that the brave and noble men fighting in the sand box, or those who fought in VN, are lesser in any way than the soldiers of WW2 and Korea.

In fact, those of today may shine even brighter since they are all volunteers.

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The sad part is you can't let your kids run free all day anymore without worrying about someone taking them or doing messed up stuff to them ...... scares the crap out of me because I've got a 4 year old girl

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The sad part is you can't let your kids run free all day anymore without worrying about someone taking them or doing messed up stuff to them ...... scares the crap out of me because I've got a 4 year old girl
Somebody needs a German Shepherd puppy to dress in ribbons and such (that makes them really mean i hear ).
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Somebody needs a German Shepherd puppy to dress in ribbons and such (that makes them really mean i hear ).
My girls will put pink bows on my poor lab-German Shepard. He just smiles and wags his tail... Until something annoys him, then he kills it. He (while decked out in pink bows) ate a coyote that got too close to his puppy humans.
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We went thru bags of the little green men as kids and how many remember cap guns??? Went thru a few of them as well.

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...how many remember cap guns??? Went thru a few of them as well.
Everyone in my neighborhood had cap guns. What were the green ones with the glue on the back called? Me and every kid I knew in my neighborhood would be locked up today by the pc police.
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