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Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

That is not KFH is it not?!?!?!?

But still shows the kid has tenacity to keep going etc.

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It wasn't that bad a knock and I didn't really see it as all that funny. Injuries to kids never are - they're too innocent to assess risk. But I think that helmets for the little ones are a good idea because they're far more likely to be injured due to their inexperience and developing anatomy. It has absolutely nothing to do with PC, it's pure practicality. When they grow up a little, gain some experience, and their noggins harden, they can dispense with the helmet.

We take precautions based upon potential risk. It is a non sequitur that safety precautions are unnecessary because some people don't die or are seriously injured. No one is advocating that the kid get rid of his life jacket, yet he is far more likely to be injured by the boom than by drowning. Yet the logic is the same for wearing both safety devices.

By example, I don't wear a helmet when riding a dirt bike around the neighborhood. I'm far less likely to fall due to my experience and very slow speed. But when I'm training and riding a road bike at 20+MPH there is no way that I'd be without a helmet. The same logic applies to life preservers. Some people fall overboard and are picked up, but that doesn't mean that I'm not wearing my inflatable when the circumstances increase my likelihood of going over the side.

BTW - My daughter had to wear a lifejacket until she could tread water for 10 minutes. By then, I was willing to accept the risk that I could get back to her in time. And she wore a helmet when she was little and riding her bike. I've seen a kid in a casket that died from a similar head injury. Nothing PC about that.
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Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

I have to agree with Sabreman. Those who get their panties in a bunch over "PC" or "safety issues" just because back in the old days their old man would hit them in the head with a baseball bat to learn them all about pain and they made it through life just fine because of it are living in the past.

Newsflash.... .... ... .... We all went through that, some of us just figured out that it was stupid to be stupid.

Get over it. People wear helmets so that they don't either die or end up not being doing the things they love due to brain injury.

Go run with scissors, ride without a helmet or work in S.E. Asia in a non OSHA factory and loose a few digits if you choose. But don't lambaste other people for being smart.

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Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

The helmet saved his forehead. He was ducking at the start, then stood up. Yes I laughed at the little bugger.

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I don't like the younger generation I think the rod was spared & we have hell to pay! Safety is good if they use it But;It is not a substitute for useing that stuff between your ears!...Dale

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I have to agree with Sabreman. Those who get their panties in a bunch over "PC" or "safety issues" just because back in the old days their old man would hit them in the head with a baseball bat to learn them all about pain and they made it through life just fine because of it are living in the past.

Newsflash.... .... ... .... We all went through that, some of us just figured out that it was stupid to be stupid.

Get over it. People wear helmets so that they don't either die or end up not being doing the things they love due to brain injury.

Go run with scissors, ride without a helmet or work in S.E. Asia in a non OSHA factory and loose a few digits if you choose. But don't lambaste other people for being smart.

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Yep the children are a big problem have been for a couple of years now.


"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for
authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place
of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their
households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They
contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties
at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato, according to William L.
Patty and Louise S. Johnson, Personality and Adjustment, p. 277
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Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

Helmets?
We didn't need no stinkin' helmets.

That said it is your choice to put them on your kids or not. I've got no kids and I barely wear a PFD when sailing. There is a time and a place for everything.

It is the same the world over in time and space.

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I have a 21 year old, a 15 year old, and a 3 year old. The first two didn't wear helmets when they learned to sail. I am guessing the 3 year old will. I don't care. It's about the sailing not the helmet!

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Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

Good on the nipper for getting a clonk, getting his sh*t together and carrying on. Was pretty funny though, I always laugh when kids cry on America's Funniest Home Videos too. I must be bad.

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