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Children to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules
The Telegraph ^ | Oct 11,2011 | Bruno Waterfield

Posted on 10/10/2011 9:46:30 AM PDT by expat1000

Children are to be banned from taking part in traditional Christmas games, from blowing up balloons to blowing on party whistles, because of new EU safety rules that have just entered into force.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: children; kids
"Toys and activities, such as blowing up balloons, are part and parcel of the type of children's play that helps them become independent and self-reliant," he said.
Which is precisely the reason that the socialists are opposed to them.
1 posted on 10/10/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

That’s the game Mr. Reardon and the sooner you wise up the better.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 9:47:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: expat1000

For me, it would depend upon what’s inside that balloon.

gas-o-line...


3 posted on 10/10/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: expat1000

“But the European Commission has insisted that the new safety legislation was needed to prevent “horror stories”.”

I live over here and the EU is a bit of a “horror story”!


4 posted on 10/10/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT by lowbuck (The Blue Card (US Passport) Don't leave home without it.)
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To: expat1000
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The EU is facing a huge debt crisis and they're worried about balloons?

BTW, 99 red balloons is a great song.

5 posted on 10/10/2011 10:01:21 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: expat1000

I’ll bet Karl Marx coloring books haven’t been banned yet.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 10:03:01 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: expat1000
All teddie bears meant for children under the age of three will now have to be fully washable because EU regulators are concerned that dirty cuddly toys could spread disease and infection.

And be sure to put the deck chairs on the starboard side to get a better view of the icebergs.

7 posted on 10/10/2011 10:03:56 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: expat1000
Bureaucrats must die!!!!!!
8 posted on 10/10/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: expat1000
Oh the humanity!
9 posted on 10/10/2011 10:15:02 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: expat1000

Can they play with clackers and lawn darts?


10 posted on 10/10/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: bgill

Reason number 17,943 why brits drink so much.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 10:30:06 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: expat1000
Another EU official admitted that the new regulations could be difficult to understand but insisted that safety experts knew best.

Typical socialist. We, the bureaucratic class, know best. So shut-up, bend over, and take it.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 10:37:09 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: expat1000

I didn’t allow my children to blow up balloons because they could inhale them and choke on them. But I wouldn’t want the government to tell me they couldn’t do it. I want to make that decision, whether others agree with me or not.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 10:44:42 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: expat1000

Like a kid could blow up a 260Q.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 10:53:14 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Allert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: expat1000

Who came up with this crap? Burger Meister Burger?


16 posted on 10/10/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: expat1000

The Europeans are absolutly insane. God help them!


17 posted on 10/10/2011 11:08:59 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: All

However, muslim children are still allowed to blow themselves up.


18 posted on 10/10/2011 11:17:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Made In The USA
That's Burgermiester Miesterburger to you!.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 11:28:38 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: expat1000; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Any takers for leaving the EU yet? Now they’re attacking balloons and whistles!

Motherf*cking Nanny State PING!


20 posted on 10/10/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: expat1000

Europe never had the notion of inalienable rights, so all they have to fall back on is criticizing regulators as killjoys. You....MEANIES!


21 posted on 10/10/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Of the declared candidates: (1) Perry, (2) Cain. I'll happily vote for either if he's the nominee.)
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To: expat1000
"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." -- C.S. Lewis
22 posted on 10/10/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Of the declared candidates: (1) Perry, (2) Cain. I'll happily vote for either if he's the nominee.)
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To: kosciusko51

The funniest part is where the EU declares that a popped balloon should be disposed of safely. Yes, I always keep popped balloons around in case I may need them later.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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25 posted on 10/11/2011 3:32:17 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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[eyeroll] Europe's chirren respond:


26 posted on 10/11/2011 4:29:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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27 posted on 10/12/2011 4:45:00 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
As I recall, it was safety issues that lead to the Burgermeister Meisterburger's ban on toys.

28 posted on 10/12/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: Noamie
or me, it would depend upon what’s inside that balloon. gas-o-line...

Amateur. My dad once filled a balloon from an acetyline tank for his welding torch on 4th of July and lit a rag under it. Loudest and brightest bang I've ever heard.
29 posted on 10/12/2011 7:15:55 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I thought that was a “huge manatee”...

:-P


30 posted on 10/13/2011 1:49:32 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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