Entertainment What happened to kids playing outside?

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  1. Ganggreen87

    Ganggreen87 Well-Known Member

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    Remember all the tv ads about slowing down while driving over the summer kids are outside playing?

    There are NO kids in my neighborhood or within two neighborhoods ever outside playing. WTF?! Unreal Oregon weather no kids playing catch, riding bikes, shooting hoops nothing. Went home last week to Conneticut same there. I was outside playing with my son and it was a ghost town and the weather is perfect.

    What the hell happened to kids playing outside ALL day? In the summers as a kid we would be outside from 9am till 10 or 11pm and love it. Building forts, starting fires, reading hidden porno mags, playing baseball or basketball and at night jumping in newborns pools.

    Never see a kid outside anymore, really sad.
     
  2. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

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    Look at this one. I wouldn't want to run into him in a park on the wrong day.

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  3. DinnerSocks

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    "Outside" is full of dangerous things like strangers, bullies, and racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/islamaphobia that could potentially hurt the national treasure that is our precious, little snowflakes. :grad:
     
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    I live in a condo in NJ, yes I own it too, and I am surrounded by kids all year long.

    It's nice having them around. Plus they all love my dogs. They all think they look like wolves.

    Kind of a bummer to not have the energy that kids bring to a neighborhood.

    I'm sorry you're missing that.
     
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    VarmintSam Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    A lot has changed since 1805.
     
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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    The media in this country has scared the shit out of everyone. There is a pedophile, rapist, kidnapper around every corner. Your children are never safe if left unattended inside or outside. They will die horrible deaths if they are not being supervised by an adult.
     
  7. Ganggreen87

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    Kids Bing fun and energy and community to a neighborhood. Parents outside talking etc
    My neighborhood has tons of kids, none of them come outside. Perhaps I freak them out :)
     
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    I thought they were all outside playing Pokemon. :dontknow:
     
  9. Donkey Patrol

    Donkey Patrol The Mouthy One Gold

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    Have you tried PS4 or Xbox 1? You wouldn't want to go out either

    There are a lot of sick fuckers out there trying to snatch kids

    It ain't like the "good old days" anymore

    What the fuck happened to us?
     
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    Yeah but they need to go outside in order to meet chicks.
     
  11. Ving

    Ving Well-Known Member

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    This wouldn't be a problem if the kids had guns. There no problem in America that a gun doesn't solve.


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    I'm not so sure that is a "thing" anymore

    Lots of metrosexuals running around now

    Not to mention, they can do that on their phones
     
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    When I was a kid during the summer my buddy Scott would come over at 7AM every morning. He'd wake me up, my pap would make us breakfast, and we'd be out the door by 7:30. We'd meet up with our buddies and would be out fucking around all day. At some point during the day we'd all end up at someone's house and their mom would make us lunch. We'd all head home around 6 for dinner and then meet up about 7 and fuck around until dark when all of the kids on our block would play huge games of hide and seek. Kids these days are huge faggots.
     
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    People are so narcissistic. No one gives a fuck about their faggot kids. My sister freaks out that someone is going to kidnap my 11yo nephew. He's a little faggot. Any kidnapper would let him go after about 15 minutes of him being a dick.
     
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    Cable news networks and it's need to fill programming


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    Went for a short bike ride last night around town . Saw lots of kids jumping and diving off an old pier into the harbour, was fun to see.
     
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    If there was the internet, Xbox1/Ps4 gaming, and Netflix, I wouldn't have left the house either as a kid.
     
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    Those days are done. I have 2 kids and neither them or their friends are ever outside.
     
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    It is good that people like Ving understand the problem and offer a solution. Too often a solution is not offered by those who state a problem.

    I have lived in my current home for 10 years. There is a family two houses from me with two children. I have only seen them outside twice. The other children in the neighborhood have told me they are "The Vampire Family"!
     
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    theyre not allowed in the sun
    forget the park