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You must be MATURE to walk around a mall!

“No One Under 17 Should Be Unaccompanied at the Mall”

. If some kids sometimes shoplift or get into fights, is that reason enough to ban them ALL from the mall without an adult? The people in this news report don’t even ponder that far-reaching question. So let’s rephrase it: If men sometimes shoplift or get into fights, is that reason enough to ban them […]

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I pray for the girl in this picture!

Beware the Glittery Hairband!

. Remember the Mantra of Our Times: If it happened once to anyone, anywhere you should start worrying about it now! As WLKY reports: LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Nearly two weeks ago, Audree Kopp was in the middle of moving into her new home.  In the midst of the chaos, she noticed a growing bump on her […]

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Remember to be afraid of random things that are rare and that you have no control over. It's so important!

The New York Times to America: Don’t Forget to Panic!

. In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, the New York Times ran an article titled, “Fear in the Air, Americans Look Over Their Shoulders.” Really? Have we truly become convinced, as a country, that we are in CONSTANT danger? The writer culled his quotes from the NY Times’ query to the public: “How […]

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Maybe they shouldn't make gingerale/maraschino cherry flavor?

Kids Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer: CNN’s Latest Fear

. A bunch of you sent me this CNN piece about the hidden dangers (every TV producer’s favorite kind!) of hand sanitizer. While the video is about teens deliberately drinking the stuff, the written story is about Purell-pickled nippers, and that’s what I’d like to discuss today. It starts with a story that’s almost too strange […]

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Is this guy in your laundry hamper?

The Hidden Dangers of the Laundry Hamper!

. Safety hysteria is everywhere, but nowhere more obvious than in “must read” warnings to parents, like the ones discussed below. A mom named Alisha emailed to say, “As a former paramedic I’m all for safety, but I am frustrated on a daily basis with other people’s perception of what is dangerous.” . Me too. […]

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Did you know you cannot buy a white van without proof that you are a predator?

Police Report: A Boy Got Into White Van. You Know What THAT Means!

. Sometimes, you gotta print the whole story, just to prove that THIS IS THE WHOLE STORY.  Note what is missing. (Hint: It’s not the child.) WNYT reports that: Schenectady police investigate possible missing child 09/01/2015  Schenectady police are investigating a report of a possible missing child. They say an unconfirmed third party saw a […]

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