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Disturbing incident at parade

October 30, 2013

Kudos to the organizers and participants of this year's Mummer's Parade on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Even with the inclement weather, the parade was a pleasure to watch....

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Garben78

Oct-30-13 5:18 AM

"We were born to mothers who's smoked and drank, our cribs were covered in lead base paint etc etc etc listen to the song. we grew up just fine . What do you want our kids to be surrounded in a protective bubble? Everything we do in life has a certain element to be dangerous to us so with all this said the point of your letter is?

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VinceKnauff

Oct-30-13 5:39 AM

Why don't we pass a law that says that nobody is ever allowed to get hurt. There, that was easy!

I am really tired of people who think they know better than others how best to raise our kids. People like that should just butt out and mind their own business.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-30-13 6:09 AM

If you were really concerned, you should have made the suggestion to the Muncy cheerleader squad or their adult leaders, then and there. Doing it in the paper now has no benefit on those students.

At our company, we have a "stop work policy" such that if anyone sees something dangerous, they can stop work to discuss it and make appropriate changes.

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There is danger in that cheerleading routine whether there is rain or not; should it be done? There is increased chance of accidents when driving in the rain or snow so should we cease that activity? Athletes are hurt when they compete in football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball so should we stop?

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 6:11 AM

Gee...how bold the "HEY, YOU KIDS...GET OUTTA MY YARD!!" T-Bagger axillary has gotten!!

"My 93 year old mother and my husband and I had a great time..."

This is (obviously) an older-woman, showing concern for much-younger women. I'm sure she has no designs to start taking-your-guns, next.

You couldn't (simply) let this one (letter) pass...without one, more display o' your paranoia??

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leaningright

Oct-30-13 6:28 AM

Why do we tell children they have to wear a bicycle helmet until age 12 (The law)and let adults ride motorcycles without helmets? We make all kinds of ridiculous decisions, some good, some bad. Good thought about the cheerleaders safety but it is not going to change anything.

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metalhead

Oct-30-13 6:42 AM

Hey Shaman, I know a good psych. Dr. I could put you in touch.

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Premier

Oct-30-13 6:54 AM

Sham have you EVER "let one letter pass" without some form of Liberal "paranoid" response about the Tea Party, FOX News or Rush Limbaugh?

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Premier

Oct-30-13 6:56 AM

See: Tea Party to speak to Patriots, Sham gets scared....soils diaper.

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underwood

Oct-30-13 7:42 AM

Actually Sandra has a good point; while there is risk in most things we do it’s prudent to control the risk where possible. Flying cheerleader stunts under the described conditions seem a bit reckless to me too.

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CMReeder

Oct-30-13 8:07 AM

Woman shows concern over safety gets blasted for it.

This was good letter. It should be noted that cheerleaders have coaches. Which means adult supervision. Let's recap, rain, wet skin and clothing, girl thrown into air flipping and catching. Lets now add that the road they are on is now wet which makes it slicker and they are wearing sneakers which are now getting wet.

For some of you we should ignore what is going on and just enjoy the show of a young woman who is now wet and being tossed like a rag doll for your pleasure. Some of you are going to knock Sham for his post.

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leaningright

Oct-30-13 8:13 AM

"Some of you are going to knock Sham for his post". - CM Reeder

Yes, i think Shaman had his head knocked off of the pavement for sure and he has never recovered!

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:19 AM

Sham have you EVER "let one letter pass" without some form of Liberal "paranoid" response about the Tea Party, FOX News or Rush Limbaugh?" - Premier

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That's pretty-much the T-Baggers' choice.

BTW...you forgot about The NY Post (the National Enquirer's "little-sister").

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:20 AM

"Hey Shaman, I know a good psych. Dr." - metalhead

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I'll bet you do.

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CitizenQ

Oct-30-13 8:24 AM

Shaman posts: "You couldn't (simply) let this one (letter) pass...without one, more display o' your paranoia??"

Well Mr. Shaman, one could say the same to you. You couldn't let this one letter pass without one more "T-bagger" comment??

You preach consistency. However, I think you confuse consistency with repetition. Your constant repetitiveness makes your communications feel disingenuous and canned. Your beliefs might carry more weight if you tried changing up the way you phrase something or come at it from a different angle.

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CitizenQ

Oct-30-13 8:33 AM

Just for the record, I do agree with Phil, Chuck and Sham that the stunt was reckless and unnecessary for that specific event. I understand we can't put our children in a bubble but precautions should be taken to keep them safe when possible. Throwing in a reckless stunt during a parade in less than perfect conditions was not necessary.

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djzlucky

Oct-30-13 8:39 AM

For those of you that are so obviously against this LTE...did you actually attend the parade yourselves and see/feel the conditions? I did and at times it was downright uncomfortable.

Also, the parade committee would most likely be very receptive to this letter as they've already proven they care about safety. One of the major changes they made this year banned the throwing of candy from vehicles to prevent kids from running onto the parade route for "misses". I was right around the corner from the letter writer and watched as the float from the Cellblock was made to leave the parade for ignoring this new policy.

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CMReeder

Oct-30-13 8:50 AM

Leaningright, I see you still did not get that big bug removed from your arse when it comes to Sham or any other liberal.

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FormerEastEnder

Oct-30-13 9:15 AM

Rubber (sneakers) on wet asphalt has a greater friction rate than on dry asphalt.. basic phsyics..

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FormerEastEnder

Oct-30-13 9:15 AM

*physics

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leaningright

Oct-30-13 9:20 AM

Mr Reeder, i do like Bob Beckel so i actually do like at least one Liberal. There you go!

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leaningright

Oct-30-13 9:49 AM

Mr Reeder- i also have two sisters that are liberal and i love them!

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eriklatranyi

Oct-30-13 9:52 AM

Cheerleaders are not coerced into joining the squad.

There are consent forms that parents must sign.

There are coaches who train the cheerleaders.

There are multiple practices.

But people who were not part of this process want to put a stop to it because THEY think its dangerous.

This is a great example of individual liberty under attack.

Individuals made choice, knowing all the risks, accepting the potential consequences, but a group of know-it-all's want to remove that choice.

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CitizenQ

Oct-30-13 10:05 AM

Erik, although I often agree with you comments I think there are times when you look for a liberal behind every tree. This was not an attack on anyone individually but rather an opinion on the recklessness of an act. Yes they are trained, yes they have parental consent and yes they have multiple practices. However, those practices are not held outside during inclement weather and during school events I know for a fact that many coaches ban air stunts and pyramid builds if the weather is rainy (or snowy in some cases). They cheer to keep up the team and audience spirit, but they put in precautionary measures to keep the girls (or boys) safe. It's just my opinion but I believe the same should have been practiced for this event.

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leaningright

Oct-30-13 10:24 AM

This is a great example of individual liberty under attack.

"Individuals made choice, knowing all the risks, accepting the potential consequences, but a group of know-it-all's want to remove that choice. "-ericlatranyi

Eric, i have to disagree,not to beat the drum on the helmet wearing for motorcyclists but, If i am driving down the road on my motorcycle and a car pulls out and i can't stop and i fly off through the air and bang my head on the street and am forever a vegetable requiring constant lifetime care, who pays? SSI? Which is us, the taxpayers. This is not individual liberty under attack, it is common sense i think.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-30-13 10:35 AM

CitizenQ:

So, you don't trust the coach to do his job?

That is why liberals don't like private ownership of firearms, they don't trust you.

Have faith that the coach evaluated the situation and made the right decision.

But too many do not have faith in their fellow man.

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