View Full Version : Government as far as the eye can see

08-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Carol Brown

Stop! Hold everything you're doing right now and look around. Can you see anything that could inadvertently harm a child?

Got paperclips out on your desk? Lock them away for safe keeping lest a little person come along and swallow them.

In the kitchen preparing lunch right about now? I recommend pureeing the carrots instead of cutting them into pieces that could accidently be swallowed by a young person, causing choking hazard.

Bottle of shampoo sitting out on your bathtub? Toxic drink. Store is away. Pens and pencils on your desk? Tools of impalement. Put them away.

You don't have young children in your home? It doesn't matter. The government is thinking about it for you anyway - thinking about the infinite (and I do mean infinite) ways they can protect us from harm.

The latest case in point: Buckyballs.


Buckyballs are small magnets that can be manipulated into a variety of forms. They are marketed to adults with warnings plastered all over them about potential choking hazard to children.

Now the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to stop all production of Buckyballs, issue a recall, and provide refunds.


Because since 2009, a dozen young people swallowed some, requiring surgery. As Michelle Malkin writes:

A dozen swallowing incidents have been linked by the CPSC to Buckyballs since 2009. Compare that to the estimated 30,000 emergency room visits that occur every year as a result of children swallowing government-minted coins.

As it turns out, the majority of emergency room visits pertaining to children swallowing non-food products are for products that are not toys of any kind. Instead, children are increasingly swallowing small batteries, such as those used for remote controls, hearing aids, and so forth.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/government_as_far_as_the_eye_can_see.html#ixzz22g8 eZ1zC

08-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Are the buckeyball companies more Republican or what?