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2013-10-11 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
USPS To Destroy "Let's Move" Stamps Over Safety Concerns
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Posted by Grunter 2013-10-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [886 views ]  Top

#1 Gimme a break. It's not like they depict a kid using a blowtorch to open a strongbox full of fireworks. How are kids supposed to be more active if playing video games is the only thing that's safe?
Posted by RandomJD 2013-10-11 01:16||   2013-10-11 01:16|| Front Page Top

#2 USPS Marketing chief Nagisa Manabe
An American citizen of African origin.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-10-11 03:51||   2013-10-11 03:51|| Front Page Top

#3 OH THE HORROR!

I couldn't even finish the article for the fear for the children.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2013-10-11 05:43||   2013-10-11 05:43|| Front Page Top

#4 This thing looks so scary I don't even think I want to open it to look.
Posted by tu3031 2013-10-11 07:57||   2013-10-11 07:57|| Front Page Top

#5 Skidmark: What does that have to do with the price of kalashnikovs in Peshawar?

On the article as a whole: Do they really WANT couch potatoes?
Posted by Korora  2013-10-11 08:33||   2013-10-11 08:33|| Front Page Top

#6 The unsafe depictions came to light after USPS Marketing chief Nagisa Manabe asked Michelle Obama to take part in a first day ceremony for the stamps.

When FLOTUS and ValJar [the showdown gov't] speak, everybody listens. Come back Manabe my sister, when you have stamps about suffering, impoverishment, and apartheid.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-10-11 10:40||   2013-10-11 10:40|| Front Page Top

#7 They are fanatics acting in strict devotion to their faith. That is the only way to understand such behavior.
Posted by Iblis 2013-10-11 10:46||   2013-10-11 10:46|| Front Page Top

#8 Speaking of banning, it looks like I managed to get myself banned over there :-)
Posted by KBK 2013-10-11 12:51||   2013-10-11 12:51|| Front Page Top

#9 The stamps in question depicted children performing a cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads, and doing a headstand without a helmet.

When I was a kid we made skateboards out of old 2x4s and cheap metal roller skates nailed to the 2x4. We rode them on concrete sidewalks and asphalt streets. There were no helmets or knee pads, just a bunch of kids having a heckuva lotta fun. If you don't develop those kinds of skills and muscle memories when you're young you'll grow up fat, uncoordinated, unhealthy and unable to do much of anything but watch TV and play video games. And then, OH NO, the kids will be playing Grand Theft Auto.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-10-11 14:08||   2013-10-11 14:08|| Front Page Top

#10 Congrats, KBK! Pretty inflammatory.

Stuff like this, along with the recent National Park nonsense, makes me question why we even have a government.
Posted by SteveS 2013-10-11 14:10||   2013-10-11 14:10|| Front Page Top

#11 I'd have asked for my "lovely parting gifts".
Posted by Pappy 2013-10-11 15:07||   2013-10-11 15:07|| Front Page Top

#12 We did the same thing, EU6305.

That's what Merthiolate (now probably banned, too) was for.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-10-11 15:56||   2013-10-11 15:56|| Front Page Top

#13 Merthiolate and mercurochrome, one of them used to sting when it was applied but I can't remember which one. I was happy later on when they came out with Bactine.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-10-11 16:30||   2013-10-11 16:30|| Front Page Top

#14 But you gotta go out and take your lumps. That's what I'm saying...bumps, bruises and scrapes. Don't wanna be a sissy.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-10-11 16:32||   2013-10-11 16:32|| Front Page Top

#15 Merthiolate's the one that stung, EU.

Not sure why mercurochrome didn't - less mercury, maybe (or more)? ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2013-10-11 17:54||   2013-10-11 17:54|| Front Page Top

#16 Looking back at my childhood, it is a wonder that I made it to adulthood.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-10-11 19:33||   2013-10-11 19:33|| Front Page Top

#17 We made it to adulthood so we could annoy our children and spoil the grandkids, Rambler.

Someone has to teach them the safe usage of fireworks (and how to make a skateboard).
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-10-11 20:20||   2013-10-11 20:20|| Front Page Top

#18 Mullah, as I often say "Grandchildren are God's gift to parents for letting their kids live long enough to reproduce."
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-10-11 20:34||   2013-10-11 20:34|| Front Page Top

#19 ;)
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-10-11 20:54||   2013-10-11 20:54|| Front Page Top

#20 Someone has to teach them the safe usage of fireworks (and how to make a skateboard

Yeah. And how to stop a nose bleed from getting hit in the face with a soccer ball. We're talking basic life skills here, people!
Posted by SteveS 2013-10-11 21:14||   2013-10-11 21:14|| Front Page Top

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