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Reply #90 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 1:40pm
 
hatman92 wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 1:33pm:
Lisa Jones wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 6:06am:
Why do people enter the danger zones of life?




Yet no restrictions on children in cars on the road.


Apart from the restriction that says 8 year olds can't drive on the road, and the restriction that says they must be restrained at all times.

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Reply #91 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 3:14pm
 
Yes.... this is another tragic case of a loser parent trying to relive their o n live through their children... whether it be racing or child pageants...
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Reply #92 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 3:38pm
 
The Mechanic wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 3:14pm:
Yes.... this is another tragic case of a loser parent trying to relive their o n live through their children... whether it be racing or child pageants...


That's how I viewed the article too.

Why do parents live their lives vicariously through their children?

It's a question I ask myself whenever I get tempted to do just that.

Re child pageants/modelling/acting agencies/TV casting  etc I HAVE ALWAYS DISCOURAGED MY KIDS FROM PARTICIPATING IN THESE INDUSTRIES.

Why?

They stuff up and totally ruin people's lives. My cousin was a casualty of the acting/modelling industry a few years back. He joined the 27 club. His suicide letter was a pathetic scrawl.

Anyway....my aunty blames herself TO THIS DAY for encouraging her son to pursue something she'd always wanted to do.

And before anyone comes back to me with the fact that I did not complete my law degree but both my 2 older kids are presently doing just that.....my only comeback is that I don't know why.

All I know is I've never encouraged it. In fact I did the absolute opposite esp given who their dad was.

To this day I don't know where I went wrong with these kids. 






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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #93 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming? I'm not sure you are qualified to judge drag racing.

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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #94 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm
 
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.

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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #95 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.
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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #96 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:23pm
 
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.


I have nothing against drag racing.

I have friends who are (well, were) involved.

Keep digging that hole, though.

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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #97 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:27pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:23pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.


I have nothing against drag racing.

I have friends who are (well, were) involved.

Keep digging that hole, though.



Which hole would that be? It's less dangerous for kids than many other sports. Just because of one unfortunate death everyone wants to stop what kids have been doing for a long time yet no-one jumps up and down like this when they die on horses, in the water, or other sports. All sports have risks, life is no fun without them.

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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #98 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:37pm
 
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:27pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:23pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.


I have nothing against drag racing.

I have friends who are (well, were) involved.

Keep digging that hole, though.



Which hole would that be? It's less dangerous for kids than many other sports. Just because of one unfortunate death everyone wants to stop what kids have been doing for a long time yet no-one jumps up and down like this when they die on horses, in the water, or other sports. All sports have risks, life is no fun without them.



Id love to do some trail bike riding with the kid one day but the look on wife's face made it a battle I'd not be bothered perusing,  yet she'd happily let her ride horses.  Pfft.
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Re: 8 yr old girl dies drag-racing
Reply #99 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:44pm
 
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:27pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:23pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.


I have nothing against drag racing.

I have friends who are (well, were) involved.

Keep digging that hole, though.



Which hole would that be? It's less dangerous for kids than many other sports. Just because of one unfortunate death everyone wants to stop what kids have been doing for a long time yet no-one jumps up and down like this when they die on horses, in the water, or other sports. All sports have risks, life is no fun without them.





most kids do not get on a horse for the first time at 8 yrs old  and start jumping barriers.... most kids do not go swimming for the first time alone without an adult..

and this child was alone in that go cart...for the first time...so help me...it isnt a sport for 8 year olds....even little boys when they play league for the first time have the coach on the field...make that two coaches....

so this was ONLY ONE LITTLE GIRL...what do you except is a reasonable number of deaths for this to be looked at set????


for me its all about adults wanting to relive the glory....or something they never had.....pushy parents in other words.
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Reply #100 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:47pm
 
Gordon wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:37pm:
Id love to do some trail bike riding with the kid one day but the look on wife's face made it a battle I'd not be bothered perusing,  yet she'd happily let her ride horses.  Pfft.


When I was a teenager there was a property down in Ravenswood south of Perth than had a bunch of Honda XR75's for hire and a big track to scoot around on with jumps and bumps and dips and boggy bits. We were a bit big for them, it was for kids, but it was still fun. Wouldn't be allowed these days.
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Reply #101 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:49pm
 
Gordon wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:37pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:27pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:23pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:21pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
Multifactorial problem requiring multifactorial solution.


Indeed.

Unfortunately, concrete barriers are the cheapest to maintain and, when hit, will cause minimal delays to the day's events.

So, it's obvious to see why the owners of these drag strips continue to use those dangerous (inferior) barriers.

Bottom line, though, don't send 8 year old kids out onto a drag strip.

I must admit, I never knew that kids here in Perth were allowed to do this.



It's been going on for ages Greg and this is the first kid killed. How many die swimming?



Indeed.

My very first comment on this was, "how many little girls die from pony accidents?"

Feel free to keep attacking me though.



If defending drag racing is attacking you, you have an us or them mentality.


I have nothing against drag racing.

I have friends who are (well, were) involved.

Keep digging that hole, though.



Which hole would that be? It's less dangerous for kids than many other sports. Just because of one unfortunate death everyone wants to stop what kids have been doing for a long time yet no-one jumps up and down like this when they die on horses, in the water, or other sports. All sports have risks, life is no fun without them.



Id love to do some trail bike riding with the kid one day but the look on wife's face made it a battle I'd not be bothered perusing,  yet she'd happily let her ride horses.  Pfft.



does she jump or gallop the horses alone gordon?.


what about the bike ?

would you allow her to ride a trailbike alone.
like that dad did... Sad
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Reply #102 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:51pm
 
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:47pm:
Gordon wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:37pm:
Id love to do some trail bike riding with the kid one day but the look on wife's face made it a battle I'd not be bothered perusing,  yet she'd happily let her ride horses.  Pfft.


When I was a teenager there was a property down in Ravenswood south of Perth than had a bunch of Honda XR75's for hire and a big track to scoot around on with jumps and bumps and dips and boggy bits. We were a bit big for them, it was for kids, but it was still fun. Wouldn't be allowed these days.




they have skateboard parks now...
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Reply #103 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:52pm
 
cods wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:44pm:
most kids do not get on a horse for the first time at 8 yrs old  and start jumping barriers.... most kids do not go swimming for the first time alone without an adult..

and this child was alone in that go cart...for the first time...so help me...it isnt a sport for 8 year olds....even little boys when they play league for the first time have the coach on the field...make that two coaches....

so this was ONLY ONE LITTLE GIRL...what do you except is a reasonable number of deaths for this to be looked at set????

for me its all about adults wanting to relive the glory....or something they never had.....pushy parents in other words.


Why is it about adults wanting to relive glory rather than getting kids into an exciting sport? There is no upper age limit that I'm aware of so the adults were probably still participating, no reliving entered into.

How many deaths? Well more than one before you stop what many enjoy. These things are not what adults drive.
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Reply #104 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:54pm
 
cods wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:51pm:
Setanta wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:47pm:
Gordon wrote on Nov 16th, 2017 at 9:37pm:
Id love to do some trail bike riding with the kid one day but the look on wife's face made it a battle I'd not be bothered perusing,  yet she'd happily let her ride horses.  Pfft.


When I was a teenager there was a property down in Ravenswood south of Perth than had a bunch of Honda XR75's for hire and a big track to scoot around on with jumps and bumps and dips and boggy bits. We were a bit big for them, it was for kids, but it was still fun. Wouldn't be allowed these days.




they have skateboard parks now...


I was never into skateboarding. Motorbikes, paddock bashers, riding a car bonnet towed behind paddock bashers.

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