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Old 09-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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sighh... because gun's weren't enough (Cali-related)

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...ate&id=9227018

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SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- An assemblywoman shocked by an Internet video is pressing the state to regulate youth competitions involving martial arts.

The sport is known as pankration and combines skills from boxing, wrestling and various martial arts.

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) says it puts children at risk of serious injury.

Pending legislation from Bonilla would authorize the California State Athletic Commission - which already oversees full-contact boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts for adults - to establish regulations for youth pankration competitions.

Yet some coaches and parents are wary of the legislation, which they say is too vague and could restrict competition. They say the sport has been misrepresented as more dangerous than it actually is.

While the sport has evolved and includes a set of safety-conscious rules, the recent popularity spike and resulting media attention have caused skepticism among California officials about the welfare of young competitors. The athletic commission halted competitions in July so officials can examine whether a minimum age should set for participation and other standards.

Her bill, AB1186, specifically excludes light contact karate, tae kwon-do and judo from receiving additional oversight. Athletic commission officials say they are not aware of other states that have established regulations for youth pankration.

The legislation could come up for a vote by the full Senate this week and, if approved, would head back to the state Assembly for a final vote before it could go to the governor's office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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sighh... because gun's weren't enough (Cali-related)

We are turning into a nation of sissies.
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lol you thought it would stop at guns?
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And in other news: no regulation was proposed to protect the millions of children at risk for permanent brain injury from playing soccer and football and suffering recurring head trauma.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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And in other news: no regulation was proposed to protect the millions of children at risk for permanent brain injury from playing soccer and football and suffering recurring head trauma.
What about the millions of drivers currently at risk of crashing? We need to stop them before they hurt themselves!
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Don't worry guys, the government is here to protect yourself from you!
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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I thought you like this kind of stuff to happen.
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I have no words anymore. May there be hope for California at some point. Amen
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I thought you like this kind of stuff to happen.
Not at all. I'm a big fan of letting people kill/maim themselves in any manner they choose.
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Not at all. I'm a big fan of letting people kill/maim themselves in any manner they choose.
The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a human being.
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Not at all. I'm a big fan of letting people kill/maim themselves in any manner they choose.
So you don't care if people do dumb things and hurt themselves but want the rest of us to pay for their healthcare when they do?
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Not at all. I'm a big fan of letting people kill/maim themselves in any manner they choose.
But Lair, these are your people. A logical, rational Dem fighting for the safety of others. You should be supporting this wholeheartedly.
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It's weird hearing you speak logic, Lair. If they can't make good choices, they deserve what comes to them, but we don't deserve to pay if they don't die.
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Sure is.
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Fvck 'em.

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Fvck 'em.

Let 'em die!
Are you actually Lair? Let's test if your account has been hacked. Should the government provide free healthcare to everyone?
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The government shouldn't provide anything - no health insurance, no roads, no parks, no services, no army, nothing.

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Is it really too much to ask that you aren't completely wasted in every thread, Lair?
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