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This is a myspace bulliten I got from one of my friends. anyone else heard about either of these things? it sounds pretty far fetched:

Read this it's scary but true!
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McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Discovery Zone... Some of you might not be parents, but you may have nieces, nephews, grandchildren or friends with children. This will pertain to you too. As I read the following, my heart sank. I urge each and every one of you to pass this on to as many people as you can. I cannot stress how important this is!

This is very disturbing news. In addition to the following true story...
One son lost his watch, and was very upset. We dug and dug in those balls, trying to find the watch.

Instead, we found vomit, food, feces, and other stuff I do not want to discuss. I went to the manager and raised hell. Come to find out, the ball pit is only cleaned out once a month. I have doubts that it is even done that often. My kids will never play in another ball pit. Now read this:

PRETTY SCARY!!

Hi. My name is Lauren Archer, my son Kevin and I lived in Midland,TN. On October 2nd, 1999 I took my only son to McDonald's for his 3rd birthday.

After he finished lunch, I allowed him to play in the ball pit. When he started whining later on, I asked him what was wrong, he pointed to the back of his pull-up and simply said "Mommy, it hurts." I couldn't find anything wrong with him at that time. I bathed him when we got home, and it was at that point when I found a welt on his left buttock. Upon investigating, it seemed as if there was something like a splinter under the welt. I made an appointment to see the doctor the next day, but soon
he started vomiting and shaking, then his eyes rolled back intohis
head.

From there, we went to the emergency room. He died later that night. It turned out that the welt on his buttock was the tip of a hypodermic needle that had broken off inside. The autopsy revealed that Kevin had died from a heroine overdose. The next week, the police removed the balls from the ball pit. There was rotten food, several hypodermic needles: some full, some used; knives, half-eaten candy, diapers, feces, and the stench of urine.

If a child is not safe in a child's play area then where? You can find the article on Kevin Archer in the October 10,1999 issue of the Midland Chronicle.

Please forward this to all loving mothers, fathers and anyone who loves and cares for children!

Don't think it's just McDonald's either or that this is something that just started. When my oldest son who is now 9 was small the area Burger King closed their play area for awhile for "remodeling" because in another town there had been an incident similar to the one described above that happen @ a Burger King.

A little boy had been playing in a ball pit & started complaining of his legs hurting. He later died too. He was found to have snake bites all over his legs & buttocks. When they cleaned the ball pit they found that there was a copperhead nest in the ball pit. He had suffered numerous bites from a very poisonous snake.



Repost this if it scares the crap out of you! Repost this if you care about our kids!!!

AND FYI:


In Florida and other places on the East Coast a group of people are putting HIV/AIDS infected and filled needles underneath gas pump handles, so when someone reaches to pick it up and put gas in their car, they get stabbed with it. 16 people have been a victim of this crime so far and 10 tested HIV positive. Instead of posting that stupid crap about how your love life will suck for years to come of you don't re-post, post this. It's important to inform people, even if you don't drive, a family member might, and what if they were next? CHECK UNDER THE HANDLE BEFORE YOU GRAB IT!!! IT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE! Tell as many people as you can about this serious issue
 

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one day I will learn, but not today, apparently. wait, does that mean I can't believe anything on here?:)
 

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Just cause its false doesn't mean it cant happen.

I'm always on the look out for danger around my kids .

And even though this isn't real that doesn't mean that it will never happen .

Just look how some sick people leave razor blades in the sand at the parks .

I look at this as another reminder to be vigilant .

Thanks for the scare .
 

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I personally hit my speed limiter almost every day on my way to work .
Ive never run from a fight .

But when it comes to my kids yeah I care .

What kind of fear are you guys talking about ?
 

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What a crock of sh*t, yea I see herion addicts shooting up in ball pits all the time! Are you really this gullible? because if so i'd like to sell you some park land in the everglades...
 

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Theres sick people out there Southpaw
 

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Just look how some sick people leave razor blades in the sand at the parks.
Are there confirmed cases of that or is it just another legend? Nevermind I'm sure it's happened to someone just like razor blades in holloween apples. So do you forbid your kids to play in the sand or just completely sift every sand pit and beach they've ever played on? :confused:

edit: btw I didn't see your reply before posting this. It just makes me wonder how you protect kids from the dangerous sands even more!?
 

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Are there confirmed cases of that or is it just another legend? Nevermind I'm sure it's happened to someone just like razor blades in holloween apples. So do you forbid your kids to play in the sand or just completely sift every sand pit and beach they've ever played on? :confused:

edit: btw I didn't see your reply before posting this. It just makes me wonder how you protect kids from the dangerous sands even more!?
The park we go to has two playgrounds one with sand and another that
has like this recycled rubber padded ground . We use the playground with the padded rubber ground .

I see where your coming from , and yes Ive been told that I'm really protective
when it comes to my kids .
 

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If we can't believe everything on the internet, how can i be sure you all are telling the truth when you say it is an urban legend?

C.Hill
 

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Well I can't blame you for being protective of them that's for sure. lol It's just hard, where do you draw the line....
 

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