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Australia to restrict laser-pointers - Minister

Rob

@Anonymous Coward & Scu

Anonymous Coward first, responding to Drama Queen Boy (what?!)

You said:

"yikes!). It all sounds terrible, horrifically dangerous and a huge risk to the public's safety. But I bet it isn't. I would be willing to bet that we will never, ever see an injury from a plane incident caused by a teenager with a laser -- "

You made two bets.

"It all sounds terrible, horrifically dangerous and a huge risk to the public's safety. But I bet it isn't." Yes, actually it is.

"I would be willing to bet that we will never, ever see an injury from a plane incident caused by a teenager with a laser -- ". You may be willing to bet, and we MAY never see an injury etc etc but your willingness to gamble on it doesn't mean it won't, or that it's acceptable, or is something we can ignore. That's what's wrong with large sectors of the youth of today; diabolical behaviour having had no boundaries set by irresponsible parents as and when necessary...

As for you, Scu:

If it were I reading this report in a paper, and I were the parent of an influenceable teen (I'm not, he's still comparably young) I personally would not point out the article he/she hadn't read and say "you see this? Don't do it". I would judge the situation and perhaps, I would keep quiet...thus not putting ideas in anyone's head. If they had read it, then discussion/warning would follow. As I think you could have surmised I meant.

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