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Praetorianus February 2nd, 2014 11:58am

Hypothetical: A new fad called jumpey goes viral among teens. Young people dare each other to jump from balconies. Recently, a girl was hospitalized with a broken pelvis after jumping from the fifth floor making her a celebrity. You would...

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Wes28 CBus
02/03/14 1:32 pm

Natural selection at its finest. Same with seatbelt laws.

stargazer96 CreepyDoll
02/03/14 9:30 am

People do illegal things all the time. You can't stop a person from obtaining a gun if he/she really wants one. There are away around everything.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/03/14 8:08 pm

Except jokes that go: "Yo mamma so fat that she's the one thing it's impossible to get around."

02/03/14 6:23 am

How do you outlaw stupidity?

tdyakker lost
02/03/14 10:44 am

You can't, we don't have enough room in the prison system for all the politicians .

02/04/14 5:13 pm

That made me laugh! :)

02/03/14 5:45 am

Like most people are saying, you can't fix stupid, but it is also a constitutional issue- freedom of expression- and since the act itself isn't endangering the public, the 'outlaw' wouldn't hold up.

cowboy Proud Father
02/03/14 2:38 am

That is what's called cleaning the gene pool. They're retards.

2katz I live in Nebraska
02/03/14 2:05 am

Let it be. Darwin was right.

clearthinking Nevada
02/03/14 1:10 am

Can't cute stupid

clearthinking Nevada
02/03/14 1:10 am

Wow. I guess we can't ask our kids, "If someone jumped off a bridge would you?"

Wert A picture of my junk
02/03/14 12:46 am

How would outlawing it do anything? That's like outlawing suicide (which is illegal, amazingly).

WordNerd Mehsville
02/03/14 12:30 am

Let it be. It thins out the herd.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/02/14 11:52 pm

Leave it alone. It will self-correct through attrition as the balconies get higher. Win-win.

XercesBlue ...
02/02/14 8:43 pm

Not sure you can outlaw stupid/ trends.

missmorganmarie ...
02/03/14 10:56 am

unrelated, but I love your username

jonfrei the boonies
02/02/14 1:01 pm

Her health insurance provider needs to invoke the self-inflicted dumbass clause & refuse to pay her claim - THAT would get some parents involved quick! Any attempt at legislation would simply give it infamy & credibility...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/02/14 12:51 pm

I'd certainly denounce it as an incredibly stupid and dangerous idea while recommending skydiving instead, but I don't know what outlawing would or wouldn't do to help.

achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
02/02/14 12:19 pm

It be. They need to know how stupid they are. Also, make them pay for the cost of medical attention.

bohemiandreamer wherever I am
02/02/14 10:55 am

I just don't understand how someone could be so bored with life that they need to get joy from jumping off a balcony.
We don't need more laws.
Don't we have laws for trampolines in backyards? I guess safe jumping is too uncool & boringly safe.

RyanUnited Be the Change
02/02/14 10:31 am

This can easily become true. A girl at my school was dared to jump of a balcony (not sure how high) and she broke her ankle. Let them learn from it.

Torfin Never Behind
02/02/14 10:01 am

You can't fix stupid! This is nature attempting to select out individuals that are too dumb to procreate.

02/02/14 8:33 am

You'd have to denounce it, of course, but I don't think outlawing it would do much good. That's kind of a weird thing to outlaw.

Rocker saved by grace
02/02/14 7:44 am

It would be unenforceable. This is a bad argument for the legalization of marijuana nationally. What do we do if a child is given marijuana by their parents who aren't even responsible enough to look out for their own personal welfare?

Rocker saved by grace
02/02/14 7:45 am

Maybe it's about abortion, but I don't see how, because two bodies are affected.

02/02/14 7:42 am

I guess let stupid be stupid but I don't like it.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/02/14 7:39 am

Legit Article published in the NEJ 1980's, New England Journal of Medicine: "Are the jumping Frenchmen of Maine goosy?
Jumping appears to be a trending for several decades.

02/02/14 7:43 am

Well it should stop. :)

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/02/14 7:20 am

Darwin award material.

mogmo CA Girl forever
02/02/14 9:29 am

My sentiments exactly

stefanie22 Cincinnati
02/02/14 7:17 am

Outlawing it would just make it "cooler".

You can't fix stupid.

jmw7477 Indiana
02/02/14 7:09 am

I see it as thinning of the herd.

pcox104 Florida
02/02/14 6:59 am

I'd consider a broken pelvis lucky. But there is nothing to make illegal that isn't already so. If it's the girl's fault, maybe disturbing the peace or something. It's really not worth the time to ticket the girl.

pcox104 Florida
02/02/14 7:00 am

If her friends threatened her or really coerced her into jumping, that's another issue altogether.

Liberty 4,032,064
02/02/14 6:20 am

There's nothing to make illegal unless they're assault each other or trespassing on said balconies, but those are already illegal anyway.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
02/02/14 4:59 am

You pick your poison. I'd let it be.