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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Hmmm... me thinks it is time to buy that ranch/vineyard in the backwaters of Uruguay or better yet, begin my co-housing hippie commune off the grid. Raise my kids that way (and have a better setting for generating my crackpot schemes and crazy theories... )
    I would recommend Belize. See the movie "The Mosquito Coast".

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    I have never been in a CEC. Guess I will miss out on this life experience. There are no CDC's near where I live or work. I did live near one, but it always looked pretty seedy on the outside. From the decriptions it appears that they are bit seedy on the inside also.

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    Quote Originally posted by chrisinmd View post
    I have never been in a CEC. Guess I will miss out on this life experience. There are no CDC's near where I live or work.
    You're a lucky person chrisinmd
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Perhaps you've bought into the negative tactics anti-bicyclists and helmet manufacturers have been selling. Take a look at this .pdf for an authoritative counterpoint.
    I'm a mom. Do you think rational thought comes into play here?

    That said, cool link. I had no idea there was another side to that issue!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    New twist on the usual Chuck e cheese assaults. Seems that folks are now smacking the mouse around!
    I blame the recession, fluoridated water, video games, the lack of prayer in public schools, the absence of acai juice from the menu at CEC, and/or state laws that prevent mascots from carrying concealed weapons.
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    And, in suburban Buffalo, more problems with Chuck E Cheese.

    Quote Originally posted by Buffalo News
    Some Amherst Town Board members question whether Chuck E. Cheese’s really is the place “where a kid can be a kid.”

    In a 3-3 vote this week, the board failed to approve a game license for the kids-themed food and entertainment venue on Harlem Road, citing concerns about violent video games and bad behavior by patrons that require police intervention.

    Council Member Shelly Schratz said she was disturbed by several “action-packed shoot-and-kill games” that were accessible to children as young as 4.
    Some of the comments to the article are disturbing.

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    place brings too much hood into Amherst if you know what I'm saying
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    I blame the recession, fluoridated water, video games, the lack of prayer in public schools, the absence of acai juice from the menu at CEC, and/or state laws that prevent mascots from carrying concealed weapons
    Quote Originally posted by Buffalo News
    the board failed to approve a game license for the kids-themed food and entertainment venue on Harlem Road, citing concerns about violent video games
    Dan, it seems your earlier accusation blaming video games for all our ills was prescient. You may want to increase your silver supplement intake.
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    Off-topic:

    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I blame the recession, fluoridated water, video games, the lack of prayer in public schools, the absence of acai juice from the menu at CEC, and/or state laws that prevent mascots from carrying concealed weapons.
    Gen. Jack D. Ripper's (Movie - Dr Strangelove) belief is alive and well
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Off-topic:



    Gen. Jack D. Ripper's (Movie - Dr Strangelove) belief is alive and well
    Off-topic:
    What? Surely you don't mean to imply that CEC is a Communist conspiracy to "sap and impurify" the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people with fluoridated water?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Dan, it seems your earlier accusation blaming video games for all our ills was prescient. You may want to increase your silver supplement intake.
    Off-topic:
    And end up like this guy?
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    Time for a little update, missed it earlier in the year but the CEC violent crime wave continues....
    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...ting-death-ou/

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/07/15/28844.htm

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

    Do you think CEC restaurants attract so much violence because of exes meeting there on neutral ground with the kids and they proceed to get into fights about things like custody and support payments while they’re getting sauced?

    Why do you think Chuck E. Cheese restaurants are hotbeds of violence?
    I think it's because kids have to compete for the fun games and rides and then the parents get involved because some fat kid just cut in front of their little Billy.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
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    And end up like this guy?
    Wow-Senator Smurf.
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    A History Of Chuck E. Cheese Violence
    http://grahamten.wordpress.com/2010/...eese-violence/
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Well that will be a fun family story to tell as junior grows up. Can you image when the kid has a family of his own and he says "yep at my first birthday party, my family was arressted for stealing a CEC cake."
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    But there's no crime in Troy! How did this happen????
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    How old is your daughter?
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    How old is your daughter?
    The funny thing is my daughter WAS at a Chuck E. Cheese on Wednesday. Pretty sure it wasn't the one in Troy though!
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    But there's no crime in Troy! How did this happen????
    That's about the third or fourth instance of criminal activity I remember hearing about at that particular Chuck E. Cheese in the last few years. I know there have been more than one fight between parents and at least two instances of police having to arrest drunks. And my personal favorite was the mom who beat up a kid because that kid wouldn't let her son play a particular game.
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    That's about the third or fourth instance of criminal activity I remember hearing about at that particular Chuck E. Cheese in the last few years. I know there have been more than one fight between parents and at least two instances of police having to arrest drunks. And my personal favorite was the mom who beat up a kid because that kid wouldn't let her son play a particular game.
    Must be all the riff raff coming from Oakland Mall and Madison Heights.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
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    And end up like this guy?
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    “How dare you approach me about (how to parent) my own kid,” was the other man’s response, Federspiel said, leading to an argument.
    I imagine this is probably the crux of most Chuck E Cheese violence. Parents get downright defensive about how others view the way they raise their kids. Add alcohol and impatient/frayed nerves ("Jimmy stop pulling that other kid's hair. If she doesn't want to share the ride she doesn't have to...") into the mix and that's a recipe for disaster.

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