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Offline breyfarm

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Proposed Child Labor Laws
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:49:07 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a load of crap?

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 09:51:30 PM »
I agree....this is something that we all need to keep track of. 

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 10:11:01 PM »
call your representatives and post their rationale.
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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 09:28:43 AM »
Last night on Greta Van Sustern's show a guest said that this law would prohibit children under 18 from having contact with animals over 6 months of age?  So much for 4-H and junior livestock shows if this is true.  There was also the comment that kids would be banned from stacking hay on a hayrack because they might be over 6 feet from the ground.  He said the person behind the proposals was from Los Angeles, I believe.  Is there some way we could get more people from the coastal cities to run our lives?  Maybe the people that come up with these bright ideas should help bale hay some time or try some other type of manual labor so maybe they wouldn't have so much spare time to sit around and come up with ways to "help" us.   

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 10:49:35 AM »
  Maybe the people that come up with these bright ideas should help bale hay some time or try some other type of manual labor so maybe they wouldn't have so much spare time to sit around and come up with ways to "help" us.   

Haha yea I totally agree, if anybody on here knows a government official they need to put a bug in their ear about this nonsense

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 10:59:04 AM »
I wanted to do a little research to become a little more informed on the subject.  Messing with the farming way of life should not happen.  The work ethic instilled on family farms is not matched anywhere in society.  I found some information at the following link

http://www.anrcom.msu.edu/anrcom/news/item/proposed_rule_changes_to_federal_child_labor_laws_the_facts

Granted it was posted in October so might be a little dated as we all know how these government proposals are very fluid and change constantly.
We all need to become educated and make sure we know the specifics so we can fight this battle intelligently.  Be informed and be up to date as this will effect us all.

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 12:53:17 PM »
My nine year old came home really fired up and upset a couple weeks ago.  His teacher (who lives and works on a dairy) let them read a article in thier scholastic news.  I have not seen the article but I guess it rode the fence and pointed out how these new laws would save childrens lives.  When Ryan figured out he was not going to get to show or help on the farm he was very upset.  It upsets me that the government feels like it knows what is best for my family.  It also disapoints me that kids all across America read the scholastic news and get a distorted veiw of rural life.   
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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 01:39:19 PM »
There goes the big city experts telling the rural community what is best.  The big cities are a complete joke and a drain on this country.  Why don't they focus on fixing their own pollution, crime rate, unemployment and lead by example. 

Who would you want to take into battle with you, a city kid or a farm/ranch kid?

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 02:04:47 PM »
I rent 28 acres of hay from my dad that i fertilize, cut, rake, bale, and mow, all by myself, but I pay my brother to help bale and mow.  The couple grand I make off this goes towards my college fund. So now it is a crime for farm boys to put money away from college... My point may be a little extreme, but still...
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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 03:47:36 PM »
How bout we producers just stop feeding them?? 
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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 03:57:53 PM »
This country has become way too feminine.  I am not a feminist, can you tell?  I do believe in fair treatment, however.  Let's take a look at schools:  Has anyone noticed that they are mostly run by...females.  A females instinct is to protect (not new info here) - so from a very early age our kids are being overly protected and it continues through school age and onto whatever career he/she chooses (follow me there?).  Come on, let them run and scrape their knees. 
It has become a trend also to bring the balance of boy/girl to the middle - they are making girls out of our boys and our girls are becoming less feminine all of the time. 
I could go on, but I better stop... (argue) (argue) (argue) (argue)
Our nation doesn't work because we CAN"T make our kids work anymore all in the name of protection (plus a great deal more).  JMHO
Carry on.
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Offline Gargan

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 04:09:35 PM »
Its all about control. This admin doesnt like the concept of hard work paying off. They do not want kids working for extra money.  They wanna brainwash them from the git go that they need to let the BIG government take care of them. I truly believe this is where this country is heading without a change!!!   
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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 04:11:11 PM »
so what?

Farm kids driving pickup trucks on public roads is illegal as well- but we all started in the 2nd grade...

Killing deer for your wife, grandpa, or kid's permits-- is illegal as well- but it happens each deer season.

Picking mushrooms on the neighbor's is illegal-- yet nobody can stop city people from coming and doing such.

Cross breeding livestock, and registering them as purebreds, or flat out changing parentage, or even better yet- recording your date of weaning as the birth date-- isn't right-- but it happens every day

"Some people don't want throw away calves the first calf........breed for a good un and then shoot the cow."- by Craig Hoyt

Offline MJCorlett

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 04:41:12 PM »
You are right Feed Grass, but IMO this can be monitored a little better, say at school when the kids have group counseling (yep, they do that).  Plus the county fairs will be null and void...so on and so forth.  We just have to take action NOW is all.  Most people in the ag industry are old school in that they aren't radicals - but we really need to play that game to ensure the kind of future we all strive for. 
When it comes to politics, I am in over my head, but just like everyone, I have an opinion and sometimes spout.  As stated earlier by iowabeef - we need to be informed!  And then take action.
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Offline knabe

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Re: Proposed Child Labor Laws
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 04:58:56 PM »
weaning should be illegal.
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