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    City Council Demands Woman Get Insurance, Lifeguard for 2-Foot Wading Pool

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    A 47-year-old British woman has been told by her city council that the 2-foot-deep wading pool in her yard must have insurance coverage and a lifeguard, The Daily Mail reported.
    Lourdes Maxwell, who has put the wading pool in her yard every summer for her kids, grandchildren and neighbors for 24 years, was shocked by the "pathetic" ruling.
    The health and safety ruling from the Portsmouth, England , city council came after Maxwell wrote to the city asking for permission to put in a bigger pool. She was told that it was too dangerous, and she must empty her existing wading pool, according to the Mail.
    The council eventually softened its stance, saying that Maxwell could have the wading pool, but only with a licensed lifeguard and insurance.
    "I asked around for insurance and they just laughed at me,” Maxwell told the Mail. “No one offers insurance for paddling pools. I'm always there to supervise but they're trying to tell me I need lifeguards for a kiddies' pool as well — it's crazy."
    The Portsmouth Council’s neighborhood manager, Nigel Selley, defended the decision on Monday.

    "We did not have sufficient assurances that the risks associated with providing such a facility would be well-managed,” Selley told the Mail.


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    omg that takes stupid to a new level
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    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
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    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
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    His cyanotic eyes
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    You said it gozling, some level of stupid
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    It is only the obvious pinnacle of a nanny state.

    Won't be long before we see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    It is only the obvious pinnacle of a nanny state.

    Won't be long before we see it.
    I take calls from adults complaining about children playing at school playgrounds/tennis courts all the time.

    We aren't on the way to a "nanny" state, we are on the way to a "grumpy adult" state. The crazy, grumpy adult that we used to whisper about, and never trick-or-treat at their house.
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