Poll Question: Do you think health and safety has gone crazy?

I know that on Instructables we do some fairly dangerous stuff with all the potato guns and weaponry. This 30 years ago was perfectly acceptable, but in the modern society health and safety makes you wear goggles and be safe. The fact is you can do practically nothing in an open environment without being told to be safer. I brought up this topic when i heard that one school had banned all pencil cases as well... It might contain sharp objects-like pencils! So what do you think, is all the politics making health and safety a bit over the top or is it just there to protect us?

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ll.1310 years ago
It's called, DIY-At home. I still carry a knife or two around everywhere.... *sigh*
Goodhart ll.1310 years ago
I carry a pocket knife at almost all times myself. It is the handiest tool I have ever owned. Still, downtown would consider it a "concealed weapon" if I carried it the few times I go downtown.
Sunbanks Goodhart10 years ago
Carry an umbrella :)
Goodhart Sunbanks10 years ago
An umbrella ?
Sunbanks Goodhart10 years ago
For a weapon, just in case
Goodhart Sunbanks10 years ago
I have never thought of my pocket knife as a weapon. Not even when I was mugged once. It is a tool I use for most everything else though :-) Call me weird LOL
Sunbanks Goodhart10 years ago
An umbrella is a good tool too.
Goodhart Sunbanks10 years ago
Tis hard to: strip wire casings, cut wire, carve wood, cut veggies / fruit, etc etc with an umbrella
LOL
Sunbanks Goodhart10 years ago
To cut fruit and vegetables put them in the umbrella and open and close it rapidly. It is also waterproof so it will make a good juicer. :D
Goodhart Sunbanks10 years ago
LOL well, it wouldn't be so practical to carry into work with me in my pocket.....with the knife, I have a way to slice my apple :-) which i need to do since my front teeth come out if I bite into an apple ;-)
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