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'It's Essentially Child Abuse'

The best of today's comments from Patch account-holders in your town and neighboring communities.

DARIEN: "...The State of New York's lottery slogan is: 'Hey, you never know!' Of course, 'you never know' whether you'll be struck by lightning either. The chances of being struck by lightning during an average 80-year lifetime are 10,000 to 1, according to the National Weather Service (see http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm). In short, you are 17,500 times more likely to get struck by lightning than winning the new Connecticut game. Bet you won't see that statistic posted on Connecticut's 'gaming' website..." wrote this in response to news that which offers $1,000 a day for life to winners.

NEW CANAAN: "I think it's time to send our legislators home and tell them to stop making laws. Or at least spend their time finding laws to take off the books. Stop over-regulating and trust that the parents can make rules for their own children." wrote this in response to news that legislators are reviewing a proposal that would .

SHELTON: "I want to meet the 'parents' that consent for their children to tan, it's essentially child abuse." Chris DeMeo wrote this on Shelton Patch's Facebook page in response to the .

WESTON-REDDING-EASTON: "Such a loving story! I hope these two are grazing together in heaven! I think if humans could have hearts as big as our pets, then the world would be a better place!" wrote this in response to an article about the

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