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Don't Parachute For Charity  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

I've just read an analysis about the risks of parachute jumping and it concludes that the amount of money that charity jumpers cost the National Health Service through injury treatment far exceeds the amount they raise for good causes.

"I'm collecting for the cat's home. Pay up or I'll go and make a parachute jump..." Big grin

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

So will the Public Health officials now push to ban Para-jumping and arrest sport chutists for their own protection?



Yes referencing to the "fat arrest" thread.



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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

So, raising money for liver cancer by donating my recycled beer bottles to charity isn't a good idea either?

oh well, back to the drawing board.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1296 times:
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Parachuting, when executed and supervised by professionals, is safer than driving on the interstate highways here in the States.

A sound, well packed parachute will allow the jumper to come to earth in a controlled manner that is controllable and safe.

The problems arise when people make poor safety decisions, whether it is jumping when the winds are too high or onto an unsafe DZ. Showboating is a serious issue that some adventure seekers fall into when their own egos and idea of his/her own ability supercede reality.

Perhaps the solution to this problem is to privatise health care in your nation and let people protect themselves with insurance that will pay for their care when they engage in activities that take them beyond everyday circumstances.



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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

I personally don't like the idea that life and death are thinly separated by a tortuously folded handkerchief.


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User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
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Life and death are often separated by less.


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Parachuting, when executed and supervised by professionals, is safer than driving on the interstate highways here in the States.


Since the USA has about 43,000 road deaths per year, I'd say that juggling chainsaws is probably safer than driving on your highways...


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting L-188 (reply 1):
So will the Public Health officials now push to ban Para-jumping and arrest sport chutists for their own protection?


So will US officials arrest and detain without trial parachutists as clear al-Qa'eda operatives invading the USA?

Yes referencing to the "fat arrest" thread, using the same level of absurd logic



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24908 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

I think it's time for a new thread "Which a.net member would you like to see do a parachute jump"  Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up


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