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Don't Parachute For Charity

Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:45 am

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.

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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:01 am

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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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:49 pm

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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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:12 pm

I personally don't like the idea that life and death are thinly separated by a tortuously folded handkerchief.
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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:56 am

Life and death are often separated by less.
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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:46 am

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...
 
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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:53 am

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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RE: Don't Parachute For Charity

Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:54 am

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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