Skip to comments.Man Fights To Have Scene Removed From Disney (CARS) Film
Posted on 07/06/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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"How many lives you gonna save? In the entire history of high school sports, how often has this happened?"
Well, if you'd bothered to check, you'd find that sudden heart problems are THE most common cause of death in middle school, high school, and college sports. But of course you wouldn't bother to check or to care. Sudden cardiac arrest killed my daughter at age 18 after 7 years of running and even though she was in good enough shape to earn 12 high school letters. I wasn't going to mention this, but your answers are so incredibly obnoxious I gave in.
"If I were a stockholder in that corporation, I'd want some answers as to why the management thought it advisable to give away our product just to assuage some hysterical attention hog. If the PR proved valuable, then it might not be a bad form of advertising. But if it was just to garner good will from Soccer Mom and Safety Sandy, I'd raise hell."
Thank goodness you aren't a stockholder (you can't be anyway since this company doesn't have public stock; still they netted $66 million last year even with that awfully terrible $76,000 donation of AEDs. Nearly bankrupted the poor company). The corporation wasn't trying to assauge attention hogs. They took a hard look at the statistics and decided this was a good move that would save lives among the young and the older fans.
I said this rarely happens. What if, what if, what if. Using your grief like a club against good people so that they feel guilty and waste resources is a despicable deed.
"What if, what if, what if. Using your grief like a club against good people so that they feel guilty and waste resources is a despicable deed."
Well by golly, I guess since it rarely happens nobody should try to ever try to prevent it. Many forms of cancer are pretty rare so let's stop spending money on them. Heck, that money is even more of a waste than the AEDs, since we know that the AEDs will in fact save lives, not just among young athletes, but also among older folks who get excited at sports events or who are even just out walking. Man, what a waste of cash.
Goodness gracious. They must have gotten the corpse(s) out with a suction hose or something. OUCH.
I also note that you didn't answer the question. How often does this happen? "It's the most common cause of death" doesn't give me a number.
Seventy-six thousand dollars is a lot of money to address a situation that will never happen again. I'm glad this corporation can be so generous. Still it makes me wonder why they're not so generous with ALL the potential victims of cardiac arrest.
Your daughter's death was an accident. Nothing more. It doesn't justify any changes in anyone's behavior, because it is nothing more than a statistical aberration. Given a large enough population over a long enough period of time, someone will succumb to a piano falling on their head. Does that mean we should solicit Steinway to make Nerf pianos?
No amount of gadgetry or gimmickry or bubblewrap is going to make the world completely safe. Life is a death sentence; none of us gets out alive.
Your daughter could just as easily dropped dead driving a car or sitting at the soda counter. You're trying to make her death a "statement." It isn't. It's just a senseless tragedy. You're not going to make any more "sense" out of it by parading around demanding pacemakers at every water stop and EKG machines at the finish line.
I used to ride a mule around our tiny town.........I would cringe when I heard the train whistle and we were near it.....................Festus was so strong he would wurl around and run a fast as he could...along side of the train.....if there were people there...they would be laughing....scared the cr%$* out of me!
Oh my It was not my intent to even suggest a time limit. Just to say how sad it is to have such grief.
As I said, I have no children, but if something like this happened to my beloved nephew, I fear that it could be a two casket viewing. I doubt if my heart could take it.
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