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To: fr_freak

It is not a level of paranoia. It is called being smart and safe. You can drown very easily no matter how well you swim in any body type of water.

I guess you have not been around areas that have many drownings every year or had to search for a drowned person in the water or pull one out that has been in the water for a few days or even few weeks.


12 posted on 09/03/2008 8:26:08 PM PDT by stlnative (Change and Experience - McCain/Palin 08)
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To: stlnative
I guess you have not been around areas that have many drownings every year or had to search for a drowned person in the water or pull one out that has been in the water for a few days or even few weeks.

Why would that matter? A relatively small number of people drown in these kinds of accidents, as compared to overall causes of death. Why should we be overly paranoid or implement draconian safety laws just because a single death has a big emotional impact if you see it in person? Driving on the freeway is more dangerous. Should we recommend everyone wear a helmet at all times?
13 posted on 09/03/2008 9:34:43 PM PDT by fr_freak
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