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    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh;2227814;
    Yep, so did we and I don't remember so much as a broken arm in the bunch of us, but all it takes is one accident, so we were just lucky.

    I caught that too, Gabriel. Bad choice of words.
    I don't seem to remember being on hills where in the immediate vicinity there were trees either. We stayed away from the areas with trees.

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    By the way, you can't steer a saucer. It spins around when you go down a hill. It was really fun, back in the day but, like you I didn't go down hills with trees at the bottom (or anything else you could crash into). I remember my mother pushing my sister and I down the hill, to get the momentum going...then I remember her tumbling head over heels down the hill...just like a snowball! Luckily, she was in great shape and didn't get hurt. I never laughed so hard in my life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2227702;
    I'm sorry, but I think this is pretty insensitive. I know people that have done incredibly stupid things and lived and people that were so safety conscious that died.

    Weeding out the gene pool seems to take out the best and brightest, while the stupid and criminal continue to live and feed off the rest of us and breed more like them. I used to work for an OB and it was scary to see who was having babies and bringing in a whole new generation of idiots. My dr. was the only one that took medicaid in the county, so believe me we saw some winners or should I say losers having kids that shouldn't have been allowed to even own a dog.

    What I was thinking of was the people who do things on purpose, kike the people who you see in the Darwin Awards. Maybe how I phrased it was a little insensitive, but some of the stories of how these people died makes me wonder about them. No one that anyone here knows, of course, but sometimes, on the news....

    Like when my mom was 17, there were these 4 guys who purposefully sent their sleds into the football field bleachers, to see what would happen to them if they went flying into metal going at a lot of MPH. These are the people I'm talking about.

    So I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I didn't mean that their loved ones were morons.
    ...And the strange boy continued to weave in and out of her life, leaving her with a sense of wonder and amazment, but also, a feeling of loss, knowing that life might never be the same again.

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    Wow...I never heard of so many sledding accidents until this year. As a kid, we went sledding all the time without so much as a broken bone. Just last week, a local teen went down a hill on an inner tube and slammed into a tree. She died instantly. There are lots of theories as to how it happened and why, but really it was an accident. I just wonder if all these accidents are "new" or now we hear about more of them because of our broad media coverage.

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    I worked on a spinal injury cord unit many years ago, and we had at least 1 or 2 toboggan related injuries. The saddest I remember to this day was a 19 year old girl, who became an instant quadriplegic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Bannana;2228008;
    As a kid, we went sledding all the time without so much as a broken bone.
    I hear you Ana. We used to tie a sled to the back of a car and take off. Yeah, we were dumb. We also used to tie a ski rope to a car, hop on our skateboards and away we went. It was because of my generation doing this in parking lots that speed bumps were installed back in my hometown of Nashville. This was back in the mid 60's. Yes we had skateboards way back then. My brother rode one down Knob Hill (a big hill in Nashville where WSM radio tower is) and was up to about 30 mph before he wiped out. Good times, good times.

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    11stephanie: Since you quoted me, I thought I'd reply to your comments.

    The reason I brought up using helmets for sledding is because we have had 5 deaths this winter alone. And the season is only half over. When we know better, we should do better. Just because some people manage to do things and not get injured doesn't mean it's the safe or smart thing to do. You are lucky you have not lost any friends or family to such a tragedy and have not had to witness such events. If you've ever been in an accident, you realize just how fast time goes and how little control you have to react to it.

    So, what I'm saying is, I think that if people are dying, it's because they are doing stupid things, and just weeding themselves out of the over-cowded gene pool, doing all of us a favor..
    I agree with myrosiedog that your remarks were insensitive. Accidents and tragedies are not a cleaning out of the gene pool. If this were true, as you think, then all the people who do "stupid things" would be gone. Obviously this is not the case. People make decisions and choices every day. Sometimes they make bad ones. Sometimes it's not in their hands. But I don't think it's funny, either way. I'm glad you apologized and tried to explain your remarks.

    ..Don't scare the poor woman, I think she'll be fine
    I'm glad we can take your word for her safety then. If there is an injury lawsuit, it will be sent to your attention. Oh, and the "poor woman" isn't scared I'm sure. She's one of the strongest persons I know. .

    ...Keeping in mind that my reflexes are about as sharp as a dead cat...
    Now, THAT is insensitive.

    ...Now I think I'm done harassing you
    Yeah, that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh;2227814;
    Yep, so did we and I don't remember so much as a broken arm in the bunch of us, but all it takes is one accident, so we were just lucky.

    I caught that too, Gabriel. Bad choice of words.

    Oh. My. God. I am soooo sorry. I totally forgot. I am so sorry.

    I think I need to step away from the FoRT for a couple of days. I can't seem to post anything right today.

    Again, I am so sorry.
    ...And the strange boy continued to weave in and out of her life, leaving her with a sense of wonder and amazment, but also, a feeling of loss, knowing that life might never be the same again.

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    While I agree that maybe Stephanie has not had the best of luck at choosing her words lately, I think maybe sometimes we forget that she's only 14 years old and sometimes at that age our mouth (in this case her fingers) spouts off stuff before our brain has a chance to say "Stop and Think First!"

    I'm not trying to speak FOR her but I have a (almost) 14 year old and I know how his mouth operates.
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    I was about to post the same thing, BBama. Apparently it's not just 14 year olds who type without thinking it through.
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