Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Shaking My Head

Another reaction to a news story.

This one involves the apparent loss of nine skydivers in a plane crash. The loss of human life alone is tragic. I'm troubled more so by the cruel irony of the situation and the lack of wisdom of those who needlessly risk their precious lives for a thrilling experience.

I'm not being a smart ass when I note that a sky diving team, by nature, should have parachutes available. If there was any warning at all of a potential crash the chutes could have been employed. The cruel irony comes into play if the parachutes were all used for the skydive and none were available for their utilitarian purpose.

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