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(Sun Sentinel)   So, apparently parasailing isn't regulated in Florida, which explains why there are so many deaths from it   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 15
    More: Florida, Florida Senate, Sen. Don Gaetz, Panama City Beach  
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2013-07-28 09:15:22 PM
5 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: it's like waterboarding another fun sport


Uh, that's wakeboarding. Waterboarding is another type of fun sport altogether.
2013-07-29 01:10:05 AM
2 votes:
I'm sorry for the victims, but this is not the right time to have a national conversation about marine safety.

In the meantime, we can be sure the free market will efficiently weed out those parasail operators with the highest casualty rates, and those remaining will voluntarily adjust their practices to market pressures.
2013-07-28 11:01:08 PM
2 votes:
There had to be precisely 20 related fatalities before the authorities felt regulations were necessary.

Because 19 or fewer would have been far too premature, of course.

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2013-07-29 10:05:29 AM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: This thread is just packed with people who should not ever be allowed to compare things.


Hey, we're better than Reddit :)

/see what I did there?
2013-07-29 03:07:45 AM
1 votes:

ansius: BuckTurgidson: I'm sorry for the victims, but this is not the right time to have a national conversation about marine safety.

In the meantime, we can be sure the free market will efficiently weed out those parasail operators with the highest casualty rates, and those remaining will voluntarily adjust their practices to market pressures.

I, for one, intend to make my money providing a website that gives consumers information about the parasailing providers in Florida. People who have been on them can leave reviews saying how much fun their experience was. The relatives of the deceased, maimed and crippled can also leave their own reviews. Free markets operate best when participants have access to the right information.

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2013-07-29 03:03:15 AM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: Fyi, regulation could be as simple as "lines must be of x strength and replaced every y years" with simple documentation and the odd spot check. It doesn't have to be a massive big governmemnt conspiracy.


So you're new here.  Welcome to the united states, if a toddler can choke on it or even if it just hurts to jam it up your retarded ass without lube, we simply must have a federal bureau of X to regulate it.
2013-07-29 01:01:15 AM
1 votes:
20 injuries and 6 deaths in 12.5 years? That's less than the death and injury rate for golf courses in Florida (there were 16 in a similar period, for those to lazy to click and read).  Clearly these death traps need tighter, government imposed, safety regulations!  You know, for the children!  And for people with law degrees who are somehow still too farking stupid to realize that being towed behind a boat hundreds of feet in the air might be dangerous.
2013-07-29 01:00:26 AM
1 votes:

Confabulat: If they do regulate it, I'm so applying to be a parasail inspector. Driving from beach town to beach town all day, hanging around with lovely ladies, in a government job? Sign me up!


It will likely only pay around $150,000/yr and you probably cant retire until you're 45 and even then it'll be at just 90% of your last years salary and then they'll do something like tack on a five dollar co-pay for all doctor visits and prescriptions.

It's your life though, so do what you like.
2013-07-29 12:01:43 AM
1 votes:
HAY GUYS
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WAT'S GOING ON IN THIS THREAD?
2013-07-28 11:35:34 PM
1 votes:

Great Janitor: Yeah, because the answer to every problem is more government.  Six deaths in 12 years is one death every 24 months, so in short, safer than flying, driving, living in New York and Chicago and countless other activities.  I'd say that they are doing a damn good job at self regulation and government regulation isn't needed.


and this is why you are a janitor
2013-07-28 11:05:26 PM
1 votes:
I thought "well, some amount of regulation might be good"

Then I see 20 accidents in 12.5 years. Something tells me they are self regulated.

Probably because the operators eat their own cooking, if you know what I mean.
2013-07-28 11:03:09 PM
1 votes:
Darwin in action.

I don't see a problem here.
2013-07-28 10:56:39 PM
1 votes:
On the plus side, hey, fewer Floridians!
2013-07-28 09:42:14 PM
1 votes:
YAY
1  Free Market
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2013-07-28 08:07:20 PM
1 votes:
As long as they don't ban it. I haven't gone yet.
 
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