I'm not sure where to put this. It's mostly a bitch, but to just put it in the rant thread seems pointless. I'm sure there is a lot to discuss casually about the safety of some things people do for fun as well.
Some of you might have heard about Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old female grad student who got gashed on a zipline two weeks ago, ended up with a raging bacterial infection, three days later got her entire left leg amputated into her abdomen, was in a coma, and now looks likely to loose at least all of her fingers, but potentially her other feet + both of her hands.
Some say she's lucky to be alive; I guess it really depends on how she feels about it, because her life is going to be insanely different now... all because of what seemed to be a fixable incident at the time.
This is a commentary I saw today on Yahoo, and it's just a stupid PoS waste of space:
wth is this about? Does this contribute ANYTHING useful to the tragedy this family is going through? If you're going to comment on something, why not make it insightful, rather than capitalizing on the tragedy just to add another commentary article to your collection?
All it says is:
1. People can get hurt.
2. If not for modern medicine, she'd be dead.
3. We can survive tragic events due to medicine and courage.
Literally, that's all it says, without any more explication than that. What a jerk. Why not invest more thought into this? Why not make it relevant to ANYTHING? Was this someone's ninth grade class writing project? Andrew Riggio, you suck (!)
I bet people on this forum could write posts no longer than this "official commentary" that actually say something more meaningful or revealing about this situation, without any sort of credentials. (If you want to take that as a dare, please go right ahead. She deserves better.)