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  •  True, farms have among the highest rates (1+ / 0-)
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    of work injuries.  I have a cousin who lost an arm.  I'm not advocating what I see as the other side of the fallacy - that the real world, the mother earth, is this safe cure-all for modern day ills.  Farming and ranching is hard, dangerous work.

    I bet your cousin didn't lose his arms riding in the back of a pickup sitting flat in the bed as I mentioned - unless it rolled over or he was tossed out, in which case it is the equivalent of riding in any vehicle without seat belts.  Lots of loss of arms from the arm, or clothing, getting caught in equipment - that's what happened to my cousin.  That's why my dad did have a rule against us standing anywhere near moving belts on equipment or anything else like that which could pull in body parts.

    It's the common sense.  The responsibility.  The real world is dangerous.  We have to learn that and react to that, not some myth.

    Distrust all unreasoning fanatics - even those who agree with you

    by Anti Fanatic on Sun Aug 10, 2008 at 08:05:54 AM PDT

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