X-Message-Number: 24814
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:07:05 -0400
From: "Jonathan Hinek" <>
Subject: Reeve
References: <>

"" wrote:

 > It was not misfortune it was a risk he took and he suffered the
 > consequences. No one forced him to go out jumping his horse. If he 
had > stayed home watching TV or stayed in the studios making movies he
 > would have been fine.

I guess we shouldn't ever drive cars, fly on airlines, or take showers 
in slippery bath tubs then. Maybe we should all get IV-drips, a 
catheter, and spend our lives in bed to avoid any and all dangers. 
Except that won't work either, because inactivity can kill you as well. 
A stroke could just as easily turn you into a hemiplegic, or cause brain 
damage. The couch-potato approach isn't exactly risk-free.

This blame game doesn't address the real issue. It is a pointless, ugly 
exercise. It certainly isn't productive, and it leads to a lot less 
progress than Reeve's short foray into activism did.

Jonathan Hinek
Eschaton Outlook

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