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You can’t be too careful.  I’ve heard that saying many times, but I’m not so sure I believe it anymore.  Former shuttle commander Alan Poindexter was killed over the weekend in a jet-ski accident with his son.  Poindexter was commander for two separate space shuttle missions and survived them both.  Now he’s gone at the age of 50 because of a freak accident.
 
Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford was almost killed standing on a street corner talking to constituents when a crazy person opened fire killing several in the crowd.  Meanwhile, her husband Mark Kelly was a lot safer on the space shuttle’s final mission a few months later.

Comedian Steven Wright once told the joke, “I’ve heard most accidents happen within two miles of home…so I moved.”

We hear many stories of people surviving underneath piles of rubble for days and other people dying quickly after falling down the stairs at home.  What’s the point?  I guess there isn’t one except you shouldn’t be too careful because that might be dangerous.
 


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