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 Post subject: drunk driving is bad
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:10 am 
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<FONT COLOR=black><FONT SIZE=2>This gal was recently on Oprah and what a loving, forgiving young woman is she! An amazing story of what she has suffered and will bear the rest of her life. Please share this with your friends and especially your teenagers who are driving. <B><FONT COLOR=RED><FONT SIZE=3><CENTER>
This is Jacqueline Saburido on September 19, 1999. <br><br>
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This is she and her Father, 1998. <br><br>
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This is she on Vacation in Venezuela. <br><br>
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Birthday party as a child. <br><br>
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At a party with friends. <br><br>
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The car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after drinking a couple of hard packs with his friends. This was in December 1999. <br><br>
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After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations.<br><br>
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Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt during around 45 seconds. <br><br>
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With her Father, 2000. <br><br>
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Getting treatment. <br><br>
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Three months after accident. <br><br>
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Without a left eyelid Jacquie needs eye drops to keep her vision. <br><br>
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Now 20 year old, he cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night three years ago. <br><br>
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He's aware of devastating Jacqueline Saburidos life. <br><br>
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Not everyone who gets hit with a car dies. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings. <br><br>
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Please send this to as many people as you can to make them aware of the consequences of drink driving. <br><br>


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:21 am 
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Oh topher. another example of why i don't drink at all! :(

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holy shit :cry:


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Why do bars have parking lots? :(


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:21 am 
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I've seen her story before, it's simultaneously heart-breaking and inspiring. That's a good point though, why DO bars have parking lots?
I do drink but I have NEVER driven drunk and NEVER let my friends do it. I couldn't live with myself if I ever hurt another person.


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michael, you ask the questions my radical anarchist self loves! thank you. good point!


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veganmadre wrote:
Oh topher. another example of why i don't drink at all! :(


Veganmadre,

just a thought crossed my mind... I don't think that it is necessary to say NO to something just because it is a potential danger. I like a glass of wine and sometimes I would like to be drunk just for fun. I guess it depends more on wether you have control over yourself or not. If you cannot stop drinking and you know that you loose control, you shouldn't drink at all, I agree. But if you only take one drink to relax or for the taste I cannot see any harm in it and then I don't see the need not to drink at all.

Just my thought I wanted to share.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:47 pm 
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Nobbi you pretty much just nailed my point of view too. There's a big difference between the drinking the 17 year old that hit her was doing, and the kind of drinking I, and I assume you, do. Casual drinks with friends, a fine wine with dinner....that's not the drinking that kills people. And of course, everyone has the responsibility to make sure they have a safe way home before they even start drinking. If I know I'll be driving, I cut myself off long before I reach intoxication. and long before I actually get in the car.


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My decision to not drink, is a personal one and related to personal issues/experiences. I surely have no judgement of others who do drink! Just to clarify!


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Just to be a PITA, I wonder why we need to see what happened to a beautiful young lady as a result of a drunk driver to know that drinking and driving don't mix?

I lost a young friend to drunk driving a few years ago. He was the drunk driver and luckily only killed himself, although his friend and passenger was pretty well traumatized. At the ripe old age of 20, he wasn't even old enough to be served alcohol. I cried like a baby at his funeral.

I drink, and thoroughly enjoy beer, wine and spirits, but I do NOT get behind the wheel of a car afterwards. If I were to ever hurt someone through my negligence, I may as well have killed myself in the process; I wouldn't survive it.

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this here totally brings my mood down...


And just one thing about drunk driving:
I'd rather drive with 6 beers, than with just 4 hours of sleep! It's WAY more dangerous in my eyes...

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ISETFIRE wrote:
this here totally brings my mood down...


And just one thing about drunk driving:
I'd rather drive with 6 beers, than with just 4 hours of sleep! It's WAY more dangerous in my eyes...


GOOD POINT !!!


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One of my many reasons for being straightege for the past 7+ years.

That is the saddest thing I have ever seen.

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Actually I'm absolutely sure that more people end up like that in car accidents where no one was drunk then where someone was drunk. The real problem is this society where the train system was dimantled by powerful corporations and most of us are forced to risk our lives every single day while we hurtle around at dangerous speeds in large hunks of metal and gas.

In a civilized society we would have a mass transit system and we would reduce suburban sprawl thus saving tens of thousands of lives from car accidents not to mention reducing our destruction of the enviroment through less use of the combustion engine.


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What about sober crazy drivers? You don't even need to drink to ruin someones life. If I see all the documentaries on tv about young and old people, men and women, who are driving much too fast, without any responsibilty, with their mobile phones in one hand... what is worse? I guess in general drinking is not the real problem. It is consciousness we need. People are not aware that they can ruin a life by being unconscious. I used to drive from The Netherlands to Denmark non-stop. Took me 9 hrs. Now I take my time and take more rests, even if it takes me 11 hrs. Safety first!


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