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Comments made by mkcortez

The Return Of Floatopia

This may seem harsh, but doesn't it simply come down to personal responsibility? It is quite clear to any reasonable person that drinking while floating in the ocean may result in drowning, and if it does, then the individual is solely at fault. I feel that this ban is partially fueled by fear that lawsuits may result if injuries occur.
Historically, bans of any particular activity have resulted only in the practice still being done, but in secret and at greater risk. Would it be too much to simply limit the hours of Floatopia to those which are monitored by lifeguards and/or law enforcement? This would allow for fines to be applied, arrests to be made, or whatever punishment is appropriate and fair to be carried out on the spot and only against those who actually offend.
Personally, I have no desire to participate in these events, but I don't try to deny the RESPONSIBLE use of our natural beauty to those who wish to avail themselves of it. Thought, San Diego?

February 23, 2011 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )