The same can be said about you, B. Your evening posts often appear to be the products of a buzzed mindChill, Jed. You may not be drunk just now, but what you're posting might be making that case...which if is not the case, is striking me as even more sad, if you are actually sober.
That's heavy stuff bro... These are the wounds men carry. Sometimes the only thing to do is cry.B has a good point. I have seen some horrific videos of very dumb and deadly stuff that 3rd world folks do without safety gear. My martial arts teacher was a boy soldier in WW2 in Burma. He and other teenagers were sent out to find and (try to) rescue downed pilots. He has a few harrowing stories of pilots they found in trees in their chute harnesses. They had usually no safety gear and had to make up how to get the often dead flyers down. He has seen how I do tree work. And he lamented the fact that he wished he had my gear in the 40's when they were trying to save young men that were shattered and dying in tree tops. He would get pretty sad and somber remembering the ones they couldn't save.