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Old 12-18-2011, 08:24 PM #22
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shouldnt of posted this because now everyone is going to argue about it. yeah, it's stupid. shouldve just let the blind kids play by themself
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:26 PM #23
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Give me a break. People are so damn retarded. I hope they lose the case. Yes they should be treated with respect and equality however they do need to realize that they do have limitations to what they can and cannot do.

These individuals want to engage in a game that is all about using your sight when they cannot see. In doing so they are violating one of the key safety rules in this game. Yet they want equality? Give me a ****ing break.

We need to start weeding out the stupidity in this country and disposing of them...
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:34 PM #24
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I'm pretty sure a waiver wouldn't do **** in court.

If they can't see chances are they will run into something or fall on something or even fall in a lake and drown. Im sorry that they can't enjoy paintball, but I have diabetes so should I sue people who make candy?
well if you want to be like everyone else in america you MUST SUE THE CANDY COMPANIES!!!!!! im joking and mean no disrespect and your on the right track they would be liable for any injury that befel the player. and a ex professional player would know that and if they didnt know not to let the blind play then they really need to not be representing the paintball industry.

and what happened if they did let him play and he somehow got hurt? do you really want those kinds of headlines for paintball really? that would be a huge problem

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:36 PM #25
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this is rediculous... this is like an epileptic suing the state of massachusetts for not letting then drive... its a danger to themselves and more importantly others around them...
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:39 PM #27
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wait man dont bring that law suit up please. that was a legitimate lawsuit. mcdonalds had been keeping their coffe way above regular drinking temps. they did this because you got free refils on coffe so there idea was to keep it so hot that you cant drink it there fore you cant get as many refils saving mc money. and when the women spilled her coffe she was wearing tight pants and the coffe was so hot that it literally melted the material into her skin severly burned her crotchel region causing permant disfiguration that was a legitimate lawsut and people dont know all the details
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you speak as if they are useless vegetables

some of them may have been "legally" blind but still able to see

Im only claiming that if they sign the waiver and are completely commited to the idea of playing then why the hell should anybody forcibly stop them

you can bring up what if scenarios until the cows come home but bottom line is the blind are not as useless as you think
The point is the rules state no "blind firing" and some ****os take the terminology too seriously and as a way to sue. Shooting your gun with reckless abandon or in a direction that you have no idea what's in the path of your shots is dangerous. The ****ty part is its too difficult to define that rule to children, so it's simplified to "don't shoot if you can't see the target".

I'm sure legally blind or even full blind people could play paintball.. They wouldn't be blind firing if they could hear and shot in what they thought was the right direction.. But itd be hard as **** to know for sure if they weren't just spraying randomly.

These dick heads should be suing insurance if anything, and even then it should only be to change terminology to clearly define what we mean by blind fire.. But then it makes it harder to explain to 11yr old noobs. I hope the field counter sues for liable for claiming discrimination against handicapped people thus hurting the reputation of the staff, field, and sport. This lawsuit is malicious IMO.
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shouldnt of posted this because now everyone is going to argue about it. yeah, it's stupid. shouldve just let the blind kids play by themself
na man it gives us a fun debate i dont see how people can be so dumb that they truely believe that blind people should be able to play paintball and this is fun because it shows how truely dumb people are without a doubt. i am going to law school and i wish i had a liscense to practice law as i would love to defend the field i would have SOO much fun doing it.

and ya know thats not a bad idea i mean he is blind how in the hell would he know any different its not like he can see his oponents. man that was cruel wasnt it oh well its the truth
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Gotta love that the article puts 'professional' in quotations. No such caliber of player could ever be realistic in paintball...

Such an inane position for a lawsuit. Everything's got to be settled in court, I guess.
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thank god i play at robinhood instead of route 40 lol
What does that have to do with anything? Would robinhood allow blind people to play? No. If they went to robinhood, your field would also be in a lawsuit. I play at robinhood, but you have to have sympathy for Tommy. If I were in his position, I wouldn't let them play either.
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Gotta love that the article puts 'professional' in quotations. No such caliber of player could ever be realistic in paintball...

Such an inane position for a lawsuit. Everything's got to be settled in court, I guess.
What do you mean? Tommy played for the all-americans in the 90s.
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What do you mean? Tommy played for the all-americans in the 90s.
Oh no, no, no, that isn't what I'm saying. I believe that. I'm actually saying exactly the opposite. I can't believe that the article cited in the OP put the word professional in quotes as if it it's a joke. I'm talking about how ignorant people can be to this sport.

I was just being sarcastic in my original post, ha.
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Oh no, no, no, that isn't what I'm saying. I believe that. I'm actually saying exactly the opposite. I can't believe that the article cited in the OP put the word professional in quotes as if it it's a joke. I'm talking about how ignorant people can be to this sport.

I was just being sarcastic in my original post, ha.
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sorry i have spent alot of time studying that case and at first i thought it was a joke of a lawsuit but once i figured everything out it was actually a legitimate law suit and it caused a women to have her entire sex life ruined

On February 27, 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico, ordered a 49-cent cup of coffee from the drive-through window of a local McDonald's restaurant located at 5001 Gibson Boulevard S.E. Liebeck was in the passenger's seat of her grandsons Ford Probe, and her grandson Chris parked the car so that Liebeck could add cream and sugar to her coffee. Liebeck placed the coffee cup between her knees and pulled the far side of the lid toward her to remove it. In the process, she spilled the entire cup of coffee on her lap.[10] Liebeck was wearing cotton sweatpants; they absorbed the coffee and held it against her skin, scalding her thighs, buttocks, and groin.[11] Liebeck was taken to the hospital, where it was determined that she had suffered third-degree burns on six percent of her skin and lesser burns over sixteen percent.[12] She remained in the hospital for eight days while she underwent skin grafting. During this period, Liebeck lost 20 pounds (9 kg, nearly 20% of her body weight), reducing her down to 83 pounds (38 kg).[13] Two years of medical treatment followed.
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thought i had seen it all lol. this is ridiculous
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I'm still waiting on my settlement with McDonald's over making me fat and creating an undue risk of heart attack. I wonder if their next suit will be against the local gun range?
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hey if they wanted to play, and they were willing to pay then why the hell not
I am with you. I would pay money to watch a speedball game solely from the blind people that complained about not being allowed to play. It'd be interesting to see how they adjusted and where they shot.

But really this is pretty low class by whomever filed the suit. It's a straight money grab and I hope it backfires as it's intent is not to further any benefit to any member of the public, but rather to line someone's pockets at the expense of a small business owner.... to the entity filing the protest.
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