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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

I do think it's a joke. I think that the risks are in the 0.000X% range. Literally trivial.

People have a better chance of getting struck by lightning.

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    [–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

    The rabbit hole of risks it's never ending. At some point there is a diminishing return on safety.

    This particular example is light years Beyond that threshold. By your same logic, all buffets could/should be banned.

    What if someone picks up food for a deathly ill person? All hell would break loose!

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      [–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      I get it. The system works fairly well.

      If a 16 year old prankster did this should that individual recieve a punishment similar to manslaughter? I think that is ridiculous.

      Plenty of people do reckless things, but they don't get punished for harm done, unless someone is tangibly harmed.

      No one was harmed.

      People shouldn't' be punished for hypothetical scenarios. It's easy to create situations that could be dangerous, but that is unethical.

      Actually they do have something like this. It's the plastic seal around the ice cream lid. Don't eat it if the seal is broken.

      Problem Solved.

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        [–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

        Gud