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Old February 20, 2012, 12:35 PM   #36
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Levels of responsibility required to gets risks down to an acceptable level:

10) Can be trusted with experimental planes
9) private planes
8) super bikes
7) small boats around big water
8) mopeds
7) hot cars
6) cars
5) climb on the roof with a ladder
4) reloading
3) having a loaded gun
2) having a sharp stick
1) standing up and walking

I think I have screwed up at least once on all the levels, but I trust myself up to the 80% level.

IQ has little to do with it. My son could do some calculus before 2nd grade, but still could not be trusted with a sharp stick or any stick.
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