I work in a small company, about 55 people, and ours jumped over 50%. Personally, I always thought the lipstick would be put on the pig until after the 16 elections. That's when you will really start to see the changes.
No, most likely fell, and couldn't be seen by the other boater. With center console style boats, it's much easier to see the water and everything around you pretty much at all times. With the type boats you see on lakes, it's much harder to do so.
As for the sharks, I contribute it to really warm water, which equals really murky water. Not to mention, with everyone having a little more cash than the past few years, you have more people in the water. I don't even think about honestly, and I was in the water all day yesterday at Masonboro.
I'm actually a little scared for this generation, for those reasons. I didn't do as much outside as far as "work" like working in tobacco, or painting the barn as my parents did, but we still had to be outside almost all the time. Building forts, shooting sling shots, making rope swings...etc. Many of the kids/my nieces and nephews have no idea how to even start this stuff.
Obviously, the boater who was drinking is immediately at fault in the eye of the law....but whose fault was the accident? Terribly tragic, but wake boarding, or any other type of behind the boat sports is not meant for these busy weekends.
I was in the industry, and frequent a few different places like this in ILM. If it's not too far of a drive for you one day, plan to make a trip, and I will show you a couple of almost "fail safe" versions of what you are describing.
There is one in particular that I go to 3-4 times a week, either to pick up a 6 pack, or have a few beers. This does not have to be overdone. What you are describing is a good plan, but I think you need to work on a few things first.
I don't think that anyone has really said that. The OP was just pointing out that unless we change the way we do business that we will become Greece. I'm not really saying that, but I do struggle with the folks that think that the debt and unfunded liabilities are not an issue for the long term stability of this nation.