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Old 26-05-2016, 07:03   #151
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Re: Somtimes it's Better not to Rescue a Boat

Blue crab,

I don't have any problem with anyone finding used stuff that's obviously being thrown or given away even if you see it lying near or in a dumpster, I consider giving the object a new life as being the same as recycling, nothing wrong with that. Although I do make a habit of washing my hands right after reading a used book or magazine, especially those in a doctors office.... Yuck. Restaurant menus too.

Food is a different matter entirely, there are certainly health concerns because you don't know the history and why it's being tossed, and of course there's also vector contamination.... rats, cockroaches, ants, etc.

If the fellow wants to recycle objects he can use.... more power to him.

But not food, that's just plain nasty.
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^^ ha yes someone once changed out their batteries and left them beside the skip. I tested them. One was cactus the other was ok.

This battery worked for years for me. I even took it down to Antarctica. It was good for my bank balance, good for the environment. And good for the marina.

I also got a great spinnaker from a skip. It was in about three parts, but it worked well once I had it stitched up cheaply. Again less landfill. Less money. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
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Although I do make a habit of washing my hands right after reading a used book or magazine, especially those in a doctors office.... Yuck. Restaurant menus too.

Food is a different matter entirely, there are certainly health concerns because you don't know the history and why it's being tossed, and of course there's also vector contamination.... rats, cockroaches, ants, etc.
Thats a bit rich coming from someone with no issues about dumping your raw sewage into a bay with people swimming nearby.

I guess you would rather he had tax payer funded food stamps?
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Oh boy I see World War III coming
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you guys do realise, you are not on SA?
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Old 26-05-2016, 09:36   #156
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Thats a bit rich coming from someone with no issues about dumping your raw sewage into a bay with people swimming nearby.

I guess you would rather he had tax payer funded food stamps?
Sorry Dude.... not gunna take your stinkin' bait.

I've defended the guy's dumpster diving (half of it anyway) and given him probably the only good advice from all the respondents, which was to put it all behind him and move on... "Forget about the stinkin' boat before [he] steps in a huge pile of feces." So, please look for an argument someplace else.

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BA to me is one of the more interesting contributors on here. Time and again he has been the target of some venal attacks.Some may have merit,but I have also noticed the more fervent attackers end up looking like real douches after a while.
Why is this?
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[QUOTE=Snowpetrel;2129592]Thats a bit rich coming from someone with no issues about dumping your raw sewage into a bay with people swimming nearby.
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Hey..!! Folks don't get sick they don't go to hospitals.. he's outa a job..
Basic economics..
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Old 26-05-2016, 12:56   #159
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Hey..!! Folks don't get sick they don't go to hospitals.. he's outa a job..
Basic economics..
Boatman,

I've been working with the locked up crazies for the past two years. Judging by a couple of the respondents on the thread, and I'm not referring to the OP..... I have no worries about job security?

See you on another thread.

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It's getting offtopic but for a start "The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, but when it comes to health outcomes, it performs worse than 11 other similar industrialized nations" [link: U.S. Healthcare: Most Expensive and Worst Performing - The Atlantic]

You seem to be offended by mentioning extortion...
Seen this before and the overall rankings are BS. Sweden is ranked 3 because health care is cheap, live healthy lives and everyone has access, but if you get sick you are fööked, doctors are useless and specialists are so hard to get a time to see and this is reflected in the poor ranking for "quality of care" and "timeliness". So if you are sick and are insured in the US, it's middle ranking, not worst.
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I've been working with the locked up crazies for the past two years. Judging by a couple of the respondents on the thread, and I'm not referring to the OP..... I have no worries about job security?

See you on another thread.

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As I recall, the dumpster posts were also about all the valuable usable gear that the better-heeled folks toss away.
There's a difference between salvaging thrown gear and:

"Going back to san francisco... there was enough free food being thrown in the dumpster every week to support 3x the number of people anchored there. I doubt much has changed. In wellington I found enough food in the dumpster to support at least 50 people, and I was the only person anchored in the harbor at the time."
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There's a difference between salvaging thrown gear and:

"Going back to san francisco... there was enough free food being thrown in the dumpster every week to support 3x the number of people anchored there. I doubt much has changed. In wellington I found enough food in the dumpster to support at least 50 people, and I was the only person anchored in the harbor at the time."
I do recall that now but many here are thinking he's scrounging half-eaten hamburgers. I'm hoping he's getting the ugly and out of date fruit and veggies and other out of date stuff mandated by the gov as no longer good.

I dunno. Maybe the kid is an absolute sleaze bag. I'm just not cool with dumping on a real sailor. I hesitate to say this but I have been wrong before.
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I do recall that now but many here are thinking he's scrounging half-eaten hamburgers. I'm hoping he's getting the ugly and out of date fruit and veggies and other out of date stuff mandated by the gov as no longer good.

I dunno. Maybe the kid is an absolute sleaze bag. I'm just not cool with dumping on a real sailor. I hesitate to say this but I have been wrong before.

One mans trash is another's treasure.

I too look for reasons to admire the accomplished shoe string sailor. Sailing farther with less is hardly a reason for ridicule

The cretin that enjoys ridiculing the impoverished? I have known and worked with quite a number that groveled before their betters and spit upon those less fortunate(verbally and anonymously mostly).

Not really my kind of podna.

I am well aware of the effects capitalism has on ego. For those that feel superior because of the weight of their purse, I suggest that you walk a few miles in better men's shoes.

A little humility can relieve a lot of the weight superiority brings to ones soul.
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I've been working with the locked up crazies for the past two years. Judging by a couple of the respondents on the thread, and I'm not referring to the OP..... I have no worries about job security?

See you on another thread.

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