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Old 07-05-2012, 10:54   #76
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Re: Tender Theft. What Would You Do?:

Zero tolerance works wonders, that's why the crime rate in the US is so low.

They should have got the book thrown at them, then they'd have a criminal record, not be able to get a job, and go on welfare. That'll show them.
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Zero tolerance works wonders, that's why the crime rate in the US is so low.

They should have got the book thrown at them, then they'd have a criminal record, not be able to get a job, and go on welfare. That'll show them.
Do you really think that would pan out to not getting a job and going on welfare?...really?
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i would not have bought anything so huge and unwieldy and stealable in the first place. you guys already know what i woulda done--read la noche de os bandidos--i believe is still in the old files here...search it.
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You're kidding right

Total crimes statistics - countries compared - USA highest crime rate in the world

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Yeah the whole zero tolerance thing works really well for keeping drugs off of boats, and solves all the woes of the country.
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OTOH - Skeptical Hippo is starting to wonder about the veracity of this whole story. There are some inconsistencies but perhaps part of it is we don't really know the whole story. If these guys were so dumb as to leave wallets on board, maybe they were too dumb to ..

Skeptical Hippo wins. I just called the Two Harbor Department and they know nothing about it in the office. It's a small town and even smaller group work for Harbor Department so they think it's just a story going around. Unless someone was a witness & knows something else- this isn't true.
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Hmm, guess we're going to have to hear from the OP as he claims to have spoken to both the ones stolen from and the head thief...
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There are an awful lot of head scratchers in the story. How did they come to leave their wallets in the boat? Would you, drunk or otherwise, climb into a stolen dinghy and then put your wallet down?
Hummingway, you are sooooooo Canadian! You act as if it's completely unusual for members of the military to steal a boat and then toss their wallets aboard before setting it adrift.

Really, my friend, you ought to spend more time down in Southern California, where this sort of thing happens every day.
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Skeptical Hippo wins. I just called the Two Harbor Department and they know nothing about it in the office. It's a small town and even smaller group work for Harbor Department so they think it's just a story going around. Unless someone was a witness & knows something else- this isn't true.

Okay, fine. What are we going to argue about now that SailorG ruined our fun? Somebody think of something quick!
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Catamarans are for sissies! Yeah, that's the ticket!
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I think you will find he was .
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You know, I would not want more than an apology. Everyone makes mistakes (and this is a doozy) HOWEVER I've got to believe (in light of the wallets inside) that his wasn't done with malice. For me that is the operating criteria. No malice / no problem.

The owner of the "nice sailboat" in the harbor surely knows what a blessing he was given and I'm guessing his boat name are pretty well known out there now and tales will be told. Thieving scoundrels are quite another matter entirely. Stupidity? Yes, guilty as heck -- and hopefully smarter now!

We shall see if the faith placed in the threesome was well-placed. The owners should not have to lock up their dink but prudence suggests such a plan for the future. Frankly I believe all parties were well served by events as described in the first post.
This kind of thinking really is part of the problem, not the solution.

Malice has nothing to do with it. They stole the dinghy. Period.
You don't steal by mistake. It was retrieved by chance. No goodwill on the thieves part.
I guarantee if you had an $8000 dinghy stolen from you wouldn't be singing this tune. And if it drifetd away and was never retrieved you'd never know if it was with malice or not.
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Zero tolerance works wonders, that's why the crime rate in the US is so low.
Zero tolorance for un PC behavior. The crime rate is high in the US because we spend all of law enforcement time chasing down school children who draw pictures of guns, and let a thug who robbed and shot somone off with a 2 years sentence.
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Yeah, I just put free agent on my ignore list. That'll teach im...
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Just noticed Free Agent is a power cruiser.... probably doesn't make wakes either...
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