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Old 10-08-2016, 16:23   #106
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Now that I think of it, I never wear a PFD, my PFD's are stuffed so far back in the bilge they are all but inaccessible, my flares are out of date (if I even have any), and I never let a bad weather forecast stop a sailing trip. I defer as much maintenance as possible, barring sinking the scow of course. Now if you want to fret the small stuff, go ahead, but don't expect everyone to do the same.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:49   #107
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wow ann cate called a darwin award winner because she TIES A LINE AROUND HER and swims from boat.
A candidate, not a winner. She's going to have to try harder like the rest of us to win the award. "It don't come easy."
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:18   #108
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wow ann cate called a darwin award winner because she TIES A LINE AROUND HER and swims from boat.
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A candidate, not a winner. She's going to have to try harder like the rest of us to win the award. "It don't come easy."
Come on guys..... you are overlooking one major aspect that applies to all past winners of that award.....
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:32   #109
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Re: Am I overly cautious around water?

There have been some notable cases of winning the Darwin without ceasing to have a heartbeat.

Such as the guy who managed to blow his "package" off playing with a shotgun.
He's not going to be breeding any time soon.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:24   #110
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There have been some notable cases of winning the Darwin without ceasing to have a heartbeat.

Such as the guy who managed to blow his "package" off playing with a shotgun.
He's not going to be breeding any time soon.
A valid point
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A candidate, not a winner. She's going to have to try harder like the rest of us to win the award. "It don't come easy."
Nothing worthwhile does.
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:59   #112
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Re: Am I overly cautious around water?

Today there is a video of a 'Adventurer' (yes, the title on Yahoo News was 'Adventurer paddles close to lava flow'.

This video shows a woman on a surf board paddling kinda close to lava flows as it hits the ocean. Looks like Hawaii.

Now...should the authorities rope off that area so no one gets hurt?

I vote 'No'.

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Old 12-08-2016, 13:02   #113
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Old 12-08-2016, 13:41   #114
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Today there is a video of a 'Adventurer' (yes, the title on Yahoo News was 'Adventurer paddles close to lava flow'.

This video shows a woman on a surf board paddling kinda close to lava flows as it hits the ocean. Looks like Hawaii.

Now...should the authorities rope off that area so no one gets hurt?

I vote 'No'.

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I vote yes, but only because I've never seen anybody "Rope Off" a lava flow. It would make a great you tube video.

Course we'd be giving the Darwin award to whoever it was that was trying to rope it off to make it safe.....
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Re: Am I overly cautious around water?

I vote: irrelevant.

Because it is not about what some authorities tell you to do or not.

Some believe that a god tells humans not to do this or that. The same people tend to completely disregard what their god says. The same applies to govts. They will ask you not to do what they do everyday. Like living off somebody else's taxes. JUST DISREGARD and live as you want/can.

Think about whether it is something that should be done, something worth dying because of.

Then think about shooting a video with a dslr with a long telephoto.

Then think about why people do sth vs. why people show off (e.g. on youtube).

That's probably enough. Govts do not like people who think too much.

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Old 12-08-2016, 15:44   #116
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Interesting when people do stuff. Paddling a surf board close to a lava flow. It was probably safe because of the gradual danger. They said the water was getting hotter the closer they got.

The Alaskan glacier flows the same thing. The cruise shops stay far away from ice breaking off. But there is a video of a private small boat closer when a huge chunk of ice breaks off and creates a huge wave. The boat escapes and creates an interesting video. If the boat sinks there is no video and the people are dead in 2 minutes in ice cold water.

There is an attraction to doing dangerous things. The payoff, if you survive is high.

There is a reason some humans have that exploration gene.




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We're primates. So called. We are as interested in what others of our species do as are the monkeys, baboons, chimps, and bonobos.

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We're primates. So called. We are as interested in what others of our species do as are the monkeys, baboons, chimps, and bonobos.

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Oh Ann...Im a bit cynical but "primates" is generous for this bunch...just salty dogs here....
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Oh Ann...Im a bit cynical but "primates" is generous for this bunch...just salty dogs here....
Speaking for yourself I assume.
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Speaking for yourself I assume.
Nope. Im far too pretty to be a dog.
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