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Old 06-04-2014, 02:27   #316
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uss vandegrift is picking them up
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This story is now on yahoo and they are being trashed by the lowest form of humans. It is truly a disgusting shame. I wish I could be crew on any attempt to retrieve their home for them. As someone who has been through a public witch hunt I feel so sorry for these people. I wish them all the happiness and wellness one can.

To the family, You did everything right and have nothing to ever hang your head low about. Thank you for being amazing people.
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+10 it is all about time zones as well so it would be great you have you onboard for the night shift!.....
OK, I hear you; presumably you mean the "Day Shift" on this side of the world
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I'm down with your suggestion, sww914, but my fear is that Eric is too responsible to just abandon Rebel Heart to the wind and waves. He will more than likely open the seacocks after they've removed any irreplaceable treasures they can and be the last person off the vessel.

If not, and she's left to her fate, there's every chance the navy will use her for target practice. ::shudder::

It's still my hope that he will stay aboard and will sail Rebel Heart back to Cabo. There's really nothing more he can do to assist his family in the medical sense, but the media shitstorm that will surely greet them when they return to San Diego could well require that he's there to try to protect them from the assault.

I'm glad I've never been in the position he's in now and faced making a very, very difficult choice regarding the continued existence of my vessel.

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This story is now on yahoo and they are being trashed by the lowest form of humans. It is truly a disgusting shame. I wish I could be crew on any attempt to retrieve their home for them. As someone who has been through a public witch hunt I feel so sorry for these people. I wish them all the happiness and wellness one can.

To the family, You did everything right and have nothing to ever hang your head low about. Thank you for being amazing people.
Same here. This is why I now keep a very anonymous and low profile.

No more real information on the internet.
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Made the Australian main news tonight. Reported as being "over 1km from the Mexican Coast". Was asked "why don't they just send a speedboat out to get them?" I responded that sometimes what is reported on the news is not exactly factual.

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The negative comments on the blog/FB etc are really really hard to take.

All the more disturbing is how many of them are from mothers. I cannot understand the mindset of a mother who sees a family in trouble on the news and then thinks "ok after dinner I'm going to put Johnny to bed and then google these guys and troll their facebook page to make sure they know I think their bad parents"

It's sad.
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Sounds like there is going to be a report on NBC's''Today''show very shortly.
Getting sick cannot be a planned event, I wish them good luck.
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Fox News just had a sorry sounding story about this rescue . And they complained about the cost, this after covering all the efforts to find that plane black box

People have their priorities all wrong
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Even with all the coverage this is getting, I'm thinking, or hoping, the general population will forget all about this in a few months. Maybe more for others but it will pass. At least there is strong support from the cruising community and that is important.
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Even with all the coverage this is getting, I'm thinking, or hoping, the general population will forget all about this in a few months. Maybe more for others but it will pass. At least there is strong support from the cruising community and that is important.
99% of the masses won't remember or care in a week.
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Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

Reminds me of the Jessica Watson / Abby Sunderland situations. Both got rolled in the Southern Ocean.

Jessica's mast didn't break and she sailed home = hero.
Abby's mast broke and she needed a rescue = villain.

There's a huge portion of humanity just waiting for a clean shot at kicking someone when they're down. Kinda sick.
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Fox News just had a sorry sounding story about this rescue . And they complained about the cost, this after covering all the efforts to find that plane black box

People have their priorities all wrong
In my opinion, I don't think Fox and CNN report "news" anymore. The report what the current trends are being followed. Journalism today seems more about selling the news and nothing sells better than tragedy and getting people to agree to their look on the situation.
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I go south every year and next year will be with toddler. I'm guessing my mom will remember pretty well.
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In my opinion, I don't think Fox and CNN report "news" anymore. The report what the current trends are being followed. Journalism today seems more about selling the news and nothing sells better than tragedy and getting people to agree to their look on the situation.
Replace "Fox and CNN" with "All journalism" and you'll be far more accurate.
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