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Old 16-01-2014, 09:02   #211
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Hey Blue, I actually wanted to come back and hammer you for a couple of those comments but the dude (one of the moderators) convinced me it's best to try to live in harmony with your fellow man (and your environment) which is all I think ole Jonah was attempting to do.
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Hey Blue, I actually wanted to come back and hammer you for a couple of those comments but the dude (one of the moderators) convinced me it's best to try to live in harmony with your fellow man (and your environment) which is all I think ole Jonah was attempting to do.
Yepper. I expected worse. I've been "modded" nicely many times so I know the drill. I think several of you guys got caught up in the adventure aspect of the story, overlooking the pins and shackles. For me, the something-for-nothing angle turned me as sour as a grapefruit.

Thread drift alert: I know an ex Parris Island drill instructor. At least I think he was. He has a great big tattoo that says so. You know he has to be one tough jarhead to walk around with that!

My favorite marine is Joe Pike, a "fictional" character in R. Crais novels. In second place is USMC Sniper Carlos Hathcock.

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Yepper. I expected worse. I've been "modded" nicely many times so I know the drill. I think several of you guys got caught up in the adventure aspect of the story, overlooking the pins and shackles. For me, the something-for-nothing angle turned me as sour as a grapefruit.

Thread drift alert: I know an ex Parris Island drill instructor. At least I think he was. He has a great big tattoo that says so. You know he has to be one tough jarhead to walk around with that!

My favorite marine is Joe Pike, a "fictional" character in R. Crais novels. In second place is USMC Sniper Carlos Hathcock.

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Nah, for me it's Chesty and second would be Gen Mattis.

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What is it exactly that you are crying about?

And by the way, how are things in Pensacola? I raced catamarans there for 12 years while I was working there. Plus at Ft Walton and Panama City, and Ocean Springs, MS. And at Juana's in September. It was fun stuff and tough with the quality of sailors you had to race against.

Also I have a question for you, Did you eat in harmony today with your environment? I'm sorry but I have the feeling you did not.

Also what does moral decay have to do with a guy that beaches a sailboat due to lack of experience?
Dude you missed the whole point entirely had you read the article, I cant even believe that you would stand up for this guy, he should be at work supporting his 2 year old. The guys is a mooch and people had to go through an ordeal to get him taken care of when he will sure as hell go back and do it again. Florida has mandates not favorable to sailors because of people like this, there is a bigger picture.


As for Pensacola everything is great, not as sunny and warm as the rest of Florida but everything is doing well. Wanting to actually get farther south to be honest but who doesn't lol.
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Nah, for me it's Chesty and second would be Gen Mattis.
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... Florida has mandates not favorable to sailors because of people like this, there is a bigger picture...
Yes indeed. That's the darker side.
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[QUOTE=irwin28;1442000]The guys is a mooch and people had to go through an ordeal to get him taken care of when he will sure as hell go back and do it again. QUOTE]

What ordeal... two people wade maybe knee deep to help him stand up/collect his gear... Shock.. Horror...
A 'Doser driver earns $200 for scraping his boat of the beach.. Tragedy.. the poor guy..
If your gonna be judgemental.. at least be factual..
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The guys is a mooch and people had to go through an ordeal to get him taken care of when he will sure as hell go back and do it again. QUOTE]

What ordeal... two people wade maybe knee deep to help him stand up/collect his gear... Shock.. Horror...
A 'Doser driver earns $200 for scraping his boat of the beach.. Tragedy.. the poor guy..
If your gonna be judgemental.. at least be factual..
and people had to feed him, provide for him until mommy came and got him etc...what else do you need?
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and people had to feed him, provide for him until mommy came and got him etc...what else do you need?
Damn.. and there was me thinking being a 'Good Samaritan' was a reward in itself.. not an ordeal..
I hang my head in shame for being an ordeal some folk have had to suffer..
No.. not talking about my postings on here..
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Well this thing had longer legs than I could give it credit for, must be winter time.
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Damn.. and there was me thinking being a 'Good Samaritan' was a reward in itself.. not an ordeal..
I hang my head in shame for being an ordeal some folk have had to suffer..
No.. not talking about my postings on here..
I will take back my opinion of what people did for him as being and ordeal, I'm wrong quite often and being a good Samaritan is very much a virtue, but all of this was unnecessary and he seems to be one who uses people to take care of his needs and has little consideration for people other than himself living on handouts and obviously not providing for his daughter. Everyone here has an opinion on his actions and its great that it wasn't worse because this kind of behavior can put lives etc in jeopardy. All around he has been irresponsible and here we go with my opinion again, but if anyone can defend this guy that makes me question the integrity of those individuals. Unlike those who appose me I'm not going to make crass remarks on a discussion forum, I think that's ill mannered and doesn't belong here.
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As with most stuff in the media these days "the rest of the story" probably was not told in the article. Reporters are very good at sensationalizing things to keep readers and viewers on the edge of their chair.

The sailor in the story is not really any worse than these highly trained professionals that probably got more money and better equipment
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Well this thing had longer legs than I could give it credit for, must be winter time.
Yes and that makes this almost a perfect thread. I even had to view comments from some on my ignore list because based on the replies I could read I could tell there was entertainment value going on
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Yes and that makes this almost a perfect thread. I even had to view comments from some on my ignore list because based on the replies I could read I could tell there was entertainment value going on
His ignore list........ha! Does a person have an ignore list because they cannot deal with too much information or is it that the person is simply closed minded?

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm...................hummmmmmmmmmmm. .....

hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........I'm trying to get in harmony here.

Maybe it's time for us to be made happy:

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His ignore list........ha! Does a person have an ignore list because they cannot deal with too much information or is it that the person is simply closed minded?

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm...................hummmmmmmmmmmm. .....

hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........I'm trying to get in harmony here.

Maybe it's time for us to be made happy:
or is it because a person has determined overtime that someone is an idiot and a-hole, which isn't the same as just someone whose option you just disagree with
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or is it because a person has determined overtime that someone is an idiot and a-hole, which isn't the same as just someone whose option you just disagree with
What do you mean by "option" you disagree with?

You might want to keep in mind that you can usually gain knowledge from most anyone if he has experiences that you do not.
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