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Old 10-01-2012, 00:12   #31
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Re: Floating Hazards In North Pacific

While you are out there, it might not be a bad idea to take along a survey meter. With all the stuff coming from the Fukushima nuclear plant, you might want to know if the stuff you are bobbing around in glows in the dark. Be kind of a pity for your hair to fall out because you didn't know the stuff was a hot zone.
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While you are out there, it might not be a bad idea to take along a survey meter. With all the stuff coming from the Fukushima nuclear plant, you might want to know if the stuff you are bobbing around in glows in the dark. Be kind of a pity for your hair to fall out because you didn't know the stuff was a hot zone.
Seems more dangerous to stop and poke around with a meter than to just drive past it at 20'... no?
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This is way ahead of schedule!
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Old 10-01-2012, 16:45   #34
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Something seems to be missing from your post !!!
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Something seems to be missing from your post !!!

Any hints?
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If you're on Gabriola, then you should already know better than to go around picking up shoes on beaches around here. The barnacles are the least of your worries. *shudder*

*Double shudder*! Anyone know if they've solved that one yet? I read an article about a detective who was working on it a year or two ago. I'm dying to know the truth! There were some interesting suppositions in the article...
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*Double shudder*! Anyone know if they've solved that one yet? I read an article about a detective who was working on it a year or two ago. I'm dying to know the truth! There were some interesting suppositions in the article...
I don't know if they figured out who it was but they did prove that if you go in wearing running shoes the foot is protected by the shoe and will survive long after the rest of you has been consumed.

So the sole does survive death, at least if you wear running shoes.
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I don't know if they figured out who it was but they did prove that if you go in wearing running shoes the foot is protected by the shoe and will survive long after the rest of you has been consumed.

So the sole does survive death, at least if you wear running shoes.

LOL, that was priceless! Yea, the article I mentioned had a lot about the testing they were doing on the effects of seawater and crabs on submerged corpses. Apparently the feet are always left over if shoes are on. But the mismatch's and DNA testing brought up all sorts of strange issues. Last I heard they had only found one matching set, and they were separated by many miles and an international border. Strange stuff! But at least we know it's dead people who end up in the water for whatever strange reason and not some crazy foot-chopper.
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It's just a matter of time before some bureaucrat somewhere suggests keeping track of peoples footprints in addition to their fingerprints, to aid in identification.
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Use DNA. Not much left just that when the body breakdowns, the runners float to the surface wash up. Most of the :feet" have been matched to missing people.

All that stuff washing around is scary as by the time I will head south it will be thick all the way to Hawaii.
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It's just a matter of time before some bureaucrat somewhere suggests keeping track of peoples footprints in addition to their fingerprints, to aid in identification.
More likely they'll just start keeping track of DNA. I'm sure it's all been suggested long ago, implementation is the thing.
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Regarding salvage rights, generally you get half. Depends on if you are a professional, and on the difficulty of the recovery.... or something like that. Oh, and you can go broke waiting for the legal aspects to settle while you pay the marina bill.

I'm not a lawyer, only did a small bit if research awhile back. So I may be totally wrong with this.

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Regarding salvage rights, generally you get half. Depends on if you are a professional, and on the difficulty of the recovery.... or something like that. Oh, and you can go broke waiting for the legal aspects to settle while you pay the marina bill.

I'm not a lawyer, only did a small bit if research awhile back. So I may be totally wrong with this.

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Also regarding salvage rights- I read that Japanese citizens have a very strong habit of squirreling their money away in safes and the like. Apparently after the big one, many millions of dollars in cash were recovered from the wreckage. Most of it was actually returned to the rightful owners, but not all by any means. Maybe when you run across a floating mattress or two you should get out the geiger counter and radsuit and cut it open to see if it's full of cash? LOL! That debris field could be holding a substantial amount of very soggy Yen. But then safes aren't known for floating well. Maybe a waterproof safe might float if it isn't too heavy?
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I'm still back at the running shoes ... 50,000 of them floating around! People scrubbing off the barnacles and going to swap meets to find the matching shoe! It's like something from a Kurt Konnegut novel!

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Feet, don't fail me now.
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