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Old 11-08-2013, 10:28   #31
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Re: Couple Flees America, Gets Tax Payer Rides Home

I gues the Lord sent them a message. "WTF, are you out of your minds?"
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You don't need to know what you're doing. You just need faith in the lord Jesus Christ, our savior.

and maybe the coast guard...

And Mohammed, Buddha, Confucious, Joseph Smith and that eight armed lady from the Indian religion. Oh Hell, let's throw in that freaky-deaky witch doctor guy too. Couldn't hurt.
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I wonder if they got any encouragement from the CF "oh just go sailing" crowd?
I doubt they know how to use the internet let alone create a forum account
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Surely they'd have been happy just drifting knowing the Bible is right and God would see them through.
Heaven knows how they were navigating...
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And Mohammed, Buddha, Confucious, Joseph Smith and that eight armed lady from the Indian religion. Oh Hell, let's throw in that freaky-deaky witch doctor guy too. Couldn't hurt.
"decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us"

This sounds awfully Jesusy to me.

BTW, I'm not anti religion, but I don't like when people defer responsibility to a higher power (or anyone) because thinking is too hard.
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As a long term expat, is it just my perception, or does the USA have a higher incidence of such nut cases than any other country? The religous loonies, the preppers, etc I meet always seem to be American.
Higher income, meet lower education, ingrained parochialism and suspicion of institutions.

Even a blue-collar American is richer than a fair proportion of the rest of the planet. Combine that with a near-limitless supply of trashed raw materials, and it's pretty easy to build a boat, or a "compound in the woods for one's cultists" and follow one's hallucination of choice.

The sea doesn't recognize rights, but will honour responsibilities (like knowing it's necessary to grasp how the hell to sail safely) by killing you less frequently than if you are praying when you should be sealing hatches and heaving to.

The very thing I love about the sea is its vast impersonality. It really means it's up to me to avoid injury and death. The sea itself does not appear to have feelings on the matter!
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Burn the Heretic .........or at least warm him up for slightly too long .
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He's not a heretic-- He's an apastatate... Same chastizement merited however.
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Then again ... them at least had an ADVENTURE.

How many of us wait till retired, insured, EPIRB fully charged ... belt&braces and two hulls (just in case) ...

They were out there, doing sailing, or drifting, possibly having the adventure of their lives!

How many of us can claim a similar achievement ever?

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At least they're wearing construction hard hats. Guess they forgot though that the boom is at the back of the boat.
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Then again ... them at least had an ADVENTURE.

How many of us wait till retired, insured, EPIRB fully charged ... belt&braces and two hulls (just in case) ...

They were out there, doing sailing, or drifting, possibly having the adventure of their lives!

How many of us can claim a similar achievement ever?

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While I get your point, neither extreme is any better. I think we can meet at a happy medium, and adventure wisely.
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My favorite thing is listening to British people talk about Australians!
You should hear them on the French! LOL
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..... in Chile the papers said they were seeking asylum on "religious" ground..... but then I think they were told, sorry we don't except refugees from the USA....... Idiots
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From the link

"Their flights home were arranged by U.S. Embassy officials, Gastonguay said. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on Sunday."

I'm fed up of paying taxes to bail people who make stupid decisions out!
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"Their flights home were arranged by U.S. Embassy officials, Gastonguay said. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on Sunday."

I'm fed up of paying taxes to bail people who make stupid decisions out!
So will you be setting sail for Kiribati now too?
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Then again ... them at least had an ADVENTURE.

How many of us wait till retired, insured, EPIRB fully charged ... belt&braces and two hulls (just in case) ...

They were out there, doing sailing, or drifting, possibly having the adventure of their lives!

How many of us can claim a similar achievement ever?

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Yeah, the last adventure of their lives.
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