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Family decides to travel around the world on a POS sailboat with their young children and fail miser

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by KingCheetah, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside Contributing Member

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    I respectfully disagree. Ventures like this, if successful, bring great joy and national pride to this country. When was the last time anyone from UK, Germany, China or Spain(lol) attempted such a great feat. Rescuing them at sea is a small price to pay for the amount of positive press this would have brought our country. This would have been the first step in putting America back on the map in a positive frame.
     
  2. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Drill baby drill!
     
  3. ubigred

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    Typical.....
     
  4. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    I believe most emergency services now create bills for those in need. The family will probably get billed for requiring emergency services... but whether they could pay even 1/10 of that bill, well...

    In the end it seems they have fully realized that once-only-theoretical ideal: the FAILBOAT.

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  5. IBTL

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    you sound like a great father.. nice..

    but then again I wonder how ringling bros clowns treat their kids? sounds about right
     
  6. Raven

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    They should lose custody of their children.
     
  7. macalu

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    i think the age of the kid is irrelevant. anyone who is sick and stuck in the middle of the ocean because of steering failure will need rescue. the family decided it was an experience they wanted to partake in and accepted the risks. unfortunately things took a turn for the worse. maybe their mistake isn't taking the kids with them but having a POS boat.
     
  8. Yung-T

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    This, disgusting parents.
     
  9. BamBam

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    I disagree, those two kids had absolutely no say so in this dumb idea. If you're an adult and want test the ocean and possibly risk your life in the process so be it, just leave the kids with a family member.
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  10. dragician

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    Agreed.
     
  12. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    According to basic genetics, rehoming the kids cannot save them from teh stupid that awaits.
     
  13. Kojirou

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    I wouldn't mind if the kids were say, 6-8. At least a kid that age could remember such an experience and actually take part in handling the sailboat to some degree. But 1-3? That's just ridiculous.
     
  14. rocketsjudoka

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    Under that reasoning would it make sense then to allow toddlers to be taken an a climb of Everest or on an Antarctic trek?

    We have laws to protect young children because they are far more vulnerable than adults. The needs and requirements to keep them safe are much greater and further they don't have the maturity to consent. Yes you are right that anyone who get's sick and stuck in the middle of the ocean will need rescue but there is a difference in the amount of risk and danger that an adult might survive versus what a toddler could.
     
  15. rage

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    What great feat ? many have done solo sailing around the world before.
    These kids did not decide to do this and even if this was accomplished, what will it have proven? Some kids could be towed along on board a ship ? What great feat is this ?
     
  16. bigtexxx

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    tell that to Amelia Earhart

    by the way -- are you by chance foreign? (different values)
     
  17. rage

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    You are so thick ...
     
  18. macalu

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    i think it was a stupid idea. however, it wasn't an illegal act so no laws come into play here. the parents have to live with the consequences of such a decision. if they wanted to bring along the kiddos on an everest climb and no laws prevent it, let them make that stupid decision. people are in a uproar just because it was the toddler that got sick. the reactions would be much more subdued if say it was the wife, instead of the toddler. and if they were actually successful in making the trip, few would even have made a stink about who was on board.
     
  19. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Having seen some photos of the family, I have to say... the older kid has this doll... and the head is eerily familiar. Hmmm. It's starting to all make sense, now that I think about it.

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  20. shastarocket

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    TWSS

    /Swoly

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