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Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 02:57 AM
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Totally agree. I think you hit the nail on the...

Totally agree. I think you hit the nail on the head; The duck boats as configured are not designed for safety. The plan for a sinking boat is to assume that won't happen.

The one survivor who is...
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
Different type of life jacket, different...

Different type of life jacket, different situation.

4 of the 17 people who died were found by divers. I doubt a life-jacket would have helped them except, that as I said above, that mentioning...
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 01:51 AM
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Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
Yeah, it would make it a bit more difficult, but...

Yeah, it would make it a bit more difficult, but not by too much. My five year old god child swims to the bottom of my pool with a PFD on every day.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 July 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,860
Posted By Beachlife!
The pitch comes right to the edge of the track....

The pitch comes right to the edge of the track. There is no way this will work. Its impossible to keep all the cars on the track and chasing down individual drivers is BS. Nobody is intentionally...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 11:50 PM
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Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
Absolutely agree. There should have been some...

Absolutely agree. There should have been some kind of weather check before boats go out on the water. We have a whole series of weather related rules with our dragon boat. On top of that, the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 05:52 PM
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Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
Life jackets were right above everyones' heads....

Life jackets were right above everyones' heads. I'm sure part of the problem is that people are crammed into those boats such that putting a lifejacket on once people are loaded is near to impossible.
Forum: Rantidote 21 July 2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,341
Posted By Beachlife!
I gotta agree, that usage of chappie is annoying...

I gotta agree, that usage of chappie is annoying at best. I don't have words to describe the at worst...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
They referred to him as captain in some of the...

They referred to him as captain in some of the article, but someone else was piloting the boat which leads me to believe that tour guide was a more appropriate description.

Interesting quote from...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 01:04 AM
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Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
Most of the the news accounts I have read said...

Most of the the news accounts I have read said that it either capsized or was swamped. There is a witness who said that it was leaning to the right before it sank and another one who reports "It was...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
It hit the bottom of the lake wheels down so I...

It hit the bottom of the lake wheels down so I don't think that was the case. In a similar incident that happened in 1999, in Arkansas, people were trapped by the canopy. That looks like a real...
Forum: Rantidote 20 July 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,341
Posted By Beachlife!
I have sensitive skin and throughout my life what...

I have sensitive skin and throughout my life what triggers the sensitivity has constantly changed. There are things I couldn't abide as a child which aren't an issue now and other things, like the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 July 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By Beachlife!
Do American kids common say the pledge of...

Do American kids common say the pledge of allegiance each morning these days? When I was a schoolboy, 40 years ago we did, but we also had an American flag in the corner of each classroom. I don't...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 446
Posted By Beachlife!
I think what all the accidents have in common is...

I think what all the accidents have in common is that they involved a vehicle which is designed for military use to travel on both land and water, doing neither very well, which has been used by...
Forum: Book Corner 19 July 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 821
Posted By Beachlife!
Kerfluffle is the word that readily comes to...

Kerfluffle is the word that readily comes to mind. I could hear my grand-mother and my elderly relatives from the area use it, in my head.
Forum: Book Corner 19 July 2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 821
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger What are you referring to? The are you see from...

What are you referring to? The are you see from Highway 31?

Kokomo has a city center, downtown by the court house. There are also multiple missions and shelters serving the homeless which would...
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 821
Posted By Beachlife!
For lodging, I would definitely think he would...

For lodging, I would definitely think he would try the YMCA. With a 1976 mindset, that would have been the place to stay. Once he realizes that's not an option I would think his options are sleeping...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 July 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Beachlife!
A couple years ago I was traveling in Florida...

A couple years ago I was traveling in Florida with a friend who remembered our rental car was white, but nothing else. Every time we walked out to the car she would just walk to the first reasonably...
Forum: SLC 18 July 2018, 03:34 AM
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Views: 63,556
Posted By Beachlife!
Erin Brockovich?

Erin Brockovich?
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 July 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Beachlife!
Its a state by state thing. In Oregon, every...

Its a state by state thing. In Oregon, every insurance policy is required to include Personal Injury Protection coverage.
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 July 2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Beachlife!
I can't say what the odds are, but don't most...

I can't say what the odds are, but don't most people have loans or leases on their cars? Doesn't that usually require full coverage?
Forum: Rantidote 17 July 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,341
Posted By Beachlife!
The house next to me used to have an old growth...

The house next to me used to have an old growth Walnut and an old growth Pine tree. Huge soaring things. They've both been cut down, the Pine going just this spring. Both trees were on the east side...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By Beachlife!
snopes take on it: ...

snopes take on it:
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The other 'breaches' are also discussed in the article.
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,470
Posted By Beachlife!
Pork and beef.

Pork and beef.
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 53,279
Posted By Beachlife!
My mail jumps back and forth between arriving...

My mail jumps back and forth between arriving early, 10ish, to very late, sometimes after 5pm.

For a while it was always on the early side. During this time my schedule was such that I could get...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,462
Posted By Beachlife!
21 of 23 players are French born how do they get...

21 of 23 players are French born how do they get 50% African?
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