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post #24 of Old 11-08-2012
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Re: The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy

Is there no check and balance? Being human we are all going to make mistakes. And what, if any, pressure did the owner place on the captain to go?

As for the emotions- I stood on her deck once, in 2006, and never forgot her or her crew. She docked at my workplace and I was involved with supply and support of her and also to a limited extent coordinating her activities. She was beautiful and meant many things to many people. I last saw her in Newport Rhode Island this summer.

The strong emotion is because this is such a classic tragedy. All the elements which produce strong emotion are there; beauty, hubris, loyalty, bravery, death, loss. The more we learn the worse it seesm to get. The youtube video really rocked me and changed my perception of this whole thing.
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