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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I'm sure all the facts are not in evidence yet. But, conversationally, with 14 survivors, I would expect to have heard at least one fact by now to suggest there should be anything other than the damning opinions drawn by most. Just one, not all.

By the way, the famous "six degrees of separation" has been scientifically proven to be only about 2 degrees now, because of the internet. That suggests to me that it is statistically impossible to think we haven't heard of one mitigating fact out there by now from 14 people.

Time will tell.
Premature disclosure of evidence to the media or the blogosphere can taint the testimony of others. And USCG knows to keep all the facts in confidence until all the evidence is in, and conclusions can be drawn.

Maybe I have too much faith in people, but I would expect that the people who have the information care enough about a fair and untainted investigation to keep their mouths shut. And I expect that the USCG reminded them of this after their debriefings.

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