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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

C'mon folks, lets keep personalities out of this, and concentrate on practical solutions and wishing these poor people a rapid recovery from their ordeal, okay??
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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C'mon folks, lets keep personalities out of this, and concentrate on practical solutions and wishing these poor people a rapid recovery from their ordeal, okay??
You can't when peanuts just extol their BS in multiples of posts. The morons win the day as they so often do on the internet.

Sorry, Faster, I know you try, but the reason Moderators can't control it is they are looking only for trigger words and posts. You are not looking at over all twaddle peddled by sub-intelligence polemics.

If they did this, SN and some other forums would be much the better for it.

Part of Sail Net has some areas where drivel is allowed to be posted. This type of thread should not be allowed to drift into that myasma. Real good can be done here with this thread. Its up to the Mods to work out how much good they are prepared to work for.


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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Thoroughly agree with Mark's comments and Fast's post.

If the BS continues posts will be deleted and who knows maybe someone out there in loopyville might like an all expenses paid holiday.

There have now been more than one thread in General Interest that has been totally derailed by the gun nuts. Time has come for that to stop. If it requires a bit of cleansing then so be it.

I don't give a fettid dingoe's kidney which side of the gun debate you are on, mention guns in an On Topic thread without a very good reason indeed and you are likely to travel.

yeah, yeah, I know, power hungry megalomaniac blah blah blah .... save your breath, I've heard it all before.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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Thoroughly agree with Mark's comments and Fast's post.

If the BS continues posts will be deleted and who knows maybe someone out there in loopyville might like an all expenses paid holiday.

There have now been more than one thread in General Interest that has been totally derailed by the gun nuts. Time has come for that to stop. If it requires a bit of cleansing then so be it.

I don't give a fettid dingoe's kidney which side of the gun debate you are on, mention guns in an On Topic thread without a very good reason indeed and you are likely to travel.

yeah, yeah, I know, power hungry megalomaniac blah blah blah .... save your breath, I've heard it all before.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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history is written in the artifacts, detritus of past generations left buried to be uncovered often by accident sometime in the future with no help of the media...
Stated more succinctly as "Pics or it didn't happen!"
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...When you loose a favorite tool overboard that may be found by someone hundreds of years in the future was the media involved? Will it become involved upon the discovery of your tool? Possibly but your tool has by then become part of history not the media that reported the finding
Back to the topic of this thread, I'll continue to rely on crime statistics to determine long-term trends in safety, and local knowledge for short-term aberrations (i.e., stay away from places that have had violent attacks in recent days or weeks).

You seem to prefer to wait hundreds of years to discover the artifacts that lead you to believe that violence exists anywhere there are humans. But that's archaeology. It's neither history nor criminology.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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Stated more succinctly as "Pics or it didn't happen!"

Paranoid.

Back to the topic of this thread, I'll continue to rely on crime statistics to determine long-term trends in safety, and local knowledge for short-term aberrations (i.e., stay away from places that have had violent attacks in recent days or weeks).

You seem to prefer to wait hundreds of years to discover the artifacts that lead you to believe that violence exists anywhere there are humans. But that's archaeology. It's neither history nor criminology.
yes....good chuckle, thanks

archaeology is the history of man written in the land around us while geology is the history of the earth written in the rocks around us. The different rock strata tell us earths past and old ruins, archaeological finds, tell us of our past.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Well now, some of the more discerning amongst you may have noticed that this thread is but a shadow of its former self.

Much of the garbage, and some of the good stuff too, has been moved to a new thread in PRWG. Some may need to be brought back and maybe some more needs to be trimmed but for now this is how it is.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/politi...-gun-nuts.html
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I have been based in St. Vincent since 1993, before that sailing Europe and the Med and coming from the UK. I saw crime of some sort most of the Countries I went to, but as some on this thread have said, use the information you have, then use your head.

There has always been crime in the islands, yes drugs do play a part, but poverty plays a bigger part. They are small islands and work is hard to come by, but the economic problems that our banker inflicted upon them has made there lives harder, their cost of living has gone up on top of their financial problems.

So when some of them see wealth anchored on there door step, it can be a temptation to some and an easy target. Having said that, it doesn't make it right for them to commit these crimes and in the long run it drives away tourist dollars from the island, which is self defeating.

I'm based there because the Grenadines are beautiful and will continue sailing there because I like the place so much, for many many reasons.

So going back to what I said earlier, when visiting these places and other places like it around the world, use the information you have at hand and use your head to make sensible decisions.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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Well now, some of the more discerning amongst you may have noticed that this thread is but a shadow of its former self.

Much of the garbage, and some of the good stuff too, has been moved to a new thread in PRWG. Some may need to be brought back and maybe some more needs to be trimmed but for now this is how it is.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/politi...-gun-nuts.html
Since there has been some serious censorship there should be no wonder there is but a shadow. I think the term "gun nuts" is very derogatory and should be banned from a person with his/her moderator hat on. However that being said I will respect the wishes of this moderator and the person who started this thread. Just use common sense and keep your eyes open.

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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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