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09-11-2010 02:41 PM
Boasun My hit list: Practical Jokers, Religous Zealots, Grumpy bitter people, not necessary in that order. slackers can be started with a rope starter...us Bo'suns have been carrying rope starters from the first days of sail.
I left snotty teenagers off because if you shoot the puppy every time it makes a mistake you will never have a trained dog. That applies to snotty teenagers also... They may surpise you and become responsible adults.
I left off spouses also, it is your purgatory for marrying them.
09-11-2010 10:07 AM
trisstan87
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Rest assured Boy, based upon what you have posted on this forum in your limited tenure thus far, no one here would pay you such a compliment.
My personality is what it is. I learn from this place, I offer what little knowledge I have or have learned to this place, and I share my sense of humor (be it sometimes different than others no doubt) in this place. Also, I am not a boy. I can assure you of that sir.
09-11-2010 02:05 AM
RobCross
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Originally Posted by knothead View Post
Ethical serial killer.
I'm pretty sure that's an oxymoron.
I've only watched the 1st episode its definitely a different show, he basically cant control his "desires" but instead of killing innocents, he channels his focus on the less desirable members of society.
09-11-2010 01:47 AM
CalebD Quran Burning Story: This Is How The Media Embarrass Themselves
This whole story should have died in mid-ocean somewhere.
09-11-2010 12:57 AM
poopdeckpappy
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If someone gets killed in the middle of the ocean... What country would be responsible for prosecuting the murderer?
Ahhh, a classic philosophical riddle that raises the question of observation and knowledge, if someone was killed in the middle of the ocean and no one is around to see it................

Kinda like the tree in the forest
09-10-2010 11:57 PM
knothead
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Dexter is a TV show about an ethical serial killer...
Ethical serial killer.
I'm pretty sure that's an oxymoron.
09-10-2010 11:24 PM
Boasun And after you have been buried at sea and thousands of years later... Just think! Some anthropologist will find your fossilized bones amongst all of those fish bones and think he/she found the very first human.
09-10-2010 09:16 PM
RTB
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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
If one suffered the loss of a crew at sea and had no way to preserve the body for interment ashore, one would, of course, have no choice but to bury the body at sea although that involves somewhat more than simply tossing the body overboard (at least if done properly) and must be thoroughly and completely logged or otherwise documented. It is not a pleasent subject to consider but one that should be discussed at some point in passage planning, particularly among couples.

FWIW...
Ugh, I had been thinking about this earlier this week. My wife and I are pushing 60. What if one of us has a heart attack, and happen to be a fair distance from any port...what would you do? It is not something one plans for when cruising, but imagine that moment. What is the "proper way" to bury a loved one at sea? I have joked with my wife, saying "just dump me overboard an feed the fishes". She does not find that amusing, of course. But it is something to consider, along with MOB, calling for rescue, and all the other possible things that might come along unexpectedly.
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