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The saga continues, eh?

I think Riley and Elayna have sailed enough to have known the risk ahead. I’m wondering what the tipping point in Cornell’s sales pitch was that finally committed them to commit. It came together rather quick, almost too quick. My money is on Riley having been star struck by Cornell and knowing they’d solidify themselves as a household name by being the only Johnny-on-the-spot to transport Greta to the dance.

You’re right. The show isn’t finished yet.
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Yes, it's already happened. This couple, inspired by some of the video blogs, tried to enter the cruising lifestyle without much sailing experience.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nks/326152002/
The story is even worse than that. Some kind soul in Tampa GAVE them a much nicer boat for free... which the couple managed (through much pain) to sail to just North of Fort Lauderdale... where they then abandoned it. Then split up.
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The story is even worse than that. Some kind soul in Tampa GAVE them a much nicer boat for free... which the couple managed (through much pain) to sail to just North of Fort Lauderdale... where they then abandoned it. Then split up.
Everyone has heard that story that lots of people who win millions on the big lottery end up broke.

I thought BS.

I checked it up, true. Many go broke including a guy wins $300 million, yep, $300.MILLION - went broke.

Loosers gunna lose.
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The story is even worse than that. Some kind soul in Tampa GAVE them a much nicer boat for free... which the couple managed (through much pain) to sail to just North of Fort Lauderdale... where they then abandoned it. Then split up.
Everyone has heard that story that lots of people who win millions on the big lottery end up broke.

I thought BS.

I checked it up, true. Many go broke including a guy wins $300 million, yep, $300.MILLION - went broke.

Loosers gunna lose.

Similarly 78% of NFL players are bankrupt within 2 years of retirement, and 60% of NBA players are bankrupt within 5 years.
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Well, it's official now, Greta Thundberg is now Time's person of the year. Let's all show a little respect now.
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Jeff the issue for me is not the skill of the helmsmen...clearly they are superb... but the fact that it appears that the course is strewn with boats... Depending in wind angle boats will tack and so this may mean that spectators need to be well clear... because a boat may tack at any time for any reason and they could be a hazard.

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Well, it's official now, Greta Thundberg is now Time's person of the year. Let's all show a little respect now.
Time also named Stalin Man of the year too!
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Time also named Stalin Man of the year too!
Well, she's in good company, in terms of having an impact on the world.
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Time also named Stalin Man of the year too!
Not to mention Hitler too. IIRC, the Time Man (or Person) of the Year is not necessarily "great" or even good, just the most influential and newsworthy.

Amazing to me how quickly a powerhouse like Time became virtually irrelevant.
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People who want to influence public policy rely on recognition with the belief that the policies that interest them will get the attention they believe is necessary. Great may not be the best spokesperson for environmental science, but she appears to be the shiny object which will see her message receive attention. I suppose that any person who "protests" has the same goal. Individuals are usually ignored. Greta is not being ignored. I doubt this was her plan... notoriety.

Now Cornell and Outremer and SLV are literally selling something... and they DO need attention to raise the product's position in the market where they are competing. How clever they were to do this. It was no accident or gesture of good will.

Strange bedfellows you might say.
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