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Family aims to save planet through sailboat - News 12 Connecticut
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Family aims to save planet through sailboat
News 12 Connecticut
GREENWICH - A family of seven who have spent the last 16 years exploring the world on a sailboat is docked at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich today. The Schworer family lives in a boat which they've called home for the past 16 years. The ...




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We need to save the world from people
who have too many children.
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"They also say they are in need of donations and sponsorships after losing one of their sponsors earlier this year."
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Wow - no holiday spirit or anything like that here.
If the "Saving the Planet" headline bugs you should realize these people didn't write that.
Look at their website -https://toptotop.org - these folks are doing what most internet sailors dream about and more.
How many children they have is their decision. We really need to save the world from folks who dictate what others do.
As for supporting their life and work though charity and sponsorships, whatever your beliefs charity seems to work for Jesus and Santa, presidential candidates of all stripes and many thousands of other entities.
If you don't believe in the mission don't send a contribution.

Wish I lived closer to Greenwich so I could drop by and welcome them. I'd warn them of the grinches hanging about too.
In the holiday spirit if anyone in the area wants to show the Schworer Family a bit of Holiday cheer I'll be delighted to contribute to the festivity (send me a pm). In the meantime I just sent a small contribution to keep the voyage going.

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There's nothing better than living on OPM.
A great gig, really - full bore commitment.

It's prevalent in many alternative lifestyles and sporting modes: Motorbikes, cycling, climbing, hiking...on and on....

They may very well be 'true believers'. But they are 'different'.
Many have the gig down pat, playing it well.

Many, many years ago I remember coming home from work and my wife showing me a picture of a sad looking child in a foreign country who we were now 'saving'.
The TV advers really do work....
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All those poor folks living on the JERSY waterfront will be able to do a gofund me as they retreat to higher ground . In your backyard. Hearts will give to help .Real needs of war torn refugees go unanswered and drought victims by the millions are ignored. I remember throwing down Sidhartha in disgust .Lazy bastard, waiting for poor folk to feed him. Nervana takes many forms but sometimes you just blow out the candle.
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Takes a special kind of person to devote themselves to raising awareness projects.
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Sweet deal, get sponsored to go sailing and mountain climbing. I watched a YouTube documentary about a guy who charters his expedition yacht out, where his target customer base is Southern Ocean/Antarctic mountaineers, and he goes climbing with his clients. I think it was called Pelagic Expeditions, it looked fun but way out of my price range.

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At least they made some awesome passages and likely inspired lots of young people to take up sailing and exploring remote places. Who knows, maybe one of them will buy your boat when you decide you had enough salt spray in your face.
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Who knows, maybe one of them will buy your boat when you decide you had enough salt spray in your face.
Not mine, I'm taking the boat with me when I go.

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