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Yeah I think I've seen some of those back when. When I graduated from CG boot camp a lot of the guys in my company went and got a tattoo. I can assure you that was not the first thing I went out to get.
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I have to wonder if this sad situation could have been simply averted by filling the fuel tank and/or changing the fuel filters? Sounds as though he had the funds for neither.

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Give the kid a break. He's from Arizona. Where is he going to get ocean sailing experience in Arizona. He most likely had never even seen the ocean before. Yes what he did was dumb, but that doesn't mean he's dumb. Just lack of experience. He'll be back.
My posts quite literally gave him a break and credit for how he's handling it, but there is clearly a lack of common sense there. 21 years old is not a kid. I'm from New England and have never been to the Himalayas. I wouldn't buy a used tent and try to camp at 20,000ft in my shorts.

We all took more impulsive risks at that age, but his plan was to stay anchored in the ocean and commute to shore. There's reason to suspect a deficit in judgement here. As I already said, that doesn't eliminate all sympathy for him.

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As for all the comments about tattoos; sounds like you haven't spent much time around military people lately.
All service branches have eased their tattoo rules. However, that big neck thing wouldn't cut it. This fad will change and despite the prevalence in the military, which is less than 10% of the population, including veterans, it is still the distinct minority of US citizens that have a tatoo. It's still the minority of the youngest generations that have tatoos, even though it has risen.

A tattoo certainly doesn't make one a bad person. I have a brother in law with a couple. He owns his own successful company and has raised a terrific family. I have a niece, from another part of the family, with visible tattoos on her hands and fingers. She's been in and out of jail. There are no absolutes to be drawn, but one's judgement is likely correlated to the general disposition to put a bold tat on their neck.


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My posts quite literally gave him a break and credit for how he's handling it, but there is clearly a lack of common sense there. 21 years old is not a kid. I'm from New England and have never been to the Himalayas. I wouldn't buy a used tent and try to camp at 20,000ft in my shorts.

We all took more impulsive risks at that age, but his plan was to stay anchored in the ocean and commute to shore. There's reason to suspect a deficit in judgement here. As I already said, that doesn't eliminate all sympathy for him.



All service branches have eased their tattoo rules. However, that big neck thing wouldn't cut it. This fad will change and despite the prevalence in the military, which is less than 10% of the population, including veterans, it is still the distinct minority of US citizens that have a tatoo. It's still the minority of the youngest generations that have tatoos, even though it has risen.

A tattoo certainly doesn't make one a bad person. I have a brother in law with a couple. He owns his own successful company and has raised a terrific family. I have a niece, from another part of the family, with visible tattoos on her hands and fingers. She's been in and out of jail. There are no absolutes to be drawn, but one's judgement is likely correlated to the general disposition to put a bold tat on their neck.
I don’t agree that tats are such the minority you think they are. Your moment reflects the circles you travel in or the age group we both are in.
Most tattoos are not visible. Making a judgement or extrapolating a persons personality based on a tattoo perpetuates a stereotype .

He made his error in public . I don’t think what he did is ant worse than a speeding young first time driver who crashes his car.

I for one think that this young man has shown progress in maturing and making better decisions. Growing is learning from your mistakes.

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Duh.......... distinct minority.

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36% of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo.

In the U.S., 15 % of men and 13% of women have tattoos.

36% of military veterans and those that currently serve the Army in United States have tattoos.


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https://medium.com/daliaresearch/who...t-1d5ffff660f8

Large minority at 46%. Age is not at all confined to millennials.


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