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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-19-06 08:21 PM
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113. That's an idiotic opinion to make based on what I've typed
in these postings.

I've already said I'm a trained rescue diver. I've BTDT when I was a dive instructor as well.

The only thing I've said here is that these three people were stupid (perhaps I should have used a more nuanced word here but I didn't). I also said they should have known better.

I didn't say that I was better than them or that I am perfect. Nor did I say that I would never be rescued myself.

I didn't make any suggestion that they not be rescued or even that they or their families be charged for the rescue.

The only other thing I've said is that there is an inordinate amount of time spent on this story by the cable newsies... and I gave my theory for that (missing blond in Aruba again).

Yeah, I have the whole cynical thing going on. Perhaps that makes me judgmental. I don't think overly so.

There is simply no way I would ever be rude (as was done to me when I rescued someone that almost died) should I need rescue. Actually I have something to back that up. I have had since birth a heart defect (don't tell the certifying dive organizations like PADI or NAUI), it has caused me to have numerous heart arrhythmias where my heart beats 300+ per minute. It was a serious condition, possibly fatal. I've had corrective surgery now so everything is "better" (but not perfect). And yet, not once did I walk into an ER with my heart racing to the point that my blood pressure was 60/40 (my heart never had time to fill blood between beats) where I demanded special treatment or anything. Mostly it was the nurses in the ER that went batshit crazy (slamming my ass into a wheelchair and then immediately onto a gurney and wham in goes the IV and not a saline drip but a torrent). I never forgot to tell each nurse and doctor that treated me a "hearty" thankyou (even when I didn't have insurance and I knew I'd personally have to pay an enormous bill, which I did, even though it took two years to pay). There are some things just worth paying for. And it's not their fault that insurance companies are the way they are or the health care system is the way it is, so why should I hold them at fault?

Anyway, you don't know me, and you shouldn't pass judgment on my personality.

You can say I'm stupid for any number of stupid things I've done, fortunately none of them fatal.

I'm stupid with money, for example... all my friends know this about me.
I'm stupid about women too. It's a common failing of the male of the species, and regrettably, I am no better and maybe worse than most.
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