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  -About the girl rescued while sailing around the world (sorry!) iamthebandfanman  Jun-12-10 10:41 AM   #0 
  - Risking your life for a thrill is a privilege of the well-to-do.  roody   Jun-12-10 10:43 AM   #1 
  - Pretty much.  Robb   Jun-12-10 10:48 AM   #4 
  - She was not born into privilege at all.  cbayer   Jun-12-10 10:56 AM   #11 
     - Well, I suppose it's all relative.  Robb   Jun-12-10 11:20 AM   #23 
     - Have you seen any people who are struggling to  roody   Jun-12-10 05:25 PM   #38 
     - Actually, yes.  cbayer   Jun-12-10 05:45 PM   #45 
     - I agree. I worked with kids in a group home and know they have  Jennicut   Jun-12-10 10:18 PM   #56 
     - "crab syndrome"  BlancheSplanchnik   Jun-13-10 02:03 AM   #68 
        - good point. n/t  crikkett   Jun-13-10 01:53 PM   #93 
     - I know many people who wait tables overtime , don't have heating in the home  JI7   Jun-12-10 10:59 PM   #61 
     - What about college?  treestar   Jun-12-10 09:20 PM   #50 
     - i think in her case, she did get a lot of training, it wasn't a case of some kid  JI7   Jun-12-10 11:00 PM   #62 
     - If I could choose the way I wanted to die...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 03:51 PM   #94 
     - That's why they want the fame and fortune  adigal   Jun-13-10 07:13 PM   #113 
        - Had you even heard of them before now? Did you know that their son Zac completed  cbayer   Jun-13-10 07:27 PM   #114 
           - Bullshit. I know yr a friend and not objective, but I've had enough of this self-serving BS...  Violet_Crumble   Jun-14-10 02:00 AM   #122 
  - Actually, no....  here_is_to_hope   Jun-12-10 10:52 AM   #7 
  - I am not against thrill seekers. I am one.  Lint Head   Jun-12-10 10:56 AM   #12 
  - I am, because I hate hearing about it when they die  treestar   Jun-12-10 09:22 PM   #52 
     - We all die eventually.  Statistical   Jun-13-10 09:22 PM   #117 
  - What hate is that?  roody   Jun-12-10 05:22 PM   #37 
  - Yep. I know some extremely wealthy folks. Not only are they  Lint Head   Jun-12-10 10:55 AM   #10 
  - That's total bull..  Fumesucker   Jun-12-10 11:33 AM   #25 
  - I have an 83 HD...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 03:54 PM   #97 
  - No it's not. Witness: every kid with a skateboard.  crikkett   Jun-13-10 01:50 PM   #92 
  - Her brother did it last year  Angry Dragon   Jun-12-10 10:46 AM   #2 
  - Single crew sailboats tends to go pretty fast and oceans are really big so boarding is a non-issue  Statistical   Jun-12-10 10:48 AM   #3 
  - so  iamthebandfanman   Jun-12-10 10:57 AM   #13 
  - No it is a hard target.  Statistical   Jun-12-10 11:03 AM   #18 
  - The Chandlers were kidnapped just off the Seychelles  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 01:00 PM   #85 
  - the ocean...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 03:57 PM   #99 
  - It's like looking for a needle in a haystack.  HooptieWagon   Jun-14-10 10:21 AM   #123 
  - Abby has averaged about 5 knots/hour to the end...  hayu_lol   Jun-12-10 09:24 PM   #53 
  - Abby's boat is a planing hull design, she was just sailing slow because she couldn't handle it.  HooptieWagon   Jun-12-10 11:21 PM   #66 
  - 100 miles is a good 24 hour day for a singlehanded sailor.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 11:00 AM   #71 
     - In a heavy 24' boat - yes.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 11:55 AM   #74 
        - It is difficult for a singlehanded sailor to maintain high speed.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 12:38 PM   #81 
           - I agree that an Open 40 was a poor choice of boat.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 01:16 PM   #86 
              - Absolutely.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 01:37 PM   #88 
                 - Well, she shouldn't have even been in the Indian Ocean in winter.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 01:44 PM   #89 
  - Here is a boat like Abby's being sailed correctly. Speed: about 30 knots.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 06:30 PM   #109 
  - Except this boat is 60 feet long and weighs less than 10 tons. Hers was 40 feet  cbayer   Jun-13-10 06:51 PM   #111 
  - Bigger than Abby's, but a similar design, and there's no way Abby's boat weighs 16 tons.  HooptieWagon   Jun-14-10 01:40 AM   #120 
  - Just to add, that I agree with many points you make about her being on an open,  cbayer   Jun-13-10 07:02 PM   #112 
  - Or not enough sail.  HooptieWagon   Jun-14-10 01:30 AM   #119 
  - That guy is a wimp, with other sailors on the boat!!! Coward!!!! (snark)  adigal   Jun-13-10 08:06 PM   #115 
     - That was winter in the North Atlantic, record set just under 8 days 21 hours.  HooptieWagon   Jun-14-10 01:48 AM   #121 
  - Another vid - similar to Abby's boat except 70'.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 06:45 PM   #110 
  - Yachts are prime targets for pirates.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 10:58 AM   #70 
  - Jessica did it with no worries....  here_is_to_hope   Jun-12-10 10:50 AM   #5 
  - there were plenty of times when my son was 13 that I would have helped him pack . . .  DrDan   Jun-12-10 10:53 AM   #8 
     - lolz....n/t  here_is_to_hope   Jun-12-10 11:05 AM   #19 
     - .......  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-13-10 12:06 PM   #77 
  - I'd be more concerned about drowning  Mz Pip   Jun-12-10 10:50 AM   #6 
  - Girls in this nation are yanked off the dtreets and raped every day.  Pathwalker   Jun-12-10 10:54 AM   #9 
  - lmao  iamthebandfanman   Jun-12-10 10:58 AM   #14 
     - how is it silly? it is the truth  Skittles   Jun-12-10 10:10 PM   #54 
  - happy to unrec this nonsense  Warren Stupidity   Jun-12-10 10:59 AM   #15 
  - Some people (girls) don't live in mass media/christian fed mem of imminent rape  John N Morgan   Jun-12-10 10:59 AM   #16 
  - WTF? Some rapist is going to hang out in the middle of the ocean...  HooptieWagon   Jun-12-10 10:59 AM   #17 
  - There could be anyone out there  treestar   Jun-12-10 09:21 PM   #51 
     - And there may be a rapist hanging out at the south pole just in case  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 10:51 AM   #69 
     - Actually, no there couldn't at least not for extended periods of time...  Cleobulus   Jun-13-10 11:12 AM   #73 
  - oh jeeze... this is ridiculous  ShamelessHussy   Jun-12-10 11:07 AM   #20 
  - That seems to be an argument that could keep women...  I Have A Dream   Jun-12-10 11:11 AM   #21 
  - Ridiculous! I can't speak for her skills, although she was apparently pretty good, but...  TreasonousBastard   Jun-12-10 11:13 AM   #22 
  - Nonsense. Rapists like to sail closer to the coasts. n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-12-10 11:26 AM   #24 
  - If we were talking about a 16-year-old male...  distantearlywarning   Jun-12-10 11:43 AM   #26 
  - Here's where I stopped reading:  Blue-Jay   Jun-12-10 11:45 AM   #27 
  - I know.  distantearlywarning   Jun-12-10 11:51 AM   #28 
  - I let a lot of stuff go by without comment.  PassingFair   Jun-12-10 01:42 PM   #35 
  - ur jus lame lmao.  Maru Kitteh   Jun-12-10 10:48 PM   #59 
  - yup, WTF was that about  JI7   Jun-12-10 11:01 PM   #63 
  - I laughed  Cali_Democrat   Jun-12-10 11:09 PM   #64 
  - I don't care about those rich mutha fuckas.  L0oniX   Jun-12-10 12:34 PM   #29 
  - ...  RedRoses323   Jun-12-10 01:45 PM   #36 
  - There aren't too many rapist floating around 500 miles from land....  Bonhomme Richard   Jun-12-10 12:58 PM   #30 
  - I'm glad I wasn't your daughter.  PassingFair   Jun-12-10 01:03 PM   #31 
  - If I lived my life on  Texasgal   Jun-12-10 01:10 PM   #32 
  - that's when a plane crashes into your bedroom.  KittyWampus   Jun-12-10 10:20 PM   #57 
  - Actually, about 25 years ago a friend's teenaged daughter was  tblue37   Jun-12-10 11:15 PM   #65 
  - I hope those covers...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 04:09 PM   #100 
  - The vast majority of rapes are commited by a person who knows the victim.  Odin2005   Jun-12-10 01:39 PM   #33 
  - delete - oops  dana_b   Jun-12-10 01:41 PM   #34 
  - one could be more likely eaten by sharks  Rosa Luxemburg   Jun-12-10 05:25 PM   #39 
  - Yeah, that's what I fear more than any thing, but then again, there's those Somali  activa8tr   Jun-12-10 05:27 PM   #41 
     - or even a large wave  Rosa Luxemburg   Jun-12-10 05:30 PM   #42 
     - This girl was on a route probably two thousand miles away from the zone of pirate operations  entanglement   Jun-12-10 06:09 PM   #46 
        - I sort of knew that, but just sayin, the seas are NOT a safe place  activa8tr   Jun-12-10 06:26 PM   #48 
  - rape in the ocean wtf?!  Dappleganger   Jun-12-10 05:27 PM   #40 
  - followed by the sequel....  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 04:10 PM   #101 
  - When some urban children risk their lives by walking to school, her exploits seem  DailyGrind51   Jun-12-10 05:37 PM   #43 
  - Why is it always rape?  girl gone mad   Jun-12-10 05:39 PM   #44 
  - My whole take on this similar to air show crashes  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-12-10 06:21 PM   #47 
  - You're not crazy or overprotective ...  gleaner   Jun-12-10 07:43 PM   #49 
  - I think people forget that back 100 to 200 years ago, 16 year olds were practically adults.  Jennicut   Jun-12-10 10:14 PM   #55 
  - While I agree on that point, letting any juvenile sail around the world alone is a bit excessive.  New Dawn   Jun-13-10 01:26 AM   #67 
  - That's why I have mixed feelings about this. In 1890, one of my great grandmothers  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-13-10 12:10 PM   #78 
  - The ocean can be treachorous no matter how old you are.  KonaKane   Jun-13-10 01:21 PM   #87 
  - OH MY GOD - THEY LET HER ON A BOAT WITH A VAGINA ???!!!! CALL CONGRESS RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!111!  Maru Kitteh   Jun-12-10 10:22 PM   #58 
  - What?  RagAss   Jun-12-10 10:54 PM   #60 
  - Uhm, wait, what?  Cleobulus   Jun-13-10 11:04 AM   #72 
  - How does a singlehanded sailor become a victim of mutiny? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 12:40 PM   #82 
     - Having multiple personalities help...  Cleobulus   Jun-13-10 12:42 PM   #83 
     - OK - this just cracked me up!!! LOL!!!!!!  adigal   Jun-13-10 08:31 PM   #116 
        - Lol, I've been there myself.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 11:36 PM   #118 
  - Of all the problems that circumnavigation presents, you focus on RAPE?  Vickers   Jun-13-10 12:01 PM   #75 
  - Yes, completely ridiculous.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 12:26 PM   #80 
  - It is as if the very real risk of death is incidental. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-13-10 12:48 PM   #84 
  - I really hope they bill her for all the rescue costs. Why should taxpayers  time_has_come   Jun-13-10 12:03 PM   #76 
  - Her boat was damaged in a storm. In the South Pacific.  crikkett   Jun-13-10 01:49 PM   #91 
     - Yes, could happen to anyone foolish enough to be there during winter.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 04:20 PM   #103 
  - Armchair parenting is the only way to protect our children from hypothetical rapists.  rucky   Jun-13-10 12:13 PM   #79 
  - You're like my parents, when I was 16 I wasn't allowed to cross the street  crikkett   Jun-13-10 01:47 PM   #90 
  - the wildest children...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 04:15 PM   #102 
  - To alll the breastbeaters who are appalled I say  rotund1   Jun-13-10 03:52 PM   #95 
  - I presume the same applies to you.  LisaL   Jun-13-10 03:54 PM   #96 
     - I just think all the breastbeaters are assholes who should mind their own  rotund1   Jun-13-10 03:56 PM   #98 
        - Sorry about your nephew.  HooptieWagon   Jun-13-10 04:25 PM   #104 
           - Please forgive me, I was under the obviously idiotic impression that a message board  rotund1   Jun-13-10 04:27 PM   #105 
  - Ah, the Mullah Omar philosophy of life.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-13-10 04:36 PM   #106 
  - Hmm  KWMB   Jun-13-10 04:58 PM   #107 
  - Who say's she wasn't packing heat?  Taverner   Jun-13-10 05:01 PM   #108 
 

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