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Old 06-11-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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Anybody been on the walkway at the Everglades Natl Park? It's about a 1/8 mile deck with rails, with probably 500 hungry alligators and a zillion poisionous snakes swimming around under it. You do NOT want to fall in there!

They tell a story about a gator there named, "Allig."

One day a little girl climbed over the rail to get a closer look, and Alli gate her.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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Reminds me of this story of man who was cooked in a pressure cooker with 12000lbs of tuna. In this case it wasn't the man's own fault the plant had no safety procedures and other works cooked him.

Bumble Bee Foods charged after man cooked with tuna

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Old 06-11-2016, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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Well, thank you, kell. I guess canned tuna will be off the lunch menu for me now...
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:23 PM
 
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He died, and according to the park, there is nothing left of his body to recover.

The water there is over 450 degrees farenheit - water boils at 212 degrees - and has the same ph levels as battery acid... meaning that his body and bones more or less boiled in acid until it dissolved.

Nice one, dude!!
Exactly... it's basically liquid cremation, just minus the cremated remains.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:28 PM
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He clearly didn't see the warning signs.



Yes that's a Yellowstone warning sign from the hot springs and thermals area.


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No, people need to follow posted signs and stay where they're supposed to be.
I think the guys who fall into the crests just did follow the posted signs.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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LOL, have a long talk with your congressman...they hold the purse strings.
So, how many less missiles do we need to fire somewhere to have all the parklands well patrolled?

6? 2? *shrugs*
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I blame it on the fact that iphones don't have a strong enough zoom lens and to get those precious instagram posts, a body has to get his feet wet.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:41 AM
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I blame it on the fact that iphones don't have a strong enough zoom lens and to get those precious instagram posts, a body has to get his feet wet.
Now you've hit on something. SUE APPLE as it's all their fault!!
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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So, how many less missiles do we need to fire somewhere to have all the parklands well patrolled?

6? 2? *shrugs*
It's not an issue of cost. It's a matter of the nature of wilderness parks.

Yellowstone National Park covers over 2.2 million acres. It has over 1,200 geysers, and over 10,000 thermal features (geysers, hot springs, hot pools, fumaroles, mud pots, etc.). These are spread out all over the park, some adjacent to roads and some deep in the backcountry. The park contains raging, dangerous rivers, mountains and countless precipices. It contains brown bears and bison and elk and mountain lions and rattlesnakes. You'd need a small army to keep it 'well patrolled'. And that would spoil it.

It's a potentially dangerous place - but the emphasis is on the word potentially. Between this fatality and the previous one in a hot spring in 2000, over 30 million people have visited the park. One death in thirty millions does not warrant an increase in rangers. And even though a great number of people behave foolishly, very few of them are ever harmed. For all the foolishness around springs and wildlife, for all the idiot climbers who caught caught out on a ridgeline during an afternoon thunderstorm, only a tiny fraction of even them ever suffer for it. The reality is that it takes a combination of idiocy and bad luck for anyone to suffer at Yellowstone.

The national parks do not need to be sealed beneath an idiot-proof cap.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:34 AM
 
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So, how many less missiles do we need to fire somewhere to have all the parklands well patrolled?

6? 2? *shrugs*
They already are well-patrolled. This guy was an idiot - he willfully and deliberately ignored numerous warning signs, chose a spot where there were no rangers to stop him, and put himself in a position where his horrible death was inevitable. He had to work pretty damned hard to kill himself in spite of all the safety measures in place at Yellowstone. Short of assigning a personal escort to every park visitor, or just closing the whole park down, there is nothing more that could be done to prevent stupid people from killing themselves.

It's a sad and terrible thing, but it's not because other people weren't doing enough to keep him fom killing himself. He has nobody to blame but himself, and of course his equally imbecilic sister for going along with him instead of talking some sense into him. She's as much to blame for this as he is. She was the only other human being who had a chance to stop him, and she did not do it.
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