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Old 06-10-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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Why are people making jokes out of a tragedy?

Sick
It's just a coping mechanism for the truly nice and compassionate people.

Or something like that.

Mick
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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Has anyone seen that guy that ran Hillary's e-mail server lately.


bill
Haha! I love gallows humor.

You can laugh or you can cry. In the words of Billy Joel " I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints." This does NOT mean that I have no sympathy for the victim. It means that I can't do anything about it, and for my own sanity, cannot dwell in the darkness.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I can't tell you how many times people here in Florida think it's a good idea to go for a little swim in a nearby lake or canal. Not a good idea as you have to remember if there is water there will be at least one alligator.


Back in the 80's a little girl named Erin Glover was walking with her dog and her older brothers near a lake when a gator attacked and killed her. I've hated them ever since.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Let's just kill all the wildlife because it's obvious that humans are too stupid to be around it.


Like another poster said someone thought it was a good idea to go swimming knowing gators all are over Florida.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Just to keep some things in perspective, for those that think going near water in Florida is a lethal threat:

*There are 1.3 million alligators in the state.
*There are more than 20 million people in the state.
*As with all states, a hefty subset of that population are various degrees of idiotic.

And yet, despite the numbers...

Though three people were killed by alligators in the state in 2015 (3 out of 20,000,000+), there were no fatal alligators attacks in Florida in 2014. Or 2013. Or 2012. Or 2011. Or 2010. Or 2009. Or 2008. The point is that the state averages fewer than one fatal alligator attack per year. And the fact is that millions of idiots acting idiotically around alligator-infested waters, from Florida up to North Carolina and over to Texas survive just fine.

That should tell you something.

And now, back to acting like walking along a lakeshore in the sunshine state is a death-defying activity...
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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People in Florida are approximately 10 times more likely to be killed by lightning than by alligators - but those who are killed by alligators are 487,923 times more likely to have a thread in their honor on City Data.

That said, I just want to point out that crocodiles and alligators are entirely different animals. Crocodiles get along just fine with everyone in Florida; it's those damned alligators who are the troublemakers.

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Old 06-14-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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When asked for a last statement prior to his execution he was reported to have said, "tastes like chicken".
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Payson, Az
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Default 'Child Dragged Into Water by Alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando': Sheriff

This is absolutely terrifying! How did this happen so close to the theme park? And if it's a generally-prevalent and real danger, how has it not happened before?

From what I've read, they have not found the 2 year-old as of yet and are still searching for the little girl's body at this time. Including, with helicopters and dive teams.

Edit: I can't help but be curious and want to ask, is this just a very rare and tragic accident? Or were the parents likely irresponsible or neglectful? It mentions that, "According to several tweets, the child was on the beach during a “movie night” event when the incident occurred," but wouldn't there be precautions and safety measures taken if this were being done in a place where gators were a realistic danger and concern?

And I hate to have to ask this, but it seems like a reasonable question to at least consider, but does anyone think that something else may have happened to the child and the parents are blaming it on a gator attack? I have only read one article so far, so it's certainly possible that there are some stories with reports of witnesses confirming having seen an alligator taking the child away. I'm just asking questions I'm curious about while my mind is racing form thinking about this disturbing story.


Link to article: Child Dragged Into Water by Alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando: Sheriff | KTLA

"Deputies in Orlando are searching for a child who was apparently dragged into a lake by an alligator at the Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel.

The child, who is about 2 years old, was dragged into Seven Seas Lagoon around 9:30 p.m. ET, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.

Crews are currently searching by helicopter and a dive team is en route, Silva said.

According to several tweets, the child was on the beach during a “movie night” event when the incident occurred.

As of 11:30 p.m. ET, crews are searching the water for the missing child."

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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Old 06-14-2016, 09:57 PM
 
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This is absolutely terrifying! How did this happen so close to the theme park? And if it's a generally-prevalent and real danger, how has it not happened before?

From what I've read, they have not found the 2 year-old as of yet and are still searching for the little girl's body at this time.


Link to article: Child Dragged Into Water by Alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando: Sheriff | KTLA

"Deputies in Orlando are searching for a child who was apparently dragged into a lake by an alligator at the Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel.

The child, who is about 2 years old, was dragged into Seven Seas Lagoon around 9:30 p.m. ET, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.

Crews are currently searching by helicopter and a dive team is en route, Silva said.

According to several tweets, the child was on the beach during a “movie night” event when the incident occurred.

As of 11:30 p.m. ET, crews are searching the water for the missing child."

Check back for updates on this developing story.
How horrible. I read on the daily mail that the father was wrestling the gator to try to save his kid.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:59 PM
 
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My God, that is beyond horrible.
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