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Old 06-20-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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You have now officially disqualified yourself from further comments in this thread.
Yeah that was pretty funny.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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LOL! I thought that that location was pretty well known. You've never been to the Outer Banks I guess. 😄
Nope, I've not yet seen that part of the country (although I have been to other parts of the Carolinas; I have relatives there).

Which just goes to show one of the main points of this thread: "pretty well known" isn't universal. Which is why some people fly to the wrong Sydney (https://airodyssey.net/2014/03/27/wrong-airport/) and Floridians shouldn't assume all tourists know that alligators aren't only found in the Everglades.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Born and raised in Florida, I have ate my share of gator meat. Im never surprised when they return the favor to humans. I encourage all humans to eat some gator meat some time in their lives. Its the circle of life.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Just remember next time you order that gator tail appetizer: chances are that protein came from human flesh!
Gatortail is yum yum. Im not sure if human arm or leg taste just as good. I guess someones to ask Barney.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:34 PM
 
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Why do you keep defending Disney's decision not to post warning signs prior to this tragedy, even after several park patrons told them about close encounters with gators?
I don't. You just can't read.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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In response to rialise's list of reasons for why Disney should have posted warning signs prior to this tragedy:
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Don't you get it? It's not Just about the public safety. Or rather, it's 50% in the public's interest and 50% in theirs. A simple sign like that would a) in all likelihood have prevented this tragedy (because I think most parents would NOT have their children in alligator infested waters, despite what the CD crowd asserts) and b) from a business/legal perspective remove any hint of negligence on the part of Disney. If people "are dumb" enough to enter the water with alligators present, then they enter at their own risk and whatever happens is on them. Same with any warning sign. It protects businesses from true acts of Darwinism.
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You left out c) reduce by an unknown amount the revenue of Disney due to the fact that some potential customers would choose not to patronize a place with these dangers and some customers would choose to minimize their risks by spending less time and therefore less money at Disney World.
Sorry, but however understandable that might have been from a business standpoint, it's not a valid ethical reason for not erecting a warning sign, hence it doesn't belong on rialise's list.

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I don't. You just can't read.
On the contrary, I can read just fine. The problem lies in what you wrote above. Own it.

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Old 06-21-2016, 07:07 AM
 
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In response to rialise's list of reasons for why Disney should have posted warning signs prior to this tragedy:


you responded with this remark:



Sorry, but however understandable that might have been from a business standpoint, it's not a valid ethical reason for not erecting a warning sign, hence it doesn't belong on rialise's list.



On the contrary, I can read just fine. The problem lies in what you wrote above. Own it.
I think Kokonutty was actually agreeing with you. He or she was just pointing out the $$$$ reason why they didn't have the warning signs. One sign with a picture of an alligator ( not all Disney patrons read English ) would have probably done the trick, but it would mess with their " Happiest Place On Earth" business model.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I think Kokonutty was actually agreeing with you. He or she was just pointing out the $$$$ reason why they didn't have the warning signs. One sign with a picture of an alligator ( not all Disney patrons read English ) would have probably done the trick, but it would mess with their " Happiest Place On Earth" business model.
That's probably true, and we're arguing over nothing substantial, just the phrasing of a post. But hey, it's the internet! Arguing over nothing is a time-honored tradition!
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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LOL! I thought that that location was pretty well known. You've never been to the Outer Banks I guess. ��
I never heard of it, either. And isn't Florida a town in upstate New York?

I used to see cars with an OBX sticker on the back, which perplexed me. In the transportation world, OBX is shorthand for the Outerbridge Crossing, a bridge connecting Perth Amboy, NJ, with Staten Island, NY. It's an old cantilever bridge, not particularly impressive, and i wondered why people would be so proud of having driven over it that they would slap a sticker on their car. Eventually I figured it out.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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In the transportation world, OBX is shorthand for the Outerbridge Crossing, a bridge connecting Perth Amboy, NJ, with Staten Island, NY. It's an old cantilever bridge, not particularly impressive, and i wondered why people would be so proud of having driven over it that they would slap a sticker on their car.
Hahaha!
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