From: Noddy on 18 May 2010 21:29
"F Murtz" <haggisz(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> I don"t think she has millions of dollars, she seemed to have had enough
> get up and go to get others to provide the wherewithal.
Whether she, or her family, are millionaires is largely irrelevant anyway as
while that fact would help with the preparation of the voyage and affording
her some equipment that she might not necessarily have it has no bearing on
what she actually did.
I don't think her family is loaded to the point where they regularly dine
with the Packers, but they ain't standing in the bread line either.
From: Scotty on 18 May 2010 22:18
"Noddy" <me(a)home.com> wrote in message news:4bf347d0$0$89675$c30e37c6(a)exi-reader.telstra.net...
: > Cannot think of many things that are as dangerous as spearing down the
: > front of 8m waves in a storm, while desperately trying to keep the boat
: > upright :-)
: Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane from 5000ft and relying on a small
: bit of canvas to stop you from turning into a blob of strawberry jam on the
: ground springs immediately to mind :)
I can add a few things there:
* Potholing (Not one that I would even want to attempt!)
* Deep sea diving
* Taking a ride in a Brisbane cab after midnight
* Compeditive Rally driving (almost the same as the last line that one)
All these are very calculated risks, very dangerous but very calculated...
That Mother nature wouldnt just lay down and stop if she got herself into trouble and scared. Out
there she would be dead before she got rescued should the worst have happened.
From: Noddy on 18 May 2010 23:36
" Scotty" <scoter1(a)warmmail.com> wrote in message
> I can add a few things there:
> * Potholing (Not one that I would even want to attempt!)
> * Deep sea diving
> * Taking a ride in a Brisbane cab after midnight
> * Compeditive Rally driving (almost the same as the last line that one)
> * Abseiling
> All these are very calculated risks, very dangerous but very calculated...
Indeed they ae.
> That Mother nature wouldnt just lay down and stop if she got herself into
> trouble and scared. Out
> there she would be dead before she got rescued should the worst have
I don't know about that.
Short of her boat being completely swamped and dragged under water while she
was still tethered to it (which I think would be a pretty remote
possibility), she had the necessary survival equipment that would have seen
her comfortably safe until help arrived.
From: Noddy on 18 May 2010 23:37
"jonz" <fj40(a)deisel.com> wrote in message news:4bf35bb2(a)dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Hey nodle, you know the best thing about bashing yer head against a brick
> wall ??.......................it feels bloody good when you
I'll have to take your word for it :)
From: John McKenzie on 19 May 2010 00:59
> essel allowed, and as a
> result the "danger" element in what she did was low. In the grand scheme, I
> think assylum seekers who jump into *real* over-crowded leaky boats and make
> their way across the Timor Sea face more danger than she ever did, but that
> doesn't seem to rate a mention.
Yes they have to confront the uncertainty of the possibility that by the
time they get here we might no longer have a labor govco putting them up
in 4 star accomodation in qld....
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