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Old 06-22-2009   #1
 
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UNCONDITIONAL safety

Don't often write but saw some behavoir on the Ark this weekend that stuck in this boaters craw.In a nutshell if you see a swimmer in the water and you are hearing whistles and you are too busy surfing or have copped a mood because the beginners are slowing you down GET OUT OF THE SPORT because I am not God and I rescue ALL swimmers.UNCONDITIONALLY!Shame on you if you believe its not your problem because its not your trip,or they should not be there because you think the experience they dont have is why they are in the water,or you saw them drinking beer,smoking pot,or they took your parking spot at the takeout.The river never cares and it is a equal opportunity drowing machine.It may be your snob ass next time!I once rescued a wrapped commercial raft on a pool toy because all other trips felt it wasn"t their problem and passed by.
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Damn, somebody's Mom must have swam this weekend...
First and foremost you are responsible for yourself, and if you don't have the skills or the friends to help in the event of a problem then you should be somewhere else...However, it is good karma, and I have never let a swimmer just float by, nobody wants someone to drown that they could have helped...
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Hey... if they take my parking spot, screw 'em. Other than that, I would probably go for the rescue.
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Sounds like somebody needs a juicebox and a nap.
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Sounds like somebody needs a juicebox and a nap.
Actually I pefer warm cartons of milk fresh off the radiator and stale cookies,but if I see you pinned at frog rock I can get you a anger manager instea of a rope.
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Sounds like somebody needs a juicebox and a nap.
Actually I pefer warm cartons of milk fresh off the radiator and stale cookies,but if I see you pinned at frog rock I can get you a anger manager instead of a rope.
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I was with you until the second sentence.

There are lots of conditions that I wouldn't try a rescue. For example I wouldn't want a new boater trying to "rescue" me, they will probably just endanger themselves.

That being said, I don't expect or demand that anyone rescue me, cuz I took myself to the river, placed my craft in the water and choose to go boating/rafting.

Bad Karma to let someone swim by though.

Lastly, why is it that every redass never can hit [space] or [Enter]. Come on people your rants look even more crazy when they are just one long run-on paragraph.
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Thanks UserName,well put.And its MR. REDASS to you MR.BEAVER.
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