No, I want to shoot Mexicans that cross the border illegally and throw rocks at Border Patrol Agents.
That is just a bad deal.
PROOF! There is no cure for stupid! Meaning the parents, of course.
Tragic though the situation clearly is, i suppose that instead of wanting to shoot her parents when i don't know all of the facts (for instance whether they just tossed her in the boat and said okeydokey honey, knock yourself out, or, alternatively whether they had sailed with her since she was born, watched her develop into a great sailor and wanted to do everything they could to help her reach for her dreams), i guess i will just offer up a prayer that they will be strong enough to handle not only the loss of their daughter, but also the criticism that appears headed their way.
Hang on. She's missing, not necessarily dead. She's going to have survival mode equipment with her for a catastrophic situation. Could still be found. Takes more than just a few minutes to get out there and find her, pick her up if she's still OK. Ships and planes don't travel at the speed of media anymore.
What type of crazy does a parent have to be to send a teenager off alone into a potentially dangerous situation?Every time I see that Beth Holloway Twitty media-troll crying about her daughter, Natalie Holloway, disappearing in Aruba while on a drunken graduation party, I want to smack her and make sure she knows it was her fault that her teenage daughter was boozing it up, unsupervised, in Aruba. I feel the same way about the daft parents who send their teenagers off on a booze cruise or to Mexico to booze it up for spring break. Does ANYTHING good EVER come out of a mob of drunk teenagers?
I saw this girl embarking on her trek the other night on Dateline or some such show, and I agree that the parents are idiots. Tho she has sailed all her life and it is her "dream", geesh....she's only 16!!!! These parents should be charged with stupidity if nothing else, whether she surfaces or not. Just because your kid wants to do something, as a parent you're supposed to be smarter! Why not make her wait till she's an adult and then....her choice.
I dont think you wait untill you are an adult, if your goal is to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe. I would guess you are not the average teenager if your parents help you do that.
I've kept up with Abby for a long while through Sailing Anarchy....go to the link below and type in Abby Sunderland. Those people can dis this all much better than any of you land-lubbing Wise County morons.http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/Here's a link to her blog.....http://soloround.blogspot.com/I've had some pretty interesting sailing times out on Lake Ray Roberts with my sailor pal, and would never entertain the thought of solo sailing around the world.....but there have been and always will be, a lot of folks that do. I will think positively for her and her family, but if she doesn't make it, she died doing something none of you jerks would ever have the balls to try.
Her brother did the trip at 17 years old. If the family continues to stick its "leg" in a bear trap it will eventually close. They got lucky once. I guess not this time. Bad deal.
Maybe she hit an oil slick.Double Fake Obamy
Shoot them for raising a child who was brave and talented enough to attempt something relatively few people in the world could do at any age?Nah, not me as jealous as I might could be of both the parents and the girl I wouldn't go so far as wanting to kill them.She was way, way safer out there on the ocean than on our streets. Which reminds me- stupid? Stupid is putting a 16 year old behind the wheel of a 4000pound missile of death just waiting to take out themselves and another whole family when they plow into another car.
Bunch of busybodies. She wanted to sail. The family sails. Some people sky dive or bungee jump. I'm not going to do it, but it's their life.
Breaking..RAB..shooting with one shot in the head..subject in custody..
I would rather have my kid go out doing something big than die someone who never did anything at all.
I'm with 4:40.From what I see, she wasn't just some suburbanite teenybopper tossed in a boat as a lark. Sounds like the family has a pretty strong sailing record.I salute the spirit of adventure to attempt such an undertaking, and pray that she was able to deploy an emergency raft and will be rescued.But if she is not, I would not criticize the parents for being supportive of their daughter's dream.Not all in this world are sheeples.
I think the parents are not being responsible as parents no matter how much sailing experience they family has. You just don't put a 16 year old female all alone on a boat to sail the world all by her self. They should have thought what they were doing. You have pirates waiting around, perves, weirdos and then unexpected weather conditions out there. If it was just a 16yo going out by her self to set out to accomplish her dream. Then it is a"dream" that a perfect world excist for her to accomplish this. What was wrong with these parents? They need need to come off their princess fairyland tale and know they need to try to find her asap.
Why do people seem to think that sailing around the world alone is more lethal than giving their carkeys to an inexperienced driver, regardless of whether or not they have a drivers license? Or handing them loaded weapons to go hunting when we have all of the meat we need stored at ANY local grocery store. Death happens no matter where you are or how many people are around you. I can not imagine a better way to die then attempting to accomplish a dream.I, on the other hand, wouldn't let my kid just sail around the world but I'm not an experienced sailor either.
From her BlogAbby is Fine! We have just heard from the Australian Search and Rescue. The plane arrived on the scene moments ago. Wild Eyes is upright but her rigging is down. The weather conditions are abating. Radio communication was made and Abby reports that she is fine!We don't know much else right now. The French fishing vessel that was diverted to her location will be there in a little over 24 hours. Where they will take her or how long it will take we don't know. More updates as news comes in.Laurence & Marianne
A 16-year-old California girl who was feared lost at sea while sailing solo around the world has been found alive and well, adrift in the southern Indian Ocean with rescue boats headed toward her. (June 11)
She's been found, alive and well. They were lucky....this time.
No kidding handing car keys to a 16 year old, so they can drive solo, is STUPID which is why responsible parents do not allow their 16 year old to drive, unsupervised and why they would NEVER allow their 16 year old to drive solo around the world.Just because the law permits children as young as 15 to have a driver's license does not mean parents have to allow their children to drive.
Looks like the family and friends prayer's worked!
It's great they found the girl. I've owned a couple of sailboats and it's living on the wild side to take a boat out, more than a couple of miles offshore, without someone aboard who's a marine mechanic. The girl was damned lucky. You folks who think a kid sailing around the world is like a kid making a trip to the mini-mart haven't done any blue water sailing.There's a reason the two best days in a boat owner's life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell their boat.
Maybe she wanted to see some Seamen or somethin.
She wasn't lost, James Cameron just told her to change course and go plug the leak!
I gotta hand it to that kid tho. It takes guts to do something like that. She was probably determined to sail no matter what. Good job not been a lazy bum, kid!
8:27 So following your logic, when someone dies in spite of their family's prayers, God was taking the day off or what? sounds more like blind luck to me.11:39 Just because a "kid" is determined to do something, doesn't mean the parents should let him/her. They're the ones who are supposed to control the behavior and use common sense.
She's not missing, never was, from her perspective. And yet, the whole world comments on her death. There is a huge downside to this new media/twit/blog age. Facts and truth are considered irrelevant today. Context? What's that? And heaven forbid anyone take time to understand a topic before commenting. Instead, millions of people who probably could not circumnavigate their own stomachs are commenting on a death that never even came close to happening, with no recourse.
They found her safe!
God...sure are a lot of people here who buy into the helpless victim view of life....what a bunch of sniveling cowards we have become as a nation. Makes me ashamed to be an American. Bunch of crybaby bedwetting quivering piles of jelly. No wonder Obama is president.
"Breaking..RAB..shooting with one shot in the head..subject in custody.."Some people need to get a life and lose a scanner.I mean really, I promise you if it's ANY of your business- the police or fire department will inform you.
12:40 The scanner is my life.
12:04 11:39 here. You are assuming because she took on such a task that her parents had no common sense and she is the type that needs her behavior controlled to the point where she shouldn't have gone sailing. Do you know her and her parents personally? At what age would it be appropriate for her? Huh?? Answer me that?Truth is you really dont know what kind of person she is or her parents.
12:04 you sound like Mzchief with your negative-God comments.'When someone dies inspite of prayers'- I can only say that I would have to believe that God didn't take the day off, but that God is a loving and caring Father who wants the best for His children. Maybe to His faithful that might mean taking them to Heaven when other family members want them to stay here on earth. What is best isn't what is always what is pleasant.
1:07 - I know this much about her parents, they sent their 16-year-old daughter out, alone, into the ocean with a sailboat and beacons and their plan, for when the shit hit the fan, was to have other people rescue their daughter. I don't care what side of the tracks you're from, that's not responsible parenting. If someone undertakes something that's going to require other people to rescue their ass then they're not being responsible.
To anonymous 1:20...Before you EVER use my name in an ATTEMPT to advance/support your agenda you had BLOODY well get your facts straight!I have NEVER said one word against God. You would be hard pressed to find ANYONE who believes more in God and the power of prayer than me. My faith in God is so strong that I do not require the man-made myths and fables created by humans, in an attempt, to explain God to people who have little or not faith in God.Personally, I NEVER confuse God with Santa so I NEVER request that God alter the course of events. I have ALWAYS known that prayer is not intended to change God's mind or events but is meant to change the person who prays. That is why when I pray, I NEVER pray for gifts or intervention. I ONLY pray for the understanding, wisdom, strength and/or patience to deal with the situation/conditions with which I am faced.If you have a modicum of decency you will be just as quick to provide me an apology as you were to misrepresent MY FAITH IN GOD.
Mzchief,You believe in God, but not in the Bible?
To anonymous 3:28...No, I do not believe in the Big Book of Myths and Fables. Believe it or not, Christians do not have sole proprietorship of God.
Mz, do you believe in the ten commandments?
Mzchief,do you know we all believe you're a TARD no matter what?
To believe in God, and not the Bible, is to have faith based on what?
Hey 4:40 I'll bet it's not the sailing you enjoy. It's the Semen. You better stay on Lake Gay Roberts where you belong.We don't have a NAMBLA chapter here in Wise County.
Why pray? I mean, really, if ever single person asked God right now to not allow a small child somewhere in the world to suffer a horrible death tomorrow...at about one second after midnight some child will die horribly anyway.
I agree with anonymous 4 & 5. It's funny how much people like to judge others on here & give their opinions when it's not your place to do so. You can't possibly know all the facts or how her family is feeling right now, so quit judging! Pray & be positive. U may not agree but keep ur negative, venomous mouths shut. If there is judging to be done God will take care of that part. & I don't believe God has anything to do with bad things that happen to small children or whoever, circumstances happen & if anyone has anything to do with it it's Satan. Just saying.....
MZdirected:'I have NEVER said one word against God. My faith in God is so strong that I do not require the man-made myths and fables created by humans, in an attempt, to explain God to people who have little or not faith in God.''Personally, I NEVER confuse God with Santa so I NEVER request that God alter the course of events. 'So, you just gave God limits - it sounds as if you dont believe God can alter the course of events, and therefore you dont ask Him to. Not understanding that the course is already set based on the prayer that he knows you will or wont say. God tells us to pray and somehow or another, our prayers will be answered. If you choose not to pray, then that leads to one outcome. If you chose to pray, that would lead to another outcome.Correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds to me like you have a certain amount of faith in God, but not the Holy Bible. Jesus is in the Bible, but I guess he is just a character in a long story, huh?I am just try to figure out which God you worship. The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob? They are in that book of fables as you call it. Just trying to figure out if you have 'created your own God' so to speak.......
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