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Old 07-04-2005, 04:11 PM
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Some of you are too uptight ...sheesh, chill out, have a drink, go running, take a nap, punch your wife, or do something to relax, Magic's point is justified.

Some of these people have strong feelings about this because they've come close to hitting somebody. It get's your adrenaline pumping and you just want to choke the f'er, but in the end it's a life that's at stake, and a family for that matter. Your life will be affected too when you're sued in court as a result of the other's actions.

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Some of you are too uptight ...sheesh, chill out, have a drink, go running, punch your wife, or do something to relax, Magic's point is justified.
Good idea, I'm gonna go kick the dog right now
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Good idea, I'm gonna go kick the dog right now

Nah...dogs are cool
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:24 PM
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Should have titled my post "Some PWC Riders are crazy",I guess.My point was not to castigate the many responsible PWC riders out there( heck,I sold them for 10 years)but to call attention to the fact that you have to be way more aware now than in the old days. I just got a call from a friend(2:30 pm today), PWC accident a few miles above the lake where I had the incident yesterday,preliminary report,one dead . Everyone please be careful and keep a watchful eye,it's not just the PWC's,it's every type of boat.
Thanks, that was my point too,I didn't want to piss anyone off it's just this generalizing everyone who rides one as scumbags is going to far. Everyone one thats been in a boat knows that pwc can be a pain,but it's not all of us. Have a safe 4th..
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They are so cheap that every scumbag can afford one to get on the lake.
Hey there RDP.

Welcome to OSO.

You have been boating for 35 years.
I have been reading English for 35 years.

You got pretty defensive because somebody called every PWC rider a scumbag. I just re-read every post.

Does the above statement say that "every PWC rider is a scumbag?"

I thought it said that "every scumbag can afford one."

I believe that the intent of the author was to communicate the fact that PWCs are cheap and affordable for everyone, even scumbags.
NOT that every PWC rider is automatically a scumbag.

People should drive carefully... they should read carefully, too.
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Hey there RDP.

Welcome to OSO.

You have been boating for 35 years.
I have been reading English for 35 years.

You got pretty defensive because somebody called every PWC rider a scumbag. I just re-read every post.

Does the above statement say that "every PWC rider is a scumbag?"

I thought it said that "every scumbag can afford one."

I believe that the intent of the author was to communicate the fact that PWCs are cheap and affordable for everyone, even scumbags.
NOT that every PWC rider is automatically a scumbag.

People should drive carefully... they should read carefully, too.
Your right about reading carefully, thats why you should reread the title of the thread. Have a nice day.
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I know that all PWC riders have not been evaluated and declared insane... so I take the title "PWC riders are crazy" (like many titles of threads on OSO) with a grain of salt.

Rather than accept the fact that you turned "every scumbag can afford one" into "every PWC rider is a scumbag" you turn it around like I made a mistake.

Maybe the title should be "PWC riders can't accept when they are wrong."
It fits.
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Besides... the title doesn't say "every" so it isn't all-inclusive anyway.
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Rdp... I hope that you realize that I am just messing with you, man.

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guns don't kill people, hte person holding it does

PWC's do not run around in crazy ways, the drivers do.

Only way to correct both problems is to educate responsible ownership of things we use in life.
Does not matter if it is a steak knife in the kitchen, or aquascooter out in party cove.
Responsiblity falls on the person that has possesion, in order to gain posession education needs to happen.
Once that is done, it is still a Maturity level of pride and respect that needs to happen.
Most have it, some don't, some decide to drink and reduce what they 'thought' they had.
Original post was to tell everyone to be safe, a reminder of the differneces of life and what people have, or don't have.
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