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2010-11-03 08:23:25 AM
Razorwolf: See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.

The Canadian common law provinces almost universally make costs awards against unsuccessful litigants (i.e. these guys are gong to pay half of the money spent defending their action.) Of course, since they live in Australia it'll probably more expensive to enforce that order than to just let it drop.

Some jurisdictions will require security for costs to be paid when a plaintiff lives outside the jurisdiction for exactly this reason. I don't think Alberta does. Too bad.

If you're out in the wilderness, you may experience wilderness. In the Alberta parks, town counts as wilderness. I guess signs should be posted at the airport.
 
2010-11-03 09:14:48 AM
Maneck: Razorwolf: See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.

The Canadian common law provinces almost universally make costs awards against unsuccessful litigants (i.e. these guys are gong to pay half of the money spent defending their action.) Of course, since they live in Australia it'll probably more expensive to enforce that order than to just let it drop.

Some jurisdictions will require security for costs to be paid when a plaintiff lives outside the jurisdiction for exactly this reason. I don't think Alberta does. Too bad.

If you're out in the wilderness, you may experience wilderness. In the Alberta parks, town counts as wilderness. I guess signs should be posted at the airport.


This sounds great. Why do we have nothing even close to this in the US?
 
2010-11-03 09:15:10 AM
Next time they go on a trip, they should head up to Churchill, Manitoba. :)
 
2010-11-03 09:20:09 AM
ADHD Librarian: Can I,
on behalf of all right-thinking Australians, apologise to the Canadians of Fark for this stupidity. I have never been to your snow covered nation, yet already I am well aware of the possibility of bears wandering your streets and forests.

Were it a Canadian suing the Australian people because their baby had been eaten by a Dingo, Australians would rise up as one and mock them. No, suing someone because nature tried to kill you (or those you love) is NOT the Australian way. Were these two real Australian men, they would have pulled out their knives and eaten bear that night.

/is vegimite an effective bear repellent?
//it works for our drop-bears
///small dab behind the ears


Thank you, sir! I will accept your apology on behalf of Canuckistan farkes.

I'm so glad to see what you wrote, really. See, this story really confused me and here is why:

I always assumed that Aussies were a rugged sort, given that everything wild that walks upon the land down there is poisonous, fanged, or both, and generally always trying to kill you. Comparatively speaking, Canada's wild has next to nothing of a dangerous sort that one might find in the land of upside-downness.

So to have two Aussies whine that Nature was mean to them was just.... yeah, "WTF?" is the best sum-up I have.
 
2010-11-03 09:20:10 AM
I guess of all my uncles, I liked Uncle Cave Man the best. We called him Uncle Cave Man because he lived in a cave and because sometimes he'd eat one of us. Later on we found out he was a bear.

-Jack Handey
 
2010-11-03 09:22:23 AM
manimal2878: Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).


These were grizzlies, though, not black bears. Maybe the result is the same but grizzlies are bigger a lot more aggressive across the board.

When we were hiking in Alaska I remember seeing a sign at a trailhead that read, "WARNING: You are now entering the food chain". You've got to take all precautions with food but the best safety comes in numbers. Sometimes the bears are hungry and YOU are the meal, but they almost always shy away from groups of 4 or more.
 
2010-11-03 09:33:54 AM
tcarlson: YOU ARE IN BEAR COUNTRY

"We can't stop here... This is bear country."

i56.tinypic.com
 
2010-11-03 09:42:55 AM
golf clap
 
2010-11-03 09:52:07 AM
But at the zoo they are always so cute and cuddly..did the Australians make them mad in some way?
 
2010-11-03 09:55:30 AM
They really took the "We didn't know there were bears in Canada" defense?

Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2010-11-03 09:56:29 AM
I have reviewed TFA:

1. That guy looks pissed.
2. In America, I am confident he/they would have received federal money.
3. Stupid or not, hitting a grizzly bear in the face with a rock is a bit more badass than most farkers would manage.
 
2010-11-03 10:11:00 AM
i252.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 10:27:52 AM
fusillade762: BILL BRASKY

BILL BRASKY!!!
 
2010-11-03 11:42:01 AM
Coconice: Stupid or not, hitting a grizzly bear in the face with a rock is a bit more badass than most farkers would manage.

a.dren.al.ine, it's a hell of a drug.


FTA:The men argued at trial there was insufficient warning of grizzly bears in the area, in particular lack of signage at the campground, after five other bear encounters in the Lake Louise area in recent weeks.

Um dudes? Yeah, it's the CANADIAN ROCKIES! Do you really need a sign to let you know there are grizzly bears there?

/Banff National Park is probably the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. We were there when I was 14, and the ranger at the entrance to the park suggested we sleep under the van and not in our tent because of the bears.
 
2010-11-03 11:55:41 AM
Yes, but they do have pic-a-nic baskets.
 
2010-11-03 12:22:51 PM
you have pee hands: When we were hiking in Alaska I remember seeing a sign at a trailhead that read, "WARNING: You are now entering the food chain"

Would love to see a picture of that sign...

/Don't hike into the wild and cry when you are not prepared
 
2010-11-03 01:38:48 PM
manimal2878: bakhirun: Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.



Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.

That sounds like a myth. The first thing that comes up is the scene from anchorman and then this: Grizzly Bears

Herrero (1985) analyzed the circumstances of hundreds of grizzly bear attacks on humans, including the attacks on the two women in GNP, and concluded that there was no evidence linking menstruation to any of the attacks. The responses of grizzly bears to menstrual odors has not been studied experimentally.


Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).


PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees
 
2010-11-03 02:51:58 PM
likesass: PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees

Suuuuure, pick the one bear that's repulsed by them. Anecdotes are not data.
 
2010-11-03 03:47:30 PM
likesass: PEDOBEAR strongly disagrees

Technically pedobear really wouldn't be interested in menstruating females anyway.
 
2010-11-03 07:12:39 PM
They shoulda sued the bears for their toilet paper
 
2010-11-04 07:23:17 AM
Tachikoma: FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...

Santa Claus has been cheating on Mrs Claus it seems.


Actually, those legs belong to Mrs. Claus. Think about it: If you were a woman that lived in an area where it was too cold to bare your legs, would you bother shaving?

/Little known fact: Mrs. Claus is Greek.
 
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