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2013-07-03 04:22:56 PM
It's an INSIDE JOB!  You can clearly see the wires controlling their flight!  WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
 
2013-07-03 04:25:32 PM
"I'd Hit That" .... not advisable for large buildings.
 
2013-07-03 05:01:39 PM
Roanoake?
 
2013-07-03 05:02:06 PM
Fantastic
 
2013-07-03 05:02:42 PM
I hope both recover fully and don't have any long-term trauma from this. It sounds like it would really suck.
 
2013-07-03 05:03:12 PM
FTFA:  Huntington North High School student Natalie Mills tells The Herald-Press that Good and Fairchild need prayers and she believes her happy-go-lucky friends will pull through.

Then why are they in the hospital, and not a church?
 
2013-07-03 05:03:35 PM
"Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.
 
2013-07-03 05:03:43 PM
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I wish them the brest of lick.
 
2013-07-03 05:05:07 PM

MadAzza: FTFA:  Huntington North High School student Natalie Mills tells The Herald-Press that Good and Fairchild need prayers and she believes her happy-go-lucky friends will pull through.

Then why are they in the hospital, and not a church?


Waste of time, I think.  If god cared he would have have gotten on it sooner.
 
2013-07-03 05:08:17 PM

Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.


Time travel would just be so wasted on these people.... they'd just travel back in time to pray that the cord wouldn't break.
 
2013-07-03 05:08:54 PM
COMIN' IN HOT!
 
2013-07-03 05:09:39 PM
i was praying the tow line would hold. i guess i was doing it wrong.
pray after not before i guess
 
2013-07-03 05:11:26 PM

dletter: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Time travel would just be so wasted on these people.... they'd just travel back in time to pray that the cord wouldn't break.


I've seen news articles and TV blurbs about these parasail boats in Florida.
No inspections of the equipment by anyone.
We can't have government intervention in things like this.
 
2013-07-03 05:11:31 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: MadAzza: FTFA:  Huntington North High School student Natalie Mills tells The Herald-Press that Good and Fairchild need prayers and she believes her happy-go-lucky friends will pull through.

Then why are they in the hospital, and not a church?

Waste of time, I think.  If god cared he would have have gotten on it sooner.


God has already done his part on this one. (Hint: who snapped the cable?)
 
2013-07-03 05:12:45 PM
TURN ON CNN, ANOTHER PARASAIL HAS HIT THE NORTH TOWER
 
2013-07-03 05:16:43 PM
I would say lawsuit incoming but i am fairly certain para sailing operators require you to sign a waiver before going on a ride and depending on how well it was written they may have minimal liability.
 
2013-07-03 05:18:39 PM

grimlock1972: I would say lawsuit incoming but i am fairly certain para sailing operators require you to sign a waiver before going on a ride and depending on how well it was written they may have minimal liability.


I doubt they have much in assets.  Just some guys in a boat with some equipment.  You might become the boat's new owner.
 
2013-07-03 05:18:48 PM

MadAzza: FTFA:  Huntington North High School student Natalie Mills tells The Herald-Press that Good and Fairchild need prayers and she believes her happy-go-lucky friends will pull through.

Then why are they in the hospital, and not a church?


TheRealist: TURN ON CNN, ANOTHER PARASAIL HAS HIT THE NORTH TOWER


15 comments only but this thread is gold
 
2013-07-03 05:19:22 PM

grimlock1972: I would say lawsuit incoming but i am fairly certain para sailing operators require you to sign a waiver before going on a ride and depending on how well it was written they may have minimal liability.


Once the rope breaks, the ride is over anyway.  You're on your own.
 
2013-07-03 05:20:40 PM

Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.


Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.
 
2013-07-03 05:23:19 PM

Jument: Inflatable Rhetoric: MadAzza: FTFA:  Huntington North High School student Natalie Mills tells The Herald-Press that Good and Fairchild need prayers and she believes her happy-go-lucky friends will pull through.

Then why are they in the hospital, and not a church?

Waste of time, I think.  If god cared he would have have gotten on it sooner.

God has already done his part on this one. (Hint: who snapped the cable?)


No He used this opportunity to make you question your faith in Him.  He wants to talk to you. He's always listening.
 
2013-07-03 05:25:52 PM
ng2810: Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved.

The issue here isn't that these kids hurt their feelings, though. They're actually injured. If it's the other people involved who need the praying, then let's say that instead of the other way around.

Granted, jeering at people who are miserable and desperate is fairly low, especially if they might find out about it. But the application of faith in situations where the application of good works would have been far more beneficial has historically very, very, very, very frequently done a vast amount of damage. So the jeerers aren't entirely wrong.

What's really wrong, here, though, is the media prominently reporting the prayer. That's just cynical bullshiat Human Interest playbook manipulative pseudojournalism. And if the media didn't stress it, no one would bother to mock it. So blame that, instead.
 
2013-07-03 05:28:47 PM

ng2810: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.


I'm not an atheist, and I understand the desire to feel like you're doing something, share the pain and all that. The girl's comment struck me as naive and arrogant. "They need our prayers" -- bullshiat, YOU need to feel like you're doing something. The girls need excellent medical care and a lot of luck.

Horrifying video. I can't imagine how they felt, being flung around like that, completely out of control.
 
2013-07-03 05:33:00 PM
RandomAxe:
What's really wrong, here, though, is the media prominently reporting the prayer. That's just cynical bullshiat Human Interest playbook manipulative pseudojournalism. And if the media didn't stress it, no one would bother to mock it. So blame that, instead.

Good point, but it's not all of "the media." It's Fox News and probably the local news stations. There's not much to say once you get past "the girls are critically injured," so they find a verb (praying) and report on that.
 
2013-07-03 05:37:37 PM
Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.


/Penny Benjamin?
 
2013-07-03 05:37:48 PM
First thing I thought was: "It can't be Panama City Beach because the weather has been too bad for parasailing for several days now."
 
2013-07-03 05:39:21 PM
Came in looking for a picture of Homer parasailing. Disappointed.

images.tvrage.com
 
2013-07-03 05:41:11 PM
We're going to need a bigger rope.
 
2013-07-03 05:49:28 PM

ng2810: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.


What "bitter atheists" are you talking about?
 
2013-07-03 05:49:40 PM

MadAzza: The girl's comment struck me as naive and arrogant. "They need our prayers"


From a non-believer POV, certainly naive.   I would not say arrogant though, since, from her POV, the "prayers" are actually going to "do" something.   I mean, if you REALLY didn't believe the prayers were going to "change" something, you'd just call it "thinking about them at this time".

The other thing is, if all they do is "pray", then, I agree, it is basically speaking into the wind.  If they are doing that in conjunction with raising funds or working on awareness of bad parasail operators, then, if they want to pray as well, fine.   Especially in this case, since these kids are unconscious still I believe.... it is one thing  if you are praying for someone who has cancer lets say, and they are aware of the prayers... you could argue for some sort of however slight "placebo" effect by that.   With 2 girls who are not aware though, it is all about the person praying and family member sympathy, in the land of "Reality", there is nothing actually helping the girls there.
 
2013-07-03 05:52:46 PM

dletter: MadAzza: The girl's comment struck me as naive and arrogant. "They need our prayers"

From a non-believer POV, certainly naive.   I would not say arrogant though, since, from her POV, the "prayers" are actually going to "do" something.   I mean, if you REALLY didn't believe the prayers were going to "change" something, you'd just call it "thinking about them at this time".

The other thing is, if all they do is "pray", then, I agree, it is basically speaking into the wind.  If they are doing that in conjunction with raising funds or working on awareness of bad parasail operators, then, if they want to pray as well, fine.   Especially in this case, since these kids are unconscious still I believe.... it is one thing  if you are praying for someone who has cancer lets say, and they are aware of the prayers... you could argue for some sort of however slight "placebo" effect by that.   With 2 girls who are not aware though, it is all about the person praying and family member sympathy, in the land of "Reality", there is nothing actually helping the girls there.


Besides, doesn't god already know the outcome?  Will x number of people praying make him say, "Well, OK, I'll do this instead."
Think about it (or try not to).
 
2013-07-03 05:53:33 PM

ng2810: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.


If you'd keep a hose on the ultra-religious zealots we wouldn't have to yell and point when they come to our door (or our statehouse).

\sure, cause the guy who just wants to be left the fark alone is the problem
 
2013-07-03 05:54:36 PM

ng2810: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.


Except the two girls they are praying for.  The only people it "helps" are the ones praying.
 
2013-07-03 05:55:57 PM
I knew some people with the last name 'Good' from the Columbia City area, which isn't far from what they list as this girl's hometown...  I'll assume they are 'family' and hope for the best for their recovery.
 
2013-07-03 05:57:38 PM
I would have saved them from this if I had been able to do so.

God is/was able to save them, but he didn't.

Who is nicer?
 
2013-07-03 06:28:01 PM
CSB:

I'm temporarily working with the Florida National Guard Public Affairs Office in St. Augustine, but am from PCB. Last night I had a dream that I was going to go parasailing. When Mrs. Deucetoo (still in PCB) and I talked this morning and she told me about it, I was a little creeped out.

/I apologize for my powers
//Better hope I don't dream about Fark HQ. It might collapse.
 
2013-07-03 06:44:33 PM

Beeblebrox: ng2810: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Sometimes feeling like you're doing something makes the whole situation feel a bit better for everyone involved. Prayer groups bring people together to share their sadness and hope. It is an uplifting feeling to just be around other people and to share in the hope that your friends will be ok.

Not like atheists would understand. They just go and biatch about all the shiat that seems to happen in life and bring everyone else around them down.

/Fark bitter Atheists. They suck just as much as the ultra-religious zealots who give good religious people a bad name.

Except the two girls they are praying for.  The only people it "helps" are the ones praying.


Ric Romero

Often "prayer groups" will also collect charitable donations for whichever person or situation they are praying about, but don't want to make a public fuss over the money.

/Ric Romero
 
2013-07-03 07:02:20 PM
I hate parasailin. Wait. No I hate Sarah Pailan.
 
2013-07-03 07:03:39 PM

DJShamrock: I hate parasailin. Wait. No I hate Sarah Pailan.


I don't, but that did cause me to startle the whole house with laughter, so kudos! That was brilliant.
 
2013-07-03 07:37:04 PM
Even though this is Fark, I must say...  When I saw this the first time, I thought it was funny.  Then I found out they are both in critical condition.  That sucks.
 
2013-07-03 07:48:56 PM
I went parasailing in Lake Tahoe years ago.  It was pretty cool.  I enjoyed the sense of flying through the air, seeing the beauty of the lake from that perspective, the wind in my hair, and the quiet.  It was pretty cool when the boat pilot slowed the boat enough that I drifted down and dipped my toes in the water, and then sped up so that I again rose in the air.  But all of this was dampened by the thought that crossed my mind - frequently - that "Hmm, at any moment this cable might break . . ."

I hope the girls are okay.
 
2013-07-03 07:50:20 PM
Boojum2k:

Ric Romero

Often "prayer groups" will also collect charitable donations for whichever person or situation they are praying about, but don't want to make a public fuss over the money.

/Ric Romero


If they don't make a "public fuss," how do they raise any money?
 
2013-07-03 07:53:32 PM

MadAzza: If they don't make a "public fuss," how do they raise any money?


Amongst the prayer group, genius. Basically, they get together, pray, and pass the hat. Been to a couple of these, I'm agnostic myself but it's not like it hurts me any.
 
2013-07-03 07:58:53 PM

Boojum2k: MadAzza: If they don't make a "public fuss," how do they raise any money?

Amongst the prayer group, genius. Basically, they get together, pray, and pass the hat. Been to a couple of these, I'm agnostic myself but it's not like it hurts me any.


Don't be disingenuous. You know what I meant: They'd raise more money by publicizing the effort.

I'm sure they spread the word about the prayer group ("publicizing it" doesn't necessitate a huge ad blitz/media campaign) to reach more people.
 
2013-07-03 08:08:43 PM

MadAzza: You know what I meant: They'd raise more money by publicizing the effort.


Possibly. There are plenty of large charities that aid sudden emergency care cases.
 
2013-07-03 08:48:16 PM
Ah, i was wondering if it was the southern of the Petronas Towers, as that would be a horrible height to fall from-

DEAR GOD I'll give them mouth-to-mouth and a few chest compressions!
 
2013-07-03 10:02:25 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: dletter: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Time travel would just be so wasted on these people.... they'd just travel back in time to pray that the cord wouldn't break.

I've seen news articles and TV blurbs about these parasail boats in Florida.
No inspections of the equipment by anyone.
We can't have government intervention in things like this.


Could it be that they detached the para-sail to keep the boat from being dragged into shore or something?
/hey, they bought their tickets let them take the ride.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-03 10:32:58 PM

Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.


They should pray their thankfulness that God chose their children to have their heads bashed against the building.

IN HIS NAME!!!!

/sick of you, nutters.
 
2013-07-03 10:43:56 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: dletter: Oblio13: "Prayer groups". For people who want to feel like they're doing something without actually having to do anything.

Time travel would just be so wasted on these people.... they'd just travel back in time to pray that the cord wouldn't break.

I've seen news articles and TV blurbs about these parasail boats in Florida.
No inspections of the equipment by anyone.
We can't have government intervention in things like this.


These girls will make sure to vote with their dollars and use a different parasail operator next time. Invisible hand, biatches!
 
2013-07-04 12:01:36 AM

Inflatable Rhetoric: grimlock1972: I would say lawsuit incoming but i am fairly certain para sailing operators require you to sign a waiver before going on a ride and depending on how well it was written they may have minimal liability.

I doubt they have much in assets.  Just some guys in a boat with some equipment.  You might become the boat's new owner.


Actually, it's the largest parasail fleet in the U.S., with 11 boats operating out of three local marinas and 60 beach locations (according to the owner).

http://www.pcbeachadventures.com/

Cha-ching.
 
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