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(Daily Mail)   Because nothing adds to the natural wonder and scenic beauty of a lush Welsh island than a 200' stainless steel water slide. Thank you, Bear Grylls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 54
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2013-08-22 04:51:20 PM  
Time to drink piss, yet?
 
2013-08-22 05:03:48 PM  
Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(
 
2013-08-22 05:05:15 PM  
I didn't even recognize him with long hair
 
2013-08-22 05:13:27 PM  

Honest Bender: Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(


He owns an island, but it's not an independant country. He still has to follow the laws of the federal government.
 
2013-08-22 05:14:54 PM  
Bear Grylls: Man vs Council
 
wee
2013-08-22 05:42:07 PM  
He just misses the pool slide at the hotel on location shoots.
 
2013-08-22 05:44:19 PM  
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2013-08-22 05:45:33 PM  
That slide does look genuinely terrifying..

//only bear would build slide that can only be used a short term per day because it's so dangerous..
 
2013-08-22 05:49:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Honest Bender: Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(

He owns an island, but it's not an independant country. He still has to follow the laws of the federal government.


Well now he will stage a revolt and his slide will be on a flag with "Come and take it" written under it. I would like to try the slide.
 
2013-08-22 05:49:23 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Time to drink piss, yet?


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2013-08-22 05:50:40 PM  
So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?
 
2013-08-22 05:55:04 PM  
Pro-tip: If you own your island, you can pretty much get away with anything provided you don't tweet a farking picture of it.
 
2013-08-22 05:56:45 PM  

GameSprocket: So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?


depends on what the local laws say, doesn't it.  it may be considered a structure and needs to be permitted/approved/inspected.  maybe it is a scenic area that has special restrictions.  maybe the council is a bunch of busybodies with nothing better to do than complain

reading the article, it seems like all three
 
2013-08-22 06:00:03 PM  
With his wife Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry

nice names there...lol

i think jesse counts himself lucky on winning the name lottery in that family
 
2013-08-22 06:03:44 PM  

GameSprocket: So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?


The UK is very strict about getting "planning permission" for all sorts of things, and it becomes much stricter in areas which are historic or have been designated "areas of great natural beauty".

It makes sense as A) much of the country is quite beautiful and unspoiled, and B) many of the houses are 500+ years old.

The slide looks ugly, but fun as hell.
 
2013-08-22 06:22:02 PM  
Never ever tell this guy you're thirsty
 
2013-08-22 06:28:37 PM  
I want to have all his babbys.
 
2013-08-22 06:29:18 PM  
Wouldn't it hurt going down it?
 
2013-08-22 06:35:09 PM  

tinyarena: Never ever tell this guy you're thirsty


...unless you're into watersports.
 
2013-08-22 06:38:38 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: [outofrounds.files.wordpress.com image 200x206]


He's not right.  In the head......
 
2013-08-22 06:57:33 PM  

Honest Bender: Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(


If I knew someone who thought he "owned" something I'd laugh in his face, I wouldn't even bother to walk out the door. Really, are you 12?

You don't own things in this society, you own people or laws.
 
2013-08-22 06:59:38 PM  

Honest Bender: /I wish I owned an island :-(


well it says he bought it for 95,000 pounds back in 2000, which really isn't horribly unreasonable- only about 150,000 dollars at todays rate. I imagine prices probably have gone up a bit, thats still pretty do-able for a family (homes on the east cost are WAY worse than that, depending on where you are)

the commute to work however, may be a bit of a problem
 
2013-08-22 07:02:43 PM  
This is exactly why I'll never join an IOA.
 
2013-08-22 07:09:26 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: GameSprocket: So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?

The UK is very strict about getting "planning permission" for all sorts of things, and it becomes much stricter in areas which are historic or have been designated "areas of great natural beauty".

It makes sense as A) much of the country is quite beautiful and unspoiled, and B) many of the houses are 500+ years old.

The slide looks ugly, but fun as hell.


Generally planning regulations are less imposing than US incorporated areas, and that's before HOAs which are virtually unheard of, but old "Listed" buildings and green belt/areas of natural beauty have restrictions.

Frankly it looks ugly. If he'd built it of wood so it looked nicer it wouldn't be such an issue. Or even made it a temporary thing that is only put out when you use it.

/Also submitted this with a funnier headline etc etc.
 
2013-08-22 07:12:36 PM  
CSB:

Bear Grylls' episode about Alabama is the biggest crock of horseshiat ever. He travels through Little River Canyon National Park in Northeast Alabama, pretending that it is some deep and dark wilderness. He says that the river experiences sub-zero temperatures in winter (I don't think this area has been subzero in over a decade).

He is also never further than about a half-mile from an established and well-traveled road. He claimed that there were lots of dangerous animals on the river, when water moccasins are literally the only threat. He was using his backpack to float down rapids that would have never been any deeper than a few feet. He might have even claimed there were Alligators, but I might be conflating that with his discussion of Mobile Bay.

It really made me wonder how much he faked on his show. He is the least respectable of all the survival guys.
 
2013-08-22 07:18:29 PM  
Good for him.
Screw the oldsters.
 
2013-08-22 07:20:04 PM  

YodaBlues: Sin_City_Superhero: Time to drink piss, yet?

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2013-08-22 07:20:26 PM  

Somaticasual: That slide does look genuinely terrifying..

//only bear would build slide that can only be used a short term per day because it's so dangerous..


Especially when you factor in the tide going out. You could easily kill someone going down that thing at the wrong time.
 
2013-08-22 07:20:59 PM  
 
2013-08-22 07:34:19 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Generally planning regulations are less imposing than US incorporated areas, and that's before HOAs which are virtually unheard of, but old "Listed" buildings and green belt/areas of natural beauty have restrictions.


HOA's which have actual power here in the States only exist in private, usually "gated" communities.  Being gated means, among other things, that roads aren't deeded to the local municipality for public use, which means the HOA is responsible for the maintenance.

My parents live in a neighborhood in a city with a strong HOA, but it has no actual legal power; it's a political action group more than anything; they fight shiatty new construction (the area's landmarked) but they can't tell you when to cut your lawn.
 
2013-08-22 07:37:30 PM  
Did you see the missus? Definite point mismatch there, it's like an 8-4 combo. Now I know why he gets lost in the wilderness.
 
2013-08-22 08:05:36 PM  
Was that headline in Welsh?  Because is sure as shiat wasn't English...
 
2013-08-22 08:11:00 PM  

Cobblestone Flag: He says that the river experiences sub-zero temperatures in winter (I don't think this area has been subzero in over a decade).


I don't disagree with anything you posted in general, but I wanted to point out that he may have meant below zero Celsius. Which would be just a little below freezing.  I don't know the area, so you tell me if that sounds more reasonable.
 
2013-08-22 08:44:21 PM  
But it's Wales, so nobody cares.
 
2013-08-22 09:04:28 PM  
Since he's quick to drink his own piss, I wouldn't dismiss him swimming in it...
 
2013-08-22 09:43:25 PM  

tinyarena: Never ever tell this guy you're thirsty


Especially if it's snowing outside.
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2013-08-22 09:46:53 PM  

Spaced Lion: But it's Wales, so nobody cares.


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-08-22 10:20:53 PM  

Honest Bender: Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(


Aaaand we're done here.

Subtard sounds butthurt.
 
2013-08-22 10:28:30 PM  
"Officials are angry after the explorer erected a long slide into the sea on his remote North Wales island without permission. They are demanding a meeting with Grylls over 'health and safety' concerns."

Translation:
We need to be paid.
 
2013-08-22 10:40:35 PM  
Dumbass, you say? This guy built an empire out of living like a homeless derelict, drinking his own piss, having a moderately hittable wife and living on his own private island. If I had a private island, you're damn right I'd build a farking waterslide - "council" be damned.
 
2013-08-22 11:11:17 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: "Officials are angry after the explorer erected a long slide into the sea on his remote North Wales island without permission. They are demanding a meeting with Grylls over 'health and safety' concerns."

Translation:
We need to be paid.


Maybe they just want to use the slide. If I had any sort of clout that could lead me to using that slide, I'd at least give it a shot.
 
2013-08-22 11:32:38 PM  

Cobblestone Flag: CSB:

Bear Grylls' episode about Alabama is the biggest crock of horseshiat ever. He travels through Little River Canyon National Park in Northeast Alabama, pretending that it is some deep and dark wilderness. He says that the river experiences sub-zero temperatures in winter (I don't think this area has been subzero in over a decade).

He is also never further than about a half-mile from an established and well-traveled road. He claimed that there were lots of dangerous animals on the river, when water moccasins are literally the only threat. He was using his backpack to float down rapids that would have never been any deeper than a few feet. He might have even claimed there were Alligators, but I might be conflating that with his discussion of Mobile Bay.

It really made me wonder how much he faked on his show. He is the least respectable of all the survival guys.


So make a better show, change the channel or STFU.
It is really annoying to hear people who can't unstick their own ass from the couch criticize an Eton educated former SAS commando and one of the youngest people to climb Everest. A guy who flew over the North Pole in an ultralight for sleeping in motels while on location.
Go eat another hotpocket and STFU please.
 
2013-08-23 12:11:59 AM  
His wife is kind of cute... I wonder if he drinks her pee?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-08-23 12:37:02 AM  

dstrick44: Cobblestone Flag: CSB:

Bear Grylls' episode about Alabama is the biggest crock of horseshiat ever. He travels through Little River Canyon National Park in Northeast Alabama, pretending that it is some deep and dark wilderness. He says that the river experiences sub-zero temperatures in winter (I don't think this area has been subzero in over a decade).

He is also never further than about a half-mile from an established and well-traveled road. He claimed that there were lots of dangerous animals on the river, when water moccasins are literally the only threat. He was using his backpack to float down rapids that would have never been any deeper than a few feet. He might have even claimed there were Alligators, but I might be conflating that with his discussion of Mobile Bay.

It really made me wonder how much he faked on his show. He is the least respectable of all the survival guys.

So make a better show, change the channel or STFU.
It is really annoying to hear people who can't unstick their own ass from the couch criticize an Eton educated former SAS commando and one of the youngest people to climb Everest. A guy who flew over the North Pole in an ultralight for sleeping in motels while on location.
Go eat another hotpocket and STFU please.


Excellent!
 
2013-08-23 02:41:37 AM  
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2013-08-23 05:07:48 AM  
                                   I say, let 'em slide

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2013-08-23 07:21:57 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: "Officials are angry after the explorer erected a long slide into the sea on his remote North Wales island without permission. They are demanding a meeting with Grylls over 'health and safety' concerns."

Translation:
We need to be paid.


It isn't that at all. I had to do a masterclass on health and safety law while at uni (which, oddly, I found to be quite fascinating). The laws are very strict and cannot be waived. It isn't even just a matter of civil liability, there is a criminal health and safety law as well which the Crown can use to prosecute and punish with a fine or imprisonment.

You do see quite a number of stories in the gutter press about "health and safety gone mad," which they invariably paint as being the work of overzealous, bureaucratic and badly out of touch councils. Preferably if they're Labour, of course. The truth is that they are doing no more than is required by law.
 
2013-08-23 08:21:20 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Translation:
We need to be paid.


no no no no no;  have you not met martinets? They get off on being able to wield power of any sort; and bringing the rich and famous down low? Oh, that's like a succulent dessert!
 
2013-08-23 08:27:38 AM  

Gordon Bennett: The truth is that they are doing no more than is required by law.


This may sound crazy, but, if people have a problem with how these health and safety types are acting, telling them that the law requires them to act that way will not soothe them.
 
2013-08-23 08:36:39 AM  

dstrick44: So make a better show, change the channel or STFU.
It is really annoying to hear people who can't unstick their own ass from the couch criticize an Eton educated former SAS commando and one of the youngest people to climb Everest. A guy who flew over the North Pole in an ultralight for sleeping in motels while on location.
Go eat another hotpocket and STFU please.


so we can never discuss or show our disdain for an individual's current actions if they've done some cool stuff in the past?
 
2013-08-23 08:43:49 AM  
Better slide through my own piss
 
2013-08-23 11:36:21 AM  
His island needs raptors.
 
2013-08-23 02:19:22 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Gordon Bennett: The truth is that they are doing no more than is required by law.

This may sound crazy, but, if people have a problem with how these health and safety types are acting, telling them that the law requires them to act that way will not soothe them.


That isn't the point. Health and safety laws have to be obeyed as much as any other laws. It isn't an excuse or an explanation to critics, it's a reason why things are done the way they are. If people don't like it then they are free to write to their MP about changing the law. The councils have no authority in this matter.
 
2013-08-24 06:06:36 AM  
That hair raising, spine snapping, last 8' radius hook at the end looks straight out of Action Park.
 
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