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(Florida Today)   Apparently, it's illegal to put a dolphin in your swimming pool   (floridatoday.com) divider line 58
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2014-03-06 11:54:12 AM
ih1.redbubble.net
 
2014-03-06 12:45:50 PM
Sea World gets away with it.
 
2014-03-06 12:45:53 PM
The dolphin has to willingly go in the pool.
 
2014-03-06 12:46:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 12:46:22 PM
Fark, and I thought this was America. RIP, freedom.
 
2014-03-06 12:46:54 PM

WelldeadLink: The dolphin has to willingly go in the pool.


And he needed little floatation devices on his fins.
 
2014-03-06 12:47:01 PM
You and your "rules"
 
2014-03-06 12:47:03 PM
basementlife.files.wordpress.com

To be fair, there weren't any humans on the moon or soviets in the skies by the time the real 2010 rolled around.
 
2014-03-06 12:47:35 PM
I better get Flipper out of my pool before the authorities find out!

[Looks at frozen pool, covered by 6 inches of Michigan snow]

Crap... I knew there was something I forgot to do before winter came.
 
2014-03-06 12:47:35 PM
Seems like putting a dolphin in a freshwater chlorinated pool would be painful for the dolphin.  Although it looks like they eventually had to take it out back and shoot it.
 
2014-03-06 12:49:13 PM
www.swim-fins.info

dull fins still okay
 
2014-03-06 12:49:14 PM
They took it to a vet to be euthanized. Couldn't they just do that at the beach? It seems like it would be easier to have the vet drive out there, stick a needle in it, and drive back than to arrange special transportation for a marine animal. Then call a nearby university with a marine biology department and ask if any of the classes would like to dissect a dolphin.
 
2014-03-06 12:50:47 PM
Sounds like he moved it there before moving it off to another location to euthanize it.  The resort people were pissed that they had a sick dolphin in their pool, and while they didn't get their "costs" in refilling the pool, some made sure this guy got flogged for getting dolphin cooties in the pool.
 
2014-03-06 12:51:03 PM
THANKS OBAMA
 
2014-03-06 12:51:36 PM

ArkPanda: Seems like putting a dolphin in a freshwater chlorinated pool would be painful for the dolphin.  Although it looks like they eventually had to take it out back and shoot it.


I normally take them hunting and tell the kids it ran away.
 
2014-03-06 12:52:29 PM
Back in High School some clowns caught a small shark and and thought it'd funny to put it in the diving pool.   It was dead by morning.
 
2014-03-06 12:53:19 PM
If dolphins are so smart how come they live in igloos?
 
2014-03-06 12:54:27 PM
i1.ytimg.com

The pool was angry that day, my friends.
 
2014-03-06 12:54:57 PM
So he rescued it so it could be killed? Awesome job!
 
2014-03-06 12:57:14 PM

ArkPanda: Seems like putting a dolphin in a freshwater chlorinated pool would be painful for the dolphin.


It's a mammal; it breathes air so saltwater vs. freshwater is not likely to be a factor except for maybe the issue of buoyancy, tho I'll admit I don't know how big a deal that is.  Chlorine might be a long-term problem but they could just stop adding that stuff in.

The cruelty here is in the loss of quality of life.  This is a mammal evolved to range; sticking it in a pool is like keeping a wolf in a kennel.  It's going to suffer from muscular atrophy and depression.
 
2014-03-06 12:57:48 PM
Harboring dolphins seems like a pretty weaksauce charge.
 
2014-03-06 12:58:22 PM
nobody puts dolphin in a swimming pool
 
2014-03-06 12:58:28 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Back in High School some clowns caught a small shark and and thought it'd funny to put it in the diving pool.   It was dead by morning.


It probably died in about four minutes. Unlike a dolphin, sharks actually breathe the water.
 
2014-03-06 01:00:23 PM

dragonchild: ArkPanda: Seems like putting a dolphin in a freshwater chlorinated pool would be painful for the dolphin.

It's a mammal; it breathes air so saltwater vs. freshwater is not likely to be a factor except for maybe the issue of buoyancy, tho I'll admit I don't know how big a deal that is.  Chlorine might be a long-term problem but they could just stop adding that stuff in.

The cruelty here is in the loss of quality of life.  This is a mammal evolved to range; sticking it in a pool is like keeping a wolf in a kennel.  It's going to suffer from muscular atrophy and depression.


Would it farking kill you to read an article every once in a while?  Or would that get in the way of your unending quest to be stupid about everything posted on Fark?
 
2014-03-06 01:02:39 PM

karmaceutical: Sounds like he moved it there before moving it off to another location to euthanize it.  The resort people were pissed that they had a sick dolphin in their pool, and while they didn't get their "costs" in refilling the pool, some made sure this guy got flogged for getting dolphin cooties in the pool.


Of course the resort was pissed.
FTA:  .Although there are no known cases of dolphins spreading the virus to humans, dolphins with morbillivirus can get secondary infections that can be spread to people.  Chlorine only kills certain pathogens, depending on the strength of the chemical, NOAA officials said.

Consider the resorts liability issue.   They may consider it more that a case of cooties.
 
2014-03-06 01:07:39 PM
He put a diseased dolphin in a resort's swimmimg pool. Dolphin could have peed or shiat in the pool too. Eww.
 
2014-03-06 01:08:01 PM

karmaceutical: Would it farking kill you to read an article every once in a while?


I did read the article.  The question I was answering was practically an unrelated hypothetical, so I'm not sure why this is where you're drawing a line in the sand.
 
2014-03-06 01:11:30 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Back in High School some clowns caught a small shark and and thought it'd funny to put it in the diving pool.   It was dead by morning.


Sharks can't deal with the high board. The Jets, though, they're cool with it.
 
2014-03-06 01:11:37 PM
"Putting a dolphin in your swimming pool" hasn't been illegal since the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.
 
2014-03-06 01:14:57 PM

bagumpity: "Putting a dolphin in your swimming pool" hasn't been illegal since the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.


headline unrelated to article, welcometofark.jpg

The guy who put the dolphin there was suspendedIf a crime was committed, though TFA didn't really focus on that, it'd be for trespassing (though I think it's likely he had access) or endangering the public for deliberately putting a sick dolphin in a publicly accessible location.
 
2014-03-06 01:15:03 PM

bagumpity: "Putting a dolphin in your swimming pool" hasn't been illegal since the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.


You are thinking of "spearfishing for doo doo sharks".
 
2014-03-06 01:16:04 PM

dragonchild: karmaceutical: Would it farking kill you to read an article every once in a while?

I did read the article.  The question I was answering was practically an unrelated hypothetical, so I'm not sure why this is where you're drawing a line in the sand.


Not to pick a fight,  but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.
 
2014-03-06 01:16:28 PM

Russ1642: He put a diseased dolphin in a resort's swimmimg pool. Dolphin could have peed or shiat in the pool too. Eww.


No way. Dolphins are known for getting out and using restrooms.
 
2014-03-06 01:18:00 PM
Because theres nothing better for an ailing dolphin than a chlorine filled pool.
 
2014-03-06 01:21:10 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Not to pick a fight, but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.


Eh, thing is, lately Fark is well on the wrong side of a huge downswing in any sort of content integrity.  The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.

If I'm not taking the unwritten rules seriously, it's only because I've stopped fighting the current.  At this point I really only see Fark as a silly place* where mods greenlight headlines only marginally related to the source material for the sole purpose of driving hits & comments, so "on topic" is a concept of very questionable relevance.

*it's only a model
 
2014-03-06 01:23:41 PM

dragonchild: The guy who put the dolphin there was suspended.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-06 01:23:59 PM

jst3p: If dolphins are so smart how come they live in igloos?


What are you talking about? There are no igloos in Miami.
 
2014-03-06 01:24:50 PM

WelldeadLink: dragonchild: The guy who put the dolphin there was suspended.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x256]


Yeah, something like that.
 
2014-03-06 01:26:09 PM

dragonchild: AugieDoggyDaddy: Not to pick a fight, but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.

Eh, thing is, lately Fark is well on the wrong side of a huge downswing in any sort of content integrity.  The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.

If I'm not taking the unwritten rules seriously, it's only because I've stopped fighting the current.  At this point I really only see Fark as a silly place* where mods greenlight headlines only marginally related to the source material for the sole purpose of driving hits & comments, so "on topic" is a concept of very questionable relevance.

*it's only a model


Fair enough, but the point still stands. If you decide to change the subject without making it clear you are doing so be prepared for "RTFA you idiot" responses.
 
2014-03-06 01:26:46 PM

WelldeadLink: dragonchild: The guy who put the dolphin there was suspended.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x256]


Why does the lynched guy gotta be black?
 
2014-03-06 01:30:18 PM
Law breaker.

oi61.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-06 01:31:18 PM

dragonchild: AugieDoggyDaddy: Not to pick a fight, but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.

Eh, thing is, lately Fark is well on the wrong side of a huge downswing in any sort of content integrity.  The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.

If I'm not taking the unwritten rules seriously, it's only because I've stopped fighting the current.  At this point I really only see Fark as a silly place* where mods greenlight headlines only marginally related to the source material for the sole purpose of driving hits & comments, so "on topic" is a concept of very questionable relevance.

*it's only a model


Lately? Sheeeeeeeeeeit, we have been trolling off topic headlines on articles we didn't read for years and years.
There is good debate filled with snark and derp in every thread. Same as it ever was.
 
2014-03-06 01:33:18 PM

Billified: Sea World gets away with it.


Yeah, in salt water.
 
2014-03-06 01:35:02 PM

jst3p: dragonchild: AugieDoggyDaddy: Not to pick a fight, but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.

Eh, thing is, lately Fark is well on the wrong side of a huge downswing in any sort of content integrity.  The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.

If I'm not taking the unwritten rules seriously, it's only because I've stopped fighting the current.  At this point I really only see Fark as a silly place* where mods greenlight headlines only marginally related to the source material for the sole purpose of driving hits & comments, so "on topic" is a concept of very questionable relevance.

*it's only a model

Fair enough, but the point still stands. If you decide to change the subject without making it clear you are doing so be prepared for "RTFA you idiot" responses.


Not the first or last time, for certain.
 
2014-03-06 01:37:00 PM
Someone put sickness in the pool... on porpoise.
 
2014-03-06 01:38:57 PM

busy chillin': Lately? Sheeeeeeeeeeit, we have been trolling off topic headlines on articles we didn't read for years and years.
There is good debate filled with snark and derp in every thread. Same as it ever was.


The behaviors have always been there, the signal:noise ebbed and flowed slowly over the course of many months.
I don't know when it reached tipping point, but for a long while now the signal:noise reached a new low and stayed there.
It used to be an eclectic mix of serious articles and trolling, which was never pretty but at least was interesting.
Nowadays my expectation is that the headline is shiat, the source is shiat, and thread is shiat.  I still find it entertaining but only in a "eh, let's see how my shiat smells differently from others' shiat" and just take a dump.

Will it recover?  Maybe, it has before, but it's been shiat long enough that I've not only stopped caring, but stopped waiting to care again.
 
2014-03-06 01:39:06 PM

dragonchild: AugieDoggyDaddy: Not to pick a fight, but if you choose to switch the coversation to something unrelated and hypotherical should say so. When I read your post I also thought you hadn't read the article.

Eh, thing is, lately Fark is well on the wrong side of a huge downswing in any sort of content integrity.  The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.

If I'm not taking the unwritten rules seriously, it's only because I've stopped fighting the current.  At this point I really only see Fark as a silly place* where mods greenlight headlines only marginally related to the source material for the sole purpose of driving hits & comments, so "on topic" is a concept of very questionable relevance.

*it's only a model


Your'e not playing fair.  When you said
  "The guy who put the dolphin there was suspendedIf a crime was committed, though TFA didn't really focus on that, it'd be for trespassing (though I think it's likely he had access) or endangering the public for deliberately putting a sick dolphin in a publicly accessible location."  you were on topic, and right (IMHO).

insert cormulent reference from Confuse-a-Cat.
 
2014-03-06 01:39:25 PM

dragonchild: The repeats, bad sources, trolltastic headlines and comments are all just way out of control.



Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
 
2014-03-06 01:42:47 PM
Note that it is still legal to bark like a seal while getting banged in a pool.
 
2014-03-06 01:49:57 PM

for good or for awesome: Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.


Who said i was leaving?  Fark may be a pit of poo now, but there's fun to be had in a poo pit if you just learn the joys of flinging poo.  What you don't do is take the time and effort to try to clean the place up for something like a tea party, because there's no reining in the horde of excrement-covered poo-flinging monkeys.  So that effort just isn't taken anymore.  When in Rome, and all that.

Mind you, I don't go out of my way to troll people; I don't get any joy from that.  I really just post what's on my mind.  I'm not concerned with being consistent within a thread or abiding by someone's unwritten rules.  I get called out for it, which is fair, but it affects me like someone pointing out a stain on my pants having just emerged from a 10,000 person food fight.
 
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