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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Mother whose family had to be rescued from sea says "We will slowly delete the comments from the Internet armchair quarterbacks who know nothing about us, our life, our skills, or, I might add, sailing." Bonus: Plans to do it all again   (utsandiego.com) divider line 409
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2014-04-15 11:44:22 AM
Is this the same family that said they were fleeing Obama's oppressive regime (and I think gay marriage) by sailing to another country only to be saved a short while later?

I get my sea rescues confused sometimes.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 11:52:01 AM

scottydoesntknow: Is this the same family that said they were fleeing Obama's oppressive regime (and I think gay marriage) by sailing to another country only to be saved a short while later?

I get my sea rescues confused sometimes.


I don't think so.  I think they didn't even know how to sail and were planning on having Jesus do the navigating.
 
2014-04-15 11:52:08 AM
"We will slowly delete the comments from the Internet armchair quarterbacks who know nothing about us, our life, our skills, or, I might add, sailing," she wrote.

I'm pretty sure that was part of the problem.
 
2014-04-15 12:00:02 PM
Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.
 
2014-04-15 12:06:05 PM
The internet apparently hates the ocean.
 
2014-04-15 12:06:56 PM

Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.


I am glad to hear from someone knowledgeable that was on board to give us the straight poop.
 
2014-04-15 12:11:58 PM
Anybody have a boat they can borrow?
 
2014-04-15 12:13:02 PM
"We will slowly delete the comments from the Internet armchair quarterbacks who know nothing about us, our life, our skills, or, I might add, sailing," she wrote.

By the time she's finished, the one-year-old will be a grandparent.
 
2014-04-15 12:16:44 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
/Hopes they have a boat ready for a quick escape
 
2014-04-15 12:18:09 PM

Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.


Really?  I had initially heard that everyone was in good health.  If this is the case, then the parents are morons and Child Protective Services should be called.  I don't care how many times you've sailed or how long you've owned/maintained a boat, you don't take a sick child out on open water.  Dumbassess.
 
2014-04-15 12:18:37 PM
If they do it again, can we just leave them this time?
 
2014-04-15 12:19:02 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The internet apparently hates the ocean.


The ocean being a semi conductive caustic fluid, I can understand how the internet feels.
 
2014-04-15 12:19:03 PM
"It truly is shocking to watch your home slowly start sinking before your eyes," she said.

i1.ytimg.com

Build it again!
 
2014-04-15 12:19:06 PM
She forgot to add, "Darwin approves this message."
 
2014-04-15 12:20:06 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The internet apparently hates the ocean.


I"m a diving instructor and have a tech ticket.

I don't hate the ocean.

I've lived and worked in it and on it.

These people are farking idiots.
 
2014-04-15 12:20:18 PM

Priapetic: She forgot to add, "Darwin approves this message."


Better luck next time Darwin.
 
2014-04-15 12:20:25 PM
See, this is why you always bring a professor on board.  He's have some ideas how to get you back to land.
 
2014-04-15 12:20:53 PM
Mother whose family had to be rescued from sea says "We will slowly delete the comments from the Internet

That's right, beotch, make it slow!  Nice and slow as you go!  Take an eraser to the internet so very slow.  I want it so slow I don't even know if you are moving at all!
 
2014-04-15 12:21:13 PM
Then All is Lost.
 
2014-04-15 12:21:25 PM
 prompted by the illness of their 1-year-old daughter, Lyra, who had sick for several days.

*sigh*
 
2014-04-15 12:22:37 PM
twatwaffler
 
2014-04-15 12:23:11 PM
Good. Kill your husband, kill your children, and kill yourself.

That'll prove that God exists and set you above the rest of humanity.

Just like the snake handlers whose faith keeps them from dying MOST of the time.

Someone should let these people know that religion is a mental illness.

---
"A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religious man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."

Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and God will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."

With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."
 
2014-04-15 12:23:39 PM

Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning.


Do you have a source for that? It says they were 900 miles off the coast, and it takes some time to sail that far.
 
2014-04-15 12:23:50 PM

vpb: scottydoesntknow: Is this the same family that said they were fleeing Obama's oppressive regime (and I think gay marriage) by sailing to another country only to be saved a short while later?

I get my sea rescues confused sometimes.

I don't think so.  I think they didn't even know how to sail and were planning on having Jesus do the navigating.


Doesn't he just face the direction he wants to go and start walking?
 
2014-04-15 12:24:07 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.

Really?  I had initially heard that everyone was in good health.  If this is the case, then the parents are morons and Child Protective Services should be called.  I don't care how many times you've sailed or how long you've owned/maintained a boat, you don't take a sick child out on open water.  Dumbassess.


I found an article that says the daughter had ben treated "weeks" earlier. That's pretty vague, but "treated" is different than "having" salmonella, as was inferred, and going anyway.

 Their younger daughter, Lyra, who had been treated for salmonella just weeks before the trip, was covered in a rash and had a fever.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/us/2-tots-a-sailboat-and-a-storm-o ve r-parenting.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&region=Footer&mod ule=MoreInSection&pgtype=Blogs&assetType=nyt_now

As far as the boat breaking down, that shiat happens, it's why they have rescue teams in the first place. It's the reason they couldn't just get to port and take their daughter to a doctor, I don't think it's "selfish", or whatever people are calling them. It's not like they headed into a hurricane despite warnings...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 12:24:23 PM
i1.ytimg.com

"Bad things happen at sea, ya know?"
 
2014-04-15 12:24:40 PM
Do you know anything about sailing?
About as much as I do about comments on the internet.
 
2014-04-15 12:25:21 PM
Someone please arrest them for child endangerment before they waste any more tax money.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 12:26:10 PM
I think this might just be plain idiocy for once.

It's a nice break from the religiously fueled idiocy.
 
2014-04-15 12:26:54 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.

Really?  I had initially heard that everyone was in good health.  If this is the case, then the parents are morons and Child Protective Services should be called.  I don't care how many times you've sailed or how long you've owned/maintained a boat, you don't take a sick child out on open water.  Dumbassess.


Do your own research. The child had recovered and been cleared to travel by a doctor. The illness the child had to be rescued for wasn't associated with salmonella.

Good for them to try it again. Screw all you people who want to live your lives in the safety of your mothers basements.
 
2014-04-15 12:27:16 PM
FTA:

The family sent a distress call April 3 prompted by the illness of their 1-year-old daughter, Lyra, who had sick for several days. The boat was dead in the water after experiencing problems about 900 miles off the coast of Mexico.

So the boat being dead in the water nowhere near land wasn't a big enough problem to send out a distress call? How long was the boat dead before they sent out a distress call?
 
2014-04-15 12:27:36 PM
Because nobody who knows anything about sailing could possibly post a comment on the internet.
 
2014-04-15 12:27:44 PM
So when are they going to repay the Air National Guard, the US Coast Guard, and the US Navy for their services?
 
2014-04-15 12:28:27 PM
I hope she will be as diligent in her efforts to repay the costs of the rescue efforts,as she is in her efforts to stifle criticism of her family's questionable actions - the actions that created the need to be rescued in the first place.
 
2014-04-15 12:28:33 PM

scottydoesntknow: Is this the same family that said they were fleeing Obama's oppressive regime (and I think gay marriage) by sailing to another country only to be saved a short while later?

I get my sea rescues confused sometimes.


No, this is (surprisingly) a different group of idiots endangering their children because reasons and furthermore.
 
2014-04-15 12:28:50 PM
Well if we are lucky they will keep losing boats until they run out of money. I dont know if its true but I heard they were out seeking charity to replace the stuff they lost. Fark em!
 
2014-04-15 12:29:17 PM
I may not know as much about sailing as these fine folk, but then again, I have yet to end up dead in the water 900 miles off the coast of Mexico.

Then again, I don't own a sailboat.
 
2014-04-15 12:29:17 PM

Billy Bathsalt: About as much as I do about comments on the internet.


She was referring to comments made on her own blog, not the entire internet.
 
2014-04-15 12:29:37 PM
She just just delete her blog.
 
2014-04-15 12:29:38 PM
Armchair quarterbacks?

Don't you mean skippers?
Pilots?
Navigators?
Seamen?
Tars?
Anything but a mangled metaphor?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 12:29:50 PM

Superjew: Because nobody who knows anything about sailing could possibly post a comment on the internet.


Well.. putting aside the argument about the trip, one thing you can be ding darn sure of is that 99% of the comments about anything on the net will be idiocy or second guessing.

//irony, me included.
 
2014-04-15 12:29:59 PM
I'll stick to the armchair, it doesn't sink and risk my sick child's life.
 
2014-04-15 12:31:04 PM

wax_on: Screw all you people who want to live your lives in the safety of your mothers basements.


If "living in my mothers basements (sic)" involves NOT endangering my life and the lives of my family, then I am perfectly okay with you thinking of it as an insult.
 
2014-04-15 12:32:09 PM

JRoo: Good. Kill your husband, kill your children, and kill yourself.

That'll prove that God exists and set you above the rest of humanity.

Just like the snake handlers whose faith keeps them from dying MOST of the time.

Someone should let these people know that religion is a mental illness.

---
"A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religious man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."

Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and God will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."

With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."


While I agree that religion has outlasted it's usefulness as an early form of societal control, I read that these particular idiots are not bible-thumping Jesus freaks. They are just idiots.
 
2014-04-15 12:35:09 PM

lilbjorn: Someone please arrest them for child endangerment before they waste any more tax money.


I was going to say, "visit from County Social Services for child welfare endagerment charges in 3, 2, 1..."
 
2014-04-15 12:35:39 PM
What are the odds that they are anti vaxxors?
 
2014-04-15 12:35:53 PM

Psychopusher: See, this is why you always bring a professor on board.  He's have some ideas how to get you back to land.


Or make a radio out of two coconuts and a crab claw.
 
2014-04-15 12:36:49 PM

vudukungfu: Armchair quarterbacks?

Don't you mean skippers?
Pilots?
Navigators?
Seamen?
Tars?
Anything but a mangled metaphor?


What she really meant was armchair parents.

She's tired of people pointing out she and her husband should be charged for two counts of reckless endangerment of a minor.
 
2014-04-15 12:36:49 PM

wax_on: Galileo's Daughter: Ashyukun: Um... IIRC you set sail days after finding out your 1-year-old had salmonella poisoning. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a sailing expert to call you a complete idiot who risked your child's life and not be outside of their realm of knowledge.

Really?  I had initially heard that everyone was in good health.  If this is the case, then the parents are morons and Child Protective Services should be called.  I don't care how many times you've sailed or how long you've owned/maintained a boat, you don't take a sick child out on open water.  Dumbassess.

Do your own research. The child had recovered and been cleared to travel by a doctor. The illness the child had to be rescued for wasn't associated with salmonella.

Good for them to try it again. Screw all you people who want to live your lives in the safety of your mothers basements.


Statistically speaking, pessimists live longer than optimists.
 
2014-04-15 12:37:13 PM
"We will slowly delete the comments from the Internet armchair quarterbacks who know nothing about us, our life, our skills, or, I might add, sailing," she wrote... whose tax dollars rescued our entire self-absorbed family from our own oversized sense of entitlement and adventurism."

/internet armchair quarterback says "You're welcome, dumbass"
 
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