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Visual Serotonin
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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/1030/ … -Christian

Life is bizarre sometimes... and with strange odds.

A descendent of Christian Fletcher dies on a replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy.

And just as today I watched the movie on it from 1986.

Like what are the odds?

Same as Gen. Yamamoto's plane shot from a few miles away by a single test bullet fired from one of the American planes sent to intercept him during WWII, as was common practice to test fire a few bullets from the main guns before aerial battle.

Or the first shell fired on Leningrad by the invading German army in 1941 killing the only elephant in the zoo.
Dec 09 12 02:24 am  Link  Quote 
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fullmetalphotographer
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Fresno, California, US


Bad Karma
Dec 09 12 04:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Visual Serotonin
Posts: 5,134
Los Angeles, California, US


I also realized I share the same BDay as Pol Pot... how freaky smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot
Dec 10 12 01:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Visual Serotonin wrote:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/1030/ … -Christian

Life is bizarre sometimes... and with strange odds.

A descendent of Christian Fletcher dies on a replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy.

And just as today I watched the movie on it from 1986.

Like what are the odds?

Same as Gen. Yamamoto's plane shot from a few miles away by a single test bullet fired from one of the American planes sent to intercept him during WWII, as was common practice to test fire a few bullets from the main guns before aerial battle.

Or the first shell fired on Leningrad by the invading German army in 1941 killing the only elephant in the zoo.

So... what you're saying is......

... watch out if you're an elephant trying to land a plane on the deck of the Bounty in bad weather?

Dec 10 12 04:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Frank Lewis Photography
Posts: 12,440
Winter Park, Florida, US


Visual Serotonin wrote:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/1030/ … -Christian


Same as Admiral Yamamoto's plane shot from a few miles away by a single test bullet fired from one of the American planes sent to intercept him during WWII, as was common practice to test fire a few bullets from the main guns before aerial battle.

Sorry, just had to fix it...
Dec 10 12 05:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,537
Wilmington, Delaware, US


August 23, 1959. I was born AND Hawaii became a state.


Shame about that elephant.
Dec 10 12 05:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Connor Photography
Posts: 6,460
Elkton, Maryland, US


Her death was avoidable, but the the captain insisted to take Bounty out to meet Sandy in the most treacherous sea off Hatteras, NC.  It was sick to my stomach to hear this.  The captain had so many warning for so long, and yet he set sail from CT to Florida. 

1.  He could stay put at CT
2.  He could sail to NYC harbor and up the Hudson river
3.  He could duck in Norfolk or in Potomac

The original Bounty had more than 65 professional crews, but he only had 15 inexperienced volunteer crew members on board. The engine was so under-power for her size.  It was a wooden boat that badly need fixing. 

With such bad conditions, why would he willing to risk the live of others to face the storm of the century is beyond comprehension.   sad

RIP
Dec 10 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
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