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Jeez, I didn't realize he was 103.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2020 - 4:31am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Perhaps, but as a water-baby (Pisces born in a town called Neptune, learned to swim in the Atlantic Ocean) and who grew up beneath and on the waves (body- and board-surfing, snorkling, etc.), I can tell you that a drowning death is a terror of mine. Didn't help, either, that a certified scuba instructor friend drowned. She shouldn't have gone after her partner's fin, which he dropped after getting back into the boat, but still. It was two weeks before they found her body. No thanks. I don't want my last breaths to be thick.
 
Same.  Also add being buried alive. How about those horror movies when they pull the cover over the pool when someone has been tossed in.  Naw, I'm good.  I am going to be buried in the backyard and want those bells with a string going to my hand just in case.   My dog will dig me up, won't you, Jake?..........Jake?{#Eek}
 

buried alive totally wigs me out

i've spent a lot of time under water

diving for me is therapeutic 

you hear your breath slow and steady (calming effect for me)

and if you're doing it right, you achieve perfect buoyancy 

akin to being an astronaut weightlessly drifting in space...

critters and scenery are pretty neat too

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Posted: Jan 29, 2020 - 4:15am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Perhaps, but as a water-baby (Pisces born in a town called Neptune, learned to swim in the Atlantic Ocean) and who grew up beneath and on the waves (body- and board-surfing, snorkling, etc.), I can tell you that a drowning death is a terror of mine. Didn't help, either, that a certified scuba instructor friend drowned. She shouldn't have gone after her partner's fin, which he dropped after getting back into the boat, but still. It was two weeks before they found her body. No thanks. I don't want my last breaths to be thick.
 
Same.  Also add being buried alive. How about those horror movies when they pull the cover over the pool when someone has been tossed in.  Naw, I'm good.  I am going to be buried in the backyard and want those bells with a string going to my hand just in case.   My dog will dig me up, won't you, Jake?..........Jake?{#Eek}
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 7:59pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
westslope wrote:


I have no idea what family and friends might think but I do know that many passionate anglers want to go this way and not spend their waning years tied down to a bed or a wheel chair. 

Perhaps, but as a water-baby (Pisces born in a town called Neptune, learned to swim in the Atlantic Ocean) and who grew up beneath and on the waves (body- and board-surfing, snorkling, etc.), I can tell you that a drowning death is a terror of mine. Didn't help, either, that a certified scuba instructor friend drowned. She shouldn't have gone after her partner's fin, which he dropped after getting back into the boat, but still. It was two weeks before they found her body. No thanks. I don't want my last breaths to be thick.
 
Also a water baby and drowning is also a terror death of mine as well.  Came near once.  Went out alone on a big day in SoCal off my local beach in Corona del Mar, alone and tried to ride a spot that only broke when it got over a certain height, 10 to 15 feet, that no one to my knowledge had ever tried before.  First wave, it was so big and fast that the board started chattering.  My ankles were not strong enough.  Wipe out and lost my board.  No leashes in those days.  It went all the way in and I was about 200 yards or so from the beach.  I was 15 and in the best shape of my life but did not think that I was going to be able to make it back in.  The war was going on then and Marine choppers were everywhere all the time.  Two or three went by and every time one went by I tried to wave at them and get their attention.  Didn't happen.  I started to imagine that I was not going to make it in before I ran out of energy.  It took me what seemed like an hour just to get to the shore break which was about 6 to 10 feet high breaking on some pretty jagged rocks.  Finally took another hour to time the break just right and make it on to the beach slightly scratched up.  Retrieved my board and began one of the longest and hardest walks home ever.  One of the stupidest things I ever did.

The thought of drowning scared the bejeezus out of me and in my mind is one of the most violent ways to die.  Last time I ever went out alone in anything over shoulder high surf or anytime really after that.  The buddy system or not at all.
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 7:19pm

 westslope wrote:


I have no idea what family and friends might think but I do know that many passionate anglers want to go this way and not spend their waning years tied down to a bed or a wheel chair. 

 
Perhaps, but as a water-baby (Pisces born in a town called Neptune, learned to swim in the Atlantic Ocean) and who grew up beneath and on the waves (body- and board-surfing, snorkling, etc.), I can tell you that a drowning death is a terror of mine. Didn't help, either, that a certified scuba instructor friend drowned. She shouldn't have gone after her partner's fin, which he dropped after getting back into the boat, but still. It was two weeks before they found her body. No thanks. I don't want my last breaths to be thick.
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:59pm



 westslope wrote:


 rgio wrote: 
.......


https://thepointsguy.com/news/are-helicopters-safe-how-they-stack-up-against-planes-cars-and-trains/



The “death index” is the number of times more likely you are to die. So, for example, the data in the chart below shows that a person traveling in the U.S. by intercity rail is 20 times as likely to die from that mode of transportation while traveling the same approximate distance as compared to a person flying on a scheduled passenger flight (though the rates for each are low).

Transportation modeDeath index
Airlines1
Intercity rail (Amtrak)20.0
Scheduled charter flights34.3
Mass transit (rail and bus)49.8
Non-scheduled charter flights59.5
Non-scheduled helicopter flights63.0
General aviation (like private planes)271.7
Driving or riding in a car/SUV453.6
Chart data compiled and analyzed from NTSB, U.S. DOT via Diio Mi, NHTSA.



 Interesting!  Thanks for sharing rgio.   Good article.

  Certainly confirms my bias/impression that getting into an automobile is one of the most dangerous things that most of us do on a regular basis.

I would be curious to compare these numbers to bicycle commuting fatalities.    Reckon that one can improve things by obeying road rules, respecting automobile drivers and staying highly visible.



 

The comments on that article are good. 

One points out that deaths-per-hour are probably not going to throw off the same ratios, since planes eat up a lot more miles per hour than any of those other options. (charter flights/private planes go fast, but not as fast as "airlines" averages)

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:54pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I don't want to make light on the facebook page because Beezy's hurting, but I just snorted some coffee reading a newspaper article about a guy who died fishing on a lake. The brief notice ends with 
The lake covers 11,200 surface acres with a total capacity of 129,800 acre-feet and about 339 miles of shoreline. It is a recreational lake with fishing opportunities for large-mouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.

 
I have no idea what family and friends might think but I do know that many passionate anglers want to go this way and not spend their waning years tied down to a bed or a wheel chair. 

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:48pm



 rgio wrote: 
.......


https://thepointsguy.com/news/are-helicopters-safe-how-they-stack-up-against-planes-cars-and-trains/



The “death index” is the number of times more likely you are to die. So, for example, the data in the chart below shows that a person traveling in the U.S. by intercity rail is 20 times as likely to die from that mode of transportation while traveling the same approximate distance as compared to a person flying on a scheduled passenger flight (though the rates for each are low).

Transportation modeDeath index
Airlines1
Intercity rail (Amtrak)20.0
Scheduled charter flights34.3
Mass transit (rail and bus)49.8
Non-scheduled charter flights59.5
Non-scheduled helicopter flights63.0
General aviation (like private planes)271.7
Driving or riding in a car/SUV453.6
Chart data compiled and analyzed from NTSB, U.S. DOT via Diio Mi, NHTSA.



 Interesting!  Thanks for sharing rgio.   Good article.

  Certainly confirms my bias/impression that getting into an automobile is one of the most dangerous things that most of us do on a regular basis.

I would be curious to compare these numbers to bicycle commuting fatalities.    Reckon that one can improve things by obeying road rules, respecting automobile drivers and staying highly visible.



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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:32pm



 ptooey wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I don't want to make light on the facebook page because Beezy's hurting, but I just snorted some coffee reading a newspaper article about a guy who died fishing on a lake. The brief notice ends with 
The lake covers 11,200 surface acres with a total capacity of 129,800 acre-feet and about 339 miles of shoreline. It is a recreational lake with fishing opportunities for large-mouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.

 

Word for
word from wikipedia. Wow.

Edit: Nope. They removed the word "excellent". 

 


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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:15pm



 rgio wrote:


 westslope wrote:
What is the cost of Greater LA helicopter transportation in a helicopter large enough to carry 9?  ~US$5K/hour?  More?

How much time was he saving by avoiding LA traffic?  

Helicopter travel is a risky way to show wealth.  
SO i am fine if I never take flight in a helicopter...they scare me...but statistically speaking helicopters are about 7X safer than going the same distance in a car.  I was surprised when I saw someone post this, and it doesn't change my mind...but it's not a bad way to get around if you can afford it.




https://thepointsguy.com/news/are-helicopters-safe-how-they-stack-up-against-planes-cars-and-trains/



The “death index” is the number of times more likely you are to die. So, for example, the data in the chart below shows that a person traveling in the U.S. by intercity rail is 20 times as likely to die from that mode of transportation while traveling the same approximate distance as compared to a person flying on a scheduled passenger flight (though the rates for each are low).

Transportation modeDeath index
Airlines1
Intercity rail (Amtrak)20.0
Scheduled charter flights34.3
Mass transit (rail and bus)49.8
Non-scheduled charter flights59.5
Non-scheduled helicopter flights63.0
General aviation (like private planes)271.7
Driving or riding in a car/SUV453.6
Chart data compiled and analyzed from NTSB, U.S. DOT via Diio Mi, NHTSA.



 


 

Driving or riding in a Tesla on (or off)  autopilot      999.9

https://www.tesladeaths.com/

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 1:21pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I don't want to make light on the facebook page because Beezy's hurting, but I just snorted some coffee reading a newspaper article about a guy who died fishing on a lake. The brief notice ends with 
The lake covers 11,200 surface acres with a total capacity of 129,800 acre-feet and about 339 miles of shoreline. It is a recreational lake with fishing opportunities for large-mouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.

 

Word for word from wikipedia. Wow.

Edit: Nope. They removed the word "excellent". 

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 1:19pm



 rgio wrote:


 westslope wrote:
What is the cost of Greater LA helicopter transportation in a helicopter large enough to carry 9?  ~US$5K/hour?  More?

How much time was he saving by avoiding LA traffic?  

Helicopter travel is a risky way to show wealth.  
SO i am fine if I never take flight in a helicopter...they scare me...but statistically speaking helicopters are about 7X safer than going the same distance in a car.  I was surprised when I saw someone post this, and it doesn't change my mind...but it's not a bad way to get around if you can afford it.




https://thepointsguy.com/news/are-helicopters-safe-how-they-stack-up-against-planes-cars-and-trains/



The “death index” is the number of times more likely you are to die. So, for example, the data in the chart below shows that a person traveling in the U.S. by intercity rail is 20 times as likely to die from that mode of transportation while traveling the same approximate distance as compared to a person flying on a scheduled passenger flight (though the rates for each are low).

Transportation modeDeath index
Airlines1
Intercity rail (Amtrak)20.0
Scheduled charter flights34.3
Mass transit (rail and bus)49.8
Non-scheduled charter flights59.5
Non-scheduled helicopter flights63.0
General aviation (like private planes)271.7
Driving or riding in a car/SUV453.6
Chart data compiled and analyzed from NTSB, U.S. DOT via Diio Mi, NHTSA.



 


 
I used to fly in helicopters a lot in a former life. IMO the pilot skill and the quality of the company have a huge effect on safety. The mostly routine flying probably doesn't do a lot for maintaining skills for the commuter service, even as the pilot racks up a lot of hours. But they probably put in their dues in gnarly situations like servicing offshore rigs so who knows?

Interesting that Amtrak is higher than airlines. Most of the deaths are probably suicide #badjoke
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 1:16pm

I don't want to make light on the facebook page because Beezy's hurting, but I just snorted some coffee reading a newspaper article about a guy who died fishing on a lake. The brief notice ends with 
The lake covers 11,200 surface acres with a total capacity of 129,800 acre-feet and about 339 miles of shoreline. It is a recreational lake with fishing opportunities for large-mouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 1:07pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
 buzz wrote:

Kobe was not the pilot. 
 
God is my co pilot, the groundhog is the driver, I sit in the back seat and tell them what to do.
{#Daisy}
 

 

No! Toonces!
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 11:22am



 westslope wrote:
What is the cost of Greater LA helicopter transportation in a helicopter large enough to carry 9?  ~US$5K/hour?  More?

How much time was he saving by avoiding LA traffic?  

Helicopter travel is a risky way to show wealth.  

SO i am fine if I never take flight in a helicopter...they scare me...but statistically speaking helicopters are about 7X safer than going the same distance in a car.  I was surprised when I saw someone post this, and it doesn't change my mind...but it's not a bad way to get around if you can afford it.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/are-helicopters-safe-how-they-stack-up-against-planes-cars-and-trains/

The “death index” is the number of times more likely you are to die. So, for example, the data in the chart below shows that a person traveling in the U.S. by intercity rail is 20 times as likely to die from that mode of transportation while traveling the same approximate distance as compared to a person flying on a scheduled passenger flight (though the rates for each are low).

Transportation modeDeath index
Airlines1
Intercity rail (Amtrak)20.0
Scheduled charter flights34.3
Mass transit (rail and bus)49.8
Non-scheduled charter flights59.5
Non-scheduled helicopter flights63.0
General aviation (like private planes)271.7
Driving or riding in a car/SUV453.6

Chart data compiled and analyzed from NTSB, U.S. DOT via Diio Mi, NHTSA.

 


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