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#21 Eastside Terp

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:25 PM

Then he hasn't done it right.


Of course not, only you can do that .....

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Then he hasn't done it right.

If one is wealthy and can afford to have somebody else do all of the maintenance, then boats are great.  If you do everything yourself, not so much.  I hated the smurf days every spring, sanding the blue toxic paint off of the hull.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:48 PM

If one is wealthy and can afford to have somebody else do all of the maintenance, then boats are great. If you do everything yourself, not so much. I hated the smurf days every spring, sanding the blue toxic paint off of the hull.


My husband can't wait to get started on that in the spring. He gets all yard and deck cleaning done first so he can devote time to getting the boat ready. Problem is, as he's gotten older, the boats have gotten bigger. Next year, I think he may pay someone to paint the bottom (on my insistence.)

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

I wonder how this got funded with tax dollars...legally!
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:39 AM

I work with someone who has owned boats, and he told me that the two greatest days in a man's life are: 1) The day he buys a boat, and 2) The day he sells the boat.

 

I can agree with that. I'm happy with just a kayak. 



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 07:39 AM

None of you were there. Maybe the dinosaurs fell overboard or couldn't adapt to their new environment when the flood subsided. :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:17 AM

My husband can't wait to get started on that in the spring. He gets all yard and deck cleaning done first so he can devote time to getting the boat ready. Problem is, as he's gotten older, the boats have gotten bigger. Next year, I think he may pay someone to paint the bottom (on my insistence.)

Thats my dad. I think he comes up with new boat projects for the fun of it. Buys a nice boat, then spends thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours tweaking it. He seems to enjoy that aspect as much as the fishing.  



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:20 AM

None of you were there. Maybe the dinosaurs fell overboard or couldn't adapt to their new environment when the flood subsided. :rolleyes:

Even without the dinos, the Ark story taken literally is sketchy, to put it kindly.

 

Actually, the dinosaurs, while misplaced on the ark, are the only thing at the park that has a basis in science. 



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:26 AM

None of you were there. Maybe the dinosaurs fell overboard or couldn't adapt to their new environment when the flood subsided. :rolleyes:

 

How do YOU know "none" of us were around?  :P

 


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

How do YOU know "none" of us were around? :P


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 09:30 AM

The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the flood subsided. And Mount Ararat ~ like many mountains in high altitudes ~ are sometimes covered in snow.

I'd like to see some of you try to survive on top of a mountain or climb down it.

Noah built an ark ~ but he wasn't a expert on animal behavior or needs ~ was he? :rolleyes:

Of course the dinosaurs perished. Or maybe that was part of the plan all along ~ to use the dinosaurs to feed the other animals once the reached Mount Ararat.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 09:41 AM

The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the flood subsided. And Mount Ararat ~ like many mountains in high altitudes ~ are sometimes covered in snow.

I'd like to see some of you try to survive on top of a mountain or climb down it.

Noah built an ark ~ but he wasn't a expert on animal behavior or needs ~ was he? :rolleyes:

Of course the dinosaurs perished. Or maybe that was part of the plan all along ~ to use the dinosaurs to feed the other animals once the reached Mount Ararat.

 

Of course it was!  The cougars, goats and impalas all needed something to fuel their roaming ways.  :cool:


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:15 AM

The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the flood subsided. And Mount Ararat ~ like many mountains in high altitudes ~ are sometimes covered in snow.

I'd like to see some of you try to survive on top of a mountain or climb down it.

Noah built an ark ~ but he wasn't a expert on animal behavior or needs ~ was he? :rolleyes:

Of course the dinosaurs perished. Or maybe that was part of the plan all along ~ to use the dinosaurs to feed the other animals once the reached Mount Ararat.

I don't know if you're being serious or not. But, the logistics would obviously require divine intervention. 

 

Christianity is riddled with cultural appropriation, the great flood being just one example.

 

If all animal life on earth perished, except for the animals that were saved by the ark, then released on Mt. Ararat, there would be a physical trail. Very few species could even survive that habitat, much less spread from there to worldwide.

 

I'm not sure if the proprietors of the Ark Encounter actually believe what they're selling, or if they are just taking advantage of the masses.  

 

A simple bit of education makes it clear that the story could not have happened, but that it's actually a device to make a larger point.


Edited by pepper, 13 August 2016 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

Of course it was! The cougars, goats and impalas all needed something to fuel their roaming ways. :cool:


That anyone still believes that fairytale is amazing. But, what's even more amazing is that Kentucky helped fund this "amusement park" and that they believe it can turn a profit.
Today's kids have so much science available to them that I doubt many would see this as anything other than make-believe.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

I don't know if you're being serious or not. But, the logistics would obviously require divine intervention. 
 
Christianity is riddled with cultural appropriation, the great flood being just one example.
 
If all animal life on earth perished, except for the animals that were saved by the ark, then released on Mt. Ararat, there would be a physical trail. Very few species could even survive that habitat, much less spread from there to worldwide.
 
I'm not sure if the proprietors of the Ark Encounter actually believe what they're selling, or if they are just taking advantage of the masses.  
 
A simple bit of education makes it clear that the story could not have happened, but that it's actually a device to make a larger point.


Then how do you explain Nessie and Bigfoot sightings? :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the flood subsided. And Mount Ararat ~ like many mountains in high altitudes ~ are sometimes covered in snow.

I'd like to see some of you try to survive on top of a mountain or climb down it.

Noah built an ark ~ but he wasn't a expert on animal behavior or needs ~ was he? :rolleyes:

Of course the dinosaurs perished. Or maybe that was part of the plan all along ~ to use the dinosaurs to feed the other animals once the reached Mount Ararat.


It is a scientific fact that dinosaurs and people did not coexist. There are literally dozens of flood stories from different cultures!
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

Then how do you explain Nessie and Bigfoot sightings? :rolleyes:

Got it, you're kidding. 

 

Nessie is easy. There simply isn't enough food to sustain an animal of the described size. 



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:56 PM

Then how do you explain Nessie and Bigfoot sightings? :rolleyes:


Ravenchamps passionate defense of the existence of Bigfoot and aliens were some of the funniest threads ever on here :) ......

I still go over to the other board from time to time when I need a laugh ....
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:57 PM

It is a scientific fact that dinosaurs and people did not coexist.


Really ??

Wow, you are really smart :rolleyes:....
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#40 Chesapeake Spirit

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:14 PM

That anyone still believes that fairytale is amazing. But, what's even more amazing is that Kentucky helped fund this "amusement park" and that they believe it can turn a profit.
Today's kids have so much science available to them that I doubt many would see this as anything other than make-believe.

Never underestimate the power of belief over logic.  Today's kids have all that information available to them, but mom and dad can have a much larger influence when it comes to religion.  While I understand that there are many things we mere humans don't understand, this doesn't fall into that realm.


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