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Old 05-14-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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One in the lake. Wolfeboro

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Old 05-14-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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I think they were looking for the drive-thru at “The Dive”....

Two cheeseburgers and two margaritas to go please.
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I think they were looking for the drive-thru at “The Dive”....

Two cheeseburgers and two margaritas to go please.


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I'm just glad this was today and not a busy Saturday with a bunch of people sitting on that bench!
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I'm just glad this was today and not a busy Saturday with a bunch of people sitting on that bench!


You are completely right. With the ice cream shop there, often it's children sitting on that bench. I hope they report on the cause to give us comfort it won't happen again.
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You are completely right. With the ice cream shop there, often it's children sitting on that bench. I hope they report on the cause to give us comfort it won't happen again.
Mr Sinclair, respectfully, your statement makes no sense. I understand what your
concern is but in the real world, “they” whomever that may be, cannot give “us” comfort that a spontaneous, incident/potential tragedy “won’t happen again.”
My suggestion: be aware of your surroundings and expect at all times that something bad can happen in a heartbeat, especially in today’s dangerous world.
Again, I mean no disrespect...but your statement seems to be how the general public, not everyone, lives their lives, unaware of anything, seeing the world through rose colored glasses.
This is not meant to offend but quite the opposite. Please be aware!
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Mr Sinclair, respectfully, your statement makes no sense. I understand what your
concern is but in the real world, “they” whomever that may be, cannot give “us” comfort that a spontaneous, incident/potential tragedy “won’t happen again.”
My suggestion: be aware of your surroundings and expect at all times that something bad can happen in a heartbeat, especially in today’s dangerous world.
Again, I mean no disrespect...but your statement seems to be how the general public, not everyone, lives their lives, unaware of anything, seeing the world through rose colored glasses.
This is not meant to offend but quite the opposite. Please be aware!
It's pretty hard to be aware of a vehicle heading toward you when sitting on a bench with your back to it.
I guess you could wear a helmet with a rearview mirror on it like some bicycle riders do.
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Mr Sinclair, respectfully, your statement makes no sense. I understand what your
concern is but in the real world, “they” whomever that may be, cannot give “us” comfort that a spontaneous, incident/potential tragedy “won’t happen again.”
My suggestion: be aware of your surroundings and expect at all times that something bad can happen in a heartbeat, especially in today’s dangerous world.
Again, I mean no disrespect...but your statement seems to be how the general public, not everyone, lives their lives, unaware of anything, seeing the world through rose colored glasses.
This is not meant to offend but quite the opposite. Please be aware!
Really! Did you think before this reply or did it just fall out of the wrong end!
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You are completely right. With the ice cream shop there, often it's children sitting on that bench. I hope they report on the cause to give us comfort it won't happen again.
Perhaps the article has been updated....

"Rescue workers said it appeared that the driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake before she plunged over the edge of the town docks."
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If you don’t understand my statement or disagree with it, so be it. You live your life unaware and I’ll live mine aware. I was respectful and explained myself clearly...if you can’t accept that I can’t help it or you.
Enjoy your ice cream.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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"Rescue workers said it appeared that the driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake before she plunged over the edge of the town docks."
Now that the cause has been reported, I'm comforted this won't happen again.


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Now that the cause has been reported, I'm comforted this won't happen again.
Won't happen again?

Why pedal mixups are dangerously common:

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Car's don't float? Well I beg to differ...



Taken a few years ago near the Town Docks while I was riding around in my boat.
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You are completely right. With the ice cream shop there, often it's children sitting on that bench. I hope they report on the cause to give us comfort it won't happen again.


Unfortunately ____ happens! No one can prevent accidents from happening. In the final analysis each individual, not big brother, is responsible for themselves. It may not always be enough, but that’s all we got.


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You are completely right. With the ice cream shop there, often it's children sitting on that bench. I hope they report on the cause to give us comfort it won't happen again.
There are absolutely NO guarantees that is will not happen again. Isn't that why they are called "accidents"? There can be education and precautions but you certainly cannot say that this will not happens again
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I didn't realize my comment would provoke such emotion!

I do believe it's helpful to think about how a tragedy could be avoided. Ask yourself: if a child had been killed, would you have the same "accidents happen" response? Would you advocate doing nothing?
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I didn't realize my comment would provoke such emotion!

I do believe it's helpful to think about how a tragedy could be avoided. Ask yourself: if a child had been killed, would you have the same "accidents happen" response? Would you advocate doing nothing?
No l do not advocate doing nothing, but there can be overreaction. Education and precaution. You just cannot say never thats all. Not really emotional about it at all.
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I've seen it happen at a store in Mass, Luckily again no one was hurt but it was crazy, The guy got held up on a curb, thankfully and was shifting from drive to reverse stomping on the gas in both directions in a panic, I wanted to drag him out of the car. Off course it was a big Oldsmobile, aptly named, That would have been a torpedo if he got it "un stuck". Hopefully we'll all get old, I'm getting there myself, but it's a deadly mistake.
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.....did you ever notice, whenever a car crashes into a house, building, etc, and the reason given is "the accelerator stuck", the driver is just about always someone in their 70's, 80's, & beyond? I've never heard of an accelerator sticking for someone in their 30's-50's....
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MeredithMan wrote: I may get rocks thrown at me for this, but...

Your RIGHT --- better duck cuz I am pitching the first one !


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If Ted Kennedy drove one of those he might have been President someday! But instead, he found out that an Oldsmobile Delmont 88 didn't float.
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MeredithMan wrote: I may get rocks thrown at me for this, but...

Your RIGHT --- better duck cuz I am pitching the first one !


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.....did you ever notice, whenever a car crashes into a house, building, etc, and the reason given is "the accelerator stuck", the driver is just about always someone in their 70's, 80's, & beyond? I've never heard of an accelerator sticking for someone in their 30's-50's....
It seems to happen a lot for speeders, and then magically gets unstuck as they're pulled over...
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If Ted Kennedy drove one of those he might have been President someday! But instead, he found out that an Oldsmobile Delmont 88 didn't float.
My wife, as a teen, with some other friends, were near Chappaquidick and someone knew where they towed that Olds...the kids had unfettered access to the car and they all swiped something out of it. To this day my wife has the emergency brake pedal pad and a radio knob from killer Ted’s car.
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My wife, as a teen, with some other friends, were near Chappaquidick and someone knew where they towed that Olds...the kids had unfettered access to the car and they all swiped something out of it. To this day my wife has the emergency brake pedal pad and a radio knob from killer Ted’s car.
I was on the Vineyard with six friends shortly after that happened. We rented mopeds and covered most of the island. At some point during the day we took the "On Time" ferry to Chappaquiddick. When we got to the "Dyke Bridge" there was a hand written sign that read "Teddy's Car wash".

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My wife, as a teen, with some other friends, were near Chappaquidick and someone knew where they towed that Olds...the kids had unfettered access to the car and they all swiped something out of it. To this day my wife has the emergency brake pedal pad and a radio knob from killer Ted’s car.
So your wife steals parts off "killer Ted's car" and you don't mind telling everyone.
Anything else you want to tell us about what she might have stole during her youth?
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So your wife steals parts off "killer Ted's car" and you don't mind telling everyone.
Anything else you want to tell us about what she might have stole during her youth?
She stole my heart later on...
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