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How many fatal shark attacks to stop you diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Foxfish, Feb 18, 2014.

How many fatal attacks in an area to deter you from diving

Poll closed Mar 20, 2014.
  1. 1 per year

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  2. 2 per year

    12 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. 6 per year. One every second month.

    13 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. 12 per year. One every month.

    10 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. 1 every week

    25 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. I don't care and believe that shark finning or culling is morally wrong.

    89 vote(s)
    42.0%
  7. I find this poll disturbing and hopelessly flawed.

    61 vote(s)
    28.8%
  1. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    17,217
    9,326
    Darwin takes care of things quite efficiently does he not? Forrest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does". Stupid should hurt. Ever think that when someone ignores a sign and gets hurt or killed it is no more than natural.selection at work? A little thinning of the gene pool is a good thing across all species. Why should we be exempt?
    I am starting to wonder if our stubborn antagonist is even a person more than 14 yrs old or so with too much time and internet access? No reasonable adult would be so given to this level of juvenile stubbornness. Unless of course they are a politician. None of them have an intellect above that of a brain damaged possum.

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  2. Foxfish

    Foxfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, Australia
    717
    118
    A strange position to take given Jim's previous comments. I call it self incrimination. As they say, you have the right to remain silent but anything you do say may be used in evidence against you.

    I don't see too much that is thinking, rational or intelligent in these comments. Guess you could say they came back to bite him.
     
  3. gcarter

    gcarter Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    8,428
    9,062
    :confused:

    Ignoring the fact that the quoted snippets are not in fact contradictory, I am left to wonder what your posts might look like if you parsed your own words as closely as you parsed those of others.
     
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  4. Foxfish

    Foxfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, Australia
    717
    118
    Glad we agree. At some point, as the number of fatalities due to shark attack in an area increases, diving in that area becomes stupid or mad or both. The point of the thread was to investigate the point at which the risk became so high the diver would be deterred from diving. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions from the poll so far. I will simply note that the previous comments by Jim and the poll do demonstrate the inability of divers to think logically on this matter.
     
  5. gcarter

    gcarter Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    8,428
    9,062
    You can't get there from what I wrote - at least not logically. As you stated yourself in the post I responded to, the attacks were not on scuba divers. Scuba divers were not the stupid people involved in self-culling. No matter how much you may wish it to be different, scuba divers are not at the same risk as other recreational water sport participants.

    You might be taken more seriously if you did not constantly make **** up.
     
  6. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
    2,429
    1,262
    Complete and total BS Please do us all a favor and crawl back into your hole and eat a cane toad.
     
  7. Foxfish

    Foxfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, Australia
    717
    118
    I note you are from Canada. You have an excuse for your ignorance.
     
  8. gcarter

    gcarter Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    8,428
    9,062
    :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3:

    Priceless.
     
  9. Foxfish

    Foxfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, Australia
    717
    118
    Very easy to keep this peanut gallery amused.

    . Peanut.jpg
     
  10. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    14,946
    4,184
    I was re-reading the first few pages to see where this ran aground. I did not know the OP's apparent history of posts on this subject (don't know if I would've voted or not had I heard about this). To me at the time, the poll itself did not, to me, reveal any agenda except his interest in how many attacks would deter divers from diving there. It was interesting to me, so I voted. I'm not sure what this poll will do to help with his agenda (so I hear). Who pays attention to polls anyway? I could say, Hey let's take a poll.
     

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