posted on 07/26/2005 9:43:41 PM PDT
posted on 07/26/2005 9:46:10 PM PDT
(Let temporal things serve your use, but the eternal be the object of your desire.)
a big ol' eagle scout bump.
what a tragedy. prayers for all.
posted on 07/26/2005 9:47:46 PM PDT
by 537cant be wrong
(vampires stole my lunch money but left me with my bus pass. damn!)
I don't mean to sound insensitive or uncaring. I think the deaths of those men is a tragedy. Nevertheless, there is one fatal flaw in the actions of those Scout Leaders. They did a very poor risk assessment in the setting up of this tent. Using tall metal poles in the vicinity of high power lines is not the brightest thing to do. Again, I do apologize if my opinion offends, but let's hope others learn from this mistake.
posted on 07/26/2005 9:59:16 PM PDT
(http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
There are about 400 electrocutions each year in the U.S., and about a quarter of them are related to power lines.
Several TV stations have lost their news trucks (burned up) when the operator raised the truck's microwave antenna into an overhead power line. Anyone that works under or near power lines should have safety training.
A terrible tragedy
With all of the base closings on the table why doesn't the Govt donate some of those unused facilities to the Scouts in areas where a better camp or a new camp is needed? Just a thought
posted on 07/26/2005 10:00:21 PM PDT
by kublia khan
(absolute war brings total victory)
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, thrifty, obedient, cheerful, brave, clean and reverent. It applies to the adults as well as the boys. I know. Much of my successes in life, I owe to a dedicated Scoutmaster, Dr. Carl A. Zapfee.
I thought of him when I read this story originally. I thanked Dr. Zapfee's widow, Denise, for "sharing him with us" at his funeral. And I stood at attention with the Scout salute, as he passed by the last time, in his casket.
"A man never stands so tall, as when he stoops to help a boy."
Latest column: "South Pacific" Lesson about Muslims
posted on 07/26/2005 10:00:47 PM PDT
by Congressman Billybob
(Will President Bush's SECOND appointment obey the Constitution? I give 95-5 odds on yes.)
This is just heartbreaking. Prayers for all affected.
posted on 07/26/2005 10:04:46 PM PDT
by Fudd Fan
(fiat voluntas Tua)
Prayers for their families, and for all the boys.
posted on 07/26/2005 10:05:22 PM PDT
(By the way, I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar.)
When I was in scouts, I recall the tent poles being either wooden or aluminum. Was this tent post steel?
posted on 07/26/2005 10:12:37 PM PDT
"I trust the judgment of the leaders who are there with them," she said.
Sorry for this tragedy, but I would not entrust my kids to 4 adults who play with long metal pole around power lines, this is an ultimate stupidity, total ignorance, poor jugement, and childish carelesness.
Fortunately no kids were hurt.
But the task went terribly awry when they lost control of a giant tent pole and it hit some nearby power lines,
Accidents do happen, even if we try to claim that they never should. I will accept that these men were "doing their best." Heartfelt sympathies to all. I would hate losing any of my fellow Cub Scout leaders and I would punch anyone of spoke ill of them.
posted on 07/26/2005 11:12:07 PM PDT
by Ruth A.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson