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Lightning Kills Boy Scout Leader, Injures Seven Others During Camping Trip
Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2005 | Juliana Barbassa

Posted on 07/29/2005 6:17:21 PM PDT by Pharmboy

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To: spunkets
It's static electricity. ,,,

And you don't think God directs lighting strikes?

That was my point. Do you think that it is a random occuranance whether the victim is a child molester or a Boy Scout?

51 posted on 07/29/2005 7:47:38 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
" And you don't think God directs lighting strikes? That was my point. Do you think that it is a random occuranance whether the victim is a child molester or a Boy Scout?

They're not that random, but you can consider them so. God most certainly does not direct them.

52 posted on 07/29/2005 7:57:18 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: spunkets
The Ancient Greeks and Romans had this concept of Lightning


53 posted on 07/29/2005 8:01:40 PM PDT by SunnyUsa (No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.)
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To: SunnyUsa
LOL, bunch of heathens!

It was not too long ago that Ben Franklin showed that lightning was atmospheric electricity.

54 posted on 07/29/2005 8:21:37 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: Rodney King

It's been a bad summer for the boy scouts.


55 posted on 07/29/2005 8:23:51 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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To: Pharmboy

Boy Scouts have accidents all the time. If you go out in the world, camp in tents, go boating, camping, rock climbing, there will be accidents.

What's happening is that the MSM is reporting everything they can get about Scouts and accidents.

Remember the Shark Summer, when shark attacks were actually way down, but media reports tripled?


56 posted on 07/29/2005 8:29:59 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DB
"You don't need metal, just be the highest point in the area."

I am just going to add here that last nights news report on this incident said, "the strike happened as one of the staff members was moving from one site of tarps to the next." That is loosely quoted BTW.

57 posted on 07/30/2005 1:33:55 AM PDT by alexandria
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To: Pharmboy

BSA: Bad-luck Scouts of America


58 posted on 07/30/2005 1:35:09 AM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: SunnyUsa

hey mr. z you could put your eye out with that thing


59 posted on 07/30/2005 1:35:45 AM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: Blessed

My neighbor's Christmas trees sure do.


60 posted on 07/30/2005 5:26:34 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: Exit148
Yeah...you're right, but as someone above pointed out, pine trees don't have any metal.

A woman that I work with has her husband and son at the Virginia Jamboree where the four counselors were electrocuted. She said that they kept it hush hush there and the campers got their info from the outside.

61 posted on 07/30/2005 5:31:47 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: Plutarch

Thanks for posting. That place does not look like anywhere I'd want to be in a T-storm. Pretty good elevation and bigtime exposure. What a tragedy.


62 posted on 07/30/2005 5:35:20 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: buffyt

A buddy of mine pit crews for sports car racing and was in Florida at an event. He was near the track talking with friends when he and two others in the group were hit by a bolt outta the blue. He spent the night in a hospital, but was none the worse after that. I gave him a T-shirt for his birthday that said something like "I Survived Being Hit By Lightning." He wears it proudly--he was lucky.


63 posted on 07/30/2005 5:39:25 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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