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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Scott P » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:49 am

Looks like his "Disability Law Suit" from 4 years ago might be in trouble.


Actually, the Disability Lawsuit was just filed last month and was a result of an accident four years ago. Apparently he is (or was) claiming in September that he is now disabled because of an accident back in 2009.
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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby tlongpine » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:08 am

Scott P wrote:
Looks like his "Disability Law Suit" from 4 years ago might be in trouble.


Actually, the Disability Lawsuit was just filed last month and was a result of an accident four years ago. Apparently he is (or was) claiming in September that he is now disabled because of an accident back in 2009.


What kind of thick-headed jackass files a disability lawsuit and then shares with the entire internet a video of himself moving the earth itself.

His troubles are just beginning. Beyond the criminal investigation that stems from the toppling itself, he's now jeopardized his disability suit, and probably exposed himself to an insurance fraud investigation.

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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Steve Climber » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Food for thought. As easy as it is to go after the low-hanging fruit that these guys appear to be...

This guy is a PROFESSIONAL climber...this type of sh*t comes in all shapes and sizes.

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/10/professional-climber-cuts-down-juniper-trees-to-enable-new-route/
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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Mel McKinney » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:50 pm

My experience has been that there are people everywhere who do stupid things. As the father of two Eagle Scouts, the fact that the vandals in this case are reportedly "scout leaders" is embarrassing, and I hope that the authorities follow through with charging them with a crime. Understandably, there has been some bashing of Boy Scouts in this thread. I would like to point out that in general, scout leaders are just parents who have volunteered to help run things, and while their qualifications can be all over the map, the intentions are usually good


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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby DrewR » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:22 pm

My father and one of his brothers are Eagle Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout and an active boy scout leader. My two boys are boy scouts and will one day be Eagle Scouts. It is and will continue to be a great organization. To claim that it is otherwise due to the inappropriate actions of these individuals or even a few "bad" troops (what any one individual realistically gets exposed to) is misguided. If an organization of any kind were bad due to a few bad apples then there wouldn't be a worthwhile organization/company anywhere. Their actions do not represent what the boy scouts stand for or what it teaches young scouts.

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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Dex » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:36 pm

DrewR wrote:My father and one of his brothers are Eagle Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout and an active boy scout leader. My two boys are boy scouts and will one day be Eagle Scouts. It is and will continue to be a great organization. To claim that it is otherwise due to the inappropriate actions of these individuals or even a few "bad" troops (what any one individual realistically gets exposed to) is misguided. If an organization of any kind were bad due to a few bad apples then there wouldn't be a worthwhile organization/company anywhere. Their actions do not represent what the boy scouts stand for or what it teaches young scouts.


I'll also add that it gets a bad rap because it is a male organization - guilty until proven innocent. And, it is mostly found outside of NYC, LA, SF - AKA - fly-over territory, the sticks, etc.


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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Flyingfish » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Dex wrote:I'll also add that it gets a bad rap because it is a male organization - guilty until proven innocent.


Well actually the Boy Scouts are a Coed organization. They run the Venturing Program for girls and boys.

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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby tlongpine » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Dex wrote:
DrewR wrote:My father and one of his brothers are Eagle Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout and an active boy scout leader. My two boys are boy scouts and will one day be Eagle Scouts. It is and will continue to be a great organization. To claim that it is otherwise due to the inappropriate actions of these individuals or even a few "bad" troops (what any one individual realistically gets exposed to) is misguided. If an organization of any kind were bad due to a few bad apples then there wouldn't be a worthwhile organization/company anywhere. Their actions do not represent what the boy scouts stand for or what it teaches young scouts.


I'll also add that it gets a bad rap because it is a male organization - guilty until proven innocent. And, it is mostly found outside of NYC, LA, SF - AKA - fly-over territory, the sticks, etc.


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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Dex » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:37 pm

tlongpine wrote:
Dex wrote:
DrewR wrote:My father and one of his brothers are Eagle Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout and an active boy scout leader. My two boys are boy scouts and will one day be Eagle Scouts. It is and will continue to be a great organization. To claim that it is otherwise due to the inappropriate actions of these individuals or even a few "bad" troops (what any one individual realistically gets exposed to) is misguided. If an organization of any kind were bad due to a few bad apples then there wouldn't be a worthwhile organization/company anywhere. Their actions do not represent what the boy scouts stand for or what it teaches young scouts.


I'll also add that it gets a bad rap because it is a male organization - guilty until proven innocent. And, it is mostly found outside of NYC, LA, SF - AKA - fly-over territory, the sticks, etc.


Troll hard. :roll:


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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby highpilgrim » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:13 pm

tlongpine wrote:Troll hard.


Dex wrote:Are you sure you know what is being said?


Senor tlongpine: you should know that Dexie is a highly sophisticated culvert dweller. Most of his commentary passes well under our heads.

In this case, he thinks because his point is aimed (not so) subtly at the left and right banks and the fourth estate that it makes him once again a sophist beyond your/our comprehension. But rest assured we understand Dexie quite well. Just look him up: http://www.dexdoesntknowshit.com
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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby djkest » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:50 am

highpilgrim wrote:
tlongpine wrote:Troll hard.


Dex wrote:Are you sure you know what is being said?


Senor tlongpine: you should know that Dexie is a highly sophisticated culvert dweller. Most of his commentary passes well under our heads.

In this case, he thinks because his point is aimed (not so) subtly at the left and right banks and the fourth estate that it makes him once again a sophist beyond your/our comprehension. But rest assured we understand Dexie quite well. Just look him up: http://www.dexdoesntknowshit.com


I don't think personal attacks are appropriate for an internet forum. And your post is completely off topic.
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Re: What were they thinking???

Postby Hungry Jack » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:02 am

tlongpine wrote:
IHikeLikeAGirl wrote:This does not bode well for the guy pushing over the rock....

Google "Glenn Taylor lawsuit" and you will see many articles talking about a personal injury lawsuit filed by Mr. Taylor last month.

An excerpt from one article:
Taylor, the man who is seen actually shoving the rock to the ground, had filed a personal injury lawsuit against a woman and her father for injuries he says he suffered in a 2009 car crash. Taylor filed the lawsuit at the beginning of September saying that after that accident he injured his back and had to "endure great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of joy of life." Taylor also says in the lawsuit that the accident was "debilitating."


Oh, that's rich.



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