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SeilerBird

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Dying at Yosemite
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:55:46 AM »
I read a lot of comments from people who are worried about being attacked by a bear and dying in Yosemite. Bears aren't the problem, it is selfies:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/661974342/is-our-life-worth-just-one-photo-wrote-couple-who-fell-to-death-in-yosemite

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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 06:50:47 AM »
Selfies, and plain old fashion stupidity  ;)

I was sitting where that picture was taken a few years ago, great place. :))


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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 07:13:03 AM »
It's not the selfie that will kill you, it's the sudden stop at the bottom...  No disrespect intended for the young couple that fell to their death, visitors do things like this every year and it's always tragic. 

Yosemite Valley is surrounded by huge vertical walls of granite.  You can climb them, you can fly off of them (hang gliding), you can walk/hike and drive right to the edge of them, and you can hang your toes 3000' above the valley floor (only a few of the more popular areas have railings).  Once there, you're almost always rewarded with spectacular views.

I doubt there's ever been a year that multiple people haven't died from a fall in Yosemite...BE CAREFUL

BTW, I prefer my selfie while strapped in...
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 08:07:39 AM »
It has often been said that the most dangerous animal in the world... Is the HUMAN animal.

I believe it.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 09:20:34 AM »
These people are the reason for dumb warning labels like "hot coffee" and "do not drink" at gasoline pumps.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 09:39:40 AM »
   Hopefully....most of these “did not” pass on their genes!
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 08:44:38 AM »
People in the last 25-30 yrs have been so concerned with learning all the new technologies, they've completely forgotten how to teach The Basics of Living!
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 11:32:34 AM »
Reminds me of the same kind of foolishness as the people chasing down bison in Yellowstone just to get a picture.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »
Rule #1 for Boondockers: DON'T FEED THE VULTURES!
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 11:55:25 AM »
I was at Disney World a few years ago standing in the waiting room for It's A Bugs Life and there was this lady standing in front of me and she whipped out her camera and took a photo of her little boy. No big deal. But then about 30 seconds later she took another one. And in the next ten minutes she must have snapped about twenty more photos. Now I love taking photos but this was way over excessive. The kid wasn't doing anything that merited a photo, just standing in line.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 12:13:33 PM »
I was at Disney World a few years ago standing in the waiting room for It's A Bugs Life and there was this lady standing in front of me and she whipped out her camera and took a photo of her little boy. No big deal. But then about 30 seconds later she took another one. And in the next ten minutes she must have snapped about twenty more photos. Now I love taking photos but this was way over excessive. The kid wasn't doing anything that merited a photo, just standing in line.

But it was HER precious little child
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 12:58:46 PM »
The sad part about it is that there is going to be a bunch of guardrails going up every where that will spoil the natural beauty.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 03:14:40 PM »
Same thing going on at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Cant believe people want to climb out onto a cornice thats thousands of feet up. Natural selection has a way of taking care of its own. Sad but true.

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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 03:26:05 PM »
Same thing going on at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Cant believe people want to climb out onto a cornice thats thousands of feet up. Natural selection has a way of taking care of its own. Sad but true.
There is a great book on deaths in the Grand Canyon. It seems to attract lots of future Darwin Award winners.

https://www.amazon.com/Over-Edge-Canyon-Expanded-Anniversary/dp/0984785809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541017367&sr=8-1&keywords=death+in+the+grand+canyon

My favorite story is the guy who played a practical joke on his teenage daughter. He stood on the ledge and pretended to be falling in. There was a ledge a few feet below the barrier and he expected to land on the ledge. He did but he bounced and went right in. So she gets to live the rest of her life with the memory of her father killing himself playing a joke on her. (:(
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 04:41:39 PM »
Optimistic, it really does change people, I've read studies on people who take selfies. They tend to rate themselves higher on a scale of attractiveness than other people would rate them whereas people who aren't selfie addicts, rate themselves more closely in line with where other people rate them. I'm all for self esteem, but some people could use a little less lol

My favorite story is the guy who played a practical joke on his teenage daughter. He stood on the ledge and pretended to be falling in. There was a ledge a few feet below the barrier and he expected to land on the ledge. He did but he bounced and went right in. So she gets to live the rest of her life with the memory of her father killing himself playing a joke on her. (:(
OMG!!!!!!! What a moron!!!! That poor girl!
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2018, 05:51:19 PM »
Optimistic, it really does change people, I've read studies on people who take selfies. They tend to rate themselves higher on a scale of attractiveness than other people would rate them whereas people who aren't selfie addicts, rate themselves more closely in line with where other people rate them. I'm all for self esteem, but some people could use a little less lol
Fortunately I am not one of those who take a lot of selfies. I am not attractive.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 10:07:12 PM »
Tom. You're very handsome.

Someone recently told me that folks are getting plastic surgery to make them look like their filtered selfies...... here's mine.... it is a drastic Improvement...
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2018, 06:54:46 AM »
Thank you Jackie but that is a very old photo. It has all been downhill since then. ???
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2018, 08:37:21 AM »
Tom. You're very handsome.

Someone recently told me that folks are getting plastic surgery to make them look like their filtered selfies...... here's mine.... it is a drastic Improvement...

Janet.....you might want to check this out! 
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2018, 09:33:01 AM »
Tom. You're very handsome.

Someone recently told me that folks are getting plastic surgery to make them look like their filtered selfies...... here's mine.... it is a drastic Improvement...

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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 10:24:13 AM »
I hate selfies, but I also don't care for mirrors lol. I prefer to be on the other end of the camera lens. For me, my self esteem is better when I DON'T see myself.
Tom that's an awesome collage!!! Not many people have baby pictures of themselves. So cool!
Jackie, your plastic surgeon did quite a job lol, he must be proud. Hehe
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 10:35:56 AM »
I hate selfies, but I also don't care for mirrors lol. I prefer to be on the other end of the camera lens. For me, my self esteem is better when I DON'T see myself.
Everybody hates photos of themselves because we never look as good in a photo as we do in our mind's eye. But rest assured everyone else likes looking at you so take some photos of yourself, not for yourself, but for the rest of us. ;D
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Tom that's an awesome collage!!! Not many people have baby pictures of themselves. So cool!
Thank you Momma. I was very lucky to have a father who loved photography and took a lot of photos of his family. He passed on his love for photography and for being an early adapter to me. Then my step father assembled a photo book of photos of me starting with my mom when she was pregnant with me. In 1996 I bought my first flat bed scanner and scanned all the images into a computer. That gave me an on going project of collecting as many photos of myself as I could find. Currently there are 630 images of me. That is almost ten per year. They are all dated as best as I could guess and the date is in the file name so it is easy to keep them in chronological order. The collage is one row per decade so the first year is zero to ten years old, etc. I did buy morphing software and was going to make a morph of my life but the software was too hard to use and my Windows machine bit the dust before I could figure it out.
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 07:38:35 PM »
What a great idea! I should do something like that for my kids!
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Re: Dying at Yosemite
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2018, 03:27:26 PM »
It is a great idea.  You were lucky to have those 2 men in your life Tom.
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