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Steve Fossett missing [UPDATED: Wreckage and remains found]
Posted: 04 September 2007 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Miljonair adventurer Steve Fosset’s aircraft missing in Nevada.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Miljonair? 

The name is familiar, but I couldn’t have told you who he was before I Googled him.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Steve Fosett

Well, I at least immediately knew who he is. I remember his balloon record attempts a.o.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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LaMa - 04 September 2007 07:37 PM

Steve Fosett

Well, I at least immediately knew who he is. I remember his balloon record attempts a.o.

Wiki really enriches you. I would not have known this little fact if I hadn

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Eagle Scout actually is a pretty big honor for a young guy—it’s not an easy thing to do. Everybody I know who made Eagle Scout (which isn’t very many, now that I think about it wink ) is very proud of it, although they mostly try hide that pride once they grow up.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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BTW Eagle Scout at 13.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Not to disparage Eagle Scouts, but the one person I know who made it (I dropped out in Webelos because I was perfectly capable of watching TV at home without having to pay dues) didn’t actually have to do all that much.  It took an couple of weeks of working on what he was going to do, mostly because he was procrastinating.  The actual project itself only took an afternoon and even I, super-lazy-man, could have managed it.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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That actually is pretty impressive. The last person I know who made Eagle Scout did it at…17, I think.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Charybdis - 04 September 2007 08:15 PM

Not to disparage Eagle Scouts, but the one person I know who made it (I dropped out in Webelos because I was perfectly capable of watching TV at home without having to pay dues) didn’t actually have to do all that much.  It took an couple of weeks of working on what he was going to do, mostly because he was procrastinating.  The actual project itself only took an afternoon and even I, super-lazy-man, could have managed it.

But Charybdis, the project is just one of the requirements for Eagle Scout. I just checked the application form, and you have to meet all these requirements (merit badges and leadership positions and so on) before you even begin to worry about a project.

And Distinguished Eagle Scout is another thing altogether. First you have to become an Eagle Scout, then you have to go on in adult life and do worthwhile stuff for 25 years before you can be nominated as one of those.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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BTW Sep.4, one year ago, it was the day that Steve Irwin had his bad luck.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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How can you loose an aircraft?
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Posted: 04 September 2007 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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nameless - 04 September 2007 09:19 PM

How can you loose an aircraft?
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Cut the ropes holding it down…anyway, you have clearly never been to the western US.

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