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Boaty McBoatface
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128585/Group-25-fir...
Has casued anotheer rant about eld and safty, yet no one seems to have picked up on the real issue here.

Why were 5 fire engines and 25 fire fighters dispatched to rescue a drowning sea bird, is this really a good use of expensive and scarce resources? Moreover why did the RSPCA or the wardens not deal with a minor and trivial incident, why did any of them think this was worth the fire brigades time?

Me I agree with the fire brigade spokesdman, a seagull is not worth even a slight risk to a fireman.
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I agree wih everything the OP said. The bird was not worth the fuel used by the trucks to get there, never mind fire fighters.

But, regarding emergency services and safety regulations in general, when did Britons become such pussies.
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isaacc wrote:

I agree wih everything the OP said. The bird was not worth the fuel used by the trucks to get there, never mind fire fighters.

But, regarding emergency services and safety regulations in general, when did Britons become such pussies.
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When no win no fee laywers made it too expensive to allow anything even remotly risky.
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What language is this thread written in?
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quozl wrote:
What language is this thread written in?


Without the words 'GOP' or 'Obama' in it I agree it can be tricky to translate.

Humans still don't get the fact that wild animals die. Even more fun is the fact they often die for the same reasons. So all they are doing is denying reality when they waste valuable resources on some stupid bird that will end up breeding more stupid birds for the rescuers to have to go and save.
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Halfinger wrote:
quozl wrote:
What language is this thread written in?


Without the words 'GOP' or 'Obama' in it I agree it can be tricky to translate.


I know, we really should make everything about America.

So lets try, what have the presidential hopefulls said about this?
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slatersteven wrote:

Has casued anotheer rant about eld and safty, yet no one seems to have picked up on the real issue here.


So you really think the real issue here is that they get called out to wildlife situations and not that they stand around and watch people die?
 
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oriecat wrote:
slatersteven wrote:

Has casued anotheer rant about eld and safty, yet no one seems to have picked up on the real issue here.


So you really think the real issue here is that they get called out to wildlife situations and not that they stand around and watch people die?


Eer no people were in danger. So the issue is they get called out to pull a bird out of a three foot deep duck pond at huge expence, when no lives were (at any point) in danger. Indeed this action (potentialy) endangerd life by taking up the time of the emergency services with a totaly trivial matter.
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Did you read the whole news story? Multiple people have died while rescuers watched due to the ridiculous regulations that won't let people do their job.
 
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oriecat wrote:
Did you read the whole news story? Multiple people have died while rescuers watched due to the ridiculous regulations that won't let people do their job.


And did you notice I did not ask about those, I asked about this specific incident. Indeed can't you see why I might find it offensive to try and draw a comparision between a drowning bird and a drowning human?
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
What about the elves? :what:


Allways wonderd that myself.
 
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It a seagull. Shoot it with a BB Gun and be done with it.
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MWChapel wrote:
It a seagull. Shoot it with a BB Gun and be done with it.


Sadly I think thats illegal in the UK.
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Elf and safty approve.
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re the fire fighters.. what a bunch of useless cowards.
 
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Apparently firefighter deaths in the uk have apparently risen in the last decade or so, and the daily mail isn't above making stuff up on this issue.

(I remember one report where they claimed someone died due to health and safely, where someone had indeed died, but health and safety had stopped them retrieving the body in dangerous conditions).
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Dolphinandrew wrote:
Apparently firefighter deaths in the uk have apparently risen in the last decade or so, and the daily mail isn't above making stuff up on this issue.

(I remember one report where they claimed someone died due to health and safely, where someone had indeed died, but health and safety had stopped them retrieving the body in dangerous conditions).


Yes, they are the Fox News of newspapers and their reporting is very sloppy. Their science and health sections are hilariously bad.
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This was not a matter for the fire service - it was a police matter. The fire service does not issue rifles nor train firefighters how to shoot them.
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Halfinger wrote:
Dolphinandrew wrote:
Apparently firefighter deaths in the uk have apparently risen in the last decade or so, and the daily mail isn't above making stuff up on this issue.

(I remember one report where they claimed someone died due to health and safely, where someone had indeed died, but health and safety had stopped them retrieving the body in dangerous conditions).


Yes, they are the Fox News of newspapers and their reporting is very sloppy. Their science and health sections are hilariously bad.


They are beginning to slack though, a whole article with no reference to homosexual gypsy asylum seekers taking all our jobs... And then causing/curing cancer? Standards are fair slipping.

I wonder if the fuckwits who phoned out the fire brigade for a seagull should maybe be expected to pay for the cost of the operation, and possibly also the opportunity costs. The uk is becoming a nation of mollycoddled idiots.
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tommcphee wrote:
Halfinger wrote:
Dolphinandrew wrote:
Apparently firefighter deaths in the uk have apparently risen in the last decade or so, and the daily mail isn't above making stuff up on this issue.

(I remember one report where they claimed someone died due to health and safely, where someone had indeed died, but health and safety had stopped them retrieving the body in dangerous conditions).


Yes, they are the Fox News of newspapers and their reporting is very sloppy. Their science and health sections are hilariously bad.


They are beginning to slack though, a whole article with no reference to homosexual gypsy asylum seekers taking all our jobs... And then causing/curing cancer? Standards are fair slipping.

I wonder if the fuckwits who phoned out the fire brigade for a seagull should maybe be expected to pay for the cost of the operation, and possibly also the opportunity costs. The uk is becoming a nation of mollycoddled idiots.


Yes I think they should. Or if the Mail is so conceanred about the safty of seabirds make them pay.
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