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Old 02-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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What I fucking HATE about the media:

"UPDATE: Neal and Hand were recently spotted in a boat on the river in a remote part of Peru, authorities announced Tuesday."

This comes from a Huggington Post article with the headline "Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand, California Couple, Missing On Peruvian Cycling Trip." The article goes on to allege that travel is dangerous, even though, right at the top, is the update saying that they're safe. Neither smugglers, nor drug dealers, nor gangsters, nor poisonous snakes, nor bandits, nor drunk drivers, nor any of the other horrible dangers...

wtf.

The internet is a fucked up place.

And I wish these two love birds could get lost in peace.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
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People are always disappearing, the World is dangerous. Some are looked after more than others
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #20
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #21
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Bad bloggers!

I would post sporadically when I was traveling and YFF's never said, "wow, we havent heard from Vinny in over a month, I hope he's OK." It was probably more like "I guess Vinny got lost looking for putarias." Even my mother would say, "Oh, youre still alive?" I felt so unloved.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:50 AM   #22
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Good to hear they're OK.

Honestly Peru is one of my favorite places. It has so much diversity and the poeple very hospitable, especially in the places people warm you about like Tingo Maria and Pucallpa.
I could see getting lost there easily for years. The river system is pretty amazing. I spent two weeks riding riverboats last year between Yurimagua, Iquitos and Pucallpa, and there was still so much more to see.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #23
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They were found and had no idea they were missing.
As usual, always the media. And now their parents want a proof of life jajaja!!. I hope Peru charge them the rescue operation ,because it cost a lot of money, big bucks!!!. Bunch of irresponsible kids.........

Same as the Coast Guard in California. They spent over $400K no a rescue mission operation for a suspected missing yacht . 25 thousand square miles covered and now it looks that it is a Hoax
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #24
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This should not be made lite of

Another couple and a sister were badly beaten with rocks by villagers in peru just a while back, another older heavier couple has been missing since january.
Families have good reason to be worried.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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Another couple and a sister were badly beaten with rocks by villagers in peru just a while back, another older heavier couple has been missing since january.
Families have good reason to be worried.
Oh, BS. Bad shit happens to tourists everywhere. Tourists are routinely robbed, beaten up, raped, killed, or less extensively taken advantage of all over the world - the US and Canada included - maybe even more routinely. Just because Peru has had two instances in the space of a year doesn't mean they're developing a serious problem, especially considering the huge volume of clueless foreign tourists they get who are obsessively bent on seeing machu pichu.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #26
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Oh, BS. Bad shit happens to tourists everywhere. Tourists are routinely robbed, beaten up, raped, killed, or less extensively taken advantage of all over the world - the US and Canada included - maybe even more routinely. Just because Peru has had two instances in the space of a year doesn't mean they're developing a serious problem, especially considering the huge volume of clueless foreign tourists they get who are obsessively bent on seeing machu pichu.
yeah, maybe, but when you're a relatively small country who's 4th largest sector is tourism, it makes sense to protect that sector. it's not all that great for tourism when the media splashes missing persons reports. if countries that depend on tourism simply say, "stupid tourists. they shouldda known better..." word may spread about lack of safety and tourism may just drop, which in peru's case, would mean the fourth largest sector of the economy would be in the shitter.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #27
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What I fucking HATE about the media:

"UPDATE: Neal and Hand were recently spotted in a boat on the river in a remote part of Peru, authorities announced Tuesday."

This comes from a Huggington Post article with the headline "Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand, California Couple, Missing On Peruvian Cycling Trip." The article goes on to allege that travel is dangerous, even though, right at the top, is the update saying that they're safe. Neither smugglers, nor drug dealers, nor gangsters, nor poisonous snakes, nor bandits, nor drunk drivers, nor any of the other horrible dangers...

wtf.

The internet is a fucked up place.

And I wish these two love birds could get lost in peace.

Mom was worried, mom had a Facebook account, mom went on some Facebook campaign and the media grabbed it.

Facebook, the Internet and knee jerking moms should be hated first, because if the next time it happens for real no one will care.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #28
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 AM   #29
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Just saying the aren't ADVers, a special group like us

People are always disappearing, the World is dangerous. Some are looked after more than others
I notice the missing kids pictures on the wall in Wally World many times when I shop there & it gives you the creeps to think how many kids are missing. I also have walked the Riverwalk park along the river in downtown NO,LA in the early a.m. & seen the dozens of kids lying around on the grass sleeping/passed out,etc..
Having worked with juveniles in treatment for some yrs I do know that many are the kids nobody wants. Yes, "some are looked after more than others" is so true.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #30
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Mom was worried, mom had a Facebook account, mom went on some Facebook campaign and the media grabbed it.

Facebook, the Internet and knee jerking moms should be hated first, because if the next time it happens for real no one will care.
It depends on what the check-in agreement was, right? Like if you're out there and you say, "I'll check in every day. If you don't hear from me for three days, send Blackwater," then Mom better fucking send Blackwater. But if you're out there and you say, "Mom! Leave me alone! I'll check in when I want!!!" and you're over 18, then Mom is SOL... but she's still Mom, and if she wants to pay Blackwater out of her own pocket, then she can, right up to and including having Blackwater grab her kid by the back of the neck and say, "Listen to your mother, asshole."

-says I, a dad of 2 kids who like to do adventures like their dad; two kids who know that if they don't check in on time, either I or a fucking battalion of ex Marines will find them.
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