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    Satire About Rafts

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    Hey everyone. It's Badger. Rafter is out for a bit thanks to a project for a public speaking class, so I'm kind of the only one who's free to post for the moment. So here's my post: Once again, I've noticed my random paddling crews giving me odd looks for asking to sit in an strangely specific section of the raft: left-hand tube near the stern of the raft, usually at the last thwart in the back. People who don't know me seem to assume that I'm sitting there because it's the safest. It's not. Think about this for a minute: all of that momentum from the raft flexing in the rapids has a tendency to make some of these rafts turn into massive springboards. Ever ride in the back of a bus when you were a kid just to bounce more? Same concept.…

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    Théodore Géricault Le Radeau de La Méduse (the raft of the medusa) French Romantic artist (1798-1863) oil painting Théodore Géricault (26 September 1791 - 26 January 1824) is an influential French painter and lithographer. The Raft of the Medusa is known for his most famous piece, which is an oil painting on canvas completed during 1818 to 1819, when he was in the age of 27. The painting depicts the scene of the aftermath when a shipwreck occured, this is referred to a real event happened on…

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    Informative Experience

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    When I find my boat of people and raft guide for the day, I see six Indians (from India) and two large white Americans. We put on the river and practice a few paddling commands before we head into our first class V rapid of the day, Exterminator. Immediately, I am aware of the poor paddling techniques as they are smashing paddles against each other, and we are barely moving anywhere. This is not uncommon, when you put eight people in a raft and only two have ever paddled before. The large white…

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    and Cowardice, shown on the Australian television show “Sunday Night” on Friday March 12 2012, documents the 4 day survival story of 10 workers who were abandoned out at sea during a massive storm and left to die. Sunday Night produced a sympathetic documentary about 10 innocent oil rig workers who are caught in amongst a massive storm along with the choice of the Captain on the Mermaid Vigilance a passing ship to leave the men to their death. This documentary represents the situation as it says…

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    White Water Rafting When we went white water rafting in Colorado with our family friends it was a lot of emotions. First, we got on an old, bumpy school bus. Driving down a narrow winding road, in a canyon with mountains on both sides of us. The view was amazing with every single color you could think of on one picture! When we got on the raft I quickly noticed how cold the water was. It was like jumping into a freezing pool but 10 times worse. Also the water was moving so fast. The rapides were…

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    Personal floatation devices fit on everyone, and helmets handed out. The next thing I knew we were swiftly paddling down the river; as we approached the first rapid we heard the water trickling, it was a smaller rapid. paddling all forward, we made it through with no losses; the other rafts were not so lucky. They all got back in their raft and continued along the river. I had never been on the New River so this was all new to me. We were being chased by a storm all the way down the river,…

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    Do you think you could survive on a raft in the middle of sea? Do you think you could survive being beaten, tortured, and starved for days and months? One man can. A man named Louie Zamperini. This man was lionhearted with aksi a hint of being solicitous in his personality. This man was rebellious. Zamperini was one of the many survivors, that survived the impossible. Louie Zamperini was lionhearted. He was a brave and determined man, not only for himself, but for others too. Zamperini was a…

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    After the boat was built we tested it, but the raft, made of straws, always submerged a little and then flew out from the bottom, like a pool inflatable held underwater. After they realized that Isaac’s plan wasn’t going to work, we started to discuss what to try next, so I brought up my idea again, but Isaac said it was too simple and wasn’t going to work. Even though he didn’t like my idea no one else had a better idea, so we tried it anyways. All we had to do was shape tin foil into a bowl…

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    Perched on the raft, I was paddling as hard as I could. Six others and I were traveling down a huge river with plenty of sharp rocks and a strong current. Before I knew it, I had fallen off into the choppy water. I bobbed my soaked head out of the water to see my friends all laughing. I smiled back as I climbed myself back up onto the raft. For my first time white water rafting, only falling off once wasn’t half bad. In November of 2014, I spent nine days in Costa Rica thanks to a program…

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    It was 4:22 a.m June 6, 1944, everyone in the camp was woken up by sirens. We were 20 miles out from Normandy beach. Sargent had not told us what was going on yet, we were just told to suit up and get to the boats. I heard a quiet buzz around the compound from various soldiers of various ranks that we were going to Normandy Germany and I knew this meant war. We loaded up the boats with around 16 per boat. I snatched my thompson and threw a extremely heavy flamethrower on my back and I got on the…

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