New boating laws in Virginia, North Carolina

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A new law in North Carolina went into effect May 1 that now requires boat drivers under 26 years old to complete a boating safety course before operating a motor boat of 10 horsepower or greater.
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Darden

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Jun 1, 2010
 
well sure won't hurt for personal watercraft operators. They act like they have no brains at all when they get on one and start racing around.
Mr Liberal

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It's not fair that rich white people own the most boats while people of color will never set foot on one and enjoy the water.
The Federal government needs to correct this inequality.
Working man

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Maybe you should rephrase your statement. It would be best stated as rich white people that WORK, that pay income taxes and do not receive government welfare checks.
Christy

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Mr Liberal wrote:
It's not fair that rich white people own the most boats while people of color will never set foot on one and enjoy the water.
The Federal government needs to correct this inequality.
Your post is the biggest load of crap I've read today. It's called hard work, patience, and a little ambition to achieve the things you want in life (ex: owning a boat...much like everything else in life). So don't give me that crap. Besides, I know plently "people of color" that own water crafts (as well as those who dont'). They earned what they have, and those that don't have it CHOOSE not to. So grow up and get a clue about the real world.
clh

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Mr Liberal wrote:
It's not fair that rich white people own the most boats while people of color will never set foot on one and enjoy the water.
The Federal government needs to correct this inequality.
What a boatload of crap!!!

If your waiting for the government to pull up to your front door with a free cabin cruiser then keep dreaming. Otherwise...WORK FOR IT!
What does that comment even have to do with the article in the first place?
frodge

Newport News, VA

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Jun 1, 2010
 
so what are all us senior citizons required to have. weve been boating for over 45 years with no certification
Mr Liberal

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Jun 1, 2010
 
Christy wrote:
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Your post is the biggest load of crap I've read today. It's called hard work, patience, and a little ambition to achieve the things you want in life (ex: owning a boat...much like everything else in life). So don't give me that crap. Besides, I know plently "people of color" that own water crafts (as well as those who dont'). They earned what they have, and those that don't have it CHOOSE not to. So grow up and get a clue about the real world.
You are a racist bigot. Stop the hate!
Mr Liberal

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Jun 1, 2010
 
clh wrote:
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What a boatload of crap!!!
If your waiting for the government to pull up to your front door with a free cabin cruiser then keep dreaming. Otherwise...WORK FOR IT!
What does that comment even have to do with the article in the first place?
If you don't know , why should I have to explain it to you? How many boats do you have?
Mr Liberal

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Jun 1, 2010
 
Working man wrote:
Maybe you should rephrase your statement. It would be best stated as rich white people that WORK, that pay income taxes and do not receive government welfare checks.
Stop the hate !
Christy

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Mr Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>You are a racist bigot. Stop the hate!
Really?!?! THAT is your great come-back? WOW! You need some new material. It's completely IMPOSSIBLE for me to be a racist or a bigot. My family and I are mixed with so many differnt races and nationalities...unless I hate myself (which I don't)I couldn't be any of the racist bigot you decided to blurt out. Now that THAT is out of the way. Please grow up and get a clue. If not, than stop posting your dumb comments...it's obvious you only wanted to site a race war online anyhow. How's that not the pot calling the kettle black? Wake up and smell the reality of the real world. Lay off the crack, and stop being a hate-monger yourself. Hipocrite!
Mr Liberal

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Jun 2, 2010
 
Christy wrote:
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Really?!?! THAT is your great come-back? WOW! You need some new material. It's completely IMPOSSIBLE for me to be a racist or a bigot. My family and I are mixed with so many differnt races and nationalities...unless I hate myself (which I don't)I couldn't be any of the racist bigot you decided to blurt out. Now that THAT is out of the way. Please grow up and get a clue. If not, than stop posting your dumb comments...it's obvious you only wanted to site a race war online anyhow. How's that not the pot calling the kettle black? Wake up and smell the reality of the real world. Lay off the crack, and stop being a hate-monger yourself. Hipocrite!
Ok, you are right. Please forgive me?
Mr Liberal

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Jun 2, 2010
 
Christy wrote:
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Really?!?! THAT is your great come-back? WOW! You need some new material. It's completely IMPOSSIBLE for me to be a racist or a bigot. My family and I are mixed with so many differnt races and nationalities...unless I hate myself (which I don't)I couldn't be any of the racist bigot you decided to blurt out. Now that THAT is out of the way. Please grow up and get a clue. If not, than stop posting your dumb comments...it's obvious you only wanted to site a race war online anyhow. How's that not the pot calling the kettle black? Wake up and smell the reality of the real world. Lay off the crack, and stop being a hate-monger yourself. Hipocrite!
Are you still mad at me? I was simply trying to point out that thousands of black youths will never no the hapiness of owning a boat while their rich, white counterparts do. These boats were built on the backs of slaves.

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