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uplink5
12-12-2010, 19:39
On Christmas Eve 1971, in the skies above the desolate, remote jungles of Peru, LANSA Flight 508 got its ass rocked like a hurricane by a ginormous bolt of lightning that blew the entire fuselage apart like a humongoid human-filled flying pipe bomb with wings. Juliane Koepcke, a quiet seventeen year-old high school senior on her way to visit her father, fell two miles out of the sky, without a parachute, crunching into the dirt floor of the Amazon Rain Forest with enough velocity to fracture the skull of Bahamut the World Fish.

Not much on the writing but, great story

Read the rest here:
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/koepcke.html


one tough little girl....jd

aegisnavy
12-12-2010, 20:52
From the following article, she talks about her father:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/07/02/germany.aircrash.survivor/index.html

"He said if you find a creek, follow it because that will lead to a stream and a stream will lead to a bigger river and that's where you'll find help."

Kudos to dads who teach their kids the important things in life. ;)

ZonieDiver
12-12-2010, 21:11
There are many things in my life of which I am proud. I am very proud of atttaining the status of Special Forces trooper. But, even more so, I am proud of my role as a father and a daddy. Make no mistake, they are similar but very different roles.

Many men are good daddies. A lot of men are good fathers. Too few, I believe, are both. This dual role is very important for all children, but I think it is especially so with daughters. Giving a young woman a proper view of what a 'daddy and father' should be is the most important thing you can do!

99meters
12-13-2010, 05:56
There are many things in my life of which I am proud. I am very proud of atttaining the status of Special Forces trooper. But, even more so, I am proud of my role as a father and a daddy. Make no mistake, they are similar but very different roles.

Many men are good daddies. A lot of men are good fathers. Too few, I believe, are both. This dual role us very important for all children, but I think it is especially so with daughters. Giving a young woman a proper view of what a 'daddy and father' should be is the most important thing you can do!

Not trying to be an ass ........ what is the difference between a good daddy and a good father?

Dusty
12-13-2010, 06:04
Not trying to be an ass ........ what is the difference between a good daddy and a good father?


A daddy takes his son fishing. A father makes his son untangle his own line.

Irishsquid
12-13-2010, 06:16
Not trying to be an ass ........ what is the difference between a good daddy and a good father?

Daddy is there to have fun with you, make you feel better, all that good stuff. Father is there to teach you how to live a good life.

echoes
12-13-2010, 15:43
There are many things in my life of which I am proud. I am very proud of atttaining the status of Special Forces trooper. But, even more so, I am proud of my role as a father and a daddy. Make no mistake, they are similar but very different roles.

Many men are good daddies. A lot of men are good fathers. Too few, I believe, are both. This dual role is very important for all children, but I think it is especially so with daughters. Giving a young woman a proper view of what a 'daddy and father' should be is the most important thing you can do!

ZD, Sir,

What a great post Sir!!!!

Thank you for your beautifully written words!:):o

So True!

Holly

DevilSide
12-13-2010, 15:56
The way my Dad explained 'Dad' and 'Father' to me, is any man can be a father *get a woman pregnant* but it takes a man to stick around and be a Dad, just the definition I was taught.

kgoerz
12-13-2010, 16:30
A daddy gets on the Computer to check his email first.
A Father checks youporn for new videos first.

dualforces
12-13-2010, 17:08
Werner Herzog did a documentary on Juliane K÷pcke called "Wings of Hope".
You can see a portion here>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szH3vaPzUXQ

-R.

uplink5
12-13-2010, 19:19
The way my Dad explained 'Dad' and 'Father' to me, is any man can be a father *get a woman pregnant* but it takes a man to stick around and be a Dad, just the definition I was taught.

Right!!! I remember a Haitian who asked me if I had any sons. I told him I had a son who had passed away but that I had a daughter as well (at that time, I have two now) He then arrogantly explained to me how he had 5 sons with five different woman, as if this was the mark of a true man. I asked him, "then where are they"? He explained how they were scattered throughout Haiti...he was quite impressed with himself.

Repeating what my grandfather told me once, I laughed at him and explained how anybody could get a woman pregnant, but it takes a real man to be a father to your children. He was quite upset and bewildered by this.

Of course, this was Haiti. Anymore though it may as well have been East St Louis, south side Chicago, or too many other US locations....jd

wet dog
12-13-2010, 21:44
He was quite upset and bewildered by this.

Of course, this was Haiti. Anymore though it may as well have been East St Louis, south side Chicago, or too many other US locations....jd

I'm betting he never knew his own father. Read Susan Faludi.

uplink5
12-13-2010, 22:14
I'm betting he never knew his own father. Read Susan Faludi.

Agreed...

I was there for six months in 94. Haitian parenting, as with anything else leaves a bit to be desired. We apprehended one guy for throwing one of his sons in front of a truck, in order to collect for any damages. What a place....jd

MackallResident
12-14-2010, 08:13
Thanks for the post, I enjoyed the read, and as for the writing style:
"-a ghastly hellhole of unrighteous suckitude filled with horrors..."- I dig it.

TrapLine
12-15-2010, 21:21
A daddy takes his son fishing. A father makes his son untangle his own line.

Thank you. That was great. I will make note of it.

JJ_BPK
12-16-2010, 05:14
one tough little girl....jd

I remember this story,, it's still amazing..

Buffalobob
12-27-2010, 11:57
A daddy takes his son fishing. A father makes his son untangle his own line.

A good daddy will also take his daughter along and a good father will let her load her own antelope on the truck. :D

EEO starts at home. Always pleases me to hear of other fathers who value their daughters and teach them stuff.

Green Light
12-27-2010, 14:55
The way my Dad explained 'Dad' and 'Father' to me, is any man can be a father *get a woman pregnant* but it takes a man to stick around and be a Dad, just the definition I was taught.

No, that would be a sperm donor.

There's two portions of what we should be to our children (IMO):

Fathering: teaching values and being a role model; discipline and direction are important parts of this.

Being a Daddy: giving love and emotional support; teaching the child that they are important and persons of worth; especially with girls, being a daddy is important to show them proper affection - girls who don't have a healthy relationship with their fathers many times end up in VERY unhappy relationships; boys need the closeness of the father-son relationship to learn how to be a productive man, husband, and father, instead of a sniveling man-child.

DevilSide
12-27-2010, 19:11
No, that would be a sperm donor.

There's two portions of what we should be to our children (IMO):

Fathering: teaching values and being a role model; discipline and direction are important parts of this.

Being a Daddy: giving love and emotional support; teaching the child that they are important and persons of worth; especially with girls, being a daddy is important to show them proper affection - girls who don't have a healthy relationship with their fathers many times end up in VERY unhappy relationships; boys need the closeness of the father-son relationship to learn how to be a productive man, husband, and father, instead of a sniveling man-child.

Thats a very good way to put it, I think you nailed it.

mark46th
12-29-2010, 15:13
I think I did pretty well with my boy. His first child is a girl. He bought her a Pink Cricket .22LR when she was a week old. Here she is on her potty trainer reading the Midway Sales Ammo catalogue.

Irishsquid
12-30-2010, 06:37
I think I did pretty well with my boy. His first child is a girl. He bought her a Pink Cricket .22LR when she was a week old.


Very nice...I want to get my daughters one each to shoot when they come to my place, but I'm pretty certain my ex-wife would use that in court to have my visitation reduced, or eliminated entirely.