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Posted 4/17/13
I'd wonder if lifeboats would count for much considering the coordinates of where the ship is sinking. I'd relinquish a spot for others, sure. I'd begin to think on my own behalf eventually.
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Posted 4/17/13
You can jam a shitload of people in a lifeboat and still have it float, more or less, so unless there was a whole other shitload of people that need saving I'm sure all of the people that are already in the lifeboat could try and accommodate the odd few.

On the odd chance that there are a few that cannot be accommodated my response would depend on the person in question. The biggest factor in my decision would have to do with whether or not the decision to save myself would fill the rest of my life with grief, regret and/or psychological torment.
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Posted 4/17/13
haha no, for close family I might make an exception tho
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Posted 4/17/13
I saw recently on QI that the whole 'women and children first' thing only ever actually happened twice in real events, once on the Titanic and before that some other boat (the Birkenhead I think) and it was only enforced because a crew member threatened to shoot any men who cut ahead.


Usually men just trampled the women and more of them survived, especially since women's heavier clothing in the old days made it harder to escape and to swim. But that doesn't make for such a nice stories now does it?.

Depends really, if I was in a really low 'life is shit' moods I'd give it up to anyone since I wouldn't care.

Maybe I'd way up the 'worth' of a person in the short time I had,like if they had kids, were pregnant, were a doctor, some oldie whose already lived their life etc. Seems really heartless I know, but a desperate situation.

Or maybe I'd keep my arse firmly on the precious seat and be burdened with guilt forever.
Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13
HAHAHA no lol 1st come 1st severed
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Posted 4/18/13
I would almost definitely give up my place, unless the last person to get off was like a mass murderer or some shit then I would let them have my place
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Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13
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Posted 4/18/13

cookieguy117 wrote:

I would almost definitely not give up my place, unless the last person to get off was like a mass murderer or some shit then I would let them have my place


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Posted 4/18/13
I would definitely do it for any children since I care about children so much. They are our future and who knows what they can offer to the world.
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Posted 4/18/13

Pomff wrote:

I would throw a child and a pregnant woman off a lifeboat if it meant saving myself. Ain't self preservation grand? In fact i'd throw an entire boat full of pregnant women into the ocean to save myself.


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Posted 4/18/13
lol you're all scared to die
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Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13

Marsev wrote:

lol you're all scared to die


I think you're confusing "wanting to live" with being "afraid of dying". I'm not afraid of dying, i'd just very much prefer to be alive and i'd do almost anything to ensure I keep being alive.
Posted 4/18/13

Pomff wrote:

I think you're confusing "wanting to live" with being "afraid of dying". I'm not afraid of dying, i'd just very much prefer to be alive and i'd do almost anything to ensure I keep being alive.


Pfft... well i'm just gonna awesomely sleep under water


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Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13
first come first served

and I roll my eyes at the 10 years olds saying there not afraid to die.....
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Posted 4/18/13
Women first? That's not what you said when you doing that feminist speech the other day...
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