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Old 14th Jul 2017, 16:45
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To be correct it is actual an extract from Theodore Roosevelt's speech called, “Citizenship in a Republic”. Very stirring platitudes.

Better not to go into the area bare ... Always cover your six o'clock.
Or don't go in at all eh?
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 16:54
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stirring platitudes.
Some platitude, that quote!

Anway, "stirring platitude" is an oxymoron, I'm sure you didin't mean that!

A platitude is a trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, generally directed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. Platitudes are geared towards presenting a shallow, unifying wisdom over a difficult topic. However, they are too general and overused to be anything more than undirected statements with ultimately little meaningful contribution towards a solution.

Examples could be statements such as "it is what it is", "meet in the middle", "busy as a bee", "method to my madness", "better late than never", "just be yourself", "burning the midnight oil", "strength is something you choose" and "nobody's perfect". Platitudes are generally a form of thought-terminating cliché.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 19:15
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To be correct it is actual an extract from Theodore Roosevelt's speech called, “Citizenship in a Republic”. Very stirring platitudes.
In the words of Denis Norden: That hits the nail firmly on the thumb......
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 20:47
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I prefer the OED definition for platitude; 'A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful'

Stan0147, no, water off a ducks back. All this talk of moral disgust and yet you seem happy to defend a person who has admitted to lying for personal gain. No moral dilemma for me.
What a small minded attitute you have.good luck on your recovery Colin
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Having read of all your previous antagonistic posts on various forums I will reserve the right to debate with a gentleman whose username seems to be be quite appropriate.
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 02:17
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Originally Posted by Small cog View Post
I prefer the OED definition for platitude; 'A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful'

Stan0147, no, water off a ducks back. All this talk of moral disgust and yet you seem happy to defend a person who has admitted to lying for personal gain. No moral dilemma for me.
Would that be the same personal gain that permitted Colin to get insurance?
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 06:56
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Can I suggest that we all stop feeding the troll?
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 10:33
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Colin has posted this on his website.

A close friend said always have options. If I crashed and hurt myself, I had none. I couldn't go home and I couldn't afford the operation here. So therfore I should not have flown. It was a risk I took. I'm sorry to have taken that risk and now put my family and friends through this sad episode. Too proud to ask for help because this is all my fault, I was in a dyer situation, in a cast with a broken back looking at doctors who also did not know what to do. There were no options. I'm not one for panicking, but I was full on panicking and is not nice I can tell you.
You guys, through your actions and funding, have literally saved me, you have saved a human being. Quite a good one or so I think, if a little stupid and over ambitious, so I will start thanking you now and will thank you all for ever more for my welfare. I feel as if I have been thrown a life line, your life line. You pulled me away from the panic, you gave me another option. Thank you is all I can say. Colin Hales.

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Old 16th Jul 2017, 22:45
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Originally Posted by Small cog View Post
Begs the question why he didn't have medical insurance. It should be a be part of the planning for such a journey. Aye, there's the rub - planning.

As to the engine and aircraft ... if anyone has read Colin's self penned articles they will be well aware of the levels he has pushed both to. I'm not surprised at the outcome.
Begs the question how classy you are. I assume we know the answer.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 09:18
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Good luck Colin and best wishes for a speedy recovery and thanks to Jay for highlighting your plight and starting the thread and funding.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 09:54
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Jay Sata didn't start the funding. That was Zanna McKail, Colin's ex-girlfriend.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 09:58
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You just beat me to it Boss.

I merely posted that he had a mishap.

Colin's ex girlfriend, Zanna McKail, deserves all the credit for some amazing fundraising.

We could all do with ex girlfriends like that.

He has his op this week and to avoid conjecture has posted "It wasn't the engine".
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We could all do with ex girlfriends like that.
Ain't that the truth. My Ex's would be kicking over the IV stand or unplugging the ventilator, the current one was in 2 minds about giving me a lift back from my crash site because I'd landed upside down on top of a dung midden and she didn't want the smell of cows shyte in her new car, and that debate took place before she asked if I was injured😀

Oh and get better soon Colin, and don't worry about the risk management thing, we all do crazy sh&t from time to time.
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Hope he's doing OK. If it wasn't the engine, I wonder what else could cause a forced landing onto a golf course a couple of hours into a flight. Fuel, weather, fire...
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 22:16
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Hope he's doing OK. If it wasn't the engine, I wonder what else could cause a forced landing onto a golf course a couple of hours into a flight. Fuel, weather, fire...
Maybe a love of golf?
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 22:24
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If it was not the engine then why would they put this?
We?re raising funds to help pay for Colin?s medical expenses in Japan | kr2worldtour
Very sadly for Colin Itzy suffered engine failure and he had to make a forced landing on a golf course in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Such a shame, would have been a blast that trip
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 11:01
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Originally Posted by steveanz View Post
Because the original was written very early, 1000s of miles away, with Colin recently hospitalised and prior to Colin's own comment was known, and may well have made the same reasonable assumption as many (most?) of the rest of us did.

Probably.

I know it's the internet, but not everything is a conspiracy.
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 08:46
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Latest news from Colin.

Surgery went well and thanks for all the good wishes. I still have blurred vision so can't read them all individually to reply.
I've had three visitors now, Yukari Uenami, who came bearing wonderful food parcels, my friend Yoichi Robert Inoue who brought more of his cheerful nature and Mifi, who had come dressed as a nurse to stay with me, since Red Cross Bear is still being detained by the police.
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Any Updates?

I've only just learned about this, and read the thread.

I've had a bit of interaction with Colin Hales over the years, and he is every thing I always thought being English was all supposed to be about.
He is the real deal, an unassuming type of bloke who does outstanding things very quietly and with a good heart. At least that's what I have seen, and I've heard nothing bad said about him either as an engineer or as a person.

I hope he heals OK and quickly. I really do.

If the thread starter has further information, I for one will be checking this thread..
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Colin has just sent me a message asking me to stop telling people that:

1. He didn't have medical insurance.
2. He didn't have permission to enter Japan.

For the record:

1. It was my understanding/assumption that he didn't have medical insurance, as if he was insured then the crowdfunding would not have been necessary. That being said, it does appear he had medical insurance. My assumption was therefore incorrect.

2. I've never stated that he didn't have permission to enter Japan. What I did say is that he clearly didn't receive permission to fly his aircraft in Japan in advance of his arrival.

Hopefully this clears things up? If not, please post!

Last edited by Sam Rutherford; 5th Oct 2017 at 15:27. Reason: found the Japanese comment!
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