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Posted: 09/13/17 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

keepmotoring wrote:

Thank you, riven1950. Yes my question was serious. I am amazed as the stupidity of adults that don't know why the sand dunes are there. Guess they are the same ones that walk all over them and allow their children to walk all over them.
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Did you ever stop to think that only a small fraction of the population lives anywhere near a sand dune? A large number who visit are from distant locations. Sorry to say, the only stupidity here is you assuming everyone else knows everything, just as you do.

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keepmotoring wrote:

My post said please don not walk on sand dunes and then I said they are there to protect. If you need more then you must be a 1st grader and need dad and mom to explain every little thing to you.
No, it didn't. Perhaps you should read your own post. Better yet, write complete thoughts at above a 1st grade level so adults can understand.
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With the hurricanes we have had, I just need to get this off my chest. Protect the sand dunes. They are there for a reason. Thank you.


* This post was edited 09/13/17 06:13pm by mike-s *

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keepmotoring wrote:

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.

Guess you people don't care about protecting the camprounds. Fine.
Not sure Who is being nasty here, while some of us do understand the problem you refer to, not everywhere with dunes has the same problem, as you can tell by the post by mike-s, the dunes in Michigan have entirely reasons for being than those in NC, (or anywhere else on the east coast), and as you can see in his link, walking on the dunes in MI. is not only tolerated, but highly encouraged.
Your statement that these comments just don't get it, or don't care, maybe exactly correct, because they don't have the same problem where they are from.
Perhaps if you had gone into more detail, as riven1950 did, folks may have understood what you were ranting about.


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Posted: 09/13/17 05:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP, your concern is noted. Be advised that not everyone has a background that includes living near the ocean dunes. No need to diss folks who never learned what you take for granted, just explain thoroughly at the outset so we can all partake of your particular knowledge.

I grew up in Michigan and have been to Sleeping Bear Dunes along L. MI many times. Climbing the dunes is encouraged. In OK we have Little Sahara Dunes, where folks climb and drive dune buggies. There are dunes to be climbed in CO. Please do not assume that people without your specialized knowledge are mean or stupid. Time to get off your high horse and meet us peons where we live.


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You have called people, "nasty," called them, "1st graders.
Many of us out here are nature oriented folks. None of us are dune haters and out to destroy them...
Good grief.

This is very common on west coast dunes...Oregon, Malibu, etc. No harm done.

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keepmotoring wrote:

My post said please don not walk on sand dunes and then I said they are there to protect. If you need more then you must be a 1st grader and need dad and mom to explain every little thing to you.


Mom and Dad explained things really good when I was a 1st grader. Then when I became a teenager they didn't have a clue what they were talking about.
Maybe that is the problem you are having with your original post. [emoticon]

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keepmotoring wrote:

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.

Guess you people don't care about protecting the camprounds. Fine.

well, you could have been a bit more specific in your first post.


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Take pictures and leave footprints is not in the literal sense. Not sure why people are inclined to destroying everything.

Nature will always prevail, but it takes a long time to do it. We still don't have control.

I'm with the OP and understood from the get go exactly what he meant. Why not just accept the fact that we as humans feel we have some higher hand in the cycle when in reality being at the top of the chain doesn't make us better.

We are responsible for saving the planet as well as destroying it. Lay off the OP and accept reality.


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Op, I think you need to go back to your own mommy for some remedial toilet training.
You don't play well with others.


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Posted: 09/13/17 06:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you qtla911. My first post wasn't bashing anyone, just making a statement and even said thank you. Then then "bashers" started. I even said the sand dunes are there to protect and gave the reason why - but some people don't read facts they just need to put there two cents in and not read the posts. Anyway, I want to make sure we all need to leave this earth doing the right thing for the generations after we are dead and gone. If someone isn't for that, what can I say. Enough said


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