"A Man's a Man for all that!" - Rabbie Burns

"Religion? No thanks. I prefer not to outsource my brainwashing." - Bunc
Trying to get your average Joe creationist to understand the phrase scientific theory is as hard as getting a fish to enjoy mountaineering. Its an unimagined world for them - it requires a complete reversal of their normal modes of thinking and being. The fact that humans could explain the complexities of this world without a creating God is a world view they cannot grasp. It's like asking a tuna if it appreciates the view from the top of Mount Everest. Bunc

Feb 21, 2007

Ayrshire Town is second busiest lifeboat spot

 Troon, Ayrshire, was the second busiest lifeboat station in 2006 with 54 launches resulting in 22 rescues, while Broughty Ferry, Dundee, was the busiest Scottish station with its two lifeboats launched 79 times, helping to save 29 lives  The lifeboat at Oban, Argyll, rescued 109 which was the highest for any single RNLI vessel. The total number of people rescued by lifeboat crews in Scotland topped 1000 for the first time in 2006.

RNLI volunteers saved 1022 lives in 2006 - 114 more than in 2005 and Lifeboats were launched 1049 times, their busiest year on record.

The RNLI has a  fleet of 330 lifeboats around the UK and Ireland lwhich aunched 8377 times in 2006, rescuing 8015 people, an average of 23 a day.
 
RNLI vessels launch their rescue missions sometimes in atrocious conditions and their crews take great risks to help the people they are called to assist.
 
Great thanks must be extended to these volunteer crews and inparticular to the crew at the Troon station in Ayrshire. It is of course vital that people remember that the RNLI service is finded by donations. So the next time you see a collection for the RNLUI - digg deep!

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