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#52931 - 10/31/05 02:15 AM The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
Excerpted From: http://www.nelsonrocks.org/disclaimer.html

"Nature is unpredictable and unsafe. Mountains are dangerous. Many books have been written about these dangers, and there's no way we can list them all here. Read the books.

Nelson Rocks Preserve is covered in steep terrain with loose, slippery and unstable footing. The weather can make matters worse. Sheer drops are everywhere. You may fall, be injured or die. There are hidden holes. You could break your leg. There are wild animals, which may be vicious, poisonous or carriers of dread diseases. These include poisonous snakes and insects. Plants can be poisonous as well. We don't do anything to protect you from any of this. We do not inspect, supervise or maintain the grounds, rocks, cliffs or other features, natural or otherwise.

Real dangers are present even on trails. Trails are not sidewalks. They can be, and are, steep, slippery and dangerous. Trail features made or enhanced by humans, such as steps, walls and railings (if any) can break, collapse, or otherwise fail catastrophically at any time. We don't promise to inspect, supervise or maintain them in any way. They may be negligently constructed or repaired. They are unsafe, period. Live with it or stay away.

Stay on the trails whenever possible. The terrain, in addition to being dangerous, is surprisingly complex. You may get lost. Carry food, water and first aid supplies at all times. "

(much more on the site: http://www.nelsonrocks.org/disclaimer.html )

#52932 - 10/31/05 02:27 AM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
<img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

It's a little sad that folks need to post such disclaimers, but it truly is hilarious!
"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#52933 - 10/31/05 02:28 AM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
That is the best thing I've read in weeks. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#52934 - 10/31/05 03:01 AM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.

Wait a minute. You mean the preserve area is actually dangerous. We're gonna have to shut them down. Can't have a dangerous area...somebody might get hurt.

#52935 - 10/31/05 04:04 AM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Umm.... does this mean that I shouldn't take my three toddlers down the trails while I'm wearing high heels and trying to hold onto the half-grown, untrained Mastiff on a leash? <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


#52936 - 10/31/05 06:15 AM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.

Not unless you dye your hair blond as an EDC emergency signalling device. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

#52937 - 10/31/05 12:23 PM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
Polak187 Offline

Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 1403
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I saw that high heels part in the little shack during approach to Kilimanjaro... Lady had top of the line light hiking gear (sandals, shorts and sport top) but when their group stopped she changed for high heels and evening dress. When asked if she has any other clothes she said that all she brought were dress clothes. So when she was asked which part of "extreme and fit and dangerous" she didn't understand in the trip description she stated that she thought it was a publicity stunt to get more people by touching their and I quote "sense of adventure".


#52938 - 10/31/05 08:35 PM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
SheepDog Offline

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 232
Loc: Wild Wonderful WV
Wish they would leave it alone and just let Darwin?s theory work its magic!! <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
When the wolf attacks he will find that some who run with the flock are not sheep!

#52939 - 10/31/05 08:48 PM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I was thinking about this disclaimer while I was washing dishes, and it might be viewed by attorneys the same way as "Beware of Dog" signs, which they say you shouldn't post as a warning -- you should post a "No Tresspassing" sign instead.

In posting a "Beware of Dog" sign, you are admitting in advance that the dog is dangerous, you knew it was dangerous, yet you let it run loose on your own fenced property, knowing it might attack a poor burglar, escaped convict or serial killer, and do them serious damage.

I wonder if it makes a difference if you ORDERED the dog to attack, or if it does it on its own???


#52940 - 11/01/05 06:49 PM Re: The Best Disclaimer. EVER.
brandtb Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 272
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Ah, lawyers.

Is not this a lamentable thing that the skin of an innocent lamb should be made into parchment and that parchment, being scribbled over, should undo a man.

Shakespear, Henry VI
Brian Brandt

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