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All information and resources found on PaddleandPole.com are based on the opinions of the author unless otherwise noted. All information is intended to encourage individuals to spend more time in the out doors and to make it easier for them to take up paddling and fishing sports. While Dr. Pete was a licensed Chiropractic Physician for almost 20 years, he is not a lawyer, psychiatrist, therapist, safety inspector, licensed boat builder, a member of the coast guard or your father, grandfather, caregiver or personal protector.
There is no ONE right way to do things in this world. No ONE person has all the right answers. There is only what works for you and what doesn’t. Conventional wisdom says that some of the things we believe and do are crazy and just plain stupid…and you should keep that in mind when reading the information contained on this site.
We have the utmost respect for our attorneys who tell us that this site should not be a substitute for the services of an authoritative source of knowledge in the fishing, paddle sports, physical fitness, construction or watercraft modification industry. Our stories and our results represent the crazy choices I implemented in my life. Past performance doesn’t mean a thing. The future is even scarier. There is no guarantee the sun will come up tomorrow. Although we provide paddling and construction information, the information on this site is for informational purposes only. No information offered by or through this site shall be construed as or understood to be paddling advice or instruction. Dr. Gelesko, ADCO Fly Cast LLC, and everyone associated with it promises absolutely nothing. We guarantee nothing. We wont ever do anything right unless it is an accident.
Paddleandpole.com only provides education (and occasional incoherent ramblings). If you want advice or to be told what to do please consult an attorney, licensed broker, Dr. Phil, medical doctor, investment adviser, your spouse, your in laws, clinical nutritionist, psychologist, politician, etc. PaddleandPole.com is full of morons, dolts, has-been(s), chromosome damaged individuals, thieves, losers, and carnival barkers. Any attempt to find a semblance of intelligence or integrity on this site would be a waste of time.
If you wish to reprint/republish a post, help yourself. Just remember to include attribution and a link. We welcome guest bloggers who care to share fishing and paddling stories, especially different ones.
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Sales are far from our largest concern. If you are a whiner, complainer, or generally unhappy with life please go to someone else in this industry who values money over happiness. We can point you in the direction of other websites that only care about the bottom and top line. Jerry Springer can also point you in the right direction. Besides whiners are a total distraction from the awesome group of paddlers and fishermen we are fortunate to have. We are truly blessed and thank them (provided that is fine with our lawyers). “Thank yous” are only handed out in countries where legal and void where prohibited. If your country does not allow “thank yous” please refrain from accepting it. This disclaimer is not a joke.
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