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Stowaways To America A True Story
American Rattlesnake ^ | August 9, 2009 | Michael Evanchik

Posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:56 PM PST by OddLane

The following story was told to the American-Rattlesnake by a graduate of the Maritime College of the State University of New York, who has an unlimited master’s license and has been a sailor for over a decade. American-Rattlesnake has maintained their anonymity at their request.

Working as a merchant mariner, stowaway stories were not new to me. I got my own story to tell on a vessel carrying two Ethiopian refugees back to the USA.

This is not going to be a tale of woe and sympathy for refugees. It is a tale of woe for America – the great nation that once offered freedom and opportunity has turned into one beset by our vulnerability – to all the tired and poor that looks to take advantage of our liberal generosity.

I was working on a vessel that arrived in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. This is a port where they load camels with a single lifting strap and crane onto livestock vessels. This gives you a good idea to how primitive the port is.

Djibouti does not treat its fellow Africans graciously. They are detained in a manner far worse than in any American detention center. The refugee camp is located just outside the port. After the stowaways were on board it was clear that no country wanted to take them. The French, who administer some of the port’s operations, were happy to be rid of this problem. Prior to departure, six people actually got onboard and were caught and taken off the ship.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: americanrattlesnake; refugees; stowaways

1 posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:58 PM PST by OddLane
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To: OddLane

This story exemplifies what liberals do to our country as a whole.

The last liberal captain I sailed for briefly was also less concerned about the safety of the ship & crew than his own agenda. He was writing a liberal book and had the liberal ki$$ aSS mate working for him while on bridge watch.

2 posted on 02/01/2011 1:50:47 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart

How do these people even get on ships in the first place? It sounds like they belong in the Peace Corps, or ACORN.

3 posted on 02/01/2011 1:57:34 PM PST by OddLane
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To: bcsco


4 posted on 02/01/2011 2:05:29 PM PST by OddLane
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