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Pirates disrupting climate change research
ABC ^ | July 14, 2011 17:10:49 | Sarah Clarke

Posted on 07/14/2011 6:05:49 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

Piracy in the Indian Ocean is hampering the efforts of climate change researchers to the point where they have had to call in the Australian Navy.

Pirate activity off the coast of Somalia has increased dramatically over recent years, so much so that a quarter of the Indian Ocean is now considered a "no-go" area.

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"They're ranging so far up from Somalia that we're having difficulties getting instruments into that area so it's a good quarter of the Indian Ocean [that] is a no-go area.

Dr Thresher says research vessels have been pursued by pirates on a number of occasions.

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The United States and Australia have come to the rescue in a joint military and research effort. They are now planning to deliver the floats which scientists hope will fill the data hole.

Dr Thresher says the Navy's involvement is vital to the success of the project.

"We're using the Navy to sort of protect our instruments and get them into the right area. We're also asking the Royal Australian Navy to take nine of our floats up into that area on the next rotation to the Gulf," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arrr; australia; military; piracy; usnavy
I understand why our Navy is helping keep the scientists safe but deep inside the dark places of Pan_Yan's heart he wishes he could see another outcome.
1 posted on 07/14/2011 6:05:53 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I don’t see what the big deal is. Just make up some data from the no-go area. It’s what “climate” scientists do everywhere, anyhow...


2 posted on 07/14/2011 6:07:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m still trying figure out why we don’t sink the “motherships” and machine gun the survivors in the water, then lay waste to the coast of Somalia.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 6:08:21 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Pan_Yan

lol.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 6:08:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Pan_Yan

Pirates?

“Muslim Pirates”


5 posted on 07/14/2011 6:09:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL....that’s hilarious and oh so true.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 6:10:08 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: nuconvert

Satan’s minions stepping on one another’s toes.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 6:10:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nervous Tick

Exactly!

And with that thought in mind, why don’t we just discontinue all these this junk science “research”?


8 posted on 07/14/2011 6:10:50 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Brush up on your Differential equations people!

if Piracy stops Global Warming research AND the number of pirates leads to an increase in Global Warming, the total system behavior is probably going to require some fairly complex DiffEqs!

9 posted on 07/14/2011 6:12:02 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Little Ray
What???? You want to solve the problem?????

You obviously didn't get the memo!

10 posted on 07/14/2011 6:12:16 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Pan_Yan

11 posted on 07/14/2011 6:12:20 AM PDT by Reeses (Obamacare: Do not resuscitate)
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To: Little Ray

Exactly. Piracy has been around ever since man first set out on the seas. The penalty for piracy has always been death. Instant. Fast. No questions asked.

But we are so ‘civilized’ today to the point that we as a species have become a danger to ourselves by not recognizing the dangers all around us and reacting accordingly......


12 posted on 07/14/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Ooops sorry - temperature increases as the log of #pirates Decreases - yikes this is confusing!!!


13 posted on 07/14/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; Reeses

Reeses put up a prettier graph but 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten got it posted first. I’ll wait for the pie charts and the addition of a time component before I decide on a winner.


14 posted on 07/14/2011 6:16:51 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Global warming is caused by pirates? Then it would be man-made.



15 posted on 07/14/2011 6:17:23 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: DejaJude; 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

If you look at the graph temperature goes up as the number of pirates goes down, which would not only explain the drop in temperature the last decade it tells us we have a worldwide shortage of pirates.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 6:20:05 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Don't worry, the Chinese navy will keep he seas safe from piracy.... or maybe the Russians.... hahahahhahahaha ;-)
17 posted on 07/14/2011 6:20:51 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Pan_Yan
Someone needs to tell Grand Admiral Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherds that the Somali pirates are hunting whales. Then we can see how the pirates cower in fear to spud guns, stinky butter and moderate speed one engine drive bys.
18 posted on 07/14/2011 6:22:46 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: Pan_Yan

What? Are they cutting down Rain Forrest trees to make their peg legs?


19 posted on 07/14/2011 6:24:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Pan_Yan
oops! Maybe Obama will hire pirates as part of his green jobs platform.



20 posted on 07/14/2011 6:28:18 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Are they cutting down Rain Forrest trees to make their peg legs?

I believe it's the pirates refusal to use carbon neutral non animal product eye patches that's setting them off.

21 posted on 07/14/2011 6:28:39 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Nobody thought they’d be in second place at the All Star Break. Can’t blame their researchers for wanting to watch the games.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 6:28:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Reeses
This chart can't be right. When Blackbeard was terrorizing the seas and piracy was at its height in the mid-to-late 1600s / early 1700s, we were in the middle of the Little Ice Age. Ergo, pirate activity actually DECREASES Global Warming.
23 posted on 07/14/2011 6:29:04 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Pan_Yan

There’s a little good in everyone.


24 posted on 07/14/2011 6:41:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: KarlInOhio

With a name like Thresher, you’d think he’d stay of the water!


25 posted on 07/14/2011 6:45:42 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KarlInOhio

With a name like Thresher, you’d think he’d stay of the water!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)


26 posted on 07/14/2011 6:47:53 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KarlInOhio

With a name like Thresher, you’d think he’d stay of the water!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)


27 posted on 07/14/2011 6:48:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Pan_Yan
Pirates disrupting climate change research,

And they're 3 games over .500 at the All-Star Break.

28 posted on 07/14/2011 6:50:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pan_Yan

Unlike the Whale Wars, this is one where I’ll root for the pirates; I hate “climate change” liars even more! < /sarc >


29 posted on 07/14/2011 6:50:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Pan_Yan

So then, pirates are good for something after all!

Colonel, USAFR


30 posted on 07/14/2011 6:53:50 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Little Ray
"I’m still trying figure out why we don’t sink the “motherships” and machine gun the survivors in the water, then lay waste to the coast of Somalia."

Because, you Silly Billy, our ever-so-clever Dear Leader is laying waste to the coast of Libya. They are closer, the names are cooler, like "Tripoli, and Benghazi," (They are also harder to mis-pronounce when read on a Teleprompter.), and he can actually find the place on a map the guy that follows him around has.

You know, the guy with a case, that gets all huffy when Dear Leader wants him to carry his gym bag. This guy is some kind of bus driver, 'cause Dear Leader saw a bus driver, back in Chicago, and they was dressed sorta like this guy. Dear Leader thinks he is a Racist.

Everyone keeps calling the case a "football," but Dear Leader saw a football once, at Columbia, and he's pretty sure footballs don't have lots of corners.

(The guy who made things easy for him at Harvard and Columbia followed him around, too, and told his teachers to grade on a special curve, 'cause he was Black, and Special.) The guy at Harvard was nicer, and helped Dear Leader with those paper thingies the teachers always wanted.

It's nice to be the Smartest Man In The World.

31 posted on 07/14/2011 6:56:45 AM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: Pan_Yan
And a blast from the past; from Human Events http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34284 Al Gore: Climate Pirate by Steven Milloy 11/06/2009 I almost fell off my chair a couple of mornings ago when I spotted a front-page story in the New York Times about Al Gore’s profiteering from the stimulus package and impending climate legislation. But I quickly regained my balance after figuring out what the article was really all about. Perhaps it is news to Times’ readers that Al Gore has made a bundle off climate alarmism -- enough to put $35 million in a private equity fund that invests in a variety of green (i.e., government-dependent and taxpayer-subsidized) technology projects. But many of us clued in to Al Gore’s exploding fortune almost two years ago when Fast Money magazine first estimated Al Gore’s net worth at over $100 million -- up from about $2 million when he left the White House in 2001. Is it sour grapes or worse, un-American, to begrudge Al Gore’s success -- after all, isn’t he a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit and the free enterprise system? But the Al Gore story may not be one rooted in the ideal of a hard-worker selling for a reasonable profit a product that adds value to peoples’ lives. Gore is an eminently well-connected, long-time Washington, DC apparatchik who exploited the political career he inherited from his father to scare ordinary citizens and legislators into passing laws that profit him. Al Gore is no Horatio Alger: more a P.T. Barnum. Insight into the rise of Al Gore’s riches-to-more-riches story begins with the conceit of his 1992 book “Earth in the Balance” -- a book “catalyzed,” in Gore’s words by his son being hit by a car while walking out of a Baltimore Orioles baseball game in 1989. Although the driver of the car was not speeding and was not cited by the police at the scene of the accident, he was later charged with speeding and failing to exercise proper precaution upon seeing a child in the road. A jury subsequently acquitted the driver, leaving the responsibility for the tragedy with Al Gore for failing to hold his young son’s hand while crossing the street. But the outstanding issue remains, why did Gore, a power Democrat Senator, allow the groundless prosecution of an innocent man proceed in Baltimore City, a powerful Democratic stronghold? Al Gore’s green crusade of fear has since left no child unexploited -- at least until a British court ruled in October 2007 that Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” could not be shown to school children without a disclaimer about the movies multiple errors which amounted to virtually 100 percent of its scientific content. When the BBC interviewed Al Gore about the decision, Gore admitted to presenting false facts because, as he explained, including uncertainty in the movie would only fuel critics. Al Gore, apparently, will say and do anything to advance himself. When asked by the New York Times about his profit motives, Gore only answered in an e-mail that said he was simply putting his money where his mouth is. Perhaps, but it is probably more accurate to say that he is putting his mouth where his money is ─ although he is loathe to acknowledge this fact and the Times seemingly quick to excuse him. With incredible chutzpah, Al Gore testified before the House last spring that he has no profit motive connected with his global warming activism. At an House hearing in April Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn) asked him about his partnernership in the mega-green venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins which has invested more than $1 billion in dozens of companies that stand to benefit from the cap-and-trade bills now in Congress. Responding, Gore brazenly asserted that he was donating every penny he made to his nonprofit (which lobbies for climate legislation), adding “And, Congresswoman, if you believe that the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is because of greed, you don’t know me.” It was apparently “a bridge too far” for the New York Times reporter to notice that Gore’s House testimony is entirely inconsistent with Gore’s e-mail to the Times. At the same House hearing, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise asked Al Gore about Gore’s business interests with Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street powerhouse that also stands to reap windfall profits from climate legislation. But Gore made facial gestures that seemed to imply he had never even heard of Goldman Sachs and then said that he had no business relationship with the firm. But forgetting about the fact that one of Gore’s investment firm partners is a Goldman Sachs alumnus -- and once you’re from Goldman Sachs, you’re always from Goldman Sachs -- Gore’s Kleiner Perkins single largest investment is in a firm called Terralliance, a firm whose other major investor is Goldman Sachs. The grand irony here is that during Gore’s exchange with Rep. Scalise, Gore accused the fossil fuel industry of lying for 14 years to Scalise and the American people about global warming. As it turns out, Terralliance, an oil driller, is part of that fossil fuel industry. It is said that Horatio Alger’s heroes gain wealth and honors and achieve the American Dream by “leading exemplary lives, struggling valiantly against poverty and adversity.” Were there Horatio AlGore stories, in contrast, they would be filled with tales of ruthless exploitation of innocents, lies, hypocrisy and gross profiteering.
32 posted on 07/14/2011 8:04:52 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Little Ray

and to echo Jonascord - it is the rules of engagement. Lifted from the Jacksonville Times-Union this very morning... The newspaper was interviewing returning members of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11. Here is Navy Lt. Overn’s story

“It was also Overn’s first deployment and his first taste of combat conditions.

It was his helicopter that intercepted pirates attempting to hijack a Filipino merchant ship, the M/V Falcon Trader II, in the Arabian Sea on March 24.

Overn’s Sea Hawk arrived over the ship just as two pirates had gotten aboard with a rope ladder and two more were scurrying up it from their boat. Overn’s air crew fired heavy machine gun rounds into the water near the boat, convincing the two to climb back down. The two already aboard jumped into the ocean.

As the helicopter then ushered the pirate vessel away, some of the pirates took pot shots at them. The aircraft returned fire, purposely missing the perpetrators but convincing them to flee the scene.

“Our hearts were racing,” Overn said.”

Read it at:

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-07-13/story/pirate-hunting-navy-unit-makes-thunderous-return-jacksonville


33 posted on 07/14/2011 8:47:50 AM PDT by NelsTandberg
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To: NelsTandberg

One of these days, some pirates are going to have a working SA-14 or Stinger - and use it.
I wonder if we’ll be able convince the individuals responsible for the ROEs to commit suicide to restore their honor?


34 posted on 07/14/2011 9:00:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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