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Suspect in $400M sub blaze appears in court
Seacoastonline.com ^ | 23 Jul 12 | Charles McMahon

Posted on 07/24/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY

PORTLAND, Maine — A civilian employee of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard arrested in connection with the May 23 blaze that caused $400 million in damage to the submarine USS Miami made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court on Monday afternoon.

Casey J. Fury, 24, a Portsmouth resident and Portsmouth High School Class of 2006 graduate, was a civilian employee working aboard the submarine as a painter and sandblaster, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Maine. He was arrested Friday at the shipyard on two counts of arson “within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine Thomas Delahanty II.

Fury, who had been held at Cumberland County Jail since his arrest, appeared in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday afternoon. Flanked by U.S. marshals, Fury entered the court room wearing an orange prisoner's uniform with his hands cuffed behind his back.

He did not enter a plea during the hearing in front of Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III, nor did he have bail set. Fury is being detained at the request of the government and will appear in court again Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 9:30 a.m. for a combined preliminary examination (probable cause hearing) and detention hearing, at which bail could be set.

Rich informed Fury that the prosecution had filed a motion suggesting that no set of conditions exist that would ensure Fury's appearance in court and the safety of the community if he is released on bail. The judge said Fury would have to present evidence to the contrary in order to receive bail.

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Yardbird confesses to setting USS Miami fire and another fire at the shipyard. Lots more info at the source.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

Casey J. Fury

2 posted on 07/24/2012 2:31:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

$400 million in damage from setting a pile of rags on fire? Wow.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 2:31:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: GATOR NAVY

Is the Miami a Flight III? With a number like 755 I’m guessing she is.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 2:31:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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>> The judge said Fury would have to present evidence to the contrary in order to receive bail.

“Your Honor, I have a job at the shipyard! I have to show up for work or they’ll FIRE me. I burn with passion for my job at the shipyard! Besides if I don’t show up there’s no one to sub for me!”

Maybe this clown can #Occupy the same FloMax cell as the Colorado Joker. Wouldn’t that be a hoot. They’re about the same age.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 2:34:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: colorado tanker

>>$400 million in damage from setting a pile of rags on fire? Wow.

It spread beyond the rags. A submarine in overhaul is a mess with temporary decks in place made of plywood and 2x4s. Once the fire damages the cables strapped to the inside of the hull, you are looking at a complete rebuild.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Nervous Tick

To quote Bugs Bunny: “What a maroon; an ultra-maroon!”


7 posted on 07/24/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: colorado tanker
$400 million in damage from setting a pile of rags on fire? Wow.

Yeah, good thing the fire only destroyed a couple hammers..

(a joke about how the Defense Department overspends, for those that have never been in procurement)

8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:38:43 PM PDT by apillar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

pill head....anxious because he wasn’t high enough


9 posted on 07/24/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GATOR NAVY
“Fury explained that he became anxious over the text conversation with his ex-girlfriend and wanted to leave work."

It's been said before, and I'll say it again. Society of this generation have pampered the young so much; that they are totally unaware and have no appreciation for consequences of their actions. They have been spared spankings and any meaningful punishments - so doing outrageous things (like setting fires to a sub, or shooting people in a theater - simply to get their way), has neither a moral, ethical or physical consequence.

In short, why not? Will they be sent to sit on a chair for 15 minutes? Look at this idiot, and you'll see a generation just like him. Irresponsible, no respect for himself nor anyone else. Proverbs 13:24 says it bluntly "Spare the rod and spoil the child". We have allowed a whole generation to be spoiled; let us now delight in the bounty of the crop we have planted, so lovingly.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Will he be laid off as so many are today?


11 posted on 07/24/2012 2:42:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: colorado tanker
Just as every Marine is a rifleman, every sailor is a fire-fighter. To view a below decks fire is perhaps to witness a glimpse of hell. The damage control teams or the trained shoreside personnel, the first responders, have brass clankers.

The jerk knew where to set those rags for max effect. When an arsonist sets a home ablaze and knows people are inside, that is attempted murder. That standard should apply.

It won't happen, but I hope he gets the noose.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by Jacquerie (I want my America back.)
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To: apillar

Actually he destroyed the torpedo room and the control room.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ACTIVITIES: band, percussion ensemble, latin club making license plates, prison bitch

FUTURE: undecided federal prison

PHILOSOPHY: Life goes on Sitting down is overrated.

14 posted on 07/24/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I am surprized that we was allowed to take a cigarette lighter on board, especially on a submarine being overhauled. Does this sound right to you?


15 posted on 07/24/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Jacquerie

“...on two counts of arson “within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction...”
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Whaddaya spose that means?


16 posted on 07/24/2012 2:51:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Nervous Tick
He looks like Jesse Pinkman.
17 posted on 07/24/2012 2:52:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I was on a sub and we were in the yards for overhaul twice. I don’t recall any restrictions of that nature on the yardbirds. Mind you that was more than 30 years ago and I’m sure some things have changed.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: F15Eagle

I believe so, and I read somewhere that complicates the repair problem. When San Francisco ran into the sea mount they simply cut off her damaged bow section and replaced it with the bow section of a decommed boat. There is no such option here.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Repeal The 17th

Hopefully that the US Navy goes after him as well.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 2:55:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GATOR NAVY

A Flight III would have a Tomahawk VLS cell package installed in the area forward of the sail.

If those babies were on board in that cell, it could have been massive explosions (I don’t know any details on the fire other than long video shots on the news of the fire).


21 posted on 07/24/2012 2:58:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GATOR NAVY

U.S.S. Miami, SSN-755

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine.

22 posted on 07/24/2012 3:02:13 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Nervous Tick

I was in Brememton in 76 for a new core in the reactor - crew did fire watches and oversaw every civilian on board. Assigned one-on-one when they came aboard to work.

I heard years later they stopped that practice and civilians were used for all work in the yard and went unsupervised except in the “nuc” sections of the boat. At that time Aft of frame 57.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 3:04:49 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Jacquerie; Bryanw92
When an arsonist sets a home ablaze and knows people are inside, that is attempted murder. That standard should apply.

Totally agree. A shipboard fire must be a very scary thing, especially in an encased submarine. I know my worst fear when in tank units was of a fire in a tank.

24 posted on 07/24/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: pingman

In this case, I’d like to see “ultra-maroon” meets “ultra-Marine.” I’m sure the Department of The Navy could pick up a phone and make the necessary arrangements.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Not a sub guy, but it doesn’t seem like an issue to me. The only time we banned carrying lighters on surface ships was when we were moving ammo and even that wasn’t really unnecessary with modern ammo. It wasn’t like we were moving bags of black powder.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

First of all, he should be thankful he had a good paying job. I am sure it was good paying because anything done on government project must be paid according to the local wage scale set by unions.

Second, $400million this creep is either causing the USN or the contractor or both not to mention the reduced military rediness as the sub will not be ready for quite a bit longer time than planned.

Third, he should be incarcerated for life in one of the ballast tanks.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 3:09:57 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I guess restitution will be part of the punishment


28 posted on 07/24/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I was in a Pershing Missile firing battalion, and matches and cigarette lighters were not allowed near missiles “on status”, ready for launch. I’ve worked as a subcontractor in Newport News shipyard, and we weren’t allow to have laser pointers or lighters. (Safety ran the shipyard.)

I really cannot see the down side to banning cigarette lighter in the shipyard.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

The Doofus likely doesn’t realize some sailors are trained in ways to spot an arsonist. I’d bet cameras and assignments were looked at as well. When fires which have even a hint of suspicion happen on a ship they get a very intensive investigation. NIS {don’t know what they call it now} investigated suspected arson and all connected with a fire were questioned including the responders. I’m certain they’ll make sure no former sailors or Marines sit on the jury.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 3:16:18 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: edcoil

What a coinkidink! We were in the yard in Bremerton in 76-77 too. If memory serves we arrived in July or August ‘76. We didn’t get refueled; we did get a sonar refit and lots of other goodies, mostly weapons stuff and fire control. I was a nuke; I stood *plenty* of those fire watches as I had just arrived on the boat and was a “non-qual” at the time. As I recall the yardbirds did a lot of work unsupervised, even back aft — unless you call the fire watch “supervision”. :-) I remember one fire watch I stood *in* the reactor compartment, while the yard guy welded on the pressurizer in a really contorted position (for him). Some of those tig welding specialists were really, really good at what they did.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: F15Eagle

The fire took out the torpedo room but during a major overhaul, let alone being in dry dock, there is no ammo onboard. Actually if you want to worry about worst case scenarios with munitions, a major overhaul is the “best” time for a vessel to have a fire.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Mouton

Actually, as of 29 June, the Navy was uncertain as whether it would repair the Miama or scrap it:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120629-NEWS-120629777

From the Wikipedia entry:

“The Navy Department debated on whether to scrap the ship. Both US Senators from Maine advocated to repair it. The United States Navy has asked congress to add $220 million to the operations and maintenance budget for emergent and unfunded ship repairs which will be used to help repair the Miami. In addition The Navy is also seeking options to pay for the additional repair costs once it receives funding in 2013.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_%28SSN-755%29


33 posted on 07/24/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

That’s what I was assuming since there would have been massive multiple detonations of the warheads tearing the bow and at least half of the sub to tiny little pieces. And the dry dock and anything else nearby, too.

Not that this clown didn’t do damage enough, mind you.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 3:24:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Repeal The 17th

35 posted on 07/24/2012 3:28:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (I want my America back.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

My first shipboard assignment out of tech school was to a ship that had had an engine room fire. I spent almost 5 months in the dry-dock watching and learning from the Yard-dogs how to remove and rerun armored cables. And yes it was a standard practice to have a crew member with each work party so we could keep an eye on them.

As far as the fire goes... Well I wasn’t on board when it happened but the cat walks and ceiling and floor panels were literally dripping sculptures of metal. It must have been a choice slice of hell for a bit. The only thing that saved the ship was the engine room CO2 bank managed to get tripped in time to put out the fire.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: GATOR NAVY
The fire took out the torpedo room but during a major overhaul, let alone being in dry dock, there is no ammo onboard. Actually if you want to worry about worst case scenarios with munitions, a major overhaul is the “best” time for a vessel to have a fire.

True and a shipyard is a likely place for a fire unfortunately. When we went into the yards we had a T.A.D. Fire Dept. {understandably that's not possible on subs or smaller ships}. The division later became full time even at sea and maintained all fire stations and hatches etc. Our job was to do walk throughs in all accessible spaces looking for hazards etc. We also answered the Fire Bell.

The worse fire I saw in my time onboard ship was in the yards and me and a guy in my shop {both of us were T.A.D. FD also} had discovered it. It was basically a rags and cardboard fire best I recall. The duty team took the fire and we did OBA investigations on surrounding compartments. The fire was off the hanger bay. The heat transfer from it was on the 02 level two decks up. You better believe we had questions to answer after the fire was out. That space was one I reckon nobody had checked due to a pad lock on the hatch.

37 posted on 07/24/2012 3:34:26 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: edcoil

While in Mayport we Adsep’d a young man on a Friday. On Tuesday morning we caught him coming on the ship with a gaggle of shipyard workers so we sent him packing again. The shipyard assigned him to another Aegis CG and, on his first day there with blueprints he couldn’t understand, sliced through the main SPY-1 cable connecting the forward and aft deckhouses. After that, we never let anyone on our ship without an escort.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Re: I am surprized that he was allowed to take a cigarette lighter on board, especially on a submarine being overhauled. Does this sound right to you?

Cigarette lighters were not allowed on the Hindenburg so why allowed on a sub under maintenance??


39 posted on 07/24/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Since he was taking medication for depression and something else, should he even have been hired for the job?


40 posted on 07/24/2012 3:51:41 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: 353FMG

he will be able to draw unemployment


41 posted on 07/24/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: cva66snipe

I fought one large class A fire (on another ship when our R and A team was called away) and had another 10 years later one night when I was the duty section leader. Interestingly, neither were in the yards and both were found later to have been deliberately set by disgruntled crewmen. The first one was on an LHA and the guy actually had three fires going at the same time, which was why they called for assistance from other ships. The second the same guy had also sabotaged steering gear motors earlier to keep the ship from getting underway. Later they nailed him for both the fire and the steering motors.


42 posted on 07/24/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

He intentionally sabotaged a critical piece of US military infrastructure. He should be charged with treason. And shot.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 4:24:05 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: jesseam
Cigarette lighters were not allowed on the Hindenburg so why allowed on a sub under maintenance??

To light torches plus there is also welding going on. IOW why prohibit? Weapons Magizines with actual ammo is a No Lighters space on a ship. We used to test for explosives gases with a flame believe it or not. Of course it was enclosed :>}

44 posted on 07/24/2012 4:38:16 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: GATOR NAVY
skin that POS alive... then set HIM on fire!!!
45 posted on 07/24/2012 4:55:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nervous Tick

Future: NOT riding on a bicycle.

I still can’t believe that this guy cost his fellow citizens so much money. I’d really like someone just ASK him how he intends to repay it.

I’d say body parts would be a good start...


46 posted on 07/24/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Guy is all kinds of stoopit.


47 posted on 07/24/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nervous Tick

I was on the Gurnard - SSN-662. Now I understand it has been recycled.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 3:54:15 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: edcoil

Guitarro (665). It’s razor blades now. Except its reactor compartment, which is at Hanford (#33): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jYVl__lRp5s/Tfpf4Cyi6rI/AAAAAAAAA6E/KN5XrRqW_m0/s1600/HanfordSubRxCompPics.jpg

Gurnard is there too (#59).

IIRC, Gurnard’s home port was Ballast Point in the late 70s, right?


49 posted on 07/24/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: F15Eagle

Miami was in overhaul——no weapons-—shouldn’t have even had small arms but the sailors just hate to mess with checking them in. The small arms locker no doubt got pretty well smoked too. A little red hair and this genius would look like a brother of Batboy in Aurora. They said he is a painter——maybe he’s been sucking a little too much on the organic hull paint?


50 posted on 07/24/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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