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Bizarre submersible found floating off New York: Three men arrested
Breitbart ^ | 8-03-07 | Breitbart.com

Posted on 08/03/2007 1:02:43 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary

New York authorities were questioning three men found in a bizarre submersible vessel floating just off Manhattan on Friday, according to local reports. The men were discovered early Friday near the cruise terminal in Brooklyn where the massive ocean liner The Queen Mary II is moored, ABC television reported on its website.

When asked about the incident, a police spokeswoman declined to confirm the report or provide any further information, saying only that officers were at the scene.

What the three men were doing in the vessel -- which appeared to be spherical with a circular hatch on top -- was not immediately clear.

According to ABC, there was no indication that the discovery was terror-related -- a constant fear in New York following the September 11 Al-Qaeda attacks on New York.

ABC's radio affiliate WABC reported that the vessel was equipped with oxygen tanks.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eastriver; submersible
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1 posted on 08/03/2007 1:02:48 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary
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To: Anti-Hillary

Rosie O’Donnell went skinny dipping?


2 posted on 08/03/2007 1:03:37 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Makes you go hmmmmmm....


3 posted on 08/03/2007 1:03:40 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Anyone but Hitlery)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Were their turbans wet?


4 posted on 08/03/2007 1:03:42 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: Anti-Hillary
Three men arrested

And charged with bestiality for helping Rosie go skinny dipping...

5 posted on 08/03/2007 1:04:32 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Was it yellow?


6 posted on 08/03/2007 1:04:39 PM PDT by GreenAccord
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To: Anti-Hillary

CAIR will follow a lawsuit because it might have been a hate crime since they could have been Muslims...


7 posted on 08/03/2007 1:05:37 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

No description of the men. Must be caucasian Americans.


8 posted on 08/03/2007 1:05:56 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: Anti-Hillary

“there was no indication that the discovery was terror-related”

What’s the nationality of the occupants? The authorities would say that “there is no indication” even if the occupants were Iranian nationals.

They would probably also say that “the discovery” was not terror related. Its the submarine that was terror related.


9 posted on 08/03/2007 1:08:01 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Anti-Hillary
Using stolen technology?


10 posted on 08/03/2007 1:09:24 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Jack Wilson

Bloody Vikings!


11 posted on 08/03/2007 1:10:09 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Pics?


12 posted on 08/03/2007 1:11:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Anti-Hillary

Isn’t that water toxic?


13 posted on 08/03/2007 1:11:41 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

If none of them are Ala or Muhammad my bet is they are named Kramer and Newman.


14 posted on 08/03/2007 1:13:16 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative
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To: Anti-Hillary; All
"A view of the Queen Mary II in Manhattan. New York authorities were questioning three men after intercepting a bizarre submersible vessel found floating just off Manhattan on Friday, police said."(AFP/Getty Images/File)
15 posted on 08/03/2007 1:13:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Doctor Raoul

“Its owner was Philip Riley, of Brooklyn, the Coast Guard said.”


Sound ‘Muslim’ to you?


16 posted on 08/03/2007 1:13:47 PM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: Anti-Hillary

Second story posted here about this incident, and neither one of them mentions the NAMES of the three guys.


17 posted on 08/03/2007 1:14:20 PM PDT by MizSterious (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Anti-Hillary
ABC's radio affiliate WABC reported that the vessel was equipped with oxygen tanks. I highly doubt that.
18 posted on 08/03/2007 1:15:32 PM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: BritExPatInFla

No, but ‘Richard Reid’ doesn’t, either...


19 posted on 08/03/2007 1:16:10 PM PDT by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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For earlier discussion, see below. Different sources and information in the threads. Not terror related per authorities. < /sarcasm>

WW II Sub Replica Intercepted Near Queen Mary 2 (WCBSTV ^)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875900/posts

Three Pulled from Sublike Vessel in NYC River (ABC News ^)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875876/posts

Make-shift submarine found in East River (1st report WABC-NY ^ |)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875857/posts


20 posted on 08/03/2007 1:16:42 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Stop the invasion. Secure the borders now.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

I always wanted to get one of these when I was a kid.

21 posted on 08/03/2007 1:17:28 PM PDT by x
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but it would take a YEAR to save $6.98

;-)

22 posted on 08/03/2007 1:20:25 PM PDT by Minnesoootan (aka: Minnisoootan)
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To: Minnesoootan

Yes, but it did fire rockets and torpedos.


23 posted on 08/03/2007 1:22:31 PM PDT by AmericanHunter
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To: Anti-Hillary
ABC's radio affiliate WABC reported that the vessel was equipped with oxygen tanks.

Who would have imagined . . . What will they think of next?

24 posted on 08/03/2007 1:22:52 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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unless they know the backgrounds of the 3 men, the whats and whys, they cant say for sure its not connected to terrorism. They are too fast to say its not.


25 posted on 08/03/2007 1:23:21 PM PDT by Heavy Fuel
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To: Sloth
No, but ‘Richard Reid’ doesn’t, either...

Touche! :)

26 posted on 08/03/2007 1:24:00 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Being the East River, my first guess was The Mob, then the terrorists. Maybe the submariners can tell us where Hoffa’s located...


27 posted on 08/03/2007 1:25:38 PM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: x

Me too. But exactly what is it? Cardboard? Paper? Plastic?


28 posted on 08/03/2007 1:25:55 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I just saw the footage on FOX... it appears to be a replica of the TURTLE. a revolutionaly war attempt at a submarine..And well done too!!!! The news babe refered to it as a WWII replica submarine (DUH)

Read more about the "TURTLE"HERE

29 posted on 08/03/2007 1:26:10 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Looks like the Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker went with an upgrade...


30 posted on 08/03/2007 1:27:22 PM PDT by Ranxerox
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To: Heavy Fuel
unless they know the backgrounds of the 3 men, the whats and whys, they cant say for sure its not connected to terrorism. They are too fast to say its not.

Oh, I don't know about that. When it's a wooden replica of a submarine from the 1770s, I'm pretty sure those on hand probably guessed that a terrorist would use something a lot more modern, that actually had a chance of working (1770s submarine technology, while impressive for its time, is not going to match a terrorist in SCUBA gear ).

As soon as I saw the pictures, the history geek in me immediately realized what it was, and trust me, one person with SCUBA gear would be much more effective than this thing.

Heck, the Hunley was safer than this thing, and that's not saying much.
31 posted on 08/03/2007 1:28:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Ranxerox

To me, sounds more like drug runners then terrorists, but without the details, hard to tell.


32 posted on 08/03/2007 1:29:24 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: Robe
They did a good job of making the replica (although they picked the wrong place to test it out, there are plenty of areas around New York where they wouldn't spook anybody, or they should have had a banner or two clearly stating what they were doing).

You couldn't pay me enough to climb in that thing though, even if it used modern materials. Bushnell was a genius, but dang, that's a "here, hold my beer while I climb into this thing" kind of setup.
33 posted on 08/03/2007 1:31:32 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Anti-Hillary

Official’s first words, “It does not appear to be terrorist related.”

Even when Hussien Al-Bagdad is throwing hand grenades at the El Al terminal.


34 posted on 08/03/2007 1:32:27 PM PDT by CPOSharky (An organization that kills those who do not believe it's dogma is NOT a religion.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
My brother and I convinced Mom and Dad to order it. They opened the box, took a look, and sent it back the next day for a refund.

So, I'd say thin cardboard, but that was about 40 years ago, when $6.98 was real money.

35 posted on 08/03/2007 1:33:32 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Robe

I served on the USS San Francisco (SSN-711). One of my crewmates modified one of our standard blue baseball caps to read USS Turtle (SS-001)


36 posted on 08/03/2007 1:34:32 PM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Anti-Hillary

37 posted on 08/03/2007 1:34:40 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: af_vet_rr

A lease you learned something in history class not like the putzes in the police dept and the media

38 posted on 08/03/2007 1:36:03 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: inkling

LOL


39 posted on 08/03/2007 1:37:37 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: af_vet_rr

Even if these guys are innocent, they are idiots for launching it where they did.


40 posted on 08/03/2007 1:39:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

The problem with submersibles of this type is not submerging, it’s re-surfacing.


41 posted on 08/03/2007 1:59:21 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberals, replacing what works with what doesn't since 1940.)
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To: NucSubs
"ABC's radio affiliate WABC reported that the vessel was equipped with oxygen tanks."

Bump for exploding oxygen tanks.

42 posted on 08/03/2007 2:00:53 PM PDT by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported)
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To: AmericanHunter

You’ll put your eye out kid...


43 posted on 08/03/2007 2:04:11 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: af_vet_rr

What’s the last thing you hear from a redneck before he dies?

“Hey y’all. Watch this!”


44 posted on 08/03/2007 2:05:16 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: BritExPatInFla
“Its owner was Philip Riley, of Brooklyn, the Coast Guard said.”

Sound ‘Muslim’ to you?

Philip "Duke" Riley, performance artist and sculptor.

45 posted on 08/03/2007 2:06:08 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Seems to have a fixation with things aquatic.


46 posted on 08/03/2007 2:12:24 PM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: x
I saved my money and ordered one... I checked the mail everyday for WEEKS until it arrived.

You put it together and it was a cardboard box with printing on the outside to vaguely suggest it was a submarine.

The “rockets” were little plastic Mercury-type capsules about 3 inches in diameter, and you “launched” them by putting them on the end of a plastic tube that had a bulb on the other end that you would compress by hitting it with your hand - the air pressure would make them pop off. The launch tube stuck out through the cardboard.

The “torpedoes” were little 6” plastic things you shot through a cardboard tube with a rubber band.

Kind of disappointing, but I played with it for weeks.

47 posted on 08/03/2007 2:21:02 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: GadareneDemoniac

Were they singing?:

http://www.rarebeatles.com/ysub99/ysubboxs.jpg


48 posted on 08/03/2007 2:21:19 PM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Fido969

49 posted on 08/03/2007 2:29:27 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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...and don't forget

50 posted on 08/03/2007 2:30:47 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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