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  • Hike at Pescadero Marsh (CA)

    10/06/2017 10:41:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Protect Our Freedom ^ | 10/6/17 | Me
    It was a magnificent fall day on the Northern California Coast this afternoon. I decided to return to the Pescadero Marsh, 30 years after my first visit and the worst case of poison oak of my life. It took cortisone shots to stop it from spreading through my circulatory system. Back then, I didn't know how to identify the poison oak plant, but I sure do now. Today, a couple of the trails at the marsh were overgrown with poison oak, so turned around and didn't even try to get through or bypass. It was a short hike today, less...
  • Sheriff says- Martins Beach won’t be arrested ... go around gates locked by billionaire...

    One week after a state appeals court ruled that Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla cannot continue blocking public access to Martins Beach on the coast south of Half Moon Bay, the gate remains padlocked with no-trespassing signs.**snip** But despite Khosla’s apparent defiance of the court in the high-profile case that could affect the public’s ability to visit other beaches across California, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is making clear that it considers the scenic stretch of coastline open. full title -Sheriff says visitors to Martins Beach won’t be arrested if they go around gates locked by billionaire Vinod Khosla
  • California Court Orders Venture Capitalist To Reopen Disputed Beach

    08/12/2017 6:48:58 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | August 11, 2017 | staff
    Siding with surfers and other backers of the public's access to beaches, a California appeals court is ordering a Silicon Valley billionaire to reopen public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who has invested in renewable energy, closed the beach to the public in 2009...On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected Khosla's appeal. "This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public...
  • Woman dies after jet engine air blast

    07/13/2017 5:21:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the sea. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off.
  • Fat Chris Christie Criticized For Sunbathing on New Jersey Beach he Closed to the Public

    07/03/2017 5:23:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 3, 2015 | E.T. Williams
    Fat Chris Christie Criticized For Sunbathing on New Jersey Beach he Closed to the Public
  • Man captures horrifying gunfight that left seven injured in Myrtle Beach [tr]

    06/19/2017 7:27:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Seven people have been injured following a horrifying overnight shootout in South Carolina that was caught on Facebook Live. Myrtle Beach Police say the incident occurred Sunday around 12:30am near Ocean Boulevard, by the coast. Authorities say that a fight broke out among a crowd of people after which the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing. Some people were hit, and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The video, so far, has more than 2.6million views and has been shared more than 70,000 times.
  • Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

    05/09/2017 8:51:09 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | Padraic Halpin
    A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
  • WOMAN WHO WAS INVESTIGATING CLINTON FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOUND DEAD

    11/17/2016 5:41:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 165 replies
    Monica Petersen was in Haiti working for the Human Trafficking Center and also previously worked for the Colorado Human Trafficking Council’s Data & Research Task Force. She died a few days ago under suspicious circumstances. Her friends on Facebook are looking for answers. Several close friends have made mentions on various FB posts that friends and family have no clear understanding of what happened to Monica except that she died on Sunday. Earlier this year a FB friend of Monica re-shared a post by Monica where Monica linked to a blog post critical of Hillary Clinton's dealings in Haiti!! SHE...
  • Corsica: Burkinis, Nude Bathers and an Attempted Muslim Takeover of a Beach

    08/20/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Corsicans are not like Northern Europeans. In fact, although they’re ostensibly French, and speak a French patois (at least I think it’s a French patois — I can’t really understand it at all, unless they say “merde” or something), they’re not like the French, nor even the Italians. Their general cultural characteristics are more Sicilian than anything else. Last Sunday we posted about a confrontation between North African Muslims and Corsican natives on a beach near Sisco. The trouble plainly originated with the culture-enrichers, who attacked the natives with machetes and at least one harpoon, among other weapons. The natives...
  • 5 people most likely to ruin your beach vacation

    07/08/2016 12:52:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | Catey Hill
    The only thing wrong with your beach vacation may be the people you have to share it with. The majority of people take an annual beach trip — 56% took one in the past year and 58% say they plan to do it in the coming year, according to a recent survey of more than 11,100 people released by travel site Expedia — and they shell out a lot of cash when they take them. Fully 40% of people say they will spend between $1,001 and $3,000 dollars on their next beach trip and another 21% will spend upwards of...
  • ... Huge monstrous-looking beast washes up on popular tourist beach in Mexico ...

    03/11/2016 11:29:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04:03 EST, 11 March 2016 | Staff
    ...leaving experts baffled Sea creature washed up in Acapulco, Mexico, on the popular Bonfil Beach The 13-foot-long beast was brought to shore by strong currents affecting that part of the Mexican coast Officials don't believe it has been dead for a long time as it does not smell bad or have a fetid aroma A monstrous-looking sea creature that experts are unable to identify has washed up on a tourist beach in Mexico. The strange 4-meter (13-foot-long) beast was found by beach-goers on Bonfil Beach, in the city of Acapulco, in the south-west Mexican state of Guerrero. Stunned spectators gathered...
  • Hundreds help replace guitar destroyed fighting terrorist

    03/09/2016 2:26:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/16 | Matt Wanderman
    Montgomery spoke with Channel 2 news about the attack. "I had just sat down to play my guitar near the ocean when I heard screams from down the road," he explained, nonchalantly. "He jumped on the bench yelling at me and trying to stab me so I grabbed my guitar and hit him over the head with it. "He was so stunned and didn't know what to do with himself and then started running away." Two police volunteers then shot and killed the terrorist. Ed Dvir, from Philadelphia, read about Montgomery's quick reaction to an approaching terrorist and set up...
  • Request for the next time someone posts about those attacks on German women (vanity)

    01/19/2016 10:27:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
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    I'd appreciate it if someone posts downthread a few pictures of those Israeli women at the beach carrying assault rifles. Because there is a real lesson there, one that the Germans will probably ignore, but it's worth a try. Plus, those pictures are nice distractions during this cold spell we've having.
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

    08/13/2015 12:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 13, 2015 | by Todd Mcleish & Provided by: University of Rhode Island
    URI Oceanography Professors John King (second from right) and Arthur Spivack (right) watch as core samples are collected at Salty Brine State Beach following the explosion in July. Credit: Chris Deacutis ============================================================================================================================================= When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials turned to scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for answers. It didn't take long before they had solved the mystery. Janet Coit, director of the...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...
  • See this iconic glass beach before it’s too late

    06/02/2013 3:22:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    grindtv.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Travis Burke
    There is a beach in Fort Bragg, California, that’s famous for the iridescent sea glass that shimmers on its shores. A dump until the 1960s, Glass Beach underwent massive cleanup projects in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but the glass from bottles and other items remained, worn smooth over time as it tumbled through the ocean... In fact, even though removing sea glass from the beach is prohibited, rangers from California State Parks, which owns the beach, see people taking the smooth, pebble-like glass pieces home in Ziploc bags and buckets all the time
  • Report: explosion at Salty Brine Beach (RI)

    07/11/2015 10:25:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    wpri.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | Neil Remiesiewicz
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -Police and firefighters have responded to Salty Brine Beach for a report of an explosion. The Department of Environmental Management confirms that they received reports of an explosion on the beach and a person injured at about 11:15 Saturday morning.
  • 8-Year-Old Appears to Be Bitten by Shark, Suffers Minor Injuries(NC)

    06/24/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WBTV ^ | Jun 24, 2015
    An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon from what appeared to be a small shark bite, according to the Surf City Police Department. Officials said the incident happened around 12:25 p.m., near 700 South Shore Drive. Police say the wounds were superficial and the child is expected to be okay. Surf City Police and Pender East EMS responded and provided treatment on scene. According to the police chief, the victim had what looked like a bite mark on the top of the foot and a puncture wound on the heel. The bite was about 7 inches in diameter. A...
  • Spring Has Sprung

    03/20/2015 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission. Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless...