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  • Russia fires Turkey boat warning shot

    12/13/2015 4:34:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11-13-2015 | BBC NEws
    Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian defence ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600m (1,800ft) before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire.
  • Close call in the Oslo Fjord (Norway)

    08/31/2015 6:22:41 PM PDT · by MCF · 5 replies
    A close call between a small motor boat (Snekke-bat), with a dead engine, and the Oslo to Kiel Ferry near Drřbak.!/video/116648/snekke-faar-motorstopp-saa-kommer-ferga
  • Florida Teens Lost at Sea Have Been Missing for Six Days

    07/30/2015 5:39:28 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 38 replies
    People ^ | 07/30/2015 | Tara Fowler
    The desperate search for two missing Florida teens entered its sixth day on Thursday with no sign of the boys. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were last seen buying fuel for their boat near Jupiter, Florida, on Friday. That boat was found capsized on Sunday, about 67 miles off the coast of the Ponce de Leon Inlet. But the teens were nowhere in sight. The search has now expanded to the South Carolina coast, but officials are beginning to lose hope as the longest anyone has been know to survive in open water is five days.
  • FWC: Trenton girl killed, family members injured in sturgeon strike on Suwannee River

    07/06/2015 9:10:43 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies ^ | July 3/2015 |
    Submitted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River. The encounter happened Thursday evening at 8:47 p.m.
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 54 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Israel Returns 15 Fishing Boats to Gaza

    04/30/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/15
    Israel has returned 15 fishing boats seized in recent years off the Gaza coast, the Israel Defense Forces said late Wednesday. "The naval branch (navy) returned to Gaza 15 fishing boats which deviated from the Strip's permitted fishing zone and were seized over the years," the IDF statement read. The small vessels were dragged back to shore by a boat from the Gaza fishermen's union, an AFP photographer said. Because of security concerns, Israel bans fishing off the coast of Gaza beyond six nautical miles. Boats that exceed that limit are often fired on as a warning. Gazan fisherman, meanwhile,...
  • CAMI Terra Wind Amphibious Motorcoach

    10/02/2014 4:00:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24, 2013 | coolamphibious
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  • Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

    04/18/2014 6:47:34 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-18-2014 | Jungmin Jang
    The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday. He appeared to have hanged himself with his belt from a tree outside a gym in the port city of Jindo where relatives of the people missing on the ship, mostly...
  • Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza

    03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM | Gidon Ben-zvi
    BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM 9 COMMENTS Benny Gantz Ram Rothberg Israeli Navy KLOSCIran Gaza KLOSC Shayetet 13Israeli navy commandos KLOSC arms shipM-302 missile Iran Gaza StripM-302 missile Second Lebanon WarMoti Almoz Israeli Navy KLOSC Iran Israeli Naval commandos on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea weighed down with missiles that was en route to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement. The boat, named KLOSC, was stopped by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 as it was heading to...
  • Man washes up in Marshall Islands 'after 16 months adrift'

    01/31/2014 12:54:58 AM PST · by Justice · 33 replies
    afp ^ | 1/30/14 | afp
    Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific, floating more than 12,500 kilometres (8,000 miles) from Mexico, a researcher said Friday.
  • Cats rescued from sinking ship

    08/17/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 17, 2013 | KTVZ
    An Oregon couple survived the sinking of their fishing boat, but as KTVZ reports, they're happy their cats made it too -- by swimming over to them.
  • The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat..

    07/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 05, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    <p>Complete Title: "The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos - after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket"</p> <p>John Kerry's spokesman has admitted that the Secretary of State did go sailing off Nantucket as the Egyptian President was ousted from power, after pictures emerged of him out on the water on July 4.</p>
  • Boston Boat Owner: Give Cash to Victims, Not Me

    04/24/2013 8:32:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | Rob Quinn,
    (Newser) – The Watertown man whose boat was destroyed after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding in it is touched that people are raising funds to buy him a new one—but he wants them to save their money for bomb victims. "It makes me feel wonderful that people are thinking like that," but "I don't want that really," Dave Henneberry tells WCVB. "I would wish that they donate it to the One Fund Boston. They lost limbs. I lost a boat." Henneberry says his obsession with the boat, Slip Away II, led him to inspect it when the "shelter-in-place" order was...
  • DHS steals TechCrunch founder’s boat over paperwork error

    02/25/2013 6:44:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/25/13 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Michael Arrington is a prominent tech blogger, who sold his site Tech Crunch to AOL in 2010. As such, this particular story of government overreach, starring a gleeful bureaucrat taking the property of a citizen operating in good faith, may get a wider audience than the usual conservatives and libertarians who catch wind of such things. Good. For every story that gets attention, there are countless abuses that don’t. The story starts with Arrington buying himself a boat. He lives in Seattle, where there’s much boating to be done. Having paid for the boat, named her, and had her imported...
  • USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be commissioned today, 9th Virgina class fast attack boat

    06/02/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    SunHerald ^ | 1 June 2012 | Michael Newsom
    PASCAGOULA -- The $2.6 billion USS Mississippi nuclear submarine will be commissioned today at the Port of Pascagoula in a public event that is expected to draw thousands of spectators and a host of dignitaries.
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 6 ~ Mar. 2, 2012 ~ Selling Your Price & Joy

    03/02/2012 1:50:57 PM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 12 replies
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 5 ~ Feb. 24, 2012 ~ Selling Your Price & Joy 41 posts last week – we’re approaching planning speed...I can guarantee you every boat will sell. We just don’t know when, and for how much... If you aren’t using your boat at least once a month (during boating season), sell it! (When you get the boating itch again, you can always buy another boat.) The best way to sell a boat is to pretend it isn't for sale - clean it, fix it, use it, and then be pleasantly surprised when it sells....
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 3 ~ Feb. 10, 2012 ~ Boat Transportation

    02/10/2012 9:37:05 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 22 replies
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 3 ~ Feb. 10, 2012 ~ Boat Transportation Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012 Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb 3, 2012 ~ “Off Season”Last week’s thread had 26 posts, including the source for this week’s thread – boat transportation. I have helped clients ship vessels of all sizes and types all over North America and overseas. Except for two small scratches, every shipping project was successful, albeit harrowing on occasion. To help ensure your boat shipping efforts are successful, I will provide boat...
  • Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan 27, 2012

    01/27/2012 10:29:06 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Ahoy, fellow FR boating lovers! (Boating = all boats and water-related activities; sailing, cruising, fishing, beach combing, flipflop wearing, key lime pie eating, surfing, SUPing – if it floats, tastes salty or is sand encrusted, it belongs here!) While politics are important, our country is great, and FR is amazing; boating is all about fun afloat! This post is the launch of a weekly FR thread about anything and everything boating. (Boating FReepers are either enjoying their boats or dreaming about boats while surfing on Free Republic.) Back story: my parents met in a boatyard, I grew up on boats,...
  • Solyndra: Obama's Marble Boat

    09/24/2011 11:55:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/11 | Clarice Feldman
    The dowager empress of China, Cixi, famously took the admiralty funds intended for building up an Imperial Admiralty and used them to construct a boat carved of marble on the shore of Kumming Lake for her amusement and the pleasure of her royal entourage. The embezzlement was condoned by the controller of the Admiralty, despite the disadvantage to the nation, because he owed his position to Cixi. Solyndra is Obama's equivalent of the Marble Boat. It represents, we think, what may be the largest in a series of enormous federal expenditures to Obama's friends and supporters for their benefit and...
  • Russian Navy On How to Deal with Pirates...

    07/09/2011 3:56:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 09, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    This is how you do it:  nab the perps, tie 'em up, put them back on their own boat, then set the whole kit and kaboodle on fire and.... pooof, no more pirates. The video below shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somali pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. A number of commands directed at the prisoners are heard from from an English-speaking Russian, i.e. when the commandos find a weapons stash ("WTF??!")- and "This is not a fishing boat!"The soldiers immediately freed their compatriots and the Russian oil tanker. They moved the pirates...
  • Deadly Anarchy on the "Freedom Flotilla" (TOTAL INSANITY AT SEA)

    07/07/2011 4:34:47 AM PDT · by golux · 38 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | July 7 2010 | Franklin Raff
    ...When overtaken it was found to be at full throttle and on autopilot with no one in the wheelhouse (...) When questioned, passengers and crew affirmed alternately "we are all captains" and identified the captain as "Mr. Northstar," in reference to the Northstar autopilot unit. The captain has not yet identified him or herself (...) This single (to my knowledge unprecedented) set of deadly chicaneries, ending with the "secret captain" ruse, comprise – where to start? – a blanket violation of every written and unwritten Law of the Sea (...) Sadly, there's more... The Tahrir is towed back to port....
  • Powerboat motors out of river, slams into gazebo

    06/21/2011 9:38:57 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/20/11 | Joe Hyer
    It might just be one of the oddest DWI cases in recent memory — a powerboat sliced right into a gazebo off the Toms River over the weekend. The boat's driver was charged with DWI, according to The Asbury Park Press. The 40-foot boat slammed into the gazebo outside of Ann and George Schuld's home in Berkeley Township, N.J., around 10:30 Saturday night. Ann is a popular local realtor. She and George were out dancing when it happened. Ann's cell phone lit up. "I thought someone had died," she told Berkeley Patch reporter Patricia A. Miller...
  • Man, boat flying foreign flag with Arabic lettering wash ashore in restricted area of Cape Canaveral

    12/10/2010 5:46:25 PM PST · by Islander7 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FOX 35 ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | By Derrol Nail
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is sitting in the Brevard County jail mostly because won't say who he is, or what he was doing when he beached a boat north of Port Canaveral. He's been given the name "John Doe" after he gave several name that couldn't be verified. The man also couldn't prove he owned the boat and wouldn't tell authorities where he was going.
  • One killed, One hurt in boating mishap (Boat Kills Owner)

    09/24/2010 8:21:22 AM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 26 replies
    Press -Republican ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | LOHR McKINSTRY
    September 24, 2010 One killed, one hurt in boating mishap â Vermont men thrown overboard during outing on Lake Champlain LOHR McKINSTRY Press-Republican Press-Republican Fri Sep 24, 2010, 03:28 AM EDT CROWN POINT — One man is dead and another seriously injured after a boating accident on Lake Champlain near Crown Point Thursday afternoon. Officials said one man died of injuries sustained when he was thrown from a bass fishing boat, which then ran over him.
  • Kennedy boat capsized in Lake Michigan

    09/01/2010 8:40:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 31, 2010 | Duaa Eldeib
    It may not make for good conspiracy theory fodder, but a sunken Kennedy boat sure has a certain ring to it. River Maiden, a 59-foot steel boat registered to Max Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, sank into the north slip of Lake Michigan between Rainbow Beach and the Calumet River on June 12, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. It's still there.
  • Liveshot ‘swift-boated’ again!

    07/24/2010 9:18:33 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/25/10 | Howie Carr
    Liveshot ‘swift-boated’ again! By Howie Carr | Sunday, July 25, 2010 | | Columnists Forget “Isabel” - Liveshot Kerry should rename his $7 million sloop “The Botched Joke.” You remember that was how he tried to explain away his nasty little dig at the military, back in 2006, saying that if kids don’t study hard, they’ll end up in Iraq. He said it was a botched joke. So I wonder how Liveshot is trying to explain this latest botched joke to his ancient gold-digging bride in her $9.2 million mansion on Brant Point in Nantucket. Lovey, they’re swift-boating me...
  • Boater chases mysterious periscope off Hollywood beach (FL)

    06/20/2010 10:09:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-20-10 | Robert Nolin
    Talk about the big one that got away. Ryan Danoff was fishing with two friends about four miles off Hollywood beach Sunday when he spied what appeared to be a mast on the horizon. Funny thing: There was no boat underneath it. Danoff, a Fort Lauderdale fish farmer who's on the water at least three days a week, aimed his 31-foot center console Fishy Business at the mysterious upright and found himself eye to eye with a periscope. "It was crazy," he said. "If it was just myself out there I wouldn't believe what I saw." Danoff moved closer. "It...
  • Large Boat for Sale (Humor Break)

    06/16/2010 9:19:13 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 18 replies · 883+ views
    Best-of-Craigslist ^ | 02-16-2010 | Craigslist
    Large Boat for sale -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2010-02-16, 1:17PM CST -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Due to the bad economy, I can no longer afford to fill up the diesel tanks on this thing and pay my crew. Therefore, I am forced to sell my 1977 Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. New paint and propellors. 22 knots max. Looking for around $2,000,000 or best offer. No pirates or scammers. •Location: North Atlantic •it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests PostingID: 1603624338
  • Septet Convening to Discuss Next Gaza Boat

    06/03/2010 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 294+ views
    inn ^ | 6/3/10 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened the 'Septet' of leading ministers Thursday evening to discuss preparations for the arrival of the 'Rachel Corrie', a Gaza-bound Irish ship on a mission to challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza. Several news outlets said that Netanyahu would suggest “creative ideas” for inspecting ships claiming to carry aid for Gaza. These ideas would reportedly involve the participation of United Nations crews in the inspection process. Inspections would take place in Ashdod harbor
  • Netanyahu: This was No Love Boat

    06/02/2010 11:21:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 493+ views
    inn ^ | 6/2/10 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Israeli public on live television at 8:00 p.m. Israel time, regarding the attempt by a terror-sympathizers' flotilla to break the blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. "This was no Love Boat,” he said. “This was a boat of hatred. It was a terror-supporting flotilla” "The state of Israel faces an international campaign of hypocrisy,” Netanyahu said. “This is not the first time. Two years ago, we operated against the missiles that Hamas fired against Israel. Hamas fired at civilians and hid behind civilians. The IDF operated against Hamas in an effort to avoid hitting innocent civilians....
  • Drug-crazed Mexican pirates terrorize boaters on Texas border lake

    05/21/2010 11:51:19 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 40 replies · 1,703+ views
    KVUE TV ^ | May 20, 2010 | Christopher Heath
    With machine-guns in hand, Mexico's deadliest cartel is patrolling the waters of a Texas border lake. These pirates have already ambushed three, possibly four boats, operating with virtual impunity as they make off with cash and electronics. It's happening on Falcon Lake in Zapata, 200 yards from the Mexican border. KENS-TV's Christopher Heath has the latest on this story.
  • Man In Back Yard Hit By Out-Of-Control Boat

    04/06/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 657+ views
    WFTV ^ | 4/4/10
    A boating crash in Orange County on Saturday evening sent one man to the hospital. Orange County sheriff's deputies said an 18-foot-long pontoon boat ran ashore and landed on top of a 54-year-old man who was working on a jet ski in his back yard on Lake Holden. Investigators said there was some sort of mechanical malfunction with the pontoon boat, which sent it out of control. The injured man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with chest injuries and a large gash to one leg. Deputies said the driver of the pontoon boat was friends with the victim....
  • What It Takes to Keep a City Afloat

    03/07/2010 2:26:19 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies · 200+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/6/2010 | Yahoo News
    How do you keep more than 6,300 people fed, housed and having the time of their life while floating in the middle of the ocean? The Oasis of the Seas -- the world's largest cruise ship -- aims to accomplish that feat nearly every week. Almost five times as large as the Titanic, it has a population during its seven-day Caribbean sailings that is larger than many American small towns -- more than 8,600 when it is fully booked and including staff. The Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ship, which first set sail last December, is almost as long as five...
  • Extraordinary solar yacht almost complete

    02/25/2010 6:09:11 AM PST · by · 6 replies · 786+ views ^ |
    All the yacht admirers are eagerly awaiting the launch of the catamaran-style solar yacht by its builders – PlanetSolar. This novel concept of yacht involves utilization of solar power with the help of 500 square meters of solar panels. However, another unique part of this news is the interesting itinerary that the yacht is expected to make around the world following its release in Germany on February 25.
  • TV's "Deadliest Catch" captain Phil Harris dies

    02/10/2010 10:52:01 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 36 replies · 1,709+ views
    YAHOO News ^ | 2-10-10 | Rueters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tough fishing boat captain Phil Harris, whose brave exploits in the wild waters off the Alaskan coast were captured on the popular television show "Deadliest Catch," has died, family members said. He was 53.
  • Ex-Mpls. cop pulls 2 from boat fire in Florida

    11/25/2009 8:41:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 678+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/25/09 | Paul Walsh
    A retired Minneapolis police sergeant leaped onto a burning boat in a Florida harbor north of Fort Myers, picked up and moved one badly injured woman, and then another, onto other boats, then got off the distressed vessel seconds before it was rocked by the second of two explosions. Just as Harry Baltzer finished moving the two women from the blazing boat last Friday in an Englewood, Fla., gated community, he could sense that time was running short. "I put one foot on one bow, and I had my other foot on the other bow," said Baltzer, who turns 68...
  • Arrest made in fatal boat crash

    11/14/2009 2:42:00 AM PST · by Onerom99 · 14 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Lock Haven Express ^ | 11/14/09 | LANA MUTHLER
    LOCK HAVEN - Four months after two boats collided on the Susquehanna River, killing a young girl and injuring several others, one of the boat operators has been arrested on with multiple criminal charges, and charges are pending against one of his passengers. John Edward Englert II, 51, of 335 N. Water St., Mill Hall, was arraigned before Friday afternoon before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Sanders on 37 criminal offenses, ranging from homicide by watercraft while driving under the influence and other first-degree felonies to various summary offenses under Pennsylvania's boating laws. Sanders set bail at $750,000 and Englert was...
  • Fatal boat crash probe nears end

    11/12/2009 8:45:37 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 4 replies · 525+ views
    LOCK HAVEN - It's been almost four months since Valerie Teresa Heidt, 12, of Hublersburg, died in a fatal boat crash on the Susquehanna River and an intensive investigation began. This morning, Clinton County District Attorney Michael F. Salisbury said that probe is nearing an end and he will be meeting with officials today to discuss time tables and charging options. Salisbury said his office was contacted Tuesday by the private New Jersey firm conducting the crash reconstruction segment of the investigation and has been informed that the report is in the "final stages and should be received within the...
  • (LEAD) 11 N. Koreans defect to S. Korea through East Sea

    10/01/2009 4:48:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/01/09
    (LEAD) 11 N. Koreans defect to S. Korea through East Sea SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Yonhap)-- Eleven North Korean defected to South Korea through waters off the South's east coast on Thursday, a government source said. The source said the 11 North Koreans -- five men and six women -- expressed their willingness to seek asylum in the South after crossing the sea border in a ship around 6:30 p.m. and arriving in the South Korean port city of Jumunjin on the east coast. The Ministry of Defense is expected to announce details on their defection soon, according to the source.
  • Coast Guard firing on boat in the Potomac [A TRAINING EXERCISE!?!?!?!?!?!]

    09/11/2009 7:13:40 AM PDT · by TLI · 466 replies · 21,181+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 11, 2009 | CNN
  • Proof That the Loch Ness Monster Exists? (Photo from Google Earth)

    08/26/2009 4:05:51 PM PDT · by past_present · 44 replies · 2,690+ views
    This amazing image on Google Earth could be the elusive proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists. Sun reader Jason Cooke spotted "Nessie" while browsing the Web site's satellite photos. The shape seen on the surface of the 22-mile Scottish loch is 65ft long and appears to have an oval body, a tail and four legs or flippers. Some experts believe Nessie may be a Plesiosaur, an extinct marine reptile with a shape like the Google image. "This is really intriguing. It needs further study," said researcher
  • Israel deports Gaza boat activists, including former US congresswoman (RAT McKinney), Nobel laureate

    07/06/2009 4:10:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 788+ views
    Canada East ^ | 7/06/09 | Matti Friedman
    Israel deports Gaza boat activists, including former US congresswoman, Nobel laureatePublished Monday July 6th, 2009 Matti Friedman, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a former U.S. congresswoman, a Nobel peace prize laureate and other activists who were arrested trying to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said Monday. The Israeli navy commandeered the boat last week as it tried to sail from Cyprus to Gaza. It was the latest in a series of trips by activists trying to bring attention to the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the territory after the Islamic...
  • Cynthia McKinney to Appear in Israeli Court After Gaza-Bound Boat Is Seized (Fireworks anyone?)

    07/04/2009 1:34:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies · 2,324+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/04/09
    Cynthia McKinney to Appear in Israeli Court After Gaza-Bound Boat Is SeizedFormer U.S. lawmaker Cynthia McKinney is due to appear in an Israeli court Sunday after she and 20 other activists were taken into custody this week when their relief boat was seized by an Israeli naval ship. Saturday, July 04, 2009 Former U.S. lawmaker Cynthia McKinney is due to appear in an Israeli court Sunday after she and 20 other activists were taken into custody this week when their relief boat was seized by an Israeli naval ship. The 2008 Green Party presidential candidate says the group, "Free...
  • Navy Boards Activists’ Ship: Ex-US Legislator: Call off the Dogs

    06/30/2009 7:33:39 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 11 replies · 723+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 30, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Several IDF navy boats intercepted, boarded and took control of a boat of pro-Arab activists trying to break Israeli sovereignty over coastal waters Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, and an IDF spokesman told Israel National News that no shots were fired. It was the first time the IDF has boarded one of the boats since the pro-Arab “Free Gaza” movement began sending ships to Gaza last August.
  • U.S. Navy Helps Stranded Iraqi Fishing Boat

    06/25/2009 7:02:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 999+ views
    USS Chinook provided assistance to an Iraqi fishing boat in the North Arabian Gulf after it experienced mechanical problems leaving it unable to operate at sea, June 22. Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Forces, 5th Fleet Public Affairs. USS CHINOOK, At Sea — USS Chinook provided assistance to an Iraqi fishing boat in the North Arabian Gulf after it experienced mechanical problems at sea, June 22. U.S. and Iraqi Sailors aboard the Basra Oil Terminal, as part of Combined Task Force Iraqi Maritime, received a distress call from the fishing boat Kadem Alabbas approximately 50 miles from the Kuwaiti coast,...
  • One thing about Liveshot, he knows when to back a loser

    05/09/2009 5:53:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies · 553+ views ^ | May 8, 2009 | Howie Carr
    One thing about Liveshot, he knows when to back a loser By Howie Carr | Friday, May 8, 2009 | | Columnists Sen. John Forbes Kerry has spent the week futilely trying to prop up two of his oldest, dearest friends - the Boston Globe and a convicted kiddie-porn pervert named Wade Sanders. You know about the Globe. Despite Kerry’s Senate hearings into the implosion of arrogant left-wing newspapers, El Globo continues to circle the drain. You’ve heard less about Wade Sanders, or nothing at all if you rely on the Globe. He’s a liberal and a pervert and...
  • How to Load a Boat on a Pickup When You Are Drunk - Pictures

    04/22/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 22 replies · 2,372+ views
    This guy is a moron. Pretty funny though. Step one: Load up beer, 2-3 ice chests full. Pictures on site
  • Asylum-seekers 'dead, missing' in explosion (deliberate? Australian Navy sailors injured)

    04/15/2009 9:51:53 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 300+ views ^ | 16th April 2009
    ASYLUM-SEEKERS doused their boat in petrol before a dawn explosion that killed three people off the northwest Australian coast, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says. Mr Barnett said it was unclear how the flames ignited. "It is understood that the refugees on the boat spread petrol and that ignited causing the explosion," Mr Barnett said. Mr Barnett would not elaborate on the claim when questioned further. The Commander of Border Protection Command, Rear Admiral Allan du Toit, would not comment on the cause. “I really can’t speculate on the cause… I do emphasise that this is an ongoing incident," he...
  • Three boatpeople die in explosion (Royal Australian Navy personnel reported injured)

    04/15/2009 8:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 212+ views ^ | 16th April 2009
    THREE asylum seekers are dead, others missing and more than 40 injured after an explosion ripped through their boat today. Australian Navy personnel are also believed injured after the blast which occured as the boat carrying 49 asylum-seekers was being towed to Christmas Island. A West Australian Health spokeswoman said it was understood three people are dead, two are missing and 51 are injured. State Health co-ordinator Dr Andy Robertson said a number of casualties were expected at Truscott Airbase, near Kalumburu, where they would be met by medical teams from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Broome and Derby Hospitals.
  • Asylum seeker ship explodes, three dead (Australia)

    04/15/2009 6:53:51 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Wa Today ^ | April 16, 2009
    WA police have confirmed three people are dead and two are missing after a boat carrying 49 asylum seekers to Christmas Island exploded. WA Police Sergeant Greg Lambert confirmed the casualties, but it was unclear whether those killed were asylum seekers or navy personnel. ``It is believed an explosion has occurred in the engine compartment of a vessel,`` Sergeant Lambert said. ``It is believed that three people have been killed, two people are missing and others are injured, numbers are not yet known.'' The Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus is expected to release a statement and call a press conference...