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  • Fisherman invents electric fishing rod... and is electrocutedFull

    04/25/2017 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 61 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 25, 2017 | Chris Summers
    A man was killed when he fell into the water carrying an electric fishing rod he had invented himself. Kamal Siada, 41, was using the makeshift rod to catch fish in a drainage ditch in the Malaysian city of Sandakan last night. But he fell into the stream in the Kg Mangkalinau squatter camp and was electrocuted.
  • Fisherman Causes Bald Eagle Feeding Frenzy

    03/10/2017 4:40:58 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    1funny ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Jesse Peck
    Jessie Peck has many bald eagle friends when he walks out on the deck of this fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a pan full of fresh fish. At first you see a few eagles on deck then the camera pans around and WOW! There must be a hundred of them perched all over the boat and flying above. As an added bonus we hear the music Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd playing. For all of us bald eagle fans it just doesnt get much better than this!! Wouldnt you love to be there in person?
  • 10 Sure Signs that saids you're married to a Fisherman

    02/27/2016 10:48:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/27/2016 | A Mcgee
    As a fishing spouse, youll find yourself putting up with things the average spouse could never relate to. While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to fishing, you often take a backseat. Before the honeymoon phase is over, you'll find yourself making a whole host of unique concessions on behalf of your spouses favorite hobby. Here are 10 surefire signs you're married to a fisherman (or woman): 1. There are always fish to be caught. Unlike hunting seasons that have distinct start dates and end dates, there is generally always some type...
  • First words of naked Pacific castaway to islanders after he claimed to have spent 14 MONTHS adrift.

    02/04/2014 4:55:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 3 February 2014 | By Richard Shears and Karen Earnshaw
    EXCLUSIVE: 'Tortilla, tortilla!' First words of naked Pacific castaway to islanders after he claimed to have spent 14 MONTHS adrift. 'Miracle Man' tells more of his incredible story Jose Salvador Alvarenga had an emotional phone conversation with his mother and brothers today Dr Roner Mendoza, who is treating him, said he has liver problems and edema - a swelling of the legs - which could explain his bloated appearance A new image shows Alvarenga as a young man, beaming at the camera It is worlds apart from the bedraggled and bloated figure he cuts now Skeptics are questioning whether his...
  • Supreme Court Rules Against Prosecuting Fisherman Under Post-Enron Anti-Shredding Law

    02/25/2015 9:53:08 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    Washington, DC (February 25, 2015) This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Yates v. United States. This case highlights the problem of overcriminalization and specifically the dangerous consequences stemming from prosecutorial expansion of the laws passed by Congress. In Yates v. United States, the Court today rejected the government's use of an overly broad interpretation of a post-Enron anti-shredding statute (18 U.S.C. 1519), a statute that provides for up to a 20-year prison sentence, to prosecute a fisherman for the disappearance of some undersized fish from his shipping vessel. While the dissent differed in its interpretation...
  • How a Fisherman Got Charged With Violating a Law Intended to Apply to Businesses Shredding Documents

    11/05/2014 9:07:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Paul J. Larkin Jr.
    John Yates may have dreamed that one day he would wind up on the cover of Florida Sport Fishing magazine. Instead, he wound up in Florida Federal District Court and now in the Supreme Court of the United States, where he is the latest poster child for overcriminalization. His story would make for a good episode of South Park or The Simpsons but for one fact: Its true.
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Beginning of the end for small fishermen

    07/05/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 3, 2011 | Jessica Fargen
    Captains issue S.O.S., claiming new rules meant to save the fish are killing their way of life. With the height of the New England fishing season getting under way this week, small family fishermen say controversial new rules are destroying their livelihood forcing them to sell their boats and instead search for work as laborers on larger vessels. Its a death knell. Its the beginning of the end for small fishermen, said Rhode Island fisherman Joel Hovanesian, 54, who recently sold his boat. Plymouth fisherman Stephen Welch, 50, a father of two, said: Were in a crisis right now....
  • Joel Hovanesian: Government out to destroy local fishermen

    07/03/2011 3:45:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | January 6, 2008 | Joel Hovanesian
    As a lifelong commercial fisherman from Rhode Island who is involved with the regulatory process, I have one simple question to ask: Just what are we trying to accomplish with fish quotas? Federally, the science that drives the stock assessments and sets the quotas is so bad that industry has taken it upon itself to provide a better snapshot of many stocks of concern. Predictably, the picture is not nearly as dire as our federal scientists would lead us to believe. Recently, a side-by-side comparison was done, using the new multi-gazillion-dollar research vessel paid for with your tax dollars and...
  • Poor Distraught Fishermen Are Attempting Suicide After One Year of Obama Job-Killing Regulations

    05/10/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 37 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 5/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    East Coast fishermen say the new Obama job-killing regulations are killing the industry. Poor distraught fishermen are attempting suicide. WMUR reported: Fishermen on New Hampshires Seacoast are warning that new fishing regulations could destroy their industry and have already caused them severe emotional stress. The U.S. Department of Commerce has sent a team to Seabrook to look at the effects of the new regulations. If they dont do something to modify the fishing regulations, we wont have a fishing industry on the Seacoast, is what it boils down to, said Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch. Many in the fishing industry...
  • 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.
  • Cast netter brings up artificial arm off St. Simon Island pier

    10/07/2009 1:41:43 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 5 replies · 395+ views
    jacksonville.com ^ | 10/6/2009 | Terry Dickson
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Fishermen often brag about catching one as long as your arm. Sam Newton caught the arm. Newton, 66, was throwing his cast net off the St. Simons Island pier last week when he pulled up an artificial arm. "It scared the heck out of me,'' he said. "Hell, I'm hoping the rest of the person ain't coming up."
  • Fla. fisherman hooks live missile in Gulf waters

    06/09/2009 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 30 replies · 2,041+ views
    AP ^ | 06/09/09 | AP
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. Florida authorities say a commercial fisherman reeled in a live missile in the Gulf of Mexico and kept it on his boat for 10 days. The sheriff's office in Pinellas County say the boat's captain, Rodney Soloman, hooked the air-to-air guided missile 50 miles off the Panhandle town of Panama City. The Air Force and Navy use Gulf waters off the Panhandle for weapons training. Soloman had the missile aboard his boat for 10 days before returning Monday to port in Madeira Beach, near St. Petersburg. A bomb squad was called in from MacDill Air Force...
  • THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN: CHRISTMAS MESSAGE/NEW YEARS MESSAGE

    12/30/2008 1:43:37 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 2 replies · 320+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | Dec 30, 2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    The Ignorant Fishermen 2000 years ago before Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead, He chose men. The elite class and religious rulers of that day called these men ignorant. God, however, called these men to be His Fishermen and Ambassadors to the dying world. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew...
  • How Safe is Sin? :THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    12/16/2008 2:38:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies · 525+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | 12/16/2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 SAFE SIN How Safe is Sin? Consider todays message: "It is all right to sin as long as you practice SAFE SIN. Drunkenness is OK as long as someone sober drives you home. Narcotics are OK as long as you use clean needles. Sexual deviation is OK since it exists and so it should be approved. Promiscuity is OK as long as you take safe precautions. It is all right to sin, but please, play it SAFE!" The Bible gives the true perspective: "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it...
  • UTOPIA: THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    12/08/2008 5:59:09 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies · 208+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | 12/06/2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    UTOPIA Uto·piaPronunciation: \yu̇-ˈtō-pē-ə\ Function: noun Etymology: Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place Date: 1597 1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. 2 often capitalized : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions. 3: an impractical scheme for social improvement Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Mark 10:27) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are...
  • CA: Fisherman salvage fish on delta island after thousands died (levee repair work was to begin)

    12/01/2007 3:13:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 239+ views
    SACRAMENTO Dozens of volunteers are rescuing fish from a protected island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta after a federal agency drained some of its water for a levee repair. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are coordinating Saturday's volunteer effort after thousands of fish died last week during the agency's pumping operation on Prospect Island. Bureau spokesman Jeff McCracken says between 45 and 50 fishermen have caught and released more than 1,300 stripped bass into Sacramento's Deep Water Ship Channel. Federal officials blocked local fisherman from helping save fish last week. Volunteers also plan to work Sunday.
  • Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork (Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea)

    11/10/2007 12:35:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    KITV Honolulu ^ | November 9, 2007
    Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea KAAAWA, Hawaii -- It is a fish tale that is easy to scoff as a more of a tall tale. Three friends landed some fish off Kahana Bay on Thursday and a 40-pound feral pig that was swimming near their boat. As the small fishing boat headed for shore at Kahana Bay, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. However, on closer inspection, the catch of the day was not seafood. It was pork. "We just hooked up with a fish. As soon as...
  • 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story

    11/03/2007 6:36:59 PM PDT · by girlangler · 47 replies · 405+ views
    The Greeneville Sun ^ | 11/03/07 | Bill Jones
    Saturday, November 3, 2007 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story Sun Photo by Bill Jones Delbert Fellers, 85, poses with the medals he won for his World War II military service. Among the medals is the Silver Star medal he received for silencing a Japanese machine gun that was pouring deadly fire on his unit on Angaur Island in September 1944. By: By BILL JONES/Staff Writer Source: The Greeneville Sun 11-03-2007 Sixty-three years ago, Delbert L. Fellers, of Greene County, was a reluctant warrior who had been drafted into the U.S. Army for service in World War II. I...
  • Villagers cash in on endless cocaine on beach (War on Drugs is a blessing from God)

    10/11/2007 10:33:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 701+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10/10/07
    Villagers cash in on endless cocaine on beach By staff writers October 10, 2007 10:49am VILLAGERS living on Nicaragua's remote Mosquito Coast are living like the rich thanks to tonnes of free cocaine washing up on their shores. The bags of cocaine, worth millions of dollars, are coming from Colombian speedboats on "narco-routes" which drop the booty overboard if intercepted by US and Nicaraguan patrols, guardian.co.uk reported. Currents carry the bags towards shore. People living in villages such as Karpwala and Tasbapauni who find it are then offered up to $4000 a kilo for the cocaine - seven times less...