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Old 01-06-2010, 11:57 AM
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Hmmmmmm that makes you think, he is making himself richer from these acts?

That would be some pretty bad press.
If the press where not weakazz liberal, Prius driving, spotted-owl kissing, bark-chewers themselves...
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They were trying to Foul the whaling ships Props and got caught, I liked the fire hose on them after the hit and they are lucky the skipper did not circle and run them down for that Terrorism.

Kinda stupid like letting a semi catch and run over your Corvette!!
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I'm just curious why they're using that cool boat for something they could do with a barge that's a bit more expendable? I've been aboard the EarthRace boat, and they had some pretty interesting technology going for them.

If your plan is to ram something about 1000 times your size and tonnage.....use an old dodge dart type boat.
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They used to use an old black boat, I agree with steve, kind of like using your Vette to stop a semi,,,,,,, or train.
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If the press where not weakazz liberal, Prius driving, spotted-owl kissing, bark-chewers themselves...
You forgot to use the words "festering puss boils"...somewhere in there. Of course, you could also apply those terms of endearment to our politicians and the wonderful educators in our Institutes of Higher Learning.


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You forgot to use the words "festering puss boils"...somewhere in there. Of course, you could also apply those terms of endearment to our politicians and the wonderful educators in our Institutes of Higher Learning.


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I'm just curious why they're using that cool boat
Well...the boat always has been little more than a self righteous gimmick...and it's sort of fitting that it wound up being rammed by a larger vessel since the animal/vegetable fat burning piece of junk did exactly the same thing when it killed that poor fisherman in the middle of the night off Latin America, during its (failed) attempt at breaking the around the world record.

The design is over 30 years old and the "technology" was little more than a couple of diesels and a smelly engine compartment from all the rotting vegetable oil (and the captain's own adipose tissue) ooze. Oh yeah..it also had plastic props...which ...of course...failed.

At the end of the day this thing was a Don Quixote-esque...seagoing soap opera set that failed to raise the funds it so desperately sought.

Now..please let it sink in the South Pacific.

P.S. Whaling sucks too......

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Here's one you would like, I was in my class last night and the professor was telling us how to contact him if needed. His qoute" If you need to hold to me"

He said this over and over, it wasn't a mistake.
I'm afraid to ask what course you're taking..........?
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Principles of management.
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Sounds like your professor is another student of the "Principals without Principles" school that yields so many of our most tenured nitwits.
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