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Old 14-10-2010, 05:17   #1
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Cocaine-Laden Cat in Australia

Anyone we know?

U.S. tip-off sparks $159 million cocaine seizure - World news - Asia-Pacific - msnbc.com

Now every long haired cat owner better get ready for more boardings!

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Old 14-10-2010, 05:46   #2
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And here comes another round of increasing regulations on world cruisers.

Nice.
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Old 14-10-2010, 06:39   #3
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Hmm... it seems that the Cat and Mono guys have put aside their differences for this little cruise.
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And here comes another round of increasing regulations on world cruisers.

Nice.
I suspect shipping industrial scale volumes of recreational drugs internationally has been illegal (regulated?) for a while........
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I suspect shipping industrial scale volumes of recreational drugs internationally has been illegal (regulated?) for a while........
While I suspect that your suspicions are correct, I further suspect that any time big publicity is made of a situation like this, it merely foreshadows some politician's BRILLIANT! idea to curtail freedoms in some way, all in the interests of 'protecting' people.

Call me cynical...
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Old 14-10-2010, 06:53   #6
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While I suspect that your suspicions are correct, I further suspect that any time big publicity is made of a situation like this, it merely foreshadows some politician's BRILLIANT! idea to curtail freedoms in some way, all in the interests of 'protecting' people.

Call me cynical...
Sir, you are just too cynical for my tastes
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Sir, you are just too cynical for my tastes
See, maybe I'm just too far gone, but I don't even see that as anything approaching negative or insulting. I can live with that kind of 'criticism.'
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See, maybe I'm just too far gone, but I don't even see that as anything approaching negative or insulting. I can live with that kind of 'criticism.'
Criticism? That was probably the biggest compliment you'll ever get, here on CF! I've been here 6 months, now, and still nobody's paid me a compliment that big (except for once when I had an avatar which had been taken at a vicars and tarts party).
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More importantly, what kind of cat is it and when will it be auctioned off? I could use the secret smuggling compartments to hide my tools so that the thieving bastiges in my neighborhood don't make off with them again.


....yeah, I'm still a little bit bitter about that.
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Why would anyone want to break into a business where the competition routinely murders thousands of people a year and the police laugh about it? If you want to buy 1000 lbs of coke they will sell it to you, but then they will either sell or give your sorry ass to the DEA.
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Why would anyone want to break into a business where the competition routinely murders thousands of people a year and the police laugh about it? If you want to buy 1000 lbs of coke they will sell it to you, but then they will either sell or give your sorry ass to the DEA.
That's one of the problems with drug dealers. Unreliable types
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One of those 'unreliable types': has spent the past three years pursued by police over the mysterious death of his friend, a yacht skipper, during a sailing trip.

Was that the one where the sipper put on a crew?
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I could use the secret smuggling compartments to hide my tools so that the thieving bastiges in my neighborhood don't make off with them again.


....yeah, I'm still a little bit bitter about that.
LOL!! I'm sorry, I know we shouldn't laugh at the misfortunes of other people!
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That's one of the problems with drug dealers. Unreliable types
The sick part is that it only makes their product that much more valuable to the next batch of customers. It's almost a variation on supply side economics, using the federal government as a sort of overflow customer.

Any time the prices start falling a bit too far, you make a 'sale' to the DEA and BAM!, you're back at the original price after they confisca- erm, pick up their shipment, leaving the rest of your customers high and dry..
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As these two vessels have now been impounded by Customs in Brisbane they will eventually sell them so they could be a good buy but then again one can only imagine what the interiors now look like as they have probably pulled them to pieces and it could be costly to put them back together.

I saw the mono on the TV news last night and it was a very nice looking vessel.

I'm interested to see what make the cat is when it arrives in Brisbane.
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