Originally Posted by markpierce
Every time I see the USCG, they are "flying" by at over 25-knots going wherever fast and making large wakes. On a mission? (In this photographed example, I believe it was practice/training as I heard no radio
Couldn't agree more.. The Coast Guard are a bunch of thugs.. just trying to punish sailors....
BTW... what is the service called in the white and red helicopters that have those NON-selfserving idiots called 'rescue swimmers' that try to save the bacon of sailors in extreme conditions? Those guys have to be kool and good... Not like the Coast Guard....
or am I missing something....
I like to say that each country has prisons... and they are not just for foreigners.... I guess that this can be expanded and stated that criminals come from all walks of life... From dropouts to Cops to Priests to husbands and wives.
We should be careful not to judge a whole class of people... and, unfortunately in the civil service (or in some private firms) the latitude of the public/private servants to do different things can be limited.
If America is a Police State and miserable... then I invite others to compare to Russia
(the old USSR), (former East Germany) or other examples too numerous to name. I know I will do no wrong, and I do not need a 'Policeman' to verify this... but ... I am happy that they are checking out the crazies on the water
and if they need to talk to me.. to verify that I am not hurtful crazy.. then well ok... A minor annoyance compared to other things I have witnessed in other countries.
Sorry.. enough of a rant... flame on....