Ok, I'll have to confess. The the topic of the news story is indeed a good idea. Getting scanned for radioactive materials while transiting NYC is a good thing. It was interesting because we had it happen (and it was obvious) a few months back.
I guess I was trying to point out another issue, and the article didn't quite do it.
Now, what is getting annoying is seeing what I saw this weekend. There were 50 bazillion "Marine Patrol" boats out everywhere from every town. They seemed to launch as many as they could afford.
This was *not* in NYC, but in New England
Now, these patrol boats should be protecting the waters maybe, right?
They were stopping some guy, going to his 30 foot boat in a dinghy
with his son on the 4th of July weekend. They hassled this guy and kept him at their marine
patrol boat for a good hour or so.
It just seems to me this guy is getting a little treasured time off work to go sailing with his 10 year old son. The marine
patrol, instead of protecting anyone, is simply out issuing citations for whatever they can. I see this time and time again living on the water
. It's a shame.
PS: Can the original poster drift his own thread??