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Old 01-04-2009, 12:48   #1
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Relief for Marine Industry

Today's 'Lectronic Latitude reports that the Obama Administration has taken notice of the beaten-down state of the marine industry, and has announced a bail-out package. From the 'LecLat report:

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"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement this morning to a group of industry leaders. 'This will not only be good for the environment,' Pelosi said, 'but also for all my friends in the Bay Area who love sailing.' Citing the newly announced joint marketing effort between mast maker Southern Spars and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, makers of Viagra, Pelosi said 'We encourage commercial partnerships between companies as well.' The two companies will soon launch a new advertising campaign with their slogan 'A stiff rig is hard to beat.' The first commercials are due to air during the Volvo Ocean Race."

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For the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine


PS: I note that the reporter on this story is april fülz but I'm sure that's merely an odd coincidence, given today's date.
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Should sell at least as well as Pfizer's last drug, Mycocsaphailine....

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