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Old 27-04-2010, 06:18   #61
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Here's a photo from the website the bgjj posted.

Dump plastic found in the north Atlantic



It has no caption, but is obviously intended to characterize the "severity" of the plastic problem in the Atlantic. Is this believable? Look closely....

Aside from the fact that no one would be operating a skiff in the middle of the Atlantic, there's a rocky shore in the near distance!

This issue may be a serious environmental problem, but folks like this who publish obviously false, exaggerated photos or data do more to hurt their cause than help, in my view.
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Old 27-04-2010, 06:28   #62
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Damn it Hud.... I thought he was a GREENPEACE ECO WARRIOR....
But your right... it makes you wonder if their main purpose is to shock just to raise money fast for the coffers...
rather than show the reality to people who will never get out there to see the truth.
Waste is a problem but to get it sorted needs honesty not misleading promotions like this... CON... is the name that springs to mind.
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Old 27-04-2010, 10:55   #63
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That definately makes more sense as a shoreline. The name on the boat looks like Plastec! Many years ago I was in LA at the beach at Culver City - right by LAX - early in the morning and it was close to that bad. They raked it clean each morning.
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like this... CON... is the name that springs to mind.
But as you can clearly see - the Polar Bears have all gone


And no Giraffes either
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But as you can clearly see - the Polar Bears have all gone


And no Giraffes either
Ahhh... but they've heard about the Earth Shift in 2012 and they're heading for the new North Pole....
Just a thought... why can't they start a new colony down in the Antarctic..
same food sources.. seals n fish.. plus Penguins for Sunday Lunch...
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Old 27-04-2010, 17:39   #66
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I have a 'brick and mortar' law office and a history in web design. I get almost all my clients over the internet and sometimes never even meet them in person. I use an e-fax provider for faxes over e-mail and could use that for anything I need to file with the courts. I'm pretty sure I could at least get some work as a virtual law firm, especially if I branch out into more non-litigious areas of law (powers of attorney, wills, etc), but almost all the money I currently make comes from actions that eventually wind up in court appearances. I don't know how much of the non-litigious part of my practice I can grow. I think it would be possible to mostly cruise and work from the boat if I stayed in the puget sound though...go into court every Friday for hearings but aside from that I could do almost everything long distance.

I know at least one attorney who travels the san juan islands helping people out with wills on the various islands where there aren't really any attorneys.

There are a growing number of "virtual assistants" who help out with various office tasks, answering phones, etc., all over the internet basically. Same for virtual paralegals. A virtual paralegal can be a great deal for an attorney because they may only need a few paralegal hours a week and they don't want to pay someone to sit around surfing the net at their office. Anything the paralegal bills they charge to their client at a slightly hire rate, so they can ship off the work they don't want to do and still make a small profit. The clients like it because the rate is still significantly less than an attorney's rate.

Web design is definitely possible with an internet connection.

I have a client who breeds small litters of dogs and has a long waiting list. Not a ton of money but would compliment other things. You'd have to drop in every few months to deliver puppies I guess, or switch the location on your web page to a new area now and then.
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Well you could always Teach English as a Foreign Language.....




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Could try Scrimshaw..........might need a bigger boat though
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Well you could always Teach English as a Foreign Language.....



In this blessed country teaching english as a foreign language is something dead people can do, so long as they look like foreginers. Lots of French are teaching english here. Also, you need no qualifications.
The government of this country in their wisdom have blocked U Tube and Facebook, and twitter I think.
It's reassuring to know I live in a country with such a caring system in place.
I think dreaming of being a sex slave and being hungry would be more attractive than teaching English!!!!
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I am surprised that your country did not also ban this forum - CF - as it constantly contains spurious political diatribes mixed into the various threads . . .
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I am surprised that your country did not also ban this forum - CF - as it constantly contains spurious political diatribes mixed into the various threads . . .
Damn... n I just thought it was funny...
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I am surprised that your country did not also ban this forum - CF - as it constantly contains spurious political diatribes mixed into the various threads . . .
Yes, many members who know better can't seem to help themselves sometimes. But those posts don't stay up for long, really, and the members who post them aren't doing themselves any favors, either. The funny thing about it, to me, is that political ranters seem to believe they will convince someone of the righteousness of their position, when in reality they're only annoying those who come here to share their love of sailing. Very odd.

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If people really wanted to make money while cruising and had a bit of time before they headed off then one would think they would do a full trade course as a diesel mechanic or marine electrician.
They are the only folks we have never met cruising!!


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In reality, the best professions welcomed world-wide are the medical professionals and teachers. Doctors and nurses can find work almost anywhere although they probably do not need to work. Teachers are always welcome especially if they can teach something that will expand the job opportunities for the locals.
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I guess you could get into the gulf there and help in the oil recovery thing happening. BP is going to have to pay big time for that one.
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