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Old 10-02-2021, 03:30   #1
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Gilligan rescued...

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The final sentence is pure gold as they say, "It's unclear how they ended up on the island".
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That is a fairly busy area, surprised it took 33 days for someone to see them. Glad it ended well.

Having lived in South Florida for 28 years, always amazed me how people risk their lives to come to America. Yet, most Americans don't appreciate what we have.
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That is a fairly busy area, surprised it took 33 days for someone to see them. Glad it ended well.

Having lived in South Florida for 28 years, always amazed me how people risk their lives to come to America. Yet, most Americans don't appreciate what we have.
I really think it’s a grass is always greener on the other side of the fence type of situation. I often feel like other countries would be better to live in for various reasons. And then in other ways I remember that this one is good too.
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Having lived in South Florida for 28 years, always amazed me how people risk their lives to come to America. Yet, most Americans don't appreciate what we have.
It’s important to differentiate appreciating what one has, and wanting to continually adjust, adapt, and make improvements to what is already pretty great. We’ll never be “done”

Not implying that was your meaning, just throwing it out there.
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The final sentence is pure gold as they say, "It's unclear how they ended up on the island".
There was another article that says their boat sunk and they swam to the island. Not sure if they were fishing or or what?
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They were on a 3-hour tour, when the weather started getting rough. C'mon, you guys, you know the tune...
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Not anywhere as nice as Gilligan's Island
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Why does the US Coast Guard patrol Bahamian waters?
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Why don’t they just interdict them in the Florida Strait? If the Bahamians want to keep drugs out of their country shouldn’t they be the ones to pay for it?
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Why does the US Coast Guard patrol Bahamian waters?
someone has to and it is mostly US cruisers
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OPBAT, drug task force with the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. There are usually Bahamian DF on those USCG helicopters, too.
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Why don’t they just interdict them in the Florida Strait? If the Bahamians want to keep drugs out of their country shouldn’t they be the ones to pay for it?
I spent 20+ years doing drug patrols, it's not trivial to both have 24/7/365 coverage of thousands of square miles of ocean AND be able to pick out the bad guys from everyone else. The real world doesn't bear much resemblance to Miami Vice.

The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos are a very convenient transit point for drugs, 99.999% of which are bound for the 328,000,000 people in the U.S., not the 389,000 people living in the Bahamas. The opbat mission expands the interdiction boundary out by hundreds of miles which provides significant additional time for detection and it is in an area where it is significantly easier to pick out traffickers vs a much smaller number of legitimate boats. Huge benefit for the U.S. and the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos gets to significantly reduce the drug violence they would otherwise be subject to, all to serve U.S. drug demand, so it's a win for them as well. It turns out that engaging with our neighbors just 50 miles away, in a mutual effort that helps both of us, is just good policy and common sense. "Shouldn't they be the ones to pay for it", on the other hand, is not so much of either of those things.

Its also worth looking up where the Anguilla Cays are on a map if you're not familiar with the area. They're a very isolated set of uninhabited islands far closer to both the U.S. and Cuba than they are to most of the Bahamas. There's also a national security and migrant/humanitarian reason for the U.S. to regularly patrol that area, as will be obvious when you look at a map.
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That bright orange is really visible. I think im going to add a large bright orange tarp to my inventory.
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