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  •  I have great respect for the sea, like you, (2+ / 0-)
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    Polly Syllabic, martyc35

    and for the Coast Guard's work out there on those rescue missions - those storms can not be believed by anyone who hasn't been tossed and slammed in those swells and gales. My husband served in the CG for a while, but gave it up when the primary mission changed from saving lives at sea to catching drug smugglers and being a policeman at sea.

    You know, I've wondered about those electrical lines out to James island, they really hang out in the open, and cause trouble, fatally as you say. Seems like it might be worth an alternative power source. Those navigation lights are crucial, so it would have to be fail safe.

    •  I thank Saint Ronnie, the Raygun, (2+ / 0-)
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      Polly Syllabic, OceanDiver

      for my doing only six years. I was in communications and privy to a lot of information most Coasties never saw or heard. In the last two years (80-82) of my time in, we began the switch to being cops, and I was not all that enthralled with what I saw going on.

      I was more than happy to get out and go to college. I still maintain a soft spot, most definitely, for the Coast Guard, but it certainly does have it's warts, doesn't it?

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