Steam ship, she made about 20kts in good seas, the biggest thing the news really misses is the fact that it’s a container/Ro-Ro..the ship carries heavy construction equipment, cars, buses, trailered boats, and cows..the first cargo deck is open to the sea aft (you can see by the pics), it’s also the only path to take when doing your round and checking the steering gear. You have to go outside for a moment to reach the watertight door to the steering gear room on the port side. If she got broadside due to loss of power then it is a double down on danger as vehicles becoming unlashed would cause serious havoc bouncing back and forth (think of the term “loose cannon”). Also the news stated she damaged a scuttle, not really sure I ever heard anyone refer to a bulkhead as a scuttle but it would make sense that a watertight door on one of the lower decks got loose if not dogged tightly and allowed them to take on some water. I never ventured through many of them but there are a number of stairwells leading to the RO-RO decks.
 November 1, 2015 at 1:35pm
The only boneheaded thing is some of the ignorant comments. Work at sea for a while before making such bold statements. The ship can handle the weather, the plan was to sail below the storm, the storm shifted, the ship lost power and the storm was moving rather fast. It’s a crappy thing to have happened but having lost a friend on that ship I get seriously frustrated with all of the armchair quarterbacks throwing heavy handed opinions on how to run a ship. Making the call on the direction to head, if they had regained propulsion, would be to sail straight into the seas or put them on your port quarter. As for being ordered by the company, not going to happen, pressured to make the run but not ordered. It would take the company at least another day or two to get a new master to fly in if they wanted to butt heads and send the captain home. Or if by luck the Chief Mate had his masters license, they could promote him but either way they would have to fly someone in to fill a position.
 September 5, 2015 at 7:54pm
Meh, I’d be impressed if an NFL’er took off the pads and made the cut on a rugby team…
I wouldn't I can imagine it's a similar skill set also the cardio is about the same in the conditioning sense while rugby takes less time between plays the NFL guys have about 15 lbs of pads and helmet on. Guys that go pro in either sport are physical freaks and the upper tier of players should theoretically excel at both.
 July 23, 2015 at 6:41pm
Because if an epileptic can meet the standards imposed by the state then it is perfectly legal to obtain a drivers license. My cousin has one after jumping through the hoops and this kid would know hours in advance that he was going to have a seizure so he would prep himself and those around him.
 July 6, 2015 at 11:11pm
That’s what I was thinking..Who actually watched the video. As a former bouncer at a busy bar..the whole never hitting a woman thing is not realistic. One night as I was hauling one guy away my coworker was trying to drag the other guy in the opposite direction and fortunately for him another bouncer was paying attention as the guys girlfriend attempted to smash a bottle over the first coworkers head. One quick pop in the snout and she dropped hard but never dropped the bottle. She tried to have us arrested but the police just told her that her best bet was to go have her nose unbent and stop talking her way into assault with a weapons charge.
 January 24, 2015 at 9:53am
I think they miss one of the truly subtle digs at these very idiots from the movie. The horror and disbelief in Chris’s comments to Taya when he is shocked and amazed that life goes on as we know it stateside while he is witnessing the atrocities of war. I think Cooper captured it beautifully in the scene where he is driving with Taya and his expression and tone are just total amazement that there is a war going on and people aren’t the slight bit interested in what’s happening to our service members.
 December 2, 2014 at 4:33pm
“My daughter was born here, why do you want to separate our family?” WTF you separated your family you dumb twit…then you ignored our laws, and then others say they have been here for 19 – 30 years (ignoring our laws) with a high probability of stealing someones identity to collect a paycheck etc.. what a bunch of a-wholes. I only feel a shred of empathy for the kids that were raised here and never told their true status.
Also note: there is NO Supreme Court decision that makes US citizens of children born to parents who are in America ILLEGALLY.
In a FOOTNOTE (footnote 10) in Plyer v. Doe (1982) the Supreme Court made that statement BUT that issue was not presented to the Court in that case. Thus, the footnote is nothing but "orbiter dicta" and is not entitled to be considered as controlling precedent.
It is real simple you take your daughter with you. No one is separating your family you are. How long are we going to allow illegal aliens to publicly give the Government the finger. Again the answer is so easy. Arrest and deport that will stop all this BS. We do not need to deport 11+million. They will go home as soon as you stop the bennies. No more free anything. If you take the ambulance to the hospital for a headache and are here illegally the next stop is a ticket home to where ever you come from. When you apply for a licence and it comes up you are illegally here the next drive is to the border. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS! Not my Government or anything we have done. We as a government have been lax in enforcing the law. That does not mean we have to allow everyone who illegally crosses our border to stay. Every illegal alien knows his status and why he came here. Time to tell the truth and do something about it. Stop the foolish BS that we can not deport 11 million people who are breaking our laws, we better get a spine and start enforcing our immigration laws before like Rome we no longer exist as the Nation we once were.
My favorite was “My children were born in this country! We follow the rules! We have our rights too!” She obviously doesn't understand irony because she was't following the rules if she was here illegally :)
Solution - Congress clarifies the law and the intent of the Amendment that libs have relied upon to bring them here en-mass disallowing citizenship being extended to those who enter into the country illegally their anchor babies. Period.
You choose to come here illegally, we deny your child citizenship, deny you entry without going to the back of the line, and we ship you back to the country from which your departed.
March 8, 2014 at 10:08pm
If she really wanted to compete fairly then she would be suing for an appeal on the decision to let her compete..not for a ducking 2.5 million dollar payday. She loves the sport so much she wants to destroy the competition by bankrupting it. Other than that let her compete..who really watches crossfit competitions anyways? Seriously!?!?
June 22, 2013 at 12:52am
What is it with people that comment without basic reading and comprehension? Fire the principle (sic)? Why would you fire the principal for doing the right thing and bringing this to the authorities as well as sticking up for his son?
As for the jokes being tossed around in other comments, WTF is wrong with you people that you can draw humor from a specific story about a little boy being raped?
June 7, 2013 at 10:24am
This argument is awesome…wow..just wow. Podius, are you just baiting people cause its f@#ing funny. I mean you gotta know how ridiculous your argument is, you are just trying to get a rise out of people aren’t you? I’m totally laughing now…”I never made it past boy scout”lol
June 7, 2013 at 10:20am
May 29, 2013 at 6:49pm
That reminds me of the time I refused to sign the form that states you will pay for everything if insurance doesn’t cover it. The clerk was dumbfounded and didn’t know what to do. I simply explained that I had someone at the doctors office confirm and I had also confirmed that my visit was covered prior to service and that was enough for me. She had to get an oK from the lady I had talked to on the phone…they no longer ask me to sign the form.
May 4, 2013 at 12:52am
Most of the high school, or U-19 teams are coached and mentored by a local adult division team. They should turn the raffle over to them to get the morons off their backs. Besides the older ruggers can sell the tickets at the drink ups after they play their own matches. I imagine the would collect a lot of cash for the girls.
April 25, 2013 at 10:48pm
..hey pal whats with your war on women? jus kidding..so true, so true!
April 25, 2013 at 10:46pm
The sad thing about this painting is the horrible inaccuracy. I looked at the money that the NRA shells out and it really isn’t that much that actually reaches out directly to politicians by means of political donations. However if you want to do the research, and it isn’t that hard, look at how much the pharmaceutical companies bankroll politicians. (search Pfizer PAC) It is insane how much they spend. This, in my honest opinion, is why the NRA is taking the heat and there has been literally no mention of the drugs the last four or five killers were on in the news..or why SSRI drugs aren’t even on the radar of the media and politicians despite the fact they are the most common thread between mass murders dating back to columbine. Do the research and spread the news..lets address a much bigger problem and actually have an effect on mass killings rather than the same old pat themselves on the back crap legislation.
April 23, 2013 at 7:14am
I remember being a kid and listening to the “old timers” gripe about Carter trying to “figure out a way to put a meter on our face to tax the air we breathe”..if they were around today they wouldn’t be far off. After generating the most revenue this government has ever seen, they just want more and more. I notice all of the movies hitting the big screen lately mostly have apocalyptic themes…I fear life may imitate art sooner rather than later if we don’t curb the government and get control of our country again. Out of control spending and overtaxing is going to lead to our demise and the politcal climate gets worse daily because they throw diversions at us and pundits cause us to neglect civil discourse for name calling and hatred. All the while the politicians continue to pick our pocket , work secret deals, serve special interest at their personal benefit, all whiile increasing their net worth each day in office on top of a bloated salary with incredulous expense benefits. They ignore the things that are no longer necessary from the past laws like summer recess, horse and buggy days it was necessary. Then as they ignore these outdated practices they wag their collective fingers at us and tell us in so many words that we need to rethink and redefine the bill of rights. Sorry for the rant..I couldnt even get it all out..I have been through with either party for a while now and my list of pol’s that offer a slight ray of hope dwindles with each days passing
April 22, 2013 at 8:35am
What irks me is the fact that he gave canned speeches, using the same monotone sentiment for the Sandy Hook incident and then the Maarathon bombing..false, fake concern. No real raction to those killed in Benghazi and now the first time we actually see som efire in his belly is when he doesn’t get his own way with gun control. He gets all petulant and childish tantrum like. I tried so hard to not be the atypicl anti obama mindless birther,troll that floods the commenets sections of news stories. But I dare say he just disgusts me completely. Quick to say the police acted stupidly or quick to talk about Trayvon looking liek a son he would have had but unwilling to talk about aan ongoing case when you have a doctor that murders babies and a woman,
April 21, 2013 at 4:42pm
ahh, again mislead by poor reporting. He was a U Mass student..my bad. Well, really its the media’s bad.
April 21, 2013 at 1:24am
You’re right they shut the city down…and managed to kill and capture the D’bags in under a week. Perhaps they should have taken lead from California and set the manhunt in the same fashion as the hunt for Christopher Dorner, they could’ve mistakenly shot way more people in Boston considering there were way more people out hunting with guns. The plan and execution was solid and the law enforcement worked together like true professionals..local, state, federal. Not one loss of civilian life due to erroneous or trigger happy police shooting over a hundred rounds at things such as a truck, of a different make, color and year with two females as opposed to a single male inside.
Also how was he a 19 yr old med student? Pre-med maybe, and MIT is an engineering school so maybe medical technology student? I don’t get that med student stuff
April 19, 2013 at 8:06am
So let me get this straight, you are complaining because you have nothing to complain about?