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  • The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea.

    08/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/29/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea. Jul 29th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern With a course of nearly 3,000 miles from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point on the southwestern corner of England, the Transatlantic Race is the world’s oldest trans-oceanic yacht race and one of the ultimate tests of a sailor’s skill. Nearly 50 boats running the gamut from 40-footers to superyachts, and modern racing machines to 100-year-old classics from all over the world competed in the 2015 edition which just wrapped up. Chicago-based Bryon Ehrhart’s Reichel/Pugh 63’ Lucky was...
  • World's new largest private yacht that is bigger than a cruise ship and cost £800m is built for one

    02/12/2015 6:42:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Boasting seven decks, two pools, multiple hot tubs and a 275 square metre master suite, a new record-breaking superyacht is set to redefine the limits of luxury boat building. Costing £788million to build and measuring 222 metres in length, when completed Triple Deuce will be the most expensive and largest superyacht ever constructed. The luxury boat will surpass the remarkable standards set by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich's 163m Eclipse, and the current record-holding 182 metres-long yacht owned by the President of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • Prostitute 'injected married Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin (Partial title)

    07/10/2014 7:21:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 102 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 July 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A high-priced prostitute injected a married Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin before callously stepping over his dying body to finish her glass of wine, police have revealed. Alix Tichelman, 26, was arrested on Friday in the death of Forrest Hayes, a 51-year-old father-of-five and former Apple exec, aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz, California last November. Tichelman, who met her clients through a website called Seeking Arrangement, had exchanged texts and emails with Hayes and met with him a few times before the deadly November 26 encounter. That day, they met on Hayes' 50-foot yacht, Escape, at...
  • Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin

    07/10/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kale Williams
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. On Nov. 23, police were called to investigate the suspicious death of an unidentified 51-year-old man on a sailboat in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor.
  • Governor Palin: Must I Repeat? Quit Making Things Up!

    07/05/2013 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 106 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 5, 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Governor Palin wrote the following in response to the latest scandal coming from the Obama administration’s State Deptartment.Via Facebook: Outrageous. Once again the cover-up is worse than the “crime.” Secretary of State John Kerry WAS on his boat while Egypt fell into turmoil resulting in an overthrow of its new government ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood that the Obama Administration had so recently supported and may still support. (That, however, we do not know because President Obama’s absolutely dithering foreign policies, his "leading from behind," and his benign statements on the Muslim Brotherhood make no sense to sensible people.)The State...
  • John Kerry and Water Sports: An Unfortunate History

    07/05/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 5 2013, 1:58 PM ET | David A. Graham
    ... The setting is what makes it so eyeroll-worthy. If Kerry had been seen at a barbecue, no one would bat an eye. But on board a $7 million yacht? It just doesn't seem like he's working hard. The incident fits a pattern for Kerry: a strange penchant for foppish gaffes involving water sports. First, of course, there was the epic television ad that George W. Bush ran against Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. Using footage of Kerry windsurfing and comparing his zig-zagging to a supposed propensity to change his positions... Then fast-forward to 2010, when then-Senator Kerry admitted...
  • The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat..

    07/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 05, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    <p>Complete Title: "The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos - after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket"</p> <p>John Kerry's spokesman has admitted that the Secretary of State did go sailing off Nantucket as the Egyptian President was ousted from power, after pictures emerged of him out on the water on July 4.</p>
  • Busted: Secretary of State John Kerry Was Boating While Egypt Fell Apart

    07/05/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone. While Egypt (the country we just sent F16s to) was experiencing a coup this week, Secretary of State John Kerry was boating in Nantucket. Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald: First, State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki (who also worked as a spokesman for the Obama campaign) denied Kerry was in Nantucket despite multiple reports, sitings and a Kerry motorcade traffic jam. Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in...
  • Reversing denial, State says Kerry was briefly on boat

    07/05/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | July 5, 2013 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Secretary of State John Kerry was on his boat briefly on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier denial by the State Department, but was there only briefly and did not conduct official business while on board. “While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday. Kerry also held calls "with Norwegian Foreign Minister Eade,Qatari Foreign Minister al-Attiyah, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Egyptian Constitution Party President ElBaradei and five calls Ambassador Patterson on that day alone and since...
  • Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade

    08/07/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 07, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade By Ben Wolfgang-The Washington Times1 Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis. The Obama administration’s debt-ceiling proposal, which included more spending cuts than the...
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/25/2010 2:20:32 AM PDT · by billorites · 75 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    It’s the electorate, stupid! A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up...
  • John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam [Schadenfreude!!]

    09/15/2010 10:05:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation. “I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP...
  • Senator Defends Tax Dodge

    07/24/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 23 July 2010 | John Semmens
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) rebuffed critics’ complaints that he has dodged taxes he could easily afford to pay on his new $7 million yacht. By berthing the vessel in Rhode Island instead of his home state, Kerry avoided over $400,000 in sales taxes and an annual excise tax of $70,000. Inasmuch as Kerry has taken the position, as do most Democrats, that the rich do not pay enough taxes—in fact, Vice-President Joe Biden has characterized efforts to avoid or minimize one’s tax burden as “unpatriotic”—his actions strike many as hypocritical. “Not so,” says Kerry. “As a decorated Vietnam War veteran...
  • You're Right, Sen. Kerry: It's All Our Fault

    08/09/2011 4:59:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2011 | Michael Graham
    “This is the Tea Party downgrade.” — Sen. John Kerry Dear Sen. Kerry, On behalf of the Tea Party movement, please allow me to apologize. We had no idea. Who knew that spending two years lobbying against more debt and more spending would cause a credit downgrade? It never occurred to us that opposing massive new entitlement programs like Obamacare would make us responsible for the tidal wave of future debt that brought down our AAA credit rating. If only we’d gone to Harvard. See, when we citizen simpletons waved signs like “You Can’t Spend Your Way Out Of Debt,”...
  • Kerry's Campaign Mortgage Questioned

    02/23/2004 2:53:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 437+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/23/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    WRKO Boston talk radio host Howie Carr is questioning whether Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry was given special treatment when he obtained a $6.4 million mortgage last December on the Beacon Hill townhouse he owns jointly with his wife to rescue his then-financially-strapped campaign. "I don't think that the bank should have given Kerry that big of a mortgage under the usual regulations," Carr told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg on Sunday. "When you figure up the payments and the interest rate on the note, it's going to cost him $350,000 a year to pay off the note," the Boston...
  • Kerry Won't Release Tax Info on Teresa's Treasure

    04/14/2004 9:59:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 988+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/14/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vacations in multimillion-dollar mansions, owns a $700,000 yacht, rides exotic Italian motorcycles and helps finance it all with a millions in annual income from family investments in Heinz Foods. But Kerry's campaign won't release one iota of tax information on the jackpot that keeps him living in style, because he files his tax return separately from his wife, ketchup heiress Teresa "Don't Call Me Mrs. Kerry" Heinz. Of course, none of this bothers the partisan press, which blithely reported on Mr. Kerry's tax filing yesterday without noting that the bulk of his income comes...
  • Debt ceiling debate turns to yacht class

    07/07/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Jul 2011 | SCOTT WONG
    Democrats turned to a tried-and-true strategy this week in the fight over the debt ceiling, casting Republicans as the guardians of yacht owners, hedge fund managers and Big Oil. After a week of speeches laced with populist rhetoric and shortly after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a vote on a resolution written as a lose-lose for Republicans, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded that his party is open to talking about loopholes, a shift from his previous hard line. “Voters don’t have a favorable view of millionaires. This is something the president and other Democrats are using to project...
  • Gas Guzzling Kerry Blasts Bush on Environment

    04/21/2004 8:45:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 516+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/21/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his mega-rich wife Teresa Heinz own a gas guzzling private jet, an energy-eating power yacht, have five mansions that consume thousands of gallons of oil to heat and cool - and keep a fleet of SUVs running night-and-day outside their Beacon Hill mansion. But that didn't stop Sen. Kerry from blasting President Bush's environmental record yesterday. "Being responsible about the environment is not some goo-goo, do-gooder, silly notion that you embrace once a year on Earth Day," railed Kerry to a Florida crowd. "It's important to life itself." Really? It doesn't seem particularly...
  • Kerry’s Absurdities

    08/09/2011 5:12:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 8th, 2011 | Tait Trussell
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the ideas of the Tea Party are “absurd.” The media should not be covering the Tea Party philosophy of reduced spending and debt and a balanced budget. In 1997, Kerry himself sponsored an amendment to balance the then-current budget. He didn’t think that was absurd. What is absurd is that no one is more to blame for the government’s long-time spending binge than Senator John Kerry himself. As the nation’s credit rating is downgraded, and our federal debt exceeds the entire output of the U.S. economy, Kerry on Meet the Press Aug. 7 called for...