not huge fans of the Coast Guard. Sure, they often do amazing work,
but they’ve been known to sweat yachties unnecessarily, and we honestly
don’t much dig the military style boarding and "inspecting"
BS that they pull all the time. Looks like we’re not the only ones.
Thanks to Wired for the piece.
if the Coast Guard didn’t have enough PR problems, what with the billions
of dollars it’s wasting on the disastrous Deepwater modernization scheme
and the way it’s treated Deepwater whistleblowers. It seems Coasties
have been behaving badly around civilian sailors during boarding and
search operations. The situation has gotten so bad that Commandant Thad
Allen had to address it directly in one of his e-mail messages to the