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 Post subject: Re: Vista Fleet
Unread postPosted: September 28, 2017, 2:39 pm 
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Doesn't appear that he had any connection to the Vista Fleet - just a pissed off guy on a walk-about.


And alcohol.


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Unread postPosted: September 28, 2017, 1:02 pm 

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Some answers here:
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/cr . -knowledge

Doesn't appear that he had any connection to the Vista Fleet - just a pissed off guy on a walk-about.


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Unread postPosted: September 25, 2017, 11:15 am 
Has anyone heard of a possible motive for the guy who did this? I read he was a mechanic. Did they fail to pay him or alienate him in some way? Most reasonable people don't do things like that, and even unstable people need some kind of reason, however strange..


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 12:10 pm 
New video released today.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/c . ta-culprit


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 11:25 am 
RogerKYS wrote:
Today's rant:
When I left the newspaper business in 2009, the latest buzz phrase was "Mistakes are inevitable and can be corrected." I can only imagine what is is like now. Of course someone has to care enough to point out the mistake, and someone else has to care enough to fix the mistake. News organizations have been cut to the bone for maximum profits and the people who might have caught such mistakes are long gone. Now it is all about how fast you get something on line or on air, and how many clicks it gets, not on whether or not it is accurate. It seems like "mostly right" is good enough nowadays. I don't blame the people who make the mistakes as much as I do their corporate honchos who have cut, cut, cut making the quality of the coverage decline.
End of today's rant



If I'm not mistaken I think I've sent you a rant or 2 on a couple different topics. Probably be more in the future.


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 11:16 am 

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Today's rant:
When I left the newspaper business in 2009, the latest buzz phrase was "Mistakes are inevitable and can be corrected." I can only imagine what is is like now. Of course someone has to care enough to point out the mistake, and someone else has to care enough to fix the mistake. News organizations have been cut to the bone for maximum profits and the people who might have caught such mistakes are long gone. Now it is all about how fast you get something on line or on air, and how many clicks it gets, not on whether or not it is accurate. It seems like "mostly right" is good enough nowadays. I don't blame the people who make the mistakes as much as I do their corporate honchos who have cut, cut, cut making the quality of the coverage decline.
End of today's rant


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 11:06 am 
RogerKYS wrote:
I'd be happy to send them a KYS book!


Hi, Roger. I actuallly e-mailed the other TV station that said it was a 1000 footer. Big surprise. Didn't get a response.


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 11:01 am 

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I'd be happy to send them a KYS book!


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 10:10 am 
I see from the Fox 21 report the Leitch was 750 ft. long. Another of our local TV stations said it was a 1000 footer. Wouldn't have been too tough if they'd have done their homework to find the correct info.


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 9:57 am 

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Video and story about the close encounter with the freighter here.


http://www.fox21online.com/2017/09/21/c . freighter/


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Unread postPosted: September 22, 2017, 9:12 am 
That kind of behavior makes life hard for Boatnerds, because then they want to up more fences and security, making it difficult, if not impossible to get near the boats for a decent photo. Only takes one idiot to ruin it for everyone else.


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Unread postPosted: September 21, 2017, 12:49 pm 

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I was watching the Duluth cameras early this morning as the John D. Leitch came in and was wondering why one of the Vista boats was out so early. It was almost to the canal with a Coast Guard 45 footer nearby with its flashers on.


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Unread postPosted: September 21, 2017, 11:33 am 
It still amazes me at my age the intelligence/or lack thereof of some people.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/c . -overnight


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