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    Man Rescued Off Florida In Inflatable Bubble

    A Florida man who was attempting to travel thousands of miles to Bermuda and back in an inflatable bubble has been rescued by the US Coast Guard.

    Long-distance runner Reza Baluchi was picked up off the Florida coast on Sunday and his "hydropod" was being towed back to shore, Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney said.

    Mr Barney said the man set off from Pompano Beach on Friday, despite receiving a letter from the Coast Guard on 15 April warning him not to attempt the 3,500-mile journey following the Bermuda triangle and back to Florida via Cuba and Puerto Rico.

    Mr Baluchi, a 44-year-old originally from Iran, had been told he was "not authorised to depart" because his vessel - which featured dozens of buoyancy balls, a GPS tracking device and water filter - was "manifestly unsafe".

    Captain Austin Gould, Coast Guard Sector Miami Commander, said: "This was an inherently unsafe voyage that put the lives of Mr Baluchi and other mariners in danger."

    Man Rescued Off Florida In Inflatable Bubble
    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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    Twat!

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    Land of the free and an Iranian can't leave if he wants to.

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    someone burst his bubble

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    I hope the Coast Guard charged him for every fucking penny spent on warning and then rescuing this fucking idiot.

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    "Not authorized to depart" is something Americans used to look at with amazement in countries like East Germany. Congratulations America, now that's you. Until just a few years back you could, and I frequently did walk across the border into Mexico and it was none of the Government's business. One more freedom lost after the 9-11 farce.

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    ^That is an amazingly stupid post.

    If you had bothered to read the story before starting to bang your "I hate America" drum and beam up 9/11 tinfoil hat crap, you would have noted that this simple-minded attention whore tried the same stunt in 2014, at a cost to the US Coast Guard and US taxpayers of $140,000 to rescue his retarded ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^That is an amazingly stupid post.

    If you had bothered to read the story before starting to bang your "I hate America" drum and beam up 9/11 tinfoil hat crap, you would have noted that this simple-minded attention whore tried the same stunt in 2014, at a cost to the US Coast Guard and US taxpayers of $140,000 to rescue his retarded ass.
    I'd prefer to live in a society in which they don't rescue him the 2nd time than one in which Government controls the behavior of an admittedly idiot adult who is only e dangering himself.
    Also not seeing the significance of the day they were no longer free to leave America without permission in the form of a passport is sheeplike behavior. Recent example, the IRS was just given the ability to revoke passports.

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