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I got boarded by the USCG this weekend and I brought it on myself.

Old 06-07-2019, 08:42 AM
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Performing a safety inspection after lives are lost or a accident happens does not help the victims. Operating a boat commercially or for pleasure is not a god given right. Most of us boat responsibly and have seen the ill prepared and outright stupid people the get behind the wheel of a boat. I think the inspections are a necessary part of boating.
I have never know the Coast Guard to be anything less than professional in performing their task. Unfortunately the result of a lot of accidents on the water is death that could have been avoided.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
No need to tell who paid. Sometimes at Cracker barrel I can sit right by them as the waitress tells them "Someone took care of it. Said thanks from a brother." It's better anon.
this. buying them lunch is obviously a stand up move. feeling the need to share that you did with strangers on the internet, not so much. Could have easily made a thread about your experience with them without mentioning that you bought them lunch.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
Bragging aside, I hope more people will pick up the tab after reading this thread, hopefully they'll do random acts of kindness for complete strangers whether they be military or not..... and after all this I really hope they decide to do it in ANONYMITY.

Maybe this thread was good for something after all.....
So you are saying you give more points to someone who doesnt say they did it?
Really???
Give it a rest.
OP did a nice thing and agree that MAYBE more people will do it if it is posted.

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by mgd View Post
So you are saying you give more points to someone who doesnt say they did it?
Really???
Yes, Really!!! That is exactly what I'm saying.



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Old 06-07-2019, 01:04 PM
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OP, please disregard the snowflakes on here. You couldn’t satisfy them regardless of what you did, and how you did it. I think you did the right thing and do it often myself. Thanks to you Sir!
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:12 PM
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Holy crap! Where do I sign up??

come on man, they need housing and sustenance allowance with a base pay of $22,600.
LOL, my son is soon to be medically discharged, he complains about civilian pay, which is equal to or slightly higher to his army pay but take home will be less because of all the tax free he gets now. (Of course his disability pay will be tax free. And he's in the process of getting a job with a government alphabet agency.)

As far as the CG goes, it's not a bad job.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:31 PM
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Living in a Navy town then being in the Army myself I know the pay is not supreme. Navy E-6's living in trailer parks qualifying for welfare if they had kids. Make Chief, buy a house and have a good wife life gets a lot better. I just have a soft spot when I see a military family having a night out.

Anon simply works better for me. They don't need to feel like it's a handout. It's just a thank you. If I were to expect anything it would take away from it. Had one old salt get PO'ed. He was two people behind me and I just whispered to the counter girl I wanted to pay his bill. She knew what he had. As I walked out the door I heard him saying "Someone thinks I can't afford my own lunch. Where is that SOB?" I ran for my car. No sense getting my ass whipped by a 70 year old frogman.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:47 AM
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The trick is to let them order first and then offer to pick up the check... If they know you are picking up the check prior to their ordering then they'll go for the lobster rolls every time. Timing is everything.
and I love the CG. I've been boating for over sixty-five years and have had several occasions to use them and was grateful that they were there every time.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:59 AM
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Dockside are usually z
Auxiliary. Really rare.. on water they do not have to ask..

Good guys.

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I'm sure he posted it because of all the babies on here crying about the injustices of the Coast Guard and their illegal searches. While never knowing that you can legally tell them "No." if you don't want them boarding you. Then claiming what they are doing is illegal.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:01 AM
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I don't understand the bitching about being boarded. It's only a few minutes and if everything is compliant, you should have no issue with someone doing their job. After they leave you, their next boarding may disclose someone's expired safety equipment or illegal activity. At any rate, it's a win/win for the compliant boater.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post


Holy crap! Where do I sign up??

come on man, they need housing and sustenance allowance with a base pay of $22,600.
You are not mentioning the fact that they are on duty 24-7. 7 days a week. Even when off or on leave they can be recalled anytime. So figure that into the equation and you will get the real pay.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Landry View Post
I don't understand the bitching about being boarded. It's only a few minutes and if everything is compliant, you should have no issue with someone doing their job. After they leave you, their next boarding may disclose someone's expired safety equipment or illegal activity. At any rate, it's a win/win for the compliant boater.
Disagree a bit here. Would you let the police in your house without a warrant? A "safety" inspection can turn into an investigation very easily. I have nothing to hide, but as liberty and freedom is eroded tyranny will fill the void that is created. The person doing your safety inspection today may be the same person with a different directive later.

It amazes me how guns are talked about so much as if a person with one on his boat is likely a criminal? Why does it matter to Leo's if I have one on the boat? I have at least 2 on me at all times whether in the boat, car, or plane. It is nobody's business what is on my boat as long as I am not breaking the law and I should not be impeded unless I am seen breaking the law.

It is interesting to watch us give up our freedom for a sense of security from the government. I seem to remember someone warning us about that.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SeafarerO5 View Post
You are not mentioning the fact that they are on duty 24-7. 7 days a week. Even when off or on leave they can be recalled anytime. So figure that into the equation and you will get the real pay.
I haven't met any military folk that don't get at least 1 month of vacation a year, and holidays, and often 4day weekends when holidays land on Friday or Monday....obviously none of this when deployed. I've never heard of "on duty" 24/7 unless deployed.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:36 PM
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Wonderful..I have done this more times than I can count with our military personnel. See them at Bar and or Restautant and I pick up the tab anonymously and have the bartender or waitress tell them THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE but I haven’t seen any USCG or I would have done the same...what a great branch of service as they get to see and help their fellow Americans
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
The "military poverty min wage pay me so poor" argument is old and stale. Being in the military does require many sacrifices, that's for sure...but sacrificing pay and benefits is not one of them.

Using Jacksonville Fl and single for the data (married gets higher allowances), here is the truth (and officer pay is way way higher): https://militarypay.defense.gov/Calc...MC-Calculator/
GradeE-2Years of Service<2Tax Filing StatusSingleLiving OCONUS or Not Receiving BAH?falseLiving OCONUS?N/AZIP Code of your Permanent Duty Station32009Annual Basic Pay$22,608.00Annual Basic Allowance for Housing$12,060.00Annual Basic Allowance for Subsistence$4,432.68Non-Taxable Allowances (BAH + BAS)$16,492.68Number of Exemptions for Previous Calendar Year1Personal Exemption Amount$0.00Standard Deduction$12,200.00Total Deductions$12,200.00Taxable Income (Annual Basic Pay - Total Deductions)$10,408.00Tax Rate12%Gross Up$18,741.68Tax Advantage$2,249.00
Total Regular Military Compensation (RMC): $41,349.68
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:33 PM
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Hey glas,, I look at the coast guard as the same as the people in the airports checking you out. It’s for your safety. I have been boarded by every agency you can name here and Bahamas in my boating life and the most courteous always was the cg.The reason they ask if you a weapon on board is for their safety as well as yours and part of their basic training. They are not trying to arrest you or issue citations like fla marine patrol or give you a hard time like customs.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:56 PM
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Hey glas,, I look at the coast guard as the same as the people in the airports checking you out. It’s for your safety. I have been boarded by every agency you can name here and Bahamas in my boating life and the most courteous always was the cg.The reason they ask if you a weapon on board is for their safety as well as yours and part of their basic training. They are not trying to arrest you or issue citations like fla marine patrol or give you a hard time like customs.
Tell me how it is for my safety or theirs? Will a criminal tell them all the guns they have on board? Will a non-criminal fire upon them for no reason? Are they better trained in firearm safety and want to educate me? They are displaying their weapons as a show of force. I am storing my weapons in case bad guys show up and the CG is not there to help. If I have a weapon on board what do they change in their "inspection"? Finally, where in the Constitution does it allow for anyone disarming me or limiting my access to any firearm I am in possession of on the water?

As for airports - I get that when on the airlines. When I'm in my own plane it is none of their business what firearm I have on my plane. It is private property just like my boat.

I'm just growing very tired of tax paying, law abiding citizens being harassed for no reason. If you are not breaking the law, you should not be stopped.

I like the CG, but they are something we all pay for in taxes. They are here to serve us as that is what we pay them for. They are not here to take away our freedom.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
I haven't met any military folk that don't get at least 1 month of vacation a year, and holidays, and often 4day weekends when holidays land on Friday or Monday....obviously none of this when deployed. I've never heard of "on duty" 24/7 unless deployed.
You must have been Air Force. Army is way different. Not counting being on patrol for days on end in an actual war zone. Try going through Ranger or SF training. Months on end with your only time "Off" being to get that hour of sleep allowed and you might be standing up or walking during that hour.
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Always a bunch of great guys to chat with, always respectful in my experience. Kudos to you for thanking them with lunch!
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As former federal LE, I want to know if you have weapons and where they are for the safety of BOTH of us. I'm with you for a legal reason whether you like it, agree, disagree, whatever. My first job is to keep us both safe. You may be Mother Teresa but I haven't a clue that who or what you are. You go for a document and have to grab your 9MM to get it and...off we go. Evening news. .

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....I have at least 2 on me at all times whether in the boat, car, or plane. .
This quote tells me all I need to know about Big Hoss the Gunslinger.
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