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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. You were doing good work there Pip, but thats too much. Im stepping out of this story now, because frankly, squabbles between the rich art set in New York, their children (the Hovians), and Reid Stowe (the grifter living off his dulled wits), is now at an end. Everybody got what they deserved. The rich art set gave their money away, the Hovians followed their leader up a creek to south america without finding immortality on the way, and Reid is stuck up a creek with a busted boat and nobody to grift off any more. If the FBI are involved in this in any way, its time to sit back and see what develops. Frankly, a cultural argument within the rich kid set at New York is of no further interest to me. Reid is a momentary abherration. A fast fading blip, which will have no impact on sailing generally. If his name appears in the court list anywhere, frankly, Im not interested anymore. There you go, the door didnt hit me on the ass on the way out. Good luck Sailing Anarchy it was fun, but there comes a time you stop kicking a corpse and walk away. Now is the time. . Regards RS
  2. Its on its way to earning the record for 1000 days sitting in a supermarket carpark without being graffitied or burnt record. It did it without requiring any outside assistance. How marvellous.
  3. Thought you were going away. he said he was going away. He stated it as a fact. But then he didnt, so his behaviour was contrary to the facts. And he had exclusive control over it all, and chose to act contrary to the facts while still attacking us about it. When given a choice between being honest, or lying about something within their exclusive knowledge and abusing people, they go for door 2 every time. Theres a classic Hovianism right there.© PiqueWeaks behaviour, especially from the self proclaimed media guy.
  4. Forgetting malaria, dysentry, pneumonia, and hepatitis, what responsible parent, faced with a choice, would take their child to live on top of this ? Cyanide River Disaster in Guyana by Roy S. Carson Shoals of dead fish and hogs floated downstream GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The leaking dam that poisoned a vast river system in central Guyana was plugged August 24th, but only after hundreds of millions of gallons of deadly cyanide-laced slurry drained for five days from a gold mine's tailings pond into a 50-mile stretch of the Essequibo river, killing fish, domestic animals and wildlife by the thousands. The 600-mile Essequibo was polluted with about 825 million gallons of cyanide-treated wastewater from the huge pond. Cyanide is used to separate fine flakes of gold from other materials in the second stage of the mining process. The solid hydrogen cyanide salt used in gold processing is highly toxic, and the Associated Press reported that it can be deadly in concentrations as small as 2 parts per million. The mine's owners said there was no major damage done to the river and no evidence of loss of animal or aquatic life in the Essequibo, a claim that few took at face value. A report in the English-speaking nation's major daily newspaper, the Guyana Chronicle, and earlier reports carried by the Associated Press, say shoals of dead fish and hogs had floated downstream on the Essequibo to Bartica, a mining village of 15,000 people some 50 miles south of the mine, South America's largest. It could take weeks to warn native Indians because of the dense jungle On August 21st, Guyana's President Cheddi Jagan declared a 50-mile stretch of the river a national environmental disaster zone and sought unanimous Parliamentary approval for the action. President Jagan told newsmen last week that it wasn't the first leak of cyanide from the tailings pond. Tailings are chemically -treated debris from the mining process that at Omai were contained in a vast pool of contaminated water the size of a small lake. "I am indeed alarmed at the repeated incidence of a major spillage at the Omai Gold Mine, just three months after the first reported spillage at the same site," the president said in Georgetown. "Immedediately, the government dispatched a special team to the site to make an independent assessment of the situation." A special monitoring team which includes regional authorities has been set up and samples of fish and other marine life are being analyzed. The ministry of health has its own teams in the area to prevent the sale and consumption of fish caught in the river at points between Omai and Bartica. Steps are also being taken to inform native Indians and other communities in the jungle of the disaster and the need to take precautionary measures -- but the authorities say it could take weeks to get through dense jungle. President Jagan issued a radio appeal not to drink water from the Omai or Essequibo rivers as dangerous levels of cyanide continue to flow downriver. Prime minister Sam Hinds has met with Omai mine executives with the crucial objective to stop or stem the flow of pollutant into the Omai river which discharges into the Essequibo. Emergency agencies in the area have been instructed to spare no efforts or resources to control the catastrophe. Guyana does not have the financial or technological means to cope with the disaster The Guyanese president explained that the impoverished South American country needs international assistance to deal with the present disaster and his executive are in discussions with international organizations who have given them a favorable response. Guyana's government, overloaded with international debt and already in a state of bankruptcy, does not have the financial or technological means to cope with the cyanide flow, which has already reached the open waters of the Atlantic, potentially causing more damage to rich fishing waters of South America. Most of the cyanide is expected to evaporate, however. A full parliamentary debate was scheduled to begin when the national assembly met in Georgetown, and opposition parties have been invited to join a national consensus on government measures. Among other things, consultations on an Environmental Act awaitying passage are to be speeded up and mechanisms for environmental protection established swiftly, Jagan said. President Jagan admitted that many control functions are outside the government's present capacity due to their cost, and will take longer to implement than the present ecological protections. "Equally, we must protect our rainforests from loggers who are cutting trees down in large-scale operations where we are also faced with massive costs to control what's happening within our territory," he said. He had declared the area a Disaster Zone, saying but it was impossible to give exact boundaries because the disaster is on such a large scale. Concluding his rare radio broadcast, the president pledged to bring the Omai Gold Mine's Canadian owners to trial. "Omai had the responsibility to take environmental precautions and the government has the responsibility and the commitmehe Guyanese nation." Canadian owners claim spill is "peanuts" Guyana's 725,000 inhabitants, spread over 83,000 square miles of South American jungle, are only just beginning to understand the economic dimensions of the disaster, which not only affects the rainforest indians but the whole country's frail economy as well. Meanwhile, the Canadian owners said a design failure caused the catastrophe and have issued statements denying that any negligence on the part of the company. "There was no disaster," Omai deputy general manager Claude Dumont insists. "The amount of sodium cyanide released into the Omai river was insignificant. When the government began yelling its head off about river pollution, you would have thought we were consciously tipping cyanide concentrate into the river -- it just isn't so. "By the time the government inspection teams got [to the mine], there were no dead fish in sight -- what happened is peanuts. It was an unfortunate incident. We have to live with, but it doesn't have the dimensions the government are putting on it. And, anyway, Guyana doesn't have a workable environmental protection law or any monitoring mechanism. Nevertheless, I repeat, it was just peanuts." On-site critics say the Guyanese government saw the international opportunity to earn "big bucks" from a gullible international community when, in fact, negotiations were underway with the government to allow the Omai mine to release 20 times the amount of cyanide tailings into the Essequibo six months earlier than ordinarily planned. The government owns five percent of the mine. Joshua Ramsammy, a biologist for the private Guyana Monitoring and Conservation Organization, confirmed the mine's analysis and said Prime Minister Sam Hinds' government faces re-election next year and desperately needs money from the mine to cover crippling international debt obligations. The nation pays as much as 80 percent of its tax revenues to foreign lenders on $2.1 billion in foreign debt. Omai Gold Mines Ltd., a company owned by Canadian-based Cambior, Inc., and the Golden Star Resources Ltd. operating subsidiary of Denver- based Invesco PLC, will be closed for six months as a result of the disaster, sources told the American Reporter news service. It could not be learned if the mine was insured for the disaster. Invesco PLC runs a number of funds specialized in medium-risk companies in developing nations, and warn investors of the danger of losses. FMR Corp., better known as the Fidelity Funds, was listed with the Security and Exchange Commission as owner 165,000 shares of Golden Star before Sunday's disaster. The mine produced an estimated 88,000 ounces of gold in 1994.
  5. Picture yourself in Reid's position. he doesnt have a muir electric windlass and its doubtful that his 1000 days electric sheet winch is aboard. He doesnt have a bow thruster. He probably has a watch and tide times. in a 7 knot rivercurrent, he would be anchored by the bow, and in rising water, his bow points towards the river mouth, and his stern points in the direction he wants to go. He is not anchored by the stern, because to do so in a 7 knot current is ugly and could damage the rudder further. His reverse gear gives him a top reversing speed of perhaps 3 knots, but emergency steering means he cant steer when going backwards at speed. So he has to wait for the point at which the rising water is travelling at only about 2 knots. He has to guess it because he doesnt have a speedo or string log. He motors forward on his anchor gear, and without a windlass, he has to accurately steer over the anchor, with sufficient speed and timing to break the anchor out of the mud and manhandle the muddy anchor rope aboard. Then while the whole boat is side on to the 3 knot current, with the turning circle of the queen mary, in a narrow river, he turns 70 feet of hull side while wrestling with emergency steering ropes on winches. Now he is travelling at 4 knots with the tide, travelling upriver (motoring 1 knot more than the current to keep steerage).The bow hits a shallow patch at 4 knots, and his keel shape is designed to wedge right in there. He engages reverse gear, but its a 3 knot current, and his reverse gear is only capable of 3 knots. he cant pull it off, or steer around it, and the stern swings side onto the shallow patch. Now the whole boat is being pressed sideways onto a shallow patch, hard aground and there are only minutes left before the tide turns to falling water.... Falling water could mean the boat laying on its side in the mud. In the early 1940's a guy bought a single prop deep V ex fishing trawler and fitted it out to be a liveaboard vessel on the river murray. He had the same problems. It was unsteerable and unstoppable when confronted with wind and current. His plan was to cruise the length of the River Murray with it. He gave up when he got to the Riverland, and it became a permanently moored houseboat. River going vessels here are catamarans with dual outboard motors. Totally the wrong design to take into a narrow river Reid.
  6. ok so reid says, sponsor me, and I will keep you informed accurately about what I am doing and i will do things that reflect credit on your company... So when does he plan to start doing that ?
  7. oh feck, Seagoon, your hovian village idiot is loose again. You are going to have to have this dog put down. Surely when you read his puppyschool report "does not play nicely with others", it gave you a clue.. I know he offered himself as a freebee, but didnt you ever ask yourself why ?
  8. With a 6 hour tide, with the middle 2 hours representing the fastest flowing water, he only had the last 2 hours of the 6 of rising water to go anywhere. With a maximum motoring speed of 4 knots and an river current of 7 knots, it only gives him the second half of those last 2 hours to try and go anywhere when the current is slow enough to not exceed his motoring ability, but the peril is if he gets stuck, he enters the period of falling water.. He has to securely anchor and up anchor in those 2 hours, so his effective travelling time is reduced to 1 hour in every 6. (2-4 nautical miles each day) with a follow on risk of grounding in falling water if he wasnt really careful or hadnt anchored in time. He would have known that when he checked his maps.What experience does he have in doing this ?
  9. Seacat, you have just created a new world record. Congratulations. Ending an 1152 day streak of Hovian supplied non factual material and abuse, out of the sight of reasonableness. You have rewritten the Hovian manifesto, promising that the Hovians will henceforth only supply factually accurate information, without ghostwriting, abuse, or use of deceptive sockpuppets. Thats a brave decision comrade, and it must have been a painful one, terminating the services of the likes of halfspoon, racing wag, catain lithium, convoluted breeze, et al... the strategy had its uses, but has now run its course. Congratulations on coming to the realisation that the only way to make money out of this exercise now, is to regain some credibility. Reidleys Believe it or Not will be most interested.. Dont forget to Wiki the news immediately.. Paypal depends on it.
  10. Apparently the Anne hard-over rudder problem is fixed and they have linited steering, or they couldn't have made it from Parika to Supenaam... Now Seacat, thats just another assumption. They were towed there, and its possible to do that with the rudder still jammed. Trying to motor backwards with the bottom of the rudder stuck 2 foot into the riverbed is going to do one of two things. Its either going to wedge a rock between the ruddershaft and the keel deadwood, or else its going to break the bottom rudder gudgeon. Once the rudder is no longer supported at its tip, it wouldnt take much for it to drop out completely (given that the quadrant is off) or bend the ruddershaft so that the top of the rudder jams against the hull.. If it was a broken bottom rudder gudgeon, hes in serious shit, because the broken quadrant gives him nothing to hang on to. He probably doesnt realise that its now only the tight steering ropes that are keeping it in. When he lets them off to change direction, and the rudder drops down the tube, past the gland, the boat will have a major leak. Seacat, you are the only reasonable voice we've heard from the Hovian camp. Good move packing Halfspoon off again.. Whats the score with Ed being related to Soanya. People Search (White pages) suggests Ed is Soanya's mother's brother. (ie uncle Ed). Comment ? He was stuck 2 ft in mud before the rising tide, I'm sure it was less than that when he motored off. The Anne is tough, I doubt the rudder itself is broken. I think the problem came about when Reid did a U-turn at Parika which somehow jammed the steering lines hard over...they might have fixed it the next day.. I didn't pack H anywhere...and I don't know about Sonya's relatives, but I don't like the innuendos being posted here in the absence of facts... Seacat, Reids sensational news update claimed he had Seized steering, shouted from the rooftop. Surely you are not saying that Captain Reid's major problem was only a jammed rope ffksk? You forget, he was motoring around WITH the rudder dragging through 2 foot of riverbed before he realised he had been doing it. He rammed the riverbed. He tried to get off, including reversing. What do you think would happen to a 1 inch rudder shaft, or a bottom rudder gudgeon, when it has a 40 ton vessel slam against it in reverse ? He tried to manouvre off. As a result of NOT being able to do that, he waited for the tide... A Hovian calling for factual material only to be posted. Now that is rich. Sounds like mission control just had a management coup and change of philosophy as a result of our advice ..... . So no inuendo's and a ban on non factual material from the Hovians from now on huh ? How about a ban on Hovian originating abuse as well.? The new Hovian philosophy puts Halfspoon, the self confessed media guy, well and truly out of a job. Gunna be quiet for a while huh ? Sounds like a candidate for a Ripleys Believe it when I see it .
  11. Planet Earth calling Seacat, . Whats the score with Ed being related to Soanya. ? People Search (White pages) suggests Ed is Soanya's mother's brother. (ie uncle Ed). Comment please ? I cant imagine the rudder bearings for Anne being anything exotic.. More likely just a stainless rod inside a fibreglass or stainless tube. Normally the top of the tube is above water level so that after unbolting the bottom gudgeon, you can drop the rudder out without the boat sinking. But you would need a diver to do that if you didnt have a slipway Andy would have known that job was coming up.
  12. Apparently the Anne hard-over rudder problem is fixed and they have linited steering, or they couldn't have made it from Parika to Supenaam... Now Seacat, thats just another assumption. They were towed there, and its possible to do that with the rudder still jammed. Trying to motor backwards with the bottom of the rudder stuck 2 foot into the riverbed is going to do one of two things. Its either going to wedge a rock between the ruddershaft and the keel deadwood, or else its going to break the bottom rudder gudgeon. Once the rudder is no longer supported at its tip, it wouldnt take much for it to drop out completely (given that the quadrant is off) or bend the ruddershaft so that the top of the rudder jams against the hull.. If it was a broken bottom rudder gudgeon, hes in serious shit, because the broken quadrant was the only other thing(apart from the emergency steering ropes), keeping the rudder in the tube. He probably doesnt realise that its now only the tight steering ropes that are keeping it in. When he lets them off to change direction, and the rudder drops down the tube, past the gland, the boat will have a major leak. Seacat, you are the only reasonable voice we've heard from the Hovian camp. Good move packing Halfspoon off again.. Whats the score with Ed being related to Soanya. People Search (White pages) suggests Ed is Soanya's mother's brother. (ie uncle Ed). Comment ?
  13. yep, security is a concern,. as is flooding. And its fireproof as well, And the concrete wall stops livestock from being souvenired. The important thing to note was that Ed was on his way out of the country, heading for guyana when he was apprehended. Its a fair bet that the 29 tons of building materials, and the property that Ed was heading for, (and probably already paid for or leased, ) are in Reids sights.
  14. FBI indicts President Jagdeo's friend – Ed Ahmad FBI indicts President Jagdeo's friend- Ed Ahmad Written by Demerara Waves Friday, 19 August 2011 17:04 A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has returned an indictment charging the defendant Edul Ahmad with participating in a mortgage fraud scheme in which he and others fraudulently obtained more than $50 million in loans, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Friday August 19, 2011.. President Bharrat Jagdeo has acknowledged being Ahmad's friend for several years now. And Presidential candidate for the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj has publicly admitted introducing Ahmad to the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) several years ago. Both local politicians have basically said that if he has committed a crime he must face the law. The PPP has publicly denied that Ahmad has not helped to finance the 2011 general election campaign. Ahmad, a former member of the Guyana Police Force, owns a hardware store that is housed in the building where the PPP-aligned Mirror newspaper had been housed for decades. He has also been sold several acres of land at Leonora where he plans to build a posh gated residential and commercial settlement. Ahmad's indictment came less than one month after he was prevented from boarding a Guyana-bound Delta Airlines flight, placed on a US$2.5 million bond and ordered to wear an electronic gadget to monitor his whereabouts. In a preliminary hearing in a New York court, it was revealed that Ahmad had shipped 23 tons of building material to President Jagdeo's State House residence. Jagdeo is building a mansion near the Atlantic seashore at Sparendaam village, East Coast Demerara where the state-owned radio station's transmitting station was once located. The FBI said the indictment alleges the defendant conspired to defraud financial institutions, including Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, N.A., Countrywide Financial, Flushing Savings Bank, Fremont Investment and Loan, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., IndyMac Bank, One West Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo & Company, and wholesale mortgage lenders, including New Century Mortgage Corporation and Ocwen Financial Corporation. Ahmad is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and 10 counts of bank fraud.1 The indictment was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office; and Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The defendant's arraignment is scheduled later today before UnitedStates Magistrate Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr., at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Dora L. Irizarry. As detailed in the indictment, from 1995 to 2009, Ahmad was a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York and also acted as a loan officer. As part of the alleged scheme, the defendant submitted false loan applications and supporting documents to make borrowers of mortgage loans appear to be more creditworthy than they actually were. The defendant did that in order to profit from real estate commissions and loan fees generated by the transactions. Additionally, at the closings, Ahmad prepared and submitted documents that falsely misrepresented whether the borrowers actually made any payments to the sellers and understated the amounts of Ahmad's real estate commissions and loan fees. In doing so, Ahmadprevented the financial institutions from discovering that his fees exceeded those permitted by the institutions. Many of the homes involved were ultimately lost in foreclosures because the borrowers could not afford to make their mortgage payments. "Mortgage loans allow millions of Americans to turn the dream of home ownership into reality," stated United States Attorney Lynch. "The system must be based on the accuracy of its information and the integrity of its members. The defendant allegedly brought neither to the table, abusing the trust of the financial institutions who relied upon him. We will vigorously prosecute licensed professionals who abuse their positions and harm our communities by undermining financial and real estate markets through mortgage fraud." FBI Assistant Director in Charge Fedarcyk stated, "By repeatedly filing false mortgage applications, Ahmad allegedly committed serial bank fraud. Such falsehoods are not merely lies, they were the modus operandi in essentially stealing almost $50 million. The FBI remains committed to investigating mortgage fraud." FDIC Inspector General Rymer stated, "The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General (OIG), is pleased to join our law enforcement colleagues in announcing the indictment of Mr. Ahmad for his alleged role in this multi-million dollar bank fraud. It is especially important to investigate and prosecute cases where trusted professionals abuse their positions to undermine the integrity of the financial services industry. We are committed to preventing such threats to the safety and soundness of FDIC-insured banks throughout the country." If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of the proceeds of the defendant's bank and wire fraud activity, including a criminal forfeiture money judgment and money traceable to the offenses of conviction. The government's case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander A. Solomon. USA to forfeit Ed Ahmed's assets if he is convicted for mortgage fraud August 21, 2011 - KNEWS Prosecutors in the mortgage fraud case against New York-based Guyanese businessman Edul Ahmad has given notice that they will seek the forfeiture of his properties if he is convicted. Ahmad who was indicted on ten counts relating to bank fraud could also be deported at the end of his sentence if convicted, according to a legal source. A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has returned an indictment charging Ahmad with participating in a mortgage fraud scheme in which he and others fraudulently ob-tained more than $50 million in loans. Ahmad's indictment alleges the defendant conspired to defraud financial institutions, including Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, N.A., Countrywide Financial, Flushing Savings Bank, Fremont Investment and Loan, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., IndyMac Bank, One West Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo & Company, and wholesale mortgage lenders, including New Cen-tury Mortgage Corporation and Ocwen Financial Corpo-ration. As detailed in the indictment, from 1995 to 2009, Ahmad was a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York and also acted as a loan officer. As part of the alleged scheme, he submitted false loan applica-tions and supporting documents to make borrowers of mortgage loans appear to be more creditworthy than they actually were. http://guyaneseonlin...aneseonline.pdf Mr. Ahmad is currently engaged in intensive plea-bargain negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to court documents, but it appears that the impact of the loans will endure for years.
  15. Soanya 5:39am 23/1/2012 Rachel volunteered to stay on the boat with Reid to ensure that nothing got taken, and I rowed Darshen across to the town to buy some potatoes and rice. I left the dinghy on the shore, and after we had been to the toilet, we bought some potatoes and rice with the last of our coins. We saw one of these in the shopping center, and as we walked past, it made the sound of children laughing. Thats mean. Darshen didnt know what it was, or what the sound was. I forget that he hasnt been with kids before. I bought him another book about fish. That should make Reid happy. We rushed back to the boat because the tide was changing, but either someone had stolen the dinghy or the tide had taken it. Luckily a fisherman gave us a lift back to the boat eventually. Reid was cross that we lost the dinghy again. When I was in the town, I checked for the fed ex parcel, but the last payment had not arrived yet. We need to get Darshen's fever looked at, and have got to do something about the fleas, mosquitoes and mold, but Reid is acting strange, saying that we dont need to fix the toilet. Im not sure how much longer I can do this Charlie.