Happy New Years!
Here's the original article dated 12/27/07:
Here is the outcome of their*first delivery on 01/01/08:
Here's my favorite comment by a reader of The Houston Chronicle:
My hat is off to the Coast Guard as they remain impartial to the stupidity of those they rescue.
This story should be renamed: "Oil platform saves the lives of wacko environmentalists"
I'm ROTFLMFAO with the irony of this story.
Eco-Hippies riddled with guilt over burning fossil fuels kludge together a half-baked plan to go into business selling "carbon neutral" coffee shipped via sailboat.
Tens of thousands of gallons of diesel and aviation fuel are spent in the process of rescuing these people from their ship and ultimately from themselves. The helicopter used so much fuel that had to refuel at an earth exploiting oil drilling platform. Blimey!
Additional fuel will be needed to tow their boat to shore. The coffee more than likely is ruined. If its salvageable its definitely not sellable as carbon neutral! Dog will require multiple sessions with a pet psychologist. The humans are beyond help. Evil Big Oil saves the day as it provided the life supporting evil petroleum products to the eco-weenies and their heroic rescuers.
-- Edited by dougd1 at 19:53, 2008-01-02