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[Pictures of Ted] Kennedy dumping diesel fuel into Nantucket Sound

Old 03-23-08, 06:20 PM
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[Pictures of Ted] Kennedy dumping diesel fuel into Nantucket Sound

Ted Kennedy is the same "environmentalist" who has always favored wind power, but opposes the proposed wind farm that would be several miles from his summer mansion.

Now there is newly released footage, from 6 years ago, of him deliberately spilling oil from his yacht into the water.


http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/in..._sound?blog=53

03/13/08

By Walter Brooks

The yacht Mya discharges oil into Sound after 2002 Figawi Race


This photograph was taken from shore when the photographer saw Ted Kennedy (the larger shape in the Hyannisport Yacht Club Launch on right) leaving the yacht Mya while it was discharging oil into Nantucket Sound. Photos courtesy Peter Robbins

Politician becomes polluter on "pristine Nantucket Sound"

By now every Cape Codder has heard our senior US senator Ted Kennedy proclaiming his resistence to the Cape Wind project on Nantucket Sound because, as he said, "that's where I sail."



He has called Nantucket Sound "a national treasure", but his love and respect doesn't not extend to his own habits as these photos of him dumping diesel fuel from the bilge of his yacht Mya into the same waters he tries to prevent others from using for renewable energy projects.

The photographer was so shocked as the scene unfolded on the day that the 2002 Figawi Race ended in Hyannis, that he put his dingy into the water and rowed out to question the crew member left aboard Mya that May day.

After he approached the yacht the diesel slick coming from Mya was clear and spreading.

He asked the crewman "what the hell are you doing?"

When told that he was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and people swimming, the man replied, "whatever."

F. Scott Fitzgerald's character Gatsby was right when he said, "the rich are different than you and I."

Why run 6-year old photos? The answer is simple - we received them two days ago sent anonymously to our Investigative Reporter (and Blogger) Peter Robbins.The crewman told him that diesel had gotten into the bilge and he was ordered to dump it.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:54 PM
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Where's the poll? I wanted to express my approval of Teddy's actions.
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so it wasn't kennedy but his boat
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Originally Posted by Venusian
so it wasn't kennedy but his boat
Which has a mind of its own and can turn its own bilge pump on and off.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:58 PM
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Those crystal-clear photos are damning evidence indeed!
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Lucky for you people I happen to have the uncensored version of the pic.


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Old 03-23-08, 07:13 PM
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If this is true Iím curious as to why the photographer didnít report it to the authorities six years ago? Reporting a boat that is discharging fuel, waste or whatever into the water is very easy to do.

By the way, I'm not sure if it was intentional or by accident but the original postís last line is not an accurate quote from the blog. The way it is in the post it implies that the crewman confirmed to the blogger that oil was dumped but in the blog it does not.

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Old 03-23-08, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Lucky for you people I happen to have the uncensored version of the pic.

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Old 03-23-08, 08:18 PM
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Ted is taking this news calmly.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
Which has a mind of its own and can turn its own bilge pump on and off.
which was manned by someone other than kennedy
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If he was dumping Chivas into the Sound, then it would be a story.
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I'm waiting for the pic of him dumping Mary Jo Kopechne into the river.
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Originally Posted by WCChiCubsFan
By the way, I'm not sure if it was intentional or by accident but the original postís last line is not an accurate quote from the blog. The way it is in the post it implies that the crewman confirmed to the blogger that oil was dumped but in the blog it does not.
You know... that photo doesn't look like oil that had been dumped. It looks like a shadow. And diesel fuel isn't black, it's clear, so either the photo is miscaptioned or somebody is an idiot.

Why did the photographer submit the photos anonymously? And why wait six years? Why is the first picture so godawful and blurry while the next one is practically crystal clear?

And as WCChiCubsFan noted... why chop out the part of the article that makes the spill seem much less ominous and deliberate?

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what part of the article? It looks like there was a copy and paste error that made the side box show up in the middle of the article. other than that though, it is all from the blog.
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I agree with Mojo. It doesn't look like diesel being dumped to me either. I know absolutely nothing about boats but not too long ago I saw a boat that was dumping a bunch of water right about at the same spot and the boat owner told me it was some sort of overflow water. I'm not sure why someone would dump fuel anyway??

Edit: I missed it earlier in the article about "bilge pumps". So I read up on it a bit and see now why someone would need to dump fuel. So that answers that. But it doesn't mean that is what was happening in this photo.


And the photographer was obviously so outraged that he sat on the photos for 6 years? Please..

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How would diesel get into the bilge anyway?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Lucky for you people I happen to have the uncensored version of the pic.
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Now there is newly released footage, from 6 years ago, of him deliberately spilling oil from his yacht into the water.
I only see two grainy pictures.
Where's the footage?
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If this story wasn't so sad, it'd be hilarious. Think about it...an "anonymous" source sends someone on the Internet two grainy photos with a story about a public figure engaged in a crime -- a story that cannot possibly be confirmed or corroborated, or even ASSUMED from said photos. Then, certain less discerning members of the Internet community take it completely at face value and run with it, spreading it to other sites like this one, completely presenting it as fact.

Of course there is NO WAY these could just be a couple of random shots of a boat with a made-up story attached to them, right? No way.
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Where is Ted Kennedy in those pictures? Oh, he's not.

Here is a picture of GWB killing innocent babies...


Can't see it? Look closer...
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Some diesel fuel is clear. Some is not.
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Trust me Chrisedge if this were supposedly Bush's boat we'd be hearing about immediate impeachment calls from Ted Kennedy.

Edit: I should add that there would be riots in the streets as well.

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