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(AZ Family)   Coast Guard rescues 12 people from a boat burning in an Arizona lake. In other news, why is the Coast Guard in Arizona?   (azfamily.com) divider line 77
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2012-06-24 08:22:38 AM
Maybe this will help

www.uscg.mil

Inland water ways is normal enough. I never get over seeing the Coast Guard operating over in Bahrain or wherever.
 
2012-06-24 09:16:58 AM
Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.
 
2012-06-24 11:17:06 AM

edmo: Maybe this will help

[www.uscg.mil image 590x454]

Inland water ways is normal enough. I never get over seeing the Coast Guard operating over in Bahrain or wherever.


Or the Coast Guard base in Okinawa (LORAN Station)
 
2012-06-24 11:17:20 AM
Oh, subby.
 
2012-06-24 11:18:14 AM
If only there was something in that lake that could have put the fire out.
 
2012-06-24 11:18:24 AM
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-24 11:21:40 AM
Probably for the same reasons I see Border Patrol agents in Louisiana.
 
2012-06-24 11:22:20 AM
The same reason why the navy is in the middle of the desert at WSMR, New Mexico?
 
2012-06-24 11:24:31 AM
A division of the Department of Homeland Security (R).
 
2012-06-24 11:24:45 AM

Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.


Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.
 
2012-06-24 11:25:52 AM
The Coast Guard has no business saving sinners from the Lake of Fire.
 
2012-06-24 11:26:31 AM

edmo: Maybe this will help

[www.uscg.mil image 590x454]

Inland water ways is normal enough. I never get over seeing the Coast Guard operating over in Bahrain or wherever.


Strange how the Coast Guard doesn't operate in southwest Wisconsin. District 8 stops at the Mississippi, and District 9 cuts through the middle of Wisconsin. No wonder all those drunk college kids keep drowning in LaCrosse.
 
2012-06-24 11:26:39 AM

LesserEvil: edmo: Maybe this will help

[www.uscg.mil image 590x454]

Inland water ways is normal enough. I never get over seeing the Coast Guard operating over in Bahrain or wherever.

Or the Coast Guard base in Okinawa (LORAN Station)


Or Afghanistan (there's usually a couple of Coasties there to help the Army with hazmat shipments or something similar).

/Retired
//Kinda miss it
 
2012-06-24 11:27:28 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.

Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.


Moved to DHS.
 
2012-06-24 11:29:19 AM
From what did they need saving? It's a lake. Just swim to shore.
 
2012-06-24 11:29:51 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.

Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.


Coast Guard moved from the Treasury Dept to the Transportation Dept. in '67. Then it moved to the Homeland Security Dept in '03.
 
2012-06-24 11:29:56 AM
To defend the Arizona coastline of course. Duh, subby!
 
2012-06-24 11:31:15 AM

She comes in colors everywhere:
Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.


it hasn't been part of treasury department since 1967 when it was moved to the dept of transportation. Moved to homeland security in '04.

coast guard history on their website (new window)
 
2012-06-24 11:31:56 AM
so they just let the boat burn to the waterline and sink?
 
2012-06-24 11:32:07 AM
Preparing for Arizona Bay.
 
2012-06-24 11:32:48 AM

joemochas: She comes in colors everywhere:
Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.

it hasn't been part of treasury department since 1967 when it was moved to the dept of transportation. Moved to homeland security in '04.

coast guard history on their website (new window)


Crap. '03. What happens when I'm mobile.
 
2012-06-24 11:34:00 AM
My dad had a buddy who had the bright idea to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam war by joining the Coast Guard.

Guess which country's coast he ended up guarding?
 
2012-06-24 11:36:24 AM

Gimme The Busket: [t1.gstatic.com image 201x241]


Was not expecting George Strait, was pleasantly surprised
 
2012-06-24 11:37:49 AM
delathi SmartestFunniest 2012-06-24 11:34:00 AM


My dad had a buddy who had the bright idea to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam war by joining the Coast Guard.

Guess which country's coast he ended up guarding?


Arizona?
 
2012-06-24 11:39:15 AM
The coast in Coast Guard is fungible.

Salute to some of the best and brightest.
 
2012-06-24 11:41:14 AM
In other news, Arizona has a lake?
 
2012-06-24 11:42:02 AM

Flatus: Probably for the same reasons I see Border Patrol agents in Louisiana.


A coast is a border, just not immediately next to another country.
 
2012-06-24 11:46:11 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.

Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.


USCG I think is now Homeland Security. When I was in, it was Dept. of Transportation, and to answer subbies question they have jurisdiction over all navigable waterways.
 
2012-06-24 11:47:23 AM

MisterLoki: Preparing for Arizona Bay.


Learn to swim.
 
2012-06-24 11:47:43 AM

She comes in colors everywhere: Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.

Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.


I thought they were "true military" anyway?
 
2012-06-24 11:49:35 AM
I have a friend who's in the Coast Guard stationed off Lake Erie. He's guarding the coast against those Canucks that don't even know what real bacon is.
His wife is also in the Coast Guard. She's stationed somewhere in the Indian Ocean, guarding our coast on the other side of this rock we call Earth.
 
2012-06-24 11:50:05 AM

Lipo: She comes in colors everywhere: Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.

Unless something changed in the last 10 years of OMG endless terror war!!!1!!, the Coast Guard is officially under the Treasury Dept, and thus can operate as a domestic police force. In time of war, it becomes true military.

USCG I think is now Homeland Security. When I was in, it was Dept. of Transportation, and to answer subbies question they have jurisdiction over all navigable waterways.


From Wikipedia.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven U.S. uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President at any time, or by Congress during time of war.
 
2012-06-24 11:54:06 AM
they gotta spend all that money somehow somewhere
 
2012-06-24 11:56:25 AM

Gimme The Busket: [t1.gstatic.com image 201x241]


I remember that and so I see what you did there

Give it to me Straight!
 
2012-06-24 12:01:50 PM
Fark the Puddle Pirates!

I tried to transfer to the Coast Guard and the refused to accept me because I had tattoos on my forearms and calves. I was absolutely qualified in every other way, but they had just started the "no visible tattoo rule". I could just imagine hanging from a helicopter about to save a drowning boat crew member and them refusing rescue because I'm some tattooed asshole.
 
2012-06-24 12:02:24 PM

Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?

/It's also officially part of the military, and is the only branch which can legally operate to conduct raids and surveillance and enforce laws against civilians within US borders. I said legally the only one.


www.thegatewaypundit.com
 
2012-06-24 12:03:39 PM
not a story i want to read as i'm going boating today.

canyon lake dog.
 
2012-06-24 12:04:33 PM
For the same reason the Navy has maintained a base in the mountains of West Virginia for more than 50 years maybe?

http://www.public.navy.mil/fcc-c10f/niocsugargrove/Pages/index.aspx


The more you know.
 
2012-06-24 12:05:14 PM

StingerJ: edmo: Maybe this will help

[www.uscg.mil image 590x454]

Inland water ways is normal enough. I never get over seeing the Coast Guard operating over in Bahrain or wherever.

Strange how the Coast Guard doesn't operate in southwest Wisconsin. District 8 stops at the Mississippi, and District 9 cuts through the middle of Wisconsin. No wonder all those drunk college kids keep drowning in LaCrosse.


District 9 is organized around the Great Lakes, and by extension probably the waterways which drain into them.
 
2012-06-24 12:05:19 PM
If a waterway or lake is in two or more states, e.g., Lake Powell, Lake Tahoe, and the Miss. R., the CG has jurisdiction.
 
2012-06-24 12:07:28 PM

Steve Zodiac: Because the Coast Guard has been tasked with monitoring all the waterways in the US and its territories, and is the Federal branch assigned to monitor and promote boating safety?.


Do they teach motorboating safety?.
 
2012-06-24 12:09:09 PM
They're there to ogle and hit on drunk Lake Havasu co-eds?

/like everybody else
 
2012-06-24 12:11:39 PM

CygnusDarius: Do they teach motorboating safety?.



your mom teaches motorboating.
 
2012-06-24 12:14:12 PM
The Navy has/had a sub training base in Idaho.
 
2012-06-24 12:34:40 PM
Way to use federal assistance to perform a socialized rescue.
 
2012-06-24 12:34:51 PM
We certainly got a few looks in Vietnam.
 
2012-06-24 12:37:52 PM

RibbyK: In other news, Arizona has a lake?


We have quite a few and MOST aren't man-made

Lakes, everywhere
 
2012-06-24 12:43:12 PM

jmr61: For the same reason the Navy has maintained a base in the mountains of West Virginia for more than 50 years maybe?

http://www.public.navy.mil/fcc-c10f/niocsugargrove/Pages/index.aspx


The more you know.


They are just there to combat Mothman.
 
2012-06-24 12:44:26 PM
It's more Guard than it is Coast
 
2012-06-24 12:44:38 PM
Came for the George Strait and Bill Hicks references; leaving completely satisfied.
 
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