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(CNN)   Nearly a hundred die in shipwreck off the coast of Italy. This is not a repeat from a year ago January   (cnn.com) divider line 71
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2013-10-03 07:52:04 PM  
From what I understand, they lit a fire on the deck for some reason.  Sad.
/not subby
 
2013-10-03 07:58:12 PM  

nekom: From what I understand, they lit a fire on the deck for some reason.  Sad.
/not subby


I wanted to see how big the boat was. Probably overloaded like those Cuban refugee rafts.
 
2013-10-03 08:33:28 PM  
FTA:  Editor's note: Are you there?

OMG the article has become self-aware
 
2013-10-03 08:35:17 PM  
Now that's a spicy meatball!
 
2013-10-03 08:35:36 PM  
FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.
 
2013-10-03 08:36:38 PM  
This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party
 
2013-10-03 08:37:09 PM  
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-03 08:37:44 PM  
Apparently they were tourists:

According to Italian media reports, the vessel sank near Rabbit Beach, also known as Rabbit Island, which was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor.
 
2013-10-03 08:37:56 PM  
Finally, some good news to take my mind off our domestic gridlock.
 
2013-10-03 08:38:31 PM  
According to Italian media reports, the vessel sank near Rabbit Beach, also known as Rabbit Island, which was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor.

Let's go see what's washed up on the beach!
 
2013-10-03 08:39:37 PM  
 
2013-10-03 08:40:14 PM  

styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party


That's nice.
 
2013-10-03 08:41:05 PM  
When I looked where the island was where this happened, I found quite close to Libya. A lot farther from Italy than Malta.
 
2013-10-03 08:42:46 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: FTA:  Editor's note: Are you there?

OMG the article has become self-aware


That's just code for "Do our job for us. We won't pay you, but who cares?"

I'm more interested in the tags up the top there.

News: yep.
Italy: sure.
Lampedusa: Why not? That's where it happened.
Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: what?
 
2013-10-03 08:46:21 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: According to Italian media reports, the vessel sank near Rabbit Beach, also known as Rabbit Island...


...also known as Coney Island...
 
2013-10-03 08:46:58 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

What-a Misteak-a to Make-a!
 
2013-10-03 08:47:41 PM  

styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party


Welcome to the party pal!
 
2013-10-03 08:49:04 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: FTA:  Editor's note: Are you there?

OMG the article has become self-aware


Way to go, CNN.
 
2013-10-03 08:50:08 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: FTA:  Editor's note: Are you there?

OMG the article has become self-aware


where's the scary tag? hiding in the closet clutching the phone?

/the call is coming from inside the house!
 
2013-10-03 08:51:10 PM  
Okay, Italy's not allowed to have any more boats.
 
2013-10-03 08:51:18 PM  

you are a puppet: styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party

Welcome to the party pal!


It's better to come late than early!
 
2013-10-03 08:51:46 PM  
That's horrible. How will the oil spill affect the wildlife from so many dead italians?

25.media.tumblr.com

WHERE ARE THE OTHER LIFEBOATS AT, CARL?
 
2013-10-03 08:51:59 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: FTA:  Editor's note: Are you there?

OMG the article has become self-aware


Were you there?

/maybe it's creationist
 
2013-10-03 08:53:01 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party

That's nice.


Add in the Entertainment thread about last nights SVU that implies it has yet to air for a very disorienting afternoon.
 
2013-10-03 08:53:59 PM  
Border people problems.
 
2013-10-03 08:57:13 PM  

MFAWG: ArcadianRefugee: styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party

That's nice.

Add in the Entertainment thread about last nights SVU that implies it has yet to air for a very disorienting afternoon.


Ah.

I've been hiding in the bathroombed all day, so haven't really been keeping up on the day's events.

/what causes stomach aches and occasional minor hallucinations?
//assuming the two are related
///House would
////I get all my medical knowledge and advice from TV
 
2013-10-03 08:57:49 PM  
They knew shayna.jpg
 
2013-10-03 08:58:45 PM  
OdradekRex: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 182x243]

What-a Misteak-a to Make-a!


Will the wet celery and the flying helmet be involved?
 
2013-10-03 08:59:29 PM  
Lam-pe-du-sa
Doopity Doo
I am to lazy to finish this tune.
 
2013-10-03 09:00:30 PM  
What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?
 
2013-10-03 09:01:04 PM  

Bane of Broone: Lam-pe-du-sa
Doopity Doo
I am to too lazy to finish this tune.


/ugh
 
2013-10-03 09:01:07 PM  
FTA: Dehydrated, burned

Isn't that redundant?
 
2013-10-03 09:14:38 PM  
Why does the new Italian immigrant navy have glass bottom boats? To see the old Italian immigrant navy.

that said, sad story.
 
2013-10-03 09:16:33 PM  
Article i read was saying this isn't the first time...overloaded boats of people trying to get to europe from africa
 
2013-10-03 09:19:55 PM  

styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party


Well jumping on the speculation train has worked so well for other news networks, its a wonder, huh?
 
2013-10-03 09:22:06 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: /what causes stomach aches and occasional minor hallucinations?


A Republican primary.
 
2013-10-03 09:41:08 PM  

Zombie DJ: styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party

Well jumping on the speculation train has worked so well for other news networks, its a wonder, huh?


FarkTV?
 
2013-10-03 09:46:36 PM  

styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party


I'm sure the dead are really disappointed
 
2013-10-03 09:56:32 PM  
Order of events from BBC several hours ago.

1) motor quits
2) starts taking on water
3) fire set as a crude sos
4) fire gets out of control
5) occupants congregate on one side of boat
6) boat tips

If this boat had communication capability, anyone who knew how to use it and failed to do so deserves to get shot with a flare gun as many times as it takes to make the kill.
 
2013-10-03 09:56:57 PM  
Well of course it isn't a repeat, only 32 died last year. Silly goose,  Subs.
 
2013-10-03 09:58:06 PM  
Oh, and:

Vada a bordo, cazzo!

/forgive my atrocious Italian spelling
 
2013-10-03 09:58:26 PM  
I feel like this is a repeat from 200 years ago. Who still dies from shipwrecks? And how much gold from the New World went down with them?
 
2013-10-03 10:05:12 PM  

valar_morghulis: What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?


Even since Roman times, Italians have been lousy with ships.

/So sad about their tragedy
//Hopefully the families will find some solace
 
2013-10-03 10:11:32 PM  

CygnusDarius: valar_morghulis: What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?

Even since Roman times, Italians have been lousy with ships.


Yeah I was thinking this sounded like a repeat from the First Punic War.

(Which to be fair, Rome did win, despite all the shipwrecks.)
 
2013-10-03 10:13:24 PM  

Skyrmion: CygnusDarius: valar_morghulis: What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?

Even since Roman times, Italians have been lousy with ships.

Yeah I was thinking this sounded like a repeat from the First Punic War.

(Which to be fair, Rome did win, despite all the shipwrecks.)


But, to be fair, it gave way to the Second Punic Wars (The Punic-ing), which were epic.
 
2013-10-03 10:17:33 PM  
Christ, this farking week.
 
2013-10-03 10:23:27 PM  

a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.


It then sank into the swamp.
 
2013-10-03 10:25:07 PM  

fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.


So they built another boat, over the boat.
 
2013-10-03 10:30:34 PM  

Zombie DJ: styckx: This finally made Fark with the news link? This has been news for over 13hrs now.. A little late to the party

Well jumping on the speculation train has worked so well for other news networks, its a wonder, huh?


A SECOND BOAT HAS HIT THE SOUTH TOWER
 
2013-10-03 10:41:53 PM  

CygnusDarius: Skyrmion: CygnusDarius: valar_morghulis: What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?

Even since Roman times, Italians have been lousy with ships.

Yeah I was thinking this sounded like a repeat from the First Punic War.

(Which to be fair, Rome did win, despite all the shipwrecks.)

But, to be fair, it gave way to the Second Punic Wars (The Punic-ing), which were epic.


Pubic wars usually are epic.

/oh, wait, I misread that.
 
2013-10-03 10:45:51 PM  
Oh, so sad. Now who will sell fake LV, Prada, and Gucci handbags laid out on blankets on the streets of Florence, Venice, and Rome???
 
2013-10-03 10:49:16 PM  
CygnusDarius: valar_morghulis: What is it with Italy and shipwrecks?

Even since Roman times, Italians have been lousy with ships.


Yeah, nevermind the Venetian, Genoese, and Pisan empires/republics.

I mean really, Venice basically had an assembly line for ships that Henry Ford would be envious of.
 
2013-10-03 11:01:19 PM  

CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.


...and that sank into the swamp.
 
2013-10-03 11:13:08 PM  
Not to be raciest but if I find my boat captain is Italian I'm getting off.
 
2013-10-03 11:24:06 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: According to Italian media reports, the vessel sank near Rabbit Beach, also known as Rabbit Island, which was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor.

Let's go see what's washed up on the beach!


Nothing like a beach barbecue!
 
2013-10-03 11:25:15 PM  
img84.imageshack.us
 
2013-10-03 11:28:19 PM  

a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.


So they build a third boat.
 
2013-10-03 11:44:26 PM  

CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.


That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...
 
2013-10-03 11:45:06 PM  

a particular individual: CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.

That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...


If you two don't cut it out I'm going to sing.
 
2013-10-04 12:02:54 AM  
"It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking a better life in Europe. benefits"
 
2013-10-04 12:14:14 AM  
FTA:  According to Italian media reports, the vessel sank near Rabbit Beach, also known as Rabbit Island, which was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor.

I think their rating might go down a few spots if any of those refugees get a signal to their iPads.
 
2013-10-04 12:31:25 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.

That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...

If you two don't cut it out I'm going to sing.


No! You'll marry the princess of Sweden! She's beautiful, she's rich, she's got huge... tracts of land.
 
2013-10-04 12:43:58 AM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-10-04 12:55:35 AM  
It was a bunch of refugees with colored skin.  Nobody will care.
 
2013-10-04 12:59:31 AM  

CygnusDarius: Danger Avoid Death: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.

That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...

If you two don't cut it out I'm going to sing.

No! You'll marry the princess of Sweden! She's beautiful, she's rich, she's got huge... tracts of land.


www.exposay.com

I should be so lucky. Above is princess Madeleine of Sweden and her huge ... tracts of land.
 
2013-10-04 01:02:39 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: CygnusDarius: Danger Avoid Death: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.

That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...

If you two don't cut it out I'm going to sing.

No! You'll marry the princess of Sweden! She's beautiful, she's rich, she's got huge... tracts of land.

[www.exposay.com image 383x620]

I should be so lucky. Above is princess Madeleine of Sweden and her huge ... tracts of land.


i284.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-04 05:09:29 AM  
I'm not understanding.  The Cubans had no choice, seeing as the ISLAND wasn't somehow connected by any sort of LAND to the destination.... unlike EUROPE and EURASIA with AFRICA, which are all connected, which can be used as ... oh, I don't know, a LANDBRIDGE, albeit a very round about way to get there, it'd be much safer.

/long way round, you're still on land, so noless chance of drowning
//crap that bad they are using boats to cross the Med?
///why hasn't the international community done anything?
 
2013-10-04 07:31:08 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: CygnusDarius: Danger Avoid Death: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: a particular individual: CygnusDarius: fusillade762: a particular individual: FTA: "A boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire..."

In that order.

It then sank into the swamp.

So they built another boat, over the boat.

...and that sank into the swamp.

So they build a third boat.

That one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.
But the fourth one...

If you two don't cut it out I'm going to sing.

No! You'll marry the princess of Sweden! She's beautiful, she's rich, she's got huge... tracts of land.

[www.exposay.com image 383x620]

I should be so lucky. Above is princess Madeleine of Sweden and her huge ... tracts of land.


I would like to give her the crown jewels...
 
2013-10-04 08:00:38 AM  

bifford: It was a bunch of refugees with colored skin.  Nobody will care.


They will care, just not about the refugees just how it affects them . Comment sections on this are filled with first world problems derp about how they're coming to take our jerbs and sponge off our benefits and we need to figure out how to stop them and turn them right back. What a dream it is being a penniless refugee from a war-torn shiathole, they just can't wait to come over and inconvenience you.
 
2013-10-04 08:43:11 AM  
i.imgur.com

to the rescue...
 
2013-10-04 09:44:11 AM  

Trance354: I'm not understanding.  The Cubans had no choice, seeing as the ISLAND wasn't somehow connected by any sort of LAND to the destination.... unlike EUROPE and EURASIA with AFRICA, which are all connected, which can be used as ... oh, I don't know, a LANDBRIDGE, albeit a very round about way to get there, it'd be much safer.

/long way round, you're still on land, so noless chance of drowning
//crap that bad they are using boats to cross the Med?
///why hasn't the international community done anything?


Well, technically you have to cross water to get over the Suez Canal...and probably the Bosporus as well unless you're completely farking crazy and want go from Egypt to Italy via the Caucuses and Ukraine.

That still requires you to go through Syria and/or Iraq, a war zone, and the Balkans, home of a wild and uncivilized people who nail Muslims' hats to their heads.  Personally, I'd take my chances on the boat ride.
 
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