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Photos of a stranded sailboat stoked up interest on social media.

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On Monday September 29, 2015 while I was out at Golden Gate Park taking a break from all the drama, I heard helicopters. The helicopters were very low, so I went to investigate. So I got in my car and followed the helicopters,(yes that is possible) and they led me to Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Where I then noticed a sailboat had been beached or grounded in the surf. I then scanned Twitter, and the information I collected on that social media site said “Two people were rescued.”
I then walked down to the boat and began taking photos. Another person walked up to me, and said they had a backstory. They had noticed the boat acting weird off the beach earlier in the day, so I then dismissed the scene as thieves whole stole a boat and went on a joyride.

My initial reaction on FB here,
“2 people had to be rescued after their sailboat drifted onto the beach, at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.”
“If you ask me that boat doesn’t look sea worthy.”
“Authorities are suspicious.”
“A sail boat named the Sea Beach ran aground at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on September 28 at approximately 2:30p.m. “Two people were allegedly rescued from the vessel.”
“SFGATE, published one of my photos of the stranded vessel.”

and finally this post.

“Apparently the grounded sailboat stoked up a lot of interest on social media. I underestimated the importance or interesting-ness of that “beached sailboat?” Next time I will handle those scenes differently. I myself dismissed it as nothing more than thieves out for a joy ride on a stolen vessel. That’s why I wrote down “allegedly” on my posts. Thieves who wreck boats don’t get rescued, they get arrested.
I took one look at that boat, and my initial reaction was “stolen.”

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Pics from Ocean Beach Rescue.

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On Wednesday April 8th, while sitting at a friends house, and I suddenly started hearing a lot of sirens. So I turned on the scanner, and a rescue operation of swimmers in the water was underway at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. After finishing up, I ran to the scene and this is what I captured.
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Update: On Thursday April 10th search for 14 year old boy, swept away at Ocean Beach, called-off.

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This is the surfer who pulled two people out of the water.

Fukushima Is Here Human Banner

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On Saturday October 19th 2013, people formed a human banner on Ocean Beach in San Francisco California that said “Fukushima Is Here.”

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Then they lined the surf, and formed a human chain.

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If you look real close you can see a drone flying above the crowd.
More information can be found at the website http://www.fukushimaishere.info

Photographed the human banner at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

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I photographed the human banner on October 13, 2012 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The human banner said DUMP CITIZENS UNITED.

While photographing the banner, I did not understand what they meant or who Citizens United was, but now I know. I was asked by many people at the scene what the term meant, and I shrugged my shoulders and said I don’t know. On their website Citizens United it says they are an organization that “dedicated to restoring our government to citizens’ control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United’s goal is to restore the founding fathers’ vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens.”
This event was organized by a Brad Newsham, Andrew Boyd and John Sellers. They have a website humanbannersf. This event was a “a collaboration between Brad and The Other 98%, with support from CREDO Mobile, Code Pink, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, Democrats.com, Move to Amend, Public Citizen, Roots Action, Ruckus Society, and unPAC.org.
The people who formed the banner lined up and joined hands at the edge of the surf.

For video and additional pics please go to my post at Indybay.org http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/13/18723678.php

A viewer of my blog suggested I state this: Benjamin Grant states Citizens United is “the supreme court decision in a case brought by CU (a right-wing front group) that legalized unlimited campaign contributions through super-pacs.”

A website to check out is http://www.americaletstakeherback.com

Definition of super PAC: “A political action committee (PAC) is any organization in the United States that campaigns for or against political candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.” More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_action_committee

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