Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5/23/12 Report - Ghost Ships, UN Proposal to Rule Seas, Cob Quiz

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 See if you can identify this cob.   It is a little tricky.

I'll tell you what it is in a future post.

Here we go again!  By June the Senate is scheduled to vote on a proposal that will affect you and most of the earth.

Robert K. sent me an email telling about LOST, the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Here is part of what one article says about the treaty.  (Use link below to access the article.)

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ... is perhaps one of the most significant but less recognized 20th century accomplishments in the arena of international law.... Its scope is vast: it covers all ocean space, with all its uses, including navigation and overflight; all uses of all its resources, living and non-living, on the high seas, on the ocean floor and beneath, on the continental shelf and in the territorial seas; the protection of the marine environment; and basic law and order.... The Convention is widely recognised by the international community as the legal framework within which all activities in the oceans and the seas must be carried out.

Since most of the earth is covered by water, this treaty would govern most of the earth.

The article goes on to say, If you read the quote carefully, you'll see that the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea which administers LOST would have authority over everything, everything, over, on, and under the oceans and seas of the world. Ratification of LOST would be a very large step toward world government. And, remember under the UN division that administers LOST, our nation wouldn't have veto power like we do in the UN Security Council. We'd have just one vote among 150 or more votes. Just as the League of Nations ultimately fell apart without the United States, let's stay out of the UN's LOST regime, thus denying its legitimacy.

Here is the link to the article.

I could go on about the dangers and implications, but I trust that you'll see that for yourself.

If you don't want the UN having jurisdiction over everything that goes on in, over and under the water along the Treasure Coast and everywhere else, you should call or write your senator and express your views.

It seems like there is a daily assult on our hobby and our freedoms, and it requires our continual vigilance and action just to keep from losing it all.

Here is a nice little article about ghost ships, both new and old.  Ghost ships are ships that are still afloat but abandoned.

Odyssey Marine held a conference call the other day.  Their three main projects right now are the wrecks of the Victory, Gairsoppa, and Mantula.

Gold has been in a very bearish trend lately.

My post the other day on rough water hunting techniques, assumed waist to chin high water.  I'll have to expand on that discussion someday.

Treasure Coast Beach Detecting Forecast and Conditions.

The wind is from the south and the seas are calm, running at only about one or two feet.  That makes for easy water hunting.

Overall conditions remain poor.  Seas will increase slightly the next few days, but not enough to improve beach detecting conditions.

Low tide today is around 4:00.

Happy hunting,