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Why Does the US Rescue Sailors for Free? Because We Can

The United States spends more than 10% of its federal budget, and nearly half of its discretionary spending, on the military, and one of the apparent benefits of this staggering investment is the humanitarian component.

When The Sea Lion Sh*t Hits the Fan

Ah, the majestic sea lion, nature's lethargic, barking pile of blubber, who — like a pack of sun-starved, snowbird tourists — can turn docks into lounge chairs and laze in the sun for hours. Sure, this might be an unflattering description of one of God's creatures (both sea lions and tourists), but there's no doubt that pinnipeds and sailors' habitats have a tendency to overlap. How close is too close?
Blue finishes Pac Cup

No Rest for Pacific Cup on Sunday

As the remnants of Hurricane Darby have passed south of the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Cup boats still at sea are dealing with increasingly rainy and squally weather.