Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sure, Yeah. I Believe It...

Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts
BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. 
State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
Well, It Is Lovely - Especially By Moonlight
Okay, yes. I suppose it's possible.

I guess the state of Massachusetts is completely clueless. Go read this. I am appalled.

Then again, I'm sure parking is much easier in the middle of the night.


  1. I'm pretty sure I would not be treated the same way in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia!

    Chemical Eng. around our water supply, no I feel safe.

    This should be declared a national security issue, they should be detained, their computers searched etc. etc. If they are not up to no good then say your sorry as you send them home to Allah land.

    1. Yup, it's the standard "nothing to see here folks, move along..."

      It's definitely a national security issue in my book.

  2. The last thing we should do is assume that Middle Eastern Chem majors are up to no good around Boston's water supply. Just because there was that recent little incident at the Boston Marathon involving Muslims.......We sure wouldn't want to investigate further because they might be offended.....arrrrggghhhh!!!

    1. Indeed.

      2 + 2 = 5? (At least in Massachusetts.)

  3. A good reason to put a moratorium on student visas from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

  4. Great. Now every time I take a drink of water, I'll wonder if I'm being dosed. Of course, with my past history, even if I am dosed I might pass it off as a flashback. By the way, what is that machine in the photo?

    1. Yeah, gives ya a warm fuzzy doesn't it?

      The piece of equipment in the photo is what we called a "light all" in the Air Force. Inside of it is a gasoline powered engine and if you look closely you'll see large "stadium type" light bulbs on what appear to be poles hanging off one end. If you look closer you'll see the lights are attached to booms (the poles) which can be raised up.

      So you raise the booms, fire up the engine and voilà, you have your very own light source out in the middle of nowhere. The ones we had in the Air Force also supplied 110 VAC for tools and the like. They would also power the guitar amplifiers and sound systems one might find supporting a bunch of guys in a field entertaining the drunken masses on Okinawa. You may or may not want to know how I know about that. Someday that story will be told. Nay, must be told.

      The purpose of that machine is no doubt to light the scene for Pakistani chemical engineers who tour the reservoir after hours. Of course, that's just speculation on my part.


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