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Posted on 01-28-16 10:00:54 PM (last edited by divingkataetheweirdo at 01-28-16 10:01:12 PM) Link | Quote
11,200 square feet of reef ruined.

For those not in the know, Paul Allen is a co-founder of Microsoft. He also had a foundation dedicated to reef protection. I honestly doubt much will happen with him though.
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Posted on 01-28-16 10:03:19 PM (last edited by andlabs at 01-28-16 10:05:16 PM) Link | Quote
I should point out that the linked article, the equivalent BoingBoing article, and possibly a few others point out that Allen is probably going to get away with it not because he's rich and powerful but because the Cayman Islands government is too corrupt to punish anyone for it. Maybe Allen doing it is what may spark the public outrage needed to end that, though...
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Posted on 05-05-16 12:57:58 AM Link | Quote
I'm bumping this because News Discussion is basically dead and this was the top thread.

1) Paul Allen wasn't even on the boat.
2) The captain (who was on the boat) was told to drop anchor there.
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