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February 28, 2013

Letter: NOAA folly funded on the backs of fishermen

To the editor:

Regarding the news story and editorial about NOAA attorneys and their role-playing workshop right out of Camelot (the Times, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28), I’d bet dimes to dogfish that the funding for this latest affront to fishermen came directly out of our pockets, laundered through the “Asset Forfeiture” slush fund.

More than a quarter million dollars to play charades for a looong weekend? Oh, wait it wasn’t a weekend, it was during the “work week” after all, they needed the weekend to recuperate!

If Dungeons and Dragons is what it takes to buttress team morale, then that may begin to explain their pre-pubescent approach to the life and death implications of their fantasies.

Hard-working Americans are losing their boats, homes, and dreams, and they’re too busy playing parlor games funded by money which has been extorted from us, to respond to our desperate pleas.

“Let them eat cake, for they surely won’t be eating fish.”

Perhaps a historian might have been a better motivational speaker, one who could instill in them the profound historical implications of governance without the consent of the people.

History does have a habit of repeating itself.

PAUL COHAN

Gloucester

Captain, F.V. Sasquatch

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