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My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

* Shocking video of appalling callousness. Is this a metaphor of our time?

A police inspector was viciously attacked out in the countryside by a criminal gang who cut off both his legs with a machete.  As the man lay on the road, a convoy of vehicles with two government ministers and the Collector came down the road and stopped.  It took EIGHT minutes just for the Collector to phone for an ambulance – while the police inspector cried out for help.

The two government ministers in the convoy – the health minister and sports minister of Tamil Nadu – never got out their vehicles.  When no ambulance arrived after 20 minutes, the policeman was lifted into a vehicle but he died on the way to hospital.  Only then did the two government minsters deign to get out of their cars to take a look.

My sincere condolences to the policeman’s widow and children.

WARNING: This video is graphic and may upset some viewers.

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This entry was posted on January 9, 2010 by in Current Affairs, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , .
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