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1. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 7y

The Somali Pirates have recently applied for admission to Major League Baseball.

Chief Pirate, Afdhere Indhoole, said his Pirates want to expand their growing business ventures.

When informed that there was a Pirate team already based in Pittsburgh, Afdhere, known as
Alfy the Terror, Said that would not pose a problem as the Somali Pirates would just go to this
place called Pittsburgh and steal all the uniforms, bats, balls, jockstraps and, while at it, would
take the stadium back to Somalia as nobody goes to the Pittsburgh games anyway and nobody
would notice that the stadium was missing.

Afdhere was asked if, in fact, the Somali Pirates knew how to play baseball he asked how hard
could it be to hit a ball and run around and catch baseballs...

"No problem," said Afdhere, " "Yes, we would be an exceptional team. Why, base-stealing would be
our best feature. We have much talent in stealing."

After establishing their baseball team, Afdhere said that they were thinking of "acquiring" a hockey team.

As they need ice to play that game, Afdhere said they would use one of their "guest" tankers to go to the
Arctic and tow a large iceberg to Somalia.....

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

The nascent US Navy and Marine Corp destroyed the Barbary pirates of North Africa.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then the ambassador to France, and John Adams, then the ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the ambassador to Britain from Tripoli. The Americans asked Adja why his government was hostile to American ships, even though there had been no provocation. The ambassador's response was reported to the Continental Congress:

It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise.

US answer - fuck em and they did.

Patton Time

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

I hope the nations of the world start getting their act together and stop these pirates. Stop as in dead. Paying ransom to get back your ship only encourages them to take another ship. When being a pirate means dying in a hail of gunfire rather than getting millions in ransom, this problem will be over. I normally have very little use for the way Russia is being run today,
but I hope the Russian navy deal with the pirates with a very heavy hand. My 2 cents.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 23, 2008, at 10:06 PM by vegasmike6 ]

4. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

Somali pirates attacked USS Bainbridge.
They were holding Capt Richard Phillips hostage on a lifeboat.
Three bullets, problem solved.
It's about bloody time

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Three bullets, problem solved.
It's about bloody time

3 strikes and your out.