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Old 20-03-2011, 16:36   #1
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pirate Pirate Captured Near English Channel.

Hastings - South Coast of England. Sounds like those Pirates are getting bolder

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/89125..._found_in_car/

"Police were called to a minor road collision where they found one of the drivers dressed as a sea-faring brigand".

"A spokesman for Sussex Police said a 60-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed weapon in a public place, after the man “could provide no lawful explanation for having the dangerous blade."

Or could simply be that the Govt cuts have not yet gone far enough into the Dept of SFA better to do .
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Old 20-03-2011, 16:43   #2
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Re: Pirate captured near English Channel.

I never thought I'd see the day when you couldn't carry a sword in public. How are you supposed to defend a pale maidens honour?
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Old 20-03-2011, 17:00   #3
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LOL.... Hastings... Why am I not surprised... lived there for a while.. some very weird locals... meet all sorts as Bar Manager of the only Disco in town...
and even weirder have relocated from London and commute...
Makes Brighton seem like a quaint old seaside town these days...
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Old 20-03-2011, 17:36   #4
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Re: Pirate captured near English Channel.

Don't you all consider a "butter knife" a dangerous bladed instrument too?
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Depends on your cholesterol
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pirate Re: Pirate captured near English Channel.

Mate.. I got arrested and held in the cells for 10hrs for having a stubby Phillips screwdriver in my rucksack as I was walking into work at 5am one morning...
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Mate.. I got arrested and held in the cells for 10hrs for having a stubby Phillips screwdriver in my rucksack as I was walking into work at 5am one morning...

I carry a pocket knife every time I leave the house. Always have.

Guess I'll have to stay here.
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A great invention the pocket knife.
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Normally I would not have minded... but the 1 hours face slapping by the CID to fit me up to a crime really pissed me off...
You'd think cops would understand a 3 shift system... sadly most are made up from the 'Boneheads' turned out by the armed forcces...
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Good old Georgie Orwell...
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Don't you all consider a "butter knife" a dangerous bladed instrument too?
If your boarding a plane a toe-nail clipper is considered a "dangerous bladed instrument".
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Re: Pirate captured near English Channel.

All the joys of paranoia gone wild. Is it really true you are not allowed to defend yourself in your own home over there?............m
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All the joys of paranoia gone wild. Is it really true you are not allowed to defend yourself in your own home over there?............m
Defend? Against who? (angry females excluded..)
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I never thought I'd see the day when you couldn't carry a sword in public. How are you supposed to defend a pale maidens honour?
This is the US where in Seattle a native woodcarver was shot several times by police for carrying the tools of his trade. The only way I could legally get away with carrying my rigging knife and spike would be to get a concealed weapons permit(which in this state is $65 and no felonies on my record). I live in a small town with lots of sailors so can get away with it here.
Not to mention this also being the US the idea of defending a woman's honour is considered "quaint" at best, women here are less the honourable anyway.
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Re: Pirate captured near English Channel.

My place of employment has outlawed all knives, including those in the kitchen area. Only exceptions are those goofy "safety" blades. According to the memo if you want to cut a cake you will need to be wearing a chainmail glove on the hand not operating the knife.
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