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Old 07-05-2012, 18:32   #166
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I think the proper and humane thing to do is send them and all of their relatives to the USA, (or UK) hook them up with subsidized housing, free medical care, food stamps, a generous grant for school, and a small business loan. They're just poor victims of the unscrupulous exploitation of their country by us 1st worlders. .
Sounds racist. I wouldn't expect this sort of behavior in a thread centered on guns...
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Old 07-05-2012, 18:49   #167
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Ever heard of sarcasm?

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Old 07-05-2012, 18:51   #168
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Old 07-05-2012, 19:20   #169
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Ever heard of sarcasm?

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Its sarcasm holds the only condition where my statement makes sense.

You can't just throw out the word "sarcasm" to invalidate any argument against "it".
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You are supposed to abide by the laws of the country your vessel is flagged under and if that country does not recognize capital punishment you can't hang pirates....that said you are allowed to defend your vessel.
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Old 07-05-2012, 20:18   #171
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Well then since my ship will be U.S. I'm gonna shoot every pirate that threatens me. "walk softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt.
So I won't go looking for a fight, but I'll be ready for one, just in case.
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Old 07-05-2012, 20:57   #172
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I'm all for gunning down pirates, but then you give up your rights to the authority to determine who's a pirate. A classic compromise history has repeated.
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Well then since my ship will be U.S. I'm gonna shoot every pirate that threatens me. "walk softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt.
So I won't go looking for a fight, but I'll be ready for one, just in case.
How would you do that after your guns have been confiscated by any number of countries beforehand.

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Well then since my ship will be U.S. I'm gonna shoot every pirate that threatens me. "walk softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt.
So I won't go looking for a fight, but I'll be ready for one, just in case.
But will you actual go anywhere there are pirates active?
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Libero TV - Pirati assaltano una nave mercantile - somalia, pirati, nave,

Italian ship and a few mercs on board. The way to treat pirates

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