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Old 22-07-2011, 22:35   #121
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Re: Protection from Pirates: The Almost-Perfect Solution

Originally Posted by vintageray View Post
It was a Sea Otter. I only say Sea Weasel because I've been told that Sea Otters only live in the Northern part of the Pacific and not in N.C.. Nobody told that to the ones we have here.
Sea Otters are somewhat rare. They were hunted to close to extinction. River Otters however are common and as it happens, live in the sea too. Not much difference between them except one had the misfortune of evolving a skin desired by humans.

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Re: Protection from Pirates: The Almost-Perfect Solution

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Most of the actions James you have described would land you in jail. Hence you wouldn't be " law abiding" anymore and by your standards could be treated brutally.

Whether you like it or not most "law abiding" countries treat criminals ,pr would be criminals as normal citizens albeit citizens who are breaking a particular law. You are not allowed to victimise them or to expend more force then is necessary to protect your possessions or to prevent bodily harm. ( you cannot teach them a lesson , that is solely the role of the criminal justice system. ). Legal case history backs this up in many countrieses is where criminals sued for damages caused by excessive force and won

What may be acceptable in the US will not be often acceptable elsewhere. Suggesting people arm themselves is pure nonsense, unless the laws of the land are respected.

Please these threads get highjacked by the extremists, people who probably have never sailed to another country. What interesting is to discuss practical methods. Not murdering people and dumping them offshore as one poster suggested

Taking another human beings life while not at war certainly apply to both sides, the pirate/robber and the victim. If you do not defend what is yours, simply just because the robber would be pirate has a right! So what about the boater's right to defend his property and life?
Killing a person outright seems just that much to brutal but sticking 2000 volt up his poo organ sounds less brutal, then tie him up with cable ties and hand him overr to the authorities. If in doubt, feed him to the sharks because then the law will release him to start all over again. Let the shark be brutal!

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