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No Parrots and Peg Legs — Real Pirates Are Everywhere!

Yesterday, pirates captured a Basque tuna fishing boat off the coast of Somalia. Four armed pirates used a grenade launcher to overtake the 26 crew members on the Spanish boat.

Last year, pirates seized 25 ships off the Somalian coast. Earlier this month, pirates held hostage 30 crew members on a French luxury yacht. After the crew paid a $2 million ransom for its release, the French authorities apprehended the pirates, and they were charged in French court. How do you say "arrrrrrr" in French?

Somalia's poor excuse for a central government cannot control the 3,000-mile coastline. Victimized countries, like France, are forced to take on the pirates themselves. But, even though the US navy patrols the international waters, they are still extremely dangerous.

Do you think a movie about real-life pirates (and not Jack Sparrow) would be as successful, considering they are a result of lawlessness spawned by a humanitarian crisis and political chaos?


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bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Maybe they thought they can get good booty. I couldn't help it.
piper23 piper23 9 years
Johnny Depp is so hot.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I always wanted the tshirt he wears that says in big letters "DON'T HASSLE ME, I'M LOCAL"
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Ahhh! Cine! I loved that movie! :rotfl:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
baby steps to the elevator... baby steps to the street...
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
My favorite pirate is Ragnar Danneskjold.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
AVAST! Everytime I hear or see "ahoy" I think about "What about Bob" "I'm sailing! I sail! AHOY!"
verily verily 9 years
I would find a story about real pirates interesting. Probably moreso than the last two POTC films, which were yawners to me.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Its not! Its ahoy! I consulted the "real" pirate dictionary... found at this very clearly reliable website -
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Oh and I forgot to add she is a FEMALE pirate!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
2M I am a direct descendant of a famous Pirate! I love Pirates! And Cabaker, I think it is a whore.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
At the height of the Pirates of the Carribean craze I wanted to be a Barbary Pirate for Halloween but then I figured that not many people know about the Barbary Pirates so no one would get it. It is good to know that all kids who saw the Pirate movies and said they wanted to be a pirate when they grow up will have a career path.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I think its AHOY not a wh*re!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
YAY!!!!!!!! A WHORE MATEY! :yaar:
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
This is crazy and I agree w/ Sy. Seriously they tried to attack one of our warships? :OY: LAME! :YAAR:
syako syako 9 years
Answer to your question - I don't want to see any more pirate movies :oy:
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I hear the medical coverage is pretty good though.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
ooops :yaar: So why am I dressed up like a pirate in this restaurant??
syako syako 9 years
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
yarrr :pirate:
syako syako 9 years
take = attack
syako syako 9 years
The best story was when a small pirate fishing boat tried to take a U.S. Navy warships. I mean, really?
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