Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pirates, and the Sad Truth That Rich != Smart

As a preface to this post, a friend of mine just started blogging a little while ago, and it would be great if you guys would take a look at his blog. He's sure to do the same, especially if you have some music posted he may not have heard. Check him out right here. (and no, the below picture is not him. He wishes.)

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So, the Somali pirates strike again, this time killing 4 American hostages as american troops close on on the Yacht they'd hijacked. Full story here if you're interested.

Now granted, this is a sad story. Innocent people died while vacationing around the world in their yacht. With that said....wtf were they thinking?! Pirates are practically nonexistant, except for in that puny little area on the globe. Yet, these two geniuses decide it would be a great place for a cruise in their private Yacht. That would be like if I planned a family vacation to rural Afghanistan. You know, just to add some variety. I suppose there really isn't a whole lot else to say, but since nobody in the news is calling them out, I might as well. It's a sad story, but they were dumb. And highly deserving of this immortal image:

22 comments:

  1. Well, people do stupid thing all the time.

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  2. Did they not know this place was full of pirates?
    No pre vacation holiday research perhaps?

    Tis a stupid thing to do

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  3. I feel the same way about Americans going to iraq,iran, etc.

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  4. I would say that our Navy needs to bomb Somalia into the stone age, but they never really left the stone age.

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  5. @Oilfield

    Sadly, that's pretty much the truth. I still haven't quite wrapped my head around how so much of Africa is so poor...

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  6. @Erasumus because of exploitation of their natural resources by foreign countries and slavery.

    Someone said it best (can't remember who):

    [Paraphrased]
    "It isn't a coincidence that the countries in the world with the most natural resources are also the poorest as well."

    Also, it really wasn't smart of those people to go yachting there. I guess they don't read the news or something.

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  7. @Ish

    That's what I'm told, but even then, that doesn't explain it, at least not entirely imo. South America was equally exploited, and suffered many of the same problems with disease, climate, etc. And while South America is hardly a great place to live, it's got Africa beaten by a large margin.

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  8. 1) I must say, I do wish I looked like that guy. Noob Tube in one hand, radio in the other. It just yells bad ass. And 2) If they would've just said parley it would've been all good. Doesn't anyone know pirate code anymore?

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  9. Their yacht screams, "Hey poor people! Look what I have!"

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  10. You guys got it all wrong, I'd be that badass mo-fo in the back right.

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  11. I agree with you guys.
    It's sad, and it sucks, but who does that?

    Not the brightest folks.

    -Jekyll

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  12. is it wrong to say they deserved it?

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  13. eugh they were stupid lets be honest

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  14. /facepalm indeed my friend. That's like touching a burning hotplate and not expecting to be burned.
    Some people kinda deserve it...

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  15. hopefully one day people won't be so dumb..

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  16. There was a British doccumentary about somali pirates last year...it turns out they are starving and hijacking / ransoms are their only income

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  17. @ phil

    Maybe they should apply to a McDonald's somewhere. Or at least a 7/11.

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