Solutions for the Pirate Problem

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  1. Kevin_Kennedy
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    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

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    Solutions for the Pirate Problem by Karen Kwiatkowski
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I found this interesting

    Yup...that the game the Republican wing of the Insider Party played during the Iraq war.

    Have government pay private contractors to do what governments traditionally did. But pay THEIR CRONNIE CORPORATE CHUMS far more than a task would cost if the goverment did it, and neglect to mention that fact to the public who assumes (because they've been propagandized to believe it, even though it can be shown to be a big lie) that private contractors do the work cheaper than the goverment.


    I also find this a particularly compelling statement, too

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    Yup...that's how it's done. Instill fear, create an enemy, stampeade public opinion though a continuous stream of lhalf truths, outright lies and specious analysis.

    And next we come to the privatization solution. Now this is important because the long range plan is to completely make goverments powerless.

    So what the following is appeals to us because it sounds like we won't be paying for what happens, but it sreal purpose is to make goverments irrelevant.

    Those of paying attention might remember that I suggested that privatizing the Somalia pirate problem was on the agenda about a month ago when the Somalia issue first came up on this board. At any rate read on..

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    Uhm...what would you expect them to do, exatly/

    NOT try to understand why Somalians have become pirates?

    Well, I can probably get on board with the complaint that they'll waste money studying this problem, because PORK is a big part of which academics get money to study the obvious, but I can't exactly complain about the fact that academic studies have to be done in some cases.
     
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    I have a hard time seeing how "they" will make us at home afraid of Somali pirates.

    Anyone here quaking yet?
     
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    No but I installed a cannon on my pick-up. Bring em on. :lol:
     
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    Of course not. How about you take an unarmed freighter through the Gulf of Aden? Think your perspective might change a bit from sitting thousands of miles away not caring about and marginalizing what happens because it's not happening to you?

    I know I've seen at least one leftwingnut on here deflecting straight to Bush for doing nothing about them. How is that bad on Bush but it's okay for Obama?

    The fact is, if we do not take action one way or the other, it's just a matter of time before the pirates end up with a US ship and a US crew demanding ransom and then it's too late.
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    how about rigging the outside of these ships with some sort of electrical charge...or something...maybe something that will sting, numb something...so when they go to climb up a ship...they won't be able to. *shrug*
     
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    Simply allowing the crew to be armed would make for an excellent deterrent and provide the necessary defense should a pirate crew decide to try and hijack any American ships.
     
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    that's pirate cruelty
     
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    Too costly and complicated. The last attempt was made by pirates using RPGs and AK-47s.

    One of these:

    M136 AT4

    will sink a raggedy little boat and its crew.
     
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    I see no reason why our government should subsidize the corporate expenses of the shipping lines. Or, even why this would be necessary. Most U.S. companies have security staff in place, and handle their own security arrangements. The shipping lines are no different, and should be held to the same standard.

    The U.S. navy should not be providing the backbone of global efforts in this area. it's time for other countries to do their part, and for the shipping companies to take responsibility for their own ships.
     

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