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Eddie Garland
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So which is it Tink... Pirates or the Lost Boys?
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Pirates are terrorists with a strict monetary agenda.
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And not a Parrot amongst them!
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I don't know about the connection to the pirates, but the illegal dumping of toxic waste on Somali shores is an unfortunately old story. Here is one from New Scientist from 1992.

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Boo Hoo. If ever there was a reason for an entire country load of slackers, scumbags and killers who prey on the innocent, big bad corporate evil doings and rival Govt. Toxic waste is it. Guess that's why Nevada is so lawless...or Quebec. They dump expat French there.
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Isn't Somalia where Rambo fought pirates in Rambo X, or something?
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I think we did what we needed to do in this case. But I think it should have been done as soon as we arrived in the area. There was no reason to wait. If we waste the scum bags as soon as we show up on the scene it will also show them that we are not going to mess around at all. This has been going on way too long now and taking out any and all pirates at the start of any take over by the pirates. Yes I truly believe that.
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Doug Nevada isn't that lawless. At least here in Clark County it's not. Sure we have our probs but still. Haven't seen too many French people either. Unless there turning them into French Fries now. (Yes I know fries are not really french either)
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I was only kidding about Nevada of course...referencing the Toxicity of the leftover Nukes that were blown there. Quebec isn't in Nevada last time I looked unless there is a new Casino featuring extremely rude people. Smile
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According to Al Sharpton...they are NOT Pirates! They are Volunteer Coast Guard.
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I figured that much Doug lol. volunteer Coast Guard? Oh man I always knew he was full of something Oh and b.t.w So far no rude casinos We do have a Dick's last resort now at the Excalibur does that count? Lol
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Thank you for the link Doug.
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That's odd. The leftwing blogosphere where I hang out is cheering for the US Military, not the pirates. Do they mention any sites?

...

Oh yes, they do. Wait- Daily Kos? That's -my- leftwing blogosphere! Something's not right here...

Oh, now I see. Not only did they take the quote out of context, the diary they picked received only a few comments, never even made the "Recommended List", and quickly dropped off the face of the earth. I guess there's a few crazies in every crowd.

Of course, a casual viewer clicking a direct link to that diary from an inflammatory news article probably wouldn't realize it wasn't actually representative of the majority view on the website.
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On 2009-04-14 14:47, Doug Higley wrote:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnic......-misunde


I actually enjoyed reading that article. While it was clearly meant to disparage the bloggers who provided some context for what is happening in this situation, there's absolutely no refutation of any of the information quoted.
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On 2009-04-14 18:51, landmark wrote:

I actually enjoyed reading that article. While it was clearly meant to disparage the bloggers who provided some context for what is happening in this situation, there's absolutely no refutation of any of the information quoted.

But, but, how can that be?

The organization responsible for that expose bills itself as America's Media Watchdog. It wouldn't describe itself that way and represent itself as a Newsbuster if it wasn't, would it? People wouldn't fall for that kind of obvious spin and partisan bias, would they? Would they?
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What operation in Iran in 78?

I do admit I liked the attempt to compare trained SEAL snipers to Billy Bob wanting to carry a .38 in case he gets mugged.

Nevada is a little lawless (trivia...I think Vegas is the most pistol packin' city in the country).
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Haha. News Busters! They need a theme song. Alas it's but a blog...pick yer poison and get yer giggles...
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I was wondering why some of the usual suspects were not jumping onto the 'pirates are wonderful' bandwagon then I read that it is the Euros that were doing the dumping. That would take the fun away to go after those wonderful chappies.
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I don't think the bandwagon is very full. Despite some lame attempts from "both sides" pretty much everybody equates these pirates with city gangs, with smugglers, with drug dealers and with most other semi-organized thugs out there.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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