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I'm simply stating, it's difficult to understand what people with no hope do.
I've never had to live with no hope for a long time.
If they have guns it seems that they shoot a lot. If they have rocks they throw them. If they have vodka they drink it.
I don't know what I would do if I had no hope.
I would have thought that the first million bucks of ransom would have given the pirates some hope yet it didn't stop them. Instead it gave them motivation. So I'm not sure that a lack of hope has anything to do with it.
The latest Cruising World has an article of a couple and their time with pirates. It is seemingly no longer just a band or two, it has become an industry in which victims can be traded like stocks.
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