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53 Minutes Ago 09:33 AM
Jim_W
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Arrrrrrrrrhhhhhhh Merry Christmas
11 Hours Ago 10:38 PM
white74
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

and a jolly rodgering to you all
15 Hours Ago 06:59 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Perhaps you'll like Rick Moore's video, linked to earlier, better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAyDS1NuK_A
yeah. i've seen that before very funny, actually. i like boating blooper videos. interesting thing is, for all of the thousands of boating bloopers i have watched, the vast majority aren't flying the jolly roger. on the other hand, there are a good number of videos of single handed sailors....people who know what they are about...where you notice the jolly roger flying in the rigging.
15 Hours Ago 06:41 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
this is the kind of post i have been responding so strongly to; posts that claim people flying pirate flags( the ones used in centuries past) from their pleasure boats are somehow morally derelict, supportive of actual acts of piracy, or somehow committing acts of piracy. it's just way over the top.
Perhaps you'll like Rick Moore's video, linked to earlier, better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAyDS1NuK_A
19 Hours Ago 02:41 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by rgscpat View Post
Just wondering: If a sailor travels often through pirate-flag infested waters, what are the best guns, drugs, and anchors to have on board, and would the speed of a multihull make it far superior to a monohull, would loud Jimmy Buffett music repel the pirates, is it possible to learn to navigate away from pirate-flag boats without taking the correct certification class, and, if in the US, was the pirate flag infestation the fault of the democrats or republicans or religious fundamentalists of some particular sect, and are Florida's proposed anchoring restrictions a secret conspiracy led by pirate-flag flying, mordida and baksheesh-grabbing local sheriffs? Someone here must know the CORRECT answers to these questions.
19 Hours Ago 02:27 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
I don't have M16s but I will repel pirates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcaJjwz6JWU

wow. this thread just went right off the deep end.

i watched the video and i didn't notice any pirate flags. in fact, i didn't notice the pirates displaying any " hey we're pirates" symbols anywhere. i also didn't notice the pirates attacking in sailboats, rowboats, canoes, pontoon boats, paddle boats, jon boats or other common pleasure powerboats; basically any boats where you might actually see pirate flags. so, how does this actually relate to flying a centuries old pirate flag from your sailboat?

perhaps you missed the point of this thread. the question is " is flying a pirate flag lame?"

it's not " is piracy a cool and socially acceptable activity in which to engage?"

this is the kind of post i have been responding so strongly to; posts that claim people flying pirate flags( the ones used in centuries past) from their pleasure boats are somehow morally derelict, supportive of actual acts of piracy, or somehow committing acts of piracy. it's just way over the top.

flying a pirate flag is a matter of personal taste. you either think it's lame, think it's cool, or don't care either way (thus the original question of this thread). taking the whole issue to this point is
way out in left field, somewhere.

the idea that anyone who has not been attacked by golden age of sail pirates flying the jolly roger....which is anyone under 150 years old...could somehow have a traumatic emotional experience by seeing some guy (in a modern 30' sloop, for instance) with a jolly roger flying from his rigging, is just untenable. next thing you'll be telling us that no one should ever display viking imagery or even traditional native American imagery. after all, lots of people suffered injury or death at the hands of these people. i mean....golly...if you were to wear native American inspired clothes or jewelry, someone might get nightmares from fear that you are going to scalp them.

might as well add every other national image or judeo-christian image to that list, while you're at it.

i was just thinking. you should probably add images of sharks, crocodiles, any big cats, bears, hippos, elephants, pigs, bulls, deer, bees, spiders, and snakes to that list. people have suffered horribly from attacks of these animals. while such attacks are rather infrequent, anyone who has suffered such an attack might be horrible offended or even emotionally traumatized by seeing images of these animals; especially if those images are displayed in a light hearted manner.

considering the fact that no living person has suffered an attack by pirates who actually fly the pirate flag or adhere to the articles of agreement, i'd say this kind of imagery is an even more pressing issue.

the clothing designers at izod were just so socially irresponsible.




disclaimer: the practice of scalping did not actually originate with the native American tribes. it was started by the French. this is not to imply that native Americans did not have their own horrible inhuman practices. since they are human, like all of the rest of us, they are just as guilty if inhumanity, like every other human culture to ever live. native America imagery was only listed as an example of imagery that might have some negative associations in pop culture. the same goes for viking imagery. this is not to imply any actual negativity towards anyone of native American or Germanic (especially Scandinavian) heritage.
20 Hours Ago 02:13 PM
rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Just wondering: If a sailor travels often through pirate-flag infested waters, what are the best guns, drugs, and anchors to have on board, and would the speed of a multihull make it far superior to a monohull, would loud Jimmy Buffett music repel the pirates, is it possible to learn to navigate away from pirate-flag boats without taking the correct certification class, and, if in the US, was the pirate flag infestation the fault of the democrats or republicans or religious fundamentalists of some particular sect, and are Florida's proposed anchoring restrictions a secret conspiracy led by pirate-flag flying, mordida and baksheesh-grabbing local sheriffs? Someone here must know the CORRECT answers to these questions.
22 Hours Ago 12:21 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I don't have M16s but I will repel pirates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcaJjwz6JWU
2 Days Ago 05:57 AM
PBzeer
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

The funny part about this thread is that anyone would worry about what someone else thinks about something so trivial.
2 Days Ago 04:21 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

AAAAAarrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggg.
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