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02-03-2014 12:51 PM
bobmcgov
Re: Black Sails

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Originally Posted by MikeGuyver View Post
they are also extinct
Really? Someone should tell the families of these folks that pirates don't exist. Or the crew of the Alabama. Peruse this list, if you please:


Recourse to convoy and escort tactics have dampened activity in the Gulf of Aden for the nonce, but the conditions underpinning piracy still exist. If cost-cutting shipping execs lose interest, the men with guns in fast boats will return.

Now we are seeing pirating of commercial shipping off Africa's West Coast. There have also been boardings, beatings, thefts, hostage-taking, and other activities meeting the definition of piracy in Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and yes, the Caribbean. Some of these are addicts looking for drug money; others are part of organized crime networks. Piracy has always occurred on multiple scales, from Greek fishing boats seizing even smaller vessels to full-on, state-sponsored rovers -- public/private venture capitalists. It thrives on opportunism. And it is no more extinct than pickpocketing.
02-03-2014 02:39 AM
Unkle Toad
Re: Black Sails

well .. . there is swearing, and grit .. and more swearing and grit.. a little nudity. some more swearing and grit and a little more nudity. but for me I liked it and am looking forward to watching more.

oh yeah .. some more grit.
02-03-2014 02:12 AM
blt2ski
Re: Black Sails

Dang it, extinct? And I had me own flag made up in avatar too......dang it.......sniff sniff.....
02-03-2014 12:47 AM
Lake Superior Sailor
Re: Black Sails

Extinct? Then why all the gun threads? Not to mention the missing ships!...Dale
02-02-2014 10:56 PM
MikeGuyver
Re: Black Sails

they are also extinct
02-02-2014 08:49 PM
bobmcgov
Re: Black Sails

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Originally Posted by MikeGuyver View Post
Too much ill-used profanity.......grow up already
True -- it is well known that pirates, privateers, and sailors in general restricted their oaths to Darn (durn), Poot, Sugar, and GollyGee.

Also, they drank only sweet tea and never blasphemed. They were courteous to women and most had hearts of gold, beneath the smelly exterior. I saw it in Pirates of the Caribbean, by Disney Inc.
02-02-2014 07:32 PM
MikeGuyver
Re: Black Sails

Too much ill-used profanity.......grow up already
02-02-2014 06:30 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Black Sails

arrrrrrr



Sorry, with a thread title like that I couldn't resist!
02-02-2014 03:22 PM
windarra44
Re: Black Sails

Good series, off to a slow start, my only complaint is I have to wear headphones to hear what Capt. Vane is saying........could be the noises in my head though.
02-02-2014 03:05 PM
Fstbttms
Re: Black Sails

It ain't no Game of Thrones, but I haven't given up on it yet.
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