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isthatu2 4 | 2,703
14 Mar 2011 #31
"I really wasn't used to the hook yet."

killer.....

My niece attends a rather hippy-ish private primary school here in California and it bans pirate costumes from its Halloween celebrations because pirates still exist, especially in South-East Asian waters, and they are brutal murderers.

Oh,thats priceless,I thought my mum was at bonkers hippy level mark 9 ( I wasnt allowed toy soldiers or army guns,but,could have toy knights and cowboys and indians and cowboy guns.....) but,wow....reminds me of a lecture me and a couple of mates got about the horrors of napalm after being caught playing a rowdy game of Zulus and Red Coats aged 9 by one of our more lfty teachers.......pointing out that they didnt have napalm in 1878 didnt do me any favours,but pointed out to the know it all git I try not to be to this day :)
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
14 Mar 2011 #32
I wasnt allowed toy soldiers or army guns,but,could have toy knights and cowboys and indians and cowboy guns

The school my niece attends bans all toy guns and once one little boy was even sent home for the day because he pretended a bent stick was a gun and "shot" at his classmates!
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
14 Mar 2011 #33
especially in South-East Asian waters, and they are brutal murderers.

It's certainly getting worse month by month off the coast of Somalia. A real problem. And the Somali pirates are getting bolder. Certainly none of them are Polish, but some of the crew members taken by them are.

I have to do a course soon about what to do if attacked by pirates. Should be interesting, but I hope I'll never need it.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
14 Mar 2011 #34
I have to do a course soon about what to do if attacked by pirates.

Ive located a training aid for you;
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jFFlwHk6TzM
Barney 15 | 1,476
14 Mar 2011 #35
I have to do a course soon about what to do if attacked by pirates.

You escape by plunging a knife into a sail and sliding down holding the handle.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
14 Mar 2011 #36
lols,I was going to reference captain blood ,but thought ,nah,to obscure :)
Ok,heres one,you turn the jolly boat upside down and walk ashore in the airbubble......

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nF5RH0yAkxc
Polish related....er,30 odd Poles were extras on board the Surprise ;)
Borrka 37 | 594
14 Mar 2011 #37
"We can hardly exclude Polish pirates in the famous Klaus Störtebeker's Victual Brothers (German: Vitalienbrüder) but no historical proofs as far I know."

BB, no historical proofs for Poles present in Störtebeker's crew, that's what I mean.
Störtebeker was a well known and historically proven Robin Hood (captain Hook ?) of Alemannia :)
No doubt about his existence !
ShawnH 8 | 1,508
14 Mar 2011 #39
You escape by plunging a knife into a sail and sliding down holding the handle.

Debunked on Myth Busters.....
OP southern 75 | 7,096
15 Mar 2011 #40
I can imagine a pirate yelling kurwa!Kurwa enemy ship in horizon.Etc.However as we know the biggest pirates in Mediteranean were Berbers and Greeks and the latter paid a huge contribution to greek revolution against Turks by turning several turkish battleships into candles.
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
15 Mar 2011 #41
However as we know the biggest pirates in Mediteranean were Berbers and Greeks

The United States of America fought its first overseas war against the Berber pirates from 1801 to 1805.
OP southern 75 | 7,096
15 Mar 2011 #42
Yes,the Barbary pirates were the most successful.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirate

''From the 16th to 19th century, pirates captured an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people as slaves.''

Once they even invaded England and thousands of blonde english women were sold in the slave bazars in Tripoli.

bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/white_slaves_01.shtml

Slaves were at that time equal opportunity.

''Slaves in Barbary could be black, brown or white, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish or Muslim.''
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
16 Mar 2011 #43
Störtebeker was a well known and historically proven Robin Hood (captain Hook ?) of Alemannia :)

In that case,hats off to stortebeker :)

Debunked on Myth Busters.....

Aye, sails were never a single sheat of canvas,he'd get tangled every 6 feet or so in the rope and stiching ....but sshhhh,its a movie :)

The United States of America fought its first overseas war against the Berber pirates from 1801 to 1805.

hence "...to the shores of Tripoli.." in the USMC Hymn.

Once they even invaded England and thousands of blonde english women were sold in the slave bazars in Tripoli.

They regularly raided the south west coast of england and southern Ireland,did it hundreds of times over the centuries,an entire village also disapeared in ireland.

The United States of America fought its first overseas war against the Berber pirates from 1801 to 1805

technicaly,yes,but the fledgling US navy did raid a town in North West england during the revoloutionary wars.
ShawnH 8 | 1,508
16 Mar 2011 #44
Aye, sails were never a single sheat of canvas,he'd get tangled every 6 feet or so in the rope and stiching ....but sshhhh,its a movie :)

That, and the fact that his wrist wouldn't be strong enough to support his own load... Oh, also, his rate of descent would probably result in broken ankles, at the very least!
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,946
16 Mar 2011 #45
So adding any Polish pirates to "Pirates of the Caribean" would be "wrong"?
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
16 Mar 2011 #46
Not really, read up on what happen to the Polish legions in Haiti, even an Irishman that made his fortune in the 2 short years they prowled those waters settled in Warsaw a rich man.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
16 Mar 2011 #47
Interesting!! Do you know his name. Worth reading up on.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
16 Mar 2011 #48
Ignacy Blumer (O'Bloomer) but you won’t find this interesting trivia in his English biography as not to tarnish his good name.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
16 Mar 2011 #49
Ignacy Blumer (O'Bloomer)

An interesting guy.

Searching for him, I found this, about some other Polish pirates - a big surprise! I suspect very few people, even in Poland, know about these guys. You learn something new every day: magistravel.pl/en/piraci.html
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
16 Mar 2011 #50
Good find: Olszewski exploits were published in a Warsaw weekly “Wędrowiec” at the end of the 19th century.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
16 Mar 2011 #51
Ignacy Blumer (O'Bloomer) but you won’t find this interesting trivia in his English biography as not to tarnish his good name.

lols,because as everyone knows the english would never want to tarnish the good name of an irishman ;)
rybnik 18 | 1,461
16 Mar 2011 #52
My niece attends a rather hippy-ish private primary school here in California and it bans pirate costumes from its Halloween celebrations because pirates still exist, especially in South-East Asian waters, and they are brutal murderers.

Really? But it's Jack Sparrow! How sad :(
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
16 Mar 2011 #53
because as everyone knows the english would never want to tarnish the good name of an irishman ;)

Actually a Pole of an Irish ancestry but his Wiki entry won’t have this as it was a small episode in his life and he is a Polish Hero after all. ;)
Barney 15 | 1,476
16 Mar 2011 #54
sshhhh,its a movie :)

No, I saw a documentary from the 30s presented by Douglas Fairbanks Jnr....
A J 4 | 1,088
16 Mar 2011 #55
What about polish pirates?

Try piratebay.org?

;)
skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
16 Mar 2011 #56
Sorry, those are primarily Swedish pirates (Vikings lol).

"...The Pirate Bay was started by the swedish anti copyright organization Piratbyrån in the late 2003, but in October 2004 it separated became run by dedicated individuals..."


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