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  • San Francisco Breaks Barriers in Crime: PIRATES Now Prowl Bay Area

    09/09/2023 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 81 replies
    New American ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Thieves are arriving at night aboard small watercraft and using bolt cutters and other break-in tools to gain access to unoccupied boats. Several sailboats have been stolen, as well as small watercraft, dinghies, tools, and outboard motors.
  • An Iranian IRGC vessel watches an American warship in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, May 19, 2023. (AP) US vows response after Iran tried to seize oil tankers near Strait of Hormuz

    07/06/2023 12:13:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The White House said the US would respond to Iranian aggression together with allies and partners in the Middle East region.Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz early Wednesday, firing shots at one of them, the US Navy said. It said that in both cases, the Iranian naval vessels backed off after the US Navy responded, and that both commercial ships continued their voyages. “The Iranian navy did make attempts to seize commercial tankers lawfully transiting international waters,” said Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet. “The US Navy responded immediately...
  • Iranian navy vessel fires on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, prompting US to intervene (two tankers attacked)

    07/05/2023 11:43:15 AM PDT · by texas booster · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 5 2023 | Mike Brest
    The U.S. Navy deterred Iranian forces from seizing two commercial tankers on Wednesday in separate incidents. First, at about 1 a.m. local time, an Iranian navy vessel approached the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker TRF Moss in international waters in the Gulf of Oman. It departed when the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul arrived at the scene, the U.S. 5th Fleet announced on Wednesday. Approximately three hours later, another Iranian vessel began harassing the Bahamian-flagged oil tanker Richmond Voyager in international waters roughly 20 miles off the coast of Muscat, Oman. It opened fire with both small arms and crew-served...
  • Bus driver arrested on DUI charge while driving Pirates from Chicago to Milwaukee

    06/18/2023 6:13:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 18, 2023
    MILWAUKEE -- A bus driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence while transporting the Pittsburgh Pirates from Chicago to Milwaukee for their weekend series with the Brewers. Illinois State Police said the driver was traveling away from officers seeking to escort the bus on its trip to Milwaukee late Thursday night. Troopers said they observed more erratic driving and eventually stopped the bus on the right shoulder of Interstate 94 in Chicago. Police said the driver was arrested after they observed “multiple signs of impairment.” The driver isn’t a Pirates employee but was contracted to drive...
  • TRUMP: FBI took my passports in Mar-a-Lago Raid

    08/15/2022 10:52:00 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 113 replies
    Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!
  • Top Union Pacific official blasts far-left policies over 'spiraling crisis' of rail theft, threatens to leave Los Angeles

    01/17/2022 11:56:30 AM PST · by Enterprise · 36 replies ^ | January 17, 2022 | CHRIS ENLOE
    " Criminals are caught and arrested, turned over to local authorities for booking, arraigned before the local courts, charges are reduced to a misdemeanor or petty offense, and the criminal is released after paying a nominal fine.These individuals are generally caught and released back onto the streets in less than twenty-four hours. Even with all the arrests made, the no-cash bail policy and extended timeframe for suspects to appear in court is causing re-victimization to UP by these same criminals. In fact, criminals boast to our officers that charges will be pled down to simple trespassing – which bears no...
  • 'Flash mob' robberies roiling U.S. retailers, traumatizing workers

    12/04/2021 1:23:01 PM PST · by Enterprise · 55 replies ^ | Dec. 3, 2021 | Abha Bhattarai and Gerrit De Vynck
    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week that shoplifters should be prosecuted and vowed to "significantly increase . . . efforts to go after these retail rings." He also said he would ramp up police presence along highways and retail corridors. And though the state typically classifies thefts under $950 as misdemeanors instead of felonies, Newsom urged local law enforcement officials to be more forceful in going after organized retail crime.
  • China is destroying the world's fishing ecosystem: Not content with overfishing their own coastline, China has now turned to pirate fishing in the territorial waters of less powerful nations

    11/16/2021 10:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2021 | Uldis Sprogis
    Not content with overfishing its own coastline in a non-sustainable way, China has now turned to unethical pirate fishing in the territorial waters of less powerful nations around the world. Chinese fishermen turn off their GPS transponders that can be traced electronically, send out false electronic signals, violate U.N. maritime law, enter the sovereign fishing territory of foreign nations, illegally fish with slave-like labor, and then escape to international waters with their catch. Some fishing fleets are so large that they can be seen from space.For China, world fishing is now like the wild west, with a value in billions...
  • Officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

    11/03/2021 8:50:51 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 15 replies
    <p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel off Bandar Abbas, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.</p><p>One of the officials said paramilitary Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops took control of the MV Southys on Oct. 24 at gunpoint. U.S. forces had monitored the seizure, but ultimately didn't take action as the vessel went into Iranian waters.</p>
  • SHOCK: Video Shows Calif. Gas Hitting $8.49 Per Gallon

    10/09/2021 12:12:15 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 52 replies ^ | October 8, 2021 | Molly Bruns
    A shocking video by Twitter user Youssef Disla shows gas prices at a California gas station reaching nearly $8.50 per gallon. It comes as a nationwide surge brings new pain to the pump atop already exorbitant prices.However, the White House said Thursday that no action will be taken at this time in response to gas prices hitting seven-year highs, the Epoch Times reported.
  • Nigeria Jails 10 Pirates Over Ship Hijacking

    07/23/2021 11:29:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A Nigerian court on Friday jailed 10 pirates for 12 years each over the hijacking of a merchant vessel last year, the navy said, in the second such trial under a new anti-piracy law. The pirates, all of them Nigerian, were convicted of hijacking the Chinese merchant ship FV Hailufeng II in the Gulf of Guinea in 2020. Kidnap attacks against ships for ransom have become common in the Gulf of Guinea, which runs from Senegal to Angola, taking in the southwest coast of Nigeria. The perpetrators are usually Nigerian pirates.
  • A Maritime Solution for Cyber Piracy

    05/14/2021 6:52:04 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 2021 | Thomas Ayres
    Congress should revive the ‘letter of marque’ and authorize companies to defend against hackers. Today’s pirates sail the cyber seas searching for loot, by ransom or theft. Like their 19th-century maritime counterparts, they respect no sovereignty and disrupt commerce and daily life. This weekend’s Colonial Pipeline hack and the recent SolarWinds attack demonstrate the growing danger and sophistication of such assaults. Like the Barbary pirates, hackers frequently receive haven or direct support from hostile states like Russia or China. Historically, such letters provided financial incentives to overcome fear and inaction in the face of dangerous outcomes and national need. On...
  • Arabian coins found in US may unlock 17th-century pirate mystery

    04/04/2021 6:12:38 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 1, 2021 | Associated Press in Warwick, Rhode Island
    A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in the US state of Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve a centuries-old cold case. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal after plundering a ship carrying Muslim pilgrims home to India from Mecca, then eluded capture by posing as a slave trader. Jim Bailey, an amateur historian and metal detectorist, found the first intact 17th-century Arabian coin in a meadow in Middletown.
  • South China Sea: Tensions skyrocket as 'provocative' Beijing swarms region with 'militia

    03/21/2021 7:51:28 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies ^ | 3/21/2021 | Dylan Donnelly
    Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine defence chief, demanded China recall more than 200 fishing vessels, from a South China Sea reef it claims. Mr Lorenzana believes they are armed with militia. China has previously been accused of violating international law in sending its vessels to waters claimed by other Asia-Pacific countries. The Philippines' coast guard reported around 220 armed fishing vessels were moored at Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls Julian Felipe Reef, on March 7. Mr Lorenzana issued a statement condemning the presence of the boats in the Philippines-claimed portion of the South China Sea. He described the their presence as a...

    03/13/2021 1:20:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Futurism ^ | 03/12/2021 | Victor Tangermann
    The massive space telescope, featuring a 21 foot mirror, and a tennis court-sized protective cage, is far too large to stick inside a plane. Instead, NASA will have to ship the massive mirror right through the Panama Canal for its eventual launch in French Guiana — and NASA is worried that the journey could attract robbers. The shipping time and location will be hush-hush to ward off any extremely ambitious thieves. All we know is that it will sail off in late summer. It’s an especially harrowing sea passage for a project that has been going on for over two...
  • Pirate Skeletons From 1717 Shipwreck Discovered Off Cape Cod

    02/12/2021 2:39:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    At least six pirate skeletons were recently discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod. The remains were unearthed from the wreck site of the Whydah, which sank near the town of Wellfleet in 1717, according to The Boston Globe. Investigators at the Whydah Pirate Museum said the skeletons were identified in several large concretions, or hard masses of minerals, from the wreck site. They are now being examined by a team of archeologists led by underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who discovered the Whydah in 1984, the museum said.
  • Pirate Attack: Italian Navy Protects Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

    11/13/2020 6:25:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 12, 2020 | Mike Schuler
    The Italian Navy chased off a group of pirates attempting to the attack a tanker this week in international waters off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident took place November 7 when pirates in a speed boat chased the tanker Torm Alexandra. A helicopter crew from the nearby Italian Navy frigate Martinengo was launched and upon arriving on scene found a pirate skiff with what looks to be about 5 or 6 armed pirates on board.
  • President Trump celebrates MLB's Roberto Clemente Day

    09/09/2020 3:09:42 PM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/09/2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 1h Today we join millions of baseball fans and Puerto Ricans in celebrating Roberto Clemente’s life and his immense contributions to baseball and equality. He was one of my all-time favorite players – Roberto had everything! #ClementeDay #Retire21
  • Margot Robbie to star in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ female-driven reboot: reports

    06/30/2020 9:53:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2020 | Julius Young
    Margot Robbie is set to lead the charge in a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. Scripted by “Birds of Prey” screenwriter Christina Hodson, the new “Pirates” flick will be female-fronted beginning with Robbie and Hodson, multiple reports on Friday said. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the new “Pirates” should not be considered as a spinoff of the wildly popular Johnny Depp-driven films centered on Captain Jack Sparrow – but is a "wholly original story with new characters" in which inspiration was drawn from the famed Disneyland ride and already has many fans speculating which character Robbie might...
  • Seán O'Riordan: West Cork pirates' lucrative Atlantic operationSeán O'Riordan: West Cork pirates' lucrative Atlantic operation

    05/05/2020 4:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2020 | Sean O'Riordan
    Pirates based in West Cork made millions from plundering shipping and they almost destroyed trade between Europe and the Americas — but were beloved by locals as they gave them three times the going price for supplies. The extent of the pirate presence in the region and their huge influence is detailed in a new book written by Dr Connie Kelleher, an underwater archaeologist, based in Killarney, who works for the National Monuments Service. Her book, 'The Alliance of Pirates — Ireland and Atlantic Piracy in the Early 17th Century,' describes how West Cork became a magnet for pirates and...