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1 posted on 06/10/2005 6:36:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Bad Buccaneers:



good Buccaneers:


2 posted on 06/10/2005 6:39:37 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (10,000 posts by 29 June!!! 9,626 or so replies and counting)
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Momma don't let your babies grow up to be Pirates.

Unless they're Buffet fans.

4 posted on 06/10/2005 6:51:17 PM PDT by leadhead (Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups)
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"Blackbeard sometimes divvied out inhumane treatment to captives to find out where valuables were, but there's not one document that indicates that he ever killed anybody in any way,"

Panties, no doubt.

5 posted on 06/10/2005 6:53:29 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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What's My Pirate Name?
6 posted on 06/10/2005 6:56:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Capt. Pissgums and his Preverted Pirates vs the Dyke's!!!

Pathos on the High Seas, below decks... on his ship the Quivering Thigh

8 posted on 06/10/2005 7:15:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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Some, no doubt, were good. Congress has the power to grant letters of marque, which allow a pirate (or privateer) to poach enemy merchant shipping. Congressman Hostettler still hasn't introduced a bill to get me such a letter, though. : )
10 posted on 06/10/2005 7:59:51 PM PDT by hispanichoosier
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"I just don't think these guys were that deep," says Moore, who has been studying Blackbeard for more than 20 years. "There was a bit of getting back at the establishment but, in the end, I think they were just thieves."

Hmm…maybe they were Democrats after all.

12 posted on 06/10/2005 9:24:57 PM PDT by Logophile
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Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR) was the largest pirate ships to ever sail the Spanish Main. No ship played a more dramatic role in the history of piracy in the Americas.

The name QAR was given to the ship after her capture in 1717 in the eastern Caribbean by the pirate Edward Teach, popularly remembered as Blackbeard.

Blackbeard used QAR as his prime weapon during the height of his reign of terror. During the 7 months that Blackbeard commanded her, she took 18 ships as prizes.

QAR was launched in England in 1710 during the War of the Spanish Succession (called Queen Anne's War in the American colonies.) She was named Concord, capable of 300 tons. In late 1710, she was "taken" as a prize of war by French privateers. Her stern was altered so that she would be more suitable for use as an armed transport. This change gave her a silhouette similar to Dutch-built ships of that era, thus causing later confusion about her origin. The spelling of her name was also changed to Concorde.

Blackbeard's flag was an unusual. It had a skeleton holding an hour glass in one hand to signify that your time was running out. A dagger in the other hand and the heart with three drops of blood signified that blood would be drawn if you did not surrender. Horns and cloven feet on the skeleton signified that he was in league with the devil.

On December 3, 1718, Blackbeard was killed by an attack force dispatched by Virginia's Governor Alexander Spottswood. He achieved lasting infamy as the ruthless and sadistic drunk, Blackbeard.

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Queen Annes Revenge

13 posted on 06/10/2005 10:34:11 PM PDT by Daaave (Was blind but now I see.)
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