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Pirate's Body Washes Ashore With Money
AP via AOL News ^ | January 11, 2009 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN, AP

Posted on 01/11/2009 3:57:17 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Jan. 11) - The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident said Sunday, as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon free a Ukrainian arms ship.

Five pirates drowned Friday when their small boat capsized after they received a reported $3 million ransom for releasing a Saudi oil tanker. Local resident Omar Abdi Hassan said one of the bodies had been found on a beach near the coastal town of Haradhere and relatives were searching for the other four.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drowning; karma; maritime; pirates; ransom; somalia; somalipirates

1 posted on 01/11/2009 3:57:18 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just proving that when you die, you can take it with you.


2 posted on 01/11/2009 3:58:16 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

RULE NUMBER 1:

If you want to PLAY PIRATE, Be Sure YOU CAN SWIM!!!


3 posted on 01/11/2009 4:00:01 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's "1984" .. to Conservatives- a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Aaarrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhh!


4 posted on 01/11/2009 4:12:11 PM PST by Dumpster Baby ((Sigh) Some days, it's just not worth trying to chew through the restraints.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ill-gotten gains didn’t help Fred C. Dobbs much, either.


5 posted on 01/11/2009 4:13:21 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So, money laundering too?


6 posted on 01/11/2009 4:16:16 PM PST by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: aimhigh

“Just proving that when you die, you can take it with you.”

But spending it is a problem.


7 posted on 01/11/2009 4:20:42 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe the “resident” can spend some of that $153,000 to buy the drowned rat some flowers and a nice casket.


8 posted on 01/11/2009 4:25:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (CIA Director!....So easy, a caveman can do it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pirate was just “spreading the wealth around.” ;)


9 posted on 01/11/2009 4:31:32 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

“Wait a tic...blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought.” - Dennis Moore (Monty Python)


10 posted on 01/11/2009 4:32:37 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator

Guess he can’t float me a loan. He needed a bailout.


11 posted on 01/11/2009 4:44:06 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: gwilhelm56

“If you want to PLAY PIRATE, Be Sure YOU CAN SWIM!!!”

LOL!


12 posted on 01/11/2009 4:44:37 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

$153,000 Wow he must of had some deep pockets!


13 posted on 01/11/2009 4:52:03 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Skinnies without swimmies!


14 posted on 01/11/2009 4:53:25 PM PST by Radix (There are 2 kinds of people in this world. Those with loaded guns & those who dig. You dig.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

God (or in their case, Allah) does have sense of humor!


15 posted on 01/11/2009 4:55:03 PM PST by PGR88
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What currency was the money in, anyone know?


16 posted on 01/11/2009 6:07:00 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

PARTY TIME!!


17 posted on 01/11/2009 6:07:17 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: popdonnelly

Love the Bogart reference!!! PING


18 posted on 01/11/2009 7:22:40 PM PST by SanFranDan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He was trying to float some cash..


19 posted on 01/11/2009 10:19:52 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I love a happy ending.


20 posted on 01/12/2009 7:01:01 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uestio)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
YARRGH.
21 posted on 01/12/2009 7:03:18 AM PST by SIDENET ("It was a different time, you understand." - Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson)
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