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(Plymouth Herald)   Man converts Omani warship into private gunboat, busts out of Spanish military custody and sails to Senegal with crew of ex-Armed Forces. I love it when a plan comes together   (plymouthherald.co.uk) divider line 68
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2013-06-12 10:58:43 AM
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-06-12 12:36:38 PM
I sped a little on the way to work today with the radio turned up really loud.
 
2013-06-12 12:37:50 PM
Even without the guns an old warship would be awesome to cruise around in.

If I had a few billion dollars laying around I would totally buy an old WWII battleship and rock that biatch.  It's almost a shame that the super wealthy types are so boring, but then again that boring nature is probably what got them to that spot in the first place.
 
2013-06-12 12:39:04 PM
Pic..

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-06-12 12:39:54 PM
Going all James Brooke, now?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brooke
 
2013-06-12 12:40:30 PM
Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.
 
2013-06-12 12:41:06 PM

MichiganFTL: [fc01.deviantart.net image 570x360]


FTFY

www.stories.the-ridges.net
 
2013-06-12 12:41:07 PM
Pray for Omani
 
2013-06-12 12:41:22 PM
I told him to spend a few extra bucks for a submarine - but NOOOOOooooooo... he had to go with the "show" boat!
 
2013-06-12 12:41:23 PM

Maud Dib: Pic..

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x422]


One could have lots of fun with that.  Cruise around the Caribbean and Florida Keys.  Roll up on the nice boats with hawt women.  Call over the PA - "show us your girls or else".

Then pass out Mentos to make it all better.
 
2013-06-12 12:44:10 PM

NutWrench: Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.


I wonder if their military vessels are held to the same standards...
 
2013-06-12 12:46:40 PM
And the difference between this and the weapon systems owned by Blackwater/Xe?

I think it's a grand idea to stop illegal fishing, it might have saved Somalia from having their fishermen turn to piracy due to over-fishing by the Chinese and other illegal fishing boats.
 
2013-06-12 12:47:25 PM
Another pic of the "yacht":

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-06-12 12:48:17 PM

alabasterblack: [www.stories.the-ridges.net image 444x311]


I see my talents are not needed here.
 
2013-06-12 12:50:34 PM

NutWrench: Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.



Considering Spain's economy, it's probably the best chance they've got at getting back into the black.
 
2013-06-12 12:51:36 PM
That's my warship, mon!
www.wowpedia.org
 
2013-06-12 12:54:13 PM
Sounds like someone didn't want to pay the bribe, and got screwed.
 
2013-06-12 12:55:23 PM
I guess no one expected the Spanish imposition.
 
2013-06-12 12:57:04 PM

Too_many_Brians: And the difference between this and the weapon systems owned by Blackwater/Xe?


Don't bring Blackwater into this.  This is about the sewage system on a boat.
 
2013-06-12 12:58:39 PM
Where are Aubrey and Maturin when you need them?
 
2013-06-12 01:00:09 PM

Sofa King Smart: I guess no one expected the Spanish imposition.


Our primary weapon is nautical safety inspections.  And an extradition treaty with the UK.

Our TWO primary weapons are nautical safety inspections and an extradition treaty with the UK.
 
2013-06-12 01:02:22 PM
www.cardinalfang.net
 
2013-06-12 01:04:08 PM

FrancoFile: Sofa King Smart: I guess no one expected the Spanish imposition.

Our primary weapon is nautical safety inspections.  And an extradition treaty with the UK.

Our TWO primary weapons are nautical safety inspections and an extradition treaty with the UK.


snazzy red uniforms?
 
2013-06-12 01:06:11 PM

ronaprhys: NutWrench: Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.


Considering Spain's economy, it's probably the best chance they've got at getting back into the black.


Then they can hit the sack.
 
2013-06-12 01:10:12 PM

Sofa King Smart: FrancoFile: Sofa King Smart: I guess no one expected the Spanish imposition.

Our primary weapon is nautical safety inspections.  And an extradition treaty with the UK.

Our TWO primary weapons are nautical safety inspections and an extradition treaty with the UK.

snazzy red uniforms?


Wait, I'll come in again.
 
2013-06-12 01:17:24 PM
thanks subby.  now i have the theme to a-team stuck in my head.
 
2013-06-12 01:26:33 PM
upload.wikimedia.orgSend Lawyers Guns and Money . . .
 
2013-06-12 01:26:55 PM
Is this the one with that guy who needs more cowbells, Thingamabob, Christopher Walken?

If it is, the MST3K guys at RiffTrax did a riff on it.

By the by, did you ever read Oscar Wilde's essay on the way that Nature imitates Art? It is brilliant and he is so right (usually he is just stealing some witticism from the Reverend Sydney Smith or restating Aristotle in paradoxical terms, but this one seems to be almost original.

His thesis, supported by the example of Romanticism, is that it is Art that makes things beautiful. For example, mountains and seas were regarded for thousands of years as useless and therefore ugly impediments to farming until Romanticism was invented and made lofty crags and the rolling main beautiful and tourist attractions for the super-rich and then the merely affluent.

Switzerland was a dump until Art decided that mountains were grand and sublime. The English countryside is what was beautiful to the Classical School--lush, green, comfortable, human-scaled, littered with superflous statuary and marble gee-gaws called Follies because of their great absurdity and expense.

In short, we see through the eyes of Artists of three generations ago.

And now that every single script writer is a thieving hack (which has been true since John Steinbeck gave up on Hollywood or Life or both), everything that happens is based on the trite plot of some silly movie.

Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.
 
2013-06-12 01:28:43 PM

NutWrench: Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.


More of an unexpected Spanish imposition.
 
2013-06-12 01:30:06 PM

brantgoose: Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.


That's why I always run-over every Ewok I see on the bike trail.
 
2013-06-12 01:30:30 PM

vudukungfu: NutWrench: Enmarch, who bought the ship in 2011, was fined €40,000 as waste systems did not meet standards set for pleasure vessels.

That's not a fine, that's a shakedown.

More of an unexpected Spanish imposition.


No one ever expects the Spanish imposition.
 
2013-06-12 01:31:18 PM

brantgoose: Is this the one with that guy who needs more cowbells, Thingamabob, Christopher Walken?

If it is, the MST3K guys at RiffTrax did a riff on it.

By the by, did you ever read Oscar Wilde's essay on the way that Nature imitates Art? It is brilliant and he is so right (usually he is just stealing some witticism from the Reverend Sydney Smith or restating Aristotle in paradoxical terms, but this one seems to be almost original.

His thesis, supported by the example of Romanticism, is that it is Art that makes things beautiful. For example, mountains and seas were regarded for thousands of years as useless and therefore ugly impediments to farming until Romanticism was invented and made lofty crags and the rolling main beautiful and tourist attractions for the super-rich and then the merely affluent.

Switzerland was a dump until Art decided that mountains were grand and sublime. The English countryside is what was beautiful to the Classical School--lush, green, comfortable, human-scaled, littered with superflous statuary and marble gee-gaws called Follies because of their great absurdity and expense.

In short, we see through the eyes of Artists of three generations ago.

And now that every single script writer is a thieving hack (which has been true since John Steinbeck gave up on Hollywood or Life or both), everything that happens is based on the trite plot of some silly movie.

Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.


I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual
 
2013-06-12 01:32:47 PM

pdee: thanks subby.  now i have the theme to a-team stuck in my head.


I say again, I love it when a plan comes together
 
2013-06-12 01:39:12 PM
skullkrusher:

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual

i17.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 01:41:15 PM

Maud Dib: skullkrusher:

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual

[i17.photobucket.com image 615x279]


what's that?
 
2013-06-12 01:43:02 PM

skullkrusher: brantgoose: Is this the one with that guy who needs more cowbells, Thingamabob, Christopher Walken?

If it is, the MST3K guys at RiffTrax did a riff on it.

By the by, did you ever read Oscar Wilde's essay on the way that Nature imitates Art? It is brilliant and he is so right (usually he is just stealing some witticism from the Reverend Sydney Smith or restating Aristotle in paradoxical terms, but this one seems to be almost original.

His thesis, supported by the example of Romanticism, is that it is Art that makes things beautiful. For example, mountains and seas were regarded for thousands of years as useless and therefore ugly impediments to farming until Romanticism was invented and made lofty crags and the rolling main beautiful and tourist attractions for the super-rich and then the merely affluent.

Switzerland was a dump until Art decided that mountains were grand and sublime. The English countryside is what was beautiful to the Classical School--lush, green, comfortable, human-scaled, littered with superflous statuary and marble gee-gaws called Follies because of their great absurdity and expense.

In short, we see through the eyes of Artists of three generations ago.

And now that every single script writer is a thieving hack (which has been true since John Steinbeck gave up on Hollywood or Life or both), everything that happens is based on the trite plot of some silly movie.

Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual


Here is the essay, "The Decay of Lying."

http://www.online-literature.com/wilde/1307/

It is supposed to be a Socratic dialog, but it looks more like dueling monologues.
 
2013-06-12 01:46:25 PM

skullkrusher: Maud Dib: skullkrusher:

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual

[i17.photobucket.com image 615x279]

what's that?


Really?


"Forget it, he's rolling".
 
2013-06-12 01:47:24 PM

keypusher: skullkrusher: brantgoose: Is this the one with that guy who needs more cowbells, Thingamabob, Christopher Walken?

If it is, the MST3K guys at RiffTrax did a riff on it.

By the by, did you ever read Oscar Wilde's essay on the way that Nature imitates Art? It is brilliant and he is so right (usually he is just stealing some witticism from the Reverend Sydney Smith or restating Aristotle in paradoxical terms, but this one seems to be almost original.

His thesis, supported by the example of Romanticism, is that it is Art that makes things beautiful. For example, mountains and seas were regarded for thousands of years as useless and therefore ugly impediments to farming until Romanticism was invented and made lofty crags and the rolling main beautiful and tourist attractions for the super-rich and then the merely affluent.

Switzerland was a dump until Art decided that mountains were grand and sublime. The English countryside is what was beautiful to the Classical School--lush, green, comfortable, human-scaled, littered with superflous statuary and marble gee-gaws called Follies because of their great absurdity and expense.

In short, we see through the eyes of Artists of three generations ago.

And now that every single script writer is a thieving hack (which has been true since John Steinbeck gave up on Hollywood or Life or both), everything that happens is based on the trite plot of some silly movie.

Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual

Here is the essay, "The Decay of Lying."

http://www.online-literature.com/wilde/1307/

It is supposed to be a Socratic dialog, but it looks more like dueling monologues.


oh...
 
2013-06-12 01:47:59 PM

Maud Dib: skullkrusher: Maud Dib: skullkrusher:

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual

[i17.photobucket.com image 615x279]

what's that?

Really?


"Forget it, he's rolling".


oooh... been a while
 
2013-06-12 01:50:17 PM
That is a nice little ship. I've been wanting to do that for years. They rarely come up for private sale. usually get scrapped. Of course I also don't have a spare million or two. Roll up to Monaco and all those fancy mega yachts. Shoot beer cans out of the deck guns. Have a few hot eastern euro girls in sexy military uniforms on deck.

/fark all you all I'd say
 
2013-06-12 01:55:40 PM

MajorBurns: That's my warship, mon!
[www.wowpedia.org image 180x282]


I wish I didn't get that, but I do >_>
 
2013-06-12 01:58:38 PM

skullkrusher: brantgoose: Is this the one with that guy who needs more cowbells, Thingamabob, Christopher Walken?

If it is, the MST3K guys at RiffTrax did a riff on it.

By the by, did you ever read Oscar Wilde's essay on the way that Nature imitates Art? It is brilliant and he is so right (usually he is just stealing some witticism from the Reverend Sydney Smith or restating Aristotle in paradoxical terms, but this one seems to be almost original.

His thesis, supported by the example of Romanticism, is that it is Art that makes things beautiful. For example, mountains and seas were regarded for thousands of years as useless and therefore ugly impediments to farming until Romanticism was invented and made lofty crags and the rolling main beautiful and tourist attractions for the super-rich and then the merely affluent.

Switzerland was a dump until Art decided that mountains were grand and sublime. The English countryside is what was beautiful to the Classical School--lush, green, comfortable, human-scaled, littered with superflous statuary and marble gee-gaws called Follies because of their great absurdity and expense.

In short, we see through the eyes of Artists of three generations ago.

And now that every single script writer is a thieving hack (which has been true since John Steinbeck gave up on Hollywood or Life or both), everything that happens is based on the trite plot of some silly movie.

Nature herself can not think of anything original any more than George Lucas or Stephen Spielberg can.

I have even less of a clue as to wtf you're talking about than usual


Oscar Wilde owned a gunship maybe?
 
2013-06-12 02:00:29 PM

nocturnal001: Even without the guns an old warship would be awesome to cruise around in.

If I had a few billion dollars laying around I would totally buy an old WWII battleship and rock that biatch.  It's almost a shame that the super wealthy types are so boring, but then again that boring nature is probably what got them to that spot in the first place.


Aircraft carrier.   Actually I'd buy an oil rig in international waters and turn it into a floating den of sin.
 
2013-06-12 02:01:06 PM
www.theblindcard.com

"No, seriously dude .. MY gun is waaay farking bigger than yours."
 
2013-06-12 02:05:49 PM
Colonel Diop, of DIRPA...
 
2013-06-12 02:07:05 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: That is a nice little ship. I've been wanting to do that for years. They rarely come up for private sale. usually get scrapped. Of course I also don't have a spare million or two. Roll up to Monaco and all those fancy mega yachts. Shoot beer cans out of the deck guns. Have a few hot eastern euro girls in sexy military uniforms on deck.

/fark all you all I'd say


We'd really be sad for you when the mesothelioma kicks in.
 
2013-06-12 02:07:51 PM

CruJones: nocturnal001: Even without the guns an old warship would be awesome to cruise around in.

If I had a few billion dollars laying around I would totally buy an old WWII battleship and rock that biatch.  It's almost a shame that the super wealthy types are so boring, but then again that boring nature is probably what got them to that spot in the first place.

Aircraft carrier.   Actually I'd buy an oil rig in international waters and turn it into a floating den of sin.



An aircraft carrier has the better floor plan for sure, but those old battleships are just so cool looking.  I am surprised though that nobody has done exactly as you have said.  Sure there are a couple of data centers out there, but nobody has built a modern day Gomorrah.  Too much competition from Amsterdam I guess.
 
2013-06-12 02:16:25 PM

nocturnal001: Even without the guns an old warship would be awesome to cruise around in.

If I had a few billion dollars laying around I would totally buy an old WWII battleship and rock that biatch.  It's almost a shame that the super wealthy types are so boring, but then again that boring nature is probably what got them to that spot in the first place.


My personal "If I had a couple billion..." is that I would purchase a Gato class museum Submarine, rebuild and relaunch her as the only seaworthy Gato class submarine in the world. The reason? My grandad served on one called the USS Pompon in WW2, and I'd like to be able to take him for one last run with his surviving crewmates. The Pompon got scrapped unfortunately, but there are a handful of surviving vessels scattered around the world in various states of disrepair.
/hey, anyone can dream.
 
2013-06-12 02:17:51 PM

Maud Dib: We'd really be sad for you when the mesothelioma kicks in.


Naaa, if you can drop that kind of cash you can get it abated. It's only a problem when airborne, coated it's fine.
 
2013-06-12 02:32:19 PM

Marcintosh: Send Lawyers Guns and Money . . .


"Get me out of this one, Dad."
 
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