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 Author  Topic: Piracy on the High Seas
Gary Szot

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday the high-seas pirate drama shows why the Pentagon should buy more affordable ships, planes and weapons even if they are not perfect.

I say we ship a couple of Squadrons of 80' ELCO's to Somalia.


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  TED WALTHER

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Gary;
If they do, being a boat guy, I will be one of the first to volunteer!
TED


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Sorry Gary and Ted,
But the only available operating PT Boats to send in these modern times would be 78 foot Higgins PT Boats!!!! (as we all know, the better boat!) Just so that you know. Jerry

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Gary Szot

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Ahh... These Higgins guys....


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Gary Szot

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Ahh... These Higgins guys....







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Jeff D

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Higgins, The Other Gray Boat...

I say we go cheaper, 8' R/C models loaded with C-4. Every cargo ship could afford to carry a few.



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  TED WALTHER

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Jerry;
When are you guys finally going to open that floating box of yours and let the ELCO out into the fresh air? Just kidding, you guys set the benchmark in restorations, I hope the next restorations will be able to follow suit.
Take care,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Just so you guys know. I just hit the Massachusetts Lottery for 37 Million Bucks. As we speak I am having 2 Elco Boats built from scratch. When completed (in another 2 months), I will need a good crew to man the guns and torpedoes, so we can kick the crap out of those Pirats of the high Sea's. WATCH OUT HERE COME THE PT BOATS once again!!!!!!


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Gary Szot

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I think Ron Paul has an interesting idea about handling the Pirates off the coast of Somalia. Instead of having our Navy spend millions of dollars to chase these guys down he suggests putting a bounty on their heads and allowing mercenaries to go cash in.


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  TED WALTHER

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Gary and Frank;
Gary, that really does sound like a good idea, and since most of the worlds current mercs are from the former soviet/eastern block countries we really won't need to send anybody in!
Frank, if you are offering positions for volunteers, I am qualified to fill the positions of Skipper, Exec. 3rd officer, since I was a boat captain.
Take care,
TED


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