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2009-06-28 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises
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Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-28 14:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [471 views ]  Top

#1 I knew 14 bucks for a hundred rounds of 7.62X39 was too good to be true.

To nobody's surprise (I hope) this appears to be a hoax. The same particulars were featured in a joke e-mail that was circulating about a month ago.

We have a much better offer for those who want a crack at the bad guys: Go to your local recruiting office and volunteer for combat arms. It's free! Clothing, equipment, transportation, medical care and life insurance furnished, all at no cost to you!
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-28 14:31||   2009-06-28 14:31|| Front Page Top

#2 We beat the Ananova story by a few weeks, Atomic Conspiracy, with a link to the actual web site advertising the cruises. If it's a hoax, someone put some thought into it.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-06-28 15:55||   2009-06-28 15:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Is this it?
Somali Cruises: Fun For The Whole Family! Most cruises offer a mini-bar. We offer a mounted Mini-Gun

Testimonals:
I got three confirmed kills on my last trip. I'll never hunt big game in Africa again. I felt like the Komandant in Schindlers list!" -- Lars , Hamburg Germany

"Six attacks in 4 days was more than I expected. I bagged three pirates and my 12yr old son sank two rowboats with the minigun. PIRATES: 0 - PASSENGERS: 32! Well worth the trip. Just make sure your spotter speaks English" -- Donald, Salt Lake city Utah USA

"I haven't had this much fun since flying choppers in NAM . Don't worry about getting shot by pirates as they never even got close to the ship with those weapons they use and their shitty aim--reminds me of a drunken'juicer' door gunner we picked up from the motor pool back in Nam" -- 'chopper' Dan, Toledo USA.

"Like ducks in a barrel. They turned the ship around and we saw them cry in the water like little girls. Saw one wounded pirate eaten by sharks--what a laugh riot! This is a must do." -- Zeke, Springs Kentucky USA


If so, it is Manbeef and the Bonsai kittens all over again, just not as convincing.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-28 16:16||   2009-06-28 16:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Admittedly, fooling journalists is like fooling puppies, but I thought the site was rather nicely done.

Does seem like an excellent business opportunity, though.
Posted by SteveS 2009-06-28 17:04||   2009-06-28 17:04|| Front Page Top

#5 That's the one, Atomic Conspiracy. I just submitted both links to UrbanLegends@about.com.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-06-28 17:08||   2009-06-28 17:08|| Front Page Top

#6 Damn! It would have made a perfect anniversary present for the Tsar.
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-06-28 17:28||   2009-06-28 17:28|| Front Page Top

#7 Some of the nebbishes at other sites are still being taken in by this. One lazy believer advised me to "google 'To the point news and cruises.' Will show the cruise ship, rooms, guns, etc."

I did, and it is a copy of the hoax site, right down to the same testimonials. Pics are different though. I guess that clinches it. I mean how could you possibly have an image of a full-auto AK if you didn't have one in your possession?
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-28 23:29||   2009-06-28 23:29|| Front Page Top

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