privateering

why isn't anyone flying the black flag and stealing these oligarchs' yachts?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because its kinda hard to find a freeport for stolen ships these days.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Privateering is legal in the US. Take it to whatever port you want here. However, since the US has not declared war against Russia, it sort of a legal grey zone.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Privateering is legal in the US
        If you get a letter of marque which no one has in well over a hundred years

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Letter of marque only means that in the event you are captured, you must be treated as a POW instead of a pirate.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The letter also acts as a Privateer's Commission. Without one you are committing piracy, which is against international law and will get the US Mavy angry at you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do you intend to get Congress to issue you a Letter of Marque?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ask very nicely

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Tis easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Get the boat first, request letter after.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >PrepHole - Weapons
    It's all so tiresome

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      privateering is a trade legitimized by weapons, matey

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    several countries have done just that. many of those yachts have been seized by various authorities.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Congress has the power to write Letters of Marque but they're morones who won't do it. Write you congressman and demand them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      /thread. Without a Letter of Marque you're just a pirate. Anyone can be a pirate.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because most of those yachts never leave the coastline lol

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because you'd need a 7 figure income to fuel and maintain it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Way more.
      The boat in OPs pic could be 10mil/year to run and maintain.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because politicians exist? They will most likely be sold with a heavy tax and if you try to steal them, you would most likely get arrested.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you are extremely stupid OP, you still haven't understood that war is rich people making poor people kill each other

    rich people don't kill or steal from each other

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this is the part where OP gets mad that we aren't being silly and talking about moist nugget dragon dildo cannons

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    William Kidd was not a pirate

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what is a good pirate flag design to fly while doing this?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      veterans exempt was always a pretty cool flag

      Many of these oligarchs order these ridiculously large mega yachts which look they actually suck all the fun and adventure out of sailing. Might as well go around in a cruise ship. Except for that huge sail yacht (Black Pearl?) they’re kind of the same. If I were an oligarch I’d build a tallship and sail around the world in THAT.

      the turbo rich aren't getting mega yachts for adventure they are getting them as a status symbol to party in out in international waters

      https://i.imgur.com/eNc7PtB.jpg

      >tfw no letter of marquise & reprise

      why live

      who would you use it on?
      no western country is at war woth anybody right now
      a marque doesn't just make you able to rob the first boat within sight

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because glowies already have them

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is still a very real thing today, mainly in West Africa, Malaysia and around the Horn of Africa. Problem is it isn't all that lucrative by our standards, and if it gets too out of hand the international community will just send a force to patrol the area until shit calms down.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is it legal to partake in piracy overseas?
    would you get arrested for it when you get home?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You'd be causing an international incident. A ship is the sovereign territory of the nation of the flag it flies. Modern navies cooperate to combat piracy, since it creates a lot of political headaches if it gets out of hand. That's why you'd see even Russian ships helping with freedom of navigation cruises in Africa.

      It's not legal. Matter of fact, it's a mandatory life sentence if you're convicted, at least in the US. Other nations are much less charitable.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Many of these oligarchs order these ridiculously large mega yachts which look they actually suck all the fun and adventure out of sailing. Might as well go around in a cruise ship. Except for that huge sail yacht (Black Pearl?) they’re kind of the same. If I were an oligarch I’d build a tallship and sail around the world in THAT.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Except for that huge sail yacht (Black Pearl?)
      Correct. It's pretty awesome with heavy automation.
      It can sail directly from the dock with any direction of wind and despite needing a large crew, can actually be sailed single-handed.

      I saw it in person in Kotor bay a few months back. It's been stuck there for ages.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It would make sense to have a fancy mansion on a boat though. If things ever go to shit in Russia or Putin has his eye on them, they can just sail away

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny, I didn't remember this story. Good old Ron, trying to keep us out of Afghanistan, and later Iraq. I know it was ultimately futile, but I appreciate that he tried. I never voted for him, but Ron did at least seem sincere.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot pic:

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only consistent politician in US history. People like to jerk off to Bernie sanders as being consistent but that dude flipped on so much shit like immigration and military spending.
        Based Ron Paul, he didn’t get the love he deserved. Even if you disagree with him, which I do in a lot of stuff you gotta admire the guy

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah my favorite was how Bernie Sanders used to say open borders and pro immigration was a “capitalist conspiracy” to undermine American workers, he said this up until 2016. He was also super pro 2a (to bring this back to PrepHole) up until recently. Spineless fag

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can't get elected as a republican. Definitely can't get elected as a third party. Gotta talk the fag talk to have a chance as a Dem.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're telling me we were THIS CLOSE to being in the best timeline?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Those numbers don’t lie. Imagine if the US military didn’t waste 20 years tailoring its military to fight Toyota pickup trucks in a sandbox. Even with less of a budget compared to GWOT spending, imagine how technologically advanced we’d have been using those 20 years to focus on fighting China

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            and then the argument would be, like China, that the US is completely untested as they haven't fought any conflicts in decades and there is a truth to that
            who know how much different, fir better or worse, doctrine would be with soldiers and leaders with no experience, even if that means simply glassing sand for 20 or so years

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Fair point. But at least we’d probably had 600 F22s instead of the 200 or so we got

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm busy imagining 20yrs of American PMCs and civilians running COIN operations with minimal congressional oversight. The NFA would be done and dusted by the '08 elections, max.

            and then the argument would be, like China, that the US is completely untested as they haven't fought any conflicts in decades and there is a truth to that
            who know how much different, fir better or worse, doctrine would be with soldiers and leaders with no experience, even if that means simply glassing sand for 20 or so years

            Checked but bullshit, we'd have a battle-hardened core of former mercenaries to act as advisors for our military units, particularly in the situations America's armed forces are currently least tested in (no fire support, no real time glowmoron intel). That sounds like a good trade to me.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw no letter of marquise & reprise

    why live

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Almost all pirates are either in the southern Philippines or off the coast of West Africa. Kinda easy to avoid.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most of them are sitting off of Italian ports or Monaco being impounded for sanction reasons anyway. It's not like they're going anywhere fast.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because Biden won’t give out Letters of Marque

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m retarded the bill that lets the President do that hasn’t even been to House yet

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What do they have in these yachts? Is there anything of value in them?

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't commit piracy. Sink ships and claim salvage rights.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Big brain move right here

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >oligarchs
    they'll shoot back.

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