Shh, I'm hunting piwates!

Coming soon: Somali Pirate Throw-rugs:

Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.

Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.
When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.
Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

I wonder if any of the countries that have suffered a pirate attack will rush to criticize this, or feign ignorance until/if it’s highlighted further.

i told you all the free market would provide a solution

That’s awesome. I’d totally love to do that. :-)

Thread closed.

What’s wrong with ananova? Doesn’t seem any less credible than any other news site, and the quirkies section is great.

Does ananova still do that weird CG anchorwoman-talking head thing? That was weird and creepy, and a quick glance at their site didn’t reveal that they still use it for anything.

That’s sick. Why would anyone want to kill somebody?

Welcome to Planet Earth. Pop. Creatures that kill for food, politics and sport.


Or else Twitter will find you.

Great, now all we need are Letters of Marque.