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Why We Can't Stop Pirating -- But We Should

Chris Peak | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Peak

I'm not naive to think that just because I choose to watch a movie on my couch rather than in a movie theater it's not stealing. I understand that it is. It's no different than if I walked into a friend's room and when he wasn't looking I swiped his DVD of Freddy Got Fingered. Note: Watching Freddy Got Fingered would also make me a victim, too.

They Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

DREAM Act kids? They deserve a vote. Judicial nominees? They deserve a vote. As long as the "they" being referenced are sympathetic to the vast majority of the American public, then the logic works.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again: one that has become the second biggest retail holiday of the year (I kid you not): Halloween! And of course New York has the best costumes and party items in the world.

JOKE: A Pirate Story

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A man meets a pirate in a bar. The pirate has a peg-leg, a hook, and an eye patch. ”How did you get the peg-leg?” the man asks. "We were in...

Allowing for Synchronicity During These Times of Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Vivian Norris

"... They are finding that the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real; at deeper levels, everything --atoms,...

Lawyer: Accused Pirate Just Wanted To Have Fun

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Weird News

SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of trying to rob a sailboat with the help of a motor boat flying a skull-and-crossbones ...

Yemeni Pirate Pleads Guilty In American Yacht Hijacking

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

NORFOLK, Va. — A Yemeni man pleaded guilty to piracy on Thursday for his role in the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left four...

RIAA Wins $105M In Limewire Piracy Settlement, But Artists May Not Benefit

Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts

CORRECTION: Information contained in the Torrentfreak article to which this post referred was incorrect. The RIAA has not released a statement specifi...

The Catamaran Tantra

Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad

We were tied up for three nights and two days while the pirates stripped the boat and argued amongst themselves.

Astoria Characters: The Super-Human Handyman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sead Cerovic, aka Cera the Bull, is a big guy. His 6-foot-2 frame stands on 240 pounds of monumental muscle.

Setting Sail With the Language Pirate

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

I take a lot of guff because I frequently "make up words" or even use "existing words" incorrectly in pronunciation and/or definition. I'm a language pirate.

Pirate Ransom Money May Explain Kenya Property Boom

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Property prices in Nairobi are soaring, and Somali pirates are getting the blame. The hike in real estate prices in the Kenyan...

Obama's Pirate Joke: Axelrod's Idea, Speechwriter Wore Costume

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pity the poor historian a couple hundred years from now, at a loss to figure out why Barack Obama, an American president at the start of the 21st cent...

Somali Pirates Captured After Mistakenly Firing On German Navy Vessel

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of pirates got a nasty surprise when they attacked a merchant ship - that turned out to be a German naval vessel....

Somali Pirates Seize Two More Ships: NATO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pirates have captured a Panama-registered tanker with 19 crew off Somalia, Nato said today. The US Navy is reporting that a Norwegian-owned cargo vess...

Pirates Tell Their Stories

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Shashank Bengali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- There's at least one job these days that's recession-proof, if you can handle shark-infested seas, outrun some of the world's most p...

UN Planning Military Action Against Pirates (VIDEO)

Russia Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The United Nations is reportedly planning military action against east African pirates. A source close to the UN Security Council told RT its consider...

Saudis May Use Military Force Against Somali Pirates

Press TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saudi Arabia is likely to use military force to rescue a giant oil tanker recently seized by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. The country might...

UN Struggles To Stop Pirate Attacks, Approves New Sanctions

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.N., African Union and Arab nations struggled to respond Thursday to a surge of pirate attacks, authorizing sanctions and ...

Pirates Feel Misunderstood

The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian freighter loaded with tanks, artillery, grenade launchers and ammunition said in an inte...

Pirates Transform Villages Into Boomtowns

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and ELIZABETH KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's increasingly brazen pirates are building sprawling stone houses, cruising in luxury cars, marrying beautiful wome...