March 1, 2006 at 4:49 pm #1822Herald42Participant
Feb. 28 – KGO – In Healdsburg, a 68-year-old man shot and killed an armed attacker wearing a ninja-style mask.
The shooting happened Monday at the couple's home on Sunset Drive. Police say Sandra Philiips was about to take their dogs for a walk when a masked man, dressed in all-black, grabbed her.
The woman broke free and ran into the house screaming with the attacker chasing her.
Philips' husband woke up from her screams and fired three shots at the intruder.March 1, 2006 at 6:08 pm #2387Herald42Participant
AND Pirates attack, too. Can you say end of the world?
NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) — Somali gunmen hijacked an Indian-owned dhow off Somalia's coast with 25 crew members aboard, a maritime official said on Monday.
The dhow was attacked by two small boats while on route from the southern port of Kismayo to El-Maan, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the lawless capital Mogadishu on Sunday, Andrew Mwangura, program coordinator for the Seafarers' Assistance Program, said.
“Normally when they take captives, they want to get in contact with the chief owner,” Mwangura told Reuters, adding he did not know whether the hijackers had contacted the owners.
He said the dhow was called the Bhakti Sagar, but did not name the owners.
El-Maan used to be the most peaceful port, he said. “Those ships who are still in Mombasa are afraid to go to El-Maan now.”
Somalia's waters have become among the most dangerous in the world since warlords ousted military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.
Many militias controlled by powerful warlords smuggle drugs, weapons and people by road, sea and air around the region. Piracy is a lucrative and increasingly popular offshoot of this illicit trade.March 1, 2006 at 7:40 pm #2388CatherineParticipant
Nah, it'll only be the end of the world once pirates and ninjas stop working alone and/or against each other, and join forces to take over.
Besides, that's one incompetent ninja if he let an elderly woman escape from him and then gets shot by a 68 year old man.March 2, 2006 at 2:56 am #2390MiskatonicParticipant
Actually, the increase in pirate attacks might be a good thing. It's been scientifically proven that an array of natural disasters (like global warming and earthquakes) have been on the rise in direct correlation to the decline in the number of pirates since the 1800s.
So sayeth the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…
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