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    Proof that Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

    From the Sunday Times (UK)

    The United States Navy arrested six suspected pirates yesterday after they attacked a warship off the Horn of Africa.

    The pirates began shooting at the USS Ashland, an amphibious dock-landing ship, 380 miles off Djibouti.

    The Ashland, which can carry 500 marines, returned fire and destroyed their skiff.

    All six men were subsequently rescued from the sea.
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    I can't believe you didn't make "pirates" part of the parade of p-words in your alliterative title!

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    washingtonpost.com

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A U.S. warship captured six suspected pirates Saturday after a battle off the Horn of Africa - the Navy's third direct encounter with seafaring bandits in less than two weeks.

    The Navy has taken at least 21 suspected pirates since March 31 in the violence-plagued waters off Somalia and nearby regions, where U.S. warships are part of an international anti-piracy flotilla.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

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    Proof that poor planning by the perpetrators prevented pandemonium from prevailing.
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

    Winston Churchill

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    Probably Peed their Pants.
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    I have to think the only question for the guys on board the US vessel was "hmm, which gun do we use?" Perhaps followed by "heck, why not all of them?"

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    Perturbed Pirates Ponder Possibility of Pissing Pants Pending Probable Plugging by Perambulating Potshotters.


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    I am literally unable to find something to say to respond to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APB View Post
    I am literally unable to find something to say to respond to that.
    *Looks down, scuffs toe in the dirt* They started it.
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    UK readers will recognise the format of the title.

    Don't know if you use it over there but it's a bit of a saying used in Policing and the Armed Forces over here used when planning ops, known as the 7 P's - I missed one out as I'm a polite chap

    Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents P*ss Poor Perfomance

    A common mistake made when trying to come up with a totally foolproof design is to completely underestimate the innate ingenuity of fools.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Zulu 22 View Post
    UK readers will recognise the format of the title.

    Don't know if you use it over there but it's a bit of a saying used in Policing and the Armed Forces over here used when planning ops, known as the 7 P's - I missed one out as I'm a polite chap

    Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents P*ss Poor Perfomance

    We recognized it but decided to play. We do that on a shockingly frequent basis here.
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    A common mistake made when trying to come up with a totally foolproof design is to completely underestimate the innate ingenuity of fools.


    The last thing I want to do is hurt you but it's still there on my list of options, so are you coming quietly.........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Zulu 22 View Post
    Stick around for a bit, you'll get the hang of it.
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