Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pirates attack Navy Tanker

Brother Phil sent me this link today. Pirates apparently attacked a Navy Tanker off the coast of Somalia yesterday.

A security team aboard the vessel opened fire on two small boats near Somalia after they ignored warnings and pursued the ship, a U.S. Fifth Fleet spokesman said.

"From all appearances it does look like it was a pirate attack and the incident is currently under investigation," he said by telephone from Bahrain.
Ok, my only question is WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? It's a US Navy ship for crying out loud. They were in SKIFFS! Are they complete idiots or only halfwits?

On the other hand, this is obviously very good news for global warming, since there is a scientifically proven inverse correlation between global temperature and the number of pirates.

Luckily, the Flying Spaghetti Monster only needs large numbers of pirates. Common sense and intelligence apparently don't enter into the equation. And he was obviously protecting them with his noodly appendages, as they survived the attack.

ARrrrr and RAmen.


Kia said...

What are the r-square and p-value of your correlation? Is this statistically significant at the 0.05 level?
This is from someone who was on the road to flunking Stat 512 Resgression Analysis, until I dropped the class. I did pass it the second time around, though I never quite knew what was going on.

Laurie said...

Kia - You never have to use logic and actual facts when you're talking about supernatural deities - any of them!