Notes & Commentary
September 27, 2012, Thursday
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On second thought, hard tack is just fine.
And then their plot thickens.
One of the subjects I got to choose to study in highschool history was pirates. If I remember correctly, when you lost a bodypart in a raid, you were given extra money as compensation. Oddly enough, money was not as important to pirates as getting medicine. They're not completely insensitive toward's another's needs. Although those aboard the Brelland Seacat may not appreciate being asked to be nicer than they already are.
Also noted by one reader: "They had the world's first social security system, and important descisions were made together democratically."
I feel there is a clever joke waiting to be made in there somewhere about our government's roots of theft and deceit being in piracy, but it escapes me at the moment.