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Re: A Zildian lament #49459
12/06/01 07:16 PM
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Can you send us a news story link or two on that, Max? I, down here, am unfamiliar with him, and would very much like to learn.


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Re: A Zildian lament #49461
12/06/01 07:58 PM
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this too shall pass
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there is what appears to be an extract of the material from your first link at espn.com, saying that he was shot by pirates on the Amazon. I had not known that he was the "new" Jaque Cousteau.

p.s. - the second link didn't work for me...


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Re: A Zildian lament #49463
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Yes, I heard it on the news tonight. He was a very impressive man. I had heard that modern day pirates were bad but I hadn't really appreciated how bad. He will be mourned.

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Re: A Zildian lament #49464
12/07/01 01:45 AM
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Sad indeed, my dear. I wonder--do you suppose they knew who he was?


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Re: A Zildian lament #49466
12/07/01 12:18 PM
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I go for random. Blake was an aggressive character - well, he had to be to do what he did - and I don't believe he would back down even in the face of people waving guns. And pirates aren't noted, even today, for taking prisoners.

He achieved a lot. He was instrumental, along with Rod Dalton, in putting NZ on the world map in yachting.

I feel sorry for his family, who have had to put up with a lot of absence in the past. I met the Blakes at a function in Wellington one night. Sir Peter didn't really impress me all that much at a personal level - held forth a lot when he joined the group I was with - but Pippa seems a really nice person.

He'll be missed.



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Re: A Zildian lament #49467
12/07/01 01:07 PM
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the only act of terrorism ever committed in NZ was targetted at environmentalists
Good heavens. Good heavens. Of all possible targets...sheesh.


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