As many of you know the entire world is currently, and has been for some time, being held up by Somali pirates off of their coast, which happens to be one of the major shipping lanes for the international community. They board and hold the crew until a very large ransom is paid. Sometimes in the neighborhood of several millions of dollars. Until recently, they pretty much ran the show until a couple of countries fought back. The French and U.S. recently thwarted such acts by using force against the pirates, killing some of them. All ransoms paid are of course passed onto us, the consumers. And of course, as they hold prisoners, very few countries are willing to take a chance that we or the pirates might kill some of the prisoners when trying to release the crew and ship. What do you think we should do? This is a lawless country with very little, if any, government control. I'm not taking a position on this as yet, still trying to figure it out. Just asking. It is a very difficult dillemma! Should we just continue to pay, or use force?