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23rd May '16 7:06:22 PM AdamC
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* Many seaside communities from the Golden Age of Piracy were quietly welcoming to visiting pirates, because most cargoes that RealLife pirates stole were trade goods, not gold. Having little use for most mundane goods, the pirates unloaded them on the sly for rock-bottom prices, making imported wares affordable to colonials who otherwise couldn't buy such items. The colonists got bargains, and the pirates got the chance to come into port without being reported to the authorities.

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* Many seaside communities from the Golden Age of Piracy were quietly welcoming to visiting pirates, because most cargoes that RealLife pirates stole were trade goods, not gold. Having little use for most mundane goods, the pirates unloaded them on the sly for rock-bottom prices, making imported wares affordable to colonials who otherwise couldn't buy such items. The colonists got bargains, and the pirates got the chance to come into port without being reported to the authorities. This was almost certainly more a case of practicality than goodwill, but the point stands.
23rd May '16 6:26:58 PM AdamC
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* This is discussed in the Hitchcock film ''Film/ToCatchAThief,'' in which the retired cat burglar John Robie is being questioned on his motives for stealing. When asked if he performed like Robin Hood, he freely admits to keeping everything for himself and makes no excuses toward being a criminal. The only thing he offers in his defense is he only stole from "people who wouldn't go hungry."
15th Apr '16 12:03:32 PM SSJMagus
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* In the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'', Corran Horn is dismissive of the concept, saying that during his law enforcement career he encountered plenty of criminals who ''claimed'' to rob from the rich in order to give to the poor, but none who actually ''did it''. Ironically, in the fourth book he and the rest of Rogue Squadron become pirates who steal [[{{Panacea}} bacta]] shipments from the BigBad and give it away to colonies who can't afford it.
3rd Apr '16 9:56:40 AM Sharlee
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* Many seaside communities from the Golden Age of Piracy were quietly welcoming to visiting pirates, because most cargoes that RealLife pirates stole were trade goods, not gold. Having little use for most mundane goods, the pirates unloaded them on the sly for rock-bottom prices, making imported wares affordable to colonials who otherwise couldn't buy such items.

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* Many seaside communities from the Golden Age of Piracy were quietly welcoming to visiting pirates, because most cargoes that RealLife pirates stole were trade goods, not gold. Having little use for most mundane goods, the pirates unloaded them on the sly for rock-bottom prices, making imported wares affordable to colonials who otherwise couldn't buy such items. The colonists got bargains, and the pirates got the chance to come into port without being reported to the authorities.
3rd Apr '16 9:53:31 AM Sharlee
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* Many seaside communities from the Golden Age of Piracy were quietly welcoming to visiting pirates, because most cargoes that RealLife pirates stole were trade goods, not gold. Having little use for most mundane goods, the pirates unloaded them on the sly for rock-bottom prices, making imported wares affordable to colonials who otherwise couldn't buy such items.
29th Mar '16 10:29:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* This gem from ''CopRock'':

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* This gem from ''CopRock'':''Series/CopRock'':
28th Mar '16 7:58:15 PM JackG
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* An Australian newspaper comic had Ned Kelly handing a bag of gold to a poor farmer, saying he's decided to rob from the rich and give to the poor like Robin Hood. The farmer is overjoyed, shouting, "I'm rich, I'm rich!" So Ned Kelly robs him.

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* An Australian newspaper comic had Ned Kelly UsefulNotes/NedKelly handing a bag of gold to a poor farmer, saying he's decided to rob from the rich and give to the poor like Robin Hood. The farmer is overjoyed, shouting, "I'm rich, I'm rich!" So Ned Kelly robs him.
27th Mar '16 7:47:19 AM JackG
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* An Australian newspaper comic had Ned Kelly handing a bag of gold to a poor farmer, saying he's decided to rob from the rich and give to the poor like Robin Hood. The farmer is overjoyed, shouting, "I'm rich, I'm rich!" So Ned Kelly robs him.
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16th Mar '16 8:49:40 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Isaac and Miria from LightNovel/{{Baccano}} philosophize away their thefts by stealing from the mafia, or from those that they feel money is causing more harm to than good.

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* Isaac and Miria from LightNovel/{{Baccano}} ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' philosophize away their thefts by stealing from the mafia, or from those that they feel money is causing more harm to than good.
27th Feb '16 3:42:56 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Heraclio Bernal, leader of a gang of pistoleros in the late 19th Century, was portrayed this way frequently in songs and poems.
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