Monday, July 23, 2018

Colombia has billions of dollars worth of sunken treasure off it's coast, but the ownership is in dispute.

Bogota, Colombia, - Sitting at the bottom of the ocean , just of Colombia's coast, is one of the Western Hemisphere's richest treasures: a Spanish galleon packed with billions of dollars worth of New World gold, silver, and emeralds. The fight over who will profit from the cargo of the San Jose shipwreck is ongoing, but the cargo is thought to be worth $4 to $17 billion. Read the entire story HERE. The attached photos are not really related to this story, but I thought I would add them anyhow.













7 comments:

  1. Me thinks you had five pictures of busty women pirate pictures you wanted to use that had been clogging your picture file....

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  2. I see plenty of pirate booty much closer to hand and chests overflowing.

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  3. Hi Irish,
    "Audentes, Fortuna, Ivat!!!!!!!!,"
    skybill

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  4. Such disputes are common. The government of Spain often has open claims against stuff they did nothing to produce. It's called being a greedy bastard. The passage of time normally eliminates old claims and makes them moot as the treasures rot and the claimants pass away. But gold doesn't decay. And any claim is a good one for getting free stuff that other people invested in creating, finding, and recovering. Modern Spain claims they own it simple because they call themselves "Spain", just like that country that existed centuries ago.

    --generic

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  5. Yar! That be some fine booty!

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