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Post by majestic » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:47 pm

Marcus wrote:To me it looks logical.
The problem is that it can only appear to you as logical because you fail to provide any context with your post. We're left guessing - which in this case wasn't that hard, because it was "nine eleven" (god dammit US citizens, learn how to properly write dates, I mean SERIOUSLY what sort of order is MM/DD/YYYY?) and you probably complained about people who complain about the RAH RAH AMURICA!!! NEVAR FORGET!! sort of nonsense that's going on every year since 2001 now.

It's the hypocrisy of it all that leads people to make comments like that. You're right insofar as that the attacks were terrible acts of terrorism that killed thousands of innocent people. Much like a certain US backed and instigated operation 40 years ago in Chile (curiosly, happend on a "nine eleven" as well) where a democratically elected leader was removed in favor of a nutjob dictator that butchered just as many - if not more - people.

Yet, a certain Mr. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize, but two nations were bombed back to stone age (where one of them had nothing to do with the terrorists at al, figure that) in search of bin Laden. I'd laugh if it weren't so terrible, especially when you consider the irony of it all - Al-Quaeda is pretty much a US creation originally used to fight off the Soviets in Afghanistan... and now they're attempting to make the same mistake in Syria. :haha:
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Post by Joseph » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:31 am

I'm just going to touch the date issue. I'm staying away from the political bit. It's why I've been publishing but not doing my own writing these days. My opinions would... not be popular as age has seen my views shift on some things.

Anyhow... when I say the date verbally, today for example, I say September, 14, 2013. So it only makes sense to write it as 09/14/2013. Anything else is highly illogical.

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Post by majestic » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:41 am

Joseph wrote:Anyhow... when I say the date verbally, today for example, I say September, 14, 2013. So it only makes sense to write it as 09/14/2013. Anything else is highly illogical.
Nobody does that here, not even the Brits, and it's usually them who still cling to nonsense like king George's foot. :haha:

How can it be logical to write down dates in a completely jumbled order? It's either DDMMYYYY ordered ascending from least to greatest, or the other way around, YYYYMMDD, ordered descending from greatest to least. That's almost on the same level of absurd as anyone using a scale to measure temperature that has the freezing point of salted water as 0 and the body temperature of a horse as 96 degrees. :eyebrow:
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Post by Joseph » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:52 pm

So when you're speaking to someone do you say the date as "It's the 15th of September" or do you say "It's September 15th"?

Sure, there's a logic to going from least to greatest or greatest to least but my preference remains to write it as I say it and since the verbal standard, at least over here, is the former I'll stick with the logic of consistency. As for your equestrian rectal thermometer fetish...

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Post by majestic » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:20 pm

Joseph wrote:So when you're speaking to someone do you say the date as "It's the 15th of September" or do you say "It's September 15th"?
The former, obviously. ;)
As for your equestrian rectal thermometer fetish...
Mine? :razz:
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Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:40 pm

on to the news and not your sick fetishes

syria gets away with mass murder. can we afford another war in the mid-east? nope. should we get involved? nope. is it total bullshit that they killed all those people and the only punishment is they have to hand over their toys? yep.
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Post by Marcus » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:13 pm

In Sweden we say 11th September. A socialist politican to be the next socialist party leader more or less, died on that date so we got our own 11/9

Syria gets away with mass murder? Sure Assad might be a dictator but rather a secular dictator with some sort of protection for minorities than crazy fundamentalist rebels strengthened with mercenary-jihadists from other nations...fueled by the west, Saudi and friends. The rebels are also idiots. They attacked the Kurdish minority in Syria instead of trying to persuade them with promises of semi-autonomous federation-states like the Kurds more or less have in Iraq. So the Kurdish fought back and now they been promised help from the Kurdish organisations in Iran.

Many proclaim that the whole gas attack was staged by the rebels to instigate and invasion by the US. A Black Flag. Same rumours goes of a staged attack on Israel to have them enter the fight with their IDF. Do remember that this gas attack in Damascus outskirts happended about 3 days after an UN inspection arrived. Many experts proclaim that the very well educated Assad would not do this and he also been strongly telling his officers NO when they requested to use chemical weapons against the rebel forces in Syria. Prisoners recently released also proclaimed they heard the rebels discuss chemical attacks.

But Syria is just a small pawn in the a bigger play between US, China, Russia, EU and the arabian countries who do not wish to see a strong non Sunni nation allied with Iran. Nor do Israel want that strong arab nation as a neighbour.

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Post by Gorth » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:18 am

Just my INSHO, Syria has become a playground for all those with a vested interest in the area. What started as a religious conflict (a tiny Alawite minority ruling the majority mix of the rest) turned into a geopolitical one. The Saudis, Iranians, Israelis, Al Qaeda, Americans and Russians all have money or strategic interests in the area. All of them have the means to make it appear as if the Syrian army used chemical weapons and half them also a motive.

Most of the western governments seems to be in the grip of mass hysteria and is in full "witch hunt" mode. If a cow in the UK turns sick, it was probably a Syrian gas grenade getting lobbed at it.

Not saying they didn't do it, but so far not a single shred of *credible* evidence has been made available to the general public.
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Post by Fluffy17 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:39 pm

My friend said it best:
When it comes to Hostile Arab countries, the US is like that damaged girl who dates bad boys, "because I can change him."
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Post by majestic » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:40 pm

Gorth wrote:Most of the western governments seems to be in the grip of mass hysteria and is in full "witch hunt" mode. If a cow in the UK turns sick, it was probably a Syrian gas grenade getting lobbed at it.
Perhaps we'll see Syrian letters with Anthrax again. That went well the last time, didn't it? Had the nice little side effect of the US revoking the patent of Bayer on the drug to treat it and simply manufacture it. Free market FTW. :haksthumbsup:

When it comes down to chemical weapons, what do you guys think, there've been massive stockpiles of the stuff, but if ever it only gets used sporadically and since WW1, almost always only against civilians. Why would that be?
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Post by Gorth » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:15 am

The fear effect. Mostly caused by the stigma associated with it since WWI.

The US dropped tonnes of napalm on civilians in Vietnam. White phosphor has been used quite a bit, burning people slowly. None of it causes the same uproar as even the suspicion that somebody is using antiquated WWI doctrines.

Most military organisations would have access to stockpiles of Atropin and protective gear for key personnel meaning only those with the most sophisticated research would have access to anything that could cause damange to a military opponent on a strategic scale (stuff the not only kills, but also dissolves protective gear and/or bypasses the filtering mechanisms of gas masks).

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Post by Marcus » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:24 am

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Post by majestic » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:05 am

Oh dear, apparently the NSA surveilled our good ol' mother Angie of Germany.

That self-righteous, hypocritical witch complains about it. Now, only after she's been affected personally. Surveillance of 80 million Germans? Oh, yeah. All she did was *shrug* and give Obama another blowjob.

Now she's mad.

Yeah, figures. That's what you get when your head is that much up the cloud that you think complete surveillance of everyone means "everyone except oneself" because she's TEH ANGIE.

Not sure what her problem is. Being raised in the D(G)DR sure thaught her a thing or two about intelligence work. Ever noticed how every political rival of hers immediately disappears due to some skeleton in the closet someone in the press finds? ;)
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Post by Marcus » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:50 pm

Sweden just won a bronze in the U17 World cup in Soccer/Football. This is big!

1st Nigeria
2nd Mexico
3rd Sweden
4th Argentina.

Not bad. Not many interested in this fact although here I bet :)

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Post by Marcus » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:53 pm

majestic wrote:Oh dear, apparently the NSA surveilled our good ol' mother Angie of Germany.

That self-righteous, hypocritical witch complains about it. Now, only after she's been affected personally. Surveillance of 80 million Germans? Oh, yeah. All she did was *shrug* and give Obama another blowjob.

Now she's mad.

Yeah, figures. That's what you get when your head is that much up the cloud that you think complete surveillance of everyone means "everyone except oneself" because she's TEH ANGIE.

Not sure what her problem is. Being raised in the D(G)DR sure thaught her a thing or two about intelligence work. Ever noticed how every political rival of hers immediately disappears due to some skeleton in the closet someone in the press finds? ;)
Of course she is mad! The witch knows what Obama knows and she herself probably is pissed she did not think of psying on him or cannot do it herself. Fat hag is experienced so thats why she is all worked up as you say. DDR! What some call modern Sweden. Im seriously getting a bit scared of this nation.

I do not agree with the right wing but one of the more extreme pages got hacked by someone working for a newspaper and they published all the names who give paypal money to this page. Next is probably monitoring what we are voting for. Next term Im not voting for anyone. I might do a bogus vote with Commander Sheperd or a blank vote. Im not pleased with the current situation.

And angry Merkel, bully Merkel! She is abit like our old Göran Persson, I although liked that guy. He had guts compared to our current baled bitch of a capitalistic idiot of a national leader!

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