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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2825 on: April 08, 2016, 07:39:16 PM »
I'd never call someone stupid for being religious. Several of my friends are believers and have doctorates.

Im glad to hear that


Ive just gotten shit for being so in so many sites on the internet more times than I can count and it was to the point that for a while I felt ashamed of being myself. But I'm so glad I found E, this is Honeslty a safe haven of sanity in the insane ocean of the Internet.


Other news:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/prominent-al-qaida-figure-killed-in-us-drone-strike-in-syria/ar-BBrw0o3?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Senior member of Al Qaida killed by US drone bombing.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2826 on: April 08, 2016, 07:51:01 PM »
I always wounder how much those "leaders" actually mean.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2827 on: April 08, 2016, 08:04:05 PM »
I always wounder how much those "leaders" actually mean.

Problem is groups like Al Qaida operate in Cells, its not like fighting a larger army. If you take out the leader of one Cell the rest of them are operating just fine.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2828 on: April 08, 2016, 08:17:47 PM »
Yah its basically why i kind of always feel like saying you got some sort of leader almost pointless. The worse thing about this kind of war is in general the west is not prepared for the kind of war that would be needed, and honestly i find the idea of it personally distasteful. It always sucks when you have to fight with people whos basic ideology is one that promises reward after death and who in essence have very little to loose.

And then these "leaders" just dig up some more impressionable desperate people.

I honestly feel like a financial war would be much more effective, i am almost afraid* that Russia might just get sufficiently pissed off and do it the old fashioned way 

*Feels like the wrong word, wary of.. maybe more so.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2829 on: April 08, 2016, 10:08:17 PM »
Not that taking out senior figures like this is entirely useless, though. While terrorist groups are cell-based at the local level, they do depend on higher tiers of leadership to coordinate the resources of the group as a whole. Taking out someone higher in the food chain forces everyone downstream of them back on purely local assets, which in turn can limit the damage they're capable of until the dead guy gets replaced.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2830 on: April 09, 2016, 01:35:43 PM »
I think the importance of the leadership depends, to some degree, on how much emphasis the group in question places on that position. Take ISIS, for example. They claim to fulfill some ancient prophecy (to sum it up very loosly). The way they tell it they are not just a caliphate, they are the caliphate of ancient prophecy. But a caliphate needs a caliph. Taking out their leader might actually convince some of their followers that they are not what they claim to be. With Al Quaeda it might not matter all that much, but if we were talking about ISIS it might put a serious dent into their propaganda.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2831 on: April 09, 2016, 06:11:36 PM »
Apparently Female wrestling is popular in Japan and an American woman is on her way to achieving her dream of fighting in the ring there under the name Kris Wolf.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-woman-fights-for-her-dream-in-japanese-pro-wrestling/ar-BBrsTnJ?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

It feels like this should be a plot hook of some sort....*steals this*


Though for only like $250 a week...well...its her dream, and so long as your happy and not starving then I guess you cant ask for something better :-)
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2832 on: April 09, 2016, 06:18:35 PM »
Is this American style athletic wrestling? It kind of looks like it. 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2833 on: April 09, 2016, 06:21:03 PM »
$250/week isn't much, but then that's for only a few hours of performing, at max. That's $60/hour or so in wages.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2834 on: April 09, 2016, 06:46:35 PM »
I remember Sam the Eagle in The Muppet Show fuming over the prospect of "Lady Rustlers" (he meant Wrestlers but it sounded just like "rustlers"...)  :D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2835 on: April 09, 2016, 06:49:40 PM »
I remember Sam the Eagle in The Muppet Show fuming over the prospect of "Lady Rustlers" (he meant Wrestlers but it sounded just like "rustlers"...)  :D

Sam Eagle is my favorite Muppet, just because he is so gloriously deadpan.  ;D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2836 on: April 09, 2016, 06:56:55 PM »
Sam Eagle is my favorite Muppet, just because he is so gloriously deadpan.  ;D

Mmm, he is. This nugget from Wikipedia:

"When informed that ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev would be the guest star (Episode 213), Sam declared Nureyev as his favorite opera singer. Also when Nureyev arrived, Sam didn't recognize him and ejected him from the theater"

 :D

I'll have to see if that one's on Youtube. 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2837 on: April 09, 2016, 07:08:16 PM »
I hope its a little less...  sad then the current WWF offering, though i kind of take it in second hand lol

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2838 on: April 09, 2016, 10:12:16 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/meet-the-man-who-spent-10-days-with-isis-and-lived-to-tell-about-it/ar-BBrywYQ?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Journalist survived 10 days with ISIS and returns with his tale.

In most places under ISIS control there are no Shia Muslims or Christians as they have all either been driven out or killed.

Its like a new version of the damn Nazi party.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2839 on: April 10, 2016, 12:40:45 AM »
That dude is insanely brave for doing this. With emphasis on insanely.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2840 on: April 10, 2016, 04:56:07 AM »
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“The reason why I believed in this guarantee was [that] ISIS wants to be seen as a state,”

There is part of me that that develops a strange medieval attitude every time i see these ass-hats, and fire and napalm and some of the shit the USA and Russians never told anybody about starts sounding really appealing.

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"If you would have a national reconciliation in Iraq, then ISIS would be like a fish without water. The same is true in Syria. If we succeed, for example, in Geneva with a national reconciliation, then ISIS is isolated, ISIS is defeated.”


Good fucking luck, after that snap your fingers and wish really hard Global Warming is not a thing because if you can do that you might be a magician. 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2841 on: April 11, 2016, 09:19:21 AM »
Three Suicide Bombers assault police station in Southern Russia. No casualties reported as the bombers were unable to get inside and simply decided to explode on the walls. But the explosions did not go all the way through.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/three-suicide-bombers-attack-police-station-in-south-russia/ar-BBrBG9I?ocid=spartandhp

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2842 on: April 11, 2016, 09:37:32 AM »
Well Russians build good walls, maybe the next one that runs up and explodes all over it will get a bit further trough. What they dont know is its actually just a troll wall, its just 3m of concrete with a hidden camera.
 
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2843 on: April 11, 2016, 09:45:30 AM »
Well Russians build good walls, maybe the next one that runs up and explodes all over it will get a bit further trough. What they dont know is its actually just a troll wall, its just 3m of concrete with a hidden camera.
 

*Random Russian* We build it to protect the bosom of the motherland!

If trump wants a wall so badly he could probably ask the Russians to build it, then it would be impervious to any entry X3

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2844 on: April 11, 2016, 10:33:39 AM »
One of my favorite interviews about that wall nonsense is from an ex President "Not paying for your stupid wall"

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2845 on: April 11, 2016, 11:00:40 AM »
Not exactly news anymore but still worth mentioning: http://usuncut.com/news/cleveland-indians-white-hypocrisy/

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2846 on: April 11, 2016, 11:04:13 AM »
Not exactly news anymore but still worth mentioning: http://usuncut.com/news/cleveland-indians-white-hypocrisy/

To be fair ive never been pleased with how sports uses Natives.

Especialy since the word "Redskin" is a racial slur. Whenever I brought it up people always told me "You just don't get sports" or "They didn't have a problem with it before, why do you?"

ugh. I hate sports....except soccer.... (*Wishes more Americans were into Soccer*)
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2847 on: April 11, 2016, 11:44:09 AM »
Eh he was being an asshole to make a point, i get it.
Though one wrong dos not make two wrongs right.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2848 on: April 11, 2016, 11:49:52 AM »
*Phobia of leaving dry land only increases*

Three men were rescued from a deserted isand by chance as their HELP sign was seen by a passing plane.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3531464/Pictured-call-HELP-written-palm-fronds-saved-lives-three-men-trapped-uninhabited-island-three-days-Pacific-boat-overwhelmed-large-waves.html

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2849 on: April 11, 2016, 11:53:06 AM »
*Random Russian* We build it to protect the bosom of the motherland!

If trump wants a wall so badly he could probably ask the Russians to build it, then it would be impervious to any entry X3

It would be like the Kremlin wall....though what Trump wants might be closer to a modern-day Chinese Wall.  ;)