International Intrigue

Some threads may be NSFW

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Wed May 11, 2011 9:16 pm

Bin Laden family condemns killing, while wife says one son escaped


And they objected to the decision to bury their father at sea, which some Islamic scholars also have questioned. "It is unacceptable--humanely and religiously--to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims," the statement read.


It annoys me when someone tries to pander to both sides like this.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110511/ts_yblog_thelookout/bin-laden-family-condemns-killing-while-wife-says-one-son-escaped
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby gullycanyon » Fri May 13, 2011 2:31 am

Mad Max wrote:
Bin Laden family condemns killing, while wife says one son escaped


And they objected to the decision to bury their father at sea, which some Islamic scholars also have questioned. "It is unacceptable--humanely and religiously--to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims," the statement read.


It annoys me when someone tries to pander to both sides like this.http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110511/ts_yblog_thelookout/bin-laden-family-condemns-killing-while-wife-says-one-son-escaped


Yeah, I know what you mean; me, too.

So, perhaps your ass, as well as mine, is frosted by hearing our government officials following up a statement which was, basically, an admission of "We stormed his house in a sovereign nation, charged into his room and blew his head half off, and then rolled his dead ass off the side of a ship and into the sea" with "We won't show any proof-bearing photos because we don't want to run the risk of inflaming Anti-American tensions in the Muslim world."
"Do What Thou Wilt" shall be the Whole of the Solid Block of Text.
As a ravine dweller I can confirm this.
User avatar
gullycanyon
Hot Fudge Goddamit
 
Posts: 3328
Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 9:11 pm
Location: Walking Around Angry and Pissed Off at Everything... I do not live in the Ravine area though.

Re: International Intrigue

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri May 13, 2011 9:50 am

gullycanyon wrote:
Mad Max wrote:
Bin Laden family condemns killing, while wife says one son escaped


And they objected to the decision to bury their father at sea, which some Islamic scholars also have questioned. "It is unacceptable--humanely and religiously--to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims," the statement read.


It annoys me when someone tries to pander to both sides like this.http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110511/ts_yblog_thelookout/bin-laden-family-condemns-killing-while-wife-says-one-son-escaped


Yeah, I know what you mean; me, too.

So, perhaps your ass, as well as mine, is frosted by hearing our government officials following up a statement which was, basically, an admission of "We stormed his house in a sovereign nation, charged into his room and blew his head half off, and then rolled his dead ass off the side of a ship and into the sea" with "We won't show any proof-bearing photos because we don't want to run the risk of inflaming Anti-American tensions in the Muslim world."


Considering how badly we were fucked up on 9/11 we might have started turning big patches of the Middle East into glass-lined craters. It's kind of a stretch to maintain that the decade of occupation and hijinks in Iraq & Afghanistan represent a restrained response, but I still read them as such, especially in light of the likely response of any other country of means experiencing an attack from an international actor. So, playing both sides in the case of our recent sensitivity isn't without precedent. Having said that, I'd like to see the pix, or rather see them splashed onto the web and on the air. And follow with a warning from the commander in chief to the effect of "...and we will fuck you up and then salt your fields if any of you out there pull this terrorism shit again."

And for what it's worth, the official version of the raid into Pakistan describes an operation that violates international law on a couple of key points. That being said, I don't give a shit, principally because I'm 100% certain that powerful elements within Pakistan military have been jerking us off from the very beginning of this mess.
User avatar
frank - up in grand blanc
HFD Marketing Consultant or Dumbass
 
Posts: 9163
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: "Avatar repossessed for history of non-payment.."

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:41 pm

Religious Israeli lawmaker tears up New Testament

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli lawmaker has torn up a copy of the New Testament in front of cameras in his parliament office.

An aide says Christian missionaries mailed the Christian scripture to Michael Ben-Ari of the ultranationalist National Union Party.

Itamar Ben-Gvir said Ben-Ari, an Orthodox Jew, was enraged to receive the book, in whose name he says millions of Jews were slaughtered. Ben-Ari tore it up, he said, then posed for photographs with the destroyed Bible.

Many Christians over the centuries persecuted Jews, holding them responsible for Jesus' crucifixion.

Government spokesman Mark Regev said, "We totally deplore this behavior and condemn it outright. This action stands in complete contrast to our values and our traditions. Israel is a tolerant society, but we have zero tolerance for this despicable and hateful act."

http://news.yahoo.com/religious-israeli-lawmaker-tears-testament-101541114.html
How will Pastor Terry Jones handle this?
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Director of Anti-Muslim Film Goes into Hiding After U.S. Consulate Attacks


In a nutshell, the moron who made the movie, which is hardly any sort of intellectual critique of Islam, now is afraid for his and his family's safety.

Though [director Sam] Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence. “I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something to change it.”

A consultant on the film, Steve Klein, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt. Bacile declined to confirm.

Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that “you’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam. “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” Klein said.


I hope they find this asshole. Fuck him. He and the assholes who grab the hatchets every time they perceive a slight to religion and set out to kill somebody deserve each other.

http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/12/director-of-anti-muslim-film-goes-into-hiding-after-u-s-consulate-attacks/#ixzz26HG6MiCE
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.
User avatar
The Suburban Avenger
HFD Widely Published Freelance Writer
 
Posts: 6660
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:51 pm
Location: About $8.25 in tolls from Chicago.

Re: International Intrigue

Postby middle aged female » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:12 am

What a dumbass; pic on the right doesn't even resemble a dog.

Man gets shock of his life when he buys two toy poodles for $150 only to be told by a vet that they are actually GIANT RODENTS pumped up with steroids to look like dogs
By JAMES NYE
PUBLISHED: 08:44 EST, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 03:34 EST, 8 April 2013

Gullible bargain hunters at Argentina's largest bazaar are forking out hundreds of dollars for what they think are gorgeous toy poodles, only to discover that their cute pooch is in fact a ferret pumped up on steroids.
One retired man from Catamarca, duped by the knock-down price for a pedigree dog, became suspicious he had bought what Argentinians call a 'Brazilian rat' and when he returned home took the 'dogs' to a vet for their vaccinations.
Imagine his surprise when his suspicious were confirmed - he had in fact purchased two ferrets that had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle.
Image

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2PsRJkFvE
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
User avatar
middle aged female
Hot Fudge Designated Driver
 
Posts: 7356
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:22 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad'

Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a "topless jihad." The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words "I own my body; it's not the source of anyone's honor" written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia's "Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety. Below are images from Femen's protests today in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/04/femen-stages-a-topless-jihad/100487/


Why arrest them? After about an hour of being stared at by men passing by they'll cover up and go home.
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby The Beav » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:24 pm

Mad Max wrote:
Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad'

Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a "topless jihad." The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words "I own my body; it's not the source of anyone's honor" written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia's "Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety. Below are images from Femen's protests today in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/04/femen-stages-a-topless-jihad/100487/


Why arrest them? After about an hour of being stared at by men passing by they'll cover up and go home.


That's pretty ballsy.
User avatar
The Beav
Hot Fudge Bundy
 
Posts: 12383
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Reruns.

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Craig » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:24 pm

The Beav wrote:
Mad Max wrote:
Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad'

Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a "topless jihad." The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words "I own my body; it's not the source of anyone's honor" written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia's "Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety. Below are images from Femen's protests today in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/04/femen-stages-a-topless-jihad/100487/


Why arrest them? After about an hour of being stared at by men passing by they'll cover up and go home.


That's pretty ballsy.


Ballsy indeed. For the woman from Tunisia, I mean. Not being a reader of the koran I'll admit that some of the important subtleties could be lost to me, but the upshot of the burqa movement seems to be one of protecting menfolk from sins related to their own dirty imaginations. Piss on those guys, because it seems that it's the guys and not the women with a "sinning" problem. Control your own urges, Haji.
Soon I discovered that this rock-thing was true...
User avatar
Craig
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 673
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:13 pm
Location: Where you're from is gone, where you thought you were going war'nt never there

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:13 pm

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

http://www.boredpanda.org/vanishing-tribes-before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/

Kind of NSFW

I wonder what the Maori think of douchebags in American ripping off their tattoo designs.
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:45 am

Dead bodies on Mount Everest - Imgur
http://imgur.com/a/rkRAk


Who are the people who pass by all the dead bodies and think, "Well, I'm not like them. I'm sure I'll make it to the summit and back without any problems"
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby MICHIGAN » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:06 am

Mad Max wrote:
Dead bodies on Mount Everest - Imgur
http://imgur.com/a/rkRAk


Who are the people who pass by all the dead bodies and think, "Well, I'm not like them. I'm sure I'll make it to the summit and back without any problems"


I know a man (Larry Huntington) who climbed Everest twice, well he made it once but attempted twice. I remember him at an event at the Waldorf right after his second climb, dude looked like a skeleton, sickly, and if I remember right he was using a cane.
He was recounting how the first attempt was a failure and how difficult, strenuous, and life threatening it had been and all I could think was, why?
Santa Cleopatra
User avatar
MICHIGAN
Hot Fudge Board Game Builder
 
Posts: 4680
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:33 am
Location: Teatro Massimo

Re: International Intrigue

Postby middle aged female » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:02 am

MICHIGAN wrote:
Mad Max wrote:
Dead bodies on Mount Everest - Imgur
http://imgur.com/a/rkRAk


Who are the people who pass by all the dead bodies and think, "Well, I'm not like them. I'm sure I'll make it to the summit and back without any problems"


I know a man (Larry Huntington) who climbed Everest twice, well he made it once but attempted twice. I remember him at an event at the Waldorf right after his second climb, dude looked like a skeleton, sickly, and if I remember right he was using a cane.
He was recounting how the first attempt was a failure and how difficult, strenuous, and life threatening it had been and all I could think was, why?

Because it was there
User avatar
middle aged female
Hot Fudge Designated Driver
 
Posts: 7356
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:22 am

Re: International Intrigue

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

Those pics are eerie and remind me all over again that unnecessary risk brings consequences.

As a young kid I read a version of the diary kept during the disastrous Scott polar expedition of the early 20th century. Have you read that? It was horrifying to read of the extreme cold, starvation, and suffering endured by those men as they marched in a winter hell unto their miserable, lonely deaths. The impression left upon me is that treading beyond the reach of humanity and aid is nothing to be taken on lightly. People like Columbus and the moon shot astronauts have my unending respect for their boldness and then demonstration that there is something out there beyond the horizon. But whereas explorers have made the world smaller I don't see the benefit to the legions of adventure tourists who throw themselves in veritable waves against Mt. Everest. Someone needed to climb Everest once, and someone needed to link the eastern & western hemispheres, but how does the conceit necessary to take on the largest mountain in the world as climber 5000 benefit any of us, most of all the dummy who freezes to death 10,000 miles from home for a lark?
User avatar
frank - up in grand blanc
HFD Marketing Consultant or Dumbass
 
Posts: 9163
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: "Avatar repossessed for history of non-payment.."

Re: International Intrigue

Postby Mad Max » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Image
User avatar
Mad Max
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am

PreviousNext

Return to Other Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron