Reminder of the few rules we have:
- Threads must have a link to a news article.
- Article must be fairly recent.
- Article link should be a reputable source (no blogs).
- NSFW images must be tagged, and they MUST be relevant to the article in question; no porn/shock imagery.
The only replies I delete are people spamming; don't bother reporting shit just because you don't agree with it. Spamming frivilous reports will actually get you a brief ban.
Also I'm looking for janitors/mods. Post in this thread or email me. I'll be asking /n/ if they're fine with whoever I pick before actually making them mod/janitor.
Here's something you all can discuss: do these qualify as reputable sources?
> Daily Mail
> The Young Turks
>The Young Turks
All biased and not reputable, often articles of these "blogs" will link to reputable sources
I nominate ISN for mod
Here's something you all can discuss: do these qualify as reputable sources?
> Daily Mail
> The Young Turks
Post them alongside more respectable news sources on the same story and I'll consider what they have to say. Infowars is the only one out of the three I don't take seriously, but the articles are still interesting.
I'd be a mod/janitor. I check this site often enough I think.
I was a mod/janitor, but I was fired for being a bit lazy.
Fuck it, that temporary address sucks
Here is another
I'll be a mod / janitor, I visit this site twice a day on average, and have since it opened in the wake of /n/-day.
We are all no-lifes who visit this site 10 times an hour, I think the best way to decide is to have a competition
Okay, let's rock. What number am I thinking of?
Trick question, you're thinking of a letter.
Hmm, you're good. Okay, question 2: What is the biggest cat?
Nice try, but the answer is "A dog in a cat costume."
My cat is bigger
How would you know? I never told you how big the dog is...
Clifford is that you?
I had all those books when I was a kid.
Also, Clifford cosplay?
/n/ have a think about this.
At the start of the universe energy made mass... that mass made stars.. those stars made us.
We are self aware. We are the universe.
This means the universe is self aware.
This would make the universe God.
Cheese has holes
The more cheese you have, the more holes you have.
The more holes you have, the less cheese you have.
Conclusion: The more cheese you have, the less cheese you have
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOAZWTosK6s
Interesting. I think one of the main problems with the recalcitrance of the new Muslim populations in Europe is that a few decades ago the people being imported in relatively small numbers were intelligentsia while recent immigration has been working class. Combine this with an overly PC society due to WWII and you get a mousy generation who let basic human rights violations slide for one too many years. It seems things are starting to boil over on the working class level but the policy makers will just brand them as ignorant or racists for their legitimate concerns.
You can tell the older women teachers who arose from the Kinder, Küche, Kirche ashes of the 3rd Reich are very dismayed by the way Muslim women are treated. The stereotypically feisty Slav girl gave the best unfiltered account because she's an immigrant and doesn't have to deal with the German guilt complex. The Muslim men are self absorbed, prone to violence, and discard their women for their own pleasurable pursuits (what else is new?). A lot of butt fucking probably goes on at that gym. The saddest thing was that poor German girl who was brainwashed into Islam by her neighbors and taken advantage of by that Neanderthal. An unholy matrimony of urban white naïveté, multicultural ascendancy, and the genetic predisposition of female submission.
>do these qualify as reputable sources?
>The Young Turks
I guess it is now
Live 24/7 webcam of some sort of crack head
Athens is that you?
infowars should be an autoban word
You should be an autoban word. If you find a sauce uncredible, post to explain why you think so, or better yet hide the thread and move on.
fuck off infowars spammer.
WASHINGTON—As part of its routine series of preparedness drills aimed at testing national security, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it had set free the five most deadly foreign terrorists in U.S. custody.
"Protecting the American people is our highest priority, so it is crucial that we periodically put our country's safeguards to the test," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press conference. "Only by loosing these dangerous extremists on our infrastructure, landmarks, and chemical or nuclear facilities can we properly assess our vulnerability to terrorist attacks."
"If the Empire State Building or Jefferson Memorial blows up, for example, then we'll know we have to make some improvements," she added. "It's all part of the process."
The terrorists were reportedly transported separately by helicopter to undisclosed locations across the country and supplied with clothing, $10,000 cash, and a list of contacts known for making statements about crushing the U.S. government. The DHS also confirmed that the terrorists, who vowed nothing would stop them from their ultimate goal of destroying all of America, received a $100 Home Depot gift card for incidentals and supplies.
"To ensure the reliability of this exercise, not a single DHS employee or any federal or local law enforcement officers know where the terrorists are," Napolitano said. "We will give them a 48-hour head start before distributing their pictures and launching a nationwide search."
"In the meantime, we will have no contact with them, and will allow these talented and barbaric war criminals to do what they do best," Napolitano added.
Homeland Security officials said the drill will provide vital information on exactly how easily a hypothetical group of terrorists could exploit vastly underprotected and insufficiently funded areas such as Yosemite National Park, the Hoover Dam, most of the North American power grid, or virtually any U.S. port.
The department's deputy secretary, Jane Holl Lute, who personally analyzed background information on each of the incarcerated terrorists, said the "final five" were selected for the high level of risk they posed to the United States, their experience developing and executing terror plots, and their knowledge of explosives, as well as their overall remorselessness and leadership qualities.
The group comprises alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed; senior al- Qaeda member Abu Faraj al-Libbi; 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef; former al-Qaeda in Iraq commander Khaled al- Mashhadani; and 1998 U.S. embassy bomber Khalfan Khamis Mohamed.
"These terrorists are the absolute cream of the crop, I can assure you," Lute said. "No one else in American custody terrifies us more than these horrible, violent men."
Prior to their release, the terrorists were reportedly deprived of sleep, starved, and tortured in hopes of raising their anger levels and provoking them to coordinate a strike suitable for challenging the nation's readiness, response, and recovery efforts.
DHS spokesman Roger Munns said there was no reason for concern, since all the terrorists would most likely be apprehended during routine traffic stops well before they conspired to attack national defense utilities or used weapons of mass destruction to murder millions of innocent Americans.
"Some of them will certainly attempt to infiltrate some of our more vulnerable nuclear power plants in Texas or North Carolina, but the odds of them succeeding are pretty low, if you think about it," Munns said. "Although, off the record, I really hope they don't go after Chicago's mass transit system, because, let me tell you, that whole thing would go up in flames real quick."
NORAD Commander James A. Winnefeld, Jr. assured reporters that adequate security measures were in place to protect the American public and the plan would not fail as it did during the botched Sept. 11, 2001 security preparedness exercise.
"In our defense, we really didn't think it would be possible for them to hit both towers," Winnefeld said. "But with hindsight, I guess it's clear that we gave those guys way too much money and training."
Guess again. I don't consider infowars credible, so i hide threads using it as a primary sauce. Autob& is heavy-handed, though I might be persuaded to make an exception for theonion, uncylopedia-level 'wit' has no place on a /n/ews board.
>I might be persuaded to make an exception for theonion
What's wrong if it's in the general sticky?
Its less obnoxious there, but still NNNP.
why come i didn't notice this before
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.
China may soon put an end to that.
U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).
Analysts say final testing of the missile could come as soon as the end of this year, though questions remain about how fast China will be able to perfect its accuracy to the level needed to threaten a moving carrier at sea.
The weapon, a version of which was displayed last year in a Chinese military parade, could revolutionize China's role in the Pacific balance of power, seriously weakening Washington's ability to intervene in any potential conflict over Taiwan or North Korea. It could also deny U.S. ships safe access to international waters near China's 11,200-mile (18,000-kilometer) -long coastline.
While a nuclear bomb could theoretically sink a carrier, assuming its user was willing to raise the stakes to atomic levels, the conventionally-armed Dong Feng 21D's uniqueness is in its ability to hit a powerfully defended moving target with pin-point precision.
The Chinese Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to the AP's request for a comment.
Funded by annual double-digit increases in the defense budget for almost every year of the past two decades, the Chinese navy has become Asia's largest and has expanded beyond its traditional mission of retaking Taiwan to push its sphere of influence deeper into the Pacific and protect vital maritime trade routes.
"The Navy has long had to fear carrier-killing capabilities," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the nonpartisan, Washington-based Center for a New American Security. "The emerging Chinese antiship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection and deliberately designed for that purpose."
Setting the stage for a possible conflict, Beijing has grown increasingly vocal in its demands for the U.S. to stay away from the wide swaths of ocean — covering much of the Yellow, East and South China seas — where it claims exclusivity.
It strongly opposed plans to hold U.S.-South Korean war games in the Yellow Sea off the northeastern Chinese coast, saying the participation of the USS George Washington supercarrier, with its 1,092-foot (333-meter) flight deck and 6,250 personnel, would be a provocation because it put Beijing within striking range of U.S. F-18 warplanes.
The carrier instead took part in maneuvers held farther away in the Sea of Japan.
U.S. officials deny Chinese pressure kept it away, and say they will not be told by Beijing where they can operate.
"We reserve the right to exercise in international waters anywhere in the world," Rear Adm. Daniel Cloyd, who headed the U.S. side of the exercises, said aboard the carrier during the maneuvers, which ended last week.
But the new missile, if able to evade the defenses of a carrier and of the vessels sailing with it, could undermine that policy.
"China can reach out and hit the U.S. well before the U.S. can get close enough to the mainland to hit back," said Toshi Yoshihara, an associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He said U.S. ships have only twice been that vulnerable — against Japan in World War II and against Soviet bombers in the Cold War.
Carrier-killing missiles "could have an enduring psychological effect on U.S. policymakers," he e-mailed to The AP. "It underscores more broadly that the U.S. Navy no longer rules the waves as it has since the end of World War II. The stark reality is that sea control cannot be taken for granted anymore."
Yoshihara said the weapon is causing considerable consternation in Washington, though — with attention focused on land wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — its implications haven't been widely discussed in public.
Analysts note that while much has been made of China's efforts to ready a carrier fleet of its own, it would likely take decades to catch U.S. carrier crews' level of expertise, training and experience.
But Beijing does not need to match the U.S. carrier for carrier. The Dong Feng 21D, smarter, and vastly cheaper, could successfully attack a U.S. carrier, or at least deter it from getting too close.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned of the threat in a speech last September at the Air Force Association Convention.
"When considering the military-modernization programs of countries like China, we should be concerned less with their potential ability to challenge the U.S. symmetrically — fighter to fighter or ship to ship — and more with their ability to disrupt our freedom of movement and narrow our strategic options," he said.
Gates said China's investments in cyber and anti-satellite warfare, anti-air and anti-ship weaponry, along with ballistic missiles, "could threaten America's primary way to project power" through its forward air bases and carrier strike groups.
The Pentagon has been worried for years about China getting an anti-ship ballistic missile. The Pentagon considers such a missile an "anti-access," weapon, meaning that it could deny others access to certain areas.
The Air Force's top surveillance and intelligence officer, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, told reporters this week that China's effort to increase anti-access capability is part of a worrisome trend.
He did not single out the DF 21D, but said: "While we might not fight the Chinese, we may end up in situations where we'll certainly be opposing the equipment that they build and sell around the world."
Questions remain over when — and if — China will perfect the technology; hitting a moving carrier is no mean feat, requiring state-of-the-art guidance systems, and some experts believe it will take China a decade or so to field a reliable threat. Others, however, say final tests of the missile could come in the next year or two.
Former Navy commander James Kraska, a professor of international law and sea power at the U.S. Naval War College, recently wrote a controversial article in the magazine Orbis outlining a hypothetical scenario set just five years from now in which a Deng Feng 21D missile with a penetrator warhead sinks the USS George Washington.
That would usher in a "new epoch of international order in which Beijing emerges to displace the United States."
While China's Defense Ministry never comments on new weapons before they become operational, the DF 21D — which would travel at 10 times the speed of sound and carry conventional payloads — has been much discussed by military buffs online.
A pseudonymous article posted on Xinhuanet, website of China's official news agency, imagines the U.S. dispatching the George Washington to aid Taiwan against a Chinese attack.
The Chinese would respond with three salvos of DF 21D, the first of which would pierce the hull, start fires and shut down flight operations, the article says. The second would knock out its engines and be accompanied by air attacks. The third wave, the article says, would "send the George Washington to the bottom of the ocean."
lol at our news
A man became so enraged at his neighbour for not sorting her recycling properly, he began throwing pop cans at her, Victoria, B.C. police say.
Officers were called to a home Tuesday afternoon, the police reported on their operations blog Saturday, after a man confronted a woman who lives in his building. Police said the man was aggressive and swore at her, then began throwing pop cans at her as the woman took her garbage out to the curb.
"Officers learned that the man was (obviously) quite upset because the woman had not sorted her own pop cans into the recycling bin," the police said on their blog.
The woman was not injured and did not want to pursue charges against the man.
Police said the building manager told them the man "has been very unpleasant to deal with" in the past.
typical liberal behavior
There’s good news for American education. About three-quarters of residents — 74% — know the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. The bad news for the academic system — 26% do not. This 26% includes one-fifth who are unsure and 6% who thought the U.S. separated from another nation. That begs the question, “From where do the latter think the U.S. achieved its independence?” Among the countries mentioned are France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain.
How empty is Loving County?
So empty that when Sheriff Billy Burt Hopper ran for office in 2004, he and his opponent attended each other's campaign barbecues. So empty that it cannot sustain two political parties: Republicans and Democrats all call themselves Democrats and vote in a single primary.
So empty that it has trouble seating 12 jurors who are not related to a defendant. (Not that there is much crime, although — or maybe because — Sheriff Hopper patrols in a pickup with two shotguns and an AK-47.) So empty that the jail was moved to Pecos in Reeves County, 26 miles away, in 1994.
In fact, this is the emptiest county seat of the emptiest county in the country.
At last count (by Sheriff Hopper toting it up in his head), 16 people make Mentone their home and 55 others are spread throughout the rest of Loving County's 645 square miles of parched, salty West Texas grassland and rattlesnakes — about one person for every nine square miles.
But Loving County, east of the Pecos River just below New Mexico, is blessed with mineral riches: 360 producing gas and oil wells and 18 more being drilled, creating an enviable problem for the county — forcing it to keep lowering its tax rate.
Yet it is modest enough, as a plaque outside the courthouse confesses: "Mentone has no water system (water is hauled in) nor does it have a bank, doctor, hospital, newspaper, lawyer, civic club or cemetery."
And since Mentone is the only town, neither does Loving County.
What it does have is the Boot Track Café (open mornings), a post office, a gas station and the yellow Deco two-story courthouse. There are two roads. There is no operating church, although the county's oldest building, a 1910 schoolhouse, is open for nondenominational worship. Seven children ride a school bus 33 miles to Wink in the next county.
"When I was little, I couldn't wait to leave," said Beverly Hanson, the county clerk. Then, she said, "I went to see the bright lights" — she became an apartment manager in Dallas — married and divorced and happily returned home. "I knew I was safe here," she said.
Loving County may be empty all right. But not so empty that it escapes the burden of history: three of its sons have fought in Iraq. And it landed $30,000 in antiterrorism money from the Department of Homeland Security to upgrade its emergency radio system.
Loving County never had an easy time. It is the only Texas county to have been organized twice. It was named for Oliver Loving, a trail-blazing cattleman who drove Texas herds to Illinois before the Civil War; he was later shot by Indians and, according to one story, crawled five miles chewing on a kid glove for food before eventually succumbing to gangrene. He appears as Augustus McCrae in Larry McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove."
With only three people on record as living in Mentone — named by a homesick French surveyor in tribute to a city in his native land — somehow 83 votes were cast to organize the county in 1893. But within a few years, the county officials had fled the area. The county was dissolved in 1897 and not reorganized until 1931.
Sheriff Hopper's forebears settled in Loving County in 1906. He was born in Odessa and arrived in Mentone as a 1-year old in 1938. The town was booming then, he said, with 300 people and four restaurants, three gas stations, a hotel and a bowling alley. But residents started moving away during World War II.
By 1951 Mr. Hopper was among only eight students in the high school, which shared a single schoolhouse with the lower grades. The next year he was the last of the eight to leave, moving to the high school in Pecos.
Mr. Hopper, a former Air Force nuclear weapons technician, became the deputy sheriff in 1999 and ran for sheriff in 2004 against a former sheriff's son. The race went down to the wire, ending in a tie, 41 to 41; Mr. Hopper won the runoff, 51 to 38.
Curiously, both vote totals exceeded the entire population of Loving County, put at 67 by the census in 2000. (In 2004, the Census Bureau estimated the population at 52, while Sheriff Hopper, after a house-to-house count, puts it now at 71).
Easily explainable, the sheriff said. Election time brings family members flocking in from afar or sending in absentee ballots. They may not live here year-round, he said, but as long as they "intend" to make it their home they may keep Loving County as their voting address to swing elections to relatives or friends and defeat tax-raising bond-issues.
But others had caught on to the system too.
The newly elected sheriff had barely pinned on his star in January 2005, he recalled, when his phone rang with an old-fashioned warning: "You don't know it, but you're in trouble." A group was planning a takeover of the county, said the caller, a woman in Arizona who promised to send him some information by e-mail.
The material described the plans of a Libertarian faction in its own words "to win most of the elected offices in the county administration" and "restore to freedom" Loving County. The blueprint, called "Restoring Loving County," said that land was hard to come by but that a ranch had been split up and members were in the process of buying sections.
"The people who are living there will be able to register to vote," it said. "They must swear that they intend to make Loving their home."
The goal, said an e-mail message attributed to a group member, was to move in enough Libertarians "to control the local government and remove oppressive regulations (such as planning and zoning, and building code requirements) and stop enforcement of laws prohibiting victimless acts among consenting adults such as dueling, gambling, incest, price-gouging, cannibalism and drug handling."
Leading the effort, the material showed, was Lawrence Edward Pendarvis, a computer analyst from Brandon, Fla., and operator of a Philippine mail-order-bride Web site who has run into a storm of opposition for trying to establish a similar "Free State Project" in Grafton, N.H. He was convicted in Florida in 1997 of downloading child pornography, but the charges were overturned on appeal due to a prosecutorial error.
Days after he received the material, Sheriff Hopper said, Mr. Pendarvis and two other Libertarians, Bobby Y. Emory and Don B. Duncan, showed up to look for land and last fall, claiming they had bought property on eBay, filed voter-registration forms. But, the sheriff said, after checking deeds at the county courthouse, he talked to the presumed sellers, who were in California, and was told the property had been sold to other buyers. He and the Texas ranger in Fort Stockton, 75 miles away, then filed misdemeanor charges against the three men, who had left the state.
"We need people, we need people bad, don't get me wrong," said Sheriff Hopper, 68, who is also the registrar of voters, tax assessor and collector. "But we don't need that deal."
Mr. Pendarvis, reached in Florida, said that his group had a canceled check that proved they had properly bought the 126 acres for $30,000 and that they were operating within the law. "We've been trying to buy land for a year," he said, "but every time they find out who it is they say, 'Oh, we made a mistake.' "
Sheriff Hopper said even though the charge was only a misdemeanor, the three men faced arrest if they showed up in Loving County. "We're letting them know we know what they're up to," he said.
Now pictures of the three decorate a poster on the sheriff's door at the Loving County Courthouse under the timeworn Wild West legend: "Wanted by the Texas Rangers."
Meanwhile, the sheriff said, life was getting back to normal in Loving County. "See those doves," he said, nodding at the birds silhouetted on a wire. "I counted 205 one night waiting to get into the trees."
Shit, looks like a failed project of 99chan.
PORT FOURCHON, LA—In what may be the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, the supertanker TI Oceania docked without incident at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Monday and successfully unloaded 3.1 million barrels of dangerous crude oil into the United States.
According to witnesses, the catastrophe began shortly after the tanker, which sailed unimpeded across the Gulf of Mexico, stopped safely at the harbor and made contact with oil company workers on the shore. Soon after, vast amounts of the black, toxic petroleum in the ship's hold were unloaded at an alarming rate into special storage containers on the mainland.
From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.
"We're looking at a crisis of cataclysmic proportions," said Charles Hartsell, an environmental scientist at Tufts University. "In a matter of days, this oil may be refined into a lighter substance that, when burned as fuel in vehicles, homes, and businesses, will poison the earth's atmosphere on a terrifying scale."
"Time is of the essence," Hartsell added. "If this is allowed to continue, the health of every American could be put at risk."
Officials predicted that the oil could be carried as far north as Minneapolis and as far west as Honolulu. Hopes of containment are said to be scant, as the pipelines transporting the oil are numerous, massive, and buried deep underground, making it virtually impossible to dig them all up and reverse their flow back toward the TI Oceania.
"Our fear is that we'll start seeing this stuff in tanker trucks headed to gas stations all over America," Environmental Protection Agency official Ralph Linney said. "And once they start pumping it into individual cars for combustion, it's all over."
"How can we possibly contain this after it's spread to 250 million vehicles, each one going in a different direction?" he added.
Experts are saying the oil tanker safely reaching port could lead to dire ecological consequences on multiple levels, including rising temperatures, disappearing shorelines, the eradication of countless species, extreme weather events, complete economic collapse, droughts that surpass the Dust Bowl, disease, wildfires, widespread human starvation, and endless, bloody wars fought over increasingly scarce resources.
Meanwhile, government officials, stunned to learn of the massive amounts of carbon dioxide that will be released into the atmosphere as a result of the TI Oceania tanker's successful docking, have called for a full investigation into the disaster's cause.
"I am shocked and horrified by this development," Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said. "Rest assured, we will find the people responsible for allowing this to happen, and they will be held accountable. Every last one of them."
Public opinion across the country has likewise turned from confusion to outrage, with many concerned Americans fearing that the worst may be yet to come.
"It's scary stuff," said Logansport, IN native Wayne Cummings, talking to reporters from behind the wheel of an idling Ford F-150 XLT pickup. "I read somewhere that it might take years before we know the full extent of the damage, and by that time it will be impossible to do anything about it."
"All I know is, we have to think of some way to fix this problem before it's too late," Cummings said before driving off.
Noting that they have acted in strict accordance with U.S. laws and complied with the orders of federal regulators, representatives from ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Chevron have all denied responsibility for the disaster.
We get it, stop posting the fucking name. You've sapped all the fun out of it fag.
>Richard Mentor Johnson was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren.
>he began a long-term relationship with Julia Chinn, a slave left to him by his father. Chinn was a light-skinned octoroon; nevertheless, the law considered her a Negro which prevented Johnson from marrying her. Throughout his career, Johnson treated Chinn as his common law wife. When Johnson was away from his Kentucky estate, Chinn was given free rein in his business affairs.
>Unlike other leaders who had relationships with their slaves, Johnson was open about his relationship with Chinn, and regarded her as his common law wife. He freely claimed Chinn's two daughters as his own, much to the consternation of some in his constituency. The relationship was a major factor in the 1829 election that cost him his seat in the Senate, but his district returned him to the House the following year.
Race traitors will be race traitors
Hitler was right, America is a mongrel nation
第一夫人蜜雪兒豪華假期顧人怨 -- Michelle's Spanish Vacation
Today I saw an awesome letter from Condoleezza Rice to Hugo Chavez, can't find it in English though...
Hugo <3 Condoleeza
Poland’s military is investigating claims that a group of its soldiers blew up an empty family home in Afghanistan for fun.
If true the act would have been in violation of the Geneva convention.
The probe was launched after a three-minute film of the alleged incident appeared on the internet.
The Polish government says it is not yet clear whether the building was a legitimate target or not.
Poland’s Ministry of Defence spokesman in charge of the mission in Afghanistan Colonel Piotr Lukasiewicz said: “When the hearing (tribunal) of the soldiers who participated in the recording is over, only then will one be able to say if the military rules there on the mission were really violated.”
The incident has become an embarrassment to Poland’s 2,600 strong military contingent.
But if – as the Polish military claims – the soldiers were simply destroying a cache of unexploded ammunition, the action would have been within the rules of engagement.
First Female Arab Combat Soldier in IDF is Proud to Serve Israel
she's probably a christian so it's no big whoop.
It's often said that with time and distance comes perspective; that nothing is ever as bad as it initially seems. Well, in the case of the BP oil spill, which—if you can even remember this far back—happened in the spring and summer of 2010, truer words have never been spoken.
A few weeks ago, I was a completely different guy: worried, easily agitated, constantly on edge. But now that I've had a good amount of time away from all the underwater plumes and the oil sheens and the static kills, I think about how worked up I got and can't help but laugh.
Honestly, it's kind of hilarious how I flipped out about the whole thing as if one massive oil spill was the end of the world.
Seriously, if you would have asked me all the way back in July if I thought I'd ever get over causing 2.5 million gallons of oil to gush into the Gulf every day for 87 days, I would have said no. I let myself get so wrapped up in all the drama—the Deepwater Horizon rig exploding, the 11 people dying, the destruction done to the Gulf economy—that I was incapable of taking a step back and saying, "Carl, for Christ's sake, stop beating yourself up! I know you don't think so now, but there will be a time in the future when you'll realize that, hey, some things are just beyond your control."
Of course, it took me until now to finally realize that. Now when I see images of the spill or think about all those devastated residents, I roll my eyes at how much I let that stuff bother me. At the time, it really seemed like the spill was this major thing, but in retrospect, it was just a stupid goof by a silly little oil company that failed to monitor and react to several critical warning signs while drilling a deep-sea well.
In the span of a lifetime, the Gulf oil spill was like a little blip. A footnote. Hardly anything at all. I know that now.
In fact, the one thing I'm most apologetic for, and quite frankly embarrassed about, is my childish behavior. God, to think about how much I yelled and screamed at my employees whenever a new report came out saying we lied about the severity of the spill, or how it had been uncovered that we used Photoshop to embellish our cleanup response. Like any of that stuff really matters. Like really, truly matters, you know?
Man, I must have looked like an absolute nut banging my desk and slamming the phone down after every call. I was so angry! And honestly, at what? So we dumped some oil in the ocean. Big deal. People screw up. That's life.
Trust me, worse things have happened.
Heck, if I knew then what I know now, I would have handled things much differently. I probably would have smiled a lot more, that's for sure, and I certainly wouldn't have asked my CEO to step down. Tony had the right idea when he went to that yacht race. He sure was taking a lot of heat, but there he was hanging out and having fun, and there I was all stressed out about the future of our company. We're BP. Of course we were going to be fine. What was there to worry about? Jeez, Carl, lighten up!
Even the way we celebrated back in, I think it was August, when the well was completely sealed, was just ridiculous. It was just one little well we capped, but you'd have thought we won the lottery or something!
If anything, the disaster in the Gulf taught me about perspective. I haven't told anyone this, but last May when the whole thing was just ballooning out of control, I actually cried at the sight of an oil-covered bird. A bird, for God's sake! But there I was crying. Talk about losing all perspective on what's really important: good friends, good laughs, and the ability to shrug off a mistake.
Look, things happen in life. A car breaks down. Your daughter gets the chicken pox. A blowout preventer intended to stop the release of crude oil fails to activate thereby setting in motion the largest ecological disaster in the history of the United States of America. In every case, no matter how worked up you get, you just have to tell yourself that—while it may take you seven or eight days to realize it— this, too, shall pass.
You can get that car fixed next week, the chicken pox go away eventually, and entire ecosystems recover in a century or two.
Oldest known recording of a president: Benjamin Harrison, 1889
Link to China thread for posterity's sake, in case it gets deleted
So what was this, because it's private now.
creepy camera stalker is creepy
I don't get it, Sharia sounds like something conservatives would like, so why are they so against it?
Because it isn't on THEIR terms.
>refers to the practice of precautionary dissimulation whereby believers may conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion.
Yeah, uh, the video's wrong
>He thinks a Muslim didn't write that article and didn't use taqiyya itself
make the words penis and dick autoban please
>implying people wont use substitute words.
Former Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe holds up pre-Chavez seven star flag
The former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, surrendered her crown with controversy. As seen walking on the platform of Las Vegas as universal beauty queen, model exhibited a small Venezuelan flag of Venezuela in her right hand.
But most striking was that the banner had seven stars, which used the country before Chavez took office and be made to change all the national symbols. In 2006, the National Assembly approved the inclusion of an eighth star, representing the province of Guayana, arguing that a decree of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, November 20, 1817, ordered the inclusion of what would be the eighth province of Venezuela. The pro-government criticism in the forums not long in coming. "Counterrevolutionary Plague wasted no time or place that keeps the offensive against Chavez," said a user on the website www.aporrea.org combative.
"We know that the underworld of the entertainment is a hotbed where they germinate and sprout easily counter acts (...) Here we see a representative of the underworld, the zombie, Stefania Fernandez, who was used by anti Chavez and mafia banditry right, as a media spectacle to attack Chávez and pro Project "radical changes and transformations," said another of the forum.
Other readers chose to treat the former Miss Universe as a 'dumb model' did not know what he did: "not a woman and humble enough to just plastic attitudes, as your body, which are taken by the stereotype that is grown in many sectors of our Venezuela."
But the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez, everything is marked by polarization and many opponents of the socialist leader welcomed his gesture in forums and web pages: "How nice! What pride! Go fuck we have to leave this and rebuild the country we go, "said a user on page www.noticias24.com
For now, former Miss Universe has no intention of returning to Venezuela. According to her mother said Thursday the newspaper Ultimas Noticias, "Stefania returned to New York on Tuesday to meet with several agencies that are making offers to do modeling."
In her Twitter account (@ StefaniaFKrupij), the Venezuelan beauty queen has only sent three messages and none of them showed why the flag of seven stars. A gesture that will speak in the coming days.
Lincoln was endorsed by Karl Marx, and accepted it
Lincoln = COMMUNIST
/n/, I hate to be a fag, but could you please re-iterate why this map is false, and post better representation of that land in those years? I saved it once when there was a thread, but lost it, and /new/ posts this shit all the time.
You should really stop browsing /new/, it's overrun by irrational turks and stormfags, the ones here are not that bad, at least they are logical sometimes.
cry me a river race traitor
Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber
The Russia Today TV channel is nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Award. Seven more candidates will compete with the Russia Today in the News and Current Affairs nomination.
There are seven countries represented in the nomination – Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Qatar, Canada, China and Russia. The winner will be announced at a ceremony due in New York on September 27.
The Russian channel was included in the list of nominees for their coverage of the US President Barack Obama’s visit to Russia. The channel’s interesting broadcast on July 6 and 7 of the past year was round the clock. The information on the meetings of the presidents was combined with experts’ views from Europe and America, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is an organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. Sixty percent of the Board of Directors come from countries outside of the United States, and represents the world's largest production, distribution and broadcast companies. The Academy was founded in 1969.
lol since when?
White trash retard teabaggers use World War II War memorial as a foot bath
Well it's not like they're the only ones that do it
Can we please stop the rapid descent of threads into discussions about penises?
/n/ 2 years ago
Sure were a lot of China threads back then...
FUCK PALIN I HOPE SHE GETS RAPED THE FUCKING CUNT AHRASDLJF;LAJDFJ!!!